2016 - F1

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  1. Nathan

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    #1 Nathan, Nov 30, 2015
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    Provisional Schedule

    The Schedule...

    Round Race Circuit Date
    1 Australian Grand Prix Albert Park March 20
    2 Bahrain Grand Prix Bahrain International Circuit April 3
    3 Chinese Grand Prix Shanghai International Circuit April 17
    4 Russian Grand Prix Sochi International Street Circuit May 1
    5 Spanish Grand Prix Circuit de Catalunya May 15
    6 Monaco Grand Prix Monte-Carlo May 29
    7 Canadian Grand Prix Circuit Gilles Villeneuve June 12
    8 European GP Azerbaijan Street Circuit June 19
    9 Austrian Grand Prix Red Bull Ring July 3
    10 British Grand Prix Silverstone July 10
    11 Hungarian Grand Prix Hungaroring July 24
    12 German Grand Prix Hockenheimring July 31
    13 Belgian Grand Prix Spa-Francorchamps August 28
    14 Italian Grand Prix Monza September 4
    15 Singapore Grand Prix Singapore September 18
    16 Malaysia Grand Prix Sepang October 2
    17 Japanese Grand Prix Suzuka October 9
    18 United States Grand Prix Circuit of the Americas October 23
    19 Mexican Grand Prix Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez October 30
    19 Brazilian Grand Prix Interlagos November 13
    20 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Yas Marina November 27
     
  2. Nathan

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    DRIVER LINE-UPS

    MERCEDES
    Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg

    FERRARI
    Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen

    WILLIAMS
    Valtteri Bottas and Felipe Massa

    RED BULL
    To be confirmed

    FORCE INDIA
    Nico Hulkenberg and Sergio Perez
    Development driver: Alfonso Celis

    LOTUS
    Pastor Maldonado and Jolyon Palmer

    TORO ROSSO
    To be confirmed

    SAUBER
    Marcus Ericsson and Felipe Nasr

    McLAREN
    Jenson Button and Fernando Alonso (under contract)
    Reserve: Stoffel Vandoorne

    MANOR
    To be confirmed
    Engines: Mercedes

    HAAS
    Romain Grosjean and Esteban Gutierrez
    Engines: Ferrari
     
  3. mrntd

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    What are the predictions for next season? Another Hammy and Merc samich? (for crashton)
    Or is someone else going to step up to the plate?

    What does the M/A F1 brain trust say?
     
  4. B.A.D.

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    - I'm thinking that Merc takes the Constructor's trophy again.
    - Driver's trophy may be interesting between Lewis, Nico, and Seb (I think individual races may be somewhat boring, but I think that each of them will win several races)
    - I thought this year was going to be more successful for Williams, so I don't know what to expect from them
     
  5. minirab

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    I'm a fanboy for Williams and Minardi.:D
     
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    I'm betting Ferarri is going to catch Mercedes in a big way.
     
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    Should be an interesting year coming. After watching Red Bull stomp everyone the Merc domination hasn't bothered me yet. There is a limit though, someone will catch them & drive on past. That is the way this sport has always worked.
     
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    Can't wait to root for an American team. Go Team Haas. Too bad they didn't select Alexander Rossi as one of their drivers.
     
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  10. Crashton

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    I too was sorry Rossi didn't get the call. Rogro was a good pick, but I'm not sure about Gutierrez. Time will tell I wish them good luck.
     
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    Test drivers tend to have a lot of seat time and can communicate well to the engineers....useful in setting up a new car.
     
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    Exactly, they can always bring Rossi on later, maybe start him out as a test driver?
     
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  13. Steve

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    #13 Steve, Dec 2, 2015
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    I edited the schedule in post #1.

    The Austin race is in doubt because of a 20% cut in Texas state funding (among other $ related issues) and now officially "subject to agreement".

    Also, Mexico has been moved up a week to 30 Oct.
     
  14. mrntd

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    Interesting changes in the tire rules

    "– The tyre supplier will now provide three dry-weather compounds instead of two

    – Of the 13 sets of dry tyres available to each driver, the tyre supplier will choose two for the race (only one of which must be used in the race), and one set (the softest available) that may only be used in Q3. Each driver may then choose their remaining ten sets from the three available compounds

    – Unless intermediate or wet-weather tyres have been used, a driver must use at least two different specifications of dry-weather tyres – at least one of these must be the one chosen by the tyre supplier."
     
  15. Steve

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    In case anyone missed it.

    F1: Renault confirms works return (racer.com)
     
  16. AAONMS

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    This is an awesome looking car. I would love to see F1 go this direction in the next 10 years. The ground effects and under body sculpting is fantastic.
     
  18. Crashton

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    Looks like an RC car sold at Radio Shack.
     
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  19. Steve

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    So, Red Bull's 2016 power will be bought from Renault, then the engine will be reworked by Mario Illien (and others) and rebranded as ..... TAG Heuer?

    TAG Heuer engines? I'm guessing this results from paid naming rights that come with $ sponsorship but in my mind TAG Heuer just doesn't fit as an engine brand (esp. given they still have their Infiniti connection).
     
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