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Featured Which is your favourite new F1 car?

Discussion in 'Formula 1' started by Jimlaad43, Feb 24, 2017.

  1. Mercedes AMG F1 W08 EQ Power+

    10.4%
  2. Red Bull RB13

    4.6%
  3. Ferrari SF70H

    11.3%
  4. Force India VJM10

    1.2%
  5. Williams FW40

    2.9%
  6. McLaren MCL32

    11.0%
  7. Toro Rosso STR12

    26.4%
  8. Haas VF-17

    5.8%
  9. Renault R.S.17

    17.1%
  10. Sauber C36

    9.3%
  1. Jimlaad43

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    F1 2017 is around the corner, and now all the teams have released their cars, which is your favourite looking?

    Lets take a look at them all.

    Mercedes AMG F1 W08 EQ Power+
    Mercedes are looking to score their 4th consecutive Drivers and Constructors Championships with the catchily named Mercedes AMG F1 W08 EQ Power+. Lewis Hamilton and new team mate Valtteri Bottas are tasked with carrying on the dominance the Brackley-based team have enjoyed for the current Hybrid era.
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    Red Bull RB13
    With new regulations focusing a lot more on Aerodynamics than in the previous three seasons, Red Bull will once again be scrutinised as Mercedes' biggest threat. Is the RB13 the car to do it?
    Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen are touted as the best driver pairing on the grid, will the car allow them to shine?
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    Ferrari SF70H
    Ferrari have not had the greatest of time in recent seasons, with start driver Sebastian Vettel becoming increasingly frustrated with the team for failing to step up their game after an amazing 2015 season.
    Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen will once again lead the Italian team.
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    Force India VJM10
    Force India had an exemplary 2016 season, with Sergio Perez scoring 2 podiums and the team finishing a record 4th in the constructors championship. Can they carry on the form as the team with the best value for money, in terms of points scored per dollar spent?
    Sergio Perez is joined by the well regarded Esteban Ocon for his first full season in F1.
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    Williams FW40
    After being the surprise package of the 2014 regulations change, Williams started to struggle towards the end of 2016 as their development slowed. Valtteri Bottas was poached by Mercedes after Nico Rosberg's surprise retirement, so the team managed to coax Felipe Massa out of retirement. 18-year old rookie, and defending European F3 champion, Lance Stroll joins Massa.
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    McLaren MCL32
    McLaren have had a turbulent few years as the Honda power-unit hasn't performed as expected. New Boss Zak Brown promised changes, and finally ended the "Orange McLaren" rumours that circulate every year by going orange.
    Fernando Alonso returns for another year at the team, and is partnered by Belgian Stoffel Vandoorne, who deputised for Alonso in Bahrain after his horrific crash in Australia.
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    Toro Rosso STR12
    Toro Rosso plumped for stability in the team after preferring Daniil Kvyat to reigning GP2 champion Pierre Gasly. Is the STR12 the car to score them a podium for the first time since Italy 2008? Sporting a brand new livery that breaks tradition with the past, how will Toro Rosso fare in 2017?
    Carlos Sainz and Daniil Kvyat have another year at the Red Bull junior team.
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    Haas VF-17
    Haas were impressive in their debut season, with Romain Grosjean starting very strongly, and the team very quickly seemed like one of the other established teams. After switching all their focus to the VF-17 early in 2016, will they be in the points on a regular basis?
    Romain Grosjean keeps his seat after impressing in 2016, while Renault refugee Kevin Magnussen replaces the unimpressive Guttierez.
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    Renault R.S.17

    Renault's return to F1 in 2016 was always going to be a disaster, as they were left with an under-developed car which wasn't designed for any specific engine. K-Mag and Palmer did the best they could and scored a few points, but 2017 was always the aim for the team. With an aggressive new look, and a star driver in Nico Hulkenberg, Renault are looking to be at the front of the midfield.
    Jolyon Palmer is retained for another year, to be partnered with former Force India driver Nico Hulkenberg.
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    Sauber C36
    Sauber were close to the brink of closing in 2016, but new investors and outgoing driver Felipe Nasr's crucial 2 points in Brazil kept them going. Celebrating 25 years in F1, they were the first team to release photos of their car and get some laps driven. Marcus Ericsson is retained, alongside the promising Mercedes junior Pascal Wehrlein.
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    Which car do you think looks best? Comment below and vote in the poll!
     
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  2. Andy 'Mars Bar' Graham

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    I love the McLaren and the orange, but that Toro Rosso is a contender for one of the best looking cars in recent history!
     
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  3. Paul Jeffrey

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    I've vote none, they are all ugly as fcuk !
     
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  4. Gabbynaru

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    Toro Rosso is the best looking car, McLaren the worst. Kinda surprised on both ends, I expected Sauber to still be the worst looker, and Red Bull/Force India to keep looking awesome, but, hey, with the rules flipping on their head, so do the liveries.
     
  5. schlitty

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    I like that HAAS actually did something with the giant dorsal fin. Color scheme is good too. Gets my vote.
     
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  6. Riblo

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    I totally agree... F1 are ugly monsters nowadays... I dont like any of them...
     
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  7. Benutzername

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    Apart from the unbalanced livery, fin and the stubble nose the Renault looks fantastic.

    The Toro Rosso is the winner though - if they'd stick to the old livery. Dark blue, dark red and gold was beautiful.
    Can see why they change the livery though, but the new one is horrible.

    Therefore the Merc wins - best package
     
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  8. Christian Moreau

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    Biased pick for me being a McLaren fan, but...something about that orange...:inlove::inlove::inlove:
     
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  9. Giorgos Kostis

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    My vote goes for sauber. I can't resist that livery...:inlove::inlove::inlove:
     
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  10. Azure Flare

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    I think the Ferrari is the moat interesting in terms of aero work, but I think Red Bull is not showing their hand.
     
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  11. Blimey

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    I like the Toro Rosso, looks like something from the late 90s or early 00s.
    But I don't like the new cars, I'd still go with the F2004.
     
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  12. sKeno

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    love the toro rosso livery, the rest are meh.
     
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  13. JJSCA

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    Hi everyone,
    Men why are these silly appendices on the nose still there ! Ban these FOM please this looks horrible ! Thank you Mercedes and Toro Rosso for not having those. That Toro Rosso looks very nice indeed.

    Cheers,
    JJSCA
     
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  14. howitzer155mm

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    The McLaren looks like Manor in that lighting lol
     
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  15. Jimlaad43

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    The Toro Rosso feels very Amlin Andretti with the shiny chrome blue colour
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  16. Andrew

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  17. DucMan888

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    Smaller front wing with less winglets and lose the shark fin still they could be the best I've seen in years.
     
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  18. Beynasuh

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    For me, definitely Toro Rosso STR12
     
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  19. theravenousbeast

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    Merc just because it doesn't have the stupid shark fin.
     
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  20. UnknownUserIDK

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    Well, I really like the new McLaren. Looks way way better than the completely black livery before.

    Sauber is okay. Mercedes, Red Bull, Ferrari and Williams have basically the same liveries again with a few minor changes.

    Haas has by far the ugliest F1 car I've ever seen. What kind of color coordination is that? Last year's light-grey was already "meh" but this dark-grey is just... ehw. Terrible.
     
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