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The 2020 season is just around the corner and just starting a role call of F1 fans and F1 discussion. I haven't kept up with any 2020 F1 news lately but, plan on catching up this weekend. My current favorite drivers are 1. Verstappen, 2. Ricciardo (because of his general goofiness and seemingly happy no matter what happens), and 3. Hamilton. I love it when Kimi gets on the podium too because of how he talks (I drive the car, it has steering wheel, I pass the cars, etc... lol).
 

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I love the technology and the cars but F1 has been so boring for so long that I just can't watch it for very long. You can have entire races where no one passes another car.
Plus the sound isn't as good as it once was when the field was fitted with V10 and V12. Oh that sound. I have quite a few sound clips that sometimes I will play. Once I had burned a CD of favorite songs and was playing it in my car with the top down when a F1 sound clip turned up. Yeah, I cranked it up and got a few strange looks from cars at the stop light
 
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I love the technology and the cars but F1 has been so boring for so long that I just can't watch it for very long. You can have entire races where no one passes another car.
Plus the sound isn't as good as it once was when the field was fitted with V10 and V12. Oh that sound. I have quite a few sound clips that sometimes I will play. Once I had burned a CD of favorite songs and was playing it in my car with the top down when a F1 sound clip turned up. Yeah, I cranked it up and got a few strange looks from cars at the stop light
I'll usually DVR the races and just watch the first 10-15 laps then skip to the last 10-15 laps and if I hear it was a really good race, I'll watch the whole thing.
 

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I used to watch it but it's very boring to me.... I watch the IMSA series and FIA WEC
 

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I love the technology and the cars but F1 has been so boring for so long that I just can't watch it for very long. You can have entire races where no one passes another car.
Plus the sound isn't as good as it once was when the field was fitted with V10 and V12. Oh that sound. I have quite a few sound clips that sometimes I will play. Once I had burned a CD of favorite songs and was playing it in my car with the top down when a F1 sound clip turned up. Yeah, I cranked it up and got a few strange looks from cars at the stop light
Yeah, I've entirely stopped going to or watching races since they went to restricted fuel consumption and V6 turbo.

WEC and WRC still have good racing. 12 hours of Bathurst was outstanding this year!

Word is the 2021 rules will remove the front and rear wing turbulence, but give them the downforce back on undertray aero. Should be more passing. They are also going to a traditional affordable cosworth V8.
 

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Where did you ever read a change to a V8? I haven't seen that mentioned at all. 2021 changes will primarily be the financial caps (although there's plenty of loopholes), larger wheels, front wheel winglets, and I think the removal of the bargeboards to allow cleaner air behind the car.
I'm a Red Bull Racing fan, through and through, but Ricciarado is my favorite driver. Followed by Verstappen and the younglings in McLaren. While I am not a Lewis Hamilton fan, regardless of his skill, I do love how open Mercedes is with describing their tech and processes on their YouTube channel. It's by far the best of any team.
If anyone hasn't watched the Netflix series F1: Drive to Survive, I highly recommend it. Season two should be releasing very soon. Getting to see the personalities behind the team principals and owners is enlightening.
Oh, and before I forget, K-Mag is a turd and I can't wait for him to lose his seat.
 

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I love open wheel racing! Unfortunately, F1 and Indy have both become overly restricted, which is supposed to keep them competitive, but ultimately makes them somewhat boring to watch anymore.

I am glad Bernie is out of the picture!!! (since 2017, if memory serves me correctly)
 

