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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....


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2019 Schedule

Thu, Mar 14
9:00 PM ET   Australian Grand Prix
Albert Park
*AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX PRACTICE 1   

Fri, Mar 15
1:00 AM ET   Australian Grand Prix
Albert Park
*AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX PRACTICE 2   

Fri, Mar 15
11:00 PM ET   Australian Grand Prix
Albert Park
*AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX PRACTICE 3   

Sat, Mar 16
2:00 AM ET   Australian Grand Prix
Albert Park
*AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX QUALIFYING   

Sun, Mar 17
1:10 AM ET   Australian Grand Prix
Albert Park
*AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX RACE   

Fri, Mar 29
7:00 AM ET   Bahrain Grand Prix
Bahrain International Circuit
*BAHRAIN GRAND PRIX PRACTICE 1   

Fri, Mar 29
11:00 AM ET   Bahrain Grand Prix
Bahrain International Circuit
*BAHRAIN GRAND PRIX PRACTICE 2   

Sat, Mar 30
8:00 AM ET   Bahrain Grand Prix
Bahrain International Circuit
*BAHRAIN GRAND PRIX PRACTICE 3   

Sat, Mar 30
11:00 AM ET   Bahrain Grand Prix
Bahrain International Circuit
*BAHRAIN GRAND PRIX QUALIFYING   

Sun, Mar 31
11:10 AM ET   Bahrain Grand Prix
Bahrain International Circuit
*BAHRAIN GRAND PRIX RACE   

Thu, Apr 11
10:00 PM ET   Chinese Grand Prix
Shanghai International Circuit
*CHINESE GRAND PRIX PRACTICE 1   

Fri, Apr 12
2:00 AM ET   Chinese Grand Prix
Shanghai International Circuit
*CHINESE GRAND PRIX PRACTICE 2   

Fri, Apr 12
11:00 PM ET   Chinese Grand Prix
Shanghai International Circuit
*CHINESE GRAND PRIX PRACTICE 3   

Sat, Apr 13
2:00 AM ET   Chinese Grand Prix
Shanghai International Circuit
*CHINESE GRAND PRIX QUALIFYING   

Sun, Apr 14
2:10 AM ET   Chinese Grand Prix
Shanghai International Circuit
*CHINESE GRAND PRIX RACE   

Fri, Apr 26
5:00 AM ET   Azerbaijan Grand Prix
Baku City Circuit
*AZERBAIJAN GRAND PRIX PRACTICE 1   

Fri, Apr 26
9:00 AM ET   Azerbaijan Grand Prix
Baku City Circuit
*AZERBAIJAN GRAND PRIX PRACTICE 2   

Sat, Apr 27
6:00 AM ET   Azerbaijan Grand Prix
Baku City Circuit
*AZERBAIJAN GRAND PRIX PRACTICE 3   

Sat, Apr 27
9:00 AM ET   Azerbaijan Grand Prix
Baku City Circuit
*AZERBAIJAN GRAND PRIX QUALIFYING   

Sun, Apr 28
8:10 AM ET   Azerbaijan Grand Prix
Baku City Circuit
*AZERBAIJAN GRAND PRIX RACE   

Fri, May 10
5:00 AM ET   Spanish Grand Prix
Circuit de Catalunya
*SPANISH GRAND PRIX PRACTICE 1   

Fri, May 10
9:00 AM ET   Spanish Grand Prix
Circuit de Catalunya
*SPANISH GRAND PRIX PRACTICE 2   

Sat, May 11
6:00 AM ET   Spanish Grand Prix
Circuit de Catalunya
*SPANISH GRAND PRIX PRACTICE 3   

Sat, May 11
9:00 AM ET   Spanish Grand Prix
Circuit de Catalunya
*SPANISH GRAND PRIX QUALIFYING   

Sun, May 12
9:10 AM ET   Spanish Grand Prix
Circuit de Catalunya
*SPANISH GRAND PRIX RACE   

