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Motors Bit-Tech F1 2017 thread - Season Complete

Discussion in 'General' started by RedFlames, 27 Nov 2016.

  1. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    2017 Standings

    Driver's standings

    1. Hamilton - 363 - Winner
    2. Vettel - 317
    3. Bottas - 305

    Constructors' standings

    1. Mercedes - 668 - Winners
    2. Ferrari - 522
    3. Red Bull - 368

    2017 Race Calendar

    Races shown live by Channel 4 in Blue

    24-26 Mar - Australia - Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit, Melbourne - VET, HAM, BOT
    7-9 Apr - China - Shanghai International Circuit, Shanghai - HAM, VET, VES
    14-16 Apr - Bahrain - Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir - VET, HAM, BOT
    18-19 Apr - In-season test #1 - Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir
    28-30 Apr - Russia - Sochi Autodrom, Sochi
    - BOT, VET, RAI
    12-14 May - Spain - Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Barcelona - HAM, VET, RIC
    25-28 May - Monaco - Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo - VET, RAI, RIC
    9-11 Jun - Canada - Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal - HAM, BOT, RIC
    23-25 Jun - Azerbaijan - Baku City Circuit, Baku - RIC, BOT, STR
    7-9 Jul - Austria - Red Bull Ring, Spielberg - BOT, VET, RIC
    14-16 Jul - Great Britain - Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone - HAM, BOT, RAI
    28-30 Jul - Hungary - Hungaroring, Budapest - VET, RAI, BOT
    1-2 Aug - In-season test #2 - Hungaroring, Budapest
    Summer Break
    25-27 Aug - Belgium - Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Stavelot
    - HAM, VET, RIC
    1-3 Sep - Italy - Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza - HAM, BOT, VET
    15-17 Sep - Singapore - Marina Bay Street Circuit, Singapore - HAM, RIC, BOT
    29 Sep-1 Oct - Malaysia - Sepang International Circuit, Kuala Lumpur - VES,
    HAM, RIC

    6-8 Oct - Japan - Suzuka International Racing Course, Suzuka - HAM, VES, RIC
    20-22 Oct - USA - Circuit of the Americas, Austin, Texas - HAM, VET, RAI
    27-29 Oct - Mexico - Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez, Mexico City - VER, BOT,
    RAI

    10-12 Nov - Brazil - Autódromo José Carlos Pace, São Paulo - VET, BOT,
    RAI

    24-26 Nov - Abu Dhabi - Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi - BOT, HAM, VET
    2017 Teams and Drivers


    Rookie/New Drivers in Purple, Changes from 2016 in Orange

    Scuderia Ferrari [Italy]
    Team Principal: Maurizio Arrivabene
    Chassis: SF70H
    Engine: Ferrari
    5 - Sebastian Vettel [Germany]
    7 - Kimi Räikkönen [Finland]

    Sahara Force India F1 Team [India]
    Team Principal: Vijay Maliya
    Chassis: VJM10
    Engine: Mercedes
    11 - Sergio Perez [Mexico]
    31 - Esteban Ocon [France]

    Haas F1 Team [USA]
    Team Principal: Günther Steiner
    Chassis: VF17
    Engine: Ferrari
    8 - Romain Grosjean [France]
    20 - Kevin Magnussen [Denmark]

    McLaren Honda [UK]
    Team Principal: Éric Boullier
    Chassis: MCL32
    Engine: Honda
    14 - Fernando Alonso [Spain] - Rounds 1-5, 7-
    22 - Jenson Button [UK] - Round 6
    2 - Stoffel Vandoorne [Belguim]

    Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team [Germany]
    Team Principal: Toto Wolff
    Chassis: W08
    Engine: Mercedes
    44 - Lewis Hamilton [UK]
    77 - Valtteri Bottas [Finland]

    Red Bull Racing [Austria]
    Team Principal: Christian Horner
    Chassis: RB13
    Engine: Renault
    3 - Daniel Ricciardo [Australia]
    33 - Max Verstappen [Netherlands]

