Author Topic: The Motorsport Thread (Part 2)  (Read 29786 times)

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Re: The Motorsport Thread (Part 2)
« Reply #480 on: July 16, 2020, 04:24:36 PM »
Joe Saward reports that solid sources say a deal has been struck & Stroll Jr will be bought a seat elsewhere, I'm guessing Alfa Romeo, Haas or back to Williams...

That's hilarious, given that last night he was taking the piss out of the idea...

https://twitter.com/joesaward/status/1283452949801381888
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So folks are reporting that Racing Point will buy out Perez’s contract (which won’t be cheap), lose his sponsorship and pay Vettel’s salary? While trying to keep Aston Martin afloat... So Stroll Sr has to dump Stroll Jr?
Yeah, right. That’s really going to happen...

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Kudos to him for keeping the tweet up, though.


As for the news itself, the first reply says it all:

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It's 2020, is Vettel even a better driver than Perez? Heck, is he definitely better than Stroll?

Re: The Motorsport Thread (Part 2)
« Reply #481 on: July 16, 2020, 04:55:00 PM »
I never bought the "Stroll will never get rid of his son" argument. Racing Point isn't just owned by Lawrence Stroll and he's only a minority shareholder at Aston Martin. Whilst the team may have been originally purchased as a toy for Lance, it certainly can't be treated like that now.

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Re: The Motorsport Thread (Part 2)
« Reply #482 on: July 16, 2020, 06:03:19 PM »
Which seems to be exactly what's going on.

It will be interesting to see if Vettel can get his head back together, or whether Perez will annihilate him.

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Re: The Motorsport Thread (Part 2)
« Reply #483 on: July 19, 2020, 04:43:40 PM »

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Re: The Motorsport Thread (Part 2)
« Reply #484 on: July 24, 2020, 11:58:24 AM »
F1 going back to Imola!!!

(and Nurburgring is back)

(and theyre racing at Portimao!)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/formula1/53527355

Shame about Austin and Interlagos but not sad to see the Mexican GP off.

Re: The Motorsport Thread (Part 2)
« Reply #485 on: July 24, 2020, 12:59:18 PM »
Nurburgring in October is a bit hopeful. DTM goes mid-September and it's usually cold and wet.

https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/150805/why-police-warnings-to-british-gp-f1-fans-are-serious

I think a better motivation to dissuade fans from turning up is the fact that you can't see the circuit at all from outside. You can barely see anything from the access roads inside the circuit so I can't imagine why you'd want to bring a deckchair down to Dadford Road unless you're a bit tapped.

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Re: The Motorsport Thread (Part 2)
« Reply #486 on: July 30, 2020, 06:54:58 PM »
Oopsie!  Sergio Perez's latest coronavirus test has come back "inconclusive", so he's currently in isolation awaiting a re-test.

If he fails, Esteban Gutiérrez is likely to be the replacement (which is also handy for the sponsors, as he's Mexican too).

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/formula1/53601564
https://www.joeblogsf1.com/joesaward/id/00787

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Re: The Motorsport Thread (Part 2)
« Reply #487 on: July 30, 2020, 08:55:56 PM »
Perez misses British GP.

Gutierrez on for only his 2nd ever points finish? Although they do have Vandoorne as well.

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Re: The Motorsport Thread (Part 2)
« Reply #488 on: July 30, 2020, 09:49:32 PM »
Talk of Hülkenberg too, which I think would be their best move.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/formula1/53601564
(Oh It's the same page, just updated.  I hate it when they do that.)

But would he be able to meet the CoVid-testing protocols?  AFAIK the official reserves have been in bubbles the whole time.

Re: The Motorsport Thread (Part 2)
« Reply #489 on: July 31, 2020, 10:57:11 AM »
Hulkenberg is in the paddock and he's on the timing screens, they are just awaiting his test result.

Just thinking there's every chance he could finally get that podium result this weekend, only for it to be taken away because of the Renault protest. Classic Hulk.

Re: The Motorsport Thread (Part 2)
« Reply #490 on: July 31, 2020, 11:38:34 AM »
Lando's helmet.
Superb.

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Re: The Motorsport Thread (Part 2)
« Reply #491 on: July 31, 2020, 12:31:40 PM »
Oh, they picked the driver who's actually good. Amazing.

Re: The Motorsport Thread (Part 2)
« Reply #492 on: July 31, 2020, 12:38:12 PM »
Lando's helmet.
Superb.

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Re: The Motorsport Thread (Part 2)
« Reply #493 on: August 03, 2020, 12:59:18 AM »
Well, that was a fun race. Some overtaking, despite Grosjean's wiggling, and last minute drama with tyres giving out. Real shame there wasn't a crowd to go bonkers on Hamilton's last lap.

Is Pirelli going to be able to sort their shit out for next week?
Did they figure out what happened to Kvyat?
Will they bring back PODIUM BOT?

Re: The Motorsport Thread (Part 2)
« Reply #494 on: August 03, 2020, 08:59:19 AM »
Poor old Nico Hülkenberg, parachuted into Racing Point at the last minute, qualifies well and then his car breaks down before the race even starts. He must have been conceived on an Indian burial ground or something with the luck he has.

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Re: The Motorsport Thread (Part 2)
« Reply #495 on: August 05, 2020, 10:32:00 PM »
https://www.planetf1.com/news/murray-walker-lewis-hamilton/

Just a nice reminder Murray Walker is alive. Fucking hell, I miss him.

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Re: The Motorsport Thread (Part 2)
« Reply #496 on: August 05, 2020, 10:59:10 PM »
His accuracy was a little wayward at times (but not that often), but you could never fault his enthusiasm. He made a sport that can be more than a little boring at times very entertaining. I'm very glad that he's still around at 96 and with all his marbles too.

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Re: The Motorsport Thread (Part 2)
« Reply #497 on: August 05, 2020, 11:51:36 PM »
him and Jim Ross are like two peas in a pod. Enthusiastic, could sell the drama and WHY a thing happening is significant, to the point of stumbling over facts. But they'd always correct(or let the other commentators correct them) and keep things flowing. Jerry Lawler doing Robin Askwith material was probably easier to handle than a pissed James Hunt trying to really tear into Riccardo Patrese for the umpteenth time

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Re: The Motorsport Thread (Part 2)
« Reply #498 on: Yesterday at 05:38:45 PM »
Poor old Nico Hülkenberg, parachuted into Racing Point at the last minute, qualifies well and then his car breaks down before the race even starts. He must have been conceived on an Indian burial ground or something with the luck he has.

P3 in Qualifying this time around...

Re: The Motorsport Thread (Part 2)
« Reply #499 on: Yesterday at 07:27:31 PM »
P3 in Qualifying this time around...
Brilliant work by The Hulk; puts his more established teammate to shame. Seriously, why is he without a drive when Grosjean and KMag are crashing into everyone and everything and costing Haas millions in new parts?

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Re: The Motorsport Thread (Part 2)
« Reply #500 on: Yesterday at 09:52:17 PM »
I can only assume the reason is $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$