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Poll Who will get the Williams 2nd seat?

Discussion in 'Formula One Discussion' started by Greenlantern101, Sep 15, 2017.

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  1. Massa

    4
    21.1%
  2. Di Resta

    4
    21.1%
  3. Palmer

    2
    10.5%
  4. Kubica

    5
    26.3%
  5. Other

    4
    21.1%
  1. F1Brits_90

    F1Brits_90 Pole Sitter

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    I agree, I said last year at retirement attempt number 1 that then I thought 2016 was 1 year too long although he had some highs this year, he is basically only at Williams as teacher to lance stroll
     
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  3. Il_leone

    Il_leone Race Winner

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    F1Brits_90 Williams have ended up in the same position as last year so really picking Massa as a stop gap was not really a good solution
     
  4. Il_leone

    Il_leone Race Winner

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    IF Williams don't nominate a driver over 25 years old , would Martini consider pulling out sponsoring them?
     
  5. Porceliamone

    Porceliamone This cost me a tenner, but so L'Oreal. Contributor

    On a slightly different but definitely Williams related note...I watched the Williams documentary at the weekend (you can catch it on Netflix now).

    Inspiring, despairing, humorous and remarkably poignant in equal measure. Claire Williams had me welling up towards the end. What an extraordinary story, stuffed full with a myriad of emotions and complex relationships. They really tunnelled deep down into the nitty-gritty of the Williams F1 dynasty. No wonder many in the paddock still revere Frank, despite his faults which are in plain sight in the film.

    I've always had a soft spot for the team and would love to see them at the top again. A brilliant must watch for any F1 fan, I can tell you.

    Interesting fact: Did you know that Frank Williams still sleeps at the factory and rarely stays at his family home? Crazy.
     
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  6. gethinceri

    gethinceri "suck my balls honey" Contributor

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    Ron Dennis sleeps in a filing cabinet in a section labelled "Here there is Order", so there is a precedent for such albeit on another scale.
     
  7. Olivier

    Olivier Race Winner

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    Thanks for the tip Porceliamone. I've just watched the documentary. It's really engaging, emotional, sad at times and brings to light a lot of things that ordinarily you wouldn't think about when it comes to Frank Williams. I do too have a soft spot for them and wish them well. After all the last 2 Canadian drivers in F1 have driven for Williams. Claire is a really strong character just like her dad. It was nice to see former drivers talk about Williams. Also interesting to hear from Patrick Head and Frank Dernie. I had a chuckle when the latter was asked about the supposed preference for a British driver in '86. On that topic, I was very surprised with how Mansell presented himself in the film. Very composed, relatable, measured, ... the archetypal Englishman in every sense. And in my opinion he has aged more gracefully than Piquet. Anyway, I'm deviating. Great film, a must see for F1 fans.
     
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  8. Rutherford

    Rutherford Points Scorer

    According to Grande Premio, Massa retired again, because Williams didn’t want to renew his contract. His salary demands were too high and Williams will also lose two sponsors at the end of the season, namely Randstad and Avenade.
     
  9. gethinceri

    gethinceri "suck my balls honey" Contributor

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    Good, he's had a great F1 career and it frees up a seat in the midfield.
     
  10. RasputinLives

    RasputinLives I was never cool at school. Contributor

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    Jenson and Rosberg last year. Massa this. Alonso next year? The old guard, who have kept all the seats locked out for last 10 years, are gradually going. I can see Hammy going in 2020 if the Merc drops off the front.

    Kimi of course will be here forever.
     
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  11. Greenlantern101

    Greenlantern101 Super Hero And All Round Good Guy Contributor

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    If I was being paid millions of pounds I would stick around for as long as possible as well.
     
  12. gethinceri

    gethinceri "suck my balls honey" Contributor

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    Nobody's going to pay you Greenlantern101
     
  13. Greenlantern101

    Greenlantern101 Super Hero And All Round Good Guy Contributor

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    Yeh I'd noticed. Despite being faster than Ericsson.
     
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  14. Il_leone

    Il_leone Race Winner

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    RasputinLives That depends if there anymore scapegoats left to fire at Ferrari next one in line is Arrivabene then ....
     

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