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Posted: 1/1/2017 1:05:06 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/1/2018 6:21:53 PM EST by Plumber576]
2018 THREAD IS LIVE

2017 F1 RACE CALENDAR

March 26: Melbourne, Australia
April 9: Shanghai, China
April 16: Bahrain, Bahrain
April 30: Sochi, Russia
May 14: Barcelona, Spain
May 28: Monte Carlo, Monaco
June 11: Montreal, Canada
June 25: Baku, Azerbaijan
July 9: Spielberg, Austria
July 16: Silverstone, United Kingdom
July 30: Budapest, Hungary
August 27: Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium
September 3: Monza, Italy
September 17: Singapore, Singapore
October 1: Sepang, Malaysia
October 8: Suzuka, Japan
October 22: Austin, USA
October 29: Mexico City, Mexico
November 12: Sao Paolo, Brazil
November 26: Abu Dhabi, UAE



Congratulations to the 2016 World Champion, Nico Rosberg!


2017 is going to bring some major changes including bigger tires, just look at these renderings!




2017 Testing Dates
February 27-March 2: Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona
March 7-10: Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona

2017 Race Calendar


There will be a Fantasy F1 league again through GP Predictor with prizes, so that announcement will be forthcoming.
Link Posted: 1/1/2017 1:05:59 PM EST
In on one... can't wait to see the new wide tires gripping!
Link Posted: 1/1/2017 1:08:47 PM EST
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Originally Posted By DeltaElite777:
In on one... can't wait to see the new wide tires gripping!
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Welcome welcome!

Don't forget to subscribe
Link Posted: 1/1/2017 1:13:55 PM EST
In for fast fun this year
Link Posted: 1/1/2017 1:18:08 PM EST
Which teams do you all predict will be able to best capitalize on the new technical regulations? 

I haven't really taken the time to closely analyze the changes.

I'm hoping that at least Red Bull and Ferrari will be able to fight Mercedes for wins every race weekend.  If Williams and Force India can get in there and fight for some wins, that would be great too!

I'm a Ferrari guy deep down, but I like to see real competition from as many teams as possible. 

I think it was 2011 or 12 when we saw 7 different drivers win the first 7 races.  That was great to watch.
Link Posted: 1/1/2017 1:24:53 PM EST
In on one for sure, can't wait to get this party started!
Link Posted: 1/1/2017 1:31:24 PM EST
Tagscribe
Link Posted: 1/1/2017 1:47:14 PM EST
In on the first of many!
Link Posted: 1/1/2017 1:56:34 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Taboot:
Which teams do you all predict will be able to best capitalize on the new technical regulations? 

I haven't really taken the time to closely analyze the changes.

I'm hoping that at least Red Bull and Ferrari will be able to fight Mercedes for wins every race weekend.  If Williams and Force India can get in there and fight for some wins, that would be great too!

I'm a Ferrari guy deep down, but I like to see real competition from as many teams as possible. 

I think it was 2011 or 12 when we saw 7 different drivers win the first 7 races.  That was great to watch.
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It's kind of a crap shoot at this point, but Scarbs did an end of season technical review of each team and moving forward into 2017 that sheds some light on the situations.













Link Posted: 1/1/2017 1:56:37 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/1/2017 1:58:12 PM EST by BPK2300]
In!!!

Let's hope for more competition

ETA: subscribed!
Link Posted: 1/1/2017 1:58:03 PM EST
In on first.
Link Posted: 1/1/2017 2:00:35 PM EST
In


Link Posted: 1/1/2017 2:12:35 PM EST
The actual first racing of the year is the Dakar Rally!
Starts today.



Link Posted: 1/1/2017 2:15:39 PM EST
Link Posted: 1/1/2017 2:17:07 PM EST
In yet again.
Link Posted: 1/1/2017 2:20:29 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/1/2017 2:24:01 PM EST by XD_Fan]
I think it's all a crap shoot at this point. Even Mercedes is in new territory at this point. Especially with all the driver changes.

Bottas going to Mecedes?
Link Posted: 1/1/2017 2:25:58 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Lon_Moer:
The actual first racing of the year is the Dakar Rally!
Starts today.


http://www.dakar.com/PHOTOS/DAK/2017/0/184-b.jpg
http://www.dakar.com/PHOTOS/DAK/2017/-10000/43-b.jpg
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Well that's awesome. I like those trucks but I just don't know a lot about it.

