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Who will replace Perez? IT'S HÜLKENBERG!


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Poll: Who will replace Perez? (203 member(s) have cast votes)

Who will replace Perez?

  1. Vandoorne (10 votes [4.93%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.93%

  2. Gutierrez (36 votes [17.73%])

    Percentage of vote: 17.73%

  3. Hulkenberg (116 votes [57.14%])

    Percentage of vote: 57.14%

  4. Stroll Snr. (23 votes [11.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.33%

  5. Alonso (11 votes [5.42%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.42%

  6. Other (7 votes [3.45%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.45%

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#1 Disgrace

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 19:35

It probably deserves its own thread. I don't think it will be Stoffel - he's in a Formula E title battle for Mercedes. Sadly, I think he may well be Esteban.


Edited by Disgrace, 30 July 2020 - 19:40.


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#2 Risil

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 19:35

I'm well up for Stroll Sr. How hard can this F1 driving business be?



#3 H0R

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 19:37

Sutil



#4 noikeee

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 19:38

Esteban and he grabs a podium.

#5 Yamamoto

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 19:39

Alonso.



#6 KavB

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 19:39

I hope they can get Hulk as it would be the best car he has ever driven and I think he has enough experience to get up to speed fairly quickly. Gutierrez just seems like a guaranteed no points finish and would be a waste, but sadly Racing Point may not have a choice for this weekend at least.

 

A shame Stoffel is not available. Never really was a fan of him but I would be curious to see what he can do in a decent car, he did pretty well when he subbed for Alonso.



#7 vlado

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 19:39

VET

#8 Massa_f1

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 19:40

Hopefully it will be Hulkenberg. He will certainly be a better choice than Gutierrez who has never shown much speed in an F1 car.


Edited by Massa_f1, 30 July 2020 - 19:41.


#9 pitlanepalpatine

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 19:41

VET

 

So the theory now is Perez Out > replaced by Vettel > replaced by Sainz > replaced by Ric > replaced by Alonso?



#10 messy

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 19:42

Please not Gutierrez.

#11 Disgrace

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 19:43

Please not Gutierrez.

 

Not what McLaren are saying. Probably not the way they would take it, but it would work out very well for RP's rivals if IndyCar reject Gutierrez gets the seat.



#12 RedBaron

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 19:43

Please not Gutierrez.



#13 Montie

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 19:43

Esteban has already tried the car last year, the only difference is the color. That said I would not be surprised if they bring Vandoorne despite the Formula E race, but I hope to see Esteban.

#14 doc83

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 19:44

Kubica! :D

#15 Garndell

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 19:46

I'd really like Russell to get the races, Aitken for Williams.



#16 maximilian

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 19:46

I sure hope Vandoorne doesn't get suckered into the seat.   He's better off in FE, where he has a shot at the title.

 

I'm afraid it'll be the Llama.  That guy has more lives than a cat. 



#17 Yamamoto

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 19:47

I hope they announce it tonight so I can amend my 'Guess the Grid' selection.



#18 Jellyfishcake

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 19:47

I hope Hulk gets it, he has very recent F1 experience and for the most part will know the team well. 



#19 noikeee

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 19:48

Well, anyone else within 50 miles of Silverstone with a Superlicense?

Where does Jenson Button live these days?

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#20 pitlanepalpatine

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 19:49

I'd really like Russell to get the races, Aitken for Williams.

 

I really don't think Claire can afford to let him go at the moment so her team is Latifi and a rookie unless Stroll severly overpays.



#21 jjcale

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 19:49

I missed stroll Snr was in the poll and voted for Hulk .... how can I go back and change my vote??!!



#22 Marklar

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 19:50

Jimmy Broadbent



#23 jjcale

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 19:50

Well, anyone else within 50 miles of Silverstone with a Superlicense?

Where does Jenson Button live these days?

 

Not UK mate .... none of these folks even lives near the UK.



#24 Myrvold

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 19:51

I would like to see both Hülk and Gutierrez get that chance.

 

However, I would also love for a proper "random" choice like, Daniel Juncadella (he has worked with the team before), or as Vandoorne still has a theoretical chance to take the FE title, put in De Vries.

 

I miss all the "random" drivers that popped up in F1 previously, the last times that happened was Lotterer for Caterham and Klien for HRT.



#25 pitlanepalpatine

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 19:51

I missed stroll Snr was in the poll and voted for Hulk .... how can I go back and change my vote??!!

 

Yup, I'd love Hulk to actually get the seat but there was no way I was missing voting the funny option  :rotfl:



#26 H0R

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 19:51

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Edited by H0R, 30 July 2020 - 19:56.


