Your bold prediction for the 2020 season

Your bold prediction for the 2020 season

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parabolica

Original Poster:

5,226 posts

136 months

Sunday 8th March
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Following some pundits predictions what would be yours?

Mine is that a mid-field team will win a race this year; maybe a McLaren, or a Racing Point if their car is as fast as everyone in the paddock seems to think it might be (obvs the result of a chaotic race of some kind).

Pericoloso

42,119 posts

115 months

Sunday 8th March
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What season would that be ?

Currently no idea which races will even go ahead ,apart from Oz and a closed to public Bahrain.

TheDeuce

4,696 posts

18 months

Sunday 8th March
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Prediction for 2020: missed season.

Which is fking tragic after 2019, this was going to be the sequel to end all sequels.

For what it's worth, in a different world without coronavirus... I would have said that this was the season where red bull would have bested Ferrari and that Lewis would have quite easily (based on glimpses of performance from testing) won his 7th and ground breaking title.

Seems it wasn't to be though! And what happens next is very much beyond our predictions of those of anyone in F1.

sociopath

129 posts

18 months

Sunday 8th March
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Without Corona virus

Hamilton to win and still be smug
Vettel to screw up again and be beaten by his team mate
Racing Point to be 3rd in championship, resulting in a rule change for next year.
McLaren to win a race (he said hopefully)
Williams to overtake Haas (this may be wishful thinking) and Haas to leave F1 as a result

LaurasOtherHalf

16,519 posts

148 months

Sunday 8th March
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Coronavirus won't actually make that much of a difference.

TheDeuce

4,696 posts

18 months

Sunday 8th March
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LaurasOtherHalf said:
Coronavirus won't actually make that much of a difference.
It'll inevitably stop what was already inevitable smile

CV in terms of F1 has hit the 'pause' button. Which would be fine but next year with the rule changes etc.. I feel like we're not going to see the climax of the current era.

Exciting in its own way though - bring on 2021. Let's see who has what ready for the new era..

REALIST123

12,940 posts

105 months

Monday 9th March
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TheDeuce said:
Prediction for 2020: missed season.

Which is fking tragic after 2019, this was going to be the sequel to end all sequels.

For what it's worth, in a different world without coronavirus... I would have said that this was the season where red bull would have bested Ferrari and that Lewis would have quite easily (based on glimpses of performance from testing) won his 7th and ground breaking title.

Seems it wasn't to be though! And what happens next is very much beyond our predictions of those of anyone in F1.
‘Tragic’:

Adjective- causing or characterized by extreme distress or sorrow.[/i]

Really? You need to find something else in your life.


TheDeuce

4,696 posts

18 months

Monday 9th March
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ukaskew said:
Indeed..

It was shaping up to be a very good season imo - more of 2019 with a few twists would have been great.

Despite what 'Realist' thinks, I do understand that some things are more important than F1... But at the time I posted that thread I was far from the only one looking forward to this season.

Fundoreen

1,290 posts

35 months

Monday 9th March
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Bold prediction that races run behind closed doors will make no difference to the TV viewer but crofty and co will keep mentioning it.
May enhance viewing due to no cutaways to crowd as a crucial bit of action is half completed but they will probably cut away to people sat on a sofa at home Gogglebox style frown

sgtBerbatov

1,868 posts

33 months

Monday 9th March
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Lewis Hamilton to win the championship outright.
Bottas does a Raikkonen and shows flashes of brilliance, but when the contract is signed he'll go lax again.
Grosjean crashes on his own, blames Coronavirus.
Rich Energy to buy out Haas, or at least say they're going to be part of a consortium to buy it.
Williams to score 2pts.
Latifi won't do anything.
Raikkonen to sign a year extension to Alfa Romeo.

BluePurpleRed

1,135 posts

178 months

Monday 9th March
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Ferrari to have to self quarantine, expect race to be cancelled "cos Ferrari" (one of the later ones)

Due to strange engine decision from the FIA all the other teams say no, keep racing. Massive huff from Ferrari.


Vettel gets properly spanked by Leclerc in the first half and they sign Ricciardo.

oyster

9,736 posts

200 months

Monday 9th March
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I think we'll see Australia, Bahrain and Vietnam happen, then there'll be a break until Belgium.

They might be able to squeeze one or two postponed races into the calendar, but I fancy we'll see approx 13 races this season.

robbieduncan

1,516 posts

188 months

Monday 9th March
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At least 1 race will see a third driver substituting for a race driver who is sick

DaveTheRave87

1,631 posts

41 months

Monday 9th March
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No more than 3 races being called off.
Silverstone to be rainy on race day.
Williams on the podium in Monaco.

thegreenhell

6,616 posts

171 months

Monday 9th March
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I think the city-based street races are most at risk of cancellation, as they are almost impossible to be held behind closed doors. Most of the European season should be largely unaffected, for TV viewers at least, as by the time that kicks off in a couple of months C19 will either be fully contained (unlikely) or more evenly spread everywhere (most likely), meaning travel bans will be pointless, and all the teams are based in Europe anyway.

A pink car will win a race.
A McLaren will get a podium.
Williams won't finish last in the WCC.

sparta6

1,548 posts

52 months

Monday 9th March
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Maranello in CV lockdown.
Season reduced to 10 races.
Double points introduced once again for final race to keep TV interested.
Bottas pips Hamilton to WDC.
Max outpoints both Ferraris.
Norris gets two podiums.

oyster

9,736 posts

200 months

Monday 9th March
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DaveTheRave87 said:
No more than 3 races being called off.
Silverstone to be rainy on race day.
Williams on the podium in Monaco.
I can’t see Zandvoort, Barcelona or Monaco going ahead in May.
Plus China and you’re already at 4 lost races.

Flooble

2,030 posts

52 months

Monday 9th March
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Good job they added all the extra races to the season so there are some spare to cancel

TheDeuce

4,696 posts

18 months

Monday 9th March
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Flooble said:
Good job they added all the extra races to the season so there are some spare to cancel
I'm not sure that was what liberty we're aiming for biggrin

But yes, I suppose the more we have to start, the more we can afford to lose. At what point does the championship become a joke though?