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  • F1 2020 (spoilers abound)
  • Premier Icon slowoldman
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    He made a lot of drivers look like amateurs there.

    How did he do that?

    bwoah, I did some overtake”

    Clearly I don’t understand motor racing. I thought overtaking was a good thing.

    Premier Icon oomidamon
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    Alfa obviously liked it, they are sticking with Kimi and Giovonazzi for 2021.

    Premier Icon Twodogs
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    which IMHO demonstrates Alfa’s complete lack of ambition

    Premier Icon thepurist
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    At least Williams have confirmed Russell and Latifi – bad day for Perez tho

    Premier Icon thols2
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    bad day for Perez Hulkenberg tho

    Rumours are that Red Bull see Perez as likely replacement if they decide to ditch Albon. This means that Hulkenberg is almost certainly out.

    Premier Icon keithb
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    I can’t believe giovinazzi is getting another season. I can’t think of a time where his name has come up as having had a good day behind the wheel.

    Surely Perez/hulkenberg would have been a better option for reliability, or rotate in another Ferrari junior in the hope of getting someone fast and good!  Bonkers.

    Premier Icon thols2
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    I can’t believe giovinazzi is getting another season.

    Premier Icon thepurist
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    So the only seats open for next year are currently occupied by Albon, Kvyat, RoGro and KMag. The ResBull/AT seats are being widely discussed but not much noise about the Haas options. Surely the Hulk has a chance there as a safe pair of hands that won’t throw the car at the scenery and will give good feedback to develop the dog they’ve currently got. If I was Gunther I’d want someone who will reliably deliver what the cars capable of rather than some mercurial talent who might somehow drag it all the way up to 14th place but stands a good chance of getting greedy and throwing it all away.

    Premier Icon Twodogs
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    So the only seats open for next year are currently occupied by Albon, Kvyat, RoGro and KMag.

    Don’t forget the one at Mercedes 😂

    Premier Icon thepurist
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    Don’t forget the one at Mercedes

    I think that one’s even more guaranteed than Boris’ U turn lockdown

    Premier Icon thols2
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    Premier Icon retro83
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    Argh man russell must be gutted, what a time for that to happen

    Premier Icon eddiebaby
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    This has been an ‘interesting race.
    Hamilton has obviously sold his soul to the devil.

    Premier Icon retro83
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    FFS Albon 🤭

    Premier Icon Klunk
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    carlos the cat!

    Premier Icon eddiebaby
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    Go Honey Badger!

    Premier Icon thols2
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    Premier Icon retro83
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    the piece of ferrari which was embedded in bottas’ car!

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    Premier Icon Twodogs
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    Asked about how Wolff’s announcement could impact on Hamilton’s future, he responded: “I don’t even know if I’m going to be here next year so it’s not a concern for me at the moment.

    Yeah, right

    Premier Icon Pook
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    I think Russell was really unlucky. Just as he gunned it, there was clearly a bump in the road. You see it pop the car up

    Premier Icon Bez
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    the piece of ferrari which was embedded in bottas’ car!

    I guess Ferrari have finally figured out how to make their car go faster 🙂

    Premier Icon joefm
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    cold tyres and a huge amount of power….

    I hope the organisers keep these circuits on the calendar rather than some of the crap usually in there because of the host state is paying a fortune to have a gp.

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    Pook
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    I think Russell was really unlucky. Just as he gunned it, there was clearly a bump in the road. You see it pop the car up
    Posted 12 hours ago

    It’s not exactly unheard of. Verstappen binned it on the way to the grid this year, Schumacher’s crashed behind the SC (twice i think), Grosjean last year, Hakinnen as well iirc, Vettel crashed into Webber or vice versa in seb’s early seasons.

    Cold tyres, swerving & giving it gas to try and get some heat in them, below race speed so no downforce. Entirely understandable. But embarrassing and gutting to lose a chance at points when he was genuinely in a position to get them by merit.

    Premier Icon richmtb
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    I hope the organisers keep these circuits on the calendar rather than some of the crap usually in there because of the host state is paying a fortune to have a gp

    Nice to see them back at Imola, but its a tricky circuit to overtake at, I think Mugello and Portimao were better substitute circuits for the current F1 cars. It will be interesting to see what Istanbul is like.

    Premier Icon PJM1974
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    I feel quite sorry for George Russell making an uncharacteristic error like that, but the combination of cold tyres and a safety car have caught out many more experienced drivers over the years.

    Albon appears to have royally fluffed it again.

    Premier Icon retro83
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    yeah, surely sealed his fate there. Double whammy as well with Kvyat finishing 4th.

    Premier Icon joefm
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    Nice to see them back at Imola, but its a tricky circuit to overtake at, I think Mugello and Portimao were better substitute circuits for the current F1 cars. It will be interesting to see what Istanbul is like.

    Agree to an extent. I guess out of the three italian rounds Monza and Mugello would be favoured.

    Premier Icon the-muffin-man
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    Good article on the future of F1, salary caps and the phasing out of wind-tunnels…

    https://www.racefans.net/2020/11/04/why-f1-is-talking-wind-tunnel-bans-and-driver-salary-caps-but-not-an-engine-freeze/

    …and Red Bull’s usual hypocrisy! 🙂

    Premier Icon retro83
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    Good article, thanks.

    Premier Icon reluctantjumper
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    Seeing as we’re talking about the future of F1 and we’ve just had the announcement that they’re going to Saudi Arabia, thought this might be of interest:

    Premier Icon chrismac
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    F1 is always about following the money. I’m surprised it’s taken this long

    Premier Icon eddiebaby
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    Looks like Vietnam may not make it on to the calendar at any point now…
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/formula1/54879815

    Premier Icon thepurist
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    Sad that the rich motorsport heritage of Vietnam won’t be rewarded with an F1 race. Oh hang on…

    Anyhow, 2021 calendar announced – expect it was far too late to consider incorporating any of the enforced learnings from this year’s guest circuits and my guess is that there won’t be any consideration of them when it comes to ’22 and beyond.

    Australian GP – March 21
    Bahrain GP – March 28
    Chinese GP – April 11
    TBC – April 25
    Spanish GP – May 9
    Monaco GP – May 23
    Azerbaijan GP – June 6
    Canadian GP – June 13
    French GP – June 27
    Austrian GP – July 4
    British GP – July 18
    Hungarian GP – August 1
    Belgian GP – August 29
    Dutch GP – September 5
    Italian GP – September 12
    Russian GP – September 26
    Singapore GP – October 3
    Japanese GP – October 10
    United States GP – October 24
    Mexican GP – October 31
    Brazilian GP – November 14
    Saudi Arabia GP – November 28
    Abu Dhabi GP – December 5

    Premier Icon eddiebaby
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    Blimey quali in Turkey is terrifying. A slippy track with rain on it. Looks horrific out there.

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    Premier Icon Twodogs
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    Possibly not for long…he’s under investigation for going too fast under yellow flags (in q1 I assume)

    Premier Icon P20
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    That was chaos. Hope tomorrow allows them to race

    Premier Icon sharkbait
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    Why wait until just a couple of weeks before the event to lay a new track?

    Premier Icon reluctantjumper
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    The original surface failed inspection is what some have said. Just needed a few repairs done but they went with a full repave. Don’t forget the track has had very little use since the last time F1 was there.

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