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Motors The Bit-Tech F1 2016 Thread - Season Complete

Discussion in 'General' started by RedFlames, 29 Nov 2015.

  1. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    Current Standings

    Drivers' Championship

    1. Nico Rosberg - 385 - Winner
    2. Lewis Hamilton - 380
    3. Daniel Ricciardo - 256

    Constructors' Championship

    1. Mercedes - 765 - Winners
    2. Red Bull-TAG Heuer - 468
    3. Ferrari - 398

    2016 Calendar

    Races shown live by Channel 4 in Blue

    22-25 Feb - Pre-Season Test #1 - Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Barcelona
    1-4 Mar - Pre-Season Test #2 - Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Barcelona


    18-20 Mar - Australia - Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit, Melbourne - ROS, HAM, VET
    1-3 Apr - Bahrain - Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir - ROS, RAI, HAM
    15-17 Apr - China - Shanghai International Circuit, Shanghai - ROS, VET, KVY
    29 Apr-1 May - Russia - Sochi Autodrom, Sochi - ROS, HAM, RAI
    13-15 May - Spain - Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Barcelona - VES, RAI, VET
    26-29 May - Monaco - Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo - HAM, RIC, PER
    10-12 Jun - Canada - Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal - HAM, VET, BOT
    17-19 Jun - Europe [Azerbaijan] - Baku City Circuit, Baku - ROS, VET, PER
    1-3 Jul - Austria - Red Bull Ring, Spielberg - HAM, VES, RAI
    8-10 Jul - Great Britain - Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone - HAM, ROS , VES, ROS [Penalty]
    22-24 Jul - Hungary - Hungaroring, Budapest - HAM, ROS, RIC
    29-31 Jul - Germany - Hockenheimring, Hockenheim - HAM, RIC, VES

    Summer Break

    26-28 Aug - Belgium - Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Stavelot - ROS, RIC, HAM
    2-4 Sep - Italy - Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza - ROS, HAM, VET
    16-18 Sep - Singapore - Marina Bay Street Circuit, Singapore - ROS, RIC, HAM
    30 Sep-2 Oct - Malaysia - Sepang International Circuit, Kuala Lumpur - RIC, VES, ROS
    7-9 Oct - Japan - Suzuka International Racing Course, Suzuka - ROS, VES, HAM
    21-23 Oct - USA - Circuit of the Americas, Austin, Texas - HAM, ROS, RIC
    4-6 Nov - Mexico - Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez, Mexico City - HAM, ROS, VES *, VET **, RIC * - Penalty, Demoted to 4th. ** - Penalty, Demoted to 5th
    11-13 Nov - Brazil - Autódromo José Carlos Pace, São Paulo - HAM, ROS, VES
    25-27 Nov - Abu Dhabi - Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi - HAM, ROS, VET


    2016 Teams and Drivers

    Rookie/New Drivers in Purple, Changes from 2015 in Orange, 2017 status in Green

    Scuderia Ferrari [Italy]
    Team Principal: Maurizio Arrivabene
    Chassis: SF-16H
    Engine: Ferrari
    5 - Sebastian Vettel [Germany] - Confirmed
    7 - Kimi Räikkönen [Finland] - Confirmed

    Sahara Force India F1 Team [India]
    Team Principal: Vijay Maliya
    Chassis: VJM09
    Engine: Mercedes
    11 - Sergio Perez [Mexico] - Confirmed
    27 - Nico Hulkenberg [Germany] - Confirmed, Moves to Renault

    Haas F1 Team [USA]
    Team Principal: Günther Steiner
    Chassis: VF-16
    Engine: Ferrari
    8 - Romain Grosjean [France] - Confirmed
    21 - Esteban Gutiérrez [Mexico]

    Manor Racing [UK]
    Team Principal: Dave Ryan
    Chassis: MRT05
    Engine: Mercedes
    31 - Esteban Ocon [France] - Round 13-21 - Confirmed, Moves to Force India
    88 - Rio Haryanto [Indonesia] - Round 1-12
    94 - Pascal Wehrlein [Germany]

    McLaren Honda [UK]
    Team Principal: Éric Boullier
    Chassis: MP4-31
    Engine: Honda
    14 - Fernando Alonso [Spain] - Round 1, 3-21 - Confirmed
    22 - Jenson Button [UK] - Moves to reserve role
    47 - Stoffel Vandoorne [Belguim] - Round 2 - Confirmed

    Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team [Germany]
    Team Principals: Paddy Lowe, Toto Wolff
    Chassis: F1 W07 Hybrid
    Engine: Mercedes
    44 - Lewis Hamilton [UK] - Confirmed
    6 - Nico Rosberg [Germany] - Confirmed

    Red Bull Racing [Austria]
    Team Principal: Christian Horner
    Chassis: RB12
    Engine: TAG Heuer-Renault
    3 - Daniel Ricciardo [Australia] - Confirmed
    26 - Daniil Kvyat [Russia] - Round 1-4
    33 - Max Verstappen [Netherlands] - Round 5-21 - Confirmed

    Renault Sport Formula One Team [France]
    Team Principal: Frederic Vasseur
    Chassis: RS16
    Engine: Renault
    20 - Kevin Magnussen [Denmark] - Confirmed, Moves to Haas
    30 - Jolyon Palmer [UK] - Confirmed

    Sauber F1 Team [Switzerland]
    Team Principal: Monisha Kaltenborn
    Chassis: C35
    Engine: Ferrari
    9 - Marcus Ericsson [Sweden] - Confirmed
    12 - Felipe Nasr [Brazil]

    Scuderia Torro Rosso [Italy]
    Team Principal: Franz Tost
    Chassis: STR11
    Engine: Ferrari
    26 - Daniil Kvyat [Russia] - Round 5-21 - Confirmed
    33 - Max Verstappen [Netherlands] - Round 1-4
    55 - Carlos Sainz Jr [Spain] - Confirmed

    Williams Martini Racing [UK]
    Team Principal: Sir Frank Williams
    Chassis: FW38
    Engine: Mercedes
    19 - Felipe Massa [Brazil] - Retired
    77 - Valtteri Bottas [Finland] - Confirmed
     
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  2. fix-the-spade

    fix-the-spade Well-Known Member

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    Now for 2016.
    LOAD MUD!
    Nico Rosberg, 2016 world champion.
    McHonda to score at least one podium, mostly due to luck.
    Vettel to put in a realistic stab at the title, but finish 3rd overall again.
    Pasta to bankrupt Lotus/Renault.
    Manor to beat Haas, but Grosjean to impress.
    Kimi retires, Grosjean gets Ferrari seat number 2.
    Alonso huffs out pre-season, Stoffel Vandoorne takes up the seat and promptly gets obliterated by Button (Obuttunated?).
    Ron signs Button for another 12 months, has to check into hospital days later for muscle relaxant injections to his jaw.
     
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  3. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    For 2016

    McHonda finish DFL in the constructors, Ron Dennis rage quits.
    Renualt rage quit from F1
    Rosberg to further cement his position as the new Barrichello
    Despite their rules fudgery and Ferrari parts, Hass are midfield also-rans
    Button outscores his teammate [whoever it happens to be]
    Maldonado runs up at least £1m worth of damaged bodywork.
     
  4. lilgoth89

    lilgoth89 Captin Calliope

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    Rumours are that McHonda are working on Grappling clamps to latch onto the other cars to b̶e̶c̶o̶m̶e̶ ̶c̶o̶m̶p̶e̶t̶i̶t̶i̶v̶e̶ not finish so far behind the rest of the field
     
  5. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    I heard they're gonna try and sneak into AMG's garage and swap their car for the McHonda and hope no-one notices...
     
  6. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    :D Fantastic.
     
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  8. BentAnat

    BentAnat Software Dev

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    So my predictions:

    Merc to win WCC again. - true
    Merc Power dominates again. - true
    Lotus back fighting in the midfield. - maybe... not that much
    Caterham not on the grid. - true
    Red Bull fastest non-Merc car. - false. That honour goes to Ferrari
    Ferrari (what with the change in management - again) in shambles, but rebuilding, thanks to a driver pairing that can deliver. - they caught up. But I wouldn't say they were "in shambles"
    Kimi still unhappy with the brakes, getting solidly beaten by Seb. - not so much the brakes... but beaten by Seb, I'd consider that to be the case.
    Hamilton to dominate his teammate and take his third WDC (at least that's what I am hoping for). - truth
    McLaren back stronger, but not quite challenging Williams. - big fat WRONG
     
  9. thom804

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    I'll just make some (wildly speculative) predictions for 2016 -

    Mercedes 1 + 3 in the WDC. Vettel splitting the pair but Hamilton still wins by a clear margin.
    Rosberg takes this as a slight and signs with Ferrari, Kimi retires.

