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It looks like the Ferrari (and Alfa) front wings are quite a bit different than most of the others. If it really is a big advantage the others will presumably copy it, but it might take a few races.
 

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I hate the new trend towards matte finish cars. Now Ferrari???? My whole life I loved the red SHINY Ferrari cars, hate this matte crap. They save the teeniest bit of weight by doing this, give me a break, F1 is a very visual sport and needs to have bright shiny cars dammit.
It's been around for awhile now. I think it started with helmets using some matte along with glossy finishes. I happened to meet Townsend Bell one day when picking up my helmet and he was getting his new helmet designed that day. Most of the newer designs had matte in the artwork. I almost painted mine that way. The cars look much better in person. Sometimes the matte has a pearl finish in it.
 

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So I'm still not quite sure I have this new tyre colour scheme straight. I thought the three compounds brought to a particular race would always be coloured red (softest), yellow and white (hardest). But for testing (at least) there can be 5 colours.



C1 is the hardest and C5 the softest (the old Hyper Soft).

I still hope they will just use red, yellow and white in actual races!
 

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So I'm still not quite sure I have this new tyre colour scheme straight. I thought the three compounds brought to a particular race would always be coloured red (softest), yellow and white (hardest). But for testing (at least) there can be 5 colours.



C1 is the hardest and C5 the softest (the old Hyper Soft).

I still hope they will just use red, yellow and white in actual races!
Yes, they are. Each race will have 3 of the 5 slick tire compounds selected. They will be red for soft, yellow for mediums, and white for hards. It could be one race that is C5, C3, C2, respectively and another its C3, C2, C1 (just examples).
 

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Rumors are that Liberty Media is trying to sell F1. Since they are struggling to get anything done, it is understandable. Of Course, they deny it.

It started with an article on a business Web site:

http://www.grandprix.com/news/liberty-media-could-sell-f1.html

Red Bull denies wanting to buy:

http://www.grandprix.com/news/red-bull-denies-wanting-to-buy-f1.html

Difficult to sell:

http://www.grandprix.com/news/liberty-will-struggle-to-sell-f1-says-yermilin.html

The rumors persist, an article from today:

http://www.grandprix.com/news/rumors-that-f1-is-for-sale-says-hembery.html

Maybe they should have retained the old-fart Bernie for a while. He could have trained the new guy with the fancy mustache with the twisted ends.
 
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Ferrari are fastest in early testing. Doesn't mean much except their lap time is already close to the fastest achieved in all pre-season testing last year. So the new regs don't seem to have slowed the cars down.
That works for me - same speed but with closer racing (if as we hope they can follow a bit more easily)? Bring it on :)

And Williams won't have their car built until at least Wednesday! Not a good start for them.
Yes, that is a shame. But a really nice interview on Sky with Alexander Albon and George Russell, they seemed good friends.

@kriktsemaj99, here's my own checklist:

 

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I wonder why Liberty would want to sell. Has there been a big downturn in F1 revenues in the last year, or did Bernie misrepresent the books? F1 should not be difficult to sell if the claimed revenues are real.
 

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I wonder why Liberty would want to sell. Has there been a big downturn in F1 revenues in the last year, or did Bernie misrepresent the books? F1 should not be difficult to sell if the claimed revenues are real.
Maybe they have come to the realization that they bought an asylum that was and is still being run by the inmates (the top teams + the FIA + the engine manufacturers).

They wanted some pretty sweeping technical changes to reduce costs and improve the racing. They wanted better revenue distribution to help the smaller teams. They wanted to give the promoters a better shake.

What have they accomplished thus far? A new front wing design?

Maybe the article is just fake news, but maybe they now realize that the car they bought needs a lot of work and they can't even get approval to get it done.
 

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Rumors are that Liberty Media is trying to sell F1. Since they are struggling to get anything done, it is understandable. Of Course, they deny it.

It started with an article on a business Web site:

http://www.grandprix.com/news/liberty-media-could-sell-f1.html

Red Bull denies wanting to buy:

http://www.grandprix.com/news/red-bull-denies-wanting-to-buy-f1.html

Difficult to sell:

http://www.grandprix.com/news/liberty-will-struggle-to-sell-f1-says-yermilin.html

The rumors persist, an article from today:

http://www.grandprix.com/news/rumors-that-f1-is-for-sale-says-hembery.html

Maybe they should have retained the old-fart Bernie for a while. He could have trained the new guy with the fancy mustache with the twisted ends.
Maybe they have come to the realization that they bought an asylum that was and is still being run by the inmates (the top teams + the FIA + the engine manufacturers).

They wanted some pretty sweeping technical changes to reduce costs and improve the racing. They wanted better revenue distribution to help the smaller teams. They wanted to give the promoters a better shake.

What have they accomplished thus far? A new front wing design?

Maybe the article is just fake news, but maybe they now realize that the car they bought needs a lot of work and they can't even get approval to get it done.

True on all counts, but I believe as you said it is fake news.

Liberty knew they were in for a long haul when they bought it. They said as much and said they were looking five, ten, fifteen years down the road. I could see them being disgruntled and maybe wanting to cut bait, if they thought there was no chance to make money on it. I doubt that would happen, because the loss on selling would be pretty great.
 

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I wonder why Liberty would want to sell. Has there been a big downturn in F1 revenues in the last year, or did Bernie misrepresent the books? F1 should not be difficult to sell if the claimed revenues are real.

Why would Liberty want to sell? Because as Christian Horner said, "I think they absolutely underestimated what they were taking on": http://www.grandprix.com/news/liberty-underestimated-f1-takeover.html

The promoters want lower fees:
https://racer.com/2019/01/29/f1-race-promoters-criticize-libertys-ownership/

http://www.grandprix.com/news/f1-tracks-eye-end-to-liberty-dispute.html

Monza is ready to drop out unless their fee is lowered:
http://www.grandprix.com/news/boss-suggests-monza-prepared-to-lose-f1-race.html

Mexico is losing government funding:
http://www.grandprix.com/news/mexico-to-stop-funding-grand-prix.html

They aren't even close to getting a budget cap:
http://www.grandprix.com/news/budget-cap-not-close-to-agreement-says-marko.html

They failed to get major engine/power unit changes for 2021, which would make them cheaper. They only got minor changes which meant no new suppliers. Why would a new supplier, such as Porsche, want to attempt a new engine when all the present suppliers have a development head start of many years. Traditionally, every few years, F1 has mandated a completely new engine spec so everybody starts out with a clean sheet of paper.

They DID get rid of the grid girls. Typical big corporation woke behavior.
 
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Maybe they have come to the realization that they bought an asylum that was and is still being run by the inmates (the top teams + the FIA + the engine manufacturers).

They wanted some pretty sweeping technical changes to reduce costs and improve the racing. They wanted better revenue distribution to help the smaller teams. They wanted to give the promoters a better shake.

What have they accomplished thus far? A new front wing design?

Maybe the article is just fake news, but maybe they now realize that the car they bought needs a lot of work and they can't even get approval to get it done.
And they found out the teams will fight over any proposed change, even if god, Senna, and Obi Wan came down and said it was a good idea. Can't have that twirly mustached American thinking he runs anything.
 

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Great, thanks. I assume you are aware that Fernando Alonso has a Chevrolet powered car for the Indy 500.
At least it won't blow up near the end like the last time with Honda. :D
 
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