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MountainTiger
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re: Formula 1 2021 Season Thread
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The other part of that is that Pirelli only has to notify the teams of which compounds will be on offer 2 weeks before the race.

Well so much for that idea. Pirelli has laid out the compound choices for the entire calendar. (C1 is the hardest compound and C5 is the softest.)

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Captain Crackysack
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re: Formula 1 2021 Season Thread
As long as my boys Danny Ricc and Gasly find a podium or two this season, I’ll be happy


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StraightCashHomey21
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re: Formula 1 2021 Season Thread
Hamilton will roll again but its time for Dani boy to get back to the top.

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re: Formula 1 2021 Season Thread
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1. Merc
2. RB
3. Mclaren
4. Aston Martin
5. Alpine
6. Ferrari
7. Toro Rosso
8. Alfa
9. Williams
10. Haas



I can't wait for winter testing, the McLaren/Aston/Alpine/Ferrari fight could be a fun watch this year, all 4 have some fairly unanswered questions. How well and quickly will McLaren be able to get up to pace with their new Mercedes engine? How will Seb do at Aston? How will Alonzo do? Will Ferrari ever get it together?

They've really done a good job of giving a steady trickle of F1 content leading up to the season start.

Car Reveals:
McLaren: 2/15
McLaren on track testing: 2/16
AT: 2/19(today)
Alfa: 2/22
Red Bull: 2/23
Merc: 3/2
Alpine: 3/2
Aston: 3/3
Williams: 3/5
Ferrari: 3/10
Haas: TBD

Winter testing: 3/12-3/14

Drive to Survive 3: 3/19

Season Opener: 3/28


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MountainTiger
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re: Formula 1 2021 Season Thread
AlphaTauri launch added to OP


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Captain Crackysack
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re: Formula 1 2021 Season Thread
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F1 Thread get together? First round on Chicken?

Let’s fricking go!


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GumpInLex
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re: Formula 1 2021 Season Thread
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1. Merc
2. RB
3. Mclaren
4. Aston Martin
5. Alpine
6. Ferrari
7. Toro Rosso
8. Alfa
9. Williams
10. Haas


I definitely think thats the most likely situation, unless 2 things happen:

1) McLaren struggles to integrate the Merc PU into a chassis built round the architecture of the Renault PU (i will be praying to the sweet lord baby jesus that this doesnt happen).

2) Ferrari has ACTUALLY improved their PU and found a way to re-gain the power that they lost after the 2019 fuel-flow shadiness that saw their car go from serious championship contender, to absolute shitbox. (I highly doubt that they improve enough to catch RB and Merc, but if they truly have improved the PU like they claim, they could definitely be in the discussion for top 3. Not to mention Haas and Alfa might see much improved performances similar to 2018 with an upgraded Ferrari PU).

So many possibilities, i cant wait!!!



Lima Whiskey
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Does anyone know if Montreal be open to spectators?
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fightin tigers
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Does anyone know if Montreal be open to spectators?




I thought about risking it, but my worry isn't about the event, my worry is if Canada allows recreational travel then.


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TheArrogantCorndog
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re: Formula 1 2021 Season Thread
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McLaren struggles to integrate the Merc PU into a chassis built round the architecture of the Renault PU (i will be praying to the sweet lord baby jesus that this doesnt happen).


I dont think this will be a problem, tbh... the Renault PU has a higher COG... and it looks like McLaren has done a great job of tightening the profile of the engine cover and redesigned their back half with new triangulation for lower rake... all 3 should mean faster times if their shite is in order

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Ferrari has ACTUALLY improved their PU and found a way to re-gain the power that they lost after the 2019 fuel-flow shadiness that saw their car go from serious championship contender, to absolute shitbox


Still TBD (duh) but they had better have done some serious serious work to get that engine up to par with the rest of the field... I honestly doubt (and could be very wrong) that is the case without any kind of frickery going on i.e. 2019


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fightin tigers
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re: Formula 1 2021 Season Thread
I wonder if the cooling will be an issue. The teams further back running Merc PU don't seem to have the issue, but Merc themselves seem to struggle any more than 4th, which would be the Mclaren wheelhouse for competing.


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Rendevoustavern
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re: Formula 1 2021 Season Thread
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4. Cost cap - excited to see how this plays out (does it do anything to the gap between 1 & 10)
8. New tire compounds - inb4 Lewis groans about tyre problems
9. No DAS (suck it Mercedes) - this was shady to start
10. Automatic tire allocations - this is dumb. Give it to the teams to make these mistakes (as you all have noted
13. Larger (18") rims and lower profile tires - can’t wait to see the new cars in motion with the different wheel config


Prediction
1. Merc (Lewis takes all time, Bottas is done, George comes in and wins WDC ‘22 - BET)
2. RB (I think RB finishes <75 points out of 1st)
3. Mclaren. (Dani & Lando send it all szn)
4. Aston Martin (Stroll cost them 3rd but Seb keeps them in 4th)
5. Alpine (Alonso)
6. Toro Rosso (engines!)
7. Ferrari (Leclerc is overrated & Sainz learning curve)
8. Williams (new money, new team, GEORGE RUSSELL)
9. Alfa (GLOVES)
10. Haas (bc Haas)


AlonsoWDC
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re: Formula 1 2021 Season Thread
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Ferrari (Leclerc is overrated


That's a hot take.


MountainTiger
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re: Formula 1 2021 Season Thread
Alfa Romeo car reveal added to OP.


TheArrogantCorndog
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re: Formula 1 2021 Season Thread
A.R. spent their development tokens on the new front end

Interesting design on the main plane of the wing... still wide front nose and heavily inboard load concept tho


VABuckeye
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re: Formula 1 2021 Season Thread
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That's a hot take.


Agreed. I think LeClerc has proven himself on the course and he seems to be maturing.


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TheArrogantCorndog
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re: Formula 1 2021 Season Thread
RB16B is out

*Perez to hit the track in the 2019 RB15 today to familiarize himself with Red Bull proceedure and steering wheel

*Max and Checo both will have shakedown runs tomorrow in the new car

*Boths days of running will take place at Silverstone


MountainTiger
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re: Formula 1 2021 Season Thread
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RB16B is out

OP updated


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Lima Whiskey
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re: Formula 1 2021 Season Thread
Has anyone here been to the Mexico City Grand Prix?


fightin tigers
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I have heard it is one of the more fun GP's.

Not sure on rolling the dice this year with Montreal or Mexico City.


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