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27 minutes ago, marsh said:

Why still the dong nose?

Is it actually the new car, or new livery on the old

 car? I seem to recall that does happen if they’re revealing themlivery before the new car. 

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Apparently teams are allowed 2 promotional events and this will count as one of Merc's. And they can only do up to 100km and must use demonstration spec tyres.

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That Haas one is hideous, it's not a Lotus anything, they've just stuck a few barely readable stickers on a black car.  They've no even changed the colour of their own team logo like Lotus always did.

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4 hours ago, ryodi said:

Racing Point sounds like the bad guys in a Days of Thunder sequel.

 

Or one of the teams in Bob Judd's novels based around Formula 1. (Ironically the driver in that series ended up driving in a pink car too, sponsored by a cosmetics firm...)

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4 hours ago, wev said:

It really is a bit meh.

 

More sneak peaks from Mercedes

 

 

Is that around the side pod?

 

 

 

 

It's not going to be their car of the future concept program is it ?

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10 minutes ago, Sidewaysbob said:

 

It's not going to be their car of the future concept program is it ?

Surely the W10 in the hashtag indicates it’s the new season F1 car rather than some side project?

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Panic mostly from what I've read.  There's only so much preparing they can do.

 

I know a guy who flies to Colonge to work wind tunnel for Racing Point most weeks, his life is going to be fun, or of course that job and many others will simply be lost from the UK.

 

While we've got 7 teams with large physical presences in the UK (Mercedes, Red Bull, McLaren, Williams, Renault, Haas, Racing Point), only 2 of those are actually "British" now.  It'd be pretty trivial for Haas to move their Euro base abroad for one.  Red Bull could consider moving to a bigger shared space in Faenza, Renault could expand Vichy, Mercedes could of course do the whole thing in Germany.

 

And it's not even the people, the shipping of several hundred tonnes of time sensitive cargo is going to be super fun with a 6 day queue at Dover.

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On 08/02/2019 at 21:46, PC Master Race said:

The Grand Tour did a piece on Jim Clark this week. You should watch it.

 

I should but it means watching The Grand Tour.

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