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Old 2 Dec 2016, 13:02 (Ref:3693019)   #1
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Mercedes second seat?

So, now with Nico's rather shock departure - who is going to take his place at Mercedes?

Button? Well - I mooted that point elsewhere, but I suspect that Jense wants to retire.

Mansell? Hey, he'd probably like to.

Kimi? Moving from Ferrari? Possible? Would he work well with Lewis?
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Old 2 Dec 2016, 13:05 (Ref:3693024)   #2
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Max Verstappen - Was the agreement toto made on the phone with Jos if he stayed out of the title fight 😂
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Old 2 Dec 2016, 13:05 (Ref:3693025)   #3
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Vettel or Alonso and watch the sparks fly next year.
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Old 2 Dec 2016, 13:08 (Ref:3693026)   #4
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I suspect Mercedes will first decide if they want to use Wehrlein, or otherwise Ocon.

If none of those will do for them, they'll probably talk to most or all of: Alonso, Vettel, Verstappen, Ricciardo, Raikkonen, Button, Massa, Hulkenberg, Perez, Grosjean, Sainz, ... until there is no-one left who they think is better than Ocon and Wehrlein.
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Old 2 Dec 2016, 13:14 (Ref:3693029)   #5
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I wonder if Lewis will have any input into it at all, obviously he wouldn't want someone who can beat him so I'd better start training ! Hang on I've just got a reminder from DVLA today to renew my driving licence at 70 !!!!
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Old 2 Dec 2016, 13:25 (Ref:3693038)   #6
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Right I'm going to put my balls in my mouth here and just say it - Anthony Davidson......apparently he still does simulator work for Merc-F1 and is a very established sportscar driver in the WEC for Toyota, and quite a big name in general, coincidentally also a Martin Hines prodigy.......he could do the job
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Right I'm going to put my balls in my mouth
Knighty you're obviously fit if you can do that, best get your CV in !
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I'd love to see JB make a comeback (from the retirement that never was) but I don't think it will happen.

I was amazed when Alonso went to McLaren given 2007. To be a team-mate of Lewis again would cause me amazement-squared.

Dan the Man would be a good choice, but I imagine Red Bull contracts are pretty tight.

So unfortunately I think it's going to be the boring choice: Pascal Wehrlein.
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Old 2 Dec 2016, 13:58 (Ref:3693059)   #9
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I don't think Mercedes is going to pander to LH's wishes and get an inexperienced sub-standard driver. I'm sure that they are going to aim for the top of the heap type drivers like Max, Fernando and Seb
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I don't think Mercedes is going to pander to LH's wishes and get an inexperienced sub-standard driver.
WOW.....are you a pshycic or do you have insider info on what lewis wants....

..how on earth do you know lewis wants a sub standard driver?

lewis has only raced against top class drivers.... after all these years I don't think he cares if its a top driver or not!
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Old 2 Dec 2016, 15:46 (Ref:3693107)   #11
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[QUOTE=ascarracinguk;3693064]WOW.....are you a pshycic or do you have insider info on what lewis wants....

I think he might be a psychic. Or indeed, as you surmise, a pshycic. What is the difference..?
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WOW.....are you a pshycic or do you have insider info on what lewis wants....

I think he might be a psychic. Or indeed, as you surmise, a pshycic. What is the difference..?
my bad speeling haha :-p
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I don't think Mercedes is going to pander to LH's wishes and get an inexperienced sub-standard driver. I'm sure that they are going to aim for the top of the heap type drivers like Max, Fernando and Seb
I don't believe that Lewis would want to partner with a "sub standard" team mate, what makes you think that ???
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Montoya is kicking around without a full time drive......perhaps this is the top seat that he always coveted......I bet Bernie could get involved for the right big name driver to get big viewing figures in south america.....Montoya-Hamilton.....that would be a royal ding-dong and then some!
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Montoya is kicking around without a full time drive......perhaps this is the top seat that he always coveted......I bet Bernie could get involved for the right big name driver to get big viewing figures in south america.....Montoya-Hamilton.....that would be a royal ding-dong and then some!
Wow! That would be an interesting combination. Yeah, there would be fireworks there. Although, it's unlikely to happen, what with Monty being in IndyCar and looking happy there. I suspect that he'd probably have difficulty going back to F1.
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