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Flesh Croissant
Apr 23, 2010

by FactsAreUseless


Current status:




Welcome to the Formula 1 2017 thread!
Where the rules are made up and the points do matter.

What is Formula 1?
Grand Prix motor racing has its roots in organised automobile racing that began in France as far back as 1894. It quickly evolved from a simple road race from one town to the next, to endurance tests for car and driver. Innovation and the drive of competition soon saw speeds exceeding 100 miles per hour , but because the races were held on open roads there were frequent accidents with fatalities resulting to both drivers and spectators. Since 1950, Grand prix racing has taken the form of "Formula 1", usually a wings-and-slicks series where "constructors" spend tons of other peoples money to make the fastest racing cars in the world. Formula One is the pinnacle of formula racing, featuring the best drivers in the most powerful, technically advanced cars.

Rules? What Rules?
Each team is expected to create 2 identical cars and participate in a 20 race calendar. A weekend consists of a practice session on Friday, 3-round knockout qualifying on Saturday, and a race on Sunday where points are awarded to the top 10 finishers. At the end up the year we tally up the points, and the leading driver wins a "WDC" (World Drivers Championship, Not to be confused with the MWDC) and the team with the most points wins a "WCC" (World Constructors Championship). Formula 1 is often every bit as "exciting" off track as it is on track and expect lots of backstabbing, firey internet posts and boardroom meeting before the dust settles in late November.

From time to time the "Formula" is changed to shake things up, and this year is a doozy. 2017 features the same v6 eco-hybrid drivetrain we've come to "love" but with a heaping helping of change to make the cars faster. The tires are wider, especially in the rear. The wings are larger overall and swept for that aerodynamic look, and the teams are given more space and freedom in the bodywork and "floor" of the car in order to generate actually pretty crazy levels of downforce. We are expecting 10+ year old lap records to fall this year.

The Calander
  • March 26 - Australia (Melbourne)
    VET WIN
    VET-25 HAM-18 BOT-15
  • April 9 - China (Shanghai)
    HAM WIN
    VET-43 HAM-43 VES-25
  • April 16 - Bahrain (Bahrain)
    VET WIN
    VET-68 HAM-61 BOT-38
  • April 30 - Russia (Sochi)
    BOT WIN
    VET-86 HAM-73 BOT-63, Mercedes-136 Ferrari-135
  • May 14 - Spain (Barcelona)
    HAM win
    VET-104 HAM-98 BOT-63, Mercedes-161 Ferrari-153
  • May 28 - Monaco (Monte Carlo)

  • June 11 - Canada (Montreal)

  • June 25 - Azerbaijan (Baku)

  • July 9 - Austria (Spielberg)

  • July 16 - Great Britain (Silverstone)

  • July 30 - Hungary (Budapest)

  • August 27 - Belgium (Spa-Francorchamps)

  • September 3 - Italy (Monza)

  • September 17 - Singapore (Singapore)

  • October 1 - Malaysia (Sepang)

  • October 8 - Japan (Suzuka)

  • October 22 - USA (Austin)

  • October 29 - Mexico (Mexico City)

  • November 12 - Brazil (Sao Paulo)

  • November 26 - Abu Dhabi (Abu Dhabi)
Teams and Drivers
(thank you forums user harperdc for this whole section!)

Teams listed in order of 2016 World Championship points; drivers’ points as of 2016 Championship

Mercedes



Mercedes have grown and become a major power in Formula 1. With Grand Prix pedigree from the 1950s and experience making engines for 15 years before re-joining as a full manufacturer in 2010, they’re a team with plenty of history; from the arrival of Lewis Hamilton in 2013 and the new ruleset in 2014, they’ve become dominant. They’re expected to have one of the best cars and engine combinations in 2017, but the question isn’t how much they’ve developed, but if anyone else has caught them.

