F1 2023 Season Spoiler Filled Race Talk

Heh, we're definitely on the same page, the same occurred to me.

Ricciardo at this point must know he'll never be champion, so he's willing to settle into an elder statesman role at RB. And he works in that role until they can fix their talent pipeline through Alpha Tauri.

And now I'm obsessing over the idea of Hulkenberg in RB's second seat, he's never had a really good car and I'm pretty sure he could handle the pressure so he'd be a great choice.

It will also be interesting to see what happens to Tsunoda after 2025 and the RB/Honda partnership ends, because he has Honda backing. Will there be pressure to move him to Aston Martin as part of that new partnership?

It would be good for the pipeline because he's not really a contender for a Red Bull seat IMO so Ricciardo going to RB 2025 (probably 2024) to open a space for Lawson, Tsunoda going to Aston/elsewhere bringing in another young driver in 2026

Yeah, that all basically sounds like the most likely scenario to me for sure.

As soon as the qualifying was called off I changed channels so I don't know if this was in the transmission. The weather during Q3 didn't just wash away everyone's fast laps. It also ripped the roof off the grandstand.


Oh man. I normally watch F1 TV, but my folks have cancelled their subscription for the year because the late season races are all really late and now I'm watching on Sky.

Martin Brundle's grid walk is one of the cringiest things I can imagine.


That Keanu Reeves documentary appears on Hulu today.


He's 99% correct.

F1 has cancelled the first practice session of the first ever Las Vegas Grand Prix due to a loose drain cover

They then kicked all the paying customers out before P2 because they didn't have the manpower to look after them. So people paid and queued for hours to get in and then saw nine minutes of practice.

Luckily Americans don't have a reputation for being litigious about this sort of thing...

Finished the Brawn doc. Very well put together show, the FOTA/breakaway stuff was probably the most interesting part.

I wasn't following at the time so I didn't know how close they were to leaving the FIA. Ecclestone is a mother f*cker though.

Ultimately a pretty decent race. Leclerc's last pass on Perez was epic after he had thrown away the position earlier.