The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!

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Who will be the 2020 F1 WDC and WCC?

Lewis Hamilton
16
36%
Valtteri Bottas
0
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Sebastian Vettel
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Charles LecLerc
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Max Verstappen
3
7%
Alexander Albon
0
No votes
Carlos Sainz
0
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Lando Norris
1
2%
Daniel Ricciardo
0
No votes
Esteban Ocon
0
No votes
Daniil Kyvat
1
2%
Pierre Gasly
0
No votes
Sergio Perez
0
No votes
Lance Stroll
0
No votes
Kimi Raikkonen
0
No votes
Antonio Giovinazzi
0
No votes
Romain Grosjean
0
No votes
Kevin Magnussen
0
No votes
George Russell
1
2%
Nicholas Latifi
0
No votes
Mercedes
18
41%
Ferrari
1
2%
Red Bull Racing
0
No votes
McLaren
0
No votes
Renault
0
No votes
Alpha Tauri
0
No votes
Racing Point
0
No votes
Alfa Romeo
0
No votes
Haas
0
No votes
Williams
3
7%
 
Total votes: 44
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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by Vermilion » Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:48 pm

The Merc design would have looked better without the pink bits.

captain red dog wrote:the likes of Minardi and the recent black Mclarens have soured that colour.


Last years Haas too.

That said though, the 1993 Sauber looked amazing and was also pretty quick.

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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by BOR » Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:50 pm

captain red dog wrote:
Victor Mildew wrote:Mercedes have changed their 2020 livery :datass:


That looks strawberry floating awesome. I wonder what it will look like on the track though, as black cars always look a bit like back markers to me, as the likes of Minardi and the recent black Mclarens have soured that colour.

Agreed.

I think it looks fantastic.

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by Victor Mildew » Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:56 pm

Robbo-92 wrote:The cars from the late 90’s to mid 2000’s look so much quicker than current cars and I’m not sure why? Is it a difference in camera angles used? That the cars are so much lighter they look a bit more alive? The sound definitely helps as well.


I always think the same when I see them. They dance around a lot more and just look so much more alive, so maybe that helps too. Watch one driving down a straight towards the camera and they're shifting all over the place with the drivers head bobbing about.

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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by BOR » Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:02 pm

Victor Mildew wrote:
Robbo-92 wrote:The cars from the late 90’s to mid 2000’s look so much quicker than current cars and I’m not sure why? Is it a difference in camera angles used? That the cars are so much lighter they look a bit more alive? The sound definitely helps as well.


I always think the same when I see them. They dance around a lot more and just look so much more alive, so maybe that helps too. Watch one driving down a straight towards the camera and they're shifting all over the place with the drivers head bobbing about.


V10 vs V6 on the same track, but you could see the difference.

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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by Robbo-92 » Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:29 pm

BOR wrote:
Victor Mildew wrote:
Robbo-92 wrote:The cars from the late 90’s to mid 2000’s look so much quicker than current cars and I’m not sure why? Is it a difference in camera angles used? That the cars are so much lighter they look a bit more alive? The sound definitely helps as well.


I always think the same when I see them. They dance around a lot more and just look so much more alive, so maybe that helps too. Watch one driving down a straight towards the camera and they're shifting all over the place with the drivers head bobbing about.


V10 vs V6 on the same track, but you could see the difference.


It’s amazing how much the 2017 car gained in the second half of the lap, still can’t be helped that the V10 Ferrari looked quicker, partly due to it looking harder to drive/keep in control. I think the cameras have dulled the sense of speed as well?

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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by floydfreak » Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:16 am

The cameras have took awayt the sense of speed. Onboards are too stable and the cameras nowadays are too wide too feature the track ads

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by captain red dog » Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:37 pm

It's definitely something where technology has take away some of the aura around the speed. When it was low res cameras, narrow scale, you got the impression that the cars were so fast that it was difficult to film them. Now with ultra HD wide cameras, that sense is lost a bit.

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by Robbo-92 » Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:02 pm

Has anyone seen anything about power unit usage? Currently we only have 8 races, so if the teams were still allowed to use 3 (personally I don’t see why not, they’ll be built and ready to go already, although if we only get 8 races I don’t expect to see many upgrades to them) then they’ll be able to use them in higher power modes more often which might lead to closer (hopefully better) racing.

I’m really getting excited for this weekend now :toot:

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by floydfreak » Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:36 pm


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by captain red dog » Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:59 pm

floydfreak wrote:

Now this is where it could get controversial. Do they do it for a national anthem? If so, which one will they single out?If Hamilton wins the race, would he take the knee on the podium? If so, would he do it for both the British and German national anthem? If he does it for just one, the controversy will detract from the message anyway. Also political protests are supposed to be banned on the podium.

I get the intention of it, but F1 is probably one of the whitest sports there is. They also are trailblazers in hosting races with severe human rights abuses. I don't think it's a good look for F1 to be appearing so two faced when it comes to equality and diversity. I'd prefer actual action and change over empty gestures.

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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by floydfreak » Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:36 am




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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by Roonmastor » Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:19 am

McLaren updated their livery a bit too. Looks good. Codies hates you all.

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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by Vermilion » Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:58 am

floydfreak wrote:


Hmm, to be honest, i'd prefer F1 to not get involved in politics, especially as they've raced in countries who's records are far from squeaky clean.

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by Kanbei » Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:56 am

Should get out of the car as the lights go out, take the knee and thn get back into the cars and start them up again.

Old Le Mans style :datass:

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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by Victor Mildew » Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:17 am

Right before the cars turn a wheel, who gets your gut feel for the race win?

I'm going with Verstappen

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by floydfreak » Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:42 am

They should lay some turf down at the start line as well too show their support for green peace.

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by captain red dog » Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:52 pm

Victor Mildew wrote:Right before the cars turn a wheel, who gets your gut feel for the race win?

I'm going with Verstappen

Yep my money is on Verstappen. RBR seemed decent in testing and they always seem to up things for Austria.

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by Captain Kinopio » Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:00 pm

Is there a breakdown of what this season is going to be somewhere. I'm still not clear what they're doing this weekend, let alone for the rest of the year.

Also, anyone but Verstappen please.

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by Vermilion » Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:20 pm

Max always goes well in Austria, so we could well be right up there this weekend.

If not him though, then anyone but Mercedes (they've won more than enough these last few years, it's time for a change).

Was looking at the TV listings too, C4 have allocated plenty of time for their highlights show, so we should hopefully get a much better slice of the action.

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by Memento Mori » Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:43 pm

Captain Kinopio wrote:Is there a breakdown of what this season is going to be somewhere. I'm still not clear what they're doing this weekend, let alone for the rest of the year.

Also, anyone but Verstappen please.


Wikipedia:

At present the below are "confirmed". I can't see this season completing though.

Race 1 Austrian Grand Prix
Austria Red Bull Ring, Spielberg
5 July

Race 2 Styrian Grand Prix
Austria Red Bull Ring, Spielberg
12 July

Race 3 Hungarian Grand Prix
Hungary Hungaroring, Mogyoród
19 July

Race 4 British Grand Prix
United Kingdom Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone
2 August

Race 5 70th Anniversary Grand Prix
United Kingdom Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone
9 August

Race 6 Spanish Grand Prix
Spain Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Montmeló
16 August

Race 7
Belgian Grand Prix
Belgium Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Stavelot
30 August

Race 8 Italian Grand Prix
Italy Autodromo Nazionale di Monza, Monza
6 September


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