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
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Valtteri Bottas
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Sebastian Vettel
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Charles LecLerc
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Max Verstappen
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Alexander Albon
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Carlos Sainz
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Lando Norris
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3%
Daniel Ricciardo
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Esteban Ocon
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Daniil Kyvat
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Pierre Gasly
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Sergio Perez
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Lance Stroll
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Kimi Raikkonen
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Antonio Giovinazzi
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Romain Grosjean
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Kevin Magnussen
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George Russell
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3%
Nicholas Latifi
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Mercedes
13
38%
Ferrari
1
3%
Red Bull Racing
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McLaren
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Renault
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Alpha Tauri
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Racing Point
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Alfa Romeo
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Haas
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Williams
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9%
 
Total votes: 34
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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by floydfreak » Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:35 pm

Daytona 24 hours this weekend

Qualifying took place yesterday


race will be shown on IMSA TV Live and free
https://imsatv.imsa.com/

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by floydfreak » Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:43 pm

IMSA & ACO Agree Route To Top Class Prototype Convergence
The most significant announcement of the modern era in Sportscar racing


IMSA and the Automobile Club l’Ouest have confirmed today that they have entered into an agreement that will bring the potential for both the ACO ‘Hypercars’ and the next generation of DPi machinery to compete together in a unified top class in races for both the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and in the FIA WEC, including the Le Mans 24 Hours.

The agreement sees a small but potentially seismic shift in the timeline for introduction of the second generation of DPi machinery allowing full season second generation ‘DPi’ machinery (to be renamed LMDh) to compete in the full 2021/22 FIA WEC alongside the ACO-regulated Le Mans ‘Hypercars’ – Hypercar and LMDh will be able to race together in a single class, with Balance of Performance set to be used to provide a level playing field.


http://www.dailysportscar.com/2020/01/2 ... 2jLJTK7UXk

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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by Robbo-92 » Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:17 am

floydfreak wrote:IMSA & ACO Agree Route To Top Class Prototype Convergence
The most significant announcement of the modern era in Sportscar racing


IMSA and the Automobile Club l’Ouest have confirmed today that they have entered into an agreement that will bring the potential for both the ACO ‘Hypercars’ and the next generation of DPi machinery to compete together in a unified top class in races for both the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and in the FIA WEC, including the Le Mans 24 Hours.

The agreement sees a small but potentially seismic shift in the timeline for introduction of the second generation of DPi machinery allowing full season second generation ‘DPi’ machinery (to be renamed LMDh) to compete in the full 2021/22 FIA WEC alongside the ACO-regulated Le Mans ‘Hypercars’ – Hypercar and LMDh will be able to race together in a single class, with Balance of Performance set to be used to provide a level playing field.


http://www.dailysportscar.com/2020/01/2 ... 2jLJTK7UXk


Let’s hope they get the balance of performance sorted for this when it’s introduced, I seem to recall it screwed Aston Martin over at then 24 hours of Le Mans last year so it’d be a shame if they messed it up again for this.

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Crazy how close they let the fans get to the action in rally (still quite close these days), love it :wub:

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by floydfreak » Sat Jan 25, 2020 6:32 pm

Those rally days were crazy as they cars were basically F1 cars for rallying with the amount of horsepower they had. Those were the mental days of Motorsport

Daytona 24 hours is about to start
https://imsatv.imsa.com/

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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by Robbo-92 » Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:46 pm

Been dipping in and out of the 24 hours of Daytona, missed the start (didn’t realise what time it started :fp:) and I missed the crash that caused the current yellow.

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by floydfreak » Sun Jan 26, 2020 12:34 am

First caution was due to a crash in the pits

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by Robbo-92 » Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:51 am

Ah ok, I just saw the damaged car and presumed there had been a collision on track rather than the pits.

2 stages to go in the first round of the WRC and there’s 6.5 seconds covering the top 3, going to be a tight finish.

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by Robbo-92 » Sun Jan 26, 2020 1:29 pm

Neuville wins the first WRC of the season, taking full points as he got all 5 from the power stage as well.

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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by floydfreak » Mon Jan 27, 2020 12:02 am



Daytona 24 hours 2020 records beaten

Two records were smashed in the Rolex 24 Hours that was interrupted by just six full-course cautions totalling 1 hour 43 minutes and 43 seconds (or 28 laps!).

The first is the overall distance record which stood at 808 laps before today and has now been upped to 833 laps (2965.48 miles).


Five first time IMSA sanctioned race winners put the total now above 1000 to 1002 with the first IMSA race wins for Ben Hanley, Henrik Hedman, Harrison Newey, Chaz Mostert and Andrea Caldrelli.

The longest consecutive period of green flag running was smashed too, that now stands at 7 hours and 48 minutes or 280 laps.


