F1 2018 Season

Discussion in 'Other Sport' started by pauldyson1uk, Nov 28, 2017.

  1. Nov 28, 2017
    #1

    pauldyson1uk Full Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2008
    Messages:
    42,967
    Location:
    Wythenshawe watching Crappy Fims
    2018 PROVISIONAL F1 TESTING DATES
    PRE-SEASON TESTING
    February 26-March 1
    Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona
    March 6-9 Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona
    IN-SEASON TESTING
    May 15-May 16
    Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona
    July 31-August 1 Hungaroring, Budapest

    2018 TEAMS AND ENGINE SUPPLIER
    Mercedes Mercedes
    Ferrari Ferrari
    Red Bull Renault
    Force India Mercedes
    Williams Mercedes
    Toro Rosso Honda
    Renault Renault
    Haas Ferrari
    McLaren Renault
    Sauber Ferrari

    2018 F1 RACE CALENDAR

    March 25 Australian GP Melbourne
    April 8 Bahrain GP Sakhir
    April 15 Chinese GP Shanghai
    April 29 Azerbaijan GP Baku
    May 13 Spanish GP Barcelona
    May 27 Monaco GP Monaco
    June 10 Canadian GP Montreal
    June 24 French GP Le Castellet
    July 1 Austrian GP Spielberg First Triple header for F1
    July 8 British GP Silverstone
    July 22
    German GP Hockenheim
    July 29 Hungarian GP Budapest
    August 26 Belgian GP Spa-Francorchamps
    September 2 Italian GP Monza
    September 16 Singapore GP Marina Bay
    September 30 Russian GP Sochi
    October 7 Japanese GP Suzuka
    October 21 United States GP Austin
    October 28 Mexican GP Mexico City
    November 11 Brazilian GP Sao Paulo
    November 25 Abu Dhabi GP Yas Marina

    The 2018 F1 season will begin in Australia on March 25, the same weekend as this year, and end in Abu Dhabi on November 25.


    The Azerbaijan GP in Baku will take place two months earlier on April 29, while the Russian GP in Sochi has been moved back to a late September slot after hosting this year's fourth round.

    But the major talking point is the three grands prix in three weekends - an F1 first.
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2017
  2. Nov 28, 2017
    #2

    pauldyson1uk Full Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2008
    Messages:
    42,967
    Location:
    Wythenshawe watching Crappy Fims
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2018
  3. Nov 28, 2017
    #3

    pauldyson1uk Full Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2008
    Messages:
    42,967
    Location:
    Wythenshawe watching Crappy Fims
    Test for 2018 has already started in Abu Dhabi

    The hypersoft is the "best tyre Pirelli have produced since returning to F1", according to world champion Lewis Hamilton after sampling 2018's tyres for the first time.

    The new-for-2108 compound is two sets softer than the ultrasoft, the quickest tyre in Pirelli's 2017 portfolio.

    Kimi Raikkonen used the pink-coloured tyre to set the pace on day one of the post-season Pirelli test at Abu Dhabi on Tuesday with Hamilton, in his last on-track outing of the year, third fastest.


    "I'm not really the biggest fan of testing, but it's been a positive first day of running with these new tyres," said Hamilton.

    "We've got a good early understanding of these 2018 Pirelli tyres. On early impression, the new HyperSoft is the best tyre that Pirelli have produced since returning to F1. I found that the other compounds are still a bit too hard for my liking but we're moving in the right direction. It's a nice way to wrap up the season, with one last day in the W08."

    McLaren's Fernando Alonso also offered a positive first impression of the 2018 tyres.

    "It's been very useful for us to have a read on the 2018 tyres," he said. "They felt good, I felt the performance was there and the degradation was under control, so generally I had a good feeling."

    Like Hamilton and Raikkonen, the session marked the end of Alonso's on-track activities this year and the Spaniard added: "I'll be back in the factory soon for seat fit preparations and development work for 2018. There's a lot going on and I'm very happy with the direction for next year."
  4. Nov 28, 2017
    #4

    altodevil Just another Duffy

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2013
    Messages:
    4,005
    Would love Kubica to make a comeback. Even if he's a half second off the pace it would be an incredible story. One of my all-time favourite drivers.
  5. Nov 28, 2017
    #5

    pauldyson1uk Full Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2008
    Messages:
    42,967
    Location:
    Wythenshawe watching Crappy Fims
    I think we could see him in a Willams car in 2018.
    Kubica completed exactly 100 laps and recorded a best time of 1:41.296 which placed him only ninth in the timesheet, but set on the soft tyre. Set in similarly hot day-time conditions, it was slightly faster than Williams race driver Lance Stroll's quickest lap in Practice One of the Abu Dhabi GP last Friday, although car and fuel settings are unknown.

    "What the future will bring, I do not know, if nothing else happens there will be disappointment because I feel confident and comfortable," said Kubica.

    Having not driven an F1 car for over six years before this summer, Kubica believes he has made good progress in the tests he has completed since and insists the arm injuries which had appeared to end his career are not signifcantly impairing him.

    "I am starting from scratch because F1 has changed so much over the past seven years, but the experience I gained while racing in F1 has helped me to get on top of the learning process," he added.

    "I have some limitations and I have to adapt, but one positive thing is how my body is reacting and how natural I feel every day when I am driving these cars, so that gives me a lot of confidence."
  6. Nov 28, 2017
    #6

    pauldyson1uk Full Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2008
    Messages:
    42,967
    Location:
    Wythenshawe watching Crappy Fims
    Abu Dhabi tyre test timesheet: Day One
    Driver Team Time
    1. Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1:37.768
    2. Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 1:38.066
    3. Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:38.551
    4. Romain Grosjean Haas 1:39.270
    5. Lance Stroll Williams 1:39.580
    6. Fernando Alonso McLaren 1:39.762
    7. Nico Hulkenberg Renault 1:39.803
    8. Nikita Mazepin Force India 1:39.959
    9. Robert Kubica Williams 1:41.296
    10. Sean Gelael Toro Rosso 1:41.428
    11. Marcus Ericsson Sauber 1:41.681
    12. Oliver Turvey McLaren 1:41.914
    *All times set on hypersoft tyre bar Kubica on softs
  7. Nov 29, 2017
    #7

    christy87 Full Member

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2012
    Messages:
    4,946
    Location:
    Cork
    Supports:
    Dipping tea in toast
    is there any major rule and regulation changes coming next year
  8. Nov 29, 2017
    #8

    pauldyson1uk Full Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2008
    Messages:
    42,967
    Location:
    Wythenshawe watching Crappy Fims
    yeah quite a few , I will be posting them soon.
  9. Nov 29, 2017
    #9

    pauldyson1uk Full Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2008
    Messages:
    42,967
    Location:
    Wythenshawe watching Crappy Fims
    Alfa Romeo name returning to F1 in 2018 in Sauber tie-up.

    The Alfa Romeo name will return to F1 with Sauber in 2018 after the two parties agreed a wide-ranging technical partnership.

    The Swiss team will officially be known as Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team with the Italian car brand to be their new title sponsor.

    Sauber are powered by Ferrari engines and Sergio Marchionne, the president of the Maranello marque and the Fiat-Chrysler empire, had been keen to see the Alfa Romeo brand return to F1 for the first time since 1985.


    The partnership is being billed as 'strategic, commercial and technological cooperation between Alfa Romeo and the Sauber F1 Team'.

    Sauber are still to confirm their driver line-up for 2018, but Ferrari-backed Charles Leclerc and Marcus Ericsson are the most likely pairing. Both are running in this week's post-season Abu Dhabi test.