Lewis Hamilton (2nd, 380 points) - The three-time World Champion lost it at the last to former teammate Nico Rosberg in 2016. A divisive figure in this thread (to put it simply), he remains one of the fastest drivers on the grid. Snapchat and Instagram enthusiast; #blessed. Championship favorite.

Valtteri Bottas (8th, 85 points) - Joined Mercedes after the retirement of 2016 champ Rosberg. Four years of experience at Williams give him F1 experience, but he has zero pole positions or wins to his name. A cool and calm character, he’s expected to compete for wins -- but will he?

Red Bull Racing-TAG Heuer



Formula 1’s kings of the extreme (including extremes of what the rules include), the Austrian energy drink giant has owned their own team since 2005 and have competed for wins and championships since 2009. After a rough 2015, the team were the only to take a race win from Mercedes in 2016. With two race-winning drivers and F1 design god Adrian Newey back using his pencil for good and not sailboats or Aston Martins, much is expected from RBR this year.

Daniel Ricciardo (3rd, 256 points) - The Colgate Bogan, Daniel “Danny Ricky Bobby” Ricciardo is fast, brave, and a serious title threat this year if the car’s good. His race wins in 2014 came through a combination of smarts and balls, and he’s proven to have solid qualifying and race pace.

Max Verstappen (204 points, 5th) - Started last season at RBR’s junior team, Toro Rosso, and swapped with Daniil Kvyat from the Spanish Grand Prix. First race in the RBR, and the frog-faced boy wonder wins the drat thing. Had massive speed and is the absolute last of the late brakers in F1, attempting moves few would consider. However, there’s pressure to perform and a new set of rules which may make life tough. Should compete for the title.

Ferrari



The old, scarlet lady of Formula 1. Has been around since the first Grand Prix and they never let you forget it. Have always been competitive, there or thereabouts, too. Last year was a disappointment after 2014 and ‘15, but the pace of Kimi Raikkonen and the swearing of Vettel were both impressive. Now, we know that testing times are as useful as a bacon briefcase, but Ferrari came out of the winter testing as The Team to Beat. Expected to improve on 2016 and with two former champions, they should put up a serious fight.

Sebastian Vettel (4th, 212 points) - the four-time champion (with Red Bull) was successful straight away with Ferrari in 2015, but last year he was known more for swearing on the radio than anything else he did on the track. Has those four titles but is he able to drag the team up and develop a car?

Kimi Raikkonen (6th, 186 points) - the famously icy Finn is the 2007 champion with Ferrari and somebody most fans thought was done as we started one year ago. But a strong season has provided hope that everyone’s favorite F1 meme might compete again. Could win races; could be in the title hunt…?

Force India-Mercedes



After starting as the Jordan F1 team in the early ‘90s, they wandered the desert before Indian playboy-slash-businessman-slash-fugitive Vijay Mallya bought the team 10 years ago. Partnership with Mercedes provides the best engine and other tricky toys; the design team have also found ways to succeed on a limited budget, too. They’ve ascended up the ladder, marking their highest finish since the team was painted bright yellow, but do they have the cash and drivers to keep fighting? (Probably not, but don’t be shocked if they steal a win).

Sergio Perez (7th, 101 points) - the F1 thread’s second favorite Mexican (we miss you Hefe) somehow scored two podiums and a 7th-placed finish in the championship. Now in his seventh season, he’s become a solid driver, and more is expected -- he could snag a podium or two, and might even get a win if the conditions fall right.

Esteban Ocon (23rd, 0 points) - the Mercedes junior driver spent half a season in the tail-end Manor (R.I.P. Manor) and managed to equal his then-teammate, Pascal Wehrlein, in equal cars. While Wehrlein was in the picture for the Mercedes seat after Rosberg’s retirement, Ocon has taken the FI spot and should have a solid first year with the team.

