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I may be wrong but I think that Felipe Massa only signed on for one extra year as the replacement for Bottas, I wonder what they will do for 2018. Even after one season Stroll will still be classed as a rookie really so I can't see them signing another young driver as his team mate so do you think that Williams will try to persuade Massa to stay on for another season after this one or sign someone else, if so who do you think they would go for?


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I wonder if there is a remote chance for Alonso (incase he doesn't go to Renault)?

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 Post subject: Re: Williams in 2018
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They pretty much had zero choice for this year given the late change, this year they can keep Massa (hope not) or be free to pursue more drivers as contracts aren't all tied up yet...

No idea who they'll go for but at least their hands aren't as tied as last year, though the rumoured age restriction by Martini may still limit choice


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 Post subject: Re: Williams in 2018
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Alonso. I just want to see the guy in competitive machinery.

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 Post subject: Re: Williams in 2018
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No way alonso is going to sign on for a midfield team. Obviously he has made some bad decisions in the past but each time he believed he was going to a team that could potentially supply him a car capable of competing for a WDC. Under this engine formula, no customer team(RBR included) will ever win WDC or a WCC, it's not possible.


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 Post subject: Re: Williams in 2018
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2018 could be interesting, if Massa only comes back for one year, Kimi decides to retire, Alonso retires/moves to Renault and Bottas doesn't get another year at Mercedes there could be a seat at Williams, Ferrari, Mercedes, McLaren and even a seat at Renault if Alonso leaves the sport entirely.


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 Post subject: Re: Williams in 2018
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No way alonso is going to sign on for a midfield team. Obviously he has made some bad decisions in the past but each time he believed he was going to a team that could potentially supply him a car capable of competing for a WDC. Under this engine formula, no customer team(RBR included) will ever win WDC or a WCC, it's not possible.

Red Bull currently have a better chance than the works Renault team.

Alonso signed for McLaren specifically for this purpose, and look how it's gone. Ferrari is solid. Mercedes is solid. Renault aren't looking like podium contenders anytime soon, leaving Williams in the 'best of the rest' bracket. Massa has already scored two sixth places this season; would Alonso have done more in that car? Most definitely.

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 Post subject: Re: Williams in 2018
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MistaVega23 wrote:
rivf1 wrote:
No way alonso is going to sign on for a midfield team. Obviously he has made some bad decisions in the past but each time he believed he was going to a team that could potentially supply him a car capable of competing for a WDC. Under this engine formula, no customer team(RBR included) will ever win WDC or a WCC, it's not possible.

Red Bull currently have a better chance than the works Renault team.

Alonso signed for McLaren specifically for this purpose, and look how it's gone. Ferrari is solid. Mercedes is solid. Renault aren't looking like podium contenders anytime soon, leaving Williams in the 'best of the rest' bracket. Massa has already scored two sixth places this season; would Alonso have done more in that car? Most definitely.


Williams won't be the best of the rest for too long, Renault will catch them and eventually surpass them. Remember this is the first season in this formula they actually have their own chassis, they are still new in this formula and are still building their team, they are already qualifying not that far at all behind RBR and williams. They have far more resources than williams, it's a matter of when not if they go past them, might not be this season but it won't be far off.


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 Post subject: Re: Williams in 2018
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Massa had 2 sixth places (one of which was 55 seconds behind the RBR in 5th in a 57 lap race - Australia - I doubt that Alonso is over 1 second/lap quicker than Massa). Even in the best case scenario, if Alonso would have been in Massa's seat, I don't think he would have finished anywhere higher than fifth this season, and he would maybe be 6th in the standings (in front of Perez and Ricciardo - but only due to Ricciardo's misfortunes). At the moment I see the Williams being able to fight the Red Bulls on some tracks, but once the season progresses, I'm quite sure they will be outdeveloped by them. So, at most, Alonso could be finishing 7th. I don't think he would enjoy that (even if it's not that frustrating as not finishing at all). So no, I don't see Alonso at Williams at all.
Renault would be a better option for him, anyway. Even now, they are not that far behind Williams and they have more potential for next year.
As for Williams, there are a few drivers which could replace Massa next year (I don't think he'll stay): Sainz, Kvyat, Wehrlein (if they are not seen as too young by Martini). Or even Perez (if he doesn't get the Ferrari seat and if Williams will seam to have the better car) or Grosjean. Or, of course, they could go for someone like Palmer or Ericsson. They have plenty of options.


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 Post subject: Re: Williams in 2018
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Looking through the field, there isn't really much choice!

Most of the best talent are in top teams and unlikely to move on.

It really depends what happens with Kimi and Bottas. If Kimi is moved out of Ferrari he will probably want a semi-competitive drive and that would be Williams. If that happens, Daniel Ricciardo would be the most likely to slot in to the red team and Carlos Sainz would move up to Red Bull.

