planetf1.com

It is currently Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:53 am

All times are UTC




Post new topic Reply to topic
Author Message
PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:40 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Nov 21, 2012 2:14 am
Posts: 2214
Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
mikeyg123 wrote:
Liket wrote:
I probably would too. Not too sure about the comptetiveness of Spanish and SMP F4, though.


The other thing is the Verschoor beat Verhagen in the FR2.0 championship last year but Verhagen is retained.


Verhagen became some sort of rally-cat. Look what he did in the post-winter tests at Barcelona and at Le Castellet. Verhagen was the fastest driver while testing for Tech 1. Logan Sargeant did very well with R-ace GP.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:40 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Dec 19, 2012 1:30 pm
Posts: 24140
mds wrote:
Yellowbin74 wrote:
mds wrote:
Yellowbin74 wrote:
I've also heard that Stroll's dad blocked him at one of the F2 teams - is that true?

Seems a bit weird if so!


It is indeed rumoured (though not confirmed IIRC) that Stroll's father blocked Norris at Prema. He is one of the major shareholders of Prema though (again, IIRC), so he gets his say I suppose.


Seems even stranger then if true - if you're a shareholder wouldn't you want the best driver you could get? (assuming Lando is a decent driver, I know nothing about him)


After Leclerc, Norris is easily the most promising driver in the junior series at the moment.
I just have one theory, but I'm not sure because it's so unusual for this to happen. But I can only think Stroll is trying to protect his son in F1 by trying to keep other talented young drivers out of the good seats so they have a harder time to reach F1.

And in saying that, I also hope I'm dead wrong and there's a perfectly fine explanation for it, because this would be a pathetic way of handling things.

This seems to have been the case, his Father basically bought him the F3 title, actually trying to buy success in F1 has to be a whole lot harder but I doubt that will stop them trying.

_________________
PF1 Pick 10 Competition

2013: 5th Place
2014: Champion
2015: 3rd Place
2016: 4th Place

2017: 9th Place

Wins: Abu Dhabi 2017
Podiums: 2nd Canada 2015, 3rd Monza 2016, Hungary 2016 and Barcelona 2015


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:42 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat Jan 28, 2012 4:13 pm
Posts: 12640
pokerman wrote:
mds wrote:
Yellowbin74 wrote:
mds wrote:
Yellowbin74 wrote:
I've also heard that Stroll's dad blocked him at one of the F2 teams - is that true?

Seems a bit weird if so!


It is indeed rumoured (though not confirmed IIRC) that Stroll's father blocked Norris at Prema. He is one of the major shareholders of Prema though (again, IIRC), so he gets his say I suppose.


Seems even stranger then if true - if you're a shareholder wouldn't you want the best driver you could get? (assuming Lando is a decent driver, I know nothing about him)


After Leclerc, Norris is easily the most promising driver in the junior series at the moment.
I just have one theory, but I'm not sure because it's so unusual for this to happen. But I can only think Stroll is trying to protect his son in F1 by trying to keep other talented young drivers out of the good seats so they have a harder time to reach F1.

And in saying that, I also hope I'm dead wrong and there's a perfectly fine explanation for it, because this would be a pathetic way of handling things.

This seems to have been the case, his Father basically bought him the F3 title, actually trying to buy success in F1 has to be a whole lot harder but I doubt that will stop them trying.


I think we could end up with a Stroll F1 team in the future. Especially if we get to the stage where no serious team will take the cash.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:14 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat May 26, 2012 2:04 pm
Posts: 1657
Charouz Racing enters F2 as a Ferrari Junior Driver Academy team. Fuoco and Deletraz will be the drivers.
(Autosport)


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:02 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Oct 08, 2012 7:07 am
Posts: 10836
Paolo_Lasardi wrote:
Charouz Racing enters F2 as a Ferrari Junior Driver Academy team. Fuoco and Deletraz will be the drivers.
(Autosport)


So apparently Deletraz has just been signed to the FDA? I didn't think he was before?

Good news for him but questions about Ferrari breaking ties with Prema and going for Charouz...

_________________
Go Vandoorne - Verstappen - Vettel!


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:05 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Oct 08, 2012 7:07 am
Posts: 10836
Nikita Mazepin will drive in GP3 next year for ART.

_________________
Go Vandoorne - Verstappen - Vettel!


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 12:52 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Nov 21, 2012 2:14 am
Posts: 2214
Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
2 North Americans will be on the grid in 2018.

Canadian Devlin De Francesco will drive for Carlin in FIA F3 European Championship.

While an American: Dev Gore was signed by Double R Racing. He will contest the British Formula 3 Championship.

Also moving up FIA Formula 3 will be Ferrari Driver Academy driver Robert Shwartzman for Prema.

Jehan Daruvala for Carlin. And British F3 Champion Enaam Ahmed for Hitech.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 5:32 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Nov 21, 2012 2:14 am
Posts: 2214
Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
It was a long time coming. The FIA will be launching the FIA F3 Asian series championship this year. The series will consist on only 5 rounds in which will begin in July.

They have announced that China and Malaysia will be hosting the 1st round as a starter schedule. Hopefully they could add Singapore, Thailand, Japan, and perhaps Australia and New Zealand in the future. The FIA F3 Asian Championship will be sanctioned by the Shanghai-based Top Speed.

https://www.thecheckeredflag.co.uk/2018 ... 018-debut/


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic

All times are UTC


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: dsf1, MistaVega23, owenmahamilton, SteveW, UnlikeUday and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group