2010 Formula One Thread

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by RaceTripper, Nov 14, 2009.

  1. RaceTripper macrumors 68030

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    Kicking off a new silly season. Whither Button, Kimi, Sauber, ...
     
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  4. RaceTripper thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Lotus signed it's first driver and the rumors are saying it's Jarno Trulli. That doesn't mean they'll see the grid. All the new teams still need to deal with getting enough sponsorship money, and if Brawn is having problems with that it doesn't bode well for the newcomers.
     
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    BBC.
     
  6. CarlisleUnited macrumors 6502

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    What engine does the Brawn use at the moment? Also I heard McClaren will no longer be supplied by mercedes...
     
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    That's crazy - just saw the news myself! Good news for the sport I think since Toyota and BMW pulled out.

    Apparently Mercedes will sell back their stake to McLaren over the next 2 years, but will continue to supply engines through 2015.
     
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    I would not treat it as Gospel Truth, but The Guardian is reporting that JB has signed with McLaren for GBP6 million a year for three years.
     
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    I told my brother to stick £50 on Schumacher signing for Brawn GP for the 2010 season OMB after his aborted comeback in August, with absolutely stupendous odds. ;)
     
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    Looks like Kimi won't be driving next season! :eek:

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/80187

    As much as I admire what Brawn GP accomplished last year I'm starting to hope they don't do well next year. It seems like this buy-out is helping drive away the talent. Granted Rubens left right after the last race, but it seems like this deal really pushed Jensen out right into the McLaren spot.
     
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    Renault need 30M Euro to continue. Could be bad news for Red Bull if they don't get their engines...
     
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    Red Bull are going to Mercedes engines next year anyway. They were dumping Renault.
     
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    It was considered but they officially announced they are sticking with Renault.

    Edit to add: One of many web pages providing evidence for this.
     
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  19. SOLLERBOY macrumors 6502a

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    I can't believe Jenson Button has gone to the dark side!
     
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    IMO button is making a mistake.

    in other rumors, brazilian media claim raikkonen to mercedes is a done deal, even if other sources place him in a rally car for next year.


    in any case, it will be an interesting year.
     
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    the ice-cream...:D
     
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    Like the rendering, even if they don't have anyone to drive:
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    They wanted to go to Mercedes, but McLaren invoked their veto right and put the kebosh on it.

    Too bad Renault could not wait a few weeks for Mercedes to buy Brawn, as I expect that "veto right" is no longer available to McLaren as a basic engine customer.
     
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