Oh yeah - dump Kimi while there is still value, keep Massa. On his day, Kimi can be faster, for sure. And I like him. But you shouldn't have to tell a Ferrari driver to try no matter what, I don't think the Kimster is going to be around for long, and there are going to be some nice options to replace him now which might not be available when he goes, given that there will be more seats out there.
Massa tries and tries, and now that he has his head together, could be a champion in a good car.
If they drop back down the grid for the rest of the season, they have still had a great year. I maligned Sutil for a long time. He's coming good now, and Liuzzi may be able to run with him. It's looking good.
Dump Heikki. He's good enough to be in F1, but not good enough to be in a competitive McLaren.
What's that? Yeah, I kinda figured. You're the only ones who can offer him what Ferrari can, and I think his beef was mostly with Ron anyway. I don't think he'll go to either of you for more than a year if he can't be absolutely number one though. And you'd be fools to tell him he could be.
Nelson Jr. (I think, despite his protest, he proved himself a Junior) was not good enough at F1 to be in F1. That's sad. It is also no reason to for him to drive into a wall in order to keep the job. If these allegations are true, all three of them should be gone forever. NONE of them should be allowed to have anything to do with anything FIA-sanctioned.
Let Flav go off and be "colourful" (that's an F1 word that used to mean "actually a cool person." Now it means "acts like that shitbag that makes the "Girls Gone Wild" videos), Junior go off and run a company somewhere, and Pat Symonds, like the rest of us, wonder how such an excellent career ended like that.
Will any reasonable penalty be enough to make Renault decide to leave F1? As the sanctioning body, the FIA must not worry about that. They have to at least give the impression that they care about the sport itself, and not just the business of it.
Also, Alonso leaving should be about as surprising as that one guy moving to Madrid this year to fall down a lot for millions of dollars..
I will say this now: Peter Sauber was the best of the last of the independent team principals. He was not loud, he was not "colourful," but he ran a competitive team, brought in a ridiculous amount of talent, and did not make a fool of anyone. I hope these guys can keep it together. I hope they can build a car that is not a huge disappointment. And I hope Dr. Theissen gets a job that allows him to have some success being the decent, capable guy he appears to be. And Mario, if you've fooled me on that, shame on me.
They should try to keep both drivers (though I don't think they will be able to keep Koob). They should figure out a way to keep Heidfeld thinking that his back is against the wall. He's really good when he's motivated. Otherwise, not so much.
If they lose Koob, they should put Fabian Cancellara in the other car. Seriously. He's Swiss, he's got the heart of a lion, and he's a nice fellow. And you KNOW he'll qualify well.
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