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Invade wrote:
Sat Aug 08, 2020 3:52 pm
Big oof from Ticktum today and quite topical. :twisted: Dan threatened to crash a driver off the track (sorry can't recall whom).

Lundgaard keeps churning out the results and Zhou underwhelms me yet again — sorry! Illot simply seems quicker and better right now. Zhou was the guy I've typically seen touted across the webz and the motorsphere so perhaps I'm expecting too much.


So is there a thread where we can talk 2020 F3 and F2?
I think his words can be taken in two ways actually. I don't like Ticktum, but I will give him the benefit of the doubt here

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Siao7 wrote:
Mon Aug 10, 2020 8:04 am
Invade wrote:
Sat Aug 08, 2020 3:52 pm
Big oof from Ticktum today and quite topical. :twisted: Dan threatened to crash a driver off the track (sorry can't recall whom).

Lundgaard keeps churning out the results and Zhou underwhelms me yet again — sorry! Illot simply seems quicker and better right now. Zhou was the guy I've typically seen touted across the webz and the motorsphere so perhaps I'm expecting too much.


So is there a thread where we can talk 2020 F3 and F2?
I think his words can be taken in two ways actually. I don't like Ticktum, but I will give him the benefit of the doubt here
Yeah I think Ticktum should get the benefit of the doubt here. It seems he meant that they would crash rather than he would crash into him.

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JN23 wrote:
Mon Aug 10, 2020 8:12 am
Siao7 wrote:
Mon Aug 10, 2020 8:04 am
Invade wrote:
Sat Aug 08, 2020 3:52 pm
Big oof from Ticktum today and quite topical. :twisted: Dan threatened to crash a driver off the track (sorry can't recall whom).

Lundgaard keeps churning out the results and Zhou underwhelms me yet again — sorry! Illot simply seems quicker and better right now. Zhou was the guy I've typically seen touted across the webz and the motorsphere so perhaps I'm expecting too much.


So is there a thread where we can talk 2020 F3 and F2?
I think his words can be taken in two ways actually. I don't like Ticktum, but I will give him the benefit of the doubt here
Yeah I think Ticktum should get the benefit of the doubt here. It seems he meant that they would crash rather than he would crash into him.
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Siao7 wrote:
Mon Aug 10, 2020 8:04 am
Invade wrote:
Sat Aug 08, 2020 3:52 pm
Big oof from Ticktum today and quite topical. :twisted: Dan threatened to crash a driver off the track (sorry can't recall whom).

Lundgaard keeps churning out the results and Zhou underwhelms me yet again — sorry! Illot simply seems quicker and better right now. Zhou was the guy I've typically seen touted across the webz and the motorsphere so perhaps I'm expecting too much.


So is there a thread where we can talk 2020 F3 and F2?
I think his words can be taken in two ways actually. I don't like Ticktum, but I will give him the benefit of the doubt here
Yeah he just said that next time that particular driver dive bombs him he will not avoid the crash.
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Siao7 wrote:
Mon Aug 10, 2020 8:04 am
Invade wrote:
Sat Aug 08, 2020 3:52 pm
Big oof from Ticktum today and quite topical. :twisted: Dan threatened to crash a driver off the track (sorry can't recall whom).

Lundgaard keeps churning out the results and Zhou underwhelms me yet again — sorry! Illot simply seems quicker and better right now. Zhou was the guy I've typically seen touted across the webz and the motorsphere so perhaps I'm expecting too much.


So is there a thread where we can talk 2020 F3 and F2?
I think his words can be taken in two ways actually. I don't like Ticktum, but I will give him the benefit of the doubt here
He's saying he won't avoid a collision, but his choice of words and his intonation do him no favours. Regardless it was poor form and a genuine tantrum.

But yes he was not saying he'd go out of his way to crash a driver off the track. He gets no benefit of the doubt over his short fuse though - he still needs to seriously work on that.

