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Re: The F1 Thread

Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2020 3:21 pm
by PTAO?
Bodacious Benny wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 6:14 am
PTAO? wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 3:11 am


Yeah more like 6.5
Haha oh yeah, I lost track of how many he had!

But he, nor anyone else would count this 'season' of 8 races as World Championship win.
Isn't there some rule on the amount of races for it to count as a World Championship?

Re: The F1 Thread

Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2020 9:52 am
by overseasTOON
PTAO? wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 3:21 pm
Bodacious Benny wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 6:14 am


Haha oh yeah, I lost track of how many he had!

But he, nor anyone else would count this 'season' of 8 races as World Championship win.
Isn't there some rule on the amount of races for it to count as a World Championship?
The minimum to qualify as a Championship season is 8 races.

To date there are going to be 8 European races if all goes to plan and its expected that they can still fit in Bahrain and Abu Dhabi as well to finish off the season.

Re: The F1 Thread

Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2020 10:16 am
by Bodacious Benny
It'll still never be viewed in the eyes of fans and drivers as a proper World Championship though with so few races by modern standards.

Re: The F1 Thread

Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2020 10:59 am
by overseasTOON
Bodacious Benny wrote:
Wed Jun 03, 2020 10:16 am
It'll still never be viewed in the eyes of fans and drivers as a proper World Championship though with so few races by modern standards.
I agree it won't be accepted as a proper Championship by the fans and will likely be appended in the history books with something like (decided after x number of races due to covid-19) but as long as the minimum number is met then the title stands.

Re: The F1 Thread

Posted: Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:29 am
by ALF
Mercedes 1-2 in all 3 practices so far in Austria <ergh>

Re: The F1 Thread

Posted: Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:41 am
by Bodacious Benny
On a red bull circuit...bodes well for an exciting season... <urgh>

Re: The F1 Thread

Posted: Sat Jul 04, 2020 3:20 pm
by PTAO?
And next...

Re: The F1 Thread

Posted: Sat Jul 04, 2020 3:47 pm
by Bodacious Benny
I know bottas got pole with a great lap, but that mistake shows why he’ll never be a world champion - he does something like that a bit too often, it’s hard to remember Hamilton throwing it off the circuit like that.

Re: The F1 Thread

Posted: Sat Jul 04, 2020 3:49 pm
by overseasTOON
Ferrari have a dog. Jeez are they miles off the pace!

So it falls down to Red Bull to mount a challenge and that just doesn't look like it's going to happen at all.

Given that teams will be very reluctant to spend any money on in-season improvements; this season is a dud.

Re: The F1 Thread

Posted: Sat Jul 04, 2020 4:02 pm
by Bodacious Benny
Merc to win every race...it’s not even a proper season as far as I’m concerned.

Re: The F1 Thread

Posted: Sat Jul 04, 2020 4:25 pm
by overseasTOON
Bodacious Benny wrote:
Sat Jul 04, 2020 4:02 pm
Merc to win every race...it’s not even a proper season as far as I’m concerned.
I agree about Merc winning it all but if... big IF; they do hold a race at Portimao then I'll be happy as hell. As far removed from a Tilke track as you can get!

Re: The F1 Thread

Posted: Sun Jul 05, 2020 10:48 am
by PTAO?
overseasTOON wrote:
Sat Jul 04, 2020 3:49 pm
Ferrari have a dog. Jeez are they miles off the pace!

So it falls down to Red Bull to mount a challenge and that just doesn't look like it's going to happen at all.

Given that teams will be very reluctant to spend any money on in-season improvements; this season is a dud.
Next year will be the same car, so I certainly hope they spend on improvements.

Re: The F1 Thread

Posted: Sun Jul 05, 2020 2:58 pm
by overseasTOON
That was a hell of a race! Well done to Lando Norris!

Re: The F1 Thread

Posted: Sun Jul 05, 2020 10:04 pm
by Bodacious Benny
Just caught up, that was great entertainment!

Lando <diva>

So much going on!

Re: The F1 Thread

Posted: Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:18 pm
by overseasTOON
Alonso confirmed to return to F1 with Renault next season.

Big kick in the teeth for a few talented F2 drivers such as Nyck de Vries, Jack Aitken and Luca Ghiotto who did really well last season and have pedigree in lower formulas.

Raikonnen contract ends at the end if this season so two spots could have opened up.

Re: The F1 Thread

Posted: Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:13 pm
by Bodacious Benny
Maybe Renault are thinking of the car development for the season after next with reg changes. Alonso with his experience will be far more valuable in that respect than an f1 rookie.

Re: The F1 Thread

Posted: Tue Jul 07, 2020 9:25 pm
by ALF
Alonso is a legend for Renault, I can't blame them for getting him back in.

Was good to see Lando get on the podium! Same again this weekend...?

Re: The F1 Thread

Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:45 am
by Micky Quim
ALF wrote:
Tue Jul 07, 2020 9:25 pm
Alonso is a legend for Renault, I can't blame them for getting him back in.

Was good to see Lando get on the podium! Same again this weekend...?
Yes but without stupid stewards decisions

Re: The F1 Thread

Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:02 am
by Bodacious Benny
Micky Quim wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:45 am
ALF wrote:
Tue Jul 07, 2020 9:25 pm
Alonso is a legend for Renault, I can't blame them for getting him back in.

Was good to see Lando get on the podium! Same again this weekend...?
Yes but without stupid stewards decisions
Let it go Micky, Hamilton will still win the Championship ;)

Re: The F1 Thread

Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:38 am
by Micky Quim
Bodacious Benny wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:02 am
Micky Quim wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:45 am

Yes but without stupid stewards decisions
Let it go Micky, Hamilton will still win the Championship ;)
<laugh> I am still pissed about it. But bring on the weekend for more action <diva>