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    Default Kimi & Leclerc switcharoo

    Seems to be official at this point. Kimi to Sauber, Leclerc to Ferrari. Can't say I could have predicted the Kimi part of the deal, but Leclerc seemed to be a done deal after his great preformances.

    https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/a...kAmowS6Gw.html

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    Pretty surprised to see Kimi stay in F1 and not retire with all the newbies coming up. But I will say that I am rather looking forward to Verstappen vs Leclerc assuming that the Honda engine holds together for next year.

    Biggest unknown now is what happens to Force India with Daddy Stroll buying everything. I am betting Ocon gets the shit end of the stick there, hopefully he can keep a seat at Williams for the time being as long as Kubica can keep his grubby hands off of it. Then eventually push Merc to give him a drive once Bottas or Hamilton are done with the spot.

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    Feel bad for Kimi....I think he could still mount a fair challenge in a Red car along Seb...

    We obviously don't know all the details from the inner circle of Ferrari....but I'm sure Kimi was paid BANK for his move haha...

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    I think it has to do with Sauber being headquartered near his home/kids in Switzerland. I also heard some rumors that he may become part owner in the team, so maybe that has something to do with it too. Happy to see Kimi stay in F1, but that's a lot of pressure on Leclerc. The tifosi aren't exactly the most forgiving group of fans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EK 2.0 View Post
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    We obviously don't know all the details from the inner circle of Ferrari....but I'm sure Kimi was paid BANK for his move haha...
    Kimi's contract expires at the end of the year. He never did sign an extension with Ferrari AFAIK. Ferrari claims they had no idea about Kimi going to Sauber. Doubt he's getting Ferrari money there.

    Kimi already lost his seat weeks ago. The Leclerc signing was the worst kept secret at the paddock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rage2 View Post
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    Kimi's contract expires at the end of the year. He never did sign an extension with Ferrari AFAIK. Ferrari claims they had no idea about Kimi going to Sauber. Doubt he's getting Ferrari money there.

    Kimi already lost his seat weeks ago. The Leclerc signing was the worst kept secret at the paddock.


    Maybe not driver money, but like was mentioned in this thread I heard grumblings about back end and Corporate side of F1 now....so who knows??...Well outside of the team haha...

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    Quote Originally Posted by EK 2.0 View Post
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    Maybe not driver money, but like was mentioned in this thread I heard grumblings about back end and Corporate side of F1 now....so who knows??...Well outside of the team haha...
    Well there's rumors he's buying part of the team, which would technically make him a pay driver right? haha
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    Quote Originally Posted by rage2 View Post
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    Well there's rumors he's buying part of the team, which would technically make him a pay driver right? haha


    Werrrrd...those rumours....haha....

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    Both HAAS drivers are back and kvyat is back at Torro Rosso, not many seats left now

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