The official Formula 1 and general motorsport thread for 2019

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PostRe: The official Formula 1 and general motorsport thread for 2019
by Robbo-92 » Sun May 19, 2019 10:22 pm

Ahhh GP2 GP2 :lol:

To be honest I was surprised they actually entered under their own team this year, can’t remember who he raced with last year but I don’t know why/if there’s a reason they didn’t get him in an established team rather than building their own car for it (although it is a spec car I believe?). Imagine he stands a good chance of getting back to back 24 hours Le Mans wins though (and the WEC title as well).

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PostRe: The official Formula 1 and general motorsport thread for 2019
by Ad7 » Sun May 19, 2019 10:38 pm

Triple crown? More like triple crow amirite

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PostRe: The official Formula 1 and general motorsport thread for 2019
by Vermilion » Mon May 20, 2019 7:42 am

Robbo-92 wrote:can’t remember who he raced with last year


His first attempt at Indy was with Andretti Autosport, one of the big established teams in the series.

Trust McLaren to screw things up for him yet again.

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PostRe: The official Formula 1 and general motorsport thread for 2019
by captain red dog » Mon May 20, 2019 11:47 am

Robbo-92 wrote:Ahhh GP2 GP2 :lol:

To be honest I was surprised they actually entered under their own team this year, can’t remember who he raced with last year but I don’t know why/if there’s a reason they didn’t get him in an established team rather than building their own car for it (although it is a spec car I believe?). Imagine he stands a good chance of getting back to back 24 hours Le Mans wins though (and the WEC title as well).

Well the rumour is Andretti couldn't partner with Mclaren again as Honda didn't want anything to do with Alonso for obvious reasons.

There is a chance Indycar might be able to organise a sale of a grid slot through Penske or something, as in Indycar it is the car that qualifies not the driver. Apparently Alonso isn't keen on the idea but without his participation there will be a lot less interest in the European market.

Would be funny to see Alonso at the Indy 500 as basically a pay driver! :lol:

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PostRe: The official Formula 1 and general motorsport thread for 2019
by Robbo-92 » Mon May 20, 2019 1:00 pm

captain red dog wrote:
Robbo-92 wrote:Ahhh GP2 GP2 :lol:

To be honest I was surprised they actually entered under their own team this year, can’t remember who he raced with last year but I don’t know why/if there’s a reason they didn’t get him in an established team rather than building their own car for it (although it is a spec car I believe?). Imagine he stands a good chance of getting back to back 24 hours Le Mans wins though (and the WEC title as well).

Well the rumour is Andretti couldn't partner with Mclaren again as Honda didn't want anything to do with Alonso for obvious reasons.

There is a chance Indycar might be able to organise a sale of a grid slot through Penske or something, as in Indycar it is the car that qualifies not the driver. Apparently Alonso isn't keen on the idea but without his participation there will be a lot less interest in the European market.

Would be funny to see Alonso at the Indy 500 as basically a pay driver! :lol:


Yeah can’t blame Honda at all, wouldn’t seem right if the driver who qualified didn’t actually get to race either.

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PostRe: The official Formula 1 and general motorsport thread for 2019
by Vermilion » Mon May 20, 2019 2:27 pm

A similar thing happened back in the 90's i think, a couple of drivers (may have even been Penske drivers) failed to qualify in their team's cars, and so borrowed someone elses chassis in order to compete.

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PostRe: The official Formula 1 and general motorsport thread for 2019
by Jam-Master Jay » Tue May 21, 2019 2:24 am


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PostRe: The official Formula 1 and general motorsport thread for 2019
by Robbo-92 » Tue May 21, 2019 8:26 am

That’s sad news, RIP Niki :(

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PostRe: The official Formula 1 and general motorsport thread for 2019
by BOR » Tue May 21, 2019 8:32 am

RIP Niki. :(

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PostRe: The official Formula 1 and general motorsport thread for 2019
by Vermilion » Tue May 21, 2019 7:17 pm

RIP Niki Lauda, he will be missed. :cry:

On a separate note, the Rio F1 track design has been revealed...

https://uk.sports.yahoo.com/news/rio-tr ... 17313.html

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Looks dreadful.

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PostRe: The official Formula 1 and general motorsport thread for 2019
by Captain Kinopio » Tue May 21, 2019 8:38 pm

You could have told me that was any of the non Classic circuits on the calendar and I would have believed you.

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PostRe: The official Formula 1 and general motorsport thread for 2019
by Vermilion » Tue May 21, 2019 8:46 pm

Captain Kinopio wrote:You could have told me that was any of the non Classic circuits on the calendar and I would have believed you.


The first sector is pretty much a carbon copy of the final sector at Bahrain.

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PostRe: The official Formula 1 and general motorsport thread for 2019
by Robbo-92 » Tue May 21, 2019 9:05 pm

Yeah that looks crap.

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PostRe: The official Formula 1 and general motorsport thread for 2019
by floydfreak » Wed May 22, 2019 12:11 am

They really need to stop going to Tilke to design tracks as that is awful. As it's almost a copy of Bahrain, he isn't even making any effort to produce something different!

Needs a bit more tarmac run off :slol:

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PostRe: The official Formula 1 and general motorsport thread for 2019
by Vermilion » Wed May 22, 2019 8:08 am

I often find the Tilke circuits horrible to drive in F1 games, it's just constant heavy braking zones which completely spoils the flow.

Classic tracks like Suzuka, Interlagos, Spa, and even the middle sector in Austria are great because the corners flow nicely in to one another.

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PostRe: The official Formula 1 and general motorsport thread for 2019
by captain red dog » Wed May 22, 2019 10:20 am

Yep the Tilke tracks are extremely dull. You could show me footage from any Tilke track and honestly it could be anywhere in the world. They need variety, which was why the 80s and 90s were so good because you had everything from Hockenheim forest flat out, to Monaco tight and narrow.

Now every track is so similar, it increases the problem when one team starts to dominate. Currently only Monaco seems to stir up the running order sufficiently, but produces a crap race most years.

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PostRe: The official Formula 1 and general motorsport thread for 2019
by Vermilion » Wed May 22, 2019 2:27 pm

captain red dog wrote:Hockenheim forest flat out


Loved that track, it was fun to drive in F1 games and often produced interesting races in real life.

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PostRe: The official Formula 1 and general motorsport thread for 2019
by Captain Kinopio » Wed May 22, 2019 5:27 pm

Having raced Bahrain in F1 2018 last night I can confirm it is absolute gobshite to drive.

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PostRe: The official Formula 1 and general motorsport thread for 2019
by captain red dog » Wed May 22, 2019 6:44 pm

So Hamilton got special dispensation not to do the Monaco press conference today because of Niki Lauda, so Bottas had to do it. This is the sort of thing I don't like about Hamilton, as it doesn't feel genuine and feels like he is trying to turn the situation to revolve around himself.

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PostRe: The official Formula 1 and general motorsport thread for 2019
by Vermilion » Wed May 22, 2019 6:48 pm

Captain Kinopio wrote:Having raced Bahrain in F1 2018 last night I can confirm it is absolute gobshite to drive.


Sochi is worse.

That said, even the Russian track isn't as bad as the one in India they used a few years back, I utterly hated that layout, just horrible.


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