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#1 Deluxx

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 16:49

The question is quite blunt: what's your favorite F1 car?

The answer may not be as easy.

If you could choose from any past, present, or future design...which would you pick?

My choice is simple; keeping in mind styling, performance, engine sound, and just general class...there is no other option for me other than the 1986 98t Lotus Turbo.


This is what perfection sounds like.
http://www.youtube.c...bed/8rh73dJWLOk

Just look at this body.
http://media.giantbo...ellet_lotus.jpg


I didn't just choose it because of its victories or driver...but you can't argue with perfection.
http://www.loxlee-lo...t-Brazil-86.jpg


Even the dash was class.
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Just a beautiful car.
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What are your favorites?

Edited by Deluxx, 17 September 2012 - 19:17.


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#2 Peat

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 16:55

Easy for me:

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Edited by Peat, 17 September 2012 - 16:58.


#3 TheWilliamzer

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 16:59

Williams Renault FW14. Best, fastest, most sophisticated F1 machine ever.

#4 Rosaudio

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 17:12

MP4-23

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#5 Longtimefan

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 17:18

I have to say Jordan 191 as its one of the most beautiful cars ever designed.

But I also love the Tyrrell 006, Lotus 38, McLaren MP4/4 and several others.



#6 gm914

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 17:35

Brabham BT52

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You could spend hours looking through all those magnificent designs of the 70s and 80's, but I think this is pure fighter-jet sexy.

Just on styling, I've always been fond of the P34 Tyrrells, and even though it was a dog, the Arrows A2

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#7 Disgrace

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 17:35

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My favourite in the sense that I have most to thank for is the F2005 as it brought to an end the least competitive and least enjoyable era of F1 in history.

#8 jeze

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 17:36

Benetton B195 and Ferrari F2007 for me.

#9 olliek88

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 17:41

Here's my personal favourite, no specific reason but i like an underdog. That's my model too fyi. :D


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#10 Atreiu

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 17:45

Lotus 98T.

#11 Jimisgod

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 17:45

1950s

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1960s

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1970s

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1980s

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1990s

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2000s

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#12 GAZF1nut

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 17:47

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This was my first full year watching F1 and DC was my fav then.

I don't think many people will disagree with this though.
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These two and the current Mclaren car are my favourite F1 cars.

Edited by GAZF1nut, 17 September 2012 - 17:47.


#13 wilfko66

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 17:52

MP4-22 But specifically in Monza spec.

#14 Jimisgod

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 17:56

The Lotus 49, before they ruined it with wings :( F1 cars of the 70s were awful compared to the 60s.

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 17:59

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easily, such a amazing livery, wish they would've kept it instead of going for the chrome look.(even though the 2006 chrome livery was still fairly good since it lacked the red vodafone on the sidespods.

Edited by beute, 17 September 2012 - 18:01.


#16 Atreiu

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 18:04

These two and the current Mclaren car are my favourite F1 cars.


McLaren has had numerous beautiful cars. I could name a dozen which I think are great.
To keep it short, I loved the MP4-25, MP4-20 and MP4-17D.

#17 maverick69

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 18:05

The Ferrari 126CK or the banned Lotus 88 in Courage livery depending on my mood.........

Can I have both?

#18 PayasYouRace

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 18:17

My favourite will probably always be the Williams FW18.



That's my model too fyi. :D


Snap. I have that one too.

#19 Lazy

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 18:18

Lotus 79, easy.

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#20 Cacarella

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 18:24


Ferrari 312


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#21 Peter Perfect

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 18:26

Difficult to pick one out. It'd have to be something from either '67 or '82 (the BT50 Brabham was beautiful :love: ). The general stylings in those years were simply amazing.

#22 Juablo

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 18:27

In terms of sound, either the MP4/15 or MP4-16

I've always loved the Arrows A23 especially in its testing livery
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#23 TurboF1

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 18:28

Posted Image MP4-20

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Posted Image MP4-21 (I Wish it looked more like this heh) The caption says mp4-22 but this is the 21, the 22 had a different front bridge wing setup and slightly different sidepods.

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#24 olliek88

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 18:28

Snap. I have that one too.


Good man! (or women!)

The only other one i've got is the VJM04 in Monaco spec with Di Resta at the wheel. Have so many on my wish list its untrue but £50/60 a pop is an awful lot of money!