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Where did you ever read a change to a V8? I haven't seen that mentioned at all. 2021 changes will primarily be the financial caps (although there's plenty of loopholes), larger wheels, front wheel winglets, and I think the removal of the bargeboards to allow cleaner air behind the car.
I'm a Red Bull Racing fan, through and through, but Ricciarado is my favorite driver. Followed by Verstappen and the younglings in McLaren. While I am not a Lewis Hamilton fan, regardless of his skill, I do love how open Mercedes is with describing their tech and processes on their YouTube channel. It's by far the best of any team.
If anyone hasn't watched the Netflix series F1: Drive to Survive, I highly recommend it. Season two should be releasing very soon. Getting to see the personalities behind the team principals and owners is enlightening.
Oh, and before I forget, K-Mag is a turd and I can't wait for him to lose his seat.
  • Power units – cheaper, louder, more power, less complex, allow 100% racing for 100% of race
  • Costs – defined by how well one spends, not how much, standardise elements which have limited fan value
  • Revenues – address inequity, more balanced distribution, reward success, return to meritocracy
  • Regulations – streamline, close performance gaps, reduce penalties, increase unpredictability
  • Governance – streamline structure, equal representation for teams, transparent process
From the presentation. Seems like you have to go to a conventional design like the outgoing V8 for cheaper, louder, more power, less complex. They are artificially limiting RPM on the v6 right now due to fuel usage restrictions.
 

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Another Honey Badger fan, checking in. It would be great to see a return of Shoe-ies in 2020.

It’s good to see Albon making his move up from F2 stick. It was also good to see Rossi make the move to Indy. I’ll also root for HAAS because it’s the only American team.

I’ll DVR qualifying, the first few laps, then the last few — it really is just a parade. Gone are the days of batsiht crazy turbo-4s, v12s, and v10s!

I’ll also watch as many as I can of PWC, IMSA, DTM, and WEC races. My friends and I club race with CCA and PCA, so I’ll watch just about anything race — even some NASCAR!

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Big time F1 fan here.
Sorry folks but my British blood has me rooting for Hamilton every race.
Ricciardo may be my second favorite, along with any McLaren success.
I can't get behind the current Canadian drivers for some reason....
 

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Verstappen and Leclerc both have futures if their teams can keep their acts together.
I miss the days when the teams had substantial mechanical differences (turbo 4, V8, V12) rather than the same cookie cutter formula which hasn't really kept costs down as was hoped for.
Enforce a budget cap and broad rules but let each teams engineers create truly unique machinery.
 

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Ricciardo and Kimi. All day. Kimi because of his sass level. He's a BAMF. Ricciardo because he's about as genuine as it gets. I dig that. Lots of other great drivers too but these 2 have been my long standing guys.

I've got a big birthday this year and I treated myself to a trip to Monaco this year for F1. I can't effing wait. Bucketlist, FOR SURE.
 

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Ricciardo and Kimi. All day. Kimi because of his sass level. He's a BAMF. Ricciardo because he's about as genuine as it gets. I dig that. Lots of other great drivers too but these 2 have been my long standing guys.

I've got a big birthday this year and I treated myself to a trip to Monaco this year for F1. I can't effing wait. Bucketlist, FOR SURE.
Epic Kimi:

 

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Being the old man here, I prefer the Senna, Prost, Schumacher days.......................

Sad what happened to Mike S 7 years ago. IMHO, he and Senna were/are still the best of all time with Alain a close second. As good as Lewis is, he just doesn't excite me.
 
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Ricciardo and Kimi. All day. Kimi because of his sass level. He's a BAMF. Ricciardo because he's about as genuine as it gets. I dig that. Lots of other great drivers too but these 2 have been my long standing guys.

I've got a big birthday this year and I treated myself to a trip to Monaco this year for F1. I can't effing wait. Bucketlist, FOR SURE.
Here I am, hoping one day to save up enough to see the race in Austin. I can't imagine Monaco, where everyone has their yacht pulled up alongside the track.
 

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Here I am, hoping one day to save up enough to see the race in Austin. I can't imagine Monaco, where everyone has their yacht pulled up alongside the track.
I was there about 10 years ago. Ostentatious display of wealth........

The hotel rooms and cost of food will bankrupt most.
 

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Here I am, hoping one day to save up enough to see the race in Austin. I can't imagine Monaco, where everyone has their yacht pulled up alongside the track.
I've been saving airline miles, hotel points and cash for a LONG time. Saving up over a few years makes it very feasible!
 

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I've got a big birthday this year and I treated myself to a trip to Monaco this year for F1. I can't effing wait. Bucketlist, FOR SURE.
That’s amazing! If you’re going to hit the big three-oh, do it in style.
 

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