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#51 Burai

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Posted 08 January 2020 - 16:30

I have missed this. Good catch by Woking tho.


Well it clearly isn't. As you've said it's in matte and it has a lot less blue on the backside and with it the hideous diamond shapes have disappeared. So in no way it is the same livery as in 2018.

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That's 2019.



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#52 Beri

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Posted 08 January 2020 - 16:45

That's 2019.


It's what I meant.

#53 Burai

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Posted 08 January 2020 - 16:55

But I really did mean 2018.



#54 Beri

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Posted 08 January 2020 - 18:49

Then I misunderstood you. My apologies.

#55 statman

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Posted 09 January 2020 - 16:31

motorsport magazine mentions 12 February as the Red Bull launch date, let's see when it becomes official



#56 Owen

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Posted 13 January 2020 - 14:57

McLaren MCL35 Launch : 13th February 2020, Woking.  :up:



#57 Beri

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Posted 13 January 2020 - 15:00

Proper factory launches so far. Thank heavens for the fact that the past years we have seen this more and more and many have ditched the pitlane launches.

#58 SparkPlug86

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Posted 13 January 2020 - 15:15

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Mclaren MCL35 13.02.2020


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#59 RedBaron

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Posted 13 January 2020 - 18:02

We believing Lando actually leaked it in that live video or was it a planned leak?

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#60 SparkPlug86

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Posted 13 January 2020 - 18:05

We believing Lando actually leaked it in that live video or was it a planned leak?

 

Planned...



#61 Rydo

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Posted 13 January 2020 - 18:35

There's good publicity in seemingly accidental information leaks. People talk about it, like us!

#62 Rydo

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Posted 13 January 2020 - 18:37

Proper factory launches so far. Thank heavens for the fact that the past years we have seen this more and more and many have ditched the pitlane launches.


We need the good old days of dramatic, eccentric launches involving super models and unopenable bottles of champagne.

#63 PayasYouRace

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Posted 13 January 2020 - 23:20

Proper factory launches so far. Thank heavens for the fact that the past years we have seen this more and more and many have ditched the pitlane launches.


At least pitlane launches have a physical car. Much better than the digital launches we seem to get at the moment, where all we get is a few pre-rendered pics.

#64 Beri

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 05:59

At least pitlane launches have a physical car. Much better than the digital launches we seem to get at the moment, where all we get is a few pre-rendered pics.


Some teams have done so yes. But I believe McLaren and Ferrari have not done this in recent years.
Anyways, we all know Williams will present the car first with renders in some automotive/racing magazine 😉

#65 Otaku

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 13:17

Weird that we're already mid-january and only 3 teams have confirmed the dates...



#66 Marklar

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 13:46

Williams has started a countdown that would end on february 16 about tgeir merch release. dunno if it means that we'll get to see the car, but perhaps the livery?

#67 Beri

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 14:00

Williams has started a countdown that would end on february 16 about tgeir merch release. dunno if it means that we'll get to see the car, but perhaps the livery?


My guess is before this date the car/livery will be shown.

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 16:09

Williams has started a countdown that would end on february 16 about tgeir merch release. dunno if it means that we'll get to see the car, but perhaps the livery?

I'm gonna guess livery, there been some rumors that Williams will have Red cars maybe something like the Formula E team has with RoKit but i'm not to sure. 


Edited by Rjpscr, 14 January 2020 - 16:09.


#69 Owen

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 16:26

I'm gonna guess livery, there been some rumors that Williams will have Red cars maybe something like the Formula E team has with RoKit but i'm not to sure. 

I hope so. I have no idea why they had a baby blue livery last year.

Maybe the RoKit deal was only put together at the last minute though.



#70 Clrnc

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 16:40

Proper factory launches so far. Thank heavens for the fact that the past years we have seen this more and more and many have ditched the pitlane launches.

Don't really like too many factory launches because that mean we get launches later and all of them go at once at the first testing which is nothing special



#71 Francesc

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 18:31

I hope so. I have no idea why they had a baby blue livery last year.

Maybe the RoKit deal was only put together at the last minute though.

 

It was. Even in preseason testing the team wear didn't have Rokit on it.



