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I'll add some proper info to this tonight but until then here's the new place to discuss the 2018 season & generally laugh at Mclaren.

 

All formatting shamelessly stolen from @Jonny5 excellent topic starter from the 2017 season. 

 

Driver Lineup
Mercedes 
Lewis Hamilton (Confirmed) 
Valtteri Bottas (Confirmed) 
 
Ferrari 
Sebastian Vettel (Confirmed) 
Kimi Raikkonen (Confirmed) 

 

Red Bull 
Daniel Ricciardo (Confirmed) 
Max Verstappen (Confirmed) 

 

Force India
Sergio Perez (Confirmed) 
Esteban Ocon (Confirmed) 
 
Williams
Lance Stroll (Confirmed) 
Sergey Sirotkin (Confirmed)

 

Renault 
Nico Hulkenberg (Confirmed) 
Carlos Sainz (Confirmed) 

 

Toro Rosso
Pierre Gasly (Confirmed) 
Brendon Hartley (Confirmed) 

 

Haas
Romain Grosjean (Confirmed) 
Kevin Magnussen (Confirmed) 
 
McLaren
Fernando Alonso (Confirmed) 
Stoffel Vandoorne (Confirmed) 
 
Sauber-Ferrari 
Marcus Ericsson (Confirmed) 
Charles Leclerc (Confirmed) 

 

Pre Season Testing

February 26-March 1: Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona

March 6-9: Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona

In Season Testing

May 15-May 16: Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona

July 31-August 1: Hungaroring, Budapest

 

Calendar

March 25: Australian GP, Melbourne Sky

April 8: Bahrain GP, Sakhir Sky/Channel 4

April 15: Chinese GP, Shanghai Sky

April 29: Azerbaijan GP, Baku Sky/Channel 4

May 13: Spanish GP, Barcelona Sky

May 27: Monaco GP, Monaco Sky/Channel 4

June 10: Canadian GP, Montreal Sky

June 24: French GP, Le Castellet Sky

July 1: Austrian GP, Spielberg Sky/Channel 4

July 8: British GP, Silverstone Sky/Channel 4

July 22: German GP, Hockenheim Sky

July 29: Hungarian GP, Budapest Sky

August 26: Belgian GP, Spa-Francorchamps Sky/Channel 4

September 2: Italian GP, Monza Sky

September 16: Singapore GP, Marina Bay Sky/Channel 4

September 30: Russian GP, Sochi Sky

October 7: Japanese GP, Suzuka Sky/Channel 4

October 21: United States GP, Austin Sky/Channel 4

October 28: Mexican GP, Mexico City Sky

November 11: Brazilian GP, Sao Paulo Sky

November 25: Abu Dhabi GP, Yas Marina Sky/Channel 4

 

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@Jonny5‘s prediction game info here...

 

All set and ready to go! First race is this weekend! (I thought it was next for some reason). 

 

Get your our season opener predictions done by end of day on Thursday for them to count!

 

https://f1-predict.herokuapp.com/

 

Edit: If you have forgotten your password PM me and I can reset it to something random for you. 

 

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The Official F1 YouTube channel has seen more activity after two days of testing than it (probably) has in its entire lifetime. Here's their day one "highlights"

 

 

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F1 has launched its online subscription service F1TV PRO. All sessions live, pre/post-race interviews and press conferences, exclusive access to all driver on-board cameras and all the main support races.

 

Priced at $8-$12 a month, available in four different languages English, French, German and Spanish and the following countries Germany, France, USA, Mexico, Belgium, Austria, Hungary and much of Latin America.

 

Looks excellent but of course not likely available in the UK until 2025 thanks to the Sky deal.

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Yes final season, this year's schedule:

 

Australian Grand Prix Sky

Bahrain Grand Prix Sky/Channel 4

Chinese Grand Prix Sky

Azerbaijan Grand Prix Sky/Channel 4

Spanish Grand Prix Sky

Monaco Grand Prix Sky/Channel 4

Canadian Grand Prix Sky

French Grand Prix Sky

Austrian Grand Prix  Sky/Channel 4

British Grand Prix Sky/Channel 4

German Grand Prix Sky

Hungarian Grand Prix Sky

Belgian Grand Prix Sky/Channel 4

Italian Grand Prix Sky

Singapore Grand Prix Sky/Channel 4

Russian Grand Prix Sky

Japanese Grand Prix Sky/Channel 4

United States Grand Prix Sky/Channel 4

Mexican Grand Prix 8 Sky

Brazilian Grand Prix Sky

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Sky/Channel 4

 

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41 minutes ago, JPR said:

Yes final season, this year's schedule:

 

Australian Grand Prix Sky

Bahrain Grand Prix Sky/Channel 4

Chinese Grand Prix Sky

Azerbaijan Grand Prix Sky/Channel 4

Spanish Grand Prix Sky

Monaco Grand Prix Sky/Channel 4

Canadian Grand Prix Sky

French Grand Prix Sky

Austrian Grand Prix  Sky/Channel 4

British Grand Prix Sky/Channel 4

German Grand Prix Sky

Hungarian Grand Prix Sky

Belgian Grand Prix Sky/Channel 4

Italian Grand Prix Sky

Singapore Grand Prix Sky/Channel 4

Russian Grand Prix Sky

Japanese Grand Prix Sky/Channel 4

United States Grand Prix Sky/Channel 4

Mexican Grand Prix 8 Sky

Brazilian Grand Prix Sky

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Sky/Channel 4

 

 

Could be worth adding this to the OP @myoozikk

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F1 launching its own streaming service

 

https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/headlines/2018/2/formula-1-to-launch-f1-tv-a-live-grand-prix-subscription-service.html

 

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practice, qualifying and races, will be offered live, along with press conferences and pre and post-race interviews. Subscribers will be able to watch live races of the main support series, the FIA Formula 2 Championship, GP3 Series and Porsche Supercup, among others.

