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F1: Kovalainen Out, Rosberg In At McLaren ???

There are 7 comments on the Paddock Talk story from May 25, 2009, titled F1: Kovalainen Out, Rosberg In At McLaren ???. In it, Paddock Talk reports that:

F1: Kovalainen Out, Rosberg In At McLaren ? Norbert Haug, Mercedes-Benz's F1 boss, has admitted interest in seeing his German countryman Nico Rosberg at the wheel of a McLaren.

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#1 Jun 10, 2009
i think this would be perfect for nico, going to a top flight team with a teammate he is really good friends with. a move to mclaren would bring the arrival of the nico rosberg everybody has expected.

Since: Aug 08

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#2 Jun 11, 2009
Believe me, for me it's all the same if McLaren has Nico or Heikki but this is the news in Turun Sanomat by Heikki Kulta, 8.6.2009:

McLaren isn't looking for a replacement for Heikki

There has been talk about Heikki not having any chance to continue at McLaren next season. After the Turkey GP we asked about it directly from Martin Whitmarsh who in the end makes all the decisions regarrding the drivers.

Heikki does a stable job and he is a good team player. I can assure you and your Finnish readers that I haven't negotiated with any other driver for next season, Whitmarsh assured.

We want Heikki in the team. I haven't talked with him either about the next season because we are so behind with our car and are completely concentrated on those problems.

Heikki himself knows that I haven't negotiated with others. You always see rumours but I can say both to you and to Heikki that it's nothing worth believing in, Whitmarsh said.

But how is it rosbergfan7 and others, does Whitmarsh overrule Mercedes or does it go the other way around?
Jazz singer

Leatherhead, UK

#3 Jul 31, 2009
Any new driver at McLaren would be expected to be Hamilton #2.

So far Nico has been #1 at Williams.

“Is that Banjo Music I hear ...”

Since: Jul 07

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#4 Aug 1, 2009
Yip but let's be honest, Heikki hasn't even managed to make it to #2 at macca, he's bloody useless. Nico is a damned good driver, I think it's the only logical moved for him, the others just don't have it, unless of course Ferrari sign Vettel and send Kimi packing, and the Red Bull seat is available, then if I was Nico, I would sign with them, seeing as though the rumour out there is that Kimi may be signing to go back to Macca. Without Ron "the git" dennis at Macca, kimi may just fit in with macca this time round.

Since: Feb 08


#5 Aug 1, 2009
Well now Rosberg's BMW option seems to have somewhat dissipated then I can only see him either staying put or going to Macca.
Haug also confirmed last race that they were totally disappointed in Heikki, there were no talks going on with him for next year and yes they definitely want to see a German in the cockpit. Don't think Heikki stands a chance to be honest.
And no- Rosberg and Hambone are not friends.

Since: Jun 09

Vancouver, Canada

#6 Aug 1, 2009
Heikki may end up back At Reno. He's Better than "Pee Jr". Nico to Mac for sure I Think


Since: May 09

Flushing N,Y,

#7 Aug 1, 2009
Kubica's name maybe thrown into the pot for a drive at Mclaren now that BMW has pulled out of F1, but Rosberg is favored by Haug who want's a German driver. Hamilton at the beginnig of the 2008 season wanted Nico Rosberg who he considered to be his friend, as his teamate.

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