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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:
 

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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.
 

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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. :)
 

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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?
 

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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.
 

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Just switch Gasly back with Albon. Job done.
If he'll even want to, that is
 

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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.
 

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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?
 

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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?
 

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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....
 

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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?
 
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