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Author:  Hakkattack [ Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:12 pm ]
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mika_98 wrote:
Apparently James Allison on the way out too!

If thats the case, along with the rumours about Simon and Alan, one word comes to mind...........

DOOMED!



not feeling too good. Although I have to believe the new car is ready to go, but I fear if they can bring the updates as the year goes on that you need

Author:  diablof1 [ Fri Jan 25, 2013 1:13 pm ]
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Ferrari should have replaced massa with kimi for 2013. Fernando and Kimi in one team? wcc would have been won easily, wdc would have been close between these two.

Author:  Hakkattack [ Fri Jan 25, 2013 1:50 pm ]
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So do we know for sure Allison and Permane are both gone? I fear they know the $$$$$$$$$ is not there for Lotus or something big. If not why leave when they had a year like last year to grow on....

Author:  SwSpeed [ Fri Jan 25, 2013 1:59 pm ]
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Thanks for many good posts... having a F1 vacation. 28th and practices will be the time i creep back from the "closet" ;)

Author:  sandyf1 [ Fri Jan 25, 2013 2:03 pm ]
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Hakkattack wrote:
So do we know for sure Allison and Permane are both gone? I fear they know the $$$$$$$$$ is not there for Lotus or something big. If not why leave when they had a year like last year to grow on....

We will know more after the launch. I couldn't care less if permane is out of the door.
Regarding Allison, so far no credible source has mentioned hin leaving. So far it's all internet speculation. Allison strikes me as a guy who would fulfill his contract rather than just grab the money from a bigger team.

Author:  IceCold [ Fri Jan 25, 2013 4:54 pm ]
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Lotus sign up with Alpinestars. More info on lotusf1tem. Kimi is in Enstone, there is some pics on LotusF1 twitter.

Author:  Hakkattack [ Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:05 pm ]
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sandyf1 wrote:
Hakkattack wrote:
So do we know for sure Allison and Permane are both gone? I fear they know the $$$$$$$$$ is not there for Lotus or something big. If not why leave when they had a year like last year to grow on....

We will know more after the launch. I couldn't care less if permane is out of the door.
Regarding Allison, so far no credible source has mentioned hin leaving. So far it's all internet speculation. Allison strikes me as a guy who would fulfill his contract rather than just grab the money from a bigger team.



I agree 100%... Allison is KEY... he is very bright and does well on a mid field budget

Author:  F1nsider [ Sun Jan 27, 2013 1:38 pm ]
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Less than a day and a lot of things will hopefully be clear

Author:  F1nsider [ Sun Jan 27, 2013 5:54 pm ]
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So Allison confirmed at Lotus but not Permane

Author:  bbobeckyj [ Sun Jan 27, 2013 6:17 pm ]
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F1nsider wrote:
So Allison confirmed at Lotus but not Permane

Source?

Author:  dizlexik [ Sun Jan 27, 2013 6:27 pm ]
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bbobeckyj wrote:
F1nsider wrote:
So Allison confirmed at Lotus but not Permane

Source?

Even if he goes, the team will do ok. Lotus already lost bigger names, like Bob Bell. McLaren lost Fry and they built second or even the fastest car last year.

Author:  Hakkattack [ Sun Jan 27, 2013 7:30 pm ]
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dizlexik wrote:
bbobeckyj wrote:
F1nsider wrote:
So Allison confirmed at Lotus but not Permane

Source?

Even if he goes, the team will do ok. Lotus already lost bigger names, like Bob Bell. McLaren lost Fry and they built second or even the fastest car last year.


no... I think Allison is a huge name.... plus I think if I remember right Bob Bell is an engine man not designer of cars... correct me if I am wrong

Author:  dizlexik [ Sun Jan 27, 2013 7:42 pm ]
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Hakkattack wrote:
dizlexik wrote:
bbobeckyj wrote:
F1nsider wrote:
So Allison confirmed at Lotus but not Permane

Source?