On-track racing starts with the Rolex 24 at Daytona which is the 28th and 29th this year.
Link Posted: 1/1/2017 2:35:05 PM EST
Link Posted: 1/1/2017 2:37:02 PM EST
Like others here Im hoping for more competitive racing next year. It will be interesting to see the teams respond to the new tech.
Link Posted: 1/1/2017 2:38:11 PM EST
Regarding the new tire rule, are the new wider tires going to be on a larger diameter wheel or will they be limited to 13-inch diameter wheels like the current tires? I know that there was a tire test with 17-inch diameter wheels a few years ago. I'm wondering will F-1 move into the 21st century and will 405mm wide, 17" rim used slicks become available on the tire market for those of us who want wider tires for certain classes of autocross.

Formula Atlantic tires are only so 13" wide and having 16 inch wide Formula 1 rubber could be a godsend for some people I know.
Link Posted: 1/1/2017 2:44:01 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/1/2017 2:49:50 PM EST by m35ben]
Looking forward to see if Haas can do better this season.
Link Posted: 1/1/2017 2:44:51 PM EST
In for the new year
Link Posted: 1/1/2017 3:06:38 PM EST
In! Forza Ferrari!
Link Posted: 1/1/2017 3:08:48 PM EST
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Winner.

Merc may verywell be back at the top.  However, it will be a tenuous one and they very well may split the season with RedBull, TR, and/or even Force India.

Ferrari is doing a bit of a redesign of their engine and could very well match the Merc within 10-15hp even during qualifying.

McHonda has a chance to get back to the podium if the engine redesign works out.

Renault will likely have a much better engine but I dont really see the works team moving THAT far up the grid.  They could surprise though so keep an eye on them.

The rest of the Indie teams not of Indian descent will likely either fall down the grid or something really weird happens.
Link Posted: 1/1/2017 3:13:50 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Plumber576:


Well that's awesome. I like those trucks but I just don't know a lot about it.

On-track racing starts with the Rolex 24 at Daytona which is the 28th and 29th this year.
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I'm camping the infield for Rolex this year

I can't wait!
Link Posted: 1/1/2017 3:14:37 PM EST
In on 1 and for Hamiltons 4th championship
Link Posted: 1/1/2017 3:15:58 PM EST
Checking in.

Go Alonso!
Link Posted: 1/1/2017 3:21:53 PM EST
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Originally Posted By FlyingGorilla:
Regarding the new tire rule, are the new wider tires going to be on a larger diameter wheel or will they be limited to 13-inch diameter wheels like the current tires? I know that there was a tire test with 17-inch diameter wheels a few years ago. I'm wondering will F-1 move into the 21st century and will 405mm wide, 17" rim used slicks become available on the tire market for those of us who want wider tires for certain classes of autocross.

Formula Atlantic tires are only so 13" wide and having 16 inch wide Formula 1 rubber could be a godsend for some people I know.
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same wheels.  just wider.  the tires themselves are wider and slightly larger diameter.
Link Posted: 1/1/2017 5:50:12 PM EST
In on 1
Link Posted: 1/1/2017 7:14:27 PM EST
Page 2 should be reserved for Rosberg fans.
Link Posted: 1/1/2017 7:24:34 PM EST
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I'm excited about the wider tires.
Link Posted: 1/1/2017 7:39:30 PM EST
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Originally Posted By BPK2300:


I'm camping the infield for Rolex this year

I can't wait!
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It's awesome. I'll never forget being drunk, cold and alone at ~3:00 am over in the corner by NASCAR Turn 2 watching the headlamps on the banking and the howling motors.
Link Posted: 1/1/2017 8:40:14 PM EST
Do we know when the first 2017 car photos start coming out?
Link Posted: 1/1/2017 8:53:44 PM EST
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Do we know when the first 2017 car photos start coming out?
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Ferrari announced Feb 24th.

Testing begins on the 27th, but some will show at events weeks earlier and some will show at the track.

Last year Renault debuted on Feb 3rd.
Link Posted: 1/2/2017 2:27:15 PM EST
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I'm camping the infield for Rolex this year

I can't wait!
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Let's meet up for a pint!

