F1 2017

Moderators: Balou, cantona7

Darth Vapour
Posts: 13
Joined: Mon 6th Feb 2017 09:42 am

Re: F1 2017

Post by Darth Vapour » Thu 16th Mar 2017 03:35 pm

F1 Pre Season 2017 Report - Development Special

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9eZbiuqCE4

User avatar
Lemming
Site Admin
Posts: 2278
Joined: Sat 5th Mar 2005 07:17 am
Location: UK
Contact:

Re: F1 2017

Post by Lemming » Mon 20th Mar 2017 01:23 pm

tinky wrote:
Thu 16th Mar 2017 12:17 pm
Informal talks between McLaren and Mercedes over possible engine supply
Surely that would have to be for next year if Honda don't get their act together. Changing engines mid-season would be too difficult wouldn't it?

I think Honda pay a lot of Alonso's salary and generally sponsor the team. It looks like Catch 22 really. If they stick with Honda and they continue to be rubbish then they'll struggle to get a major sponsor for next year and without a sponsor they can't afford to drop Honda.

Less than a week now until we find out the real pecking order, who's been showboating and who's been sandbagging.

It looks like it's still all about the engines. Any gains that Ferrari have made seem to be mostly in the engine. Renault thought they'd made a big step but maybe not as big as Merc and Ferrari and they've all left Honda behind.

My guess is that Merc are still out front but Ferrari might have overtaken Red Bull. I'd love to see Williams forth or, better still, racing Red Bull.

Williams should have a good budget after the deals they've done around Bottas and Stroll, they've got Paddy Lowe and a Merc engine. The only thing they seem to lack is top flight drivers.

So, will Lewis Hamilton win the championship and then retire? Will Valtteri Bottas put up a good fight or just be Hamilton's wingman?

User avatar
tinky
Posts: 268
Joined: Tue 4th Nov 2008 07:43 pm
Location: United Kingdom

Re: F1 2017

Post by tinky » Mon 20th Mar 2017 03:35 pm

Yes Honda pay most if not all Alonso salary. McLaren have no title headline sponsor as such. Buying out of contract would be very expensive but as they almost entirly owned by money men from the UAE it wouldn't be that costly in there terms of wealth also then be ble to attract more sponsorship while there is a guarantee of performance and reliability.

McLaren in 2018 with reliability,performance may just be enough to keep Alonso happy during what is pretty much going to be another painful year for team and driver.

Hamilton for the win again. Bottas while never formally announced as number 2 driver , I think that's what he will be. Hamiltons media ,marketing presence and value should not be under estimated. Would love to see a strong Ferrari challenge from both their drivers be good to see them mixing the front of the grid up. Less than a week to get some idea.

User avatar
gromit
Posts: 676
Joined: Fri 17th Feb 2012 11:41 pm
Location: Great Lake Stateofmind

Re: F1 2017

Post by gromit » Tue 21st Mar 2017 06:09 pm

just watched the movie RUSH,...great car racing movie,... 8)

User avatar
tinky
Posts: 268
Joined: Tue 4th Nov 2008 07:43 pm
Location: United Kingdom

Re: F1 2017

Post by tinky » Tue 21st Mar 2017 07:31 pm

gromit wrote:
Tue 21st Mar 2017 06:09 pm
just watched the movie RUSH,...great car racing movie,... 8)
:thumbup:

Post Reply

Return to “Sport”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest