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Offline PA

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I either read it or heard it on TV - but this is supposed to be a one in 100,000??? accident to have.

And as you say - twice in a short time frame.   :confused:
All the drivers should now be safe for awhile now based on that.



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Random events can happen in 'clusters'.  This concept is recognised by mathematicians, and is reflected in folklore such as 'bad things happen in twos/threes/whatever'.



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Random events can happen in 'clusters'.

Tech term: Cluster-Fuck  :tilt:



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Overheard in ferrari team meeting...

MS to Stefano Domenicali......

"you know SD, if that had been me, I could tell you what spring rate Brawn were using in their 3rd rear shock"



















 :tilt:



Offline Aircon

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Overheard in ferrari team meeting...

MS to Stefano Domenicali......

"you know SD, if that had been me, I could tell you what spring rate Brawn were using in their 3rd rear shock"



lol

i'm very curious to see who they get to replace massa.

i'd be using Gene....he's on fire...but what the hell do i know?

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Offline Ferrari Fissatore

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Interesting times.....

Surely it would make sense to put Alonso in.....

It's spain next, right?

It's Alonso FFS !!

He's coming anyway.

And he can tell Renault to go swing, as they messed up his last race with the wheel thing.....

AND, it would give Kimi the rocket he so clearly needs to perform!

Personally, neither Gene or Badoer should drive..... what makes you say gene is on fire? When was his last race? (in an F1 car) I know he helped win LeMans... but he can only win with a diesel engine  :p

Anthony Davidson is best available superlicence holder IMO. (other than MS)



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http://en.f1-live.com/f1/en/headlines/news/detail/090728002834.shtml

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With Felipe Massa recovering from last Saturday's Hungarian Grand Prix qualifying crash – and doubts regarding his eventual return to the F60's cockpit this season - Ferrari must now make use of the summer break to name the driver who will temporarily occupy the injured Brazilian's seat.

The Formula One world is quick to start up rumours and several names are already floating as possible candidates - names which have appeared out of logic, out of possibility, and also out of wishful thinking.

One name to quickly appear was that of Michael Schumacher, closely tied to Ferrari and still serving as a consultant. While his long-time agent Willi Weber doesn't believe the seven-time champion will race, Schumacher himself has not commented and some sources believe he might actually be thinking about it.

Fernando Alonso is also being pointed out as a possibility since there already exist persistent rumours regarding a switch to the red-clad team next year. That implies of course that Renault boss Flavio Briatore would be willing to 'lease' his star driver to Ferrari, at a time when all the signs indicate he is on the verge of replacing Nelson Piquet. The odds of seeing Renault fielding two rookies are slim, and Briatore owes Ferrari no favours.

Since Renault has been suspended by the FIA for the next race following the Hungarian GP's loose-wheel incident - a sanction the team has appealed - rumours see a one-shot Ferrari deal for Alonso in time for the European Grand Prix in Valencia, a situation which would satisfy many local fans and boost ticket sales for the Spaniard's second home race of the season.

F1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone seems quite thrilled by the idea, but such a scenario would be a surprise.


Sebastien Bourdais was recently sacked by the Ferrari-powered Toro Rosso team and is evidently available for a drive. His agent happens to be Nicolas Todt, who also watches over Felipe Massa. A few races aboard the F60 would be a golden opportunity for four-time Champ Car titleholder Bourdais, who needs to prove his worth as he seeks to continue his F1 career next year.

The situation also allows for a hypothetical return of the Villeneuve name to Ferrari: 1997 World Champion Jacques Villeneuve is energetically working on his comeback, and securing a temporary contract with the Maranello-based team is surely on his mind. Whether connected to that possibility or not, Villeneuve cancelled a Bucharest appearance at the last minute on Monday.

Williams test driver Nico Hulkenberg, rumoured to be a 2010 replacement for the much-in-demand Nico Rosberg, has also been mentioned in certain circles given that he is managed by Schumacher's agent Willi Weber.

Of course, all these rumours regarding Massa's temporary replacement do not seem to address the fact that Ferrari has two test drivers contracted to get behind the wheel if the need arises: Marc Gene and Luca Badoer. Logically, both should be first choices, although that does not rule out hiring a guest driver.

Team Principal Stefano Domenicali said options will be looked at in the coming days, while Ferrari President Luca di Montezemolo stated: "We'll make a decision when the time is right."

Daniel BASTIEN
© CAPSIS International




Offline Ferrari Fissatore

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hmmmmm Bourdais WAS excellent before TorroRosso.....

and the manager link is strong.....

Villeneuve..... nah, surely....... :scratchchin: :confused:



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I hope villeneuve comes back next year with one of the new teams
even when he comes around in last, he still insults a few people, gets into a fight, threatens to quit etc. all in one afternoon



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Anthony Davidson is best available superlicence holder IMO. (other than MS)

I read somewhere today that MS no longer has a current superlicense.



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