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Part of that might be coming from very, very speculative rumors that Renault is looking to take over the Red Bull Racing-team. Renault wants to become a team after all because it promotes their brand better than just engines and Red Bull, the company, feels that they've basically maximized all the potential they could've gained, based on commercial successes, in F1, so in an effort to reduce costs (because the profits of 2014 were lower than expected), they would be willing to continue with their smaller team, but sell the main team to Renault.


Dutch commentator spoke of these rumors, but also pointed out that it's an incredibly vague one that could be mostly guesswork and theories created out of the current Red Bull-Renault conflict.
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Jiggy said:
Part of that might be coming from very, very speculative rumors that Renault is looking to take over the Red Bull Racing-team. Renault wants to become a team after all because it promotes their brand better than just engines and Red Bull, the company, feels that they've basically maximized all the potential they could've gained, based on commercial successes, in F1, so in an effort to reduce costs (because the profits of 2014 were lower than expected), they would be willing to continue with their smaller team, but sell the main team to Renault.


Dutch commentator spoke of these rumors, but also pointed out that it's an incredibly vague one that could be mostly guesswork and theories created out of the current Red Bull-Renault conflict.
I don't know about that as they already had one before selling it to Lotus but I guess we'llsee
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Toto Wolff telling Horner to F****** get your head down work  harder to catch us, it's not just the Bulls who need to work harder its the rest of the field as well.

Grandprixtimes
And Toto is not wrong. Rather than cry and whine because things aren't going well for them anymore, do as Toto said and get there on merit, not because you want the FIA to slow Mercedes down.
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mike96 said:
Trolling at it's best

https://twitter.com/MonsieurF1/status/577558114628665344
In reply to that tweet, I said:

https://twitter.com/MrMattBirkett/status/577875946923012096

So I then received this notification a couple of minutes later:



I couldn't help but have a chuckle at this, but then when I went on his profile a couple of minutes ago, this was the result!



Ah, wonderful.
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Dude, if that's you on that pic, you look like Marc Marquez.
Yeah that is me, and um, really?! :p I guess in that picture I look a bit like him...

But I can't believe he blocked me, it wasn't that bad, especially in comparison to what AL0NS0FAN used to tweet people before he was banned from Twitter :p
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Juice29 said:
no german grand prix this season :-((  F1 really likes to shoot itself in the foot.
Hopefully could/should be back for next season but grandstand numbers were falling anyway...
This further increases the chances of a qatar or the other middle east gp more likely. I do hope not though.

Oh and Colt I think I missed the reference?
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Liam12d said:
Juice29 said:
no german grand prix this season :-((  F1 really likes to shoot itself in the foot.
Hopefully could/should be back for next season but grandstand numbers were falling anyway...
This further increases the chances of a qatar or the other middle east gp more likely. I do hope not though.

Oh and Colt I think I missed the reference?
Not another one... Further proof that the owners (CVC) just want profit, im also going to guess that GP2/GP3 may go to a "new" Middle East GP
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Juice29 said:
Yeah I knew he did that but with an F1 race seat available I wouldn't be surprised if he still ended up at Manor.

In other news, Lotus have signed Carmen Jorda as their development driver for 2015.

Obviously great to see another girl involved in a team's development programme but have you seen her GP3 results and times? Absolutely rubbish and in her three seasons she finished 28th, 30th and 29th with a best finish of 13th in Valencia 2012. Her next best finish was 17th.

There are waaay more other drivers who deserve that kind of position.
I know, F1 teamslooking for potential female related sponsorship? :wink:

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VetteIfan said:
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Why not? New super license regs are to make sure drivers earn thier way to the top and talent is prioritised over money which can only be good for the sport.
Under the system that is run, drivers such as Schumacher, Alonso, Vettel, Raikkonen, Ricciardo, Button (to name a few) would never have made their debut when they did under the super license points system that exists now. Using equivelant series of course to what exists nowadays. 

It's quite ironic actually out of the 9 drivers on the grid this year who wouldn't have made it with this regulation in place, 4 of them became world champion and 6 of them are race winners. Two of them are only making their debut this year, so we can't judge them yet. So that just leaves Ericcson as the only current driver on the grid who you could say this regulation would've been suitable for in the quest for looking for "talent over money". 

It's a regulation that has good intentions but hasn't really been thought through. 
Having thought about this for 'several' days I think that the FIA is trying to streamline the way to the top of single seater car racing just look at euro F3 many many people wanted to enter this year. Also I can see why WSR got a lesser 'points' rating probably because GP2/GP3 is owned by the same people as Formula 1 or the FIA is trying to make room for a new Formula 2 category  
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I've just thought, Lewis Hamilton keeps up his record of being the only driver on the grid to have won a race in every season he has raced in. 9 consecutive seasons now, very impressive.
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I've just thought, Lewis Hamilton keeps up his record of being the only driver on the grid to have won a race in every season he has raced in. 9 consecutive seasons now, very impressive.
Respectable acheivement, but not an entirely difficult one. In 7 out of the 8 previous seasons his teammate at the time won at least one race too. 
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I've just thought, Lewis Hamilton keeps up his record of being the only driver on the grid to have won a race in every season he has raced in. 9 consecutive seasons now, very impressive.
Respectable acheivement, but not an entirely difficult one. In 7 out of the 8 previous seasons his teammate at the time won at least one race too. 
Shusshh don't undermine Hammy like that :p
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