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Author Topic: No space at Mercedes for 2019  (Read 2147 times)

Offline Robem64



"I'm not a pessimist, I'm an optimist with experience"

Offline Scott

Re: No space at Mercedes for 2019
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2018, 07:07:51 PM »
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  • I don't see DR interested in the Merc seat as much as the Ferrari one.  Kimi might like to stay, but it's not up to him.
    The Honey Badger doesn't give a...

    Offline Robem64

    Re: No space at Mercedes for 2019
    « Reply #2 on: May 09, 2018, 12:44:34 PM »
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  • Agree with that
    "I'm not a pessimist, I'm an optimist with experience"

    Offline John S

    Re: No space at Mercedes for 2019
    « Reply #3 on: May 09, 2018, 05:53:50 PM »
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  • I don't see DR interested in the Merc seat as much as the Ferrari one.  Kimi might like to stay, but it's not up to him.

    Do you think the fact Daniel was able to beat Seb in the RBR when they were teamate has any bearing or is it the famous Maranello magic that's the main draw?
    Racing is life - everything else is just waiting. (Steve McQueen)

    Offline Calman

    Re: No space at Mercedes for 2019
    « Reply #4 on: May 09, 2018, 07:11:01 PM »
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  • I don't see DR interested in the Merc seat as much as the Ferrari one.  Kimi might like to stay, but it's not up to him.

    Do you think the fact Daniel was able to beat Seb in the RBR when they were teamate has any bearing or is it the famous Maranello magic that's the main draw?

    It would be a humorous outcome, as Seb quickly realised that he was no longer the dominant force at RBR when Danny Ric came along!!!

    All the best,
    Cal :)
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    Offline Scott

    Re: No space at Mercedes for 2019
    « Reply #5 on: May 09, 2018, 08:24:22 PM »
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  • I don't see DR interested in the Merc seat as much as the Ferrari one.  Kimi might like to stay, but it's not up to him.

    Do you think the fact Daniel was able to beat Seb in the RBR when they were teamate has any bearing or is it the famous Maranello magic that's the main draw?

    I would say because Ferrari is the most promising team at the moment.  RBR is still struggling to find an engine partner they can be sure of and Mercedes just seems out of sorts with both tech - overheating and tire issues - and strategy.  That could change by the end of season, but if I could choose a team for next year, it would be Ferrari.
    The Honey Badger doesn't give a...

    Offline Dare

    Re: No space at Mercedes for 2019
    « Reply #6 on: May 10, 2018, 09:07:12 PM »
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  • I don't see DR interested in the Merc seat as much as the Ferrari one.  Kimi might like to stay, but it's not up to him.

    Do you think the fact Daniel was able to beat Seb in the RBR when they were teamate has any bearing or is it the famous Maranello magic that's the main draw?


    That's the reason DR won't be at Ferrari next year if Vettel
    has any say in the matter.
    "The
    democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those
    who are
    willing to work and give to those who would not."
    --
    Thomas
    Jefferson

    Offline Calman

    Re: No space at Mercedes for 2019
    « Reply #7 on: May 10, 2018, 09:59:50 PM »
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  • Indeed.   It feels like a similar scenario to the days when Alonso & Massa were at Ferrari.  Therefore, Danny Ric doesn't want to re-join Vettel at Ferrari after a taste of things in their RBR days (even if Danny was more of a competitive teammate back then).  Of course, we are all aware of Massa's role at Ferrari when Alonso was the #1 driver back in the day.

    All the best,
    Cal :)
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    Offline Scott

    Re: No space at Mercedes for 2019
    « Reply #8 on: May 11, 2018, 06:53:08 AM »
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  • I don't think so.  I think Ferrari learned their lesson and will no longer give even their star driver any say in who the other driver is.  I don't see it.  Ceding a management decision like that doesn't seem to be at all what Marchionne or Arrivabene are about.  If they want Ricciardo, they will get Ricciardo, regardless of what Vettel thinks.  I'm also not so sure Ricciardo and Vettel wouldn't get along unless one of them started to run away with the points. 
    « Last Edit: May 11, 2018, 06:55:22 AM by Scott »
    The Honey Badger doesn't give a...

    Offline Robem64

    Re: No space at Mercedes for 2019
    « Reply #9 on: May 16, 2018, 10:55:12 AM »
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  • Maybe there is room at Mercedes...all very cat and mouse isn't it!

    http://www.planetf1.com/news/wolff-ricciardo-is-a-definite-option/
    "I'm not a pessimist, I'm an optimist with experience"

    Offline Scott

    Re: No space at Mercedes for 2019
    « Reply #10 on: May 16, 2018, 04:45:51 PM »
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  • Merc testing the waters...I hope DR doesn't bite.  Mind you won't hurt his negotiation position with RBR or maybe Ferrari.
    The Honey Badger doesn't give a...

    Offline Robem64

    Re: No space at Mercedes for 2019
    « Reply #11 on: May 16, 2018, 07:54:34 PM »
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  • Merc testing the waters...I hope DR doesn't bite.  Mind you won't hurt his negotiation position with RBR or maybe Ferrari.

    Me too Scott - if I had to say I think he might just stay at RBR
    "I'm not a pessimist, I'm an optimist with experience"

    Offline Robem64

    Re: No space at Mercedes for 2019
    « Reply #12 on: May 29, 2018, 08:03:55 AM »
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  • "I'm not a pessimist, I'm an optimist with experience"

    Offline Scott

    Re: No space at Mercedes for 2019
    « Reply #13 on: May 29, 2018, 12:12:27 PM »
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  • I agree with Lewis that DR is not likely to move to Mercedes.  My bet is on Ferrari or staying at RBR, but I suspect if he stays at RBR his salary will eclipse Max's by at least 2 fold and he will have certain clauses about who the team will lean their favourable decisions toward.  He should by now be able to write his own contract. 

    If he goes to Ferrari, I bet he would be on relatively equal terms with Vettel.
    The Honey Badger doesn't give a...

    Offline John S

    Re: No space at Mercedes for 2019
    « Reply #14 on: May 29, 2018, 02:39:08 PM »
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  • I still think Danny Ric could do a lot worse than joining Renault, the Factory team gets stronger and stonger and by next year are likely to be heading for podiums or a win. With all the money Renault are putting into it by 2020 they'll probably be the surprise package.

    It most likely depends on whether RBR are going with Honda next year, if they are IMHO Renault will probably outscore them easily.

    Racing is life - everything else is just waiting. (Steve McQueen)