The Official F1 2020 silly season *contains speculation*

The Official F1 2020 silly season *contains speculation*

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ELUSIVEJIM

6,652 posts

96 months

Tuesday 3rd September
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DanielSan said:
Idle thought, Hulkenberg to replace Giovanazzi at Sauber? It's got to be a better option than going to Haas.
Hulkenberg has been at Sauber in the past. You never know. Could be a years contract for him, result dependant, as I can't see Kimi racing after 2020.

Hulkenberg could then be the experienced driver in the team to help the next young driver.

But I think Alfa will go for a new young driver.

Saying that Kimi was injured at Spa after hurting himself on a dirt bike.

Oops, when you read what he was supposed to have said about his contract.

https://f1i.com/news/350887-raikkonen-alfa-contrac...





Edited by ELUSIVEJIM on Tuesday 3rd September 16:03

LaurasOtherHalf

15,416 posts

141 months

Tuesday 3rd September
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It still goes though, Ferrari own that Alfauber seat so it's up to them who gets it. What would be the benefit of them giving the seat to HUL? Perhaps a back up in case VET walks at some point I guess?

Who else does Ferrari have on their driving academy books-young Schumacher and Alesi? Neither are ready are they?

I suppose it's their seat so they can do whatever they want.

DanielSan

14,361 posts

112 months

Tuesday 3rd September
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It's Giovanazzi's seat that Ferrari own, Kimi was supposedly just a bonus signing as a result of Leclerc's promotion

Poppiecock

757 posts

3 months

Tuesday 3rd September
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ELUSIVEJIM said:
Saying that Kimi was injured at Spa after hurting himself on a dirt bike.

Oops, when you read what he was supposed to have said about his contract.

https://f1i.com/news/350887-raikkonen-alfa-contrac...
You've got to love that attitude.

Vaud

Original Poster:

33,183 posts

100 months

Tuesday 3rd September
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Poppiecock said:
You've got to love that attitude.
Indeed. The James Hunt school of contract negotiations... smile

Supersam83

305 posts

90 months

Monday 9th September
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With Leclerc winning at Belgium there is now 8 GP winners on the grid.

Hamilton
Bottas
Vettel
Leclerc
Verstappen
Ricciardo
Raikkonen
Kubica

Is this the most ever or has their been a season with more?

vaud

Original Poster:

33,183 posts

100 months

Monday 9th September
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2010 may have had more, if need to check the timing of wins.

Leithen

5,696 posts

212 months

Monday 9th September
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Belgium 1978 had 15.

Andretti
Brambilla
Depailler
Fittipaldi
Hunt
Ickx
Jones
Laffite
Lauda
Mass
Peterson
Regazzoni
Reutemann
Scheckter
Watson

Mr_Thyroid

1,741 posts

172 months

Monday 9th September
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Supersam83 said:
With Leclerc winning at Belgium there is now 8 GP winners on the grid.

Is this the most ever or has their been a season with more?
8 winners is not particularly high even in recent history.

In 2009 there were 13 and in each year 2010-12 there was 11.

HustleRussell

16,791 posts

105 months

Monday 9th September
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In 2012 there were a record 6 World Driver’s Champions on the grid.

Evangelion

5,174 posts

123 months

Monday 9th September
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Mr_Thyroid said:
8 winners is not particularly high even in recent history.
Particularly as only 5 of those 8 have actually won races this year.

MartG

14,578 posts

149 months

Tuesday 10th September
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A good point... biggrin


housen

1,587 posts

137 months

Tuesday 10th September
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what about hulk in ferrari seat ?

as solid no2 ?

JayK12

1,819 posts

147 months

Tuesday 10th September
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housen said:
what about hulk in ferrari seat ?

as solid no2 ?
Could do but i just get the feeling they won't. Doesn't Riccardo have a clause in his contract that if the big teams come knocking he can be released?

housen

1,587 posts

137 months

Tuesday 10th September
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JayK12 said:
housen said:
what about hulk in ferrari seat ?

as solid no2 ?
Could do but i just get the feeling they won't. Doesn't Riccardo have a clause in his contract that if the big teams come knocking he can be released?
i hear u ...but if look back at ferraris dominant years with schumi ....Barrichello was firm no 2 ...why rock the boat and pay for 2 good drivers when you only need one ....also like merc currently

kiseca

7,560 posts

164 months

Tuesday 10th September
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JayK12 said:
housen said:
what about hulk in ferrari seat ?

as solid no2 ?
Could do but i just get the feeling they won't. Doesn't Riccardo have a clause in his contract that if the big teams come knocking he can be released?
I'm not sure. I think that, unless he's too expensive alongside Hamilton, if Ricciardo was approachable Mercedes would have approached him to replace Bottas next year.

