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Formula One / Re: 2018 Driver Speculation
« Last post by Chrill on Today at 04:57:47 AM »
Yes, indeed they have. But who could they bring in? Someone young, with a very bright future, and not connected to another team?

I still believe Robin Frijns would do a marvelous job but in F1 rookie terms he is now old.
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Formula One / Re: 2018 Driver Speculation
« Last post by Matt on July 19, 2017, 09:55:42 AM »
They've brought in outside drivers before, including Vettel. Kvyat has not notably improved since he came into F1 and has no future in F1. Even if they think Gasly is worse, there's no reason not to give him a chance and see what happens. STR has dropped far better drivers than Kvyat who had been there "too long" and had nowhere to advance, including Buemi and Alguersuari.
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Formula One / Re: 2018 Driver Speculation
« Last post by Chrill on July 19, 2017, 08:18:12 AM »
Because Gasly is the only Red Bull junior even permitted to join F1. The others are too young or have too few FIA points.

Gasly did win GP2, but is considered weaker than Sainz or Kvyat. If they do lose Sainz, they cannot also lose Kvyat because it would mean drafting an external driver.

I could see Leclerc or Giovinazzi get a Toro Rosso seat though, with Ferrari paying for it. Doubt it would happen though.
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Formula One / Re: 2018 Driver Speculation
« Last post by Matt on July 19, 2017, 07:09:00 AM »
I fully supported giving Kvyat the full season after dropping him from RBR last year. It was worth finding out if he could get his confidence back and drive better consistently. But it seems pretty clear now that he can't, and I don't know why they're apparently keeping him another year.
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Formula One / Re: F1 News Snippets
« Last post by Chrill on July 19, 2017, 06:56:50 AM »
Get your grains of salt ready. You need to take these rumours with them.

Toro Rosso is looking to take on Honda engines for 2018, with McLaren going the other way and running Renault engines. Alonso has agreed to remain at McLaren on the condition that another engine is in the car.

These are all rumours in German media, which is where I get most of my horse dung.
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Formula One / Re: Future Sounds of F1
« Last post by Chrill on July 19, 2017, 05:46:33 AM »
Well, Stefan the Serb is trying to join the grid again, this team in an Italian team.

I would love to see someone like ART GP, Prema Powerteam, or DAMS join the grid. They have the knowhow and the experience.
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Formula One / Re: 2018 Driver Speculation
« Last post by Chrill on July 19, 2017, 05:44:47 AM »
Kvyat will be missing a race if he gets 3 points or more from now until October. That's a lot of racing where he cannot score points.

I'd say there's more than 50% chance Gasly will have to replace Kvyat due to reaching 12 points in a year.
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Formula One / Re: 2018 Driver Speculation
« Last post by Penfold on July 19, 2017, 04:01:46 AM »
Never mind the last bit, seems as if Sainz is staying put: http://www.grandprix247.com/2017/07/18/sainz-i-am-confirmed-for-toro-rosso-next-year/

Are they really going to keep hold of Kvyat as well?  What a fun team environment....
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Formula One / Re: Future Sounds of F1
« Last post by Penfold on July 19, 2017, 02:23:53 AM »
Promising.  Like this comment "... we have some verbal agreements to partner with some existing and future teams."  Yes, sort out the revenue sharing and get that field back up to 24 or 26 cars.
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Formula One / Re: 2018 Driver Speculation
« Last post by Penfold on July 19, 2017, 02:09:33 AM »
 :)

Like the sound of Hulk to Ferrari; if his efforts this year don't garner him a top drive then nothing will.  Trying to think if he signed a multi-year deal with Renault requiring a buyout, this could then provide the cash to pay Red Bull for Sainz.
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