F1 cancelled this year?

F1 cancelled this year?

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768

7,205 posts

54 months

Thursday 26th March
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LucyP said:
If we had 1.5 million cases, then so would Germany...
Why?

janesmith1950

8,474 posts

53 months

Thursday 26th March
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mk1coopers said:
Bernie in $1 buy back shocker....
I think there's a fair chance he's too old and too wealthy to want F1 back again.

Gazzab

18,198 posts

240 months

Thursday 26th March
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mk1coopers said:
Bernie in $1 buy back shocker....

At the moment it's 50/50 if they will get any racing in, I've seen (non F1) large events as far off as September being cancelled, we are just all going to have to wait this out and see how the planet looks once this is under control.
50:50 is very optimistic. I would say it’s a flat zero chance of any racing this season. Next years season is 50:50.

anonymous-user

12 months

Thursday 26th March
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HDJ100 said:
sc0tt said:
When do you think we will get news re. Canada?

I’m due to go (i expect I won’t be) and need to move flights etc.
I don't think Canada is going to happen. I've got flights booked for Austin and am doubting that will go ahead. Even if it does they might well move the date which will make my flight and accommodation booking fun.
I have flights booked for Austin too.

It is likely, in the unlikely event that it happens, that the GP will be moved. We have flights with BA that we can change for £150 and accommodation that can be cancelled.


Petrus1983

3,980 posts

120 months

Thursday 26th March
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Austin is the last weekend of October whereas Canada is mid June - very different date windows. Of course if the whole thing gets canned it won’t make any difference.

anonymous-user

12 months

Thursday 26th March
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Petrus1983 said:
Austin is the last weekend of October whereas Canada is mid June - very different date windows. Of course if the whole thing gets canned it won’t make any difference.
Yes, but if it does go ahead it’s one of the races likely to be rescheduled to allow for others to fit in. They’re looking at one of the following 3/4 weekends of which one is now MotoGP.

Either way travel and accommodation will need reviewing.

HDJ100

93 posts

104 months

Thursday 26th March
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The only glimmer of hope I am holding for Austin not being moved is it is at the start of a nice, by F1 standards, geographical chain USA - Mexico - Brazil.

PD9

1,883 posts

143 months

Thursday 26th March
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REALIST123 said:
I have flights booked for Austin too.

It is likely, in the unlikely event that it happens, that the GP will be moved. We have flights with BA that we can change for £150 and accommodation that can be cancelled.
Are BA still charging for flight changes? I'd have thought they would have lifted. Saying that, there may be an active window where it's FOC in the short term, assume this would be moved out to allow you to rearrange at no cost in the near future. Hopefully this allows you to attend to GP.

LucyP

419 posts

17 months

Thursday 26th March
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Not according to their website. I selected - "Change your booking" and then on ticket type "One which doesn't allow changes" and the service fee that it calculated was £0. Obviously I didn't put in any ticket or booking details, and it might be different once you do that.

The problem that you have is that at present you don't know whether you need to change, and if you do, to what date. You just have to hope that the BA policy of allowing free changes to all tickets is still in place when a decision is made about the race, and then that the race actually takes place on the re-scheduled date, if any.



anonymous-user

12 months

Thursday 26th March
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PD9 said:
Are BA still charging for flight changes? I'd have thought they would have lifted. Saying that, there may be an active window where it's FOC in the short term, assume this would be moved out to allow you to rearrange at no cost in the near future. Hopefully this allows you to attend to GP.
We enquired last Friday and were told £150 each to change. Of course we can’t till we know what’s happening so things may change by then.

KevinCamaroSS

8,571 posts

238 months

Thursday 26th March
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LucyP said:
It's nothing like 1.5 million in the UK! Germany have done a lot of testing and they have less than 36,000 confirmed cases. The UK hasn't done as much testing and has just over 8,000 cases.
My modelling shows Germany to have less than the UK but still likely to be around 1 million. The key information to remember is that very few people have been tested. I am talking total population, not just those tested. There are many asymptomatic people who actually do have the virus, but nobody knows this.

LucyP

419 posts

17 months

Thursday 26th March
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Your modelling?

You're a "business systems consultant" (whatever that means) from the UK Midlands. What scientific modelling about a German health situation could you possibly do that was anything other than meaningless?

Clockwork Cupcake

64,373 posts

230 months

Thursday 26th March
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LucyP said:
Your modelling?

You're a "business systems consultant" (whatever that means) from the UK Midlands. What scientific modelling about a German health situation could you possibly do that was anything other than meaningless?
Please cite all your qualifications and industry experience for everything you state so authoritatively in all your posts, and then maybe you can earn the right to be so dismissive of others.

How do you know that KevinCamaroSS doesn't do data modelling as a core competency? You don't.





Petrus1983

3,980 posts

120 months

Thursday 26th March
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LucyP said:
Your modelling?

You're a "business systems consultant" (whatever that means) from the UK Midlands. What scientific modelling about a German health situation could you possibly do that was anything other than meaningless?
It’s so annoying there isn’t a corona virus thread - maybe we should set one up?

Oh wait!

https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&...



mk1coopers

378 posts

110 months

Thursday 26th March
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LucyP said:
Your modelling?

You're a "business systems consultant" (whatever that means) from the UK Midlands. What scientific modelling about a German health situation could you possibly do that was anything other than meaningless?
I've resisted commenting on any of your previous posts, you have asked that people respect your opinion and thoughts, you seem unable to do the same, genuine question, why is that ?

janesmith1950

8,474 posts

53 months

Thursday 26th March
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Polite request all the Corona non-F1 chat, sod off, and post on relevant threads.

TheDeuce

7,303 posts

24 months

Thursday 26th March
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LucyP said:
Your modelling?

You're a "business systems consultant" (whatever that means) from the UK Midlands. What scientific modelling about a German health situation could you possibly do that was anything other than meaningless?
Lots of people take a learned interest in other things beyond their day job. People tend to have more than a single facet.

You're a good example. For the most part you present gentle tedium, which is great to read around bedtime. Then occasionally you also show a talent for extreme rudeness and self righteousness.

RDMcG

15,695 posts

165 months

Thursday 26th March
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janesmith1950 said:
Polite request all the Corona non-F1 chat, sod off, and post on relevant threads.
Seconded

rallycross

11,009 posts

195 months

Thursday 26th March
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RDMcG said:
janesmith1950 said:
Polite request all the Corona non-F1 chat, sod off, and post on relevant threads.
Seconded
Good idea contribute to both threads keep this one about F1 2020, my guess would be it will be 3 months from now before we could have any realistic view about whether there will be any events this year.

Based on the value of their investment the banker will carry forward loans till next year.

TheDeuce

7,303 posts

24 months

Thursday 26th March
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rallycross said:
Good idea contribute to both threads keep this one about F1 2020, my guess would be it will be 3 months from now before we could have any realistic view about whether there will be any events this year.

Based on the value of their investment the banker will carry forward loans till next year.
So true about the loans, in fact ALL loans pretty much. Normally when we borrow, the bank owns us. But at times when pretty much everyone and anyone could default at the same time... The borrower owns the bank.

F1 on every level requires billions a year in revenue which it clearly won't get this year - even if some races do run. It's way to early to know the figures or how they'll cope with the loss of revenue, but one way or another it'll have to be spread over a few seasons to recoup.

The only team I'm really worried about is Williams, as their staff and operating costs alone (before producing a race car..) pretty much account for their entire revenue. Take that revenue away for a year and they're gonna need one hell of a credit line increase to keep the show on the road.

Edited by TheDeuce on Thursday 26th March 22:44