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2018 Formula One Discussion Thread

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Obviously there is something about Renault that we don't know. They must have some big plans up their sleeve, there is no way I see that they get a talented high profile driver like Ricciardo just to flaunt the name. Also Daniel wants to win titles. I think his career will take off next year.
That is kind of what I am thinking. Reminds me of when people were saying Stewart and Newman were crazy to go with Stewart-Haas. Later we found out that Chevrolet was giving the team BIG, BIG, BIG money.

I am very surprised Renault hasn't done better then they have this year. Didn't they hire some guy who was working independently for Formula 1 who supposedly knew a lot of secrets about how to make the cars fast?

Sainz is under contract with the loan deal to Renault that he would eventually be promoted to the main team.
Oh, ok. Someone I follow who is really, really up on Formula 1 didn't even know that, he was talking about how he thinks Gasley will get the ride.

remember that Red Bull will change engines to honda in 2019, maybe Ric is afraid that Red Bull will fall back to the middle of the pack, so Renault is the best available alternative for him.
All I know is that when I watch a Formula 1 race Red Bull, Ferrari, and Mercedes look like they are in a different racing series compared to the other teams. It is mind boggling the gap between them and the rest.
 

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All I know is that when I watch a Formula 1 race Red Bull, Ferrari, and Mercedes look like they are in a different racing series compared to the other teams. It is mind boggling the gap between them and the rest.
So go and watch races from start of the century, it was the same with Ferrari, McLaren Mercedes and BMW Williams. Then Red Bull comes with his huge money and slowly started to get Williams place. BMW left Williams to Sauber and they fall back in the midfield. Same happen to McLaren after Mercedes comes to the series as a factory team and they didn't wantet to play the second fiddle for Mercedes and the changed to Honda. Red Bull gets the best mechanics and research team in the F1 and started his dominance toil 2013 when Mercedes took huge influence on the rules package which brouht them to the top. Since then we had the situation like it is now and it will be like this til 2021 and a new rule package will be set up. Red Bull and Ferrari closes the gap on chassis side, but Mercedes is still in lead on engine (close to Ferrari).
 

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So go and watch races from start of the century, it was the same with Ferrari, McLaren Mercedes and BMW Williams.
I'm not complaining about it. I'm just stating something that I've noticed which in turns makes it confusing to me why Ricciardo would want to be Renault which was what we were talking about. More often then not I prefer dominance over parity.
 

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I'm not complaining about it. I'm just stating something that I've noticed which in turns makes it confusing to me why Ricciardo would want to be Renault which was what we were talking about. More often then not I prefer dominance over parity.
I also didn't wanted to sound rude. I just wanted to show that there where time on which red bull wasn't a top tier team!
 

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Alonso will be leaving Formula 1 at the end of this season. Really hope he ends up in an IndyCar for 2019.

https://www.mclaren.com/formula1/team/fernando-alonso/mclaren-confirms-fernando-alonso-decision/
Yeah! Me, too. But from what has been said today I am not that sure. There has been an announcement by Zakk Brown having 'goodbye from McLaren' in the foregound. To me it seems like Alonso will be at WEC with Toyota definitely. If McLaren won't go where might Alonso be next year? Probably at Foyt Racing for getting the #14 ride ;) ?
 

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I think Formula 1 is putting the F1 race during the same week as the NASCAR race because it would be a good pr boost if they could continually out draw the NASCAR race. That was my assumption when they put the first COTA race against the Texas NASCAR race. Am I reading too much into this?
 

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Nando and Vando out, in comes Lando.
Well they have Sainz confirmed for next year, kinda wondering what's gonna happen in terms of more trades / exits from current seats. I think McLaren's gonna keep looking for older and already existing F1 talent before they bring up Lando Norris from F2. You never know though.
 

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It;s already been confirmed that their lineup is Sainz and Norris for 2019
 

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It;s already been confirmed that their lineup is Sainz and Norris for 2019
I would've slotted Sainz in my explanation but his name didn't fit in the joke.

I would really hope someone like Toro Rosso picks up Stoff. He was really good in the junior formulae and to be totally honest, McClaren has unfortunately been leaving its drivers off as damaged goods for the past couple of years. By the same token, I really hope (though am not too optimistic) the same doesn't happen to Lando.
 

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A "leak" of the 2021 concept car. I think it looks pretty damn cool.

 

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Change the front wing to how it's been over the past few years and keep the rest and I think it'll look less ugly.
 
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