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Danish motorsports talent sign contract with McLaren

Discussion in 'Formula 1' started by Søren Holm Pedersen, Feb 14, 2012.

  1. Søren Holm Pedersen

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  2. Ole Marius Myrvold

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    Well, just hope he'll do better than his dad then ;)
     
  3. Markus Neumann

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    Does McLaren have some kind of a Scandinavian fetish? Hakkinen, Räikkönen, Kovalainen, now this guy? Looks promising though.
     
  4. Ole Marius Myrvold

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    You could include his dad, Jan Magnussen in that list as well ;)
     
  5. Hampus Andersson

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    And Keke Rosberg & Stefan Johansson.
     
  6. Ole Marius Myrvold

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    True, but there was a gap in between Johansson and Magnussen. But from Hakkinen/Magnussen to Kovalainen there was a steady nordic(mostly fin) fetish for McLaren - or Ron Dennis if you like.
     
  7. Georgios Davakos

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    But Scandinavian drivers are fast as "racing, is in there blood". (jocking) But the contrys do support racing like karting and motor-cylces and I guess that is why Mclaren got that fetish. (it means cheap drivers as the contry helps them to improve:p)
     
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  8. Hampus Andersson

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    You need some Sisu and practice car control starting at a very young age.

    Sisu meaning courage ;)
     
  9. Georgios Davakos

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  10. Mohamedou Ari

    Mohamedou Ari
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    I hope he makes daddy proud. :)
     
  11. Morten Wernersen

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  12. Kol Bailey

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    Jan and Kevin are great drivers. I've always liked them. I thought they were from Norway?
     
  13. Ole Marius Myrvold

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    Nah, the closest we have been to F1 was Harald Huysman in... 89 for EuroBrun.
     
  14. Hampus Andersson

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    Sweden has had a couple of drivers, most notably is Ronnie Peterson. Arguably one of the best drivers to never clinch a title.
    It´s funny because Finland has had more or less the same amount of drivers in F1 through time yet the difference in success is huge.

    8 Fin´s vs 9 Swede´s.

    3 WDC´s vs 0.
     
  15. Kol Bailey

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    Courtesy to Mika Hakkinen and Kimi Raikkonen.