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Author Topic: Ocon Move?  (Read 2574 times)

Offline Robem64



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

Offline Scott

Re: Ocon Move?
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2018, 12:42:20 PM »
Makes me more curious about where Sainz would go.

I like the idea of Team Canada though...  :crazy: :crazy:
« Last Edit: July 25, 2018, 12:44:45 PM by Scott »
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Re: Ocon Move?
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2018, 12:53:13 PM »
Makes me more curious about where Sainz would go.

I like the idea of Team Canada though...  :crazy: :crazy:

I too am happy, if it is away from Williams  :tease:

Some gossip that Sainz might end up at McLaren, either alongside or instead of Alonso. 

I love silly season.

Offline Jericoke

Re: Ocon Move?
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2018, 03:22:05 PM »
I like the idea of Team Canada though...  :crazy: :crazy:

Schmidt Peterson in IndyCar is running James Hinchcliffe (Oakville - a suburb of Toronto where Ford Canada is based) and Robert Wickens (Guelph - an upjumped farming community about an hour from Toronto) as a sort of Team Canada. 

Hinchcliffe replaced Danica Patrick as the face of GoDaddy (he's a very charming fellow).  Wickens raced respectably in DTM for Mercedes before they pulled out.  Either driver would be a good non-Quebec choice for a 'team Canada' driver.  I don't know that they'd ever be top F1 drivers, given their ages, but they'd be solid additions to the grid.

Offline cosworth151

Re: Ocon Move?
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2018, 03:43:57 PM »
And they could have Red Green as Designer/Race Engineer.  ;)
“You can search the world over for the finer things, but you won't find a match for the American road and the creatures that live on it.”
― Bob Dylan

Offline Jericoke

Re: Ocon Move?
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2018, 03:53:31 PM »
And they could have Red Green as Designer/Race Engineer.  ;)

Steve Smith (the comedian who created/plays Red Green) actually studied engineering at the University of Waterloo, the most prestigious engineering school in Canada.

Offline John S

Re: Ocon Move?
« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2018, 04:03:45 PM »

Schmidt Peterson in IndyCar is running James Hinchcliffe (Oakville - a suburb of Toronto where Ford Canada is based) and Robert Wickens (Guelph - an upjumped farming community about an hour from Toronto) as a sort of Team Canada. 

Hinchcliffe replaced Danica Patrick as the face of GoDaddy (he's a very charming fellow).  Wickens raced respectably in DTM for Mercedes before they pulled out.  Either driver would be a good non-Quebec choice for a 'team Canada' driver.  I don't know that they'd ever be top F1 drivers, given their ages, but they'd be solid additions to the grid.


Nice thought Jeri but do either have enough qualifying points for an F1 super licence?  :DntKnw:


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

Offline Jericoke

Re: Ocon Move?
« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2018, 08:12:28 PM »

Schmidt Peterson in IndyCar is running James Hinchcliffe (Oakville - a suburb of Toronto where Ford Canada is based) and Robert Wickens (Guelph - an upjumped farming community about an hour from Toronto) as a sort of Team Canada. 

Hinchcliffe replaced Danica Patrick as the face of GoDaddy (he's a very charming fellow).  Wickens raced respectably in DTM for Mercedes before they pulled out.  Either driver would be a good non-Quebec choice for a 'team Canada' driver.  I don't know that they'd ever be top F1 drivers, given their ages, but they'd be solid additions to the grid.


Nice thought Jeri but do either have enough qualifying points for an F1 super licence?  :DntKnw:

Yes, their results in Indy and DTM respectively would allow them into F1.

Offline Robem64

Re: Ocon Move?
« Reply #8 on: August 21, 2018, 10:59:08 AM »
Looks like Perez is imminent now to stay with Force India so presumably a Perez/Stroll driver pairing.

Leaves Ocon needing a new team......options ever more limited which is a shame as I really rate him as a driver.
"I'm not a pessimist, I'm an optimist with experience"

Offline Calman

Re: Ocon Move?
« Reply #9 on: August 21, 2018, 05:07:45 PM »
Looks like Perez is imminent now to stay with Force India so presumably a Perez/Stroll driver pairing.

Leaves Ocon needing a new team......options ever more limited which is a shame as I really rate him as a driver.

If Ocon is left out in the cold, this again demonstrates how crazy F1 has become.  He is a talented driver and has outperformed Perez most of the time.  It would be a travesty if these young drivers don't climb the ladder, purely as there are little seats to choose from!!!!

It used to be that if you didn't deliver, you are out!!! ... but things are clearly getting tougher than ever, to hold onto a drive.

Best Regards,
Cal :)
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Offline John S

Re: Ocon Move?
« Reply #10 on: August 21, 2018, 05:23:25 PM »
By out performed Calman are you including point scoring?  :P
Racing is life - everything else is just waiting. (Steve McQueen)

Offline Calman

Re: Ocon Move?
« Reply #11 on: August 21, 2018, 05:47:44 PM »
By out performed Calman are you including point scoring?  :P

Indeed, I forgot about the 1 point difference between them - so forget what I said, Perez is the best, the man with the bigger chest, he is the man for the job, so let's just call him Bob!  :DD

Best Regards,
Cal :)
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Offline Calman

Re: Ocon Move?
« Reply #12 on: August 26, 2018, 02:59:36 AM »
For once (although there may be invested interest or political purpose in his comments???) .. I have to agree with Hamilton's latest comments towards Esteban Ocon's excellent showing in Qualy today!!!

https://www.racefans.net/2018/08/25/exceptional-ocon-deserves-f1-seat-over-pay-drivers-hamilton/

It certainly puts pressure on the "Paid Driver" system and may force alterations, as it would simply be wrong for Ocon to loose his seat in F1 (or at least a half competitive team).  He appears to be a heck of a nice guy, young, talented and capable of outperforming half of the grid, given the right equipment.  If he ends up at Williams or McLaren, it would be a dreadful shame - as even Simon Lazenby on Sky Sports, muttered something about a "backward move" ... should this outcome be his only option for next year!!

Best Regards,
Cal :)
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Offline Scott

Re: Ocon Move?
« Reply #13 on: August 26, 2018, 01:55:16 PM »
But it was a soaking wet track...which plays to luck of timing more than talent.  He and Perez are fairly close in speed I think, but Perez is a more rounded driver.
The Honey Badger doesn't give a...

Offline Dare

Re: Ocon Move?
« Reply #14 on: August 26, 2018, 05:22:26 PM »
Perez was a up and coming driver that his dream
drive at Mclaren killed his F1 future. I'd like to see
him at Ferrari.
"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

 


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