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commercial-free live streams of each race with multi language commentary. In addition, the service will provide exclusive access to all 20 driver on-board cameras throughout every race session

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... will appear in nearly two dozen markets at launch (including Germany, France, USA, Mexico, Belgium, Austria, Hungary and much of Latin America). 

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Pricing for F1 TV Pro will be offered on a monthly basis of USD$8-$12, and annual rates will be priced according to market.

 

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1 hour ago, JPR said:

F1 has launched its online subscription service F1TV PRO. All sessions live, pre/post-race interviews and press conferences, exclusive access to all driver on-board cameras and all the main support races.

 

Priced at $8-$12 a month, available in four different languages English, French, German and Spanish and the following countries Germany, France, USA, Mexico, Belgium, Austria, Hungary and much of Latin America.

 

Looks excellent but of course not likely available in the UK until 2025 thanks to the Sky deal.

 

Sky provides the English commentary so I doubt we'll ever see this subscription service in the UK. Of course F1's popularity will have gone the way of cricket by 2025 so we all probably won't care by that point anyway.

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:omg:

 

First time ever this season that I won't have a way of watching all races live. Gave up on paying £££ to Sky for the pleasure. Might see if they will accept a signup/payment from a UK source and if so, will VPN it. Would happily pay around £10 a month or so for it.

 

 

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2 hours ago, kiroquai said:

:omg:

 

First time ever this season that I won't have a way of watching all races live. Gave up on paying £££ to Sky for the pleasure. Might see if they will accept a signup/payment from a UK source and if so, will VPN it. Would happily pay around £10 a month or so for it.

 

 

I'm going with the tried and tested "steal it from the internet" approach. Saved a fortune dumping Sky Sports from my VM sub, I only really had it for the F1, I could take or leave the rest of it.

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Day 1:

Honda do a million laps.

Something falls off the McLaren.

 

Day 2:

Honda do a million laps

Something falls off the McLaren.

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13 hours ago, kiroquai said:

Had a look at Now TV and it seemed to be potentially pretty pricey - say 2 races per month, that's still about £16 if you get the Day Pass.

 

 

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I'm going to end up doing NowTV but only on the days when I happen to be home at race time anyway, which doesn't happen all too often.  We tend to go out if Mr Sprite is off work so if he's working, and it's not on C4, then I'll buy the day pass. 

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Actually that is a very good point; the C4 races will obviously lower the need for Now TV to a point where it's cheaper.

 

Meanwhile, Toro Rosso continue to win the Social Media game:

 

 

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I get most of my sports day passes from ebay, usually £4-5, sometimes can get them around £3 it varies throughout the year. You have to be careful though as some of them, especially the very cheap ones will be from things like the Pringles offer which are limited to one per account, but the listing will usually note that.

 

They do have the occasional sales as well, if you don't leave it until the last minute to get your pass and keep an eye on ebay and the sales you can save money, think I've only bought one full price in the last few years.

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Cheers everyone :hat: - will look into sourcing them elsewhere.

 

Definitely want to keep track of it this year. Not missed a full race (either live or watching delayed tapes) since Australia 1988, barring the weird bit post-Suzuka 2014 where the Bianchi thing kind of dulled my interest in watching for the rest of the year.

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51 minutes ago, kiroquai said:

Actually that is a very good point; the C4 races will obviously lower the need for Now TV to a point where it's cheaper.

 

 

Unless you want to see qualifying as well.

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Last year bored the absolute tits off me when Verstappen wasn't on one, I dunno if I can face another season of racing (aha) home from work to catch the start only for Merc and Ferrari to trade circuits they're strong at.

Ive also found if I don't watch it live, I don't watch it at all so recording it does nothing for me.

Surely the other teams have to get closer, right?

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Liberty have apparently offered Sky the opportunity of up-selling the F1 Digital package through them in the UK. Whilst on one-hand that's good news, it pretty much would mean it'd be about 5x the price it would be elsewhere in the world.

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11 hours ago, SMD said:

Last year bored the absolute tits off me when Verstappen wasn't on one, I dunno if I can face another season of racing (aha) home from work to catch the start only for Merc and Ferrari to trade circuits they're strong at.

Ive also found if I don't watch it live, I don't watch it at all so recording it does nothing for me.

Surely the other teams have to get closer, right?

 

Hamilton fastest today.

 

I really am even less bothered about F1 than I was last year. I will catch the odd race live probably, and definitely the British GP.

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