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  • Formula 1 2024 – WILL CONTAIN SPOILERS
  • slowoldman
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    I think those calling George Russell a whinging cock bag are being a bit harsh. Knowing the speeds of the F1 cars at that part of the circuit with you being in the position of lying defenceless in the middle of the track I don’t see a problem in trying to make it clear to anyone listening that this is a dangerous situation.

    I don’t think those accusations are based on this one incident.

    nickc
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    The trouble with RedBull is that, from the outside at least, it is Max’s team and he/they want a team mate that’ll concistently deliver the “2” bit of a 1-2 finish.

    The Verstappens may think it’s their team, after the race Horner said “We want to find the best pairing that we can […] You’ve had a very fast unemployed driver win todays race, so the market’s reasonably fluid.”

    multi21
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    beanum

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    Gary Anderson doesn’t agree with the Alonso penalty. He didn’t consider it to be brake checking but racing, and implied that a better driver than Russell would have reacted differently..

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/formula-1/2024/03/25/george-russell-crash-fernando-alonso-harsh-punishment/

    Hmm, I do like Gary but I think that article is balls, no driver is predicting that someone they’re chasing down is going to lift 100m early before a 180mph corner. You may as well allow weaving on the straight or moving in the braking zone if you allow that.
    jimster01
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    Going back Alonso, after yesterday’s shenanigans,  I can’t see Mercedes breaking down the door to sign Alonso.

    Twodogs
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    Ralf Schumacher claims Red Bull are keen to sign him 😂

    WorldClassAccident
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    Ralf Schumacher claims Red Bull are keen to sign him

    What as? Team barista?

    Twodogs
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    Sorry, I meant keen to sign Alonso 😂.

    It would be interesting…I reckon Max would thrash Alonso, and Alonso would throw his toys out of the pram bigly

    shermer75
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    I think it would be amazing to see Alonso and Verstappen on the same team, two of the greatest ever drivers in F1 going head to head! Please make this happen!

    thepurist
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    Can’t see Alonso wanting to be part of a team where there’s a simmering power battle and splits between factions making working relationships difficult.

    Oh hang on…

    Bez
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    A team that’s already on the brink of shaking itself apart from the inside and desperately looking for stability, hiring Alonso? Drive to Survive will self-combust and we’ll all be cooking popcorn on the flames. Where do I sign?

    multi21
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    Twodogs

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    Sorry, I meant keen to sign Alonso 😂.

    It would be interesting…I reckon Max would thrash Alonso, and Alonso would throw his toys out of the pram bigly

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    Genuinely I would be massively up for this…imagine Alonso trying a hungary ’07 on Max

    multi21
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    😎

    hardtailonly
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    ^^^^ Sorry, don’t do Twitter / X anyway … what’s the story?

    Bruce
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    Que?

    multi21
    Free Member

    hardtailonly

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    ^^^^ Sorry, don’t do Twitter / X anyway … what’s the story?

    It’s just detailing some upgraded parts for the upcoming GP in Suzuka 😉

    (DRS hat man is back!)

    thepurist
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    Meanwhile the next round of the alternate F1 year is kicking off with a Benson reporting on an interview with “a friend” of the female at the centre of the Horner allegations

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/formula1/68712864

    scotroutes
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    The woman is unable to talk about her claims, having signed a legal undertaking not to discuss the matter with anyone other than her father and brother, the friend said.

    Erm…

    andrewh
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    If I’ve read that the same as Scotroutes has this could get interesting…

    the-muffin-man
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    She can still discuss her feelings without discussing the details of the case.

    dooosuk
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    Why would she have signed a legally binding agreement like that? Nothing in it for her.

    the-muffin-man
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    …it’s like she’s been pressured into it via some coercive behaviour.

    dooosuk
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    What penalty for breaking it though?  Says she’s worried about not being employable in motorsport in the future but it feels like that so may have already sailed.

    tjagain
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    Why would she have signed a legally binding agreement like that? Nothing in it for her.