Williams-Mercedes



One of Formula 1’s historic teams, celebrating their 40th anniversary this year, the 9-time constructors’ champions are hoping to rebound for a disappointing 2016 and get back into title contention. A common sight up the grid in 2014, the team slid down the last two years. But was 2016’s woes just a sign that they were focused on the new-rules package this year? And what of their drivers…

Felipe Massa (11th, 53 points) - Oh, Felipe, baby. Expected to retire at the end of last year and hand the reins to Bottas, that plan came undone when Bottas was chosen to replace Rosberg at the factory Mercedes team. The old hand has been brought in for one last go-around. Is there any left in the tank?

Lance Stroll (Rookie - N/A) - Billionaire father bankrolling your racing career, including hiring one of the most famous Formula 1 teams to be a glorified test team ahead of your own F1 debut? Lance Stroll is living out the life you wish you could...which is why he’s instantly hated. Let’s see what he can do.

McLaren-Honda



Another year, another wonder if this is the season McLaren pull it back together. Second only to Ferrari in Formula 1 history, wins, and titles, McLaren have prided themselves on being the most professional and precise squad in recent years. However, this also has led to exactly zero constructors’ championships since 1998 and zero competitive drives since Lewis Hamilton left the team. And after the struggles of 2015, it looked like they had some speed by the end of 2016. But alas, it looks like all the uncertainty and misalignment between McLaren and engine partner Honda has continued, and the team finished testing well off the pace and surrounded by dark clouds of rumor.

Also they promised an orange car and somehow hosed that up, royally.

Fernando Alonso (10th, 54 points) - Oh, Fernando. Second only to “Bad Luck” Mark Webber in the bad luck and timing game, he very well should be a four-time world champion, but is instead a hostage of the McLaren-Honda golden prison. This could prove to be his last F1 season which is a shame because, in equal cars, he’s probably still top three on the grid for sheer talent. Will be replaced by Jensen Button for the Monaco GP while he races in the Indy 500 this year.

Stoffel Vandoorne (20th, 1 point) - While the young Belgian scored one point on one race last year, this year is his true rookie season. After crushing GP2 in 2015, he was McLaren’s reserve driver last year, filling in for the dead injured Alonso in Bahrain. He spent the rest of his time sharpening open-wheel skills in Super Formula in Japan.

Toro Rosso-Renault



The continuation of once-proud backmarkers Minardi, the Toro Rosso team has become Red Bull’s kindergarten (Vettel, Ricciardo, and Verstappen are all alumni) as well as the host to some quite crafty engineers. At the least, the new paint scheme A. looks a lot better and B. differentiates them from the Red Bull squad visually. With proper Renault engines, could be a surprise this year.

Carlos Sainz Jr. (12th, 46 points) - There are a lot of exciting young drivers in Formula 1, but young Sainz is the one to watch for me. Son of former World Rally Champion Carlos Sainz, the youngster is starting his third year in Formula 1 and without a clear path to the Red Bull Racing squad, may very well become the most in-demand driver in the 2017 ‘silly season.’ Could be a surprise this year.

Daniil Kvyat (14th, 25 points) - As Verstappen had his unlikely rise last year, so Kvyat suffered the fall. A solid if uninspiring driver in 2015 with the RBR team led to a 2016 where some early-season mistakes led to his first podium -- at home in Russia -- and his last drive before switching with Verstappen. After that, he looked absolutely shaken, and spoke to the press about having no confidence left. Hopefully he gained some of that back over the winter.

Haas-Ferrari



Formula 1’s newest entrant, the American-owned team is run by Gene Haas, who also co-owns a major NASCAR entry with Tony Stewart. With headquarters in the U.S., a forward base in England, cars manufactured in Italy by Dallara and as many parts as are legal sourced from Ferrari’s catalogue, Haas F1 are setup to be solid and competitive quickly. They scored enough early to not be last, but it became apparent 2016 was a trial season. What does 2017 hold?

