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Formula One 2019

Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:06 am

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@svandoorne
@Ericsson_Marcus

In:
Robert Kubica
@GeorgeRussell63
@kvyatofficial
@alex_albon
@LandoNorris
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Full line-up: https://www.racefans.net/2019-f1-season ... ers-teams/
 
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Re: Formula One 2019

Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:07 pm

Put 20 of these on the grid. Then it will really be the Driver's Championship.

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Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:17 pm

From Martin Brundle's ITV project to drive a F1 car from each decade ('50s-'00s).

https://youtu.be/daUJc70CjhA
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Re: Formula One 2019

Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:13 am

Are there any new drivers to keep an eye on? Or is F1 still so top-heavy, that even great drivers don't stand a chance if the car isn't fast or reliable enough? I feel like it's going to McLaren and Ferrai finishing 1 or 2 for the next 50 years...
 
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Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:33 pm

I hope that's just a brain fart and you mean Mercedes and not McLaren!
 
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Re: Formula One 2019

Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:35 pm

wheymistassini wrote:
I feel like it's going to McLaren and Ferrai finishing 1 or 2 for the next 50 years...

McLaren? Good grief. Are you from the past?

McLaren fell to the back of the grid in 2015 and have yet to recover.


Teams with a title shot in 2019:

• Mercedes
• Ferrari
• Red Bull


Driver to watch:

• Charles Leclerc
 
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Re: Formula One 2019

Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:11 pm

Here's the schedule for the 2019 Formula 1 race season:
https://www.skysports.com/f1/news/12433 ... test-dates
3/17 Melbourne, Australia
3/31 Sakhir, Bahrain
4/14 Shanghai, China
4/28 Baku, Azerbaijan
5/12 Barcelona, Spain
5/26 Monaco
6/9 Montreal, Canada
6/23 Le Castellet, France
6/30 Spielberg, Austria
7/14 Silverstone, Great Britain
7/28 Hockenheim, Germany
8/4 Budapest, Hungary
9/1 Spa-Fracorchamps, Belgium
9/8 Monza, Italy
9/22 Singapore
9/29 Sochi, Russia
10/13 Suzuka, Japan
10/27 Mexico City, Mexico
11/3 Austin, United States of America
11/17 Sao Paulo, Brazil
12/1 Yas Marina, Abu Dhabi
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Re: Formula One 2019

Sat Jan 26, 2019 11:25 am

Current odds for 2019 Formula 1 drivers championship:
10:11 - Lewis Hamilton
4:1 - Sebastian Vettel
9:2 - Max Verstappen
9:1 - Charles LeClerc
16:1 - Valtteri Bottas
33:1 - Pierre Gasly
66:1 - Daniel Ricciardo

SkyBet's Charles LeClerc specials:
6:1 - Will win on his Farrari race debut in 2019.
5:4 - Will finish on the podium on his Ferrari race debut in 2019.
11:4 - Will win more races than Sebastian Vettel in 2019.
4:9 - Will win a race in 2019.
1:2 - Will qualify fastest at a race in 2019.
9:4 - Will win the qualifying battle against Sebastian Vettel in 2019.
11:8 - Will win the world drivers championship before the end of 2021.
3:1 - Will win the world drivers championship before the end of 2020.
9:1 - Will win the world drivers championship in 2019.
11:8 - Will finish in the top three of the drivers championship in 2019.
5:2 - Will score more points than Sebastian Vettel in 2019.
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Sat Jan 26, 2019 11:42 am

I'm surprised Bottas is that low, below LeClerc. All it would take is Hamilton to have a nasty accident in testing or at the first Grand Prix that puts him out for a few months and then Bottas would be Mercedes No1 and with the way they have gone in previous years, it's hard not to see them as Championship winners this year.

Something similar happened with Schumacher in 1999 at the British Grand Prix. Rear brake failure meant he went in to the barriers and broke his leg, he missed the next 6 races. Eddie Irvine ended up missing out on the Championship by only 2 points.
 
