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Old 13 Oct 2020, 17:10 (Ref:4010437)   #196
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Do you think Chase Elliott could cut it in F1?
He has never raced in single seaters, so no, no chance
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Old 13 Oct 2020, 18:00 (Ref:4010444)   #197
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Well, there you are then! Couldn't be a better qualification for an F1 driver.

No-one's said that's a qualification for F1, and indeed, it isn't one.


However, without seeing him in something like IndyCar or F2 for a couple of years, there's strictly no way of knowing if he'd be anywhere near good enough to be in F1.
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Old 14 Oct 2020, 09:11 (Ref:4010555)   #198
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Since Perez was linked to it: in Indycar the 2nd ASPM seat has been taken by Rosenqvist who moves over from Ganassi.
(That's not so say they can't field a 3rd car of course)
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Old 14 Oct 2020, 12:21 (Ref:4010607)   #199
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Some bizarre rumours on gp.com suggesting Hulk would be alongside Max at RB; Albon and Tsunoda would be at AT; Gasly would replace Ocon at Enstone; Perez would replace Russell at Grove alongside Latifi.

That would leave Ocon and Russell out of a drive so only some of this makes any sense.
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Old 14 Oct 2020, 14:49 (Ref:4010635)   #200
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Some bizarre rumours on gp.com suggesting Hulk would be alongside Max at RB; Albon and Tsunoda would be at AT; Gasly would replace Ocon at Enstone; Perez would replace Russell at Grove alongside Latifi.

That would leave Ocon and Russell out of a drive so only some of this makes any sense.
Seems to make sense for all the drivers mentioned (although for Perez it only makes sense if he's got an angle on Bottas' seat due to then being in the Mercedes 'stable').
Would be unfortunate for Ocon and Russell though, as Ocon is a bit of a warning for Russell about taking even a year out. Ocon's comeback hasn't been all that great.
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Only benefit I can see of Russell taking a year out is if Hamilton retires at the end of 2021, then Russell could end up Merc
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So, its now confirmed that both Haas drivers will not be back with the team next season. Frankly, I'm surprised that it has taken the team this long to get rid of them.

Perez would appear to be a good fit - Perhaps alongside one of the up and coming Ferrari drivers - Schumacher?
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So, its now confirmed that both Haas drivers will not be back with the team next season. Frankly, I'm surprised that it has taken the team this long to get rid of them.

Perez would appear to be a good fit - Perhaps alongside one of the up and coming Ferrari drivers - Schumacher?
There are strange rumours linking Checo to Williams with Russell making way! If that does happen, do Mercedes know something we don't?

Apparently Mazepin definitely has one of the Haas seats and Schumacher will take the other one, only if Alfa keep both current drivers. I would think that daft as Kimi and Gio are hardly tearing things up?

I don't think Haas would bee a good move for Mick Schu.
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