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2016 F1 thread.

Dec. 14, 2016, 11 a.m.
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I would like to see Alonso at Mercedes and Hamilton booted out for being a grade A wanker.

Wrong. Always.

Dec. 15, 2016, 9:10 p.m.
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Bottas to Mercedes? Massa remaining with Williams? This is crazy talk. I think Bottas would be a good fit with Merc, but Wehrlein will be pissed.

Dec. 16, 2016, 7:39 p.m.
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Dunno, Bottas @ Mercedes, Button @ Williams, and Wehrlein could take the Williams seat in short order. Would be a good way of achieving maximum driver development for Lance Stroll, and they'd have the opportunity to pick up Wehrlein later.

Alternative, Bottas to Merc, and Wehrlein/Stroll at Williams.

Still, hard to ignore the possibility of Checo going to Mercedes (only driver with a podium who isn't on a top three team), which would make Force India's best bet running Ocon and Guttierez, or Ocon/Wehrlein [admittedly just an MRT promotion all the way across, but still quite reasonable]

Dec. 17, 2016, 3:05 p.m.
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I wonder why Paddy Lowe is rumoured to be leaving Merc for Williams.
Does Stroll's old man and his billions have anything to do with it ?
Whatever the reason, I think it's huge for Williams if they get him.

Jan. 16, 2017, 7:24 p.m.
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It's official.

Jan. 18, 2017, 4:01 p.m.
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^^^^ not much of a surprise.
I'm just hoping for a more levelled playing field this coming year.

Jan. 24, 2017, 3:38 p.m.
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so Bernie's out.

From what I've read recently, I think this new guy from Liberty will ( or has been advised to ? idk ) get things moving in a more positive direction.
edit: eightysomethingyearold Ecclestone is purportedly trying to start up a rival to F1 . . . wtf gtfo.

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