Classification

Daytona Prototype International (DPi)
Pos. Team/Car Car No.
1. Konica Minola Cadillac DPi-V.R, Cadillac DPi 10
2. Mazda Team Joest, Mazda DPi 77
3. JDC Motorsports, Cadillac DPi 5
4. Acura Team Penske, Acura DPi 6
5. JDC Motorsports, Cadillac DPi 85
6. Mazda Team Joest, Mazda DPi 55
7. Whelen Engineering Racing, Cadillac DPi 31
8. Acura Team Penske, Acura DPi 7

Le Mans Prototype 2 (LMP2)
Pos. Team/Car Car No.
1. DragonSpeed USA, Oreca LMP2 07 81
2. PR1 Mathiasen Motorsports, Oreca LMP2 07 52
3. Era Motorsport, Oreca LMP2 07 18
4. Tower Motorsport by Starworks, Oreca LMP2 07 8
5. Performance Tech Motorsports, Oreca LMP2 07 38

GT Le Mans (GTLM)
Pos. Team/Car Car No.
1. BMW Team RLL, BMW M8 GTE 24
2. Porsche Motorsport, Porsche 911 RSR - 19 912
3. Porsche Motorsport, Porsche 911 RSR - 19 911
4. Corvette Racing, Chevrolet Corvette C8.R 3
5. BMW Team RLL, BMW M8 GTE 25
6. Risi Competizione, Ferrari 488 GTE 62
7. Corvette Racing, Chevrolet Corvette C8.R 4

GT Daytona (GTD)
Pos. Team/Car Car No.
1. Paul Miller Racing, Lamborghini Huracan GT3 48
2. GRT Magnus, Lamborghini Huracan GT3 44
3. WRT Speedstar Audi Sport, Audi R8 LMS GT3 88
4. Wright Motorsports, Porsche 911 GT3 R 16
5. Black Swan Racing, Porsche 911 GT3 R 54
6. Turner Motorsport, BMW M6 GT3 96
7. Scuderia Corsa, Ferrari 488 GT3 63
8. Heinricher Racing with Meyer Shank Racing, Acura NSX GT3 57
9. AIM Vasser Sullivan, Lexus RC F GT3 14
10. Meyer Shank Racing with Curb-Agajanian, Acura NSX GT3 86
11. Riley Motorsports, Mercedes-AMG GT3 74
12. AIM Vasser Sullivan, Lexus RC F GT3 12
13. Pfaff Motorsports, Porsche 911 GT3 R 9
14. Precision Performance Motorsports, Lamborghini Huracan GT3 11
15. Tower Motorsport by Starworks, Lamborghini Huracan GT3 47
16. Tower Motorsport by Starworks, Lamborghini Huracan GT3 19
17. Aston Martin Racing, Aston Martin Vantage GT3 98
18. Heart of Racing Team, Aston Martin Vantage GT3 23


Next weekend is the Bathurst 12 hours

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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by floydfreak » Thu Jan 30, 2020 9:15 pm

Daytona 24 hours Full Race Part 1



Part 2


Part 3


Part 4

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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by Robbo-92 » Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:34 pm

Another way F1 could learn a lot from other series, uploading the full race to their channel, even if its a couple of days later. I quite liked what I watched of the 24 hours of Daytona, still don’t think any other 24 hour race will grab my attention like the 24 hours of Le Mans though :wub:

I’ve also seen this evening that with the Coronavirus spreading across China that they will assess whether the Chinese Grand Prix will go ahead or not nearer the time. Still plenty of time to go before that but always better to be prepared.

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by floydfreak » Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:48 am

I agree they should start uploading full races to their channel, though i can't see it happening soon with the current TV contracts preventing it & other motorsports have the same issue Indycar used to upload races on YT but when they went got a new TV contract they stopped, same with the V8 Supercars in Aus.

FOM should upload classic races but again what is preventing that is the F1TV paywall. Le Mans is a classic enduarance race world famous but i urge you too look up the Nurburgring 24 hours as that race is epic far better then Le Mans.

Bathurst 12 hours this weekend which will be shown live on Youtube and that is another endurance race which has become legendary since it became a GT3 race.

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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by Vermilion » Fri Jan 31, 2020 7:48 am

One of the best series for YouTube coverage is Indycar, they upload a 10 min highlight reel first, but if you wait a day or so, you get a much longer show to enjoy (which is always worth the wait).

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by Robbo-92 » Fri Jan 31, 2020 9:01 am

I’m hoping when all the current deals run out that Bernie signed off they’ll be able to get much better ones in place, that will open the sport back up to a lot more fans (both new and returning ones).

Lawrence Stroll has also invested heavily into Aston Martin and news has come out this morning that from 2021 the team will be renamed Aston Martin rather than Racing Point. Hopefully that means we’ll get some British racing green back on the grid!

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by Victor Mildew » Fri Jan 31, 2020 9:08 am

Robbo-92 wrote:I’m hoping when all the current deals run out that Bernie signed off they’ll be able to get much better ones in place, that will open the sport back up to a lot more fans (both new and returning ones).

Lawrence Stroll has also invested heavily into Aston Martin and news has come out this morning that from 2021 the team will be renamed Aston Martin rather than Racing Point. Hopefully that means we’ll get some British racing green back on the grid!


When jaguar took over from Stewart, British racing green was promised. However, the paint proved too heavy so the used a different green.

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by Robbo-92 » Fri Jan 31, 2020 9:14 am

Victor Mildew wrote:
Robbo-92 wrote:I’m hoping when all the current deals run out that Bernie signed off they’ll be able to get much better ones in place, that will open the sport back up to a lot more fans (both new and returning ones).

Lawrence Stroll has also invested heavily into Aston Martin and news has come out this morning that from 2021 the team will be renamed Aston Martin rather than Racing Point. Hopefully that means we’ll get some British racing green back on the grid!


When jaguar took over from Stewart, British racing green was promised. However, the paint proved too heavy so the used a different green.


Oh :( I can at least hope then.

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by floydfreak » Fri Jan 31, 2020 6:43 pm



Bathurst 12 hours starts at 6.45pm tomorrow night

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by Vermilion » Fri Jan 31, 2020 7:04 pm

Victor Mildew wrote:When jaguar took over from Stewart, British racing green was promised. However, the paint proved too heavy so the used a different green.


They were still gorgeous looking cars nethertheless.

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