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    Didn't they introduce a rule that the wastegates had to exit seperate from the main exhaust. Perhaps that's it.

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    Mmm, they did have some issues with some odd anti-lag and engine braking that that may address.
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    Lowest to highest paid F1 drivers in 2017

    http://www.foxsports.com/motor/galle...in-2017-021317

    Number Uno on paper
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    The Finn & Max, both got a pretty good pay raise


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    Honda admits new F1 engine concept "very high-risk"

    Honda chief Yusuke Hasegawa admits the Japanese manufacturer is taking a "very high risk" with the new concept for its 2017 Formula 1 engine.

    After a miserable return to F1 with McLaren in 2015, Honda made gains last term but remained adrift of rival manufacturers Mercedes, Ferrari and Renault.
    McLaren technical director Tim Goss said earlier this month that Honda had completed a redesign of its power unit, aided by the abolition of the token system.
    As Honda bids to close that gap still further, Hasegawa says the Japanese manufacturer is taking a risk with its next-generation unit.

    "The concept is completely different," Hasegawa told Motorsport.com's sister publication Autosport. "It's very high-risk, we don't know a lot of things about that new concept.
    "We know it will give us a performance advantage but the biggest risk is whether we can realise that potential this year."
    The unit is set to feature a revised architecture and a new layout in a bid to improve performance and packaging based on lessons learned from the past two seasons.
    Hasegawa said the internal combustion engine remains a key focus for Honda but development of other areas of the power unit is required in tandem to make progress.
    "We need to concentrate on the ICE for this year," he said. "If we improve the engine itself, which means boosting exhaust gas energy, we need to boost the turbine otherwise we cannot perform at the same level in terms of deployment.
    "We still have to do some tests and there will be some trial and error. I hope we have understood the direction and the elements to focus on.
    "But it's not easy to combine the elements to realise the improvements on the ICE completely."
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    Slick needs to change his handle to F1_News_Bot
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    $40 million a year to drive a car. So ridiculous really.
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    The best always get paid mucho $$.
    What is surprising is what the lower tier drivers make. I.e your still an F1 driver, but make $150K/year? (Wehrlein)

    or this statement: "Vandoorne has a one-year deal with McLaren, and currently makes $39.7 million less than his teammate. ($300K)

    I'm sure some of these drivers could make more in other series, but because F1.


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    Quote Originally Posted by wing View Post
    $40 million a year to drive a car. So ridiculous really.
    I agree, but compared to other athletes, it's not crazy at all. Getting paid $90M to kick a soccer ball around is insane. Way way less risk than car racing.

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    Whoa there. Soccer players have so many injuries lol
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    Some of the drivers are getting "paid" less than what they pay the team to drive

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    I'll never understand fans complaining about how much athletes get paid. Fans do understand that they are the revenue source, do they not?
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    Quote Originally Posted by schmoo View Post
    I'll never understand fans complaining about how much athletes get paid. Fans do understand that they are the revenue source, do they not?
    Its just jealousy...Please leave us alone and let us complain...lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by dwarrick View Post
    Some of the drivers are getting "paid" less than what they pay the team to drive
    Yes, but most don't pay out of pocket but through sponsor programs or by daddy (like Stroll or Palmer). But yeah, get millions for the team, "woohoo I made $300K!"

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    Way way less risk than car racing.
    All about attendance. If F1 could fill racetracks even more, drivers' salaries would be even higher but I think the lower paid drivers would get more.

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    Whoa there. Soccer players have so many injuries lol
    Injuries yes, but not no one is risking death playing soccer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by schmoo View Post
    I'll never understand fans complaining about how much athletes get paid. Fans do understand that they are the revenue source, do they not?
    Some artists get paid too much, so I don't pay. Is that more reasonable?
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    I'm really rooting for Vandoorne.
    He's paid his dues and come up, and isnt a pay driver. Sure his salary is relative peanuts, but McLaren probably have 15 million$ into him for his development.

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    Lol, good read...
    https://drivetribe.com/p/Z3ZdQbfcQmC...S1eXRwsAVS5sVA

    DRIVETRIBE's resident psychic peers into a crystal ball (ok - the bottom of a pint glass) to see what might happen in F1 in 2017...



