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I really, really dislike the halo. Gutted that its probably here to stay unless they come up with some other design.

 

Other than that theres some lovely cars this year. Aesthetically I prefer cars that aren't plastered in hundreds of tacky sponsors so I tend to quite Sauber and the recent McLarens :lol:

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Sometimes I feel like I'm in a minority of one with no objections to the halo at all.

 

They're still racing cars, they still look like racing cars, and if it might save someone's life in an accident then I say great.

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Yeah I can overlook (unlike the drivers bahdumtish) the ugliness of it. I didn't like the raised cockpit when it was two bulges on the side of the car either but time and ingenuity has made them less obvious, the Halo will look different in the future.

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1 hour ago, JohnC said:

Were they not doing something to get rid of the big sails at the back of the cars?

 

I think one of the teams objected to changing it because it added advertising space, although most of the cars have so few sponsors I doubt it matters that much. At least the tv aeriel has gone which was also removed because it blocked the high value rear wing advertising space in head on shots.

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There's a car that stands out, name change is likely before Melbourne.

 

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RBR back to the normal livery, I hadn't noticed how small the side pods are everyone else is fat in comparison.

 

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Wow, those side pods are cut tight. The force india or whatever it's called this week still looks like a decent package. If those two halfwits don't take one another out.....

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Morning 1.

 

Honda with STR - 63 laps. 1 min 22.

 

McLaren with Renault - in the gravel with a wheel off - 1'24 on quicker tyres.

 

I mean, it's early to point the finger at McLaren for the last 3 years but it's certainly not a great look for Woking.

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So the Honda in the back of the STR has gone further in one outing than McLOLren managed in almost all of last years testing?

 

Come back Ron, all is forgiven.

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Pretty much, as of 3pm STR were up to 90 laps, or 1.5 grand prix, and still motoring along just fine.

 

Admittedly they're probably not stressing the thing but it's not like it was getting anywhere last year even without.

 

I checked btw, McLaren managed 29 laps last year on day 1 after an oil leak.

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There used to be a belief that when Ferrari were making really good road cars their on track performance suffered, I've never thought it were true but at least during their difficult years they were still at least getting podiums and wins, McLaren seem to be going through a similar period but barely even able to finish races let alone get near the sharp end of the points

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Martini leaving Williams after this year, which explains both their need to look at 2 drivers with money and the ultimate waving aside of the "One driver over 25" requirement.

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