The Official F1 2020 silly season *contains speculation*

The Official F1 2020 silly season *contains speculation*

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kambites

59,078 posts

176 months

Friday 7th February
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One thing which is clear from the images is that it's nowhere near as tightly packaged as even the 2019 Ferrari.

Deesee

3,967 posts

38 months

Friday 7th February
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AJB88 said:
Deesee said:
It’s just the livery, not the car..
HAAS official post clearly says its the VF-20, also quick look at the VF-19 can see this is different.
It’s not the VF-20..

It’s the livery..

I have pics of the VF-20 (same livery).

Deesee

3,967 posts

38 months

Friday 7th February
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thegreenhell said:
It's also just a computer render, showing only what they want you to be able to see. The actual car that rolls out onto track will look different again, other than the shape of the structural part of the tub and nosecone.
This

Deesee

3,967 posts

38 months

Friday 7th February
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Can we have something sensible like this again please...

https://twitter.com/F1/status/1225860025954000896?...

biglaugh

MissChief

5,480 posts

123 months

Saturday 8th February
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So Sky will be at the McLaren and Ferrari launches on their F1 Channel.

They'll also be showing ALL of testing from Barcelona, live. https://www.skysports.com/f1/news/12433/11927789/f...

mk1coopers

338 posts

107 months

Saturday 8th February
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So just set the 'story so far' programme up on the planner, 8 hours a day of waffle in between the odd car circulating doesn't sound like fun (even with no privacy screens in the garages)

Smollet

5,333 posts

145 months

Saturday 8th February
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TheDeuce said:
They may be gone from our sport. But they remain in spirit.
Probably scotched any plans for the future though.

DanielSan

14,944 posts

122 months

Saturday 8th February
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mk1coopers said:
So just set the 'story so far' programme up on the planner, 8 hours a day of waffle in between the odd car circulating doesn't sound like fun (even with no privacy screens in the garages)
It's on as background noise to be honest, plus they've only got 3 days on each of the 2 tests this year, I have a feeling their won't be much down time for any car that's not broken. They need to get the miles in.

CoolHands

10,960 posts

150 months

Saturday 8th February
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when is the first race

Sixpackpert

4,074 posts

169 months

Saturday 8th February
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CoolHands said:
when is the first race
On my birthday, and despite very obvious hints, tickets have not been purchased...socks again I guess.

March 15

CoolHands

10,960 posts

150 months

Saturday 8th February
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Haha
Thanks

Allyc85

7,052 posts

141 months

Saturday 8th February
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mk1coopers said:
So just set the 'story so far' programme up on the planner, 8 hours a day of waffle in between the odd car circulating doesn't sound like fun (even with no privacy screens in the garages)
Being at the circuit for testing and taking a leisurely stroll around to different corners is a great day out, but on telly it is bloomin' boring!

For anyone actually attending stand at the 100 meter board for turn 1 and midway through turn 3, both truly show F1 cars the their very best!

ajprice

17,713 posts

151 months

Sunday 9th February
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The Ferrari this year will be called SF1000, for their 1000th race in F1 being this year (also the 1000th F1 race this year)

https://www.essentiallysports.com/f1-news-ferraris...

TheDeuce

5,747 posts

21 months

Sunday 9th February
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ajprice said:
The Ferrari this year will be called SF1000, for their 1000th race in F1 being this year (also the 1000th F1 race this year)

https://www.essentiallysports.com/f1-news-ferraris...
1000th Ferrari race is Monaco and driven by a local lad, 'Monegasque' Charles... They really need to not repeat last years shameful Monaco effort! Maybe let the kid get beyond Q1 this time could be a plan wink

All eyes on Ferrari, lot's of pressure but also it's pretty sweet that their 1000th race will be at Monaco. I think the build up will be insane, it's going to be a very big weekend - maybe even more so than the supposed 1000th race we had last year..?

Some Guy

878 posts

46 months

Sunday 9th February
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Has the Monegasque national anthem ever been played at the Monoco Grand Prix?
Worth letting him win just for that.

Edited by Some Guy on Monday 10th February 12:57

AJB88

5,772 posts

126 months

Sunday 9th February
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Some Guy said:
Has the Monegasque national anthem ever been played at the Monoco Gradn Prix?
Worth letting him win just for that.
Yes it has.

exelero

974 posts

44 months

Monday 10th February
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Some Guy said:
Has the Monegasque national anthem ever been played at the Monoco Gradn Prix?
Worth letting him win just for that.
Fun fact. Charles Leclerc DNF'd in both of his Monaco races so far in F1

TwentyFive

96 posts

21 months

Monday 10th February
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Some Guy said:
Has the Monegasque national anthem ever been played at the Monoco Gradn Prix?
Worth letting him win just for that.
Every year before the start! But in all seriousness yes. Louis Chiron was a Monegasque and won the race back in the 30s.

It's worth remembering though that Chiron won the race before the existence of the F1 world championship so I guess you could argue that a Leclerc win would be the first time the anthem would be played at Monaco as a world championship event.

Would be cool to see a Monegasque win at Monaco in a Ferrari at their 1000th race!

ajprice

17,713 posts

151 months

Monday 10th February
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Alpha Tauri possible livery preview, or testing livery. Bare black carbon with white outline graphics.

https://streamable.com/5nf6t

TheDeuce

5,747 posts

21 months

Monday 10th February
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ajprice said:
Alpha Tauri possible livery preview, or testing livery. Bare black carbon with white outline graphics.

https://streamable.com/5nf6t
That would be pretty neat. I noticed on the Merc livery reveal YouTube chat today that a lot of people thought a black F1 car was due... Black and white, kind of classic. Does it suit the brand though? Looking at this, I'd say yes: https://alphatauri.com/en-gb/about/?gclid=EAIaIQob...

Black, white - and red highlights. Something of a departure from red bull colours. Looking forward to seeing the reveal.