Category: Formula 1

Formula 1 2017 Pre-Season Testing Preview; What, When, Who, Where, and the meaning of it all

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Long have us Formula 1 fans waited for this. At the moment of writing, it has been exactly 90 days since the flag dropped in Abu Dhabi, which saw Nico Rosberg crowned World Driver’s Champion, snatching the title from his teammate Lewis Hamilton who had won the previous years and was the favourite to take the title in 2016 by a mile. In these 90 days, us fans have eagerly been waiting for this moment to arrive. The moment when the newly developed cars take to the track to prepare for the upcoming 2017 season, next monday in Barcelona. As we look ahead to the coming season, I will also look back at what happened in these three months when F1 was on hiatus, and do a little math on what to expect from the next few weeks of testing. Keep reading

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My thoughts on (and proposals for) transforming GP2 to a durable Formula 2

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On January 23rd, Liberty Media completed its purchase of Formula 1, immediately ousting former head honcho Bernie Ecclestone and replacing him with Chase Carey, with supporting roles for former team boss Ross Brawn (as managing director motor sports) and Sean Bratches (as managing director commercial operations). With the purchase came two lesser series, GP3 and GP2. Yesterday, February 2nd, word got out that Liberty Media intends to rebrand GP2 as Formula 2 for the 2017 season, a name previously used by the junior racing series from 1953 to 1984, when it was superseded by Formula 3000 (which was, itself, superseded by GP2). There was a revival of the name in recent years (2008-2012), but due to directly competing with both GP2 and the World Series by Renault, this revival was short-lived. Currently, GP2 is also plagued with problems leading to dwindling audiences, which the rebranding intends to fix. However, I don’t think a simple name-change will magically fix the problems the series faces. This post will detail these problems, and propose possible changes which would hypothetically fix them. But first, a little history lesson for context.

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Make your own 2017 Formula 1 Livery with this Template

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About a week ago, I was wondering what the 2017 Formula 1 cars would look like, partly due to a whole list of posts on reddit with how the 2017 McLaren would or would not look. I was thinking about making my own version and adding it to the mix, but I did not have a clean slate from which I could create the livery. Instead of giving up, I made my own clean slate, based on a picture detailing the 2017 regulations by Giorgio Piola. I made a few liveries, but could not force myself to make a livery for every team on the grid. Instead, I am giving away my template, so that you guys can continue the work! Keep reading

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The favourability of former Schumacher-fans and haters towards current drivers; do they differ?

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I grew up watching, and loving, Formula 1. I’ve written quite a few articles about it in the past. One of my very first memories is watching Michael Schumacher grab his first Formula 1 world title in ’94, and repeating it in ’95. I remember being disappointed by him switching from Benetton to Ferrari, who (in my juvenile mind, unsoiled by historical context) were just a mid-level team. But, I endured the four relatively meager years that followed, only to see him rise to the top once again, dominating five seasons in a row. To people like me, these years were absolute bliss. However, to other’s, these five years were some of the hardest to watch Formula 1. This article will investigate whether this division has carried over to current driver choices with fans.

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Wallpaper – Ferrari SF16-H Outlined

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I’ve been feeling creative lately. This is a direct result of that. It is the Ferrari SF16-H, which was raced by Ferrari in the 2016 Formula 1 season with lackluster results. It is not the most beautiful car, but for the purpose of what I intended to make – a recognizable outline – it was the prime candidate. It took me about four hours to make, divided over three days. Below you can find a direct link to a version hosted on imgur (1920×1080), as well as a link to the .PSD-file so you can either mess with the wallpaper itself, or fit it to your own resolution of choice if 1920×1080 is not to your liking. Furthermore, you can find the same files for a phone version (1080×1920).

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