#72 Paco

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 19:21



I'm gonna guess livery, there been some rumors that Williams will have Red cars maybe something like the Formula E team has with RoKit but i'm not to sure.


Didn’t Frank say he’d never go red again and the team is white and blue... I get money talks but based on Franks previous comments about, kind of hard to phantom seeing a red Williams again. I hope they stay the course of blue and white.

Edited by jcbc3, 16 January 2020 - 11:15.


#73 Paco

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 19:24

I’d like to see all teams launch together at a major major kickoff event on a set weekend every year like car manufacturers used to do at a major auto show.. now they do so at many not just Detroit but it would be cool to see all of them on the same stage launching car after car.

#74 Rjpscr

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 19:40

[quote name="Rjpscr" post="8982493" timestamp="1579018164"]

I'm gonna guess livery, there been some rumors that Williams will have Red cars maybe something like the Formula E team has with RoKit but i'm not to sure. [/quote

Didn’t Frank say he’d never go red again and the team is white and blue... I get money talks but based on Franks previous comments about, kind of hard to phantom seeing a red Williams again. I hope they stay the course of blue and white.

He might of but im not sure if or when he said it. If it was during the early years when they were with BMW then sure, because they were in a much better spot in terms of money,sponsorship and performance. But the way Williams are today I don't think he cares what color the car is as long the money comes in to help fund the team. For me as a Williams fan I don't care what color the car is, I just want to see Williams have sponsorship and the funds to hope someday at competing up front again.


Edited by Rjpscr, 14 January 2020 - 19:42.


#75 statman

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Posted 15 January 2020 - 10:58

La Gazzetta dello Sport released an alleged image which leaked the design of the 2020 Ferrari F1 challenger. It is believed that the 2020 Ferrari project, dubbed ‘Project 671’ will be far quicker than its predecessor, the Ferrari SF90. Gazzetta claimed that Ferrari will introduce radically different wings, as well as a hydraulic damper system. The bad news for Ferrari is that the damper system will reportedly be banned in 2021, in order to create as much vertical load as possible.

Of course, since there has been no word from the Scuderia Ferrari F1 team, so the supposed leak should be taken with a pinch of salt.

 

 

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apparently there are some leaks:

 

Corriere dello Sport:

There are rumors from Maranello that they have designed the gearbox even more compact. This not only results in weight savings, but also ensures that the drive shaft can be placed three centimeters forward.

Due to the shorter wheelbase that results, the car's rake also changes. It becomes a little steeper. That is, the car leans slightly more forward than it already did. The geometry of the car will then be comparable to that of the RB15 from Red Bull Racing.

 

Leo Turrini on Quotidiano:

it seems that the results of the simulation and wind tunnel tests have not yet impressed the Maranello technicians. However, let's keep in mind that there is still time [to do something about it].


Edited by statman, 15 January 2020 - 10:58.


#76 JBJ

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Posted 15 January 2020 - 11:03

apparently there are some leaks:

 

Corriere dello Sport:

There are rumors from Maranello that they have designed the gearbox even more compact. This not only results in weight savings, but also ensures that the drive shaft can be placed three centimeters forward.

 

I guess other teams (HAAS/Alfa Romeo) use the same gearbox?



#77 Beri

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Posted 15 January 2020 - 11:04

Would be the plausible yes

#78 Anja

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Posted 15 January 2020 - 11:42

Renault doing a "season opener" event on February 12th. Probably just a livery unveiling without the new car then. 



#79 SparkPlug86

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Posted 15 January 2020 - 11:45

Renault launch 12.02.2020

 

https://www.instagra.../p/B7VrOedq5GG/



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#80 statman

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Posted 16 January 2020 - 10:43

2020 Williams has successfully passed the crash-test on the first try.

 

Apparently they failed 6 times in the 2019 test

 

https://www.motorspo...-tests/4651790/



#81 PayasYouRace

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Posted 16 January 2020 - 10:45

Well that’s good news. Hopefully a sign that the manufacturing department’s problems are being rectified, post-Lowe.

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Posted 16 January 2020 - 10:49

apparently there are some leaks:

 

Corriere dello Sport:

There are rumors from Maranello that they have designed the gearbox even more compact. This not only results in weight savings, but also ensures that the drive shaft can be placed three centimeters forward.

