The Official F1 2023 silly season *contains speculation*

The Official F1 2023 silly season *contains speculation*

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cgt2

3,817 posts

168 months

Tuesday 31st May
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ajprice said:
Perez has signed with Red Bull to 2024 https://twitter.com/SChecoPerez/status/15316139688...
The game was given away on Sunday in his remarks to Horner on the way to the podium. He said he had signed too soon!

cgt2

3,817 posts

168 months

Tuesday 31st May
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Gasly and Norris seem to be great friends, that pairing could work as it did with Sainz and Norris.

MustangGT

9,488 posts

260 months

Tuesday 31st May
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Joey Deacon said:
Bye, Bye to Alonso, Latifi and Vettel
Also Mick Schumacher

wibble cb

2,935 posts

187 months

Tuesday 31st May
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MustangGT said:
Joey Deacon said:
Bye, Bye to Alonso, Latifi and Vettel
Also Mick Schumacher
He didn’t do himself any favours trashing a 2nd Haas, I don’t think it’s working out is it.

StevieBee

11,124 posts

235 months

Tuesday 31st May
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Latifi will remain at Williams for as long as the money flows or is needed. There is no other reason he's there. He makes Maldonado look good!

I did read a report that Albon would be gone by the end of the year and if that pans out will be a travesty for the team IMO.

Sandpit Steve

6,604 posts

54 months

Tuesday 31st May
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wibble cb said:
He didn’t do himself any favours trashing a 2nd Haas, I don’t think it’s working out is it.
Yeah, that one’s going to be expensive. He’ll be off to sports cars, maybe as a factory Ferrari driver for their Le Mans entry, unless he can make himself a regular entry on the scoreboard fo the rest of this year.

There’s a great photo of the crashed car on the Monaco thread, it’s split incredibly cleanly at the engine/gearbox interface, which is exactly as designed under the new safety regs following Grosjean’s Bahrain crash.

Joey Deacon

5,743 posts

156 months

Tuesday 31st May
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StevieBee said:
Latifi will remain at Williams for as long as the money flows or is needed.
This is an incredibly short term outlook, plus surely he costs as much in damaged parts as he brings to the team? The car is capable of points as Albon has demonstrated, if they had two drivers scoring points they might not come last in the constructors championship which would mean millions more in prize money.

Hundreds of people building a car so that some donkey can either get in the way or just smash it up.

cgt2

3,817 posts

168 months

Tuesday 31st May
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Joey Deacon said:
This is an incredibly short term outlook, plus surely he costs as much in damaged parts as he brings to the team? The car is capable of points as Albon has demonstrated, if they had two drivers scoring points they might not come last in the constructors championship which would mean millions more in prize money.

Hundreds of people building a car so that some donkey can either get in the way or just smash it up.
I rate Albon but his ignoring of blue flags for a whole lap was atrocious in Monaco and cost Charles a podium. Time to ditch the silly carrot top as it's not bringing him luck and red dye dripping down seemingly obscured his ability to see his mirrors.




Edited by cgt2 on Tuesday 31st May 22:14

ajprice

23,329 posts

176 months

Wednesday 1st June
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The 2023 drivers so far, from the F1 Twitter



https://twitter.com/F1/status/1532064434738307074?...

HustleRussell

22,018 posts

140 months

Wednesday 1st June
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Somewhat surprised that Zhou was only on a one year.

Also, as others have said, there are rumours that Ricciardo in McLaren for 2023 is not nailed on.

cgt2

3,817 posts

168 months

Wednesday 1st June
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The only feasible place Gasly would go is to McLaren surely. I'm not so sure Aston would be willing to take on Ricciardo if as everyone assumes Vettel retires. A young, fast and cheap rookie would be a better fit. Stroll could pretend to be No.1 and as they are not making much money right now it would make sense. If Ricciardo goes it will be most likely to the US.

thegreenhell

11,116 posts

199 months

Thursday 2nd June
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I think if Aston Martin are serious about F1 and their stated goal of winning by 2025 then they need a proven race winner in at least one of the cars. Lance plus a cheap rookie won't cut it, and would show their F1 entry to be a sham and a complete waste of everyone's time, effort and money. They also need a reasonably big name driver to keep the sponsors interested.

If Ricciardo loses his McLaren seat then he won't be short of offers to stay in F1, but he'll have to take a pay cut and swallow his pride a little. Aston Martin or Williams would most probably take him if they can afford him.

Gasly to McLaren is feasible. I don't know who else would fit in there right now. I can't see them dropping a rookie from Indycar straight in at the deep end, especially after what happened last time.

cgt2

3,817 posts

168 months

Thursday 2nd June
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At the moment only one McLaren is bringing in points, Ricciardo has scored only once this season. Whether Gasly or not they need another driver who can score consistently. I think Norris and Gasly could be a fantastic pairing similar to the way Lando and Sainz were.

From Aston's POV I'm sure marketing value will be just as important as ability to score. If Ricciardo can't bring it into the top ten in a McLaren his chances of doing that in an Aston have to be even less likely so then it's all about his PR value.

ajprice

23,329 posts

176 months

Thursday 2nd June
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Norris is doing great, especially considering he was feeling st from tonsillitis in Spain and Monaco.

Gasly to McLaren would be good now that Red Bull are set for a few years (and making the RB academy more pointless). Ricciardo to America or to replace Vettel if he retires.

I hope Schumacher stays around, I want him to come good and score points this year, I'm not sure who they would get in his place, maybe an American driver or a Ferrari junior? Magnussen is going ok there.

SmoothCriminal

4,320 posts

179 months

Thursday 2nd June
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Why would mclaren not use one of their own drivers rather than taking a redbull spy/reject like Williams have done with Albon who obviously still has an allegiance to them.

Mclaren have a strong driver in Lando I don't see why they would need to upset that with having Gasley there

MustangGT

9,488 posts

260 months

Thursday 2nd June
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cgt2 said:
At the moment only one McLaren is bringing in points, Ricciardo has scored only once this season. Whether Gasly or not they need another driver who can score consistently. I think Norris and Gasly could be a fantastic pairing similar to the way Lando and Sainz were.
Ricciardo has scored more than once, he has 11 points.

cgt2

3,817 posts

168 months

Thursday 2nd June
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MustangGT said:
Ricciardo has scored more than once, he has 11 points.
Quite right to correct me, two rounds. Though the bulk of his points are from Australia

vaud

Original Poster:

45,392 posts

135 months

Thursday 2nd June
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My guess is Danny is on an option for 2023 subject to certain criteria relative to his team mate (and excluding mechanical failures, etc) and so is on notice that it won't be renewed.

Hence the comments about "contractual mechanisms", etc.

glazbagun

12,888 posts

177 months

Thursday 2nd June
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Sainz and LeClerc should leave F1 to become movie stars:

https://mobile.twitter.com/Madiethebadieee/status/...

HustleRussell

22,018 posts

140 months

Thursday 2nd June
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glazbagun said:
Sainz and LeClerc should leave F1 to become movie stars:

https://mobile.twitter.com/Madiethebadieee/status/...
They already have