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2020 FORMULA 1 SEASON

vbrad26

Go Kart Champion
Location
St. Petersburg FL
Ride
'15 CSG GTI 2DR 6SP
Probably more like the accountants thought the company learned all it could.
Yeah, that too. Dieselgate did not help matters either.

I wouldn't say I've WATCHED any FE this season (I mean they have only had one race so far and that was in November) but I am definitely paying more attention to it now.
Next race is not this weekend but next.
 

torga

Autocross Newbie
Location
New Mexico
Ride
'11 GTI
The best pair of commercials. Ever.
Even used the same actor for the tractor. Really clever retort when Audi retired. I'm happy for Toyota and Alonso for winning Le Mans, but I have to say, it feels a little empty with no real competitors for them.

Yeah, that too. Dieselgate did not help matters either.

I wouldn't say I've WATCHED any FE this season (I mean they have only had one race so far and that was in November) but I am definitely paying more attention to it now.
Next race is not this weekend but next.
I've seen clips on YT here and there and the wheel-to-wheel looks pretty exciting. And I'm actually a fan of their reverse grid quali. Some say it's artificial, but I say it makes for better racing - makes sure there's variety all through the grid.
 

torga

Autocross Newbie
Location
New Mexico
Ride
'11 GTI
Oh yeah, very good point, Chinese GP is within a month of season start. Hanoi is right before it too, and SE Asia has seen a few cases as well. Only time will tell, I suppose.
 

torga

Autocross Newbie
Location
New Mexico
Ride
'11 GTI
Cool. I guess this means Lance will be wrecking people for the next 15 years. Nice.
His dad is doing all the moving and shaking, so Lance will certainly be here to stay. I just hope he actually gets better. Checo is already the clear #1 driver in terms of performance.
 

torga

Autocross Newbie
Location
New Mexico
Ride
'11 GTI
https://www.racefans.net/2020/02/02/formula-e-cancels-china-round-due-to-coronavirus/

Formula E has canceled their China race. Now I really wonder if F1 will do the same...

FE races in Haitang, which is on an island close to Vietnam. F1 races in Shanghai, which is a lot closer geographically to the Hubei region. It's starting to sound likely.

I found a graphic of current virus cases in China. Shanghai and the surrounding areas have been hit much harder than the Sanya island, which hosts the Haitang race (circled in red).
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CarlosCanizares

Go Kart Champion
I honestly think the FIA has to consider any races in cities with confirmed cases - cities in Asia, Germany, Canada, US...etc. With Zandvoort happening, they're right next to France and Germany.

WHO isn't calling it a pandemic yet, but it's already surpassed SARS and MERS.
 

torga

Autocross Newbie
Location
New Mexico
Ride
'11 GTI
Looking at a logarithmic fit line of cases relative to time, the spread and death rate are both slowing down. Which is a great sign. It sounds worse than it actually is when thought of in a linear sense.
 

CarlosCanizares

Go Kart Champion
Looking at a logarithmic fit line of cases relative to time, the spread and death rate are both slowing down. Which is a great sign. It sounds worse than it actually is when thought of in a linear sense.
I’d agree with you if only the numbers were absolutely true. Unlike the flu, which is usually the basis for majority to say this is overblown, has been documented countless times over the years. We know how the flu works, how bad it is, the cure...etc.

Unfortunately, the same cannot be said about nCoV. The reported numbers seem to be accurate outside of China, but we still don’t much about the virus in general.

Just stay safe everyone!
 
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torga

Autocross Newbie
Location
New Mexico
Ride
'11 GTI
What, he's getting beat at Ferrari by Leclerc, so he wants to go back to RBR to get beat by Verstappen? He's not safe in either team - both of those dudes are 100% capable of challenging Vettel and winning. If he wants to be a clear #1, he should go join one of the mid field teams.
 

3rdOne

Passed Driver's Ed
Location
NC
Vettel was amazing when he had Newey's car with the blown diffuser under him. But when pressured by Webber, Ricciardo, or LeClerc (or Hamilton) he falters. I still have a lot of respect for him and how fast could be but things have to be perfect and in his advantage to really shine.
 

torga

Autocross Newbie
Location
New Mexico
Ride
'11 GTI
Ferrari's 2020 SF1000 car was just revealed today. The livery looks to be essentially identical to the SF90. But Binotto says that they targeted all the weaknesses from the SF90 (poor downforce, hard to setup suspension, etc) and improved upon them.

Mercedes revealed just their livery yesterday and I think it's a very nice refinement from last year's design.


 
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