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Magnussen Replaces Perez at Vodafone McLaren

Discussion in 'Formula 1' started by RaceDepartment, Nov 12, 2013.

  1. RaceDepartment

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    Howard Choularton submitted a new blog post:

    Magnussen Replaces Perez at Vodafone McLaren

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  2. Bruno Sousa Ferreira

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    Not sure if it's a good idea to put rookies for next season, specially with all the changes going on, teams are going to need an experienced drivers to help with the car.
     
  3. Bram Hengeveld

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    Bit mixed feelings. Great to see a driver from one of the smaller countries at a F1 top team again. Can imagine that the Danish people are delighted with this news. Finally a second popular driver next to endurance ace Kristensen.

    On the other hand what will happen to Perez now. The guy looked so extremely talented at his Sauber days and had a go at all the top teams. 365 days later he aint good enough anymore?
     
  4. Chris Jenkins

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    According to BBC and a couple other places, this hasn't actually been confirmed yet.
     
  5. Tony Holder

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    It has come from somewhere....pressure is on Checo now.
     
  6. Bram Hengeveld

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    OP doens't confirm it either: "as no contracts had been signed" :)

    But must be very likely to be true as the Kevin is already in the Young drivers programme.

    Sucks for Perez though to have to find out via news on the internet that you aren't racing for McLaren anymore next year.

    Did Button really drive so much better this year?
     
  7. Chris Jenkins

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    He has 25 more points than Perez and only finished about 20-25 seconds behind him in Abu Dhabi, despite changing his front wing on lap 2.
     
  8. Tony Holder

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    JB is a McLaren yes man IMO.....he suits their corporate image. And, yes he has performed better that Checo this year in a dog of a car.

    I never really felt Checo was ready for McLaren, big team and all that..... a mistake joining them.

    I do wonder what 2014 will bring us, Button and Magnussen.... We could all be surprised, then again this season's disastrous could spill over.

    Concerned? Maybe.....
     
  9. Chris Jenkins

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    McLaren are desperately looking for the next Hamilton/rookie sensation. They need to be a bit more open-minded.
     
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  10. Dmitry Zaharov

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    harsh to Perez, very harsh
    but i'll say he will look more appropirate in red
     
  11. Tony Holder

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    Remember Heikki.....
     
  12. Chris Jenkins

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    I'd say Perez is out of the Ferrari picture now.
    Vettel and Bianchi are their future
     
  13. Kevin Ascher

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    I never liked his attitude on track and therefore do not feel sorry for Perez.
    Good to see talented youngsters step into the spotlight.
     
  14. Tr3voRR

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    Yeeesss get rid of Perez !!! I dislike that guy very much !
     
  15. Dazmaniac

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    Bram said - "Did Button really drive so much better this year?"

    Button 60pts, Perez 35pts

    Maybe not 'so much better' but getting on for nearly double Perez's contribution. Also Button already signed until end of 2014, so his seat was never under threat. Might be a different story for 2015 as AFAIK McLaren have no driver's signed on for when they renew their Honda partnership.
     
  16. Chris Jenkins

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    According to many Twitter sources, this has now been confirmed