Formula 1 - 2020 season

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It's not up to Wolf, it's the mercedes board and they want the marketing capital of having a german driver, probably winning the wdc, driving a german car.
Even the Mercedes board can't be that thick. They only have to look at the hissy fits that Vettel has thrown during the last couple of years to know that he's going to be poison in any team. Bottas was a good wingman but I can understand that he maybe wants to try his own thing. I don't see Vettel playing wingman to anybody whatever the situation. Put somebody else in there who needs a couple of years to get up to steam (young, cheap, bags of talent) then they can hopefully move up when Lewis leaves the driving seat in a couple of years.
 
I think they could make things very interesting with double races.

Qualy Friday, race 1 Saturday, race 2 Sunday. Sunday grid is reverse of finishing positions. Those who fail to finish are back of grid.
 
Even the Mercedes board can't be that thick. They only have to look at the hissy fits that Vettel has thrown during the last couple of years to know that he's going to be poison in any team. Bottas was a good wingman but I can understand that he maybe wants to try his own thing. I don't see Vettel playing wingman to anybody whatever the situation. Put somebody else in there who needs a couple of years to get up to steam (young, cheap, bags of talent) then they can hopefully move up when Lewis leaves the driving seat in a couple of years.
German driver does not equal Vettel. There are others.
 
Vettel is a busted flush, he won’t go to a large team, they don’t need the tantrums and road rage. His choices are a smaller team at a vastly reduced wage and little hope of any winners or retirement. He’ll probably choose the later.
 
Vettel is not the only german driver.
There are no other German drivers in F1. There are none who have yet to drive in F1 who hold a current super licence. Schumacher Junior is the nearest, but he needs to pull his finger out in F2 this year to qualify. And he’s contracted to Ferrari.

The only two who have driven in F1 recently with a current super licence and Hulkenburg and Wherlein. Neither of those two are going to get a Mercedes drive whilst that have a hole in their arrse.

If Mercedes really want a German. I mean why would they?
 
There are no other German drivers in F1. There are none who have yet to drive in F1 who hold a current super licence.
They're probably too old and sensible now, otherwise he could hire his wife (five years out of F1 and busy with Formula E; yes, I know Herr Wolff is Austrian), and Sabine Schmidtz is too busy filming Top Gear .de .... ;)
 
They're probably too old and sensible now, otherwise he could hire his wife (five years out of F1 and busy with Formula E; yes, I know Herr Wolff is Austrian), and Sabine Schmidtz is too busy filming Top Gear .de .... ;)
The lovely Mrs Wolff is Scottish. Schmitz only drives around the Nordschleife.
 
Despite announcing huge cuts to its workforce Renault is still planning to continue in F1:

 
Williams up for sale. Probably inevitable but a very sad day for F1
Published by: Lawrence Allan, AUTOCAR magazine, on 29 May 2020.

Williams Formula 1 team up for sale as losses mount.

Team and wider company are confirmed as for sale, with “various strategic options” being considered.


The owner of the Williams Formula 1 team has confirmed a plan to sell all or part of the company in efforts to raise fresh capital.

Now widely reported, the decision would mean founder Sir Frank Williams relinquishing majority ownership of the once-dominant team after 43 years at the helm.

In a statement, Williams Grand Prix Holdings (WGPH) has said this is the “right and prudent thing to do in order to take time to consider a full range of options and put the Formula 1 team in the best possible position for the future”.

The statement list “various strategic options” that are being considered, “including but not limited to raising new capital for the business, a divestment of a minority stake in Williams Grand Prix Holdings, or a divestment of a majority stake in WGPH including a potential sale of the whole company”.

Williams posted a loss of £13 million for 2019, selling a substantial stake in its Williams Advanced Engineering arm to a private equity firm to bolster its balance sheet. However, the coronavirus pandemic has brought into focus the financial struggles of a team now regularly competing at the back of the F1 grid.

The British team, based in Oxfordshire, has also split with its title sponsor Rokit and major sponsor Rok drinks.

The decision comes soon after F1’s owner, Liberty Media, introduced a budget cap for next season to ease the financial burden on team revenues post-pandemic.

Today Renault chief financial officer Clotilde Delbos confirmed the French car maker's intention to stay in F1, despite a massive restructuring plan of the whole business, with 15,000 jobs to be cut.

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Published by: Lawrence Allan, AUTOCAR magazine, on 29 May 2020.

Williams Formula 1 team up for sale as losses mount.

Team and wider company are confirmed as for sale, with “various strategic options” being considered.


The owner of the Williams Formula 1 team has confirmed a plan to sell all or part of the company in efforts to raise fresh capital.

Now widely reported, the decision would mean founder Sir Frank Williams relinquishing majority ownership of the once-dominant team after 43 years at the helm.

In a statement, Williams Grand Prix Holdings (WGPH) has said this is the “right and prudent thing to do in order to take time to consider a full range of options and put the Formula 1 team in the best possible position for the future”.

The statement list “various strategic options” that are being considered, “including but not limited to raising new capital for the business, a divestment of a minority stake in Williams Grand Prix Holdings, or a divestment of a majority stake in WGPH including a potential sale of the whole company”.

Williams posted a loss of £13 million for 2019, selling a substantial stake in its Williams Advanced Engineering arm to a private equity firm to bolster its balance sheet. However, the coronavirus pandemic has brought into focus the financial struggles of a team now regularly competing at the back of the F1 grid.

The British team, based in Oxfordshire, has also split with its title sponsor Rokit and major sponsor Rok drinks.

The decision comes soon after F1’s owner, Liberty Media, introduced a budget cap for next season to ease the financial burden on team revenues post-pandemic.

Today Renault chief financial officer Clotilde Delbos confirmed the French car maker's intention to stay in F1, despite a massive restructuring plan of the whole business, with 15,000 jobs to be cut.

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Guess handing the reins to daughter wasn't the most businesslike idea?
 
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