The F1 2017 Thread

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PostRe: The F1 2017 Thread - Malaysia!
by Ad7 » Mon Oct 02, 2017 11:56 am

Yep, it was brilliant. I wish they'd force a bigger gap.between the two mandatory compounds. So one set of ultra soft available fresh for race day and as many ultra hard as they need, so for at least one stint you'd have cars doing banzai lap times and being able to make some great overtaking moves.

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PostRe: The F1 2017 Thread
by Death's Head » Mon Oct 02, 2017 12:24 pm

I used to enjoy the first race of the season where limited testing prior to the first race could mean that just by finishing could give you a shot at the points.

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PostRe: The F1 2017 Thread
by floydfreak » Tue Oct 03, 2017 12:14 am



:lol:

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PostRe: The F1 2017 Thread
by Ad7 » Thu Oct 05, 2017 1:11 pm

The fia have published on-board from Stroll's car.

http://www.skysports.com/f1/news/12433/ ... h-released

100% Vettel's fault, what the strawberry float was he doing?

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PostRe: The F1 2017 Thread
by Poser » Thu Oct 05, 2017 2:28 pm

Ad7 wrote:what the strawberry float was he doing?


strawberry floating up and blaming someone else, as per strawberry floating usual.

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PostRe: The F1 2017 Thread
by Pancake » Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:05 pm

The amount of times he has done something completely stupid and had the bare faced cheek to blame somebody else. :fp:

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PostRe: The F1 2017 Thread
by Roonmastor » Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:11 pm

I will say what I said aloud the moment this happened: Vettel did it on purpose, he decided to bin his car so it was damaged and couldn't be weighed, as it was underweight for the race.

/conspiracy

Or maybe he wanted a free gearbox.

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PostRe: The F1 2017 Thread
by Gently-Parted Ringpiece » Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:16 pm

floydfreak wrote:

:lol:


Whats the context for this?

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PostRe: The F1 2017 Thread
by floydfreak » Thu Oct 05, 2017 11:00 pm

i'm guessing its from the drivers meeting and was picked up on camera's that is all i know made me laugh

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PostRe: The F1 2017 Thread
by BOR » Thu Oct 05, 2017 11:08 pm

Ad7 wrote:The fia have published on-board from Stroll's car.

http://www.skysports.com/f1/news/12433/ ... h-released

100% Vettel's fault, what the strawberry float was he doing?

He should be strawberry floating banned. :dread:

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PostRe: The F1 2017 Thread
by Mini E » Fri Oct 06, 2017 7:56 am

Gently-Parted Ringpiece wrote:
floydfreak wrote:

:lol:


Whats the context for this?


It’s from the drivers briefing. Full video is on YouTube from the official F1 account. Can’t remember the context!

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PostRe: The F1 2017 Thread
by Roonmastor » Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:14 am

Mini E wrote:
Gently-Parted Ringpiece wrote:
floydfreak wrote:

:lol:


Whats the context for this?


It’s from the drivers briefing. Full video is on YouTube from the official F1 account. Can’t remember the context!


Grosjean complains of cars cutting Turn 1 at the start, fingers Perez who admits is (as Charlie already made excuses for it). Massa then says he overtook Bottas doing it, citing Bottas just telling him and Charlie says it wasn't raised at the time. Then you see Perez pull that face.

https://youtu.be/NOCTBsG52s8

Edit: Watch the video through, Perez bricks it and goes and speaks to teacher after the briefing :lol:

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PostRe: The F1 2017 Thread
by Return_of_the_STAR » Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:23 am

BOR wrote:
Ad7 wrote:The fia have published on-board from Stroll's car.

http://www.skysports.com/f1/news/12433/ ... h-released

100% Vettel's fault, what the strawberry float was he doing?

He should be strawberry floating banned. :dread:


If the footage wasn't available to the stewards then they should have waited for it to be available. How does he always get away with these things.

Also what annoys me about Vettel is how he just ignores the reporters questions and answers the question he wanted to be asked. He's approaching politician levels of arrogance.

Told that the new footage had come to light at Suzuka by Sky F1, a relieved Stroll added: "I'm definitely not taking the blame for it."

But Vettel responded: "I don't think he looked in his mirrors, he wasn't aware. He said he was just picking up rubber but picking up rubber doesn't justify changing direction and driving into someone."


He's told about the new footage and still says that it was stroll who drove into him.

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PostRe: The F1 2017 Thread
by floydfreak » Sat Oct 07, 2017 1:12 am

Jenson Button is contemplating a full-time return to racing in 2018 after feeling he stayed a year too long in Formula 1, and has named the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship as a possible destination.

http://www.racer.com/f1/item/144802-but ... a-for-2018

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PostRe: The F1 2017 Thread
by Ad7 » Sat Oct 07, 2017 8:28 am

God strawberry floating damn that lap record Lewis, 1.7 seconds faster than the previous record :datass:

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PostRe: RE: Re: The F1 2017 Thread
by Death's Head » Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:44 am

Ad7 wrote:God strawberry floating damn that lap record Lewis, 1.7 seconds faster than the previous record :datass:
Someone faster than someone else in a different car with different technology? Shocking. I think quite a few of the cars have beaten the previous lap record and unsurprisingly, someone with the fastest car heads them.

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PostRe: RE: Re: The F1 2017 Thread
by Gently-Parted Ringpiece » Sat Oct 07, 2017 11:15 am

Death's Head wrote:
Ad7 wrote:God strawberry floating damn that lap record Lewis, 1.7 seconds faster than the previous record :datass:
Someone faster than someone else in a different car with different technology? Shocking. I think quite a few of the cars have beaten the previous lap record and unsurprisingly, someone with the fastest car heads them.


Thats it boys. All racing rendered redundant.

New technology means faster cars and some cars being faster than others renders all records moot.

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PostRe: RE: Re: The F1 2017 Thread
by Death's Head » Sat Oct 07, 2017 11:51 am

Gently-Parted Ringpiece wrote:
Thats it boys. All racing rendered redundant.

New technology means faster cars and some cars being faster than others renders all records moot.

Racing isn't redundant, just the comparison with old records. If cars and regulations allow for faster cars, clearly the bar will just be pushed higher.

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PostRe: The F1 2017 Thread
by Gently-Parted Ringpiece » Sat Oct 07, 2017 12:06 pm

Therefore all records are pointless and worth nothing.

Porsche just lapped the Nurburgring in 6:47 or something, that actually means nothing, because the last Porsche lap record was in an older car with old technology.

Bottas is in nominally the same car, yet he didnt manage the same record time. Odd.

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PostRe: The F1 2017 Thread
by Death's Head » Sat Oct 07, 2017 12:15 pm

Gently-Parted Ringpiece wrote:Therefore all records are pointless and worth nothing.

Porsche just lapped the Nurburgring in 6:47 or something, that actually means nothing, because the last Porsche lap record was in an older car with old technology.

Bottas is in nominally the same car, yet he didnt manage the same record time. Odd.

But the gap between Bottas and Hamilton was not 1.7 seconds, just 0.3. So that is the only comparison that should be made. If you find it exciting that a newer car can lap faster than an older car, good for you. For me, it is just something I would expect.

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