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Re: Formula One 2019

Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:08 am

Here are a few of the less-publicized rule changes for 2019. Some of them make entirely too much sense to have come from a committee.
https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/f1-2 ... s/4330632/
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Re: Formula One 2019

Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:56 pm

The F1 season hasn't even started yet, and Williams are already dead last, 109 laps behind the 9th place team and set to fall another 50-ish laps behind tomorrow morning.
https://www.skysports.com/f1/news/12433 ... stest-laps
https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/will ... y/4340827/
https://www.bbc.com/sport/formula1/47284267
https://www.crash.net/f1/feature/913184 ... er-problem
https://www.racefans.net/2019/02/21/wil ... ng-crisis/
http://f1i.com/news/330875-claire-willi ... risis.html
https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/kubi ... y/4346180/

P.S.; Here are the lap totals after four days of testing:
610 laps - Mercedes
598 laps - Ferrari
507 laps - Alfa Romeo / Ferrari
482 laps - Toro Rosso / Honda
475 laps - Red Bull / Honda
445 laps - McLaren / Renault
433 laps - Renault
384 laps - Haas / Ferrari
248 laps - Racing Point / Mercedes
88 laps - Williams / Mercedes
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Re: Formula One 2019

Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:30 pm

http://www.espn.co.uk/f1/story/_/id/260 ... edule-2019
Entertainment Sports Programming Network wrote:
The schedules for the upcoming races are listed below (all times Eastern):

Rolex Australian Grand Prix
Practice 1 - Thursday, March 14, 8:55 PM - ESPN3
Practice 2 - Friday, March 15, 12:55 AM - ESPNEWS
Practice 3 - Friday, March 15, 10:55 PM - ESPNEWS
Qualifying - Saturday, March 16, 1:55 AM - ESPN2
On The Grid - Sunday, March 17, 12:30 AM - ESPN
Race - Sunday, March 17, 1:00 AM - ESPN

Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix
Practice 1 - Friday, March 29, 6:55 AM - ESPNU
Practice 2 - Friday, March 29, 10:55 AM - ESPNU
Practice 3 - Saturday, March 30, 7:55 AM - ESPN2
Qualifying - Saturday, March 30, 10:55 AM - ESPN2
On The Grid - Sunday, March 31, 10:30 AM - ESPN2
Race - Sunday, March 31, 11:05 AM - ESPN2

Heineken Chinese Grand Prix
Practice 1 - Thursday, April 11, 9:55 PM - ESPNEWS
Practice 2 - Friday, April 12, 1:55 AM - ESPN2
Practice 3 - Friday, April 12, 10:55 PM - ESPNEWS
Qualifying - Saturday, April 13, 1:55 AM - ESPN2
On The Grid - Sunday, April 14, 1:30 AM - ESPN2
Race - Sunday, April 14, 2:05 AM - ESPN2

Azerbaijan Grand Prix
Practice 1 - Friday, April 26, 4:55 AM - ESPN2
Practice 2 - Friday, April 26, 8:55 AM - ESPNU
Practice 3 - Saturday, April 27, 5:55 AM - ESPN2
Qualifying - Saturday, April 27, 8:55 AM - ESPN2
On The Grid - Sunday, April 28, 7:30 AM - ESPN2
Race - Sunday, April 28, 8:05 AM - ESPN2

Emirates Spanish Grand Prix
Practice 1 - Friday, May 10, 4:55 AM - ESPN2
Practice 2 - Friday, May 10, 8:55 AM - ESPNU
Practice 3 - Saturday, May 11, 5:55 AM - ESPN2
Qualifying - Saturday, May 11, 8:55 AM - ESPN2
On The Grid - Sunday, May 12, 8:30 AM - ESPN2
Race - Sunday, May 12, 9:05 AM - ESPN2

Monaco Grand Prix
Practice 1 - Thursday, May 23, 4:55 AM - ESPN2
Practice 2 - Thursday, May 23, 8:55 AM - ESPN2
Practice 3 - Saturday, May 25, 5:55 AM - ESPN2
Qualifying - Saturday, May 25, 8:55 AM - ESPN2
On The Grid - Sunday, May 26, 8:30 AM - ESPN
Race - Sunday, May 26, 9:05 AM - ESPN
Race (Encore) - Sunday, May 26, 3:30 PM - ABC
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Re: Formula One 2019

Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:32 am

The drama at Williams continues.
http://f1i.com/news/332020-paddy-lowe-t ... liams.html
BBC wrote:
Williams' beleaguered chief technical officer Paddy Lowe has left the team following their disappointing performance in pre-season testing. The team were not able to say when he might return and the expectation is that he will not.
Racefans wrote:
Lowe is the latest in a series of departures from Williams’ technical team in the last 12 months. During its troubled 2018 campaign chief designer Ed Wood left the team after 12 years at Williams and head of aerodynamics Dirk de Beer departed the Grove-based team last May.
It may be that Jacques Villenueve was more of a realist than we thought when he pronounced the team "dead" last July.

