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7th February 2014, 8:02 at 8:02 am #248522
There’s definitely a lavatorial theme. At the Grand Prix, will the grandstand seating be on toilet seats?1st February 2014, 16:55 at 4:55 pm #248479
So did Schumacher…and he came back.
Bad news for salmon.1st February 2014, 9:13 at 9:13 am #20364431st January 2014, 8:17 at 8:17 am #247432
34 is bagged, by Dani Juncadella.28th January 2014, 9:16 at 9:16 am #247428
What was the point of doing all this – if you still can’t see the numbers on the cars?
At least you can see from the front on the Ferrari and Merc (the way they’ve done the 44 it looks even more like a McLaren!) and Williams have shown for many years that they get it.
But try finding the number on a Force India, Lotus or Toro Rosso.
And they’ve missed a trick by not having numbers in different colours like the bikes or US series.27th January 2014, 14:11 at 2:11 pm #228162
Probably ought to start a new topic about 2014, but the good news is BBC have held on to Allan McNish. He’ll be doing radio commentary for 15 Grands Prix, and it sounds like he’ll be on TV as well.
Pretty poor that there’s no thanks or acknowledgement of Gary Anderson’s good work. I suspect “BBC Head Of F1 Ben Gallop” secretly hates F1 – every year he’s made some decision about presenters (I refuse to call them ‘talent’) that makes me think “why?! If only…”
But McNish is a superb communicator, and may be an improvement on Gary in terms of clarity, and knowledge of tactics and hybrid systems. We’ll see how much he knows about aero, but he can probably spot and report on what’s new for each race and session.24th January 2014, 22:32 at 10:32 pm #246384
Yep, that’s how the nose should be done. Fingers crossed.
The double endplates are just for the last race…24th January 2014, 20:39 at 8:39 pm #246380
No Johnnie Walker on the car either (but it’s on the drivers’ suits) so yes, they’re just saying the prime spots are up for grabs if you pay them enough. They’ve had MP4 numbers on the launch cars before – here’s Mika Hakkinen in 1997:
To me, that just shows how good orange would have looked.23rd January 2014, 18:56 at 6:56 pm #246363
I hope they get this deal, and just paint the car white with Martini stripes (like the original Brabhams)
We need another white car now that Force India have gone over to the dark sidepods.23rd January 2014, 11:20 at 11:20 am #246354
McLaren Mercedes announce renewed partnership with Santander, so maybe their logo will be back again on the car. The bad news is Jenson Button’s lame ads will be back again on TV.
Meanwhile Norton Rose Fulbright forms unique corporate partnership with McLaren Mercedes – thankfully not as title sponsor…21st January 2014, 20:02 at 8:02 pm #230445
If TV’s Anthony Davidson is still doing regular sim work for Mercedes, I’d be tempted to use him if Lewis falls over his dog or something. He’d know about the new engines and systems, be present in most of the F1 paddocks – or away racing hybrid Toyotas with even more regeneration and harvested energy than an F1 car.21st January 2014, 19:56 at 7:56 pm #247421
Maybe someone found a drawer full of old 9s and 10s, and had a great money-saving idea…21st January 2014, 16:48 at 4:48 pm #246333
Not all that different then, a few more white bits but nothing that’s going to get mistaken for a Force India. Looks quite smart though, it’s how the Jaguars should have looked.
What’s the bike all about? Haven’t heard anything about that.20th January 2014, 21:03 at 9:03 pm #230429
9 for Kobayashi is my guess. Found a few pics of him in a number-9 kart, he used it last year in Felipe Massa’s Desafio das Estrelas race, and karting numbers are a popular choice.
No idea about Ericsson, but he’ll avoid number 2 like all the rest of them…20th January 2014, 18:09 at 6:09 pm #246316
Williams are using a “blue heritage livery” for testing, so I guess it will look like this. Usually better than the final colour scheme!
I hope that just means they haven’t opened the tin of yellow paint yet.