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Mexicola said:
Us human people only remember the useless rubbish from our younger years. Registration of the first family car? Got it. First holy communion? No chance.

*inb4 catholic priest jokes hahahahayourehilarious*
It is weird isn't it. Something I also vividly remember (but haven't been able to find online), are the Toyota adverts that sponsored ITV's F1 coverage back around in 2002. It was very odd, it was like this whooshing sound and a heart beat, and a technical look at the engine which was spitting fire.

I'd love to find it somehow, need to keep searching!

EDIT: Someone uploaded it a couple of months ago!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oT_jHD4QkU
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Right then, time for our pre-season predictions, just like last year. Questions taken from F1 Fanatic. You can copy and paste the bit below for your post, and just add your answers in underneath.

1. Other than Mercedes, which teams will win races this year?
2. What will be the best result for Haas?
3. Who will score more points: Max Verstappen or Nico Hulkenberg?
4. Which team will score more points: McLaren or Renault?
5. Which driver will out-qualify his team mate most frequently?
6. Will Kimi Raikkonen remain on the grid for 2017?
7. How many of the 11 teams will score points?
8. Before the season ends, will Monza be confirmed as the host of the 2017 Italian Grand Prix?
9. Who will win the FIA pole position trophy?
10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race?
11. And who will take their place?
12. Which driver will collect the most penalty points for driving infringements?
13. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix?
14. Who will crash out of the most races?
15. Whose engines will Red Bull use in 2017?
16. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided?
17. What will be the biggest political story of the year?
18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year?
19. Who will win the Constructors Championship?
20. Who will win the Drivers Championship?
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1. Other than Mercedes, which teams will win races this year?
Ferrari, Williams

2. What will be the best result for Haas?
11th

3. Who will score more points: Max Verstappen or Nico Hulkenberg?
Max Verstappen

4. Which team will score more points: McLaren or Renault?
McLaren

5. Which driver will out-qualify his team mate most frequently?
Romain Grosjean (on Esteban Gutierrez)

6. Will Kimi Raikkonen remain on the grid for 2017?
No

7. How many of the 11 teams will score points?
9

8. Before the season ends, will Monza be confirmed as the host of the 2017 Italian Grand Prix?
Yes

9. Who will win the FIA pole position trophy?
Lewis Hamilton

10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race?
Rio Haryanto

11. And who will take their place?
Alexander Rossi

12. Which driver will collect the most penalty points for driving infringements?
Pascal Wehrlein (now Maldonado isn't here to take this award!)

13. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix?
Lewis Hamilton, he'll finally do it.

14. Who will crash out of the most races?
Carlos Sainz

15. Whose engines will Red Bull use in 2017?
TAG /  Renault, again

16. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided?
Mexico

17. What will be the biggest political story of the year?
Red Bull and their engine struggles.

18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year?
Belgium

19. Who will win the Constructors Championship?
Lewis Hamilton

20. Who will win the Drivers Championship?
Mercedes
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1. Other than Mercedes, which teams will win races this year?
Ferrari

2. What will be the best result for Haas?
7th

3. Who will score more points: Max Verstappen or Nico Hulkenberg?
Verstappen

4. Which team will score more points: McLaren or Renault?
McLaren

5. Which driver will out-qualify his team mate most frequently?
Vettel over Raikkonen

6. Will Kimi Raikkonen remain on the grid for 2017?
Doubt it

7. How many of the 11 teams will score points?
9

8. Before the season ends, will Monza be confirmed as the host of the 2017 Italian Grand Prix?
Yes

9. Who will win the FIA pole position trophy?
Hamilton

10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race?
Haryanto

11. And who will take their place?
Whoever pays most

12. Which driver will collect the most penalty points for driving infringements?
Sainz

13. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix?
Vettel

14. Who will crash out of the most races?
Sainz

15. Whose engines will Red Bull use in 2017?
Same engine as now

16. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided?
Brazil

17. What will be the biggest political story of the year?
McLaren and Honda falling out 

18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year?
Baku

19. Who will win the Constructors Championship?
Merc

20. Who will win the Drivers Championship?
Hamilton
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1. Other than Mercedes, which teams will win races this year?
Ferrari, Toro Rosso, Williams, Force India

