F1 2019: ALL CHAT HERE

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  1. stevyg RMS Regular

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    Well with F1 2018 wrapped up and Mercedes & Lewis Hamilton doing the double again it’s time to start focusing on 2019. Will it be more of the same? Bottas has a winless season so I’m sure he’s going to come back more determined than ever. Vettel has a lot to think about over the break too. Hopefully the regulation changes mainly in the aerodynamic region will help the new cars get through the dirty air a bit better and tighten up the field. A lot of driver changes, HAAS & Mercedes the only teams keeping the driver line up the same. It’s probably the most in a single season that I can remember. Some new guns have been tossed out and some old dogs have been given another chance.

    MERCEDES
    Lewis Hamilton
    Valtteri Bottas

    FERRARI

    Sebastian Vettel
    Charles Leclerc

    RED BULL

    Max Verstappen
    Pierre Gasly

    RENAULT

    Daniel Ricciardo
    Nico Hulkenberg

    HAAS

    Romain Grosjean
    Kevin Magnussen

    FORCE INDIA

    Sergio Perez
    Lance Stroll

    MCLAREN

    Carlos Sainz
    Lando Norris

    TORO ROSSO

    Daniil Kvyat
    Alexander Albon

    SAUBER

    Kimi Raikkonen
    Antonio Giovinazzi

    WILLIAMS

    George Russell
    Robert Kubica
     
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  2. David.S RMS Regular

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    Merc should dump Bottas and employ Ocon but they won`t. Hopefully in 2020.
    I would like to see Leclerc flying past Vettel,................
     
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  3. Delboy23 RMS Regular

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    Ocon has been reportedly told that seat is his in 2020
     
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  4. carmad. RMS Regular

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    just got this from rachel at force india

    last year i was surposed to go to the 2018 car release date at silver stone ( while the i would have seen williams and merc ffs )

    The 2018 season might be over, but F1 never stops

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    We’re taking the VAT off and giving you a 20% discount if you order and complete your purchase today. So that’s just £160 + VAT instead of our usual £200 + VAT.

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  5. David.S RMS Regular

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    Are you going?
     
  6. carmad. RMS Regular

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    i would like to but haven’t booked anything with them yet

    if your crafty with dates you could see the unveiling off the 2019 cars and meet drivers
     
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  7. RallyCiaran RMS Regular

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    Wonder what you get on the tour for your £240. I'd love a tour of an F1 factory.
     
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  8. svensktoppen RMS Regular

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    The Classic Team Lotus tour is only £45 and includes just about every Lotus F1 car ever made, at touching distance.

    Not anything current obviously, but all the properly cool cars :cool:

    You'll see some of them in pieces on the workshop floor as they are all still driven and raced regularly.

    If you're lucky one of the owners will be there taking their toy for a spin on the test track!

    It's a brilliant tour, especially for anyone with a slightly nerdy interest in F1 history.
     
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  9. Deckz RMS Regular

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    Got the same from Force India @carmad. Also got an email from Redbull with a few select dates. £250+ doesn’t really suit to book this side of Christmas but may look into it again in the new year, although I’d imagine it’ll be sold out.
     
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  10. svensktoppen RMS Regular

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    I know, it's Benson, lol, but a decent summary of the issues at stake.
    Formula 1: Seven key issues facing the sport's bosses for the 2019 season

    Next year looks like little more than window dressing.

    In 2020 all team contracts are up for renewal, plus quite a few "classic" circuits. That will be crunch time, the 2021 regs will surely be part of that.

    Can't see any quick resolution to the tyres. They are the way they are on purpose, the cars are just way too fast, it could be carnage if they were actually going flat out. Or at least I suspect that's what is feared. That said, the endurance cars are just as fast and they do go flat out among far slower cars, so hey, who knows.
     
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  11. David.S RMS Regular

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    = Another boring year of cars following each other with a few Max and Vettel mistakes to hopefully keep you awake.......................
     
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  13. svensktoppen RMS Regular

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    That makes me feel better with my 7 lol.
     
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  15. David.S RMS Regular

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    I got 4 yesterday and 9 today. Not so good :joy:
     
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  16. svensktoppen RMS Regular

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    Formula E will be live on BBC this coming season, starting with the first race of 2019 this weekend. Yes, that's right, the first race of 2019 is in 2018 :joy:

    Formula E: Why refreshed and recharged electric racing series is a must watch

    Haven't watched a full race before, only one or two part races. Seemed a bit gimmicky.

    Some changes this year that might improve things, like no car swapping mid race. But they still have the stupid "fan boost", and now also some sort of additional boost for using unusual lines, etc., Mario style. Ah well :joy:

    Might be worth a watch at the weekend just to see.

    Edit: just noticed it's on red button. Does that mean it won't be on iPlayer catchup then?
     
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  17. David.S RMS Regular

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    I think It can`t be recorded, not handy.
     
  18. svensktoppen RMS Regular

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    Yes, it's on red button so only way to record it is to be there when it starts to press the record button as it can't be scheduled...

    It says it will be on iPlayer, but not clear if it's only live or if you can get it on catchup later. If it's only live then I'm out, lol.
     
  19. David.S RMS Regular

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    Not very handy, won`t be watching it.
     
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  20. svensktoppen RMS Regular

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    Not exactly a conclusive answer, lol :joy: I guess we'll see at the weekend.
     
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  21. RallyCiaran RMS Regular

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    I see Bottas is going to try his hand at rallying, his first rally will be in a Fiesta WRC.
     
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  22. stevyg RMS Regular

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    The Formula E cars seem so brittle to me, touch wheels and they just fall to bits. Anyone else notice that?
     
  23. svensktoppen RMS Regular

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    Yes, the whole thing seems a bit gimmicky. More a giant PR exercise than actual racing. I imagine there is a lot of plastic and carbon in there to keep weight down and get a semi-decent range out of them,

    The cars do look great though, like straight out of Tron :cool:
     
  24. MagicRat RMS Regular

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    you'd think after Kubica's accident a contracted F1 driver wouldn't be allowed anywhere near a rally car
     
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  25. svensktoppen RMS Regular

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    Lewis came off a racing bike on his holidays. Think it was Webber who got injured on a mountain bike on Tasmania on another winter break.

    These are active people doing different things to stay fit or relax or both
     
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