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Formula 1 2020 Season

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5 minutes ago, GenericAperson said:

Not really sure Renault are going to be competitive any time soon but you never know, would be quite something if Alonso managed to win a title after his comeback but I see him slotting back into the midfield role he had at McLaren.

I think you’re almost certainly right for next year, but when the new rules come in in 2022 I think it will be very different. I’m sure he’ll be on a two year deal with options to extend if things go well under the new regulations.

7 minutes ago, GenericAperson said:

The Austrian Grand Prix basically said to me that Vettel is finished as a top driver. He looks really bad now and I think for his own sake he should get out of F1 and maybe look into a different category of motorsport. It's saying something considering the guy is still in his early 30s but he really looks a shadow of the driver he used to be and he looks like a guy who really doesn't want to be in F1 anymore.

I think this has been going on for a while. He should have won the title in 2017 (or 18, can’t remember exactly) but threw it all away. I never rated him as much as his success would suggest, but the last few years he’s not really done much to cement a legacy.

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I guess that's what happens when you win 4 world titles in your early 20s... you still have a lot of career ahead of you so how do you make the most of it?

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Watching the F3 at the moment and the track is pretty damn wet, hopefully will throw up and interesting qualifying later. Seems Mercedes and particularly Hamilton have been struggling so my predictions may be a little off this week.

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Great qualifying session! That weather really shows the top drivers from the rest. Looking forward to the race.

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Paging the guys who have posted in here:

@GenericAperson, @bob, @BowserBasher, @Julius, @Pestneb, @gaggle64, @londragon, @Goron_3, @Mandalore, @Emerald Emblem

Join me and @Nicktendo and play our predictions game. We’re not particularly good so you guys can easily catch up on the score we have. Still time to play for round 2, just set your picks for:

Pole - Hamilton
Fastest Lap - 
1st - 
2nd - 
3rd - 
4th - 
5th -

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16 hours ago, will' said:

Great qualifying session! That weather really shows the top drivers from the rest. Looking forward to the race.

Bernie had a point about sprinklers 😂

That was great, well worth the wait. I know the race will be dry but with the mixed-up grid it should be fun to watch. 

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Yeah, looks like a beautiful day at the moment for the F3. Can’t say I mind too much either, with what we had last race and the mixed up grid we should get a lot of action.

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Pole - Hamilton
Fastest Lap - Norris
1st - Verstappen
2nd - Hamilton
3rd - Bottas
4th - Norris
5th - Ocon

I reckon Verstappen might nick this one, especially if weather conditions aren't very good. Norris will get another fast lap. @Jimbob might be interested in this too.

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Very excited for today's race! I'm fascinated by what tyres the leaders start on. Do Red Bull repeat last week's trick and go for the mediums?

I'm going to go with:

1. Verstappen

2. Bottas

3. Sainz

4. Albon

5. Ocon

For no reason whatsoever I think Hamilton will DNF.

 

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Race time! Looking forward to this one. I have a feeling Verstappen is planning on a crash at the start.

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Sorry @will' I don't watch Formula 1, I only have a mild interest because of my job.

However, I'll go for:

 

1: Hamilton

2: Button

3: Coulthard

4: Schumacher

5: Hill

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6 minutes ago, bob said:

I only have a mild interest because of my job.

Ooh, what do you do?

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Ooh, what do you do?
Vehicle dynamics and suspension design.
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That sounds awesome! Would love to do something like that.

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F1 2020 Predictions Game Round 2 Results

Another exciting race, maximum points for this race were:

Pole - Hamilton (10)
Fastest Lap - Sainz (10)
1st - Hamilton (25 + 5)
2nd - Bottas (18 + 5)
3rd - Verstappen (15 + 5)
4th - Albon (12 + 5)
5th - Norris (10 + 5)

The results for this round:

  1. @will' - 50
  2. @Goron_3 - 45
  3. @Nicktendo - 38
  4. @bob - 30
  5. @Mandalore - 20

And the overall standings (previous total in brackets):

  1. @will' - 93 (43)
  2. @Nicktendo - 71 (33)
  3. @Goron_3 - 45 (0)
  4. @bob - 30 (0)
  5. @Mandalore - 20 (0)

Hungarian Grand Prix Predictions:

Pole - Bottas
FL - Albon
1st - Hamilton
2nd - Bottas
3rd - Verstappen
4th - Perez
5th - Albon

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We're in for a season of absolute domination from Mercedes. 

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Cracking couple of openers, this one was a more "normal" race but still managed to be a decent fight. Becoming a big Russell fan, Norris is a lad really coming into his own now though. 

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Don’t forget to send me your predictions if you want to play our little game. Just need the following:

Pole -
Fastest Lap - 

1st - 
2nd - 
3rd - 
4th - 
5th -

I hope the rain keeps up to make things at least a little interesting. Regardless of the weather I think Hamilton will dominate the weekend though.

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Regardless of the weather I think Hamilton will dominate the weekend though.


Me too. Who can even stop him?!


Pole - Hamilton
Fastest Lap - Hamilton
1st - Hamilton
2nd - Hamilton
3rd - Hamilton
4th - Hamilton
5th - Hamilton


A dominant display.
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Sorry forgot to predict yesterday so no Pole for me.

1) Hamilton
2) Bottas
3) Perez 
4) Leclerc
5 ) Stroll

FL: Verstappen

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The support races have been on a drying track, made for some very interesting races.

F1 is looking to be even better with rain at the moment and forecasts for on/off showers throughout the race. Hopefully we get a cracker.

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Pole - Hamilton
Fastest Lap - Leclerc
1st - Hamilton
2nd - Verstapen
3rd - Norris
4th - Perez
5th - Stroll

Predicting Hamilton will be aggressive at the start and run Bottas off the track if he tries to overtake. Ferari's will be way back and probably have fresh air in front of them so they'll try and get the fast lap in the final few laps.

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F1 2020 Predictions Game Round 3 Results

Another dominant showing from Hamilton, maximum points for this race were:

Pole - Hamilton (10)
Fastest Lap - Hamilton (10)
1st - Hamilton (25 + 5)
2nd - Verstappen (18 + 5)
3rd - Bottas (15 + 5)
4th - Stroll (12 + 5)
5th - Albon (10 + 5)*

*Pending investigation

The results for this round:

  1. @bob - 70*
  2. @Mandalore - 58
  3. @will' - 55
  4. @Nicktendo - 40

* @bob selected Hamilton in all positions so scored 5 points for positions 2 to 5. Technically within the rules so the points stand for the moment. If anybody wants to lodge a complaint we will review the scores.

And the overall standings (previous total in brackets):

  1. @will' - 148 (93)
  2. @Nicktendo - 111 (71)
  3. @bob - 100 (30)
  4. @Mandalore - 78 (20)
  5. @Goron_3 - 45 (45)

British Grand Prix Predictions:

Pole - Hamilton
FL - Perez
1st - Hamilton
2nd - Bottas
3rd - Perez
4th - Russel
5th - Ricciardo

*NEW RULE* - Each driver may only be selected once for the race positions. If a driver is selected multiple times the best position will be used as the prediction.

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I would like to lodge a complaint. That's clearly ridiculous.

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