Romain Grosjean (13th, 29 points) - Big John, late of Lotus, has become a solid F1 veteran and a Worst Thread favorite. Three points-scoring places in the first four races set up his 2016, and with another year of development, he should be in the midfield again this year.

Kevin Magnussen (16th, 7 points) - Son of Corvette Racing stalwart Jan Magnussen, young Kevin has had an interesting F1 career thus far. A McLaren development driver and race driver in 2014, he then became a McLaren test driver in 2015 before jumping to the revitalized Renault team last year. After a tough year there, he’s joined with Haas. Is this his last F1 chance? He’s shown speed but has also been in poor cars throughout his career.

Renault



The Once and Future Renault has returned. The former Toleman, Benetton, Renault, Bad Lotus, and Just Lotus team has returned as Renault and look to become respectable in 2017. Between poor finances (the team almost went bankrupt in 2015) and development (their 2016 car was developed for roughly 5 British Pounds and designed for a Mercedes engine), last year was always going to be a wash. With a proper new car, engine development (also benefitting their customers, Red Bull and Toro Rosso) and two solid drivers, they should jump into the midfield fray.

Nico Hulkenberg (9th, 72 points) - The Hulk made the leap to a factory team for 2017, but for some patience it might have been the coveted Mercedes seat. He was beaten by Perez in last year’s championship for Force India, but is still a reliable, quick driver with more than 100 race starts for Williams and FI under his belt. If Renault find themselves over-achieving, it will be because The Hulk finally meets expectations.

Jolyon Palmer (18th, 1 point) - Son of former F1 driver and current British racing circuit magnate Jonathan Palmer, Palmer’s rookie year coincided with the smoking crater of Lotus racing as Renault, so it was always going to be difficult. That he managed to cut it close with Magnussen is a credit to him, and with a much-improved package he’s now got to prove himself in 2017.

Sauber-Ferrari



Sauber are a funny old team. Perennial midfield battlers, a former kindergarten of F1 talent (Kimi Raikkonen, Felipe Massa, Robert Kubica, Sebastian Vettel, and Nico Hulkenburg all have driven for the team early in their careers), at one time a factory team when owned by BMW, now the Swiss team is holding on -- just. Born from the Sauber sports car team that won Le Mans in the 1980s, the team have more than 20 years of F1 experience, most of it as a satisfied midfield outfit, some of it as a legitimate contender (namely with BMW). In recent years their performance hasn’t matched past ambitions or ability, and hopefully -- after surviving 2016 -- they will live on.

Marcus Ericsson (22nd, 0 points) - Has driven for Sauber for a few years now, and has neither justified moving up or down the field. However, as he has ties to the new investment/ownership group leading Sauber, he’ll probably have a seat as long as he likes.

Pascal Wehrlein (19th, 1 point) - The young Mercedes driver surprisingly won the DTM series in 2015, leading to a full-time seat with Manor for 2016. While he showed some speed and consistency, he’s also garnered a reputation as something of a diva. Was a possibility for the Mercedes seat, and has instead wound up at Sauber, which is some kind of luck.


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quote:

WANTED: INFORMATION ON THE WHEREABOUTS OF THREAD REGULAR EL HEFE, come back you filthy Mexican, we love you really
(seriously, if anyone has any information on his whereabouts, let us know)

WORST THREAD FANTASY F1 LEAGUE 2017 (FOR INCELS) (Click here to join, Join code is "58d2cc69837ee9a30306b750" if you need it.)
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This is affectionately known as the "worst thread", things can get a little.... odd. But in my experience its one of the finest sports communities around and is always happy to help out a new fan. If you dont know anything about this lame-euro-sport simply pick a team and driver at random, and remember to post here insulting the other ones. Ask questions, make mistakes (I for one, rooted for Nelsino Piquet in 2007) and have fun this season of Formula 1.

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wicka posted:

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Somebody fucked around with this message at Oct 5, 2017 around 21:22

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Feels Villeneuve
Oct 7, 2007

Kanye West - Touch the Sky


McLaren are poo poo.