Thu, May 23
5:00 AM ET   Monaco Grand Prix
Circuit de Monaco
*MONACO GRAND PRIX PRACTICE 1   

Thu, May 23
9:00 AM ET   Monaco Grand Prix
Circuit de Monaco
*MONACO GRAND PRIX PRACTICE 2   

Sat, May 25
6:00 AM ET   Monaco Grand Prix
Circuit de Monaco
*MONACO GRAND PRIX PRACTICE 3   

Sat, May 25
9:00 AM ET   Monaco Grand Prix
Circuit de Monaco
*MONACO GRAND PRIX QUALIFYING   

Sun, May 26
9:10 AM ET   Monaco Grand Prix
Circuit de Monaco
*MONACO GRAND PRIX RACE   

Fri, Jun 7
10:00 AM ET   Canadian Grand Prix
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
*CANADIAN GRAND PRIX PRACTICE 1   

Fri, Jun 7
2:00 PM ET   Canadian Grand Prix
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
*CANADIAN GRAND PRIX PRACTICE 2   

Sat, Jun 8
11:00 AM ET   Canadian Grand Prix
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
*CANADIAN GRAND PRIX PRACTICE 3   

Sat, Jun 8
2:00 PM ET   Canadian Grand Prix
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
*CANADIAN GRAND PRIX QUALIFYING   

Sun, Jun 9
2:10 PM ET   Canadian Grand Prix
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
*CANADIAN GRAND PRIX RACE   

Fri, Jun 21
5:00 AM ET   French Grand Prix
Le Castellet
*FRENCH GRAND PRIX PRACTICE 1   

Fri, Jun 21
9:00 AM ET   French Grand Prix
Le Castellet
*FRENCH GRAND PRIX PRACTICE 2   

Sat, Jun 22
6:00 AM ET   French Grand Prix
Le Castellet
*FRENCH GRAND PRIX PRACTICE 3   

Sat, Jun 22
9:00 AM ET   French Grand Prix
Le Castellet
*FRENCH GRAND PRIX QUALIFYING   

Sun, Jun 23
9:10 AM ET   French Grand Prix
Le Castellet
*FRENCH GRAND PRIX RACE   

Fri, Jun 28
5:00 AM ET   Austrian Grand Prix
Red Bull Ring
*AUSTRIAN GRAND PRIX PRACTICE 1   

Fri, Jun 28
9:00 AM ET   Austrian Grand Prix
Red Bull Ring
*AUSTRIAN GRAND PRIX PRACTICE 2   

Sat, Jun 29
6:00 AM ET   Austrian Grand Prix
Red Bull Ring
*AUSTRIAN GRAND PRIX PRACTICE 3   

Sat, Jun 29
9:00 AM ET   Austrian Grand Prix
Red Bull Ring
*AUSTRIAN GRAND PRIX QUALIFYING   

Sun, Jun 30
9:10 AM ET   Austrian Grand Prix
Red Bull Ring
*AUSTRIAN GRAND PRIX RACE   

Fri, Jul 12
5:00 AM ET   British Grand Prix
Silverstone Circuit
*BRITISH GRAND PRIX PRACTICE 1   

Fri, Jul 12
9:00 AM ET   British Grand Prix
Silverstone Circuit
*BRITISH GRAND PRIX PRACTICE 2   

Sat, Jul 13
6:00 AM ET   British Grand Prix
Silverstone Circuit
*BRITISH GRAND PRIX PRACTICE 3   

Sat, Jul 13
9:00 AM ET   British Grand Prix
Silverstone Circuit
*BRITISH GRAND PRIX QUALIFYING   

Sun, Jul 14
9:10 AM ET   British Grand Prix
Silverstone Circuit
*BRITISH GRAND PRIX RACE   

Fri, Jul 26
5:00 AM ET   German Grand Prix
Hockenheimring
*GERMAN GRAND PRIX PRACTICE 1   

Fri, Jul 26
9:00 AM ET   German Grand Prix
Hockenheimring
*GERMAN GRAND PRIX PRACTICE 2   

