The F1 2017 Thread

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PostRe: The F1 2017 Thread
by Jam-Master Jay » Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:44 am

Return_of_the_STAR wrote:When are we restarting the thread for the 2018 season? It was done at the end of January last season by Mini E.


Would be good to do it for the launch of the new cars in a couple of weeks.

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PostRe: The F1 2017 Thread
by Return_of_the_STAR » Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:54 am

Jam-Master Jay wrote:
Return_of_the_STAR wrote:When are we restarting the thread for the 2018 season? It was done at the end of January last season by Mini E.


Would be good to do it for the launch of the new cars in a couple of weeks.


Yeah that’s fine.

2018 F1 launch dates so far

Williams: February 15
Renault: February 20
Sauber: February 20
Mercedes: February 22
Ferrari: February 22
McLaren: February 23
Toro Rosso: February 25

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PostRe: The F1 2017 Thread
by Snowcannon » Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:11 am

So the later starts are happening then! good news for me as that means a start of 9:10am here in NY rather than 8am

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PostRe: The F1 2017 Thread
by Ad7 » Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:44 am

Robbo-92 wrote:Thought I best check into your Formula 1 thread, was my most active thread over on SONM afterall!

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Anyone I'm looking forward to joining in the discussion with all of you Formula 1 fans on GRcade :)


Welcome to the forum and the thread.

Depending on how dull or exciting the season is planning out, you'll find this thread is either a hive of activity or you can go multiple races without a single post. Don't let that put you off, keep posting.

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PostRe: The F1 2017 Thread
by Vermilion » Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:56 am

Hello, i'm also an F1 supporter, I've followed it since 1991, and over the years have built up an extensive collection of memorabilia and driver autographs.

Can't say i'm a fan of the halo though, it's such an ugly piece of kit.

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PostRe: The F1 2017 Thread
by Robbo-92 » Sun Feb 04, 2018 5:29 pm

Vermilion wrote:Hello, i'm also an F1 supporter, I've followed it since 1991, and over the years have built up an extensive collection of memorabilia and driver autographs.

Can't say i'm a fan of the halo though, it's such an ugly piece of kit.


Change of name? Thought you'd just migrate across as D.J Vermilion, good to see you here :)

Ad7 wrote:
Robbo-92 wrote:Thought I best check into your Formula 1 thread, was my most active thread over on SONM afterall!

....

Anyone I'm looking forward to joining in the discussion with all of you Formula 1 fans on GRcade :)


Welcome to the forum and the thread.

Depending on how dull or exciting the season is planning out, you'll find this thread is either a hive of activity or you can go multiple races without a single post. Don't let that put you off, keep posting.


I'll probably post pretty frequently around here, there's stuff to discuss even if it is a relatively boring race (normally anyway). Hopefully we get an exciting season, 2017 started off fantastic but seemed to burn out towards the end.

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PostRe: The F1 2017 Thread
by captain red dog » Sun Feb 04, 2018 6:49 pm

Welcome Noobs!

Nice to have some fresh blood in the thread. Memes to remember for the coming season are HAMILOL and ALONSLOL.

We haven't really worked out memes for the rest of the drivers yet (although we did have MASSALOL) !

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PostRe: The F1 2017 Thread
by BOR » Sun Feb 04, 2018 7:06 pm

McLaren tease return to papaya orange

http://www.planetf1.com/news/mclaren-te ... ya-orange/

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PostRe: The F1 2017 Thread
by Vermilion » Sun Feb 04, 2018 7:12 pm

Robbo-92 wrote:Change of name? Thought you'd just migrate across as D.J Vermilion, good to see you here :)


I've been using D.J on internet forums since 2004, so i figured it was time for a change. :D[/quote]

BOR wrote:McLaren tease return to papaya orange

http://www.planetf1.com/news/mclaren-te ... ya-orange/


Would be neat, though these days i find it hard to get excited about McLaren liveries, every year they disappoint and i suspect 2018 will be no exception.

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PostRe: The F1 2017 Thread
by Robbo-92 » Sun Feb 04, 2018 7:21 pm

I'm hopeful they will return to the orange actually, Zak alluded to as much in an interview last season (saying that they listened to their fans or similar to that anyway), whether it'll be a testing livery or full race one who knows.

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PostRe: The F1 2017 Thread
by Vermilion » Sun Feb 04, 2018 7:31 pm

They still should have used red/white during the Honda years, it would have pleased a lot of the fans even despite the fact that the engine was terrible. A lot of people said red/white wasn't possible as that would have been a Marlboro livery, yet Super Aguri did it back in the mid 00's and their cars looked great.

https://images.hgmsites.net/med/super-a ... 0346_m.jpg

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PostRe: The F1 2017 Thread
by BOR » Sun Feb 04, 2018 7:40 pm

Apparently...

Fernando Alonso favours IndyCar-like orange for 2018 McLaren F1 car

"Ha, no, not [seen it] yet - but we'll see.

"I'll be happy with any colour, but McLaren and orange is part of our DNA, so it will be nice if we see some orange like the IndyCar.

"That was a great event and a great McLaren car there."

https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/13402 ... or-mclaren

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PostRe: The F1 2017 Thread
by Jam-Master Jay » Sun Feb 04, 2018 7:41 pm

I'm hoping for an orange and white livery myself, but anything is better than the 2015/2016 liveries. :dread:

McLaren apparently have some new sponsors and partners which is nice to see after the past 3 or 4 years, but I'm finding it hard to get excited by the team despite having the best driver in Alonso and hopefully more power from the Renault. Honda being so slow and unreliable + that token development system really did a lot of damage.

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PostRe: The F1 2017 Thread
by Vermilion » Sun Feb 04, 2018 7:45 pm

Jam-Master Jay wrote:I'm hoping for an orange and white livery myself, but anything is better than the 2015/2016 liveries. :dread:


The first design they used in 2015 was laughable, especially considering the massive expectation and hype they created at the time.

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PostRe: The F1 2017 Thread
by Ad7 » Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:14 pm

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PostRe: The F1 2017 Thread
by BOR » Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:35 pm

Ad7 wrote:Image

:datass: :datass: :datass: :datass: :datass:

:datass: o/

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PostRe: The F1 2017 Thread
by darksideby182 » Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:24 pm

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PostRe: The F1 2017 Thread
by GuitarHero » Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:02 am

Main thing I'm hoping for for 2018 is for the front 3 teams to be interchangeable in order for once. I feel like both Red Bull and Ferrari are finally ready to make that push to be near or equal competitive to Mercedes

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PostRe: The F1 2017 Thread
by K » Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:58 am

I'd still throw all my money behind Mercedes. Even if I didn't believe that Lewis is the greatest driver of the modern era, I'd wager that this year's strict engine limit is going to hurt like hell for the less reliable teams. Mercedes looked bulletproof last year.

Don't care about the colour of the McRenault, the car's probably gonna suck regardless.

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PostRe: The F1 2017 Thread
by Vermilion » Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:48 am

Regarding Lewis, the pedant in me still hates the fact that he refuses to use the No.1 on his car.


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