The Official F1 2023 silly season *contains speculation*

The Official F1 2023 silly season *contains speculation*

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nordboy

678 posts

34 months

Friday 25th November
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Mark-C said:
My Google phone kept sending me links for stories on this site - I read 3 or 4 and then blocked it! I guess part of the increasing audience for F1 that Liberty is driving for is an increase in clickbait sites repeating each others nonsense.

It is indeed possible that Sainz won't in a Red Bull this year but throwing lots of guesses out there doesn't make you a prophet when one of them comes true!
I think it's pretty sure that Sainz will be staying at Ferrari? wink

Mark-C

3,878 posts

189 months

Friday 25th November
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nordboy said:
Mark-C said:
My Google phone kept sending me links for stories on this site - I read 3 or 4 and then blocked it! I guess part of the increasing audience for F1 that Liberty is driving for is an increase in clickbait sites repeating each others nonsense.

It is indeed possible that Sainz won't in a Red Bull this year but throwing lots of guesses out there doesn't make you a prophet when one of them comes true!
I think it's pretty sure that Sainz will be staying at Ferrari? wink
This is a very good point and I am off to sit in the corner and reflect upon my madness!!

Deesee

6,362 posts

67 months

Friday 25th November
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hehe

Teddy Lop

6,930 posts

51 months

Saturday 26th November
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forsure said:
Joe Saward's view:

'Things should now be quiet on the driver front until Fernando Alonso falls out with Aston Martin early next year'
I mentioned to the Mrs yet again we have an F2 winner with no F1 drive, but drugovitch may come sooner than some think..

The "when will the Alonso melt down happen" would be a good poll thread but not sure how one does that on this forum

In fact, we've got a healthy number of great potential fallouts next year:

Alonso in "my team are favouring the boss son can you believe it" shocker.

C'est la guerre, Pierre v Oscar.

Mad max part 3, the Mexican revenge.

And if the teams field cars that challenge, I think both Ferrari and Mercedes driver pairings are prone to boil over if not kept in check

Whose gonner be first??

JonChalk

6,299 posts

94 months

Saturday 26th November
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Teddy Lop said:
I mentioned to the Mrs yet again we have an F2 winner with no F1 drive, but drugovitch may come sooner than some think..
Drugovich is no Piastri though - F1 could quite happily exist without Drugovich - he's one of those "default" F2 champions who nobody is that excited about. Competent and quick enough, but I never really got that excited about his wins.

Piastri is something special though.

All my HO, obviously.

PhilAsia

2,227 posts

59 months

Saturday 26th November
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JonChalk said:
Teddy Lop said:
I mentioned to the Mrs yet again we have an F2 winner with no F1 drive, but drugovitch may come sooner than some think..
Drugovich is no Piastri though - F1 could quite happily exist without Drugovich - he's one of those "default" F2 champions who nobody is that excited about. Competent and quick enough, but I never really got that excited about his wins.

Piastri is something special though.

All my HO, obviously.
A N Other HO here...

Teddy Lop

6,930 posts

51 months

Saturday 26th November
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JonChalk said:
Teddy Lop said:
I mentioned to the Mrs yet again we have an F2 winner with no F1 drive, but drugovitch may come sooner than some think..
Drugovich is no Piastri though - F1 could quite happily exist without Drugovich - he's one of those "default" F2 champions who nobody is that excited about. Competent and quick enough, but I never really got that excited about his wins.

Piastri is something special though.

All my HO, obviously.
Yeah I'm not flying the flag for him so much as pointing out it keeps happening including as you point out to the better drivers too!

It's been said but we could use a couple more teams really

JonChalk

6,299 posts

94 months

Saturday 26th November
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Teddy Lop said:
JonChalk said:
Teddy Lop said:
I mentioned to the Mrs yet again we have an F2 winner with no F1 drive, but drugovitch may come sooner than some think..
Drugovich is no Piastri though - F1 could quite happily exist without Drugovich - he's one of those "default" F2 champions who nobody is that excited about. Competent and quick enough, but I never really got that excited about his wins.

Piastri is something special though.

All my HO, obviously.
Yeah I'm not flying the flag for him so much as pointing out it keeps happening including as you point out to the better drivers too!

It's been said but we could use a couple more teams really
Ah, but the money-grubbing, self-interested teams don't want to share, either money or risk of not getting points. There is nothing less true than "it's show", or "it's entertainment" - couldn't be further from the truth - it's a money-making racket for all concerned, and fans who want to see more cars and more drivers can fk off....

I agree - could easily cope with a 24 car grid populated with drivers deserving a place, or at least the opportunity.

vulture1

10,658 posts

163 months

Saturday 26th November
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JonChalk said:
Teddy Lop said:
I mentioned to the Mrs yet again we have an F2 winner with no F1 drive, but drugovitch may come sooner than some think..
Drugovich is no Piastri though - F1 could quite happily exist without Drugovich - he's one of those "default" F2 champions who nobody is that excited about. Competent and quick enough, but I never really got that excited about his wins.

Piastri is something special though.

All my HO, obviously.
Drugovich won it in at his 3rd attempt against an arguably pretty weak f2 field. He's nothing special (in the context of the top end of single seaters)

Fundoreen

3,434 posts

67 months

Saturday 26th November
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Teddy Lop said:
forsure said:
Joe Saward's view:

'Things should now be quiet on the driver front until Fernando Alonso falls out with Aston Martin early next year'
I mentioned to the Mrs yet again we have an F2 winner with no F1 drive, but drugovitch may come sooner than some think..

