The Official F1 2020 silly season *contains speculation*

The Official F1 2020 silly season *contains speculation*

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Poppiecock

405 posts

2 months

Monday 12th August
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Mr Pointy said:
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.
Way to miss the point!

If Ron hadn't been so fixated on trying to get a rookie title for Hamilton, he wouldn't have pissed off Alonso and would more than likely have delivered the title for Alonso.

All the internal politics and in-fighting cost them a title they should have easily won.

Sixpackpert

3,898 posts

158 months

Monday 12th August
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Albon replacing Gasley from Spa!

bobbo89

2,737 posts

89 months

Monday 12th August
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So, Albon gets the RB seat. Didn't see that happening but chuffed for the lad!

HTP99

14,663 posts

84 months

Monday 12th August
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bobbo89 said:
So, Albon gets the RB seat. Didn't see that happening but chuffed for the lad!
Is it a swap?

exelero

848 posts

33 months

Monday 12th August
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bobbo89 said:
So, Albon gets the RB seat. Didn't see that happening but chuffed for the lad!
Ann i the only one who thought Kvyat would swap Gasly?

ajprice

16,328 posts

140 months

Monday 12th August
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HTP99 said:
bobbo89 said:
So, Albon gets the RB seat. Didn't see that happening but chuffed for the lad!
Is it a swap?
Yes. https://www.crash.net/f1/news/927417/1/albon-repla...

l354uge

1,660 posts

65 months

Monday 12th August
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exelero said:
bobbo89 said:
So, Albon gets the RB seat. Didn't see that happening but chuffed for the lad!
Ann i the only one who thought Kvyat would swap Gasly?
Marko is too arrogant for that. Would rather risk destroying albons career than admit kyvat is decent.

They say they're reviewing thier options for 2020. Albon, Gasly or...

Mr Pointy

3,968 posts

103 months

Monday 12th August
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Poppiecock said:
Mr Pointy said:
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.
Way to miss the point!

If Ron hadn't been so fixated on trying to get a rookie title for Hamilton, he wouldn't have pissed off Alonso and would more than likely have delivered the title for Alonso.

All the internal politics and in-fighting cost them a title they should have easily won.
And very nearly did. Hamilton missed it by one point & a WDC in his rookie season whould have been an incredible achivement. I f Alonso was good enough he should have won it on merit, or are you saying Ron nobbled Alonso's car?

Vaud

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32,862 posts

99 months

Monday 12th August
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Can we stick to 2020 please? No top teams have shown any interest in Alonso for 2020, outstanding as his talent is smile

The Moose

18,353 posts

153 months

Monday 12th August
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So Albon to replace Gasley.

ELUSIVEJIM

6,241 posts

95 months

Monday 12th August
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Vaud said:
Can we stick to 2020 please? No top teams have shown any interest in Alonso for 2020, outstanding as his talent is smile
Red Bull and Honda stated they would not want him in the Red Bull.

After Gasly I bet Alonso is in the Red Bull in 2020. laugh

Red Bull says one thing and does the exact opposite.

Graveworm

2,300 posts

15 months

Monday 12th August
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Must be looking for 2020. Can't imagine they think Albon can score more this year in the remaining races whilst learning the car. A week is long time especially as allegedly they are not supposed to be doing anything from today.
From a week ago
Christian Horner said:

:Pierre really needs to take some time out during the break, reflect, and take the lessons into the second part of the year.
We desperately need him realising more of the potential of the car.
Our intention is to leave him in the car to the end of the year week

NRS

14,776 posts

145 months

Monday 12th August
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Poppiecock said:
I know the Hamilton duvet set fans won’t agree, but he does have a history of losing his edge when pressured by team mates or if the car is underperforming.
Can you not say that for all drivers? Vettel has been showing in recent seasons he gets a bit crashy when the pressure is on him in a competitive season where he doesn't have the blown diffuser benefit. Didn't do well against Danny R either. Max also kept crashing loads for a while under the pressure from DR too.

kambites

57,212 posts

165 months

Monday 12th August
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NRS said:
Can you not say that for all drivers? Vettel has been showing in recent seasons he gets a bit crashy when the pressure is on him in a competitive season where he doesn't have the blown diffuser benefit. Didn't do well against Danny R either. Max also kept crashing loads for a while under the pressure from DR too.
Arguably the one driver who didn't was Alonso who whilst moaning constantly, genuinely seemed to wring every last millisecond out of even complete dogs of cars.

swisstoni

7,899 posts

223 months

Monday 12th August
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kambites said:
NRS said:
Can you not say that for all drivers? Vettel has been showing in recent seasons he gets a bit crashy when the pressure is on him in a competitive season where he doesn't have the blown diffuser benefit. Didn't do well against Danny R either. Max also kept crashing loads for a while under the pressure from DR too.
Arguably the one driver who didn't was Alonso who whilst moaning constantly, genuinely seemed to wring every last millisecond out of even complete dogs of cars.
Zero pressure driving a dog - anything’s a bonus.

No doubt Alonso could still ‘do a job’ for any team on the grid. But maybe the price is too high. And he can’t keep his mouth shut on the radio.
Raikonnen still gets drives but I have to think that he doesn’t ask top dollar any more and just mumbles crap if he says anything at all.

NRS

14,776 posts

145 months

Monday 12th August
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kambites said:
Arguably the one driver who didn't was Alonso who whilst moaning constantly, genuinely seemed to wring every last millisecond out of even complete dogs of cars.
You have (ironically) the season with Hamilton where he really went crazy though too. So I'd include him too.

LaurasOtherHalf

15,255 posts

140 months

Monday 12th August
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Graveworm said:
Must be looking for 2020. Can't imagine they think Albon can score more this year in the remaining races whilst learning the car. A week is long time especially as allegedly they are not supposed to be doing anything from today.
From a week ago
Christian Horner said:

:Pierre really needs to take some time out during the break, reflect, and take the lessons into the second part of the year.
We desperately need him realising more of the potential of the car.
Our intention is to leave him in the car to the end of the year week
Presumably the HR dept isn’t governed by the summer shut down rules?

Vaud

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32,862 posts

99 months

Monday 12th August
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LaurasOtherHalf said:
Presumably the HR dept isn’t governed by the summer shut down rules?
https://f1i.com/magazine/67380-explaining-f1-summe...

A few years old as an article, but defines the scope of shutdown which is less complete than I had remembered.

tight fart

1,248 posts

217 months

Tuesday 13th August
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tight fart said:
I would have Norris and Albon on my shopping list.
That's Albon sorted

dunc_sx

1,018 posts

141 months

Wednesday 14th August
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Autosport article on Ocon vs Bottas here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOn74kqmlk8