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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2018 6:41 pm 
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Looking at the Constructors Championship standings after today's race, Sauber are currently in 9th place on 27 points, Toro Rosso are in 8th place on 30 points and Racing Point Force India are in 7th place on 35 points. Does anyone think that Sauber should try and get Kimi Raikkonen into the Sauber to replace Ericsson this season to see if they could overtake both Toro Rosso and Racing Point Force India in the standings? I bring this up as I think it highly unlikely that Ferrari can overtake Mercedes to win the Constructors Championship and I think that Sauber would have a better chance of getting 7th place with Raikkonen in the car than Ericsson and the higher up the standings a team finishes, the more prize money they get.


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Looking at the Constructors Championship standings after today's race, Sauber are currently in 9th place on 27 points, Toro Rosso are in 8th place on 30 points and Racing Point Force India are in 7th place on 35 points. Does anyone think that Sauber should try and get Kimi Raikkonen into the Sauber to replace Ericsson this season to see if they could overtake both Toro Rosso and Racing Point Force India in the standings? I bring this up as I think it highly unlikely that Ferrari can overtake Mercedes to win the Constructors Championship and I think that Sauber would have a better chance of getting 7th place with Raikkonen in the car than Ericsson and the higher up the standings a team finishes, the more prize money they get.


I think Ferrari will see their race for the WCC as a tad more important and be pretty reluctant to release Raikkonen.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:24 pm 
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Absolutely not. Your fanciful scenario would leave a Ferrari seat open.

Leclerc would be the only logical option to fill that seat andfinish the season with Ferrari. This would mean that Giovanazzi or Marcus would have to step into the now vacant sauber seat alongside Kimi. Not worth the upheaval and Sauber now have good financial backing anyway.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:44 pm 
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I think it would be a bit silly really. Ericsson has at least got basically 25% of the teams points and got 4 of them when Leclerc was underperforming. I don't think messing about with the line up would help Sauber at this stage.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:51 pm 
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I think it would be a bit silly really. Ericsson has at least got basically 25% of the teams points and got 4 of them when Leclerc was underperforming. I don't think messing about with the line up would help Sauber at this stage.

25% of the team's points is pretty bad, so I don't know what point you're making here. A driver should get at least 30-40% of their team's points, even if they're a #2 - which Ericsson is not.

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That would be great for Sauber, but terrible for Ferrari, so there's no way that's going to happen. Ferrari's still got at least a theoretical shot at the constructor's championship. I mean sure, from Sauber's point of view they should - but unless they were to do the full Raikkonen/Leclerc swap now, that would leave an empty Ferrari seat, and if they did that it wouldn't fix the "Ericsson is scoring less" problem, it would just put a different driver to score more points than him in the other seat.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:36 am 
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I'm not really sure how this would even happen? If Kimi is going to Sauber then Leclerc's taking his seat at Ferrari, so that's not happening. Unless we're suggesting that Kimi partners Leclerc, in which case, who do Ferrari put alongside Vettel for the remaining races? Giovinazzi?

Just no sense in it, really.

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