The F1 2017 Thread

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PostRe: The F1 2017 Thread
by Ad7 » Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:54 am

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


Its because the driversnall earn money from being associated with their own number now.

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PostRe: The F1 2017 Thread
by K » Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:11 am

The Number 1 isn't exactly a deeply rooted tradition in the sport anyway, I can't blame any driver that would rather pursue branding (especially if you're #LH44) over what essentially amounts to bragging rights.

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by Robbo-92 » Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:25 am

I think if I was considering having a bet it would be on Mercedes, probably Hamilton considering his recent form. Seem to be the best at developing a car throughout the season as well so even if like last year we get 2 teams very close on race pace Mercedes has a good chance at out developing them throughout the year.

Obviously I'd love to see 3 or 4 teams fighting for the title but I can't see it happening till the new engine regulations come into play, even then Mercedes could be the dominant force once more.

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PostRe: The F1 2017 Thread
by GuitarHero » Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:59 pm

Also we got "Grid Kids" to replace "Grid Girls" next year [Source]

I did not pay attention to the grid girls anyway, so this change has minimal impact on me but apparently its a big thing so there we go

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by Jam-Master Jay » Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:31 pm

Tbh, if any driver chose to race with the #1 on their car after winning the WDC I'd just be thinking 'you cocky wanker' whenever I saw them.

I think the Grid Kids idea is pretty good, it'll certainly be quite the experience for the youngsters to be surrounded by top drivers and great engineers/mechanics.

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by Vermilion » Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:53 pm

K wrote:The Number 1 isn't exactly a deeply rooted tradition in the sport anyway


It kinda was for a long time, only in those last few years did it seem to lose prestige, i think one of the reasons was that the numbers in general had been shrunk to such an extent by the teams (especially Red Bull) that hardly anyone could actually see them (also one of the main reasons why they forced the teams to start using big ones again).

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by Robbo-92 » Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:25 am

Great opertunity for the grid kids, getting to be around a team for the race would be an exciting opportunity for anyone! Still don't get what the whole controversy was about grid girls mind as it was a job for them and the viewers barely saw them anyway but that's just my very short simplistic take on the matter.

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PostRe: The F1 2017 Thread
by False » Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:36 am

It will make the pre-race boner an awkward one for me. Im just conditioned after years of tasty treats to have my game face on.

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PostRe: The F1 2017 Thread
by Robbo-92 » Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:27 pm

Just a little bit more awkward! Hope you don't have a crowd round when watching F1.....

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PostRe: The F1 2017 Thread
by Preezy » Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:44 pm

The Grid Kids will be gutted when they turn up and there are no sexy Grid Girls waiting for them :(

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PostRe: The F1 2017 Thread
by Ad7 » Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:49 pm

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PostRe: The F1 2017 Thread
by floydfreak » Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:34 pm


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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
by K » Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:48 am

Vermilion wrote:
K wrote:The Number 1 isn't exactly a deeply rooted tradition in the sport anyway


It kinda was for a long time, only in those last few years did it seem to lose prestige, i think one of the reasons was that the numbers in general had been shrunk to such an extent by the teams (especially Red Bull) that hardly anyone could actually see them (also one of the main reasons why they forced the teams to start using big ones again).


I mean "1973 to 2014 except in 1974, 1993 and 1994" hardly seems sacrosanct. I definitely think Lewis' 44 totally iconic in its own right at this point. I also think retiring number 17 is a pretty powerful gesture.

Grid Kids is a good idea. Wish they'd use it as an opportunity to make sick and disabled kids' dreams come true though, instead it's gonna just be a bunch of rich kids whose parents bought their way into motorsports.

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PostRe: The F1 2017 Thread
by floydfreak » Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:00 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
by Vermilion » Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:04 pm

That must surely be easier for the drivers to see through than the halo.

I can imagine it now, one driver drives into a back of another because the halo meant he couldn't see properly ahead.

On a separate note, i recorded this a couple of years ago but obviously have never posted it here, it is a video of my F1 autograph collection (Part 1 of 2) which i've been building up since the mid 1990's, i hope you find it interesting...


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PostRe: The F1 2017 Thread
by Robbo-92 » Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:19 pm

From the looks of it should offer better visibility for the drivers, although when Vettel tested a similar concept at Silverstone I'm sure he said it made him feel dizzy or something. Obviously I dare say they could have worked out ways to get around this and persevered with the much nicer looking option, even if it took a year or two longer. While they've tested the Halo on cars and for loads it can withstand it still feels a little bit rushed, dare say I will get used to it much like with the step noses and extended noses seen between 2013-14.

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PostRe: The F1 2017 Thread
by Ad7 » Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:47 pm

It looks strawberry floating awful and there's no way we'll get used to them. Definitely be replaced by a screen like this next year after a backlash.

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PostRe: The F1 2017 Thread
by Robbo-92 » Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:48 pm

I thought the same about the stepped noses of 2013, although the Halo is much more in your face than those. I'd like to see them adapt the areoscreen, thought the one Red Bull tested looked great as well, all in all the Halo feels slightly rushed through to show that they're reacting to incidents seen in the past.

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PostRe: The F1 2017 Thread
by Vermilion » Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:52 pm

The stepped noses were ugly, but the penis noses of 2014 were far worse.

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PostRe: The F1 2017 Thread
by Snowcannon » Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:29 pm

Vermilion wrote:That must surely be easier for the drivers to see through than the halo.

I can imagine it now, one driver drives into a back of another because the halo meant he couldn't see properly ahead.

On a separate note, i recorded this a couple of years ago but obviously have never posted it here, it is a video of my F1 autograph collection (Part 1 of 2) which i've been building up since the mid 1990's, i hope you find it interesting...



That’s an impressive collection you’ve got there :o


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