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by Asphalt_World
Mon Mar 08, 2021 6:33 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Williams FW43B revealed!
Replies: 40
Views: 1991

Re: Williams FW43B revealed!

The livery is growing on me. Whilst not good for the team, the fact it's missing so much sponsorship makes it look nices than those that may have nice base colours but these are broken up badly with all the stickers on top.

I tend to find they look better on track than in studio/launch pictures.
by Asphalt_World
Fri Mar 05, 2021 5:02 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Williams FW43B revealed!
Replies: 40
Views: 1991

Re: Williams FW43B revealed!

Agree with those who says it looks like a Codemasters game custom livery but I quite like it. I want to see all the cars on track, but after that I might do a ranking thread on what we think the nicest liveries are. Message me when Ferrari unveil their livery and I can set up an ranking poll for it...
by Asphalt_World
Fri Mar 05, 2021 5:02 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Williams FW43B revealed!
Replies: 40
Views: 1991

Re: Williams FW43B revealed!

Kind of like it, but it does seem to abruptly change from the white front to the blue rear. Doesn't flow from one to the other, very well. As I've seen with the Aston which looks far better on track than under studio lights, I'm thinking this one will too.
by Asphalt_World
Thu Mar 04, 2021 9:24 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Porsche / Volkswagen making noises about entering F1.
Replies: 19
Views: 1188

Re: Porsche / Volkswagen making noises about entering F1.

Electric is monopolised by Formula E for another decade or so, but I'm sure F1 is lining itself up for a merger, especially with Liberty owning both (through different arms I believe, but still). I actually want to see F1 go the hydrogen route, it would allow for manufacturers to explore both in mo...
by Asphalt_World
Thu Mar 04, 2021 4:40 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Porsche / Volkswagen making noises about entering F1.
Replies: 19
Views: 1188

Re: Porsche / Volkswagen making noises about entering F1.

I know Porsche has been investing massively in biofuels so I wonder if there's any link to this. I can imagine that nobody running F1 wants to become 100% electric, so if there's a chance that F1 becomes hybrid with electric and biofuel, that could suit Porsche and their marketing, very well.
by Asphalt_World
Thu Mar 04, 2021 4:37 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Haas VF21 revealed!
Replies: 17
Views: 777

Re: Haas VF21 revealed!

I don't think I've ever been so disappointed with a livery. There have been far uglier paint jobs in the past, but ugly is at least interesting. This is just so dull. Plus the Russian flag all over it is hardly subtle... I was really warming to HAAS as the way they seemed to go about the sport remin...
by Asphalt_World
Thu Mar 04, 2021 12:20 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Haas VF21 revealed!
Replies: 17
Views: 777

Re: Haas VF21 revealed!

That's a very expensive way to fly the Russian flag around the circuit at every race
by Asphalt_World
Wed Mar 03, 2021 8:44 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Porsche / Volkswagen making noises about entering F1.
Replies: 19
Views: 1188

Porsche / Volkswagen making noises about entering F1.

Early days of course, but apparently a Porsche executive has been talking about the fact that the VW group is looking into the viability of joining F1.

Andrew Benson is mentioning it on Twitter.
by Asphalt_World
Wed Mar 03, 2021 3:57 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Aston Martin AMR21 revealed!
Replies: 16
Views: 1429

Re: Aston Martin AMR21 revealed!

Well, it looks great, but it isn't the green I was expecting. Nut sure what it is, but in these pictures, it just looks a little pale and rather too metallic. I guess I'm just too old-school.
by Asphalt_World
Tue Mar 02, 2021 4:26 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: and now an Overtake button?...
Replies: 25
Views: 1332

Re: and now an Overtake button?...

To be honest, I think the best the best thing they could do to improve it without the need for silly passing aids, is to make the cars smaller and reduce the braking abilities. If braking distances were even 25% longer and the cars were smaller, the changes of attacking under braking would be hugely...
by Asphalt_World
Tue Mar 02, 2021 4:24 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alpine A521 revealed!
Replies: 6
Views: 823

Re: Alpine A521 revealed!

I like the colours, especially the flag colours being used at the back. For me, it's a shame there's so much red where it says MAPFRE behind the front wheels. It kind of spoils it but I guess the sponsor wants to be seen!
by Asphalt_World
Mon Mar 01, 2021 8:47 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: and now an Overtake button?...
Replies: 25
Views: 1332

Re: and now an Overtake button?...

To be honest, it's better than DRS because I assume the driver in front can use the same button to defend if they wish. He would only know if the button was activated if he had TV coverage in his car though! :uhoh: Ah, but if they thought the car behind was closing faster than normal, they would ha...
by Asphalt_World
Mon Mar 01, 2021 4:16 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: and now an Overtake button?...
Replies: 25
Views: 1332

Re: and now an Overtake button?...

