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

  1. IanW

    IanW Grumpy Old Git

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    Curious they can predict where these covid outbreaks will occur eh...
     
  3. RedFlames

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    I thought F1 had just cut the pretence and straight up dropped it from the calendar.
     
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    I think there are ton of isolation rules etc. Why even risk dealing with that the PR fallout, cost to the teams showing for nothing and refunds.

    Either that or F1 are secretly spreading COVID and the Chinese government is on to them

    On other news Williams get a small cash injection:
    https://racingnews365.com/williams-awarded-ps26-million-in-court-case-against-former-sponsor/amp
     
  5. fix-the-spade

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    That's more than 20% of Williams' annual budget, no wonder they took it up in court.
     
  6. IanW

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    The article does say that the FIA are looking to replace Shanghai with somewhere like Portugal or Turkey.
     
  7. RedFlames

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    What is the impact for Williams going forward? I get impression this will cause a fairly large amount of waves
     
  9. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman World's worst stuntman. Lover of bit-tech

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    Rumours are the siedl is going to move to sauber now to start the Audi project, although McLaren seem to have "leaked" it themselves?

    Screenshot_20221213-103748.jpg
     
  10. RedFlames

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    McLaren have confirmed it -

    https://www.mclaren.com/racing/team...a-stella-new-team-principal-immediate-effect/


    I thought the former-Williams pair would be going to soon-to-be-audi given iirc both have worked with VW [in WEC] in the past.


    EDIT: So looks like Seidl is the new Sauber Group CEO, so Capito and de Maison could still join the race team.


    EDIT 2: Ferrari confirm Vasseur -

     
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    I thought Seidl would go the Porsche, or help Porsche get involved with McLaren, but as porsche's F1 entry has stalled, the other VAG lot have nabbed him.
     
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    With Capito leaving I wonder if Alan McNish or Amiel Lindesay will be drafted in to bring Porsche onboard with Williams
     
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    I expect Red Bull brokered the deal, to cost Merc a pretty from all the damages lol.
     
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    I expect they all quite like the idea of having Schumacher jr drive for them, purely from a public relations standpoint. But nobody's really sure whether he's got it or not after 2 years driving for Haas. Giving him some sim time and maybe a race or two is a low stakes way of testing him out. Sir Lewis has anothe rcouple of years in him at most, if Mick turns out decent Merc have their German driver.
     
  18. RedFlames

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    Sprogmacher already has as many wins for Merc as his dad.
     
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    With dorrington capital (or whoever it is) already getting itchy feet at the money put in Vs distinct lack of progress, Porsche should be able to get in I would have thought.
     
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    I could see mini mcnish ending up as TP at Saudi, given he was TP of their f-e team [and seidl is ceo, not TP, though Vasseur was both].
     
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