F1 cancelled this year?

F1 cancelled this year?

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Clockwork Cupcake

63,412 posts

225 months

Monday 23rd March
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REALIST123 said:
Similarly, ‘to run a couple of cars around in circles’ misses the point too.
You can boil down any sport to those terms if you try hard enough.

Football? A bunch of guys kicking an air-filled bladder around a field.
Golf? Some people hitting balls with sticks.
Snooker? A couple of people bouncing balls around a table.
Table tennis? Likewise

Any sport can be shown to be pointless. And yet it doesn't alter the fact that sport has been immensely important to the human race for centuries, and will doubtless continue to be so.

sparta6

1,697 posts

53 months

Monday 23rd March
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Clockwork Cupcake said:
You can boil down any sport to those terms if you try hard enough.

Football? A bunch of guys kicking an air-filled bladder around a field.
Golf? Some people hitting balls with sticks.
Snooker? A couple of people bouncing balls around a table.
Table tennis? Likewise

Any sport can be shown to be pointless. And yet it doesn't alter the fact that sport has been immensely important to the human race for centuries, and will doubtless continue to be so.
It comes down to relate-ability.

90% of school boys kick a ball with football permeating right through society, and finally upto the Premiere League, Series A, etc etc.

No other sport has such mass connectivity or mass community.

Football is contemporary religion.

thegreenhell

6,809 posts

172 months

Monday 23rd March
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Chase Carey is still dreaming of 15-18 races this year.

https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/carey-coronavir...

LucyP

324 posts

12 months

Monday 23rd March
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And Donald Trump thinks that restrictions can be lifted in 2 weeks! Both are American. Both think that money comes first. Both are deluded. Neither have looked at what is happening in Italy and Spain.

TheDeuce

5,094 posts

19 months

Monday 23rd March
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thegreenhell said:
Chase Carey is still dreaming of 15-18 races this year.

https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/carey-coronavir...
Absolute buffoon. That's a total impossibility, just to get the kit moving in order to meet that schedule would require the teams to be instructed today.. and it's probably months before a big enough chunk of the planet is freed up enough for that to happen.

Best guess he's maintaining a positive rhetoric as he knows that claims will be made for services not rendered to sponsors etc and will be best advised to act as if the solution is in sight for as long as possible. Even if he knows the turd has already dropped.

Gazzab

17,959 posts

235 months

Monday 23rd March
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He should just fess up and admit that there will be zero races this year. Hate the politics of ‘sport’.

TheDeuce

5,094 posts

19 months

Monday 23rd March
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Gazzab said:
He should just fess up and admit that there will be zero races this year. Hate the politics of ‘sport’.
I think this time it's more the politics of business and legal posturing for liabilities sake.

Either way, it's never nice to hear someone talk and know that they know that you know it's more or less total BS. This is why we all get frustrated when we hear politicians answer questions..

LucyP

324 posts

12 months

Monday 23rd March
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It's quite amusing how you are all calling out Carey now. I look back at the early pages on this thread, and the same people are saying - maybe one or two races cancelled. The effects of Corona on the teams will be minimal. Corona is hard to transmit. If the stock market dropped below 2008 then they would take it seriously!

I don't want to say that I told you all back then, but no one believed me! Carey is where you were in the early days of this thread, 3 weeks ago, because he is in an American bubble, just like you were all in a UK bubble.

Clockwork Cupcake

63,412 posts

225 months

Monday 23rd March
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LucyP said:
I don't want to say that I told you all back then...
Yes you do. rolleyes

TheDeuce

5,094 posts

19 months

Monday 23rd March
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Clockwork Cupcake said:
LucyP said:
I don't want to say that I told you all back then...
Yes you do. rolleyes
She also said a single infected Italian chef could transmit the virus to the entire pit, which isn't exactly how transmission tends to work.

And yesterday something about mattresses which apparently are worth £20,000 as opposed to the cheap st you get flogged via TV adverts. If she's sleeping on a £20k mattress it's a little dismaying she still manages to get out of bed on the wrong side each morning wink

Lucy, you were right about the public and subsequent economic disarray - but pretty much all of us knew that would happen. The debate was more about whether or not the reactions are justified - and in the end that is a matter of personal opinion. When it comes to opinion as to whether something is right or not, no one is right or wrong.

And even if they were 'right', only a certain type of person stands up and says so. Twice.

Edit: apologies for feeding. Especially in these difficult times etc etc..

Edited by TheDeuce on Monday 23 March 22:29

Gazzab

17,959 posts

235 months

Monday 23rd March
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I have defended Lucy but I now realise it’s a parody account. Stop telling us you knew first. You didn’t. Stop telling us you were the only one to say, you weren’t. And even if you were, it doesn’t matter. We have a desperately serious situation. F1’s season and political bull st is a very very minor issue. Anyway there will be no races - I’ve been saying so for ages.

rallycross

10,866 posts

190 months

Tuesday 24th March
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Petrus1983 said:
Lucy- I’m going to get banned for this - but I’ve had an exceptionally bad day, it’s 1am and maybe a couple of drinks - but why don’t you fk off. You never add anything positive or nice - it’s exceptional point of view but in such an extreme way. So extreme I wonder if you’ve actually ever watched a race. Night all.
You know that Lucy is not really ‘Lucy’ but the posts have kept a consistent path which turned out to be very accurate - it’s the internet we are all welcome to say something !

Petrus1983

3,513 posts

115 months

Tuesday 24th March
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rallycross said:
You know that Lucy is not really ‘Lucy’ but the posts have kept a consistent path which turned out to be very accurate - it’s the internet we are all welcome to say something !
I’m not disagreeing with you drink

AmoCS

959 posts

172 months

Tuesday 24th March
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Wonder what would have happend if the Australia race took place and then the CV kicked in and the rest of the season was cancelled. Would the winning team of the Aus race take the title?

MiniMan64

12,370 posts

143 months

Tuesday 24th March
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AmoCS said:
Wonder what would have happend if the Australia race took place and then the CV kicked in and the rest of the season was cancelled. Would the winning team of the Aus race take the title?
I believe there is a rule about minimum number of races to make it a season.

768

6,526 posts

49 months

Tuesday 24th March
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Minimum of 8 races.

AmoCS

959 posts

172 months

Tuesday 24th March
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ok thanks

Gazzab

17,959 posts

235 months

Tuesday 24th March
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But the normal rules won’t apply. Whilst it’s 99% certain that there won’t be any races this season, it might be that just a handful of races could be a championship.

TheDeuce

5,094 posts

19 months

Tuesday 24th March
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True... In times of intense pressure, rules do tend to get re-written at very short notice to make things possible. There is nothing stopping the championship rules changing providing the three main parties: FOM, FIA and the teams all desired it.

The chances of all the teams feeling that would be best is pretty slim though. Although I suppose if it was clearly worth it financially that could be enough. On the flip side, it would be highly contenscious as to whether it really counted in the view of the fans, and the bookies..

A lot of ifs there though! And all those ifs are themselves dependant on the virus itself buggering off in a timely fashion.

Edited by TheDeuce on Tuesday 24th March 08:22

MiniMan64

12,370 posts

143 months

Tuesday 24th March
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Gazzab said:
But the normal rules won’t apply. Whilst it’s 99% certain that there won’t be any races this season, it might be that just a handful of races could be a championship.
I’d imagine that to be true. They’ll decide what they decide.

But the original question was if we’d had a random winner at a theoretically held Aus GP would they have been world champion?