Formula One thread

Discussion in 'Sports Talk' started by levijaymz, Oct 30, 2012.

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    Today Renault will unveil their car, I hope they mantained the Banana Yellow, it's a great colour. (Maybe with some good 'ol light blue)

    Ferrari has to deliver, lots of rumors but until we see the car nothing is true :agreed:

    I hear they did something really interesting with the engine and the construction of the pistons, but we'll see.

    They need a good chassis and good aerodynamic, and if they took some ideas from the old F2007/2008 good results might be there
     
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    Don't really like the Renault. I feared that the 2017 regulations would result in cars that look like they're trying to look cool, and the Renault embodies that. Also not feeling the livery. Too much black, last year's was perfect.

    What Ferrari needs is some continuity and support of engineers, instead of blame and threats of firing. It takes a while to build a good team who can build a good car, and Ferrari don't seem interested in taking the time to do that. I wouldn't be surprised if we're looking at another 20 year drought, it's already been 10.
     
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    Yeah, the Renault wasn't what I thought it would be; it looks cool enough but I wanted more.
    I like the new air intake on the top, that's cool; I'm sure the cars will all look different in the 1st session of test (and in Melbourne).

    Interesting to see that the diffuser it's really plain and simple; I hoped for some more complex design and even a double decker diffuser (but I think it's too soon to show all the good stuff, if they have any)

    The problem with Ferrari it's the same problem there's in Italy: Politics and a super narrow-minded way of doing stuff; I hope they pushed some boundaries, otherwise it's going to be a loooooong year for them.
     
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    The new Force India is ugly. The new regulations are 1 for 3 so far, but I think Mercedes will deliver, because they've had the best looking car the past three years, excluding livery.
     
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    I agree, not too much impressed with Force India, but I like the Aerodynamics I'm seeing.
    The nose is terrible, but if it works it works.
    Tomorrow it's Merc turn, and so far, the paintjob they did looks sick; there a video where they spray it and it is really really cool.

    Such a simple idea (Silver) but so damn violent :lol: (maybe, the fact that they are current champions add to that "violence")

    Hope McLaren will deliver something awesome, same for Ferrari and Reb Bull.

    I would like a Ferrari with a Darker red, like 2007/2008


    (The thing with these liveries is that most of the important parts are black; it's hard to see the exact shape. It's going to be easier with Ferrari and Merc)
     
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    Andrew Benson is reporting that the McLaren will be white and orange. Now while normally I wouldn't listen to anything the worst journalist in F1 says, McLaren have been teasing a lot of orange so that'll be interesting to see.
     
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    That would be sick.
    If the scheme is similar to the MP4/4 it would be really something cool.
    But I doubt it, because I feel they took a different scheme with it.
    And with the name.
    And the Team Principal.
    And the other guy that was there.

    hahah
     
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    Oh my gosh!

    The W08 is the best looking F1 car in a long time. It's just all sorts of crazy!
     
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    120% True.

    It's stunning.

    The colour, the shape, the bargeboards, the nose, the 2 fins close to the front suspensions, the floor (that is crazy large and detailed).

    Every space that could be filled with winglets and stuff (like the rear wing) is filled.
    I don't know what Newey has up his sleeves, but that's why Mercs is the current champion; incredible R&D.
     
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    Not sure what to think of the Ferrari. :scratch:
    Some stuff seems interesting, but we have to wait Barcellona and Melbourne.

    The McLaren is WOW.
    Crazy colour scheme, interesting what they did with the nose.
     
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    Not really digging the McLaren's livery yet. Maybe I'll have to see it moving. Nose is very cool. Ferrari wheelbase is interesting.

    Aside from that, both seem underwhelming after the Mercedes yesterday, though.
     
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    Yeah, the livery is kinda meh (To me McLarens are either the Vodafone iones or the West ones) but the aerodynamics are really well thougth; I'm impressed with all the slots and stuff they did with the nose and rear wing.

    Ferrari has some stuff really really similar to Mercedes, maybe their approach is not that different; hard to say who did the best job, but It's intriguing that neither Ferrari or McLaren have revealed their diffuser.
     
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    Worth noting is that Ferrari have a long wheelbase car in development, and Mercedes have a short wheelbase car in development.
     
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    THE HAAS CAR!
    LOOK AT THAT!

    Best car so far. Period.
    Color scheme is outstanding.

    (Similar aerodynamics to the Ferrari, obviously)
     
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    Yeah, that Haas is a very handsome car.

    Tomorrow's the big day with the Red Bulls.
     
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    I was under the impression that this year would see a fix for the noses. That hasn't materialised so far.

    Speaking of which, what's going on with the RB13's nose? The rest of the car looks like an RB12 with new wings and a fin, where's all the aero wizardry?
     
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    The nose is soooooo strange, looks like an old dustbuster; I can't say anything about the new because....where is the new car? :scratch:

    I see this going 2 way:

    1- They haven' revealed anything at all, didn't even bother adding all the aero stuff for the reveal.

    2- The number "13" it's going to be unlucky for RB.


    (Isn't the sharf fin smaller than all the others?)
     
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    I think their shark fin only looks smaller because Red Bull are using, and have typically used, all of the minimum body work on their airbox. If you compare the RB12 ro the W07, or any of the other cars, you'll see they all have a fin but the RB12 doesn't. The fins existed purely to fulfil the minimum body requirements.

    On another note

    THAT STR12! WOW!
     
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    GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH! So cool!

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    Looks like "13" wasn't much of a lucky number :lol:


    McLaren........what the f*ck....
     

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