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Re: Official 2012 Formula-1 thread
« Reply #200 on: December 10, 2012, 07:33:19 PM »
Ferrari decided not to appeal. Wonder why?

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Re: Official 2012 Formula-1 thread
« Reply #201 on: December 10, 2012, 08:29:04 PM »
They did.
FIA said pass was legal.
Case closed.

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Re: Official 2012 Formula-1 thread
« Reply #202 on: December 11, 2012, 02:36:25 PM »
No chance of him coming back to F1 anytime soon.
His hand has healed quite nicely.


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Re: Official 2012 Formula-1 thread
« Reply #203 on: December 17, 2012, 05:08:41 PM »

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Re: Official 2012 Formula-1 thread
« Reply #204 on: December 17, 2012, 08:21:13 PM »
Robert Kubica was lucky to escape with his life during the rally accident.

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Re: Official 2012 Formula-1 thread
« Reply #205 on: December 17, 2012, 08:22:06 PM »
Rolex has replaced Tag Heuer as the official time keeper.

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Re: Official 2012 Formula-1 thread
« Reply #206 on: December 17, 2012, 08:26:22 PM »
Nope.
Rolex replaced Hublot.

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Re: Official 2012 Formula-1 thread
« Reply #207 on: December 17, 2012, 08:34:06 PM »
Peter, thanks for the correction.

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Re: Official 2012 Formula-1 thread
« Reply #208 on: December 18, 2012, 01:44:39 PM »

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Re: Official 2012 Formula-1 thread
« Reply #209 on: December 18, 2012, 03:03:39 PM »
VERY sad news.....to me at least la

Kamui Kobayashi has written a letter to his fans explaining that he will not be able to secure a competitive race seat for the 2013 campaign, leaving the Japanese driver to focus on a 2014 return. After being dropped by Sauber, the 26-year-old managed to raise more than 6 million pounds, but it is not enough to remain in Formula 1.

Kobayashi's full letter reads:

'To All the fans,

Thank you for the big support. I am very appreciative that many of you have donated and (are) trying to make (a) donation.

I must mention this, that since the donations started, it has become quite big news in Japan. And because of your big support, it gave huge influences to some Japanese companies and I started receiving good support from them.

And I was in the position to bring a budget of 8 million Euro at least. If you could imagine the time I had, it was (an) overwhelming reaction and it shows there still is a great potential from Japanese companies.

Unfortunately, the time was still short and I am not able to secure the seat with (a) competitive F1 team for 2013. I have to admit that it is very sad and (I) feel sorry for (the) fans and Japanese companies who supported me. But I am still confident to make it happen in 2014.

I would like to stop the donations for now and while I will save all the money for 2014, I (will) start to look (at) what is the best option for 2013 and also 2014. My main priority is to secure the competitive F1 seat in 2014.

I have no interests to race (in) any other categories.

I will make an announcement as soon as I make a decision for 2013.

So, please wait and (I'm) really looking forward (to) your support for (the) coming year.

All the best,

KAMUI KOBAYASHI'

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Re: Official 2012 Formula-1 thread
« Reply #210 on: December 18, 2012, 04:32:09 PM »
If Honda & Toyota were still in F1, Kamui would most probably have a racing seat.

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Re: Official 2012 Formula-1 thread
« Reply #211 on: December 18, 2012, 05:11:48 PM »
Max Chilton joins, another piece of the puzzle put together.

http://www.gpupdate.net/en/f1-news/288723/marussia-announces-chilton-for-2013/