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#1 Marklar

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Posted 15 February 2020 - 19:53

Livery got leaked on reddit it seems. Not sure if it's the new car though

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#2 CL16

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Posted 15 February 2020 - 20:04

Where’s the sportspesa branding?

#3 Francesc

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Posted 15 February 2020 - 20:07

SportPesa are gone. They had legal troubles in Africa. BTW, it's last year's car.

 

https://pbs.twimg.co...FUw1?format=jpg



#4 CL16

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Posted 15 February 2020 - 20:12

Lack of Aston Martin logos, hasn’t it been finalised yet or are they waiting for 2021?

#5 Chunkinator

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Posted 15 February 2020 - 20:15

Lack of Aston Martin logos, hasn’t it been finalised yet or are they waiting for 2021?

I think it may be due to the red bull sponsorship contract which expires at the end of the year



#6 Viryfan

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Posted 15 February 2020 - 20:26

So they start the year with minus 15 million euros unless BWT stepped up.

#7 owenmahamilton

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Posted 15 February 2020 - 20:33

Lack of Aston Martin logos, hasn’t it been finalised yet or are they waiting for 2021?

 

When Lawrence Stroll took the stake in Aston Martin, it was announced that the team would not change name until 2021.



#8 Anja

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Posted 15 February 2020 - 20:34

So they start the year with minus 15 million euros unless BWT stepped up.

 

I wonder about BWT. Wasn't the original deal with Force India supposed to be more of a loan than a proper sponsorship? 



#9 midgrid

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Posted 15 February 2020 - 23:19

Here's a photo of the car uncovered:

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#10 theflyingwheel

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Posted 16 February 2020 - 01:46

That is the previous car, the 2020 will be revealed in Barcelona

#11 jjcale

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Posted 16 February 2020 - 08:28

Where’s the sportspesa branding?

 

 

SportPesa are gone. They had legal troubles in Africa. BTW, it's last year's car.

 

https://pbs.twimg.co...FUw1?format=jpg

 

Sport pesa are fine ... They decided to stop wasting their money ....



#12 cbbcisace

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Posted 16 February 2020 - 08:29

So they start the year with minus 15 million euros unless BWT stepped up.


Wasn’t it something like £8m? Plus I’d imagine BWT has stepped up for the final year before it become AMR.

#13 jjcale

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Posted 16 February 2020 - 08:31

We should wait for some actual facts before we start to comment ...



#14 TomNokoe

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Posted 16 February 2020 - 12:03

Presumably the BWT mess was sorted?

You know, how BWT loaned the team money and the team couldn't pay them back in cash and so paid them back with free sponsorship?

#15 BRG

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Posted 16 February 2020 - 16:03

Why did they take it all the way to some random Austrian lakeside (Mondsee)?



#16 Gemini

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Posted 16 February 2020 - 16:26

Why did they take it all the way to some random Austrian lakeside (Mondsee)?

 

BWT AG



#17 Beggysmalls

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Posted 16 February 2020 - 22:14

Id say sportspesa have some money issues, Everton are terminating their agreement at the end of the epl season and they have been having some betting license issues in kenya

#18 PayasYouRace

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Posted 16 February 2020 - 22:41

Livery got leaked on reddit it seems. Not sure if it's the new car though
 

 

Is it really a leak if you're unveiling a car in a public place?



#19 Reinmuster

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Posted 17 February 2020 - 07:24

That is the previous car, the 2020 will be revealed in Barcelona

 

with 2020 livery?



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#20 theflyingwheel

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Posted 17 February 2020 - 09:50

with 2020 livery?


Correct

#21 Clrnc

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Posted 17 February 2020 - 11:57

Weird every website and source is saying this is actually the new car. We can see the revised nose, sidepods. 



#22 Paco

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Posted 17 February 2020 - 14:17

Engine cover seems very unsculpted.. don’t see much i it to think they’ll hit best of the rest but we’ll see soon.

#23 Jambo

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Posted 17 February 2020 - 14:19

"The Race" is reporting the actual car as a 2019 show car.



#24 Peat

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Posted 17 February 2020 - 14:21

Nice livery. Like a pink Mclaren. 



#25 owenmahamilton

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Posted 17 February 2020 - 14:21

They just posted on Facebook that BWT is now the title sponsor, seems a bit pointless to do this for one year unless they are going to be called BWT Aston Martin in 2021.



#26 Clrnc

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Posted 17 February 2020 - 14:37

Yeah it was definitely the leaked car. Not up to much in terms of aero wise, probably the least change of all teams



#27 messy

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Posted 17 February 2020 - 15:02

For possibly the first time all pre-season I think this new livery is an improvement on 2019.

