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

  1. RedFlames

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  2. David

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    Mein gott!
     
  3. IanW

    IanW Grumpy Old Git

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  5. Anfield

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    Ferrari and Mercedes right now: "how do we fedex all our money to Newey faster than the other team?".
     
  6. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    Would Newey go back to Ferrari though?

    Personally I see either Merc parking a container ship of money outside Newey's house or Newey re-retires.
     
  7. javaman

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    Newey has never been at Ferrari

    In no order:-
    • Money
    • New challenge
    • Work with Hamilton or someone else
    • Promises about how, when and what he works on

    Why he wouldn't go:-
    • Doesn't want to move to Italy
    • Doesn't care about the Money
    • Happy at Red Bull
    • Plans to Retire
    • Better offer elsewhere
    • Doesn't want to work with [insert name here]
     
  8. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    For some reason I thought he was at Ferrari when Brawn was but no, their careers never overlapped...

    I still think he'd rather re-retire than move though.
     
  9. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    Newey will hang about as long his cheques clear and no one steps on his toes. If either of those two things change, he will start looking, and he won't have to go far, I bet there's already a line at his door.
     
  10. fix-the-spade

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    If Newey were to leave Red Bull my money would be on him farting about for a few years designing road cars for either Ferrari or Aston Martin. At 65 his F1 days are probably numbered and I don't see him going to Ferrari F1 ever for any amount of money. That is a place you enter in servitude to do as you're told, we all know how that went for Williams. But a suitably insane Ferrari FX car he could design from home.
     
  11. javaman

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    I would agree with that. I could also see him at Mercedes as part of the Ineos America's cup entry. Small part time consultancy with the F1 team with the rest of the time designing concept cars and work on yacht's.

    Merc is the type of team that mightn't take well to him half assing it but at the same time it's a team that could allow him to half ass it with the rest of the design department carrying the slack
     
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    Wishing him a speedy recovery - no doubt caught quickly with good standard of care so he could be back in short order.
     
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    That really sucks. Hopefully he'll be back next race and it doesn't get any worse.

    Interesting on the exemption, was any reason given? I assume it's a mixture of how close he is to getting it and the availability of other drivers who do have it at such short notice?
     
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    I'd guess its a combination of reasons:
    He has ties to Ferrari already anyway, he is already at the location regardless, he has almost enough points for the super license and he has already driven a F1 car recently when he did some practice sessions in a Haas last year, plus I reckon the time line of the race being on Saturday kind of forced their hand... flying in say Vettel from his retirement home as a replacement might have been an option if they had the extra day but Saudi gonna Saudi.

    On another note though, kind of saddening that it takes appendicitis and an exemption for a youngster to get a chance in f1 these days.
     
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    Red Bull alone are proving to be more interesting than the rest of F1 this year. Every day there is a new development. Now Marko is at risk of being suspended and Max has strongly backed him. Absolutely wild.
     
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    The_Crapman World's worst stuntman. Lover of bit-tech

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    Sigmalonso putting in some performances in preparation for the most silly of silly seasons.
     
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    The Crackhead's silly season.
    RB fire Marko, Max flounces to Mercedes
    Perez retires
    RB hire Alonso and Carlos, cue Spanish Civil War headlines as they battle it out for the title
    Mercedes hire Kimi Antonelli
    Aston hire Hulkenbrick in a panic, he wins a race for them (I can dream).
     
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  19. David

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    Dr Evil is being suspended? What for?
     
  20. javaman

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    Interesting you picked Vettel. I'm certain I read that he refuses to flay anywhere these days for environmental reasons.

    I do wonder what other options there actually would have been, surprised Schumacher wasn't sitting in the back of a trailer somewhere ready to go
     

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