2. What will be the best result for Haas?
6th

3. Who will score more points: Max Verstappen or Nico Hulkenberg?
Max Verstappen

4. Which team will score more points: McLaren or Renault?
McLaren

5. Which driver will out-qualify his team mate most frequently?
Pascal Wehrlein

6. Will Kimi Raikkonen remain on the grid for 2017?
No

7. How many of the 11 teams will score points?
11

8. Before the season ends, will Monza be confirmed as the host of the 2017 Italian Grand Prix?
Yes

9. Who will win the FIA pole position trophy?
Nico Rosberg

10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race?
Nobody

11. And who will take their place?
Nobody

12. Which driver will collect the most penalty points for driving infringements?
Marcus Ericsson

13. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix?
Max Verstappen

14. Who will crash out of the most races?
Nicolas Hülkenberg

15. Whose engines will Red Bull use in 2017?
Mercedes

16. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided?
Abu Dhabi or Brazil. Which one the last GP is.

17. What will be the biggest political story of the year?
Lewis Hamilton causing something with his segway.

18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year?
Malaysian GP.

19. Who will win the Constructors Championship?
Mercedes

20. Who will win the Drivers Championship?
Kimi Raikkönen
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1. Other than Mercedes, which teams will win races this year?
Ferrari, Williams and I'll say Force India.
2. What will be the best result for Haas?
7th place
3. Who will score more points: Max Verstappen or Nico Hulkenberg?
Hulkenberg
4. Which team will score more points: McLaren or Renault?
Renault
5. Which driver will out-qualify his team mate most frequently?
Pascal Wehrlein
6. Will Kimi Raikkonen remain on the grid for 2017?
No chance
7. How many of the 11 teams will score points?
11
8. Before the season ends, will Monza be confirmed as the host of the 2017 Italian Grand Prix?
I hope so.
9. Who will win the FIA pole position trophy?
Hamilton
10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race?
Max Verstappen for a race ban
11. And who will take their place?
Pierre Gasly
12. Which driver will collect the most penalty points for driving infringements?
Max Verstappen
13. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix?
Sebastian Vettel
14. Who will crash out of the most races?
Guttierez
15. Whose engines will Red Bull use in 2017?
Renault/TAG Heuer
16. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided?
Brazil
17. What will be the biggest political story of the year?
Capgate.
18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year?
USA.
19. Who will win the Constructors Championship?
Mercedes
20. Who will win the Drivers Championship?
Nico Rosberg.
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1. Other than Mercedes, which teams will win races this year?
Ferrari

2. What will be the best result for Haas?
12th

3. Who will score more points: Max Verstappen or Nico Hulkenberg?
Max Verstappen

4. Which team will score more points: McLaren or Renault?
McLaren

5. Which driver will out-qualify his team mate most frequently?
Sebastian Vettel

6. Will Kimi Raikkonen remain on the grid for 2017?
Nope

7. How many of the 11 teams will score points?
9

8. Before the season ends, will Monza be confirmed as the host of the 2017 Italian Grand Prix?
Yes

9. Who will win the FIA pole position trophy?
Nico Rosberg

10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race?
Rio Haryanto

11. And who will take their place?
Alexander Rossi, at least I hope so

12. Which driver will collect the most penalty points for driving infringements?
Esteban Gutiérrez

13. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix?
Lewis Hamilton

14. Who will crash out of the most races?
Jolyon Palmer

15. Whose engines will Red Bull use in 2017?
Honda

16. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided?
Brazil

17. What will be the biggest political story of the year?
Rosberg possibly losing his contract at Mercedes

18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year?
Britain

19. Who will win the Constructors Championship?
Mercedes

20. Who will win the Drivers Championship?
Lewis Hamilton
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1. Other than Mercedes, which teams will win races this year?
Ferrari  

2. What will be the best result for Haas?
9th

3. Who will score more points: Max Verstappen or Nico Hulkenberg?
Max Verstappen

4. Which team will score more points: McLaren or Renault?
McLaren

5. Which driver will out-qualify his team mate most frequently?
Vettel

6. Will Kimi Raikkonen remain on the grid for 2017?
No

7. How many of the 11 teams will score points?
10

8. Before the season ends, will Monza be confirmed as the host of the 2017 Italian Grand Prix?
Yes

9. Who will win the FIA pole position trophy?
Lewis Hamilton

10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race?
Rio Haryanto

11. And who will take their place?
Alexander Rossi

12. Which driver will collect the most penalty points for driving infringements?
Haryanto 

13. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix?
Lewis Hamilton

14. Who will crash out of the most races?
Haryanto

15. Whose engines will Red Bull use in 2017?
TAG /  Renault 

16. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided?
Abu Dhabi

17. What will be the biggest political story of the year?
The 2017 rules

18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year?
Silverstone

19. Who will win the Constructors Championship?
Mercedes
20. Who will win the Drivers Championship?
Hamilton
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1. Other than Mercedes, which teams will win races this year?
Ferrari

