[ 2020 ] Racing Point F1 Team - Mercedes

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SmallSoldier wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:15 am
Rodak wrote:There is a report on Racefans that Perez was mingling with people in Mexico over the break; his wife had posted pictures of him mixing without a mask and the pictures were later deleted. If true then....... only himself to blame.
It came out on ESPN Mexico, it seems he went back to Mexico after Hungary, was with friends and family, went out for dinner, took some pictures with fans and then went with the family to Italy on a little vacation trip... The report seems to indicate he wasn’t really making sure to be avoiding any potential contact with the virus.


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Morteza wrote:
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SmallSoldier wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:15 am
Rodak wrote:There is a report on Racefans that Perez was mingling with people in Mexico over the break; his wife had posted pictures of him mixing without a mask and the pictures were later deleted. If true then....... only himself to blame.
It came out on ESPN Mexico, it seems he went back to Mexico after Hungary, was with friends and family, went out for dinner, took some pictures with fans and then went with the family to Italy on a little vacation trip... The report seems to indicate he wasn’t really making sure to be avoiding any potential contact with the virus.


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https://twitter.com/SChecoPerez/status/ ... 0078022657
There you. He went to Mexico and visited his Mum who'd just left hospital - most likely source of transmission to Checo.

As for "followed all the rules" it will be very interesting to see if those images resurface....

I would say this is far worse than a driver getting someone else to race in his place in a meaningless online game. He has actually put lives at risk.
In 2007 I had the chance to go to a meet-and-greet with an F1 test driver. I decided not to as I didn't think he'd even amount to much...he was the BMW Sauber test driver and his name was Sebastian Vettel...

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Interesting choice of car :D
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Sky Sport F1 just showed Hulk wearing a BWT Racing Point pink t-shirt, while running to the RP trailers. He'll be in the car for FP1 it seems.

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He's in the car :)

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With those Vettel / Perez rumors and the fact that it was reported that RP had to exercice its option to break Perez's contract by july 31st , nobody thinks that something smells fishy here? Like that one time JV was momentarily, then permanently replaced by Kubica because he reportedly hurt his back...

*** Taking off tinfoil hat*** Let's hope Perez gets better soon and that Hulk grabs a podium!

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I’ve never heard such a ridiculous statement from someone who’s supposed to be intelligent

Clearly the current 10 day rules apply as they are the Current rules. Even if you were on day 6 of isolation when the rules changed you would still have to isolate for an additional 4. It wasn’t a different virus on Wednesday from Thursday, it’s a different way of containing it

The news here is really the fact that he tested positive on Wednesday when we were lead to believe that test was inconclusive and he had to be retested yesterday

Did the FIA lie???

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Jackles-UK wrote:In the event of this happening, is it the case that all RP staff are tested more rigorously (perhaps daily) than the current 4-5 day cycle?

One of the advantages of being at Silverstone is that the factory is right on the doorstep of the circuit so an impromptu seat fit is definitely possible. Imagine if this were to happen in Russia or one of the Middle Eastern races, you’d think that logistically it’d be impossible to draft someone in so rapidly.
They have the capability to make a seat at the track most probably... The issues with a driver can happen at any time before the race and they have to be prepared.


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That's why Hulk is not on the payroll of any team; lots of talent but horrendous luck :( :(

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Vettel to RP according to Ted Kravitz.
Postponed because of Perez tested positive.


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I think picking Vettel over Perez is a downgrade. Perez isn't going to fold like Superman on laundry day the second he feels a tinge of pressure. Vettel can't seem to stop committing errors like spins and track offs when under pressure.
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Wouter wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:59 am
Vettel to RP according to Ted Kravitz.
Postponed because of Perez tested positive.

https://twitter.com/FiftyBucksss/status ... 7236676609
Maybe that's the reason behind Perez's careless approach towards COVID protocols. He saw writing on the wall..

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What happened to RP's race pace on Sunday?
Lance was struggling badly during second stint.