The Official F1 2015 Thread - 29th Nov- Abu Dhabi

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PostThe Official F1 2015 Thread
by jamcc » Tue Feb 03, 2015 8:36 pm

floydfreak wrote:F1 needs more characters like them and willing to speak there mind not the PR robots we have nowadays


Why do people throw this lazy argument about? Such a bullshit cliche. F1 does have characters and a range of them as well. Vettel, for example, is extremely funny. I think the sport itself is to blame if you feel we don't see enough character in the drivers.

Anyway, the Ferrari engine seems a huge improvement over last season and Kimi has said the new car is a "whole different story" to last season. Really hope they, amongst others, can challenge Mercedes. Can't bear the thought of another two-horse race.

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PostRe: The Official F1 2015 Thread
by Jam-Master Jay » Tue Feb 03, 2015 9:16 pm

Alonso will be kicking himself if Ferrari have actually developed a decent car.

In defence of floydfreaks point, you hardly get to see much of each drivers personality throughout a race weekend. When interviewed at the track they all seem to say the same things as if reciting a list of answers given to them from the PR people. Only in the drivers conference and team-radio do you really get much of an individuals personality shining through and not many actually watch the former.

Edit: Looks like Marussia might make it after all.

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PostRe: The Official F1 2015 Thread
by floydfreak » Wed Feb 04, 2015 7:31 pm



:lol:

Lewis has split up from Nicole Scherzinger for the 4th time over Marriage

http://www.msn.com/en-gb/entertainment/ ... lsignoutmd

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PostRe: The Official F1 2015 Thread
by Poser » Sun Feb 15, 2015 1:12 pm

Bump.

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PostRe: The Official F1 2015 Thread
by Robbie » Sun Feb 15, 2015 1:14 pm

ricardio for title

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PostRe: The Official F1 2015 Thread
by Roonmastor » Mon Feb 16, 2015 9:08 pm

I hate this time of year. It's when I spend months with hope and promise and then come March whichever team I'm backing let me down.

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by floydfreak » Mon Feb 16, 2015 9:13 pm


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PostRe: The Official F1 2015 Thread
by Errkal » Tue Feb 17, 2015 9:50 am

Concept image by Ferrari of what they think the future could look like.

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PostRe: The Official F1 2015 Thread
by jimbojango » Tue Feb 17, 2015 7:25 pm

Go Speed Racer, Go!

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PostRe: The Official F1 2015 Thread
by Mini E » Tue Feb 17, 2015 7:37 pm

Not long to go now :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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by Captain Kinopio » Tue Feb 17, 2015 8:14 pm

Errkal wrote:Concept image by Ferrari of what they think the future could look like.

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Looks like they just added a shitload more weight to the car.

Have cars not been getting narrower and pointyer for the last 30 years? What would be the benefit of adding all that extra carbon fibre (Is that what F1 cars are made of?), any aero benefit would surely be negated by the extra weight.

Anyone going to a GP this year? Was looking through my Monza photos at the weekend and it had me hankering to go to another, briefly looked into Abu Dhabi in 2013 but other things came along. Reckon it could be back on the cards this year if an interesting season is set up.

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PostRe: The Official F1 2015 Thread
by satriales » Tue Feb 17, 2015 8:18 pm

Captain Kinopio wrote:Looks like they just added a shitload more weight to the car.

Have cars not been getting narrower and pointyer for the last 30 years? What would be the benefit of adding all that extra carbon fibre (Is that what F1 cars are made of?), any aero benefit would surely be negated by the extra weight.


I'm not sure on the exact benefits, but one of the upcoming rule changes is for the cars to get wider again. I imagine it would be quicker around corners at least.

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PostRe: The Official F1 2015 Thread
by Captain Kinopio » Tue Feb 17, 2015 8:24 pm

Why make the cars wider, just makes it harder to overtake.

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PostRe: The Official F1 2015 Thread
by Victor Mildew » Tue Feb 17, 2015 10:06 pm

Not sure if.

A wider car gives you more mechanical grip.

As for the extra body work, it's a concept to show that other things can be done beyond strawberry floating with noses every year. If the bods that make the rules get inspired to loosen things up and allow cars to have a bit more creative freedom in them then maybe f1 wouldn't lose a genius such as Newey who's leaving because there's sod all innovation with the rules being so restrictive.

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PostRe: The Official F1 2015 Thread
by captain red dog » Wed Feb 18, 2015 8:33 pm

I see the FIA want to ban all the changes in helmet art design throughout the season. I have to say I really support that, I'm sick of all these stupid designs and it makes it so much easier for the spectators if the drivers have the same helmets all year.

Granted they won't be able to do the charity stuff, but this is purely about improving the experience for the fans and viewers in my opinion. Since you can't see the car numbers easily anymore, and since the old ID markings on the cars are a thing of the past (Alesi's Ferrari had yellow spots etc) they need to do everything they can to make it easier to differentiate the drivers.

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PostRe: The Official F1 2015 Thread
by Jam-Master Jay » Wed Feb 18, 2015 8:49 pm

The charity stuff more than made it worthwhile. It was also interesting seeing the different designs when a driver updated their helmets, so banning the changes is decidedly meh as far as I'm concerned.

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by Errkal » Thu Feb 19, 2015 7:41 am

It is a pointless ban. They are just making rule updates for the sake of it.

This brings nothing of value and removes an element of creativity and a slim glimpse it's the personality of the driver.

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PostRe: The Official F1 2015 Thread
by Victor Mildew » Thu Feb 19, 2015 8:17 am

I just think they want everyone in a Senna replica helmet.

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PostRe: The Official F1 2015 Thread
by jamcc » Sun Feb 22, 2015 12:46 pm

Barcelona F1 test: Lewis Hamilton unhappy with 'rock solid' tyres

http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/117764

Could they please just get the tyres right, for once. :fp:

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PostRe: The Official F1 2015 Thread
by CuriousOyster » Sun Feb 22, 2015 1:34 pm

Just heard on radio Alonso flown to hospital after crashing during testing.


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