    Haas to be a total bust, end up competing with Manor.

    McLaren start explosively (hopefully not literally) and get a top 5 finish in the first grand prix. However, tail off over the course of the season.

    Manor to cease trading towards the end of the season.

    RBR to lose big time. Renault pull out of F1 at the end of the season.

    2.2l Engines get the go ahead for 2017 as more and more constructors start stating their intentions to quit.
     
  10. legoman

    legoman breaker of things

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    I predict in 2016...

    Pastor will crash at least four times :naughty:
    Manor to shuffle into the mid field likely finishing 7/8 in the constructors
    Ferrari to be stronger forcing Merc to do some work
    RBR to moan about their new engine not being good enough an blame the company who makes it (ie themselves)
    Williams to be quick but poor strategy means they loose potential wins
    Vettel to carry on trolling the Merc drivers
    McHonda to be slightly faster than this season but still maintain they have one of the best chassis on the grid.
    Bernie to look more like a Sith lord
     
  11. David

    David RIP Tel

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    GP+ has a nice lengthy piece on Graham Hill, among others.

    Only skimmed it so far - saving it for this evening.
     
  12. The_Crapman

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

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    My predictions for 2016:
    Ferrari to be much much closer to Mercedes, still a little down on power but with slightly better aero (thanks Haas), so the dominant car will differ from track to track, like when it was McMerc and RB fighting it out for top spot.

    Hamilton 1st, Vettel 2nd, Rosberg 3rd and Kimi to finish 5th or 6th because he just wants to eat magnums, retires at the end of the season.

    Williams and Force India to fight it out for 4th place in the constructors. STR give red bull a run for their money as engine woes continue to blight them.

    McHonda will have decent pace next year but still have horrible reliability issues. The odd decent result when they don't blow up/have a million place grid penalty. Finish 7th.

    Haas to have a reasonable first season, but pretty much carried by Grosjean.

    Sauber will drop further back fighting Manor for last place.
     
  13. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    Jesus, aren'ty ou just a picture of optimisim and good cheer?
     
  14. The_Crapman

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

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    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    Looks like I had a stroke on that last post :p
     
  16. teabag

    teabag New Member

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    Looking forward to 2016. For me, the season goes too quick as i love F1.

    I am sure Merc will be dominant again and i am hoping that Hamilton will be superb once again!

    I think that Ferrari had a helping hand this year due to allowing others to test and then gaining knowledge!! I know it has been said no but we are not that dull!!
     
  17. The_Crapman

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

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    I'm looking forward to next season. I think we'll see a decent fight between merc and Ferrari and Ferrari wont be scared to.mix up the strat more than Mercedes do.
     
  18. rollo

    rollo Well-Known Member

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    You can never say never but a faster Ferrari will help Lewis as Nico will get less default p2s could end with the championship done even earlier unless they can actually contest for Pole and win a lot of races.

    Vettel will need to double his race wins to get near either Merc.

    Nico needs to show he can perform when it matters.

    If Merc are well clear we can all watch another show as they will not differ strat.

    Sky and BBC are desperate for Nico to fight Lewis for the show. But as DC said Lewis has dominated the season last 3 races are close to mute point when your team m8 is partying all the time. DC post also makes a lot of sense compared to MBs post which just seems like his usual anti Lewis stuff.

    Hamilton , Vettel , Nico my top 3 for next year Championship over with 3-4 races to spare.
     
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    Nico and Lewis will trade poles, but whoever is ahead stays ahead due to Merc management. Saturday performance will decide the champ.
    McHonda continue their shitacular form. Alonso decides to walk away before season testing is finished and VanderD steps in. Button and VanDer are closely matched. Ultimately though VanDer gets shat out at the season end 'because Macca'. Goes to Haas to fill Groj seat.
    Ferrari step it up a notch, but yea, a close 3rd
    Agree Kimi/Groj
    LOL@Ron.
    Aston Martin will buy SFI. World ODs on Bond analogies.
    Sauber will keep going backwards, Manor will be ahead of them.
    Christian Horner continues to blame everyone but his boss. The engine situation remains.
    Ric gets pushed out of RB in favor of MaxV. Kyv stays because of Russian$
    They'll agree a simpler engine spec for 'next car version' by season end.
     
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