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[SJ]HeatCAN

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Re: F1 @ Hungary
« Reply #25 on: July 27, 2009, 06:11:14 pm »
WoW.  I'm sure glad Massa's life has been saved.  It will be a great loss if he cannot race again.

[SJ]JuneBug

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Re: F1 @ Hungary
« Reply #26 on: July 27, 2009, 08:57:05 pm »
I don't think Massa will ever run in F1 again after that incident and I think that F1 suspended Alonso's team to make a point since that young kid lost his life in F2...

Thank goodness Massa is in stable condition and aware of his surroundings, that's a big wallop on the noggin...

[SJ]Jarkko Rantajoki

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Re: F1 @ Hungary
« Reply #27 on: July 27, 2009, 08:58:30 pm »
We have seen some pretty amazing comebacks, so its early to say about his career at this point me thinks.

[SJ]JuneBug

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« Reply #28 on: July 27, 2009, 09:07:05 pm »
Well I agree with you but I did read that the Massa's family doctor has announced Massa will be out for the rest of this year. I like Massa so I can only hope they are all full of it  ;)

[SJ]Minorshunt

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Re: F1 @ Hungary
« Reply #29 on: July 28, 2009, 01:13:46 am »
Brazil breathes a collective sigh of relief that Massa will be ok. I know life is weird, but the fact both drivers involved are from Sao Paulo in such a freak incident? It just boggles the mind.  :(

That Massa is still alive is a testament to just how good today's safety equipment and emergency medical care really is. If this happened 10 years ago, I don't know that he would have survived. I really hope he makes it back in the cockpit. But more importantly I hope he has a long and happy life with his soon to be born child.

[SJ]Jarkko Rantajoki

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Re: F1 @ Hungary
« Reply #30 on: July 28, 2009, 08:16:54 am »
In fact if it happened last year he propably wouldnt have survived, new stronger helmet this year. :)

[SJ]TheChamp

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Re: F1 @ Hungary
« Reply #31 on: July 28, 2009, 09:00:52 am »
That they're both from Sao Paolo doesn't say much, as there are plenty of racing drivers from that area. The fact that two strikingly similar accidents (which involve a lot of bad luck) happen within a week is what makes this awkward to me. I hope the FIA doesn't go mad with safety and comes up with a closed cockpit for all open wheelers..

[SJ]RockyC

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Re: F1 @ Hungary
« Reply #32 on: July 29, 2009, 05:44:15 am »
Hey, this is a perfect opportunity for Alonso to start driving at Ferrari now! :rotfl:

[SJ]Kristof Huyck

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Re: F1 @ Hungary
« Reply #33 on: July 29, 2009, 03:13:18 pm »
At first it was rumored that M. Schumacher would race, but it's very doubtful imo. Now with the speedy recovery of Massa and with the next race being 4 weeks away, there's a small chance Massa himself could race  :hmm:

[SJ]Milan Milicevic

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Re: F1 @ Hungary
« Reply #34 on: July 29, 2009, 03:26:59 pm »
imo Massa would be out for the rest of the season :(

Schumy's manager says: "Whoever sits in the car at the next race in Valencia, it will not be Michael Schumacher. I am not 100 per cent sure; I am 200 per cent sure."


Current Le Mans winner Marc Gene would be a reasonable substitution then?
he is Ferrari tester last 5 years and he is Spaniard, good for Valencia.


 
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[SJ]Milan Milicevic

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Re: F1 @ Hungary
« Reply #35 on: July 29, 2009, 05:17:20 pm »
Seems like Im wrong :)

Schummy is back

http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/77418

[SJ]DRokK

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Re: F1 @ Hungary
« Reply #36 on: July 29, 2009, 05:50:37 pm »
heh looks like his manager was 200% wrong  lol

[SJ]Kristof Huyck

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Re: F1 @ Hungary
« Reply #37 on: July 29, 2009, 05:52:26 pm »
Not very sure this is a good move by Michael, but it's interesting for sure. (It's a bit comparable to what Armstrong did)

[SJ]Jarkko Rantajoki

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Re: F1 @ Hungary
« Reply #38 on: July 29, 2009, 06:06:25 pm »
Nice... Schumacher back on track!  :excited:

Marcus

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Re: F1 @ Hungary
« Reply #39 on: July 29, 2009, 06:39:31 pm »
Why do I worry he's going to end up badly hurt?

