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Formula 1 - F1 - Current Season Discussion

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by idfnl, Feb 6, 2012.

  1. Joffrey

    Joffrey Senior member

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    1. Bernie doesn't run the FIA so he has no say on the car rules. He simply focuses on the commercial side of the sport (TV deals, track negotiations, etc.)
    2. Don't like the noses but there have been plenty of ugly f1 cars before (the BMW from 2008? is a good example, look at some from the late 70s). UNfortunately it's down to regulations not technical advancements/innovations
    3. The Williams looks incredible between the rear wing and engine. Very tidy

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    Someone mention ugly F1 cars?
     
  3. Joffrey

    Joffrey Senior member

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    Aesthetically, it's ugly but it's actually quite attractive when you consider its looks were primarily down to functionality not due to safety regulations.
     
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    For some reason the "Platypus" nose, as they are calling it, doesn't bother me too much. The Williams in particular looks like a Transformer. They just finished their second day of testing at Jerez.
     
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    love that car
     
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    This season's F1 cars are the ugliest in living memory. F1 is becominy safety obsessed at the cost of everything else. I'm not saying they shouldn't have stringent safety rules, but this?
     
  7. Joffrey

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    How long have you been following f1? There have been many ugly cars even since the 80s. Apart from the tip of the nose, these cars look great.
     
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    At least they aren't installing safety cages. Pretty soon the cars will look like NASCAR or DTM.

    Still, they look much better than the new Indy body styles. Yuck.
     
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    Been following F1 since I was a kid in the '80s. Yeah, there have been some cars that are easier on the eye that others over the years, but the whole 'broken nose' look of this year's cars ruins them completely for me.
     
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    I sincerely hope that never happens. It would be a nail in the coffin for open wheel/open cockpit racing.
     
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    Me too. '88 was the first season I started to watch. The early 90's cars were stunning, just look at these:

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    Then they went to shit around '96 - look at this terd Ferrari built:

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    I agree, the mid 80s-early 90s were the best looking f1 cars. followed by the 60s.
     
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    Trulli out, Petrov in.
     
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    Trulli won't be missed. Really annoyed me that he kept complaining about the Caterham power steering issues - even missed a race. Always liked Petrov.
     
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    How much do you think Petrov will bring in with new sponsorship? Enough to get Caterham out of last place?
     
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    Probably significant. Apparently Barichello had sponsorship money. I would be shocked if he didnt try and get the drive.

    Enough to move the needle? Probably not. It generally costs 10m to move a .1 seconds. I cant imagine they got more than 25 million, if that.
     
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    Speaking of Barrichello, I briefly met him at the IndyCar test at Sears Point today. Almost everyone there was waiting outside the KV Racing trailer to see him.
     
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    Pretty cool. I hear he's tiny.

    There was an episode of Megafactories featuring Williams F1 recently, anyone see it?
     
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    No, but I did take a tour of the Williams factory in '97! Very cool. Here's a picture from yesterday:

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    What does that make me? :uhoh:
     
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