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Sir Tim
2018-06-19 12:31:23 UTC
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Red Bull to switch to Honda:

https://www.lequipe.fr/Formule-1/Actualites/Red-bull-se-separe-de-renault-et-utilisera-des-moteurs-honda-en-2019-officiel/912965

There is a rumour that Adrian Newey might be considering his position. Were
he to move that would surely be the clincher for Ricciardo and would make
Verstappen’s contract look a lot less attractive (although I imagine there
are performance-related clauses).
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Sir Tim
Willsy
2018-06-19 17:07:32 UTC
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There is a rumour that Adrian Newey might be considering his position. Were
he to move that would surely be the clincher for Ricciardo and would make
Verstappen’s contract look a lot less attractive (although I imagine there
are performance-related clauses).
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Sir Tim
I wouldn't be surprised if Ricciardio exits stage-left, but... to where?
Sir Tim
2018-06-19 19:18:31 UTC
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There is a rumour that Adrian Newey might be considering his position. Were
he to move that would surely be the clincher for Ricciardo and would make
Verstappen’s contract look a lot less attractive (although I imagine there
are performance-related clauses).
--
Sir Tim
I wouldn't be surprised if Ricciardio exits stage-left, but... to where?
Yeah, I was thinking Ferrari or Merc, which are presumably the only two
teams he would be interested in. People say that Dan is far too quick for
Vettel’s liking but Vettel doesn’t run Ferrari, Marchionne does, and he’s a
pretty tough guy.

There seem to have been discussions between Ricciardo and Mercedes but the
team is pretty impressed with Bottas just now so probably want to maintain
the status quo. I can’t help wondering whether the delays over Hamilton’s
contract have something to do with the Ricciardo situation, although,
whilst both Vettel and Hamilton are capable of throwing hissy fits, it is
my impression that Lewis would accept a super-competitive team mate more
readily than Seb would (discuss :-))
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Sir Tim
M2T
2018-06-19 19:42:51 UTC
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There is a rumour that Adrian Newey might be considering his position. Were
he to move that would surely be the clincher for Ricciardo and would make
Verstappen’s contract look a lot less attractive (although I imagine there
are performance-related clauses).
--
Sir Tim
I wouldn't be surprised if Ricciardio exits stage-left, but... to where?
Yeah, I was thinking Ferrari or Merc, which are presumably the only two
teams he would be interested in. People say that Dan is far too quick for
Vettel’s liking but Vettel doesn’t run Ferrari, Marchionne does, and he’s a
pretty tough guy.
There seem to have been discussions between Ricciardo and Mercedes but the
team is pretty impressed with Bottas just now so probably want to maintain
the status quo. I can’t help wondering whether the delays over Hamilton’s
contract have something to do with the Ricciardo situation, although,
whilst both Vettel and Hamilton are capable of throwing hissy fits, it is
my impression that Lewis would accept a super-competitive team mate more
readily than Seb would (discuss :-))
Lewis has had 5 team mates, all have beaten him at least once. Three of
them were WDC. Not many top drivers have careers like that.

Why would Mercedes have their own 'academy' and then sign up one from
RB? I can see Ocon in the Mercedes - and winning, in a couple of years.

Ricciardo does bleat a lot to the press. RB might encourage that,
Mercedes don't.
Edmund
2018-06-19 21:04:05 UTC
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There is a rumour that Adrian Newey might be considering his position. Were
he to move that would surely be the clincher for Ricciardo and would make
Verstappen’s contract look a lot less attractive (although I imagine there
are performance-related clauses).
--
Sir Tim
I wouldn't be surprised if Ricciardio exits stage-left, but... to where?
Yeah, I was thinking Ferrari or Merc, which are presumably the only two
teams he would be interested in. People say that Dan is far too quick for
Vettel’s liking but Vettel doesn’t run Ferrari, Marchionne does, and he’s a
pretty tough guy.
There seem to have been discussions between Ricciardo and Mercedes but the
team is pretty impressed with Bottas just now so probably want to maintain
the status quo. I can’t help wondering whether the delays over Hamilton’s
contract have something to do with the Ricciardo situation, although,
whilst both Vettel and Hamilton are capable of throwing hissy fits, it is
my impression that Lewis would accept a super-competitive team mate more
readily than Seb would (discuss :-))
Yes he will, all the way up until the moment it has a change to become a reality.