To be honest, it's better than DRS because I assume the driver in front can use the same button to defend if they wish.
by Asphalt_World
Sun Feb 28, 2021 11:50 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2022 Engine Freeze
Replies: 82
Views: 4432

Re: 2022 Engine Freeze

An extra 40hp can alter a lap time differently depending on the circuit.
by Asphalt_World
Fri Feb 26, 2021 8:16 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Countdown to 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix...
Replies: 121
Views: 8772

Re: Countdown to 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix...

It's lovely when the number gets below a month.
by Asphalt_World
Thu Feb 25, 2021 6:19 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ferrari to battle for outright Le Mans victory.....
Replies: 11
Views: 700

Re: Ferrari to battle for outright Le Mans victory.....

So, within 24 hours of Ferrari announcing this, they don't have the budget to do this and F1, they are doing it to pressure the FIA for F1 advantages and they've always cared more about F1 than sportscar racing. Wow! Well, as already mentioned, F1 budgets are getting seriously snipped, Ferrari does ...
by Asphalt_World
Thu Feb 25, 2021 7:27 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ferrari to battle for outright Le Mans victory.....
Replies: 11
Views: 700

Re: Ferrari to battle for outright Le Mans victory.....

ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!!!! 2023 will mark the 50th anniversary since Ferrari Factory last raced at LeMans... Ferrari has always cared more about F1, so I don't see them investing the resources needed to run F1 AND WEC, too. Ferrari began in sports car racing before F1 existed. Enzo spent years ...
by Asphalt_World
Wed Feb 24, 2021 6:16 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ferrari to battle for outright Le Mans victory.....
Replies: 11
Views: 700

Re: Ferrari to battle for outright Le Mans victory.....

Harpo wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 6:09 pm
Now, I have to get a closer look to "Hypercar" regulations.
If you use Twitter or Instagram, follow the Glickenhouse team. They are building their first car and share an incredible amount of insider pictures and information on their social media. It's fantastic.
by Asphalt_World
Wed Feb 24, 2021 5:11 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ferrari to battle for outright Le Mans victory.....
Replies: 11
Views: 700

Ferrari to battle for outright Le Mans victory.....

Beyond excited is an understatement. Ferrari will develop Hypercar for the 2023 Le Mans. Their first attempt at a Le Mans victory since the early 70s! The first thing that comes to mind is who will drive for them? https://www.autosport.com/wec/news/155194/ferrari-announces-2023-le-mans-hypercar-prog...
by Asphalt_World
Mon Feb 22, 2021 3:36 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alfa Romeo C41 revealed!
Replies: 10
Views: 836

Re: Alfa Romeo C41 revealed!

Lovely looking car and the nose is really pretty. Let's hope it's a bit quicker than last years car, relative to the opposition.
by Asphalt_World
Sat Feb 20, 2021 6:27 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How long will F1 remain a fossil fuel sport? (SPLIT THREAD)
Replies: 121
Views: 16110

Re: How long will F1 remain a fossil fuel sport? (SPLIT THREAD)

Thing is, Porsche have a bio fuel factory coming along and I think some other manufactures are looking strongly at this too. TIme will tell. Possibly or hydrogen powered. Isn't the point though that bio fuel has to power the public's cars to make the relevant to the rest of the car buying public? T...
by Asphalt_World
Sat Feb 20, 2021 5:50 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How long will F1 remain a fossil fuel sport? (SPLIT THREAD)
Replies: 121
Views: 16110

Re: How long will F1 remain a fossil fuel sport? (SPLIT THREAD)

Thing is, Porsche have a bio fuel factory coming along and I think some other manufactures are looking strongly at this too. TIme will tell.
by Asphalt_World
Fri Feb 19, 2021 10:34 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: AlphaTauri AT02 revealed!
Replies: 12
Views: 813

Re: AlphaTauri AT02 revealed!

From a completely none technical point of view, I think it looks fab.
by Asphalt_World
Thu Feb 18, 2021 8:04 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2022 Engine Freeze
Replies: 82
Views: 4432

Re: 2022 Engine Freeze

Reading further it appears there is a verbal agreement between OEM's that any engines that are somewhat lacking would be allowed a leg up, however this is actually not in the written rules. I'm guessing that if we look at last year Ferrari would have been allowed a leg up whereas the likes of Honda...
by Asphalt_World
Mon Feb 15, 2021 7:34 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Pre-season news / Car launch dates (Updated)
Replies: 120
Views: 11061

Re: 2021 Pre-season news / Car launch dates!

Nice looking new car, but the paint scheme is very very similar to last year's.
by Asphalt_World
Mon Feb 15, 2021 7:32 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Pre-season news / Car launch dates (Updated)
Replies: 120
Views: 11061

Re: 2021 Pre-season news / Car launch dates!

My goodness, this Mclaren launch is rather painful, especially the return of the fan wall!
by Asphalt_World
Tue Feb 09, 2021 4:33 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: [Merged] F1 Saturday sprint race
Replies: 98
Views: 2681

Re: Sprint races to replace qualifying?