EoRaptor
Sep 13, 2003




CratSock posted:

Based on the 2016 number posted, Liberty would basically have to double revenue from $965M to $1.92B, that is IF we are trying to split the revenue evenly among the teams, and match Ferrari's current amount of $192M. Realistically, there are a lot of problems with that idea. It would take probably a decade or more to achieve that growth I'd guess, which would mean Ferrari's $192M by then would actually be worth a lot less. It's in Ferrari's interest not only to retain their special money, but to retain a huge advantage over what the other teams receive to stay ahead of them on track. Their financial advantage is also a shortcut competitive advantage that's probably just as important. Imagine watching the pretty red cars trundling around behind Force Indias, Saubers, and Renaults on a regular basis. The tears would be epic.

I'm not saying it's a bad idea, I'm all for it. But being realistic, I think the best we can hope for is a "more equitable" split that would keep the special red babbys ahead of the game, but give the other teams a chance to get competitive at least. Then again, if they did quit it means a lot more money to go around and probably much more competitive racing, so

It wouldn't be difficult to create a tranche system that lets Ferrari (and others) keep their current funding up to a set dollar figure, and then balances the percentages more in favour of smaller teams. Ferrari wouldn't see their revenue decrease, but if Liberty was able to grow F1 revenue, then Ferrari would start seeing lower and lower percentages above specified dollar tiers. It lets them be special and creates room for smaller teams to get better as F1 grows.

It's a widely used financial instrument, so I can't see it causing any legal issues with all the different countries F1 deals with either.

Human Grand Prix
Jan 24, 2013



Alain Post posted:

McLaren are poo poo.

I think this is the 4th or 5th time you've got the first post. Impressive.

AgentJotun
Nov 1, 2007


EoRaptor posted:

It wouldn't be difficult to create a tranche system that lets Ferrari (and others) keep their current funding up to a set dollar figure, and then balances the percentages more in favour of smaller teams. Ferrari wouldn't see their revenue decrease, but if Liberty was able to grow F1 revenue, then Ferrari would start seeing lower and lower percentages above specified dollar tiers. It lets them be special and creates room for smaller teams to get better as F1 grows.

It's a widely used financial instrument, so I can't see it causing any legal issues with all the different countries F1 deals with either.

Give this man a Prost avatar because this is a professor like post.

Powershift
Nov 23, 2009



go banana!

1500quidporsche
Jan 19, 2014

The Hack Clown of the Worst Thread



Alain Post posted:

McLaren are poo poo.

Agreed.

julian assflange
Jul 29, 2010

She's offering me a ride....

Dropping by with an early plea to gas this thread

Powershift
Nov 23, 2009



Calling it now, kimi WDC.

Flesh Croissant
Apr 23, 2010

by FactsAreUseless


julian assflange posted:

Dropping by with an early plea to gas this thread

Agreed

Carth Dookie
Jan 28, 2013

"It's me, I'm the pay-2-win pubbie shitlord."

(You and me both, brother.)
~SMcD.



Powershift posted:

Calling it now, kimi WDC.

I want to believe.

Feels Villeneuve
Oct 7, 2007

Kanye West - Touch the Sky


Poois Shamilton.

Rev. Dr. Moses P. Lester
Oct 3, 2000


julian assflange posted:

Dropping by with an early plea to gas this thread
Not until all the posters in it are probated for rivals.com puns


Alain Post posted:

Poois Shamilton.
Thank you

Wirth1000
May 12, 2010

this is a level beyond honda

You can call it honda 3.7



Garbage OP and garbage loving thread title holy poo poo.

gently caress you and voted 1.

I'm so loving pumped for Austrlia this weekend whoooo!!!

Thanks Ants
May 21, 2004

Bless you, ants. Blants.




Fun Shoe

Alain Post posted:

McLaren are poo poo.

