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I wonder if they will discount F1 TV
Bet they don't.
They already said that they will not increase free-to-air coverage for the season, despite not being able to have fans in the stands.
My guess is that they will try to grab money anywhere they see it, with the justification that they are already losing money hand over fist, and hosting any quasi-season will be expensive.
Then, they'll add lots of "filler" to the F1 TV content to pretend you're getting value just the same.
 

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In 2021 they will be changing the rules. One of the changes will be a cap on spending. I was wondering, how will that be policed and enforced ? Seems to be an impossible undertaking.
 

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In 2021 they will be changing the rules. One of the changes will be a cap on spending. I was wondering, how will that be policed and enforced ? Seems to be an impossible undertaking.
There are lots of barely-enforceable rules in F1 already.

But the cap has so many loopholes (driver salaries, on-leave employees, top few highest-paid staff all excluded, for starters) that I’m sure teams will fall all over themselves to play a shell - game on regulators.

Just let them race!
 

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Monza will now be followed by Mugello, with Mugello being race number 1000 for Ferrari.

If we're going to have F1 this year, why not back-to-back Italian GPs and doubles at some tracks? Enjoy the calamity!

Feels like a Red Bull kind of year. The very measured Merc team just might lose its edge now, while RBR tends to pounce on the strange circumstances and seems more adaptable.

VER = 2020 Champ
 

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Won't be a Mclaren year, unless they see a white knight in the next month.

Sounds like the parent company is approaching bond holders to postpone on security for their Woking headquarters and the bond holders are taking Mclaren Group to court over it. It would appear that they would prefer to force insolvency now and get paid a few cents on the dollar rather than be bumped by a new secured creditor and get nothing.
 

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So, with an unknown (but supposedly growing) number of races planned, and absolutely no certainty How many will actually happen, what’s the allocation of critical components per car going to be?

And if you were running a team, how would you plan to use those up?
 

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Meanwhile, McLaren found its white knight in the Bank of Bahrain, to the tune of £150 million. Not sure if the bond holders relented, or if the loan is unsecured.
 

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Allocations will be cut back. For example, most major parts are limited to three --- over 21 races = 3 turbos, then they will only allow 1 turbo if a 7 race season.. 14 races = 2.

If the race number is 10, you get your power unit allotment and major part allotment of 2. FIA does not think you can take major parts engineered for 7 races and go 10.

In this scenario, since some parts will be so fresh and built for 7 races and need to only go three races (#8,9 and 10) teams will wants to run that turbo or ICE or whatever hard at some, or all, or one. But they are limiting engine modes, if needed, if it falls to a scenario like that. The intricacies of how that works is beyond me, but it took cooperation (which means someone agreed while knowing they could cheat, if it was that easy. That's F1)

Teams don't necessarily work like this: Run the turbo 1-7, then the new turbo 8-10. They rotate parts in/out and they are sealed and inspected. You might shelf the turbo after one race, then dog the next turbo on the next four races, then bring back a fresher turbo on some track, where you want it, then pull it, then add an ICE and third turbo, and race 10 might be with the turbo from the first race.
 

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Canadian coverage is kicking up a notch:

From TSN.ca
TSN is your home for the 2020 Formula 1 season with full coverage of the Austrian Grand Prix, including all three practice sessions, qualifying on Saturday and the race Sunday at 9:05am ET/6:05am PT. See the full broadcast schedule here.

Not only will TSN be home to events from F1’s opening weekend and throughout the F1 season, viewers will get to experience race watching in an entirely new way.
TSN is bringing eight new bonus streams to race day in 2020 on TSN.ca and the TSN App, including on-board cameras for big-name drivers, a driver tracker stream and a mixed on-board camera.

Each stream will be active for practices one, two and three, qualifying and Sunday morning’s race itself.

The drivers featured are six-time F1 champion and Mercedes standout Lewis Hamilton, Renault’s Daniel Ricciardo as well as Canadians Lance Stroll of Racing Point and Nicholas Latifi of Williams, who will be making his F1 debut.
 
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