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Ferrari to make fans wait before deciding who will join Fernando Alonso in 2013

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Droog - Unregistered

July 11, 2012 8:37 PM

Ferrari in 'no hurry' to make driver decision...
That's because all of the good ones are already tied up.
But what about Kovalainen?
He would seem to be a decent fit if Massa is made to fall on his sword for the good of the team.

Ranger - Unregistered

July 11, 2012 10:47 PM

Ferrari wanted Kubica, sadly he got hurt. They thought Rosberg might look good in red, he resigned with Mercedes. Now Webber has inked for another year with Red Bull, Ferrari may be stuck with Massa after all.
There are some good (unsigned for next year) drivers out there, but most don't seem to fit the mold of a "Ferrari" driver. Schumi was hustled out of the car. Raikkonen won a WDC, but was unceremoniously dumped. Hamilton isn't Ferrari material. Perez isn't ready. Listening to the talking heads at the Scuderia is making me dizzy. Just get it over with and give Felipe an extension.

1Jez

July 12, 2012 3:20 AM

@Ranger - you say that Perez is not ready yet and prima facie I would agree, however let's think about this...

It's not a stretch to say that the Sauber C31 is inferior to the Ferrari F2012, yet Perez has two podium finishes to Massa's zero. Obviously, this doesn't mean absolutely that Perez is a superior driver to Massa, though a strong argument can certainly be mounted that Perez is a worthy replacement.

There's no reason a driver HAS to come through a smaller team with wins under his belt to get a top drive. McLaren did it with Hamilton in 2007 and that worked out pretty well.

Just musing...

richard

July 12, 2012 2:00 PM

assuming that alonso did a "great" job at silverstone, then it must equally be said that flip also did a great job, as he was something like only 6 secs behind at the end, so why on earth would ferrari let go a driver who also did a great job?

Terminator - Unregistered

July 12, 2012 6:43 PM

I think the main problem for them is that since it is almost obvious that Vettel is going to sign for them in 2014, no driver wants to sign a 1 year deal as Alonso's No. 2.

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