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Motors Bit-Tech F1 2019 thread - Season Over

Discussion in 'General' started by RedFlames, 25 Nov 2018.

  1. David

    David Take my advice — I’m not using it.

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    Best team? It says McLaren, not Merc.

    Can't see McLaren wanting a piece of that poison chalice unless he brings a shitload of sponsor money.
     
  2. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    They put up with Alonso's ****.

    Also isn't the rumour [or one of them] that Hamilton and Wolff might be heading to Ferrari in '21.
     
  3. Wakka

    Wakka Yo, eat this, ya?

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    But but but... It WILL be "McLaren Mercedes" in 2021!
     
  4. Mr_Mistoffelees

    Mr_Mistoffelees is not The Piper at The Gates of Dawn

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    My mistake...
     
  5. David

    David Take my advice — I’m not using it.

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    ...and Williams was DFL with a Merc PU.
     
  6. Wakka

    Wakka Yo, eat this, ya?

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    Williams would be last with a warp drive attached with the mess they are in atm, I reckon!
     
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  7. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    Warp drive and a 2 lap head start.
     
  8. fix-the-spade

    fix-the-spade Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like EJ's crazy declaration that Mercedes are intending to leave the sport, return to Mclaren Mercedes as the 'works' team and Lewis and Toto are going to stage a takeover of Ferrari is now only slightly mad.

    Seb at Mclaren however, no chance, he's going from Ferrari to the beach and/or hobby DTM/GT3 racing.
     
  9. legoman

    legoman breaker of things

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    Yeah can't see many teams wanting Seb, McLaren have a good driver combo anyway.
     
  10. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    This was actually a fun thought. Tanks for that.
     
  12. fix-the-spade

    fix-the-spade Well-Known Member

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  13. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    Esp as iirc WAE was the bit of Williams that actually made money.
     
  14. fix-the-spade

    fix-the-spade Well-Known Member

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    Pretty much. Useless trivia, the Audi R18-Etron, Porsche 919 and Toyota TS030 all used Williams developed hybrid and recovery systems.
     
  15. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    ...and all of the gen 1 Forumla E cars... and they supply parts to some of the current F1 grid...

    With a push towards spec parts in 2021, you'd think they'd want to keep hold of their engineering arm.
     
  16. javaman

    javaman May irritate Eyes

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    Need for cash or a way of stopping some form of asset stripping should something happen to the team?
     
  17. Guest-44638

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    No New Years' Honours for Lewis - makes you wonder if he's refusing them & has D-noticed the fact.
     
  18. Mr_Mistoffelees

    Mr_Mistoffelees is not The Piper at The Gates of Dawn

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    Perhaps he didn't make a donation to the Tory party...
     
  19. Guest-44638

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    Can't see Stirling Moss, Jackie Stewart &/or Frank Williams doing the equivalent to get theirs...
     
  20. Mr_Mistoffelees

    Mr_Mistoffelees is not The Piper at The Gates of Dawn

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    Just my cynicism rearing it's ugly head as senior civil servants (for doing their well paid job) the Tory faithful and donors get Sird, Damed, MBEd or whatever. Now I realise there are people recognised who genuinely deserve it but, far to many honours are given because of cronyism, devaluing the whole honours system.
     
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