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  1. Microphone is offline #Myk2016
       
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    As we approach March more and more news about what the 2017 will hold for us is slowly being announced:

    The Teams:

    McLaren Honda:
    - Stoffel Vandoorne has joined the team to replace Jensen Button
    - Fernando Alonso has kept his place



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    Scuderia Ferrari:
    - Kimi Raikkonen has kept his place
    - Sebastian Vettel has kept his place



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    Red Bull - Tag Heuer:
    - Daniel Ricciardo has kept his place
    - Max Versatappen has kept his place



    Scuderia Toro Rosso:
    - Carlos Sainz Jr has kept his place
    - Daniil Kyvat has kept his place SOMEHOW?!


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    Force India:
    - Sergio Perez has kept his place
    - Esteban Ocon has moved from Manor F1 to replace Nico Hulkenberg



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    Haas F1:
    - Romain Grosjean has kept his place
    - Kevin Magnussen has moved from Renault to replace Esteban Gutierrez (Who has moved to Formula E)



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    Williams F1:
    - Lance Stroll has joined the team to replace Valtteri Bottas
    - Felipe Massa has kept his place



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    Sauber F1:
    - Marcus Ericsson has kept his place
    - Pascal Wehrlein has moved from Manor to replace Felipe Nasr



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    Renault F1:
    - Nico Hulkenberg has moved from Force India to replace Kevin Magnussen
    - Jolyon Palmer has kept his place



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    Mercedes F1:
    - Lewis Hamilton has kept his place
    - Valtteri Bottas has moved from Williams to replace Nico Rosberg



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    The Calendar:
    The 2017 FIA Formula One World Championship calendar is:
    26 March Melbourne Australia
    9 April Shanghai China
    16 April Bahrain Bahrain
    30 April Sochi Russia
    14 May Barcelona Spain
    28 May Monte Carlo Monaco
    11 June Montreal Canada
    25 June Baku Azerbaijan
    9 July Spielberg Austria
    16 July Silverstone United Kingdom
    30 July Budapest Hungary
    27 August Spa-Francorchamps Belgium
    3 September Monza Italy
    17 September Singapore Singapore
    1 October Sepang Malaysia
    8 October Suzuka Japan
    22 October Austin USA
    29 October Mexico City Mexico
    12 November Sao Paolo Brazil
    26 November Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates

    Other talking points:


    • The cars will be unveiled towards the end of February, with teams now announcing what date they have chosen. McLaren and Ferrari have both chosen the 24th so the other teams are around that time too.
    • Here is a good clip from Sky F1 on what to expect from the 2017 cars, they go through all the design and regulation changes: F1 in 2017: What can we expect from next year's rule changes? | F1 News
    • Manor F1 are currently in turmoil, they went into administration last week. The good news is that the staff are still being retained, so they obviously have some hope things might get sorted. As of now they have no drivers announced for 2017, and if they want to race this year the clock is ticking.
    Last edited by Microphone; 26/02/17 at 19:28 PM. Reason: Fixed Valtteri's name :p

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  2. Microphone is offline #Myk2016
       
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    Another thread I put some effort into making that no one replied to Yay. Another post of mine that I'm having to reply to myself.

    Anyway, news is just breaking that Ecclestone has been forced out as CEO, and has been given some honourary president position but isn't sure what it means.

    For the german speakers among us: Bernie Ecclestone: Formel 1-Boss zum Rücktritt gezwungen - AUTO MOTOR UND SPORT

    Edit: Confirmation in the English speaking press: Ecclestone confirms Chase Carey has replaced him as CEO of F1

    I'm a bit concerned about an American with no big history in the sport being at the head of the ship, but then again F1 has made some shocking decisions over the years while being led by someone who should know better.
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    I honestly don't know how to feel about this, on the one hand an American is going to steer F1 into God knows what direction, and on the other hand can F1 get any worse at this point?


  4. Microphone is offline #Myk2016
       
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    Yeah, I guess we have to try and not be too pessimistic as like you said, F1 was being ran into the ground as it was anyway.

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    Bernie 'still has enough money to attend a race'

    Yikes, I knew those F1 races were super expensive, but I didn't realise they were that bad. How do they manage to pull a crowd?

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    The sharkfin is said to make a return in F1 this year, and the daddy of the idea, RedBull, are said to nót be using it because the rake of their cars achieves the same goal.

    Tech insight - shark fins set for 2017 return


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    Manor's 2017 F1 car as a 1:2 windtunnel evaluation model. Which they won't be using since Manor has been shut down after failing to find buyers/investors for the team.


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    Battle between Bottas and Hamilton will be interesting next season

  9. Microphone is offline #Myk2016
       
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    Quote Originally Posted by rachelm »
    Battle between Bottas and Hamilton will be interesting next season
    It will be interesting to see how well Bottas has integrated into the team and whether the team are still trying to have two #1 drivers or whether they do expect Hamilton to be their lead driver. Mercedes F1 tend to talk a lot of BS about this, so the only proof will be once the racing starts. It doesn't help that they spent months faffing about not announcing Rosberg's replacement, despite every man and his dog knowing exactly what was happening.

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    Car reveal week! Sauber unveiled this beauty yesterday:


    And Renault are unveiling their new contender right now on youtube:


    Force India tomorrow, Mercedes on Thursday and Ferrari + Mclaren on Friday
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  11. Microphone is offline #Myk2016
       
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    Updated the first post with all the cars unveiled so far, with the final 3 (Haas, Toro Rosso and Red Bull) being revealed tomorrow.

    Some rather amazing looking cars there, should be good fun to watch these race. As the saying goes, if a racing car looks fast it usually is, and these cars really do look fast compared to 2016's.

    Here's a good pic to compare the difference between '16 and '17.


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  12. CLR-GTR is offline Bunchie farmer
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    Wide = better.

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    I do like this one.


  14. Soundwave is offline Can You Hear It?
      
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    Me too.

    With Adrian Newey's aerodynamic thingies on it it's definitely going to be unlucky for some.
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    I like what they've done with the fin, overall i think it looks great too, maybe a silver instead of a grey would have made it pop more but oh well.


  16. H4milton is offline I'm voiD| H4Milton
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    The Mclaren sure looks killer in track, when in the launch center, it looked quite dull.

  17. Soundwave is offline Can You Hear It?
      
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    And here's the Toro Rosso STR12:


  18. Microphone is offline #Myk2016
       
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    These are the best F1 liveries we've had in quite a while, good variation of colour etc.

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  19. Microphone is offline #Myk2016
       
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    Worth noting that Toro Rosso have kept their rear diffuser under wraps, I wonder if they have some secret worth keeping.

    Day one testing doesn't have too much to report so far, unless you're a huge McLaren Fan, in which case lol, Honda are determined to make you sad.

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