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Who will be the 2020 Formula 1 World Champion?

Lewis Hamilton
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Someone Else
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Who will be 2020 F1 World Champion

Post by PTRACER » 3 months ago

Normally I list multiple options, but given the outcome of the past few seasons...

2019: http://www.the-fastlane.co.uk/forums/vi ... 17&t=15909
2018: http://www.the-fastlane.co.uk/forums/vi ... 17&t=15381
2017: http://www.the-fastlane.co.uk/forums/vi ... 17&t=14743

From 2019:
Only one other driver besides Hamilton and Vettel have won the championship this whole decade, so maybe listing other options is a little crazy...Well, I'll list some other names just in case!
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Post by Arthur-vL » 3 months ago

I have chosen Hamilton and this is cause the Mercedes will be even better than the other cars throughout the year. And the car is key nowadays!

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Post by Circuitmaster » 3 months ago

Yep, Hammy for the win. I expect he'll dominate the timing sheets, win the majority of the opening races, have a mysterious dip in form and luck throughout the middle of the season, just enough to make it interesting, and then return to form and cream the competition once the European rounds are done.
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Post by jimclark » 3 months ago

Arthur-vL wrote:
3 months ago
the car is key nowadays!
Nowadays ?
'Been key (and key word, that...) in auto racing since it's inception. Only of recent that racing's become a crap shoot with whatever means of "equalizing the playing field". Thank goodness not so in F1.....so far........
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Post by MonteCristo » 3 months ago

Wait, there's a second option?
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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 3 months ago

Sadly I think the only option is Lewis/Merc. They sandbagged their way through testing and still ended up streets ahead. Fingers crossed their rear brake ducts which are creating controversy, are a quantum leap in performance and the reason for their pace,, get banned and reduce them back in the field to dice with Williams and Haas. :fingers: However reality tells me different.... :sorrow:

I would love to say CLAP, but know Ferrari will find a way to shoot themselves in the foot, and RBR will depend on how much development and hp gains Honda have made with the engines.

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Post by XcraigX » 3 months ago

It will be Hamilton again, but it will be closer this year as RedBull should give them some trouble.
(And I LOLed at myself for picking Vettel last year. I was drinking the sandbag juice.)
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Post by PTRACER » 3 months ago

jimclark wrote:
3 months ago
Arthur-vL wrote:
3 months ago
the car is key nowadays!
Nowadays ?
'Been key (and key word, that...) in auto racing since it's inception. Only of recent that racing's become a crap shoot with whatever means of "equalizing the playing field". Thank goodness not so in F1.....so far........
Other than 88 and 92, there were always 2 or 3 teams competing on a fairly even playing field, with a 4th picking up the spoils. The top teams would also rotate every 1-3 years.

6 years of domination by just one team is simply unprecedented.
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Post by jimclark » 3 months ago

Absolutely. But so be it. F1 is (and should be) the ultimate stage for those that achieve.

There are other series for the ""dramatic, entertaining show" (fer instance spec like IndyCar, S5000, re: open wheel; and all the BoPed series for sports cars) for those that don't appreciate excellence and the effort required. ;)
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Post by MONTOYA RULES » 3 weeks ago

PTRACER wrote:
3 months ago
jimclark wrote:
3 months ago
Arthur-vL wrote:
3 months ago
the car is key nowadays!
Nowadays ?
'Been key (and key word, that...) in auto racing since it's inception. Only of recent that racing's become a crap shoot with whatever means of "equalizing the playing field". Thank goodness not so in F1.....so far........
Other than 88 and 92, there were always 2 or 3 teams competing on a fairly even playing field, with a 4th picking up the spoils. The top teams would also rotate every 1-3 years.

6 years of domination by just one team is simply unprecedented.
93, 96, 01-02, 04??

Schumacher would have won 99 if not for Silverstone, and probably should have won 06. Likely would have won 07 and possibly 08 if he stayed on. Add to that the very real possibility of 97 & 98, that’s one driver winning 13 WDC over a 15-year period.

“It’s not domination”.

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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 3 weeks ago

MONTOYA RULES wrote:
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Schumacher would have won 99 if not for Silverstone, and probably should have won 06. Likely would have won 07 and possibly 08 if he stayed on. Add to that the very real possibility of 97 & 98, that’s one driver winning 13 WDC over a 15-year period.

“It’s not domination”.
Coulda woulda shoulda. But he didnt. For whatever reason. The same as he won in 1994 having cheated when he deliberately took out Hill at Adelaide.
The same could be said about a number of other drivers in those years who coulda shoulda woulda but for various reasons didn't.

History recalls what did happen, not what some / any of us might have wanted to happen but didnt.

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Post by Star » 3 weeks ago

Everso Biggyballies wrote:
3 weeks ago
MONTOYA RULES wrote:
3 weeks ago

Schumacher would have won 99 if not for Silverstone, and probably should have won 06. Likely would have won 07 and possibly 08 if he stayed on. Add to that the very real possibility of 97 & 98, that’s one driver winning 13 WDC over a 15-year period.

“It’s not domination”.
Coulda woulda shoulda. But he didnt. For whatever reason. The same as he won in 1994 having cheated when he deliberately took out Hill at Adelaide.
The same could be said about a number of other drivers in those years who coulda shoulda woulda but for various reasons didn't.

History recalls what did happen, not what some / any of us might have wanted to happen but didnt.
Agreed! As for 97, well that was when I lost the last respect I had for Schumacher as a driver. Then again I was a huge Villeneuve fan so it's hardly surprising is it? :haha:

I voted other, I know, controversial eh? I think Merecedes domination is coming to an end. Or maybe that is wishful thinking, F1 gets boring when one team wins all the time like that I always think. It doesn't matter which team/driver it is there is little enjoyment when you pretty much know from the first corner who is going to win.

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Post by MONTOYA RULES » 3 weeks ago

Everso Biggyballies wrote:
3 weeks ago
MONTOYA RULES wrote:
3 weeks ago

Schumacher would have won 99 if not for Silverstone, and probably should have won 06. Likely would have won 07 and possibly 08 if he stayed on. Add to that the very real possibility of 97 & 98, that’s one driver winning 13 WDC over a 15-year period.

“It’s not domination”.
Coulda woulda shoulda. But he didnt. For whatever reason. The same as he won in 1994 having cheated when he deliberately took out Hill at Adelaide.
The same could be said about a number of other drivers in those years who coulda shoulda woulda but for various reasons didn't.

History recalls what did happen, not what some / any of us might have wanted to happen but didnt.
Yes, that’s great, but the above is in response to 6 years domination being unprecented.

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