The F1 2018 thread - #Blessed

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PostRe: The F1 2018 thread - #Blessed
by Vermilion » Fri May 04, 2018 7:43 am

floydfreak wrote:just read that they are trying to do a race in Miami next year.


If the track layout is as good as Baku then bring it on.

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PostRe: The F1 2018 thread - #Blessed
by Lotus » Fri May 04, 2018 11:22 am

Makes sense that they'd try and expand the US market. Can't wait for the anthem, flyovers and dancers before the race.

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PostRe: The F1 2018 thread - #Blessed
by Vermilion » Fri May 04, 2018 7:42 pm

https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/13579 ... k-revealed

First look at the possible layout, and here's a look at how the first race would likely pan out once Max Verstappen got stuck in...

https://youtu.be/2mrPXPI9zA8?t=3m59s

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PostRe: The F1 2018 thread - #Blessed
by floydfreak » Fri May 04, 2018 9:58 pm

those speeds across the water will be mental if the race does go ahead and would be a more interesting race and track then COTA which i find a rubbish track

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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 2018 thread - #Blessed
by Vermilion » Sat May 05, 2018 7:45 am

COTA is generally ok, but it was spoiled when the FIA demanded that the latter part of the esses be tightened up so as to slow the cars down.

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PostRe: The F1 2018 thread - #Blessed
by Jam-Master Jay » Sat May 05, 2018 6:32 pm

Been great seeing Alonso in a competitive car in WEC.

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PostRe: The F1 2018 thread - #Blessed
by floydfreak » Sat May 05, 2018 6:42 pm

Just won his first WEC Race

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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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PostThe F1 2018 thread - #Blessed
by Mini E » Wed May 09, 2018 10:19 am

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Fiancé gave me this last night to hang on the wall. I demonstrated my gratitude by forcing her to learn the names of all the corners. :wub:

Edit: Just realised I’ve taken the photo in a rush with the track upside down (and therefore backwards) :lol: shall fix that later...

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PostRe: The F1 2018 thread - #Blessed
by Vermilion » Wed May 09, 2018 2:30 pm

Upside down it looks like a gun.

You could use it to rob a bank.

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PostRe: The F1 2018 thread - #Blessed
by Jam-Master Jay » Thu May 10, 2018 6:31 pm

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The new McLaren nose certainly is unique.

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PostRe: The F1 2018 thread - #Blessed
by Ad7 » Thu May 10, 2018 7:20 pm

Pretty much nose mounted barge boards.

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:dread:

"From 2017 the cars will look fantastic"

*2018* hold my beer

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PostRe: The F1 2018 thread - #Blessed
by Jam-Master Jay » Thu May 10, 2018 7:29 pm

I saw a Ferrari mock-up of that halo-mounted mirror solution a week or so ago, but it didn't have that upper element. From being allowed 20mm of clearance on the halo for aero fairings to now allowing mirrors and other large elements. FIA... :fp:

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PostRe: The F1 2018 thread - #Blessed
by Robbo-92 » Thu May 10, 2018 7:31 pm

The 2017 ones were stunning. The 2018 ones are, just from one angle though, low down and looking at the rear end :lol:

Those Halo mounted wing mirrors are awful, as is the McLaren's new nose. At least Ferrari have got them mounted in the exact same space for cooling purposes, just off the Halo rather than the cockpit.

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PostRe: The F1 2018 thread - #Blessed
by Ad7 » Thu May 10, 2018 7:35 pm

cars look gooseberry fool. cars sound gooseberry fool. most of the tracks are gooseberry fool Tilkedromes.

Good job F1

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PostRe: The F1 2018 thread - #Blessed
by Vermilion » Thu May 10, 2018 7:43 pm

Ad7 wrote:most of the tracks are gooseberry fool Tilkedromes.


...and those which aren't have still found themselves being Tilke-fied.

Spain now has a crappy chicane at the end of the lap, Silverstone has that terrible infield section, Hockenheim was butchered beyond all recognition, and Mexico's once challenging esses ended up being turned into a sea of tarmac.

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PostRe: The F1 2018 thread - #Blessed
by floydfreak » Fri May 11, 2018 11:19 am

The old Spain layout was fine yet only bikes use that layout now. Spain has been butchered over the last couple of years. Then there is SPA a great track then once they began the changes to the old Bus Stop the track has become more boring lost so much of its character and slowly becoming a sea of tarmac all the challenging corners have been made easy.

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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 2018 thread - #Blessed
by Vermilion » Fri May 11, 2018 2:34 pm

I personally hate tarmac runoffs, they fail to punish drivers who make mistakes (people used to get beached in gravel traps all the time which made races more unpredictable thanks to there being more DNF's), and in some instances i think they are more dangerous.

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PostRe: The F1 2018 thread - #Blessed
by Peter Crisp » Fri May 11, 2018 3:08 pm

Vermilion wrote:I personally hate tarmac runoffs, they fail to punish drivers who make mistakes (people used to get beached in gravel traps all the time which made races more unpredictable thanks to there being more DNF's), and in some instances i think they are more dangerous.


Could they possibly implement some kind electronic slowdown for cars if they go onto the runoffs? This would act as a quasi gravel trap without the tyres getting all buggered with gravel.

Does anyone think Formula E style fan boosts will ever be implemented?
Maybe they could limit it to only people outside the top 10 at the time to try and shake things up slightly or is that just a terrible idea?

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PostRe: The F1 2018 thread - #Blessed
by Vermilion » Fri May 11, 2018 3:20 pm

Peter Crisp wrote:Does anyone think Formula E style fan boosts will ever be implemented?


I hope not, the last thing F1 needs these days is yet another gimmick.

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PostRe: The F1 2018 thread - #Blessed
by Ad7 » Sat May 12, 2018 2:19 pm

Lance StrLOL. What a strawberry floating joke of a driver.


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