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
10
31%
Valtteri Bottas
0
No votes
Sebastian Vettel
0
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Charles LecLerc
0
No votes
Max Verstappen
3
9%
Alexander Albon
0
No votes
Carlos Sainz
0
No votes
Lando Norris
1
3%
Daniel Ricciardo
0
No votes
Esteban Ocon
0
No votes
Daniil Kyvat
1
3%
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
1
3%
Nicholas Latifi
0
No votes
Mercedes
13
41%
Ferrari
1
3%
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
2
6%
 
Total votes: 32
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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by floydfreak » Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:49 pm


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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by Robbo-92 » Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:44 am

Small improvement in Channel 4’s highlights for the 2020 season, they can now show 70% of the race rather than 50% they could show last year. The highlights can also start 30 minutes earlier, won’t be much good for the USA Grand Prix though as they’ll still be on late.

https://motorsportbroadcasting.com/2020 ... -for-2020/

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by Vermilion » Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:40 pm

Robbo-92 wrote:Small improvement in Channel 4’s highlights for the 2020 season, they can now show 70% of the race rather than 50% they could show last year. The highlights can also start 30 minutes earlier, won’t be much good for the USA Grand Prix though as they’ll still be on late.

https://motorsportbroadcasting.com/2020 ... -for-2020/


I guess we should be grateful for small mercies.

The coverage last season was often hacked to bits, so that a whole bunch of pit stops would take place unseen and the race order would look completely different from one shot to the next.

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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by Mini E » Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:04 pm

floydfreak wrote:


The amount of arm-shake in the high speed corners in this era was absolutely incredible.

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by floydfreak » Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:32 pm

Mini E wrote:
floydfreak wrote:


The amount of arm-shake in the high speed corners in this era was absolutely incredible.


I agree they literally held on for the speeds another onboard from France the car is bottoming out as he throws the car around the track





One thing what these onboards capture so well is the sensation of speed.

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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by floydfreak » Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:16 pm

Silverstone when it was a flat out for most of the lap

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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by Rawrgna » Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:23 pm

With Latifi picking number 6 for his debut season we were so close to having memes about williams being diwn with the devil

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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by Robbo-92 » Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:38 pm

They’ve gone another route for the sum of their numbers, 69 :datass:

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by Vermilion » Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:41 pm

Williams should have 5 and 6 on their cars.

Driver numbers are still crappy, the numbering should have been allocated to teams like they were pre-1996 (Ferrari would have been given 27 and 28).

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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by floydfreak » Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:15 pm

I agree the number system for the drivers is dumb and gimmicky

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by Vermilion » Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:36 pm

I may just be a pedant, but the lack of No.1 on the champion car is also terrible, when the system of driver numbers was introduced (though this was in itself a mistake), having No.1 should have at least remained mandatory.

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by Robbo-92 » Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:47 pm

While I don’t mind the drivers numbers (don’t take much notice really) I still preferred the previous method of driver/team numbers, allocated firstly by the team with the reigning WDC and then in WCC order.

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by Victor Mildew » Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:52 pm

All about money. They (mistakenly) thought people would latch on to driver numbers as they did with Valentino Rossi, and would therefore get a nice slice of merchandise pie. It's why Hamilton doesn't run with a 1 on his car, even though he's allowed to.

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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by Robbo-92 » Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:13 am

The only driver who seems to have actually made good use of his number is Hamilton, whether it’s actually made him any extra money I don’t know.

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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by Robbo-92 » Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:40 am



Think Tänak might be out of Monaco already..... was only on stage 4 of 16.

Edit, just so people know, both of the occupants are ok, imagine they’re a little bruised mind.

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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by Peter Crisp » Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:15 am

That is a huge crash and just shows how good these cars are if the occupants are fine.
Do that in a normal car and it's certain death.

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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by Rawrgna » Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:23 am

:shock: That's not the way you want to start your championship defence but a huge testament to the safety rollcages they have thats a huge crash


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