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Piquet to Manor?

Discussion in 'F1' started by IanMac, Sep 25, 2009.

  1. IanMac

    IanMac Formula 3

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    Some suggestions that Manor might hire Piquet next season. If true it says something about the extent of that team's ambition.
     
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  3. greyboxer

    greyboxer F1 World Champ

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    Booth said: "I've not spoken to him at the moment, but he's a smashing little driver. I've no personal problems with him, but it is unclear what his current position is with regards sponsorship."
     
  4. Bas

    Bas Three Time F1 World Champ

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    To fail?

    ;)
     
  5. VIZSLA

    VIZSLA Four Time F1 World Champ
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    If Jr. ends up anywhere in F1 I'll be surprised.
    Having said that I wouldn't put it past Max to guarantee him a seat on one of the expansion teams who owe him a favor in exchange for Flav's head.
     
  6. Gilles27

    Gilles27 F1 World Champ

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    Please tell me that's a joke!

    Ditto. This is the point in the game where large amounts of money begin changing hands, resulting in contracts getting signed. I look at it this way--IF Junior gets a ride next year, it won't be on merit.
     
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  8. kraftwerk

    kraftwerk Two Time F1 World Champ

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    well dave your doing fine without me another good post without my help hehe
     
  9. Modena360-66

    Modena360-66 Formula Junior

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    So now we know how serious is that new team?

    Badoer / Piquet - Manor, go for the win !! yeay!
     
  10. VIZSLA

    VIZSLA Four Time F1 World Champ
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    Thanks for the vote of confidence. You can retire to the beach now.
    Tell me Grosjean didn't duplicate Jr.'s accident in practice.
    Who says the cosmos has no sense of humor?
     
  11. Bas

    Bas Three Time F1 World Champ

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    To be honest, up until F1 he looked REALLY good. If you've seen him in GP2 he was great. He was on par with hambone...
     
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  13. Anthony_Ferrari

    Anthony_Ferrari Formula 3

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    True. Before F1 he was used to driving for teams owned by his Dad so he would have been pretty cosetted. Still a quick driver though. In F1 he obviously didn't thrive under Flav's unique brand of driver management and then he made that stupid, cowardly, and dangerous decision. His being a stupid coward does not make him a slow driver, however his reputation surely makes him a sponsorless one!
     
  14. Tifoso1

    Tifoso1 F1 Rookie

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    IMO, NP Jr. should be baned from F1 or any other FIA series for life. A driver is ultimately responsibile for his own actions, it takes a serious lack of personal intergrity and self-respect to crash the car and even less than that to turn on his own team in the end.
     
  15. VIZSLA

    VIZSLA Four Time F1 World Champ
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    Not so sure about that last bit.
     
  16. Modeler

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    I'll be surprised if he gets another F1 drive.
     
  17. SlvSurfer

    SlvSurfer Formula Junior

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    They can probably get him at a discount, 50% off.
     
  18. VIZSLA

    VIZSLA Four Time F1 World Champ
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    C'mon if I brought enough money to a poor team I'd get a drive:)
     
  19. JoeGuitar

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    Well sure, especially if that team were also pretty much vaporware at this point ;)
     
  20. NeuroBeaker

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    Well, that'd be an interesting development.

    Certainly, I don't think Piquet Jr. would find a drive at one of the more established teams, but I did wonder whether one of the new little teams would bring him on board simply to have a driver who's been in F1 before.

    All the best,
    Andrew.
     
  21. Gilles27

    Gilles27 F1 World Champ

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    I was actually referring to the word 'smashing'. But like any sport, the developmental racing series are loaded to the rafters with good talent that don't pan out at the top level. And even though more light has been shed on the situation at Renault, I still believe that Junior lacks the mental toughness to cut it in F1. Prior to that, he enjoyed the supporting embrace of his dad. But with that comfort level stripped away, he didn't fare quite as well. This happens all the time.
     
  22. Bas

    Bas Three Time F1 World Champ

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    providing you get a superlicense..
     
  23. TurboFreak650

    TurboFreak650 Formula 3

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    More like the amount of sponsorship money the Brat can bring with him. I don't think he brings much chance of racing success, only a bad attitude and bad history. But if he can bring sponorship money, that will mean a lot to a young team. The question is, who would want to sponsor the Brat? :eek:
     
  24. TurboFreak650

    TurboFreak650 Formula 3

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    More like a blue light special-----he'll drive for free, provided he get lots of face time on TV. :eek:
     
  25. aquapuss

    aquapuss Formula 3

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    Manor or manure?
     
  26. VIZSLA

    VIZSLA Four Time F1 World Champ
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    With enough money all things are possible.

    Don't tell anyone but Ferrari is behind the Swiss Arab group buying BMW's F1 team.
    Kimi and I will be co-driving.
     
  27. kraftwerk

    kraftwerk Two Time F1 World Champ

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    And I'am actually on vacation on the moon..;)
     
  28. VIZSLA

    VIZSLA Four Time F1 World Champ
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    Which is why I got the call and not you;)
     

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