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
26
41%
Valtteri Bottas
0
No votes
Sebastian Vettel
1
2%
Charles LecLerc
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No votes
Max Verstappen
3
5%
Alexander Albon
0
No votes
Carlos Sainz
0
No votes
Lando Norris
1
2%
Daniel Ricciardo
0
No votes
Esteban Ocon
0
No votes
Daniil Kyvat
1
2%
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
2
3%
Nicholas Latifi
0
No votes
Mercedes
24
38%
Ferrari
1
2%
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
4
6%
 
Total votes: 63
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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 BOR » Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:36 am

Red Dog - check your PM. :slol:

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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by Peter Crisp » Sun Nov 22, 2020 1:34 pm

Just have a track that has a sprinkler system so every race is in monsoon conditions?
They could even go all out and have a snow race.

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 Pancake » Sun Nov 22, 2020 1:39 pm

Not every Tilke track is a dud, Sepang, Istanbul, and Circuit of the Americas are all good.

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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by Vermilion » Sun Nov 22, 2020 2:05 pm

Circuit of the Americas is just a bizarre frankenstein circuit made up of copied corners from every other track, only not as good.

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by Pancake » Sun Nov 22, 2020 2:32 pm

Yes it copies good corners from other tracks but I think calling it a 'bizarre Frankenstein' is a bit of a lazy criticism. There's only so many ways you can bend a piece of tarmac and the full layout is quite distinct despite the 'copied' corners; it has good flow, the drivers enjoy it, and it tends to produce good races.

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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by Robbo-92 » Sun Nov 22, 2020 2:36 pm

Pancake wrote:Not every Tilke track is a dud, Sepang, Istanbul, and Circuit of the Americas are all good.


Yeah he has a few good ones under his belt, more often than not they’re not usually great to drive or race at though.

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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by Pancake » Sun Nov 22, 2020 2:51 pm

Robbo-92 wrote:
Pancake wrote:Not every Tilke track is a dud, Sepang, Istanbul, and Circuit of the Americas are all good.


Yeah he has a few good ones under his belt, more often than not they’re not usually great to drive or race at though.

Yeh a lot of his tracks are very dull and a few are real stinkers. All in all I guess you could say he doesn't have a good track record.

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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by floydfreak » Tue Nov 24, 2020 8:42 pm

I watched this race live when i was younger



excellent coverage by the aus broadcaster great use of onboards thoughout the race same with the 95 race. They fully utilized the onboards at the 2003 race too

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by Vermilion » Tue Nov 24, 2020 8:58 pm

While we're on the subject, does anyone remember when the use of onboard cameras around 2000-03 (approx) were massively restricted for a time?

Bernie set up a fledgling digital TV service at the time, which was an expensive subscription model only available to a few select countries. This meant that the basic free to air feed were limited to just 1 or 2 on board cameras per race, which really affected the overall quality of the coverage. It was an early version of the two tier system of coverage that we now have today.

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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by floydfreak » Tue Nov 24, 2020 9:25 pm

Yep i remember those days well, thats why the 2002 US GP was a big deal when Bernie let all broadcasters use the digital feed that weekend. I remember during the race Brundle making a comment about the new camera angles that weekend.

this was a great race



Imola 1994 BBC Coverage

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by floydfreak » Thu Nov 26, 2020 12:26 am

This was a crazy brilliant race it goes by so fast

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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by Memento Mori » Fri Nov 27, 2020 4:54 pm

Albon's wrecked his car in FP2. Looked nasty.

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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by Robbo-92 » Fri Nov 27, 2020 6:23 pm

Didn’t see the crash but considering he’s potentially fighting for his seat (although the little bit of live coverage I saw today seemed to hint Red Bull were favouring Albon, not sure if this is because he’s their driver or not though), the last thing he needs is a big crash :dread:

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by Vermilion » Fri Nov 27, 2020 6:54 pm

I'd like to see Perez get the second RB seat next year, i like Albon, but being Max's teammate is really doing no favours for his career and he'd be better off honing his skills in a different team (it's certainly helped Gasly).

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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by floydfreak » Fri Nov 27, 2020 10:37 pm

F1's farcical race

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by Vermilion » Sat Nov 28, 2020 8:12 am

Brundle's gridwalk from that event is the stuff of legend...



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