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Sebastian Vettel used to have smiley faces in his cockpit, with one smiley for each of his wins.

Sebastian Vettel used to have smiley faces in his cockpit, with one smiley for each of his wins.

His car would be one big emoji made up of lots of smaller emojis now

"No, it's the Jenson button."

That would be just inconvenient now.

Not if your dials/buttons are labeled using the smileys.

"Seb hold smiley 3 for five seconds then set smiley 2 to smile"

"Which one is smiley 3?"

"We can't tell you Seb"

"Is it the Daniel button?"

Mika Häkkinen in MP4-12 at Jerez, 1997. (The 1997 cars and the West livery are a great combination!)

Mika Häkkinen in MP4-12 at Jerez, 1997. (The 1997 cars and the West livery are a great combination!)

Those glowing brake discs are such a beautiful sight.

Because with Mercedes they knew they had no chance to win. Ron knew the best they could have ever hoped for was the odd race win and some podiums here and there but Mercedes would never allow a customer team to beat them over the course of the season. If they did manage it the McLaren chassis would have needed to be much better than the Mercedes one to compensate because Merc would have made sure the factory team got all the updates first, better fuels and oils and all the engine modes.

It didn’t work out in the end and without being captain hindsight but basing the decision on information available at the time having a manufacturer like Honda was the right decision. Sure Honda screwed it up massively but it’s still better to try something and fail then just settle for being an also fan.

Best livery ever for me. Such lovely thing those colors.

This is one good looking car. The McLaren MP4/6 is my favorite, but this is pretty close.

Pencil Sketch of Kevin

Pencil Sketch of Kevin

Please don't insult Kevin by comparing him to Scandinavia's second greatest F1 driver!

Of you cover up his face from his mouth to his eyes, you can see Marcus aswell

1) Magnussen

2) Ericsslow

Peterson

Ericsson

Magnussen

Brundle and Schumacher with their team in 1992

Brundle and Schumacher with their team in 1992

91 wins and 7 championships in one pic, wow

Me and Schumacher combined have a total of 91 wins and 7 championships.

I feel proud

They should have kept Brundle for 1993, Flavio said it was a mistake to let Brundle go because they just hadn't fully realised how good Schumacher was and Brundle actually did quite well to be as close to Schumacher as he did, Patrese did not fare well in 1993 .

Get off the internet Martin

[Dutch] FIA declares TT Circuit Assen suitable for F1

[Dutch] FIA declares TT Circuit Assen suitable for F1

Surely without circuit changes that would be the quickest lap in terms of time on the calendar

Assen for MotoGP is what Silverstone is for F1. The most historic and traditional round (by a somewhat long way)

Assen is a bike circuit, and generally that means it will be incredibly dull for cars. Its narrow, has plenty of fast sweeping corners and no real overtaking points, sounds like a perfect recipe for a procession.

It would also be nigh impossible to overtake. MotoGP already has difficulty passing.

Spa-Francorchamps has so much elevation change. This picture shows it well.

Spa-Francorchamps has so much elevation change. This picture shows it well.

I'd recommend going and walking the whole thing, then you really know about the elevation change!

Sure, we all know that Eau Rouge is much steeper than it appears on screens, they tell us in every practice session. What they don't say is how crazy the elevation change is literally everywhere at Spa! That was the shock for me, walking along the Kemmel Straight which is uphill all the way!

Fantastic place, hope to go again sometime.

Kemmel's up hill? holy shit mate i didn't realise that!

You'll know it once you've walked it a dozen or so times over a 24 hour race :P

haha...

i always knew it was a hilly track but i never knew just how hilly it was.

i love Spa. probably my favourite track in F1

Massa says Williams's 2018 driver path is financial

Massa says Williams's 2018 driver path is financial

He'd be driving next year otherwise.

Honestly i dont know how long williams will continue on the money path. Its sad to see a historic team become like this. I know its quite different, but this makes me worried for other privateers like mclaren.

In before Williams find out they can't take the Russian money due to sanctions and Massa comes out of retirement to save the day for a 2nd time.

Williams becoming a fancy version of Sauber

[OT] Motorsport.com is setting itself up for a big monopoly on F1/Motorsport news. Should we be concerned about that?

[OT] Motorsport.com is setting itself up for a big monopoly on F1/Motorsport news. Should we be concerned about that?

How worried should we be that there will soon be just one big network doing all of motorsports news? With the announcement that Motorsport is buying GPUpdate.net another reliable source of news has been overtaken by Motosport.com.

It could be a good thing for all I know, but how many independant F1/motorsports news sites are really still around? I can't think of that many of the top of my head. Ofcourse you have Formula1.com as a good source of news and the broadcasters of F1 like SkyF1 and Ziggo which also bring news in a timely manner. But what happens when the next news site is bought, like for example planetf1.com? The bigger Motorsport.com gets the smaller the chances get for a small site to gain popularity, or be able to compete against the Motorsport Network.

Maybe I'm just overthinking this, but please let me know what you think about all of this.

Edit: So I commented about this on the Dutch Motorsport.com site. It seems like they censored it, or atleast removed it for some unclear reason. I confirmed with someone in the F1 discord that the comment was indeed not viewable. When I go to the article without incognito mode it's there but when I turn incognito mode on it has been removed.

Check it out: https://imgur.com/a/GZOzK

I said in my comment that this was pure monopolizing and I would use other news sources, however small, to get my news just so there is atleast some competition. I find this very strange, and even more worrying if it was indeed deleted by Motorsport.com staff.

Link to the article where the comment should be: Click

I'll gladly put down my tin foil hat if there is a clear explanation for this. For all I know I'm overthinking this way too much.

Very worried! As a motorsport editor for a site that Motorsport.com targeted, these guys could easily stop independent journalists from attending races. Look at how they took over Autosport and how nearly all articles became the same between the two publications. I don't understand the tactics. I know it's good to have a strong portfolio, but the way the company deals with matters following a takeover is wrong.

Just hoping for F1fanatic to not be absorbed.

No they didn’t, we refused the offer on the table.

They've had a monopoly since they bought out Autosport. There's a niche market for small news sites that I don't think will go away anytime soon, especially in less popular motorsports (for example dailysportscar.com, paddockscout.com or supergtnews). I think Twitter has kind of replaced the 'small news site breaking news before the mainstream', but there's a market for deeper analysis into races/series, editorials and columns that small news sites will always be there for.

Nico Hülkenberg wishes you a shitty new year.

Nico Hülkenberg wishes you a shitty new year.

"Slower pls" - Sainz 2017

Carlos has no idea what Nico just made him say xD

I wish you all a Merry Christmas, and a shitty new year

Yeah, neither do i.

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