r/formula1 3d ago

Meta Announcement: Welcome to the 2023 F1 Season!

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Hey everyone!

Welcome to the month of February! Following the Haas VF-23 livery reveal yesterday, the remaining nine teams are set to reveal their new cars (or liveries) in the next week or two. Later this month Netflix will drop a fresh batch of Drive to Survive episodes and that same week the cars will hit the track in Bahrain for the pre-season test. Here's a full overview of the things to come this month:

Day Date Time Event
Friday Feb 3 14:00 Red Bull Racing season launch event
Friday Feb 3 15:00 2012 Spanish GP (re)watch party feat. BrrrakeF1 and MultiViewer for F1
Monday Feb 6 14:00 Williams season launch event
Tuesday Feb 7 09:00 Alfa Romeo Racing C43 launch
Saturday Feb 11 TBA Scuderia AlphaTauri AT04 launch
Monday Feb 13 TBA Aston Martin AMR23 launch
Monday Feb 13 TBA McLaren MCL37 launch
Tuesday Feb 14 TBA Ferrari car launch
Wednesday Feb 15 TBA Mercedes F1 W14 launch
Thursday Feb 16 TBA Alpine A523 launch
Thursday Feb 23 TBA Pre-season test day 1
Friday Feb 24 TBA Formula 1: Drive to Survive season 5 release (Netflix)
Friday Feb 24 TBA Pre-season test day 2
Saturday Feb 25 TBA Pre-season test day 3

*All times UTC

In short: February will be full of F1 content, so we've decided to call an end to the off-season.

Effective 6 PM UTC today, we're resuming the regular moderation standards. This means that you should expect to see fewer random throwbacks, off-topic posts and other more "casual" content.

Additionally, we ask you to keep the following guidelines in mind when participating in the reveals:

  • No screenshots from streams or videos.
  • Post galleries instead of multiple single images.
  • Official sources are given priority. For example the car reveal video from McLaren's own YouTube will be prioritized over a rehosted version on a different channel or platform.
  • Even if you're first, if better images or videos are posted after yours, your post may be removed.

Alright, that's all for today. Let's make 2023 a season to remember!


r/formula1 1d ago

Race 2012 Spanish Grand Prix - Race Discussion

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ROUND 5: Spanish Grand Prix ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ

Formula 1 Gran Premio de Espaรฑa Santander 2012
Fri 11 May - Sun 13 May
Barcelona, Spain
Blake's stream starts at 3:00 PM UTC: https://www.twitch.tv/brrrake
Race starts at ~3:30 PM UTC: https://muvi.gg/r/formula1
You can download MultiViewer for F1 at https://muvi.gg.

Circuit de Catalunya

Length: 4.655 km (2.892 mi)

Distance: 66 laps, 307.104 km (190.826 mi)


Starting grid

Row Lane 1 Lane 2
1 1. Pastor Maldonado 1:22.285 Williams Renault 2. Fernando Alonso 1:22.302 Ferrari
2 3. Romain Grosjean 1:22.424 Lotus Renault 4. Kimi Rรคikkรถnen 1:22.487 Lotus Renault
3 5. Sergio Perez 1:22.533 Sauber Ferrari 6. Nico Rosberg 1:23.005 Mercedes
4 7. Sebastian Vettel None Red Bull Racing Renault 8. Michael Schumacher None Mercedes
5 9. Kamui Kobayashi None Sauber Ferrari 10. Jenson Button 1:22.944 McLaren Mercedes
6 11. Mark Webber 1:22.977 Red Bull Racing Renault 12. Paul di Resta 1:23.125 Force India Mercedes
7 13. Nico Hulkenberg 1:23.177 Force India Mercedes 14. Jean-Eric Vergne 1:23.265 STR Ferrari
8 15. Daniel Ricciardo 1:23.442 STR Ferrari 16. Felipe Massa 1:23.444 Ferrari
9 17. Bruno Senna 1:24.981 Williams Renault 18. Vitaly Petrov 1:25.277 Caterham Renault
10 19. Heikki Kovalainen 1:25.507 Caterham Renault 20. Charles Pic 1:26.582 Marussia Cosworth
11 21. Timo Glock 1:27.032 Marussia Cosworth 22. Pedro de la Rosa 1:27.555 HRT Cosworth
12 23. Narain Karthikeyan None HRT Cosworth 24. Lewis Hamilton None McLaren Mercedes
  • Lewis Hamilton was excluded from qualifying and demoted to the back of the grid for breaking refuelling regulations by failing to provide the FIA with enough fuel for analysis.

  • Narain Karthikeyan failed to set a lap time within 107 percent of the fastest lap time in the first session. He was allowed to start the race at the discretion of the stewards.


So how is all this going to work?

u/brrrake will be streaming on Twitch, providing context and answering questions about the race.

u/brrrake is a former Performance Engineer, who started his career with Force India, and later went on to work for Red Bull - both at the track and at the factory. He's since left Formula 1 to become a content creator, and it just so happens that Spain 2012 was his very first race in F1.

He can't show the actual race on stream, so for that we'll use MultiViewer for F1, and it's brand new feature: Watch Parties.

Wait.. Multiviewer for F1? What's that?

MultiViewer is an app for Windows, Mac and Linux, that lets you customize your F1 TV viewing experience - Essentially letting you create a pitwall in the comfort of your own home. I've been using it since it came out, and it's absolutely revolutionised the way I watch F1.

In order to use MultiViewer, you'll need an active F1 TV subscription (Access or Pro). The app itself is free, and not affiliated with Formula 1 or F1 TV.

Okay. But what are watch parties then?

Watch Parties is a new feature in MultiViewer for this season. It syncs all playbacks of a given race to all participants of the watch party, which means no more "Click start at exactly 3 PM and pray to God there's no buffering". It will keep all feeds in sync, including onboards and live timing, so it's just like watching live all over again.

Watch Parties is a beta feature that we're currently testing with MultiViewer. Any issues or feedback can be submitted on the official MultiViewer Discord or /r/F1MultiViewer .

You'll need to have the international feed open during the watch party for the sync to work with other available feeds, like onboards and live timing. You can mute and hide the international feed if you don't want to watch it.

We'll post a race thread on Friday, where you can discuss the action as the race goes on. No spoilers please!

Awesome! I can't wait! How do I join?

You can subscribe to F1 TV at https://f1tv.formula1.com.

You can join Brrrake's stream on Friday at https://www.twitch.tv/brrrake.

You can download MultiViewer for F1 at https://muvi.gg.

You can join the MultiViewer Watch Party on Friday at https://muvi.gg/r/formula1. (You'll have to have Multiviewer open when clicking the link, for it to work properly)

Streaming & Downloads

This is not the appropriate place to request or share streams and downloads. Please do not post information about streams and downloads in this thread. Thank you.


Good causes


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