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Old Sep 10th 2020, 11:24 am
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Originally Posted by Nutek View Post
I would shake things up. Bottas to Renault.. Russell to Merc.

(Actually I would like to see how Gasley would be in a Merc but that's never happening).
Interesting.

Bottas is too good to be a pleb number two, but not done enough to be a top team number one I don't think.
Russell to Merc is basically a future done deal isn't it?
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Originally Posted by Scamp View Post
Interesting.

Bottas is too good to be a pleb number two, but not done enough to be a top team number one I don't think.
Russell to Merc is basically a future done deal isn't it?
Yes, Merc brought him into F1 as a driver, and have basically loaned him out to get race experience.
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Old Sep 10th 2020, 11:33 am
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Originally Posted by Scamp View Post
Interesting.

Bottas is too good to be a pleb number two, but not done enough to be a top team number one I don't think.
Russell to Merc is basically a future done deal isn't it?
Bottas and Ricciardo would be interesting, though I suspect Ric would beat him.

Russell would already be at Merc if Ham wasn't so desperate to have a confirmed number 2 driver IMO.
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Old Sep 10th 2020, 11:46 am
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Originally Posted by mikelincs View Post
Yes, Merc brought him into F1 as a driver, and have basically loaned him out to get race experience.
Originally Posted by Nutek View Post
Bottas and Ricciardo would be interesting, though I suspect Ric would beat him.

Russell would already be at Merc if Ham wasn't so desperate to have a confirmed number 2 driver IMO.
Thoguht so, thanks gents.

Haven't they also got another? Ocon?

I think Ric would beat him too.
Russell is meant to be seriously good, he won F2 ahead of some of the other young drivers too I think.
The Norris / LeClerc / Gasly / Russell crowd is so refreshing and fun, I love seeing their enjoyment and jokes.
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Originally Posted by Scamp View Post
Thoguht so, thanks gents.

Haven't they also got another? Ocon?

I think Ric would beat him too.
Russell is meant to be seriously good, he won F2 ahead of some of the other young drivers too I think.
The Norris / LeClerc / Gasly / Russell crowd is so refreshing and fun, I love seeing their enjoyment and jokes.
Ocon seems to make a lot of noise, but I don't rate the guy too much personally.

See what Liberty have missed by not hiring me? All this expert insight could have been theirs.
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Haas need a couple of good drivers. I assumed the two they have is all they can afford, but they will not get anywhere until they get at least one of the better drivers. Perez would be a good improvement for them, plus he brings sponsorship.
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Old Sep 10th 2020, 5:06 pm
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Originally Posted by lansbury View Post
Haas need a couple of good drivers. I assumed the two they have is all they can afford, but they will not get anywhere until they get at least one of the better drivers. Perez would be a good improvement for them, plus he brings sponsorship.
Yep. Agreed.

Think Hulkenberg could drive the other one? He's consistent, at least.
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Old Sep 13th 2020, 5:15 am
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Originally Posted by Nutek View Post
Ocon seems to make a lot of noise, but I don't rate the guy too much personally.

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I think a very fair comment to be fair. Probably (haven't looked) regularly out qualified by his teammate. Stealing a living.

Originally Posted by Nutek View Post
Yep. Agreed.

Think Hulkenberg could drive the other one? He's consistent, at least.
Oooh, bring back the Hulk permanently. Never let him leave.
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Bit of a mess today, 8 failing to finish, crashe on the first lap, crash under the safety car,. Albons first podium. I suspect that some was due to it being the first race at the circuit. Still top two as usual, Hamilton will get another championshipand only needs one more pole to get the record.
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Old Sep 13th 2020, 7:39 pm
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Well done to Albon, but can Russell catch a break?
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Old Sep 14th 2020, 12:32 am
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Originally Posted by Scamp View Post
Oooh, bring back the Hulk permanently. Never let him leave.
Currently 15th out of 21 drivers despite the fact the lazy bugger has only turned up for one event.

I quite like the idea of customer or third cars in certain scenarios (e.g. technical issues or a crash stop a car running, disqualification, illness etc.) As long as the driver has substantial race experience in F1 or Indy car experience.


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Old Sep 14th 2020, 10:25 am
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Originally Posted by kimilseung View Post
Well done to Albon, but can Russell catch a break?
I have a feeling Russell had a fair bit to so with that last pile-up. Still, it did liven things up.
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Originally Posted by mikelincs View Post
Bit of a mess today, 8 failing to finish, crashe on the first lap, crash under the safety car,. Albons first podium. I suspect that some was due to it being the first race at the circuit. Still top two as usual, Hamilton will get another championshipand only needs one more pole to get the record.
Lovely old school circuit.

(Which is why F1 must never add it to the calendar. The sanitized, "improved" F1 version would lose everything that makes it great).
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Old Sep 14th 2020, 10:29 am
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So.. Mercedes... Staying? Leaving? Toto says staying, but Toto speaking normally means Toto lying.

Smoke... fire etc...
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Old Sep 19th 2020, 12:52 pm
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Mercedes will likely stay but Toto may change roles. With the budget caps it'll just be about managing the advantage they have built.

Been impressed with Lando Norris so far, he really seems to be developing very well at McLaren. Hopefully having Daniel Ricciardo as a team mate will push him even further.
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