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      07-19-2004 08:26 PM #141
      I watched Murray Walkers Formula One Greats last night. It was brilliant. It had all this footage from over the years, including Senna running Prost off the track in order to win the world championship. 1984 it might have been.

      Some of the best clips were of Nigel Mansell on a charge. Those are the days of Formula 1 that I want to see again.

      And then there was a clip of Senna doing a voice-over during an in-car lap of Monaco. It made the hair stand up on the back of my neck.

      If anyone wants me to send the video to them, reply to this post in the thread, but you'll need to post it either back to me or onto the next person within the week.


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      07-21-2004 06:17 AM #142
      My 2005 team predictions...

      New drivers in bold

      Ferrari
      M Schumacher
      Barrichello

      Renault
      Alonso
      Fisichella

      BAR
      Button
      Sato

      McLaren
      Montoya
      Raikkonen

      Williams
      Webber
      Heidfeld

      Sauber
      Davidson
      Badoer

      Jaguar
      Coulthard
      Massa

      Toyota
      R Schumacher
      Trulli

      Jordan
      $
      $

      Minardi
      $
      $

      Any other ideas?


    3. 07-21-2004 07:29 AM #143
      Some strange predictions in there, Mick.

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      07-25-2004 09:26 AM #144
      WOW! Did anyone see the McLaren fans in the grand stands?

      I love the germans!

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    5. 07-25-2004 11:34 AM #145
      The 'Kimi & David' display was very cool.

      Kimi's rear wing failure - very scary. Another stroke of bad luck for him, he was absolutely on the pace.

      Great race, some intense wheel to wheel battles!


    6. 07-25-2004 07:52 PM #146
      that battle for 2nd between button and alonso made watching the race VERY worth while!

      i felt so bad for Kimi, even though im a BMW Williams fan, Kimi is my fave driver!

      good to see Button is consistant now cant wait for the next generation of top F1 drivers!


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      07-25-2004 08:47 PM #147
      My KIMI jacket went back into the cupboard.
      Went and checked the spoiler on Heidi too.. lol (actually then I remembered I dont have a spoiler !)
      Bloody McLaren ! At least the mercedes bit of the equation is going well now.
      Quattro drivers do it on all fours....

    8. 07-26-2004 03:29 AM #148
      I missed from lap 33.... Anyone tape it want to lend me the vid???

      Damn, Kimi was kicking ass... Strategy was going to be intesely interesting. The David and Kimi thing was incredible!!! Poor Kimi. He has the worst luck. Go Kimi, you good thing... How many times have we seen Kimi give officials the f off this year...


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      07-28-2004 03:44 AM #149
      FoxSports: Webber set for Williams

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      AUSTRALIAN Mark Webber is expected to confirm tonight he will link with Formula One team Williams for next season...

      Excellent! Watch the merchandise go crazy down under.


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      07-28-2004 03:56 AM #150
      Yes, it's official. Webber is driving for Williams next season. I won't say he's the No. 1 driver as Frank is legendary for letting his drivers race each other, but that said, who's number 2?

    11. 07-28-2004 05:50 AM #151
      And Giancarlo Fisichella is moving to Renault!

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      07-28-2004 06:54 AM #152
      And Jarno Trulli to Toyota with Ralf.

    13. 07-28-2004 07:10 AM #153
      Mick, where are you getting all this inside info from? Or am I just not paying close enough attention?

      The only part of your predictions that seems a bit radical is two test drivers to Sauber. Is Badoer not fully content as Ferrari's testing ace? Davidson is certainly deserving of a fast racing seat.


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      07-28-2004 07:47 AM #154
      Well those predictions are looking good so far (better than my footy tipping anyway!)

      Sauber are apparently talking to some British driver named Garry Paffett about a test. They are also talking to Vitantonio Liuzzi (who brings along Red Bull sponsorship) and I don't think Massa has impressed this year, so think he may be on his way out.

      There are some other test drivers such as Zonta and Wurz who have impressed, but other than a seat alongside Coulthard at Jag, or with Webber at Williams, all of the other non-Jordan or Minardi spots seem to be taken.

      MK


    15. 07-28-2004 07:53 AM #155
      Coulthard goes to Jag? Is this confirmed? He used to be my favourite driver, but he just aint aggressive enough...

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      07-28-2004 08:02 AM #156
      That's just a strong rumour at this stage - not many seats left and Jag seems the most likely if he is to stay in a racing seat.

      MK


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      07-28-2004 08:12 AM #157
      Mark is on the panel ATM!
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      07-28-2004 08:19 AM #158
      You missed it! Williams Merchandise will be a sell out nexy year!
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      07-28-2004 07:40 PM #159
      Yeah ! Definitely hoping for a 1,2,3 for Kimi, Webber and Montoya at the Aussie GP next year. Finally Webber in a Williams can shine !!
      Quattro drivers do it on all fours....

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      07-28-2004 08:53 PM #160
      Hopefully, at the very least, we'll see Webber actually finish a race in 2005 ... F king green Fords!

