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Old 11 May 2017, 12:51 (Ref:3732789)   #1
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FORMULA 1 GRAN PREMIO DE ESPAÑA PIRELLI 2017 - Grand Prix Weekend Thread

Formula 1 heads for Spain for its traditional opener to the European races. Most teams expected to bring upgrades to this round. Red Bull and Mercedes have some major upgrades to their chassis. Mercedes in particular will be introducing a short wheel base chassis from this round.





Circuit de Catalunya fast facts
https://www.formula1.com/en/video/20...s_-_Spain.html

Review last years Spanish GP
https://www.formula1.com/en/video/20..._in_Spain.html
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Old 11 May 2017, 12:57 (Ref:3732790)   #2
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Looks like all the teams have put their 'shark fins' to good use. Interested to see what it looks like on track, and on TV.
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Old 11 May 2017, 12:59 (Ref:3732791)   #3
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Looks like all the teams have put their 'shark fins' to good use. Interested to see what it looks like on track, and on TV.
Think they were forced to by new mid-season regulation changes, number on the nose also increases in size aprox 30%.
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Oh dear! FA's Honda engine blows up spectacularly after just half a lap!

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I must admit that I have no problem at all with the shark fins, other than they make the cars even more prone to understeer.
So let us say I have no problem with the look of the shark fins!
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Looks like the Mclaren drivers will have to spend the rest of the season starting from the back of the grid at the rate those motors seem to be falling apart.
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Old 12 May 2017, 10:36 (Ref:3732962)   #7
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Where have Force India put the drivers names? I can't see them on the cars. The McLaren is the best positioning that I've seen, really clear.
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Old 12 May 2017, 10:53 (Ref:3732964)   #8
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FP1 results. Hamilton leads.

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Indy can't come soon enough for Fred
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Looking forward to seeing how this chapter of Ferrari vs. Mercedes story unfolds.
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It's a shame for Alonso and the home GP fans. What a waste.

I enjoy the Catalunya Circuit for the most part. Looking forward to this one.
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Embarassing, that's what it is. Maybe he should consider the retirement.
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Embarassing, that's what it is. Maybe he should consider the retirement.
From F1, for sure, if there is nothing for him other than McLaren. There are many years of top racing left for Fernando.
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Embarassing, that's what it is. Maybe he should consider the retirement.
Or promotion to another series.
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Or promotion to another series.
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