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Post by ElNumbre on Mon 19 Mar 2018 - 20:12

The Formula One 2018 season is nearly upon us with it looking like Ferrari and Red Bull might be back to form alongside the all powerful Mercedes.    Renault engines will power both the McLaren and the gorgeous looking Renault RS18.

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This season takes place across 21 tracks, finishing on 25th November

Australian Grand PrixFormula One 2018 Season Chat 23px-Flag_of_Australia.svg Melbourne Grand Prix CircuitMelbourne25 March
Bahrain Grand PrixFormula One 2018 Season Chat 23px-Flag_of_Bahrain.svg Bahrain International CircuitSakhir8 April
Chinese Grand PrixFormula One 2018 Season Chat 23px-Flag_of_the_People%27s_Republic_of_China.svg Shanghai International CircuitShanghai15 April
Azerbaijan Grand PrixFormula One 2018 Season Chat 23px-Flag_of_Azerbaijan.svg Baku City CircuitBaku29 April
Spanish Grand PrixFormula One 2018 Season Chat 23px-Flag_of_Spain.svg Circuit de Barcelona-CatalunyaBarcelona13 May
Monaco Grand PrixFormula One 2018 Season Chat 19px-Flag_of_Monaco.svg Circuit de MonacoMonte Carlo27 May
Canadian Grand PrixFormula One 2018 Season Chat 23px-Flag_of_Canada.svg Circuit Gilles VilleneuveMontreal10 June
French Grand PrixFormula One 2018 Season Chat 23px-Flag_of_France.svg Circuit Paul RicardLe Castellet24 June
Austrian Grand PrixFormula One 2018 Season Chat 23px-Flag_of_Austria.svg Red Bull RingSpielberg1 July
British Grand PrixFormula One 2018 Season Chat 23px-Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg Silverstone CircuitSilverstone8 July
German Grand PrixFormula One 2018 Season Chat 23px-Flag_of_Germany.svg HockenheimringHockenheim22 July
Hungarian Grand PrixFormula One 2018 Season Chat 23px-Flag_of_Hungary.svg HungaroringBudapest29 July
Belgian Grand PrixFormula One 2018 Season Chat 23px-Flag_of_Belgium_%28civil%29.svg Circuit de Spa-FrancorchampsStavelot26 August
Italian Grand PrixFormula One 2018 Season Chat 23px-Flag_of_Italy.svg Autodromo Nazionale MonzaMonza2 September
Singapore Grand PrixFormula One 2018 Season Chat 23px-Flag_of_Singapore.svg Marina Bay Street CircuitSingapore16 September
Russian Grand PrixFormula One 2018 Season Chat 23px-Flag_of_Russia.svg Sochi AutodromSochi30 September
Japanese Grand PrixFormula One 2018 Season Chat 23px-Flag_of_Japan.svg Suzuka International Racing CourseSuzuka7 October
United States Grand PrixFormula One 2018 Season Chat 23px-Flag_of_the_United_States.svg Circuit of the AmericasAustin, Texas[N 2]21 October
Mexican Grand PrixFormula One 2018 Season Chat 23px-Flag_of_Mexico.svg Autódromo Hermanos RodríguezMexico City28 October
Brazilian Grand PrixFormula One 2018 Season Chat 22px-Flag_of_Brazil.svg Autódromo José Carlos PaceSão Paulo11 November
Abu Dhabi Grand PrixFormula One 2018 Season Chat 23px-Flag_of_the_United_Arab_Emirates.svg Yas Marina CircuitAbu Dhabi25 November
Which driver do you think will succeed?   Will there be a surprising performance from a traditionally lower placed team?   Will Alonso continue to provide comedy moments?   Would love to hear your thoughts.

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Post by Bunyip on Tue 20 Mar 2018 - 7:03

Lewis will of course be a very strong contender along with (can I spit my dummy out of the pram) Vettle. 
Look out for Riccardo and Verstappen who will be hot contenders in my mind. 
F1 isnt just about the drivers its also about consistency and reliabilty and drivers and teams keeping mistakes to a minimum. 
I love F1 and yes I’m sure the likes of Alonso will provide us with many amusing moments, quips and insights into what its like to be an F1 driver. 
Personally I’d like to see HASS do well, and the sport freed up from some of the political in fighting that we’ve all had to witness over the years. 
Pirelli will have to provide good tyres because like us tyres are the only thing that prevents us flying off the road, regardless of engine or driver. 
I’m sure the coming season will provide us with many controversies and questions and dare I even say thrills. 
I cant wait for the first race Enjoy lol!
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Post by knebby on Tue 20 Mar 2018 - 14:44

Any views on the halo? Personally I think it looks awful and that they might as well just put a roof on and be done with it.

I’m off to the Historic Monaco Grand Prix in May when the GP cars of the 50s, 60s, 70s etc race around the circuit and you can actually see the drivers sawing away at the wheel.
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Post by ElNumbre on Sun 25 Mar 2018 - 16:55

It is what it is - I get what they're trying to achieve, but as ever in F1,  a half-cocked implementation.  The camera views which are now basically staring at some sponsored scaffolding.  They've missed a trick to put a camera in the T-Bar giving almost a true drivers-eye view.   It looks better now they've colour coded them, with the dark ones disappearing more than the lighter coloured ones.
I'm surprised they didn't go for the fighter jet style canopy but I think they said that it messed with the aerodynamics.

We're getting further away from open cockpits, and I'm not convinced Halo would have protected the drivers from any of the recent accidents which have caused death or serious injury, but I guess the FIA have to be shown to be doing something.

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Post by ElNumbre on Sun 25 Mar 2018 - 17:06

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Top 10 Results

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5Formula One 2018 Season Chat 23px-Flag_of_Germany.svg Sebastian VettelFerrari581:29:33.283325
44Formula One 2018 Season Chat 23px-Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg Lewis HamiltonMercedes58+5.036118
7Formula One 2018 Season Chat 23px-Flag_of_Finland.svg Kimi RäikkönenFerrari58+6.309215
3Formula One 2018 Season Chat 23px-Flag_of_Australia.svg Daniel RicciardoRed Bull Racing-TAG Heuer58+7.069812
14Formula One 2018 Season Chat 23px-Flag_of_Spain.svg Fernando AlonsoMcLaren-Renault58+27.8861010
33Formula One 2018 Season Chat 23px-Flag_of_the_Netherlands.svg Max VerstappenRed Bull Racing-TAG Heuer58+28.94548
27Formula One 2018 Season Chat 23px-Flag_of_Germany.svg Nico HülkenbergRenault58+32.67176
77Formula One 2018 Season Chat 23px-Flag_of_Finland.svg Valtteri BottasMercedes58+34.339154
2Formula One 2018 Season Chat 23px-Flag_of_Belgium_%28civil%29.svg Stoffel VandoorneMcLaren-Renault58+34.921112
55Formula One 2018 Season Chat 23px-Flag_of_Spain.svg Carlos Sainz Jr.Renault58+45.72291


I hope that this race isn't a precursor for the rest of the season.   Not much excitement beyond pit-lane errors and results forced by virtual safety car.   What is most worrying is that it seems harder than ever to overtake - you only have to look at Bottas's performance, only getting into 8th through retirements and strategy, rather than the outright speed the car is capable of.

Congratulations to McLaren and Renault, particularly Alonso getting his RS powered McLaren into 5th, a fantastic performance.  Great to see the Diamond taking 40% of the top 10 (or 60% if you include the Tag-Heuer branded Renault engines in the RBRs).  

Bahrain next, under the lights for the first time this season.

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