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  • F1 2020 (spoilers abound)
  • hols2
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    Would be very disappointing if (assuming they can start in late May) this had a knock-on effect for next season.

    My first thought was to wonder how many teams will just write off this season and switch everything to designing next year’s cars. It will give Merc time to sort out their engine problems, will Ferrari try to catch up or just focus on next year? Also, whether Williams can survive financially – I assume sponsors don’t have to pay teams when races are cancelled.

    PJM1974
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    As miffed as I am about a two month delay to the season, it was absolutely the correct decision to call of Melbourne and cancel the forthcoming races.

    Let’s hope that the team members at McLaren make a quick recovery.

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    I assume sponsors don’t have to pay teams when races are cancelled.

    Is it not more a case of will sponsors be able to pay the teams?

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    Glad I didn’t invest in a NowTV pass

    hols2
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    The way this is going, Melbourne next year will pick up exactly where they left off last week.

    Teams push to postpone 2021 rules

    Premier Icon the-muffin-man
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    If they are going to try this year they should rethink the format for the back end of the year.

    Try and fit in 10 venues if possible, but have double-header races – like F2. Sprint Race on Sat, Full GP on Sun. Allow a 3rd car ready built in case of damage.

    Premier Icon the-muffin-man
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    And F1 Tech being put to good use…

    Four F1 teams gearing up to help Coronavirus technology fight

    hols2
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    If they are going to try this year they should rethink the format for the back end of the year.

    Might as well.

    retro83
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    hols2
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    The way this is going, Melbourne next year will pick up exactly where they left off last week.

    Teams push to postpone 2021 rules

    Now confirmed according to racefans.

    Unanimous agreement to postpone new F1 cars for 2021 – but not budget cap

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    And Dutch, Spanish and Monaco races postponed

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    The budget cap isn’t really as much of an issue as it would’ve been though – they’ll just be running more or less the same car as this year with a few bits nicked off whoever wins the handful of races that actually run. Could affect a few drivers who were waiting to see how the new rules panned out before committing.

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    McLaren have an issues as they are due to change engine supplier. Who knows what will happen with that.

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    Oh…Monaco cancelled, not postponed! Impossible to rearrange apparently

    F1 Tech put to good use…

    I don’t think I’d fancy the Williams ventilator.

    It would be difficult to set up and slower than you would like.

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    I don’t think I’d fancy the Williams ventilator.

    It would be difficult to set up and slower than you would like.

    Better than the Ferrari one – that’d just squirt some random crap down your neck when no-one was looking, then deny it ever happened.

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    I don’t think I’d fancy the Williams ventilator.

    It would be difficult to set up and slower than you would like.

    Better than the Ferrari one – that’d just squirt some random crap down your neck when no-one was looking, then deny it ever happened

    Haas one would do something different every time they used it, and they wouldn’t have a clue why..

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    Twodogs
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    Oh…Monaco cancelled, not postponed! Impossible to rearrange apparently

    There’s the silver lining we’ve been waiting for!

    Premier Icon thepurist
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    Given that it’s ~10 weeks until we see some action it would definitely be interesting if they were to set up a mini e-sports championship for the drivers in the meantime

    Bez called it!

    https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/formula-1-launches-2020-esports-series/4771168/

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    Better than the Ferrari one – that’d just squirt some random crap down your neck when no-one was looking, then deny it ever happened.

    The Ferrari one would be the one to get – it’ll give more flow than anyone else’s.

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    In case you didn’t know you can now pause Sky Sport until sport starts again, just log in to your account and review your package – no need to call them to do it.

    Should be good for a laugh

    https://apple.news/ASGqG7lpTTny5z0RR7naKFw

    bugger missed the earlier post!

    escrs
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    With the season on hold for the next few months is there anywhere online we can watch some classic races?

    Think the 2007 season would be a good one to start with, the rise of Hamilton

    pipm1
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    They should award real championship points for the virtual races, that’s shake things up a bit.

    Assuming that doesn’t happen there could be an unofficial championship that that includes the virtual races with whatever real ones happen, if any.

    🙂

    hols2
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    They should award real championship points for the virtual races, that’s shake things up a bitrender motor racing unnecessary and put the teams and promoters out of business.

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    Chris Hoy’s racing for Red Bull in the e-sports race tonight… saveloys at the ready!

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    I can’t believe I’m watching people play computer games but it’s strangely compelling

    Finding it amusing that Mclaren are having “technical issues” & haven’t posted a time

    Premier Icon mashr
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    With the season on hold for the next few months is there anywhere online we can watch some classic races?

    Formula 1 have started putting full races up on YouTube. To start with:

    https://youtu.be/KN4_9IBLlks

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    Canadian F1 2011 in four parts:




    retro83
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    bigdaddy
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    That’s seriously impressive!

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    bigdaddy
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    That’s seriously impressive!

    It really is, just shows what some bloody clever people can do when there usual job is on hold 🙂

    retro83
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    MrOvershoot

    It really is, just shows what some bloody clever people can do when there usual job is on hold 🙂

    I liked the note that they are already on version 2 of the design, the teams have rapid turnaround down to a fine art.

    Premier Icon rOcKeTdOg
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    They are bringing upgrades to the next race & can change the wheels on a hospital bed in 2.1 seconds whilst in full PPE

    bigdaddy
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    I was also impressed with the quoted 70% reduction in O2 use over the original design! Not only can they do it quickly, but also make it much better…

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    Premier Icon the-muffin-man
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    Thread seems to have disappeared – just bumping!

    Premier Icon eddiebaby
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    Thanks. Just signed up. I’ll be keeping an eye on it to make sure it doesn’t auto review but looks pretty good.

    hols2
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    Thread seems to have disappeared

    Season seems to have disappeared. Might be time to start a 2021 thread.

    Premier Icon eddiebaby
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    Not yet!
    Have faith…

    retro83
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