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Old 02-08-2018, 07:14 AM   #1
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With Daytona approaching I'm getting a real race bug. F1 is in the news a lot, making big changes with the Halo and the demise of grid girls, what's everyone's thoughts for 2018?

I think the Halo is excellent but there are a lot of traditionalists out there who seem to think it's killing the concept of open cockpit racing. Not sure why drivers have to take unnecessary risks when there is a solution available.

Anyway, looking forward to another season, hopefully Ferrari can take a run at Mercedes!
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Old 02-08-2018, 08:06 AM   #2
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I'm liking the new changes...who cares about the grid girls. The halos I am a bit torn on, but that is simply an aesthetic issue. I like changing the start time by 10min so that you do get a bit of commentary before the actual race starts.

F1 still needs to work hard on competitiveness by the back markers and improving the ability to pass. And I do hope they can find a nice balance between making F1 available for the "Average Joe" vs the "Rolex" crowd...I do love the elitism of it, but that could just be me.
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Old 02-08-2018, 10:12 AM   #3
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I agree with everything you said.

Excited for the car launches, minus the ugly halo. Interested to see what we get this year without the sharkfin and stupid t wing.

McLaren are saying they expect some podiums with Renault power. I dream of the days of a season like 2010 where we had 4 teams within a tenth and the top 10 separated by less than half a second.
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Old 02-14-2018, 02:25 PM   #4
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First car images of the year are out. Hass showed off images of their 2018 car today.

https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/h...mages-1004958/

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Old 02-15-2018, 02:52 PM   #5
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Williams launched their 2018 car today.
https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/w...mages-1005367/
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Old 02-19-2018, 01:45 PM   #6
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Red Bull
https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/r...iardo-1006395/
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Old 02-20-2018, 11:44 AM   #7
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Sauber https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/s...eiled-1006818/
Renault https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/r...-RS18-1006950/

Some more here https://twitter.com/ScarbsTech?lang=en
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Old 02-20-2018, 08:47 PM   #8
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That is seriously awesome.
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Unfortunately that is not likely to be their real livery. They've done the camo thing in the past and always revert to their normal colour scheme for the season.
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Unfortunately that is not likely to be their real livery. They've done the camo thing in the past and always revert to their normal colour scheme for the season.
It won't be their livery. It's only the launch livery.
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https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/t...1-car-1007430/

Toro Rosso posted a picture of their car
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Well that sucks. That is a seriously badass livery. Red Bull is my favourite team. I would have loved to look at that all year.
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Mercedes
https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/f...ealed-1007602/

Ferrari
https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/f...kkonen-1007754
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Lots of pictures and information here
https://drivetribe.com/t/everything-...RvCY1AB-PIMFxQ
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McLaren
https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/m...1-car-1007967/

Testing starts next week.
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Old 02-23-2018, 01:31 PM   #16
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I am 100% behind the Halo as a safety device, but boy do they stick out like a sore thumb.
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FP2 in Melbourne starts in about 8 hours.
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Got it on the PVR, looking forward to watching tonight. Racing is back!
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It is my first time at the F1 this weekend and we had lots of fun yesterday checking out the track and the practices. The Mercedes are very quick, the Ferarris are close behind, and the other teams have some catching up to do.

We are heading back today for more practice and qualifying. It is currently dumping down rain though so not sure if it will be as much fun today.
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The new graphics F1 has this season are great.
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