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Nico Rosberg retires
12-02-2016, 10:49 AM
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Nico Rosberg retires
Blimey, didn't see that one coming. I had to check a few sites before I believed it wasn't a hoax.

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12-02-2016, 11:06 AM
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RE: Nico Rosberg retires
Out of the blue! I was really looking forward to seeing him defend next year!

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12-02-2016, 11:10 AM
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(12-02-2016 11:06 AM)Jackson Wrote:  Out of the blue! I was really looking forward to seeing him defend next year!

I think he realised what it takes to WDC this year and his family life is too important to him to put that level of commitment in year after year.
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12-02-2016, 12:01 PM
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RE: Nico Rosberg retires
and dealing with the git. Well good for him and I hope Merc have a really crappy car next year for the git to troll around in and moan!

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12-02-2016, 12:20 PM
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(12-02-2016 12:01 PM)Yaaay Wrote:  and dealing with the git. Well good for him and I hope Merc have a really crappy car next year for the git to troll around in and moan!

with his team mate JB! Wink
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12-02-2016, 01:58 PM
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Can you imagine Toto's phone right now, Fernando calling, Sebastian calling.

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12-02-2016, 02:40 PM
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(12-02-2016 01:58 PM)Yaaay Wrote:  Can you imagine Toto's phone right now, Fernando calling, Sebastian calling.

I even called...
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12-02-2016, 03:00 PM
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RE: Nico Rosberg retires
Could be quite tasty if they manage to appoint someone quick and feisty (i.e. pretty much all the options bar those who are merely quick (The Hulk?) or a rookie or sophomore).

The contract lawyers and managers much be licking their lips and perusing the supercar catalogues.

Bernie's probably incandescent 'cos Britney's lost most of his value now for 2017. Who's interested in a retired WC with an asterix against his championship?

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12-02-2016, 04:06 PM (This post was last modified: 12-02-2016 04:06 PM by Miguel.)
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RE: Nico Rosberg retires
He's not stupid and he has seen the writing on the wall!
He cannot beat Hamilton on a normal day, and he has the Ricciardos and Verstappens breathing down his neck.
Better quit while ahead... (clearly not the stuff legends are made of)

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12-02-2016, 08:07 PM
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https://www.instagram.com/p/BNhT3orgsIk/

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12-02-2016, 08:19 PM
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RE: Nico Rosberg retires
What a great opening! (Almost) a guaranteed winning car. But for the young ones, especially Pascal, it may be a case of be careful what you wish for, just might come true. I think LCH will eat him alive. Might not be a bad idea for Pascal to text Kovalainen and get a second opinion.

I would love to see Seb and LCH go after each other's throat in the same team.
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12-02-2016, 08:25 PM
Post: #12
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[quote='Nasir' pid='130213' dateline='1480720765']I think LCH will eat him alive.

You said that about his time with Jenson and it didn't quite work out that way.

I would love to see him against Fernando again.

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12-03-2016, 08:50 AM
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RE: Nico Rosberg retires
(12-02-2016 04:06 PM)Miguel Wrote:  Better quit while ahead... (clearly not the stuff legends are made of)

Joe Saward:- Nico’s decision to quit F1 at the early age of 31 is a reminder, for those who need it, that there is more to life than motor racing.

And it is not really new. It’s been done before. Britain’s first Formula 1 World Champion Mike Hawthorn quit immediately after he won the title in 1958. He was 29. OK, it was different then and Hawthorn had been deeply shaken by the death of his team-mate and friend Peter Collins earlier that year, but he planned to get married. Secretly, he was suffering from a kidney problem and had been told he would not live beyond 30. That turned out to be true, although his death, soon after his retirement, came at the wheel of his road car, while racing Rob Walker on the Guildford bypass.

Sir Jackie Stewart retired relatively young, at 34, after winning his third title. He had lost too many friends. James Hunt quit at 32, having lost interest in taking risks. His great rival Niki Lauda (now chairman of Mercedes AMG Petronas) did it too, at 30, after two titles, fed up with “driving round in circles”. He went off and built an airline, but then returned to F1 to win another title years later.

The 1979 World Champion Jody Scheckter quit at 30 and never came back. He founded a company designing and manufacturing firearms training simulators and made a second fortune, before turning to organic farming having acquired Laverstoke Park Farm in Hampshire.

Mika Hakkinen stopped at 33 after two titles and a near-death experience, while Kimi Raikkonen seemed lost after his title in 2007 and, at the age of 30, went off to spend several fruitless years in rallying before returning to F1.

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12-03-2016, 12:12 PM
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RE: Nico Rosberg retires
(12-03-2016 08:50 AM)Yaaay Wrote:  
(12-02-2016 04:06 PM)Miguel Wrote:  Better quit while ahead... (clearly not the stuff legends are made of)

Joe Saward:- Nico’s decision to quit F1 at the early age of 31 is a reminder, for those who need it, that there is more to life than motor racing.

yes, totally my point. If you think there's life outside motor racing there's a pretty good chance your are not the stuff legends are made of.

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12-03-2016, 12:45 PM
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Mister Brazier. I will try to make you happy. Pascal is no JB!
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12-04-2016, 08:42 PM
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They should buy Massa for a year.

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12-05-2016, 06:12 AM
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or Jenson, he would win them another WDC.

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12-06-2016, 01:08 PM
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(12-04-2016 08:42 PM)trickydicky Wrote:  They should buy Massa for a year.

(12-05-2016 06:12 AM)Yaaay Wrote:  or Jenson, he would win them another WDC.

they might as well bring back Ruuuubinho.

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12-06-2016, 07:00 PM
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Filipe could be an option. Safe pair of hands until they wait for 2018 contracts to run out and another bunch of old guys retiring

http://www.planetf1.com/news/massa-would...edes-seat/

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12-07-2016, 07:29 PM
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12-08-2016, 11:28 AM
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"Hello sir, I'd like to apply for the position of 'Driver,' please."

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