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Bernie EcclestoneAs reported on homeofsport

Referring to Ferrari, which is yet to announce officially that its technical director is planning a ‘sabbatical’ or retirement, he said: “It will be a different team without Michael Schumacher and Ross Brawn.”

Ecclestone also may have spoiled Ron Dennis’ schedule for the announcement of a teammate for 2007 McLaren driver Fernando Alonso, by saying: “Lewis Hamilton will not have a race drive (but) if it was my decision, I’d be prepared to take the risk.”

That’s good ‘ol Bernie at his usual self, letting the cat-out-of-the-bag before others could. Hamilton’s will-race-won’t-race saga will come to an end once McLaren announce their second driver. As for Brawn’s sabbatical, we believe it possible that Kimi might be bringing in someone with him, so giving Brawn a break [just one of our theories]. But yes, no Brawn & no Schumi, does leaves Ferrari a little out-of-sorts.

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McLaren MercedesAs reported on homeofsport

Lewis Hamilton will not make his Formula One debut at the season ending Brazilian grand prix after McLaren confirmed on Friday that Pedro de la Rosa is to retain the seat. “I am looking forward to getting back on track and working with the team to finish the year on a high,” the 35-year-old Spaniard [Pedro de la Rosa] said.

Well, it’s not quiet what we heard earlier !!! But the good thing is Pedro is getting another opportunity to prove himself, given he has been performing reasonably well.

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Ron DennisAs reported on M&C Sport

Lewis Hamilton, the highly-rated young British driver, could be set to make his competitive bow in Formula One after his McLaren team revealed they were considering handing him a race seat for the season’s final grand prix in Brazil.

“Whether anything comes out of that to change our current thinking about the Brazilian GP, time will tell,” Ron Dennis told the Independent. “We are not viewing that test as an evaluation of his driving ability. It’s a chance for him to gain more mileage at a different type of circuit and for us to learn things that are important with regard to doing an event.”

Better sooner than later, and since the Bernie-the Supremo has spoken in support of Hamilton, it’s only time before he gets the F1 seat.

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Bernie EcclestoneAs reported on homeofsport

F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone has joined Sir Frank Williams in urging McLaren to sign Lewis Hamilton to be Fernando Alonso’s teammate next year. “We need more fresh faces, Ron Dennis really should sign him up.”

Now that the Supremo has spoken, I’ll say there is good chances of Hamilton driving for McLaren next year.

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Sir Frank WilliamsAs reported on autosport.com

Frank Williams says he would not think twice about bringing young Briton Lewis Hamilton into Formula One next season if he were McLaren’s Ron Dennis. “I wouldn’t be so presumptuous as to tell Ron Dennis… how to do his job,” the team boss wrote in the Daily Telegraph newspaper on Wednesday.

“If I were Ron, I would have no hesitation in putting him in the car. He looked outstanding this year, a super talent,” added Williams of the 21-year-old winner of this year’s GP2 feeder series. “There is another benefit too, that is often overlooked. These young drivers bring the costs down. They will be ratcheted up in the years ahead, of course, But it gives us a bit more flexibility.”

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Pedro De La RosaAs reported on feedmef1.com

Lewis Hamilton could make his formula one debut for McLaren at the upcoming Chinese grand prix, according to the current occupant of the seat. Spaniard Pedro de la Rosa told commercial television channel ‘Tele 5’ that he still has not been told whether he is going to be needed beyond this week’s test at Silverstone.

De la Rosa has been going good, but given the performance of Hamilton in recent testing, we won’t be surprised if Hamilton is given a chance to drive in Chinese Grand Prix.

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Michael SchumacherAs reported on SportingLife.com

Martin Whitmarsh, McLaren’s F1 CEO, admits F1 will face a period of adjustment once the German has departed, he does whole heartedly believe F1 will survive in its post-Schumi era. “Inevitably, (Schumi) has a following, particularly in Germany – but on the other hand, as one door closes another opens,” he told Autosport.

“I think that with Nico (Rosberg), Lewis (Hamilton), Gary (Paffett), Heikki (Kovalainen) and (Nelson) Piquet (Jr), we’ve got an interesting rush of new blood, and I am sure those guys will be exciting to see as they develop.

Interestingly he forgot to mention Robert Kubica, the rookie who reached the podium in his third race. But then, that is not we are talking about.

We are talking about Michael Schumacher and Formula 1 next season. No doubts a lot has already been written about it and we don’t want to be repetitive. So we’ll say it once and for all.

The sports will go ahead, undoubtedly, even without Michael Schumacher, but it is going to take at least 2-3 races next season for the reality to sink-in. That’s our take on the subject, feel free to write yours.

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