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Offline the_squid

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Re: Auto Racing
« Reply #75 on: October 25, 2020, 09:22:35 pm »
Perez has shown himself to be a top driver. He and Hulkenberg should both still be in F1. Perez should get a ride somewhere considering his talent and how much money he brings to the table. Stroll has had a rough few weeks with Covid and some DNF's that weren't his fault. The jury is still out but Perez is in a different league right now.

The Red Bull looks like a difficult car to drive and only Max seems able to tame it. Should Gasly get another shot? He sure is doing well in the AlphaTauri but can he tame the Red Bull? Perez and Max might be a really good pairing but I think Red Bull will be reluctant to give up on their young drivers. Perez at Williams maybe? Russell is their best driver and shows real promise but Latifi brings big bucks. On the other hand, Russell is a Mercedes protege and how much say do they have. The silly season is sillier than usual this year.

If Merc were smart, they’d ditch Bottas in favour of Russell. He’s a great kid, great driver.  Bottas has proven to be a good wing-man.   Unfortunately, I don’t think Merc cares about having a great 2nd driver as long as they get the Constructor’s and driver’s championships.  They won’t want a great driver until Hamilton retires.  Very conservative, but they have a winning formula.  Look at today’s response to Bottas wanting to to switch to the soft tyre to try and  race Hamilton...  they kiboshed that idea on the pit-wall.

I am still holding out hope for Stroll.  I really hope he’ll be a great driver.
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