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      10-29-2020, 10:37 AM   #1
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F1...Best of the rest...sort of Fantasy F1.

So lets say Bottas has decided to retire at the end of this season.
You are Toto Wolff and have to pick a replacement with an eye to being the team leader when Hamilton retires.
You can't have Verstappen as he has a long contract with RB.
But you can have any of the other current drivers.
So who do you pick to replace Bottas?
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So lets say Bottas has decided to retire at the end of this season.
You are Toto Wolff and have to pick a replacement with an eye to being the team leader when Hamilton retires.
You can't have Verstappen as he has a long contract with RB.
But you can have any of the other current drivers.
So who do you pick to replace Bottas?
RIC is seasoned, fast and motivated and has enough years ahead to be the elder statesman of MB F1.
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Ricciardo.
Leclerc is really impressive lately but not an option for the same reason as Max.
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I think I'd take a chance on Leclerc.
He has been pretty exceptional in the Ferrari against 4xDWC Vettel.
His last drive in Portugal was unreal...only 30 secs behind Verstappen in a car that lacked any kind of straight line speed.
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Kubica FTW!

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Id like to see Russell get a shot I think he is quicker than Bottas for sure
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Barrichello or Massa, so Hamilton can always take all attention from the team, without dispute from the SECOND driver.
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I honestly think PER is really underrated. I’m a VET fan, but I think Racing Point is making a big mistake with that driver swap.
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I'd can BOT after next season.
Sign HAM for 3 years...21, 22, 23.
Stick RUS into the car for 22, 23 and beyond.
Bring NOR over after HAM retires.
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Well said -

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I'd can BOT after next season.
Sign HAM for 3 years...21, 22, 23.
Stick RUS into the car for 22, 23 and beyond.
Bring NOR over after HAM retires.
Mercedes AMG Petronas solid until 2030.
#mercedesdomination

Done and dusted.

Mercedes Board of Directors, pls wire the money to my account. PM me for details.

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Your plan brings youth and longevity - well done.

Say, can you fund my BMW V10 upgrade for my Z4MR??
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Ohhh....youth!
Your plan brings youth and longevity - well done.

Say, can you fund my BMW V10 upgrade for my Z4MR??
Lol!

After the mistake by RUS, I may have to reconsider my choice!!

HA!! No toys or projects for my until my daughter finishes law school!! But I will definitely be with you in spirit as you progress!!
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Wowie!

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Lol!

After the mistake by RUS, I may have to reconsider my choice!!

HA!! No toys or projects for my until my daughter finishes law school!! But I will definitely be with you in spirit as you progress!!
Indeed, RUS really screwed up....I wonder if part of the issue for RUS and ALB (and all others, of course) was the cooler weather which equals low track temp and low adhesion....and VSC and SC periods when the tires lose operating temps....

Congrats on your daughter's pursuit of law school - well done!
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I think Russel's misfortune in timing a rear tyre warm up with a bump in the track was forgivable...he very rarely makes mistakes.
He looks very strong against Latifi but the general consensus seems to be that Latifi is a bit out of his depth...so its tough to know how good Russel really is.
He would be my second choice at Mercedes after Leclerc (as per the conditions set out in the first first post).
Its going to be interesting to see how Leclerc fares against by Sainz next season.
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I'd can BOT after next season.
Sign HAM for 3 years...21, 22, 23.
Stick RUS into the car for 22, 23 and beyond.
Bring NOR over after HAM retires.
Mercedes AMG Petronas solid until 2030.
#mercedesdomination

Done and dusted.

Mercedes Board of Directors, pls wire the money to my account. PM me for details.

Cheers-mk
This is the correct answer
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