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  • The 2020 F1 season

    50 days to go!

    What are people most looking forward to?

    For me it is seeing if Red Bull and Honda can hit the ground running and give Merc a scare early doors.

  • #2
    That would be great. Also want to see McLaren continue to improve. And maybe see Haas live up to what's expected there too.

    More competition at the front will help keep the interest in F1 keen.

    Karl

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    • #3
      I don't think Haas will be around too much longer.

      They took shortcuts to get up the order, but that has come home to roost as they don't understand the car and don't have the knowledge to remedy that.

      Hopefully the next team in will take a more traditional hands-on approach, under the new budget cap.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by NicoRosberg. View Post
        I don't think Haas will be around too much longer.

        They took shortcuts to get up the order, but that has come home to roost as they don't understand the car and don't have the knowledge to remedy that.

        Hopefully the next team in will take a more traditional hands-on approach, under the new budget cap.
        I think it is a combination of cars and drivers. Too much crashing going on with Haas. They really need to figure out how to deal with the tires.

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        • #5
          The drivers were crashing more last year because the car was so difficult. In 2018 the same drivers scored a lot more points, they are not the big issue.

          Because the team is not involved enough in the car, they don't understand the fundamentals. They got away with this in the early years, but now they need to dig themselves out of a hole, the lack of depth of knowledge holds them back.

          Maybe Ferrari don't help them as much as they used to.
          Last edited by NicoRosberg.; 02-01-2020, 05:33 AM.

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          • #6
            I'm curious to see how bad my Williams team will be.




            Steve

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            • #7
              It is sad to see them doing so badly.

              At least Kubica is gone.

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              • #8
                Very curious to see if Williams can make some strides forward this year. It's been tough to watch.

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                • #9
                  F1 needs to figure out what it wants to be. The old "racing improves the breed" motto gets less and less relevant every day. This year could be a crashing bore with the new regs coming in 2021, the development of the 2020 cars will fall off about midseason, methinks. I'd like to see Vettel get his act back together and Verstappen act like an adult more often.

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                  • #10
                    I look forward to seeing LH defend his 2019 World Championship. I think he is more focused than ever. I also think he will sign with Mercedes for two more years. Then, he will retire.

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                    • #11
                      I'm looking forward to seeing both Red Bull drivers getting off to a swift start in 2020, this is Albon's chance to show us what he's got. Max has the potential to win the Driver's championship, or at least to make serious inroads into the points Hamilton might otherwise be scoring.

                      And being an ex-Brit and long time F1 fan, I look forward to seeing McLaren making it to the podium more often, and Williams coming in somewhere that isn't last.

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                      • #12
                        Aston Martin, the F1 team at least, is effectively Canadian now.

                        I have never rooted for anyone or anything based on nationality, these things are somewhat arbitrary anyway. Is Mercedes F1 really German for example? Not to me.

                        Max Verstappen's popularity shows how bizarre things like that can get. He chose to put 'Nederland' on a form, and now 1000s of people follow him around the world. We even have a race back on the calendar as a consequence of the choice.

                        Used to love going there, but it was often a dull race. Hopefully the return will give us some good races, and the new banking looks bonkers (in a good way).

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by NicoRosberg. View Post
                          Aston Martin, the F1 team at least, is effectively Canadian now.
                          Yeah, that was an interesting development. As a long time fan of Aston Martin, I'm pleased to see that us Canucks have a billionaire on board to keep things going. As a Canadian, I find myself lacking faith in Lance Stroll, no matter what he's given to drive ...

                          As a separate item, I just noticed that the launch dates for all the teams have been announced on the Official F1 site.

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                          • #14
                            The teams have been announcing their individual dates for some time, Red Bull being the last.

                            Annoyingly, F1 tried to get the teams to do a joint photo with all the cars. moving things towards a launch event where all the cars are unveiled on one day, but the big teams resisted.

                            Two of them refused initially to be in the Netflix series on F1, despite it being brilliant publicity. These teams continue to have too much power, and use it to trip over themselves.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by NicoRosberg. View Post
                              The teams have been announcing their individual dates for some time, Red Bull being the last.
                              Yes indeed, but I thought the F1 synopsis link might help some of the sport's current or potential fans on SCI, you see..

                              Originally posted by NicoRosberg. View Post
                              Annoyingly, F1 tried to get the teams to do a joint photo with all the cars. moving things towards a launch event where all the cars are unveiled on one day, but the big teams resisted.
                              I'm totally with you on this. It would be a much greater fan spectacle - as opposed to a Team Advert - and best for F1 if all was revealed simultaneously. I think the new owners have missed the boat here, in terms of gaining necessary exposure for the sport.[QUOTE]

                              Originally posted by NicoRosberg. View Post
                              Two of them refused initially to be in the Netflix series on F1, despite it being brilliant publicity. These teams continue to have too much power, and use it to trip over themselves.
                              No argument there. I genuinely enjoyed the Netfilx special. It revealed a lot of the more gritty side of F1, and probably earned a lot of respect for people in the Haas, Red Bull, and other teams for the quality of its documentary reporting.

                              In this day and age when deliberate associations with social media are of paramount importance, Ferrari and others may be missing the point - and the resulting dollars, if all is fair and square. But I still look forward to a 'new Zandfoort' whilst feeling cautious about development in other parts of the world.

                              What can I say? I reckon we're both looking forward eagerly to a new F1 season, however it turns out.

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