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    9 days into 2020, so an F1 thread is well overdue!

    Max has shown significant faith in Redbull and Honda to deliver a championship contesting car, having signed through to the end of 2023. Presumably he knows rather more than the rest of us about Honda's plans beyond the end of 2021?

    The first (mis!)information regarding how the teams are looking for the coming season will come from the Barcelona tests, February 19 to 21, and 26 to 28.

    Anyone here planning to attend any of the races this year? I'm in the advanced stages of planning a trip with my eldest to Hanoi in early April.

    Across the pond, I see that Andretti racing are looking to have Fernando in one of their cars for the Indy 500. As they run Honda engines, I imagine that there will be some 'interesting' conversations going on behind the scenes!!!
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    What's the reliability of contracts in F1 nowadays (in the past some were not worth more than the paper they were printed on )? I guess he has an exit clause. I hope to see him fitting for the CS.

    My interesting in F1 is sleeping until the Barcelona tests and the first race.

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    I'll be at Melbourne for the season opener - 56 days and counting until light out!
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    https://www.planetf1.com/news/honda-...o-alonso-indy/

    Just goes to show, you should never burn bridges!

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhyOne? View Post
    https://www.planetf1.com/news/honda-...o-alonso-indy/

    Just goes to show, you should never burn bridges!

    I wonder if it is the F1 thing or because he is in bed with Toyota at the moment.
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    Does he get paid or does he pay himself to race and get a chance for a so-called 'Triple Crown'?

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    So racing point becomes Aston Martin, red bull have Aston sponsorship until the Valkyrie is finished, and Torro Rosso becomes AlphaTauri.... Just to confuse things...
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    And it looks like they are looking at 2stroke engines for 2025.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by britlude View Post
    ... Just to confuse things...
    As a bear of very little brain, I have always found the whole 'Aston Martin Red Bull Racing.....errr...with a Honda engine' thing quite confusing!
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    Fred is on record (accidentally or otherwise) with his engineer conversations referring to the F1 engine as a ”GP2 power unit” or famously “the donkey in the back” ... embarrassing Honda was never a smart move, and aligning himself to Toyota was probably the last action to push Honda away ...

    Lawrence owns Racing Point and having invested circa 180m of the 500m to top up the Aston Martin bank balance, he will rebrand for 2021 and bring Aston back as a race team after around 60 yrs absence. Some rumours suggest Fred is looking for an F1 return. With none of the top 4 likely to touch him, maybe Lawrence will take a punt for his experience?

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