Formula One 2018

ClipdatClipdat Posts: 4,563
Anyone else excited for the 2018 F1 season to start up?! Only a few more days until the season opener race in Melbourne on Sunday the 25th! Get ready to BRING THE ACTION!

Check out the race schedule here: https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/headlines/2017/9/2018-calendar.html

IMO, the races are always a blast to watch and the tracks are absolutely gorgeous. Anyone who is into cars/motorsports should at least watch a few races this season!

They added these crazy carbon fiber "halos" for driver safety this year! Seems like it would be distracting, but supposedly they don't even "see" the center bar when they're in the zone and racing.

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If you're not a huge fan and only watch one race this year, I'd make it Monaco. Gorgeous stunning city street track right next to the marina!

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  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 2,663
    From what I've read, the halos are a carbon wrapped Ti alloy (or magnesium?) Have to be that way due the nature of CF under extreme load (it shatters like glass).
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 4,563
    Ah, thanks for that clarification. I haven't researched them whatsoever. A lot of people seem to be upset that they are "ugly", but if it means improved driver safety then I'm all for it.
    FestYboy wrote: »
    From what I've read, the halos are a carbon wrapped Ti alloy (or magnesium?) Have to be that way due the nature of CF under extreme load (it shatters like glass).

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  • daddyjtdaddyjt Posts: 619
    I have transitioned from not at all interested in F1 about 10 years ago, to F1 being the only form of motor-sport that I watch and follow now. The cars themselves are technological marvels, and as you stated, the tracks are magnificent - for the most part...

    Looking forward to the season indeed.
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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 4,563
    Another bonus is that my wife is super into it! Anything car related that can catch her interest is a bonus, imo.

    However I think she might just not-so-secretly like watching because of Daniel Ricciardo.
    daddyjt wrote: »
    I have transitioned from not at all interested in F1 about 10 years ago, to F1 being the only form of motor-sport that I watch and follow now. The cars themselves are technological marvels, and as you stated, the tracks are magnificent - for the most part...

    Looking forward to the season indeed.

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  • maxwardmaxward Posts: 127
    That’s the first picture of a halo I’ve seen. Perhaps Senna would be alive today if these were required during his time. My sons and I love watching F1.
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  • DabutcherDabutcher Posts: 1,682
    I do not have cable. Is there a good choice to watch on the internet? Thanks. D
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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 4,563
    They have a streaming service, but it's not free.
    Dabutcher wrote: »
    I do not have cable. Is there a good choice to watch on the internet? Thanks. D

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  • AsSiMiLaTeDAsSiMiLaTeD Posts: 11,713
    Why people flock to NASCAR more than F1 in this country is completely bizarre and something I'll never understand...
  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 2,663
    Bring back Can-Am!!! That's real racing with real machines, not spec car racing which is what NASCAR and F1 are anymore.
  • kharp1kharp1 Posts: 2,464
    Monaco GP is a bucket list event. Italian GP is probably more doable.
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  • motorhead43026motorhead43026 Posts: 2,671
    edited March 21
    ^^Don't you have to have a certain net worth to be allowed on Monaco?
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  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 40,227
    F1 spec car racing? Ummmm....no.
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  • motorhead43026motorhead43026 Posts: 2,671
    edited March 21
    You been there F1?

    You have to show proof of wealth to become a citizen. This is what I was thinking.
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  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 10,573
    What ever happened to the roll bar behind them? It not work or air problems?
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 40,227
    You been there F1?

    Monaco? I wish.
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  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 40,227
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    What ever happened to the roll bar behind them? It not work or air problems?

    The roll bar is hidden under the body work. The new halo is supposed to prevent something such as a loose tire from hitting the driver's head.
    Political Correctness'.........defined

    "A doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a t-u-r-d by the clean end."


