@calumactive 1 month ago
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29th December 2010, 22:20 at 10:20 pm #157019
Orange has been used recently in testing. This was because they needed to colour the car until a replacement title sponsor for West was found.
Mclaren MP4-21 (Orange Testing Livery)
A return to orange paint might seem like a good idea because it links back to Mclaren’s roots however, the title sponsor Vodafone might be against the colour orange being used simply because one of their major competitors in the phone business is called Orange…
There is a rumour going about saying the colour scheme for 2011 is simply – Anthracite, Red, Chrome – which some guy on Autosport claims his Mclaren employee mate of mate told him. :/
Anthracite is a shiny black kind of coal, which must be what the black in the clothing is marketed as. Red will be the rocket red and chrome the same chrome.
A livery based on the non-symetrical hats wouuld be unique??28th December 2010, 23:50 at 11:50 pm #156975
GT1 championship? I know that Grosean went there and has done well.28th December 2010, 19:45 at 7:45 pm #156909
I got Lewis Hamilton: My Story, which only goes up to 2007…. Quite interesting to see who was racing in Karts with him (Rosberg and Kubica cameoed :P), and the fallout with Alonso which was apparent from the start. I hated the reality of the last chapter however, covering China and Brazil. :(
I have enough money to splurge on F1 related stuff in the sales however. :D28th December 2010, 19:38 at 7:38 pm #156795
Just for coping – I;d have to put forward Vettel at Spa when he did one stint from the start to second last lap, or Alonso in Monaco when he went from the second lap to the end!28th December 2010, 19:36 at 7:36 pm #153900
Vettel, Hamilton and Nico Rosberg.28th December 2010, 19:13 at 7:13 pm #157006
I don’t want them to change, I like the chrome – chrome is modern and not just for bathtaps!
I had noticed their team members were wearing black shirts/tshirts with red trim in the Advent Calander photos, but never thought about a change of car colour – I hope they don’t but have a feeling Mercedes Benz may be behind it…
Edit: I just viewed the team shop. The new hats remind me of Virgin F1’s livery which is not what Mclaren would have been going for… however I have to say the black clothing looks ‘delightfully evil’ to quote Stewie Griffin. :P
Nicked from Autosport Forum: Black Mclaren23rd December 2010, 17:24 at 5:24 pm #156847
Here’s my opinion.
Lotus to be best of the new teams again, followed by Lotus, followed by an HRT that withdraws midseason with 0 points.
Lotus to be better tha STR, Virgin to be about the same as STR but better by the end of the season.
Lotus, and Virgin to score lucky points in early wet races but by the latter part of the season Lotus will be able to score low points as consistently as STR have done in 2010.23rd December 2010, 17:16 at 5:16 pm #156840
As long as these are ‘keepers’ I’ll be happy enough
United Kingdom – Silverstone
Belgium – Spa
Italy – Monza
Monaco – Monte Carlo
Japan – Suzuka
I’d add Shanghai – for some reason I’ve had a random craving to go to a race there!!20th December 2010, 20:47 at 8:47 pm #156722
Naughty Nikkie would really pee off one of my mates… I hope it’s that!!20th December 2010, 20:45 at 8:45 pm #156750
I think Lotus Renault will beat them in Bahrain… unless it rains!!! :P20th December 2010, 19:02 at 7:02 pm #156698
— Double post —20th December 2010, 19:00 at 7:00 pm #156697
Or the extremely blurry picture from Mclaren showing the new tub being crafted from carbon fibre – I beleive it has been released already. :P
Last year was good, we got the Ferrari and Williams in race livery a couple of days before launch. :D19th December 2010, 22:40 at 10:40 pm #146500
Only Ferrari are guarenteed to produce good cars year after year – in the last decade they produced one bad car – if he wants more titles he will have to go as Alonso’s post retirement replacement at Maranello. I hope to see this happening in 4 or 5 years time.19th December 2010, 22:33 at 10:33 pm #134377
‘Sup, Calum here – long time poster on F1F – new addition to the forum. ;)
Casual F1 fan in the Schumacher dominance, followed Mclaren because of fellow Scotsman DC and liked their West livery.
Gutted at Lewis’ Brazil race 2007, felt the same when he pitted for tyres near the end on 2008 – but that season – my first as an F1F finished perfectly. :D
I knew I was a certified F1 Fanatic when I sat in the lobby of a Spanish hotel following this websites liveblog for Hungary 2008. :P17th December 2010, 21:23 at 9:23 pm #151408
… when you’re doing tangency on drawing boards in Graphic Communication class and you pretend to yourself that you are helping Adrian Newey to design the RB7.
… when your folio from said Graphic Communication class involves an advert for engine oil endorsed by Felipe Massa, a 3d Lego man display of Fernando Alonso and a computer graph showing the winners of ‘fastest lap’ from 2009. :D
… when you are looking forward to your first driving lesson so you can overtake (in a responsable and safe manor ;) )somebody – just to repeat Rob Smedley’s infamous words from Hockenheim 2010.