Due to the shorter wheelbase that results, the car's rake also changes. It becomes a little steeper. That is, the car leans slightly more forward than it already did. The geometry of the car will then be comparable to that of the RB15 from Red Bull Racing.

 

Leo Turrini on Quotidiano:

it seems that the results of the simulation and wind tunnel tests have not yet impressed the Maranello technicians. However, let's keep in mind that there is still time [to do something about it].

 

Looks to be it has very narrow side pods. It fits between the inside shoulder of rear tire.

Can the floor woodier than the width of the side pods? Or the fins around the intake acting as the dimension definer? Or the width of the floor totally nothing to do with nothing, and defined by the rule book?



#83 Exb

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Posted 16 January 2020 - 12:43

2020 Williams has successfully passed the crash-test on the first try.

Who else has passed the crash tests? Just Racing Point and Ferrari and now Williams? Any other rumours that I have missed?

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Posted 16 January 2020 - 18:08

Who else has passed the crash tests? Just Racing Point and Ferrari and now Williams? Any other rumours that I have missed?

 

I think you're correct. The other news article I've seen is that Alfa has failed back in December:

 

https://f1i.com/news...crash-test.html



#85 SenorSjon

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Posted 17 January 2020 - 10:35

Well that’s good news. Hopefully a sign that the manufacturing department’s problems are being rectified, post-Lowe.

 

Yes, they also can use the carbon fibre they saved to actually make spare parts.  :rotfl:



#86 Marklar

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Posted 17 January 2020 - 10:50

Mercedes on Valentines Day (rip Alpha Tauri)

https://twitter.com/...118011917221888

Though, as last year, no public launch

 

 

 

Mercedes will present their new W11 in an event at Silverstone on February 14th but have confirmed the launch won’t be open to the media or the public.
The world champions stopped opening their launches to the media in 2019 and will hold its pre-season event behind closed doors again this year. The W11 is due to have its first run on the Silverstone International Circuit and the team plans to issue images and footage from the test.

Edited by Marklar, 17 January 2020 - 10:51.


#87 Marklar

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Posted 18 January 2020 - 16:01

Sauber passed the crashtest https://it.motorspor...o-e-ok/4658086/

Toro Rosso as well https://twitter.com/...189731542052864



#88 statman

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Posted 20 January 2020 - 12:55

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#89 Marklar

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Posted 20 January 2020 - 18:55

Mercedes done with the first chassis it seems

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#90 FLB

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Posted 20 January 2020 - 19:05

Well that’s good news. Hopefully a sign that the manufacturing department’s problems are being rectified, post-Lowe.

Sir Patrick Head's hand?



#91 Beri

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Posted 21 January 2020 - 06:02

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Black and White it is then.

#92 mclarensmps

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Posted 21 January 2020 - 06:09

Black and White it is then.

 

Nah, probably camo test livery ala their parent team



#93 JRodrigues

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Posted 21 January 2020 - 09:05

Well, to me it looks like white and blue  :drunk:



#94 statman

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Posted 21 January 2020 - 14:09

hey guys, is that black or blue?

 

 

:D



#95 Beri

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Posted 21 January 2020 - 16:46

It's pink

#96 RA2

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Posted 22 January 2020 - 07:41

A gray Alpha Tori will look great, maybe tone down the yellow a bit 

 

 

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#97 huggybear

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Posted 22 January 2020 - 08:45

hey guys, is that black or blue?

 

 

:D

It looks like Sauber 1995 very very dark blue, but on the Alpha Tauri website, the header is a dark grey



#98 Marklar

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Posted 22 January 2020 - 17:33

Racing Point 17th february https://twitter.com/...034617786486786



#99 Maustinsj

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Posted 22 January 2020 - 17:58

It looks like Sauber 1995 very very dark blue, but on the Alpha Tauri website, the header is a dark grey


At first I thought it was very very dark blue but then I found out it’s very very very very very very VERY very dark blue.

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#100 Burai

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Posted 23 January 2020 - 09:18

At first I thought it was very very dark blue but then I found out it’s very very very very very very VERY very dark blue.

 

Correct. This is why only priests are allowed to drive black cars.