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  1. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Feb 15, 2017

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    Kicking off a new thread for the 2017 F1 season.

    Thanks to @dsio for what looks to be a first look at the new McLaren colour scheme
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  2. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Feb 15, 2017

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    In the second image, if you play with the contrast and brightness a bit you can see #14 on the side, and the Honda on the engine cover as well as Chandon and Castrol, this design agency didn't even bother to remove the decals before doing the teaser rendering. They're really lucky Ron's not still in charge O_O
     
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  3. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Feb 15, 2017

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    Here's what Sean Bull reckons...looks like this will be the final look...I like it!
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  4. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Feb 15, 2017

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    Oh well, it was a bloody nice looking design hopefully the real one does look quite similar:

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  5. Hubert

    Hubert Feb 15, 2017

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  6. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Feb 17, 2017

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    Williams Mercedes FW40 IMG_2603.JPG IMG_2604.JPG
     
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  7. elbeik

    elbeik Feb 17, 2017

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    You can never go wrong with a Martini livery.

    Imagine that on a Carrera; or Monaco.
     
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  8. Hubert

    Hubert Feb 17, 2017

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    Absolutely agree. That would be an amazing collaboration!
     
  9. Greatoldone

    Greatoldone Feb 18, 2017

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    I'm liking what I see of the new cars so far.

    It's going to be a busy week next week for launches:
    Tuesday - Renault (RS17)
    Wednesday - Force India (VJM10) & Sauber (C36)
    Thursday - Mercedes (W08)
    Friday - Ferrari & McLaren (MCL32)
    Sunday - Toro Rosso (STR12)
     
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  10. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Feb 20, 2017

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    IMG_1644.JPG Sauber C36-Ferrari
     
  11. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Feb 20, 2017

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  12. Hubert

    Hubert Feb 20, 2017

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    It will take some time to get used to the smaller wings.
     
  13. Mr_Orange

    Mr_Orange Feb 20, 2017

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    It sure would. A Monaco with those stripes would rival the Gulf Monaco (CW211A).
     
  14. Greatoldone

    Greatoldone Feb 20, 2017

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    They're actually bigger than last year Hubert. The rear wing is lower, but further back.


     
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  15. Hubert

    Hubert Feb 20, 2017

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    Good find! Somehow I was under the impression that this year the wings were going to be smaller. Thanks for the videos!
     
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    Greatoldone Feb 21, 2017

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  17. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Feb 21, 2017

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  18. Greatoldone

    Greatoldone Feb 21, 2017

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    It's got a very aggressive rake. Very Redbull-ish.
     
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    Greatoldone Feb 21, 2017

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    More interesting insight - I hadn't considered the additional stresses on the engine (as part of the chassis) imparted by the tires and new aero... good job I'm not an F1 engineer.
     
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    Greatoldone Feb 22, 2017

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