2. What will be the best result for Haas?
10th

3. Who will score more points: Max Verstappen or Nico Hulkenberg?
Max Verstappen

4. Which team will score more points: McLaren or Renault?
Renault

5. Which driver will out-qualify his team mate most frequently?
Felipe Nasr over Marcus Ericsson

6. Will Kimi Raikkonen remain on the grid for 2017?
Maybe

7. How many of the 11 teams will score points?
8

8. Before the season ends, will Monza be confirmed as the host of the 2017 Italian Grand Prix?
Maybe, Automobile club of Italy rescued Monza this year but next year its anyones guess.

9. Who will win the FIA pole position trophy?
Nico Rosberg

10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race?
Rio Haryanto

11. And who will take their place?
Will Stevens

12. Which driver will collect the most penalty points for driving infringements?
Rio Haryanto

13. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix?
Daniel Ricciardo

14. Who will crash out of the most races?
Fernando Alonso

15. Whose engines will Red Bull use in 2017?
Uncertain they are saying they may pull out after 2016 but if they don't it's either a RBR designed engine, TAG or Honda

16. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided?
Hoping it's Abu Dhabi but most likely Brazil (Sao Paulo)

17. What will be the biggest political story of the year?
Haas and McLaren struggling for pace

18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year?
Australia, new teams, new drivers, knock out Qualifying sessions and clamp down of communications between the pits and the driver

19. Who will win the Constructors Championship?
Mercedes

20. Who will win the Drivers Championship?
Lewis Hamilton
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Its the same as with the halo system, the only thing they seem bothered about is a wheel traveling directly at the driver from in front of the car. Its another half-arsed attempt. It needs to be a full canopy or it defeats the whole point of it, and you cannot simply attach something like that to a formula one car without it looking ridiculous. It needs to be a full canopy with total redesign of the rules to make the cars look completely different and suit the closed cockpit, or it needs to be left as it is. All these half-arsed efforts are stupid.
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Its the same as with the halo system, the only thing they seem bothered about is a wheel traveling directly at the driver from in front of the car. Its another half-arsed attempt. It needs to be a full canopy or it defeats the whole point of it, and you cannot simply attach something like that to a formula one car without it looking ridiculous. It needs to be a full canopy with total redesign of the rules to make the cars look completely different and suit the closed cockpit, or it needs to be left as it is. All these half-arsed efforts are stupid.
This says everything I wanted to be said.
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It's easy to put both concepts off as "half-arsed", I'd rather see them as a step in the direction of a proper closed cockpit/jet canopy. Besides, those are just first drafts, nothing is decided.
And since we're speaking of a jet canopy, that concept has its own problems. Like, how does the driver get out if the car flips upside down? And more importantly, how would the cooling of the cockpit itself work? AC? Fair enough, but do we really want even heavier cars going forward?
I don't see the point in rushing towards any concept right now, but if it has to be one, I rather want it to be a simple, easy reversible concept, that can be built upon in the future.

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McLaren expect Vandoorne "to be ready" by 2017

So the silly season begins before the actual season gets underway. If, and it's a pretty big "if", they decide to replace someone, who do you think it'll be? My money's on Alonso.
Button. He already was on the verge of being dropped in 2014, and I don't think this has changed.
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1. Other than Mercedes, which teams will win races this year?
Ferrari, Red Bull

2. What will be the best result for Haas?
7th

3. Who will score more points: Max Verstappen or Nico Hulkenberg?
Verstappen

4. Which team will score more points: McLaren or Renault?
McLaren

5. Which driver will out-qualify his team mate most frequently?
Vettel over Raikkonen

6. Will Kimi Raikkonen remain on the grid for 2017?
No

7. How many of the 11 teams will score points?
10

8. Before the season ends, will Monza be confirmed as the host of the 2017 Italian Grand Prix?
Better be

9. Who will win the FIA pole position trophy?
Rosberg

10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race?
Haryanto

11. And who will take their place?
Don't really care tbh

12. Which driver will collect the most penalty points for driving infringements?
Gutierrez

13. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix?
I'd say everyone has a chance except Lewis, who as we know by now is never destined to win Monsco ever again. 