#27 Grayson

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 19:53

No option for George Russell?

I’d love it to be Russell or Vandoorne. But it sounds like the smart money is on Gutierrez.

#28 Risil

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 19:53

https://twitter.com/...924145783394306


Alex you've got Indycar next week.

#29 P123

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 19:53

Does Racing Point have a few Mexican sponsors to keep happy?  If so it will be Gutierrez, although would be nice to see Hulk be called upon.



#30 Tiakumosan

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 19:53

I would like Stoffel or, like some people suggested, Russel or Hulkenberg. But I think it'll be Gutierrez :(

#31 Hakki069

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 19:57

If gutierrez has been traveling to all GPs then he's bound to be in car cause he's obviously been in a particular bubble already.

People like hulkenberg would need to be tested, checked the whole works before he's even aloud in the paddock.

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 19:57

 

That would be one of the "random" options I would love! :)

Also, I think Liberty would approve of this, driver from the USA in a car that is more than capable of getting good results.

 

No option for George Russell?

 

That would need Williams to agree as well I think and then probably Aitken to drop F2 - if so, who'll Campos get!  :p


Edited by Myrvold, 30 July 2020 - 19:58.


#33 dissident

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 19:57

Gutierrez would be pretty underwhelming. 

 

Get Alonso his Mercedes seat.  :lol:



#34 TheFish

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 19:58

I hope it’s Hulk. 2 cracks around Silverstone in that car... podium time!

#35 balage06

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 19:59

It looks like the Hulk is the prime candidate

https://www.motorspo...-point/4846486/



#36 Topsu

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 20:00

Surely not Gutierrez? He was mediocre and has been out of it for years.

 

Give Hulk the podium!



#37 BiggestBuddyLazierFan

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 20:00

Alex you've got Indycar next week.


It only shows he has no desire for Indycar

Its hes only option. Thats why he drives there

#38 DS27

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 20:00

If it's not Hulk, it's proof there is no Karma in the world.



#39 Risil

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 20:02

It only shows he has no desire for Indycar

Its hes only option. Thats why he drives there

I don't think that's fair, but I've always felt that Rossi never let the F1 fire completely blow out.



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#40 thegamer23

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 20:02

Unfortunately, Gutierrez makes the most sense.
Apart from Stroll Snr, obviously.

#41 ANF

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 20:04

So Gutiérrez hasn't raced anywhere since IndyCar in 2017. I could have sworn I saw him in a race last year, but it must have been the 2018 Race of Champions.

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 20:05

I’d love it to be Hulk but it won’t be, Alonso would be a great surprise but, let’s be honest, it’s going to be Gutierrez isn’t it? And that doesn’t excite me at all.

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 20:06

Love Merc to pull a few strings and get Russell in that car to see what he can really do. But this is F1, and we can never have nice things, so it'll probably be some hideously underwhelming choice like Gutierrez.


Edited by JHSingo, 30 July 2020 - 20:06.


#44 Ali623

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 20:06

I mean if RP want a potentially decent result, it has to be Hulkenberg.



#45 NorthEast

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 20:08

Nailed on podium for the Hulk.

#46 dissident

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 20:08

I’d love it to be Hulk but it won’t be, Alonso would be a great surprise but, let’s be honest, it’s going to be Gutierrez isn’t it? And that doesn’t excite me at all.

 

With the kind of pace they've shown, they will try to get a better replacement imo. If that fails, then Gutierrez will step in. 



#47 Yamamoto

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 20:09

If I recall correctly (which I usually don't), only Stroll and Perez have driven that car this year. So, would the latest person to drive it aside from them would be Valentino Rossi at that thing he and Hamilton did last year? Making the Italian the logical choice.



#48 Hakki069

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 20:09

Just imagine if hulkenberg gets the drive abd blows stroll doors off at both the British GP races and get a podium or 2.

Think Perez and Vettel chances of the 2021 drive would go out the window very quickly

#49 Hakki069

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 20:12

If I recall correctly (which I usually don't), only Stroll and Perez have driven that car this year. So, would the latest person to drive it aside from them would be Valentino Rossi at that thing he and Hamilton did last year? Making the Italian the logical choice.


Don't think it's a 2019 car though that Rossi drove and anyway he's hardly setting the world a light in Moto GP now. What chance he got in F1 LOL

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 20:12

If they get Gutierrez in, the pink Mercedes will go from wasted to utterly wasted... :stoned:

 

Maybe that's their true punishment for the copy job, they did it perfectly to built the 2nd fastest car in the field, but will have nothing to show for it at  seasons end?