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
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32%
Valtteri Bottas
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Sebastian Vettel
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Charles LecLerc
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Max Verstappen
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9%
Alexander Albon
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Carlos Sainz
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Lando Norris
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3%
Daniel Ricciardo
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Esteban Ocon
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Daniil Kyvat
1
3%
Pierre Gasly
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Sergio Perez
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Lance Stroll
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Kimi Raikkonen
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Antonio Giovinazzi
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Romain Grosjean
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Kevin Magnussen
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George Russell
1
3%
Nicholas Latifi
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Mercedes
13
38%
Ferrari
1
3%
Red Bull Racing
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McLaren
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Renault
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Alpha Tauri
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Racing Point
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Alfa Romeo
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Haas
0
No votes
Williams
3
9%
 
Total votes: 34
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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by Rawrgna » Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:01 pm

Nothing spectacular but atleast its a clean design

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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by Jam-Master Jay » Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:00 pm

Ferrari SF1000.

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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by Vermilion » Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:28 pm

If they sat that next to the 2019 car, and removed the livery, i wouldn't be able to tell them apart.

This is what comes from having the FIA rather than teams design the cars.

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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by Robbo-92 » Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:24 pm

Honestly it looks like the 2019 car but with a higher rake and Red Bull-esque side pods.

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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by Vermilion » Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:02 am

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/formula1/51471569

As expected, the Chinese GP is looking to be postponed.

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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by Robbo-92 » Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:08 am

And with how congested the calendar is none of the teams would agree to it provisionally being moved to later in the season.

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by Vermilion » Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:26 am

https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/14821 ... kedown-run

Gotta love the glitz and glamour of modern day car launches (not that there's actually anything new to see).

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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by Robbo-92 » Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:16 am

Mor often than not I’ve always liked the Red Bull livery, being so similar to last years is no bad thing, same with Ferrari and Mercedes would have been better if they stuck with last years as well, something just doesn’t look right on it this year.

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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by captain red dog » Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:41 am

To be honest I haven't really got into the new car launches since the 90s. Now it is all manufacturers or big companies running the teams, and there is a lack of fluid sponsorship opportunities, there is very little change in the colour of the cars. Too many teams seem to be in the business of having a particular corporate look/brand.

Don't get me wrong, there are some iconic team colours on the grid, but people seem most excited about a tiny splash of red on the Merc or Ferrari having slightly different car number designs.

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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by Vermilion » Wed Feb 12, 2020 2:30 pm

The biggest problem i think nowadays is less the colour schemes (some of which are actually pretty decent), more the fact that all the cars look identical, not just when comparing teams, but comparing year on year.

Even in the 2000's, the cars would look noticeably different from one another because back then the teams themselves were allowed to design the cars, and new innovations and concepts would pop up all the time.

Oh and Renault's 'launch' shows pretty much naff all...

https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/14822 ... unch-event

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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by floydfreak » Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:01 pm


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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by Robbo-92 » Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:29 pm

floydfreak wrote:


It's crap that there'll be little to no snow for the Swedish Rally but why cancel a stage for something out of their control? Surely they could just run the stage on the surface underneath whether it be tarmac or gravel. Or is the issue that they aren't snow covered roads/paths but actually just roads cut out of the snow and ice? I don't actually know.

Vermilion wrote:The biggest problem i think nowadays is less the colour schemes (some of which are actually pretty decent), more the fact that all the cars look identical, not just when comparing teams, but comparing year on year.

Even in the 2000's, the cars would look noticeably different from one another because back then the teams themselves were allowed to design the cars, and new innovations and concepts would pop up all the time.

Oh and Renault's 'launch' shows pretty much naff all...

https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/14822 ... unch-event

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Yes they do all look quite similar these days compared to what we used to have, still amazing how much the performance differs between the teams though. With the regulations staying so similar between 2019 and 2020 hopefully everyone will be a little closer together.

Don't know why Renault bothered either, no car to show and apparently its just a testing livery but I bet it'll be pretty similar to last years, hopefully with a little more yellow.

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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by Vermilion » Thu Feb 13, 2020 2:47 pm

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Nice looking car this.

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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by Preezy » Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:08 pm

Yeah but imagine trying to park it at Tesco.

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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by captain red dog » Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:52 pm

I still don't like the orange with the blue. Can't really see McLaren making too much progress this year, as next season you have the new regs and they switch back to Merc. Wonder whether they will go for orange and grey next year.

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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by Robbo-92 » Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:00 pm

Last years was better, looks like matte is slowly becoming more popular though. If they go silver and orange for 2021 it’ll look like a retro Force India circa 2015/16.

Should be a good fight (again) between McLaren and Renault, feels like the winner will be who wants to spend more on this year when big changes are coming next year.

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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by Jam-Master Jay » Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:15 pm

I don't think the blue on the sidepods and top intake work well, a bit like the red on the Mercedes.

Glad they made the halo orange and it seems the packaging is a little better towards the rear.

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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by floydfreak » Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:53 pm

Yeah i know, it's the regs fault, the designers have no choice but there used to be a time when you didn't know what the hell this years car was going to look like, when car launches were genuinely exciting, now it's just.......last years car but longer. :|


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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by floydfreak » Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:36 pm



one of my fav teams in WEC and when the raced in IMSA

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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport Thread for the 2020 season!
by Jam-Master Jay » Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:25 pm

Alpha Tauri have one-upped Ferrari's terrible launch event with a strawberry floating fashion show. :lol:

Livery is pretty damn nice though. :datass:


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