Nelson Piquet jr dropped by Renault

  Strawballs 21:16 03 Aug 2009

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It looks to me that reading between the lines that after being totally outclassed by a rookie at McLaren Alonso wanted to make sure that it was not going to happen again at Renault

  OTT_Buzzard 22:18 03 Aug 2009

t has to be said, his performance this season has been pretty dire.

  Strawballs 23:21 03 Aug 2009

I'm not surprised if you read article and you see how much support he got from the team manager when he left the curcuit after Alonso was out.

  Stuartli 00:33 04 Aug 2009

Going slightly off topic, I thought that this opposition from Williams to Schumacher being able to practice in the Ferrari to be beneath contempt, whatever the reasons it puts forward:

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  Strawballs 23:22 04 Aug 2009

As I said how must he have felt when his manager leaves the curcuit when the other driver (who does'nt get preferencial treatment) is out.

  Noldi 20:31 07 Aug 2009

"Nelson was on a different strategy, carrying 30 litres more fuel (thats another fifteen laps)."

After the running on Friday Renault have an idea where their drivers are regarding pace. Obviously Alonso had a lot more pace and could go for the aggressive strategy where as Nelson was struggling and had to go heavy and hope for a pace car incident.
Nelson has struggled a lot with bad practice pace so he had to go, look at Felipe Massa he was in the same situation a few years ago when he was only the Ferrari test driver for a year and made a better come back a year later. Just because his dad was great it puts a bit more pressure on.


  bremner 20:40 07 Aug 2009

F1 is a cut throat business - perform or you are out.

Picquet did not perform plain and simple.

On the aside from Stuartli, Williams were quite correct, no other driver has been offered the opportunity to practice so why should Schumacher.

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