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Old 4th October 2013, 09:23   #16
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Jenson Button has called on the FIA to increase the minimum weight limit for next year’s cars after claiming that taller, heavier drivers are being unfairly discriminated against.

It was rumoured in Germany this week that Hülkenberg may have missed out on a race seat at McLaren because of his weight. He has also been overlooked by Ferrari and is vying with the much lighter Felipe Massa for a race seat at Lotus, because the tall Hulk weighs 74kg.

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Driver weight limit in Formula One is unfair, says Jenson Button

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That awkward moment when driver's competence and skills aren't a priority but his slightly extra kilos of weight is. WOW!
NOT sure if this news is true or not, but if it is that'd be hilarious. :o
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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.

-Sajan
Now Sauber are singing a different tune,

Sauber put an end to Barrichello rumours, Rubens Barrichello will not be returning to F1 with Sauber next season after Monisha Kaltenborn revealed that they have "never discussed a seat."

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

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That awkward moment when driver's competence and skills aren't a priority but his slightly extra kilos of weight is. WOW!
Let's get women in F1.
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Heard whispers of Ross Brawn moving to McLaren Honda for 2014!!
They have hinted at a big technical announcement on the horizon.
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Heard whispers of Ross Brawn moving to McLaren Honda for 2014!!
They have hinted at a big technical announcement on the horizon.
Cannot be possible, he has already started developing Mercedes's 2014 car very early, I think at the start of this season. I'm sure that rumor isn't true.
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Why not Brawn just come back home? The dream team is slowly getting back together and Brawn would perfectly fit in at a bigger role at Ferrari.

I hope that Ferrari can have Brawn in place of useless Stephano.

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Heard whispers of Ross Brawn moving to McLaren Honda for 2014!!
They have hinted at a big technical announcement on the horizon.
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Cannot be possible, he has already started developing Mercedes's 2014 car very early, I think at the start of this season. I'm sure that rumor isn't true.
I think Hatari meant to say 2015.
Honda doesn't get back into F1 until 2015. Next year it is going to be Mclaren(with Mercedes engines), 2015 its going to be Mclaren Honda.

I don't know if the rumour is true though.

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Amen,Brother.

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Isn't Honda scheduled to return in 2015? If Ross Brawn does move to McLaren, I don't think it will be for another year atleast. Besides, Mercedes seems to be a much better team to be in at the moment and even in the near future.
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That awkward moment when driver's competence and skills aren't a priority but his slightly extra kilos of weight is. WOW!
NOT sure if this news is true or not, but if it is that'd be hilarious. :o
Of course its true. It will be very sensitive next year as the power to weight ratio of the F1 single seater will nose dive due to reduced capacity, rev limit, demand on fuel efficiency, increased life of the engine etc. Besides, the new KERS system will be heavy. And in the quest for gaining a weight advantage, the driver is the easiest target.
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Isn't Honda scheduled to return in 2015? If Ross Brawn does move to McLaren, I don't think it will be for another year atleast. Besides, Mercedes seems to be a much better team to be in at the moment and even in the near future.
McLaren will in all probability have two separate teams working on the 2014 and 2015 cars. The work may not be simultaneous but this could provide an opportunity for Brawn to start contributing on the 2015 car without causing too much heart burn at Merc if he leaves them for McLaren during the course of 2014.

McLaren has hinted that they will be signing on BIG names in 2014 to bolster their technical department.

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Cannot be possible, he has already started developing Mercedes's 2014 car very early, I think at the start of this season. I'm sure that rumor isn't true.
Top engineers are put on a few months gardening leave if they are changing teams, but a move cannot be stopped.

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Why not Brawn just come back home? The dream team is slowly getting back together and Brawn would perfectly fit in at a bigger role at Ferrari.

I hope that Ferrari can have Brawn in place of useless Stephano.
True, he does have far more technical knowhow than Stephano and will be the ideal sounding board for Fry and Allison.

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I think Hatari meant to say 2015.
Honda doesn't get back into F1 until 2015. Next year it is going to be Mclaren(with Mercedes engines), 2015 its going to be Mclaren Honda.

I don't know if the rumour is true though.


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Isn't Honda scheduled to return in 2015? If Ross Brawn does move to McLaren, I don't think it will be for another year atleast. Besides, Mercedes seems to be a much better team to be in at the moment and even in the near future.
I mean join the team in 2014 overseeing Mercedes to Honda transition.
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Top engineers are put on a few months gardening leave if they are changing teams, but a move cannot be stopped.

I mean join the team in 2014 overseeing Mercedes to Honda transition.
I didn't think of gardening leave. That's a good point.

http://bit.ly/1ahVL6g
The above article confirms that rumour exists while also mentioning that high level sources at Mclaren denied any such move in the works.
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This is good news in my mind, if true. The way this guy has been driving the past few races, he IS good!
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