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Yeah I did a ninja edit on you with a bit more of my thoughts.
Man, if Steiner stays with MAG & GRO, he is a confirmed masochist. He's been threatening to fire them for like, 3 years.Well jeez are all of you still sleeping?
I figured I would have for sure seen a bit of discussion already lol.
Sainz to Ferrari - Confirmed
Ricciardo to Mclaren - Confirmed
Vettel to ? - .........
If he does not just call it quits his options would be:
Mercedes (both HAM and BOT are not confirmed but likely they will be)
Red Bull (only VER confirmed)
Renault (obviously an open seat next to OCO)
HAAS (I don't think either MAG or GRO are confirmed)
I did not include any of the other teams because I would find it quite unlikely that he would make a move to any of them.
Maybe Williams? lol.
I don't think RBR want Vettel back either at this point. They certainly don't want to have to pay his kind of salary when they have Verstappen, Helmut said as much.Man, if Steiner stays with MAG & GRO, he is a confirmed masochist. He's been threatening to fire them for like, 3 years.
I dunno if Vettel would want to go back to RBR. He left because a rookie was showing him up and now the rookie that started to show THAT rookie up would be his teammate. I don't think he likes that type of environment.
Yeah I don't think there is a much of a chance that he goes back to RedBull.
But there still is a possibility. I mean it just sort of happened to him again at Ferrari.
If he wants to drive a decent car again he may have to "settle".
It is not about money (supposedly) for him but he definitely seems to just want to be the #1 driver for whatever team.
I would honestly love to see him take GRO's spot at HAAS. But that is very wishful thinking.
I mean I'm sure any team would love to have him...
I don't think Alonso would come back to F1 for anything less than one of the top 3 teams. He's always been very vocal about only wanting to race for a team that can give him another championship – Renault is absolutely not that team. He truly thought McLaren-Honda would be that team, but we all saw how that went.I honestly would no be surprised if Vettel just retired at the end of the season. Apparently Alonso has been in discussions with Renault about a possibility of coming back... again lol. But Vettel and Magnussen would be an interesting combo
I think Mick will get his chance but they should be patient. He's shown skill but could still use some development.I'm wondering when Mick will get a chance. His surname alone all but guarantees him a seat somewhere when he's ready. Will he join the ranks of successful F1 lineage (Graham/Damon Hill, Keke/Nico Rosberg, Gilles/Jacques Villenueve), or will he ultimately be lackluster like Bruno Senna? Can't think of any others for the latter category - he's just the most glaring, compared to his father. I'm hoping Mick belongs in the former.
If I'm understanding this correctly, they aren't saying they'll quit F1 to do Indy, but instead to simultaneously manage two teams? To avoid laying off employees due to the $145m cap?
Right, but they've long been the "fussy eaters" on the grid and have threatened to quit F1 more than once.
Would tend to agree with you there.There's been a noticeable change since Binotto took overMy ninja edits aren’t as good as vbrad’s
Ferrari needs F1 more than they care to admit. And over the last couple of years, I’ve noticed change in their ways of thinking.
Probably Marchinnoe’s loss was the end of the old guard.
The Indy Car plan is definitely about avoiding having to lay off a ton of employees. Ferrari spends so far about that cap that, even with the exclusions for drivers and marketing, they are really going to have to trim down their F1 work forceIf I'm understanding this correctly, they aren't saying they'll quit F1 to do Indy, but instead to simultaneously manage two teams? To avoid laying off employees due to the $145m cap?