F1 » Ferrari: Fisi can race for another team in 2010


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Piercarlogassolini - Unregistered

September 10, 2009 1:18 PM

If GF comes good in the net five races, it really is going to shake up the 2010 driver market. I bet there's any number of young hopefuls sh***ing their pants at the mo and hoping he does a Badoer

JJ - Unregistered

September 10, 2009 2:25 PM

This is surprising 'news' :D

@Pier

No it won't, he won't stay on as racing driver at Ferrari no matter what (maybe except if he wins 3 or more out of the next 5 but that won't happen), which would be the only way it would shake up the driver market.

If he does well, he might get a seat at one of the new teams, or maybe he can go back to FIF1 (if the split was indeed amicable, or maybe if some Ferrari engines are involved) but all that is going to do is take up one seat at one of the backmarkers.

It won't shake anything up. In fact, the chance that he would be racing next year is probably smaller now than it was before he went to Ferrari.

JJ - Unregistered

September 10, 2009 3:19 PM

What's more interesting though, is that Ferrari asked the team's (again) to give them an exception to the no testing rule this year, this time for Felipe Massa.

Although I'd be happy for Massa to get the oppertunity, at the same time I'm also kind of hoping Williams denies them because of the less than respectful way Ferrari treated Williams last time around when they denied Schuey. Maybe Williams can offer Ferrari to let Massa test in their car, that way they'd be sure Ferrari wouldn't take the oppertunity to be oppertunistic and test something important while Massa is testing himself :D.

richard

September 10, 2009 3:27 PM

jj, ferraris request is totally justified. they need to know that flip has not been affected psychologically. it is not as if he will be driving the 2009 car next year anyway. the accident was nasty, could have been fatal, and test would be one step of rehab for flip.
on the fisi point, earlier in the year, the majority of comments about him were that he was useless and past it. i am delighted that he has proven his detractors wrong

JJ - Unregistered

September 10, 2009 3:47 PM

I'm all for Felipe getting a test, however this is F1. It's not inconceivable Ferrari would use the oppertunity to test some things for next year. Also, they treated Williams rediculously earlier this year.

Why can't they just let Felipe drive the F2007 like Schumacher and Badoer did, why does it have to be the F60?

If it's just to get him back into the groove, and F2007 would be perfect for the job. Slightly less pressure on Felipe even, since he could have some excuses in the 2007 car with hard tires for not being quick straight away.

JJ - Unregistered

September 10, 2009 5:19 PM

@brellnob

He said that if Fisi would do well, it could shake up the driver market.

The only way this is possible (as in shaking up the driver market), is if he could land a race seat at Ferrari (I can see why someone would like to think that's a possibility, I think it's 0.1%), or, the even less likely event (as in zero percent) that he would land a seat at McLaren, Brawn, Red Bull or go back to Renault (which would be all kinds of weird).

Landing a seat at a backmarker isn't exactly 'shaking up the driver market' in my book.

Therefore, I deduced that Piercarlo was implying that Fisi might have a shot to stay at Ferrari, just because the other options would just be rediculous.

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