Formula One thread

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

  1. r33per

    r33per SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    301
    Likes Received:
    246
    Joined:
    May 3, 2017
    Location:
    Scotland
    Well, that's that. Really enjoyed this season and really looking forward to 2019, what with all the personnel changes.
     
    VBCheeseGrater and StevenC like this.
  2. StevenC

    StevenC SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    2,792
    Likes Received:
    1,254
    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2012
    Location:
    Northern Ireland
    3 cars launched means it's definitely the new season!!!

    First the Haas VF-19
    [​IMG]

    The Toro Rosso STR14

    [​IMG]

    And the Williams HT7 Pro

    [​IMG]

    Err, I mean the Williams FW42

    [​IMG]
     
  3. bulb

    bulb SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    5,982
    Likes Received:
    7,560
    Joined:
    May 9, 2006
    Location:
    Washington DC
    Love the HAAS! Looks like a lotus!
    Toro Rosso looks about the same.

    Damn Williams, I love that!! At least now I won’t confuse them and Saub...I mean Alfa.
     
    TheTrooper and StevenC like this.
  4. StevenC

    StevenC SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    2,792
    Likes Received:
    1,254
    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2012
    Location:
    Northern Ireland
    Renault RS19

    [​IMG]

    Still looks a year behind the front runners. Maybe they'll catch up in 2021.
     
  5. Dayviewer

    Dayviewer Mr. Djelecaster

    Messages:
    648
    Likes Received:
    182
    Joined:
    May 5, 2012
    Location:
    The Hague, The Netherlands
    Digging the Haas a lot more compared to previous liveries, has a bit more character.
    Tomorrow we got 3 more coming with Mercedes, Red Bull, and Racing Point.
    RB is rumored to go with a lot more white this year which I would like, a red/white/blue would go nicely with both Dutch and French flags from the drivers, let's see what happens though!
     
  6. TheTrooper

    TheTrooper SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    655
    Likes Received:
    140
    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2014
    Location:
    Ascoli Piceno, Italy
    I wanna the Merc
    I wanna the Merc
    I wanna the Merc
     
  7. StevenC

    StevenC SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    2,792
    Likes Received:
    1,254
    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2012
    Location:
    Northern Ireland
  8. StevenC

    StevenC SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    2,792
    Likes Received:
    1,254
    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2012
    Location:
    Northern Ireland
    And the rest

    Racing Point
    [​IMG]

    McLaren
    [​IMG]

    Alfa Romeo
    [​IMG]

    Ferrari
    [​IMG]

    The Italian teams have a very interesting front wing concept for lots of outwash, and the Ferrari's airbox and engine packaging is very interesting.
     
  9. TheTrooper

    TheTrooper SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    655
    Likes Received:
    140
    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2014
    Location:
    Ascoli Piceno, Italy
    Jeez Williams.
    What the hell happened?
     
  10. r33per

    r33per SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    301
    Likes Received:
    246
    Joined:
    May 3, 2017
    Location:
    Scotland
    I mean, it's not great, is it...
     
  11. TheTrooper

    TheTrooper SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    655
    Likes Received:
    140
    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2014
    Location:
    Ascoli Piceno, Italy
    Wow, Lowe was fired from Williams!
    That's heavy
     
    StevenC likes this.
  12. StevenC

    StevenC SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    2,792
    Likes Received:
    1,254
    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2012
    Location:
    Northern Ireland
    Anyone watching the Netflix series? You can tell it's by the same people as Senna.
     
    VBCheeseGrater and TheTrooper like this.
  13. TheTrooper

    TheTrooper SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    655
    Likes Received:
    140
    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2014
    Location:
    Ascoli Piceno, Italy
    I started yesterday and so far so good, It's very well made; good insights as far as race weekends goes
     
  14. StevenC

    StevenC SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    2,792
    Likes Received:
    1,254
    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2012
    Location:
    Northern Ireland
    I watched the first 3 episodes and won't be watching anymore. Very well edited to push whatever narrative they were after from moment to moment. Very little focus on the results or the championship. Making things up, fake commentary. Basically no race footage and no technical coverage.

    This would all be well and good as it seems to be aimed at casual or new fans, but they gutted half of the content from the 2018 Official Review for... this?
     
  15. Dayviewer

    Dayviewer Mr. Djelecaster

    Messages:
    648
    Likes Received:
    182
    Joined:
    May 5, 2012
    Location:
    The Hague, The Netherlands
    It's confirmed that for this season on drivers will get a point for having the fastest lap in the race.
    I think that's gonna give some really cool strategic scenarios in the later sections in the race, it's gonna be a blast in the midfield for sure.

    Looking forward to the weekend! Already warned my GF for the alarm clock going off at 6 in the morning :lol:
     
  16. VBCheeseGrater

    VBCheeseGrater not quite a shredder

    Messages:
    4,294
    Likes Received:
    428
    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2012
    Location:
    Hampton Roads
    Yup, almost done - very well done. Loved the Grosjean episode as i've always had soft spot for him, probably since he gets alot of crap. would love to see him and Kvyat have great seasons this year. Almost there!

    BTW, MotoGP was killer last weekend (it often is). If anyone likes F1 but has not discovered MotoGP, the racing is almost always much much more intense (but i still look forward to F1 the most). First race last week, Moto3 and MotoGP had me making weird noises out loud in my recliner.
     
  17. TheTrooper

    TheTrooper SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    655
    Likes Received:
    140
    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2014
    Location:
    Ascoli Piceno, Italy
    Yeah, I see it as a "TV series" like Braking Bad or GoT, not has an actual source of infos.
    I like it, it's well written; Ferrari and Mercedes refrained from giving collab for the project, that's why it does not follow the championship; it's also why it jump and goes back from different races without following their actual order.

    Just look at it as a TV show and not an actual review; I also believe it is aimed towards new fans, that's why it's a dramatized version of the season.
     
    StevenC likes this.
  18. TheTrooper

    TheTrooper SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    655
    Likes Received:
    140
    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2014
    Location:
    Ascoli Piceno, Italy
    MotoGP is cool, races have been like that for a while now, but we all know Marquez will probably win again.
     
  19. TheTrooper

    TheTrooper SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    655
    Likes Received:
    140
    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2014
    Location:
    Ascoli Piceno, Italy
    Also, what pissed me off from the Ricciardo episode is that they didn't put any footage from the Chines GP.
     
    StevenC likes this.
  20. StevenC

    StevenC SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    2,792
    Likes Received:
    1,254
    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2012
    Location:
    Northern Ireland
    Yeah, you're right about all that stuff and I agree with you. I stopped watching because that doesn't appeal to me.

    What does appeal to me is the Official Season Review, which this year is half the length of previous ones and has none of the bonus content, despite being the same price. Which everyone seems to agree was probably because of the Netflix show.
     
    TheTrooper likes this.

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.