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Poll Who will replace Massa at Williams next year?

Discussion in 'Formula One Discussion' started by Greenlantern101, Jul 31, 2017.

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  1. Paul Di Resta

    2
    18.2%
  2. Robert Kubica

    2
    18.2%
  3. Paul Di Resta

    2
    18.2%
  4. Nico Rosberg

    1
    9.1%
  5. Paul Di Resta

    2
    18.2%
  6. Jenson Button

    1
    9.1%
  7. Paul Di Resta

    3
    27.3%
  8. A Rookie.

    3
    27.3%
  9. Paul Di Resta

    3
    27.3%
  10. Felipe Massa

    2
    18.2%
  11. Nigel Mansell

    2
    18.2%
  12. David Coulthard

    0
    0.0%
  13. Anthony Davidson

    1
    9.1%
  14. Paul Di Resta

    2
    18.2%
  15. Martin Brundle

    0
    0.0%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Greenlantern101

    Greenlantern101 Super Hero And All Round Good Guy Contributor

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    JP has competed in 18 championships before joining F1 and won just 2 of them. It took him 4 attempts to win in GP2. Even the winning championship he won just 4 races out of 22.

    He is a decent enough driver I just don't think he is good enough for F1. He would do well in WEC or Indy cars.
     
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  3. Olivier

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    Joylon certainly seems to be a nice enough guy and would be a great addition to other series but for F1 he's hopessly slow or at least that's how Hulkenberg makes him look. I'm inclined to think even Massa could be faster than him, if that's the case, there's no point in trying to bring him in as Stroll is the young protégée who in addition brings very serious dough
     
  4. Galahad

    Galahad Not a Moderator Valued Member

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    There isn't going to be any interest from serious WEC teams in a driver who's consistently 1sec slower than his team mate.
     
  5. RasputinLives

    RasputinLives He's the master of going faster Contributor

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    Interestingly Palmer has a better record than Bruno Senna when Williams signed him.
     
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  6. teabagyokel

    teabagyokel Pirelli's Fault Valued Member

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    So one would expect that Palmer won't be taking a race-winning car and finishing no better than sixth with it, if someone has learned a lesson.

    Daddy Jonathon is less exalted than Uncle Ayrton, on an unrelated note.
     
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  7. cider_and_toast

    cider_and_toast Everything in moderation Staff Member Premium Contributor

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    My vote was for a packet of biscuits.

    Until I realised it said a Rookie.
     
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  8. FB

    FB Not my cup of cake Valued Member

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    Crap, I voted Rookie too as I thought Williams were going to sign Chewbacca.
     
  9. Speshal

    Speshal Champion Elect Valued Member

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    I think you need a visit to the Doctor's, judging by this and comments in chat I think your pun gland is acting up.

    On topic, I'd like to see a rookie but think it may well be PdR.
     
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  10. cider_and_toast

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    But Pedro De La Rosa wasn't on the list.
     
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  11. Speshal

    Speshal Champion Elect Valued Member

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    Still better than Palmer and Wehrlein :p
     
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  12. Titch

    Titch Mine is the best pink car on the track. Premium Contributor

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    Bit old now though.
     
  13. Il_leone

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    I see Di Resta 's name on every other option so who is singing his name apparently Williams might be open to that idea given he is a Mercedes backed driver so that would circumvent having to field Werhlein.

    I said at the beginning what were Williams aiming to achieve when they paired Stroll with Massa ???:dunno: Now if Renault find a decent 2nd driver if Jolyon does not improve and Mclaren seemingly get their act together with Honda ... Williams are staring at potentially 8th in the constructors championship. So they' stand to lose $30-$40m potentially which is the same amount of money Lance Stroll's Dad is bringing in but they don;t seem to have long term plan about getting back to the front

    Di Resta or Palmer - I would not be surprised given it is a typical Williams conservative approach to driver pairing... Sergio Perez's name has not been mentioned but I am sure some his sponsorship money could come in handy

    I am sorry but Felipe has to go whilst the sun is shining. He does not need to be remembered for driving around until the little rich boy finally beat him into retirement - he is better than that
     
  14. Greenlantern101

    Greenlantern101 Super Hero And All Round Good Guy Contributor

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    I started this post in jest really. I think Massa will probably go at the end of the year. I just hope they don't get Pascal in the seat.
    Paul is a decent choice if they can't steal a bigger name current driver. I don't think they would go with a rookie as Stroll is still learning, though he consistently ups his game in his second season based on his lower formulae performances.
     
  15. Il_leone

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    If Williams were ambitious they would consider talking to Alonso but so Lance's dad is simply bankrolling the team to pay his wages but then again Lawrence does not want to see his boy beaten the pants out of

    At the moment if its true that Perez is going to stay at Force India and Sauber is to become the Ferrari junior team then Toto will push to get Wehrlein into the team

    Carlos Sainz junior whilst moving to another team who should theoretically do better more consistently than Toro Rosso would not be a bad fit for Williams but the team are not known for buying out other drivers unless he has sponsors to help him out

    A typical Williams approach is to go for a driver with experience so Di Resta does fit their thinking
     
  16. RasputinLives

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    Why would Alonso chose Williams though? It's not like he''d be much better off.
     
  17. teabagyokel

    teabagyokel Pirelli's Fault Valued Member

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    Depends if he'd like a good engine on a shit chassis rather than the converse.
     
  18. Greenlantern101

    Greenlantern101 Super Hero And All Round Good Guy Contributor

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  19. Titch

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    Nice shoe.
     
  20. RasputinLives

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    He'd go faster down the straights in a pair of converse
     
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  21. Il_leone

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    Well Alonso could probably make up the deficit between Williams and Red Bull to be competitive still ?

    It was only just a thought
     

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