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
18
37%
Valtteri Bottas
0
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Sebastian Vettel
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Charles LecLerc
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Max Verstappen
3
6%
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
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No votes
Kimi Raikkonen
0
No votes
Antonio Giovinazzi
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No votes
Romain Grosjean
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Kevin Magnussen
0
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George Russell
2
4%
Nicholas Latifi
0
No votes
Mercedes
19
39%
Ferrari
1
2%
Red Bull Racing
0
No votes
McLaren
0
No votes
Renault
0
No votes
Alpha Tauri
0
No votes
Racing Point
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No votes
Alfa Romeo
0
No votes
Haas
0
No votes
Williams
4
8%
 
Total votes: 49
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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by Victor Mildew » Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:53 pm

Vermilion wrote:Well that sucks, any idea who Racing Point's third driver is?


Nico Rosberg, the return!

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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by Robbo-92 » Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:58 pm

Is Nico going to restart his career :lol:

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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by Victor Mildew » Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:00 pm

:lol:

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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by Jam-Master Jay » Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:06 pm

Watch Hulkenberg replace Perez and score his first.podium only to have it taken away when the FIA rule against Racing Point.

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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by Robbo-92 » Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:26 pm

Just seen on Twitter that the current favourites are indeed Gutierrez and Hulkenberg, god I’d love for Nico to come back and get a podium :wub:

Edit, seeing that Gutierrez doesn’t actually hold a super licence anymore and he might struggle to cover the 300km before qualifying to get approved so Hulkenberg is looking quite likely. Vandoorne has Formula E coming up as well so that might put him out as he’d need to cover 2 races.

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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by Vermilion » Fri Jul 31, 2020 7:43 am

Either way, they're gonna have to make up their minds pretty quickly, only a few hours now until first practice.

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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by Victor Mildew » Fri Jul 31, 2020 7:44 am

Do people really rate Hulkenberg? He's not done anything of note as far as I can tell.

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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by Vermilion » Fri Jul 31, 2020 7:49 am

He's probably the best available at the moment, especially at such short notice.

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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by Robbo-92 » Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:10 am

Hulkenberg is a bit of a funny one, a lot of people seem to really rate him although I think he’s like so many other F1 drivers, very good but not great. You can’t deny he’s not been in the right place at the right time for a good portion of his F1 career, but on the other hand he’s not exactly capitalised on his best opportunities either. It does feel like a slight shame it never properly got going at Renault, so we could see what he could do in a high ranking, manufacturer backed team as he had the measure of his teammates and didn’t look bad against Ricciardo in 2019 (qualifying was actually very close and the end of season points tally wasn’t a mile apart) either but I can see why they wanted to take Ocon over him going forward.

Vermilion wrote:He's probably the best available at the moment, especially at such short notice.


I think this will be the deciding factor though, its very short notice and if he has a clear COVID test then he’s probably the best bet for 2 races at least, even if he’s just a safe, capable driver to pick up some solid points.

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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by floydfreak » Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:49 am



but not the UK :fp:

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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by DarkRula » Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:59 am

Gotta keep Sky happy to keep getting their money, I suppose.

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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by Robbo-92 » Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:12 am

I know I’m a slight hypocrite as I was it all on Sky but the sooner they lose their exclusive deal the better, it’s doing no favours for expanding the viewer-base in the UK.

Hulk been spotted at Silverstone as well, if his COVID tests comes back negative I take it they’ll be running him for the next 2 races.

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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by Victor Mildew » Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:23 am

Pretty pissed off that Racing Point haven't given me the call tbh.

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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by Memento Mori » Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:29 am

Hulkenberg could potentially get a podium in that Racing Point.

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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by Victor Mildew » Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:34 am

He won't though :lol:

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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by Robbo-92 » Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:40 am

Hulk will be running in 3rd, hell then break down on the last lap, letting Stroll get a podium instead :lol:

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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by Robbo-92 » Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:06 am

Hulk in the car, they said he didn’t need much persuading to jump in the car which I dare say surprises a lot of people :roll:

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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by Victor Mildew » Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:07 am

I bet most out of drive f1 drivers would jump at being able to drive a Mercedes

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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by Robbo-92 » Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:12 am

Even a year old one!

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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by Jam-Master Jay » Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:27 am

That must be uncomfortable to drive for Giovinazzi, gonna have damaged his floor for sure.

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