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
14
35%
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
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No votes
Lando Norris
1
3%
Daniel Ricciardo
0
No votes
Esteban Ocon
0
No votes
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
No votes
Kevin Magnussen
0
No votes
George Russell
1
3%
Nicholas Latifi
0
No votes
Mercedes
16
40%
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: 40
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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by Peter Crisp » Tue May 12, 2020 8:48 pm

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Well then you can't be a successful F1 driver as everyone knows drivers with moustaches drive faster.
Why else would an F1 team spend £5m to save 2 grams in weight only for it to be put back on by it?

jiggles wrote:Nobody with a VR headset is going to be using it regularly this time next year, let alone in 4 years time.


Posted 16th March 2016. Let's see.
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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by floydfreak » Tue May 12, 2020 11:32 pm

I think Vettel is the type that once F1 shuts its gates to him, he won’t do formula e or WEC etc.

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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by Peter Crisp » Tue May 12, 2020 11:42 pm

floydfreak wrote:I think Vettel is the type that once F1 shuts its gates to him, he won’t do formula e or WEC etc.


I don't think his heart has been in the sport for a while now.
I think it'll be retirement and he'll go and do something completely different.

jiggles wrote:Nobody with a VR headset is going to be using it regularly this time next year, let alone in 4 years time.


Posted 16th March 2016. Let's see.
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by Vermilion » Wed May 13, 2020 7:53 am

Peter Crisp wrote:I don't think his heart has been in the sport for a while now.


He hasn't really been the same since he ended up in the tyres when leading at Hockenheim in 2018.

That error, along with Hamilton gaining the upper hand in the '18 title race seemed to have a pretty major psychological effect.

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by Robbo-92 » Wed May 13, 2020 10:47 am

Seeing rumours (again) on Twitter this morning that Sainz is Ferrari bound and then Ricciardo is heading to McLaren, leaving the best theoretical seat for Vettel being Renault. It wouldn’t surprise me if he’d choose retirement over Renault as their improvements have been marginal at best over the past couple of years unless he feels up for a bit of a challenge and doesn’t mind slim chances of a podium over the next couple of years.

Means Hülkenberg might be back though :datass:

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by floydfreak » Wed May 13, 2020 1:00 pm

Robbo-92 wrote:Seeing rumours (again) on Twitter this morning that Sainz is Ferrari bound and then Ricciardo is heading to McLaren, leaving the best theoretical seat for Vettel being Renault. It wouldn’t surprise me if he’d choose retirement over Renault as their improvements have been marginal at best over the past couple of years unless he feels up for a bit of a challenge and doesn’t mind slim chances of a podium over the next couple of years.

Means Hülkenberg might be back though :datass:


Thing is though he is not like that and all

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by floydfreak » Wed May 13, 2020 1:18 pm


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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by Robbo-92 » Wed May 13, 2020 1:53 pm

Vermilion wrote:
Peter Crisp wrote:I don't think his heart has been in the sport for a while now.


He hasn't really been the same since he ended up in the tyres when leading at Hockenheim in 2018.

That error, along with Hamilton gaining the upper hand in the '18 title race seemed to have a pretty major psychological effect.


I don’t think his heart is in it either to be honest, even more so from Canada 2019 where it was a very much on the limit move but ultimately ok in my opinion, then moves like Verstappen on Leclerc at Austria were equally risky and on the limit but not penalised.

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Robbo-92 wrote:Seeing rumours (again) on Twitter this morning that Sainz is Ferrari bound and then Ricciardo is heading to McLaren, leaving the best theoretical seat for Vettel being Renault. It wouldn’t surprise me if he’d choose retirement over Renault as their improvements have been marginal at best over the past couple of years unless he feels up for a bit of a challenge and doesn’t mind slim chances of a podium over the next couple of years.

Means Hülkenberg might be back though :datass:


Thing is though he is not like that and all


No he’s not really, hence why realistically his best chance of staying was McLaren as they do seem on the up already and a switch back to Mercedes power should help a little as well. Far out move would be Red Bull but that’s only be if one of their current drivers got a better offer elsewhere like Verstappen at Mercedes for 2021 for example. Again all very unlikely.

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by Vermilion » Wed May 13, 2020 2:34 pm

floydfreak wrote:


Loved the old Hockenheim, it was a great race to watch on TV, and a fun track to drive in the various F1 games i played over the years.

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by Robbo-92 » Wed May 13, 2020 8:50 pm

Rumour mill in full swing today, both Vettel and Ricciardo rumoured to be signing for McLaren (they won’t, why would they get rid of Norris), Helmut Marko has also said Red Bull wouldn’t be able to afford Vettel so that’s likely a no go. Even with no F1 I can’t help but search for news when I have a free moment or two :wub:

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by Vermilion » Wed May 13, 2020 9:04 pm

https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/14942 ... akes-shape

The 2020 race calendar is slowly starting to take shape too.

4-5 July Red Bull Ring
11-12 July Red Bull Ring
25-26 July Silverstone
1-2 August Silverstone
8-9 August Hockenheim or Barcelona
22-23 August Hungaroring
29-30 August Spa
5-6 September Monza
19-20 September Baku (F2 only)
26-27 September Sochi (F2 only)
5-6 December Bahrain
12-13 December Yas Marina

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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by Peter Crisp » Wed May 13, 2020 9:05 pm


jiggles wrote:Nobody with a VR headset is going to be using it regularly this time next year, let alone in 4 years time.


Posted 16th March 2016. Let's see.
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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by Robbo-92 » Wed May 13, 2020 9:26 pm

Vermilion wrote:https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/149421/provisional-2020-f1-calendar-takes-shape

The 2020 race calendar is slowly starting to take shape too.

4-5 July Red Bull Ring
11-12 July Red Bull Ring
25-26 July Silverstone
1-2 August Silverstone
8-9 August Hockenheim or Barcelona
22-23 August Hungaroring
29-30 August Spa
5-6 September Monza
19-20 September Baku (F2 only)
26-27 September Sochi (F2 only)
5-6 December Bahrain
12-13 December Yas Marina


I honestly wish they’d confirm a calendar, need to know what to try and book off from work!

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Not watched it but legit thought it was a Nico Rosberg video :lol:

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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by BOR » Thu May 14, 2020 12:32 am


"The job is done, and the bitch is dead."
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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by Vermilion » Thu May 14, 2020 9:32 am

On a separate note, I attended this event, and the start crash happened right in front of where i was sat...


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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by Victor Mildew » Thu May 14, 2020 10:03 am

Ricciardo to McLaren confirmed :toot:


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by Robbo-92 » Thu May 14, 2020 11:01 am

Good move for Ricciardo, only leaves Renault for Vettel should he want it, imagine they wouldn’t exactly say no if he came asking about it as they now have a seat spare, Hülkenberg would slot very nicely back into the seat as well though.

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by Victor Mildew » Thu May 14, 2020 11:05 am

Sainz confirmed at Ferrari now.

Seb to Mercedes or retirement.

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