Wirth1000 posted:

I'm so loving pumped for Austrlia this weekend whoooo!!!

Same, let's see some shoeys lads 'straya!!

julian assflange
Jul 29, 2010

She's offering me a ride....

I hope we get some non Mercedes winners or if not that Bottas shows up Lewis and he has a meltdown.

Thanks Ants
May 21, 2004

Bless you, ants. Blants.




Fun Shoe

I'd like Maximum Verstappen vs. Vettel to continue into 2017 and provide Massa vs. Lewis moments.

all-Rush mixtape
Sep 14, 2011

Because no one man should hold all that power.

Bold prediction: The WDC will not be on the WCC.

You Am I
May 20, 2001

Still me @ ur poasting
HD Edition



Bad thread by a poster who is evading probation

Wirth1000
May 12, 2010

this is a level beyond honda

You can call it honda 3.7



Thanks Ants posted:

Maximum Verstappen

No.

Stop..

Stop it.....

This is not acceptable!

Feels Villeneuve
Oct 7, 2007

Kanye West - Touch the Sky


all-Rush mixtape posted:

Bold prediction: The WDC will not be on the WCC.

I think the only way this happens is Hamilton, if Bottas completely flops.

Thanks Ants
May 21, 2004

Bless you, ants. Blants.




Fun Shoe

Wirth1000 posted:

No.

Stop..

Stop it.....

This is not acceptable!

Sorry. Crap Verstrappon.

Thanks Ants
May 21, 2004

Bless you, ants. Blants.




Fun Shoe

Alain Post posted:

I think the only way this happens is Hamilton, if Bottas completely flops.

I agree but also it would be amazing if Bottas shows Lewis up, so I am hoping for that outcome.

lotharr
Dec 24, 2003

Sorry Mark, we have no idea what's wrong with your KERS mate...



Good job on new thread. I am going to make the Autosport F1 predictor comp like I did last year (and then come second furiously in the last round by picking the wrong lineup grrr)

Thanks Ants
May 21, 2004

Bless you, ants. Blants.




Fun Shoe

Has anybody watched races on NowTV, and is the quality decent enough?

lotharr
Dec 24, 2003

Sorry Mark, we have no idea what's wrong with your KERS mate...



Wow this new interface is hot garbage.

https://gppredictor.com/leagues/joi...37ee9a303052fa1

Go forth and predict Mercedes winning everything until the end of time.

Tony Montana
Aug 6, 2005

by FactsAreUseless


That's a well written OP Matt, good stuff. Maybe we can add in some funny descriptions of teams and drivers, that's was always good.

Well, I bought my tickets yesterday. I have roaming grandstand for the Thursday and am thinking of taking enough camera gear to make a video comparing the stands.

I was at an OP Shop at the weekend and I found these under a thing. I would have bought them but I can't be hosed building them and once their done what am I going to do with them.. but they do look cool

Tsaedje
May 11, 2007


a very unhappy baby whale



Ricciardo is going to beat Verstappen and Kimi will struggle to have the physical fitness required with the increased G forvces

Thanks Ants
May 21, 2004

Bless you, ants. Blants.




Fun Shoe

Fortunately Verstappen has been receiving training in taking beatings all winter long.

Tsaedje
May 11, 2007


a very unhappy baby whale



Oh and pop this somewhere in the OP before you get banned for probation evasion, ta
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1DGhiYX_4g

Nill
Aug 24, 2003



I predict Lance Stroll is destined for Great Things. multi-car Maldonado-tier divebombs every race if we can be so lucky

Flesh Croissant
Apr 23, 2010

by FactsAreUseless


Nill posted:

I predict Lance Stroll is destined for Great Things. multi-car Maldonado-tier divebombs every race if we can be so lucky


Im starting to think the bad reputation he's already developed before race 1 will make him timid and produce mediocre results. While MASSA rides to an unexpected and epic WDC, and then retires.

