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Re: Formula 1 racing chatter!
« Reply #100 on: June 11, 2021, 11:01:53 PM »

On that note, as much as I love Kimi (we all do), I kinda hope he calls it so we can see another rising star get a chance.
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« Reply #101 on: June 16, 2021, 09:48:18 PM »

Esteban Ocon has signed a 3-year extension for Alpine. Finally we can put those ridiculous Gasly rumors to rest. (I love Gasly, but him going to Alpine never felt right to me.)
https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/esteban-ocon-signs-new-alpine-f1-deal-until-2024/6575083/

Also former F1 driver Kevin Magnussen will make his IndyCar debut this weekend, subbing for Felix Rosenqvist who was injured in Saturday’s race at Detroit.
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« Reply #102 on: June 17, 2021, 11:31:42 AM »

French driver for a French team. Makes too much sense not to keep that going.
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« Reply #103 on: June 17, 2021, 09:54:23 PM »

Romain Grosjean gives the AlphaTauri a virtual lap of Paul Ricard. As boring as the race usually is, it does look fun to drive.
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« Reply #104 on: July 07, 2021, 01:44:02 PM »

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« Reply #105 on: July 10, 2021, 06:36:57 PM »

In terms of upcoming news, the first trial for Sprint Race Qualifying will be next weekend at the British Grand Prix.

I don't feel like it's going to work out well, but it might be worth a shot. Any thoughts?
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« Reply #106 on: July 13, 2021, 07:45:23 AM »

Thanks for the reminder. I’ve had trouble finding time to watch qualifying this year, but given the different format, this week I’ll have to find a way.
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« Reply #107 on: July 15, 2021, 09:37:34 AM »

I watched the Indy Qualifiers a few weeks back at Road America, my first visit to the track. That was so much fun
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« Reply #108 on: July 15, 2021, 09:41:14 AM »

2022 car reveal from F1 will be starting in about 20 minutes on YouTube!

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« Reply #109 on: July 15, 2021, 12:01:34 PM »

I watched the Indy Qualifiers a few weeks back at Road America, my first visit to the track. That was so much fun

Been to countless Indy 500s but never to a road course race. Really would like to see one sometime.
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Re: Formula 1 racing chatter!
« Reply #110 on: August 29, 2021, 12:56:13 PM »

After today's "rainout," has the FIA and Formula 1 ever thought of just postponing a race till Monday? American series do this. Why not them?
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« Reply #111 on: August 29, 2021, 01:53:58 PM »

Which was a bigger farce: Indianapolis 2005 or Spa 2021?

I could see arguments for both. The weather today clearly made racing untenable, but Hamilton had a valid point that it’s a bit absurd just to run three laps behind the safety car purely so that you can award half points. Indianapolis only had six cars start, but in theory those cars did go out and race.

Kind of makes you wonder whether they could have done like NASCAR and just postponed to tomorrow, seeing as how the next race isn’t all that long a distance for the team haulers.
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« Reply #112 on: August 29, 2021, 07:25:04 PM »

Today was a bigger farce. At Indy, at least the cars that did start were able to run the full distance and at speed.

I missed the broadcast. What was today’s podium ceremony like? I’m imagining a repeat of Indy, with Verstappen and Hamilton quickly exiting after the anthems while Russell celebrates his first career podium like Monteiro did.
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« Reply #113 on: August 30, 2021, 07:39:43 AM »

They actually sprayed the sparkling wine (it’s not real Champagne this year), I think mainly for Russell.
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« Reply #114 on: August 31, 2021, 12:02:24 AM »

They actually sprayed the sparkling wine (it’s not real Champagne this year), I think mainly for Russell.

Ah, yes, the only Ferrari that’s actually consistently been on the podium this year.
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« Reply #115 on: August 31, 2021, 08:01:35 AM »

25-30 years ago, they would have started the race. Even in 1997, they did a few laps behind the safety car and then let them go.

They probably would have still done a half-points race and it might have been somewhat farcical like 1991 Adelaide, but who knows? I think knowing how treacherous Eau Rouge and Radillion could be in the wet, they had to make these decisions.

Really just should have run it the next day, since the logistics of going to Zandvoort weren't going to be greatly affected (as opposed to the 24-hour disruption caused by flying out the teams and equipment halfway around the globe).
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« Reply #116 on: August 31, 2021, 01:40:40 PM »

I think the reason they didn’t opt to run it Monday was because the marshals are volunteers, and while Monday was a bank holiday in some countries in Europe, Belgium wasn’t one of them.

At any rate, silly season rumors are hitting full swing all of a sudden. According to journalist Dieter Rencken, George Russell is indeed getting the Mercedes seat, with Bottas replacing the retiring Kimi Raikkonen at Alfa Romeo. Formula E champion Nyck de Vries (or possibly Callum Ilott or Theo Pourchaire) would go into the other Alfa seat, with Antonio Giovinazzi off to Ferrari’s upcoming hypercar program in 2023. Alex Albon would replace Russell at Williams. I’d be surprised if all of this is true. At this rate I wouldn’t be totally surprised if Bottas stays at Mercedes.
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« Reply #117 on: September 01, 2021, 09:39:23 AM »

Man, I really hope Albon gets another chance at F1. I believe he could pull a Gasly and redeem himself. He also was a lot of fun to watch with his ballsy outside passes!
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« Reply #118 on: September 01, 2021, 01:00:28 PM »

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« Reply #119 on: September 08, 2021, 08:51:04 PM »

I think the reason they didn’t opt to run it Monday was because the marshals are volunteers, and while Monday was a bank holiday in some countries in Europe, Belgium wasn’t one of them.

At any rate, silly season rumors are hitting full swing all of a sudden. According to journalist Dieter Rencken, George Russell is indeed getting the Mercedes seat, with Bottas replacing the retiring Kimi Raikkonen at Alfa Romeo. Formula E champion Nyck de Vries (or possibly Callum Ilott or Theo Pourchaire) would go into the other Alfa seat, with Antonio Giovinazzi off to Ferrari’s upcoming hypercar program in 2023. Alex Albon would replace Russell at Williams. I’d be surprised if all of this is true. At this rate I wouldn’t be totally surprised if Bottas stays at Mercedes.

As of today, most of this has come true. :clap: Just waiting on the news for the second Alfa seat (Gio or someone else?).
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« Reply #120 on: September 08, 2021, 09:19:53 PM »

I started following F1 just after they stopped going to Zandvoort; even modified, it's nice to have a real racing track with some history back in the fold.

Good to see Albon get another shot in the piranha club.
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« Reply #121 on: September 08, 2021, 11:45:24 PM »

I started following F1 just after they stopped going to Zandvoort; even modified, it's nice to have a real racing track with some history back in the fold.

Good to see Albon get another shot in the piranha club.

Zandvoort looks like a lot of fun to drive, and reminds me of some local back roads, but aside from Checo knifing through the field the racing left a bit to be desired.
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« Reply #122 on: October 08, 2021, 06:58:33 PM »

Multiple sources are reporting that Michael Andretti is getting close to buying the Sauber group. Some of those sources are saying that he’d bring Colton Herta to F1 for the second Alfa seat.
https://racer.com/2021/10/08/andretti-set-for-further-sauber-f1-takeover-talks-in-austin/
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