P.S.:
https://www.racefans.net/2019/03/13/the ... s-decline/
Dieter Rencken wrote:
There is simply too much potential within the Grove campus for Williams to follow fellow multiple champions such as Lotus, Cooper and Brabham into oblivion. But, in order to survive, Williams needs to reinvent itself and embrace the future rather than clinging nostalgically to the past. Times have changed, Williams has not, certainly not enough in its key performance areas.
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Re: Formula One 2019

Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:57 pm

4.3 seconds a lap off the pace... Oof!
https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/aust ... e/4352789/
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Re: Formula One 2019

Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:07 pm

Still within the 107% rule, but I doubt they will be when Q1 rolls around.
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Re: Formula One 2019

Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:04 am

There's sandbagging, and there's epic sandbagging, and then there's Lewis Hamilton talking BS about how slow his Mercedes is.

https://www.fia.com/events/fia-formula- ... ormation-1
80.5s Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes
80.6s Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes
81.2s Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari
81.3s Max Verstappen, Red Bull / Honda
81.4s Charles Leclerc, Ferrari
81.8s Romain Grosjean, Haas / Ferrari
82.1s Kevin Magnussen, Haas / Ferrari
82.3s Lando Norris, McLaren / Renault (Rookie)
82.3s Kimi Raikkonen, Alfa Romeo / Ferrari
82.5s Sergio Perez, Racing Point / Mercedes
82.5s Nico Hulkenberg, Renault
82.6s Daniel Ricciardo, Renault
82.6s Alexander Albon, Toro Rosso / Honda (Rookie)
82.4s Antonio Giovinazzi, Alfa Romeo / Ferrari
82.5s Daniil Kvyat, Toro Rosso / Honda
83.0s Lance Stroll, Racing Point / Mercedes
83.0s Pierre Gasly, Red Bull / Honda
83.1s Carlos Sainz, McLaren / Renault
84.4s George Russell, Williams / Mercedes (Rookie)
86.1s Robert Kubica, Williams / Mercedes (105% of Hamilton's Q1 time)
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Re: Formula One 2019

Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:22 pm

I have to say that the Ferrari looks like so much of a smoother ride. The Merc may be fast but it looks particularly brutal - I don't think Hamilton or Bottas will have any problems with kidney stones! I think that this is what a lot of people were basing their estimates of performance on. The Ferrari is just so much more planted and a much calmer car, but somehow or other the Merc is faster.
 
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Re: Formula One 2019

Sun Mar 17, 2019 3:15 pm

2019 Australian Grand Prix results:
26 Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes
18 Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes -20.9 s
15 Max Verstappen, Red Bull / Honda -1.6 s
12 Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari -34.6 s
10 Charles Leclerc, Ferrari -1.1 s
8 Kevin Magnussen, Haas / Ferari -28.9 s
6 Nico Hulkenberg, Renault -1 lap
4 Kimi Raikkonen, Alfa Romeo / Ferari -1.2 s
2 Lance Stroll, Racing Point / Mercedes -0.8 s
1 Daniil Kvyat, Toro Rosso / Honda -0.7 s
0 Pierre Gasly, Red Bull / Honda -0.3 s
0 Lando Norris, McLaren / Renault -39.8 s
0 Sergio Perez, Racing Point / Mercedes -0.5 s
0 Alexander Albon, Toro Rosso / Honda -0.7 s
0 Antonio Giovinazzi, Alfa Romeo / Ferrari -21.4 s
0 George Russell, Williams / Mercedes -1 lap
0 Robert Kubica, Williams / Mercedes -1 lap
DNF Romain Grosjean, Haas / Ferrari - You picked a fine time to leave me, loose wheel...
DNF Daniel Ricciardo, Renault - I'm just a bird with a broken wing...
DNF Carlos Sainz, McLaren / Renault - You're on fire!
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Re: Formula One 2019