    Money?

    jimster01
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    I saw this story earlier today,  wasn’t sure if it’s the BBC taking the moral high ground,  or whether it’s a genuine grievance against Red Bull.

    I’d like to think that in this day and age this sort of thing didn’t happen,  and that you could go to work feeling safe in that environment.

    The fact that there has been an agreement signed for nondisclosure doesn’t look good for Red Bull, and that she’s still feeling under pressure isn’t good.

    Still, makes for an interesting Chequered Flag podcast…

    But then again, a person has felt intimidated in the workplace, which isn’t good. And the lack of transparency on Red Bull’s part isn’t helping.

    shermer75
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    I feel like it’s the lack of transparency that’s key here. If you don’t have anything to hide, then don’t hide it

    thols2
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    This is a very strange story. McLaren hire a senior Ferrari engineer then they mutually decide to separate after three months. Did McLaren realize they’d bought a pup or did Sanchez get a better offer from elsewhere?

    https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/article/mclaren-announce-several-organisational-changes-as-new-signing-sanchez.4zQsiFn5q4ebcaTanM51fg

    andrewh
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    They’d finished the photocopying 🤣

    nickc
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    Why would she have signed a legally binding agreement like that? Nothing in it for her.

    I would imagine it was part of the procedure to mount her claim against Red Bull. She goes to HR with her claims, and they say “Fine, if you want to lunch a claim, both parties have to sign this NDA to stop them from talking about it”. Not a problem for Horner to sign it, so she does otherwise her claim goes nowhere…Seen it before.

    Edit: Also given where she worked, and the secrecy they like to surround themselves with, may even be part of her employment contract.

    slowoldman
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    Have we done Seb considering a return to F1? Well, maybe.

    multi21
    Free Member

    ouch:

    WorldClassAccident
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    It’s fine amtye, we have used a multi-material composite repair matrix

    the-muffin-man
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    Have we done Seb considering a return to F1? Well, maybe.

    I hope that doesn’t happen – he was past his best when he left and apart from a Mercedes seat-filler for a season I don’t see what he will bring now. I’d rather see him in WEC.

    jimster01
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    Not sure about Seb returning to F1, yes I miss his openness and humour.

    Hopefully it won’t be a repeat of Michael Schumacher’s return to Mercedes if it does happen.

    Daffy
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    I watched the interview with Seb.  He was pushed for an answer and his response was that yes, he’s thought about it as he misses some aspects, but the question about talking to team principals wasn’t connected and was answered more in a way that he was talking to them about other things, not about rejoining.

    jimster01
    Full Member

    Sergeant’s binned it in FP1, he could blame the chassis I s’pose

    multi21
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    jimster01

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    Sergeant’s binned it in FP1, he could blame the chassis I s’pose

    Oh man, looks like they couldn’t get it repaired in time for FP2 either. From what I read the gearbox is broken and Williams don’t have a spare front/rear wing so he’ll have to go back to the launch spec.
    edit- just seen the replay, no blaming that on the chassis 😬
    WorldClassAccident
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    Sergeant : I need a new gearbox!
    Williams : We will check the spare supplies
    Sergeant : Hurry, I must race this weekend!
    Williams : Are you sure it is not just the green cable we use to adjust your drink fluid speed, we have some of them?

    john
    Full Member

    Quote from James Vowles in the bbc practice report isn’t encouraging for Sargeant’s F1 future. If only there had been some warning signs last season…

    Team principal James Vowles described the crash as “frustrating”, saying Sargeant ran wide because “he didn’t quite realise where he was with where the grass was on the outside and put a wheel on the grass.

    “What you saw here wasn’t a driver making a mistake because they were pushing to the limit. It’s a very different type of mistake, a frustrating one by all accounts, because it wasn’t on the limit of what the car could do.

    “There was far more turning potential in there. He just didn’t know where the car was on track relative to where he expected it to be anyway.”

    Daffy
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    Yeah, that’s a damning condemnation of your driver’s skills to a worldwide audience.

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