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    2011 / 2012 Formula 1 Silly Season

    Confirmed eams & Drivers as of November 30th:

    Red Bull Racing

    1. Sebastian Vettel
    2. Mark Webber

    Vodafone McLaren Mercedes

    3. Jenson Button
    4. Lewis Hamilton

    Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro

    5. Fernando Alonso
    6. Felipe Massa

    Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team

    7. Michael Schumacher
    8. Nico Rosberg

    Lotus F1 Team

    9. Kimi Raikkonen
    10. Romain Grosjean

    Sahara Force India F1 Team

    11. Paul di Resta
    12. Nico Hulkenburg

    Sauber F1 Team

    14. Kamui Kobayashi
    15. Sergio Perez

    Scuderia Toro Rosso

    16. Daniel Ricciardo
    17. Jean-Eric Vergne

    Williams

    18. Pastor Maldonado
    19. Bruno Senna
    R. Valtteri Bottas

    Team Caterham

    20. Jarno Trulli
    21. Heikki Kovalainen

    HRT F1 Team

    22. Pedro de La Rosa
    23. TBA

    Marussia F1 Team

    24. Timo Glock
    25. Charles Pic
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    The big news today is the signing of Kimi Raikkonen by Lotus
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    Lotus being the former Renault team?
    EDIT: Silly me, I didn't see the other thread.
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    Didn't Sauber confirm Kobayashi and Perez for 2012 back in July?

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    Anyone know exactly what is going on with the Road of the Americas circuit? My understanding is that Bernie is demanding unreasonable amounts of money now for the track, while the race is still a year away. I believe Bernie is just bullying the sponsors of the track for more money. I think that is very wrong indeed, especially since there are a few tracks that may drop out of next season. Romania, Turkey, and Korea come to mind.
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    More accurately, Bernie offered a massive discount as mate's rates but then the us partners coudlnt' get their acts together and so Bernie's offer to the new guys was the normal fees. So not any more "unreasonable" than for any other circuit.

    THEN the Texas gov decided they weren't happy giving them 10s of millions of $$$ for one of TWO races in the US.

    So, I'm afriad all the blame sits on the US (dis)organisers who seem to have been NOT talking to each other towards a successful goal and instead just focussing on their own little needs/wants.

    Hate him, but this time won't blame Bernie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matra et Alpine View Post
    More accurately, Bernie offered a massive discount as mate's rates but then the us partners coudlnt' get their acts together and so Bernie's offer to the new guys was the normal fees. So not any more "unreasonable" than for any other circuit.

    THEN the Texas gov decided they weren't happy giving them 10s of millions of $$$ for one of TWO races in the US.

    So, I'm afriad all the blame sits on the US (dis)organisers who seem to have been NOT talking to each other towards a successful goal and instead just focussing on their own little needs/wants.

    Hate him, but this time won't blame Bernie.
    Maybe they can't understand race tracks that have corners that turn right, as well as left.

    Probably.
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    Well, when you watch F1 on Speed with American announcers, they tend to put a slant on their "news." As is all news in the US, I suppose.
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    Edited 'our' list.
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    Maldonado has been confirmed at Williams with Valtteri Bottas as reserve driver.
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    So Bernie received a check and the Austin GP is back on the schedule.

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    great news!!! I assure to you guys that I'm gonna be on that even!
    I waited on it.

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    Romain Grosjean has been signed as Lotus Renault's second driver.
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    Petrov is rumoured to replace Glock in Marussia instead.

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