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2019 Formula 1
« on: January 04, 2019, 11:24:20 AM »
Time for another exciting season of:

Rathburns Formula 1 World Championship Extravaganza ThreadTM!

Some minor rule changes this year, driver changes, and even a team name change. Also, if you're in Toronto in early February, the Racing Point launch will be happening at the Canadian International Auto Show, so make sure you stop by and check it out!

2019 Race Schedule

1. March 17 - Australia
2. March 31 - Bahrain
3. April 14 - China
4. April 28 - Azerbaijan
5. May 12 - Spain
6. May 26 - Monaco
7. June 9 - Canada
8. June 23 - France
9. June 30 - Austria
10. July 14 - Great Britain
11. July 28 - Germany
12. August 4 - Hungary
13. September 1 - Belgium
14. September 8 - Italy
15. September 22 - Singapore
16. September 29 - Russia
17. October 13 - Japan
18. October 27 - Mexico
19. November 3 - USA
20. November 17 - Brazil
21. December 1 - Abu Dhabi

Car Launch Dates:

Mercedes - February 13, 2019
Ferrari - February 15, 2019
Red Bull - February 13, 2019
Renault - February 12, 2019
Haas - February 7, 2019
McLaren - February 14, 2019
Racing Point - February 13, 2019
Sauber Alfa Romeo - February 18, 2019
Toro Rosso - February 11, 2019
Williams - February 11, 2019


Discuss away....


*Also, if you come in here during the season and complain about spoilers, uckfay your hat! Don't come in if you haven't seen the race or aren't willing to read about results/incidents.
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Re: 2019 Formula 1
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2019, 11:25:16 AM »
Goddamn spoilers.
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Re: 2019 Formula 1
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2019, 11:40:54 AM »
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Re: 2019 Formula 1
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2019, 03:22:07 PM »
Predictions for 2019?

Leclerc beats Vettel in a couple of early season races. Slowly transforms into Alonso vs Hamilton 2007, ending with Vettel losing his seat at the end of the season.

As a result of the Ferrari battle, Hamilton snags a 6th WDC. Ferrari wins WCC.

Red Bull shows early season speed with Honda engine, but not enough to match the Mercedes & Ferraris.

Renault moves up, almost (but not quite) matching RBR with a refreshed Renault engine and Ricciardo at the wheel, but finds themselves chased by a well-performing Sauber. RBR, Renault, and Sauber end up in a close 3-way battle for 3rd.

Racing Point FI falls slightly, ending up behind McLaren and Haas but ahead of Williams and Toro Rosso.

Constructors rankings:
Ferrari
Mercedes
Red Bull
Renault
Sauber
McLaren
Haas
Racing Point
Toro Rosso
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Re: 2019 Formula 1
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2019, 08:47:47 AM »
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Re: 2019 Formula 1
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2019, 07:41:56 AM »
In other news, Hartley couldn't cut it because he's a little itchbay who thinks everyone is out to get him:

https://ca.motorsport.com/f1/news/hartley-plan-oust-me-started-monaco/4330741/
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Re: 2019 Formula 1
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2019, 09:13:11 AM »
Haas VF-19



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Re: 2019 Formula 1
« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2019, 09:22:06 AM »
I like the colours. I wonder how it'll look on the track.
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Re: 2019 Formula 1
« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2019, 09:38:06 AM »
I loved the JPS livery back in the day

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Re: 2019 Formula 1
« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2019, 09:44:47 AM »
I loved the JPS livery back in the day

One of my favorites. Such a shame the redux was on the high step nose of the Lotus in 2012. And then the tusks. Ugh. With the low nose here, hnnnnnnnnnngh. Amazing.

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Re: 2019 Formula 1
« Reply #10 on: February 07, 2019, 10:38:44 AM »
I think this is not the VF-19. Just debuting the new livery. I like it though. Maybe Grosjean can return to form in gold & black.

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Re: 2019 Formula 1
« Reply #11 on: February 07, 2019, 10:42:21 AM »
Agreed, looks great. Still no idea if "Rich Energy" is more than a front for some rich guy to weasel his way into extreme sports while maintaining a tax write-off.

I think this is not the VF-19. Just debuting the new livery. I like it though. Maybe Grosjean can return to form in gold & black.

Possible, you never really see the full new car until it's on track for testing anyways. Front wing looks to conform to new rules, however. Super hard to tell with the dark livery in dark pictures.
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Re: 2019 Formula 1
« Reply #12 on: February 07, 2019, 04:37:40 PM »
I like it.  I wish the HAAS was gold too to complete the Lotus look.  Are those the new bigger rims? 
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Re: 2019 Formula 1
« Reply #13 on: February 08, 2019, 08:59:54 AM »
Are those the new bigger rims?

AFAIK, they aren't moving to 17s until they get a new tire supply agreement. I think 2021 is supposed to be a big rule change year (new engines, etc).

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Re: 2019 Formula 1
« Reply #14 on: February 11, 2019, 09:56:41 AM »
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Re: 2019 Formula 1
« Reply #15 on: February 11, 2019, 10:06:21 AM »
Williams got a new sponsor?  Boourns.
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Re: 2019 Formula 1
« Reply #16 on: February 11, 2019, 10:14:17 AM »
Williams got a new sponsor?  Boourns.

Yeah, was announced last season that Martini was on the outs

Guess they couldn't swing Apple or Samsung: https://rokitphones.com/

Some sort of Anglo-American Beer/ Mobile company. Just uckfayin' weird. http://rokgroupofcompanies.com/

Supposedly they also snagged some Orlen sponsorship through Kubica.
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Re: 2019 Formula 1
« Reply #17 on: February 11, 2019, 11:20:56 AM »
I feel like Rokit is going to pull funding halfway through the season when they realize they are not an international company, and this is a very expensive advertising mechanism.

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Re: 2019 Formula 1
« Reply #18 on: February 11, 2019, 01:11:03 PM »
I feel like Rokit is going to pull funding halfway through the season when they realize they are not an international company, and this is a very expensive advertising mechanism.

Not gonna lie, when I see a title sponsor in F1 that I've never heard of, I have questions.

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Re: 2019 Formula 1
« Reply #20 on: February 12, 2019, 08:57:25 AM »
Looks like some serious rake on the Renault. It'll be really interesting to see how Renault performs this year. I don't expect any quantum leaps forward, but I think they'll be JUST behind Red Bull. I don't expect Danny to snag any WDC's this year, at least.

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Re: 2019 Formula 1
« Reply #22 on: February 13, 2019, 08:09:07 AM »
That's the "special edition" livery before they go back to more traditional colours
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Re: 2019 Formula 1
« Reply #23 on: February 13, 2019, 08:58:37 AM »
That's the "special edition" livery before they go back to more traditional colours

Yeah, I've read that it's possible this is just for the launch, but those are their colours for the last few seasons, dark blue and red. Guess we'll find out when testing starts.

Either way, it's still the RB15 chassis.
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