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      04-02-2020, 05:01 PM   #1
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Vettel to Retire at end of 2020

Surprising but not a total shock..considering the date published.

https://www.essentiallysports.com/f1...-a-major-hint/

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I'm only reading the one source essentiallysport reporting the retirement. I guess it's accurate.
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Surprising but not a total shock..considering the date published.

https://www.essentiallysports.com/f1...-a-major-hint/
This is a copy from the end of the article....

"By the way, if you haven’t caught on yet, now would be a good time to look up today’s date. With all the doom and gloom surrounding the F1 world thanks to COVID-19, a harmless prank is just what the doctor ordered."
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3798j called it correctly....

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Surprising but not a total shock..considering the date published.

https://www.essentiallysports.com/f1...-a-major-hint/
3798j called it....something regarding the 1st of April....
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3798j called it....something regarding the 1st of April....
"Happy April Fool’s Day" !
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"Happy April Fool’s Day" !
It's just 'bull'
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Surprising but not a total shock..considering the date published.

https://www.essentiallysports.com/f1...-a-major-hint/
Nice one!
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Again with these flat 2 dimensional comparisons as if “driving” is the only skill, responsibility or influence that an F1 driver has on the team and the championships. Driving skill isn’t the only quality one must possess to be a champion. Maybe Vettel ISN’T a “great” driver according to your opinion. So then the not “great” driver won FOUR championships with his OK driving skill and his likable personality in an environment that knew how to give him the support he needs to perform and thrive rather than the two championships won by the undeniably “great” driver FA with his horrific personality and habitual team killing attitude and actions. Team after team and company after company through F1 and now LeMans leaving a trail of bad blood. FA is a F’n A hole and his irrefutable superior skill cannot overcome his devastating impact on EVERY organization he comes into contact with. His relationships NEVER end well and it’s always the teams fault or the companies fault. IF driving skill is the ONLY skill we want to compare and differentiate drivers then we have to go to a UNIFORM sport. All cars must be the EXACT SAME SPEC AND BUILD. Ohhhh yeah that’s right those series suck and that’s why we watch F1 in the First Place.

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Again with these flat 2 dimensional comparisons as if “driving” is the only skill, responsibility or influence that an F1 driver has on the team and the championships. Driving skill isn’t the only quality one must possess to be a champion. Maybe Vettel ISN’T a “great” driver according to your opinion. So then the not “great” driver won FOUR championships with his OK driving skill and his likable personality in an environment that knew how to give him the support he needs to perform and thrive rather than the two championships won by the undeniably “great” driver FA with his horrific personality and habitual team killing attitude and actions. Team after team and company after company through F1 and now LeMans leaving a trail of bad blood. FA is a F’n A hole and his irrefutable superior skill cannot overcome his devastating impact on EVERY organization he comes into contact with. His relationships NEVER end well and it’s always the teams fault or the companies fault. IF driving skill is the ONLY skill we want to compare and differentiate drivers then we have to go to a UNIFORM sport. All cars must be the EXACT SAME SPEC AND BUILD. Ohhhh yeah that’s right those series suck and that’s why we watch F1 in the First Place.
no they dont suck.. its just not F1's point..
technology and pushing boundaries on each element is the point..
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I would've called BS anyway since it's essentially sports.
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I would've called BS anyway since it's essentially sports.
Never heard of them (perhaps that is the first red flag)....are they not to be trusted??
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Never heard of them (perhaps that is the first red flag)....are they not to be trusted??
Piquet could have done with a 'Weissach' rear axle...then he'd be hard pressed to crash on purpose like that
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Again with these flat 2 dimensional comparisons as if “driving” is the only skill, responsibility or influence that an F1 driver has on the team and the championships. Driving skill isn’t the only quality one must possess to be a champion. Maybe Vettel ISN’T a “great” driver according to your opinion. So then the not “great” driver won FOUR championships with his OK driving skill and his likable personality in an environment that knew how to give him the support he needs to perform and thrive rather than the two championships won by the undeniably “great” driver FA with his horrific personality and habitual team killing attitude and actions. Team after team and company after company through F1 and now LeMans leaving a trail of bad blood. FA is a F’n A hole and his irrefutable superior skill cannot overcome his devastating impact on EVERY organization he comes into contact with. His relationships NEVER end well and it’s always the teams fault or the companies fault. IF driving skill is the ONLY skill we want to compare and differentiate drivers then we have to go to a UNIFORM sport. All cars must be the EXACT SAME SPEC AND BUILD. Ohhhh yeah that’s right those series suck and that’s why we watch F1 in the First Place.

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I don't think FA is too bad but wouldn't liked to have heard the lingo when his buggy rolled down a dune in the Dakar rally.
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