r/formula1 Fernando Alonso Nov 21 '22

104 days until the 2023 Bahrain GP Misc

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2.1k Upvotes

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u/Danbuarth Nov 21 '22

The dreaded off season

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u/processedmeat Nov 21 '22

But saves me $10/ month canceling F1 tv

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u/ADacome24 Nov 21 '22

thanks for reminding me to cancel

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u/-LNAM- Formula 1 Nov 21 '22

I’ve been enjoying watching all the extra shows and documentaries on there. I was even thinking of maybe picking a season and watching a race every Sunday.

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u/Lucienbel Red Bull Nov 22 '22

Highly recommend this do. I do it every off season and it helps shake the itch a bit.

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u/sbdw0c Love Is Love Nov 21 '22

I'm continuously canceling and renewing it, saves a few bucks even during the season itself

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u/BeagleAteMyLunch Nov 21 '22

Isn't F1 TV billed for a season not monthly.

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u/renaultfan98 Oscar Piastri Nov 21 '22

It's annually or monthly.

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u/MonkeyAssFucker Sir Lewis Hamilton Nov 21 '22

What’s the F1 tv like. I’m from the UK but I don’t have Sky. But I do have a vpn. Is it worth it?

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u/McGizzley Nov 21 '22

Yeah it’s worth it for £60 for the whole year.

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u/RexxRacerX_72 Nov 22 '22

To me, as a US fan getting the Sky feed on ESPN, it's amazingly better than Sky.

However, I can't stand Croft, or Sky's incessant focus on the Merc cars, always to the detriment of seeing something live on the track because they decide to show Lewis exclusively for 3 consecutive laps.

With F1 tv, I can pick a driver and watch their in car feed with their radio, and I find the announcers much more pleasant than Croft and Brundle. I don't dislike Brundle, I just dislike the programming that is so exclusively Merc/Lewis/and now George.

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u/beecityuk Nov 22 '22

It's not Sky who direct the live feed, it's by F1 themselves. Sky commentate on whatever shots they're given and that's the same worldwide.

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u/Odd_Description1 Bernd Mayländer Nov 22 '22

I like it. Being able to pick a driver and just stay with them is a ton of fun.

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u/processedmeat Nov 22 '22

I like it the little extras are nice and for me it is cheaper than ESPN.

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u/BlackHillBoy10 Nov 21 '22

Saves me $60 month for Foxtel in Australia

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u/tmtProdigy Sebastian Vettel Nov 22 '22

unfortunately, as a German i am "forced" to stick with my annual sub indefinitely. Ever since sky purchased sole broadcasting rights, i can no longer create a new sub to anything but sky, however existing subs may be carried on. so here i am sticking with f1tv until Germany finally has another option than fucking sky.

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u/ijiolokae Bernd Mayländer Nov 21 '22

can't wait for them to digging up "checks notes" Abu Dhabi 2021 in like 3 weeks cause they run out of shit to report on, maybe heat up that "checks notes" Checo vs Max thing from last week

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u/OrcaStrike777 Sergio Pérez Nov 21 '22

Time for the daily incredibly obscure statistics and graph posts

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u/0000100110010100 Sebastian Vettel Nov 21 '22

Gonna try and watch as many races from the 2000’s to 2016 as I can

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u/codename474747 Murray Walker Nov 21 '22

Be prepared for a lot of parades in between fuel stops until about 2007 lol

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u/bodnast Pierre Gasly Nov 21 '22

I remember back in April 2020, we’re all stuck at home, I discovered drive to survive randomly. Binged it in two nights. Bought a month of F1tv. And then every night for the rest of April, I’d watch a 2019 qualifying session one night and the race the next night, beer in hand. Great memories from a shitty time in the world

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u/trekracer New user Nov 21 '22

Favorite race?

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u/bodnast Pierre Gasly Nov 21 '22

Germany 2019 and Brazil 2019 were the two that immediately stand out and I would highly recommend anyone watch them if you’re new to the sport

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u/Samuel7899 Nov 22 '22

I did almost the same thing.