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Matthew Carter on MissedApex podcast kind of let it slip that Claire Williams might get replaced by Otmar Saufner, this would tie in with rumours that Lawrence Stroll wants Toto Wolff as TP at Aston Martin, also Vettel is still the #1 target for Stroll despite the increased budget Perez will be able to bring to the team.
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pokerman wrote:
Wed Sep 02, 2020 1:43 pm
Matthew Carter on MissedApex podcast kind of let it slip that Claire Williams might get replaced by Otmar Saufner, this would tie in with rumours that Lawrence Stroll wants Toto Wolff as TP at Aston Martin, also Vettel is still the #1 target for Stroll despite the increased budget Perez will be able to bring to the team.
This is 100% idle speculation on my part, but the money Perez brings in might be overshadowed enough by the Aston funds. Stroll may have led that buyout but he's not the sole owner and other parties both in the team and at Aston may well want a perceived top driver in their car, and there may be a fund to cover it. Same argument with Wolff, although I don't think he wants to go to a lower team.
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Steiner saying whoever drives for them for 2021 will also drive for them for 2022. Not sure if that's good for Grosjean and Magnussen or not tbh.

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Sergio Perez announces he is leaving Racing Point!

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BOOM



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Wow. I didn't know he was with the team for seven years, I thought he was shuffling around different teams like the rest of the midfield. Pretty sad news for him, especially with him stating he has no plan B.

In the longer term, I'm happy if this means Vettel continues in F1. He's a huge character, and it's too early in his career to be forced out.
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JN23 wrote:
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Sergio Perez announces he is leaving Racing Point!
I was going to post that as well, so Vettel to Aston Martin.
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I think it's a shame Perez is the ideal driver for teams like this. I guess the lure of a 4x WDC was too much but from what I've seen in the last 2 years I'm not convinced they've traded up. Guess we will see.
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I think it's a shame Perez is the ideal driver for teams like this. I guess the lure of a 4x WDC was too much but from what I've seen in the last 2 years I'm not convinced they've traded up. Guess we will see.
Well neither Perez or Vettel have really distinguished themselves this year, I don't think that Perez should be going life and death with Stroll in qualifying.
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pokerman wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 7:21 pm
DOLOMITE wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 7:15 pm
I think it's a shame Perez is the ideal driver for teams like this. I guess the lure of a 4x WDC was too much but from what I've seen in the last 2 years I'm not convinced they've traded up. Guess we will see.
Well neither Perez or Vettel have really distinguished themselves this year, I don't think that Perez should be going life and death with Stroll in qualifying.
Might be unfounded but I find it pretty suspicious that Perez had Stroll easily for race pace last season and in the Austrian races before the Vettel rumours started and has struggled ever since.

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Might be unfounded but I find it pretty suspicious that Perez had Stroll easily for race pace last season and in the Austrian races before the Vettel rumours started and has struggled ever since.
I also can't help but find it suspicious. I accept that Lance has improved this year, but as I have stated before I have no trust in the Lawrence Stroll-led consortium to play fair.
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mikeyg123 wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 7:25 pm
pokerman wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 7:21 pm
DOLOMITE wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 7:15 pm
I think it's a shame Perez is the ideal driver for teams like this. I guess the lure of a 4x WDC was too much but from what I've seen in the last 2 years I'm not convinced they've traded up. Guess we will see.
Well neither Perez or Vettel have really distinguished themselves this year, I don't think that Perez should be going life and death with Stroll in qualifying.
Might be unfounded but I find it pretty suspicious that Perez had Stroll easily for race pace last season and in the Austrian races before the Vettel rumours started and has struggled ever since.
So Hulkenberg coming in and putting 3/10th between him and Stroll, why was that allowed to happen?

You didn't find that suspicious?

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Rockie wrote:
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So Hulkenberg coming in and putting 3/10th between him and Stroll, why was that allowed to happen?

You didn't find that suspicious?
Wouldn't that actually fit with the conspiracy? Hulk coming in and putting up a quali performance Perez hasn't been able to match would suggest that Perez isn't doing a good job and should be let go... which is precisely the impression Stroll & Co. are trying to create.

