The Official F1 2023 silly season *contains speculation*

The Official F1 2023 silly season *contains speculation*

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vaud

Original Poster:

45,392 posts

135 months

Thursday 26th May
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Lights out and away we go.


Out:
  • Alonso
  • Vettel
  • Latifi
Clinging on
  • Hamilton - one more year

BrettMRC

2,723 posts

140 months

Thursday 26th May
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I think Mick Schumacher will be out...

HustleRussell

22,018 posts

140 months

Thursday 26th May
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Adrian W said:
HustleRussell said:
Do you think Russell is better than Hamilton? and Tsunoda better than Gasly?
I think Russell is better than all of them, time will tell
Russell has been absolutely superb so far, however I tend to agree with Ross Brawn that Hamilton is not necessarily engaged in an intra-team battle with Russell at the moment.

Milkyway

4,667 posts

33 months

Thursday 26th May
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Nyck de Vreis to replace Latifi... scratchchin
( Born In Sneek... must be an omen)

Edited by Milkyway on Thursday 26th May 14:31

Fundoreen

3,095 posts

63 months

Thursday 26th May
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Hulkenberg back at renault . Its obvious innit.

Milkyway

4,667 posts

33 months

Thursday 26th May
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Fundoreen said:
Hulkenberg back at renault . Its obvious innit.
More unfinished business...I always rated ‘Hulk’.

Muzzer79

6,661 posts

167 months

Thursday 26th May
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Fundoreen said:
Hulkenberg back at renault . Its obvious innit.
Er.....no?

Hulkenburg is out, he's not coming back.

I'm going for

Alonso out, Piastri in.

Red Bull, Ferrari, Mercedes & Mclaren all stay as they are.


Joey Deacon

5,743 posts

156 months

Thursday 26th May
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Surely Latifi will not be renewed, he must cost more in smashed up cars than he brings to the team? I suspect Nyck de Vries will get his drive, but honestly anybody would be better than Latifi.

i think Piastri will be in next year and it will happen one of two ways.

1)Alonso will retire as Alpine no longer want him and Piastri will get the drive
2)McLaren will get rid of Ricciardo and Piastri will get the drive

If number 2 happens then Riccardo will be out of F1 unless Vettel retires and he will take over the drive.

I suspect Mick Schumacher is on borrowed time, if he goes he will be replaced with Théo Pourchaire.

parabolica

6,044 posts

164 months

Thursday 26th May
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Joey Deacon said:
I suspect Mick Schumacher is on borrowed time, if he goes he will be replaced with Th o Pourchaire.
He's in his second season of F1 and you can pretty much write-off his first year given how much of a dog the car was - he's effectively still a rookie and will be around a while yet I reckon.

Agree with Latifi going, and maybe Danny Ric; I reckon Vettel will hang on for another year and Lewis won't go anywhere until he gets #8. Gasly will leave Alpha Tauri but end up elsewhere in the grid, maybe replacing Ricciardo.

the-norseman

9,578 posts

151 months

Friday 27th May
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Schumacher is driving better now he was let down by HAAS last week leaving him on old tyres while everybody else got new ones.

JonChalk

6,057 posts

90 months

Saturday 28th May
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the-norseman said:
Schumacher is driving better now he was let down by HAAS last week leaving him on old tyres while everybody else got new ones.
To be fair to Schumacher, it took him well over one full season to adapt to F2 - he's clearly not one of those guys who just gets in a car and is fast.

the-norseman

9,578 posts

151 months

Monday 30th May
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JonChalk said:
To be fair to Schumacher, it took him well over one full season to adapt to F2 - he's clearly not one of those guys who just gets in a car and is fast.
Wish I hadn't of written what I did above now... another DNF.

Sandpit Steve

6,604 posts

54 months

Monday 30th May
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One returner we can definitely cross off the list is Marcus Ericsson. He’s found his calling Stateside, seems to prefer drinking milk than champagne.

vaud

Original Poster:

45,392 posts

135 months

Monday 30th May
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the-norseman said:
JonChalk said:
To be fair to Schumacher, it took him well over one full season to adapt to F2 - he's clearly not one of those guys who just gets in a car and is fast.
Wish I hadn't of written what I did above now... another DNF.
Personally I'll forgive any driver for errors at Monaco, it's claimed even the greatest.

Fundoreen

3,095 posts

63 months

Monday 30th May
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Top gun maverick. Not my cup of tea but it will probably make at least $500 million dorras.
If they had made it with some young fella you never heard of in the tom cruise role it would bomb.
People wishing the star names with titles away in F1 dont realize its a entertainment show and people like the familiar
faces.
Then we have the budget cap. New drivers smash cars up every week. You will burn through your budget quite fast.
Last year everyone was howling like dogs that perez had had his day and to clear off for some unknown twerp replacement.
Speculation for 2023. More of the same faces.

MustangGT

9,488 posts

260 months

Monday 30th May
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Hulkenberg? Fantastic skills, just not in F1. 250+ F1 starts and not even a podium.

ajprice

23,329 posts

176 months

Tuesday 31st May
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Perez has signed with Red Bull to 2024 https://twitter.com/SChecoPerez/status/15316139688...

_Yeti

346 posts

72 months

Tuesday 31st May
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ajprice said:
Perez has signed with Red Bull to 2024 https://twitter.com/SChecoPerez/status/15316139688...
Is Gasly going to jump ship from RB now then? The only decent team with a spot could be McLaren but who knows. Will be interesting to see what happens from this.

Joey Deacon

5,743 posts

156 months

Tuesday 31st May
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My guesses

Mercedes

Lewis Hamilton (end of 2023)
George Russell (multi-year)

Red Bull

Max Verstappen (end of 2028)
Sergio Perez (end of 2024)

Ferrari

Charles Leclerc (end of 2024)
Carlos Sainz (end of 2024)

McLaren

Lando Norris (end of 2025)
Pierre Gasly

Alpine

Esteban Ocon (end of 2024)
Oscar Piastri

AlphaTauri

Yuki Tsunoda
Juri Yips

Aston Martin

Lance Stroll (Ongoing)
Daniel Ricciardo

Alfa Romeo

Valtteri Bottas (multi-year)
Zhou Guanyu

Williams

Alex Albon
Nyck de Vries

Haas

Kevin Magnussen (multi-year)
Théo Pourchaire

Bye, Bye to Alonso, Latifi and Vettel

vaud

Original Poster:

45,392 posts

135 months

Tuesday 31st May
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Pourchaire Is an Alfa driver isn’t he?