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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40%
Valtteri Bottas
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Sebastian Vettel
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Charles LecLerc
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Max Verstappen
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5%
Alexander Albon
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Carlos Sainz
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Lando Norris
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2%
Daniel Ricciardo
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Esteban Ocon
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Daniil Kyvat
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2%
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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No votes
Mercedes
23
40%
Ferrari
1
2%
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
0
No votes
Williams
4
7%
 
Total votes: 58
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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by Memento Mori » Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:02 am

Joer wrote:Just sat down to watch Monza!

They was talking about two DRS zones in the build-up. What's that all about?

Drag Reduction System, they're only allowed to use it in certain sections of the track. It's basically the "car goes faster button".

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by Peter Crisp » Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:12 am

I still think they should be able to use that whener they like but it'd obviously be less safe due to less grip in the corners and drivers going for insane lunges at odd places.
Maybe they could have a set amount of usage time or something but where they like?

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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 Victor Mildew » Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:17 am

It used to be a free for all where it was used in qualifying, but it's quite dangerous to be dumping aero from the apex of corner and so on, so it was changed to the race set zones only. When it first came in to use in 2007, they were also able to adjust the front wing angle throughout the race, but that was quietly dropped the next year.

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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by Imrahil » Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:21 am

Peter Crisp wrote:I still think they should be able to use that whener they like but it'd obviously be less safe due to less grip in the corners and drivers going for insane lunges at odd places.
Maybe they could have a set amount of usage time or something but where they like?

I guess the problem with that is the car in front would use it at the same time, which would negate the main point of it being to artificially allow overtakes more easily.

I wonder if they'll get rid of DRS after 2022 if the new regs produce closer racing between the cars? Since in theory slightly faster cars would be right on the exhaust of slower cars exiting corners and might be able to get past on the straight without assistance.

They're desperately trying to solve the dirty air problem with those regs, although I expect some teams will still find a way around it.

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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by Robbo-92 » Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:14 pm

Victor Mildew wrote:It used to be a free for all where it was used in qualifying, but it's quite dangerous to be dumping aero from the apex of corner and so on, so it was changed to the race set zones only. When it first came in to use in 2007, they were also able to adjust the front wing angle throughout the race, but that was quietly dropped the next year.


2011 was probably the peak for DRS in qualifying, recall Red Bull could take 130R pretty much flat with the DRS open.

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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by Joer » Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:37 pm

Just finished Monza. Great race, and I think i'm hooked.

Unreal from Hamilton to finish where he did after that penalty.

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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by Victor Mildew » Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:42 pm

:wub:

Hamilton's overtaking credentials are something else. I remember him being on the radar from a gp2 race when he was high up the order, spun and ended up last, then stormed the field to finish 2nd.

Wait till you see him in a wet race :datass:

Wait till you see a wet race :datass: You'll understand why everyone gets so excited at the slight hint of any rain coming.

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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by Robbo-92 » Thu Sep 17, 2020 6:40 pm

If you can find them online (dare say you can somewhere) some great wet/mixed conditions races to watch are Canada 2011, Brazil 2012 and then Germany 2019 was another pretty bonkers race!

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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by Joer » Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:24 pm

Cheers! Is there a go to place for this kind of stuff?

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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by Robbo-92 » Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:38 pm

Not sure really, you could always subscribe to F1 TV for a month (think it’s about £3?) and they have a lot of races in their archive section, whether the races I mentioned will be on there I don’t know for sure, I’d like to think so as they’d be much more easily obtainable than races from the 50’s for example.

Edit, found this list

https://www.reddit.com/r/F1TV/comments/ ... this_list/

Not been updated for the 2019 season but the German Grand Prix from that year was voted one of the best of the decade so imagine it’ll be on there as a full replay. Canada 2011 and Brazil 2012 are there looking at it unless they’ve been removed.

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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by Joer » Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:55 pm

Thanks man. That’s my weekend sorted then!

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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by Robbo-92 » Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:57 pm

My weekend is sorted too, 24 hours of Le Mans :datass:

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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by captain red dog » Fri Sep 18, 2020 10:01 am

Victor Mildew wrote::wub:

Hamilton's overtaking credentials are something else. I remember him being on the radar from a gp2 race when he was high up the order, spun and ended up last, then stormed the field to finish 2nd.

Wait till you see him in a wet race :datass:

Wait till you see a wet race :datass: You'll understand why everyone gets so excited at the slight hint of any rain coming.

Yeah the impressive thing was that Bottas couldn't seem to make much progress but Hamilton just seems to have a unique ability to overtake.

He rarely messes up. He's had two clashes with Albon, but generally he is one of the best overtakers in the game. Verstappen is really good at overtaking now too. His first few seasons he used to race too hard in my opinion and caused a lot of crashes, but he has really calmed down now.

Joer, watch the British Grand Prix from this year too if you haven't seen it, that was mega exciting. Just don't confuse it with the Anniversary GP a week later as that was gooseberry fool!

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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 captain red dog » Fri Sep 18, 2020 12:40 pm

I hope they put it on ITV1, can't imagine they have anything else worth watching on a Saturday afternoon.

Hopefully it leads to a revival. I remember going to Silverstone in 1995 and the BTCC was a real selling point at the time. Since they changed the rules in the early 2000s the series really shrank into obscurity.

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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by Vermilion » Fri Sep 18, 2020 2:36 pm

The series was still pretty decent (and popular) around 2003-05, but after that it kinda just dropped off.

The biggest crowd i ever saw at a race day was the 1998 season finale at Silverstone when Rickard Rydell won the title and Nigel Mansell was competing.

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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by Robbo-92 » Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:58 am

The BTCC is one of those things that I always mean to watch but never get around too.

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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by floydfreak » Sat Sep 19, 2020 10:59 am

I was at the last super touring races at Silverstone back in 2000 the night race was epic me and my dad (rip) sat at Bridge watching each race was so cool and excellent place to watch as there was some great overtakes from our seats

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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by Robbo-92 » Sat Sep 19, 2020 1:25 pm

24 hours of Le Mans about to get underway, hopefully Toyota will have more of a fight after this year when the regulations change from next year.

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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by floydfreak » Sat Sep 19, 2020 1:38 pm

Quest normally show some of the race like the start and then some night racing & the finish, yet this year they are not showing the start and the first hour live


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