Silly Season 2017/2018

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Re: Silly Season 2017/2018

Post by Jolle » Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:57 pm

I would imagine that Kubica's biggest problem is his insurance claim and if he's still insurable in the future. I remember a case with Scott Russel who wasnt allowed to race anymore because after his big claim, he was uninsurable. But somehow, years later, after a long legal battle, he made it back!

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Re: Silly Season 2017/2018

Post by RedNEO » Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:06 pm

Jolle wrote:
Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:57 pm
I would imagine that Kubica's biggest problem is his insurance claim and if he's still insurable in the future. I remember a case with Scott Russel who wasnt allowed to race anymore because after his big claim, he was uninsurable. But somehow, years later, after a long legal battle, he made it back!
Williams have already debunked this as not an issue.

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Re: Silly Season 2017/2018

Post by NL_Fer » Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:24 pm

What do you insure? Driver income in case of illniss/unable to race?

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Re: Silly Season 2017/2018

Post by ringo » Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:48 am

Mercedes may try to sweeten the engine deal for Williams by asking them to give Pascal the seat.

On the other hand, their ex driver Nico Rosberg is pushing to get his friend Kubica in the seat...

I have a feeling Pascal with get the nod; provided he is not abandoned by Toto Wolf.
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Re: Silly Season 2017/2018

Post by Manoah2u » Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:39 am

Pascal is going to Formula E.
Dumpster sounds so much more classy. It's the diamond of the cesspools.

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Re: Silly Season 2017/2018

Post by djos » Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:38 am

Manoah2u wrote:
Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:39 am
Pascal is going to Formula E.
Good, he's not a good enough driver for the level of Diva he brings.
The impossible often has a kind of integrity which the merely improbable lacks.

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Re: Silly Season 2017/2018

Post by santos » Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:13 pm

djos wrote:
Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:38 am
Manoah2u wrote:
Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:39 am
Pascal is going to Formula E.
Good, he's not a good enough driver for the level of Diva he brings.
I would really like to see him in another car then the Sauber. He should at least kept his place at Sauber. He is so much better then Ericson.

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Re: Silly Season 2017/2018

Post by AnthonyG » Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:10 pm

djos wrote:
Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:38 am
Manoah2u wrote:
Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:39 am
Pascal is going to Formula E.
Good, he's not a good enough driver for the level of Diva he brings.
Where does this come from? I never associate Wehrlein as a diva.
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Re: Silly Season 2017/2018

Post by santos » Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:17 pm

AnthonyG wrote:
Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:10 pm
djos wrote:
Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:38 am
Manoah2u wrote:
Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:39 am
Pascal is going to Formula E.
Good, he's not a good enough driver for the level of Diva he brings.
Where does this come from? I never associate Wehrlein as a diva.
I think it's because there was a rumor about he knew how to make the tyres work, but didn't share that information with Sauber.

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Re: Silly Season 2017/2018

Post by PlatinumZealot » Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:33 pm

Or do you mean Sauber wanted him to give them tyre preparation information from Mercedes? That is one interesting theory.

My goodness. Maybe he was harrassed to the point he finally spilled the beans. Maybe it was no coincidence Sauber faster in second aprt of the season. And also leads to why Toto reduced his backing of Pascal. Poor guy.
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Re: Silly Season 2017/2018

Post by Manoah2u » Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:36 pm

I think pascal deserves to cut some slack from his 2017 results due to the race of champions incident which was pretty hefty actually.
it makes me wonder whether he actually healed from that 100% or that it left permanent damage unspoken of.

don't get me wrong, i never got excited about the guy, but that being said, he went from Merc's promising next golden wonder boy that needs to get a F1 seat
to the most ignored and downfalled driver in F1 in recent times, which i think is a bit surprising to be honest.
Dumpster sounds so much more classy. It's the diamond of the cesspools.

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Re: Silly Season 2017/2018

Post by marmer » Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:06 pm

Manoah2u wrote:I think pascal deserves to cut some slack from his 2017 results due to the race of champions incident which was pretty hefty actually.
it makes me wonder whether he actually healed from that 100% or that it left permanent damage unspoken of.

don't get me wrong, i never got excited about the guy, but that being said, he went from Merc's promising next golden wonder boy that needs to get a F1 seat
to the most ignored and downfalled driver in F1 in recent times, which i think is a bit surprising to be honest.
To add he did look decent at manor dragging the car to points when it didn't deserve them. Ok ocon came in and also did well and has moved on and done well Pascal was infront in most races if it recall. Even if that's just down to knowing the car he must still have something about him

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Re: Silly Season 2017/2018

Post by djos » Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:26 pm

AnthonyG wrote:
Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:10 pm
djos wrote:
Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:38 am
Manoah2u wrote:
Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:39 am
Pascal is going to Formula E.
Good, he's not a good enough driver for the level of Diva he brings.
Where does this come from? I never associate Wehrlein as a diva.
Listening to him on the radio making unreasonable demands and refusing to take responsibility for his own failings.
The impossible often has a kind of integrity which the merely improbable lacks.

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Re: Silly Season 2017/2018

Post by Jolle » Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:17 am

djos wrote:
Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:26 pm
AnthonyG wrote:
Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:10 pm
djos wrote:
Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:38 am


Good, he's not a good enough driver for the level of Diva he brings.
Where does this come from? I never associate Wehrlein as a diva.
Listening to him on the radio making unreasonable demands and refusing to take responsibility for his own failings.
In Werhleins defense, that’s a trade all drivers have...