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    Hello,my fellow Formula 1 Fans.:)

    Time is running,Christmas is coming and the year is nearly over ...
    But Formula 1 has no Time to "stand still".

    Actual News for the Season 2020:


    - An MGU-K more because of the Racing Calendar 2020 (22 Races)

    The longest Season in History presents the Premier Class with new Challenges.
    After the permitted Engine Components have been gradually reduced in recent Years,
    the FIA is now increasing the Quota for Part of the Power Unit again.
    As the Motorsport Council decided at its Meeting last Wednesday in Paris,
    the Teams may again use three MGU-K from 2020 onwards.


    - Will Racing Point soon become Aston Martin ?

    A few days after the FIA fixed the Name change of the Scuderia Toro Rosso in Scuderia Alpha Tauri in an Update of the Starter list for 2020,
    now the British Portal 'racefans.net' reports of a possible further change with greater Impact.

    According to the Report,Lawrence Stroll,Head of a Consortium led by Formula One Racing Point,
    which took over insolvent Force India last Year, is thinking about joining British luxury Brand Aston Martin.

    The Fashion Billionaire wants to take Advantage of the currently weakening share Price of the luxury Brand to buy cheap.
    Should Stroll's Plan be successful,he plans to repack Racing Point in Aston Martin's green racing Colors,
    as 'Racefans' continue on the basis of an unnamed Source. Stroll himself did not comment.

    For Mercedes,Engine supplier Racing Points,
    that would expand the cooperation with Aston Martin by another facet,
    Mercedes already supplies the road Vehicles of the British with Engines.


    - Formula 1 reintroduces a real checkered Flag in 2020

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    2019 put the Formula 1 to: instead of the flag made light Signals the end officially.
    In Japan, that went awry,now rowing back to the FIA.

    The physical decline in 2018, along with the decision to give the flag to a star guest,
    caused problems. A model had to wave the flag, it came to a misunderstanding, the flag was shown too early.
    By regulation it had to be counted one lap earlier.

    From the electronic system running via the LED flag displays,
    the FIA hoped to prevent such a faux pas in the future.
    The real flag was preserved only as a pretty symbol, officially a race now made this LED signal.

    In Japan in 2019, however, the electronic system suddenly did not do as it should.
    Valtteri Bottas got the signal in the lead on lap 52 of 53. A malfunction.
    What made the situation worse than Canada 2018:
    There was a significant change in the last round. Behind Bottas crashed Sergio Perez and Pierre Gasly. Perez slipped out,
    his race seemed to end without points.

    As a result, a human now gets a real flag in his hand. For 2020, Article 43.1 of the sporting regulations clearly states,
    "A checkered flag will be the signal of the race finish and will be shown at the finish as soon as the leading car has completed the full race distance."
    Back to the origin.


    - FIA ends test hide-and-seek Game - Screening prohibited

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    During the last session of the Motorsport World Council, it was agreed that Formula One teams would no longer be allowed to hide their cars during winter testing. To make the event "more appealing to media and fans," says the official message from the Rule-Hunters.

    In spite of the other teams' curiosity, these screens did not protect well during test drives anyway. Most have always had their own photographers, who settled at appropriate points and observed the opponents there.

    On a normal race weekend, the Formula 1 teams are as already banned anyway to use privacy shields. This is regulated by the sporting regulations, Article 21.4. "Throughout the event, no walls, covers or similar obstructions that obscure any part of the car may be used in the paddock, in the garages, in the pit lane or in the grid," it said. "Except it is clear that such covers are necessary for purely mechanical reasons, such as to protect against fire."

    Source: motorsport-magazin.com



     
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    Virtual Lap of the redevised Zandvoort Track 2020:



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    Also a new Circuit 2020:Hanoi

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    I hope we get this Camera View also on Free TV in 2020:



     
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    No new Tires in the Formula 1 Season 2020:
    The Teams blasted off the new Pirelli Specification - and unanimously!

    In the Formula 1 Season 2020 will be driven with the Pirelli tires from the past F1 Season 2019. This is now determined after a vote of all ten teams on Monday. Thus, the new specifications Pirelli have been rejected even after a veritable test marathon over the past year

    This happened with maximum possible clarity. All ten teams, according to an FIA statement on Tuesday, agreed to remain faithful to the 2019 tires. At least seven (70 percent) would have been needed anyway, as it was a change to already homologated tires.

    The decision was preceded by a long tug of the new tires. Already during a first test of the prototypes for 2020 in the context of the USA GP in Austin, drivers and teams had provided mixed feedback for the planned 2020 construction.

    This was partially excused by the extremely cold conditions this weekend. Nevertheless, Pirelli announced adjustments for the post-season test in Abu Dhabi. The driver feedback during testing in the desert was again not intoxicating.


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    "Last Minute" Circuit Layout change in Hanoi:

    "Old" Layout:

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    New Layout:

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    After the organizers of the road race only delivered an update on the construction measures in the past week (at the beginning of January, the track should be ready for the final FIA acceptance), now follows the next innovation: The layout of the semi-permanent race track was changed again ,

    The reason for this are geographical requirements that only became fully apparent during the ongoing construction of the new Hanoi Circuit. Specifically, it is about the complex at the very end of the once built on 5.565 kilometers round, which now grows to 5.607 kilometers, at said point, in addition to 15 meters wider.