    "This agreement with the Sauber F1 Team is a significant step in the reshaping of the Alfa Romeo brand, which will return to Formula 1 after an absence of more than 30 years," said Marchionne in a statement.
  10. Nov 29, 2017
    #10

    pauldyson1uk Full Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2008
    Messages:
    42,967
    Location:
    Wythenshawe watching Crappy Fims
    Abu Dhabi tyre test timesheet: Day Two Lunch
    Driver Team Time
    1. Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:37.551
    2. Esteban Ocon Force India 1:39.148
    3. Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1:39.211
    4. Carlos Sainz Renault 1:39.444
    5. Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:39.616
    6. Kevin Magnussen Haas 1:39.810
    7. Sergey Sirotkin Williams 1:39.947
    8. Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren 1:40.817
    9. Lando Norris McLaren 1:41.714
    10. Charles Leclerc Sauber 1:43.300
    11. Pierre Gasly Toro Rosso 1:45.108
  11. Nov 29, 2017
    #11

    Giggsy92 Full Member

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2008
    Messages:
    4,120
    Maybe if we don't mention the halo til March we can pretend it isn't happening.
  12. Nov 29, 2017
    #12

    pauldyson1uk Full Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2008
    Messages:
    42,967
    Location:
    Wythenshawe watching Crappy Fims
  13. Nov 29, 2017
    #13

    pauldyson1uk Full Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2008
    Messages:
    42,967
    Location:
    Wythenshawe watching Crappy Fims
    Abu Dhabi tyre test timesheet: Day Two
    Driver Team Time
    1. Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:37.551
    2. Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1:38.490
    3. Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:38.736
    4. Sergio Perez Force India 1:38.818
    5. Esteban Ocon Force India 1:39.148
    6. Carlos Sainz Renault 1:39.444
    7. Robert Kubica Williams 1:39.485
    8. Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren 1:39.782
    9. Kevin Magnussen Haas 1:39.810
    10. Sergey Sirotkin Williams 1:39.947
    11. Charles Leclerc Sauber 1:40.666
    12. Lando Norris McLaren 1:41.714
    13. Brendon Hartley Toro Rosso 1:43.345
    14. Pierre Gasly Toro Rosso 1:44.827

    Robert Kubica posted Williams' best time of the post-season Abu Dhabi Pirelli tyre test as he rounded off his third test for the team.

    The Pole posted a best time of 1:39.485 to place him seventh in the timesheet, and was a tenth quicker than Lance Stroll managed on the same hypersoft tyre on Tuesday.

    Kubica drove 28 laps during the final two hours of Wednesday's running to add to the 100 laps he managed on Tuesday, after which he had said he felt "confident and comfortable".


    This test is being viewed as Williams' final check on whether the Pole is physically able to make a full-time return to F1 in 2018.
  14. Dec 7, 2017
    #14

    pauldyson1uk Full Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2008
    Messages:
    42,967
    Location:
    Wythenshawe watching Crappy Fims
    Honda have overhauled their F1 management structure in the wake of their divorce from McLaren.

    F1 chief Yusuke Hasegawa has been replaced with his role to now be split in half as Honda team up with Toro Rosso from 2018 - with a technical director installed to oversee operations at the race track, while an operating officer heads up engine development in Japan.
  15. Dec 19, 2017
    #15

    pauldyson1uk Full Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2008
    Messages:
    42,967
    Location:
    Wythenshawe watching Crappy Fims
  16. Jan 2, 2018
    #16

    FC Ronaldo Posts stuff that's been said before in tweet form

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2014
    Messages:
    11,826
  17. Jan 5, 2018
    #17

    pauldyson1uk Full Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2008
    Messages:
    42,967
    Location:
    Wythenshawe watching Crappy Fims
    Force India have signed Canadian Nicholas Latifi as reserve and test driver for the 2018 F1 season.

    The 22-year-old Latifi will provide back up to race drivers Sergio Perez and Esteban Ocon and appear in "a number of" Friday practice sessions during the year, in addition to in-season tests.

    Latifi finished fifth in last year's Formula 2 championship, winning at Silverstone, and had been linked with a similar role at Williams.


