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Old 6 Jan 2017, 12:55 (Ref:3700555)   #46
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Grid prospects are one thing, the question of the calibre of the field for a series like this is surely equally if not more important for future years?
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Old 6 Jan 2017, 17:43 (Ref:3700642)   #47
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I'm skeptical. Would top teams like Fortec and Lotus go with such useless drivers if there was more interest in the series?
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Old 6 Jan 2017, 20:24 (Ref:3700687)   #48
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They describe Celis as a great lad! Really...
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Old 10 Jan 2017, 13:26 (Ref:3701594)   #49
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They describe Celis as a great lad! Really...
Done alright testing a Force India?

He's far from rubbish but the series will obv need a handful of decent pedallers (regardless of experience) to give it any chance of surviving another year.

Hey, just a thought but I wonder if any former single seater drivers from the LMP2/3 ranks might fancy doing 2 events on the same weekend?
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Old 10 Jan 2017, 14:10 (Ref:3701606)   #50
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I think it shows how easy it is for an incompetent super-rich playboy to drive an F1 car fast when the motor/fuel is turned up and no need to manage tyre life
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Old 10 Jan 2017, 21:30 (Ref:3701680)   #51
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Done alright testing a Force India?



He's far from rubbish but the series will obv need a handful of decent pedallers (regardless of experience) to give it any chance of surviving another year.



Hey, just a thought but I wonder if any former single seater drivers from the LMP2/3 ranks might fancy doing 2 events on the same weekend?


Oh come on, he's useless! And if he was in GP2 you'd be letting us know how useless he is!
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Old 13 Jan 2017, 06:32 (Ref:3702262)   #52
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Old 14 Jan 2017, 13:21 (Ref:3702534)   #53
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Done alright testing a Force India?

He's far from rubbish but the series will obv need a handful of decent pedallers (regardless of experience) to give it any chance of surviving another year.

Hey, just a thought but I wonder if any former single seater drivers from the LMP2/3 ranks might fancy doing 2 events on the same weekend?
Celis was in average a whole second slower than Ocon when they were teammates in GP3.

There you go....
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Old 16 Jan 2017, 08:19 (Ref:3702883)   #54
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Celis was in average a whole second slower than Ocon when they were teammates in GP3.

There you go....
Ocon is mega though to be fair!

I'm not a Celis fan I just think history has taught us that drivers develop quicker than others and some go better as they go
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Old 16 Jan 2017, 18:14 (Ref:3702991)   #55
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Ocon is mega though to be fair!

I'm not a Celis fan I just think history has taught us that drivers develop quicker than others and some go better as they go
It's funny you say that, yet regularly referred to such drivers as "journeymen" in other contexts.
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Old 17 Jan 2017, 11:16 (Ref:3703124)   #56
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Old 17 Jan 2017, 12:04 (Ref:3703135)   #57
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Very uninspiring names for two decent seats
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Old 17 Jan 2017, 12:09 (Ref:3703137)   #58
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Alex K has a lot of promise if they can keep it on the circuit!
We'll see how decent those seats are, when full entry list gets published. IMO it could be very uninspiring entry list, hope with at least 15 competitors?
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Old 17 Jan 2017, 12:30 (Ref:3703144)   #59
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It's sort of like the re-birth of AutoGP. A few relatively interesting names included, but mostly lack of interest and a grid made up of those not good enough to be on higher-quality "Formula 2" level series.
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It's funny you say that, yet regularly referred to such drivers as "journeymen" in other contexts.
I might well have done matt but some journeymen are better than others!!

At the end of the day top level motorsport is all about how much money you can throw at a team nowadays as it has gone well beyond the reach of talent that can even muster half a budget. Such drivers are considered to much of a financial risk even if they can deliver the results.

At the end of the day expectations should be less for 3.5 than they are for GP2 and rightly so based on the relative budgets and support each series receives presently.

3.5 is trying to go through a mini reinvention and unfortunately it isn't going to work even running in conjunction with the second most important racing category currently in existence.

GP2 has a great season last year and I was thrilled because one or two drivers aside GP2 had been fairly rubbish for the last few years.

I will be happier once both of these are gone and we get the new F2 show on the road.
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