    Originally, the double left before start / finish took a wide turn followed by a tight turn. The new layout is the other way round. After the third to last corner, the track now continues to pull outward before a sharp curve follows before it goes into the open target curve. The adaptation is in accordance with FIA and Formula 1.
    New curve actually in a completely different place

    As a result of the change, as the organizers of the Vietnam Grand Prix Corporation say, the curve number of the course increases from 22 to 23. This means that Hanoi counts as many as the previous Curve King in the Formula 1 calendar, Singapore.

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    What I'd really like to see, but haven't been able to find, is the track layout imposed over Goole Maps (or OSM or whatever). I'm pretty familiar with Hanoi so it'd be super interesting to see exactly where it is
     
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    But with the "old" Layout...


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    There were many races hosted here at Monza, Milan, so it's very close to my place. But being a F1 fan is a EXTREMELY EXPENSIVE hobby, the ticket alone costs 500-700€ per show O.o!

    Guess the ticket for final of Champions league is far cheaper.
     
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    Agreed.Of course,the Tickets are expensive.And you do not forget,you only see a "Part" from the Track and Race...:(
    On an Football Match I will see the whole Field.
     
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    Yes I've seen a lot of pictures, but I was hoping to find something more interactive so I can really get a feel for where it is in relation to the parts of the city I know.
     
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    Dates for the Test Events 2020:

    19.-21. February: Test-Week 1 in Barcelona

    26.-28. February: Test-Week 2 in Barcelona

    1.-3. December: Test for 2021 in Abu Dhabi


    Formula 1 Car Presentations 2020:

    Ferrari - February 11th in Maranello
     
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    Hamilton and Wolff to Ferrari?

    Eddie Jordan believes it is "absolutely certain" that Lewis Hamilton will ditch Mercedes for Ferrari in 2021, but believes Toto Wolff will follow the Formula 1 world champion to Maranello.

    Both Hamilton and Wolff's contracts will expire at the end of next year, with driver strongly linked to Ferrari and team principal reportedly a candidate to take over as F1 chief.

    Former team owner Jordan, with a track record for successfully predicting the unlikely, has read the tea leaves and says Hamilton's comments linking his future at Mercedes to that of Wolff may have multiple layers.

    "It would be the right time for Lewis to go to Ferrari," Jordan told Top Gear Magazine. "He's coming to the end of his career, but he still wants to win his seven or more titles.

    "But the real belief that I think Lewis will go to Ferrari in 2021 is that Toto Wolff's contract expires at the end of next year. He knows Mercedes' long-term future in Formula 1 is not a certainty. Indeed, Lewis has mentioned Toto's contract on more than one occasion, which is unusual for an F1 driver to do.

    "Lewis would only go to Ferrari if someone could protect him against any possibility that Charles Leclerc could usurp him. So Ferrari would bring Toto along too.

    "What [Ferrari] don't have is that person on the pit wall to guide the team, in terms of how they structure the race strategy. Toto knows that. Racing is in his blood, and he'd love to have a name like Ferrari on his CV too.

    "I'm absolutely certain that in 2021, Lewis Hamilton will move to Ferrari. Toto goes with him, because as I said, Lewis won't leave himself exposed, and it will be his way of bringing an equaliser. Do Ferrari need two number ones? No, but they won't let go of Leclerc."
     
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    Yes,very pretty likely and true.I also have the Feeling for this Change.

    Binotto is definetly NO Team Chef for Ferrari,only a "between Solution".
    The Best Thing to get finally again Worldchampion is Wollf and Hamilton.
    Leclerc is NO Champion,he was "lifted up" by Sergio Marchionne,definetly one Year too early.
    He has NO Personality (in Contrast to Max or Lewis).

    I also believe in Eddie´s Prophecy.:D
     
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    Zak Brown Has Bought A Tour Of The Red Bull facilities.

    Adrian Newey offered up a tour of Red Bull's facilities as part of a charity auction, only for the winner to end up being McLaren CEO Zak Brown

    F1 teams will go to all sorts of lengths to try and understand what their rivals are doing. Photographers will wander up and down the pit lane trying to snap images of secret goings-on, Sebastian Vettel will often poke around the cars in parc fermé, and there are even stories of teams sending people to pubs near rival F1 factories at lunchtime in the hope of overhearing some engineers chatting about something they shouldn’t be.

    However, these spy games can go a little bit too far - something McLaren knows all about - so instead, it seems that Zak Brown has opted for a rather more direct approach to gathering intel. During a charity auction for The Halow Project (something which Damon Hill has a sizeable involvement with), it turned out that legendary aerodynamicist and engineer, Adrian Newey, had offered a tour of the Red Bull Racing facilities. The winning bidder? Zak Brown.

    It’s all in the name of a good cause so you have to wonder whether Brown will actually take Newey up on the tour, or whether he’ll send someone in his place who looks suspiciously like Zak Brown, just with thick black glasses, a slightly plasticky looking nose and a moustache.