I gotta say, if it is a conspiracy then based on all the reactions I'm seeing to the Perez announcement it was an extremely successful one.
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Rockie wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:08 pm
mikeyg123 wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 7:25 pm
pokerman wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 7:21 pm
DOLOMITE wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 7:15 pm
I think it's a shame Perez is the ideal driver for teams like this. I guess the lure of a 4x WDC was too much but from what I've seen in the last 2 years I'm not convinced they've traded up. Guess we will see.
Well neither Perez or Vettel have really distinguished themselves this year, I don't think that Perez should be going life and death with Stroll in qualifying.
Might be unfounded but I find it pretty suspicious that Perez had Stroll easily for race pace last season and in the Austrian races before the Vettel rumours started and has struggled ever since.
So Hulkenberg coming in and putting 3/10th between him and Stroll, why was that allowed to happen?

You didn't find that suspicious?
Yes I do. It fits perfectly if the Stroll's are trying to make Perez look like he needs dropping.

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mikeyg123 wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 7:25 pm
pokerman wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 7:21 pm
DOLOMITE wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 7:15 pm
I think it's a shame Perez is the ideal driver for teams like this. I guess the lure of a 4x WDC was too much but from what I've seen in the last 2 years I'm not convinced they've traded up. Guess we will see.
Well neither Perez or Vettel have really distinguished themselves this year, I don't think that Perez should be going life and death with Stroll in qualifying.
Might be unfounded but I find it pretty suspicious that Perez had Stroll easily for race pace last season and in the Austrian races before the Vettel rumours started and has struggled ever since.
Perez's best qualifying was last time out, Perez has struggled since the start of the season.
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Exediron wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:15 pm
Rockie wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:08 pm
So Hulkenberg coming in and putting 3/10th between him and Stroll, why was that allowed to happen?

You didn't find that suspicious?
Wouldn't that actually fit with the conspiracy? Hulk coming in and putting up a quali performance Perez hasn't been able to match would suggest that Perez isn't doing a good job and should be let go... which is precisely the impression Stroll & Co. are trying to create.

I gotta say, if it is a conspiracy then based on all the reactions I'm seeing to the Perez announcement it was an extremely successful one.
Racing Point don't care were they finish in the WCC so long as Lance looks good, really?
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pokerman wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:49 pm
mikeyg123 wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 7:25 pm
pokerman wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 7:21 pm
DOLOMITE wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 7:15 pm
I think it's a shame Perez is the ideal driver for teams like this. I guess the lure of a 4x WDC was too much but from what I've seen in the last 2 years I'm not convinced they've traded up. Guess we will see.
Well neither Perez or Vettel have really distinguished themselves this year, I don't think that Perez should be going life and death with Stroll in qualifying.
Might be unfounded but I find it pretty suspicious that Perez had Stroll easily for race pace last season and in the Austrian races before the Vettel rumours started and has struggled ever since.
Perez's best qualifying was last time out, Perez has struggled since the start of the season.
Compared to Stroll he had much more pace at the start of the season. In line with last season. Last race was an outlier since then.

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pokerman wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:51 pm
Exediron wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:15 pm
Rockie wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:08 pm
So Hulkenberg coming in and putting 3/10th between him and Stroll, why was that allowed to happen?

You didn't find that suspicious?
Wouldn't that actually fit with the conspiracy? Hulk coming in and putting up a quali performance Perez hasn't been able to match would suggest that Perez isn't doing a good job and should be let go... which is precisely the impression Stroll & Co. are trying to create.

I gotta say, if it is a conspiracy then based on all the reactions I'm seeing to the Perez announcement it was an extremely successful one.
Racing Point don't care were they finish in the WCC so long as Lance looks good, really?
One place lower in the WCC is small beer compared to how much extra Vettel will cost them and how much Lawrence paid for Lance to drive round in a Williams. Hell from the rumours it will be probably cost him less than Lance's F3 season. Given the amounts that have been spent on Lance's career I find any suggestion Lawrence wouldn't pay to make Lance look good pretty feeble.

