Formula 1 2014 Thread

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Terrordales, Mar 6, 2014.

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  1. Terrordales

    Terrordales Nightshift Mod

    I have closed of last years thread & now we have this one for those who are interested in Formula 1.
    So, who will be the W.D.C. this year, who will be the Champion Constructor?
    I wouldn't write of Vettel & Red Bull Racing just yet, they have the money & ability to come back. I must admit I think it'll be one of the Mercedes powered teams, especially with the running they managed in the pre season testing.
    I'm also very hopeful that Williams will be coming back to the pointy end of the grid. Their new Martini livery looks great & harks back to the Brabham BT44B
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    Williams FW36

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    I love that Williams still have Senna on the nose of their cars, something McLaren should have thought of after all the success he brought them.
     
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  2. rickyrooo1

    rickyrooo1 Hanging round like a bad smell

    It would be brilliant if Massa could finally get his just deserved and win a title, i've always admired him and i will follow his progress with much interest this year.
     
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  3. I wouldn't rule out Kimi Raikonen for WDC
     
  4. Pod

    Pod

    The new technology should make it interesting this year until the big budget teams start to dominate, wouldn't be surprised to see a strong start from Force India this time. Rosberg for the title and love the look of that new Williams btw.
     
  5. The Williams looks so much better than the dull blue beta version! My head says Hamilton for the WDC, but I want Button to at least be in with a fighting chance this year (if not win) and go out on a high next year with a good Honda engine... afterall, I think they owe him!

    I hope the reliability is resolved a few races in and becomes more of a roulette issue, springing up now and again to keep the fight interesting. A reasonably level playing field for 70% of the season would be nice :)
     
  6. I'd like to see Button win again and who knows with Ron Dennis back in charge
     
  7. I think a strong Mclaren will happen. I can see the constructors being between Ferrari and Mercedes. I get the feeling Hamilton will own this year, even though it will likely be close.
     
  8. I've found Ferrari especially difficult to read in pre-season. They've had a few gremlins, but they've had good running. The experts say they're down on outright power compared to the Merc... so they're going to need a great car around the engine and two drivers who might need to support each other a bit!
     
  9. The cars are 10s a lap slower than 10 years ago. Alonso has said that they're easy to drive. Can't help but think the sport has been dumbed down too much.
    Presumably they must be slowing GP2 down to maintain the differential?
     
  10. Terrordales

    Terrordales Nightshift Mod

    That's never going to happen. Can you imagine Kimi's reaction to a radio message saying "Fernando is faster than you
    Kimi would reply " Expletive Deleted, I know what I'm doing"
    I think the year for Ferrari will end in tears as they can't control 2 drivers like the pairing they've got, Ferrari definitely need a #1 & #2 driver not 2 World Champions.
     
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  11. Agreed... I reckon Kimi will be back in for surgery in October!
     
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  12. I wasn't looking forward to this season with the new engine changes, but as the first race gets closer i think i'm even more excited than normal. Especially with the issues RB have had that levels out the field a bit.. :)

    BTW - the guys in my office all play the zdkf1 game. If you've not seen this its a free online prediction game, you get points for predicting the top 10. It's always good for office banter and laughs. Well worth a look if you've not seen it already.

    ^^ love that williams :D maybe the poo bus should be white with martini stripes!
     
  13. Terrordales

    Terrordales Nightshift Mod

    NO!!!!!!!
    That'd just be wrong ;)
     
  14. Can you add an link to the new thread on the old thread.

    I had it bookmarked so a link would have been ideal. Thanks
     
  15. Terrordales

    Terrordales Nightshift Mod

    Will do :hattip:
     
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  16. rickyrooo1

    rickyrooo1 Hanging round like a bad smell

    weeeeeeeeeeeee!
     
  17. I would like button to have a good car,

    Gutted I won't be at Melbourne with my dad this year, but on the bright side I can pop down next year as we got our PR visa through yesterday!!!

    Now to sell loads and start packing!!!
     
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  18. Terrordales

    Terrordales Nightshift Mod

    Pretty boring FP1.
    I wonder if Maldonado is regretting leaving Williams? :D
    At least Ricciardo's RB10 managed to do some decent laps, Vettel not so lucky & neither was Hamilton
     
  19. Terrordales

    Terrordales Nightshift Mod

    From Ferrari's Twitter feed

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  20. rickyrooo1

    rickyrooo1 Hanging round like a bad smell

    just found a stream for fp2
     
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