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Jenson Button puts McLaren back on top in Turkey, as Sebastian Vettel pays price for FP1 shunt.

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nico - Unregistered

May 06, 2011 2:09 PM

does anyone else think hulkenberg should be racing and not just limited to the odd practice session? he's clearly very quick, I think the quickest of the three. surely FI don't need a pay driver, so why is he not racing?

Kiko - Unregistered

May 06, 2011 2:34 PM

Maldonado spent 40% of the first and second session facing the wrong way or in the barriers.

Hulkenburg is much faster AND wouldn't be making stupid Maldonado mistakes. Pity he doesn't have the money.


May 06, 2011 2:52 PM

Glad to see that there are other people who are bemused by the fact that Hulkenburg is not 1st choice for a car. I can't make sense of it at all. As you say Kiko it could be because he hasn't got the money.What happened to the days when racing drivers were signed up on the basis of their ability to race. For me Formula1 stinks nowadays. I follow it because of the British driver interest but for proper racing i prefer WSB and BSB.

ProperF1Fan - Unregistered

May 06, 2011 2:57 PM

I'm begining to doubt that the majority of posters on here are really fans of F1.

The information that would answer your question is available all over the internet, as for Force India needing a pay driver.... jez, welcome to F1, cause you dont know that much...

I bet your all Lewis Hamilton fans....



May 06, 2011 3:16 PM
Last Edited 1819 days ago

@ProperF1fan That seems to be a very generalistic view you have i am hoping i am not one of the people your comments were aimed at as i would not take to kindly to been called a TW.T I suggest if you want to get confrontational you get yourself registered .

USF1_Fan - Unregistered

May 06, 2011 3:42 PM

Quote: What happened to the days when racing drivers were signed up on the basis of their ability to race.
End Quote.

They still are but just as has always been the case since motorsport (and Formula 1) began, drivers with money behind them are far more likely to get a ride than drivers without money.

For one thing, families without money are not likely to be ABLE to get a child in a kart much less a car. The situation gets worse as the cars get faster and more expensive.

All the people who complain about pay drivers are simply not familiar with motorsport history.
End of story.


May 06, 2011 4:02 PM

USF1-Fan Yeah tell me about it man. My youngest son raced Karts for 5 years . He was offered the chance to race British F3 but it would of took 20 years of saving every penny i earned to get him in a car. And that was a part funded drive. So needless to say that was the end of his racing career as i was struggling even to fund the Karting.

speedlover - Unregistered

May 06, 2011 4:22 PM


Any form of motorsport (Modelcars,Karts, Cars or any type of bike) is expensive.
You can cut your budgets, but at the end of the day, the best wallet buys the best equipment and gives the driver or rider already an advantage over the poors.

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