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Things... Musical chairs (2017-2018 Silly Season)

Discussion in 'Formula One Discussion' started by Rutherford, Apr 20, 2017.

  1. TR

    TR Rookie

    What other sports? Well most other sports.

    NFL - 6 month off-season
    NBA - 4 month off-season
    Premier league - 3 month off-season
    Cycling - 3 month off-season
    Major league baseball - 5 month off-season.
     
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  3. Greenlantern101

    Greenlantern101 Super Hero And All Round Good Guy Contributor

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    I've not played musical chairs for a very long time. Anyone up for it?
     
  4. vintly

    vintly Mostly bacon Premium Contributor

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    NFL, NBA and baseball - ok I don't watch American sports so didn't know that. But 4 months is more than 3 months, as far as my maths goes, so that's not most sports. But thanks for the info anyway :)
     
  5. Il_leone

    Il_leone Race Winner

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    RasputinLives We are heading to Alonso's worst race of the season apart from Japan where he will be mouthing just how :censored: the Honda engine is


    It seems like Palmer could be racing his last race in Canada as rumours now suggesting Sergey Sirotkin (remember him!) might replace him if he does not improve

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    Giovinazzi given runs in a Haas interestingly it is Magnussen that will make way more often than Grosjean who was being coveted as a potential Ferrari driver so maybe Ferrari do have a succession plan then to oust Kimi... it just seems like Carlos Sainz is going to be ignored because he just might be too much of a threat to Vettel
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    If Renault do not take on Oliver Rowland.. why can;t he end up at Mclaren (if he wins GP2)? I am just thinking for Mclaren they need world champions in their car but they can't force Button to drive a dump truck even though they can call on his services
    How the mighty has fallen:disappointed: To promote Lando Norris unless he has the Force with Him and is brilliant at Pod racing this is a serious gamble for Mclaren and sponsorship might stop them from giving him a go assuming Moet Chandon are worried about their image
     
  6. Il_leone

    Il_leone Race Winner

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    Vintly - apart from money reasons for the FIA there is no need to 25 races a year . That is 1 race every 2 weeks. I can't think of any of other sport that involves moving a lot of team personnel and equipment around which costs a lot of freight and transport money and you are asking for engineers to spend a lot of time away from their families which can be stressful. Additionally in between they are expecting to do sponsorship commitments because of its global appeal and business reasons.

    Comparing it to other sports

    Cricketers find it hard touring because the stress living away from families and friends and in hotels all the time. Golfers to a lesser extent because of different tour cards it is less of an issue. US tour card players just play around the US apart from the majors. European tour players just mostly travel around Europe

    Tennis players - it is very physically and mentally demanding on them to playing 11 months of the year - they get 1 month off but the wear and tear on their body is now making them miss tournaments and need longer recuperation time
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    The mid season break was put in because the engineers needed to the break to spend time with families . Even when the season ends some teams are already thinking about the next season and starting work then so it can become continuous work.

    If 25 races are added alongside testing being reintroduced it is just too much . I don't think people appreciate how stressful doing F1 can be for a driver
     
  7. Rutherford

    Rutherford Points Scorer

    I don't want 25 or more races. I have been into this sport since I was 5 and I prefer a maximum of 18 races, as I don't want to invest more time into this sport alone. The sport would also suffer a loss of value and the audience would probably suffer surfeit.
    Here in Germany, there is a football match on, on nearly every second day of the week - they don't have anything else really anyway, Champions League, Europa League, Bundesliga, zweite Bundesliga etc.. I'm not into football that much, but even if I were I wouldn't be watching all of these matches.
     
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  8. Il_leone

    Il_leone Race Winner

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    The last time I remember there was a row about having a break the only team who disagreed vociferiously were Ferrari lead by Jean Todt. One of the reasons for the break was the engineers were pretty much working non stop from one season to the end due to testing that happened in between the two seasons and then you're making them working non stop to make developments to the car.

    For Ferrari they would not mind working non stop because they have the money and resources to cope with the additional demands or at least better than say a team like Williams who work on a smaller budget and have less personnel

    the constant travelling not only gets to engineers but also drivers as well

    25 races is ridiculous and not manageable financially for a lot of smaller teams
     
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  9. Greenlantern101

    Greenlantern101 Super Hero And All Round Good Guy Contributor

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    Palmer out Kubica in.

    Kubica set for first F1 test since 2011 at Valencia
     
  10. cider_and_toast

    cider_and_toast Everything in moderation Staff Member Premium Contributor

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    Driving a Renault show car unfortunately so we won't be able to make a direct comparison.
     
  11. Greenlantern101

    Greenlantern101 Super Hero And All Round Good Guy Contributor

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    If he is able to drive it again he could have another 5-6 years in F1. That would be the biggest come back since Lauda.
     
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  12. RasputinLives

    RasputinLives I was never cool at school. Contributor

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    I'd love to see it but it won't happen.
     
  13. Rutherford

    Rutherford Points Scorer

    He won't be returning to F1, the condition of his right arm does not allow for that to happen.
     
  14. Incubus

    Incubus Champion Elect

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    I think only he and his nerve consultant would really know about the specifics of his right arm condition...
     
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  15. Rutherford

    Rutherford Points Scorer

    The movement of his right arm is restricted substantially. Therefore, it isn't a likely that he'll compete F1 again.
     
  16. gethinceri

    gethinceri "suck my balls honey" Contributor

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    He will definitely drive in F1 again, I've always said so, haven't I?
    Oh, no I haven't.
    Because he won't.
    Ever.
     
  17. teabagyokel

    teabagyokel #bringbackmaldo Valued Member

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    If he was capable of competing in Formula 1, then he would have done so in the last five and a half years. There'd be a few teams willing to take a chance on a fit Kubica, absolutely.
     
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  19. teabagyokel

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    Of course he's "open" to extending his F1 return. The Greens are "open" to being elected on Thursday too...
     
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  20. cider_and_toast

    cider_and_toast Everything in moderation Staff Member Premium Contributor

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    And for a brief while a few years ago, it actually looked like Williams were heading back towards the top end of the grid.
     
  21. Rutherford

    Rutherford Points Scorer

    Massa has got 10 teams to choose from.....he can even race for Ferrari again in the new F1 game.
     

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