September 30, 2009

As If We Needed Another Reason To Hate HWMNBN, And Felipe Massa News

It's finally official: HWMNBN will be driving for Ferrari in the 2010 season.  He'll be joined by Felipe Massa, and Giancarlo Fisichella will be the team's third driver.

Which means that Kimi Raikkonnen is out at Ferrari.

Of this, we shall speak no more, unless it is to heap derogatory comments upon it.

Speaking of Felipe Massa, however, he got back behind the wheel for the first time since his horrible accident in Hungary.  Sure, it was in a Kart, but it's still the first step in getting back to F1 trim.  He turned more than 60 laps on the kart track at his home circuit of Interlagos on Tuesday.

He did manage to beat Baby Yoshi and Diddy Kong, but lost to Mario.

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1 F1 drivers don't ever get blue sparks...

Posted by: Avatar_exADV at September 30, 2009 04:40 PM (pWQz4)

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I wonder if Kimi will be able to find another ride? With several new teams joining next year, they're gonna be hungry for experienced talent. And though Kimi hasn't been a champion, he's done well overall. He is far from the worst driver available, and definitely not the worst one who is at liberty.

I won't be at all surprised if he has a new home for next season. But it won't be in as good of a car as Ferrari would have provided him.

It would be ironic if it was Renault, wouldn't it? With both of their experienced drivers now gone, they're going to be looking hard.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at September 30, 2009 07:26 PM (+rSRq)

3 Kimi was looking at WRC, but he's probably not ready for the next season. He might try to jump in early with a weak team, I suppose.

Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at September 30, 2009 07:35 PM (/ppBw)

4 Someone's already updated the Wikipedia entry for HWMNBN. It says that Kimi is rumored to be going to McLaren. Which would mean that Heikki is out there, because there's no damned chance that McLaren is dumping Hamilton.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at September 30, 2009 07:37 PM (+rSRq)

5 Smart money says Kimi'll go to McLaren.  I can't imagine him going to one of the new teams and getting stuck in a lousy car.  Renault, maybe, but if it's not McLaren, I'd be surprised.

Heikki's gone, no question about it, whether or not Kimi comes in.

Posted by: Wonderduck at September 30, 2009 08:00 PM (/O6qY)

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Last weekend the Legendary Announce Team mentioned that Kimi still has $40 million left on his contract.  Hope he got a good buy-out.

I'm loving this year's Silly Season.  :-)

 

Posted by: Mallory at October 01, 2009 07:09 AM (WJ2qy)

7 I've been a Ferrari fan since I attended my first F1 race (Long Beach, 197 and many of it's drivers have been some of my favorites. I'm not sure how I feel about this new revelation, because I've never been an Alonso fan... I don't like his attitude. So if he's good for the team, I guess it's a good thing, but I'll be rooting for Massa!

Posted by: madmike at October 01, 2009 12:07 PM (MJ3gP)

8 Hey, I used an "8" next to a ")" and instead I got a smiley

Posted by: madmike at October 01, 2009 12:08 PM (MJ3gP)

9 That's not a bug, that's a feature.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at October 01, 2009 01:44 PM (+rSRq)

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Too bad Minx filters out ⁠.

Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at October 01, 2009 03:55 PM (/ppBw)

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