Sat, Jul 27
6:00 AM ET   German Grand Prix
Hockenheimring
*GERMAN GRAND PRIX PRACTICE 3   

Sat, Jul 27
9:00 AM ET   German Grand Prix
Hockenheimring
*GERMAN GRAND PRIX QUALIFYING   

Sun, Jul 28
9:10 AM ET   German Grand Prix
Hockenheimring
*GERMAN GRAND PRIX RACE   

Fri, Aug 2
5:00 AM ET   Hungarian Grand Prix
Hungaroring
*HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIX PRACTICE 1   

Fri, Aug 2
9:00 AM ET   Hungarian Grand Prix
Hungaroring
*HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIX PRACTICE 2   

Sat, Aug 3
6:00 AM ET   Hungarian Grand Prix
Hungaroring
*HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIX PRACTICE 3   

Sat, Aug 3
9:00 AM ET   Hungarian Grand Prix
Hungaroring
*HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIX QUALIFYING   

Sun, Aug 4
9:10 AM ET   Hungarian Grand Prix
Hungaroring
*HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIX RACE   

Fri, Aug 30
5:00 AM ET   Belgian Grand Prix
Spa-Francorchamps
*BELGIAN GRAND PRIX PRACTICE 1   

Fri, Aug 30
9:00 AM ET   Belgian Grand Prix
Spa-Francorchamps
*BELGIAN GRAND PRIX PRACTICE 2   

Sat, Aug 31
6:00 AM ET   Belgian Grand Prix
Spa-Francorchamps
*BELGIAN GRAND PRIX PRACTICE 3   

Sat, Aug 31
9:00 AM ET   Belgian Grand Prix
Spa-Francorchamps
*BELGIAN GRAND PRIX QUALIFYING   

Sun, Sep 1
9:10 AM ET   Belgian Grand Prix
Spa-Francorchamps
*BELGIAN GRAND PRIX RACE   

Fri, Sep 6
5:00 AM ET   Italian Grand Prix
Autodromo Nazionale Monza
*ITALIAN GRAND PRIX PRACTICE 1   

Fri, Sep 6
9:00 AM ET   Italian Grand Prix
Autodromo Nazionale Monza
*ITALIAN GRAND PRIX PRACTICE 2   

Sat, Sep 7
6:00 AM ET   Italian Grand Prix
Autodromo Nazionale Monza
*ITALIAN GRAND PRIX PRACTICE 3   

Sat, Sep 7
9:00 AM ET   Italian Grand Prix
Autodromo Nazionale Monza
*ITALIAN GRAND PRIX QUALIFYING   

Sun, Sep 8
9:10 AM ET   Italian Grand Prix
Autodromo Nazionale Monza
*ITALIAN GRAND PRIX RACE   

Fri, Sep 20
4:30 AM ET   Singapore Grand Prix
Marina Bay Circuit
*SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX PRACTICE 1   

Fri, Sep 20
8:30 AM ET   Singapore Grand Prix
Marina Bay Circuit
*SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX PRACTICE 2   

Sat, Sep 21
6:00 AM ET   Singapore Grand Prix
Marina Bay Circuit
*SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX PRACTICE 3   

Sat, Sep 21
9:00 AM ET   Singapore Grand Prix
Marina Bay Circuit
*SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX QUALIFYING   

Sun, Sep 22
8:10 AM ET   Singapore Grand Prix
Marina Bay Circuit
*SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX RACE   

Fri, Sep 27
3:00 AM ET   Russian Grand Prix
Sochi Autodrom
*RUSSIAN GRAND PRIX PRACTICE 1   

Fri, Sep 27
7:00 AM ET   Russian Grand Prix
Sochi Autodrom
*RUSSIAN GRAND PRIX PRACTICE 2   

Sat, Sep 28
4:00 AM ET   Russian Grand Prix
Sochi Autodrom
*RUSSIAN GRAND PRIX PRACTICE 3   

