F1 » Citroen boss agrees to free Loeb for Abu Dhabi F1 debut

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Anna-Spanna - Unregistered

September 05, 2009 3:50 PM

But is where is there any available space? After all, if Toro Rosso is looking to keep Alguersuari on for next year they won't be chucking him out of his seat just for the last race of the season. :rolleyes:
Hmmm Loeb in F1 would definitely be an interesting one though :)


September 05, 2009 4:59 PM

would be interesting but at the moment theres too many drivers and not enough cars and would such a succesful driver go to one of the smaller teams, I can see ferrari having about 6 drivers by the end of season.

Paul Buckland

September 05, 2009 6:42 PM

It would certainly make more sense for Loeb to be given a go in F1 rather than Valentino Rossi, who I am not convinced would be quick enough. If the MotoGP legend was quick in his several tests with Ferrari, they would have moved heaven and earth to put him in one of their cars for Monza. At least Sebastien has car form and experience.

Alan D - Unregistered

September 05, 2009 7:22 PM

Paul Buck: At least Sebastien has car form and experience.

Car form? Driving one of those sleds called an F1 car is not the same as driving a Citroen. The g-forces are quite different, there is a huge fitness requirement, (Rossi has just said he worried that his neck wouldn't be strong enough at present to last out an F1 race), and the way to approach a race and the style of driving is entirely different. I'm not convinced that Loeb's rally car experience puts him in any sort of better shape to drive F1 than Rossi's circuit bike experience.

ch1n0v - Unregistered

September 05, 2009 8:53 PM

Paul... what makes you think that loeb will do better than Rossi cuz he race cars! rally cars doesn't run faster than moto gp bike i don't remember seeing rally car reach a speed of 100 mph on turn cuz they are side ways when they take the turn..one more thing as for TEL F1 doesn't run side ways on the turns. the only time you F1 cars side ways is when its over accelaration and when that happen they to brake to stop the for spinning.. i agree with Alan about driving an F1 car you have to be super fit to take that G-Force and that is the reason why Schume decide not jump on massa seats becausehe couldn't not handle the G-Force required to be competative.

Alan D - Unregistered

September 05, 2009 9:52 PM

Fred: "and deserves a run"

Why do people think that people should get F1 seats in recognition of services or seniority instead of on actual skills? A few weeks back we had people arguing that Luca Badoer deserved an F1 seat as a reward for loyalty. I wonder if they still think he deserved the seat.

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