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32 minutes ago, virginton said:

Fraud watch: Ricciardo is currently running 14th out of 15 runners on a set of fucking soft tyres. Stroll started from the back and is 20 seconds ahead of him. 

He should just be sacked this weekend.

If that is a healthy car there shouldn't be any excuse.

Oscar Piastri incoming?

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Tremendous finish to the race. Delighted to see Sainz get the win.

I know he only held it for a few seconds, but Hamilton getting second by passing Leclerc and Perez in one go and the cheer that accompanied it was a great moment.

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1 hour ago, Snafu said:

If that is a healthy car there shouldn't be any excuse.

Oscar Piastri incoming?

Nope,most likely Colton Herta/Pato o Ward from Indy both in the arrows/Mac sp programme.

Zak brown and the arrows half already said this the way they want to go with having cars in Indy/f1/formula e.

They want to move drivers around the various different series

Danny Ric will be in Indy next season is the rumours after buying a house in La 

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Those last few laps were non-stop #SCENES. Tremendous racing. Ferrari's strategy is so bad though. Too slow to react to the SC for LeClerc and turning Sainz into a temporarily seething mess as the SC was about to go in. Risible stuff.

Delighted for Sainz, good comeback from Perez, points for Schumey jnr and Zhou thankfully ok after an accident that would have obliterated him 20 years ago.

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40 minutes ago, doulikefish said:

Nope,most likely Colton Herta/Pato o Ward from Indy both in the arrows/Mac sp programme.

Zak brown and the arrows half already said this the way they want to go with having cars in Indy/f1/formula e.

They want to move drivers around the various different series

Danny Ric will be in Indy next season is the rumours after buying a house in La 

I doubt they would interrupt their Indycar season just to drive in some F1 races distracting them away from their main job. Maybe next season but if Ricciardo is ousted this week then they will probably go for someone who's free or is out of contention in their series. Piastri or De Vries. But they could always go for a left field choice.

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3 minutes ago, Snafu said:

I doubt they would interrupt their Indycar season just to drive in some F1 races distracting them away from their main job. Maybe next season but if Ricciardo is ousted this week then they will probably go for someone who's free or is out of contention in their series. Piastri or De Vries. But they could always go for a left field choice.

He isn't getting punted mid season...Austin for the announcement for next season  allegedly 

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6 minutes ago, Mr. Brightside said:

Colton Herta being touted to join McLaren is fucking laughable.

McLaren have paid the young laid back Californian a small fortune to sign him up to there drivers program whilst still letting him race for Andretti is even more bizarre but it's for a reason 

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3 minutes ago, Day of the Lords said:

Those last few laps were non-stop #SCENES. Tremendous racing. Ferrari's strategy is so bad though. Too slow to react to the SC for LeClerc and turning Sainz into a temporarily seething mess as the SC was about to go in. Risible stuff.

Delighted for Sainz, good comeback from Perez, points for Schumey jnr and Zhou thankfully ok after an accident that would have obliterated him 20 years ago.

I've never seen a single seater racing car travel for so far on its roll bar or in this case what was left of it.

Usually they designed to roll the car over upright or protect the driver's head in case of impact, I wonder if the halo contributed to that energy slide acting like a roof and countered how the bar is supposed to work, possibly the bar had already broke when the car turned over and impacted the track at the start of the crash which is not good, that is a weakness in the roll bar. You've seen saloon car racing where a car has ended up upside down sliding on its roof. I wasn't too worried about the Zhou so much sliding upside down it was hitting the tyre wall part and going over and getting pinned which was concerning as this brings in the unknown such as what would happen if there was a fire would he be able to get out quickly or would the driver be subjected to a head or back injury during impact with the barrier?

Derek Warwick had something similar at Hockenheim in 1993 when his Footwork Arrows ended upside down after colliding with another car in the wet. The car sliding upside down in the gravel digging itself deeper as it traveled. He was very lucky to survive that.

 

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6 minutes ago, doulikefish said:

McLaren have paid the young laid back Californian a small fortune to sign him up to there drivers program whilst still letting him race for Andretti is even more bizarre but it's for a reason 

He was signed to test this seasons F1 car, but McLaren have decide that they aren't going to develop the car in any major way now and concentrate on next year's car. So likely not much work for him now.

He is signed to drive for Andretti in Indycar this season as he was last season not for the Arrow McLaren team even though he tests an F1 McLaren. This has nothing to do with Arrow McLaren Racing in the Indycar Series.

From what I've seen on various sites he is definitely not a McLaren driver, looks more like a freelance tester. It gives him experience and some technical knowledge but he is not going to end up in a McLaren F1 car next season. That's not to say he won't sign to drive for McLaren in Indycars.  I think he would struggle in F1 anyway.

 

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Can only think of a very few Indycar drivers who would be worth a shot in F1.

Palou, O Ward and Veekay come to mind.

Ilott will be looking for an F1 drive, he's far better than his results over there.

There isn't really anyone else, Newgarden would have been worth a punt five/six years ago.

But when you have a series that is lead by Marcus Eriksson you need to keep that in mind if you think the next F1 superstar is going to emerge from over there.

 

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