#28 TomNokoe

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Posted 17 February 2020 - 15:49

Livery is a little too blatant. Not for me.



#29 DinocoBlue

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Posted 17 February 2020 - 15:55

Normally I'd dislike the oversized wordmark diagonally on the car, but somehow this works.



#30 SonGoku

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Posted 17 February 2020 - 16:04

The amount of sponsors unbelievable!

#31 Paco

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Posted 17 February 2020 - 16:12

Wow that is still a mess..

#32 Sterzo

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Posted 17 February 2020 - 16:24

They just posted on Facebook that BWT is now the title sponsor, seems a bit pointless to do this for one year unless they are going to be called BWT Aston Martin in 2021.

There's plenty of point for Racing Point. BWT will be paying extra for a year. And the change of name to Aston Martin next year won't preclude them from having commercial sponsors, just like any other team.



#33 Izzyeviel

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Posted 17 February 2020 - 20:37

I'm digging this livery. Finally a pink car that looks like a pro designed it rather than a colour blind child.



#34 Ben1445

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Posted 18 February 2020 - 08:18

The livery actually works really well. Bold and clean. 



#35 vas04614

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Posted 19 February 2020 - 06:55

Hopefully we see proper new car unlike last years



#36 Peat

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Posted 19 February 2020 - 08:56

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#37 Timstr11

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Posted 19 February 2020 - 08:59

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I was about to say.

I noticed Racing Point and thought it looks an awful lot like the W10.

Like Haas and Alpha Tauri, they seem to have bought in a lot of parts from Mercedes. The complete front looks like the W10.

They also use the Mercedes wind tunnel so that will help them with correlation.


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#38 Starish

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Posted 19 February 2020 - 09:00

Must say it looks quick... although that might be the fact that it is a w10 clone.



#39 TheGoldenStoffel

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Posted 19 February 2020 - 09:03

Came here to say I thought I saw a pink W10 on the live stream, I wasn't the only one who noticed that I see. Daddy Stroll has bought his son a Mercedes!  :lol:  :stoned:



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#40 theflyingwheel

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Posted 19 February 2020 - 09:16

It looks quick, if its at least on par to the McLaren and Renault the midfield battle is gonna be so good this year.

#41 SonGoku

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Posted 19 February 2020 - 09:24

Great to see the W10 and W11 on track together, although not surprised. Stroll and Mercedes even own Aston Martin together now.

#42 LightningMcQueen

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Posted 19 February 2020 - 09:36

Have to say not a fan of teams trotting out other teams cars in different paint, if goes against the spirit of F1 imo.. I hope when the cost cap comes in this loophole is closed

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Posted 19 February 2020 - 09:38

Have to say not a fan of teams trotting out other teams cars in different paint, if goes against the spirit of F1 imo.. I hope when the cost cap comes in this loophole is closed

 

No need, with next year's regulations they will all look the same anyway.



#44 vas04614

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Posted 19 February 2020 - 10:23

Racing Point technical director Andy Green shines all over his face. Sergio Perez still holds the fastest time with 1.17.375 minutes. "Last year we didn't get under 1.17.5 minutes on eight days. And that on the last groove with little fuel in the car. Now we have the tank full and were on the road with C3 tires."  via AMuS

I think i know what the replies will be for this comment :D



#45 Yoshi

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Posted 19 February 2020 - 10:26

From AMuS Ticker: They are using the Wind-Tunnel from Mercedes in Brackley.  :up:



#46 TheGoldenStoffel

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Posted 19 February 2020 - 10:39

2020 Racing Point merchandise leaked:

 

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#47 Burai

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Posted 19 February 2020 - 11:19

I'll predict they'll be much like Haas in recent years. Starting out at the front of the midfield before quickly dropping back because they don't really understand the concept they've been handed and can't keep up in the development race.



#48 Grundle

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Posted 19 February 2020 - 11:25

I'll predict they'll be much like Haas in recent years. Starting out at the front of the midfield before quickly dropping back because they don't really understand the concept they've been handed and can't keep up in the development race.

Except there are minimal gains left in these regs

#49 DanardiF1

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Posted 19 February 2020 - 11:41

So Daddy Stroll has really shown his faith in the RP design team by buying the designs for the Merc W10 and getting them to build that instead...

This is a pure clone of the Merc, down to the vanes on the monocoque sides and everything...

#50 Burai

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Posted 19 February 2020 - 11:53

Except there are minimal gains left in these regs

 

Some teams may reduce or stop development to concentrate resources on next year, but there's still time to be found, especially in the ultra-tight midfield. If there weren't, Mercedes would have just raced the W10 again this year.