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Featured Grand Prix 2017 United States Grand Prix Practice, Qualifying & Race Discussion

Discussion in 'Formula One Discussion' started by cider_and_toast, Oct 9, 2017.

  1. teabagyokel

    teabagyokel #bringbackmaldo Valued Member

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    Gasly is genuinely standing for chair of the parish council LOL.

    Is it possible that Honda might have a say in who drives the Toro Rosso? Matsushita?
     
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  3. RasputinLives

    RasputinLives I was never cool at school. Contributor

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    No super licence
     
  4. Il_leone

    Il_leone Race Winner

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    Someone like Alexander Rossi would be good PR... surely they are not thinking of Sean Gelael? Its an odd thing for Gasly to do to improve his credentials unless as someone pointed out Honda had a say in the matter

    I'd very doubt Jolyon Palmer will get a chance in a TR
     
  5. RasputinLives

    RasputinLives I was never cool at school. Contributor

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    Sean Gelael does not have a super licence.

    Will everyone just stop suggesting people without super licences! :)
     
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  6. FB

    FB Not my cup of cake Valued Member

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    Brenda Hartley is said to be in line for the drive.
     
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  7. Titch

    Titch Mine is the best pink car on the track. Premium Contributor

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    He is, but who is he ?
     
  8. FB

    FB Not my cup of cake Valued Member

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    WEC driver.
     
  9. Titch

    Titch Mine is the best pink car on the track. Premium Contributor

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    OK, so he can stay on track for the required time without getting tired. Do WEC drivers have a super licence?
     
  10. gethinceri

    gethinceri "suck my balls honey" Contributor

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    He's a bellend.
     
  11. F1Brits_90

    F1Brits_90 Pole Sitter

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    as i saying in suzuka from my calculations constructors over in Austin & Drivers over in Mexico. constructors because realistically anything other than a ferrari 1-2 & its over. then drivers because if Vettel wins with Lewis 2nd in austin, then Lewis with a 52pt lead would only have to finish ahead of vettel in mexico. if vettel didnt finish in top 8 lewis could retire & still be champion with 2 to spare in mexico. but vettel problems in Malaysia & Japan havent been enjoyable, even if he is the "enemy", because this season deserved a fitting title decider. but as i put on chat vettel cant blame unreliability in Malaysia or Japan. because its Singapore that has finished his title challenge as hypothetically Lewis wouldve only had 19pt lead not 59pt lead. as im thinking instead of 1st. probally wouldve been 5th so - 15pts (44pts) & then +25 for vettel likely win in singapore. as he had absoultely no need to make that move acting like he was in austraila not business end of the season

    how did red bull academy go from them queuing up. to them ran out of drivers. as thinking i remember buemi got moved on because he had 2 years & the queue as they were talking about as they had Riccardio, Kyvat, Felix Da Costa, Mitch Evans, Brendan Hartley JE Vergne & others in lower formula on conveyor belt. now 5yrs later kyvat still there as there no one else. they are scraping about for ex academy drivers. or other company drivers like matshuita or even sean gelael who shouldnt be within a 100 mile radius of an f1 drive
     
  12. RasputinLives

    RasputinLives I was never cool at school. Contributor

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    Brendan Hartley does have a super licence! Well done for a sensible suggestion FB!

    So do these other 33 drivers (4 on this list are already on the grid)

    The 38 drivers with enough superlicence points to enter F1 in 2017 · F1 Fanatic


    And only these other 34! Points do not go on until the end of a championship so the likes Russell have not had theirs granted yet......although I'm pretty sure if an F1 team pushed that with the FIA they'd get it early.
     
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  13. RasputinLives

    RasputinLives I was never cool at school. Contributor

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    Hartley confirmed!

    Hartley joins Toro Rosso for Austin F1 race

    Has to be the strangest F1 call up since Andre Lotterer did a one off for Caterham. Means we'll have two Le Mans winners in the field.

    Hartley had probably all but given up on F1 but now he finds himself in the position where Torro Rosso are desperate to find any alternative to Kvyat. All he needs to do is match him this weekend and I reckon they'll offer him the seat.
     
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  14. Greenlantern101

    Greenlantern101 Super Hero And All Round Good Guy Contributor

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    I laughed way more than I should of with that. LOLLOLLOL
     
  15. F1Brits_90

    F1Brits_90 Pole Sitter

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    yeah it very strange calling up a guy who was red bull reserve driver 7 years ago. but do we think he has a shot at toro rosso seat next year if he beats kyvat in austin because there is 1 spot up for grabs because I just cant imagine Kyvat being there in 2018 because it goes against the principles of toro rosso as blooding inexperienced "youngsters" & the reason why red bull got rid of 1 of F1's lost talents in Buemi because he had his "time" there we are with Kyvat at a dead end & walked the plank in spain 2016, just been perched at the end for nearly 2 years,
     
  16. teabagyokel

    teabagyokel #bringbackmaldo Valued Member

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    As RasputinLives would probably tell you with increasing frustration, none of the people otherwise suggested have got a superlicence. Due to their policies, he was just about the only option.

    All means that Toro Rosso have changed their full driver line-up in-season between two consecutive races. Must be a while since anyone has done that one.
     
  17. RasputinLives

    RasputinLives I was never cool at school. Contributor

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    It's not happened since Lotus did it in 1994. I Don't know this from memory but from this article:

    Background: First double swap since 1994

    That appeared online a few hours after you asked the question :thinking:
     
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  18. cider_and_toast

    cider_and_toast Everything in moderation Staff Member Premium Contributor

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    I think the honour should belong to Prost in 2001.

    They started the season with Alesi and Mazzacane, then changed to Alesi and Burti.

    Next Alesi left to join Jordan and Frentzen joined in his place.

    Finally Burti left and Thomas Enge finished the season with Frentzen.

    The change from Alesi / Burti to Frentzen / Enge took 3 races. Not quite the same as consecutive races but pretty close.
     
  19. teabagyokel

    teabagyokel #bringbackmaldo Valued Member

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    As I recall, Jordan had three drivers in one seat in three races that year: Frentzen, Zonta and Alesi.

    I believe save for exceptional circumstances, they’re only allowed four drivers a season, which is why Caterham had to bring back Kobayashi in 2014 for their Abu Dhabi crowdfunded swansong. (They’d run Ericsson and Kobayashi mostly, Lotterer in the aforementioned run off, and had Will Stevens in the other seat.)
     
  20. teabagyokel

    teabagyokel #bringbackmaldo Valued Member

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    Actually, only the top four and Haas have kept the same line-up this season.
     
  21. RasputinLives

    RasputinLives I was never cool at school. Contributor

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    That's 50% of the grid then ;)
     

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