Preview: Formula1 in 2017, drivers and owners

Formula1 has been my interest since 2004, the year when Michael Schumacher reigned in his 6th title. He was an ambassador for sport, with his 6 titles and going strong. It was a year when I did not read through much of what the formula was, and how deep the details were.

Access to information related to Formula1 was scarce at that time, but not today. I have been a regular reader after that, reading F1 news and blogs that I know a lot today. I am still not a expert, (more…)

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F1 Controversy: The Sebastian Vettel rant and why

Sebastian Vettel, the four times F1 World Champion, the German driving a Ferrari, gave out a rant to Max Verstappen, the hottest talent on the grid. It of course has to be a news. A click bait, if you will.

Call it a professional sport and denounce Vettel for the rant and offensive abuses he used. But truth be told, no other sport is devoid of it. Just because F1 allows you to read/listen (more…)

So, cricket happens to you

I have a love and hate affair with cricket – no, I do not hate it when India looses unlike the cricket fanatics in a cricket-mad country, where cricket is a religion. And Sachin Tendulkar is not a demi-god, but “god” himself. Ya right, you also have temples for both Rajnikant and Amitabh Bacchan so this should not come as a surprise.

So yesterday when I reached home and completed with my office work at home, I switched on the Hotstar to check for some movies when I saw the news that India was stunned by the Kiwis (New Zealand for the unintended), beating India by 49 runs. I said wow… That result for a team that won the Asia Cup is going to create an impact on the fans.

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F1: An array of new cars, same old story

Oh yes, so we finally have concluded the first test and know more on how teams spent their winter. This year, the bells and whistles on car launches are far far less and many have opted for a soft, on the test day launch. Gone are the days, when F1 Car launches were a fanfare.

By now, you may have seen the liveries for all the competitors – do you like any of them in particular? Let me know in the comments below.

From all of the liveries, I would love to get rid of the black and greys and replace them with some colors like Blue, Orange and Green. Blue, yes you have Sauber wearing those colors however just one is not enough. Manor went smart with their version of Blue with Red and they look fantastic. While Force India continues evaluation of VJM09 which is more of C-spec version of the B-spec version team brought ahead last year at Silverstone.

McLaren continue to struggle thanks to the Honda engine and it will be really a embarrassing if Haas F1 team outscores them. They are the only ones who have failed to impress at the recently concluded first test at Circuit de Cataluña.

F1 gimmicks being planned this year as well – you have the elimination based Qualifying starting somewhere in the middle of the season which really doesn’t help much – really. I just hope that we see the back of the bosses who made some stupid decisions. The sport continues to be expensive and it is very difficult to get by for smaller teams.

 

 

The story of dirty Noses – F1 Cars

Last year, around the same time everyone was complaining about stepped noses cones of the F1 cars. This year, pretty much the same story, only a bit dirty. If you look at the three cars in the feature image, two of them have ‘anteater’ type noses, while Lotus F1 Team came up with a ‘fork-lift’ type nose never seen before in F1.

In my previous post, I wrote about Force India’s new livery, however FI only had released the picture of the car from one side and left everyone guessing how their nose has been. Though Andrew Green let it out in an interview that it looks more like an ‘anteater’. There you go, most of the cars (barring Lotus I guess) will have similar noses in 2014.

As the weekend starts, we will see more car launches and more disappointed fans with their favorite F1 car’s nose cone, often considered as the face of the car. Many are of the opinion that we all will get used to it. But with the amount of jokes people are making, I think it would be rather too difficult.

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