2021 F1 cars thread

2021 F1 cars thread

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mw88

218 posts

75 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 A rapper doing the voiceover, Lawrence Stroll reading from a script, everyone suited and booted like outdated office dwellers, then an American footballer to say that the car 'looks fast' so I gave up then.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
Pretty much where I gave up too - Seemed a bit awkward, and random bits of film stitched together one second the drivers were pulling the cover off and on the next cut they'd both disappeared.

The Hypno-Toad

10,577 posts

169 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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Sammo123 said:
North West Tom said:
I reckon they could've gone a bit darker with the green. A decent effort though.
Bit of a ‘nothing’ shade. Hopefully it will look more exciting in real light.

resolve10

254 posts

9 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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The Hypno-Toad said:
Bit of a ‘nothing’ shade. Hopefully it will look more exciting in real light.
I think it will, the lighting in that shot is not doing it any justice at all. On the launch video it looked very high gloss (almost chrome green) which is a nice change from the matt liveries on the grid. Should look good under the lights, won't have to wait long to find out!

DanielSan

16,062 posts

131 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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Sammo123 said:
North West Tom said:
I reckon they could've gone a bit darker with the green. A decent effort though.
Don't forget the paint is chosen to look best on TV. It'll look completely different then.

That said, I'm into it. Simple but a nice looking livery, the pink stripe works well.

TheDeuce

8,933 posts

30 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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It was a bit 'try hard', but at least more entertaining than some entirely corporate focussed launches. I think the car looks great, love the green - not really any surprises as such.

Nice to see them get Daniel Craig involved to reinforce the 'Aston'-ness of the new team and play up the 007 connection. Further reinforced by Gemma Arterton of course. All made complete sense from a brand pov.

The rapper at the start and the American football player - that was just plain weird and seemed pointless confused

Edited by TheDeuce on Wednesday 3rd March 16:04

NFC 85 Vette

3,053 posts

200 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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The Hypno-Toad said:
Bit of a ‘nothing’ shade. Hopefully it will look more exciting in real light.
Not that it matters, but it's a modern twist on the 1959 AM Racing Green (which differed through the years). The Carfection video's quite a good one - some fairly well lit footage, albeit like most, it's last year's car with this year's livery.

ajprice

20,169 posts

160 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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I like the Aston Martin, the pink could have been much worse than that.

RichB

44,901 posts

248 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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TheDeuce said:
It was a bit 'try hard', but at least more entertaining than some entirely corporate focussed launches. I think the car looks great, love the green - not really any surprises as such.

Nice to see them get Daniel Craig involved to reinforce the 'Aston'-ness of the new team and play up the 007 connection. Further reinforced by Gemma Arterton of course. All made complete sense from a brand pov.

The rapper at the start and the American football player - that was just plain weird and seemed pointless confused
I didn't know who she was, actually I assumed she was a sort of 'rent a Sky Sports' presenter type person. I now realise she is something to do with the James Bond films. As I mentioned I gave up when the American footballer was explaining the design features that make the car fast. hehe

MiniMan64

13,833 posts

154 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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ajprice said:
I like the Aston Martin, the pink could have been much worse than that.
Yeah I've got to take back what I said before, it's not horredous. Like to see more angles though and what it looks like in the daylight.

As for the design I assume that this is just last year's Mercedes?

Fundoreen

2,210 posts

47 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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Mercedes and Aston are so in each others pockets that I expect similar performance.
Stroll incredibly talented with amazing car control and Vettel that is a veteran of many f1 races and years employed and other stuff like 4x wdc.
Do they get killed if they dont big up lance.



MiniMan64

13,833 posts

154 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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I’ve seen a few more pics on Twitter now and it’s more of a Petronas green/turquoise than a green isn’t it? The strip me seems more red than pink too

ajprice

20,169 posts

160 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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MiniMan64 said:
I’ve seen a few more pics on Twitter now and it’s more of a Petronas green/turquoise than a green isn’t it? The strip me seems more red than pink too
There's a lot of variance in the shade of AM green/blue in different images. This is a screenshot of 3 video cover images in my YouTube subscriptions that happened to be together. One is definitely green, the others look more blue.