Even if he goes, the team will do ok. Lotus already lost bigger names, like Bob Bell. McLaren lost Fry and they built second or even the fastest car last year.


no... I think Allison is a huge name.... plus I think if I remember right Bob Bell is an engine man not designer of cars... correct me if I am wrong

According to Wikipedia he has a doctorate in Aeronautical Engineering. He was technical director since 2003, so he was responsible for 2005 and 6 titles and he was also CEO and TP for a short time.

Author:  F1nsider [ Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:20 am ]
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bbobeckyj wrote:
F1nsider wrote:
So Allison confirmed at Lotus but not Permane

Source?


Read it somewhere. It says that Lotus confirmed that Allison is staying although he was approached by bigger teams

Author:  Boudica [ Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:54 am ]
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Allison was being head hunted by Mercedes, but he is not interested.

"Lauda calls Allison every day, but the contract of James is bullet proof. And he doesn't want to leave."
http://www.speedweek.de/art_32214.html

The fact that he apparently intends to stay where he is suggest that he has sufficient faith in the ownership and management that all is well.
http://joesaward.wordpress.com/2013/01/ ... t-enstone/

Author:  dukieboy [ Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:51 am ]
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Good to hear! ... i knew at the car launch when kimi shaked hands with allison he will be staying.

Author:  F1nsider [ Tue Jan 29, 2013 12:12 pm ]
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Why does the E21 feature Kimi's name? Is that a new sponsor or what?

Author:  A2jdl [ Tue Jan 29, 2013 12:29 pm ]
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F1nsider wrote:
Why does the E21 feature Kimi's name? Is that a new sponsor or what?

i think they not got the deal done with honeywell yet, and they are suggesting that the logo could go there, and its the same colours,

Author:  jakehilton89 [ Tue Jan 29, 2013 3:25 pm ]
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http://www.gptoday.com/full_story/view/ ... he_Iceman/

Author:  appletree [ Tue Jan 29, 2013 6:31 pm ]
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Kimis new helmet. I like it. http://www.mtv3.fi/urheilu/f1/uutiset.shtml/2013/01/1699057/raikkosen-uusi-kypara-julki---katso-kuvat#

Author:  603Racer [ Tue Jan 29, 2013 7:01 pm ]
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Kind of digging it.

Author:  xECKSx58 [ Tue Jan 29, 2013 7:07 pm ]
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Love the helmet

Author:  tissot [ Tue Jan 29, 2013 7:53 pm ]
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appletree wrote:


Like it and will likely once again be one of my top 3 F1 helmets out there for this season.
That top part is just perfect, but could have done with slightly simpler design on the side.

Author:  speedster_sid [ Wed Jan 30, 2013 5:31 am ]
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Wow..Nice helmet..More like the kimi helmets..! Great that there is more of black in his helmet...

Author:  xECKSx58 [ Wed Jan 30, 2013 2:39 pm ]
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Updated my sig. Haven't posted here in a while :blush:

Author:  F1nsider [ Wed Jan 30, 2013 5:09 pm ]
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Love the helmet very much

Author:  appletree [ Wed Jan 30, 2013 7:16 pm ]
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Uffe Tagström says Kimi knows what he wants , he gives to Kimi five different proposal and Kimi picks the one he likes most.

Author:  priestlysabbath [ Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:54 am ]
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Kimi's new helmet looks nice !!

Author:  jammin78 [ Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:56 am ]
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Got to say, that's a pretty awesome looking helmet, I liiiike it.

Author:  RaisinChips [ Thu Jan 31, 2013 11:02 am ]
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Not as stylish as the 2012 helmet. :-((

Author:  sgt.hartman [ Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:29 pm ]
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Button vs Alonso, 2004 Hockenheim - Button completely failed to do an "around the outside" as Raikkonen did (1.25):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSLhCi09rqQ

Author:  Covalent [ Thu Jan 31, 2013 4:38 pm ]
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Boullier says Kimi is the team's lead driver.

"He is definitely the lead driver in the team, even though they have equal status and both cars are technically very similar," Boullier told AUTOSPORT.

"Kimi is the natural fit to be the lead driver, but then we will see how the season develops."

http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/105346

Author:  F1nsider [ Sat Feb 02, 2013 7:45 am ]
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Covalent wrote:
Boullier says Kimi is the team's lead driver.

