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    2017 Formula One silly season thread

    #1 candidate to replace Rosberg so far is Bottas, but Williams is said to have rejected the bid (read as: please give us more money or a bigger discount on engines cos we are struggling m8)

    Gutierrez seems to be sacked cos lack of points.

    Any other rumours going around?

    #2
    maldona sais he'll likely be back on the grid in 2017
    http://wtf1.co.uk/pastor-maldonado-e...-f1-grid-2017/

    i hope mercedes manages to poach sainz from red bull (unlikely though)
    he deserves a top drive, and i like him a lot more than boring bottas

    Paddy Lowe might jump ship to williams (without gardening leave, since he's end of contract), and be replaced by James Allison
    https://motorsport.clickon.co/2016/1...ison-mercedes/
    Last edited by bone; December 15th, 2016, 11:23 AM.

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      #3
      massa back on the grid next year?
      http://wtf1.co.uk/felipe-massa-comin...ement-already/

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        #4
        Massa's return would devalue his farewell and would not be as dignified. By returning he'd basically say - I didn't retire on my own, I was forced out by Stroll, and now that a seat is free, I can return.

        Maldonado would be a good pick for Williams - past experience with Williams (even though not the sweetest one, but nevertheless), experience with V6T and good pace when not crashing.


        "Boring Bottas" - he was rather exciting in 2013 shitbox and the rather competitive 2014 car. I want to see how good is in a good car, so he doesn't become the next Heidfeld or Hulkenberg.

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          #5
          massa will be back next year
          http://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/ma...n-2017-860616/

          i found this an interesting read
          http://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/op...alaise-860236/

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            #6
            Well that was lame.... Bottas sounds like perfect nr 2 material, and good old Massa will still be around to hold Lance Strolls hand .... booooring.
            Would have been much better if Alonso got the Merc drive....

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              #7
              Well Lewis doesn't want anyone who could cause sparks as a his teammate

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                #8
                Silly season is getting even sillier.

                Ron Dennis rumoured to buy Manor
                http://it.motorsport.com/f1/news/ron...-manor-860504/

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                  #9
                  this is weird the news is only in italian?

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                    #10
                    and google also only gives that one page as a result, no other source at all mentions this

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by neutron View Post
                      Massa's return would devalue his farewell and would not be as dignified. By returning he'd basically say - I didn't retire on my own, I was forced out by Stroll, and now that a seat is free, I can return.
                      Not necessarily, it just depends how you look at it. If you remember that Massa kept his seat at Ferrari because Michael Schumacher stood down you could also say that he's coming back to allow Bottas a chance to shine in a top team. From what I've read he's on a sort of "Just in case contract" so he's signed to come back only if Bottas moves to Mercedes and that Williams only freed up Bottas because Massa agreed to do this.

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by Four Five Eight View Post
                        Not necessarily, it just depends how you look at it. If you remember that Massa kept his seat at Ferrari because Michael Schumacher stood down you could also say that he's coming back to allow Bottas a chance to shine in a top team. From what I've read he's on a sort of "Just in case contract" so he's signed to come back only if Bottas moves to Mercedes and that Williams only freed up Bottas because Massa agreed to do this.
                        I agree with your sentiments.
                        "Well, that's fine. You waste your money on a Mustang or a Ferrari. The fact is that if you want a sports car, the MX-5 is perfect. Nothing on the road will give you better value. Nothing will give you so much fun. The only reason I'm giving it five stars is because I can't give it 14."
                        --Jeremy Clarkson on the NC MX-5

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                          #13
                          If he didn't come back, Bottas couldn't shine in a bigger team?
                          Williams could get 100 different guys all waiting for a shot...

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                            #14
                            The real question is, does Massa have to return his retirement present? lol

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by mpicco View Post
                              If he didn't come back, Bottas couldn't shine in a bigger team?
                              Williams could get 100 different guys all waiting for a shot...
                              Rumours are that Martini didn't want two young guys under 25 driving for the team, since marketing would be harder; and that williams didn't want to have two complete rookies at the team.

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                                #16
                                Originally posted by mpicco View Post
                                If he didn't come back, Bottas couldn't shine in a bigger team?
                                Williams could get 100 different guys all waiting for a shot...
                                They wouldn't have released Bottas from his contract, no

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                                  #17
                                  Is anyone actually looking forward to this next season? I still fear that it's going to be boring AF.
                                  Originally posted by MadCat360
                                  You've never driven your car hard and you never will. Only a professional racing driver can drive a car hard. Everyone else sucks.

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                                    #18
                                    Maybe, but at least the cars will look positively bitchin with fat tyres and low wide wings

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                                      #19
                                      Originally posted by Cellos88GT View Post
                                      Is anyone actually looking forward to this next season? I still fear that it's going to be boring AF.
                                      hell yes!!! can't wait for the drama to continue!
                                      atm, life has a void...

                                      but if all you care for is, who crosses the line first, i don't think you should bother...
                                      oh, and don't bother if you're a ferrari fan either, they'll be crap!

                                      but if you want to see bottas fail again hamilton,
                                      massa fail at F1
                                      and vettel being frustrated as hell
                                      you'll have a hoot

                                      i think red bull will get a lot closer to mercedes, even might make it an interesting season
                                      and the inter team battle at red bull will be fierce and awesome
                                      and that's the reason mercedes will be crowned champion once again
                                      Last edited by bone; December 29th, 2016, 11:33 AM.

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                                        #20
                                        I just wanna see/hear the new cars ..
                                        Booooooooored

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