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    Default Official 2017 Formula 1 thread.

    Looks like things are heating up.
    Paddy Lowe officially off to Williams. Huge get for them.
    Bottas announcement should be soon then.

    http://www.skysports.com/f1/news/124...2017-f1-season

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    Weirhlen announced at Sauber. Bottas announcement can't be long now.


    And McLaren using orange font for their launch....

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    Done deal. Welcome back Massa.

    Massa returns to F1 as Bottas replacement

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    Nice to see him in Mercedes colours. Can't wait to see how he will compare to Hamilton. He's dream of having the best seat in the field has come true, but then again, next year's cars are pretty different. RedBull should be really good too
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    Love it.
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    Another design from McLaren

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    FIA approved the sale yesterday.

    Ecclestone has to be on way out. How long until Ross Brawn is named sporting/tech chief???


    Ecclestone: My F1 future now in Liberty's hands

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mario View Post
    Another design from McLaren

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    Looks sweet. More subdues aero makes it more of a driver's car.
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    just me or does it seem loooooong

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    Yep, longer, wider and lower


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    What are the black pieces on either side of the driver that seem to run from the mirrors down to the lower part of the body?

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    It's about time!


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    Ecclestone confirms Chase Carey has replaced him as CEO of F1

    Bernie Ecclestone has revealed that he has lost his position as the CEO of the Formula 1 Group, and has been replaced by Liberty Media's Chase Carey.Ecclestone, 86, says he has been offered the title of 'Honorary President', but has acknowledged that he doesn’t know exactly what his role will be.It’s understood the change will be formally announced on Tuesday, along with the appointments of Ross Brawn and former ESPN man Sean Bratches, who will take up newly created sporting and commercial roles respectively.“I was deposed today,” Ecclestone told Auto Motor und Sport. “I am simply gone. It's official. I am no longer the leader of the company. My position has been taken by Chase Carey.“My new position is one of those American terms. It's something like an honorary president. I have this title now, even though I don't know what it means.”Asked about his future, he said: “My days in the office will be getting quieter now. Maybe I will attend a Grand Prix sometime in the future."I still have many friends in Formula 1, and I still have enough money to afford to attend a race.”Ecclestone added that he doesn’t expect to retain his seat on the FIA World Motor Sport Council.“I doubt it," he said when asked if he would remain involved. "First of all, I have to talk to [FIA President] Jean Todt about this.”It’s believed that Donald McKenzie, boss of erstwhile majority shareholders CVC, was keen to keep Ecclestone in a more hands-on role. However, he was overruled by Liberty Media, which is now on the brink of concluding its F1 takeover.
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    Brawn and Bratches join F1 in sporting and commercial roles

    https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/h...ial-roles.html


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    Have seen a few articles lately from Alonso stating that he's not concerned about the engine for 2017, but the bigger question is if the aero will be good enough.

    From the driver that was proclaiming "GP2 GP2!!" I think that means he must know something concrete. I'm sure Honda has been working on the new powerplant for most of 2016 after their embarrassing 2015 season.
    Also, I think McLaren has always been strong for aero and chassis. They were touted as having a great chassis over the last 2 years despite the power unit level being way down.

    Thoughts?


    • Will Merc run away with it?
    • Who do you see coming into the fold?
    • Will McLaren get back to their rightful grid spots?
    • Will Red Bull be able to be even closer to Mercedes?


    Fernando Alonso believes they will be able to fight Mercedes in 2017

    Fernando Alonso believes that with the change of rules of 2017 the Honda engine can be compared to Mercedes, although he has doubts about the aerodynamics . The interpretation of the new rules is crucial for a team to stand out among the others, and for that we will have to wait for the Barcelona tests.

    Fernando is aware that the engine of his new car will be fairly even with the Mercedes engine , although the biggest question is how it will develop aerodynamics in each team.
    "The Mercedes engine, the best, is going to be difficult for everyone, but I think we can be close enough , we will be able to fight. I am 100% sure that we will reach the power we want, in aerodynamics I think it is more a question, "says Alonso.
    Like everyone believes, Fernando Alonso believes that everything will be mixed in 2017, which can help the show. We all want to start the Formula 1 season, especially the drivers, to see what this 2017 is about.
    "Changing rules will mix things up. Honda's progress is very positive and gives me confidence for 2017. I look forward to being in Australia in March, " concludes Fernando.
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    Well that's good news for McLaren IF it's true about Honda engine being = to Mercedes

    I think this year will belong to RedBull and Ricardo/Max. I think they will be pretty equal to Mercedes


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    These guys creates race car graphics.



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    2017 Mercedes startup.
    Check out the 2 mini exhaust pipes, what are they up to now?



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