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« Reply #120 on: January 27, 2021, 12:47:45 pm »
Expect Russell to be in a Mercedes seat in 2022, maybe even earlier if Hamilton doesn't re sign.
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« Reply #121 on: February 17, 2021, 07:57:33 pm »
Alonso questionable for season start. Fell off his bike and broke his jaw.
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« Reply #122 on: February 18, 2021, 05:27:21 pm »
Alonso questionable for season start. Fell off his bike and broke his jaw.

Ouch.  That was dumb.

McLaren livery was revealed.  It’s not bad.


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« Reply #123 on: February 18, 2021, 07:48:07 pm »
I've loved the McLaren orange since the Can Am cars of the sixties.
If I could afford one, I think it would have to be orange.

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« Reply #124 on: February 18, 2021, 08:57:09 pm »
I've loved the McLaren orange since the Can Am cars of the sixties.
If I could afford one, I think it would have to be orange.

Afford a McLaren modern road car?  Or a CanAm racing Mclaren?

I like the orange too...  I almost purchased the orange Miata “Anniversary Edition”.  Not quite a McLaren, but I think they’re still cool!



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« Reply #125 on: February 18, 2021, 09:27:16 pm »
Very nice. How do you like the retractable hard top? Does it leave you enough room for a set of golf clubs.

Road car.

There used to be a small race car museum near the U of T. They had one of the McLaren M8's. Quite tiny when you see them in person.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9hQqFIRA3E
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« Reply #126 on: February 18, 2021, 09:33:24 pm »
Very nice. How do you like the retractable hard top? Does it leave you enough room for a set of golf clubs.


I almost got one.   I used to have an older model Miata.  Soft top.  Loved it.  I decided to go with something that I could drive year-round. 

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I could see you in one of those....  haha



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There used to be a small race car museum near the U of T. They had one of the McLaren M8's. Quite tiny when you see them in person.

Sweet!  Good link!  Mika Hakkinen was my favourite driver of his era!

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« Reply #127 on: February 19, 2021, 12:06:43 pm »
I would go for  a Spider. Sports cars should have removable tops.
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« Reply #128 on: March 05, 2021, 06:28:07 pm »
Haas F1 is being propped up with Russian money, going so far as to run a Russian flag livery!  Looks good...  but ugh.  F1 needs to be carful about the corruption that comes with dealing with Russia....  sad that they can’t find any American sponsors who want to be in F1.

2 rookie drivers.  No money for development.  They better hope their Ferrari engines are a lot better than last year. 





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« Reply #129 on: March 05, 2021, 06:29:33 pm »
Aston Martin’s 2021 livery looks fantastic!

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« Reply #130 on: March 05, 2021, 09:21:23 pm »
The FIA now thinks Grosjean suffered 67G in his crash.

https://www.bbc.com/sport/formula1/56296858
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« Reply #131 on: March 05, 2021, 09:29:58 pm »
Haas F1 is being propped up with Russian money, going so far as to run a Russian flag livery!  Looks good...  but ugh.  F1 needs to be carful about the corruption that comes with dealing with Russia....  sad that they can’t find any American sponsors who want to be in F1.

2 rookie drivers.  No money for development.  They better hope their Ferrari engines are a lot better than last year. 



It's getting interesting. That front wing is pretty clearly a Russian flag.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/news/haas-f1-cars-russian-livery-raises-a-red-flag-at-world-anti-doping-agency/ar-BB1eia4d

Their rookie Russian driver is in a bit of hot water as well.

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2021/mar/04/formula-one-nikita-mazepin-huge-mistake
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« Reply #132 on: March 07, 2021, 07:46:14 pm »
End of an era!  Mercedes has been the safety car and medical car in F1 for as long as I can remember....

Half of the races will have Aston Martin cars.


https://www.racefans.net/2021/03/08/racefans-round-up-08-03-4/

The Mercedes will be red in the other races, rather than typical silver. 

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« Reply #133 on: March 07, 2021, 08:01:35 pm »
Good grief, a red Mercedes. Did they get bought by FCA or Ferrari?

The Aston Martins in proper BRG will be cool.

I wonder if they will have the same drivers.
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« Reply #134 on: March 07, 2021, 08:06:24 pm »
Good grief, a red Mercedes. Did they get bought by FCA or Ferrari?

The Aston Martins in proper BRG will be cool.

I wonder if they will have the same drivers.

Also, the advertising...   huge ad on the Merc safety car.  But none on the Aston.

Good question about the drivers.  I would think it would be the same driver...  they’ve used the same guy for many years!