I'd make sure to watch a random driver's onboard camera for a bunch of laps as well, to help learn the tracks.

It helps so much with the manic TV direction of the races, being able to immediately identify a corner and know what's coming up.

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u/ack154 Nov 21 '22

That's actually a good idea for the offseason. I'm not sure which era yet, but I think I'll try to throw in a couple older races each weekend without a race.

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u/sringray23 Ferrari Nov 21 '22

Can you watch these on SkyF1?

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u/CborG82 Honda Nov 21 '22

F1tv

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u/[deleted] Nov 21 '22

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u/-LNAM- Formula 1 Nov 21 '22

Was 50’-77’ not officially broadcast or some other reason that torrent starts in 78’?

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u/alphaQ314 Christian Horner Nov 22 '22

You know I want to do this too. But the archives don't seem to have qualifying full replays or even highlights on F1tv. Is there anyway I could see those ?

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u/ranting_madman Nov 22 '22

2003 and then 2005-2008. It was an all time great racing period. You’ll love it. So many good and fast teams that you couldn’t just charge through (unless you’re Kimi).

2009 was unexpected but a procession, while 2010 had that crazy finale. And 2012 with the multi team title race.

Everything else is rather boring. I even stopped watching regularly in 2013 and then halfway through 2014 when I realised how far ahead Hamilton and Merc were.

F1 is best with a competitive grid. It’s good for the sport.

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u/4angrydragons Nov 21 '22

I’m going through withdrawls already

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u/innovator97 Nov 21 '22

And it's getting worse, considering that a lot of other series also finished as well for this year.

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u/Draken04 Jaguar Nov 21 '22

At least WRC starts in January. We won’t wait too long

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u/NormGreen Haas Nov 21 '22

But then it’s another month break for Sweden, then nothing until April usually, right?

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u/NewAccountNow Sergio Pérez Nov 21 '22

Something like. Anyone able to say why WRC has breaks like that?

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u/NormGreen Haas Nov 21 '22 edited Nov 21 '22

Probably since Monte and Sweden are the only two winter events, so they wait for warmer weather for the rest of them

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u/0000100110010100 Sebastian Vettel Nov 21 '22

At least Aussie Supercars has another race in a couple weeks

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u/sringray23 Ferrari Nov 21 '22

Where can we watch this in the UK

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u/NormGreen Haas Nov 21 '22

Superview on YouTube or their website

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u/sringray23 Ferrari Nov 21 '22

Thank you I shall keep an eye out

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u/cookiejay Sebastian Vettel Nov 21 '22

the season went so fast. i can still remember watching lights out at bahrain this year and immediately thinking "fuck me these cars move like boats"

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u/nekomamushi03 Sebastian Vettel Nov 21 '22

After starting to follow and watch races in 2020, i started to notice that following a sport (Including F1) makes time fly by so fast.

I still remember the time where i was watching Pierre won in Monza 2 years ago and a lot has happened in my life since then. Despite that, it still feels like yesterday.

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u/bodnast Pierre Gasly Nov 21 '22

I watched Gasly win at Monza, two months later my baby was born nine weeks premature, and yesterday she jumped up on the couch and said “ME AND DADA WATCH CARS GO FAST”

Time flies so quickly

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u/Probodyne Sir Lewis Hamilton Nov 21 '22

Part of it is I find myself counting down days between races. The week between back to back races goes by like it never happened. It's almost scary. Off-season drags on forever though!

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u/sringray23 Ferrari Nov 21 '22

I think its due to the fact the race weekends land on perfect weekends spread throughout the year. Let's face it when we get into work on a Monday, we are all thinking and wishing the days go quick until the race weekend. If you times that through the season it zooms by.

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u/-Skinner- Max Verstappen Nov 21 '22

Max and Charles battle in Bahrain feels like a dream that you can barely remember.

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u/lazybeef Nov 22 '22

I’m still waiting for the Mercedes sandbags to come off

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u/YvesLauwereyns Nov 21 '22

It's 104 days of summer vacation...

