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F1 2020 Australian Grand Prix

  • 11-03-2020 1:05pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 20,097 ✭✭✭✭ pjohnson
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    F1 is back. Not much change aside from liveries. Hulkenberg and Kubica leave the sport to be relaced by the returning Ocon and 2020 Rookie of the Year in waiting Nicholas Latifi.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 13,671 ✭✭✭✭ Inquitus


    Massively irresponsible letting this go ahead in light of the Coronavirus. People come from all over the watch F1, as well as the teams coming from multiple countries.


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,403 ✭✭✭✭ namloc1980
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    Can't see it going ahead. Be surprised if it does.


  • Registered Users Posts: 258 ✭✭ jv2000


    namloc1980 wrote: »
    Can't see it going ahead. Be surprised if it does.

    Completely agree, with a number of team members showing symptoms and awaiting test results I think it will take only 1 positive to cancel the whole thing. It is crazy though to think that they could cancel it at this late stage though, an absolute nightmare considering the fans that will have already traveled, the majority of the damage will be already done in my opinion.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,646 ✭✭✭ Burkie1203
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    McLaren have withdrawn


  • Registered Users Posts: 20,097 ✭✭✭✭ pjohnson
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    Its over.

    McLaren have withdrawn. Brawn said no races will go ahead without all 10 teams.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,432 ✭✭✭ Anjobe


    pjohnson wrote: »
    Its over.

    McLaren have withdrawn. Brawn said no races will go ahead without all 10 teams.

    Not quite, he said championship points wouldn't be awarded if any teams were prevented from attending the race by government travel restrictions, but this wouldn't apply if teams themselves chose to withdraw. Having said that however, with the McLaren guy now confirmed with Covid-19, the only responsible move is to cancel.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,002 ✭✭✭✭ Jordan 199
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    pjohnson wrote: »
    Its over.

    McLaren have withdrawn. Brawn said no races will go ahead without all 10 teams.
    Well, I wouldn't be surprised if the race went ahead without McLaren. However if another team withdraws well then the race won't happen.


  • Registered Users Posts: 263 ✭✭ pjdarcy


    Jordan 199 wrote: »
    Well, I wouldn't be surprised if the race went ahead without McLaren. However if another team withdraws well then the race won't happen.

    Unless it's Williams because let's face it they're very likely to finish last anyway


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 72 ✭✭ Luimneach2018


    I would expect a cancellation announcement by the end of the day to be honest.

    Throws serious doubt over Bahrain as well.


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,123 ✭✭✭✭ skipper_G


    The chief medical officer for the state of Victoria had previously suggested that any return of a positive test in the suspected cases would likely result in cancellation of the Grand Prix. Surely it's inevitable now


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,843 ✭✭✭ Cool_CM
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    Fair fups to McLaren for making the call. As much as I love F1 and we've all been waiting for the new season, there are much more important things going on at the moment and it's still mind boggling that it has come to the stage where everybody got to Australia in the first place.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,711 ✭✭✭ Scotty #


    It's becoming more likely that there will be no motorsport events for the foreseeable future. Several MotoGP races postponed til November already.


  • Registered Users Posts: 20,097 ✭✭✭✭ pjohnson
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    Theres now 11 hours until FP1

    According to journos the Team Principals started a meeting about an hour ago about the race fate


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,517 ✭✭✭✭ AMKC
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    pjohnson wrote: »
    Theres now 11 hours until FP1

    According to journos the Team Principals started a meeting about an hour ago about the race fate

    11 hours might not seem that long but with the way things are going it is a long time with something like Covid-19 going on. A lot can happen. I think its very highly unlikely the race will go ahead now.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,553 Cork Trucker


    If the 2005 USGP went ahead with only 6 cars then anything is possible, lessons learned or not


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,003 ✭✭✭✭ ELM327


    this will not go ahead


  • Registered Users Posts: 20,097 ✭✭✭✭ pjohnson
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    AMKC wrote: »
    11 hours might not seem that long but with the way things are going it is a long time with something like Covid-19 going on. A lot can happen. I think its very highly unlikely the race will go ahead now.

    Its not a long time. Its ridiculous that F1/Liberty havent put an end to it. Seems its up to the teams to cancel it as those above them are doing nothing.


  • Registered Users Posts: 20,097 ✭✭✭✭ pjohnson
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    OSI wrote: »

    The result of the team principal's meeting will probably end it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,659 ✭✭✭ chicorytip


    Should have been called off last week. I think it may be necessary to cancel the entire seasons programme of races. Australia, Bahrain and China are already gone. How and when will these races be rescheduled - unless they decide to run a curtailed championship? Otherwise we could still be racing next February!!


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,003 ✭✭✭✭ ELM327


    Again, this will not go ahead, it is nonsense to expect otherwise


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  • Registered Users Posts: 13,671 ✭✭✭✭ Inquitus


    Cancelled postponed finally.

    https://www.bbc.com/sport/formula1/51849163


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,517 ✭✭✭✭ AMKC
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    pjohnson wrote: »
    Its not a long time. Its ridiculous that F1/Liberty havent put an end to it. Seems its up to the teams to cancel it as those above them are doing nothing.

    What I meant was that a lot can happen in 11 hours. Anyway it does not matter as its postponed now anyway.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,646 ✭✭✭ Burkie1203
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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,517 ✭✭✭✭ AMKC
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    Its going ahead now according to reports but without four of the big teams and no fans either.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,646 ✭✭✭ Burkie1203
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    AMKC wrote: »
    Its going ahead now according to reports but without four of the big teams and no fans either.

    4 drivers have already left including Kimi and Seb


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,300 ✭✭✭ v3ttel


    Absolute cluster. Seemed like it was off, now it's going ahead with fans? And many drivers?

    Seems like Vettel & Kimi are currently on a flight out of Melbourne (unless the someone has used real flight numbers in an elaborate hoax). McLaren have already pulled out.

    Fans are surely milling around for FP1 already as it's 10am in Melbourne, yet still no communication.

    I really can't imagine how this could have been mismanaged any more. Tell the promoters to do one, and just call it off publicly.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,646 ✭✭✭ Burkie1203
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    Can anyone hazard a guess at Gunthers opinion of this ......


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,843 ✭✭✭ Cool_CM
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    Madness - fans currently queuing outside, support races apparently still going ahead and the Victorian Premier saying no fans will be allowed in. This is a huge clusterfúck.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,108 ✭✭✭ johnnysmack


    Burkie1203 wrote: »
    Can anyone hazard a guess at Gunthers opinion of this ......

    Bunch of ****


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  • Registered Users Posts: 14,123 ✭✭✭✭ skipper_G


    Burkie1203 wrote: »
    Can anyone hazard a guess at Gunthers opinion of this ......

    "We look like a bunch of....."


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