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alfadriver
alfadriver GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
8/3/22 3:37 p.m.

In reply to MiniDave :

Mini Schumi has improved a lot this year, and probably will stay with Haas. Latifi will stay if dad finances Darelton his entire season- he's so slow this season. 
 

those are opinions of mine, btw. Other than the more aggressive talk about Latifi and multiple rookies, I have nothing else. 

Wally (Forum Supporter)
Wally (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
8/3/22 7:38 p.m.
alfadriver said:

F1 is announcing that Williams has signed Albon for next season. Which means DeVries' opportunity rides with Latifi. 
 

Wally (Forum Supporter)
Wally (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
8/3/22 7:39 p.m.

Thankfully when I went to work this morning none of my drivers had been taken bu McLaren

alfadriver
alfadriver GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
8/3/22 7:57 p.m.

In reply to Wally (Forum Supporter) :

Nice to see the other drivers make fun of the situation. 

dean1484
dean1484 GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
8/4/22 4:04 p.m.

Shamelessly stolen from my Facebook Feed

 

May be an image of ‎1 person and ‎text that says '‎ن VELAS Sate Crem RedBull M RACING Employee of the Month‎'‎‎

Advan046
Advan046 UberDork
8/5/22 11:57 a.m.

Well we will see how Alpine and Piastri work this out. I think the worst part of this is all the other drivers in the churn of changing seats probably thought they could be secure in knowing what 2023 early this season.  Maybe now this stalling of Alpine/Piastri will lead to other driver contracts hitting dates where the teams must lock in the current driver or  change while not knowing if Piastri is available. 

We will see.

Advan046
Advan046 UberDork
8/5/22 12:03 p.m.

Back to the race. I was surprised by the teams that tried Hard tires. Given the spitting precipitation and track temps it seemed  clear that any softs or mediums were the way to go. I guess some teams didn't have lightly used mediums left but a used soft  medium soft strategy seemed a good way to go vs hards. Unless you are Williams or Alpha Tauri and did your car setup to work the hards then maybe. Idk must be another fixed tire allocation impact on the weekend outcome. 

MiniDave
MiniDave Reader
8/5/22 2:38 p.m.

In reply to dean1484 :

I can relate to this pic. when I ran a Porsche dealership in the 90's, the manager of the competitor Porsche dealership across town was known as our 6th salesman for the number of pissed off customers we'd get from him who then bought cars from us. He was often "Salesman of the Month" for us!

alfadriver
alfadriver GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
8/5/22 6:31 p.m.

https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/sports/mclaren-told-ricciardo-that-piastri-will-replace-him-reports-2022-08-05/
 

this is Reuters reporting that Danny Ric is out at the end of the season, Piastri is in for 23. Let's see if that holds up. 

alfadriver
alfadriver GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
8/5/22 9:13 p.m.

Curious timing if they announce this during the break for real- just last week McLaren did a q&a with Andrea and Zac for the fans- as if they are doing something to soften the blow for the Danny Ric fans. 

Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
8/5/22 9:16 p.m.

In reply to MiniDave :

We had a competitor like that. She drove a lot of people into our arms :)

Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
8/5/22 9:17 p.m.

Danny out at the end of the season is a high probability prognostication. 

Would Renault welcome him back? If not him, then who? I would love to see Gasley and Ocon paired up at Renault if only for the national pride. 

trigun7469
trigun7469 UltraDork
8/10/22 11:10 a.m.

Zac from McLaren, would have needed board approval and legal team approval to remove Daniel Ric, which it's reporting he is going to walk away with $21 Million and to sign Oscar, who is being sued by Alpine (If he truly did not have a contract this will be thrown out). Meanwhile in indycar Chip congratulates Paulo while taking him to court. laugh It's like a script from a reality Tv Show. 

 

In other news F1 22 game on PS4 is meh. 

alfadriver
alfadriver GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
8/10/22 11:21 a.m.