    "I'm really excited about the opportunity," said Latifi.

    "Sahara Force India is a team that has shown constant improvement for the last few years and I'm proud to become a part of one of the success stories of Formula 1. I am eager to show the team what I can do and help them as they continue to close the gap to the front of the grid."
  18. Jan 6, 2018
    #18

    bazalini The Baz Man - He made us laugh 2000 - 2012

    Joined:
    May 17, 2000
    Messages:
    24,059
    Location:
    Dines out
  19. Jan 10, 2018
    #19

    FC Ronaldo Posts stuff that's been said before in tweet form

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2014
    Messages:
    11,826
  20. Jan 16, 2018
    #20

    pauldyson1uk Full Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2008
    Messages:
    42,967
    Location:
    Wythenshawe watching Crappy Fims
    Sergey Sirotkin has beaten Robert Kubica to the final seat on the 2018 Formula 1 grid at Williams.

    The 22-year-old Sirotkin, who is thought to bring considerable sponsorship money to the team, completes the 20-driver field for next season. The Russian will partner 19-year-old Lance Stroll in the youngest line-up in the sport.

    Sirotkin has never raced in F1 but drove in four Friday Practice sessions for Renault in 2017.


    "To say I'm happy and proud to join such a famous team like Williams is an understatement," said Sirotkin.

    "It took a huge amount of work to get where I am, and I'm really happy and thankful to everyone involved. The result of our combined efforts has helped me achieve my dream, and rest assured the team can rely on me to deliver my best."
  21. Jan 16, 2018
    #21

    pauldyson1uk Full Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2008
    Messages:
    42,967
    Location:
    Wythenshawe watching Crappy Fims
  22. Threadmark: 2018 car unveilings
    Jan 18, 2018
    #22

    pauldyson1uk Full Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2008
    Messages:
    42,967
    Location:
    Wythenshawe watching Crappy Fims
    62 days till the start of the new season.


    Haas February 14 Online
    Williams February 15 Online/London
    Red Bull February 19 Online
    Renault February 20 Online
    Sauber February 20 Online
    Mercedes February 22 Silverstone
    Ferrari February 22 Online
    McLaren February 23 TBC
    Toro Rosso February 26 Barcelona
    Force India To be confirmed
    Last edited: Feb 15, 2018
  23. Jan 31, 2018
    #23

    Vidic_In_Moscow rectum-faced pygmy

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2010
    Messages:
    16,407
    Location:
    ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
    Supports:
    i stink
    Apparently there wont be any 'walk on' girls any longer from this season onward. :(
  24. Feb 1, 2018
    #24

    pauldyson1uk Full Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2008
    Messages:
    42,967
    Location:
    Wythenshawe watching Crappy Fims
    The race start times for Formula 1 in 2018 have been revealed

    Every GP to start ten minutes past the hour

    European races underway at 2.10pm UK time

    French GP to start at 3.10pm UK time to avoid World Cup clash

    F1's 2018 race start times - UK time
    Race Date Start time in UK
    Australian GP March 25 6.10am
    Bahrain GP April 8 4.10pm
    Chinese GP April 15 7.10am
    Azerbaijan GP April 29 1.10pm
    Spanish GP May 13 2.10pm
    Monaco GP May 27 2.10pm
    Canadian GP June 10 7.10pm
    French GP June 24 3.10pm
    Austrian GP July 1 2.10pm
    British GP July 8 2.10pm
    German GP July 22 2.10pm
    Hungarian GP July 29 2.10pm
    Belgian GP August 26 2.10pm
    Italian GP September 2 2.10pm
    Singapore GP September 16 1.10pm
    Russian GP September 30 12.10pm
    Japanese GP October 7 6.10am
    United States GP October 21 7.10pm
    Mexican GP October 28 7.10pm
    Brazilian GP November 11 5.10pm
    Abu Dhabi GP November 25 1.10pm

    Why have the start times changed?
    F1's new owners, Liberty Media, believe moving the start-time of races to 10 minutes past the hour will improve experience of TV viewers.

