2021 F1 cars thread

2021 F1 cars thread

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RonaldMcDonaldAteMyCat

11,614 posts

59 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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Kind've explains how his son is sometimes such a tt. Apples and trees.

TheDeuce

8,918 posts

30 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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To all that have made it - fair point about using Brady to appeal to the US audience and try and better connect them with Aston as a brand. I can see that even a small boost in Aston interest in the massive US market could be extremely valuable.

I'd certainly be chuffed if Strolls longer term plans for the F1 team and Aston Martin resulted in AM's future looking more rosey in addition to improving US viewing figures for F1 in general.


TheDeuce

8,918 posts

30 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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RonaldMcDonaldAteMyCat said:
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!
Mythical? Do the FIA allow such entrants.. confused

Probably meant legendary wink

RichB

44,884 posts

248 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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TheDeuce said:
RonaldMcDonaldAteMyCat said:
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!
Mythical? Do the FIA allow such entrants.. confused
Probably meant legendary wink
Mithril Racing hehe

RonaldMcDonaldAteMyCat

11,614 posts

59 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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TheDeuce said:
Mythical? Do the FIA allow such entrants.. confused

Probably meant legendary wink
Well there was the Lotus that wasn't a Lotus and a Jaguar that was a Ford...

TheDeuce

8,918 posts

30 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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RonaldMcDonaldAteMyCat said:
Well there was the Lotus that wasn't a Lotus and a Jaguar that was a Ford...
This is true - but doesn't make the brands mythical!

Anyway, history repeats itself. Like a Lotus that wasn't a Lotus, we now have an Aston that isn't the clone Mercedes it's based upon. Although the same could just about be said of the road cars they now sell wink


jsf

22,354 posts

200 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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Bloody big power bulge for the new PU implementation on the Aston too.

TheDeuce

8,918 posts

30 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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jsf said:
Bloody big power bulge for the new PU implementation on the Aston too.
Just like the Merc... So not shrink wrapping then, there is something new to accommodate under there!

Given privacy screens are no longer allowed during testing, there is a reasonable chance we might know for sure what/why in about a weeks time smile


NRS

17,083 posts

165 months

Thursday 4th March
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Bad sign for McLaren then, given the lack of one there? Would suggest the packing is far less right surely. Or were they able to have the engine placed a little differently due to having the chassis update (no idea how much room there would be available to lower it - I suspect very little in reality).

jsf

22,354 posts

200 months

Thursday 4th March
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NRS said:
Bad sign for McLaren then, given the lack of one there? Would suggest the packing is far less right surely. Or were they able to have the engine placed a little differently due to having the chassis update (no idea how much room there would be available to lower it - I suspect very little in reality).
It's there on the McLaren but more integrated with the exit area of the headrest, so not as obvious.

I suspect McLaren will be more cautious on initial packaging whilst they gather data. With such limited testing time they cant afford any silly issues with overheating.

jsf

22,354 posts

200 months

Thursday 4th March
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HustleRussell said:
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.
Finally got to watch the Alpine and Aston launches.

Alpine are laying down thick how this year will be a damp squib and 2022 is where its at. Dont expect much from them.

Aston, bloody hell, how awkward was that. Gemma may be a good actor but christ is she crap at presenting. The whole affair was tense and over scripted, even Daniel Craig looked more mahogany than usual and that takes some doing. They all looked terrified.

The only plus was Vettel, he was on good form and looked light weight compared to recently, i hope the Ferrari performance was just a mess and he manages to put in some good drives. He seemed far more relaxed than recently.

HTP99

18,074 posts

104 months

Thursday 4th March
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Russian flag, American team!

jsf

22,354 posts

200 months

Thursday 4th March
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Lots of red white and blue this year.

ChocolateFrog

11,864 posts

137 months

Thursday 4th March
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Can't wait for the season to begin.

F1 was the one sport that wasn't really hampered by Covid from a spectacle sense.

ajprice

20,152 posts

160 months

Thursday 4th March
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HTP99 said:


Russian flag, American team!
https://www.gpfans.com/en/articles/62387/haas-reve...

It's the corporate colours of the new sponsor, and absolutely nothing at all do do with the Russian flag colours at all... silly




l354uge

2,215 posts

85 months

Thursday 4th March
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Even the USA flags on the flow conditioners are gone. I knew gene wanted out but didn't realise he would make it so obvious.

So the proud American team has a car that's designed in Italy, with an engine and gearbox from Italy, built in the UK and funded by Russians.

Still, atleast its quite a clean livery to be crawling around the back of the grid

Piginapoke

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1,843 posts

149 months

Thursday 4th March
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Commercial reality. Spending no money on 2021, taking pay drivers and betting the farm on 2022.

jsf

22,354 posts

200 months

Thursday 4th March
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Piginapoke said:
Commercial reality. Spending no money on 2021, taking pay drivers and betting the farm on 2022.
Thats a bit harsh on Alonso and Ocon. biggrin

patmahe

5,369 posts

168 months

Thursday 4th March
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I quite like that, going to be a lot of good looking liveries on the grid this year, at least it'll look a bit different.

andburg

4,587 posts

133 months

Thursday 4th March
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2 cars left

still no sign of the promised return of Rich Energy. I'm now concerned for Williams and their Dark car that was used on the filming day at silverstone.