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6 minutes ago, ChickenSandwich said:

Are all of the races sans commentary?

I don't think so, but I'm not sure...

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Looks like Monaco is bowing out ... And now it looks like Baku might be the next F1 domino to fall ...

 

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If they scrap the whole season and say "Let's start with the new cars next year" would F1 give any money compensation to the teams?

If not I would imagine it would kill HAAS. Maybe some others wouldn't be able to keep going either...

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32 minutes ago, Hawndoh said:

If they scrap the whole season and say "Let's start with the new cars next year" would F1 give any money compensation to the teams?

If not I would imagine it would kill HAAS. Maybe some others wouldn't be able to keep going either...

There's some speculation of a superseason combining 2019 & 2020, & pushing back the new car regs to 2021. I don;t really see how this helps too much though, and it creates new problems as well. If they do a superseason, I'd like to see them just do whatever 2019 races they're gonna do -with the 2019 rules, then start the 2020 portion of the superseason using the 2020 regs as planned. IMHO that keeps things on track better. 

THere's also some talk of scrapping the summer break and using it to reschedule some races. Personally, though, I'm just starting to get a bad feeling the whole season is going to be lost.

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Not racing-related, but coronavirus-related ... who else is about to be inundated with honey-dos? 

My wife (no pics) is very high energy, a bit ADHD, and now she's gonna be home from work as she's a school teacher. She's gonna find all kinds of shit to do. The good part is that she'll actually just do a lot of it herself. I'll try to keep busy in the yard and with the cars. I'd much rather do that stuff than any work inside.

On a not-too-related COVID 19 note, I went to HEB yesterday (it was open) & things seemed to be calming down somewhat. Certain items still in short supply. I grabbed 5 bananas on the way into the store. There were plenty of them. Then when I got home I noticed they weren't there. I checked my receipt. No bananas. Some motherfucker had taken the bananas off my shopping cart rather than just going and getting some of their own. 

Unreal. People fucking disgust me.

And on that note ... the people doing all the panic shopping are creating the very problem they fear the most. Just fucking shop normally, and there won't even be a problem. /rant

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A few days ago I had already reached the realization that I'll be surprised if there is a season at all. 

Here's a question ... at what point is F1 forced to just call off the season altogether?

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I think they should run 52 consecutive weekends. :)

 

An do 54 or 55 races, make a couple of them double-headers!

 

Yes I'm dreaming. Perhaps I'm feverish?  Is that a symptom of something important?

 

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BBC Sport - Azerbaijan Grand Prix postponed because of coronavirus outbreak http://www.bbc.com/sport/formula1/52003722

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Not that this is some sort of insightful, or deep, comment but I think they should just call off the 2020 season and prepare for 2021. I'd even say they should go back and say the new regs will be in place for 2021. They have a whole year, along with whatever works they have done already, to prepare for that.

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I'd prefer to see them run, even if it's not until Spa at the end of August.  If that means pushing back the new technical regs (as they've already done) then I'm ok with that.

Some of these teams likely need the money from running in 2020 just to stay afloat.  I'm all for getting them as much as possible, this season.

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3 hours ago, utee94 said:

I'd prefer to see them run, even if it's not until Spa at the end of August.  If that means pushing back the new technical regs (as they've already done) then I'm ok with that.

Some of these teams likely need the money from running in 2020 just to stay afloat.  I'm all for getting them as much as possible, this season.

Good points too

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If they can get 15-18 races in, I'd be pretty darn happy with that.

Obviously don't want them running when/where it's not safe to do so.  

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I would, too ...  but imho 15-18 races is probably a pipe dream at this point. That release seemed to me like a carefully worded piece written to reassure sponsors, tv folks, the teams, race promoters, F1 employees, and esp F1 investors...

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I wouldn't mind some kind of 'superseason', except with the caveat that they switch to 2021 rules at the end of 2020. But that ship has sailed I guess. A superseason with 2020 rules throughout also eliminates the need for winter testing & allows more flexibility to reschedule races. It would be a bit of a problem for McLaren though, without a switch to the 2021 rules, as they move to Merc power next year.

Some people seem to like the idea of a superseason, but others say it would be too long. GP Fans wrote a story about the idea.  www.gpfans.com/en/articles/51053/should-formula-1-consider-an-18-month-super-season/

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7 hours ago, wood said:

I wouldn't mind some kind of 'superseason', except with the caveat that they switch to 2021 rules at the end of 2020. But that ship has sailed I guess. A superseason with 2020 rules throughout also eliminates the need for winter testing & allows more flexibility to reschedule races. It would be a bit of a problem for McLaren though, without a switch to the 2021 rules, as they move to Merc power next year.

Some people seem to like the idea of a superseason, but others say it would be too long. GP Fans wrote a story about the idea.  www.gpfans.com/en/articles/51053/should-formula-1-consider-an-18-month-super-season/

Run the same track two weeks in a row in the opposite direction!!

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1 hour ago, ChickenSandwich said:

Run the same track two weeks in a row in the opposite direction!!

Make it SAME DAY and you're on to something!

 

(I did mention double-headers upthread by the way :) )

 

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A bunch of old farts simulation racing 1975-era cars at Silverstone on the "The Race" YouTube channel right now. 

*JPM is the nameless entry. 

 

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7 hours ago, Prepuce of Doom said:

A bunch of old farts simulation racing 1975-era cars at Silverstone on the "The Race" YouTube channel right now. 

*JPM is the nameless entry. 

 

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Nice! I've met 3 of those dudes...

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13 hours ago, wood said:

From what I'm hearing, looks like the ax will fall very soon on the Canadian GP ...

Not surprising, Canada was already one of the earliest to perform major actions regarding sports, including pulling its national team from the Olympics even before the decision to cancel was made.

I still believe that IF we have a 2020 F1 season, Spa is going to be the first race.

 

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Supercars at Daytona? World class tracks set for online championship https://www.foxsports.com.au/motorsport/supercars/supercars-at-daytona-world-class-tracks-set-for-online-championship/news-story/ca1c922f1a3530b6b8d40337b9f5be0d

 

This schedule makes my pants happy ...

Round 1: Phillip Island & Monza (April 😎

Round 2: Silverstone & Barcelona (April 15)

Round 3: Mount Panorama (April 22)

Round 4: Montreal & Watkins Glen (April 29)

Round 5: Spa & Nurburgring (May 6)

Round 6: Circuit of the Americas & Sebring (May 13)

Round 7: Daytona Speedway & Talladega SuperSpeedway (May 20)

Round 8: Imola & Interlagos (May 27)

Round 9: Road Atlanta & Road America (June 3)

Round 10: Oran Park & Mount Panorama (June 10)

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