The midfield and tail-enders are really lacking depth at the moment, apart from the established drivers. Grosjean, Hulkenberg, Perez are unlikely to move anywhere next year.

Palmer will probably end up in Formula E (if he's lucky).


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 Post subject: Re: Williams in 2018
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Looking through the field, there isn't really much choice!

Most of the best talent are in top teams and unlikely to move on.

It really depends what happens with Kimi and Bottas. If Kimi is moved out of Ferrari he will probably want a semi-competitive drive and that would be Williams. If that happens, Daniel Ricciardo would be the most likely to slot in to the red team and Carlos Sainz would move up to Red Bull.

The midfield and tail-enders are really lacking depth at the moment, apart from the established drivers. Grosjean, Hulkenberg, Perez are unlikely to move anywhere next year.

Palmer will probably end up in Formula E (if he's lucky).


He's quite likely to move next year.

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 Post subject: Re: Williams in 2018
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MistaVega23 wrote:
Alonso. I just want to see the guy in competitive machinery.

So why suggest a move to Williams?


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 Post subject: Re: Williams in 2018
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GingerFurball wrote:
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Alonso. I just want to see the guy in competitive machinery.

So why suggest a move to Williams?

Um.... because Williams are competitive? :?

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 Post subject: Re: Williams in 2018
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MistaVega23 wrote:
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Alonso. I just want to see the guy in competitive machinery.

So why suggest a move to Williams?

Um.... because Williams are competitive? :?

For 5th place, yeah. For the championship, not even close. Alonso already has enough 5th places to last him a lifetime! :lol: x(

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 Post subject: Re: Williams in 2018
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Exediron wrote:
MistaVega23 wrote:
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Alonso. I just want to see the guy in competitive machinery.

So why suggest a move to Williams?

Um.... because Williams are competitive? :?

For 5th place, yeah. For the championship, not even close. Alonso already has enough 5th places to last him a lifetime! :lol: x(

Yes this year it's that coveted 20th position he is aiming for.

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 Post subject: Re: Williams in 2018
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MistaVega23 wrote:
GingerFurball wrote:
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Alonso. I just want to see the guy in competitive machinery.

So why suggest a move to Williams?

Um.... because Williams are competitive? :?

Are you red/silver colourblind?


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 Post subject: Re: Williams in 2018
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MistaVega23 wrote:
GingerFurball wrote:
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Alonso. I just want to see the guy in competitive machinery.

So why suggest a move to Williams?

Um.... because Williams are competitive? :?


:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Williams in 2018
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GingerFurball wrote:
MistaVega23 wrote:
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Alonso. I just want to see the guy in competitive machinery.

So why suggest a move to Williams?

Um.... because Williams are competitive? :?

Are you red/silver colourblind?

Compared to McLaren, they're certainly a better option.

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 Post subject: Re: Williams in 2018
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They could keep Massa as a safe and reliable option and ditch the youngster for any available prospect, like Sainz, or likewise. Perhaps even Wehrlein.

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 Post subject: Re: Williams in 2018
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MistaVega23 wrote:
GingerFurball wrote:
MistaVega23 wrote:
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Alonso. I just want to see the guy in competitive machinery.

So why suggest a move to Williams?

Um.... because Williams are competitive? :?

Are you red/silver colourblind?

Compared to McLaren, they're certainly a better option.


I would say McLaren are more likely to win a championship in the next few years than Williams.


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 Post subject: Re: Williams in 2018
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They could keep Massa as a safe and reliable option and ditch the youngster for any available prospect, like Sainz, or likewise. Perhaps even Wehrlein.


There are 80 millions reasons why this is so unlikeley.


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 Post subject: Re: Williams in 2018
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kleefton wrote:
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They could keep Massa as a safe and reliable option and ditch the youngster for any available prospect, like Sainz, or likewise. Perhaps even Wehrlein.


There are 80 millions reasons why this is so unlikeley.


And if they were going to definitely keep Massa, then I wouldn't have created the thread in the first place.


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 Post subject: Re: Williams in 2018
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MistaVega23 wrote:
GingerFurball wrote:
MistaVega23 wrote:
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Alonso. I just want to see the guy in competitive machinery.

So why suggest a move to Williams?

Um.... because Williams are competitive? :?

Are you red/silver colourblind?

Compared to McLaren, they're certainly a better option.

They're not competitive though.


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 Post subject: Re: Williams in 2018
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Lt. Drebin wrote:
They could keep Massa as a safe and reliable option and ditch the youngster for any available prospect, like Sainz, or likewise. Perhaps even Wehrlein.

I hope they don't keep Massa, never been a fan and he's past his best...


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 Post subject: Re: Williams in 2018
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I would say McLaren are more likely to win a championship in the next few years than Williams.