    Renault Sport Formula One Team [France]
    Team Principal: Cyril Abiteboul
    Chassis: RS17
    Engine: Renault
    27 - Nico Hulkenberg [Germany]
    30 - Jolyon Palmer [UK] Rounds 1-16
    55 - Carlos Sainz Jr [Spain] Rounds 17-

    Sauber F1 Team [Switzerland]
    Team Principal: Monisha Kaltenborn , Frederic Vasseur
    Chassis: C36
    Engine: Ferrari
    9 - Marcus Ericsson [Sweden]
    36 - Antonio Giovinazzi [Italy] - Rounds 1-2
    94 - Pascal Wehrlein [Germany] - Rounds 3-

    Scuderia Torro Rosso [Italy]
    Team Principal: Franz Tost
    Chassis: STR12
    Engine: Renault
    26 - Daniil Kvyat [Russia] - Rounds 1-14, 17-
    39 - Brendon Hartley [New Zealand] - Rounds 17
    10 - Pierre Gasly [France] - Rounds 15-16
    55 - Carlos Sainz Jr [Spain] Rounds 1-16

    Williams Martini Racing [UK]
    Team Principal: Sir Frank Williams
    Chassis: FW40
    Engine: Mercedes
    19 - Felipe Massa [Brazil] - Rounds 1-10, 12-
    40 - Paul DiResta [UK] - Rounds 11
    18 - Lance Stroll [Canada]
     
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  2. fix-the-spade

    fix-the-spade Well-Known Member

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    Predictions Time!
    For 2017

    At least two races with 0 on track overtakes after the first corner, in the style of 2002-2008.
    Even more rapidly falling viewer numbers.
    Daniel Ricciardo: World Champion
    Max Verstappen: Fired when he causes several monster crashes and gets a multi race ban.
    2017 cars the fastest ever seen in Formula 1.
    Merc to take constructors.
    Williams to be in serious trouble by season end.
     
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  3. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    Well given the season is over -

     
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    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    Crystal ball polished, lets crack on with predictions -

    Hamilton announces he's leaving Merc.

    The 2017 rules have precisely 0 impact, and if anything compound the existing problems.

    Ferrari are still a passionate, Italian, flamboyant, steaming mess. [Bonus points if Arrivabenne gets the sack].

    Alonso makes it clear early on where Vandoorne's place is - behind Alonso.

    Championship is Merc whitewash again, toss a coin between RBR and Ferrari for best of the rest.

    A team goes under. Probably Sauber.
     
  5. javaman

    javaman May irritate Eyes

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    Interesting first prediction RedFlames. Hamilton skipping the Perelli test and the supposed fallout over his tactics, I did see one rumour that his contract could be terminated. The headline tho was that he could return to McLaren as what's his name Dennis replacement has "opened the door" to his return.
     
  6. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    tweet source.

    tweet the second
     
  7. fix-the-spade

    fix-the-spade Well-Known Member

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    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    Wtf no way
     
  11. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    Goatee beat me to the post... Did *not* see that coming...
     
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    Thats the lamest move ever.
     
  13. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    Merc's/Rosberg's Statement

    TL-DR - He's going out on the high of winning a championship and getting one over on his life-long rival in order to spend more time with wife and sprog.

    So, what's everyone reckoning? Wehrlein in Rosberg's seat? He's without a 2017 drive and he is a Merc young/test driver [and wasn't too shabby in the Manor].
     
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  14. B1GBUD

    B1GBUD ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Accidentally Funny

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    odds on Hamilton goes as well
     
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    B1GBUD ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Accidentally Funny

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    Get Button back!!
     
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    yodasarmpit No longer the other Brett.

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  18. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    You're a little late Yoda...

    true... still not 100% convinced he won't leave as well...

    As for who'll replace Rosberg... Everyone else is tied down with contracts so realistically their only options are - Wehrlein, Gutierrez or at a push Button [who is both 'retired' and still under contract to McHonda].
     
  19. mrlongbeard

    mrlongbeard Well-Known Member

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    Good Riddance, the car might sound less like a busted milk float now
     
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    Ditto, did not see that one coming at all!
     

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