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Motors Bit-Tech F1 2019 thread - Between Seasons

Discussion in 'General' started by RedFlames, 25 Nov 2018.

  1. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    ...who?



     
  2. legoman

    legoman breaker of things

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    Well, the Williams will be rubbish they just burnt all the R&D money on that video :lol:
     
  3. fix-the-spade

    fix-the-spade Well-Known Member

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    So Williams title sponsor is a chain of four second hand clothes shop?!

    Well, ok.
     
  4. Wakka

    Wakka Yo, eat this, ya?

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    Nope, by the looks of it, a new smartphone brand that's trying to bring back awful "glasses free 3D".

    Between these guys and Rich energy, F1 really looks to be going backwards... Especially when you consider McLaren's new tobacco sponsors.
     
  5. Sentinel-R1

    Sentinel-R1 Morse Monkey

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    Gotta love Liberty Media..... just wish they'd leave F1 well alone. It's not an American sport and can't be marketed/handled like one.
     
  6. javaman

    javaman May irritate Eyes

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    Vintage clothing for a vintage team? If only those cars from the 90's came back in style then Williams wpuld be relevant again.
     
  7. Anfield

    Anfield Well-Known Member

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    Nah, these guys:
    https://rokitphones.com

    But a new phone brand as a sponsor is just as weird as a 2nd hand clothing retailer, because the phone market is already overcrowded with hundreds of brands playing lego with the ever same parts purchased on the open market, so how they can have enough of a margin to buy Williams a pint much less sponsor them is a mystery.
     
  8. fix-the-spade

    fix-the-spade Well-Known Member

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    As with Rich Energy, I think there are some backers with shady money involved.

    Rich has sales of less than £1million in 2017 and they sell almost exclusively to trade, these guys haven't even got a product to market yet, yet both have large sums of cash apparently available. In Rich's case I think sneaky f***in' Russians are involved (one of the registered directors is Serbian). Who knows for Rokit.
     
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  9. 13eightyfour

    13eightyfour Formerly Titanium Angel

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    The Rok Stars Group covers drinks, finance, beauty products, audio and now 'telecoms'.So possibly less shady than Rich Energy.

    'Mr Kendrick's interest in motorsport dates back to his teenage years when he worked for Goodyear Racing and he later secured the European rights of the then unknown Yokohama Tyres before moving into the mobile phone sector'. No idea how true that is but it's something I'd read on an article about the sponsorship.
     
  10. BentAnat

    BentAnat Software Dev

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    Is it just me, or do others also think the Williams livery looks quite bad? As in: someone figured out how to do a gradient in powerpoint levels of bad.

    Perhaps more interesting than the new Renault rendering (and the same colours as before, just this time they have the smiling assassin) is that Scarbs did an initial analysis of the STR14, and points out that more of the rear end in RBT provided this year than before. Hos much remains to be seen.
     
  11. fix-the-spade

    fix-the-spade Well-Known Member

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    Interesting to me that two out of three teams are (seemingly) persisting with the high rake chassis design, even though the long wheelbase low rake Mercedes has dominated since 2014. Given that the Merc is either completely untouchable or at least competitive everywhere that isn't Mexico, you would think the other teams would have abandoned the stubby appendage nosed sticking it's diffuser in the air layout.

    But apparently not.
     
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  12. Wakka

    Wakka Yo, eat this, ya?

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    legoman breaker of things

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    “celebrating its tenth modern-day Formula One season with a new livery”.

    Wut? Looks almost identical to the last few years!
     
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    legoman breaker of things

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    The Red Bull looks very nice and less crazy that the dazzle camo so they could use it. The merc has some subtle dots on the engine cover but still very much a merc (not necessarily bad)
     
  16. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    It's still pink -

     
  17. fix-the-spade

    fix-the-spade Well-Known Member

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    I still like the pink!
     
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    Merc: Still looks like a Merc. The most interesting thing: Those endplate tips that are angled inwards, not outwards. Oh, and stars on the back section of the livery. Notably, there seems to be little to no trickery here. This is a car, it does drive, and it seems to be a "no BS, No Photoshop" real launch car.
    RBR: Still a size 0 RBR. VERY neat back end, very open around the nose, seemingly pushing air to the floor, same as before. Also went around a track, if I am not mistaken.
    RP: is that even a new car? The front wing doesn't look complete. And it still has an anteater nose.
     
  20. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun.

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    rokit reminds me of
     

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