    Either way, if McLaren suddenly starts challenging for wins next year, then the drivers had better make sure they delete all their emails…
     
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    That is hilarious :rofl2:
     
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    Ferrari extends contract with Charles Leclerc until 2024

    As Ferrari announced in a press release the day before Christmas Eve, the Monegasque contract is extended prematurely. Leclerc will therefore drive for Ferrari until the Formula 1 season 2024.

    "With every race in the past season, the desire to extend the contract with Charles became more natural," said Ferrari team boss Mattia Binotto and added: "The decision demonstrates that Charles and Scuderia have a solid future together."

    "I am very happy to stay with Scuderia Ferrari. Driving for the most famous team in Formula 1 last season was a dream for me," said Leclerc. "I can't wait to start working deeper with the team after 2019 has been so intense and exciting."

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    Looks very likely that 2021 will see Lewis and Charles at Ferrari. Max moving to Mercedes and Seb either going to Reb Bull or the Indy Car championship. We haven't even started the 2020 season yet and we already have so much talk and rumours about 2021 lol.
     
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    Preliminary Calendar 2020

    15.03. GP of Australia in Melbourne
    22.03. GP of Bahrain in Sachir
    05.04. GP of Vietnam in Hanoi (NEW)
    19.04. GP of China in Schanghai
    03.05. GP of Netherlands in Zandvoort (NEW)
    10.05. GP of Spain in Barcelona
    24.05. GP of Monaco in Monte Carlo
    07.06. GP of Aserbaidschan in Baku
    14.06. GP of Canada in Montreal
    28.06. GP of France in Le Castellet
    05.07. GP of Austria in Spielberg
    19.07. GP of Great Britain in Silverstone
    02.08. GP of Hungary in Budapest
    30.08. GP of Belgium in Spa-Francorchamps
    06.09. GP of Italy in Monza *
    (Contract signing still pending)
    20.09. GP of Singapure
    27.09. GP of Russia in Sotschi
    11.10. GP of Japan in Suzuka
    25.10. GP of USA in Austin
    01.11. GP of Mexico in Mexico-City
    15.11. GP of Brasil in Sao Paulo
    29.11. GP of Abu Dhabi
     
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    Formula 1 Car Presentations 2020 (Update):

    Ferrari - 11. February Maranello
    Red Bull - 12. February Online ?
    McLaren - 13. February Woking
    Renault - 12. February Paris
    AlphaTauri - 14. February Red Bull Hangar 7 in Salzburg
     
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    Williams have signed Roy Nissany to be their test driver for the 2020 season. Roy is the son of Formula 1 legend Chanoch Nissany.

    Formula 1s first Israeli-born driver was surely the pay driver to end all pay drivers

    For a driver to go from making their motor racing debut to reaching Formula 1 in under four years would suggest that they’re incredibly talented. But that wasn’t the case for businessman Chanoch Nissany, who made his motor racing debut in 2002 at the age of 38.

    After some success in that hotbed of Formula 1 talent, the Formula 2000 Hungarian National Championship, he decided to have a crack at some international events, where his sponsorship proved attractive for struggling teams. After some runs in F3000 machinery, he managed to snag a test for Jordan at Silverstone in 2004, where he finished with a lap time over 18 seconds off of the fastest set by Kimi Raikkonen.

    He did a few F3000 races later that year (where he was again several seconds off the pace) and another test for Jordan. In early 2005 he was then signed as an official tester for Minardi. In one particular test at Misano, he spun five times in six laps, causing two red flags. But hey, at least he was helping to keep the team afloat.

    After several more tests with the team, he and his sponsor managed to convince Minardi boss Paul Stoddart to let him drive the PS05 in FP1 at the Hungarian Grand Prix that year. It would fall on his 42nd birthday and thought it’d be a great PR opportunity to be the first Israeli driver to compete in a grand prix weekend. Stoddart agreed, and so Nissany ended up taking part in the first practice session. His run went… well, predictably badly.

    A few laps into his stint Nissany came on the radio to say he was coming in because there was a problem with his car - it had too much grip. Too much grip! That’s surely the only time in history where a driver has seen that as a bad thing. He went back out on track and eventually spun off. Apparently, he couldn’t remember how to remove the steering wheel, so he stayed sat in the car as he was craned off.


    In the eight laps he completed, his best lap time was almost 13 seconds off the fastest time set by Alex Wurz’s McLaren. After a couple more private tests with the team that year he disappeared from the international stage, much to the relief of other drivers. Nick Heidfeld summed it up for everybody, saying:

    “Someone that is as slow as Nissany shouldn’t be in a Formula 1 car. He is a big risk out there and he can be a danger to the others.”

    But hey, not many people get to even drive a Formula 1 car, let alone take part in an actual session during an actual grand prix weekend. It’s easy to laugh at Nissany but let’s be honest - if you had the opportunity to do what he did, would you really say no out of a fear that you might be a bit slow?

    Chanoch Nissany got to realise a dream that millions of us have had. And what’s not to admire about that?
     
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