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I think it smells and that's probably because it does. Of course, we only really have our intuition to go by.

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mikeyg123 wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:55 pm
pokerman wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:51 pm
Exediron wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:15 pm
Rockie wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:08 pm
So Hulkenberg coming in and putting 3/10th between him and Stroll, why was that allowed to happen?

You didn't find that suspicious?
Wouldn't that actually fit with the conspiracy? Hulk coming in and putting up a quali performance Perez hasn't been able to match would suggest that Perez isn't doing a good job and should be let go... which is precisely the impression Stroll & Co. are trying to create.

I gotta say, if it is a conspiracy then based on all the reactions I'm seeing to the Perez announcement it was an extremely successful one.
Racing Point don't care were they finish in the WCC so long as Lance looks good, really?
One place lower in the WCC is small beer compared to how much extra Vettel will cost them and how much Lawrence paid for Lance to drive round in a Williams. Hell from the rumours it will be probably cost him less than Lance's F3 season. Given the amounts that have been spent on Lance's career I find any suggestion Lawrence wouldn't pay to make Lance look good pretty feeble.
Just one place lower I don't know how you judge that?

Are they going to make Lance look better against Vettel?
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pokerman wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:11 pm
mikeyg123 wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:55 pm
pokerman wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:51 pm
Exediron wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:15 pm
Rockie wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:08 pm
So Hulkenberg coming in and putting 3/10th between him and Stroll, why was that allowed to happen?

You didn't find that suspicious?
Wouldn't that actually fit with the conspiracy? Hulk coming in and putting up a quali performance Perez hasn't been able to match would suggest that Perez isn't doing a good job and should be let go... which is precisely the impression Stroll & Co. are trying to create.

I gotta say, if it is a conspiracy then based on all the reactions I'm seeing to the Perez announcement it was an extremely successful one.
Racing Point don't care were they finish in the WCC so long as Lance looks good, really?
One place lower in the WCC is small beer compared to how much extra Vettel will cost them and how much Lawrence paid for Lance to drive round in a Williams. Hell from the rumours it will be probably cost him less than Lance's F3 season. Given the amounts that have been spent on Lance's career I find any suggestion Lawrence wouldn't pay to make Lance look good pretty feeble.
Just one place lower I don't know how you judge that?

Are they going to make Lance look better against Vettel?
Because it's unlikely to be two places lower but if so then the same still applies.

No need to make Lance look better than Vettel unless they decide they want to dump Vettel instead of Lance for a different driver just like there was no need to make Perez look bad last year.

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I'm not convinced by any conspiracy theory but Perez leaving RP shows what a ruthless business F1 can be. Assuming Vettel does replace him for 2021 I feel a little torn between hopeful for Vettel (perhaps an environment where he can flourish again) and concerned for Perez (he deserves a seat in F1, I do hope he finds something worthwhile). Perhaps his experience, combined with the sponsorship he brings, could be attractive to the likes of Haas and perhaps propel them forward (I'm assuming that Alfa Romeo will look to a Ferrari academy driver)?
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As expected, Vettel to join Aston Martin!

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So he’s going to be replacing “Grazzi ragazzi, Splenda machina!” With “Tally ho lads. Splendid automobile!”

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£50 says he stops at the Ferrari pit in Melbourne. I called it when Lewis joined Merc and lo and behold he parked it at McLaren in China :lol:
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So we still have a few seats to fill..
Personally, I' on a one-man crusade that Perez is the ideal driver for the second RBR seat - but realistically, I know that won't happen!

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So at the moment for 2021 we have (off the top of my head):

Mercedes: Hamilton (unconfirmed) + Bottas
Red Bull: Verstappen + ?
Ferrari: Leclerc + Sainz
McLaren: Ricciardo + Norris
Alpine: Alonso + Ocon
Aston Martin: Vettel + Stroll
Alfa Romeo: ? + ?
AlphaTauri: ? + ?
Haas: ? + ?
Williams: Russell + ?

That leaves 8 seats (9 if you genuinely believe Lewis won't sign) up for grabs. Personally what I would like to see is Gasly back at RBR, Kimi and Schumi Jr. at Alfa, Kvyat & Tsunoda at AT, Hulk and Perez at Haas. Latifi I can see staying on at Williams but if not then it'll be an F2 front-runner.
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JN23 wrote:
Thu Sep 10, 2020 7:09 am
As expected, Vettel to join Aston Martin!
No wonder Vettel is smiling, he's managed to put himself in a better car with a weaker teammate, a mastermind at work. :)
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tootsie323 wrote:
Thu Sep 10, 2020 5:55 am
I'm not convinced by any conspiracy theory but Perez leaving RP shows what a ruthless business F1 can be. Assuming Vettel does replace him for 2021 I feel a little torn between hopeful for Vettel (perhaps an environment where he can flourish again) and concerned for Perez (he deserves a seat in F1, I do hope he finds something worthwhile). Perhaps his experience, combined with the sponsorship he brings, could be attractive to the likes of Haas and perhaps propel them forward (I'm assuming that Alfa Romeo will look to a Ferrari academy driver)?
The problem for Perez is that a Ferrari engined drive wouldn't be most attractive presently.
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MistaVega23 wrote:
Thu Sep 10, 2020 12:23 pm
So at the moment for 2021 we have (off the top of my head):

Mercedes: Hamilton (unconfirmed) + Bottas
Red Bull: Verstappen + ?
Ferrari: Leclerc + Sainz
McLaren: Ricciardo + Norris
Alpine: Alonso + Ocon
Aston Martin: Vettel + Stroll
Alfa Romeo: ? + ?
AlphaTauri: ? + ?
Haas: ? + ?
Williams: Russell + ?

That leaves 8 seats (9 if you genuinely believe Lewis won't sign) up for grabs. Personally what I would like to see is Gasly back at RBR, Kimi and Schumi Jr. at Alfa, Kvyat & Tsunoda at AT, Hulk and Perez at Haas. Latifi I can see staying on at Williams but if not then it'll be an F2 front-runner.
Latifi is confirmed at Williams.

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JN23 wrote:
Thu Sep 10, 2020 12:42 pm
MistaVega23 wrote:
Thu Sep 10, 2020 12:23 pm
So at the moment for 2021 we have (off the top of my head):

Mercedes: Hamilton (unconfirmed) + Bottas
Red Bull: Verstappen + ?
Ferrari: Leclerc + Sainz
McLaren: Ricciardo + Norris
Alpine: Alonso + Ocon
Aston Martin: Vettel + Stroll
Alfa Romeo: ? + ?
AlphaTauri: ? + ?
Haas: ? + ?
Williams: Russell + ?

That leaves 8 seats (9 if you genuinely believe Lewis won't sign) up for grabs. Personally what I would like to see is Gasly back at RBR, Kimi and Schumi Jr. at Alfa, Kvyat & Tsunoda at AT, Hulk and Perez at Haas. Latifi I can see staying on at Williams but if not then it'll be an F2 front-runner.
Latifi is confirmed at Williams.
Yep for another 2 years.
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pokerman wrote:
Thu Sep 10, 2020 1:04 pm
JN23 wrote:
Thu Sep 10, 2020 12:42 pm
MistaVega23 wrote:
Thu Sep 10, 2020 12:23 pm
So at the moment for 2021 we have (off the top of my head):

Mercedes: Hamilton (unconfirmed) + Bottas
Red Bull: Verstappen + ?
Ferrari: Leclerc + Sainz
McLaren: Ricciardo + Norris
Alpine: Alonso + Ocon
Aston Martin: Vettel + Stroll
Alfa Romeo: ? + ?
AlphaTauri: ? + ?
Haas: ? + ?
Williams: Russell + ?

