The F1 2017 Thread - Silverstone this weekend!

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by Ad7 » Thu Jul 27, 2017 7:24 am

Good sky article on Alonso and Hamilton in Hungary 2007. I forgot what a mental year that was.

http://www.skysports.com/f1/news/12433/ ... lationship
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PostRe: The F1 2017 Thread - Silverstone this weekend!
by floydfreak » Thu Jul 27, 2017 2:59 pm

Porsche to announce that they are withdrawing from the WEC & Le Mans in the next 24hrs

http://sportscar365.com/lemans/wec/pors ... ouncement/

http://www.motorauthority.com/news/1111 ... t-imminent
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PostRe: The F1 2017 Thread - Silverstone this weekend!
by Jam-Master Jay » Thu Jul 27, 2017 4:12 pm

Well, that's the LMP1 class gutted good and proper.

https://www.sauberf1team.com/news/the-p ... -cancelled

The Sauber-Honda deal for 2018 has officially been cancelled.
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PostRe: The F1 2017 Thread - Silverstone this weekend!
by floydfreak » Thu Jul 27, 2017 5:27 pm

Poncho wrote:
BobbyDigital wrote:I wanna move out of the UK (to L.A. or somewhere similar in the USA) but don't know how to really.


A plane, Bobby. It's like a big metal bird.
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PostRe: The F1 2017 Thread - Silverstone this weekend!
by Lotus » Fri Jul 28, 2017 4:22 am

I haven't been following this halo thing too much, but I must be missing something here, because as well as looking awful, it:

- still leaves the driver's head exposed
- is right in the line of sight of the driver
- has resulted in an increase in the time expected for drivers to escape a burning vehicle; i.e., it makes it more difficult for drivers to get out of the car

Why are the FIA so keen on this? It can't just be down to the increased advertising space.
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PostRe: The F1 2017 Thread - Silverstone this weekend!
by Pancake » Fri Jul 28, 2017 1:34 pm

floydfreak wrote:Porsche to announce that they are withdrawing from the WEC & Le Mans in the next 24hrs

http://sportscar365.com/lemans/wec/pors ... ouncement/

http://www.motorauthority.com/news/1111 ... t-imminent


Formula E is clearly the future...
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by Jam-Master Jay » Fri Jul 28, 2017 1:36 pm

Lotus wrote:I haven't been following this halo thing too much, but I must be missing something here, because as well as looking awful, it:

- still leaves the driver's head exposed
- is right in the line of sight of the driver
- has resulted in an increase in the time expected for drivers to escape a burning vehicle; i.e., it makes it more difficult for drivers to get out of the car

Why are the FIA so keen on this? It can't just be down to the increased advertising space.


The main benefit of the Halo is it's ability to block large pieces of debris such as a tyre. Indeed, that is the only advantage it has over the far better looking Shield or Aeroscreen concepts. It is worrying that they've increased the minimum safe evacuation time for this to be introduced as we've had far more occasions with flipped cars and fires than tyres flying at a driver's face.

I just hope that when painted and with the added aero fairings they will look better than the current black flipflop.
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PostRe: The F1 2017 Thread - Silverstone this weekend!
by Peter Crisp » Fri Jul 28, 2017 2:41 pm

Pancake wrote:
floydfreak wrote:Porsche to announce that they are withdrawing from the WEC & Le Mans in the next 24hrs

http://sportscar365.com/lemans/wec/pors ... ouncement/

http://www.motorauthority.com/news/1111 ... t-imminent


Formula E is clearly the future...


I think your probably right but I have a feeling F1 with petrol engines will still be around for a long time as the sound of them is a big part of the attraction.
If we get to a point where electric cars are just running rings round petrol engines then maybe petrol will die but until then there'll still be enough people wanting to watch F1 to keep it viable.
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PostRe: The F1 2017 Thread - Silverstone this weekend!
by Kanbei » Sat Jul 29, 2017 3:59 pm

This Formula 2 race is utterly bonkers :lol: :lol: :lol:
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PostRe: The F1 2017 Thread - Silverstone this weekend!
by jamcc » Sun Jul 30, 2017 1:57 pm

Kanbei wrote:This Formula 2 race is utterly bonkers :lol: :lol: :lol:


Yeah that was awesome. One of the best races I've seen in a while.

Di Resta the supersub blocked Kimi:

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PostRe: The F1 2017 Thread - Silverstone this weekend!
by Ad7 » Sun Jul 30, 2017 1:58 pm

This is strawberry floating gooseberry fool.
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PostRe: The F1 2017 Thread - Silverstone this weekend!
by Hyperion » Sun Jul 30, 2017 2:41 pm

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PostRe: The F1 2017 Thread - Silverstone this weekend!
by Kanbei » Sun Jul 30, 2017 2:46 pm

That painting where they parked the podium cars :lol: :lol: :lol:

Best thing about the race
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PostRe: The F1 2017 Thread - Silverstone this weekend!
by Kanbei » Sun Jul 30, 2017 2:55 pm

Fernando :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Become everyone's favourite driver this year :lol:
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PostRe: The F1 2017 Thread - Silverstone this weekend!
by captain red dog » Sun Jul 30, 2017 2:58 pm

I think Merc were naive to switch Bottas and Hamilton back. Ferrari will not hesitate to switch their drivers to maximise their chances of the WDC and Hamilton could have dropped a vital point or two there.
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PostRe: The F1 2017 Thread - Silverstone this weekend!
by Harry Ola » Sun Jul 30, 2017 3:09 pm

Everything about that race was rubbish. In what could have been a great fight with Vettel struggling and Raikonen and Hamilton looking much quicker, on a different track there could have been a fascinating race. Instead we got a procession with not even a hint of danger.

Have to say I agree on Mercedes. In a tight title fight, why on earth would you give up 3 points when clearly Hamilton had shown he was far quicker today as well.
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PostRe: The F1 2017 Thread - Silverstone this weekend!
by Kanbei » Sun Jul 30, 2017 3:17 pm

Harry Ola wrote:Everything about that race was rubbish. In what could have been a great fight with Vettel struggling and Raikonen and Hamilton looking much quicker, on a different track there could have been a fascinating race. Instead we got a procession with not even a hint of danger.

Have to say I agree on Mercedes. In a tight title fight, why on earth would you give up 3 points when clearly Hamilton had shown he was far quicker today as well.


Difference is Bottas is still in the title fight. Bottas would not have let Hamilton through if he knew Lewis wasn't going to give it back.
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PostRe: The F1 2017 Thread - Silverstone this weekend!
by evanswolves » Sun Jul 30, 2017 4:14 pm

Mag to Hulk, Suck my balls mate
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PostRe: The F1 2017 Thread - Silverstone this weekend!
by Roonmastor » Sun Jul 30, 2017 4:33 pm

Haha!

On Ham giving 4th back, right decision. Yes, you can argue he should have taken the 3 pts, but next time when he asks to be let through, Valteri will trust him to keep his word, and that will be a track where overtaking is possible and Hamilton will probably be able to get by and gain more than 3pts. Otherwise Bottas will tell Lewis to suck his balls.
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PostRe: The F1 2017 Thread - Silverstone this weekend!
by darksideby182 » Sun Jul 30, 2017 7:37 pm

Kanbei wrote:Fernando :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Become everyone's favourite driver this year :lol:

So true
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