The Official F1 2020 silly season *contains speculation*

The Official F1 2020 silly season *contains speculation*

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The Moose

18,353 posts

153 months

Saturday 10th August
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Evangelion said:
sandman77 said:
Are you new to F1. There is absolutely zero chance that Hamilton and Alonso will ever be teammates again after the disasterous time they had together at mclaren. They absolutely hated each other.
That and the fact that Shamilton wouldn't see which way Alonso went.

Edited by Evangelion on Saturday 10th August 19:17
In his/your dreams!

Vaud

Original Poster:

32,862 posts

99 months

Saturday 10th August
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The Moose said:
In his/your dreams!
I think they would be quite close on track; both are brilliant (fast) racers.

Though the mind games would be untenable.

swisstoni

7,899 posts

223 months

Saturday 10th August
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Europa1 said:
Evangelion said:
That and the fact that Shamilton wouldn't see which way Alonso went.

Edited by Evangelion on Saturday 10th August 19:17
Why do you call him Shamilton?

I must just remind myself how Hamilton compared against Alonso that year they were in the same team...
ShMclaren. hehe

HighwayStar

2,478 posts

88 months

Saturday 10th August
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swisstoni said:
Europa1 said:
Evangelion said:
That and the fact that Shamilton wouldn't see which way Alonso went.

Edited by Evangelion on Saturday 10th August 19:17
Why do you call him Shamilton?

I must just remind myself how Hamilton compared against Alonso that year they were in the same team...
ShMclaren. hehe
I love the fact Lewis actually upsets these guys. It’s so entertaining. Fascinating too. smile

CustardOnChips

175 posts

6 months

Saturday 10th August
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Europa1 said:
Why do you call him Shamilton?

I must just remind myself how Hamilton compared against Alonso that year they were in the same team...
Would that happen to be Hamilton's first ever season in F1 too?

Poppiecock

405 posts

2 months

Saturday 10th August
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HighwayStar said:
I love the fact Lewis actually upsets these guys. It’s so entertaining. Fascinating too. smile
Surely the biscuit is soggy by now?

HighwayStar

2,478 posts

88 months

Saturday 10th August
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Poppiecock said:
HighwayStar said:
I love the fact Lewis actually upsets these guys. It’s so entertaining. Fascinating too. smile
Surely the biscuit is soggy by now?
You guys just keep giving wink

The Moose

18,353 posts

153 months

Saturday 10th August
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Vaud said:
The Moose said:
In his/your dreams!
I think they would be quite close on track; both are brilliant (fast) racers.

Though the mind games would be untenable.
I think they would have been close of track...these days, I think Hamilton would show Alonso a clean pair of heels. Lewis has “taken it to the next level” on multiple occasions and just seems to get stronger and better each season.

exelero

848 posts

33 months

Sunday 11th August
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The Moose said:
I think they would have been close of track...these days, I think Hamilton would show Alonso a clean pair of heels. Lewis has “taken it to the next level” on multiple occasions and just seems to get stronger and better each season.
Until everything is under his control yes.

ELUSIVEJIM

6,241 posts

95 months

Sunday 11th August
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Muzzer79 said:
Because he’s yesterday’s man?

If Alonso still had it, he’d be in a top six car this year, not picking up scraps from others
What utter rubbish.

The reason is the big teams have their star drivers and don't want someone as fast as them to be in the same team.

Alonso in a Mercedes, Red Bull or Ferrari would give anyone a very hard time.


ELUSIVEJIM

6,241 posts

95 months

Sunday 11th August
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The Moose said:
I think they would have been close of track...these days, I think Hamilton would show Alonso a clean pair of heels. Lewis has “taken it to the next level” on multiple occasions and just seems to get stronger and better each season.
Unless Alonso was in the 2nd Mercedes then he nor anyone else has a chance of a Championship.

But Alonso would still win races like Max has this season.




The Moose

18,353 posts

153 months

Monday 12th August
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ELUSIVEJIM said:
The Moose said:
I think they would have been close of track...these days, I think Hamilton would show Alonso a clean pair of heels. Lewis has “taken it to the next level” on multiple occasions and just seems to get stronger and better each season.
Unless Alonso was in the 2nd Mercedes then he nor anyone else has a chance of a Championship.