Sat Mar 30, 2019 5:46 pm

Starting grid for Bahrain Grand Prix:
87.9s Charles Leclerc, Ferrari - second-youngest pole sitter in F1 history
88.2s Sebastian Vettel, Ferari - still the youngest pole sitter in 2008
88.2s Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes - fifth youngest pole sitter in 2007
88.3s Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes
88.8s Max Verstappen, Red Bull / Honda
88.8s Kevin Magnussen Haas / Ferrari
88.8s Carlos Sainz, McLaren / Renault
89.0s Kimi Raikkonen, Alfa Romeo / Ferrari - tenth youngest pole sitter in 2003
89.0s Lando Norris, McLaren / Renault
89.5s Daniel Ricciardo, Renault
89.0s Romain Grosjean, Haas / Ferrari - 3 place penalty for impeding Norris in Q3
89.5s Alexander Albon, Toro Rosso / Honda
89.5s Pierre Gasly, Red Bull / Honda
89.8s Sergio Perez, Racing Point / Mercedes
89.9s Daniil Kvyat, Toro Rosso / Honda
90.0s Antonion Giovanazzi, Alfa Romeo / Ferrari
90.0s Nico Hulkenberg, Renault - seventh youngest pole sitter in 2010
90.2s Lance Stroll, Racing Point / Mercedes
91.8s George Russell, Williams / Mercedes
91.8s Robert Kubica, Williams / Mercedes - eighth youngest pole sitter in 2008
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Re: Formula One 2019

Sun Mar 31, 2019 7:29 am

I tend to agree with Herr Steiner that Renault's crusade against Haas' buying parts from Ferrari is misdirected effort.
https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/stei ... m/4362118/
Gunther Steiner wrote:
"I think they should do a better job and then they wouldn't get the heat. It is in their own hands. In my opinion, the problem they created themselves by not performing enough and spending too much money. I think they need to up their own game and not try to lower our performance by hindering us. They are not getting closer to the big ones, that is the problem. We not winning is not their problem. Their problem is us being better than them and they use the 'we cannot win' as an excuse. Can they win? It doesn't look it."
What I find more interesting than the performance comparison between the Renault factory team and Haas (a Ferrari customer) is Renault's performance deficit to its own customer teams (previously Red Bull and now McLaren).
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Re: Formula One 2019

Sun Mar 31, 2019 9:52 pm

If today's Bahrain Grand Prix was an example of what Liberty Media were trying to do with changes to the front wing and DRS for 2019, then I believe that they succeeded. There was plenty of excitement on the track -- so much so that I wished several times for Martin Brundle to jam a sock in David Croft's fat yap to stop his annoying screaming while I was trying to watch the race.
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Re: Formula One 2019

Sat Apr 13, 2019 3:27 pm

Lewis Hamilton is still talking BS about how slow his Mercedes is.

https://www.fia.com/events/fia-formula- ... ormation-7
Starting grid for the 2019 Chinese Grand Prix:
91.55s Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes
91.57s Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes
91.85s Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari
91.87s Charles Leclerc, Ferrari
92.09s Max Verstappen, Red Bull / Honda
92.93s Pierre Gasly, Red Bull / Honda
92.96s Daniel Ricciardo, Renault
92.96s Nico Hulkenberg, Renault
93.15s Kevin Magnussen, Haas / Ferrari
93.16s Romain Grosjean, Haas / Ferrari
93.24s Daniil Kvyat, Toro Rosso / Honda
93.30s Sergio Perez, Racing Point / Mercedes
93.42s Kimi Raikkonen, Alfa Romeo / Ferrari
93.52s Carlos Sainz, McLaren / Renault
93.97s Lando Norris, McLaren / Renault (Rookie)
94.29s Lance Stroll, Racing Point / Mercedes
95.25s George Russell, Williams / Mercedes (Rookie)
95.28s Robert Kubica, Williams / Mercedes (103% of Bottas' Q1 time)
DNF Antonio Giovinazzi, Alfa Romeo / Ferrari
DNS Alexander Albon, Toro Rosso / Honda (Rookie)

As we go down the grid two-by-two, it is striking just how incredibly closely each pair of team-mates qualified. How awesome would the racing between these talented drivers be if the cars were more equal?
Mercedes: 0.023
Ferrari: 0.017
Red Bull / Honda: 0.841
Renault: 0.004
Haas / Ferrari: 0.006
Toro Rosso / Honda: (DNS)
Racing Point / Mercedes: 0.266
Alfa Romeo / Ferrari: (DNF)
McLaren / Renault: 0.444
Williams / Mercedes: 0.028
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Re: Formula One 2019

Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:58 am

As exciting as the last race was in Bahrain, today's race in China was a bit of a snooze.

