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I wouldn't call myself a fan of what he gets up to, like hanging out with celebs, rappers, and doing the whole celebrity thing, but at the same time I certainly  wouldn't call him out on it. Its his life, if that's what he wants to do with it then who are we to judge right? The fact that he's used his natural talent to get himself to that position, the position that he wants to be in, to me is commendable.

Kinda funny how you say you don't ridicule him though, and then one post later do exactly that.

As for his hair, he can have it whatever colour he wants. I once had my hair in bright red dreadlocks for a year so him dying it blonde isn't that big of a deal in my books. This reminds me of the whole thing when Posh Spice cut her hair short, or when Miley Cyrus went from long haired brunette to short haired blonde, seriously, who the hell gives a damn about someone's hair? Maybe you guys should post pictures of your hair so that all of us here can judge yours? 
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Can anyone really see Mercs giving Red Bull an engine next season? It wouldn't make sense for both, Mercs don't want them challenging, and also Red Bull wouldn't get the upgrades as fast so harder to win. They need to find a new engine manufacture, but I can't see that happening. Red Bull created this by being so negative towards Renault in public. Although at the moment McLaren decision doesn't look smart, it was the only option to fight for world championships in the future.
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I can't see it either. The Red Bull/Renault relationship seems sour now so they look like they need a change, but no other engine manufacturer looks realistically possible for them to fight for championships. Mercedes and Ferrari obviously have works teams so it's highly unlikely they will beat them as customers, and Honda have said they are focusing on McLaren for now. If Renault come in with a works team next year too then that's even worse for Red Bull!

Maybe they should go for another manufacturer? Audi, if they came into F1, could be good for them, but like McLaren Honda, it may take them a good 3-5 years for them to get to winning ways again. It's a horrible situation for them to be in.
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Hughesy said:
It would be a big blow to the sport if they loose 4 cars if they can't get a engine.
4 cars? If you mean TR they (it has been said) are going back to using Ferrari next season.
Doesn't Red bull still own TR?

Yes but Toro Rosso will find it easy to get an engine as they aren't championship challengers.

Could Red Bull go to Cosworth?
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Hughesy said:
It would be a big blow to the sport if they loose 4 cars if they can't get a engine.
4 cars? If you mean TR they (it has been said) are going back to using Ferrari next season.
Doesn't Red bull still own TR?

Yes but Toro Rosso will find it easy to get an engine as they aren't championship challengers.

Could Red Bull go to Cosworth?
No chance of that
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fIsince08 said:
Hughesy said:
It would be a big blow to the sport if they loose 4 cars if they can't get a engine.
4 cars? If you mean TR they (it has been said) are going back to using Ferrari next season.
Doesn't Red bull still own TR?

Yes but Toro Rosso will find it easy to get an engine as they aren't championship challengers.

Could Red Bull go to Cosworth?
I highly doubt it. 

Apparently the top men at Mercedes are now against providing Red Bull with engines. I can see why because even as a customer team, a Mercedes powered Red Bull has the potential to be a championship challenger. True, they won't get all the goodies from the Mercedes engine, but neither do Williams (for example) and on their day they have shown Mercedes challenging pace. We know they're chassis specialists at Red Bull so they'd have the potential to make a car which compensates for any hidden engine modes. 

But anyway, if Mercedes have said no, that only leaves Ferrari to supply Red Bull. And they've said they're open to supplying them. 
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With all the talks from some drivers saying no to ditching Italy, do you think they all should do a couple test days around Imola before slamming it to see how great of a track it is?

90% of the drivers on the grid weren't around when the track was last on the calender. (2007 i think?)
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With all the talks from some drivers saying no to ditching Italy, do you think they all should do a couple test days around Imola before slamming it to see how great of a track it is?

90% of the drivers on the grid weren't around when the track was last on the calender. (2007 i think?)
2006 I think ;)

I'd say Imola is a great circuit for hot lapping and seeing what an F1 car can do, just not so great for actual racing though unfortunately. I wouldn't want Imola on the calendar over Monza though, that's for sure.
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Red Bull are switching both teams to Ferrari engines and Manor are going to Mercedes. Expect Werhlien to race for Manor then.
The awkward moment when Manor are faster than Mclaren.

On the subject of Mclaren actually, there's been a certain amount of discussion around certain corners of the F1 forum world about a particualar lap that Alonso did at Spa. From the half way point of the race till the end Alonso was performing 1:56 lap times, dipping in to the 1:55's only twice and on a few occasions in to the 1:57's.

Except for lap 34. On lap 34 he performed a 1:53.6. A lap time two seconds quicker than anything else he performed in that race. The lap didn't have DRS, or any almighty slipstream, or any corner cut from what is being said. If there's a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel for Mclaren maybe it's that for one lap only Honda harvested all the energy they could and gave it the beans. And a 1:53.6 isn't a bad time. Doesn't quite explain why Mclaren are so weak over a qualifying lap if they have that ultimate potential, but maybe Homda are still scared of blowing pieces of the engine to bits. 
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fIsince08 said:
Red Bull are switching both teams to Ferrari engines and Manor are going to Mercedes. Expect Werhlien to race for Manor then.
Bloody journo, sensationalist headline at it's best ;)

None of that is confirmed, but it all seems pretty likely :p 
The Red Bull part is pretty certain :p 
But still not confirmed Mr Sensationalism ;)
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