2021 F1 cars thread

2021 F1 cars thread

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Piginapoke

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1,827 posts

149 months

Monday 15th February
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30 mins in to the McLaren launch and no sign of the car. Just mindless crap rolleyes

TheDeuce

8,844 posts

30 months

Monday 15th February
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Str6mik said:
Did anyone else watch the McLaren car launch? Was it just me picking up a bit of needle between lando and Danny ric?
I noticed Danny pull up level to Lando's car at the start, then let it roll about a foot in front of it. Probably just one of those things... smile

They're bound to be wary of one another right now I guess. And Lando was perhaps a bit ballsy to say he would be 'taking more of a leadership role' in the team due to his experience. Ok... Danny might be new to Mclaren but he's been racing in F1 at a high level for over a decade!

I reckon they'll be OK though. Danny managed to fight tooth and claw with Max for years and even then maintained a good relationship overall.

Piginapoke

Original Poster:

1,827 posts

149 months

Monday 15th February
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Str6mik said:
Did anyone else watch the McLaren car launch? Was it just me picking up a bit of needle between lando and Danny ric?
It’s all a bit awkward, but I’m not seeing any needle

TheDeuce

8,844 posts

30 months

Monday 15th February
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Piginapoke said:
Str6mik said:
Did anyone else watch the McLaren car launch? Was it just me picking up a bit of needle between lando and Danny ric?
It’s all a bit awkward, but I’m not seeing any needle
Frankly it's all just a bit mindless and st!

But no real tension as such imo.

Adrian W

11,780 posts

192 months

Monday 15th February
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I’m glad I didn’t cancel any plans to watch that

Piginapoke

Original Poster:

1,827 posts

149 months

Monday 15th February
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And we're off with 2021






Str6mik

166 posts

140 months

Monday 15th February
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TheDeuce said:
Frankly it's all just a bit mindless and st!

But no real tension as such imo.
I think it was when Danny tried to make a joke and said “you were only out of school a few years ago’ Lando didn’t seem to take it as a joke and said ‘yeah because you were there 20 years ago’ nothing major admittedly but a bit of tension I felt. Also noticed the ‘you left the light on’ a little dig from lando.

Probably just feeling eachother out but definitely a bit of tension imo


Edited by Str6mik on Monday 15th February 19:52

TheDeuce

8,844 posts

30 months

Monday 15th February
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Best view. Looks to be a good job of packaging the Merc hardware.


Deesee

5,061 posts

47 months

Monday 15th February
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Str6mik said:
Did anyone else watch the McLaren car launch? Was it just me picking up a bit of needle between lando and Danny ric?
If there’s one driver on the grid Dani should not Alpha it over its Lando..


Deesee

5,061 posts

47 months

Monday 15th February
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Here is a load of W10 pictures.. in papaya..

https://twitter.com/tgruener/status/13614027806327...



Well at least we will have a W10/11/& 12 on the grid next yr.

kambites

61,021 posts

185 months

Monday 15th February
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TheDeuce said:
Best view. Looks to be a good job of packaging the Merc hardware.

Interesting, the side-pods are completely different than last year. Far less bulbous just behind the openings.

TheDeuce

8,844 posts

30 months

Monday 15th February
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kambites said:
TheDeuce said:
Best view. Looks to be a good job of packaging the Merc hardware.

Interesting, the side-pods are completely different than last year. Far less bulbous just behind the openings.
Tighter packaged all the way. It's hard to see as last years car was painted in papaya to look narrow with the more bulbous areas in blue. But if you look at Deesee's image carefully you can see the outline of the rear half of the car is a fair bit narrower overall now, not just the pods.

No way of knowing how it will translate on track but it certainly looks like a job well done smile

LaurasOtherHalf

19,679 posts

160 months

Monday 15th February
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Deesee said:
Str6mik said:
Did anyone else watch the McLaren car launch? Was it just me picking up a bit of needle between lando and Danny ric?
If there’s one driver on the grid Dani should not Alpha it over its Lando..
How do you mean?

Fundoreen

2,193 posts

47 months

Monday 15th February
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Just a look at those 4 pics of 2020/2021 is enough.
The boring presentation is a lesson learned.
Does F1 think it will get new fans by dumbing everything down? The people they will get would not notice if it was a truck race at 1pm sunday.
Maybe thats the plan.

SmoothCriminal

3,440 posts

163 months

Monday 15th February
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Genuine question why do people watch a car launch?

What are you expecting to see?

It's not like next year where it will be a noticeable difference from the current generation.

I just imagine they will be the usual pr bullst

dotty

518 posts

162 months

Monday 15th February
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That launch had me logging on to the Silverstone site for tickets .. bad move ?

kambites

61,021 posts

185 months

Monday 15th February
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SmoothCriminal said:
It's not like next year where it will be a noticeable difference from the current generation.
Have you seen the pictures above? The Mclaren looks completely different (in so far as any F1 car looks completely different from any other) than last year's car.

carl_w

6,625 posts

222 months

Monday 15th February
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TheDeuce said:
Best view. Looks to be a good job of packaging the Merc hardware.

It is a shame that they have to have the massive floor on the ground plane and can't make the floor the same size as the body.

robuk

817 posts

154 months

Monday 15th February
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Str6mik said:
I think it was when Danny tried to make a joke and said “you were only out of school a few years ago’ Lando didn’t seem to take it as a joke and said ‘yeah because you were there 20 years ago’ nothing major admittedly but a bit of tension I felt. Also noticed the ‘you left the light on’ a little dig from lando.

Probably just feeling eachother out but definitely a bit of tension imo


Edited by Str6mik on Monday 15th February 19:52
Just watched it, no tension that I could tell. Both being pretty normal and normal with each other in their own ways.

TheDeuce

8,844 posts

30 months

Monday 15th February
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carl_w said:
TheDeuce said:
Best view. Looks to be a good job of packaging the Merc hardware.

It is a shame that they have to have the massive floor on the ground plane and can't make the floor the same size as the body.
I'm certain the aerodynamicists really love having the big as possible floor smile

I know what you mean though. Racing cars used to look a lot prettier than they do now.