    21. 07-28-2004 11:56 PM #161
      I am still weeping about Kimis misfortune last weekend... Man, Schumi wrong footed in the pits with a long unnecesary first stop, and Kimi all over him with more fuel.... He was in with a chance. Schumi would have lifted, but it would have been awesome to watch...

      Yeah, next year should be great... I am predicting fireworks between Kimi and Montoya.... Montoya will want to be no.1 driver, and Kimi wont take kindly... Go Kimi...


    22. 08-03-2004 11:40 PM #162
      Gotta love Murray,
      I read his Autobiography. It's a good read!

    23. 08-05-2004 06:44 AM #163
      Breaking news - Ricardo Zonta will replace Cristiano da Matta at Toyota for the remainder of the season.

      Zonta is definitely in with a shot to keep the seat for next season.


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      08-05-2004 09:40 PM #164
      Button to Williams !!!
      Quattro drivers do it on all fours....

    25. 08-05-2004 10:27 PM #165
      It's all happening!

    26. 08-06-2004 01:27 AM #166
      WTF?!?!?! ARE YOU SERIOUS OR JOKING?!?!?!

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      08-06-2004 02:13 AM #167
      Quattro drivers do it on all fours....

    28. 08-06-2004 02:42 AM #168
      SWEET!!!

      if only it were Button and Kimi at williams... :love:


    29. 08-06-2004 02:51 AM #169
      Shuie and Ferrari are going to dominate next year anyway regardless to who is where.

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      08-06-2004 03:56 AM #170
      Quote, originally posted by Sloth »
      Button to Williams !!!

      There go my predictions!

      Good news for Williams getting Button on board - I thought he was pretty happy at BAR, must have been a few Euros/Pounds/Dollars involved.

      BAR have commenced some kind of legal action though, apparently they thought they had Button for another season.

      I bet that brought a bit of a lump to Webber's throat, presuming he would easily be better than Hiedfeld or Pizzonia who were the front runners for the seat. Now he has a real challenge on his hands.

      It should make for some good racing, presumably Button and Webber can be a bit more grown up about being team-mates as well as rivals than Ralf and Montoya were.


    31. 08-06-2004 05:40 AM #171
      Looks like Richards isn't happy about Button's departure. I'm not convinced it's a smart move - with BAR running as strongly as they are of late, I don't see why Button would be so quick to jump ship. There's a sense of irony to the situation - Villeneuve, a world champion, sticks with BAR through thick and thin, but now that they're regular podium contenders, Button's leaping for a seat at Williams. What gives? It could be about money, but there wouldn't seem to be a need for Button to make his decision so quickly - if Williams were interested in him, he'd be at the top of the list. Possibly Williams were eager to get their line-up sorted for next year, at least guys like Pizzonia and Heidfeld aren't left hanging for the rest of the season.

      Assuming Button isn't pulled back to BAR by contractual conditions, Davidson next to Sato then?

      Any news on da Matta? I feel sorry for the guy.


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      08-06-2004 08:14 AM #172
      Quote, originally posted by BlahBoy »
      Any news on da Matta? I feel sorry for the guy.

      He's driven like a girl all year, probably has made enough money over the past few year in motorsport to be in the the top 10% of his country's (Brazil) rich list, and will most likely get a drive back in Cart, IRL, ALMS, or stock cars.

      Hey, anyone who has got to have a single drive, let alone a year or so's driving in an F1 car - why feel sorry for them

      MK


    33. 08-06-2004 09:12 AM #173
      Hey, money aside, the guy's a racer, when you race, you want to win. Compare him to Montoya - da Matta got dropped into a fledgling team, and things haven't happened. Having said that, it's not impossible to demonstrate talent in a less-than-stellar car, eg Alonso and Webber at Minardi, but for a CART champ I'm willing to give benefit of doubt. Am I being a tad naive?

      Will Klien keep his seat at Jaguar? The comments that he should have been testing this season were a bit telling, but for enough money I can see him racing next year. They'll have to fill the seat next to him first.

      Funny how nobody cares about the Jordan and Minardi seats. What, isn't anybody else on the edge of their seats for another season of Bruni vs Baumgartner action? Did anyone else read the Wilux MD's comments on Bruni? Absolutely scathing. I wasn't too surprised when Wilux dumped Minardi shortly after that interview, because everything he said carried a hugely negative tone.


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      08-07-2004 04:30 AM #174
      I think button is making a big mistake. There are only a handful of teams in f1 and they will be all watching this closely. I just dont believe you can do this to people and not suffer in the long run. And God, abandoning your team for frank williams. He wouldn't know the meaning of loyalty.



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      08-07-2004 08:45 AM #175
      I agree, but also bear in mind that Button is now the number 1 UK driver and therefore has a big fan base, good sponsorhip potential, and would probably not find it hard to find another team in a couple of years if he leave Williams, unless things go really bad.

      Don't think it's nice what he's done to BAR, but that's the way it goes sometimes. I was looking forward to he and BAR having another serious run at the championship next year.

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