Sat, Sep 28
7:00 AM ET   Russian Grand Prix
Sochi Autodrom
*RUSSIAN GRAND PRIX QUALIFYING   

Sun, Sep 29
6:10 AM ET   Russian Grand Prix
Sochi Autodrom
*RUSSIAN GRAND PRIX RACE   

Thu, Oct 10
9:00 PM ET   Japanese Grand Prix
Suzuka Circuit
*JAPANESE GRAND PRIX PRACTICE 1   

Fri, Oct 11
1:00 AM ET   Japanese Grand Prix
Suzuka Circuit
*JAPANESE GRAND PRIX PRACTICE 2   

Fri, Oct 11
11:00 PM ET   Japanese Grand Prix
Suzuka Circuit
*JAPANESE GRAND PRIX PRACTICE 3   

Sat, Oct 12
2:00 AM ET   Japanese Grand Prix
Suzuka Circuit
*JAPANESE GRAND PRIX QUALIFYING   

Sun, Oct 13
1:10 AM ET   Japanese Grand Prix
Suzuka Circuit
*JAPANESE GRAND PRIX RACE   

Fri, Oct 25
11:00 AM ET   Mexican Grand Prix
Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez
*MEXICAN GRAND PRIX PRACTICE 1   

Fri, Oct 25
3:00 PM ET   Mexican Grand Prix
Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez
*MEXICAN GRAND PRIX PRACTICE 2   

Sat, Oct 26
11:00 AM ET   Mexican Grand Prix
Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez
*MEXICAN GRAND PRIX PRACTICE 3   

Sat, Oct 26
2:00 PM ET   Mexican Grand Prix
Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez
*MEXICAN GRAND PRIX QUALIFYING   

Sun, Oct 27
3:10 PM ET   Mexican Grand Prix
Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez
*MEXICAN GRAND PRIX RACE   

Fri, Nov 1
Noon ET   United States Grand Prix
Circuit of the Americas
*UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX PRACTICE 1   

Fri, Nov 1
4:00 PM ET   United States Grand Prix
Circuit of the Americas
*UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX PRACTICE 2   

Sat, Nov 2
2:00 PM ET   United States Grand Prix
Circuit of the Americas
*UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX PRACTICE 3   

Sat, Nov 2
5:00 PM ET   United States Grand Prix
Circuit of the Americas
*UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX QUALIFYING   

Sun, Nov 3
2:10 PM ET   United States Grand Prix
Circuit of the Americas
*UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX RACE   

Fri, Nov 15
8:00 AM ET   Brazilian Grand Prix
Autódromo José Carlos Pace
*BRAZILIAN GRAND PRIX PRACTICE 1   

Fri, Nov 15
Noon ET   Brazilian Grand Prix
Autódromo José Carlos Pace
*BRAZILIAN GRAND PRIX PRACTICE 2   

Sat, Nov 16
9:00 AM ET   Brazilian Grand Prix
Autódromo José Carlos Pace
*BRAZILIAN GRAND PRIX PRACTICE 3   

Sat, Nov 16
Noon ET   Brazilian Grand Prix
Autódromo José Carlos Pace
*BRAZILIAN GRAND PRIX QUALIFYING   

Sun, Nov 17
12:10 PM ET   Brazilian Grand Prix
Autódromo José Carlos Pace
*BRAZILIAN GRAND PRIX RACE   

Fri, Nov 29
4:00 AM ET   Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
Yas Marina Circuit
*ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX PRACTICE 1   

Fri, Nov 29
8:00 AM ET   Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
Yas Marina Circuit
*ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX PRACTICE 2   

Sat, Nov 30
5:00 AM ET   Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
Yas Marina Circuit
*ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX PRACTICE 3   

Sat, Nov 30
8:00 AM ET   Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
Yas Marina Circuit
*ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX QUALIFYING   

Sun, Dec 1
8:10 AM ET   Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
Yas Marina Circuit
*ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX RACE

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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.

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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.

Rich Energy.....
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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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