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The McLaren boss states that Verstappen would not win a championship in any other car.
I don't think that's a particularly bold statement. Generally speaking, to win a championship you have to be one of the top drivers in one of the top cars. Alternately, you might be a top driver in a lesser car, and be blessed with some good fortune. But you can't count on good fortune.

And if you're a mediocre driver in the top car, then your name is Sergio Perez.
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So McLaren won 1 race in how many years ? , lets see what happens sunday?
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And if you're a mediocre driver in the top car, then your name is Sergio Perez.
Love that 👍,
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I'll bet the farm on him getting re signed for another year.
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Alex Albon has signed a multi year deal with Williams.
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Alex Albon has signed a multi year deal with Williams.
Why?
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Why?
Maybe he knows something we don't. Or maybe having a team built around you is more attractive than a faster car, sometimes.
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Getting paid for driving cars n shit I guess.
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Last year they had some good races , this year they are so bad
How would they have a good car in 26
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Last year they had some good races , this year they are so bad
How would they have a good car in 26
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I'm wondering if Bottas will be joining him there next year.
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Adrian Newey has spoken on mainstream news he is not retiring he will be joining another team.

Adrian Newey has revealed that he expects to move to a new F1 team following his departure from Red Bull.

After nearly two decades at the team, it was announced that Newey would be leaving in 2025, despite being under contract with Red Bull until the end of the year.

However, Newey negotiated an early release in his contract that allows him to start working for another team in early 2025.

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This is from the same source that reported Hamilton was joining Ferrari.

Sources have revealed that Adrian Newey has signed a contract with Ferrari, joining Lewis Hamilton at the team for 2025, and reports during Friday confirmed that Newey will be teaming up with compatriot Hamilton in Maranello.

Initially, Mail Sport reported that Newey has already signed a contract with Ferrari and now that news has been confirmed by sources around the paddock.

Another senior figure in the sport suggested that if the ink wasn't already dry that it soon would be.

Newey to Ferrari is all but done and that can only be good news for the Tifosi. Clap emoticon

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Red Bull have 35% of the energy drinks market in Mexico.

They may want to re-sign him.
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True to this topic's title, today's race was boring. Okay, it got vaguely exciting on the last three laps, but... yeah.
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Agreed. Yawn fest.

Get me some Racing Politics to get my teeth into.

Bottas to Williams

Audi losing interest in Sainz as they are bored of waiting.

Schmacher to Alpine.
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yeah Imola is a boring track and so is next week Monaco, not alot of opportunity for racing just follow the leader.
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There was talk of Newey going to Williams to complete the circle but they don't have any money.

Well, not unless Albon knows something that we don't.
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I don't think that's a particularly bold statement. Generally speaking, to win a championship you have to be one of the top drivers in one of the top cars. Alternately, you might be a top driver in a lesser car, and be blessed with some good fortune. But you can't count on good fortune.

And if you're a mediocre driver in the top car, then your name is Sergio Perez.
Or Damon Hill.
Wins championship....gets canned.
Did team owner really say, "a monkey could have won in my car!"..???

O.S.
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Damon Hill made the same mistake as Nigel Mansell.

They thought that they were worth more than Patrick and Frank were willing to pay.
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Charlie on Pole.

Max in 6th.

Albon 9th.
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What's happening with Alonso lately?? Three races in a row where he's struggled and Stroll has excelled in comparison.
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Exciting quali. Really rooting for Charles tomorrow. If there's any race he deserves to win, it's this one.
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The race will be to the first corner.

But I will watch the whole thing anyway.

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The race will be to the first corner.

But I will watch the whole thing anyway.
Agreed. I have to watch, even though I'm expecting a procession.
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You don't think there's a chance that he's going to do a "Leclerc" ?

Or a Rosberg at the swimming pool ?
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You don't think there's a chance that he's going to do a "Leclerc" ?

Or a Rosberg at the swimming pool ?
If only we knew who you were addressing with that question.
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Time for the show!
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No, never mind.
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Time for the show!
Yeah, Shit show, 150Mph disintegration Facepalm emoticon naughty K Mag.
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And Albon scores points in 9th.
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the most exciting was the first lap
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NGL, I wept some happy tears for Charles.

He genuinely deserves this moment.
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This was the most boring race ever
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This was the most boring race ever
I suspect you're just mad that Max didn't win.

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