    FEBRUARY


    All ten teams start testing in Barcelona. There are immediately claims that Mercedes are sandbagging as they are only 3 seconds a lap quicker than everybody else. Complaints about their trick suspension are soon dropped as all the other team bosses realise it could be made of granite and they'd still win.
    Ferrari are disappointingly slow and promptly announce that 2017 will be a 'transition year' as they look to aim for wins and maybe the title in 2018. Or 2019.
    Max Verstappen wins 'Test Driver of the Day' on all four days of the test, despite only driving on two of them.



    Insert own joke about Max not being old enough to drink that... © Red Bull Media House


    MARCH
    In the second Barcelona test, Lewis Hamilton goes so fast, he accidentally qualifies on pole for the Australian Grand Prix.
    McLaren are the surprise package though, with for once, a fairly quick and very orange car. Team boss, Zak Brown says once again, that they won't win a race this year.


    Will Lewis be all smiles in 2017? © Red Bull Media House

    In Melbourne itself, Lewis leads a crushing 1-2 for the Brackley team, lapping both Sauber drivers by the end of lap 1, all the other drivers by lap 20 and then himself on lap 50.
    Max Verstappen wins Driver of the Day.


    APRIL

    Cleverly scheduled to get some of the most unpopular races out of the way early on, F1 visits China, Bahrain and Russia. To save wasting everybody's time, the FIA give Max Verstappen the Driver of the Day prize ahead of all three races, before quietly binning the idea altogether.
    In Shanghai, Mercedes win again but a revitalised Felipe Massa takes a storming second place. Lance Stroll asks him to retire again.



    Felipe baby, be cool! © Red Bull Media House

    At the annual yawnfest that is the Bahrain Grand Prix, all cars finish in the exact same position they started in, after yet another Sakhir procession. Chase Carey asks for a refund.
    At Sochi, Bernie Ecclestone makes his first appearance at a Grand Prix this year to see his old pal Vladimir Putin. Coincidentally, there is a mix up at immigration, which sees Carey ending up somewhere in Siberia for the weekend.
    Valtteri Bottas wins his first Grand Prix after outperforming his teammate all weekend. In the podium room, Lewis playfully tosses a Pirelli cap, wrapped around a brick, at his teammate.
    Meanwhile, Sauber finish the Australian Grand Prix.


    MAY

    The Spanish Grand Prix, and relief for fans and TV viewers the world over, as the Mercedes pair take each other out on lap one and Max Verstappen storms to a hugely popular win. Oh damn, sorry, that was last year. However, it looks at last like the other teams are catching up, as while Mercedes still win of course, Red Bull and Ferrari are only a lap behind at the flag.
    In Monaco, Ferrari joy at Kimi Raikkonen's shock win is tempered as they realise they turned up a week early and did the Historic Grand Prix in error. Still, a win is a win.



    'Just sign here Kimi, and you'll never have to attend another press conference.' Kimi: 'Give me the pen.' © Red Bull Media House

    In the race itself, McLaren continue to impress with strong points finishes behind Lewis, who still wins, despite stopping for longer than planned at his second pit-stop for a chat and a selfie with Justin Bieber and a Kardashian. (One of the vacuous American ones as opposed to the ones out of Star Trek).


    JUNE
    In Canada, local boy Lance Stroll, hugely impresses with a podium, so to celebrate, his father buys Montreal for him.
    McLaren, still resurgent, bag yet more points. Zak Brown says the team won't win a race this year.
    Up next, the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, (no longer called the European Grand Prix after officials realised it wasn't actually in Europe) where the organisers promised a more exciting race than last year's affair and to this end manage to persuade the FIA that it would be good for all concerned if Mercedes were to start the race in neighbouring Iran. A subsequent delay at border control for Hamilton and Bottas opens up the race nicely.
    Finally, a thrilled Fernando Alonso bags a McLaren win, their first since Brazil 2012. At home, Ron Dennis puts his foot through the TV screen when Zak comes on, saying he didn't expect to win a race this year.


    - To find out what happens in the second half of the season, tune in again on Monday -
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