[ 2020 ] Racing Point F1 Team - Mercedes

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I just know this is going to come back and bite me on the bum, but here goes.



Stroll is going to be world champion one day. ( I half wish I had not said that)
We are standing on the shoulders of Giants. So watch your feet.

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Big Tea wrote:
Tue Nov 17, 2020 1:19 am
I just know this is going to come back and bite me on the bum, but here goes.



Stroll is going to be world champion one day. ( I half wish I had not said that)
Maybe. Regardless of what you think of Stroll as a driver. You don't need to be the best driver to win. You just need to be in the best car and have the team behind you. He's already got 1 of 2.

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Aston Martin will have a bigger presence in F1 starting 2021 -
https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/15361 ... car-duties

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I’m not entirely sure what to make of that tbh. Merc has provided safety cars since... 97? 98?
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raymondu999 wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 10:25 am
I’m not entirely sure what to make of that tbh. Merc has provided safety cars since... 97? 98?
What's to make of it. It's an advertising ploy.

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Yeah I know. Probably facilitated in part due to Merc's increased shareholding in AM. But does that extend to them shifting their F1 focus to the AM F1 team? There were rumors of a team sellout not so long ago. Perhaps a phased transition of focus before an end-of-2021 sellout?
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raymondu999 wrote:
Thu Nov 19, 2020 6:18 am
Yeah I know. Probably facilitated in part due to Merc's increased shareholding in AM. But does that extend to them shifting their F1 focus to the AM F1 team? There were rumors of a team sellout not so long ago. Perhaps a phased transition of focus before an end-of-2021 sellout?
Maybe, I don't think it's likely. I try not to waste cycles on trying to figure this stuff out. If it happens it happens. For everyone of the rumours that are true, there are 9 fske.

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diffuser wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 12:54 pm
raymondu999 wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 10:25 am
I’m not entirely sure what to make of that tbh. Merc has provided safety cars since... 97? 98?
What's to make of it. It's an advertising ploy.
They get to lead more laps
We are standing on the shoulders of Giants. So watch your feet.

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Big Tea wrote:
Thu Nov 19, 2020 11:59 am
diffuser wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 12:54 pm
raymondu999 wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 10:25 am
I’m not entirely sure what to make of that tbh. Merc has provided safety cars since... 97? 98?
What's to make of it. It's an advertising ploy.
They get to lead more laps
LOL!

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raymondu999 wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 10:25 am
I’m not entirely sure what to make of that tbh. Merc has provided safety cars since... 97? 98?
The Toto Wolff effect.
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Big Tea wrote:
Tue Nov 17, 2020 1:19 am
I just know this is going to come back and bite me on the bum, but here goes.



Stroll is going to be world champion one day. ( I half wish I had not said that)
Wtf. He got a lucky pole and that's it. Look at how he fell back in the race. Doubt he will even get a win before he is replaced due to AM and Merc pressure for results.
Honda, the power of giving up.

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McG wrote:
Thu Nov 19, 2020 3:07 pm
Big Tea wrote:
Tue Nov 17, 2020 1:19 am
I just know this is going to come back and bite me on the bum, but here goes.



Stroll is going to be world champion one day. ( I half wish I had not said that)
Wtf. He got a lucky pole and that's it. Look at how he fell back in the race. Doubt he will even get a win before he is replaced due to AM and Merc pressure for results.
He has the attitude. He remains unflustered, and what ever you think of him, he was on pole in those conditions and lead comfortably until the messed up tyre change.
We are standing on the shoulders of Giants. So watch your feet.