That leaves 8 seats (9 if you genuinely believe Lewis won't sign) up for grabs. Personally what I would like to see is Gasly back at RBR, Kimi and Schumi Jr. at Alfa, Kvyat & Tsunoda at AT, Hulk and Perez at Haas. Latifi I can see staying on at Williams but if not then it'll be an F2 front-runner.
Latifi is confirmed at Williams.
Yep for another 2 years.
Thanks - couldn't remember if her was on a 1 or 2 year deal. Good for Williams to have driver stability with the new ownership coming in.
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Re: Silly Season 2021

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MistaVega23 wrote:
Thu Sep 10, 2020 1:43 pm
pokerman wrote:
Thu Sep 10, 2020 1:04 pm
JN23 wrote:
Thu Sep 10, 2020 12:42 pm
MistaVega23 wrote:
Thu Sep 10, 2020 12:23 pm
So at the moment for 2021 we have (off the top of my head):

Mercedes: Hamilton (unconfirmed) + Bottas
Red Bull: Verstappen + ?
Ferrari: Leclerc + Sainz
McLaren: Ricciardo + Norris
Alpine: Alonso + Ocon
Aston Martin: Vettel + Stroll
Alfa Romeo: ? + ?
AlphaTauri: ? + ?
Haas: ? + ?
Williams: Russell + ?

That leaves 8 seats (9 if you genuinely believe Lewis won't sign) up for grabs. Personally what I would like to see is Gasly back at RBR, Kimi and Schumi Jr. at Alfa, Kvyat & Tsunoda at AT, Hulk and Perez at Haas. Latifi I can see staying on at Williams but if not then it'll be an F2 front-runner.
Latifi is confirmed at Williams.
Yep for another 2 years.
Thanks - couldn't remember if her was on a 1 or 2 year deal. Good for Williams to have driver stability with the new ownership coming in.
A 3 year deal, this being his first year.
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Re: Silly Season 2021

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MistaVega23 wrote:
Thu Sep 10, 2020 1:43 pm
pokerman wrote:
Thu Sep 10, 2020 1:04 pm
JN23 wrote:
Thu Sep 10, 2020 12:42 pm
MistaVega23 wrote:
Thu Sep 10, 2020 12:23 pm
So at the moment for 2021 we have (off the top of my head):

Mercedes: Hamilton (unconfirmed) + Bottas
Red Bull: Verstappen + ?
Ferrari: Leclerc + Sainz
McLaren: Ricciardo + Norris
Alpine: Alonso + Ocon
Aston Martin: Vettel + Stroll
Alfa Romeo: ? + ?
AlphaTauri: ? + ?
Haas: ? + ?
Williams: Russell + ?

That leaves 8 seats (9 if you genuinely believe Lewis won't sign) up for grabs. Personally what I would like to see is Gasly back at RBR, Kimi and Schumi Jr. at Alfa, Kvyat & Tsunoda at AT, Hulk and Perez at Haas. Latifi I can see staying on at Williams but if not then it'll be an F2 front-runner.
Latifi is confirmed at Williams.
Yep for another 2 years.
Thanks - couldn't remember if her was on a 1 or 2 year deal. Good for Williams to have driver stability with the new ownership coming in.
I am not sure how good driver stability is when one of them is the clearly slowest driver on the grid.

If the new owners have any ambition, they try to get rid of the Latifi family.

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Re: Silly Season 2021

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Paolo_Lasardi wrote:
Thu Sep 10, 2020 6:52 pm
I am not sure how good driver stability is when one of them is the clearly slowest driver on the grid.

If the new owners have any ambition, they try to get rid of the Latifi family.
I'm not at all sure Latifi is as bad as people think. He's been pretty close to Russell (a tenth or two off) at several races lately, and I think Russell is well up the field in terms of talent. I wouldn't be confident that Latifi is the worst on the grid, personally.
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