  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 10,573
    Got it
  • recoveryonerecoveryone Posts: 582
    love it, always ready for a new season
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  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 3,100
    I watched every single race for a solid 12 years or so when I had Speedvision on cable. I caught a bit of one last summer and I only recognized 3 of the drivers, two of which I can't stand. But my imitation of the other, Kimi Raikkonen, is spot-on. :p

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  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 2,663
    F1nut wrote: »
    F1 spec car racing? Ummmm....no.

    Ok, maybe that was a bit harsh, but the list of rules/limitations is huge and ever changing. Ad to the fact that within the rule set, the end result nearly is a spec car to be competitive. Much like NASCAR. There are only two or three chassis makers for all the teams/manufactures and the engine spec are rather restrictive, again netting a nearly spec car... Very little room for development like what you used to see in Can-Am.

    My personal opinion... Feel free to respectively change my mind. :)
  • kharp1kharp1 Posts: 2,464
    Me and a buddy were looking at planning one of those trips a couple of years ago, and, Monza wasn't too crazy price wise. The whole trip, however, was a ittle different.
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  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 3,100
    kharp1 wrote: »
    Me and a buddy were looking at planning one of those trips a couple of years ago, and, Monza wasn't too crazy price wise. The whole trip, however, was a ittle different.

    I used to get that F1 Tours magazine every season. The prices were astronomical, and that was back in the 90's. I can only imagine what a trip to Spa or Monaco would cost nowadays. :#
  • teamjhertzteamjhertz Posts: 329
    Looking forward to this season for sure

    My kids became Hamilton fans last year and really got a kick out of finding out that he voiced for Cars 3
  • lightman1lightman1 Posts: 9,808
    Warehouse manager and myself went Circuit of the Americas a couple of years ago. Wowzers! If you ever get a chance to see an F1 race......do it.
  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 9,881
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  • lightman1lightman1 Posts: 9,808
    txcoastal1 wrote: »
    Balcony seats!!!!

    I wish! Cozy grass seat next to the beer hut and porta-john.
  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 9,881
    lightman1 wrote: »
    txcoastal1 wrote: »
    Balcony seats!!!!

    I wish! Cozy grass seat next to the beer hut and porta-john.

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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 4,563
    Wife always mentions going to Austin to see the F1 race. Just haven't been able to swing it the last few years. Too many logistical blockages.

    I'm sure you had a great time! It's a spectacular track.
    lightman1 wrote: »
    Warehouse manager and myself went Circuit of the Americas a couple of years ago. Wowzers! If you ever get a chance to see an F1 race......do it.

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  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 40,227
    FestYboy wrote: »
    F1nut wrote: »
    F1 spec car racing? Ummmm....no.

    Ok, maybe that was a bit harsh, but the list of rules/limitations is huge and ever changing. Ad to the fact that within the rule set, the end result nearly is a spec car to be competitive. Much like NASCAR. There are only two or three chassis makers for all the teams/manufactures and the engine spec are rather restrictive, again netting a nearly spec car... Very little room for development like what you used to see in Can-Am.

    My personal opinion... Feel free to respectively change my mind. :)

    Sure, the FIA mandates certain specs/requirements, but every team interprets them differently from the chassis, aero package and suspension to the power unit. Basically, they say build a car within these guidelines, but you can do it anyway you want.

    Nascar is closer to spec car racing as really the only differences are the body skins and motor builder.

    Indy Car IS spec car racing.
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    "A doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a t-u-r-d by the clean end."


  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 2,663
    From what I understand, the FIA dictates many of the aero package parameters such that what was allowed last year, or even earlier in the season, is illegal now. I've also noted the major change in tub/foot well design from year to year but all cars seem to run the same look per year.

    Seems awfully restrictive to me, even with the interpretation allotted. F1 of the 70/80s was drastically different, and you could see it in the cars even without their livery. I suspect that you'd be hard pressed to pick out different manufactures today if they were all the same color.

    The thicker that rule book gets, the closer to spec they become. (Again, IMHO).
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