Wirth1000
May 12, 2010

this is a level beyond honda

You can call it honda 3.7



lotharr posted:

Wow this new interface is hot garbage.

https://gppredictor.com/leagues/joi...37ee9a303052fa1

Go forth and predict Mercedes winning everything until the end of time.

Joined.

Wirth1000
May 12, 2010

this is a level beyond honda

You can call it honda 3.7



lotharr posted:

Wow this new interface is hot garbage.

https://gppredictor.com/leagues/joi...37ee9a303052fa1

Go forth and predict Mercedes winning everything until the end of time.

Mayhaps disabling real full names on the league list lol

Flesh Croissant
Apr 23, 2010

by FactsAreUseless


lotharr posted:

Wow this new interface is hot garbage.

https://gppredictor.com/leagues/joi...37ee9a303052fa1

Go forth and predict Mercedes winning everything until the end of time.


Joined as well, i've not yet done one of these.

Wirth1000 posted:

garbage loving thread title holy poo poo.

It wasnt my favorite but i thought picking my own thread title (the other popular one) was even more lovely. If you come up with a better one at some point this year i'll be happy to change it.

Flesh Croissant fucked around with this message at Mar 21, 2017 around 01:04

Carth Dookie
Jan 28, 2013

"It's me, I'm the pay-2-win pubbie shitlord."

(You and me both, brother.)
~SMcD.



Tony Montana posted:

That's a well written OP Matt, good stuff. Maybe we can add in some funny descriptions of teams and drivers, that's was always good.

Well, I bought my tickets yesterday. I have roaming grandstand for the Thursday and am thinking of taking enough camera gear to make a video comparing the stands.

I was at an OP Shop at the weekend and I found these under a thing. I would have bought them but I can't be hosed building them and once their done what am I going to do with them.. but they do look cool




I think its only the 13B I don't have (and I might have that too).

1500quidporsche
Jan 19, 2014

The Hack Clown of the Worst Thread



Christ alive I'd buy those for $70

Tony Montana
Aug 6, 2005

by FactsAreUseless


Yeah the 14B is the active-suspension beast that took Mansell to the title?

So the 13B is the same car without the cool toys?

Oh, Aussies with Foxtel.. the 24 hour F1 channel is in full swing. Spent much of last night watching Senna eat up Prost and track marshals doing hilarious stuff that would never fly now.

1500quidporsche posted:

Christ alive I'd buy those for $70

Is Tamiya good? I don't know anything about models, but it could be cool. Are they worth more than the lady is asking? They're right near where I live, I'm sure I can go back and they'll still be there.

1500quidporsche
Jan 19, 2014

The Hack Clown of the Worst Thread



I don't know anything either but I remember looking up a BT52B with the rear wing additions once and it was like $130

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Carth Dookie
Jan 28, 2013

"It's me, I'm the pay-2-win pubbie shitlord."

(You and me both, brother.)
~SMcD.



Tony Montana posted:

Yeah the 14B is the active-suspension beast that took Mansell to the title?

So the 13B is the same car without the cool toys?

Yes.

quote:

Oh, Aussies with Foxtel.. the 24 hour F1 channel is in full swing. Spent much of last night watching Senna eat up Prost and track marshals doing hilarious stuff that would never fly now.

Watching 1989 summary now.

quote:

Is Tamiya good? I don't know anything about models, but it could be cool.

They are quite good. I've got a few. The decals are a bit meh, but the model itself is good. Not too hard or too easy to do, the paints are easy to come by and they can have the top taken off so you can see all the engine bits when you want to.

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Are they worth more than the lady is asking?

They're a good price, but not a great one. I'm sure I paid more than that for 3, but that included shipping from overseas. That said, I'm having difficulty finding them anywhere but ebay now.

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They're right near where I live, I'm sure I can go back and they'll still be there.

They're good fun, but keep in mind that if you want to paint them right, you'll be out way more than your initial $70.

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