F1 2021: New season discussion and chat

Dave

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That's the end of F1 for 2020. To the new season, and let's hope for something a little more normal and with plenty of excitement.

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Rumour is the TBC might be Portugal.
 

Hamster

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Monaco, Azerbaijan, Canada, Sochi and Abu Dhabi still on the calendar. Continuing with the boring race tracks I see.
 

Agent_Smith

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Monaco, Azerbaijan, Canada, Sochi and Abu Dhabi still on the calendar. Continuing with the boring race tracks I see.

Monaco - Jewel in the F1 crown and the drivers love it, hence it'll always be around.
Baku - Never a dull race. Drama and action aplenty
Canada - Old school track that the drivers also love. Weather sometimes throws up action.
Russia - Meh track but had potential
Abu Dhabi -Agree. Not even new regs will enliven this snore-fest.
 

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It'll be good if the rumours for Portimão are true.
 

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Mercedes and Hamilton dominance will continue, we will of course complain about it yet still watch every week
 

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Sainz will outperform LeCrash, that is a given.

I doubt it. Ferrari has (and always will have) a firm 1 - 2 policy. Le Clerc is the the foreseeable future of Ferrari (until Schumi Jr makes his inevitable move). Despite their public front that the drivers are equal, I don't see Sainz getting the same treatment as Charles. And I suspect Sainz knows this...
 

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Maybe not the end for Perez.


Red Bull are expected to confirm Sergio Perez as Max Verstappen’s team-mate for 2021, perhaps as soon as the “coming week”.

That’s according to Formula 1 reporter Ted Kravitz who revealed the news as part of his Ted’s Notebook programme on Sky F1 after the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

While Red Bull have never ruled Perez out of contention for a 2021 drive, their preference had always been to stick with Alex Albon for 2021.

It seems though that their stance has shifted with Perez set to be brought in to partner Verstappen for 2021, while Albon becomes a test and reserve driver.

“We are expecting an announcement maybe in the next coming week that Sergio Perez has joined the team,” said Kravitz.

“And Alex Albon will stay on as a test and reserve driver.
 
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Ted Kravitz.
It does look like Christian Horner and Helmut Marko have managed to convince Dietrich Mateschitz, who wanted to keep the faith with Alex Albon, to sign Perez. It seems like there is nothing to lose [signing Perez]. They may as well see how it goes [with him] and if he can’t do the job that they want him to do then they’ve Alex in reserve. That seems to be the elegant solution Red Bull has gone with," Kravitz concludes.
 
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