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I thougt I will post a 2020-Thread to talk about what will happen or is happening troughout the upcoming season.
As you probalby already know, there will be two "new" teams on the grid. Racing Point becoming Aston Martin and Scuderia Toro Rosso beeing rebrandend and recoloured as Alpha Tauri.
I have to say that I've grown used to the STR name and the cobalt-blue and red color scheme in recent years. They gave some good drivers a start in F1 (Vettel, Ricciardo, M. Verstappen, C. Sainz junior) almost like Minardi did. For shure there were enough who were successful elsewhere like Vergne or Buemi and some who were rather disapointing in the long term (Hartley, also having bad luck).
Now we all have to get used to this new name which is the clothing company of RedBull.
Other things in short: Haas and Williams need to improve. Ferrari was strong in summer but after that RB was faster in most cases. Mclaren should try to lead the midfield again, would like to see them more on an official podium.
TOIT looked fast on the slow corners in Barcelona that would be an important development for them.
And I hope confirmations to arrive from McLaren, Saniz and Norris and am curious to see Renault and if Ocon will confirm what he did two years ago.
Two weeks to Melbourne, let's see.
As usually we will see a trend in Melbourne who will fight for the title, even if it is no common race track as most others. ALPHATAURI and McLaren looking promising together with Racing Point considering the midfield.
Silverstone 2 race showed a huge weak point for Mercedes on tyres, let's see if Pirelli will keep this pressure.
Silverston 1 end was iconic, although big big luck for Clewlis.
Poor Ferrari and poor Vettel...….
Norris and Russell great prospects for the future.
But finally a thrilling Sunday.
Pointless to say a word about TOIT, just good that Leclerc came out unscathed, that was a huge huge crash.
Disastrous Bottas, but Mercedes suffering on the single mapping anyway. If only Red Bull were a little bit closer to Mercedes, Lewis could be challengeable this year.....
I'm also quite happy for Pierre Gasly, whose "downgrading" from Red Bull in favour of Albon was quite harsh. He must feel so vindicated today.
Of course, well done to Lewis for his fantastic records.
Pity because behind the Mercedes it was instead one of the best fights I can remember between lots of balanced cars (McLaren, Force India, Renault, Alpha Tauri).
Congrats to Lewis for one of his greatest performances ever. 7 titles, and fully deserved. A legend.
Fantastic Russell in the second Bahrein race, sorry for him this time but he will have other chances, great prospect.
Delighted for Checo who finally, even though with a bit of luck, got his day. But the performace was epic, at the restart he was 17th and last!! Grand Checo y viva Mexico!!!
Anyway, after missing out on Melbourne this year, I hope it returns in 21. Who knows how this Virus will change the world moving forward. I like the back to back races, forcing the teams to think on their feet. If I could change anything, it would be Friday practice. So Boring. Anyway here's to 2021. Cheers lads.
Good to see you guys still check in every now and then, 20 years later! Merry Christmas and lots of health and happiness for 2021!
Let's hope 2021 will be a year as normal as possible for everyne. In these circumstances you appreciate how beautiful the normal day-to-day life is……
And I Always hope the lads in this chat to come back…..even without Minardi….
Anyway Faenza has a tally of 2 race wins now…..