Silly season 2021-2022-2023

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RedNEO wrote:
Tue Sep 07, 2021 4:26 pm
https://www.racefans.net/2021/09/07/the ... -f1-seats/

According to this even mazepins seat might not be safe. Would be quite something if he got swapped out for Zhou.
good riddance if they did.
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Manoah2u wrote:
Tue Sep 07, 2021 7:19 pm
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Tue Sep 07, 2021 2:33 pm


So, even is Gio isn't in the grid next year, he can't use 99 yet. Only, I think after two consecutive seasons of the number not being used again, it's "back in the pool" again.

and by the way, if this is a "hint" to gio not in F1 next year, it's quite a dick move from him. but... wouldn't be his first.
Agree- completely unprofessional and fairly cruel if this is at face value and he knows Giovanazzi doesn't have a drive for next year. Especially before any formal announcement regarding his future has been made. And also shows he doesn't even understand the number allocation rules.

FOM should just prohibit him from ever using #99 if that's what he's done.
It's much more LIKELY that Ferrari will do a swap with Schumacher and Giovanazzi,
which would mean he's hinting at #99 being his TEAMMATE.

If things go really south between Mick and Nikita, or perhaps already have, we might actually see a mid-season swap ala RedBull. Perhaps Mazespin's daddy will pay extra money cash in hand for Gio to get into the Haas seat next season.

It would also make sense to be honest - Giovanazzi doesn't have the same drive to prove himself like Schumacher imho, and potentially will be more open for moving aside for Mazepin. But far more important : I would be pretty sure that they don't want Ferrari driver and RUSSIAN Shwartzman to beat life's failure that is Mazepin.

This is imho far more likely.

BUT, if he's claiming he knows De Vries is going to replace Gio and puts it out like that, then he indeed is a even more total DCK then already believed to be.
This is what I thought as well. I see more Giovinazzi going to Haas than Mazepin going to Alfa with Bottas. And I believe Mazepin is still under contract at Haas. So unless his father is bringing investment money into Alfa, that would be a big downgrade over Gio in my opinion.

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codetower wrote:
Tue Sep 07, 2021 8:04 pm
This is what I thought as well. I see more Giovinazzi going to Haas than Mazepin going to Alfa with Bottas. And I believe Mazepin is still under contract at Haas. So unless his father is bringing investment money into Alfa, that would be a big downgrade over Gio in my opinion.
Let's see, Haas has focused entirely on their 2022 car for a long time so it may be not that bad. Alfa Romeo is not a top team either. Anyway - I've also understood Mazepin's tweet that #99 will be his teammate rather than his number.

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Manoah2u wrote:
Tue Sep 07, 2021 7:19 pm

If things go really south between Mick and Nikita, or perhaps already have, we might actually see a mid-season swap ala RedBull. Perhaps Mazespin's daddy will pay extra money cash in hand for Gio to get into the Haas seat next season.

It would also make sense to be honest - Giovanazzi doesn't have the same drive to prove himself like Schumacher imho, and potentially will be more open for moving aside for Mazepin. But far more important : I would be pretty sure that they don't want Ferrari driver and RUSSIAN Shwartzman to beat life's failure that is Mazepin.

This is imho far more likely.

BUT, if he's claiming he knows De Vries is going to replace Gio and puts it out like that, then he indeed is a even more total DCK then already believed to be.
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Who is that meant to be?

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What the hell is that?

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nzjrs wrote:
Wed Sep 08, 2021 8:05 am
What the hell is that?
That is Albon. He signed at Williams.
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Wouter wrote:
Wed Sep 08, 2021 8:25 am
nzjrs wrote:
Wed Sep 08, 2021 8:05 am
What the hell is that?
That is Albon. He signed at Williams.
Albon doesn't have Grey hair? What's up with that photo then?

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It is Albon.

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Liam Lawson is more deserving, hes well ahead of Albon in the DTM, he's 6yrs younger than Albon, only I'm not sure if he has a super licence ?


edit: Having looked in to it, I believe Lawson currently has 25 points towards a super licence. So by the end of the year, he needs a further 15 points. He currently sits 2nd in the DTM championship, if he finishes there, he will get 16 points so would then hold a Super Licence for 2022.

If RedBull find a seat somewhere for one of their drivers, it should be Lawson!
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NathanOlder wrote:
Wed Sep 08, 2021 9:48 am
Liam Lawson is more deserving, hes well ahead of Albon in the DTM, he's 6yrs younger than Albon, only I'm not sure if he has a super licence ?


edit: Having looked in to it, I believe Lawson currently has 25 points towards a super licence. So by the end of the year, he needs a further 15 points. He currently sits 2nd in the DTM championship, if he finishes there, he will get 16 points so would then hold a Super Licence for 2022.

If RedBull find a seat somewhere for one of their drivers, it should be Lawson!
You are right about the SL points, that was my calculation too. As a NZ fan I'd love to see Lawson in F1 - he's been fast in many series


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Well, good luck to Albon if he's off there. Hope he can rebuild his career. I wonder if this means an engine supplier change in the works for Williams, if Mercedes are taking on Alfa. However, they do have quite an involved deal with them up to 2025.

I'm sure they wouldn't be overly comfortable with a driver contracted to their biggest rival (now in terms of engine manufacture) using one of their engines with the freedom to report back any little detail to head office about it any time he wishes.

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WUIUUUUUUT

that's awesome btw
IF thats REALLY Albon.
I mean it does look like him, but then again, it also somehow doesn't.

if the picture is real i would be surprised that we haven't seen more.
which actually makes me doubt it's real. but then again, why would somebody take a 'sneak'
picture of somebody who clearly is getting a photoshoot, and why would anybody BUT a driver at this point
be worthy of a photoshoot.
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Either way, the second seat @ Alfa will by no means be announced untill AFTER the Italian GP.
Giovanazzi, an ITALIAN, at his HOME GP, for essentially an 'Italian team' Alfa Romeo is NO WAY to get such bad treatment BEFORE the GP.

So i'd expect the news regarding the second Alfa seat - if indeed De Vries, as claimed to have signed by multiple sources - to be announced Monday, not any moment before.

Pretty sure it's down between De Vries and Schumacher.
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