But Alonso would still win races like Max has this season.
My personal opinion is that even in the 2nd Merc, Alonso wouldn’t stand a chance.

HustleRussell

16,684 posts

104 months

Monday 12th August
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Peak Alonso didn’t put Rookie Hamilton in the shade, I think I can predict how Peak Hamilton ‘at home’ vs. 38 year old, one year out Alonso would go.

dunc_sx

1,018 posts

141 months

Monday 12th August
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The Moose said:
ELUSIVEJIM said:
The Moose said:
I think they would have been close of track...these days, I think Hamilton would show Alonso a clean pair of heels. Lewis has “taken it to the next level” on multiple occasions and just seems to get stronger and better each season.
Unless Alonso was in the 2nd Mercedes then he nor anyone else has a chance of a Championship.

But Alonso would still win races like Max has this season.
My personal opinion is that even in the 2nd Merc, Alonso wouldn’t stand a chance.
Can't see how he'd be any worse than Bottas, so surely he'd get the odd victory?

What we really need to see is Verstappen in the Merc but we all know that'll never happen.

Dunc.

StevieBee

7,825 posts

199 months

Monday 12th August
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Poppiecock said:
768 said:
It'd be fascinating. I'm not sure Alonso's interested in coming back at all though and even if he is I'm not sure he'd land at Red Bull. I wonder if he'd have a chance at Bottas' seat.
For all Hamilton's claims that he'll have anyone in the 2nd seat alongside him - he'd throw all his toys out of the pram if this happened. So it won't, as Toto isn't stupid. To keep Hamilton winning, you keep him happy - and that means not giving him a team-mate who can beat him consistently and get into his head.
I don't think it would be appealing to Alonso either. At best, Hamilton and Alonso are equal but my money would be on Hamilton having the better of him.

Alonso's post F1 reputation isn't exactly stellar. Not qualifying at Indy and two wins at LeMans (and other WEC wins) in circumstances which would be like racing an F1 car in a GP2 race. If I were him, I'd be preserving what reputation remains, which is good, but could easily be diluted with a drubbing back in F1.

MissChief

5,089 posts

112 months

Monday 12th August
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The qualifying issue at Indy wasn't anything to do with Alonso at all, it was purely McLaren. They didn't gear the car high enough to actually go fast enough to qualify before hitting the limiter. The whole exercise was a farce from start to finish and they'll certainly do better next season with de Ferran running the show.

Poppiecock

405 posts

2 months

Monday 12th August
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HustleRussell said:
Peak Alonso didn’t put Rookie Hamilton in the shade, I think I can predict how Peak Hamilton ‘at home’ vs. 38 year old, one year out Alonso would go.
Ron really messed up that season - he gambled all on Hamilton as a rookie champion and handed the title to Kimi.

thegreenhell

6,012 posts

163 months

Monday 12th August
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HustleRussell said:
Peak Alonso didn’t put Rookie Hamilton in the shade, I think I can predict how Peak Hamilton ‘at home’ vs. 38 year old, one year out Alonso would go.
You think Alonso peaked at 26 (and by definition has been going downhill since), but Hamilton is only peaking now at age 34?

HustleRussell

16,684 posts

104 months

Monday 12th August
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thegreenhell said:
HustleRussell said:
Peak Alonso didn’t put Rookie Hamilton in the shade, I think I can predict how Peak Hamilton ‘at home’ vs. 38 year old, one year out Alonso would go.
You think Alonso peaked at 26 (and by definition has been going downhill since), but Hamilton is only peaking now at age 34?
It’s an ‘arc’, isn’t it- I think it’s true enough, unless you’re going to argue that Hamilton was at his peak in 2007 or that Alonso is still at his peak now (a less difficult argument to make, but still...)

Mr Pointy

3,968 posts

103 months

Monday 12th August
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Poppiecock said:
HustleRussell said:
Peak Alonso didn’t put Rookie Hamilton in the shade, I think I can predict how Peak Hamilton ‘at home’ vs. 38 year old, one year out Alonso would go.
Ron really messed up that season - he gambled all on Hamilton as a rookie champion and handed the title to Kimi.
Your name is appropriate: Hamilton missed the WDC by maybe one lap. If he had pitted one lap earlier in China his tyres would have got him round the pit lane corner & he would have won.