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    • colinw
    • By colinw 10th Mar 17, 4:22 PM
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    2017 F1 Thread
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    • 10th Mar 17, 4:22 PM
    2017 F1 Thread 10th Mar 17 at 4:22 PM
    Sad way to start it but John Surtees former Formula 1 and motorcycling world champion has died at the age of 83, his family have announced.

    As for the F1 testing it looks like this might be an interesting season as Ferrari are looking pretty good in testing. Mercedes might have some real competition this year. Looks like McClaren's problems are continuing though.
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    • uberalles
    • By uberalles 8th Oct 17, 7:03 AM
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    Please, somebody remind me, if I ever mention it, never to buy a Ferrari. Us Germans don't do negative reliability.

    At this stage I think it is time to concede that perhaps, just perhaps, the better team has won the F1 title this year. That being a German team .

    Still, let's keep going to the end. Even if that end is the middle of lap 2 .
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    • Gettingtherequickly
    • By Gettingtherequickly 8th Oct 17, 7:09 AM
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    Interesting to see if there is an issue with tyres. Feel sorry for Seb, easy to win if there is reliability.
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    • catkins
    • By catkins 8th Oct 17, 9:07 AM
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    Happy that Lewis won and is so far ahead in the championship. It's not over yet though.

    I found it hard to find sympathy for Vettel as I still feel he should have been penalised last weekend.
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    • onomatopoeia99
    • By onomatopoeia99 8th Oct 17, 9:08 AM
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    Please, somebody remind me, if I ever mention it, never to buy a Ferrari. Us Germans don't do negative reliability.
    Originally posted by uberalles
    Most unreliable car I have owned in 30 years was German, an Audi A6 allroad. Pretty sure I paid the garage owner's mortgage for them keeping that on the road
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    • uberalles
    • By uberalles 8th Oct 17, 9:36 AM
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    Most unreliable car I have owned in 30 years was German, an Audi A6 allroad. Pretty sure I paid the garage owner's mortgage for them keeping that on the road
    Originally posted by onomatopoeia99
    All I can say then is that it is just as well that, based on your anecdote, Audi aren't in the business of building reliable F1 cars like Ferrari are........Oh wait !!

    Of course, an alternative view is that you knew a very astute garage owner .
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    • worldtraveller
    • By worldtraveller 19th Oct 17, 5:43 PM
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    Fernando Alonso signs McLaren contract extension for 2018
    Fernando Alonso will remain at the McLaren Formula 1 team next year after finally signing a contract extension.

    Although Alonso was widely expected to stay at the team, speculation about his future had been rife for months after another torrid season in the Honda-powered car.

    He is 16th in the standings with just eight points scored, as Honda failed to deliver a competitive power unit again.

    That has led to McLaren splitting with Honda and joining forces with Renault for 2018, in a move that was key in the team's hopes to retain Alonso.

    Autosport
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    • worldtraveller
    • By worldtraveller 20th Oct 17, 7:28 PM
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    Some permutations for the US Grand Prix:

    If Hamilton wins in Austin, Vettel needs to be at least fifth to keep his title hopes alive.

    Hamilton could also become champion on Sunday if he finishes second, with Vettel ninth or lower and Valtteri Bottas no higher than third.

    To stop Mercedes wrapping up the constructors' title, Ferrari must out-score their German rivals by 17 points.
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