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u/azthek Stefan GP Nov 21 '22

and school comes along just to end it

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u/Route_765 Haas Nov 21 '22

So the annual problem for our generation

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u/F1Add1ct23 Juan Manuel Fangio Nov 21 '22

So the annual problem for our generation it finding a good way to spend it…

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u/OrcaStrike777 Sergio Pérez Nov 21 '22 edited Nov 21 '22

There’s 104 days of F1 vacation, Bahrain comes along just to end ittt. So the annual problem for Formula 1 fans, is finding a good way to speeeend itttt…

LIKE MAYBE

Posting statistics

Or fighting Twitter stans

Or climbin up the iRacing ladder

Discovering something that doesn’t exist (the RB17)

Or watching Leclerc get sadder

DUN NUN NUN NUN

Debating title fights

Spreading misinfo

Or locating Ferrari’s brain (it’s over here!)

Finding cheap tickets

Making crochet dolls

Or driving reddit mods insane

As you can see there’s a whole lot of stuff to do before the green flags will fall

So stick with us cause r/F1 is gonna do it alllllll

So stick with us cause r/F1 is gonna do it all!

Mooooooods! They’re arguing about Abu Dhabi 2021 again!

final guitar note

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u/Ap3x-Mutant- Nov 21 '22

This is fantastic

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u/tiredtoes Sherlock Holmes Nov 22 '22

Oh my god.

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u/Litl_Skitl Nov 21 '22

Fucking knew it.

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u/AbeFroman21 Red Bull Nov 21 '22

Counting the days already…

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u/rufus-the-rowdy-dog Nov 21 '22

Thanks for triggering a mental alarm clock.

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u/RobertGracie Eduardo Freitas Nov 21 '22

Ah yes....the nightmare off season.....time to develop the 2023 scoring sheet in that time, should be more than enough to get it all perfected

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u/FurtyMW Charles Leclerc Nov 21 '22

Not much of a title fight in 2022, but boy did we have action. The overall racing has left me eager for another season with the new cars, refined.

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u/pineapplejamm Daniel Ricciardo Nov 21 '22

There wasn't a title fight but the actual on track racing was phenomenal.

2021 was definitely special. But 2022 - the first 2 races made me forget 2021 overall. Charles vs Max for multiple laps! I was fucking hooked after that! The regulations delivered what we wanted.

2023 does have all the ingredients to be stellar. We saw 3 teams with incredibly different approach to design and yet were rather close in terms of pace. Diminishing returns will take place sooner rather than later...the upcoming years are going to be insane as a f1 fan

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u/SnooKiwis3645 Michael Schumacher Nov 21 '22

So it begins…..

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u/gnrlp2007 If gap, Car Nov 22 '22

Daily Karma Farming posts about x amount days until the new season

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u/Franks2000inchTV George Russell Nov 22 '22

By January, we'll all be fighting to the death over scraps of Mazepin memes.

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u/Yann1zs Ayrton Senna Nov 21 '22

Proper three way fight would be nice!

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u/xhtsk Formula 1 Nov 21 '22

Probably the first season where I’m looking forward to the off season, probably down to this not being the greatest season + too many races, too much of a good thing?

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u/P_ZERO_ Mika Häkkinen Nov 21 '22

Good luck next year with more races and sprints

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u/xhtsk Formula 1 Nov 21 '22

True, hopefully next season is more competitive

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u/HungryVegetation Jody Scheckter Nov 21 '22

Same amount of races most likely since China has a very low chance of happening once again. And it’s not expected to be replaced.

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u/Voidfang_Investments FIA Nov 21 '22

I can’t get enough F1

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u/Canco_Ryan Works for Williams ✅ Nov 22 '22

Too many races for sure, but I can't see the number of races reducing in the near future.

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u/Tritelz Ferrari Nov 21 '22

Well that was my first season. What do folks do during the break?

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u/HomieKnight4 Sebastian Vettel Nov 21 '22

Go crazy.

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u/outofthewoods27 Nov 22 '22

Rewatch races to pick up details I missed first time around. Hopefully binge the next season of DTS.

