F1 2020 season discussion and chat.

Daruk

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Apparently the scuds have offered Vettel a 1 year contract with a big pay cut. I guess it tallies up with his points haul.
If F1 takes a 1 year hiatus, it's going to be interesting to see the effect on contracts... and are they being paid for not racing?
 

Icemanbrfc

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Apparently the scuds have offered Vettel a 1 year contract with a big pay cut. I guess it tallies up with his points haul.
If F1 takes a 1 year hiatus, it's going to be interesting to see the effect on contracts... and are they being paid for not racing?
Hopefully they don't become poor
 

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FIA confirm several, significant F1 rule changes: https://www.planetf1.com/news/fia-confirm-several-significant-f1-rule-changes

"... ‘Changes for the 2020 Sporting Regulations have been approved in order to give flexibility to the FIA and Formula 1 to react to the crisis and organise a race calendar that best safeguards the commercial value of the Championship and contains costs as much as possible.

This will be achieved by the following methods:

The addition of Article 1.3, in order to be able to change certain articles with 60% support amongst the teams, so as to increase flexibility during this difficult period. In any case a subsequent approval by the World Motor Sport Council will be required.

– The permission for the FIA and Formula 1 to change the calendar without a vote (deletion of Article 5.5)
Changes to testing (Article 10.5)

– Addition of Power Unit Manufacturers shutdown (Article 21.10 and 21.11)

– Changes to permissible Power Unit elements if the number of races reduces (Article 23.3)

– The banning of aerodynamic development for the 2022 Regulations during 2020 (starting on Saturday 28 March).

– The World Council approved the previously-announced delay of the 2021 Technical Regulations to 2022 for cost-saving measures. Further measures will be introduced for 2021 following discussions with the teams. These will include the homologation of the Survival Cell (from 2020) and certain other components.

– In addition, dual axis steering systems (DAS) will not be permitted in the 2021 regulations as defined in Article 10.4.2.

These technical changes have already received the required unanimous approval of the participating competitors, as they represent fundamental changes introduced after 18 months prior to the start of the year of the relevant Championship.'"
 

thestaggy

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21 out of 25

23/25. Embarrassed that I forgot Sainz as he was on of the most recent ones. Totally forgot about Kubica.

25 out of 33

30/33

Denny Hulme, John Surtees and Guiseppe Farina got me.
 
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Icemanbrfc

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I think the thread title is a misnomer, there is no F1 2020 season
I also can't see the 2020 season going ahead at this rate. Best case scenario is that they possibly start the 2021 season alot earlier.
 

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Get free access for 30 days to F1TV Access. You can watch races in the archive going back all the way to 1981. There are also some decent documentaries and stuff. I particularly enjoyed F2: Chasing the Dream. Just remember to cancel before the 30 days are over to avoid getting charged. Unless you want to pay.

I was watching the race recaps starting with the 2007 season before I cancelled my Pro subscription. No quali sessions available before the most recent few seasons, unfortunately. Just some full races and the the Year in Review things.

 

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Sir Stirling Moss has passed away aged 90

Sir Stirling Moss has died at the age of 90.

The great motor-racing driver and one of the most lionised figures in the history of British sport, 'closed his eyes' in the early hours of Easter morning.

Lady Moss was at his bedside as he died, having nursed him through a long illness, at their Mayfair house. She told the Daily Mail: 'He died as he lived, looking wonderful.

'He simply tired in the end and he just closed his beautiful eyes and that was that.'

Moss's passing was the result of a chest infection he caught in Singapore just before Christmas 2016 - there is no indication it was due to coronavirus.

Moss's fame was secured in the years after the Second World War by his style and skill that earned him acclaim as the greatest all-round racer ever.

His versatility won him 212 of his 529 races in every conceivable kind of car.

He famously never won the Formula One world title but that was owing to his preference for British machinery and acts of conspicuous sportsmanship that denied him the chance.
Greatest driver to have never won the championship.
 

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Rumors: Alfa Romeo Team Principal Allegedly Leaving for a Rival F1 Team in 2021: https://www.essentiallysports.com/f...llegedly-leaving-for-a-rival-f1-team-in-2021/

" According to the latest reports, Fred Vasseur could leave Alfa Romeo at the end of 2020. News from the rumor mill suggests a potential return to Renault F1 for the Frenchman. As with all rumors, take this news with a pinch of salt. ...

Getting Vasseur onboard will surely boost Renault’s chances of getting back to the top once again. Furthermore, Renault’s primary goal is to fight for podiums and challenge the big teams. ...

Allegedly, Vasseur’s contract with the Swiss team expires at the end of this season. In the world of F1, nothing is set in stone and Alfa Romeo’s team principal could leave after all."
 
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