The OFFICIAL 2014 Formula 1 Thread

Discussion in 'Racing' started by g®eg, Dec 10, 2013.

  1. Paebr332

    Paebr332 Good news everyone!

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    Worse than ugly, it was not competitive. The team ditched the walrus nose mid-season.
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  2. g®eg

    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    there's not enough testing
    there's not enough testing
    there's not enough testing
    there's not enough testing

    um... we're gonna miss testing...:lol3:lol3

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  3. HoneyBunz

    HoneyBunz Long timer

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    One of the hot topics for this year is Fernando v Kimi at Ferrari.
    Since both have been around for a while now, we don't need to wait for the season to start to choose a favorite. So let's get the ball rolling.

    I suspect Alonso will be slightly stronger initially, but Raikkonen will outscore him by season's end.

    In any case, we should see an epic battle.
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  4. g®eg

    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    well I like Alonso, but I'm a Kimi fan.
    So I think if the car is OK to good, Kimi will out-score Alonso by the end of the season
    if the car is crap.... Kimi will pretty much stop driving it by mid season much to the derision of the media

    go KIMI :clap
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  5. markjenn

    markjenn Long timer

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    I'm a Kimi fan also, but I think Alonso can consistently get more out of any car, especially a car that is off-song. I expect the Ferrari car to struggle mightily - of the top teams, Ferrari has consistently has been the least nimble and able to adjust to changes.

    - Mark
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  6. g®eg

    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    Pat Fry agrees with you:

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  7. wxwax

    wxwax Excited Member

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    I like drastic rules changes because they make the season completely unpredictable. Throw out last year's form.

    We really can't predict who, if anyone, will make the killer decision which gives their car a big advantage and forces the others to play catch-up.

    Testing may or may not tell the story. It usually doesn't. We have to wait until Match 16 and Australia.

    As for Ferrari, the big variable isn't driving skill. They're both really good and have wildly different styles. The issue is Alonso's temperament. Can he handle a strong teammate better than he did at McLaren? He claims Ron Dennis broke promises at McLaren and that's why he spun out of conrol. Maybe, maybe not. But the way he responded raises big questions about his mental constitution. I have my doubts that he'll be at his best when Kimi gets equal attention and results.
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  8. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    That was a lot of words to dance around "Our car isn't built yet".
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  9. luxlogs

    luxlogs Been here awhile

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    Lotus won't show because they are probably afraid of Kimi's Lawyers padlocking their Garage for Non Payment of Debts.
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  10. Moronic

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    Wonder if Maldonado knew his millions wouldn't get him that test.
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  11. g®eg

    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    :rofl

    priceless

    Maldo "why am I making this cheque payable to Kimi?"
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  12. Codewheeney

    Codewheeney Hoopy Frood

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    Formula E debuts in Vegas

    Some Video

    The sounds leaves me un-impressed, and I'd rather see it turning some laps on a track, but I think the car looks good. Hopefully they'll put on some good racing.

    JC
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  13. Paebr332

    Paebr332 Good news everyone!

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    March 16 feels a long, long way off. :cry
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  14. g®eg

    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    66 days & counting.... :cry
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  15. spezjag

    spezjag Long timer

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    Looks like a normal formula car. I think that, just as in TTX (electric bike racing), designers are going to take some time getting their heads around what is possible when you dump the petrol motor in favor of electric motors. When they do, though, I think this type of forum will porvide a spring bopard for some really clever breakthrough engineering. Just remember what bike won the Pikes Peak races this year!
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  16. luxlogs

    luxlogs Been here awhile

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    If its anything like my rechargeable drill he had to help it the last mile.
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  17. g®eg

    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    snipped from web:

    McLaren MP4-29 - Friday 24th January (Online Presentation)
    Mercedes W05 - Tuesday 28th Jaunary (Jerez test 1st day)
    Caterham - CT04 - Tuesday 28th Jaunary (Jerez test 1st day) - Assume they'll announce their driver line-up then too.
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  18. g®eg

    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    this just in from Pit Flaps:

    :lol3
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  19. g®eg

    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    F1 trivia....

    what does this:

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    and this:

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    have in common?

    :lol3
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  20. wannaklr

    wannaklr Long timer

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    Jensen wreck? :lol3

    Jenson in one case and Jensen in the other in case Klay is lurking in here.