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

Discussion in 'Motorsport' started by Jimlaad43, Dec 2, 2019.

  1. DesertPenguin

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    So side pods are basically non-existent anymore :lol:

    I wonder if this smaller side-pod design philosophy was around in previous years but they just couldn't get it to work or something. It seems to have come out of nowhere and would seemingly have cars constantly over-heat but that's not the case.
     
  2. Rossell2

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    What we missing now? Racing Point, Williams, Haas and Renault in the metal, and the Alfas proper livery.
     
  3. Ether

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    Alpha Tauri essentailly being a high-tech (or tech-core) textiles company, I'm surprised they didn't do some sort of marketing tie-in with the fact that literally the entire racecar and a good bunch of it's components are also made from high-tech textile technology. Missed opportunity there maybe?

    Otherwise, this is easily my favorite livery thus far. As mentioned, getting some early 2000's BMW vibes. :tup:
     
  4. PaMu1337

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    Edit: misread your post
     
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  5. Ether

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    I aught to proof read my posts sometimes :lol:
     
  6. PeterJB

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    I spy an F-duct-like hole in the nose.
     
  7. CLowndes888

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    3 podiums this year perhaps???
     
  8. -Fred-

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    Watch them be faster than the Ferraris. :lol:
     
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    I can almost see the Lucky Strike logo on the AlphaTauri. Defo the best looking car of the year so far :tup:

    Anyone wanna bet how many races it takes until the commentators stop calling them Toro Rosso? :lol:
     
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  10. twitcher

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    The Alpha Tauri from a different angle...it looks much darker from this angle, as opposed to nearly completely white from the front.

     
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    Have to admit that the Alpha Tauri livery didn't strike me much at first. Think it'll be a grower though.
    Doesn't matter if they're not. Ferrari are sure to shoot themselves in the foot at some point. :sly:
     
  12. Jimlaad43

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    In which car?
     
  13. PeterJB

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    The AlphaTauri.
     
  14. PaMu1337

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    I guess it won't be a problem. The problem with Racing Point was that they used the name Racing Point Force India for a while, so they never had a proper switch to the new name.
     
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    Oh it will be an issue though. There gonna be a white Alpha and a white Alfa. We'll be hearing Toro Rosso a lot in the heat of the moment I'm sure.
     
  16. twitcher

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    More angles of the Alpha Tauri.



    I really like this livery, but it’s going to be really confusing having two teams with white front ends, both called Alpha :lol:
     
  17. -Fred-

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    They really need to paint the Honda H red to match the sides
     
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    This won’t be confusing at all....

     
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    Not much change apart from the loss of Sport Pesa and bigger BWT logo on the livery
     
  20. twitcher

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    :lol:
     
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  22. Jimlaad43

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    The Williams looks absolutely awesome out on track
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    Let's just hope it's quicker than it looks. The bargeboards and front wing look a lot more basic than anyone else.
     
  23. Jimlaad43

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    Force India SportPesa Racing Point BWT Racing Point car launch
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  24. MikeV27

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    The Williams is just an evolution of last year's car, ouf.
     
  25. DesertPenguin

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    They all are.
     
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    They are almost saying it like its a good thing :lol:

    Everyone seems to be just hanging on in there till 2021.
     
  27. -Fred-

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    Ugh, the Racing Point livery is just minimum effort...
     
  28. FutureF1

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    Leaked image of the R.S.20. Drastically different front end. Joins RBR, McLaren, and Mercedes with the narrow noses
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  29. PeterJB

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    If Elton John designed F1 cars...
     
  30. LordExia

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    I just hope they evolved it enough so they don't finish just about every race dead last like they did last season! It's been painful watching them continuously falling down the rank over the last few seasons.