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nealbie

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It's finally here! CoasterForce's very own official Formula 1™ thread!

So use this topic to catch up on Ben's latest plans on getting inside Button's pants, Neal giving countless excuses for Schumacher's poor performance, Marc claiming any breath taken by Ferrari is illegal, Martyn saying Le Mans is better, Furie bemoaning a lack of overtaking, Jerry being baffled that there's the occasional right-hand turn, Ian tweeting about badly-placed drain covers, oh AND Will's deep-rooted mental obsession with all things Force India.
 

marc

CF Legend
Was just about to start this :)

Well so far the new Merc is stunning to look at, the Renault is a close 2nd.

Still a few more cars to be revealed but so far so good and a lot of different takes on the rear ends.

Strange that RBR have gone for a tidy up of the car rather than anything new, maybe they can be over taken this year. Always hard to tell as the new parts are not normally put on cars until the final test.

Mclaren should be shown Thursday.
 

Ben

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marc said:
Still a few more cars to be revealed but so far so good and a lot of different takes on the rear ends.

Snarf.

The Merc is really, really beautiful tbh. Renault are gay, so their car is also gay.

Can't wait to see the Fabclaren <3
 

Louis!

Mega Poster
Im still pissed that Vettel won the championship. I expect this to last until he is categorically beaten numerous times over the season and is finally stripped of his undeserving #1 on the front of his car.
 

ECG

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I like the look of the RB7. The new front design looks wicked & it's got a neat rear end, but would have liked to see the diffuser. Hopefully they'll have the KERS system up to par with the others, if just for performance off the line.
I still feel Vettel & Webber will be the team to beat. I just hope that Webber doesn't fall apart at the final stretch like he did last season.

Great post to start the topic Neal & I enjoyed the joke, but just for the record: I HATE NASCAR!
 

Louis!

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Screaming Coasters said:
Why is Renault flying the Lotus badge when its a different lotus group to the racing spec group? I'm lost :( Heavy looking car though!

Because Renault is now Lotus Renault and is owned by the actual Lotus company.

Lotus Racing aren't anything to do with the actualy Lotus company.

It's quite confusing, but who cares? Lotus = <3 although slightly more lovage towards Lotus Racing
 

Will

Strata Poster
furie said:
I'll bet it's as boring as last year ;)
Haha, we can hope so - it'd mean we're in for another bloody good one :)
I get the impression you can't actually learn much from testing times, but I'm still suitably happy with how Di Resta and Hulkenberg got on on Tuesday, with Sutil back in the old car today and the VJM04 being unveiled next week :)

And speaking of new cars, the new Ferrari shows promise :p
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One of the best opening posts ever, incidentally :p
 

marc

CF Legend
For me neither are the real Lotus anyway, but Lotus should always be a constructor and not just pay for a car so this Renault one with there silly black and gold can go away. They even got Bruno on board to make it look better, it is totally fake and real fans are not one bit impressed.

Di Resta is a bloody good driver, he beat Vettel when they were team mates.
 

marc

CF Legend
The new Mclaren is stunning in a strange way and is totally different to anything I have ever seen. Unlike with most other teams that have just done up last years car Mclaren have really pushed this design.

It will either work or totally fail in true Mclaren style.
 

Ben

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The Mclaren is HIDEOUS from the front (looks like it has massive nostrils), but beautiful from the side. Let us just hope it works!
 

Smithy

Strata Poster
That McLaren is gorgeous in it's vulgarity.

Those side pods are epic, reckon they could be another KERS or F-Duct that they've come up with.
 

bezzzzzer

Hyper Poster
The McLaren is very odd! I think it looks awesome though.

Apparently Renault are being suprisingly fast in testing, and with Kubica being a pretty sweet driver as he is, hopefully we'll see him getting some wins this year and stirring things up a bit more.

Don't think the same came be said for Petrov.
 

Will

Strata Poster
In the last hour, Robert Kubica has reportedly driven a rally car into a church wall. The Polish Renault star is said to be in a stable condition, but extent of his injuries currently uncertain, though it looks unlikely that he'll be back in an F1 car before the start of the season.

Renault's top reserve driver this year appears to be Bruno Senna. Hmm.
BBC News Story Link
 

nealbie

CF Legend
Will said:
In the last hour, Robert Kubica has reportedly driven a rally car into a church wall.

What else were they expecting to come of painting it orange, green and white?! When will they learn?
 

marc

CF Legend
Whoops with Kubica, reminds me of Montoya and in a way Webber. You can now see why Mclaren stop their drivers taking part in these events.

So Bruno will jump in the car, and everyone is already saying it is meant to be due to the name and colour of the car. Lucked intio a top drive even though he proved nothing last year other than he was slower then Klien.

Shame for Kubica and probably us as F1 fans as well as they seemed to have built a good car.

Here is some more information.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsp ... 388940.stm
 

Smithy

Strata Poster
Latest is that they're not ruling out the need to amputate which is probably mandatory. What is worrying is that they're "struggling to reconstruct his hand to full mobility".
 
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