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Motorsport Off Topic Thread

Discussion in 'Motorsport' started by Shimmy, Jan 2, 2012.

  1. Spunkey

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    Jack Aitken has left his position as Renault test driver and has joined Williams as reserve driver. Still no word on whether he has a seat in GP2 yet this year.
     
  2. JRS

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    Coronavirus: Chinese Grand Prix in doubt as Shanghai suspends sports events - link.

    Can't say I'm shocked. Or even all that disappointed to be perfectly honest. If I was going to lose a race from the season, this one would be on the list of preferred options.
     
  3. timmeh

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  4. EddScott

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    A couple of friends have discussed going to the Vietnam race. The risk of the virus spreading is a bit of a concern. Think we're going to make the final decision this weekend.
     
  5. b0rn2sk8

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    Get travel insurance right away! At least you’ll get your money back if the foreign office changes its advice not to travel.
     
  6. Spunkey

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    Vietnam should be fine. I've had friends just come back from Hong Kong (who've had more cases of CV than Vietnam, 22 to 10, including 1 death) and they were still allowed to travel and didn't have to be quarantined. I think the whole thing is massively blown out of proportion, ala avian flu.
     
  7. Spunkey

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    2020 Haas revealed, the VF-20:

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  8. The_Abyss

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    Congratulations once again to Haas. Experts at painting cut edge technology to make it look dull.
     
  9. Lopéz

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    I like it actually. I'm a big fan of red, white and black together.
     
  10. The_Abyss

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    It isn't white. They want you to believe it is white with the processed photos, but it isn't. It is drab grey.
     
  11. MrKnifey

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    I quite like it to be fair
     
  12. JBeck

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    I think it looks pretty good, a million miles better than the drabness of last years effort.

    Let's hope they don't get involved with idiotic sponsors and sort the tyre wear issues out.
     
  13. CaptainRAVE

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    Chinese GP is about to be called off unsurprisingly.
     
  14. Spunkey

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    Definitely for the best, but it's a shame it wasn't one of the more crap tracks like Sochi, or Singapore. I wonder if Vietnam might be affected too if this hasn't all blown over by the end of March.
     
  15. SoliD

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    Low numbers of cases in Vietnam currently so shouldn't be affected.
     
  16. Mr Jack

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    It depends on how it spreads, surely? A major outbreak could happen pretty much any time, so although you're correct as it stands, things could change quickly. Mind you, that's true for everywhere on the calendar.
     
  17. JBeck

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    Looks decent, but I’m bored of car releases. I’ll wait to see what turns up in Oz.
     
  19. Spunkey

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    McLaren have gone matte this year too. Seems to be the latest trend.

    It's going to be a dull year for car unveilings. There's no real regulation changes and no major sponsor changes, apart from Alpha Tauri, so everything's pretty much going to look the same as last year.
     
  20. KiNgPiN83

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    The matte paint seems odd to me as you expect glossy to be slippery'er? (Obviously i am no expert obviously and there's probably a reason for it or they wouldn't do it but it just feels counter intuitive.I guess there could be weight saving/re-distribution due to no lack of gloss layer on the paint over actual car slipperyness?

    Yeah, next year will be far more exciting just for the cars looking different. :cool: