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Formula 1 2017 thread

Posted: Mon Feb 20, 2017 9:12 am
by markopoloman
It feels like FOREVER waiting for a new season to get under way - BUT we do get the launch period followed by testing...

So, here we go with the launch of our first 2017 car - a year with a new set of aerodynamic rules supposed to increase lap times by 3 to 5 seconds! But with many people involved with the sport saying it won't aid overtaking :roll: Only time will tell.

Launch No.1 = Sauber C37 (and their 25th year in the sport)

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I like the new look - the lower rear wing, wider tyres and overall sporty style... Roll on tomorrow with Renault's Launch :)

Re: Formula 1 2017 thread

Posted: Mon Feb 20, 2017 1:05 pm
by Katzkatz
Looks interesting, MPM. I think the suggestion was that the rule changes would favour the Red Bull this year - time will tell though. We also have the upcoming Bottas versus Hamilton battle.

@MPM - Are you going to start the Fantasy F1 competition here? I think it might be a good idea to start it early, as we usually have trouble trying to get enough people to get the cups, etc.

Re: Formula 1 2017 thread

Posted: Mon Feb 20, 2017 5:59 pm
by Megamixer
Loving the return of the shark fins on the engine cover! Think 2010 was the last time we saw them.

Re: Formula 1 2017 thread

Posted: Mon Feb 20, 2017 7:53 pm
by markopoloman
Katzkatz wrote:Looks interesting, MPM. I think the suggestion was that the rule changes would favour the Red Bull this year - time will tell though. We also have the upcoming Bottas versus Hamilton battle.

@MPM - Are you going to start the Fantasy F1 competition here? I think it might be a good idea to start it early, as we usually have trouble trying to get enough people to get the cups, etc.
Yeah, need to wait for the F1 Fantasy site to activate the 2017 season...

Re: Formula 1 2017 thread

Posted: Mon Feb 20, 2017 10:26 pm
by silvergunner
Really like the colour scheme on the Sauber.

Re: Formula 1 2017 thread

Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 4:48 am
by Liamh1982
It's like the Rothmans Williams and the JPS Lotus had a baby.

Re: Formula 1 2017 thread

Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:26 am
by markopoloman
Day 1 of the first test!

After session 1 today:

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So, Ferrari are doing the same as last year... Lets see what Merc do with Hamilton this afternoon.

McLaren :lol: oil leek on 1st lap. Redbull stopped on track with a sensor issue

Re: Formula 1 2017 thread

Posted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 7:20 pm
by markopoloman
Retro Gamer fantasy F1 league set up

https://ff1gp.com/league-scores/1316-retro-gamer-f1

password is

c64isking

Please enter 2 teams. We need 10 teams to earn trophies!

I will start and sticky a Fantasy F1 League :D

Choose wisely - Ferrari and Mercedes are looking like the top dogs followed by Williams and RedBull.
McLaren are somewhere back in 87th place out of the 10 teams entered into F1 this season :lol:

Re: Formula 1 2017 thread

Posted: Fri Mar 10, 2017 4:24 am
by Katzkatz
Magic Cats' Racing has returned. I'm there, MPM. Good luck to everyone for this year. Hopefully, I'll do better than last year!

Re: Formula 1 2017 thread

Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 6:13 pm
by BarbaricAvatar
I'm in again! I had a shockingly bad 2016, not getting a single team in the top 100 by season-end even though i won overall in 2015! Not making the mistake of choosing McLaren for anything this time! :D

Re: Formula 1 2017 thread

Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 7:49 pm
by markopoloman
I would imagine no one will be choosing McLaren this time! 7 engines in 8 test days... the Cause? It vibrates so much it literally shakes the components off :shock:

Re: Formula 1 2017 thread

Posted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 7:09 pm
by Megamixer
Today's big F1 news...

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:lol:

Re: Formula 1 2017 thread

Posted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:44 pm
by markopoloman
And the best of it is... THE DRIVERS GET TO WEAR PINK HELMETS TOO! :lol:

Re: Formula 1 2017 thread

Posted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 3:42 am
by Liamh1982
^ Better than purple ones, I suppose.

And at least the livery no longer looks like an old McLaren rip-off.

Re: Formula 1 2017 thread

Posted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:33 am
by Katzkatz
A pink F1 car? What is the world coming to? Oh well. It's different.