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Motors Bit-Tech F1 2020 thread - Race 12: Portugal

Discussion in 'General' started by RedFlames, 2 Feb 2020.

  1. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    Tbh i think it's equal parts - newey's cars are an arse to drive well, and equal parts RBR can/will only build one properly competitive car.

    You're either the number 1 [Vettel/Verstappen] with the quick car, or you're the Webber/Ricciardo/Kvyat/Gasly/Albon 'other one' in the 'other car'. They basically set the #2 up to fail and them bounce them out the door for the next one when expedient.
     
  2. rollo

    rollo Well-Known Member

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    Albon has good and bad races, he is very inconsistent. He needed longer to mature.

    red bull demand too much, would break basically any driver. It’s just silly

    I don’t think he will be there next week
     
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  3. javaman

    javaman May irritate Eyes

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  4. javaman

    javaman May irritate Eyes

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    Yuki Tsunoda to replace Kyvatt at Alpha Tauri provided he gains the superlicence points.

    Albon and Gasly could be swapped tho rumours that Hulkenberg or Perez could replace Albon if he looses his seat rather than a swap.
    https://www.planetf1.com/news/helmut-marko-driver-options/

    I kinda like Albon but I do want Perez and Hulkenberg to have a shot in a good car. Really very mixed about dropping Albon or even Gasly but would like to think they would land on their feet somewhere. They have a lot of potential still
     
  5. David

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

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    Albon, I dunno, he just seems too flaky for a top drive at the moment. I thought Tsunoda's drive was a Honda thing - will RBR honour it now?

    I'd like to see Perez in there - I know Red Bull aren't short of a quid but his sponsor money might be worth considering if they plan to partner up with a 3rd party to develop their own engines.
     
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  6. enbydee

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    I haven't been impressed by Albon so went looking for reasons why and, in short, Albon hasn't won a championship. Recent times in feeder formulae have perhaps been unusually competitive (he came second to his then teammate Leclerc in 2016 GP3, and third to Russell and Norris in 2018 F2) but compared to guys in mid-tier like Hulk who won 5 championships before getting an F1 seat he seems underqualified, or Lando who was 4th in the championship until the last race with a slower car. For me Albon's 2020 season has been at best unspectacular. He seems to have a racey appetite but can't get particularly close to Max's pace and makes unforced errors when in the mix; the last GP saw him flat spot two sets of tyres trying to overtake awkwardly. Maybe I'm railing against the oddly positive C4 commentary guy.
     
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  7. Sentinel-R1

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    I'm unimpressed by Albon too. Thoroughly likeable from the Netflix docuseries but that's about it. He has intermittent pace, makes poor racing decisions and his comment about Gasly during the race the other week said all I needed to hear... "They race me so hard..." Yeah no s**t Sherlock! Did he expect the sister team to get out of the way for him? Gasly has more to prove than Albon and is doing a better job of it.

    For me, I'd like to see Kvyat sacked for good this time, Albon and Gasly in the AlphaTauri and the RBR seat go to someone who has a hope of giving Max a challenge, whether that be Perez, Hulk or someone else competitive.
     
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  8. legoman

    legoman breaker of things

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    Perez or Hulk to RBR, tough call as both are good, Hulks really shone with his stand in drives especially the last race as the car was not even set up for him, so that proves he can extract a good performance from an unfamiliar car.

    Perez, is solid, great at tyre management and good wheel to wheel, the potential extra pennies from sponsorship could help if RBR go independent on the PU side of things. though either would have to be pressing Max to ensure they have an RBR seat for the following season.
     
  9. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    RBR will want someone who can score reliable points [something neither Albon nor Gasly seemed to manage at RB], but not too good... They don't want their golden boy upstaged.
     

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