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    While Alonso & Briatore is still recovering from a hangover from partying last night... let's talk about the upcoming season.

    > No more Michelins next year. The obvious benefactors would be the teams that are ran Bridgestones this year. With testing curbed down further - the data from 2006 would be crucial in matching a car's package with the appropriate rubber.

    > McLaren. Sure the McLarens can be fast at times but it has sorely disappointed Kimi for the past two years. 2005 could have been McLaren's if they got together their act a few races earlier. 2006 was extremely disappointing as neither Renault nor Ferrari was challenged by the black & silver team. The JPM + Kimi tandem could have been something. Let's see if Alonso can make a difference there.

    > Ferrari. The obvious favorite for next year's title. With Kimi on board (finally) and the emergence of Massa from obscurity just a year ago - things are looking good for next year. With Massa finishing a solid 3rd in points this year there seems to be no more #1 and #2 driver anymore.

    > Renault. Seems like Mr.-I-don't-like-to-overtake is the team's #1 for next year but everbody's watching Flavio's new boy too. Will be they competitive enough for another run at next year's title?

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    i cant wait to see kimi in red!!

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    i have a feeling that Michael Schumacher may make a comeback from retirement.

    i know he has nothing left to prove but competition is in his blood. like MJ and Ali before him, i bet it's really tough for him to walk away.

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    in 2005 - schumi finished 3rd
    in 2006 - schumi finised 2nd

    in 2007 - "can" schumi win in it "again" now he is retired from racing... who knows

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    kimi in red should be interesting.

    well...schumi could try WRC and Dakar next.

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    With Michael and Montoya gone, there's nothing much for next year. Half the fun is gone. And with the way the Ferrari is going, Kimi will be more like a substitute to Schumi's Sunday drives, with Massa being allowed to win after his teammate wins the WDC mid-season. Alonso should be able to provide some entertainment, that is, if the McLaren can run with the red cars. The MP4/21 didn't look as slippery as its predecessors, most likely because of the departure of aero genius Adrian Newey. Now he's in Red Bull, which doesn't have a chance to get the best power available, so his magic can only do so much there.

    Renault is likely to be a boring team. They don't have a true #1 driver with the overly domesticated Fisichella and an inexperienced Kovalainen. They should have taken JPM, give him #1 status and he should be able to yield the performance expected from him at the start.

    I really don't think Schumi will make a comeback. It's probably in his mind that it will be stupid to do such a thing. He has broken just about every record in F1 and hanged his helmet unscathed. I don't see him do a Michael Jordan and come out of retirement, since F1 can be fatal.

    But as much as I'm a fan, a good team should bring Montoya back. Letting go of him is not a win situation for the so-called motorsports pinnacle. F1 doesn't gain anything after booting him, and NASCAR could double its worth just by his participation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nugundam93 View Post
    kimi in red should be interesting.

    well...schumi could try WRC and Dakar next.
    ...or DTM kasama si mika! tho i doubt if ferrari will let him drive a mercedes.

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    hongano...DTM! heheheh. pero i'd prefer schumi to do promotions na lang and commercials.

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    the iceman & the prancing horse will definitely dominate F1 for 2007 and the coming years!!!!

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    and Alonso and the Mclaren team will have a record of DNFs he..he j/k

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