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Old 08-10-2018, 01:59 AM
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Formula One #41: Waiting for Kimi to win a race this year

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On this thread we discuss the wonderful sport of F1. We post up to date news and the general info about the sport. We also talk about the drivers and the teams and what we like or dislike about them.



2018 Driver Line-Up
Red Bull Racing
Max Verstappen
Daniel Ricciardo

Mercedes AMG Petronas
Lewis Hamilton
Valtteri Bottas

Scuderia Ferrari
Sebastian Vettel
Kimi Raikkonen

Renault
Nico Hulkenberg
Carlos Sainz

McLaren Honda
Stoffel Vandoorne
Fernando Alonso

Sauber F1 Team
Marcus Ericsson
Charles Leclerc

Scuderia Toro Rosso
Pierre Gasly
Brendon Hartley

Williams Martini Racing
Lance Stroll
Sirotgin Sergey

Haas F1 Team
Romain Grosjean
Kevin Magnussen

Sahara Force India
Sergio Perez
Esteban Ocon


2018 F1 CALENDAR

25 March Albert Park, Australia


8 April Sakhir, Bahrain


15 April Shanghai, China


29 April Baku, Europe


13 May Circuit de Catalunya, Spain


27 May Monte Carlo, Monaco


10 June Montreal, Canada


24 June Magny-Cours, France


1 July Red Bull Ring, Austria


8 July Silverstone, Great Britain


22 July Hockenheim, Germany


29 July Hungaroring, Hungary


26 August Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium


2 September Monza, Italy


16 September Marina Bay, Singapore


30 September Sochi, Russia


7 October Suzuka, Japan


21 October Circuit of the Americas, USA


28 October Mexico City, Mexico


11 November Interlagos, Brazil


25 November Yas Marina, Abu Dhabi



Previous Threads:
Formula One is GO GO GO
Formula One #2 - To Finish First, First You Must Finish
Formula One #3 - Can Anyone Truely beat Michael Schumacher?
Formula One #4 - The Iceman Cometh
Formula One #5 - IF is F1 backwards
Formula One #6 - This Season Will Ferrari still be the team to beat?
Formula One #7 - Now it's unpredictable!
Formula One #8: It's no longer the Ferrari show!
Formula One #9 The f2003 GA... as sexy as an F1 car's gonna be
Formula One #10 ~ Kimi a world champion in the making
Formula One #11 ~ With every race Alonso's star is getting brighter
Formula One #12 ~ Watch Out When Juan is About!
Formula One #13 ~ We are Running Out of Races and the Championship is wide open!
Formula One #14 ~ It's Ferrari vs Everyone Else in the Tyre War of 2003
Formula One #15 ~ It Ain't Over Until It's Over
Formula One #16 - Michael still thinks that JV is a threat
Formula One #17 - Bring on more seasons like the one we've just had
Formula One #18 - A New Year Brings a New Season
Formula One #19 ~ A new season brings new rivalries
Formula One #20 ~ The cars just keep getting faster and faster!!!
Formula One #21 ~ Schumi is showing why he is a six times world champion!
Formula One #22 - Speed and Dangerous Situations
Formula One #23 - Still waiting for a McLaren win this season
Formula One #24 ~ The Year of the Renault Boys
Formula One #25 - apparently no thread title
Formula One #26: A New Era Has Begun!
Formula One #27: We demand more rain-hit races
Formula One #28: It was the year of the Iceman...congrats, Kimi!
Formula One Thread #29: Good drivers + good cars - TC = Unpredictable season!
F1 thread #30: Who will win championship this year? Lewis did
Formula One #31: Possibly The Strangest Season Ever... We Love It
Formula One #32: Strength, Felipe - We're With You
Formula One #33: Our Wish For The New Year? Bernie To Stop Speaking
Formula One #34: Wishing Schumi a full recovery!
Formula One #35: "Stay off the kerbs." "No KERS?"
Formula One #36: "To drive an F1 car you have to be a little mad."
Formula One #37: #ObrigadoFelipe #ThankYouJB #DankeNico
Formula One #38: "Leave me alone, I know what I'm doing!"
Formula One #39: FA: "Take care of my car." JB: "I'm gonna pee in your seat!"
Formula One #40: "Finally, time to go racing!"

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Old 08-10-2018, 02:10 AM
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Is the title OK?

I was looking through the old titles to get inspiration. I love the title of thread #5. IF is F1 backwards. I remember Murray Walker saying that. I miss Murray Walker and his sayings.
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Old 08-10-2018, 10:08 PM
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TFTNT Julie!

We lost the older threads when was down back in 2003/2004 and so the only ones that were saved were from #21 onwards.

I didn't even know it was Murray who said that.
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Old 08-11-2018, 03:41 AM
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You're welcome.

It's a shame about the older threads.

Murray Walker is awesome.
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Old 08-11-2018, 08:08 PM
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Yeah I tried looking for the older threads in this board and they were gone.

Alonso will announce something on Tuesday. I wonder what this is?

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Old 08-12-2018, 02:36 AM
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I have a feeling he will leave F1.
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Old 08-12-2018, 08:54 PM
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Yeah he's one of the older drivers so this might be his time to go. I almost did think he won't be racing this year and will retire so I was surprised he stayed on and on the same team too. UGH if we lose both Alonso & Kimi next year.
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Old 08-12-2018, 09:27 PM
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That would be a shame.
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Old 08-13-2018, 03:35 PM
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I need them to stay to be interested in the sport still. I'm afraid I can relate to the young ones much
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Old 08-13-2018, 09:25 PM
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I've been watching F1 for a long time so I relate to the veteran/older drivers more. The young ones are great (like Leclerc) but I don't see any potential Schumi yet in this batch.

Based on reactions I'm reading, fans are speculating that Alonso will retire and move to Indy Car. I don't see him staying on longer at McLaren, the team isn't doing good with their car and he's just wasting his talent if he stays. He can scout other teams but the only ones that are worth transferring to are Ferrari, Mercedes & RBR all of which is not an option for him. I've watched Alonso since his Minardi days so this is like Massa & JB retirement for me all over again if he leaves. I'll miss him.
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I might give Indy Car another shot if Alonso moves there.
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Old 08-14-2018, 09:38 AM
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McLaren confirms that Fernando Alonso will leave F1 at the end of the season.

http://www.mclaren.com/formula1/tea...lonso-decision
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Damn. We knew this was coming but it still makes me sad. He's one of my favorite older drivers on the grid. I will miss him a lot.
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Old 08-15-2018, 01:39 AM
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So will I.
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it is sad he's been such a defining character of the sport. it'll be poorer without him...

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