The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!

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Who will be the 2020 F1 WDC and WCC?

Lewis Hamilton
12
33%
Valtteri Bottas
0
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Sebastian Vettel
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Charles LecLerc
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Max Verstappen
3
8%
Alexander Albon
0
No votes
Carlos Sainz
0
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Lando Norris
1
3%
Daniel Ricciardo
0
No votes
Esteban Ocon
0
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Daniil Kyvat
1
3%
Pierre Gasly
0
No votes
Sergio Perez
0
No votes
Lance Stroll
0
No votes
Kimi Raikkonen
0
No votes
Antonio Giovinazzi
0
No votes
Romain Grosjean
0
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Kevin Magnussen
0
No votes
George Russell
1
3%
Nicholas Latifi
0
No votes
Mercedes
14
39%
Ferrari
1
3%
Red Bull Racing
0
No votes
McLaren
0
No votes
Renault
0
No votes
Alpha Tauri
0
No votes
Racing Point
0
No votes
Alfa Romeo
0
No votes
Haas
0
No votes
Williams
3
8%
 
Total votes: 36
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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by Captain Kinopio » Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:26 pm

Well that was a gooseberry fool show.

If the thing actually worked it would be quite entertaining as an alternative.

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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by Victor Mildew » Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:30 pm

That opening lap was like our driveclub races :lol:

When people weren't lagging all over the shop, there was some decent racing. Lando properly racing, using real technique, while some others (the guy in the Ferrari) spending more time driving outside the track lines than in them to hold position.

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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by floydfreak » Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:26 am

i watched a bit of esports race and i did not find it that good or interesting. Jack nicholls was doing the commentary instant switch off for me as i said before.
I understand they are doing what they can over race weekends with what is going on IMSA did a super sebring 90 min race as well this weekend on Iracing i watched some of it better commentary but for me i will stick to watching real races on youtube. I don't mind playing races online myself but it does not make good viewing in the great scheme of things.

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by floydfreak » Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:45 am


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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by Rawrgna » Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:46 am

The esport race as entertainment was alrigjt needed some kinks worked out to make it flow better but as for the non existant sportsmanship on show was frustrating for me when Norris was shunted off on the last corner

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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by floydfreak » Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:45 pm



wishful thinking and being optimistic of 15-18 races this year i doubt we will see 10 races this year

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by Robbo-92 » Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:48 pm

Only needs to be 8 races to be able to crown a WDC and WCC though. As time goes on though it really doesn’t feel like we’ll get racing till much later, might just start it as Spa?

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by Vermilion » Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:49 pm

I reckon it'll be somewhere between 10 and 15.

At least i hope it will be that many.

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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by floydfreak » Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:26 pm

also depends how many races they do back to back by the end of the year.

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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by Robbo-92 » Tue Mar 24, 2020 5:46 pm

They’ll be trying to push for a few triple headers, think the teams will be very hesitant to do that though as even just one triple header must take an immense toll on the entire team.

Edit, also seen today that Helmut Marko almost is advising Verstappen to get Coronavirus sooner rather than later as Verstappen doesn’t want it to potentially harm a WDC challenge when/if we do get racing :fp:

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by Vermilion » Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:08 pm

Robbo-92 wrote:Edit, also seen today that Helmut Marko almost is advising Verstappen to get Coronavirus sooner rather than later as Verstappen doesn’t want it to potentially harm a WDC challenge when/if we do get racing :fp:


Please let that be fake news.

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by Robbo-92 » Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:43 pm

Vermilion wrote:
Robbo-92 wrote:Edit, also seen today that Helmut Marko almost is advising Verstappen to get Coronavirus sooner rather than later as Verstappen doesn’t want it to potentially harm a WDC challenge when/if we do get racing :fp:


Please let that be fake news.


Obviously can’t say for certain but it’s included near the top in this link, https://www.crash.net/f1/gossip/937524/ ... says-marko

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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by floydfreak » Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:56 pm

So watched this Nascar race the other day was not bad actually i enjoyed it



currently watching this race on a short 1 mile oval good so far very close racing. Good thing about this classic era of Nascar no silly caution flags or fake cautions no gimmicks



Next up will be either Indy 500 1993 or Sebring 12 hours 2009

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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by Vermilion » Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:57 pm

That was when Richard Petty was driving right? I have an autograph from him in amongst my collection.

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by floydfreak » Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:58 pm

Yeah it was in his STP chevys both races. Awesome when did you meet him pretty cool autograph to have

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by Vermilion » Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:07 pm

floydfreak wrote:Yeah it was in his STP chevys both races. Awesome when did you meet him pretty cool autograph to have


Haven't seen him in person sadly, i wrote to Petty Enterprises back in the 90's and he was kind enough to send me a signed card (pretty sure the writing on the envelope is his too).

My motorsport autograph collection is pretty extensive and contains a lot more than just F1 folk. ;)

One of my fave non-F1 sigs is from Helio Castroneves (multiple indy 500 winner with Team Penske), actually got to meet him as i was present at the 2001 CART race at Rockingham (look it up if you get time).

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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by floydfreak » Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:16 pm

Yeah i will look Rockingham 2001 up at some point.


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by Trelliz » Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:21 am

F1 could learn a lot from NASCAR in terms of presentation of esports:


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