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      07-10-2020, 01:23 PM   #331
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Fernando Alonso had already mentioned that he was previously talking to Racing Point for the upcoming seat at future Aston Martin. Vettel also made some "nice" remarks about racing point, saying how he knows some of the guys, and it's a good team, etc. I think Seb is still in talks with Racing Point. Lance Stroll will have to ratchet up his performances and stay on par with Perez if he wants to keep his seat I think.

I think Father Stroll will try to keep his son there, but it's only going to be possible if they can see an improvement in consistency, especially in Qualy. I don't think Racing Point is in any hurry to make the decision yet though.

M5theonlyone Where did you read there's no room for Seb at Racing Point, I'd like to read that article as well.
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I'll be damned! Vettel in Racing Point Junior Merc Aston Martin? I'll back that move
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Fernando Alonso had already mentioned that he was previously talking to Racing Point for the upcoming seat at future Aston Martin. Vettel also made some "nice" remarks about racing point, saying how he knows some of the guys, and it's a good team, etc. I think Seb is still in talks with Racing Point. Lance Stroll will have to ratchet up his performances and stay on par with Perez if he wants to keep his seat I think.

I think Father Stroll will try to keep his son there, but it's only going to be possible if they can see an improvement in consistency, especially in Qualy. I don't think Racing Point is in any hurry to make the decision yet though.

M5theonlyone Where did you read there's no room for Seb at Racing Point, I'd like to read that article as well.
On RaceFans.net titled Racing Point has no space for Vettel in '21.
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On RaceFans.net titled Racing Point has no space for Vettel in '21.
Interesting. The article notes that the duration of Lance's contract was unknown, but also that they have "long term contracts" with both of their drivers. Maybe still a spot for 2022 for Seb then.

And just to play devil's advocate, maybe the long term refers to and includes past years. There wasn't any specificity on whether the long term was future or not.
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Interesting. The article notes that the duration of Lance's contract was unknown, but also that they have "long term contracts" with both of their drivers. Maybe still a spot for 2022 for Seb then.

And just to play devil's advocate, maybe the long term refers to and includes past years. There wasn't any specificity on whether the long term was future or not.
in FP2 someone from Racing Point said Lance has a long term contract but actually its funny even commentator made fun of this "contract" thing since his dad runs the team.. im not a Perez fan but he at least 1-2 level higher driver than Lance.. i believe in 1-2 years at most Lance ll fall out of F1..
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Interesting. The article notes that the duration of Lance's contract was unknown, but also that they have "long term contracts" with both of their drivers. Maybe still a spot for 2022 for Seb then.

And just to play devil's advocate, maybe the long term refers to and includes past years. There wasn't any specificity on whether the long term was future or not.
On Reuters, RP's principal Szafnauer said ''We have long term contracts with our drivers so it would be logical that we have no space. It's flattering that everyone thinks a four-time champ should come to our team, maybe that's because the car's a bit quicker now''.
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On Reuters, RP's principal Szafnauer said ''We have long term contracts with our drivers so it would be logical that we have no space. It's flattering that everyone thinks a four-time champ should come to our team, maybe that's because the car's a bit quicker now''.
It would be logical that they have no space, but also like I mentioned, long term is a bit of an unknown term. It could be that the end of the term is end of 2021 season.
Maybe Seb takes a year off, idk. Feel bad for the guy, but his performance really has been lacking lately, especially when comparing to Leclerc, you just can't deny it.
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It would be logical that they have no space, but also like I mentioned, long term is a bit of an unknown term. It could be that the end of the term is end of 2021 season.
Maybe Seb takes a year off, idk. Feel bad for the guy, but his performance really has been lacking lately, especially when comparing to Leclerc, you just can't deny it.
Alonso will be prob be 40 when he joins Renault but he's a different kettle of fish and Vettel at 35-36 will find it tough with so many young rockets coming through. Waiting Schumacher and promising youngsters like Russell and Norris moving up will be extra barriers for Seb. Nope,he's had it mate.
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Alonso will be prob be 40 when he joins Renault but he's a different kettle of fish and Vettel at 35-36 will find it tough with so many young rockets coming through. Waiting Schumacher and promising youngsters like Russell and Norris moving up will be extra barriers for Seb. Nope,he's had it mate.
Maybe him and Kimi will start a young driver's school. Kimi already likes to go out and teach at least his kid, plus Seb was out testing Tony Karts for the first time last year...
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Alonso will be prob be 40 when he joins Renault but he's a different kettle of fish and Vettel at 35-36 will find it tough with so many young rockets coming through. Waiting Schumacher and promising youngsters like Russell and Norris moving up will be extra barriers for Seb. Nope,he's had it mate.
Stick a fork in VET...he's done
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Horner talking from the Pit Wall ...

Christian has got some patience there and rightly thinking a bit before answering the barage of direct questions.
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Just back from work my friend . Super busy . And I'm just catching-up from FP2 today .

Well... It was a 1:03.660 for our boy !

Tomorrow in the rain it will be completely different....
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Just back from work my friend . Super busy . And I'm just catching-up from FP2 today .

Well... It was a 1:03.660 for our boy !

Tomorrow in the rain it will be completely different....
I knew probably you were super busy today (usually is Fridays) and yes Max is driving the wheels of that freshly sorted 16! ...while a few doors away Lewis changed his set up for some reason and wobbled to P6.
This could mean prov. pole for MAX tomorrow as per the regs as FP2 result will be used if there is a washout with thunderstorms heading for those styrian hills.
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FP3 probably wont even start because of the rain..
but i guess there ll be a quali session..
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Horner is sure Merc were sandbagging in FP2

Christian has said that Merc were almost certainly sandbagging in FP2 as even the improvements to the RB cars drivability does not coincide with the drop in pace from Merc.
FP3 and quali look doubtful for today and there is talk of it happening on Sunday morning as a break in the weather is on the weather boffins' graphs.
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Why do we have full wet tyres if we're not running in the rain? Come on make it exciting!!!
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