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2019 Driver / Team predictions.
Ozzy Osbone (IP Logged)
08 August, 2018 19:50
Following on from the silly season thread. Thought it might be fun to have a stab now before any more seats are confirmed. We know Merc and Renault have confirmed. Ver is confirmed at RBR. Who else? VET at Ferrari. Is KMag confirmed for next year? Anyway, for a bit of fun:

Mercedes: HAM / BOT
Ferrari: VET / RAI
RBR: VER / GAS
Renault: RIC / HUL
FIF1: STR / OCO
Haas: GRO / MAG
Mclaren: ALO / SAI
Williams: PER / RUS
Torro: SVD / NOR
Sauber: LEC / GIO


Reason for Norris as Torro is that I believe Mclaren have a use him or lose him contract in terms of F1 so they will be keen to place him somewhere. SAI will likely not go back there so a 'swap' deal may be done with RBR where they keep SAI on their books in return for a seat for Norris in TR. Also, RBR may like to evaluate SVD in their own car. I can't see they have anyone in their program who is totally ready for F1 or qualifies for a license.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/08/2018 19:53 by Ozzy Osbone.

 
Re: 2019 Driver / Team predictions.
ihme (IP Logged)
08 August, 2018 20:02
So You think that we will ditch Sirotkin and his 20 millions?

And Marko would take someone like Vandoorne who has become a meme for being overhyped as hell because he gets absolutely destroyed by Nando? If Marko even sniffs that something is wrong with a possible driver he wont ever touch them with a 10 foot pole.

And as much as I would love to see Ericsson gone it wont happen while his billionaire supporter owns Sauber.

 
Re: 2019 Driver / Team predictions.
Albi-Quin (IP Logged)
08 August, 2018 20:24
Williams will keep Sirotkin. Just who will partner him?

 
Re: 2019 Driver / Team predictions.
Ozzy Osbone (IP Logged)
08 August, 2018 21:14
How much do we pay for Merc engines?

 
Re: 2019 Driver / Team predictions.
Vancha (IP Logged)
08 August, 2018 21:43
Maybe we will pay to SMP if Sirotkin lose his seat.. I don't know.

 
Re: 2019 Driver / Team predictions.
phatjack (IP Logged)
08 August, 2018 22:35
Quote:
Ozzy Osbone
How much do we pay for Merc engines?

Chickenman, after the season Williams has experienced, rubbish car, good money going to FI and a major sponsor saying thank you but no thank you. I'd be surprised if Merc Engines were high on the list.

Kubica always remains an option though!



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Re: 2019 Driver / Team predictions.
j-s (IP Logged)
09 August, 2018 05:38
Who's the driver with the juiciest backing AND still represents lowest value for money performance wise? I don't know, but I'm sure Williams will find him.

 
Re: 2019 Driver / Team predictions.
M79 (IP Logged)
09 August, 2018 06:27
Here's my prediction / gamble:

Mercedes : HAM / BOT
Ferrari : VET / RAI
RBR : VER / GAS
Renault : RIC / HUL
Stroll F1: STR / OCO
Haas : MAG / GRO
Mclaren : NOR / SAI
Williams : SIR / PER
Torro : GAS / SVD
Sauber : GIO / LEC

Williams simply can't afford to dump SIR, PER is probably just wishful thinking. My feeling is that ALO will finally give up on F1 and that Woking will opt for an all-new lineup hoping for a silver bullet.

 
Re: 2019 Driver / Team predictions.
Andrew Hooper (IP Logged)
09 August, 2018 07:41
Agree with the Sirotkin Perez selection for Williams. That would be great as they both a very well backed.

 
Re: 2019 Driver / Team predictions.
A.Fant (IP Logged)
09 August, 2018 08:31
I hope (semi-realistic but probably not):

Mercedes: HAM/BOT
Ferrari: VET/ALO
RBR: VER/VER
Renault: RIC/HUL
Theodore: STR/PER
Haas: MAG/LEC
McLaren: SAI/NOR
Williams: OCO/RUS
STR: GAS/ROS
Sauber: ERI/GIO


Vettel not winning the WDC 2018 despite having the best car makes Ferrari lose faith in him as a #1, brings back Alonso to get a proper benchmark.

RBR offers the seat to JEV after his FE title and he finally gets the seat he deserved for 2015.

Theodore Racing keeps Pιrez over Ocon, forcing the latter to Williams where he partners F2 champion Russell.

Leclerc gets promoted to Haas, Grosjean goes to FE, Giovinazzi takes the seat at Sauber.

McLaren sings Sainz and promotes Norris, Vandoorne out.

As the RB junior program is completely barren, they decide to give Rosenqvist an F1 shot in the vein of Hartley - who goes back to WEC.

 
Re: 2019 Driver / Team predictions.
SehnKhan (IP Logged)
09 August, 2018 08:42
Copying my predictions from the "Silly Season - Who's going where" thread:

ercedes: Done deal, Hamilton & Bottas. Simple.
Ferrari: Vettel & Raikkonen (yes, a 1 year contract extension. Again).
Red Bull: Verstappen & Gasly.
Renault: Ricciardo & Hulkenberg.
Haas: Magnussen & Leclerc.
Force India: Stroll & Ocon.
McLaren: Alonso & Sainz
Toro Rosso: Really tricky one - Ticktum & Norris (on loan from McLaren in preparation to move to McLaren in 2020)
Sauber: Ericsson & Vandoorne
Williams: Perez & Russell.

 
Re: 2019 Driver / Team predictions.
Mehryar (IP Logged)
09 August, 2018 09:16
Mercedes : Hamilton/Bottas
Ferrari : Vettel/Raikonnen
RBR : Max/Gasly
Renault : Hulk/Daniel
Haas : KMag/Perez
Force India: Stroll/Russel
STR : Tiktum/kubica
Sauber : Lecrec/Gio
Williams : Sirotkin/Ocon



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Re: 2019 Driver / Team predictions.
ihme (IP Logged)
09 August, 2018 10:05
Quote:
Mehryar
Mercedes : Hamilton/Bottas
Ferrari : Vettel/Raikonnen
RBR : Max/Gasly
Renault : Hulk/Daniel
Haas : KMag/Perez
Force India: Stroll/Russel
STR : Tiktum/kubica
Sauber : Lecrec/Gio
Williams : Sirotkin/Ocon

Can Ticktum even get enough points for the SL in 2019?

 
Re: 2019 Driver / Team predictions.
T-800 Model 101 (IP Logged)
09 August, 2018 22:29
Quote:
Mehryar
Mercedes : Hamilton/Bottas
Ferrari : Vettel/Raikonnen
RBR : Max/Gasly
Renault : Hulk/Daniel
Haas : KMag/Perez
Force India: Stroll/Russel
STR : Tiktum/kubica
Sauber : Lecrec/Gio
Williams : Sirotkin/Ocon

No McLaren confused smiley

 
Re: 2019 Driver / Team predictions.
Mehryar (IP Logged)
09 August, 2018 23:52
Lol! Fail...yes, Mclaren : Alonso/Sainz



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Re: 2019 Driver / Team predictions.
phatjack (IP Logged)
10 August, 2018 00:20
I thought you avoided Alonso like Horner, I wouldn't have blamed you.

 
Re: 2019 Driver / Team predictions.
Ozzy Osbone (IP Logged)
10 August, 2018 17:10
I don't think Tickletum will have enough to qualify in 19.


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