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Formula 1 Season 2013
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F1 night races are like a LFS race with the skybox switched to black
Guess they have too much oil and not enough ways to use it!
Quote from ACCAkut :F1 night races are like a LFS race with the skybox switched to black

I feel as though in NASCAR night races should be ran only on concrete surfaced race tracks like Bristol, Dover and Martinsville (partial concrete) because concrete is hardly effected by changes in temperature. Asphalt dramatically changes in temperature and grip based upon weather conditions which are hardly if at all changed over the course of a night.

I'm not sure if these changes effect a Formula 1 race as much as they do a NASCAR race. If so, I'd rather the races be during the day as opposed to at night unless F1 someday runs on a concrete race track, or unless a night race helps a great number of fans watch the race live. (IE: A weekday race or a race in a time zone where Sunday afternoon is the middle of the night in Europe).
Kimi will get blown away if he joins Alonso at Ferrari. Falling off boats drunk may be sufficient to make everyone apparently love him, but it doesn't make the car go quicker and if I had to pick a driver that Kimi was most similar to then it would be Nick Heidfeld, albeit Kimi's a smidgen faster.
I'm actually under the impression that Kimi is actually past his peak now, but only just.
#732 - CSF
Kimi isn't the blisteringly quick driver he once was. His consistency is now his strong point, something Ferrari will enjoy when going for the Constructors title. Is he as consistently as quick as Fernando? Not sure, I guess we will find out, unless Fernando is going home?
If Kimi goes to Ferrari, it will answer alot of questions.

I expect Alonso to be better but I think Kimi could keep the score tight between them, unless they got the fastest car its not a good idea for the drivers championship.
1. Kimi isn't as good as he used to be and due to poor qualifying has squandered his chance at this year's title. That Renault is fundamentally a very very quick car.

2. Unless you have a VERY dominant car (Mclaren 1988) having two top drivers in the same car won't yield positive results for the team.
Quote from Storm_Cloud :Kimi will get blown away if he joins Alonso at Ferrari. Falling off boats drunk may be sufficient to make everyone apparently love him, but it doesn't make the car go quicker and if I had to pick a driver that Kimi was most similar to then it would be Nick Heidfeld, albeit Kimi's a smidgen faster.

Well I don't really see how "falling off boats drunk" would make the car slower.

In F1 there is perception of reality and then there is the reality. I doubt the two have so much in common. Just because a driver doesn't make a big number of himself and what he does doesn't make him less good.

Maybe Alonso needs to try a new approach with ferrari since his "not falling off boats drunk" approach clearly doesn't work?
I hope they kick Massa out and sign someone who will actually deliver results instead of falling back on the grid from race to race. Let that be Kimi or Hulk, I don't really mind.

Alo & Kimi duo would be a killer pair, hopefully RBR won't be dominant next season because I'm bored of this shiz already.

Edit: They just did, Massa won't race for Ferrari next season. Link.
Quote from Hyperactive :Well I don't really see how "falling off boats drunk" would make the car slower.

In F1 there is perception of reality and then there is the reality. I doubt the two have so much in common. Just because a driver doesn't make a big number of himself and what he does doesn't make him less good.

Maybe Alonso needs to try a new approach with ferrari since his "not falling off boats drunk" approach clearly doesn't work?

No; the point I make there is that Kimi is well liked because he does things off track that make seem likeable. When you like someone or something you develop a natural bias so the perception of reality is that Kimi is some kind of super hero driver when he's actually Nick Heidfeld.
Quote from sinbad :Guess they have too much oil and not enough ways to use it!

They can light the night sky by shelling protestors.
Ferrari - 2014 Constructors Champions
Quote from Storm_Cloud :Kimi will get blown away if he joins Alonso at Ferrari. Falling off boats drunk may be sufficient to make everyone apparently love him, but it doesn't make the car go quicker and if I had to pick a driver that Kimi was most similar to then it would be Nick Heidfeld, albeit Kimi's a smidgen faster.

Nick couldn't even last more then the half a season at same team before being sacked, kimi on the other hand is treated like a god at Lotus.
Quote from b1kzit :"Ferrari, who will now have arguably the strongest driver line-up in Formula 1, have not yet announced the deal but are expected to do so imminently."

Whilst it is probably only a matter of time, I'll believe it when I see it.

"The Finn, who won the world title with Ferrari in 2007 but was replaced by Alonso at the end of 2009, has signed a one-year deal with an option for 2015."

kinda says it all.
Quote from Franky.S :"The Finn, who won the world title with Ferrari in 2007 but was replaced by Alonso at the end of 2009, has signed a one-year deal with an option for 2015."

kinda says it all.

"Ferrari, who will now have arguably the strongest driver line-up in Formula 1, have not yet announced the deal but are expected to do so imminently."

I agree its as good as done, but that article was just Andrew Benson being his usual self, considering he already made an article before that saying Kimi has already signed and will be announced shortly and Massa leaving on the BBC site I don't see why he needed an article for that when it still isn't official.
Quote from IsaacPrice :
I agree its as good as done, but that article was just Andrew Benson being his usual self, considering he already made an article before that saying Kimi has already signed and will be announced shortly and Massa leaving on the BBC site I don't see why he needed an article for that when it still isn't official.

Well, drivers race for the win and journalists race for the scoop!
To be honest, after Kimi made a comeback to F1 and joined Lotus, I never expected him to rejoin Ferrari, especially when there's Alonso etc. But I'm happy that Kimi decided to leave from Lotus, can't see any better coming for them because of their financial problems etc. It should be a really interesting season next year and I'm already looking forward how Kimi will challenge win Alonso.

At least Hulkenberg is finally getting a seat what he deserves.
Raikonen was at best inconsistent prior to his 'holiday' but has shown himself to be a better driver than I for one thought him to be. Massa is considered to be the best number two driver but remember losing a championship where Kimmi was basically throwing his career away byt the slimmest of margins and he is only just fully recovered from a life threatening head injury, his points haul is NOT something to just forget. Lewis is a driver of extremes, taking a car by the scruff of the neck and hauling it around faster than it should really go, just like Alonso who is another to drive the car beyond its ability. Jenson is someone who has problems driving a car that cannot be balanced but his ability to consistently hold a failing set of tyres/car gives him the same sort of ability/rating as Alan Prost. Will Alonso stay at Ferrari with Kimi? Not in my humble opinion. Alonso's problem is a fragile psyche, when faced with Lewsi in his first year at McLaren he bottled it and turned to barging Lewis off the road and bad mouthing the team and he will fall apart if he stays. Kimi is in the form of his life and in a Ferrari, with all the factors considered, he will drive Alonso off the road too, if Alonso does not do it to himself. This means that Ferrari would have been better off looking to either Felippe or Paul DeResta, drivers who will respect the team that can have only ONE lead driver. The number two driver is only ever going to be that, SECOND.
Quote from Franky.S :"The Finn, who won the world title with Ferrari in 2007 but was replaced by Alonso at the end of 2009, has signed a one-year deal with an option for 2015."

kinda says it all.

Turns out you were wrong about that as well, it's a two year deal: no option.

Don't believe everything you read son.

Formula 1 Season 2013
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