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Wallrod
Sep 27, 2004
Stupid Baby Picture

aequalis posted:

It relates specifically to pre-season testing (and somewhat to Free Practice sessions), in that the times and race pace potential set by each team/driver is highly irrelevent and useless, if not tantalizing. Very much like a briefcase made entirely of bacon (or is it a normal briefcase just filled with bacon? This was never made clear to me)

Apparently one day during a Free Practice session, somebody tweeted in to Crofty while he was commentating and made him say "Bacon Briefcase" on air, I can't remember the specifics.

I still have video of this on a hard drive for some reason.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzyBcmjnbYo

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Ghost of Mussolini
Jun 26, 2011


Wallrod posted:

I still have video of this on a hard drive for some reason.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzyBcmjnbYo

" This video contains content from Formula One Management, who has blocked it on copyright grounds. "

Don't know what I expected.

Wallrod
Sep 27, 2004
Stupid Baby Picture

Oh right. I don't know why i thought that would've worked.

Dudley
Feb 24, 2003

Tasty



Wirth1000 posted:

Coulthard thinks that the superlicense system just introduced needs to be more flexible. Specifically, it should cater to up and coming "special" talent.

Coulthard is an idiot. What a hack. Spent 9 years at McLaren being Ron's complete lackey.

I wonder if he's check himself but David Coulthard would not have qualified to enter F1 under the new system, having 37 points for a 2nd in British F3 and a 3rd in International F3000 which I'm generously calling the same as GP2.

krushgroove
Oct 22, 2007

Disapproving look


Wallrod posted:

Oh right. I don't know why i thought that would've worked.

I think you can share copyrighted stuff, upload it as a private video and give the link out as you want (or upload it to LiveLeak or Daily Motion?)

td4guy
Jun 13, 2005

I always hated that guy.



Yeah, DailyMotion is the place to host your F1 videos, from what I've seen.

Wallrod
Sep 27, 2004
Stupid Baby Picture

Alright, try this: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/k70GC46g2r1ebh9PRqn

krushgroove
Oct 22, 2007

Disapproving look


ha, 'SA in Manchester'

enri
Dec 15, 2003

Hope you're having an amazing day



Hadn't seen this mentioned anywhere here yet:

quote:

McLaren will change the colour of their livery in 2015 as new engine supplier Honda does not want to continue with silver because it is a colour that is immediately associated with rivals Mercedes.

Please be orange all over

Nabbed from this page, which cites this page as its source.

Other gems:

quote:

Lotus driver Pastor Maldonado says he is not bothered by the criticism he gets from some F1 fans and prefers to focus on those who do support him.

All 2 of them.

quote:

World champion Lewis Hamilton, who says he has recorded about 30 music tracks already and has even built a recording studio in his home, has become close pals with Canadian rapper Drake and could team up with the 28-year-old in the future.

baaahahahahahahahahaha

quote:

Former Williams driver Jacques Villeneuve says the team's form last season was better than he expected.



Also, car launch dates I've picked up on so far, if there's any missing let me know and I'll add them to the list:

Force India - 21st Jan
Mclaren - 29th Jan
Ferrari - 30th Jan

Sashimi
Dec 26, 2008


College Slice

A Lewis Drake collaboration would be so bland it would become hilarious.

Dubs
Mar 6, 2007

Stroll Own Zone.
Disregard Stroll outside zone.


enri posted:


Ferrari - 30th Jan

Ferrari released some pictures of their car earlier today that were taken at this weeks crash testing

http://i.imgur.com/gXULLVr.jpg

Carth Dookie
Jan 28, 2013



Grimey Drawer

In retrospect, I should have known.

Butt Wizard
Nov 3, 2005

It was a pornography store. I was buying pornography.

Sashimi posted:

A Lewis Drake collaboration would be so bland it would become hilarious.

Somewhere between Filthy Frank's Pink Guy album and The Vengaboy's debut?

Roller Coast Guard
Aug 27, 2006

With this magnificent aircraft,
and my magnificent facial hair,
the British Empire will never fall!




enri posted:


Please be orange all over

McLaren Orange and Honda Pure White would be a sexy looking combination.

Payndz
Sep 22, 2006

They smelled of pubs, and Wormwood Scrubs, and too many right-wing meetings.

So I twatted them with a magic yo-yo. Because, hell, why not?


Helicon One posted:

McLaren Orange and Honda Pure White would be a sexy looking combination.
Maybe with a white nosecone rising to a peak with a thick orange stripe behind it, then more white, and finally a second orange swathe at the tail...

td4guy
Jun 13, 2005

I always hated that guy.



Helicon One posted:

McLaren Orange and Honda Pure White would be a sexy looking combination.

Jon Von Anchovi
Sep 5, 2014



Wirth1000
May 12, 2010

LOOK AT THIS SANDWICH I MADE, IT IS AN HOMAGE TO MY FAVOURITE FORMULA ONE TEAM - WILLIAMS GRAND PRIX. I USED A RENTED FORD SIERRA, UPSIDE DOWN BY THE SIDE OF THE ROAD AS MY INSIPIRATION.


I am extremely excited to see what the new McLaren livery is going to look like now. It's probably just going to be red and white.

ukle
Nov 28, 2005


Wirth1000 posted:

I am extremely excited to see what the new McLaren livery is going to look like now. It's probably just going to be red and white.

I would be surprised if it is, given a lot of people idiots would think they are copying Ferrari.

A light Orange / Orange Red would be a sensible choice.

Wait this is McLaren so they wont go for the sensible so gently caress knows what they will go with.

