Formula 1 Formula 1 Off Season, Launches and Testing thread 2019-20

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  1. BrainsBush

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    And this is the brand new Renault RS20:
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    first glimpses
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  2. Jimlaad43

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    Black. Seriously...

    They tried that in 2016 and got monumentally slated for it. We want colour in the grid and a yellow Renault is perfect for that. Stop going for Boeing neutral colours that everyone else uses.
     
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    With the team gear having big yellow and white stripes across I'd expected similar from the car. This looks unfinished, but probably is finished :)
     
  4. BrainsBush

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    Not sure if this is just a place holder livery from Renault F1? What surprises me is that the car itself (only above pics) has not been shown to the public yet.
    Is the car already finished or still WIP?
     
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  5. FutureF1

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    No clear pictures of the front end leads me to believe they have something to hide there. The tiny glimpse we get of the profiling on the nose indicates to me they have a McLaren or Mercedes style nose
     
  6. LordExia

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    The more I see those reveals, the more impatient I'm getting about the season. I can't wait for March 15th!!! :D
    I wonder if this year will be one of those years where drivers' skills, talent and experience will really separate them from the rest of the pack.
     
  7. linksracer

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    According to the Formula 1 Instagram Feed, the black Renault livery is purely for testing, not necessarily their actual race livery.
     
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    With these car launches, I wasn't expecting a lot given the rules stability, however I'm still finding myself disappointed...

    HAAS - No more rich energy, so I guess we better just go back to our old livery.
    Ferrari - More time spent finding the right blend of interpretive dance with the most boring speech ever witnessed.
    Red Bull - Fairly standard launch for them, but minus the one off testing livery.
    Renault - Hosted the car launch with no car to launch, instead gave us "teaser" style close-ups in a test livery.

    Expecting McLaren to at least give us a new livery that follows suit with the McLaren Arrow SPM Indycar livery revealed last week.
     
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    #Fearlesslyforward

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  10. FutureF1

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    McLaren is once again in the lead for livery of the year. The car itself is also so much more elegant than those of a couple years ago. It’s amazing to see their progress back up to the top
     
  11. PeterJB

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    The top of the nose is like a homage to the stepped noses of the early 2010s.
     
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  12. andrea

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    They increased the size of the Honda logo.
     
  13. FutureF1

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    That’s the first time I’m looking at the front end of the new RB16... I’m surprised at how different it is. That’s now Renault and Red Bull looking like they’re copying the McLaren nose philosophy
     
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    The wheelbase of these cars looks ridiculous. I mean, it did last year too, but all these 3/4-angle launch pics just drives it home. The bottom centre of the car must be a foot off the ground going through Eau Rouge...
     
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    Probably going to get hate for this but I really liked McLaren’s blue triangle pattern on their last car and I think this year’s car looks like a backmarker livery by comparison.
     
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    They could paint it brown with purple polka dots for all I care, I just want to see them fighting for podiums again this year.
     
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    The McLaren livery looks alright, I liked last years much more though. It was the best one on the grid imo.
     
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  19. BrainsBush

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    And then the Mercedes:

    And who knows we will see Stoffel again during an official race in a Merc?
    He is added as official reserve driver to the team.

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  20. Jimlaad43

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    And the Alfa, in a special testing livery
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    Happy Valentine detail
     
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    Sorry another post.

    Interesting new part added to the F1 2020 cars (at least I think it is interesting...)

    New flow meter with second sensor added. 2nd one with data output only 'available' for the FIA and not for the teams themselves.
    Nobody said officialy a team was 'cheating' but just to be sure ;)



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  23. Infamus

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    Sexy ladies for sure love the McLaren and of course the Benz LOL
     
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    Am I the only person who prefers the testing liveries over the real ones? You could never have them used for actual racing because the grid would be difficult to tell apart from a distance but they just look so understated and cool to me.
     
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    Red Bull/ Alpha Tauri are really gunning for the weirdest car launch this year.

    McLaren revealed their car in 5 minutes :lol:
     
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    A bit of a BMW Williams vibe from Alpha Tauri
     
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    Bloody hell, that's brilliant. I was already feeling sad for losing the Toro Rosso livery but that's about as perfect of a modern interpretation of classic Honda colours with the red text as it gets.

    If someone outdoes this livery, it'll be a serious achievement.
     
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  29. andrea

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    Worth the wait. Great livery.
     
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  30. -Fred-

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    Let's hope it's as fast as it looks.
     
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