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Re: 2018 New car launches.

Post by Circuitmaster » 9 months ago

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Halo (god only knows)
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Post by Antonov » 9 months ago

Red Bull: next week - February 19th.

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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 9 months ago

So still no Haas announcement.

Current launch dates of the other 9 teams:

2018 Formula 1 Launch Dates

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February 15 Williams
February 19 Red Bull
February 20 Alfa Romeo Sauber
February 20 Renault
February 22 Ferrari
February 22 Mercedes
February 23 McLaren
February 25 Toro Rosso
February 25 Force India

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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 9 months ago

So we have our first look at the first of the ugly brigade tomorrow, when Williams bare their offering. Will it be as ugly as we suspect given the new regs, or will it not even be the real deal with all the secrecy that usually accompanies of late F1 launches, where what we see at launch is never what we see in Australia when it starts for real. No one wants to show their juicy bits until the very end of testing.

I'm trying to get excited but.... well it is is proving more difficult than previous years.

Maybe when we get testing and the STR Honda tops the timesheets. Hmmmm where is my medication. :haha:

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Post by John » 9 months ago

What's really sad about the current regs is that they give the designers almost zero chance of coming up with something unique or different. This is not only tragic because pretty much all cars looks absolutely identical bar the livery, but it pretty much removes the chance for back marker teams to create a car that can punch above it's weight. I mean, it wasn't that long ago that the teams at least tried to differ from each other:

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Post by kals » 9 months ago

Haas has released images of its 2018 car. No need to post pictures, think 2017 car in 2016 colors, with the halo. That’s about it.

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Post by Antonov » 9 months ago

well, that's underwhelming really.

I expect to be posting that for the remaining 9 launches as well.

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Post by kals » 9 months ago

Things to look out for ahead of the 2018 launches...

Sauber color scheme
McLaren color scheme
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Post by Antonov » 9 months ago

this image is fresh from crash.net

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apparently the Halo is something with quite a significant aero effect.

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Post by kals » 9 months ago

*ahem*
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No need to post pictures, think 2017 car in 2016 colors, with the halo. That’s about it.

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kals wrote:
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*ahem*
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No need to post pictures, think 2017 car in 2016 colors, with the halo. That’s about it.
yeah, but it's from crash.net ; which gives it a bit of extra ...

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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 9 months ago

It needs to be from doubledeckerbus.com to be a validated correct and legal halo. :dunno: :wink:
If you had been following the halo thread you would have understood and seen videos by the likes of James Allison explaining the aero difficulties of the halo and its incorporation into an F1 car. It is not a simple bolt on accessory, rather something the car is designed around, like the power unit.

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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 9 months ago

I detect a smaller shark fin in the render provided. (ie I dont think it is a proper photo)

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Post by kals » 9 months ago

It is a render. I thought shark-fins had been banned completely.

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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 9 months ago

kals wrote:
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It is a render. I thought shark-fins had been banned completely.
Me too. This looks more like a carp fin though, sort of narrow and long.. :sarcasm:
Its not like they need a huge area to display all their sponsors though, looking at the render anyway. Somewhere to post their race numbers in this instance.

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Post by LOUD HOWARD » 9 months ago

At least they fixed the livery somewhat, guess they had to when Ferrari dropped off last years car.
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