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F1 2017 Pre-Season Testing: Day 1 Recap and Analysis

As the 2017 Formula 1 season draws near, many fans flock to Formula 1 related pages in order to keep up with the latest developments as teams test their new cars before the season starts officially on March 24th, 12:ooh local time in Melbourne, Australia – when the lights for the first free practice session of the Australian Grand Prix turn green. In these series of posts, I will transcribe the most important stuff happening on track on an hourly basis, and follow it up with an analysis based on 2016 testing results. This post will detail the goings-on at...

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

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...

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Make your own 2017 Formula 1 Livery with this Template

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...

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

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...