As an example of why: If it was Ricciardo in the second Merc last Sunday, I'd have put better odds on him getting past Leclerc and winning the race than I'd put on Bottas. Also I don't think he's faster than Lewis but he's a clean racer and an easy going character. If he is faster, Merc still win WCCs and Danny gets the championships instead of Lewis. Merc won't care.

As long as they aren't knocking eachother off the track or throwing frying pans at eachother in the hospitality centre, or their combined salaries aren't eating the entire budget all by themselves, Merc come out better with two fast racers than with one.

Edited by kiseca on Tuesday 10th September 13:58

Steamer

11,120 posts

158 months

Tuesday 10th September
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housen said:
JayK12 said:
housen said:
what about hulk in ferrari seat ?

as solid no2 ?
Could do but i just get the feeling they won't. Doesn't Riccardo have a clause in his contract that if the big teams come knocking he can be released?
i hear u ...but if look back at ferraris dominant years with schumi ....Barrichello was firm no 2 ...why rock the boat and pay for 2 good drivers when you only need one ....also like merc currently
Danni Ricc at Ferrari though?.. That doesn't sound quite so preposterous.

When interviewed about his thoughts on having Ocon as a team mate next year his answer was 'I might say hi to him... I might not'. Riccardo is not Ocon's biggest fan as I recall, and life at Renault has been a bit 'meh'.

'IF' a seat was available in a Ferrari, I think he would jump at the chance.

housen

1,587 posts

137 months

Tuesday 10th September
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Steamer said:
housen said:
JayK12 said:
housen said:
what about hulk in ferrari seat ?

as solid no2 ?
Could do but i just get the feeling they won't. Doesn't Riccardo have a clause in his contract that if the big teams come knocking he can be released?
i hear u ...but if look back at ferraris dominant years with schumi ....Barrichello was firm no 2 ...why rock the boat and pay for 2 good drivers when you only need one ....also like merc currently
Danni Ricc at Ferrari though?.. That doesn't sound quite so preposterous.

When interviewed about his thoughts on having Ocon as a team mate next year his answer was 'I might say hi to him... I might not'. Riccardo is not Ocon's biggest fan as I recall, and life at Renault has been a bit 'meh'.

'IF' a seat was available in a Ferrari, I think he would jump at the chance.
no doubt he would

but doo ferrari want 2 no1s ?

Steamer

11,120 posts

158 months

Tuesday 10th September
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housen said:
Steamer said:
housen said:
JayK12 said:
housen said:
what about hulk in ferrari seat ?

as solid no2 ?
Could do but i just get the feeling they won't. Doesn't Riccardo have a clause in his contract that if the big teams come knocking he can be released?
i hear u ...but if look back at ferraris dominant years with schumi ....Barrichello was firm no 2 ...why rock the boat and pay for 2 good drivers when you only need one ....also like merc currently
Danni Ricc at Ferrari though?.. That doesn't sound quite so preposterous.

When interviewed about his thoughts on having Ocon as a team mate next year his answer was 'I might say hi to him... I might not'. Riccardo is not Ocon's biggest fan as I recall, and life at Renault has been a bit 'meh'.

'IF' a seat was available in a Ferrari, I think he would jump at the chance.
no doubt he would

but doo ferrari want 2 no1s ?
They must have realised by now they really need two No1s.. but they also need to be able to strategize for two cars as well.

I think they would make a good pairing as well - which counts for a huge amount (ie: the final Nico & Hamilton season when compared to the following seasons with Bottas & Hamilton.. okay not exactly both No1. drivers, but Bottas is usually in the top 4 or 5)

AlexS

1,328 posts

177 months

Tuesday 10th September
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Evangelion said:
Particularly as only 5 of those 8 have actually won races this year.
Only 4 drivers have won a race so far this year. Vettel hasn't been classified as a winner yet.