The official Formula One and General Motorsport thread for the 2021 season! Mercedes domination set to continue....?

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Who do you think will be the WDC and WCC winner for the 2021 F1 season?

Sir Lewis Hamilton
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38%
Valtteri Bottas
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Max Verstappen
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8%
Sergio Perez
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Lando Norris
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Daniel Ricciardo
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Sebastian Vettel
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Lance Stroll
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Fernando Alonso
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4%
Esteban Ocon
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Charles Leclerc
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Carlos Sainz Jr
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Pierre Gasly
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Yuki Tsunoda
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Kimi Raikkonen
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Antonio Giovinazzi
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Mick Schumacher
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Nikita Mazepin
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George Russel
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4%
Nicholas Latifi
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Mercedes
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38%
Red Bull Racing
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McLaren
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Aston Martin
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8%
Alpine
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Ferrari
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Alpha Tauri
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Alfa Romeo
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Haas
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Williams
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Total votes: 26
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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport thread for the 2021 season! Mercedes domination set to continue....?
by Robbo-92 » Wed Feb 10, 2021 8:06 pm

Nice to see Portimao back, really enjoyed it last year!

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by floydfreak » Thu Feb 11, 2021 7:23 pm


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by Vermilion » Thu Feb 11, 2021 7:24 pm

I liked Fuji, it produced a couple of really good races.

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by floydfreak » Thu Feb 11, 2021 8:02 pm

i never knew Nascar had a hand in creating the track back in the day.

twitter.com/AlpineF1Team/status/1359954932800061441


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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport thread for the 2021 season! Mercedes domination set to continue....?
by Imrahil » Thu Feb 11, 2021 8:11 pm

Hopefully "well in himself" means it isn't really serious. 6 weeks till the first race, so there's time for him to recover if it's just minor injuries.

Would be a bugger if he had to miss the opening part of the season.

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by Robbo-92 » Thu Feb 11, 2021 8:39 pm

Be a shame if he had to miss the first couple of races, hopefully he’s just got minor injuries that’ll mean he’s good to go at the sole pre season test.

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by Robbo-92 » Fri Feb 12, 2021 1:32 pm

Just a fractured upper jaw for Alonso, press release says he should be good to resume training in a few days so should definitely make the start of the season.

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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport thread for the 2021 season! Mercedes domination set to continue....?
by Vermilion » Fri Feb 12, 2021 2:20 pm

Robbo-92 wrote:Just a fractured upper jaw for Alonso


So Fernando, tell us about your hopes for the season ahead...

Fernando: "mmm, hmm, ummm, mmm"

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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport thread for the 2021 season! Mercedes domination set to continue....?
by Peter Crisp » Fri Feb 12, 2021 3:09 pm

A problem F1 has is that every way that can be thought of to mix things up will just be seen as an artificial gimmick.
Even stuff that's in other race series like joker laps or fan boosts.
How about after race 1 of the season the top 6 cars all need to take an extra 5 second stop and go pitstop per race?

Some touring car championships add ballast to the best cars could F1 try that?

jiggles wrote:Nobody with a VR headset is going to be using it regularly this time next year, let alone in 4 years time.


Posted 16th March 2016. Let's see.
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by Robbo-92 » Fri Feb 12, 2021 3:28 pm

Doesn’t BTCC add ballast to the winning car? That could work in F1 (although knowing F1 engineers they’d make use of the ballast for better weight distribution/lower centre of gravity so would have to be told where to put the extra weight) as if one driver won consecutive races they’d get more ballast added and then it’d get reset if they fell too far back?

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by Peter Crisp » Fri Feb 12, 2021 5:25 pm

Robbo-92 wrote:Doesn’t BTCC add ballast to the winning car? That could work in F1 (although knowing F1 engineers they’d make use of the ballast for better weight distribution/lower centre of gravity so would have to be told where to put the extra weight) as if one driver won consecutive races they’d get more ballast added and then it’d get reset if they fell too far back?


The weight has to be gained by the driver.
This would mean that if Lewis does keep winning he'd end up as the world's fattest man contender but that could be fun to watch.

jiggles wrote:Nobody with a VR headset is going to be using it regularly this time next year, let alone in 4 years time.


Posted 16th March 2016. Let's see.
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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport thread for the 2021 season! Mercedes domination set to continue....?
by Robbo-92 » Fri Feb 12, 2021 7:06 pm

Peter Crisp wrote:
Robbo-92 wrote:Doesn’t BTCC add ballast to the winning car? That could work in F1 (although knowing F1 engineers they’d make use of the ballast for better weight distribution/lower centre of gravity so would have to be told where to put the extra weight) as if one driver won consecutive races they’d get more ballast added and then it’d get reset if they fell too far back?


The weight has to be gained by the driver.
This would mean that if Lewis does keep winning he'd end up as the world's fattest man contender but that could be fun to watch.


Driver makes more sense, accounts for any driver changes that way. Hamilton would struggle to climb the podium by the end of the season if it was sown into his race suit.

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by floydfreak » Sun Feb 14, 2021 10:51 pm


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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport thread for the 2021 season! Mercedes domination set to continue....?
by Vermilion » Mon Feb 15, 2021 9:28 am

floydfreak wrote:


Great stuff, there's a freesports channel on freeview which sometimes screens nascar.

EDIT: It's on tonight at 10pm (Freeview channel 64).

https://www.freesports.tv/

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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport thread for the 2021 season! Mercedes domination set to continue....?
by Victor Mildew » Mon Feb 15, 2021 9:36 am

Red Bull will be making their own engines after taking on the Honda engine program.

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by Vermilion » Mon Feb 15, 2021 9:46 am

Victor Mildew wrote:Red Bull will be making their own engines after taking on the Honda engine program.


Sounds like Christian Horner really couldn't bring himself to give Renault a call.

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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport thread for the 2021 season! Mercedes domination set to continue....?
by Robbo-92 » Mon Feb 15, 2021 11:27 am

But who will they complain about it their engines consistego bang? :lol:

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by Victor Mildew » Mon Feb 15, 2021 11:30 am

Robbo-92 wrote:But who will they complain about it their engines consistego bang? :lol:


Guarantee they'll blame their fuel supplier.

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by KK » Mon Feb 15, 2021 11:38 am

floydfreak wrote:

That'll make the cut for

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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport thread for the 2021 season! Mercedes domination set to continue....?
by Rawrgna » Mon Feb 15, 2021 1:03 pm

Looking at the highlights that second crash looked scary its never nice seeing a fireball burst out of a car in a shunt like that.


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