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post #1 of 510 Old 12-21-2016, 10:32 AM Thread Starter
 
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Formula 1 2017

So who do forum members favor for the vacant Mercedes seat? Pascal Wehrlein or Valtteri Bottas?
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For me, Bottas. He's lucky but he deserves the opportunity. I'd love to have seen Fernando there though. I originally thought Wehrlein, but perhaps he didn't shine enough at manor
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Bottas will go to Mercedes and Massa will drive for Williams again next year.
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I really like Bottas, thought he should've gotten the Ferrari drive a few years ago. I'd love to see him in a proper car. I'm very excited for the 2017 season, 94 days.
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Bottas gets the ride and Paddy Lowe replaces Pat Symonds to sweeten the deal. If the deal goes South for some reason Wehrlein is the fallback.

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Bottas gets the ride and Paddy Williams replaces Pat Symonds to sweeten the deal. If the deal goes South for some reason Wehrlein is the fallback.
Paddy Williams? You may mean Paddy Lowe.
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Well now that Bottas has been confirmed let's get onto the cars. Anyone know when McLaren's will be revealed yet? Stoffel Vandoorne has commented and says it looks very aggressive.
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Yes the wider tires and new aero rules will make for a different look.


http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/126078
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Paddy Williams? You may mean Paddy Lowe.
I believe that if Paddy Lowe goes to Williams as part of the deal he will have to marry Frank Williams and become Mrs Paddy Williams.

Or I might have got that wrong....

He who asks a question looks foolish for 5 minutes. He who doesn't ask a question remains foolish forever.

PS - nothing I say should be taken seriously but I am lucky enough to live in Woking and do get to see a lot of McLarens
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Yes the wider tires and new aero rules will make for a different look.


http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/126078
Great that the cars are faster and more aggressive looking. Lets just hope that someone has done a brawn etc and found a good bit of development not widely thought of to shake it up a bit. I fear the racing otherwise will be a bit dull. But hope I am wrong
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Here's another article for those that haven't read about a lot of the changes for next year. I'm intrigued with next season. I think MB will still be rather dominant but I expect RB to be closer, Ferrari you'd think(maybe lol), Mac we can really only hope but honestly Honda with only one season to really ramp up I'm still hopeful, Williams I think will take a step back. Seems like they are working to get their finances in order in the priority.


http://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/te...n-2017-855744/
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Here's a video of the visual changes to the cars.

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Great that the cars are faster and more aggressive looking. Lets just hope that someone has done a brawn etc and found a good bit of development not widely thought of to shake it up a bit. I fear the racing otherwise will be a bit dull. But hope I am wrong
I'm optimistic that the racing will be better this season. The allowance of more "in season" development should reduce the dominance of one team. Also the wider tires will allow later and more aggressive engine compression braking during the downshifts into corners. We can expect higher speeds and the DRS areas will be important for overtaking.
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Prefer Bottas but would have been cool to get Fernando, Max. Maybe even DC.
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I believe that if Paddy Lowe goes to Williams as part of the deal he will have to marry Frank Williams and become Mrs Paddy Williams.
I knew there was a reason I should have stopped drinking that cabernet last night!!! But it was smart of me merging Paddy into Team Williams!!
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