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Old 18 May 2017, 11:59 (Ref:3734245)   #61
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Verstappen would be a great coup for Ferrari, but - I fear - they will be looking for a compliant number two if and when Räikkönen leaves. I wish Ferrari would sign two absolutely top-line drivers, but history suggests otherwise. They haven't since Prost/Mansell. Maybe that's a little harsh on Barrichello, who at another team might have been a number one and perhaps World Champion, but he was unlucky enough to be paired with one of the best drivers the world has ever seen.
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Old 18 May 2017, 17:35 (Ref:3734304)   #62
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I just hope Seb doesn't throw his toys out the pram at the prospect
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Old 22 May 2017, 21:47 (Ref:3735356)   #63
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In the last 25 years Ferrari have always had name drivers if not always topliners as BSf says. That might be due to Marlboro's requirements though?

How much weight does Marlboro carry in this decision making compared to Marchione?
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Rumours currently in circulation:

1) Sauber to sign an engine deal with Honda.
2) Alonso to Renault next year.
3) Raikkonen won't get another year at Ferrari.
https://www.motorsportweek.com/news/id/14748

Hmmm.. maybe not then. Or is AP just being his usual political self?
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I think Prost is calling it as it is. If you look at Renault's performance so far this year, it would be astonishing, given stability in the rule book, if they were suddenly winning races next year, let alone challenging for the championship. All of that said, unless Honda improve, Renault might be Alonso's best available option - can't see the door being open at Mercedes, Ferrari or Red Bull.
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I've been dreaming about a Fernando Alonso to mercedes, Hamilton to Ferrari alongside vettel scenario last couple days myself....

Speaking of which, if you're alonso, wouldn't you do nothing but one year deals from here on out? He's got such bad luck picking teams that if I was him, I'd want to be able leave if the next team I went to turned up bad. Hell, if I was him, I would sign a one year deal with McLaren with an out at midseason in case a team like Renault did turn out to be competitive. I'm sure Renault would drop Palmer for Alonso midseason. I just know if Alonso leaves McLaren they'll instantly turn up competitive. And if he stays they'll continue to blow engines every third lap.
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Hmmm.. maybe not then. Or is AP just being his usual political self?
Alain managing expectations all round whilst clearly indicating without actually admitting it that Renault want Alonso.

Bit more truthful than Lauda's recent quote methinks.
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