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F1 2018 Launch and Testing Topic

Postby Big Kev » Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:24 pm

Launch Dates
Williams Feb 15th
Red Bull Racing Feb 19th
Alfa Romeo Sauber Feb 20th
Renault Feb 20th
Mercedes Feb 22nd
Ferrari Feb 22nd
McLaren Feb 23rd
Toro Rosso Feb 26th

Force India and Haas TBC

Testing
Barcelona, Spain February 26 - March 1
Barcelona, Spain March 6 - 9
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Re: F1 2018 Launch and Testing Topic

Postby Big Kev » Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:02 am

Sneaky Haas are first out of the blocks.
Not a lot of sponsors going on there....

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Re: F1 2018 Launch and Testing Topic

Postby KNAPPO » Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:09 am

Now that all those people know where the ‘1’ was on the old logo they can spend the next 25 years looking for the ‘F’ in the new one.

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Re: F1 2018 Launch and Testing Topic

Postby wabbit » Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:06 pm

Should be able to see their logo now.

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Re: F1 2018 Launch and Testing Topic

Postby Duke » Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:23 pm

It's also only renders of what the real car is going to look like.
I didn't realise they were still allowing a central barge-board but at least it's contoured to the car so looks much better.

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Re: F1 2018 Launch and Testing Topic

Postby Big Kev » Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:44 am

Williams FW41
Robert Kubica will drive in three Formula 1 first practice sessions this year, including Spain and Austria, as part of his reserve and development role with Williams.

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Re: F1 2018 Launch and Testing Topic

Postby KNAPPO » Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:52 am

Wow, dint realise how high the top of the halo is in comparison to the horizontal plane of the engine air intake untill its painted white.

Seeeeewie.
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Re: F1 2018 Launch and Testing Topic

Postby KNAPPO » Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:45 am

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Re: F1 2018 Launch and Testing Topic

Postby Big Kev » Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:03 pm

Colour change for Red Bull :yikes:
EDIT: Actually it's a testing paint job again. Proper colours revealed later.


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Re: F1 2018 Launch and Testing Topic

Postby Duke » Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:08 pm

Gees these halos just look crap... Anyone know if it is a standard item used by all the teams or can they design their own variant as long as it complies to the rigorous crash tests?

This years RBR have an even bigger snout. :piggy:
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Re: F1 2018 Launch and Testing Topic

Postby r8response » Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:14 pm

The RB14 is currently wearing a special edition livery. We're keeping our race-ready paint job under wraps for the time being and will unveil it at the Circuit de Catalunya next week. The unfamiliar shapes under the paint, however, are here to stay.


Interesting. I like this colour scheme.

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Re: F1 2018 Launch and Testing Topic

Postby Dr. Pain » Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:50 pm

Duke wrote:Gees these halos just look crap... Anyone know if it is a standard item used by all the teams or can they design their own variant as long as it complies to the rigorous crash tests?:


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Re: F1 2018 Launch and Testing Topic

Postby Big Kev » Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:11 pm

Standard but I think they've been allowed some aero freedom with it. I suspect we won't see any of that until testing or even the first qually as it could be an interesting area to exploit. It's the only thing that will make the halo interesting anyway!
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Re: F1 2018 Launch and Testing Topic

Postby Big Kev » Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:38 am




Quite a lot going on round the sidepods.

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Re: F1 2018 Launch and Testing Topic

Postby Big Kev » Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:29 pm

Alfa Romeo Sauber

Nostrils, tiny sidepods, little winglet slot on top of the halo and a split airbox. Interesting.

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Re: F1 2018 Launch and Testing Topic

Postby Big Kev » Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:16 am

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Re: F1 2018 Launch and Testing Topic

Postby DarrenM » Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:50 am

Back of the Sauber looks great. Shame the rest is boring AF.

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