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Old 11-29-2016, 09:57 PM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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Teams known so far...

(..) = Age at start of first race of the season on March 26th.


Mercedes (Engine: Mercedes): Lewis Hamilton, ENG (32) and Nico Rosberg, GER (31).

Red Bull (Engine: Renault): Max Verstappen, NLD (19) and Daniel Ricciardo, AUS (27).

Ferrari (Engine: Ferrari): Sebastian Vettel, GER (29) and Kimi Raikkonen, FIN (37).

Force India (Engine: Mercedes): Sergio Perez, MEX (27) and Esteban Ocon, FRA (20).

Williams (Engine: Mercedes): Valtteri Bottas, FIN (27) and Lance Stroll, CAN (18).

McLaren Honda (Engine: Honda): Fernando Alonso, SPA (35) and Stoffel Vandoorne, BEL (25).

Toro Rosso (Engine: Renault): Daniil Kvyat, RUS (22) and Carlos Sainz Jr., SPA (22).

Haas (Engine: Ferrari): Romain Grosjean, FRA (30) and Kevin Magnussen, DEN (24).

Renault (Engine: Renault): Nico Hulkenberg, GER (29) and Jolyon Palmer, ENG (26).

Sauber (Engine: Ferrari): Marcus Ericsson, SWE (26) and Unknown.

Manor (Engine: Mercedes): Unknown and Unknown.



Who do you guys think will become the drivers of Manor Racing and the 2nd driver of Sauber?

2016 F1 Drivers not under contract: Felipe Nasr, Esteban Gutierrez, Pascal Wehrlein, Rio Haryanto.

Do you guys think any of these drivers will get signed by Sauber/Manor or will there be newcomers or a former F1 driver coming back like Kubica/Kobayashi?



Will not be surprised if Kimi Raikkonen and Fernando Alonso retire after next season.
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Old 12-02-2016, 07:56 AM
 
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Who will now replace Rosberg? I am sure that Alfonso or Kimi will take a pay cut to race the Mercedes next year....
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Old 12-02-2016, 09:46 AM
 
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Who will now replace Rosberg? I am sure that Alfonso or Kimi will take a pay cut to race the Mercedes next year....
I think Verstappen is number 1 on their wishlist, he still can drive for like 15 years.
Kimi and Alonso will be done within 2 seasons.
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Old 12-02-2016, 10:28 AM
 
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Wow, I did not expect Rosberg (31) to leave now

I think Fernado should join Mercedes. That would be interesting . Teflonso is still one of the best drivers out there.


World Champions - retirement

Schumacher: (37) 43
Prost: 38 - World Champion the year he retired
Mansell: 42
Stewart: 34 - World Champion the year he retired
Lauda: (30) 36
Fangio: (40) 47
Piquet: 39
Hill: 39
Häkkinen: 33
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Old 12-02-2016, 01:07 PM
 
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Wow, I did not expect Rosberg (31) to leave now
What's even more shocking is that he leaves like $50 million on the table (he still had a contract for 2 seasons).
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Old 12-03-2016, 11:45 AM
 
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Surely negotiations are in overdrive behind the scenes. All star drivers (think Vettel, Ricciardo, Verstappen, Alonso) are under contract... They will probably go with a solid driver that won't threaten Hamilton, like Bottas or Hulkenberg, on a 1 year contract.

I'm also guessing that Vettel and Alonso had team performance escape clauses that could allow them to break their contracts shall Mercedes contact them.

An outside chance is Button... just retired, still pretty fast, can keep Lewis honest without actually beating him and the experience needed to develop the car during a rules transition year like 2017.
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Old 01-16-2017, 12:39 PM
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And, unsurprisingly, it is Bottas for Mercedes and Massa comes back out of retirement for Williams. If you can call finishing the last race of 2016 and starting the testing and races of 2017 a "retirement."
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Old 01-17-2017, 03:33 PM
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2017 F1 Schedule (Set in stone? Probably not.)

2017 WINTER TEST SCHEDULE
February 27-March 2: Barcelona
March 7-10: Barcelona


2017 F1 RACE CALENDAR

1. March 26: Melbourne, Australia
2. April 9: Shanghai, China
3. April 16: Bahrain, Bahrain
4. April 30: Sochi, Russia
5. May 14: Barcelona, Spain
6. May 28: Monte Carlo, Monaco
7. June 11: Montreal, Canada
8. June 25: Baku, Azerbaijan
9. July 9: Spielberg, Austria
10. July 16: Silverstone, United Kingdom
11. July 30: Budapest, Hungary
(summer break)

12. August 27: Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium
13. September 3: Monza, Italy
14. September 17: Singapore, Singapore
15. October 1: Sepang, Malaysia
16. October 8: Suzuka, Japan
17. October 22: Austin, USA
18. October 29: Mexico City, Mexico
19. November 12: Sao Paolo, Brazil
20. November 26: Abu Dhabi, UAE
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Old 01-24-2017, 12:58 PM
 
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Bernie is gone! Great news!

Bernie Ecclestone replaced as F1 chief as Liberty Media takeover completed | F1 News
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Old 01-25-2017, 11:40 AM
 
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Bernie made F1 what it is today and for that he reserves recognition, but he was not the right man to lead it in this day and age. I hope Liberty Media's plans for F1 are exciting... we need simpler rules, better access for fans attending the races and better digital assets (and hopefully a digital subscription to watch F1 without having to pay a pesky cable provider that bundles the channel with channels I don't want, or having to go through a pesky network that will replace 50% of the race with ads).
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