Formula 1 Formula 1 Indefinite break thread

Discussion in 'Motorsport' started by Jimlaad43, Mar 22, 2020.

  1. Jimlaad43

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    With the Coronavirus pandemic causing mayhem across the world, pretty much every sport is stuck in a limbo, where they're having to be put on an indefinite break while desperately trying to work out when they can restart, and what to do in the meantime.

    To avoid cluttering the Off-season thread and making conversation not related to the Australian Grand Prix in that thread, let's use this thread for any F1 related discussion for the time being.

    Formula 1 is trying to keep us entertained with Full Race Replays on their Youtube channel and by hosting an eSports event around the time the actual race should have happened. This is rivalled by Lando Norris' own NotTheBAHGP and a lot more copycat esports races. Discuss them all here.
     
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    I thought the thing happening this afternoon on F1 was Lando Norris' NotTheBAHGP. Gonna have two things to watch?!
     
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    So the Virtual GP's going well, what with Lando Norris and Jimmy Broadbent missing qualifying cause their games crashed...
     
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    The FIA have made a bunch of changes to the rules of F1 in the interest of "let's just get this season done if/when we can" with the focus being on reducing costs, focusing on racing and allowing rules to be changed with a simple majority of the teams rather than unanimous decisions. This should allow tough decisions to be made faster.
    https://www.racefans.net/2020/03/31...nges-for-2020-and-2021-in-response-to-crisis/
     
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    They might as well try some new race formats whenever the season starts. I seen some talk about a super season from 20-21 which sounds really interesting.
     
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    Yeah, there was that format change thrown about some time ago. They could do figure out how to do a half point sprint race or something similar, so they could get 1.5-2 rounds at certain tracks.

    Though according to this only two races have been cancelled so far.