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
23
40%
Valtteri Bottas
0
No votes
Sebastian Vettel
0
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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
23
40%
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
7%
 
Total votes: 58
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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by Joer » Sat Oct 10, 2020 6:19 pm

What would happen if someone like Hamilton got covid? I know we obviously had Hulkenberg in for Stroll today/this weekend so i'm sure i'll find out tomorrow, but if the back-up finishes in the points do those points go to the driver they're replacing towards the championship or is it just a case if you're sick you miss out?

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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by floydfreak » Sat Oct 10, 2020 6:31 pm

Yeah the back up driver gets the points as they are new driver in the championship regardless of who they are replacing.

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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by Vermilion » Sat Oct 10, 2020 9:06 pm

Joer wrote:or is it just a case if you're sick you miss out?


Definitely this, any points scored goes to the individual driver even if they are a substitute.

So yeah, if Lewis misses a race, it'll be 0 points for him even if his replacement were to win.

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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by floydfreak » Sat Oct 10, 2020 11:48 pm



bit of a bizarre track layout the older version was better. Though it has some good moments banked curves with this layout


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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by captain red dog » Sun Oct 11, 2020 11:10 am

Robbo-92 wrote:I think that is a lot of it (or I hope it is anyway, he’s certainly not more than half a second off the top drivers in the sport), he just doesn’t care enough to push for Ferrari this year which is sad to see.

Not really sure what F1 could do if most of a team came down with Covid, unless there is an understanding that if it did happen to any of the teams, then all the teams would have to isolate and this would mean no racing for the next couple of weeks?

They should have a rule that championship is decided on your best results in 80% of the season. They used to have a similar system a few decades ago.

It only needs to be in place this season to protect the viability of the championship. Say Bottas wins the championship because Hamilton gets Covid, it would completely destroy the credibility of the season and make Bottas's championship worthless.

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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by Kanbei » Sun Oct 11, 2020 11:21 am

Race starts at 1.10pm today an hour earlier than normal.

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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by Robbo-92 » Sun Oct 11, 2020 11:49 am

Hence why I’m making sure I take my short day at work today :lol: should be home nicely for the last bit of the coverage before it gets underway.

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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by Return_of_the_STAR » Sun Oct 11, 2020 1:15 pm

How is bottas allowed to be in front as he gained the lead back by going completely off the track on the first corner?

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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by Robbo-92 » Sun Oct 11, 2020 1:17 pm

Well the overtaking did happen on track, good to see Bottas being a bit feisty with the start though, top 3 leaving Leclerc and co in their wake.

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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by Captain Kinopio » Sun Oct 11, 2020 1:21 pm

Mercedes 2.5 seconds a lap faster than Ferrari :fp:

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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by Cuttooth » Sun Oct 11, 2020 1:24 pm

Go get your finger fixed, Grosjean!

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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by Robbo-92 » Sun Oct 11, 2020 1:25 pm

At least Verstappen is keeping them in touch, be a bit of a grim afternoon for everyone if he wasn’t in the race.

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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by Robbo-92 » Sun Oct 11, 2020 1:26 pm

Great move by Ricciardo, 16 seconds behind 3rd after 9 laps though :fp:

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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by Robbo-92 » Sun Oct 11, 2020 1:29 pm

Oh Seb :fp:

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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by Cuttooth » Sun Oct 11, 2020 1:33 pm

Well that's that then. :lol:

Hopefully any rain might make it a bit more interesting.

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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by Captain Kinopio » Sun Oct 11, 2020 1:34 pm

Bottas answering those critics!

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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by Captain Kinopio » Sun Oct 11, 2020 1:40 pm

That might be it for Albon. Catastrophicly daft

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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by Robbo-92 » Sun Oct 11, 2020 1:43 pm

Good fight for 3rd should be on the cards!

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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by Robbo-92 » Sun Oct 11, 2020 1:47 pm

Captain Kinopio wrote:That might be it for Albon. Catastrophicly daft


Nearly took out the other Alpha Tauri for good measure :lol:

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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by Imrahil » Sun Oct 11, 2020 1:49 pm

Albon driving very sloppy today.


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