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https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/technical/2016/1/future-vision---the-f1-car--2017-style.html

A massive change of spec and here's the Calendar.

The 2017 calendar in full

March 26 - Australia (Melbourne)
April 9 - China (Shanghai)
April 16 - Bahrain (Bahrain)

April 30 - Russia (Sochi)
May 14 - Spain (Barcelona)
May 28 - Monaco (Monte Carlo)

June 11 - Canada (Montreal)
June 25 - Azerbaijan (Baku)

July 9 - Austria (Spielberg)
July 16 - Great Britain (Silverstone)
July 30 - Hungary (Budapest)
August 27 - Belgium (Spa-Francorchamps)
September 3 - Italy (Monza)

September 17 - Singapore (Singapore)
October 1 - Malaysia (Sepang)
October 8 - Japan (Suzuka)

October 22 - USA (Austin)
October 29 - Mexico (Mexico City)
November 12 - Brazil (Sao Paulo)
November 26 - Abu Dhabi (Abu Dhabi)


Sat Dec 03, 2016 7:03 am
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Post Re: Formula One in 2017
Paddy Lowe, ex-Mercedes technical boss has left the team and is now headed for Williams.

Just spent a week playing tag with a German tub (AIDA blu) through the Canaries and around Madeira, we had a few clear advantages but the barstuds were still given preferential treatment by the locals.

Faster cars this year

The plan with the new rules is to make cars up to five seconds a lap faster and test the drivers physically more than they have been since Pirelli tyres entered F1 in 2011.

A number of changes have been made:

◾The total width of the cars - the 'track' - has been increased from 1,800mm to 2,000mm, returning them to pre-1998 dimensions.
◾The bodywork has been widened from 1,400mm to 1,600mm - wider than ever before.
◾The area under the car with which teams can produce downforce has been significantly increased.
◾The front wing has been widened and will now be a delta-shape, while the rear wing has been made lower and wider.
◾Tyres are bigger - up from 245mm wide to 305mm at the front and from 325mm to 405mm at the rear.

The result could be dramatic. In October, governing body the FIA compiled information about the downforce gains made by all the teams. The average gain was 15%; the most was 31%.

And senior insiders say downforce gains could reach 40% by the end of the year.

Boring, eh?

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Sat Jan 14, 2017 1:37 pm
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Claire Williams says Valtteri Bottas is close to leaving her team to replace Nico Rosberg at Mercedes.

She confirmed that it was now a matter of "Crossing the t's and dotting the i's".

Excellent.


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Bloody history that, Im bored with it already :!:


Mon Jan 16, 2017 7:05 pm
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/formula1/38679158

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Formula 1 is about to be under new ownership - and it could lead to profound changes in the sport.

US group Liberty Media is poised to complete its takeover of the commercial side of F1, possibly as early as this week, and has big plans to grow the sport in a number of areas with concerns.


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Many of those concerns can be laid at the door of F1 commercial boss Bernie Ecclestone - it was he who set up the governance structure, brokered all the financial deals and signed another three-year contract with Pirelli as tyre supplier against the wishes of the drivers and a number of senior figures.

The Briton has stayed on as chief executive officer so far, but the question remains how long that situation will be sustained.

Ecclestone has said he has been asked to stay on for another three years - although Liberty themselves have not confirmed that.


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All the sly back-stabbers are complaining about Bernie - again.

We shall see whether they carry on bitching when the new owners get into their stride and Bernie has left.


Mon Jan 23, 2017 2:49 pm
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Done, Bernie gone

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Mon Jan 23, 2017 10:19 pm
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Aye, he's not happy about it either.

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Bernie Ecclestone has been removed from his position running Formula 1 as US giant Liberty Media completed its $8bn (£6.4bn) takeover of the sport.

Ecclestone, 86, who has been in charge for nearly 40 years, has been appointed chairman emeritus and will act as an adviser to the board.

Chase Carey has had Ecclestone's former role of chief executive officer added to his existing position of chairman.


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Ecclestone said earlier on Monday he had been "forced out". He told Germany's Auto Motor und Sport: "I was dismissed. This is official. I no longer run the company. My position has been taken by Chase Carey."


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Liberty has also brought ex-Mercedes team boss Ross Brawn back to F1.

The former Ferrari technical director, who had been acting as a consultant to Liberty, has been appointed to lead the sporting and technical side of F1.


Excellent news for Brawn, he's a top man.


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http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/formula1/38844502

Slow going on the halo head protection and its alternative.

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Fri Feb 03, 2017 12:47 pm
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Bouch wrote:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/formula1/38844502

Slow going on the halo head protection and its alternative.

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No one's come up with a halo design that will pass a crash test yet (and probably never will), all these designs are purely aesthetic at the moment.


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Aye, it's slow going.


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Training is slow going as well.

Ferrari's Fiorano Test Track, naturally, is the track to use for testing early on and the wet weather was not enjoyed by Vettel at all.

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The Pirelli spokesman said the company was evaluating potential technologies aimed at the 2018 season, including new tread patterns and rubber compounds.

Pirelli has modified its wet-weather tyres for the 2017 season in response to widespread criticism from drivers of the 'extreme' tyre, which is used in the worst conditions.


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Vettel described the tyre at last year's British Grand Prix as "basically just good enough to follow the safety car", adding that "no-one really has any trust in it".

The issue arose again following a number of crashes during the soaking race in Brazil in November.


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The problems have led to F1 giving Pirelli more test days to try out tyre developments. One of the eight pre-season test days in Barcelona at the end of this month and the beginning of March has been dedicated to the developments.


Oh dear, this is not good for Ferrari at all and their usual advantage early on has not materialised this year.


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Post Re: Formula One in 2017
Here's a gallery of this year's cars - http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/formula1/39044302

More will be added later no doubt.


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Well, regardless of what happens, the cars at least look better so there's that. The Mercedes especially, good job looks-wise.

I'm mildly interested in how this year goes.


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TheSmurf wrote:
Well, regardless of what happens, the cars at least look better so there's that. The Mercedes especially, good job looks-wise.

I'm mildly interested in how this year goes.


Steady ...

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Bouch wrote:
Here's a gallery of this year's cars - http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/formula1/39044302

More will be added later no doubt.


More added ...


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