The Official 2013 F1 Thread. Spoilers possible!

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  1. g®eg

    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    Ross Brawn back to Ferrari?

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  2. GSAragazzi

    GSAragazzi Long timer

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    So true, F1 wouldn't b what it is without Ferrari, they add this SoapOpera effect to it. Like a talented kid who is also very spoiled. Like a Mozart if you will.

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  3. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    If Ross Brawn goes back to Ferrari then Hamilton is screwed.
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  4. jersey jim

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    That was my first thought too.


    Ross Brawn thought bubble:

    "I gotta deal with Niki Lauda? Screw that, I'm going back to Ferrari."
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  5. g®eg

    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    they have a plan:

    Montezemolo: “A car capable of winning right from the start in 2013”


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    Maranello, 29 November –At midday today, everyone was in the pavilion behind Ferrari’s Centro Sviluppo Prodotti (Product Development Centre.) All the men and women of the Scuderia had gathered to hear the words of President Luca di Montezemolo, who wanted to address the team at the end of a long and closely contested season. Having to comment on two second places – Fernando Alonso in the Drivers’ championship and the team in the one for Constructors – is never easy, especially when winning is in one’s DNA, a fact underlined by Montezemolo. “You should be proud of what you have done,” he said, “because you managed to be contenders right to the very end, even if we did not have the quickest car. There were at least two cars, the McLaren and the Red Bull, that were better than ours. Therefore having managed to get ahead of at least one of them in the Constructors’ and keeping Fernando in the fight right to the end, was very significant and I wish to thank you for that. We managed it mainly because of our incredible reliability, the work from the pit wall and during the pit stops and in the way we reacted after a very difficult start.”
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  6. wxwax

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    I'm thinking there's a lot of truth to that suggestion.

    Hamilton's wondering what just happened.
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  7. g®eg

    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    let's hope Kimi ditches Apple Maps for 2013

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    Pretty funny using his old bites. :lol3

    That off-course excursion was surreal. Never seen anything like it.
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  9. g®eg

    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    this just in!!!!

    Lewis Hamilton's first visit to Mercedes AMG F1 headquarters


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  10. g®eg

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    who will it be?????


    Force India seeking talent, not money

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    Force India says speed rather than money will be the deciding factor in who lines up alongside Paul di Resta next year.
    The team is expected to confirm its 2013 driver lineup in the next few weeks, with a host of names having been linked with the squad. Although Paul di Resta is understood to be certain to retain his drive, the identity of his teammate is not yet clear, with Sebastien Buemi, Adrian Sutil, Bruno Senna and Kamui Kobayashi having been linked with it.
    Force India chief operating officer Otmar Szafnauer thinks it vital that the team finds a quick replacement for the departing Nico Hulkenberg, because that will ensure it gets the best out of di Resta, too.
    "I am a believer that you need someone like that," he said. "Not everyone does, and it is a subconscious thing.
    "You think you are driving the best you can, but there is nothing like competition for us humans to really sharpen our focus, attention and skills in all sort of stuff. If you have competition you end up driving yourself more."
    Force India is expected to announce its lineup at its Christmas party, which takes place in the middle of December.
    "We will announce everything in a couple of weeks," said Szafnauer. "We have a pretty short list of candidates now."



    This article originally appeared in Autosport.com
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  11. doyle

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    With Hamilton gone and Button staying, it's clear who is the better driver....for McLaren. To McLaren, the driver is but a compromise in an otherwise symbiotic electro-mechanical system. The driver's title is a nice to have, but it's the constructor's championship that is by far, paramount to the team. Based on points and point making opportunities, Button is more valuable as a component to McLaren than Hamilton turned out to be.
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    You really think the constructor's matters more to them? It's worth a lot of money. But the driver's title is what brings in the big sponsors, no?

    At Force India, I'd like to see Sutil get a second chance.

    Also, Ferrari drops the idea of a challenge. Here's why:

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  13. g®eg

    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    From Ascari to Alonso. The drivers who made history.

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    Well, not quite to the extent that Williams values the constructors title over any driver title, but various McLaren statements through the years have indicated their preference and that the see more "prestige" in the constructors championship than the drivers even though the drivers championship undoubtedly garners more attention and therefore sponsor attraction.
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    HRT is dead. I can't remember a single distinctive thing about that team. Just regret that a bunch of people have lost their jobs.
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    Bummer for the HRT guys.
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    Until now, cars could use DRS anywhere they pleased Friday through Sunday morning. Only the race itself applied DRS zones.

    That's now changed. The FIA has ruled that DRS can now only be used in the specified zones even in practice and qualifying. Safety reasons.

    Any thoughts on the consequences of this? Does anyone benefit or is anyone harmed more than anyone else by this change?
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  18. Capz

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    That's worse for Mercedes than anyone else I think. Provided they're the ones with the DDRS thing. I think they're getting rid of that anyway though.
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    Honestly it depends on whose car best skirts the rules next season. We'll have to wait for that answer.
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  20. g®eg

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    should (in general terms) be same/same I think
    it may help less experienced drivers... as they may not have the skills (or balls) to open the DRS as soon as more skilled / experienced drivers did? I don't think it'll make a huge difference on qualifying times, as everyone is in the same boat.

    The big development for next year, I think, will be the passive double DRS thing that Lotus and others were working on toward the mid to late season this year.

    95 days until we find out...
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