14. Who will crash out of the most races?
Haryanto

15. Whose engines will Red Bull use in 2017?
TAG Heuer

16. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided?
Brazil

17. What will be the biggest political story of the year?
Debates about cost cutting and rule making

18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year?
Baku. I think its destined after all the moaning that has been made about the track itself and the Le Mans clash. 

19. Who will win the Constructors Championship?
Mercedes

20. Who will win the Drivers Championship?
Vettel
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McLaren expect Vandoorne "to be ready" by 2017

So the silly season begins before the actual season gets underway. If, and it's a pretty big "if", they decide to replace someone, who do you think it'll be? My money's on Alonso.
It depends on how this season goes. If the car is crap and shows no improvement on last year then I can honestly see both of them leaving. I'd say in terms of being kicked out, Button is probably more likely than Alonso, slightly, but it depends on how they both perform again this season.

I just can't believe Vandoorne isn't in Formula 1 this season. He's the biggest new talent in a very long time, and it's crazy that people like Haryanto, Wehrlein, Ericsson, Guiterrez and Nasr are in and he isn't.

I honestly wouldn't be surprised if he came in next year and beat either Alonso or Button, I'm sure he's that good.
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Mexicola said:
McLaren expect Vandoorne "to be ready" by 2017

So the silly season begins before the actual season gets underway. If, and it's a pretty big "if", they decide to replace someone, who do you think it'll be? My money's on Alonso.
It depends on how this season goes. If the car is crap and shows no improvement on last year then I can honestly see both of them leaving. I'd say in terms of being kicked out, Button is probably more likely than Alonso, slightly, but it depends on how they both perform again this season.

I just can't believe Vandoorne isn't in Formula 1 this season. He's the biggest new talent in a very long time, and it's crazy that people like Haryanto, Wehrlein, Ericsson, Guiterrez and Nasr are in and he isn't.

I honestly wouldn't be surprised if he came in next year and beat either Alonso or Button, I'm sure he's that good.
Woah hang on, Wehrlein is a proper talent! It isn't easy to win the DTM championship!
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1. Other than Mercedes, which teams will win races this year?
- Ferrari and I think Red Bull might sneak one in too. I really want to say Mclaren...but we know that won't happen.
2. What will be the best result for Haas?
I'll go with 9th.
3. Who will score more points: Max Verstappen or Nico Hulkenberg?
-  Hulkenberg.
4. Which team will score more points: McLaren or Renault?
Mclaren, but probably only just.
5. Which driver will out-qualify his team mate most frequently?
It'll be close between Grosjean beating Gutierrez and Wehrlein beating Haryanto. Possibly Vettel beating Kimi if he's still off form.
6. Will Kimi Raikkonen remain on the grid for 2017?
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Only if he regains his form. If it's more of the same this year it'll be his last.
7. How many of the 11 teams will score points?
I have a hunch that they all will.
8. Before the season ends, will Monza be confirmed as the host of the 2017 Italian Grand Prix?
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It better be. But I can see that it lasting until after the season as well.
9. Who will win the FIA pole position trophy?
I think Rosberg will clinch it this year.
10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race?
-  Either Haryanto or Gutierrez.
11. And who will take their place?
Rossi at Manor, Vergne at Haas.
12. Which driver will collect the most penalty points for driving infringements?
I don't know. Verstappen maybe.
13. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix?
-  The pole sitter! Hamilton's got to get it this year.
14. Who will crash out of the most races?
I guess the safe bet is Haryanto (I hope he does well personally). But I'm going to say one of the Toro Rosso drivers.
15. Whose engines will Red Bull use in 2017?
-  Renault again. Unless Honda come good.
16. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided?
-  I want to say the last one. But maybe the penultimate. (I can't remember the calendar so whichever race that is!)
17. What will be the biggest political story of the year?
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It'll either be about the halo device or the new qualifying rules.
18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year?
I say Spa every year so I'm going to say....
19. Who will win the Constructors Championship?
-  ...Mercedes
20. Who will win the Drivers Championship?
-  It's a tough one. Hamilton I guess but if Rosberg performs like he did at the end of last season, I can see him winning it.


As for Vandoorne, I wouldn't be surprised if he ends up driving for a different team. If Dennis is to be believed, it doesn't look like he'd change the lineup unless one of them decided to leave or retire. I don't think either will leave to be perfectly honest but if one did I think it'd be Alonso switching teams. Button's already said he's interested in the new 2017 regs and was part of the reason he stayed on this year. It's probably a better idea to wait until mid season at the earliest before speculating though.
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