In reply to trigun7469 :

Are they trying to get DtS ratings?

MiniDave
MiniDave Reader
8/10/22 12:08 p.m.

The FIA contracts board has certified both of the Piastri's contracts, saying he is good to go to McLaren.....

I really think Danny Ricky Bobby will go back to Renault.....I would like to see him kick ass there next season, just because.....

If Aston really does have their stuff together for next season, the mid field fight is going to be intense!

wvumtnbkr
wvumtnbkr GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
8/10/22 12:27 p.m.

I'd like to see Ricky Bobby avocado go to alpha tauri and gasly go to Alpine.  

trigun7469
trigun7469 UltraDork
8/10/22 12:40 p.m.

In reply to wvumtnbkr :

That would be interesting, however Yuki's contract expires this year.

BrewCity20
BrewCity20 Reader
8/10/22 8:11 p.m.

I am beyond curious to see how the contact situation with Piastri irons out. No way Alpine was so lax as to allow the deadline to pass without having something locked down - right? 

Between PIastri and Palou, what I would give to be a fly on McLaren's in-house counsel's wall.

Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
8/10/22 9:28 p.m.

In reply to BrewCity20 :

I dunno, they were floundering around pretty badly for a couple of days. I don't think Alonso have them any warning, and they assumed their star baby driver was a gimmie. They had to put something out. 

Advan046
Advan046 UberDork
8/11/22 9:16 a.m.
Keith Tanner said:

In reply to BrewCity20 :

I dunno, they were floundering around pretty badly for a couple of days. I don't think Alonso have them any warning, and they assumed their star baby driver was a gimmie. They had to put something out. 

Yeah I could see this as just a calculated blindspot. They probably did look around and thought that there was nowhere for Piastri to go AND Alonso kept saying he was on board for more years. So they took the risk to focus on making Alonso work and fully expected a glowing loving post from Piastri's side once they got him announced. If anything this makes me even more curious about what is going on in Renault/Alpine. Ricciardo and Abiteboul leaving seemed interesting as if something more is going on from the business culture side or maybe some internal controversy. Now with how both Piastri and Alonso bailed it increases my feeling that someone inside the team or surrounding Renault parent organization is rubbing folks the wrong way. IDK may just be French culture.

alfadriver
alfadriver GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
8/15/22 5:11 p.m.

So I'm seeing reports that Ricciardo will NOT be signing with Alpine/Renault.  And Mini Schumi opined that he may be out of F1.

Which does confirm two new seats in F1 for 2023.  

alfadriver
alfadriver GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
8/16/22 6:40 p.m.

2026 engine rules are finally set. No engines on the turbos, but more storage and usage of the hybrid system. I bet we get real announcements from Audi and Porsche soon. 

trigun7469
trigun7469 UltraDork
8/17/22 9:22 a.m.

In reply to alfadriver :

So Ric to HAAS, Williams either Nick or Logan, and Schumi out, then the off the wall rumor of Alpine/Renault paying big bucks for Vettel? 

adam525i
adam525i GRM+ Memberand Dork
8/17/22 10:07 a.m.
alfadriver said:

2026 engine rules are finally set. No engines on the turbos, but more storage and usage of the hybrid system. I bet we get real announcements from Audi and Porsche soon. 

I'm a little disappointed to see the MGU-H go, it seems like such cool idea to pull extra energy out of the turbo system and be able to put extra energy back in for instant spool. It will be interesting to see if the cars get heavier with the larger motor and presumably battery to go along with it as well as the different, separate packaging of the systems.

Short Video Summary (F1 won't let me embed it)

 

alfadriver
alfadriver GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
8/17/22 10:30 a.m.

In reply to adam525i :

Technically, they are cool. In reality, they are super expensive and are almost impossible to justify when a direct hybrid drive does a better job delivering torque. 
 

Basically, they are being removed as they will not see any significant production. And F1s big push is to be sustainable and lead applicable technology. 

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