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F1 2019 - News & Rumours

Discussion in 'Motorsport' started by SpartaK, Jan 7, 2019.

  1. MissChief

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    Solid midfield driver but no more than that but the money his sponsorship brings in helps the team out. Reckon it'll be him and Stroll for many years.
     
  2. .Griff.

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    https://www.williamsf1.com/racing/n...e-rokit-williams-racing-at-end-of-2019-season

     
  3. Mr Jack

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    Right decision for Kubica. Incredible that he was even able to make a return, but he's clearly not up to the standard needed for F1. I hope he can find success in whatever he does next.

    More incredible to me is that Grosjean is apparently keeping his seat for 2020. Are Haas bonkers?
     
  4. KiNgPiN83

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    Will Hulkenberg go for that seat? Or just give it a big fat nope? If offered i think he should probably take it with a view to seeing what happens with all the other seats in 2021 when the rules change.
     
  5. Spunkey

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    I think going to Williams would be a bad idea for Hulk. He either loses to Russell, or doesn't beat him by enough of a margin to match his experience, or he beats Russell and spends a year trundling around at the back with no one noticing. Either way his career is over. Unless Williams build a solid 2020 car, but with their funding situation I massively doubt it.

    He'd be better having a year off and trying to get a testing role developing a team's 2021 car, then use that experience of the new formula to land a 2021 seat.
     
  6. timmeh

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    Helmut Marko has said that the 2020 Red Bull seat is between Albon and Gasly, ruling out Kvyat completely. Strange that they’d be considering Gasly again so soon after ditching him.
     
  7. The_Abyss

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    Perhaps what he's really saying there is that Albon has the seat.
     
  8. 413x

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    I would say that's highly likely. Saying it without saying it
     
  9. cuke2u

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  11. MissChief

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    True, but no one could have foreseen the ****show that Honda were. Having said that they should never have dropped them when they did. They would come good eventually and they have. The Honda engine is now deemed to be the third best after Mercedes and Ferrari.
     
  12. Mr Jack

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    McLaren should be hoping to win. They won't beat Mercedes using their engine. Joining Honda was the right move, even if it didn't pan out.
     
  13. CaptainRAVE

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    They have a better chance than with Honda.
     
  14. Mr Jack

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    Really? Red Bull seem to be doing okay.
     
  15. CaptainRAVE

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    The Mercedes engine is still ahead, but it isn’t like they can go back to Honda anyway and it was always a big gamble.
     
  16. Mr Jack

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    Well, no. But, as we've seen, neither the failures of Honda nor the failures of Renault were entirely attributable to the engine manufacturers. Mercedes will make their engines to suit their car and that will give them an advantage over anyone else that has it.
     
  17. Valo

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    If McLaren do switch to Mercedes power in 2021 they’ll be the best placed customer team to actually beat the works team. They have the funds, the talent and they are building the new wind tunnel in-house as well.

    The work that Andreas Seidl has been quietly doing I think has been really great.

    If the deal does go through it’ll hurt Renaults engine development....two less cars on the grid running Renault power, less development mileage, engine telemetry and chassis comparisons not to mention the money that it brings.

    The deal maybe close or done between the teams but it’ll be interesting to see if it gets past the FIA.
     
  18. CaptainRAVE

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    You could imagine Renault quitting again.
     
  19. Spunkey

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    I'd imagine the Racing Point would swap their Merc engine for a much cheaper Renault at that point
     
  20. cuke2u

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