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^^ Exactly - there's no Alfa Romeo in it.

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Wing changes for more passing in 2019?

https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/o...ition-1032355/

https://jalopnik.com/f1-is-simplifyi...-ye-1825682116

I saw a comment below the last story regarding the Russian GP....

"Why not start by dropping this awful collection of parking lots that they call a track.
By far the worst track on the calendar. Was there ever a good race there ?"

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So Redbull is not a RedBull because its no RedBull in it? Just paying, just as Alfa? Normally when you are paying the bill its yours!

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I don't know that they're paying all the bills as much as they're a "feature" sponsor.

Marlboro and Red Bull do build some dandy engines, though! But your point is good...Elf, JPS, Bennetton?

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Marchionne says its an Alfa, and being the FCA boss he would know!

We dont know the shape of the deal and future plans about the Alfa Sauber F1 Project, so we have to see.

What is evident is that Sauber was struggling with allways last years Ferrari engine, so they were going to Honda. Also as the weakest teams it was questionable how long they could continue racing. Rumours said they were going out. This was an opportunity for Alfa to step in on their conditions to establish a new Alfa team with this years Ferrari engine and resources brought with them to develop the car. They realize this is not a winning car, but now they have resources to develop it further. With Alfa Sauber in the game FCA has one more voice in the Contructors Association, adding weight in technical decisions.

https://www.jamesallenonf1.com/2017/...th-alfa-romeo/

https://www.digitaltrends.com/cars/a...-one-race-car/

Obviously Alfa now understands that they need now the sporty image they had before, but that must be more than an Alfa badge, logo and money, it must be an Alfa engine too!

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Headline:

Miami Could Begin Hosting F1 Races In 2019

But where? Improve the homestead road course and stay off the banking? Some kind of walled street course? Apparently wealthy Miamians are trying to get nightclubs and street festivals shut down because of noise.

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Technical director Zander leaves Sauber

Technical director Zander leaves Sauber | Racer

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Fernando Alonso described his drive in the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, in which he took a badly damaged McLaren to a seventh-place finish, as "one of the best races of my life"

Substantial damage to the undertray, floor, misc aero bits the length of the car, and the diffuser.
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Marchionne says its an Alfa, and being the FCA boss he would know!
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Well, if Marchionne say so, it must be true...

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Well, if Marchionne say so, it must be true...
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From the presentation of the Alfa Sauber F1 car:


Learning how to drive it:


Made it:


Comments from the team after 6th Place for Leclerc at Azerbaijan:

https://www.sauberf1team.com/news/fo...-race-sunday-3

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GP of Spain=dreadful results for my RedTeam.

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Next fully boring race.
Racing in F1 is dead.
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Alfa-Sauber was not outstanding this time with 10th and 13th positions, with Leclerc 2 laps down at finish. However of the Ferrari powered cars Leclerc was the 3 rd. So obviously Ferrari could have a better day! Next time the 6 cars have to do a better job!

https://www.f1-fansite.com/f1-result...f1-grand-prix/

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https://www.sauberf1team.com/news/fo...-race-sunday-2

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Sauber in the points at least, but yes, two laps down from the Merc.

I was unrealistically hopeful that Alonzo would somehow podium at his home race! oh well...

My HAAS lead driver has apparently forgotten how to do his job. Who shall we speculate will get that job next year?

Another question - What are some of the classic tracks we don't use anymore? Estoril? Watkins Glenn? Imola? Brands Hatch? Kyalami? Mosport? Reims? What are some others? I just read about the Moroccan Grand Prix of 1958, in Casablanca!

Some were maybe outdated for modern speeds or just plain unsafe (old Monza), others were eliminated due to politics, money, and Ecclestone. What do you miss? Which would you like to see used again if it could be brought back into spec?


Casablanca 1958. 4.5 mile road course on public roads. 1-Moss, 2-Hawthorn, 3-Hill. Stuart Lewis-Evans crashed badly in his Vanwall and died later. Race never held there again.

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The Brabham Alfa won at Anderstorp, Sweden in 1978.

I was there myself, observing that the Brabham-Alfa BT46B pulled away from the Lotus in a way that the Cosworths eventually failed from 110% racing. It was good to see Alfa win on that occasion. The Alfa was technically approved at the time, but later the fan was banned as all the teams wanted to install fans if Alfa could. The F1 races in Anderstorp were stopped a couple years later lacking finances, however lot of othe races there like LeMans style 4 hours races and others.

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