[SJ]Jarkko Rantajoki

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Re: F1 @ Hungary
« Reply #40 on: July 29, 2009, 06:41:48 pm »
Why do I worry he's going to end up badly hurt?


You dont rate Schumacher like a normal guy me thinks, I wouldnt be at all surprised if he actually shows some reasonable speed..
Physical condition might make the races tiny bit hard though.. we will see.. its amazingly hard to speculate on a subject called M.Schumacher.

[SJ]DRokK

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Re: F1 @ Hungary
« Reply #41 on: July 29, 2009, 06:43:52 pm »
If he didnt think he can go fast he wouldnt be doing it. It will be nice to see his lap times compared to Kimis

[SJ]Milan Milicevic

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Re: F1 @ Hungary
« Reply #42 on: July 29, 2009, 06:59:53 pm »
It will be his first official F1 race on slick tyres since ... ehrmm :) famous Jerez 1997.

[SJ]RockyC

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Re: F1 @ Hungary
« Reply #43 on: July 29, 2009, 07:02:04 pm »
Nice! It's actually not a bad idea for Ferrari and Massa to put Schumi in the car. They won't have to worry about Schumi threatening Massa's ride in the future.

[SJ]FAR

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« Reply #44 on: July 29, 2009, 07:54:02 pm »
Nice! It's actually not a bad idea for Ferrari and Massa to put Schumi in the car. They won't have to worry about Schumi threatening Massa's ride in the future.


 :yes:
He already said that he only drives until Felipe returns...not sure if his little comeback is a good thing for Schumi...
He will have no chance at Valencia...he hasn`t driven the 2009 Ferrari so far, he doesn`t know the Valencia track and he is not allowed to have practice-drives...

Not a good combination to be a successful replacement...but i hope he will do well, otherwise it will destroy a bit his reputation...

 :dunno:

[SJ]RockyC

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Re: F1 @ Hungary
« Reply #45 on: July 29, 2009, 10:12:20 pm »
He will have no chance at Valencia...he hasn`t driven the 2009 Ferrari so far, he doesn`t know the Valencia track and he is not allowed to have practice-drives...

Not a good combination to be a successful replacement...but i hope he will do well, otherwise it will destroy a bit his reputation...

 :dunno:

Sorry, I don't agree Frank. Look at Jaime Alguersuari in Hungary. Only a couple of straight line tests in the STR before taking to the track. He kept his nose clean in the race and even finished better than his teammate. I think Michael will do very well. Also, I don't think he would be doing if he didn't think he could do well.

[SJ]Kristof Huyck

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Re: F1 @ Hungary
« Reply #46 on: July 30, 2009, 02:39:34 pm »
For the Spa F1 race promotors this is very good news, they are selling a ticket each minute since it is announced that Schumacher will race  :)

[SJ]CasparGTL

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Re: F1 @ Hungary
« Reply #47 on: July 30, 2009, 02:47:27 pm »
Oh yes, this sells!  :o

[SJ]FAR

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Re: F1 @ Hungary
« Reply #48 on: July 30, 2009, 05:55:19 pm »
We should still see that the words are only:

Michael prepares himself so that he can race... :hmm:

reading between the lines it could also mean: there`s still an option that Massa could be fit til Valencia...or do they know more about Massas recovery, what they don`t tell us??

After reading all progresses of his health we could expect seeing him again driving this year...but i still can`t believe it...

In the german news they say, Michael is practicing in the simulator and he will have a private test in an non actual F1 Ferrari to acclimate with the g-forces again..´.
I´m pretty sure they will give him a Ferrari that has the same aerodynamic-grip as the F60 from 2009...I´m also pretty sure the car will be on slick tyres...

But there is still a question about Michaels health...he still has problems with his neck after a motobike-crash early this year...

All stays interesting...and yes...the news are full of Michaels comeback and the germans (maybe the italians also) are getting crazy about it...

I realy hope he`ll do well..if he realy drives... :?:

[SJ]Kristof Huyck

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Re: F1 @ Hungary
« Reply #49 on: July 30, 2009, 06:35:11 pm »
I bet he would very much like the race Spa and Monza, two legendary tracks  :)