Haas is a very sharp guy and obviously knows how to find good talent and add structure. I hope they dump the chumps, as you posted, there's some good drivers out there that would like a shot in that car.
He wants back in and says he will see what's open. I would hate to see him at Haas, he would be a bad apple there. I still don't see Red Bull, Ferrari or Mercedes giving Alonso a look but you never know.
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While his F1 career was very short, and he's young, I think Rossi has the demeanor and experience to play the role of the senior driver in the team, giving the team consistency, while giving Pietro the chance to provide himself in F1. I'm assuming since he's the current Haas test driver, that he either has or can easily get a superlicense.
Ferrari's keeps screwing Leclerc over. In this race, they left him on the track instead of pitting him one lap after Vettel. He was losing 2 seconds a lap after Vettel got new tires. With a good inlap, he might have passed Hamilton. Then, when Vettel got his five seconds penalty, they conveniently forgot to tell him about it so wouldn't increase his pace and pass Vettel.
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Had they not Leclerc definitely would have more points. I get it, IMO Vettel is a better driver over the whole season but Leclerc has shown he's got enough talent to win GPs.
They did screw Leclerc's pit strategy but according to Binotto they should have told Leclerc to slow to protect Vettel's second place. Leclerc didn't know and pushed like hell and finished six seconds back.
From the article:
"When Sebastian Vettel was given his now highly controversial five second penalty, Charles Leclerc was not told to back off to protect the team leader’s second place finish.
“I did not know what was going on or that Seb had a penalty,” Leclerc admitted to France’s Auto Hebdo.
“I was just attacking in case something happened in front of me. I did my own race.”
I'm starting to believe the rumors of Vettel retiring or going to another team. Ferrari screwed the design of the car and Vettel continues to make mental mistakes. Add the fact that they are sacrificing a rising and quite vocal star in Leclerc and you see that at the end of this season, Ferrari, Vettel and Leclerc will be in a very negative space, with each wanting to pull things in their direction next year. They can't run with this same arrangement next season.
Of all the strategy screw ups this year, I wouldnt paint this one that harshly. Ferrari split the strategies to accommodate and position Leclerc in the event of a safety car, which is very common to happen in Montreal. From the start they had Seb in the front clearly holding his own against Hamilton and Charles positioned nicely in third even with a different stop strategy - there was no need to rock the boat. Under a safety car, Charles would have been positioned for a first place battle, while Seb would have slipped back with Hamilton. Either way, the team's valuable and much needed point haul was protected. Was it possible for Charles to overhaul Hamilton and Seb towards the end? Possibly. But the risk of a safety car dropping both cars down the field would have been a bigger blunder.
the has-been Alonso's career continues to tumble:
https://us.motorsport.com/wec/news/h...oyota/4471537/Originally Posted by motorsport.com
welcome to the layer cake