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  • #256947
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    During winter testing. Lotus this year comes to mind. In theory they could have been realistic title contenders this year, but after losing so much personnel the writing was sort of on the wall. Their boastfulness during the winter kept many F1 fans believing (Maldonado not withstanding) that they might just pull it off this year, but once the car was (finally) on track it was clear that it was all over.

    #248596
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    1. Rosberg
    2. Alonso
    3. Vettel
    4. Hamilton
    5. Ricciardo
    6. Räikkönen
    7. Magnussen
    8. Button
    9. Hulkenberg
    10. Bottas

    1. Mercedes
    2. Red Bull
    3. Ferrari
    4. McLaren
    5. Williams

    Red Bull starts on the back foot but nearly rakes everything back in again late in the season.

    #247433
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    VDG said on his Twitter that he will run 55 on the Sauber should the need arise.

    #203618
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    I am now imagining ski-jumping with mandatory (overdone) weight handicaps. It is awesome.

    #246390
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    OK, one last thing: Look what a little black paint can do…
    McLaren should do this. It look so much better!

    #246389
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    That (black/chrome) West McLaren is very pretty indeed. I still can’t wrap my head around how you guys manage to manipulate the photos in such a convincing way.

    #246383
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    “The 2014 Ferrari leaked” – Real or fake?

    If true, that is a very neat nose there, and what an insane front wing (double endplates!).

    Edit: Upon further inspection of this drawing, I’m sure this is fake and probably way off the true look of the F14 T.

    #247427
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    But guys, we must not forget the significance of drivers running the same numbers for the rest of their time in F1. Of course there is no romance to (most of) them now; it is the first year they’re using them! Once one or more of the drivers go on to win races and championships, we’ll be talking about the legendary “6″ or “17″ or whatever. It doesn’t matter if the numbers are high or low, they’ll have to be given their weight by unfolding history. “5″ and “27″ are completely arbitrary numbers, but they mean something to F1 fans. One day we will be old and grey and be saying: “It’s just not like in my time anymore! Remember the good old “44″? That was a number! The kids nowadays just don’t have the same sense of meaning – they just pick whatever!”

    #230430
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    I don’t get the fear of #2. Number 2 driver? Really? 2 is such a strong number that could be made legendary by a good driver. If I’m correct Prost won 3 of his 4 WDCs driving car 2. That’s a start!

    #248121
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    Actually even more than that. More than 26 cars can participate in Q with the risk of DNQ. Pre-Q with the risk of DNPQ needs more cars than they can fit in Q and does not involve the teams that have a bye straight into normal Q.

    #248140
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    Yeah, if they were in that much trouble there would be talk of huge personell upsets… Like there are now…
    I’m not concluding anything and I hope they’re just bad rumors, but I’m just pointing out that you could argue there are signs.

    #230392
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    I wonder if the fact that the FIA has confirmed Max Chilton’s number (4) for this season means that they know that no driver that finished higher than him last year is going to get to choose a number? That would mean DIR, KOV, PIC, VDG confirmed out.

    #247831
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    Nice topic. I’m racking my brains, but it’s 3 AM and I’m too tired to think of anything. Keep going though!

    #246251
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    McLaren still grey/red so far though. Boo.

    #246246
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    I don’t mind an orange McLaren, in fact I still somehow consider it their natural colour. I have this feeling that they were always orange underneath the skin, like they were wearing a corporate suit. Probably because of the occasional test livery as well. But that’s just me.

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