2008 Launch Thread

Discussion in 'Motorsport' started by Lee, Jan 6, 2008.

  1. Robin

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    Oh god I nearly threw up.....:yuck: my worries about a Team Strepsil Honda Livery have come true........ run!

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    Looks similar... dont it!

    It looks stupid without sponsorship, they would have done better to have it all black or something!

    EPIC FAIL

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  2. Metar

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    Now Cracker's is something nice, but unfortunately Red/White is overused by now...

    I was hoping for a BP Honda. This is worse, IMO, than the previous one.
     
  3. MagpieRacer

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    Front view, suprised at how many dont like it, I think its a lot nicer than the old one.
     
  4. Appie

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    it's kinda refreshing lol. But i prefer the livery of last year.
     
  5. Metar

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    It's not that it's eye-gougingly terrible. It's actually neat - just the last one was good, in photos.

    From the front, though, it's rather pleasing.
     
  6. Appie

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    Well Metar, you have to change your avatar now lol
     
  7. Sting

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    marsdreams? :sly:
     
  8. Cap'n Jack

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    I actually prefer last years livery, I didn't think that would be possible. It would look much better if they replaced the white with black.
     
  9. MagpieRacer

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  11. Metar

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    Alright then...

    The rear wing looks outdated, though they have a midwing (at last? I don't think the RA07 had one), and that line in the middle looks interesting:

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    But they have Bargeboards and a slit-winglet like Ferrari:

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    While the front wing's endplates look simple and underdeveloped:

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    And Renault's 2006 sidepods looked more streamlined and effective:

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    But taper off heavily with some interesting winglets:

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    And doesn't it remind you of a shark?

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    And the obligatory high-resolution pictures:

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    I don't know. It looks too simple to do well, but maybe that's just what they need.
     
  12. Sting

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    Maybe they are going with the idea that "Anything is better than 07?"
     
  13. Robin

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    *cough*

    Where they got the inspiration from....

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    Oh can I just ask, whats with those new little mesh oval air vents they have right on the nose on all the cars, is it to keep the drivers feet cool? A few years ago they didn't have them...
     
  14. Sting

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    Nose Camera
     
  15. Metar

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    And this.
     
  16. MagpieRacer

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    Jenson: Oooooooo myyyyy looooove, my darling, ive hungered for, a win..or 2.
    Rubens: Shut up..
     
  17. Bram Turismo

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    So that white car was really their new car? I tought it was their testing car, used to develop the new car...

    I don't know, it looks outdated compared to the newer cars...I mean...other cars...I love the livery though, the colours used are magnificent, and the earth pcture is used much better then the last car :cheers:

    Whether they'll perform or not, they'll at least have a nice livery to drive with :D
     
  18. Dougboy

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    i completely agree. While its not exactly the prettiest livery, its still a huge improvement from last year's. I hated last year's earthdream car. :crazy:
     
  19. SagarisGTB

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    I really like the new livery, I think its one of the better ones on the grid.
     
  20. prisonermonkeys

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    As much as I loved the myearthdream 2007 livery, I really thought it was only a one-year deal as it would be a financial black hole.

    Apparently not, though. I like.
     
  21. Metar

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    They raised 1.4 million. It is a financial black hole.

    They did have quiet sponsors, though, and will have this year.
     
  22. prisonermonkeys

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    I have to say I like the design of the car, even if it does look like Honda have gone and taken all the best bits from other teams' cars and glued them all togehter with a few of their own ideas.
    Are you ... being sarcastic? I have no idea how much your average F1 team earns through sponsorship.
    Didn't they have some deal going where their partners could use the RA107 image?

    EDIT: I've just noticed ... of all the teams to unveil their cars, Honda are the only ones running a dramatically new livery for 2008. I'd assume Renault are staying pretty much the same as last year given the photos we've seen of them out on-track and it's likely Toro Rosso will keep the cahraging bull motif (did I just say "motif"?). The only really new liveries we'll see are Aguri and Force India; he former only because they're having sponsor troubles and the latter because they're new. Hopefully Force India will come up with something oter than the rather bland burguny and whte interim stip they've been running ...
     
  23. Lee

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    The new Honda livery has grown on me in the 2 hours I've seen it, however the sidepods still look very cut and paste for me.
     
  24. CAMikaze

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    Well, at least 1 team is going with the car number on the side of their cars as well as on the front nose.:indiff: Anyone here think more teams will be doing the same thing?
     
  25. prisonermonkeys

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    You'd think the FIA would make it compulsory. I know teams colour one drive's missors/camera housing red or yellow, but I can never tell one form the other. Honda's numbering was the easiest way for me to tell their drivers apart last year so why shouldn't the teams do the same? (I'll tell you the answer: the side of the rear wing is more space for sponsorship which means more money.)
     
  26. Roo

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    Confusing from a distance liverys much?
     
  27. Danny

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    Not really. The major clue will be that one will be moving quickly.
     
  28. Metar

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    I'm pretty sure Spyker didn't receive 50 millions from the failing roadcar business alone - and that McLaren didn't receive over 200 millions from Mercedes ;)

    I was about to say that. :lol:

    Though, when they start lapping the Hondas...
     
  29. Omnis

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    I think Jordan should sue them for using his gtplanet typeface.
     
  30. prisonermonkeys

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    What, Arial?

    In tha case, vBulletin will sue Jordan for bringing their software onto disrepute.

    Microsoft will sue vBulletin for including the Arial font.

    Disney will sue Microsoft because "Arial" sounds too much like "Ariel" as in The Little Mermaid.

    The estate of Hans Christian Andersen will sue Disney because The Little Mermaid film was such a departure from the story.

    We can therefore blame all of Honda's problems on a lack of budget brought about by Denmark.