1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Motors Bit-Tech F1 thread - 2022 Round 14: Summer Break + Belgium

Discussion in 'General' started by RedFlames, 13 Dec 2020.

  1. Mr_Mistoffelees

    Mr_Mistoffelees The Bit-Tech Cat.

    Joined:
    26 Aug 2014
    Posts:
    4,153
    Likes Received:
    1,630
    At Monaco there'll be a queue at the hairpin as they 3 point turn it...
     
    IanW likes this.
  2. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun. Lover of bit-tech

    Joined:
    5 Dec 2011
    Posts:
    6,838
    Likes Received:
    3,046
  3. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

    Joined:
    23 Apr 2009
    Posts:
    14,580
    Likes Received:
    2,551
    The_Crapman and B1GBUD like this.
  4. legoman

    legoman breaker of things

    Joined:
    28 Feb 2010
    Posts:
    4,439
    Likes Received:
    739
    Does it beep when in reverse
     
    The_Crapman and Mr_Mistoffelees like this.
  5. fix-the-spade

    fix-the-spade Multimodder

    Joined:
    4 Jul 2011
    Posts:
    5,049
    Likes Received:
    932
    So Lewis has signed a new contract with Mercedes, nobody surprised.

    But it's only for 1 year, everybody surprised.

    I take this to imply that Merc were ok with signing for 1 year because they already signed a contract with George Russel for 2022. Whilst Lewis is thinking seriously about retiring after he (probably) breaks 100 poles and 100 wins this year and didn't want to have to buy himself out. If he does decide to stop Merc already have their drivers sorted, onto a long term publicity and charity work type deal like Mika Hakinnen. If he decides to keep going then it's very bad news for Bottas.
     
  6. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

    Joined:
    21 Jan 2003
    Posts:
    23,741
    Likes Received:
    509
    Yep I see it exactly the same way - the only other option I can see him taking is doing a couple of years at Ferrari, but I suspect:

    1) "Retire" and probably do WEC and/or brand ambassadorial stuff
    2) Take up another year or two
    3) Ferrari

    Would be in that order.
     
  7. Anfield

    Anfield Multimodder

    Joined:
    15 Jan 2010
    Posts:
    6,929
    Likes Received:
    926
    Lewis probably just doesn't want to risk tying himself to a team that may not be competitive in 2022 due to mostly new cars.
     
  8. IanW

    IanW Grumpy Old Git

    Joined:
    2 Aug 2003
    Posts:
    7,990
    Likes Received:
    1,442
    He already has 1a) Figurehead for an "Extreme E" race team in a non-driving role.
     
  9. rollo

    rollo Modder

    Joined:
    16 May 2008
    Posts:
    7,887
    Likes Received:
    131
    Placing all the eggs on George and Bottas come new regulations is a high risk for Mercedes, if the car is not out of the block fast. The development could be hindered by lack of experience and lack of talent.

    also would either meet the requirements from sponsors? Would anyone outside of motorsport know who they were ? I doubt it personally.

    Will this be the Lewis Hamilton retirement party for 2021, walks away with 8 titles 100 + wins / poles I can’t see him joining Ferrari in all honesty.
     
  10. fix-the-spade

    fix-the-spade Multimodder

    Joined:
    4 Jul 2011
    Posts:
    5,049
    Likes Received:
    932
    Russell and Bottas are the kind of beige, middle class nice guys that sponsors dream about. If Hamilton wasn't so incredibly fast I doubt Mercedes or anyone else would have tolerated his tendency to go off brand so often.

    I doubt Merc have any doubts about Russell anymore after Sakhir, he can drive a Williams, nothing Merc can build for him will cause him difficulty.
     
  11. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun. Lover of bit-tech

    Joined:
    5 Dec 2011
    Posts:
    6,838
    Likes Received:
    3,046
    Yeh I don't see him driving for Ferrari, especially in their current state. He'll either have a go in the new cars for fun, see what they're like, or walk away.
     
  12. David

    David μoʍ ɼouმ qᴉq λon ƨbԍuq ϝʁλᴉuმ ϝo ʁԍɑq ϝμᴉƨ

    Joined:
    7 Apr 2009
    Posts:
    16,351
    Likes Received:
    4,450
    Maybe that's why it's a one year deal - he wants to keep his options open for after the regulations change. Then again, maybe he wants an eighth WDC before retiring, and he's going year by year until he achieves it.
     
  13. rollo

    rollo Modder

    Joined:
    16 May 2008
    Posts:
    7,887
    Likes Received:
    131
    They only dream about them if someone outside of the Sport knows who they are.

    Personally think if Lewis says he is retiring they will go for a big star to put beside Russell. Max is the obvious candidate for that at this point.
     
  14. yuusou

    yuusou Multimodder

    Joined:
    5 Nov 2006
    Posts:
    2,622
    Likes Received:
    674
  15. javaman

    javaman May irritate Eyes

    Joined:
    10 May 2009
    Posts:
    3,848
    Likes Received:
    139
    Alonso had an accident

    Update: Alsonso having an op for a broken Jaw.
    Good news, Alsonso wont wo able to compain about the car during testing

    Wonder if we'll have super sub Hulk in the car for testing and first few races.
     
    Last edited: 12 Feb 2021
  16. fix-the-spade

    fix-the-spade Multimodder

    Joined:
    4 Jul 2011
    Posts:
    5,049
    Likes Received:
    932
    Going to the Mark Webber school of pre-season training I see.

    Hopefully he's not too effed up.
     
  17. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

    Joined:
    21 Jan 2003
    Posts:
    23,741
    Likes Received:
    509
    Fingers crossed Nando isn't in too bad a state, it sounds nasty but not quite in the same scale as poor Zanardi.

    I'd be shocked if he retires without trying the new cars - that's 3 eras of F1 he could experience.
     
  18. yuusou

    yuusou Multimodder

    Joined:
    5 Nov 2006
    Posts:
    2,622
    Likes Received:
    674
    Guanyu Zhou disagrees.
     
  19. javaman

    javaman May irritate Eyes

    Joined:
    10 May 2009
    Posts:
    3,848
    Likes Received:
    139
    Forgot about him! Wouldnt mind that tbf
     
  20. B1GBUD

    B1GBUD ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Accidentally Funny

    Joined:
    29 May 2008
    Posts:
    3,470
    Likes Received:
    500

Share This Page