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Old 29 Dec 2011, 05:41   #391
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My opinion for 2014 Porsche LMP1 lineup:

Bernhard-Dumas-Luhr (former Porsche)
Long (former Penske Porsche) -Lieb (former Penske Porsche)-Holzer
Heidfeld-Duval-Webber (fantasy idea)
100% in agreement (I forgot about Luhr.)

Another name to think about is Hulkenberg (if he doesn't have a F1 seat any longer by 2014)
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Old 29 Dec 2011, 05:53   #392
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I really don't think it's cut and dry that Porsche will plug their existing drivers into the LMP1.
They will IF they prove themselves fast enough.

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I'd expect a fairly aggressive recruitment campaign and some big names in the mix. A crack at a World Championship representing Porsche is a big honour.
I'm not 100% sure about that. Porsche has a "particular" way of doing things.
As for the honor: 100% in agreement.

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If Porsche did want to bring up their guys they would need to farm them out to other LMP teams to gain experience IMO starting now. Similar to what Pug arranged with Vernay. This season has shown the need for heightened racecraft when onboard these machines.
They already do that with Dumas and Bernhard, and if they bring Luhr back into the fold, they will have 3 experienced LMP drivers.
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They already do that with Dumas and Bernhard, and if they bring Luhr back into the fold, they will have 3 experienced LMP drivers.
What about Bleekemolen? He already has LMP1 experience and will have even more LMP experience after this season it seems.
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Yes! - most definitely another name to consider.
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They will IF they prove themselves fast enough.

They already do that with Dumas and Bernhard, and if they bring Luhr back into the fold, they will have 3 experienced LMP drivers.
My concern is how do they prove themselves fast enough. Obviously you have some quick guys to set a benchmark in testing but is that enough?

Granted they have three fast drivers but that still leaves them looking for likely six more when it comes to the big race.

I can't wait to see how it all unfolds.
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My concern is how do they prove themselves fast enough. Obviously you have some quick guys to set a benchmark in testing but is that enough?

Granted they have three fast drivers but that still leaves them looking for likely six more when it comes to the big race.

I can't wait to see how it all unfolds.
You point is well taken.

They currently have (under contract) Dumas, Bernhard and Long which are very quick in LMP's. If they bring back in Luhr then the total is four.
I suspect that Lieb and Lietz will get moved up to the LMP project (now the total is six) - (Lieb is an interesting case - he is being asked to increase his role as engineer more and more).
I also suspect that there may be another current driver to move up with them (Pillet or Holzer ). (total now at seven)

I suspect that Porsche will recruit 2 drivers (possibly 3 if prediction is slightly off) from outside the fold.

This is of course, all speculation, as much water will pass beneath the bridge until then; but it is fun!

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Schumacher has been talking about how he considers Le Mans to be too dangerous, I don't think he'll ever come back.

Can't really say I want him to either...
The comments about Sportscars being too dangerous must have been at least 4 or 5 years ago and before he chose to do bike racing.

I am not saying it has but peoples opinions change in time which is why he is now back in F1.

Michael clearly finds it hard to stay away from racing so I wouldnt rule him out yet.
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Michael clearly finds it hard to stay away from racing so I wouldnt rule him out yet.
While I agree with that, I don't see him getting a factory LMP drive after he leaves F1...maybe he'll do some GT racing for fun - maybe a GTE SLS for him and Mika in 2013/14
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I think Johnny Cocker should at least get a test. He has proven himself fast (won a race even with his less experienced team mate) and has not yet had a top flight drive.

I'm also a big fan of Marino Franchitti, even though he is a Honda man. Another underrated driver who needs a good drive (though I have a feeling he will probably get a drive in one of the 3 HPD P1 cars that are going to be in the fold next year.
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While I agree with that, I don't see him getting a factory LMP drive after he leaves F1...maybe he'll do some GT racing for fun - maybe a GTE SLS for him and Mika in 2013/14
He would be able to 'get' a factory drive almost anywhere due to his immense marketing value. What he may not be able to get is the money he may want to do it!
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The 2014 Porsche LMP 1 will be o coupé our open???
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Most likely coupe I think.
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