Silly Season 2011/2012

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Post Tue Feb 07, 2012 1:00 pm

mx_tifoso wrote:Since he's said that he wouldn't pay for a seat, that rules out plenty of teams.


I would guess Mercedes are hovering around him.

As another development happens in the the ALG T/Rosso divorce. Apprently Dr marko verbally agreed to have ALG at the team for 2012. This was said in brazil.

Makes dr marko look even worse. And it seems ALG is going in the offensive....
More could have been done.
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Post Tue Feb 07, 2012 5:24 pm

Yeah, it sounds like ALG got screwed a bit. I would have been mad too. Why would have Mercedes gone after him last year, Schumacher was already in for 2012. I'm guessing it was Renault/Lotus. Or maybe Ferrari was ready to dump Massa?

It sounds like Petrov might still have a chance at Caterham?
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Post Tue Feb 07, 2012 5:26 pm

Apparently his sponsors aren't really responding, and so that's the difficulty.
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Post Thu Feb 16, 2012 9:05 pm

I was one of those to blow the whistle about Buemi and Alguesuari being just not enough for being championship material ,but the way RedBull/Toro Rosso treated their two drivers this winter is just disgusting.
And to come back again and again justifying the decision inastead of apologising for the rediculously late change of mind after promising an extension of the contract is just bad behaviour.shame on all involved for not speaking out at the right time to the men who who faced the axe .
Even more idiotic to sign Buemi as reserve driver and speak of him in such a way only days later.....

http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/97544
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Post Fri Feb 17, 2012 11:03 am

Wow,

Just announced on Caterham's Twitter:

We have a very important new member of the family: Vitaly Petrov has joined our Caterham F1 Team
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Post Fri Feb 17, 2012 11:09 am

gibells wrote:Wow,

Just announced on Caterham's Twitter:

We have a very important new member of the family: Vitaly Petrov has joined our Caterham F1 Team


Bye bye Trulli?
More could have been done.
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Post Fri Feb 17, 2012 11:10 am

Aye. It's confirmed.
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Post Fri Feb 17, 2012 11:11 am

gibells
 
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Post Fri Feb 17, 2012 11:12 am

raymondu999 wrote:Aye. It's confirmed.


So Ciao Trulli, never to be seen again in F1? Or has he been ushered into a reserve role?
More could have been done.
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Post Fri Feb 17, 2012 11:12 am

Sad news, no one deserves to be sacked 3 weeks before the season starts.

Whilst it's all about money, at least Petrov has proved he knows how to drive a racing car.
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Post Fri Feb 17, 2012 3:55 pm

Does this mean that Caterham has already used 3 of their "4 drivers per season" rule?
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Post Sat Feb 18, 2012 3:49 am

Only if trulli has been designated as a driver so far this season I think.
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Post Sat Feb 18, 2012 9:54 am

good move for Caterham imo. I rate Petrov and i think he will do well at Caterham. But the money he brings to the budget is a good move to help them in there ambitions even further.

Trulli become a bit of a prat anyway
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Post Sat Feb 18, 2012 10:31 am

So Vitaly Petrov, who used to drive for Lotus-Renault GP, now known as Lotus F1 Team (still powered by Renault!), will this season drive for Caterham (now powered by Renault!), who last season were known as Team Lotus (formerly Lotus Racing). Silly indeed!
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Post Sat Feb 18, 2012 6:10 pm

Roland Ehnström wrote:So Vitaly Petrov, who used to drive for Lotus-Renault GP, now known as Lotus F1 Team (still powered by Renault!), will this season drive for Caterham (now powered by Renault!), who last season were known as Team Lotus (formerly Lotus Racing). Silly indeed!


Yes Silly indeed, all we need now is some random company to claim the Caterham name and we have some more drama. I wounder what this years F1 scandal will be?? Maybe the new Mercedes W03 or Redbull's cooling duct?
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