Absolutely. No way Alonso will go to Williams, for what. If he can't get a WDC drive or a drive that could lead to a WDC, he'll go to sportscars or Indy or something. What is the point of racing for Wiliams/Force India/Haas.

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I would say McLaren are more likely to win a championship in the next few years than Williams.


Absolutely. No way Alonso will go to Williams, for what. If he can't get a WDC drive or a drive that could lead to a WDC, he'll go to sportscars or Indy or something. What is the point of racing for Wiliams/Force India/Haas.


He's very much likely to go to Renault as they must be in a hurry to get rid of Palmer.

Alonso & Hulk - a great pairing.

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Alonso & Hulk - a great pairing.

That would have to be one of the best pairings on the grid, although I'd feel for poor Hulk if the car becomes competitive just as Fernando Alonso arrives as his teammate! :lol:

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I just think alonso would crush hulk on sundays. On saturdays it would be very interesting.


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I just think alonso would crush hulk on sundays. On saturdays it would be very interesting.


Hulk is more of a smooth driver, which always helps in qualifying.

Alonso (and perez) are quite aggressive in their driving styles. They like to take risks to gain a place whereas Hulk prefers to be safe rather than sorry. He may be more consistent but may be stuck in that same position in the race. How many overtakes have we seen overall of Hulk?

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 Post subject: Re: Williams in 2018
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I may be wrong but I think that Felipe Massa only signed on for one extra year as the replacement for Bottas, I wonder what they will do for 2018. Even after one season Stroll will still be classed as a rookie really so I can't see them signing another young driver as his team mate so do you think that Williams will try to persuade Massa to stay on for another season after this one or sign someone else, if so who do you think they would go for?

The way the season as gone thus far I see Williams keeping Massa for 2018.

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Sainz.

I think he has a long term contract with Red Bull?

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I wonder if there is a remote chance for Alonso (incase he doesn't go to Renault)?

They wouldn't be able to afford his salary plus they are not a works team or have the budget of the top teams.

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Alonso. I just want to see the guy in competitive machinery.

I think that Alonso would choose Renault over Williams.

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MistaVega23 wrote:
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Alonso. I just want to see the guy in competitive machinery.

So why suggest a move to Williams?

Um.... because Williams are competitive? :?

I don't think that Alonso would see Williams as being competitive?

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They could keep Massa as a safe and reliable option and ditch the youngster for any available prospect, like Sainz, or likewise. Perhaps even Wehrlein.

They will not ditch £ance $tro££.

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Lt. Drebin wrote:
They could keep Massa as a safe and reliable option and ditch the youngster for any available prospect, like Sainz, or likewise. Perhaps even Wehrlein.

They will not ditch £ance $tro££.

I see what you did there :)

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I just think alonso would crush hulk on sundays. On saturdays it would be very interesting.


Hulk is more of a smooth driver, which always helps in qualifying.

Alonso (and perez) are quite aggressive in their driving styles. They like to take risks to gain a place whereas Hulk prefers to be safe rather than sorry. He may be more consistent but may be stuck in that same position in the race. How many overtakes have we seen overall of Hulk?


Ah, but that is the mark of a modern F1 driver. If you qualify the car to it's full potential, you won't overtake anyone will you? That's as true for a midfield runner as it is for Vett/Ham/etc... and the team would probably prefer you bring the car home in the points every week rather than take silly risks, because points mean prizes. Which is probably why reliable but unspectacular drivers like Hulk have long careers, while the risky drivers either rise or fall.

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I can see a Wehrlein/Stroll swap in 2018 unless Stroll improves dramatically. Wehrlein would be a better fit for a solid midfield team like Williams, and Sauber would welcome Stroll money and Stroll would not finish much lower than his team mate because can't be lower than last (his team-mate being 2nd last)


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 Post subject: Re: Williams in 2018
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I just think alonso would crush hulk on sundays. On saturdays it would be very interesting.


Hulk is more of a smooth driver, which always helps in qualifying.

Alonso (and perez) are quite aggressive in their driving styles. They like to take risks to gain a place whereas Hulk prefers to be safe rather than sorry. He may be more consistent but may be stuck in that same position in the race. How many overtakes have we seen overall of Hulk?


Ah, but that is the mark of a modern F1 driver. If you qualify the car to it's full potential, you won't overtake anyone will you? That's as true for a midfield runner as it is for Vett/Ham/etc... and the team would probably prefer you bring the car home in the points every week rather than take silly risks, because points mean prizes. Which is probably why reliable but unspectacular drivers like Hulk have long careers, while the risky drivers either rise or fall.


TBF Hulk beat Perez 11/9 in quali last year so hardly a dominant display.I don't see him as a good enough qualifier to really worry Alonso.


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