2021 F1 cars thread

2021 F1 cars thread

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jsf

22,332 posts

200 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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ajprice said:
With the tokens system on updates, I thought it might be possible that Renault/Alpine used some or all of theirs on the tub. I asked, they didn't. As said, they didn't change the tub last year either, so their 2021 car is using a 2019 tub.
They only have two tokens to use this year, McLaren had to use that on the chassis to accommodate the engine switch. Had they not needed to do that, there are likely more gains elsewhere. This puts McLaren at a disadvantage this year, they will be hoping the PU performance improvement compensates for that development loss elsewhere.

Fundoreen

2,193 posts

47 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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I like the Alpine. Although a bit of a technical flop the presentation showed a history of the brand. It seems we in the UK have a myopic view of other nations racing history but would wet ourselves if the hillman minx name entered F1.
I dont know why there is such an obsession that teams should spend a fortune totally redesigning a car somehow with 2 tokens. They were limited this year to save money.
Its all about 2022 anyway as nobody was going to beat the top 2 teams this year. Im sure the problematic tub will be gone by then.

MiniMan64

13,799 posts

154 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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What time is this pink and green 'Aston' appearing then?

DanielSan

16,050 posts

131 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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MiniMan64 said:
What time is this pink and green 'Aston' appearing then?
Anytime now

mw88

217 posts

75 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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MiniMan64 said:
What time is this pink and green 'Aston' appearing then?
15:00 I think

AJB88

7,393 posts

135 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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15:00, their "vault" website is live now. AMF1.live

Have logged in nothing much to see apart from a list of sponsors.



Expecting the car to be them colours maybe with a pink slash on it somewhere for the BWT bit.

DanielSan

16,050 posts

131 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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mw88 said:
MiniMan64 said:
What time is this pink and green 'Aston' appearing then?
15:00 I think
Yeaaa. I read the email wrong. Didn't notice that it was just the launch page that went live.

North West Tom

11,048 posts

141 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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AJB88 said:
15:00, their "vault" website is live now. AMF1.live

Have logged in nothing much to see apart from a list of sponsors.



Expecting the car to be them colours maybe with a pink slash on it somewhere for the BWT bit.
Someone on Reddit found this from the 'vault'


pits

5,964 posts

154 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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Merc is like the previous years, generally uninspiring.

Alpine, they had the chance to do something good and what they have made is a car which looks like it has been inspired by the NBA



If that is the Aston, at the moment it just looks like a fully Petronas sponsored car.

Alpha Tauri still looking the best at the moment

F20CN16

8,289 posts

162 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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pits said:
Merc is like the previous years, generally uninspiring.

Alpine, they had the chance to do something good and what they have made is a car which looks like it has been inspired by the NBA



If that is the Aston, at the moment it just looks like a fully Petronas sponsored car.

Alpha Tauri still looking the best at the moment
Red, white and blue is used on many things, and I can’t see a white silhouette of a basketball player on the car hehe The Alpine looks amazing. You could say the Aston is inspired by grass because it’s green.

mw88

217 posts

75 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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pits said:
Merc is like the previous years, generally uninspiring.

Alpine, they had the chance to do something good and what they have made is a car which looks like it has been inspired by the NBA



If that is the Aston, at the moment it just looks like a fully Petronas sponsored car.

Alpha Tauri still looking the best at the moment
I'm sure the French used red/white/blue a few hundred years before the NBA laugh

ch37

7,136 posts

185 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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pits said:
Alpine, they had the chance to do something good and what they have made is a car which looks like it has been inspired by the NBA
Strange comment, it's the French colours and broadly consistent with previous Alpine liveries in motorsport.








Edited by ch37 on Wednesday 3rd March 14:30

North West Tom

11,048 posts

141 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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North West Tom said:
Someone on Reddit found this from the 'vault'




Ferrari-F355

7 posts

4 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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ch37 said:
pits said:
Alpine, they had the chance to do something good and what they have made is a car which looks like it has been inspired by the NBA
Strange comment, it's the French colours and broadly consistent with previous Alpine liveries in motorsport.
Careful. You can't criticise Alpine on here

There is an overzealous mod about who used to moonlight as a Renault saleman or something.

He's been getting a bit trigger happy recently during the latest lockdown...


AJB88

7,393 posts

135 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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Quite like the Aston Martin.

pits

5,964 posts

154 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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Ferrari-F355 said:
ch37 said:
pits said:
Alpine, they had the chance to do something good and what they have made is a car which looks like it has been inspired by the NBA
Strange comment, it's the French colours and broadly consistent with previous Alpine liveries in motorsport.
Careful. You can't criticise Alpine on here

There is an overzealous mod about who used to moonlight as a Renault saleman or something.

He's been getting a bit trigger happy recently during the latest lockdown...
We will soon find out then rofl but for me the blue should be the original A110 colour and just some splashing of white, the French flag still reminds me of the NBA logo.

Sammo123

1,673 posts

145 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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North West Tom said:
I reckon they could've gone a bit darker with the green. A decent effort though.

RichB

44,880 posts

248 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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AJB88 said:
Quite like the Aston Martin.
I thought their launch was embarrassing. A rapper doing the voiceover, Lawrence Stroll reading from a script, everyone suited and booted like outdated office dwellers, then an American footballer to say that the car 'looks fast' so I gave up then.

Compare that to Mercedes' launch yesterday with Toto just talking freely about the car, the team, the ambitions. James Alison telling us about the details, Lewis and Valtteri chatting. Yes they all knew what they wanted to get across and had a basic plan for the interviews but they were not reading from an autocue! hehe

mike80

1,761 posts

180 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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At a quick glance I like the Alpine and Aston Martin. Mainly I think because it's nice to see a completely new livery rather than just an evolution of the previous year.

AJB88

7,393 posts

135 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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RichB said:
I thought their launch was embarrassing. A rapper doing the voiceover, Lawrence Stroll reading from a script, everyone suited and booted like outdated office dwellers, then an American footballer to say that the car 'looks fast' so I gave up then.

Compare that to Mercedes' launch yesterday with Toto just talking freely about the car, the team, the ambitions. James Alison telling us about the details, Lewis and Valtteri chatting. Yes they all knew what they wanted to get across and had a basic plan for the interviews but they were not reading from an autocue! hehe
Yeh it did seem a bit corporate, Mercedes can pretty much do what they want these days. Didn't understand the Tom Brady bit at all.