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Old 20th March 2020, 09:48   #61
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The 2020 chassis' will continue being used in 2021 as the 2021 regulations have been pushed back to 2022. The Budget cap however will kick in from next year.

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I like the Monaco GP only if the track is wet or wet to intermediate, love to see the aggressively aero dependent cars fighting for traction and everyone is sliding all over the place!

As for the British GP, doubt if the British GP will continue. Though the official statement from the FIA is to start in June.
I read today that Monaco is off. Bahrain will be under wraps (ie no audience). As for the British GP I am off it ever since they moved to Silverstone.So at the moment this is what we know. In any case with Covid still going strong all bets are off.

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Azerbaijan is the latest race to be postponed this season amid Coronavirus pandemic. This becomes the 8th race of this season to be either postponed or cancelled.

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Azerbaijan is the latest race to be postponed this season amid Coronavirus pandemic. This becomes the 8th race of this season to be either postponed or cancelled.
No hope this season, unless the affected people start reducing.

On the brighter side, the 2016 Brazilian GP was made available by the FIA on Youtube, watched it last night, epic race. Hope they also air the amazing 2016 British GP

Look forward to more races being aired on Youtube (officially)!
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I feel this season is a write-off already. Honestly - I'm relieved. A bit bored of what looks like a scripted motion picture rather than racing. Even the Schumacher-Ferrari dominance era had more action and drama on the circuits during races (courtesy of jokers in the pack like Coulthard, Montoya & my favourite Iceman). After following it since the late 90s Hakkinen-Erwine-Schumacher era without missing a single race, I gave up hopes on F1 by mid-2019 season. Finally discontinued the Tata SKY connection at home that was active purely for F1 races. It has lost its charm off late. Its simply too much about computers & money. Drivers having to talk based on a script since last few years was the limit really.

This break may cause a good reset hopefully for the next season. And Liberty Media better do something about moving to streaming media by 2021. Anyone who follows F1, would in all probability be already a consumer of prime-hotstar-netflix. Who'd continue having a dish subscription for just 40 days of the year!

Looking at the venues getting cancelled (at least some of them) - I wonder if nature is telling FOM & FIA to bring back the classic circuits like Hockenheim (full), Imola etc and chuck these boring Herman Tilke video game tracks.

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The Canadian F1 GP has been postponed as of now.

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The organisers of the 2020 Canadian Grand Prix scheduled for June 12-14 have announced the postponement of the race amid the ongoing global coronavirus outbreak.
I feel that eventually this race will be cancelled and so would be many races. Even the season may be called off considering the way coronavirus has turned into a global issue.
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Charles LeClerc literally blew everyone in the F1 e Sports Australian GP! (Probably because Lando's simulator was not working )

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Very optimistic and probably a little unrealistic. Economics will drive the decision, provided respective Govts. allow travel and issue visas.

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"Our view is probably a European start will be favorable and that could even be a closed event. We could have a very enclosed environment, where teams come in on charters, we channel them into the circuit, we make sure everyone is tested, cleared and that there is no risk to anyone.

"We have a race with no spectators. That's not great, but it's better than no racing at all. We have to remember there are millions of people who follow the sport sat at home. A lot of them are isolating and to be able to keep the sport alive and put on a sport and entertain people would be a huge bonus in this crisis we have."
https://edition.cnn.com/2020/04/09/m...d=sportsticker
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I think F1 as we know it, is pretty much finished. I religiously followed it till a 2018, skipped the 2019 season entirely(watched highlights on and off), just got jaded, felt that there was too much happening off-track.

If they do not find a way to help teams, there is a real possibility of just 4-5 teams turning up. Ferrari, as usual, have proposed a 2 tier system. Mercedes have buried their heads in the sand, and if the global car sales, especially luxury cars, are as bad as expected, i expect them to exit quicker than anyone anticipates. Ditto for Honda, I believe they have left themselves enough options to do so. Without Honda, RBR might leave as well. Renault post Ghosn is a mess and will continue to be that way.

All in all, not a pretty picture. Very critical time for the sport/show. And i for one believe that blind standardisation of parts will not help one bit. Remember the excitement DAS caused? Left field innovations have always been F1's biggest advertisement, in addition to the on-track battles.

Wonder what Aston Martin/Lance Stroll will do in the face of all this. Time to cut losses and run?
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The French F1 GP has also been called off. It was scheduled for last week of June but considering the COVID19 pandemic, it's been called off. It's the 10th race of this season to have been called off or postponed.

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The race was due to take place at Circuit Paul Ricard at the end of June, but officials announced on Monday morning that the decision of the French government to ban all major events until at least the middle of July, coupled with the travel restrictions in place to help contain the spread of coronavirus, meant it will be impossible for the Grand Prix to go ahead as planned.


The British GP, if at all held will be held without spectators.

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Should the British Grand Prix take place this year, Silverstone chief Stuart Pringle says the race would take place behind closed doors given the challenges caused by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.


Statement from Chase Carey, CEO F1.

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Although this morning it was announced that the French Grand Prix, due to take place in late June, will not be going ahead, we are now increasingly confident with the progress of our plans to begin our season this summer.

We’re targeting a start to racing in Europe through July, August and beginning of September, with the first race taking place in Austria on 3-5 July weekend. September, October and November, would see us race in Eurasia, Asia and the Americas, finishing the season in the Gulf in December with Bahrain before the traditional finale in Abu Dhabi, having completed between 15-18 races.

We will publish our finalised calendar as soon as we possibly can.

We expect the early races to be without fans but hope fans will be part of our events as we move further into the schedule. We still have to work out many issues like the procedures for the teams and our other partners to enter and operate in each country.

The health and safety of all involved will continue to be priority one and we will only go forward if we are confident we have reliable procedures to address both risks and possible issues.

The FIA, teams, promoters, and other key partners have been working with us throughout these steps and we want to thank them for all their support and efforts during this incredibly challenging time. We also want to recognise the fact that the teams have been supporting us at the same time that they have been focusing enormous and heroic efforts to build ventilators to help those infected by COVID-19.

While we have been moving forward with our 2020 plans, we have also been working hard with the FIA and the teams to strengthen the long term future of Formula 1 through an array of new technical, sporting, and financial regulations that will improve the competition and action on the track and make it a healthier business for all involved, particularly as we engage the issues created by the COVID-19 pandemic.

All of our plans are obviously subject to change as we still have many issues to address and all of us are subject to the unknowns of the virus. We all want the world to return to the one we know and cherish, yet we recognise it must be done in the right and safest way. We look forward to doing our part by enabling our fans to once again safely share the excitement of Formula 1 with family, friends, and the broader community.

Our best wishes to all of you.

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Silverstone to host 2 races! IMO, the best track on the calendar to see the aerodynamics working in full swing (apart from Suzuka, Spa and Circuit de Catalunya).

Race 1: 26th July '20

Race 2: 2nd August '20

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