BA757 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2832 posts, RR: 16 Reply 6, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1180 times:
Maybe willimans or McClaren should try and scout him for a season and see what heppens.
Its Mclaren, you could upset a diehard Mclaren fan here
Why would Hakkinen or more like how could he go back to Mclaren when they already have Kimi and Juan under contract for next season? The only way that could happen is if they had to run 3 cars, in which case they would probably just retain DC to keep the British happy.
I'd like to see Hakkinen come back though, although I don't think he would be his former self.
Andreas From Germany, joined Oct 2001, 6104 posts, RR: 34 Reply 10, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1115 times:
Actually, he had already signed with Williams and considered himself gone, so "back" isn't all that wrong...besides, it does have a better rhythm... linguistically
Schu driver champion next year????????? Jesus, you're really a daring character If you put 100 Euro on him, how much do they pay you back...95????
The problem is, that Williams does have a valid contract with Button for the 2006 season, so FW needs a stand-in for 1 year, not a very nice prospect for any self-respecting driver. Besides, Mark Webber isn't exactly the guy who's able to develop a car...
Scbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 11366 posts, RR: 50 Reply 14, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1077 times:
My opinion is that JB might actually be better off at BAR for another year. If BAR can improve their package just a bit, he could well win races next season. Another good showing by him in 2005 could have all the top teams fighting for his services in 2006. I would even include Ferrari in that – I could see JB replacing RB as a better long-term replacement for MS.
DC is still a good driver,
A good driver yes. But for a driver whose entire career (to date) has been spent at two of F1's top teams, his drive to win ratio is pretty poor.
Alessandro From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 16, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1072 times:
Scbrimi, RB is untouchable, imagine how many cars Fiat sells in Brazil.
DC hasn´t won that many races, but he been loyal 2nd driver to Mika while
he was world champ and he surely been loyal to Kimi, during his stay at McLaren. Exactly the kind of driver Williams need along Webber (talented but
not a winner, yet!).
BAR is definitly the 2nd best team in F1 and Jason has outclassed Sato this year, partly due to Renaults boss fight with Trulli (won Monaco and got sacked same season, how stupid can you get?)...
Bill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8320 posts, RR: 9 Reply 17, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1059 times:
who ever Williams choose they will only be in the seat for one year, since Button has a valid contract for 2006. Expect to see Pizzonia in the seat since Williams were impressed with him when he filled in for Ralf.
Besides, Mark Webber isn't exactly the guy who's able to develop a car...
Wrong, Webber gives the engineer excellent feedback which helps them develop the car.
My opinion is that JB might actually be better off at BAR for another year.
But will BAR be better off with him? his decision to cause all this trouble will have undboutley caused a fall out between JB and Dave Richards. But DR would have caused trouble by not paying Jenson bonuses.
Andreas From Germany, joined Oct 2001, 6104 posts, RR: 34 Reply 18, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1055 times:
Yes Kirkie, that is exactly what I am talking about
Actually Ferrari does have JB on their radar screen, just not now. Let the boy make some good wins on his own first, THEN he can join Ferrari. If he does now, he'll be number 2 for a few years, and that will kill him competition-wise.
DC: Yes, he may be the guy for FW next year, not a bad choice!