F1 2022 Season Spoiler Filled Race Talk

zeroKFE wrote:
Prederick wrote:

My driver of the day is Nyck Devries being like "Guys? Guys? I can't get out of the car. .....guys?"

Hell of a drive, though. It's like he's he's some kind of world champion or something?

Even still, it is super impressive to get into an unfamiliar car and hold your own. I feel bad for Ric but Nyck should be on the grid next year, along with Piastri. Now we need the FIA to bring in new teams. Not just new manufactures that are going to buy some teams.

Now we need the FIA to bring in new teams. Not just new manufactures that are going to buy some teams.

Well, with the Red Bull/Porche deal falling apart there is some speculation (no clue how based in reality though) that Porche might next consider pairing with Andretti, thereby combatting some of the hesitance the current teams expressed towards admitting him when he expressed his interest earlier this year. So, maybe?

Still, I wouldn't hold your breath.

zeroKFE wrote:
Now we need the FIA to bring in new teams. Not just new manufactures that are going to buy some teams.

Well, with the Red Bull/Porche deal falling apart there is some speculation (no clue how based in reality though) that Porche might next consider pairing with Andretti, thereby combatting some of the hesitance the current teams expressed towards admitting him when he expressed his interest earlier this year. So, maybe?

Still, I wouldn't hold your breath.

The other teams don't want a new team, so I really doubt that's going to happen. I'd love to be wrong, but Porsche is either going to back out or partner with...Haas? It would be them or Williams and Williams is so close to Merc I don't think that would happen.

Funny enough, there actually were rumors of Williams considering breaking their ties with Mercedes in recent months. Before the McLaren dustup happened, all the chat was that assuming Alpine kept Alonso, they were going to place Piastri at Williams as the potential start of a relationship there, which might develop into Williams moving to using Renault engines in the next year or two.

So, who knows -- there might be a possibility there.

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hooray............................

Yeah, uh, if we're going to lose a classic race, would much prefer (even encourage) losing Monaco over Spa. Boo.

bUt ThE pAgEaNtRy

God, F1 really is just "The Real Racecar Drivers of Monaco" isn't it?

The main focus in Singapore was firmly off track, however. Earlier it emerged the FIA was investigating the budgets of two teams, believed to be Red Bull and Aston Martin, with Mercedes principal Toto Wolff describing their alleged overspending last year as an “open secret” in the paddock.

The public dispute continued on Saturday yesterday with the Red Bull team principal, Christian Horner, threatening legal action against Mercedes and accusing Wolff of “hugely defamatory, fictitious claims”.

After qualifying, Hamilton, who could have last season’s title retroactively awarded to him should the FIA find against Red Bull and choose extreme sanctions, pointedly called on the FIA president Mohammed ben Sulayem to strictly enforce its rules.

“I have full confidence in Mohammed, in the way he has conducted himself to this point in terms of being strict and being clear with the rules,” Hamilton said. “The rules are the rules and those sorts of things can lead to real alterations in terms of our performance, we definitely have to take it seriously.”

Wolff backed his driver in demanding the sport impose sufficient punishment if the rules have been breached. “All the stakeholders in this sport, all the teams that have complied to the regulations, the FIA, F1, need to make sure that these regulations have teeth,” he said.