2014 Silly Season

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Re: 2014 Silly Season

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Boullier has allegedly told the press that the 2014 seat is between Maldonado, Massa and Hulkenburg.

Source: Ted Kravitz on The F1 Show (Sky Sports F1)
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Re: 2014 Silly Season

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If that's the case, then I fully expect Maldonado to get it. Unfortunately.
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Re: 2014 Silly Season

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Maldonado filling Kimi's shoes?

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Re: 2014 Silly Season

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Poor hulk

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acosmichippo wrote:If that's the case, then I fully expect Maldonado to get it. Unfortunately.


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Maldonado and PDVSA appear to have confirmed exit talks with Williams. Of his possible destinations, I really hope it's Force India rather than Lotus (though I'd rather he just buggered off altogether).
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Re: 2014 Silly Season

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It should be Hulk but financially Maldonado is the better bet.
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Re: 2014 Silly Season

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Only up-front. How much is 2nd/3rd place in the WCC worth? I don't think they can realistically target that level of success with Maldonado onboard unless they build a car that is as dominant as the RB7 was.
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Denthúl wrote:Maldonado and PDVSA appear to have confirmed exit talks with Williams. Of his possible destinations, I really hope it's Force India rather than Lotus (though I'd rather he just buggered off altogether).


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Re: 2014 Silly Season

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The trouble is if the decision makers at lotus (as in the people who have to sign the drivers off as in above Eric Boullier) only look at the stats, which driver is a proven race winner

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Re: 2014 Silly Season

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Denthúl wrote:Maldonado
YAY HE'S LEAVING

Denthúl wrote: and PDVSA appear to have confirmed exit talks with Williams. Of his possible destinations, I really hope it's Force India rather than Lotus (though I'd rather he just buggered off altogether).


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Re: 2014 Silly Season

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I'm in the minority hoping maldonado gets the lotus seat. I think hulkenberg deserves a spot at a better team but I like maldonado's aggression much more. He also has a win under his belt and several potential podium positions that were lost due to his overly aggressive nature. It seems he's curbed that a lot in that we've heard hardly a peep about him from the press this year regarding any incidents other than mechanical failures (at least here in the U.S. I'm sure you guys across the pond hear much more). I really really would love to see such an aggressive driver in a great car. It could definitely spice things up. Hate all you want :twisted:
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Re: 2014 Silly Season

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Personally I'll be glad to see him go. Agressiveness is one thing but the guy made a couple of homicide attempts at other drivers with his car as the lethal weapon and that's inexcusable, ever.

I'd much rather see someone like Kobayashi back in than a mad man flailing about. If he was a better driver he'd be making more with the Williams, as is he's barely rising above his rookie team mate with a solitary point, and he wasn't the one putting the Williams in the second row during qualifying in the Canadian GP.

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Re: 2014 Silly Season

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The main point I'll argue is what can be done with that car, and I say not much :hehe: alonso and hamilton are probably the only two people on the grid that could do anything significant with it. Of the races in which both williams drivers have finished this year, maldonado has finished higher eight times to bottas' four, although bottas has beaten maldonado in qualifying 10 to 6 I believe. As they say, you don't get points on saturday (and only one on all the sundays combined so far :rofl: )

I'm quite apathetic about the homicidal attempts. I've always been the kind of person that believes in "no harm, no foul" so I won't debate any of that because I'll remain unconvinced and we won't get anywhere with that point :hehe:
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Re: 2014 Silly Season

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Taki Inou tweeted this last night, what more can I say but the man is a legend!

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