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u/HulkyBruce Anthoine Hubert Nov 21 '22

And Pre-season testing is in 94 days. From February 23 to 25.

That is still way too long. I guess there will also be livery reveals.

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u/elastico Nov 21 '22

Inb4 the Alpine still looks ugly

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u/[deleted] Nov 21 '22

Don't you guys dare make one of those day by day countdowns. It always makes it go by much slower.

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u/shane201 Nov 21 '22

Thats only 3.5 months.. less than 3.5 months actually... 3 months... 3 is an odd number so it might as well be 2 months... one of those months is February, so it's not even a real month if you think about it... so 1 month

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u/Valoen Ayrton Senna Nov 21 '22

Inject it into my veins. I’m ready to be 104 days in the future.

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u/WoodzEX McLaren Nov 21 '22

All of my favourite drivers are gone now. Don't even know who to support anymore.

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u/ThinkingAheadd Nov 21 '22

If you don't care for anyone currently on the grid then root for the rookies next year?

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u/WoodzEX McLaren Nov 21 '22

Good point. Love the rookies and the underdogs.

I think the main problem for me is, that I like most of the drivers. I just don't have any favourites anymore.

I mean in the end I still love the sport and will follow it nevertheless, but it's a bit weird not having a distinct favourite anymore.

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u/looking4astronauts Jenson Button Nov 21 '22

I haven’t had a favorite since Button retired. Hasn’t stopped me watching.

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u/Kolec507 Love Is Love Nov 21 '22

Oh god, I remember last year when everyone posted those "26 days until the Pre-Season Testing in Barcelona with an ex-Red Bull driver Daniil Kvyat!", "13 days until the Pre-Season Testing in Bahrain with our race winner Pastor Maldonado!" or "1 day until lights out at the 2022 Bahrain GP with our reigning World Champion Max Verstappen!"... Everyone was counting days to something else and it was a total mess lmao

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u/Voidfang_Investments FIA Nov 21 '22

Cannot wait.

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u/elastico Nov 21 '22

This is my first year as an F1 fan. When do they start doing testing and car reveals and stuff? I can't wait to overreact.

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u/F1HLM Fernando Alonso Nov 21 '22

Livery reveals are generally happening early/mid February.
Pre-season testing is on 23–25 February 2023.

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u/elastico Nov 23 '22

Cool thank you!

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u/N3URON5 McLaren Nov 21 '22

Are we all just filling a void in our lives with F1?

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u/awkward_the_fish Nov 22 '22

what are you doing dont go there, otherwise we will have to face reality! welp time to watch seb's old races.

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u/The-WildInfernos Sebastian Vettel Nov 21 '22

So I have the World Cup to keep me occupied until mid December.

Any events to keep me occupied in January and February?

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u/Ecomystic Formula 1 Nov 21 '22

We get the see the 2023 cars doing pre season tests in February (23rd-25th i think), for January i have no clue

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u/574859434F4E56455254 Max Verstappen Nov 21 '22

Formula E starts pretty early iirc. They have new regs too.

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u/MordinSolusSTG Max Verstappen Nov 21 '22

NFL and NHL are in full swing. Highly recommend either or both. NFL playoffs start 2nd week of January.

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u/The-WildInfernos Sebastian Vettel Nov 21 '22

Yeah been passively watching more NFL and NBA lately

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u/cookiejay Sebastian Vettel Nov 21 '22

the formula e starts in mid january! not sure where you are but i watch it on eurosport

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u/xSoft1 Arrows Nov 21 '22

I dont follow GT racing too closely but I always seem to catch LIQUI-MOLY BATHURST 12 HOUR every year because its in the F1 off-season. Its usually a great watch too as Bathurst is prone to create tons of action and drama as drivers try and tame the mountain. Feels like an F1 mini season compacted into a single 12 hour session. Highly recommended!

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u/The-WildInfernos Sebastian Vettel Nov 21 '22

Is that the supercars race or is that the 1000?

