2020 F1 season thread

bone

"bangle for president"
Joined
Jan 14, 2004
Messages
16,756
Location
belgium!!
Car(s)
Volvo V40 & Yamaha Banshee
mercedes painted the safteycar ferrari red in recognition of ferrari's (not realy) 1000th F1 race this weekend


and ferrari themselves reapplied the red from their early days:
 

WDWBen

Subaru Killer
Joined
Nov 5, 2007
Messages
1,380
Location
Disney World
Car(s)
2012 MX-5 PRHT
That’s a really nice gesture by Mercedes. Also, Seb has officially signed with Racing Point/Aston Martin.


A nice graphic there to show seats that are currently open. Mercedes has an open seat, but that’s just because nothing has been announced regarding Hamilton yet. Red Bull and Alpha Tauri have open seats, but they’ll be filled from within. The second Racing Point seat is open, but no way anybody other than Lance Stroll takes it. That leaves Haas and Alfa Romeo with both seats open. My dad said he heard rumors that Ferrari has claims on one of the seats at Alfa and that they want Mick Shumi in there getting F1 experience. I don’t see Checo going there, because I think Antonio stays around too. But I could easily see Haas dunk both their drivers and hire Hulkenberg and Perez, which would be a double upgrade for them.
 

Mitchi

Sierras für alle!
DONOR
Joined
Dec 10, 2012
Messages
5,528
Location
Lüneburg
Car(s)
'89 C4
mercedes painted the safteycar ferrari red in recognition of ferrari's (not realy) 1000th F1 race this weekend

and ferrari themselves reapplied the red from their early days:
With Seb's 5 on the engine cover and LeGreg's 16 on the nose. :)
 

MiXAL

Member
Joined
May 5, 2009
Messages
62
Location
HEL
mercedes painted the safteycar ferrari red in recognition of ferrari's (not realy) 1000th F1 race this weekend


and ferrari themselves reapplied the red from their early days:
Is that the right Ferrari red and not the Marlboro red they've been in for a quite long time now?
 

Mitchi

Sierras für alle!
DONOR
Joined
Dec 10, 2012
Messages
5,528
Location
Lüneburg
Car(s)
'89 C4
I don't even wanna see Albon in RB's cockpit now.
RBR should seriously think about how they treat racers and what's doing with them.
 

NooDle

Ik ben niet alleen lekker met kaas!
Joined
Jul 20, 2005
Messages
9,717
Location
Belgium
Car(s)
VW eGolf, Hyundai Kona 1.0
Just switch Gasly back with Albon. Job done.
If he'll even want to, that is
 

WDWBen

Subaru Killer
Joined
Nov 5, 2007
Messages
1,380
Location
Disney World
Car(s)
2012 MX-5 PRHT
So, new rumors are the Russian kid in F2 will be going to Haas as Williams try to sign Perez and give Russel the boot. Which has Mercedes all sorts of angry at Williams. Interesting development; not sure if I were Perez I'd sign with the only team that is routinely slower than Haas even though it's got the best engine on the paddock behind the driver.
 

93Flareside

Döner Kebab enthusiast
DONOR
Joined
Jul 20, 2009
Messages
18,400
Location
42 miles outside of Chicago
Car(s)
‘18 VW Golf GTI, '87 Mercury Colony Park
So, new rumors are the Russian kid in F2 will be going to Haas as Williams try to sign Perez and give Russel the boot. Which has Mercedes all sorts of angry at Williams. Interesting development; not sure if I were Perez I'd sign with the only team that is routinely slower than Haas even though it's got the best engine on the paddock behind the driver.
Why is Merc in a tiff?
 

NooDle

Ik ben niet alleen lekker met kaas!
Joined
Jul 20, 2005
Messages
9,717
Location
Belgium
Car(s)
VW eGolf, Hyundai Kona 1.0
If thats true that's real sad for Russell.... Otoh it may mean with 2 paydrivers of sorts, Williams will finally have some money in the bank, so they can afford to be not shit?

What would Perez get out of this? Yes, an F1 drive, but does he really want one at Williams?
 

NooDle

Ik ben niet alleen lekker met kaas!
Joined
Jul 20, 2005
Messages
9,717
Location
Belgium
Car(s)
VW eGolf, Hyundai Kona 1.0
A Merc engine instead of a Ferrari? I'm wondering the same thing, to be honest.
True, but even then it's in a car that's a second slower than even a lowly Ferrari.

It physically pains me to write those 2 last words in the same sentence in a non funny way....
 

WDWBen

Subaru Killer
Joined
Nov 5, 2007
Messages
1,380
Location
Disney World
Car(s)
2012 MX-5 PRHT
True, but even then it's in a car that's a second slower than even a lowly Ferrari.

It physically pains me to write those 2 last words in the same sentence in a non funny way....
How much slower is a Williams than even a Haas? It's gotta be a 0.3 to 0.5 seconds, no?
 

bone

"bangle for president"
Joined
Jan 14, 2004
Messages
16,756
Location
belgium!!
Car(s)
Volvo V40 & Yamaha Banshee
Some other rumours I read this week:
- schumacher & mazepin will go to haas because ferrari is afraid haas would team up with renault (who already confirmed they would be open to a deal), and ferrari hopes giving them someone with a great last name will give haas more sponsoring opportunities, and keep them happy that way. And the father of mazepin would buy shares of the team
- gasly will go to renault instead of ocon as part of an engine deal for red bull in 2022
- red bull is afraid to downgrade albon since the red bull recipe is thai-owned and licensed to them. Getting rid of the only thai driver might put that deal under pressure
- and Hulkenberg will drive for half the field: williams, alfa romeo, haas and red bull!
 

WDWBen

Subaru Killer
Joined
Nov 5, 2007
Messages
1,380
Location
Disney World
Car(s)
2012 MX-5 PRHT
Red Bull back to Renault? I don't think that's likely... I feel like that bridge got burned and burned hard. I've been reading that Red Bull is looking to take the Honda engine in-house.
 

bone

"bangle for president"
Joined
Jan 14, 2004
Messages
16,756
Location
belgium!!
Car(s)
Volvo V40 & Yamaha Banshee
they're trying to convice F1 to lock the engine development for the comming years.
if they do red bull will take over the honda engine department and maintain the engines themselves.

but they don't have the possibility to keep developing the engine.

merc has 4 teams, ferrari has 3 teams, if none of those agrees to supply engines to RB, FOM will force renault to supply RB with engines.
i think everyone wants to avoid that and both RB and renault prefer having an agreement over being forced to work together
 
Top