#25 Baddoer

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 18:31

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#26 Boing Ball

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 18:37

Even the dash was class.
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The engine redline seemed to have been at 10800. Not at it matters much to this discussion, just to think towards the 2014 spec engines.

I loved the Lotus as a kid, but this one I loved maybe a little more (in addition to the already mentioned MP4-4):

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#27 aditya-now

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 18:42

I've always loved the Ligier JS 11/15, driven by Didier Pironi in 1980, as well as the McLaren MP4-4, driven by Ayrton Senna in 1988.

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#28 MoP

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 18:45

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easily...

#29 RealRacing

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 18:48

Brabham BT52

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You could spend hours looking through all those magnificent designs of the 70s and 80's, but I think this is pure fighter-jet sexy.

Just on styling, I've always been fond of the P34 Tyrrells, and even though it was a dog, the Arrows A2

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+1 on the Brabham. Just so different to anything.

#30 RealRacing

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 18:50

Deadly but beautiful:

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#31 Tuxy

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 19:04

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My favourite in the sense that I have most to thank for is the F2005 as it brought to an end the least competitive and least enjoyable era of F1 in history.


Really... that's what you bring to the discussion?

#32 RealRacing

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 19:04

Benetton 89

#33 Tuxy

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 19:07

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easily...


I loved the overhead view of this car:

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looks like it was designed by an alien. :p

Edited by Tuxy, 17 September 2012 - 19:09.


#34 g1n

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 19:22

something from 2007 with all 'dem winglets.
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#35 Oracle

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 19:27

I think it could be the one you drive.


It is all in Finnish but these are the estimated amounts you may have to pay to drive a F1 car.

http://ultimatedrivi...udet ja hinnat/


Use Google translation

Edited by Oracle, 17 September 2012 - 19:29.


#36 jj2728

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 19:36

1967 Ferrari 312

#37 RealRacing

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 19:37

A better angle for the 1979 Ligier 1979 Ligier Gitanes

#38 RealRacing

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 19:47

Renault 1979 RS11

#39 as65p

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 19:50

Lotus 79 for me any day, my first love. :blush:

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#40 PayasYouRace

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 19:53

Good man! (or women!)

The only other one i've got is the VJM04 in Monaco spec with Di Resta at the wheel. Have so many on my wish list its untrue but £50/60 a pop is an awful lot of money!


Man. My avatar is not me.

Yeah I've got a pretty good collection. Used to get them a lot cheaper than that. About £25-30. But they have gone up in the past couple of years. Haven't got any new ones in ages as I have about 12 on pre-order but Minichamps just haven't been producing the ones I'm waiting for.

#41 aditya-now

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 19:56

A better angle for the 1979 Ligier 1979 Ligier Gitanes


:up:

The Ligier JS 11 of 1979 - with front wings. The Ligier JS 11/15 of 1980 was essentially the same car, but without front wings. They got the venturi effect working so well that they did not need front wings anymore.


Lotus 79 for me any day, my first love. :blush:


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A beauty indeed.

#42 Disgrace

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 20:01

Really... that's what you bring to the discussion?


It's the way I interpreted the question, it's just as valid as yours. Your perception of my dislike for your favourite team is misplaced/outdated/irrelevant.

Edited by Disgrace, 17 September 2012 - 20:03.


#43 DutchQuicksilver

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 20:09

Easy pick for me. The Benetton B201, was a dog of a car in early 2001, but the blue colour was so nice and it wasn't stuffed with sponsors and all. The shape of the car was very nice as well, but most cars were back in the 2000s,2001s.

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#44 spinster

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 20:21

Easy pick for me. The Benetton B201, was a dog of a car in early 2001, but the blue colour was so nice and it wasn't stuffed with sponsors and all. The shape of the car was very nice as well, but most cars were back in the 2000s,2001s.

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The only thing i see is sponsors... :eek:

#45 BullHead

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 20:27

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#46 gm914

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 20:29

^ That's an amazing shot of the BT52. Stunning.

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 20:35

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#48 4MEN

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 20:50

Easy for me:

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Agree, specially the 1995 Canada spec ;)

#49 DutchQuicksilver

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 20:52

The only thing i see is sponsors... :eek:

Sorry, meant different sponsors. It was mostly Mild Seven and Vodafone on this B201


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Posted 17 September 2012 - 20:59

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