F1 2018

Re: F1 2018

Postby borismorris on Tue 06 Feb 2018, 12:57 pm

I've watched F1 since the early 80s and it holds nowhere near the same grip on me as it used to. Its just not the same spectacle it used to be.
Thinking of Piquet kicking Salazar, Rubens bawling his eyes out in Germany, Schuey trying to knock DC's helmet off.. The closest we've come to anything controversial lately is Seb giving Lulu the chop in Baku. The drivers aren't allowed to be charachters any more. That for me is as much the problem as the cars being nigh on impossible to overtake.
I actually prefer watching the Indycar or F2/ Gp3 races now..at least theres some drama.
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Re: F1 2018

Postby pbeardmore on Tue 06 Feb 2018, 1:27 pm

When the tech development lead to physical developments, it did add excitement and a sense of the exotic: the Tyrrell six wheeler, the Brabham fan car etc, perfect for a schoolboy's poster.

But digital tech makes no visual difference, the cars look very very similar. Partly, I think due to the fact that aerodynamics is so well understood that all of the designs are very close to optimal.
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Re: F1 2018

Postby Brevet Cable on Sat 10 Feb 2018, 3:05 pm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/formula1/43009816
Date of Japanese WEC round moved ( as it clashed with the US F1GP ) just so that Alonso can do both.
Wonder how long it'll be before Alonso bins F1 altogether?
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Re: F1 2018

Postby borismorris on Sat 10 Feb 2018, 9:17 pm

Brevet Cable wrote:http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/formula1/43009816
Date of Japanese WEC round moved ( as it clashed with the US F1GP ) just so that Alonso can do both.
Wonder how long it'll be before Alonso bins F1 altogether?


I'd say thats going to depend on how competitive the car is this year BC..

For the sake of bragging rights how do you see the Mclaren going this coming season?

Multiple podium appearances for ALO?

Wins?

Worse than the 2016 Honda ?
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Re: F1 2018

Postby Brevet Cable on Sat 10 Feb 2018, 10:49 pm

It depends on how much messing around McLaren do.
By all accounts most of the problems they had with the Honda drivetrain was that instead of building a chassis to suit it, they opted to cram the drivetrain into a chassis which was too restrictive for it, hence why the drivetrain preformed perfectly for the bench tests but self-destructed in the car.
If they've learnt from that mistake I think they'll do well, as the chassis they produce are very good, as are the Renault engines.
I'd like to think there'll be at least a handful of podium finishes for both Alonso & Vandoorne, particularly on the tracks that Mercedes are weaker at, although I feel they'll have difficulty competing on a par with the 'big 3' this season ( especially if Mercedes & RBR find new ways to cheat :whistle: )
If the team have got their act together & Alonso's in the right frame of mind, I have a sneaky feeling he'll surprise people by getting a win.
Again depending on the other teams & how hard the fight is between them, I think he'll easily be in the top 10 at the end of the season & could possibly even be in the top 6.
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Re: F1 2018

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Re: F1 2018

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Re: F1 2018

Postby Ian G on Fri 16 Feb 2018, 9:54 am

I feel ancient. I still remember the mighty FW15 and FW16 - to see they're on the FW41 now really makes me feel old!
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Re: F1 2018

Postby Brevet Cable on Fri 16 Feb 2018, 7:32 pm

Young whippersnapper !! ...... FW06 !! :lol:

Granted only a couple have been revealed so far, but they look a heck of a lot cleaner than last year's ones.
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Re: F1 2018

Postby Ian G on Mon 19 Feb 2018, 11:46 am

Red Bull's car has been revealed.

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