The "when will the Alonso melt down happen" would be a good poll thread but not sure how one does that on this forum

In fact, we've got a healthy number of great potential fallouts next year:

Alonso in "my team are favouring the boss son can you believe it" shocker.

C'est la guerre, Pierre v Oscar.

Mad max part 3, the Mexican revenge.

And if the teams field cars that challenge, I think both Ferrari and Mercedes driver pairings are prone to boil over if not kept in check

Whose gonner be first??
Code for when a driver doesnt speak to a journo is he feels its ok to snipe at the driver.
Why the hell would AM pay a driver $$$ and then sabotage him? I would think the big LS wants success and to keep his fellow investors happy. Otherwise he may be the one on the way out.
I doubt FA will be frustrated like this year as they may be more likely to bolt together a reliable car at AM.
Easy to guess press were waiting for FA to be let go by Alpine so they could print the snidy stories.
It must burn the twits up that he outmaneuvered them and signed another deal in F1.





MissChief

6,547 posts

152 months

Saturday 26th November
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Fundoreen said:
Teddy Lop said:
forsure said:
Joe Saward's view:

'Things should now be quiet on the driver front until Fernando Alonso falls out with Aston Martin early next year'
I mentioned to the Mrs yet again we have an F2 winner with no F1 drive, but drugovitch may come sooner than some think..

The "when will the Alonso melt down happen" would be a good poll thread but not sure how one does that on this forum

In fact, we've got a healthy number of great potential fallouts next year:

Alonso in "my team are favouring the boss son can you believe it" shocker.

C'est la guerre, Pierre v Oscar.

Mad max part 3, the Mexican revenge.

And if the teams field cars that challenge, I think both Ferrari and Mercedes driver pairings are prone to boil over if not kept in check

Whose gonner be first??
Code for when a driver doesnt speak to a journo is he feels its ok to snipe at the driver.
Why the hell would AM pay a driver $$$ and then sabotage him? I would think the big LS wants success and to keep his fellow investors happy. Otherwise he may be the one on the way out.
I doubt FA will be frustrated like this year as they may be more likely to bolt together a reliable car at AM.
Easy to guess press were waiting for FA to be let go by Alpine so they could print the snidy stories.
It must burn the twits up that he outmaneuvered them and signed another deal in F1.
Alonso wanted two years guaranteed, Alpine were offering a one year with their option for year two. As soon as Vettel announced his retirement its believed Alonso called, or some say even went to see Papa Stroll actually at the circuit that weekend and offered his services as long as it was a two year guaranteed deal. Papa Stroll bit his hand off almost. A multiple WDC to replace their retiring multiple WDC without having to chase anyone, no long drawn out negotiations or gentle feelers to other drivers in other teams? Much preferred and now AM can put all their heads together on their new car.

Europa Jon

437 posts

107 months

Saturday 26th November
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JonChalk said:
Ah, but the money-grubbing, self-interested teams don't want to share, either money or risk of not getting points. There is nothing less true than "it's show", or "it's entertainment" - couldn't be further from the truth - it's a money-making racket for all concerned, and fans who want to see more cars and more drivers can fk off....

I agree - could easily cope with a 24 car grid populated with drivers deserving a place, or at least the opportunity.
OK then, I'll try to start a new thread for this very matter!

glazbagun

13,227 posts

181 months

Sunday 27th November
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Horners smugness must have been visible from space when he agreed to take Ricciardo back as a third driver. laugh

Defcon5

5,880 posts

175 months

Sunday 27th November
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glazbagun said:
Horners smugness must have been visible from space when he agreed to take Ricciardo back as a third driver. laugh
I would expect he simply printed off the contract offer Ricciardo declined last time, but put a line through the salary and wrote a number 1/3 of the size above it in red biro

HustleRussell

22,437 posts

144 months

Monday 28th November
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I find it really interesting that F1 teams are appearing to choose experience over youth at the moment. I have been watching for 15+ years and it has always felt like there has been an inexorable trend towards ever younger drivers. Maybe we reached peak youngness in about 2019 with Norris, Leclerc and Russell having graduated.

douglasgdmw

469 posts

203 months

Monday 28th November
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Defcon5 said:
I would expect he simply printed off the contract offer Ricciardo declined last time, but put a line through the salary and wrote a number 1/3 of the size above it in red biro
Thought I read somewhere that Riciardo's McLaren exit contract meant that any deficit of earnings would be picked up by McLaren. Wonder how close to the nominal £1 fee Christian got to so that McLaren would be penalised wink

andburg

5,907 posts

153 months

Monday 28th November
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HustleRussell said:
I find it really interesting that F1 teams are appearing to choose experience over youth at the moment. I have been watching for 15+ years and it has always felt like there has been an inexorable trend towards ever younger drivers. Maybe we reached peak youngness in about 2019 with Norris, Leclerc and Russell having graduated.
It’s more that all the talent that would have hit f1 over the next year or 2 from f3 came at once. This why Drugovich won F2, I expect we will have no f2 graduations for 2023 silly season

Pflanzgarten

1,489 posts

9 months

Tuesday 29th November
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Binotto out, tendered his resignation and leaves Ferrari December 31st 2022.

HTP99

20,544 posts

124 months

Tuesday 29th November
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Pflanzgarten said:
Binotto out, tendered his resignation and leaves Ferrari December 31st 2022.
But, but, but.......wasn't this all denied a few weeks back when the rumours started circulating?!!

thegreenhell

11,770 posts

203 months

Tuesday 29th November
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HTP99 said:
But, but, but.......wasn't this all denied a few weeks back when the rumours started circulating?!!
They denied they were going to fire him, but now he has quit anyway.