Standings after three of twenty-one races
130 Mercedes
73 Ferrari
52 Red Bull / Honda
12 Renault
12 Alfa Romeo / Ferrari
8 Haas / Ferrari
8 McLaren / Renault
7 Racing Point / Mercedes
4 Toro Rosso / Honda
0 Williams / Mercedes


68 Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes
62 Vatteri Bottas, Mercedes
39 Max Verstappen, Red Bull / Honda
37 Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari
36 Charles Leclerc, Ferrari
13 Pierre Gasly, Red Bull / Honda
12 Kimi Raikkonen, Alfa Romeo / Ferrari
8 Lando Norris, McLaren / Renault
8 Kevin Magussen, Haas / Ferari
6 Nico Hulkenberg, Renault
6 Daniel Ricciardo, Renault
5 Sergio Perez, Racing Point / Mercedes
3 Alexander Albon, Toro Rosso / Honda
2 Lance Stroll, Racing Point / Mercedes
1 Daniil Kvyat, Toro Rosso / Honda
0 Antonio Giovinazzi, Alfa Romeo / Ferrari
0 Romain Grosjean, Haas / Ferrari
0 Carlos Sainz, McLaren / Renault
0 George Russell, Williams / Mercedes
0 Robert Kubica, Williams / Mercedes
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Re: Formula One 2019

Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:10 am

Mercedes are a total machine on their execution of everything, and I can't believe how much Ferrari keep messing up. Ferrari has a car that has been fast enough to win at times, and yet we have 3 Mercedes 1-2 finishes!
 
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Re: Formula One 2019

Sat Apr 27, 2019 12:30 pm

Lewis Hamilton is still talking B.S. about how slow his Mercedes is.

https://www.fia.com/events/fia-formula- ... ormation-8
Starting grid for Azerbaijan Grand Prix:
100.5 Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes
100.6 Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes
100.8 Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari
101.1 Max Verstappen, Red Bull / Honda
101.6 Sergio Perez, Racing Point / Mercedes
101.7 Daniil Kvyat, Toro Rosso / Honda
101.9 Lando Norris, McLaren / Renault, 330 km/h (204.9 mph)
101.4 Charles Leclerc, Ferrari
101.9 Carlos Sainz, McLaren / Renault
102.5 Daniel Ricciardo, Renault
102.2 Alexander Albon, Toro Rosso / Honda
102.4 Kevin Magussen, Haas / Ferrari
102.6 Lance Stroll, Racing Point / Mercedes
103.4 Romain Grosjean, Haas / Ferrari, 346 km/h (215.2 mph)
103.4 Nico Hulkenberg, Renault
105.1 George Russell, Williams / Mercedes
102.1 Antonio Giovinazzi, Alfa Romeo / Ferrari - 10 place penalty for new control electronics
105.5 Robert Kubica, Williams / Mercedes (104.1% of Gasly's Q1 time) - pit lane start for modifying car suspension after qualifying
102.1 Kimi Raikkonen, Alfa Romeo / Ferrari - pit lane start for modifying wing after qualifying
101.3 Pierre Gasly, Red Bull / Honda - pit lane start for failing to stop for weighing during Friday's 2nd practice session.

If I were a gambling man, the one driver that I would bet on to lead at least some of tomorrow's race would be Bernd Maylander.

Gasly's quick lap in Q1 marked the first time in the 2019 season that any car other than Mercedes or Ferrari was fastest in any qualifying or practice session.
P.S.: We've been told that reliability improvements in the new spec Honda engine would allow longer operation in higher-output modes than the previous version. They apparently turned Gasly's new engine up to 11 in qualifying. :oops:
https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/hond ... u/4377559/
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