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November 18, 2013 10:33 PM

F1 » Vergne penalised for Gutierrez clash

Oh come on, you lazy excuse for a journalist! "twelfth on the road to 16th" is bad enough, but "drive-thru"? This is a published article, not a text message. For a start, you at least need to be consistent within an article, let alone a single sentence. It's either twelfth and sixteenth or 12th and 16th, preferably the former, but don't mix them. Secondly, spelling through as thru' is just appalling for a so-called journalist. If you're not sure of the spelling, use a spell checker, if you do know how to spell "through", then stop being lazy.


November 18, 2013 1:40 PM

F1 » Hulkenberg has options as Sauber opens arms

Where do I donate to help Lotus buy a Hulk? I wonder if that Quantum money could come with a new team principal to replace Boullier... Seriously though, it's so backwards that the world's premier racing category could end up with the world's premier drivers sitting on the sidelines because of some flog with a big purse. I think some regulation changes with regard to team funding are in order. Perhaps regulating the way drivers are paid, salary caps (as in various football codes) or prize money changes.


November 16, 2013 3:09 AM

F1 » Lotus stint would have been 'too risky' - Hulkenberg

@marcus56 - you're entitled to your opinion, but I think you're about the only person on the planet that thinks that Hulkenberg isn't fast enough. Do you not recall his drive for pole in Brazil in 2010 in a Williams? This was in a year when every other pole position went to Red Bull, Alonso or Hamilton. That was a brilliant show of talent and inclusion in a very exclusive list. @roadburner - yes, that 30mil would look tasty to any team, but Lotus have Quantum's money now, which means they can afford a good driver instead of chasing a cheque. Besides, Maldonado's money just gets spent on car repairs, fines, or is lost in WCC prize money they would have made with Hulkenberg.


November 15, 2013 1:54 PM

F1 » Maldonado 'very happy' to leave Williams

The more I think about this, the more I think Maldonado is screwed for 2014. Go down the grid by teams - Red Bull - no vacancy (wouldn't sign him in a pink fit anyway) Mercedes - no vacancy Ferrari - no vacancy Lotus - with the Quantum deal done, likely to sign Hulkenberg. McLaren - no vacancy Force India - may have a seat, but surely Perez would be signed before Maldonado. Don't forget Perez comes with Carlos Slim money. Sauber - no vacancy if Sirotkin's Russian backers come through. Torro Rosso - no vacancy Williams - just sacked him Marussia and Caterham - I'm sure he thinks they're beneath him. I doubt his ego would let him drive for these teams and even if he did want to, they've got the big teams looking to parachute their young development drivers in (such as Bianchi). Good riddance, I say.


November 15, 2013 1:36 PM

F1 » Lotus stint would have been 'too risky' - Hulkenberg

Oh, for goodness' sake Boullier, sign him up before someone else does, you fool! Declining the Lotus offer for the last two races as he has done is pretty smart, I think. He's right about adjusting to an unfamiliar car. I'm not sure why Maldonado is sounding so smug. Lotus have their money from Quantum, so if they have half a brain between them they'll sign Hulkenberg. Sauber have the Russian cash and Sirotkin. Force India seem happy with their lineup and even if they weren't Perez with his Carlos Slim money is a MUCH better proposition than Maldonado. I just can't see (wishful thinking perhaps) that Maldonado has any options anywhere on the F1 grid.


November 15, 2013 12:44 AM

F1 » Perez unsure on F1 future

I'd like Perez to go to Force India to replace Sutil. All the other seats are taken by reasonable quality drivers, so it's nice to see that the rubbish quality pay driver phenomenon (as so perfectly demonstrated by Maldonado) is beggining to subside. Yes, there are still pay drivers in F1, but at least those coming through now are reasonable drivers anyway (Bottas, Gutierrez).


November 11, 2013 10:36 PM

F1 » Massa joins Williams for F1 2014

I've no idea why everyone thinks that Massa to Williams = Maldonado to Lotus. My understanding is that the two driver signings are independent of each other. Williams wanted to drop Maldonado because they were sick of him. They've managed to replace at least some of his PDVSA money with Massa's Brazilian commercial interests and also get a far superior driver. The driver that Lotus sign is swinging on the investment deal with Quantum. If Lotus get their cash, they sign the good driver - if the Quantum deal falls over, they go for the rubbish pay driver. Given that Quantum have said they're in with Lotus, I think Maldonado is a out of the running. @JJJ - here's my wish list Williams - Massa Lotus - Hulkenberg Sauber - KA-MU-I! Force India - Sutil (actually, I don't care) Nowhere near an F1 car - Maldonado


October 29, 2013 11:03 PM

F1 » Maldonado to leave Williams for destination unknown

@JJJ - he inherited pole after it was stripped from Hamilton due to a fuelling cock-up by McLaren. Even if his win was remarkable, it was still a fluke. He's done nothing since then to warrant positive attention. The sooner he leaves F1 the better. If he gets that Lotus seat over Hulkenberg, it would be the biggest injustice in F1 in recent times. I can think of no better example of a talentless hack buying his way into a drive over a penniless genuinely talented star in waiting.

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