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Old 11th Nov 2013, 19:24
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It really seems like Kevin is going to drive for McLaren:

BBC Sport - McLaren to replace Sergio Perez with Kevin Magnussen in 2014
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Kovaleinen to drive for Lotus in final two races of the season after Schumacher declines:

BBC Sport - Michael Schumacher turns down offer to drive for Lotus
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Old 14th Nov 2013, 10:19
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Doesn't say much for Davide Valsecchi, Jerome D’Ambrosio or Nicolas Prost.
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Official from Mclaren now, Kevin Magnussen to join Jenson Button. Perez to go.
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Jean Todt unopposed for FIA after Ward withdraws.
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again evidence FIA = Ferrari International Assistance.
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Told you so ...

Kevin Magnussen confirmed as McLaren Formula 1 race driver for 2014 | News | Motorsport.com
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Dario Franchitti, Paul di Resta's cousin, has been forced to retire after damaging his spine a month ago
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Autosport reports Hammy's chassis cracked in two places new one for Austin.

I had a Dolomite Sprint like that, or that is how it felt
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Old 15th Nov 2013, 14:45
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Lon, re; Dario Franchitti.
Actually it is the worry from the Docs that it was this recent concussion on top of two prior concussions from other crashes that was the deciding factor.
Long term mental effects are a growing concern for multiple concussion sufferers.
It was a violent crash, he is one lucky bloke!
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Long term mental effects are a growing concern for multiple concussion sufferers
That explains my condition then.



I agree, extremely lucky. Looking back there have been enormous changes resulting in improved driver safety over the last 50 years
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Button bounced by red flag.

JB will take a three-place grid drop for overtaking under a red flag during FP1.
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Kovalainnen did a great job in FP2, 2 tenths faster than Grosjean!!!
That lad deserves a good car under him full-time !

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Originally Posted by fleigle View Post
Kovalainnen did a great job in FP2, 2 tenths faster than Grosjean!!!
That lad deserves a good car under him full-time !

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I've always thought HK was unlucky to lose his drive - I guess he doesn't have the sponsorhip money of some of the clowns like Perez and Maldo. A much better driver than either of those by a long chalk.
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Maldonado will drive for Lotus next season
- putting doubt on the rescue by Quantum - and bad news for Hulkenberg.

Nico Hulkenberg says it was too risky to accept a two-race deal at Lotus | Nico Hulkenberg Profile | Formula 1 | Sky Sports

Pastor Maldonado moves to centre of driver market spotlight as Lotus link intensifies | Williams F1 Team News | Formula 1 Teams | Sky Sports
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A couple of years ago, the popular phrase that most F1 drivers seemed to favour most was "for sure" but now it seems to be "yea" with the Qualifying leaders using the term frequently in their interview.
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the popular phrase that most F1 drivers seemed to favour most was "for sure" but now it seems to be "yea" with the Qualifying leaders using the term frequently in their interview
To be fair, for most of these guys English is a second (or even third) language, so I tend to cut them a little slack in this regard.

Webber and Hamilton, not so much
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Yes, English as a second language (and some of them achieve that so well), but it was noticeable (to me) when almost every one used the for sure phrase that it was probably something that was spread amongst themselves within the F1 environment.

Listening to SV and MW punctuating their speech with yea was the new catchphrase.
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Old 16th Nov 2013, 22:34
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Listening to SV and MW punctuating their speech with yea was the new catchphrase.
Vettel is particularly bad about it, but like I said I cut him some slack since it's not his native language. I think a lot of 'English as a second language' do things like that to give them a little time to do the translations in their head

I least they don't use "you know" every sentence
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Maldonado etc

Well Pastor threw all his toys out of his pram today!

Blaming someone unknown at the team for screwing around with his
"Pressures" etc

I didn't see Button or Massa doing the same other than scratching their heads wondering what happened.

Looks like old Mansoor Ijaz is all talk and no action with the cheque being in the mail, so Lotus might have to take "Crasher Maldonado" for his petro dollars (if still available) to keep going.

Never a dull moment in F1

Heikki did a great job. Nice guy!
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