Rosberg to Ferrari in 2020?

Rosberg to Ferrari in 2020?

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Fundoreen

Original Poster:

951 posts

30 months

Thursday 12th September
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Max and Lewis have given him a hard time. (All a bit rich coming from max zero world titles) . He has hinted he would like to drive a Ferrari.
That could actually work and is something nobody has considered if Vettel moves on.

TheDeuce

3,455 posts

13 months

Thursday 12th September
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If 'nobody' has considered it, then I guess it definitely won't happen wink

I suppose it's not impossible, but trillions of things that aren't happening in F1 today could in theory happen tomorrow - why this particular theory?

He left because he couldn't beat Lewis without destroying the rest of his life and becoming all consumed by F1, and even then he only just managed it. He has said it wasn't an effort he could repeat, so he hung up his helmet, so to speak.

If he's not happy coming second to Lewis in the best car, why would he return to a lesser team and at best be 3rd/4th? In all likelihood 5th at best if Red Bull keep up the pressure on Ferrari next year, without the Gasly chain and ball for the first half of the season.

You're expecting a lot of a guy who has built a full and fun family/media life since leaving, to return to a far less potent team than the one he left. the Ferrari comments he made, as so many of his comments, are probably to stir some social media and press reaction. Let's not forget he has said many more times that he won't return to F1.

Roo

11,375 posts

154 months

Thursday 12th September
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Eh?

Driver wins the world championship and then retires because that was his ultimate goal but you now think he's going to come out of a comfortable, do what I like when I like, retirement to drive for a second rate team?

Why?

Kraken

1,232 posts

147 months

Friday 13th September
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Not a chance. Rosberg is more than content with his life now so why go into the pressure cooker of Ferrari in what will be one of the busiest seasons ever?

vaud

33,782 posts

102 months

Friday 13th September
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Agreed. 0 chance.

Also I think he has said he isn't "F1 fit" anymore as he no longer needs to train / weight manage etc.

super7

608 posts

155 months

Friday 13th September
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From what he was saying at Monza I doubt he would put his life at risk like that anymore either.... he commented that Indycar scared him. He's just interested in raising his family, He won the crown jewels once. He doesn't need to do it again.... he's never going to beat MS's 7 titles, so what's another one to him.

Fair play to him for deciding what he did and having the courage to follow through. Could see him being a team owner at some point though!

vaud

33,782 posts

102 months

Friday 13th September
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super7 said:
Could see him being a team owner at some point though!
Do racers make good team owners? I think they are too self-centred. Maybe as a figure-head but not as an operational boss.

Prost tried with his own team. Maybe working better at Renault?
Helmut Marko is a strong advisor to RB but not operations
Adrian Newey was an OK racer, a better team principal.

Blink982

483 posts

51 months

Friday 13th September
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It would be a great idea if it got the annoying tt off YouTube.

HTP99

15,169 posts

87 months

Friday 13th September
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Lol!

Munter

28,904 posts

188 months

Friday 13th September
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We've more chance of seeing "the hulk" in the seat if Vettel was pushed out. (Which i doubt)

Kraken

1,232 posts

147 months

Friday 13th September
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vaud said:
Do racers make good team owners? I think they are too self-centred. Maybe as a figure-head but not as an operational boss.

Adrian Newey was an OK racer, a better team principal.
Sure you don't mean Horner? Newey started racing after he became a designer and he's never been a team principal.

vaud

33,782 posts

102 months

Friday 13th September
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Kraken said:
vaud said:
Do racers make good team owners? I think they are too self-centred. Maybe as a figure-head but not as an operational boss.

Adrian Newey was an OK racer, a better team principal.
Sure you don't mean Horner? Newey started racing after he became a designer and he's never been a team principal.
Sorry, yes. Horner. Doh.

LeoSayer

5,889 posts

191 months

Friday 13th September
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Maybe he just loves driving F1 cars and wants more of that.

Quite understandable.

Mark-C

3,118 posts

152 months

Friday 13th September
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LeoSayer said:
Maybe he just loves driving F1 cars and wants more of that.

Quite understandable.
Completely understandable but he seems very happy with his life and he's already got a WDC that nobody can take away.

But so has Kimi idea

DanielSan

14,537 posts

114 months

Friday 13th September
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vaud said:
Do racers make good team owners? I think they are too self-centred. Maybe as a figure-head but not as an operational boss.

Prost tried with his own team. Maybe working better at Renault?
Helmut Marko is a strong advisor to RB but not operations
Adrian Newey was an OK racer, a better team principal.
To be fair, the Prost team was doing pretty well, then Peugeot pulled the plug on the cash and it all went a bit tits from there.

StevieBee

8,082 posts

202 months

Friday 13th September
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vaud said:
Agreed. 0 chance.

Also I think he has said he isn't "F1 fit" anymore as he no longer needs to train / weight manage etc.
hehe Yeah....have you seen him on Sky? Really piled on the pounds. My heart bleeds for the porker. He must be up to a 20" waist by now.

Unlike the svelte Mark Blundell who's kept it off since he retired from F1. I'm not sure what 'it' is, precisely, or what it was kept off of.

Munter

28,904 posts

188 months

Friday 13th September
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StevieBee said:
Unlike the svelte Mark Blundell who's kept it off since he retired from F1. I'm not sure what 'it' is, precisely, or what it was kept off of.
I think "It" is the treadmill. It's been kept turned off, and he's kept off it. hehe

rdjohn

3,788 posts

142 months

Friday 13th September
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Definitely random thought of the day. Why not an even more random Giovinazzi to drive for Ferrari?

Why not simply Vettel to stay at Ferrari - I really don’t think that he is planning retirement

Mark-C

3,118 posts

152 months

Friday 13th September
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rdjohn said:
Definitely random thought of the day. Why not an even more random Giovinazzi to drive for Ferrari?

Why not simply Vettel to stay at Ferrari - I really don’t think that he is planning retirement
Giovanazzi to Ferrari isn't random given he's a Ferrai Academy product ... albeit one being shown up by Kimi.

George Russell would be my random choice - would love to see him and LeClerc in the red cars next year or the year after. Yes he has a Mercedes contrcat but these things are elastic. If nothing else it might force Mercedes to give him Bottas' seat smile

DaveTheRave87

1,382 posts

36 months

Friday 20th September
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Alonso's got a lot of time on his hands these days...