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    2017 - F1 (may contain spoliers)

    interesting article I read
    Bottas to Mercedes to replace Nico
    Massa to come out of retirement to stay at Williams


    http://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/ma...n-2017-860616/
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    Finnish driver Valtteri Bottas was officially confirmed as Nico Rosberg’s replacement at Mercedes, 45 days after the German rocked the Formula 1 world.
    As Bottas joins the champion Brackley squad, it means veteran Brazilian Felipe Massa has endured the briefest of retirements to slip back into the Williams team beside the raw newcomer Lance Stroll.
    The 27-year-old Bottas was in the frame early on as a likely replacement for Rosberg who shocked even those closest to him by announcing his grand prix mission was accomplished after snaring the 2016 title with his retirement announcement.
    Mercedes Motorsport boss Toto Wolff said Bottas was a great fit for the squad after the Finn has endured 77 starts and nine podium finishes across four seasons at Williams.
    “Sometimes in life, unexpected circumstances provide interesting opportunities. Nico’s decision in December was a big surprise – certainly a challenging situation for the team to handle,” Wolff said.


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    Great win for Bottas, but a big loss for Williams.

    Massa out of retirement is an interesting one - I thought Button would have been a chance for the Williams seat.
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    Feck, this game is getting desperate !
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    I'll just leave this here:

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    Higher pitched screamers !
    Got to say the lower profile fatter rubber looks tougher.
    I'll have to arrange myself being down there for the Thurs/Fri I suppose.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FTe217 View Post
    Higher pitched screamers !
    Got to say the lower profile fatter rubber looks tougher.
    I'll have to arrange myself being down there for the Thurs/Fri I suppose.
    Such a tease of a vid... if only they sounded like that still...

    Sigh
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    Just as Supercars I'm optimistic for the coming F1 season......
    Both need competition that other teams need to step up and challenge the dominance here regards to MB.
    Look forward seeing how these car look in the flesh - rapt the tall skinny design is over for starters.
    I'll be curious how much faster these will be with the more grip cornering speeds should be impressive.
    Slip streaming and pulling out into the disturbed air should challenge the intending driver and cause some real "moments" in the heat of battle.
    Alot of other aero changes makes for this first GP pretty exciting me think.
    Go you good Scarlett's is all I'm saying


    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2...from-barcelona

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/formula-1...ad-new-season/
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    I'm hanging out for this to start.
    MB will be the front runners no doubt about it.
    I'm hoping Ferrari and RB can really be up there.
    By the way those Torro Rosso's look mad.

    Here's some more sand bagging by the spoiled brat.
    http://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/mo...e9974c7509077a
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    Yep, 2 weeks until it all kicks off. Merc will no doubt be the leader but Ferrari and red bull should be right up there and Williams showing some promise in the latest test.

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