The Official F1 2020 silly season *contains speculation*

The Official F1 2020 silly season *contains speculation*

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Exitleft

844 posts

172 months

Monday 2nd December
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I don’t think Lewis will go anywhere alone. I suspect Toto wants a new challenge also and maybe a bigger financial stake than he has now. And if Mercedes don’t want to be a works team in 2021 how about Toto and Lewis (plus key engineers) to McLaren - a perfect swan song for Lewis, a good way to cement the engine deal and assure the car works well with it; and Toto gets to prove he can do it all over again. The mclaren investors may smile too.

Nickp82

2,037 posts

41 months

Monday 2nd December
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Exige77 said:
Who could play Binotto and Wolfe ?

How old would Radcliffe be in 20 years time ?
Just giving that the rofl it deserves

MissChief

5,209 posts

116 months

Monday 2nd December
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ELUSIVEJIM said:
Flooble said:
If Alonso couldn't bring in the sponsors then it doesn't really matter though - Norris in particular seems to have quite a following on instagram and the eSports stuff. F1 is business first after all.

I think someone said that had Mclaren stuck with Honda the engine would not be as advanced - packaging? Lack of opportunity to test (Toro Rosso?).
Will be interesting to see how McLaren gets on with Mercedes engines.
If McLaren had been willing to allow Honda another team then things might have been different. I still feel it was incredibly short sighted of McLaren to ditch Honda after not even 1 full season of their engine with the same layout as Ferrari and Mercedes had and to not allow any other team to run Honda engines. I guess it allowed them to see the folly of their beliefs when the car itself was exposed as being royally st but I reckon much of the internal reorganisation required was already underway under Zac.

Deesee

3,243 posts

31 months

Wednesday
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Look out F1

Dan Ticktum has just signed with the championship winning DAMS F2 team..

Mark-C

3,152 posts

153 months

Wednesday
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Deesee said:
Look out F1

Dan Ticktum has just signed with the championship winning DAMS F2 team..
Surely that should be "Look out F2" for now ...

Deesee

3,243 posts

31 months

Wednesday
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Mark-C said:
Deesee said:
Look out F1

Dan Ticktum has just signed with the championship winning DAMS F2 team..
Surely that should be "Look out F2" for now ...
For now yes... won’t be long until we get ‘that’ on the big show..

Mark-C

3,152 posts

153 months

Wednesday
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Deesee said:
Mark-C said:
Deesee said:
Look out F1

Dan Ticktum has just signed with the championship winning DAMS F2 team..
Surely that should be "Look out F2" for now ...
For now yes... won’t be long until we get ‘that’ on the big show..
He'll be pissed off if he's missed the Red Bull boat because of his misdemeanours and gets to follow Latifi into a ropey Williams ...

Deesee

3,243 posts

31 months

Wednesday
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Mark-C said:
Deesee said:
Mark-C said:
Deesee said:
Look out F1

Dan Ticktum has just signed with the championship winning DAMS F2 team..
Surely that should be "Look out F2" for now ...
For now yes... won’t be long until we get ‘that’ on the big show..
He'll be pissed off if he's missed the Red Bull boat because of his misdemeanours and gets to follow Latifi into a ropey Williams ...
Yep, I think he’s got enough raw pace for a top gig, however the attitude... will be one to watch through squinted eyes for next yr.

Someone will take a punt and run him in testing/fp1.

jingars

771 posts

188 months

Thursday
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Bookies have lengthened the odds for Max winning the Drivers World Championship in 2020:


Graveworm

2,756 posts

19 months

Thursday
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jingars said:
Bookies have lengthened the odds for Max winning the Drivers World Championship in 2020:

I think you will find next years car will be twice as fast and cost half as much but we can't explain how we will do that.
In the Red Ferrari Garage it will be twice as fast and cost nothing, paid for entirely by Mercedes supporters.
In the Yellow Renault garage it will definitely definitely win, but not even they believe that and hope other people want to buy their engines, to pay for it,


Edited by Graveworm on Thursday 5th December 09:24

kiseca

7,706 posts

167 months

Thursday
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jingars said:
....

As if there wasn't enough bullst in Formula 1 already....

Flooble

1,938 posts

48 months

Thursday
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Just noticed Hamilton is doing no testing because of "Team Sponsor Commitments"

Interesting - presumably means he won't be able to have meaningful input into the design of the car over the winter, having not driven more than a handful of laps on the new tyres.

ajprice

16,707 posts

144 months

Thursday
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He didn't do the tyre testing at Abu Dhabi this week, Bottas and Russell did it. I'm sure he'll be there for the new car in winter testing.

HighwayStar

2,625 posts

92 months

Thursday
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Flooble said:
Just noticed Hamilton is doing no testing because of "Team Sponsor Commitments"

Interesting - presumably means he won't be able to have meaningful input into the design of the car over the winter, having not driven more than a handful of laps on the new tyres.
They've been developing the new car for months already... The car at this years first test wasn't the same car at the first race of the season. There won't be much meaningful input from the driver over their winter downtime.

ukaskew

5,347 posts

169 months

Thursday
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Flooble said:
Just noticed Hamilton is doing no testing because of "Team Sponsor Commitments"
He’s been to Malaysia straight after the season for a few years now, Petronas sponsorship commitments. He seems to have negotiated his way out of quite a few of those sorts of things, but always does that one.

FourWheelDrift

78,600 posts

232 months

Thursday
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jingars said:
Bookies have lengthened the odds for Max winning the Drivers World Championship in 2020:

"Aaah, we will be winning the er-championship in 2020, this could drop into 2021 but then possibly due to unexplained issues more likely to be 2022. But we will get it done! 2023 will be the year we succeed in our great task, so remember to keep 2024 in your diary."

Exige77

4,023 posts

139 months

Thursday
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Interesting graphic showing which country F1’s winners have come from over the years.

https://youtu.be/sDl2TR5cySU

ELUSIVEJIM

7,614 posts

99 months

Thursday
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Exige77 said:
Interesting graphic showing which country F1’s winners have come from over the years.

https://youtu.be/sDl2TR5cySU
Very interesting. You can just tell the Senna, Schumacher, Vettel and Hamilton eras.

He needs to update it to the end of 2019 now biggrin

Evangelion

5,299 posts

126 months

Thursday
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Perhaps he could do one for the constructors also.

TheDeuce

3,712 posts

14 months

Thursday
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Evangelion said:
Perhaps he could do one for the constructors also.
Tricky - would that be based on which country owns the team or which country the team are in?

Mercedes: German team, staffed chiefly by British people in Britain and lead by an Austrian. Very tricky!