F1 2020

svensktoppen

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S3 Elise P*
Danish GP?

The whole season is postponed for now. Likely be a short season after the normal summer break would be my bet, but that's just a guess.
 

DC.

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VW Golf GTI
Dutch, Spanish and Monaco GPs all postponed. Summer break brought forward until March/April and regulation change pushed back until 2021.

Budget cap is still proposed for next year as is a freeze on the chassis and gearbox from this year.

I really think F1 will struggle to justify itself when we all get through this Coronavirus crisis. Manufacturers will be cutting a lot of jobs but seen going racing round the world spending hundreds of millions of euros.
 

svensktoppen

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S3 Elise P*
F1 is expensive but a drop in the ocean for large manufacturers. Basically in the PR budget.

But yes, a lot of people and businesses struggling already after just a few weeks. There is no sign the current restrictions on movement are going away until summer at best. By that time the world economy will be a basket case, infra like travel and hospitality wiped out, most businesses in dire straights, and most people out of jobs or on unpaid leave.

It will take a very long time for the world to recover. Not from the virus itself, but from the consequences of the actions taken around the world.

That's my wee ray of sunshine today 😅

Seriously though, what is happening right now is catastrophic.

Maybe what everyone will need when we come out of this crazy madness is exactly F1, football, tennis, whatever, to take our minds off it all...
 

DC.

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VW Golf GTI
Any manufacturer even thinking about its future in the sport will be gone at the nearest opportunity. I would almost bet now that Mercedes will leave at the end of 2021. They already had plans for 10,000 job cuts before all this kicked off.

Bleak times ahead for motorsport:pensive:
 

Crow555

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Location
Newtownabbey
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Integra R DC5

Given how much I watch GT sport races online, I would probably watch this too.
 

Crow555

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Location
Newtownabbey
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Integra R DC5

Crow555

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Location
Newtownabbey
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Integra R DC5
how crap was it ?
I had thought it would be some of the current crop of f1 drivers at least, since it was f1 themselves promoting it.

Instead, it was a mix of F1 esports racers (I know most of the gt sport ones, not these guys), some ex f1 racers (Johnny Herbert, Nico Hulkenberg, Estoban Gutierez) then a mix of celebs like Liam Payne, Chris Hoy and Ian Polter.

It was supposed to be a single qualification period and then a half distance race but due to two racers having tech issues, it ended up being quarter distance.

The race itself was predictable - first lap carnage and the esports guys taking the lead.

I'm not sure what this was supposed to prove or who it was aimed at, other than to fill some time on sky f1. 🤷🏻‍♂️
 

stevyg

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Location
South USA
They should mandate the current F1 grid need to all participate in some races together. Not for anything other than entertainment. They all spend a ton of time on simulators so it won't be much different.
 
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