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#1 pacificquay

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Posted 13 May 2020 - 18:49

So it looks like F1 will have 2 Grands Prix at the Red Bull Ring and 2 at Silverstone.

 

1 will be the Austrian Grand Prix and 1 will be the British Grand Prix.

 

But what will the other two be monickered?



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#2 Yamamoto

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Posted 13 May 2020 - 18:52

The second at Silverstone will be the European Grand Prix.

 

Hang on...



#3 Showty

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Posted 13 May 2020 - 18:56

Most probably the region/county where the circuit is located.

 

MotoGP will name the 2nd Jerez GP as Andalucia GP.



#4 KevR

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Posted 13 May 2020 - 18:58

I never understand the issue with calling both the same name.. or to be more precise, running 2 races within the same GP. What do we need separate names for??

#5 Bleu

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Posted 13 May 2020 - 19:04

Red Bull Ring getting European Grand Prix and Silverstone English Grand Prix would be good.



#6 Luca Pacchiarini

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Posted 13 May 2020 - 19:08

Grand Prix of Wales,

Grand Prix of Beverages

#7 midgrid

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Posted 13 May 2020 - 19:08

The second Silverstone race should be called the Midlands Grand Prix, so it can be confused with the former team.

#8 PayasYouRace

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Posted 13 May 2020 - 19:09

How about going old school and calling the Silverstone round the Race of Champions or the International Trophy?



#9 BRK

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Posted 13 May 2020 - 19:11

I never understand the issue with calling both the same name.. or to be more precise, running 2 races within the same GP. What do we need separate names for??


IIRC, FIA rules stipulated no more than one official championship race per nation. Hence the Pacific GP, Luxembourg GP, European GP and other such oddities. But it's an old rule, and I don't know if it would apply under these extraordinary circumstances.

#10 Luca Pacchiarini

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Posted 13 May 2020 - 19:17

South Northamptonshire Grand Prix

#11 PayasYouRace

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Posted 13 May 2020 - 19:21

IIRC, FIA rules stipulated no more than one official championship race per nation. Hence the Pacific GP, Luxembourg GP, European GP and other such oddities. But it's an old rule, and I don't know if it would apply under these extraordinary circumstances.

 

Though the European Grand Prix was a much older and grander title, rotated around major races and was a mark of honour. Only in the 1980s did it become the default name for an extra race in a country.



#12 Marklar

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Posted 13 May 2020 - 19:23

If they have any sort of humour they call one of the Silverstone races the European Grand Prix

#13 PayasYouRace

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Posted 13 May 2020 - 19:25

If they have any sort of humour they call one of the Silverstone races the European Grand Prix

 

Just like in 1950.



#14 messy

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Posted 13 May 2020 - 19:25

I’d call it the ‘Thank ****ing Christ we’re actually racing and things are finally going back to normal Grand Prix’ but I don’t think they’d go for that due to the expletive.

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Posted 13 May 2020 - 19:28

The second Silverstone race should be called the Midlands Grand Prix, so it can be confused with the former team.

 

And the second Austrian race could be called the Alpine Grand Prix so it can be confused with the car.



#16 midgrid

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Posted 13 May 2020 - 19:28

Liberty are desperate for income, so I suspect we'll just have [SPONSOR] Grand Prix with no country to distract from it.

#17 PayasYouRace

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Posted 13 May 2020 - 19:29

The second Silverstone race should be called the Midlands Grand Prix, so it can be confused with the former team.

 

Reminds me of this:

 

bertrand_gachot__1994_pacific_grand_prix



#18 AustinF1

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Posted 13 May 2020 - 19:31

So it looks like F1 will have 2 Grands Prix at the Red Bull Ring and 2 at Silverstone.

 

1 will be the Austrian Grand Prix and 1 will be the British Grand Prix.

 

But what will the other two be monickered?

Been watching Ted's shutdown notebook, eh?



#19 Spillage

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Posted 13 May 2020 - 19:31

Still hoping this won't happen, but the Déjà Vu Grand Prix has a ring to it.



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#20 maximilian

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Posted 13 May 2020 - 19:35

Grand Prix of Styria?  The Red Bull Grand Prix?



#21 Gemini

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Posted 13 May 2020 - 19:35

If they have any sort of humour they call one of the Silverstone races the European Grand Prix

 

:rotfl:  :up:



#22 AustinF1

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Posted 13 May 2020 - 19:40

Simple. Just call the second races "The Other Austrian GP" and "The Other British GP".

 

Or "Sharknado 2". Yeah, I like that.



#23 maximilian

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Posted 13 May 2020 - 19:42

Actually would be really nice if they call it "The Niki Lauda Grand Prix" and "The Stirling Moss Grand Prix"


Edited by maximilian, 13 May 2020 - 23:27.


#24 PayasYouRace

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Posted 13 May 2020 - 19:44

BGP2: This Time it's Personal.

 

AGP2: Electric Boogaloo.



#25 Clatter

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Posted 13 May 2020 - 20:04

IIRC, FIA rules stipulated no more than one official championship race per nation. Hence the Pacific GP, Luxembourg GP, European GP and other such oddities. But it's an old rule, and I don't know if it would apply under these extraordinary circumstances.

