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post #16 of 1684 Old 12-21-2016, 10:26 PM
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Prefer Bottas but would have been cool to get Fernando, Max. Maybe even DC.
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Not sure Massa coming back's a good thing... I'm a fan of the guy but he's made his decision, seems wrong somehow. Jenson on the other hand was saying at Abu Dhabi he might have jumped too soon, love to see him giving Lewis a run.
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Not sure Massa coming back's a good thing... I'm a fan of the guy but he's made his decision, seems wrong somehow. Jenson on the other hand was saying at Abu Dhabi he might have jumped too soon, love to see him giving Lewis a run.
Massa left because of Bottas, with Bottas going Massa will be OK
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I agree it would have been cool to have Jenson in the MB car with HAM. Massa is cool, liked him, but it's time to go and all the tears and BS we had to watch last season is cheapened. I really hope he gets no "last season in F1" press this year or it'll make you want to vomit.
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I agree it would have been cool to have Jenson in the MB car with HAM. Massa is cool, liked him, but it's time to go and all the tears and BS we had to watch last season is cheapened. I really hope he gets no "last season in F1" press this year or it'll make you want to vomit.
Why? Who else do you think will drive for Williams when Bottas goes to MB?

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Fernando is staying with McLaren.
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Fernando will do a lot better next year and win in 2018 - unless Stoffel does.
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Why? Who else do you think will drive for Williams when Bottas goes to MB?
No I meant if Button wouldn't have retired so early perhaps he would have gotten the MB seat. Then BOT is still at Williams and Massa still retires.

With how reality shook out I totally get why Massa is back in the car.

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My understanding is the FIA constructors group gets to influence and vote on the new rules. Each team gets a vote on the issues that become rules for a season. So Mercedes and Ferrari are able to have a greater influence because they are engine suppliers to other teams--that tend to vote in support of the engine supplier. Well at least on engine issues. McLaren is disadvantaged because they are the only team using Honda power and therefore unable to have much influence on the rules.
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It'll be interesting to see what happens with that suspension tech. It's been talked about and debated since mid last season though. I wonder what made the bitches, I mean Ferrari, only now file their complaint.

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It'll be interesting to see what happens with that suspension tech. It's been talked about and debated since mid last season though. I wonder what made the bitches, I mean Ferrari, only now file their complaint.
Well I think the letter timing is good for Ferrari--disrupts the competition just as they've finalized their 2017 cars. As Mikeyb's linked article suggests the purpose of the Ferrari letter is to force Mercedes and Red Bull to develop a plan B suspension. F1 competition is both on track and off track--politics plays a big part in the competition. And we get to watch the real life soap opera play out!
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Here's a bit more what is exactly being questioned.

http://www.autosport.com/news/report...-row-explained
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