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Old 28th July 2009, 15:33   #16
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Crazy Idea, but how about Valentino Rossi? I would love to see that. He's been driving the Ferrari a number of times and is quite comfortable in it. It would be a real treat for the Tifosi.
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Old 28th July 2009, 16:34   #17
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Crazy Idea, but how about Valentino Rossi? I would love to see that. He's been driving the Ferrari a number of times and is quite comfortable in it. It would be a real treat for the Tifosi.
Lol, wouldn't we all love to see Rossi! But its highly unlikely that will happen.
About the Renault guys racing for Ferrari, even if for one race. Does their contract allow them this? More importantly i doubt Ferrari would allow this as all their technical details (which are very closely guarded in F1) would be exposed to a rival team.
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Old 28th July 2009, 16:50   #18
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Bothe the ferrari test drivers are above 30 so it wouldn't be helpful in the long run to make them full time racing drrivers. Ferrari would be repeating the same mistake they did with Räikkönen who seems to have lost the wind after the first since. Looks like he has turned into Mr. Frozen from Mr Cool. With him looking for a future in Rally next season, looks like the ferrari gates have been left wide open. They definitely need Shumacher to regain supremacy in the sport, but not for just this season atleast another season after this one.
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Old 28th July 2009, 17:19   #19
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As per the latest news Alonso will not moving to Ferrari for a single race (only possible of contract buy back for rest of the season)
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BREAKING NEWS !!!!!!!
This news is from a very very reliable source. Felipe may never be able to race in F1 again. he may however return after recovery to race in Sportscars or Touring Car.

Alonso was being considered to race for Ferrari with immediate effect. Gene and Badoer have bery less chances of making it.

I finally asked who he thinks will be getting into the Ferrari. And get this. From the inside world of F1...

IT IS THE STRONGEST POSSIBILITY THAT MICHAEL SCHUMACHER... YES YOU HEARD IT RIGHT. will be making a comeback and will be racing for Ferrari for the rest of this season. More later.


EDIT: Just out on Times Now as quoted by his PR manager " Michael is considering a return to racing because it is in the best interests of the Ferrari Team. If the team asks him to, he will return."

I just cant wait now
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Old 28th July 2009, 18:23   #21
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Exclamation Schumacher return? very unlikely

Although we all would love to see Schumi behind the wheel again, the possibility is very unlikely. His manager Willi Webber has already ruled out any possibility of return just 2 days back.

And according to German newspaper Bild, Schumi no longer has the Formula One SuperLiscence which is mandatory and basic requirement for F1 drivers. So if its true, Schumi's return doesnt seem to be possible, atleast not before next race.
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Old 28th July 2009, 18:44   #22
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That Massa won't return to race for the rest of the 2009 season is almost certain. What's happened to him is indeed horrible.
I don't think Michael will make a comeback either. Infact, there is speculation that he may not be associated with Ferrari after this year.
With Brawn GP's form going down, it'll be great if they can get Alonso in. Even with a fairly competitive car, FA can really take the fight to anyone. He's the best racer out there.
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Old 28th July 2009, 20:33   #23
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Default Schumacher return to F1 'not impossible'

Here's the latest alert from AFP::
AFP: Schumacher return to F1 'not impossible'

The crux of the story is, his neck is not 100 % fit, he is 40 year old and ferrari is yet to approach him. Wi the long 20 day break ahead looks like we all would be speculating for a long time


Just an addition from Ferrari Official Website. As per his personal doctor Dino Altman "He opened his left eye and confirmed that he can see with it." Wouldn't it be great that he return to the racing track and win this years Championship.
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Schumi's return will be fantastic PR for the sport in general and also for Scuderia Ferrari. Even if he trails Kimi by a little bit ...its OK and understandble. Plus its not like they are fighting for the constructors c'ship.

His timing will be good because the cars are a lot better now compared to the start of the season.

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What is Ferrari going to do, they need another driver....!
Who's in contention, certainly not any rookie to drive the fighting Ferrari.
My first question to Ferrari would be. How come the 3rd driver was not available to take Massa's seat on Sunday? Huge loss of constructors points considering that the car was capable to finishing 2nd in the hands of Kimi. Do they even have an official 3rd driver.
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Schumacher's manager Willi Weber has said he is '200 per cent' certain that the seven-time champion won't make a comeback.

“When Michael was racing, he would get as close to perfection as possible. In this case, it would not be perfection; it would be a gamble – and that's not Michael's style.” Willi Weber

Luca Badoer or Marc Gene ferrari's test drivers seem to have a chance should massa not return.
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My first question to Ferrari would be. How come the 3rd driver was not available to take Massa's seat on Sunday? Huge loss of constructors points considering that the car was capable to finishing 2nd in the hands of Kimi. Do they even have an official 3rd driver.
The 3rd driver did not qualify for the GP and therefore, he cannot participate in the GP.
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My first question to Ferrari would be. How come the 3rd driver was not available to take Massa's seat on Sunday? Huge loss of constructors points considering that the car was capable to finishing 2nd in the hands of Kimi. Do they even have an official 3rd driver.
The reason why the third driver was not used for Sunday is bcos a team cant have two drivers race the same car in Qualfy and in the race. The same driver has to drive qualifying and the race. A team can have diff drivers for diff weekends but not for one weekend. They can have test drivers for Friday but only one driver per car for Saturday and Sunday.
As Felipe has driven Q1 and Q2 on Saturday, Ferrari had no choice but to field in only one driver on Sunday

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Bothe the ferrari test drivers are above 30 so it wouldn't be helpful in the long run to make them full time racing drrivers. Ferrari would be repeating the same mistake they did with Räikkönen who seems to have lost the wind after the first since. Looks like he has turned into Mr. Frozen from Mr Cool. With him looking for a future in Rally next season, looks like the ferrari gates have been left wide open. They definitely need Shumacher to regain supremacy in the sport, but not for just this season atleast another season after this one.
Kimi is not going to rally for next season. He will definitely be in Ferrari for 2010.

Secondly how exactly is Schumacher going to help Ferrari in regaining supremacy? Is he a super human who doesn't age? He retired 2.5 years back. If he were to return now he wouldn't be the same. So why would you want that?
IF Massa were to never come back to racing (I hope he does come back fully fit), Ferrari are better off with some young driver like Vettel.
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Old 29th July 2009, 02:21   #29
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great for the sport if MS comes back , even for a few races, the popularity will shoot up like crazy.
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I wish Massa well & that he's able to return to F1 by the end of the season, the August break couldn't have come sooner. Webber broke quite a number of bones during the Winter break, but he's made it back, let's hope the same for poor Felipe too.

Regarding Schumi's return, the Super-License can be got by paying up, there are few, if any, qualifications & it should not be an issue for the 7-time F1 champ to convince the F1 commission that he's not a danger to the rest of the drivers on the track.

His final 2 seasons were a tad lack-luster (by Schumi standards), it'd be good to see him come back & show some of the new boys how things are done. No doubt, his return would boost morale within the battered Ferrari team, not to mention the tifosi.

But talk of a Schumi return has to be put in context by the disastrous one by Mansell to McLaren in 1995 when they were running the horrible MP4/10. If I remember right, Mansell had issues even getting into the car & the monocoque had to be widened for him ! Mansell quit after just a couple of very poor races. If Schumi does return, I hope & pray history does not repeat itself.

In any case, the best person to take the call is the great man himself - lets' see how it plays out...
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