    According to the Formula 1 authorities: 'Some broadcasters usually go on air precisely on the hour, hence missing the tension and emotion that characterize the minutes before the start of each Grand Prix. Thanks to this change, television viewers will be brought closer to the teams and the drivers and fully enjoy the spectacle offered just before the red lights go out.'

    Additionally, the hope is that the later starts in Europe and Brazil will increase TV audiences by making the sport more accommodating.

    'Research has indicated that a wider TV audience is reachable later in the afternoons, especially in the summer months,' Liberty stated. 'Consequently, it has been decided to move the schedule of every session back by one hour across the whole weekend for each of the above-mentioned Grands Prix.'
  25. Feb 5, 2018
    #25

    pauldyson1uk Full Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2008
    Messages:
    42,967
    Location:
    Wythenshawe watching Crappy Fims
    First time startiing of the 2018 Merc, Twelve calendar months, a thousand man years in the making. And now, a first milestone passed.

  26. Feb 5, 2018
    #26

    altodevil Just another Duffy

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2013
    Messages:
    4,005
    Hnnnnghhhh
  27. Feb 5, 2018
    #27

    pauldyson1uk Full Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2008
    Messages:
    42,967
    Location:
    Wythenshawe watching Crappy Fims
  28. Feb 10, 2018
    #28

    Dan

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2009
    Messages:
    11,916
    A new documentary about McLaren’s 2017 season is up on Amazon Prime. Pretty interesting so far.
  29. Feb 11, 2018
    #29

    kotha Full Member

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2014
    Messages:
    1,684
    Name?

    Edit: Is the 4 part series Grand Prix Driver?
  30. Feb 11, 2018
    #30

    Dan

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2009
    Messages:
    11,916
    Yeah, the episodes are only 30 minutes long.
  31. Feb 12, 2018
    #31

    spwd likes: servals, breasts, rylan clark and zooey

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2010
    Messages:
    8,091
    Location:
    Lyecestershyre
    Guess I should sort my team out lol.
  32. Threadmark: Fantasy League.
    Feb 13, 2018
    #32

    pauldyson1uk Full Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2008
    Messages:
    42,967
    Location:
    Wythenshawe watching Crappy Fims
  33. Feb 14, 2018
    #33

    Rams aspiring to be like Ryan Giggs

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2000
    Messages:
    38,648
    Location:
    midtable anonymity
    Hallo

    [​IMG]
  34. Feb 14, 2018
    #34

    pauldyson1uk Full Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2008
    Messages:
    42,967
    Location:
    Wythenshawe watching Crappy Fims
    HAAS 2018.

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
  35. Feb 15, 2018
    #35

    pauldyson1uk Full Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2008
    Messages:
    42,967
    Location:
    Wythenshawe watching Crappy Fims
  36. Feb 15, 2018
    #36

    pauldyson1uk Full Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2008
    Messages:
    42,967
    Location:
    Wythenshawe watching Crappy Fims
    Williams 2018

    [​IMG]
  37. Feb 19, 2018
    #37

    pauldyson1uk Full Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2008
    Messages:
    42,967
    Location:
    Wythenshawe watching Crappy Fims
    [​IMG]
  38. Feb 19, 2018
    #38

    pauldyson1uk Full Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2008
    Messages:
    42,967
    Location:
    Wythenshawe watching Crappy Fims
    I like this.
    It is a special livery, not sure if it will race looking like this.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
    Last edited: Feb 19, 2018
  39. Feb 19, 2018
    #39

    pauldyson1uk Full Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2008
    Messages:
    42,967
    Location:
    Wythenshawe watching Crappy Fims
    Renault and Sauber unveil theirs next, both on the 20th.
  40. Feb 19, 2018
    #40

    pauldyson1uk Full Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2008
    Messages:
    42,967
    Location:
    Wythenshawe watching Crappy Fims
    From the cars unveiled so far, the halo does not look too bad.