TheDeuce

8,933 posts

30 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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RichB said:
TheDeuce said:
It was a bit 'try hard', but at least more entertaining than some entirely corporate focussed launches. I think the car looks great, love the green - not really any surprises as such.

Nice to see them get Daniel Craig involved to reinforce the 'Aston'-ness of the new team and play up the 007 connection. Further reinforced by Gemma Arterton of course. All made complete sense from a brand pov.

The rapper at the start and the American football player - that was just plain weird and seemed pointless confused
I didn't know who she was, actually I assumed she was a sort of 'rent a Sky Sports' presenter type person. I now realise she is something to do with the James Bond films. As I mentioned I gave up when the American footballer was explaining the design features that make the car fast. hehe
I only knew she was a former Bond girl because I worked on another Film she starred in after (and realistically as a result) of Bond - I also worked on the recent Bond film, but not the one she was in. I'm surprised they paid her to present/host but didn't play more on the fact she was a former Bond girl given the brand relevance and that they actually had a VT message from the Bond actor she acted with - I imagine many people didn't know who she was without a bit more of an introduction/explanation.

I think they were wise to play upon the Bond connection in general though, AM themselves were keen to make more of that image even ahead of the Stroll led buyout. They were extremely willing to help ensure the as yet unreleased new Bond film had as mush Aston in it as possible smile I'd expect to see more of Daniel Craig 'hanging out' (being paid) at the Aston garage at least at one GP this year.

TheDeuce

8,933 posts

30 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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ajprice said:
MiniMan64 said:
I’ve seen a few more pics on Twitter now and it’s more of a Petronas green/turquoise than a green isn’t it? The strip me seems more red than pink too
There's a lot of variance in the shade of AM green/blue in different images. This is a screenshot of 3 video cover images in my YouTube subscriptions that happened to be together. One is definitely green, the others look more blue.
Look at how huge the F1 car is compared to the Valkyrie - jeez...

M5-911

520 posts

9 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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TheDeuce said:
The rapper at the start and the American football player - that was just plain weird and seemed pointless confused

Edited by TheDeuce on Wednesday 3rd March 16:04
I don't think that it was pointless. Stroll is bringing North American audience to the game. I don't know if you were looking at the comments on the side but most of them knew who those guys were and thought that it was "cool".

jsf

22,357 posts

200 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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Gemma is a very well known actor not just because of Bond.

Brady, greatest quarterback in history and current superbowl champion. Thats major USA mainstream presence.

Stroll is all about the money, he knows how important the USA market is for Aston Martin.

Sandpit Steve

2,657 posts

38 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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jsf said:
Gemma is a very well known actor not just because of Bond.

Brady, greatest quarterback in history and current superbowl champion. Thats major USA mainstream presence.

Stroll is all about the money, he knows how important the USA market is for Aston Martin.
Brady is probably the single most famous sportsman in the USA right now, and as you say just won the Super Bowl for the umpteenth time. They’d have paid him well into the six figures for the appearance, but it will be all over American media between now and the start of the F1 season.

DanielSan

16,062 posts

131 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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Sandpit Steve said:
Brady is probably the single most famous sportsman in the USA right now, and as you say just won the Super Bowl for the umpteenth time. They’d have paid him well into the six figures for the appearance, but it will be all over American media between now and the start of the F1 season.
As someone who just doesn't understand the appeal of American football, and gets annoyed by their use of the word football when they throw and catch it mostly hehe, even I know who Tom Brady is and how ridiculously successful he is. If the aim is to get maximum coverage in the US that's one of the most effective ways to go about it.

RonaldMcDonaldAteMyCat

11,676 posts

59 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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Theres a great history of mythical British brands who've raced in F1 in the fabled BRG over the past 20 years. Let's, erm, hope it's 3rd time lucky!

HustleRussell

19,099 posts

124 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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I like the look of the car but the ceremony was so stiff. Lawrence has all the warmth and charm of some war worn dictator. The MC was just as wooden.