Formula One thread

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

  1. r33per

    r33per SS.org Regular

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    Very difficult. Even if they get money, it's too late for next year.
    I admire their tenacity, but the old proverb of Solomon comes to mind: pride goes before a fall, and a haughty spirit before destruction. It won't be down to one thing I'm sure, but their "privateer" insistence might be their undoing...
     
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    r33per SS.org Regular

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    No Queen's NYD Honour for Lewis. Again.

    Shocking.:noplease:
     
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    Dayviewer Mr. Djelecaster

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    The work on Zandvoort is very well underway for next year, lots of drone footage every other week from a few people gives some nice insight into the progress:


    They are really putting in the work, 2 corners are going to be banked and the last corner before the main straight will really resemble the turn of an oval.
    The pit exit will be extended to after the first corner, but it will still be (one of the) shortest pit lanes on the whole calender which could give some interesting strategies.
    Here's a render of how it will be like:


    2 runoffs are also added after the 2 straights (however the turns will further still have gravel), pit boxes are being extended, more tunnels to get into the paddock, and overall tweaking of the terrain for more grandstands and other facilities.
    They are on schedule to be done with the main track in February, and then they will start building up the rest in April to be ready for F1 in May.
    I won't be there at the Grand Prix, but I always go to the Historic races in September, I'm very much looking forward to going there after the upgrade.
     
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    Or perhaps move Claire out of the way? I understand Williams is a family business, but she obviously hasn't pushed the team in the right direction.

    Patrick Head? He's been around for what, 50 years?

    Maybe they need a major overhaul in staffing. It's still a sport after all. It's fine to be resilient and try to make a combination work, but when it clearly doesn't, perhaps you need to stop being so stubborn...
     
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    Dayviewer Mr. Djelecaster

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    So big news today: Lawrence Stroll bought himself into Aston Martin, so starting 2021 Racing Point will change into an official Aston Martin team, with Red Bull losing it's title sponsorship, though I think Honda might be keen to pick that up for them.

    And here's a new update on the progress at Zandvoort:


    You can see some run-off areas have been added but there's still plenty of gravel as well.
    They are still on schedule, last bits of asphalt should be there the end of the month, with some small races going on from March to break it all in.
     
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    I am so unexcited for Zandvoort. I'm really only excited by Monaco because my friends and I always make a day about it with the 500.

    Cool about Stroll. He loves cars and racing, and is just doing a great job to help raise up the Silverstone team.
     
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    Dayviewer Mr. Djelecaster

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    Yea it’s overall still very narrow and there seem to be little “easy” overtaking spots, apart from T1 (if the final banked corner will work as planned that is)

    I expected it to be widened at a few more places as well but it doesn’t really seem to be the case thus far.
    However the changes they are making are still positive and will increase overtaking by at least a little bit compared to before.

    Other than that I do think this track will give some insane Qualy runs, and watching drivers push the limits to see whats possible (also during the race) could still be interesting.

    I’m very aware to be biased though as I visit the track once a year.
    But I am surprised how much work they are putting in the whole area, the plans were kind of understated.

    Anyways we’ll see what happens! :)
    Not too long until the first car reveals, excited!
     
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    Yet another name change! :lol:

    I wonder if they'll keep the pink, I doubt that's gonna fly with Aston Martin. :lol:
     
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    That would be the least they should do.
    They really need more financing from all involved.
     
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    British Racing Green.
    I'm calling it here and now :lol:
     
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    To be fair, Williams brought Patrick Head back last year after being out for a few years, so we'll see if he's managed any positive influence this year. (I thought he came back in 2017 or so, but I guess Williams are so slow these days last year felt like 3)

    I'm really disappointed that Racing Point will likely no longer be pink. Though I do remember Top Gear having a pink Aston Martin in one of their Star in a Reasonably Priced Car bits years ago.
     
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    Dayviewer Mr. Djelecaster

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    So, nobody Haasn't felt the need to post this yet?
    It's the first revealed new contender!

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    Because it's so ugly
     
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    ^ Heartbreaking read, also feel really bad for Correa who has years of recovery ahead.
     
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    Yeah, my money is on that as well.
     
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    What do You guys think about the new cars?
    The RedBull looks MEAN!
     
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    Aside from the Haas, they all basically look the same. Since Sauber’s “exit” though, my favourite livery has been Renault, they always look on point so that new matte black is nice.

    As a UPS driver I get to stare at the Ferrari all day on our express envelopes. Still looks the same. :lol:
     
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    I have to admit this is pretty sexy.

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