2019 F1 Season thread

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forums are back, would we be able to get the F1 section back on track as well?


during the downtime Arrivibene was replaced by Binotto...any thoughts on that?
i think it's a dumb move. ever since Arrivibene was on the pitwall, ferrari improved year by year
Binotto also seems like very capable technical person, but i don't see a team principal in him

just when ferrari seems to be getting rid of the blame culture, they do this?
 

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I've been told I'm reading too much into this but I think it's interesting that all this politics is at the forefront after Kimi Raikkonen was shoved out the door. I think having him and Sebastian on the team made their political in fights look really silly on the public stage so it kept them in check and rowing in the same direction. Binotto is credited with the engine development that brought them back from 2014 so I hope this works well for them but I am worried about what all of this could mean for the 2019 car.
 

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sauber is dead, long live alfa romeo racing!
https://www.jamesallenonf1.com/2019/02/sauber-name-disappears-team-re-branded-as-alfa-romeo-racing/

not sure how i feel about that.
1) i don't give a rats ass what a team is called
2) sauber never got me excited
3) cool to see alfa romeo in the sport again
4) somehow i think the sauber name should've survived peter, but i guess it won't

i wonder how monisha kaltenborn feels about this. she's been at the helm for 3 years, and hadn't made the slightest progress, on the contrary!
vasseur enters, and within 2 year sauber is a solid midfield team again...well done to him!
 

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Sauber in 2018 certainly benefitted from getting current-spec engines (as are now required for Customer PSUs) and I believe they also sourced more components from the Scuderia (as Haas does). But team management did look stronger, as well.

As for showing Arrivibene the door, that Autosport video mirrored what I had read in that he and Binotto did not get along and Binotto was considered the more important person to keep.
 

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that owner of rich energy sounds like such a douche
 
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