"He is definitely the lead driver in the team, even though they have equal status and both cars are technically very similar," Boullier told AUTOSPORT.

"Kimi is the natural fit to be the lead driver, but then we will see how the season develops."

http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/105346


Well, of course he has to say that. He thrashed Grosjean in every way possible except for some quali sessions in the first half and most of them were justifiable

Author:  mika_98 [ Sat Feb 02, 2013 2:33 pm ]
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I hope we dont get a repeat of the early stages of last year, where Kimi was stronger than Romain but was held back by the team.

Either way, I think Romain will up his game this year. And Kimi should qualify better if the tyres turn out to be as described/predicted. Several wins from Kimi this year and I will be really pleased. Although I think it'll be very tough out there!

Author:  Hakkattack [ Sat Feb 02, 2013 5:57 pm ]
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" Raikkonen is arguably the least capable World Champion on the grid.

Last season he showed a strong conservative nature, not wishing to dive in and risk the car in major moves, ducking out of a key overtaking move on Vettel which lost him an early race victory. He finished a lot of races, but it wasn't exactly balls out stuff."

wow... Davies is killing Kimi on this site.... I think passing Schumi at Spa and Hulkenburg at Austin are two of the best moves all year... I am curious where he thinks Webber or Alonso made a bigger "balls move" than Kimi this year

Author:  mika_98 [ Sun Feb 03, 2013 12:54 pm ]
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^ Tell me about it. Was a shocking read and kinda made me laugh too..... a little. Is AD the one who favours Alonso?

I agree, some of Kimi's moves last year were TOP drawer. I was very impressed. Especially for someone who had not taken part in regular wheel-wheel racing. It was like the Kimi of old days, very daring and agressive. Really looking forward to seeing him race this year. Providing the car is under him and dialled in correctly.

Author:  Hakkattack [ Sun Feb 03, 2013 1:32 pm ]
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mika_98 wrote:
^ Tell me about it. Was a shocking read and kinda made me laugh too..... a little. Is AD the one who favours Alonso?

I agree, some of Kimi's moves last year were TOP drawer. I was very impressed. Especially for someone who had not taken part in regular wheel-wheel racing. It was like the Kimi of old days, very daring and agressive. Really looking forward to seeing him race this year. Providing the car is under him and dialled in correctly.



he seemed to imply he ranks the likes of Webber as better... very odd....

Author:  sgt.hartman [ Sun Feb 03, 2013 2:02 pm ]
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Hakkattack wrote:
mika_98 wrote:
^ Tell me about it. Was a shocking read and kinda made me laugh too..... a little. Is AD the one who favours Alonso?

I agree, some of Kimi's moves last year were TOP drawer. I was very impressed. Especially for someone who had not taken part in regular wheel-wheel racing. It was like the Kimi of old days, very daring and agressive. Really looking forward to seeing him race this year. Providing the car is under him and dialled in correctly.



he seemed to imply he ranks the likes of Webber as better... very odd....


Fairly sure he said "least capable World Champion".

Author:  Senna88 [ Sun Feb 03, 2013 2:22 pm ]
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I'd definitely rank Kimi ahead of Button not so sure about Vettel/Alonso/Hamilton though. It was crass for Davies to question Kimi's overtaking skills, he seemed to do more overtaking without DRS than most last year

Author:  Hakkattack [ Sun Feb 03, 2013 5:35 pm ]
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sgt.hartman wrote:
Hakkattack wrote:
mika_98 wrote:
^ Tell me about it. Was a shocking read and kinda made me laugh too..... a little. Is AD the one who favours Alonso?

I agree, some of Kimi's moves last year were TOP drawer. I was very impressed. Especially for someone who had not taken part in regular wheel-wheel racing. It was like the Kimi of old days, very daring and agressive. Really looking forward to seeing him race this year. Providing the car is under him and dialled in correctly.



he seemed to imply he ranks the likes of Webber as better... very odd....


Fairly sure he said "least capable World Champion".


correct, but he later goes on to rank Webber highly was my point and he did not seem to rank Kimi highly either as a Champ or driver period...

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