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Post by eso on Thu Jan 24 2013, 16:53

This just showed up on my FB page this morning and got me thinking about the new season:

https://soundcloud.com/lotusf1team/e21-first-fire-up

It looks like the launches are scheduled to commence next week. I hope we can have a another good season, and I really hope Lotus can field a more competitive car this year so Kimi can mount a serious challenge.

Let the games begin.



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Post by Gelert on Thu Jan 24 2013, 19:40

Just read an interview with Robert Kubica in F1 Mag.

Expect to see him in a Lotus, replacing Roaming CrashJohn in 2014...perhaps sooner.

Still waiting for Ross Brawn to be ousted by Merc before the season starts: hot on the heels of Toto Wolff & Lauda being installed there, and Doughnuts Haug being asked to leave...perhaps a REALLY bad move by Lewis...?

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Post by eso on Tue Jan 29 2013, 03:57

Lotus out with the first launch today:



I do hope that they can keep a good pace up. I'd love to see Kimi able to put in a serious challenge. Maybe Grosjean will continue his fine race form take out the competition.


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Post by da silva on Thu Jan 31 2013, 19:15

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Post by Gelert on Thu Jan 31 2013, 20:12

Nice to see that Mac haven't opted for the "stepped nose".
There were rumours that they might have gone that route.

That front wing is definitely a nick from the "Batmobile" school of design... Cool

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Post by da silva on Fri Feb 01 2013, 14:16

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Post by eso on Fri Feb 01 2013, 16:24

You beat me to it DS. The high front end on the Ferrari reminds me of the '98-99 car, and another one without the ugly step.

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Post by da silva on Fri Feb 01 2013, 23:05

I'm glad they're using the vanity cover. If this car can turn out to be a good qualifyer then I think Alonso has a great shot at the title this year. The back end looks a lot more agressive than the Mac rear. The Lotus looks pretty tidy as well.
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Post by eso on Sat Feb 02 2013, 04:57

Well, we'll have to see what Newey came up with this season.

And how many teams are just fielding a development of last year and putting the bigger effort into next year with big changes?

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Post by da silva on Sat Feb 02 2013, 14:15

RBR and Ferrari have to be considered faves this year. But we'll see.
Here's a real looker, love the livery.
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Post by Gelert on Sat Feb 02 2013, 18:28

LOL at Sauber.
"You take our driver, we paint our car in your colours."
The Ronster's gonna be furious.

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Post by eso on Tue Feb 05 2013, 02:50

Toro Rosso:



Another high nose. Anyone wondering if Lotus is doing some extra wind tunnel work?

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Post by da silva on Tue Feb 05 2013, 03:56

This one today as well. Hope its a solid car for Lewis.
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Post by eso on Tue Feb 05 2013, 05:10

I missed that one DS. I'll have to track down a few more pics of it.

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Post by eso on Thu Feb 07 2013, 02:39

Force India:



Marussia:



Caterham:



So only Lotus and Caterham still having the stepped noses. I'm thinking that will change on the Lotus.

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Post by da silva on Fri Feb 08 2013, 01:03

Can't forget the championship favourite.
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Post by Henrik on Fri Feb 08 2013, 21:59

eso, looks like Red Bull has also kept the stepped nose...

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Post by eso on Fri Feb 08 2013, 22:36

Henrik wrote:eso, looks like Red Bull has also kept the stepped nose...

I noticed the Henrik, and Adrian Newey is no slouch...

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Post by PLAYLIFE on Sat Feb 23 2013, 23:21

I hope the Sauber is quick, really looks the business!
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