First time going. I'm so excited.
Link Posted: 1/2/2017 2:43:08 PM EST
The tech analysts seem to believe we will see a return of the dorsal fins and the teams' attempts to gain side force.
Link Posted: 1/2/2017 3:28:42 PM EST
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Originally Posted By fike:
Ferrari announced Feb 24th.

Testing begins on the 27th, but some will show at events weeks earlier and some will show at the track.

Last year Renault debuted on Feb 3rd.
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A couple of the automotive spy websites will probably have video of 2017 car development mules running laps at the Ferrari test track before January is over.

ETA: Ferrari is already testing the 2017 tires. Here's a video of wet tires testing with Vettel driving an older model car set up as a tire test mule.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCmORzdOb5s
Link Posted: 1/2/2017 3:37:15 PM EST
In on one, and no cable so I can't watch any of the races.
Link Posted: 1/2/2017 3:41:19 PM EST
Link Posted: 1/2/2017 3:42:22 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Towely:
In on one, and no cable so I can't watch any of the races.
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I'm sure on race day if you ask nicely someone will be able to find a stream.
Link Posted: 1/2/2017 6:55:27 PM EST
Ready for the 2017 Season!

For anyone going to the Rolex, I'm a local and will be there as well. Kinda a tradition, if you have any questions let me know!
Link Posted: 1/2/2017 7:15:56 PM EST
Really bummed that Rosberg retired. Loved watching him get under Hamilton's skin. Hopefully Vettel has a good year. 

Would like to see Hulkenberg do well. 
Link Posted: 1/2/2017 7:37:03 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Onefast93z28:
Ready for the 2017 Season!

For anyone going to the Rolex, I'm a local and will be there as well. Kinda a tradition, if you have any questions let me know!
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We have a place in Daytona Beach Shores, might be going this year.
Link Posted: 1/2/2017 7:44:59 PM EST
IN! For an interesting season

John
Link Posted: 1/3/2017 8:55:39 AM EST
Link Posted: 1/3/2017 9:21:06 AM EST
I am excited to see what this season brings.
Link Posted: 1/3/2017 11:08:12 AM EST
Leading Formula 1 teams could be forced to revise their suspension systems on the eve of the 2017 season amid a row brewing following a Ferrari query over trick technology that Mercedes has pioneered.
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http://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/f1-suspension-row-brews-ahead-of-2017-season-862612/
Link Posted: 1/3/2017 11:53:31 AM EST
Cannot wait!!!!
Link Posted: 1/3/2017 12:05:03 PM EST
IN !!!

Link Posted: 1/3/2017 2:30:25 PM EST
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And you dont post any of the cool shit about the setup =p


So, from what I gather the Merc hydraulic springs can store the energy from traveling and release it more precisely to keep the car low and flat.  It's an energy recapture suspension and it is fucking brilliant.  So, of course the FIA will ban it.  Why wouldnt they.  They are the same jokers that claimed FRICs was a moveable aerodynamic device.  Never mind that their justification meant they could in theory BAN BRAKES.

"1) displacement in a direction opposed to the applied load over some or all of its travel, regardless of the source of the stored energy used
to achieve this.
Or
2) a means by which some of the energy recovered from the forces and displacements at the wheel can be stored for release at a later time to
extend a spring seat or other parts of the suspension assembly whose
movement is not defined by the principally vertical suspension travel of
the two wheels."

Concerning number 1:  So, how about they ban dampers?  Seeing as how they are a more stone age yet well refined device that displaces in a direction opposed to applied load over some or all of it's travel.  All Merc did was design a very trick 'delayed recoil action'. 

2) So basically, they dont want the teams to be able to very precisely (and mechanically) control each corner of the car.  Lol may as well say you can't have space age passive suspension. 
Yes, I know they are storing the suspension energy in hydraulic fluid to be released at times that the chassis needs to be controlled more vigorously.

This will be in road cars.  It is a brilliant system and will be yet another OEM tech that is banned in F1.
Link Posted: 1/3/2017 3:27:35 PM EST
I kind of liked one team dominance....when it was Schumi.

FORZA FERRARI!!!!!
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