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    Default F1 - 2019 Silly season

    McLaren have stated that they are sticking with their drivers Carlos Sainz and Lando Norris for 2020, being the first team to do so this year.

    Both Ferrari drivers are under contract for 2020. There have been rumours circulating that Vettel may retire at end of 2019. Vettel denies the rumours. Ferrari are rumoured to have been checking out Bottas' and Ricciardo's availability in case plan B is required if Vettel pulls the pin.

    Verstappen has a contract with Red Bull until end of 2020. His father is on good terms with Toto at Mercedes and regular Verstappen/Mercedes rumour surface in the press, but counter to this is the good working relationship that Hamilton/Bottas seem to enjoy. I expect that Max/Lewis pairing wound a return to the old Niko/Lewis days for Mercedes, so who knows.

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    Red Bull are in a bit of a spot with their clearly second driver Pierre Gasly has struggled this season and they are currently short on drivers in their driver pool who are ready for F1. Although Red Bull have a history of being fairly ruthless for under performers, they state they are sticking with Gasly and giving him every assistance to help him succeed.

    Hamilton has a contract with Mercedes until 2020. Bottas has a contract until end of 2019 with one year option for 2020.
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    Default Not driver related silliness, but F1 related silliness

    Rich Energy, sponsors of HAAS F1 team have terminated thier agreement

    https://au.motorsport.com/f1/news/ri...itter/4492159/

    Rich Energy lost a legal case over copyright infringement over their logo

    https://au.motorsport.com/f1/news/ha...-case/4388424/

    Bo statements from HAAS as yet as to where that leaves them.
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    What a weird company from what Iím led to believe they donít sell in shops and only in bars etc sounded fishy when I first heard they wanted to buy Force India while the company sounds on the dodge no wonder f1 and the accounting mob didnít ok the Force India deal.
    At least the real f1 is back fly by night companies in and out all the time.


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    It gets weirder. William Storey, the big boss at Rich Energy has got the boot and Rich will continue to sponsor HAAS. Sounds like bit of political in fighting at Rich Energy.
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    As there should be......
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