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2019 Silly season

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18 July 2018, 15:52 (CEST)  It is generally accepted, that Sainz is on stand-by to replace Ricciardo, should that one left RBR on his own volition. Should DR decide to stay, so will Sainz with Renault. That's where we are today. If there is something cooking on the back burner we don't know.

On personal level I think both drivers will stay where they are. Only large meteor hitting paddock could change my mind. Renault is merely doing their due diligence as one would expect prudent management to do. They have to have a plan B. I can also imagine that there is a deadline for Sainz to make clear his plans and commitments.

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7 hours ago, Robert Rick said:

Apparently Renault is expecting Sainz to leave by the end of the year.

But where would he go??? Red Bull have two drivers, Torro Rosso is hardly a place to return to.

Much depends ON Alonso - COULD be a vacant seat at Mclaren Renault

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19 July 2018, 15:17 (CEST)

1 MB driver re-signing with the team today, other 17 drivers (out of 20) are yet TBC.  I do not recall ever similar musical show of such magnitude.

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Valtteri Bottas has signed a new deal with Mercedes for 2019, with an option to continue in 2020. Since joining Mercedes at the beginning of 2017 the Finn has scored three Grand Prix victories, but he has yet to win this year, despite a couple of near-misses.

4 down, 16 to go.

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Ricciardo leaves Redbull. Its official. Wow i didnot expect that.

Ricciardo to Renault

Sainz/Ocon to Redbull?

This gets interesting now

Edited by Master of his game

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Ricciardo CLEARLY hoping to do a Vettell

Vetell attempting to bring the glory BACK to Ferrari.
Need works team to SUCCEED.
IF Renault get things right,  COULD emulate
Alonso,  2 WDC WITH Renault

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If he is able to do what vettel did in ferrari, its good. and i hope he gets a WDC. 

But for that he has to beat his teammate. Beating hulk is not easy. Sainz knows.

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Re: Beating hulk is not easy. Sainz knows

>And yet NEITHER have achieved ANYTHING of significance,
so WHAT is your yardstick??

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2 hours ago, lipstick79 said:

Re: Beating hulk is not easy. Sainz knows

>And yet NEITHER have achieved ANYTHING of significance,
so WHAT is your yardstick??

Yeah they both are there to try and  achieve that significance . 

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7 hours ago, Master of his game said:

Looks like he is signing for 2 years. Considering  the current form i guess

 

 

Where does it leave Leclerc? Hmmmm

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8 hours ago, BradSpeedMan said:

Where does it leave Leclerc? Hmmmm

At Sauber for now, with his future uncertain in terms of ever moving up in F1 hierarchy. I am actually not too impressed how drivers's lives are being tossed around. What happened with FI is very unfortunate, yet new owners were standing on sidelines, tight on money, and having Brawn as a chief PR man. Rumor has it, that the helping hand in the recovery deal was a man from the past, known as Ecclestone.

What is important IMO is actually something else, not discussed that much, namely, downfall of FI was in the offing for some time, yet what the new owners have done to save the team instead letting it to fall? All what we got out of them is confirmation that there will not be any new entrant on the grid next season.

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You heard it on here FIRST ^^^ 3 August 2018 ^^^

BREAKING: Sainz switches to McLaren from 2019!

Carlos Sainz has announced he will be racing with McLaren for the 2019 season.

ANNOUNCED 16 August 2018

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5 minutes ago, lipstick79 said:

You heard it on here FIRST ^^^ 3 August 2018 ^^^

BREAKING: Sainz switches to McLaren from 2019!

Carlos Sainz has announced he will be racing with McLaren for the 2019 season.

ANNOUNCED 16 August 2018

Nope, I beat you to it by 41 minutes. 

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Just now, lipstick79 said:

You STILL heard it on here FIRST !!!

Yes, HERE. Mine is in wrong thread (but still counts, I think).

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Just now, lipstick79 said:

EXACTLY - It is NOT breaking news - it WERE reported on HERE weeks AGO !!!

McLaren confirmed only now. Guessing is not news. Confirmation is.

Sainz -> McLaren 

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It is NOT guessing, my post says; Interested in Sainz, Alonso holds they answer - seat NOT available until Alonso
Confirmed his intentions/ where HIS bum will be.

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1 minute ago, lipstick79 said:

It is NOT guessing, my post says; Interested in Sainz, Alonso holds they answer - seat NOT available until Alonso
Confirmed his intentions/ where HIS bum will be.

I am not going to win this, am I? OK, I give up then.

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