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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Valtteri Bottas
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Max Verstappen
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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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Red Bull Racing
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McLaren
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Aston Martin
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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 Vermilion » Thu Feb 18, 2021 8:15 am

floydfreak wrote:A london race will never happen imo don't want a mechanic to get randomly stabbed during a pit stop


More likely the drivers will find the circuit blocked by extinction rebellion.

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by floydfreak » Thu Feb 18, 2021 3:58 pm

Vermilion wrote:
floydfreak wrote:A london race will never happen imo don't want a mechanic to get randomly stabbed during a pit stop


More likely the drivers will find the circuit blocked by extinction rebellion.


:slol: yeah or that

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by floydfreak » Thu Feb 18, 2021 10:30 pm

Finished watching the BTTC 94-99 season review boxset the other day some great racing from that classic era of Touring Car's some races were crashfests others flat out door too door banging awesomeness. Shame though 99 the manufactures who had pulled out were noticeable Audi, BMW, Porsche, Volvo left at the end of year still had some great racing. Some great livery's in those years





Glad i got too see the last ever Super Touring cars in action at this race sat a bridge great spot for the overtaking and some close racing and action. That was the first time i had seen night racing in person and sadly the last

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by Vermilion » Fri Feb 19, 2021 7:50 am

1998 was one of the best BTCC seasons, it was also when the series attracted it's biggest crowds (i remember just how huge the crowd was at the 98 silverstone finale, it was particularly inflated by the presence of Nigel Mansell, who i got to meet during the pit road walkabout, the guy is a total legend).

It was also the event where, after one of the races, the Volvo team had some damaged bodywork at the back of their garage, and having seen folks being given these spares in the past, i asked a team member and he let me have a piece of the #14 car, i kept it until the day i moved house.

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by Victor Mildew » Fri Feb 19, 2021 8:50 am

Vermilion wrote:1998 was one of the best BTCC seasons, it was also when the series attracted it's biggest crowds (i remember just how huge the crowd was at the 98 silverstone finale, it was particularly inflated by the presence of Nigel Mansell, who i got to meet during the pit road walkabout, the guy is a total legend).

It was also the event where, after one of the races, the Volvo team had some damaged bodywork at the back of their garage, and having seen folks being given these spares in the past, i asked a team member and he let me have a piece of the #14 car, i kept it until the day i moved house.


That's really cool.

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by Vermilion » Fri Feb 19, 2021 2:31 pm

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New AlphaTauri.

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by Victor Mildew » Fri Feb 19, 2021 2:40 pm

Colour scheme almost looks upside down

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by Robbo-92 » Fri Feb 19, 2021 2:43 pm

I thought the colours had literally been swapped when I first glanced at it earlier on. Smart livery like the 2020 one.

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by Vermilion » Fri Feb 19, 2021 3:15 pm

From the front it looks like the 2006 Williams.

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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport thread for the 2021 season! Mercedes domination set to continue....?
by Rawrgna » Fri Feb 19, 2021 4:49 pm

Also evokes the spirit of the classic Parmalat Brabham Liveries

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by False » Fri Feb 19, 2021 5:09 pm

i was wondering what alpha tauri actually is

https://alphatauri.com/en-gb/c/men-powerfull-classics/

who is buying this gooseberry fool

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by Rawrgna » Fri Feb 19, 2021 6:23 pm

Their team wear looks miles better than what they sell as "fashion" clothing

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by Robbo-92 » Fri Feb 19, 2021 6:36 pm

False wrote:i was wondering what alpha tauri actually is

https://alphatauri.com/en-gb/c/men-powerfull-classics/

who is buying this gooseberry fool


I knew it was a fashion brand but jeez how expensive is it!

Rawrgna wrote:Their team wear looks miles better than what they sell as "fashion" clothing


Looks better and looks like a bargain in comparison :lol:

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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 19, 2021 6:38 pm

Are they advertising a scientific calculator?
I had no idea those sold so well.

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by Vermilion » Fri Feb 19, 2021 7:40 pm

Victor Mildew wrote:
Vermilion wrote:1998 was one of the best BTCC seasons, it was also when the series attracted it's biggest crowds (i remember just how huge the crowd was at the 98 silverstone finale, it was particularly inflated by the presence of Nigel Mansell, who i got to meet during the pit road walkabout, the guy is a total legend).

It was also the event where, after one of the races, the Volvo team had some damaged bodywork at the back of their garage, and having seen folks being given these spares in the past, i asked a team member and he let me have a piece of the #14 car, i kept it until the day i moved house.


That's really cool.


This was the part in question, complete with Q8 branding...

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PostRe: The official Formula One and General Motorsport thread for the 2021 season! Mercedes domination set to continue....?
by floydfreak » Fri Feb 19, 2021 9:24 pm

awesome story. I also have met Nigel Mansell i met him in 2000 at the Coys international festival event at Silverstone


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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 » Sat Feb 20, 2021 7:47 am

Vermilion wrote:
Victor Mildew wrote:
Vermilion wrote:1998 was one of the best BTCC seasons, it was also when the series attracted it's biggest crowds (i remember just how huge the crowd was at the 98 silverstone finale, it was particularly inflated by the presence of Nigel Mansell, who i got to meet during the pit road walkabout, the guy is a total legend).

It was also the event where, after one of the races, the Volvo team had some damaged bodywork at the back of their garage, and having seen folks being given these spares in the past, i asked a team member and he let me have a piece of the #14 car, i kept it until the day i moved house.


That's really cool.


This was the part in question, complete with Q8 branding...

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How can a volvo look so good? :wub:

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One of my favourite ever racing games. We used to link PlayStations up and race a season as team mates.

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by Vermilion » Sat Feb 20, 2021 7:52 am

Toca 2 was an amazing game, it fixed all the Toca 1 problems (snap oversteer and needing to win every race to progress) and made for a much more enjoyable experience.

floydfreak wrote:I also have met Nigel Mansell i met him in 2000 at the Coys international festival event at Silverstone


I did the Coys festival a couple of times, was there in 1997 when the event was Ferrari themed, and that afternoon there was an autograph session featuring loads of Ferrari drivers of yesteryear. Sat at the table was Clay Regazzoni, John Surtees, and others. While queuing though, i asked a marshall who the old chap sat under a nearby tree was (as he was also in the enclosure), and they said he was Jose Froilan Gonzalez (legendary driver from the 1950's). I therefore in a moment of sheer nerve, asked the official if i could get his signature, and the guy took my programme over to him and he happily signed it for me. I still have that programme today, and the front cover is covered in signatures from old Ferrari drivers.

Found this article about the event too: https://www.motorsportmagazine.com/arch ... s-festival

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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 » Sat Feb 20, 2021 8:28 am

I need to get my signed festival of speed programmes out one day and take a photo for you guys. Ive got 3 covered with various f1 drivers, touring car drivers, moto go riders and so on. My first ever signature i got there was Felipe Masse at the top of the hill climb.

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by Vermilion » Sat Feb 20, 2021 8:47 am

Nice, i would definitely like to see them at some point.

I got Massa's sig after writing to Williams a few years back, they sent me a signed card from Bottas too.


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