The Official F1 2020 silly season *contains speculation*

The Official F1 2020 silly season *contains speculation*

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MiniMan64

12,504 posts

145 months

Monday 10th February
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TheDeuce said:
ajprice said:
Alpha Tauri possible livery preview, or testing livery. Bare black carbon with white outline graphics.

https://streamable.com/5nf6t
That would be pretty neat. I noticed on the Merc livery reveal YouTube chat today that a lot of people thought a black F1 car was due... Black and white, kind of classic. Does it suit the brand though? Looking at this, I'd say yes: https://alphatauri.com/en-gb/about/?gclid=EAIaIQob...

Black, white - and red highlights. Something of a departure from red bull colours. Looking forward to seeing the reveal.
Don’t Red Bull always test in black liveries?

TheDeuce

5,707 posts

21 months

Monday 10th February
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MiniMan64 said:
Don’t Red Bull always test in black liveries?
They have twice I think, and so I think have Ferrari too - but that was to make it difficult to guage their aero tweaks, the black/white was effectively an optical illusion. These days testing is so much more public so no trying to hide - might as well give the sponsors a bit of extra screen time.

I think for testing red bull might still use a very dark blue, almost black. They did either past year or year before - from memory..

A proper red bull (and b-team) fan will surely come along soon and correct me on all of the above smile

Mr_Thyroid

1,812 posts

182 months

Monday 10th February
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2015 is the most famous one I think, when they did the dazzle camouflage inspired livery.

Last year was very bold red on dark blue.

TheDeuce

5,707 posts

21 months

Monday 10th February
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Mr_Thyroid said:
2015 is the most famous one I think, when they did the dazzle camouflage inspired livery.

Last year was very bold red on dark blue.
Thanks - I knew I was vaguely right!

The dazzle wouldn't work now as cameras apparently exist that can take take a shot of something and also record the depth in millimetres of each surface. From a few photos it would be possible to 3D model the entire car irrespective of how the human eye sees it - ain't technology great smile

DanielSan

14,942 posts

122 months

Tuesday 11th February
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The Ineos sponsorship on the Mercedes reminds me of the Auto Motorsport/Castrol sponsorship appearing on the 97 William's where the red bits just look out of place on what's become a classic livery

Mr Pointy

5,641 posts

114 months

Tuesday 11th February
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I'd like to see a car painted in Vantablack:
https://www.surreynanosystems.com/about/vantablack

Mind you, it would probably get very hot inside.

kiseca

8,015 posts

174 months

Tuesday 11th February
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Mr Pointy said:
I'd like to see a car painted in Vantablack:
https://www.surreynanosystems.com/about/vantablack

Mind you, it would probably get very hot inside.
Technicality... I'm not sure you can actually see a car painted vanta black hehe

AJB88

5,762 posts

126 months

Tuesday 11th February
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As a Scuderia Ferrari fan, I have always wanted to see them run either a completely black car or completely yellow. I know Ferrari are red but just to be different one season.

or at least be brave and run one of them colours in testing.

M3ax

1,006 posts

167 months

Tuesday 11th February
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kiseca said:
Mr Pointy said:
I'd like to see a car painted in Vantablack:
https://www.surreynanosystems.com/about/vantablack

Mind you, it would probably get very hot inside.
Technicality... I'm not sure you can actually see a car painted vanta black hehe
Even better. Would make the overtakes interesting!

TheDeuce

5,707 posts

21 months

Tuesday 11th February
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M3ax said:
kiseca said:
Mr Pointy said:
I'd like to see a car painted in Vantablack:
https://www.surreynanosystems.com/about/vantablack

Mind you, it would probably get very hot inside.
Technicality... I'm not sure you can actually see a car painted vanta black hehe
Even better. Would make the overtakes interesting!
I saw the vantablack BMW at the Frankfurt Auto Show, it was quite something to behold - It was like an X6 had driven off and left just its shadow behind smile




Mr Pointy

5,641 posts

114 months

Tuesday 11th February
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TheDeuce said:
M3ax said:
kiseca said:
Mr Pointy said:
I'd like to see a car painted in Vantablack:
https://www.surreynanosystems.com/about/vantablack

Mind you, it would probably get very hot inside.
Technicality... I'm not sure you can actually see a car painted vanta black hehe
Even better. Would make the overtakes interesting!
I saw the vantablack BMW at the Frankfurt Auto Show, it was quite something to behold - It was like an X6 had driven off and left just its shadow behind smile
I suspect it woud be a sod to get a paint match after the Mrs bumped it parking in Waitrose.


HighwayStar

2,829 posts

99 months

Tuesday 11th February
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AMG Merc having a little fun.
Bottas 3.0
https://youtu.be/250C66ZHhdI

carinaman

15,334 posts

127 months

Wednesday 12th February
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HighwayStar said:
AMG Merc having a little fun.
Bottas 3.0
https://youtu.be/250C66ZHhdI
It's telling a storey?

Petrus1983

3,759 posts

117 months

Wednesday 12th February
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carinaman said:
HighwayStar said:
AMG Merc having a little fun.
Bottas 3.0
https://youtu.be/250C66ZHhdI
It's telling a storey?
I saw that too! laugh


LaurasOtherHalf

17,364 posts

151 months

Wednesday 12th February
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Chinese GP postponed.

Petrus1983

3,759 posts

117 months

Wednesday 12th February
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LaurasOtherHalf said:
Chinese GP postponed.
Definitely the right decision considering what’s going on and the team logistics required - why wait until 2 weeks before. If it’s all sorted by then, great, if not there’s bigger problems beyond what is just a sport.

ghost83

3,874 posts

145 months

Wednesday 12th February
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I’d love to see Ferrari in yellow for once loving Renaults Matt black

ajprice

17,703 posts

151 months

Friday 14th February
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Kubica has signed up for DTM with the ART customer BMW team. He'll still be the Alfa reserve driver. https://wtf1.com/post/kubica-will-race-in-the-dtm-...

Deesee

3,956 posts

38 months

Wednesday 4th March
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Deesee said:
Big Nanas said:
Oh, a quick google states that Formula E uses glycerine powered generators to recharge their batteries (not sure about the rest of the mobile power requirements though).
Btw I’m behind the scenes at a few E Prixs this yr, I’ll check if they have upgraded from diesel to bio diesel or some plant based fuel.
Still diesel...