Edmund
M2T
2018-06-19 21:24:02 UTC
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There is a rumour that Adrian Newey might be considering his position. Were
he to move that would surely be the clincher for Ricciardo and would make
Verstappen’s contract look a lot less attractive (although I imagine there
are performance-related clauses).
--
Sir Tim
I wouldn't be surprised if Ricciardio exits stage-left, but... to where?
Yeah, I was thinking Ferrari or Merc, which are presumably the only two
teams he would be interested in. People say that Dan is far too quick for
Vettel’s liking but Vettel doesn’t run Ferrari, Marchionne does, and he’s a
pretty tough guy.
There seem to have been discussions between Ricciardo and Mercedes but the
team is pretty impressed with Bottas just now so probably want to maintain
the status quo. I can’t help wondering whether the delays over Hamilton’s
contract have something to do with the Ricciardo situation, although,
whilst both Vettel and Hamilton are capable of throwing hissy fits, it is
my impression that Lewis would accept a super-competitive team mate more
readily than Seb would (discuss :-))
Yes he will, all the way up until the moment it has a change to become a reality.
Like Fred ?
John
2018-06-19 19:47:18 UTC
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Wow, so where are two of the best drivers trying to move to?
keefy
2018-06-20 22:38:52 UTC
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Wow, so where are two of the best drivers trying to move to?
Red Bull of course!
More seriously, will there be more Red Bull parts appearing on the Toro
Rosso cars to move them up the field?
Edmund
2018-06-20 23:07:49 UTC
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Wow, so where are two of the best drivers trying to move to?
Red Bull of course!
More seriously, will there be more Red Bull parts appearing on the Toro
Rosso cars to move them up the field?
Apart from the PU, I don't know what is different now.

Edmund
Bigbird
2018-06-21 06:09:04 UTC
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Wow, so where are two of the best drivers trying to move to?
Red Bull of course!
More seriously, will there be more Red Bull parts appearing on the
Toro Rosso cars to move them up the field?
Apart from the PU, I don't know what is different now.
What you don't know could fill a library but it doesn't help answer the
question.

:)
Edmund
2018-06-21 10:02:17 UTC
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Post by John
Wow, so where are two of the best drivers trying to move to?
Red Bull of course!
More seriously, will there be more Red Bull parts appearing on the
Toro Rosso cars to move them up the field?
Apart from the PU, I don't know what is different now.
What you don't know could fill a library
Absolutely.
Post by Bigbird
but it doesn't help answer the question.
:)
Keep on dreaming your postings do but grab this opportunity
and enlighten us.

Edmund
~misfit~
2018-06-21 01:31:55 UTC
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Wow, so where are two of the best drivers trying to move to?
Red Bull of course!
More seriously, will there be more Red Bull parts appearing on the
Toro Rosso cars to move them up the field?
More? There are none now are there? They're completely separate entities
afaik. The main reason the STR car is doing better (other than having the
Honda PU) is the $$$ that Honda put into the team - which will vanish when
RBR become their primary focus.
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t***@gmail.com
2018-06-21 03:01:46 UTC
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is the $$$ that Honda put into the team
No thanks to your pirating,
you fucking thief.
t***@gmail.com
2018-06-21 03:05:48 UTC
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More?
Ya more, you fucking idiot.
Don't complain about a sport
where you are pirating their tv coverage.
You have no say. Loser. Thief.
t***@gmail.com
2018-06-21 03:13:08 UTC
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the $$$ that Honda put into the team
You $$$ government hand out cheque is coming.
Try and stop fucking moaning.
geoff
2018-06-21 08:48:47 UTC
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the $$$ that Honda put into the team
You $$$ government hand out cheque is coming.
Try and stop fucking moaning.
That would be 'hand-out' I guess. Now, where was Dubya from, and how is
the level of schooling in that state ?

geoff
keithr0
2018-06-21 06:55:34 UTC
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Wow, so where are two of the best drivers trying to move to?
Red Bull of course!
More seriously, will there be more Red Bull parts appearing on the Toro
Rosso cars to move them up the field?
Mclaren are apparently after Daniel, reportedly offering him $20M a year
to move.
M2T
2018-06-21 08:23:53 UTC
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Wow, so where are two of the best drivers trying to move to?
Red Bull of course!
More seriously, will there be more Red Bull parts appearing on the
Toro Rosso cars to move them up the field?
Mclaren are apparently after Daniel, reportedly offering him $20M a year
to move.
That would be the end of his WDC ambitions, especially if he's paired
with Fred.
keithr0
2018-06-21 10:26:58 UTC
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Post by John
Wow, so where are two of the best drivers trying to move to?
Red Bull of course!
More seriously, will there be more Red Bull parts appearing on the
Toro Rosso cars to move them up the field?
Mclaren are apparently after Daniel, reportedly offering him $20M a
year to move.
That would be the end of his WDC ambitions, especially if he's paired
with Fred.
For that sort of money you'd have to assume that he would be a
replacement for Fred.

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