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Old 02-24-2016, 06:28 PM
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right, that's Hill in the car.
Happens to the best of us.
Yep 20 years ago this year Hill won the WDC in the FW18.
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McLaren-Honda's 2016 teamwear has been released:

McLaren Formula 1 - McLaren-Honda launch all-new 2016 teamwear

So they added a red/orange accent. Big whoop. But can we talk about that dumb gradient look of the shirt? It's like they couldn't decide how dark they wanted in their photocopier.
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McLaren-Honda's 2016 teamwear has been released:

McLaren Formula 1 - McLaren-Honda launch all-new 2016 teamwear

So they added a red/orange accent. Big whoop. But can we talk about that dumb gradient look of the shirt? It's like they couldn't decide how dark they wanted in their photocopier.
Well, at least their clothing matches their car...uninspiring.

Yeah, that gradiant look looks awful.
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Maybe it's just because I'm not a graphic designer, but that sounded like quite the pedantic rant of someone that thinks only their feces doesn't stink.

It's cars with sponsor logos.

I can't say I've ever looked at any one car and thought, "oh, that's a masterpiece!" . They're just cars. With logos.

OK. Maybe the Honda Earth Dreams livery was bad, but all the current blocks and swooshes designs are pretty equal in mediocrity. I can't see how one can pick a specific design apart over another. Or maybe that was his point and I missed it.

But I'm not a graphic designer.
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Maybe it's just because I'm not a graphic designer, but that sounded like quite the pedantic rant of someone that thinks only their feces doesn't stink.

It's cars with sponsor logos.

I can't say I've ever looked at any one car and thought, "oh, that's a masterpiece!" . They're just cars. With logos.

OK. Maybe the Honda Earth Dreams livery was bad, but all the current blocks and swooshes designs are pretty equal in mediocrity. I can't see how one can pick a specific design apart over another. Or maybe that was his point and I missed it.

But I'm not a graphic designer.
I tend to agree with this, but I think we could probably stand to have a couple more colors on the track.
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I agree with almost everything that guy says. We've got some really ugly designs this year.
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It's hard to believe these teams with their budgets, computers, and staff cannot come up with something better than these graphic schemes. Really sad, some of these teams had iconic graphics in the past with only a fraction of the staff.

I agree with the author and former designer on their impressions on the 2016 F1 car graphics.

Here's some inspiration for these teams from their past.
















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Some really good examples from the past. Williams and Mercedes are the only two that have it right. I hope Renault and Toro Rosso's final design will be good.
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What if a car or a billboard or ??? comes spearing directly down on the driver's head?

They should put a protective barrier there too.
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love the chop but looks terrible for a safety solution
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It'd be great to have more F1 races here. maybe that will pull in some more american teams?
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Yup, that's my brother Michael all right.
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Awesome photo.

What is the reason for the inspection? Is it so circuits are eligible to hold international races even if they don't plan on right now?
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It's like 1989 all over again.
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New qualifying rules in place. Sounds interesting.

FIA approves new F1 elimination qualifying rules

The new rules are:

a) From 14.00 to 14.16 (Q1) all cars will be permitted on the track. Seven minutes after the start of the session the driver last in the classification will be eliminated and will no longer be timed, he must then return to the pit lane and may take no further part in the qualifying practice session.

The same procedure will then apply after 8m30s, 10m0s, 11m30s, 13m0s and 14m30s leaving sixteen cars eligible to continue.

At the end of the session all drivers on the track may complete the lap they are on and, once these final laps have been completed, the driver last in the classification may take no further part in the qualifying practice session. Lap times achieved by the fifteen remaining cars will then be deleted.

b) From 14.24 to 14.39 (Q2) the fifteen remaining cars will be permitted on the track.

Six minutes after the start of the session the driver last in the classification will be eliminated and will no longer be timed, he must then return to the pit lane and may take no further part in the qualifying practice session.

The same procedure will then apply after 7m30s, 9m0s, 10m30s, 12m0s and 13m30s leaving nine cars eligible to continue.

At the end of the session all drivers on the track may complete the lap they are on and, once these final laps have been completed, the driver last in the classification may take no further part in the qualifying practice session. Lap times achieved by the eight remaining cars will then be deleted.

c) From 14.46 to 15.00 (Q3) the eight remaining cars will be permitted on the track. Five minutes after the start of the session the driver last in the classification will be eliminated and will no longer be timed, he must then return to the pit lane and may take no further part in the qualifying practice session.

The same procedure will then apply after 6m30s, 8m0s, 9m30s, 11m0s and 12m30s leaving two cars eligible to continue. At the end of the session any driver on the track may complete the lap he is on and, once any final lap has been completed, the overall classification will be established.

The above procedure is based upon 22 cars being officially eligible to take part in the Event. If 24 cars are eligible eight will be excluded after Q1 and Q2, if 26 cars are eligible nine cars will be excluded after Q1 and Q2, and so on if fewer cars are eligible.

If necessary, the intervals between the sessions and eliminations will be adjusted to ensure Q3 remains unchanged.
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New qualifying rules in place. Sounds interesting.

FIA approves new F1 elimination qualifying rules

The new rules are:

a) From 14.00 to 14.16 (Q1) all cars will be permitted on the track. Seven minutes after the start of the session the driver last in the classification will be eliminated and will no longer be timed, he must then return to the pit lane and may take no further part in the qualifying practice session.

The same procedure will then apply after 8m30s, 10m0s, 11m30s, 13m0s and 14m30s leaving sixteen cars eligible to continue.

At the end of the session all drivers on the track may complete the lap they are on and, once these final laps have been completed, the driver last in the classification may take no further part in the qualifying practice session. Lap times achieved by the fifteen remaining cars will then be deleted.

b) From 14.24 to 14.39 (Q2) the fifteen remaining cars will be permitted on the track.

Six minutes after the start of the session the driver last in the classification will be eliminated and will no longer be timed, he must then return to the pit lane and may take no further part in the qualifying practice session.

The same procedure will then apply after 7m30s, 9m0s, 10m30s, 12m0s and 13m30s leaving nine cars eligible to continue.

At the end of the session all drivers on the track may complete the lap they are on and, once these final laps have been completed, the driver last in the classification may take no further part in the qualifying practice session. Lap times achieved by the eight remaining cars will then be deleted.

c) From 14.46 to 15.00 (Q3) the eight remaining cars will be permitted on the track. Five minutes after the start of the session the driver last in the classification will be eliminated and will no longer be timed, he must then return to the pit lane and may take no further part in the qualifying practice session.

The same procedure will then apply after 6m30s, 8m0s, 9m30s, 11m0s and 12m30s leaving two cars eligible to continue. At the end of the session any driver on the track may complete the lap he is on and, once any final lap has been completed, the overall classification will be established.

The above procedure is based upon 22 cars being officially eligible to take part in the Event. If 24 cars are eligible eight will be excluded after Q1 and Q2, if 26 cars are eligible nine cars will be excluded after Q1 and Q2, and so on if fewer cars are eligible.

If necessary, the intervals between the sessions and eliminations will be adjusted to ensure Q3 remains unchanged.
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The rules, yes. Deciding to implement them is very recent.
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That would be super badass if F1 raced there again.
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WTF is with these quali rules
WHY???
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WTF is with these quali rules
WHY???
Im beginning to think the FIA/F1 is run by Honda. A little and not quite sure what to do.
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just remember: Ferrari can single-handedly veto the implementation of the rule and it's out.
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It's like 1989 all over again.
If only we were back in the 1989 era of F1...
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