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
16
36%
Valtteri Bottas
0
No votes
Sebastian Vettel
0
No votes
Charles LecLerc
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No votes
Max Verstappen
3
7%
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
1
2%
Nicholas Latifi
0
No votes
Mercedes
18
41%
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
3
7%
 
Total votes: 44
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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by Vermilion » Sat Jun 27, 2020 5:43 pm

Robbo-92 wrote:Time for Bernie to go back in his box, just wheels himself out when he feels he needs his name in the headlines :fp:


Bernie lost the plot ages ago, i'm surprised anyone still listens to him.

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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by floydfreak » Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:42 pm

Fangio driving around monaco

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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by Vermilion » Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:54 am

Such a legend, i wish i'd had the chance to add his autograph to my collection but he passed away before i started collecting sigs.

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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by Robbo-92 » Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:27 pm

That is a wonderful video. love the shot of him going past from inside the casino!

Those drivers really were made of something else as well, the current crop have to be a brave bunch but considering how much more fragile the cars were and how much more exposed the drivers are to the current day cars, must have been one hell of an adrenaline rush though!

Edit, just thought I'd see how the progress in terms of page/post count varies to the 2019 thread considering the lack of racing in general and we have reached page 27 faster than last year! Page 27 was hit on the 30th of June where we had a classic race round Austria with a cracking race between Max and Charles.

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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by Vermilion » Sun Jun 28, 2020 3:13 pm

Only a week now until F1 returns too, so yay!

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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by Robbo-92 » Sun Jun 28, 2020 3:22 pm

Can’t wait :D

I’ll leave the poll running till Friday evening anyway, that way we can have FP1/2 times to give some idea and people can change their vote accordingly, while it’s going to be an odd season I think it could be a cracker! Not seen anything saying that the teams aren’t allowed 3 engines so we should see the likes of Mercedes and Ferrari be able to run their engines nearer the limit as they’ll have far fewer races to do.

Just realised with Vettel leaving Ferrari (and sadly, probably F1) that I’ll need a new avatar from next year :(

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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by Vermilion » Sun Jun 28, 2020 3:34 pm

That reminds me, there's still a lot about the performance levels that we don't know yet (especially as it's been ages since winter testing and new parts will have been added to the cars), i think there's gonna be a few surprises once things get underway (also, turn 1 at Austria has over the years, produced plenty of contact at the start).

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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by Victor Mildew » Sun Jun 28, 2020 3:41 pm

I still think force India could sneak a win in the first couple of races.

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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by Rawrgna » Sun Jun 28, 2020 3:45 pm

Considering its basically last years merc i can see them definately on the podium challenging Bottas

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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by Robbo-92 » Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:30 pm

I’d forgotten about the W10 Racing Point, I actually reckon they could give Red Bull and Ferrari a run for their money on some tracks.

Victor Mildew wrote:I still think force India could sneak a win in the first couple of races.


Imagine their first win coming from last years WDC/WCC winning car rather than their own :lol: If Mercedes run into issues early on it could be a possibility though.

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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by Vermilion » Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:37 pm

The Racing Point could well be very quick, and i think the first race could prove to be quite unpredictable.

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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by Rawrgna » Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:40 pm

Lance stroll qualifies in 18th only to Storm his way the field like a hot knife through butter

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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by Victor Mildew » Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:09 pm

Rawrgna wrote:Lance stroll qualifies in 18th only to Storm his way the field like a hot knife through butter


Pay to win.

Hexx wrote:Ad7 is older and balder than I thought.
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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by Victor Mildew » Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:26 pm

Good lord the sound of this. Hakkinnen, McLaren, v10, Murray walker. :datass: :datass: :datass: :datass:


Hexx wrote:Ad7 is older and balder than I thought.
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by floydfreak » Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:38 pm




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by Vermilion » Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:10 am

Victor Mildew wrote:Good lord the sound of this. Hakkinnen, McLaren, v10, Murray walker. :datass: :datass: :datass: :datass:



The late 90's was a golden age for F1.

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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by Victor Mildew » Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:11 am

Mercedes have changed their 2020 livery :datass:


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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by Rawrgna » Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:24 am

Meanwhile Codemasters sweats as they have 2 new liveries to update

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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by Robbo-92 » Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:28 am

The cars from the late 90’s to mid 2000’s look so much quicker than current cars and I’m not sure why? Is it a difference in camera angles used? That the cars are so much lighter they look a bit more alive? The sound definitely helps as well.

Not a fan of the new Mercedes livery, looks alright but I get they’re doing it for the right reasons.

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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by captain red dog » Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:23 pm

Victor Mildew wrote:Mercedes have changed their 2020 livery :datass:


That looks strawberry floating awesome. I wonder what it will look like on the track though, as black cars always look a bit like back markers to me, as the likes of Minardi and the recent black Mclarens have soured that colour.


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