Big Huski Boi
Jun 28, 2007

Huski Chocolate is a lifestyle, not only a product. It's about adventure & expedition. Living life to the fullest. It's a perfect recovery drink after training, because of the healthy carbohydrate and protein content, easy to digest and perfect for replenishing tired muscles.

could you imagine the possibilities if ron dennis has a sense of humor? i'd just reveal the car in HRT livery

Dudley
Feb 24, 2003

Tasty



be nice wicka posted:

could you imagine the possibilities if ron dennis has a sense of humor? i'd just reveal the car in HRT livery

HRT and Marussia with a zip down the middle.

simplefish
Mar 28, 2011

So long, and thanks for all the fish gallbladdΣrs!



ukle posted:

I would be surprised if it is, given a lot of people idiots would think they are copying Ferrari.

A light Orange / Orange Red would be a sensible choice.

Wait this is McLaren so they wont go for the sensible so gently caress knows what they will go with.

You are thinking of the wrong kind of sensible. McLaren does sensible in a very specific hue of grey and a collared shirt.

Dubs
Mar 6, 2007

Stroll Own Zone.
Disregard Stroll outside zone.


itll be black and white with honda written in red

Feels Villeneuve
Oct 7, 2007

Kanye West - Touch the Sky


The new McLaren should be brown with green stink lines coming off it.

Serperoth
Feb 21, 2013


Dubs posted:

itll be black and white with honda written in red

I like it, black and white can look great on an F1 car.

Fumble
Sep 4, 2006



I think they will go for an intricate design to draw the eye away from the lack of sponsor logo's.

JFairfax
Oct 23, 2008
Probation
Can't post for 21 days!


Given how much faster the throwback martini livery made the williams I think that mclaren will obviously be going for something in line with the classic 80s styling.

serious gaylord
Sep 16, 2007

what.


Will they be allowed to do the red and white with the obvious connotations for Marlboro?

Feels Villeneuve
Oct 7, 2007

Kanye West - Touch the Sky


If Ferrari's allowed to do that logo on their airbox, they should, but I'd hate it. I don't like retro liveries except as a special thing.

JFairfax
Oct 23, 2008
Probation
Can't post for 21 days!


Santander's logo is red so I figure that would take care of that.

Ilanin
May 31, 2009

Smarter than the average Blair.

serious gaylord posted:

Will they be allowed to do the red and white with the obvious connotations for Marlboro?

Everybody was fine with Lotus running in JPS colours.

Big Huski Boi
Jun 28, 2007

Huski Chocolate is a lifestyle, not only a product. It's about adventure & expedition. Living life to the fullest. It's a perfect recovery drink after training, because of the healthy carbohydrate and protein content, easy to digest and perfect for replenishing tired muscles.

serious gaylord posted:

Will they be allowed to do the red and white with the obvious connotations for Marlboro?

they'd be allowed to but i can't for the life me figure out why mclaren would want to evoke the memory of a company that left them for their fiercest rival

CratSock
Aug 5, 2004

Sock Wielding Assassin



I'm not getting excited for the "new" McLaren livery, since Mercedes' big newsworthy change was to move from silver to 'kromo'. Which is chrome. Also known as silver.

Formula E sure does seem to have a lot of contact. I honestly think they should change its name to Formula Maldonado. Has a certain ring to it, doesn't it?

gret
Dec 12, 2005

goggle-eyed freak



be nice wicka posted:

they'd be allowed to but i can't for the life me figure out why mclaren would want to evoke the memory of a company that left them for their fiercest rival

When did Marlboro start sponsoring Force India?

Mimetic
May 10, 2012

We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because fuck you.

CratSock posted:

I'm not getting excited for the "new" McLaren livery, since Mercedes' big newsworthy change was to move from silver to 'kromo'. Which is chrome. Also known as silver.

Formula E sure does seem to have a lot of contact. I honestly think they should change its name to Formula Maldonado. Has a certain ring to it, doesn't it?

I think you mean Formula Future WDC and Race Winner Maldonado.

Dubs
Mar 6, 2007

Stroll Own Zone.
Disregard Stroll outside zone.


so apparently we can stop guessing? mclaren decided to head off rumors and have released a 2015 teaser pic on twitter




http://i.imgur.com/gaOMfDB.jpg

CratSock
Aug 5, 2004

Sock Wielding Assassin



Mimetic posted:

I think you mean Formula Future WDC and Race Winner Maldonado.

Ssshhhhhhhh... don't wake Mimetic, he's having such lovely dreams!

^ How many times am I going to fall for that pic gag?

Edit: wow, some actual decent looking speculation here:

http://www.f1colours.com/2014/09/30...d-we-love-them/

I actually really like the blue Sony/Gillette one, it would be something different.

CratSock fucked around with this message at Jan 12, 2015 around 18:17

MrL_JaKiri
Sep 23, 2003

Ask me about my calm and reasonable opinions on cycling!

I am in no way a zealot about cycling!

Cycling helmets are ABSOLUTE HARAM!


ukle posted:

I would be surprised if it is, given a lot of people idiots would think they are copying Ferrari.

Sounds quite appropriate to be honest

Big Huski Boi
Jun 28, 2007

Huski Chocolate is a lifestyle, not only a product. It's about adventure & expedition. Living life to the fullest. It's a perfect recovery drink after training, because of the healthy carbohydrate and protein content, easy to digest and perfect for replenishing tired muscles.

i don't understand mclaren's partnership with gillette. they're not even listed as a sponsor on mclaren's site.

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CratSock
Aug 5, 2004

Sock Wielding Assassin



I don't know if that's real or made up, but I don't care, they should use those colours. One of their new sponsors has a blue and white logo, right? They can work with that. As much as I'd like to see some history incorporated, the black and orange Halloween-Mobile livery isn't my favourite.

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