 


All of which makes it a nonsense rule. No one is fooled by giving it a different name.

#26 sportyskells

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Posted 13 May 2020 - 20:17

one of them can be called the European GP and how about the Reb Bull grand prix for the Red Bull ring race



#27 azza200

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Posted 13 May 2020 - 20:21

Deja Vu Grand Prix



#28 Anja

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Posted 13 May 2020 - 20:24

Why stop at Earth? I propose Martian GP and Venusian GP. 



#29 azza200

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Posted 13 May 2020 - 20:25

flat earth grand prix 



#30 pacificquay

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Posted 13 May 2020 - 21:56

Actually would be really nice if they call it "The Niki Lauda Grand Prix" and "The Sterling Moss Grand Prix"

The Stirling Moss Grand Prix would be even better



#31 azza200

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Posted 13 May 2020 - 22:50

meth eth eth eth eth eth eth , heth eth eth eth eth eth eth grand prix



#32 ensign14

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Posted 13 May 2020 - 23:00

There was no British Grand Prix before World War 2.  The races at Brooklands were called the RAC Grand Prix.  So resurrect that monicker.  Could also have the ÖASC Grand Prix or whatever the Austrian thing is called.

 

(As the RAC is a London thing, it refused to let a circuit outside the Home Counties, i.e. in a place where people from all over Britain could more easily get to, have the name RAC Grand Prix.  So they were called the Donington Grands Prix.)



#33 Topsu

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Posted 13 May 2020 - 23:01

"The Boring Ones", because we mostly know what will happen based on the previous race. Seriously, I think the whole idea is stupid and the races will feel artificial. A big part of what keeps F1 interesting is the fact that cars can perform very differently from one track to another. Having two races on the same track will be just boring. "Oh, the Mercedes seem to be just as superior as last weekend, who would have known?"



#34 AndyPerry

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Posted 13 May 2020 - 23:01

AGP2: Electric Boogaloo.


My avatar pic approves this.

#35 wheadon1985

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Posted 13 May 2020 - 23:24

South Northamptonshire Grand Prix


Technically Silverstone is half in Northamptonshire and half in Buckinghamshire. Remember the “uproar” when Buckinghamshire put “Home of Silverstone” on the green road signs.

#36 Ruusperi

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Posted 14 May 2020 - 01:06

Red Bull Ring GP and Silverstone GP.

Or Austrian GP #2 and British GP #2.



#37 kumo7

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Posted 14 May 2020 - 01:19

The Empire GP and Barbarian GP  :rotfl:  :rotfl:



#38 wj_gibson

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Posted 14 May 2020 - 02:37

I still think they should have run two early evening races on the Wesnesdays and two at the normal Sunday time. At least it might mean different track conditions.

#39 maximilian

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Posted 14 May 2020 - 02:39

There was no British Grand Prix before World War 2.  The races at Brooklands were called the RAC Grand Prix.  So resurrect that monicker.  Could also have the ÖASC Grand Prix or whatever the Austrian thing is called.

 

Yeah, the ÖAMTC Grand Prix rolls off the tongue real easy!  :lol:  :lol:



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#40 Albaforever

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Posted 14 May 2020 - 05:34

Austria 2nd race

Europa Grand Prix or The EU Grand Prix.

 

Britain 2nd race

The English Grand Prix 



#41 Jovanotti

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Posted 14 May 2020 - 05:47

Austria -> time for another Swiss GP

#42 jee

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Posted 14 May 2020 - 05:59

Welsh and Liechtenstein Grand Prix, they deserve one, too!


Edited by jee, 14 May 2020 - 06:00.


#43 GAZF1nut

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Posted 14 May 2020 - 06:00

The second at Silverstone will be the European Grand Prix.

 

Hang on...

:lol:



#44 TN81

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Posted 14 May 2020 - 07:19

What's this total nonsense of having two races on the same track? That would be as terrible as the 2014 double point nonsense in Abu dhabi, and should be vetoed by the teams.



#45 TN81

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Posted 14 May 2020 - 07:21

Also, how are races like Japan or Brazil not happening? How is Silverstone or Spa a safer place?



#46 Clatter

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Posted 14 May 2020 - 07:35

Also, how are races like Japan or Brazil not happening? How is Silverstone or Spa a safer place?

You don't read the news much do you.

#47 PlatenGlass

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Posted 14 May 2020 - 07:39

Why stop at Earth? I propose Martian GP and Venusian GP.

Why stop with real existent places?

Gotham City, Narnia.

Edited by PlatenGlass, 14 May 2020 - 07:41.


#48 cyclist

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Posted 14 May 2020 - 08:01

British GP & Brexit GP

Austrian GP & Corona GP



#49 jonpollak

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Posted 14 May 2020 - 08:18

Grand Prix of Styria?


Julie Andrews GP
1&2
Jp

#50 jjcale

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Posted 14 May 2020 - 08:22

Please, please, please let them be sponsored by Corona Beer .... so they can be the "Corona.... F1 GP"  :p