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Old 16th September 2013, 15:12   #1
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So much to talk about.. it deserves a thread of its own.

Talk of Massa heading to Lotus, interesting as 2014 is the big year for technical changes. A team would benefit from a more experienced driver's input.

This want not the case for the past couple of years, drivers had to drive the car they were given. Take McLaren for example, they had Button and Hamilton leading the feedback for 2013 and look where they ended up. Its just plain old SLOW.

Engineers and wind tunnels design cars nowadays, drivers just drive.
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, 2014 will be a year of profound changes for Formula One as a major and long-awaited overhaul in the engine regulations finally takes place and many other below talk points to add on.
  • How will different team engines perform with the new 1.6L V6 engine switched from existing 2.4L V8
  • Driver Swap, all it started when Webber announce is retirement, this was the first domino to topple.
  • How Red Bull is going to secure construction championship with newbie (at least to RBR) Riccardo in the team?
  • Per the statement from Montezemolo, is Alonso really going to gain from Kimi?
  • Where will Massa land up, is that going to be Lotus?
  • What is in store for calendar 2014? Austrian Grand Prix, Hockenheimring circuit, Mexican Grand Prix, Russian Grand Prix?
  • Who should Lotus hire to replace Raikkonen OR who will be the new two drivers Lotus, Marussia and Williams and one new driver in Scuderia Toro Rosso, Sauber and Caterham ? (all these teams are yet to sign a contract with driver/s for 2014)
  • Will Pirrel tyres be conservative in 2014 if they remain in sport?
  • FIA's strategy preventing teams from producing “extreme engines” and employing “exotic strategies” will discourage teams?

Will keep our fingers crossed for the exciting year ahead.

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Another rather surprising one.. why arent McLaren formally announcing 2014 drivers?
Are they considering Massa?

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Another rather surprising one.. why arent McLaren formally announcing 2014 drivers?
Are they considering Massa?
Well to add more confusion, for some strange reason Mbclaren are running behind Alosno for 2014 according to the report below,

Fernando Alonso could yet return to McLaren next season after Martin Whitmarsh expressed an interest in re-signing the Spaniard.

http://www.planetf1.com/news/3213/89...lonso-For-2014

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Highly unlikely that Alonso would land up at McLaren next year. He has repeatedly said that he would stick it out with Ferrari. But if Ferrari fails to give him a competitive car next year, McLaren-Honda could emerge as contenders for Alonso's signature in 2015.

As far as the Lotus seat is concerned, if they are serious about progressing as a team, Massa might not be the ideal team leader.
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Old 23rd September 2013, 14:22   #6
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Massa might still show up on the 2014 grid according to his manager.

Felipe Massa has revealed that his manager Nicolas Todt is speaking with a "few people" regarding a race seat for next season.

http://www.planetf1.com/driver/18227...-a-few-options

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While the musical chairs continue, the big joker - new engines, and the lot adds to the fun.
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Mclaren still unclear to confirm either Jenson Button and Sergio Perez as their drivers for 2014 and now Hulkenberg has caught their attention.

McLaren are the latest team to have been mentioned as a possible destination for Nico Hulkenberg, according to a report.

http://www.planetf1.com/driver/18227...or-Hulkenberg-

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A good news for Alonso, Kimi and all Ferrari fans, Ferrari reopens its own wind tunnel after 18 months. Ferrari shut down the galleria del vento at its headquarters in Maranello about 18 months back because of several problems in correlating the data from wind tunnel and the actual track. Will need to wait and watch how much this new facility is going to help Ferrari in 2014 F1 season
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McLaren might not be highly competitive throughout 2014, since they need to switch to Honda engines in 2015. Its unlikely that they would be able to focus on developing the merc engined car during the second half of the season. With new engine even first half of 2015 might be a question mark.

Hulkenberg might be better off in Sauer or Lotus.
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The FIA has confirmed Pirelli will continue to supply tyres in F1 until a new procedure for tendering for such suppliers has been introduced.

What I am not so sure about is the talk of appointing single suppliers for fuel. Different oil companies are involved in a big way and I don't see this happening.

Read more here.
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Just came across this. India not listed

The 2014 calendar in full:

16/03 Australia
30/03 Malaysia
06/04 Bahrain
20/04 China
27/04 Korea (provisional)
11/05 Spain
25/05 Monaco
01/06 America, New Jersey (provisional*)
08/06 Canada
22/06 Austria
06/07 Britain
20/07 Germany
27/07 Hungary
24/08 Belgium
07/09 Italy
21/09 Singapore
05/10 Russia
12/10 Japan
26/10 Abu Dhabi
09/11 USA, Austin
16/11 Mexico (provisional*)
30/11 Brazil
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A good news for Alonso, Kimi and all Ferrari fans, Ferrari reopens its own wind tunnel after 18 months. Ferrari shut down the galleria del vento at its headquarters in Maranello about 18 months back because of several problems in correlating the data from wind tunnel and the actual track. Will need to wait and watch how much this new facility is going to help Ferrari in 2014 F1 season
Ferrari seem to have lotusized their setup. Its good that they good people from Lotus, since their cars are aerodynamically poor and thats where lotus was good. If James Allison is allowed to work freely, they should have a good package next year. Last reports were that they were the worst off team on their engine development.
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While the musical chairs continue, the big joker - new engines, and the lot adds to the fun.
I think that is the biggest thing to look forward to, back to the 70s and 80s but with more modern technology on the car.
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musical chairs continues, Sauber open to Barrichello signing for 2014

Sauber have refused to rule out signing Rubens Barrichello despite the 41-year-old being out of F1 for two years.

http://www.planetf1.com/driver/18227...chello-signing

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