2018 Formula One Season

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  1. UA412

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    If Mercedes wasn't in formula one right now we would have an incredible race. First between Ferrari and Redbull at the top, and then Force India, Williams, and McLaren for 3rd-5th.
     
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    Recent thoughts:
    1. Holy Shit Verstappen
    2. As much of a mess that the last month or so has been for Haas, they might be the only team you can absolutely say upgraded their driver lineup for 2017.
    3. Vettel needs to stop bitching about everything
     
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    Well McLaren sure did. Regardless of who he replaced, Stoff is one for the future.
     
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  5. NineteenNine

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    Wow. Nico announced his retirement today.
     
  6. Bankz

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    I'm curious if this was in part what Lewis was referring to when they spoke about his mechanics moving to Nico's side of the garage. You had to think him retiring and pressure from Mercedes wanting a German driving being world champion during its dominant run had to be a part of it.
     
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    Wow, WTF

    Who replaces him, Werhlein?
     
  8. Dr. Richard Cranium

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    Most of the speculation seems to be Alonso, Bottas, Sainz.

    Alonso didn't like being paired with Lewis but he also hates fighting just to get into the points.

    Bottas is the talented driver on a Mercedes engine and William sc already took a pay driver so I'm imagine if the price is right Mercedes could make it happen.

    Sainz has no future at Red Bull and it would allow them to promote their GP2 driver
     
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    Bottas makes the most sense of those 3 imo.
     
  10. Dr. Richard Cranium

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    The other point I saw made is that ever since Merc entered F1 they've had one German driver, which means Vettel. He sure did bitch and moan a whole lot this year but I don't know if that's enough for Ferrari to let him get away.
     
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    can't see Vettel wanting to sign up to be Hamilton's #2...that said, he would be stepping into a world championship car sooooooo...
     
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    Thoughts on the recent events? Ecclestone out, Carey in, Brawn involved, etc.

    Carey saying they will prioritize western Europe and the US, social media, and more lucrative tv deals. All good things for the US fan.

    Specifically said he wants a street race in the US.
     
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    NY/NJ has really wanted F1
     
  14. UA412

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    All hail Ross Brawn.

    Well they can drive up to Montreal is they want to.
     
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    The new AT&T commercial with RBR shows at least 2 different old versions of their car and it irritates me way more than it should.
     
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    Ferrari looked strong in testing but they did last year too.

    Wonder how much to look into the Delta between Bottas and Hamilton. You would expect Lewis to be quicker at this stage but how much of that goes away once Bottas gets comfortable.

    Good 24 hours for Gene Haas
     
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    You shouldn't on day 1 of testing. You probably shouldn't do it even after Australia.

    Different times of the day (temp/rubber on track), programs, experience with the car, etc.
     
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    Have to think that Haas is pleased with the amount of laps they got in testing. That had to be priority number one.

    I hope Mclaren gets their shit together. Honda's ineptitude is going to force Alonso into retirement.
     
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    Not looking great, but they're bringing a new spec engine to the second test. Hopefully it's improved.

    The fact that they're still fucking up the basic things [in this case oil tank design] is really discouraging.
     
  21. NineteenNine

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    So, it seems all the cars have a weird, thin...I'm not sure what to call it...vertical wing of sorts behind the cockpit...except Mercedes.
     
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    How crazy is it that one of the best funded teams with a driver as talented as any is stuck with an engine that they don't know is capable of finishing a race. Three years in.
     
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    Answer: very.
     
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    Free Practice 1 tonight!!!!

    I'm still unsure of how I feel about the "shark fin" on the cars
     
  25. UA412

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    It's unfortunate they couldn't ban it before the start of the season. Guaranteed they won't be on the cars next year. T-wings too.
     
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  26. UA412

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    The Red Bull looked to lack a bit of aero grip on the on-boards which was a bit shocking. The Mercedes looked incredible as always. Clearly class again. RIP Ferrari Bandwagon. McLaren's new engine still sucks but maybe this design + no token system means maybe next year will be competitive.

    All this is really a knee jerk reaction considering it's FP2 of the first race, but glad the season is back.

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    So the rumored talks between Mercedes and McClaren would be for engines from like race 4 through the end of the year while giving Honda time to get their crap together for 2018.
     
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    Honda need actual track time in the car, and the McLaren chassis isn't bult for a Mercedes PU. It wouldn't fit without massive compromise. They would be fools to attempt such a thing.
     
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    UA412 do you have a link for live qualifying ?
     
  30. Dr. Richard Cranium

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    What is the point of the shark fin? Is it aero? New place to slap a sponsor logo?

    And lol at the a NBC guys basically spending an entire segment of the fp1 show calling Rosberg a bitch
     
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    And Haas needs to remove their fin
     
  32. Bankz

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    I'm going to guess its for downforce/aero. That also have that back T that is just repulsive.

    And they are right to call Rosberg a bitch. He was handed a top ride and then strong armed Mercedes to switch pitch crew members mid season so he could win a tile and walk off...
     
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    And say what you will about Lewis, his lifestyle, and how it impacts his performance. You at least can recognize after three championships he is still ruthless in the car to win more. I could see Nicco becoming soft as fuck after banking the one title.
     
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    Nico made me like Lewis and I didn't think it was possible to like Lewis
     
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    What's interesting is that the race in the mid pack is pretty much everyone outside of Merc, Red Bull, Ferrari, ... and then Sauber? The midfield is pretty deep and if any team misses the mark they are going to be p17/18 pretty quick.
     
  36. NineteenNine

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    I never liked Nico, but I love him hitting a walk off homer and calling it a career. Ultimate "fuck you" move.
     
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    I like it because it should make for an interesting driver shakeup next year. Bottas is racing to keep his seat. Vettel and Alanso contracts are up. Etc.
     
  38. Bankz

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    this year will be the fucking shits if Mercedes is that far ahead of the pack.

    Bottas isn't going to challenge Lewis
     
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    Someone did a story this offseason that by transitive property to expect Bottas to be slower than Hamilton. It was before he signed so it included other drivers as well. Just taking comparisons among teammates showed Lewis should be quicker
     
  40. UA412

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    https://www.reddit.com/r/motorsportsstreams/

    It'll update with a qualifying post closer to qualifying and you should have a few options there.

    So depressing, my main stream guy was killed/ended by 4chan.
     
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  41. UA412

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    Very basic explanation, but in the new regulations the rear wing is a good bit lower so the air that is actually reaching it is pretty dirty. The shark fin is the best legal option to condition the air for the rear wing at the angles they're setting it.
     
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    Lol bet the boys at Williams hate Stroll already. Hitting the wall with 10 minutes to go in FP3.
     
  43. UA412

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    Been really enjoying Pat Symonds on Sky so far.
     
  44. Bankz

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    as a Ferrari fan boy.... umm almost a half second faster than Mercedes... Ummm ok yes please
     
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    On the other hand, Kimi is already on his second control electronics and energy store.
     
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    FOM really blowing it with the timing graphics. Still fucked into Q1. No updated timing is making qualifying a bit tough to follow.
     
  47. NineteenNine

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    Man, those force India pink cars are ugly as fuck.
     
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    Danny Ric :tebow:
     
  49. NineteenNine

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    Alright. Ferrari right there.