I'm holding back om commenting about the use of sprint races until I've given it more thought. But if this was to happen, it would be far better for a lot of us fans for quali to be Saturday morning with the sprint race in the afternoon. They'd get more people watching the quali that way and attendi...
by Asphalt_World
Mon Feb 08, 2021 1:40 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton signs for Mercedes
Replies: 97
Views: 3704

Re: Hamilton signs for Mercedes

So, Russell, Bottas and Hamilton all have contracts ending at the end of the upcoming season. Well done Mercedes for being very much on control of things for 2022. It looks bad when you put it like that, but something utterly extraordinary would have to happen to have two or even all three of those...
by Asphalt_World
Mon Feb 08, 2021 1:20 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton signs for Mercedes
Replies: 97
Views: 3704

Re: Hamilton signs for Mercedes

So, Russell, Bottas and Hamilton all have contracts ending at the end of the upcoming season. Well done Mercedes for being very much on control of things for 2022.
by Asphalt_World
Mon Feb 08, 2021 12:08 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The ongoing advances in F1 safety.
Replies: 9
Views: 456

Re: The ongoing advances in F1 safety.

Those that know me well on here will know I'm not a fan of the safety car and generally put my broken record on and call for Slow Zones.

Therefore talking about safety cars instead of the yellow flags at Silverstone 2003, is not relevant to any discussion with me.
by Asphalt_World
Mon Feb 08, 2021 11:39 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The ongoing advances in F1 safety.
Replies: 9
Views: 456

Re: The ongoing advances in F1 safety.

If people weren't convinced before, I would imagine that Romain's crash has now convinced them that the Halo is a brilliant, if not pretty, advancement in safety. But thinking about other areas of safety, I have been working this afternoon whilst having the 2003 British GP on TV. I was staggered to...
by Asphalt_World
Sun Feb 07, 2021 3:11 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The ongoing advances in F1 safety.
Replies: 9
Views: 456

The ongoing advances in F1 safety.

If people weren't convinced before, I would imagine that Romain's crash has now convinced them that the Halo is a brilliant, if not pretty, advancement in safety. But thinking about other areas of safety, I have been working this afternoon whilst having the 2003 British GP on TV. I was staggered to ...
by Asphalt_World
Sat Feb 06, 2021 9:51 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Countdown to 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix...
Replies: 121
Views: 8772

Re: Countdown to 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix...

Keep popping back here and the number is still depressingly high! Well, look on the positive side. We'll be seeing the first car reveal on 15th Feb to officially kick off the '21 season. True, but unlike the good old days, (those of us over a certain age have good old days) there's not even a decen...
by Asphalt_World
Fri Feb 05, 2021 9:01 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Countdown to 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix...
Replies: 121
Views: 8772

Re: Countdown to 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix...

Keep popping back here and the number is still depressingly high!
by Asphalt_World
Wed Feb 03, 2021 4:34 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Rare, Funny & Interesting F1 Pictures
Replies: 1677
Views: 703679

Re: Rare, Funny & Interesting F1 Pictures

UnlikeUday wrote:
Wed Feb 03, 2021 9:04 am
Ferrari's F1 car from the Flintstone's age.......

Image
Source - Imgur

:-P
I think that's the reverse gear.
by Asphalt_World
Sun Jan 24, 2021 9:40 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Pre-season news / Car launch dates (Updated)
Replies: 120
Views: 11061

Re: 2021 Pre-season news / Car launch dates!

Carlos Sainz Jr, Charles Leclerc, Mick Schumacher, Giuliano Alesi, Marcus Armstrong, Robert Shwartzman and Callum Ilott are all testing for Ferrari this week at Fiorano.
by Asphalt_World
Wed Jan 20, 2021 5:25 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: US election - prediction
Replies: 85
Views: 14728

Re: US election - prediction

And relax........
by Asphalt_World
Sun Jan 17, 2021 4:03 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who ruined Williams?
Replies: 41
Views: 4324

Re: Who ruined Williams?

Thing is, how many traditional manufacturers are genuinely left in the sport? McLaren are by name and whilst is still very much McLaren, over half of the company are owned by the Bahrain Royal family! It was almost inevitable that Williams would have to sell at some point. They just hung on longer t...
by Asphalt_World
Sat Jan 16, 2021 9:46 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly Season 2021
Replies: 801
Views: 72478

Re: Silly Season 2021

https://www.express.co.uk/sport/f1-autosport/1384910/Lewis-Hamilton-contract-Mercedes-F1-news-Eddie-Jordan?fbclid=IwAR3i06pSj-BiiTFcFl9akw7OnOt0O3K0_lmTCU4FwpI8QqrziO3csekPUiY Clearly there is more going on than a salary disagreement. Everyone is just to scared to say whatever it is. Every day that...
by Asphalt_World
Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:36 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Toyota's new Le Mans Hypercar gets a shakedown.
Replies: 1
Views: 487

Toyota's new Le Mans Hypercar gets a shakedown.

It may only be a shakedown, but I'm already super excited about the new regulations. The cars look great and the sound of this Toyota is very promising. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWwhZs95SA0&ab_channel=RalliTurkTV Lots of pictures of the Toyota. https://sportscar365.com/lemans/wec/toyota-gr010...