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u/xSoft1 Arrows Nov 22 '22

It's strictly GT endurance racing although they tend to invite a few wildcard teams and cars of other disciplines. But they are there mostly for experience and testing.

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u/spacegiraffe2000 Jenson Button Nov 21 '22

so you used a picture from 2015 with the old logo? 😂

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u/Skyhill55 Ayrton Senna Nov 21 '22

He used the superior logo

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u/Hopper1985 New user Nov 21 '22

Jeez at least wait till new years for this. It literally just ended 24 hrs go

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u/pie4july Honda Nov 21 '22

:(

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u/SarcasticJerk98 Sebastian Vettel Nov 21 '22

When f1 will return next year, my life will be completely different and i just can't believe it

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u/ConsciousBrain Pierre Gasly Nov 21 '22

Seb?

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u/Cal3001 Nov 21 '22

I have my down time all planned out. December usually passes by fast bc it’s the Holiday month. Have vacation time saved from Covid and travel for a month in January. Then hammer through Feb and the season is back on.

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u/CripplinglyDepressed Mika Häkkinen Nov 21 '22

Time to go watch the 2010 season from start to finish

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u/dalledayul Zhou Guanyu Nov 21 '22

After 2021, I was pretty excited for this season thanks to the new cars, but a part of me knew that this season would have to be extraordinary to match the energy of 2021 so my excitement wasn't off-the-charts.

This time, I'm genuinely dreading the off-season. I think 2023 has the potential to be a far more exciting championship and I think I really need it to be to make this off-season wait worth it.

I cannot wait for testing and Bahrain.

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u/FurtyMW Charles Leclerc Nov 21 '22

I'm not sure what you mean by "worth it" — you don't have a choice and will be waiting either way. There's a lot of potential for a close championship next year though, can't wait!

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u/Prazoid Nov 21 '22 edited Nov 21 '22

♫ There's a 104 days of winter vacation and the RAWE CEEK comes along just to end it... ♫
♫ So the annual problem for our sub-reddit is finding a cool way to spend it! ♫
♫ Like may be... ♫
♫ Pre-season tests.. or team livery guess.. or speculate if new team-mates will pip the other.
♫ Draw conclusions from tire tests or giving hard-time to each-other! ♫

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u/omeritu Sebastian Vettel Nov 21 '22

Now it's time to watch the best 10 races of the season every weekend (I'm not bad at math just figure I would want a couple of weekends doing another things)

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u/ScrubKaiser Charles Leclerc Nov 21 '22

So what do we do now?

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u/artniSintra Nov 21 '22

Watch senna driving around Monaco with one hand: always entertaining.

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u/Drama989 Sir Lewis Hamilton Nov 21 '22

Can someone please explain what testing is going on this week?

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u/F1HLM Fernando Alonso Nov 21 '22

Testing in Abu Dhabi will run from 9am to 6pm at the Yas Marina Circuit, with each team running two cars: one for Pirelli tyre testing, driven by those with a valid super licence; and a second for young drivers with two or fewer grand prix starts.

Source: motorsport.com

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u/Drama989 Sir Lewis Hamilton Nov 21 '22 edited Nov 21 '22

Thanks. So it’s mostly to test the new tyres for 2023?

Edit: Read the article. It’s a bit of testing of everything.

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u/F1HLM Fernando Alonso Nov 21 '22

Current and more experienced drivers do the 2023 tyre testing (drivers like Hamilton, Russell, Stroll, Alonso, Hulkenberg for example)
Young drivers test is for rookie drivers, that are debuting next season (Sargeant, Piastri, De Vries..), or junior drivers of respective teams from lower Formula categories (Lawson, Doohan, Vesti etc..).
Generally teams are just giving them chance to get some mileage with an F1 car, and to get familiar with the team personnel, team and F1 environment etc..

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u/AllFatherNikolaj Max Verstappen Nov 21 '22

Will there be live coverage on Sky or F1?

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u/justmemeingaround69 Nov 21 '22

I can already see livery concept spams for the coming 3 months.

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u/ATWPH77 Ferrari Nov 21 '22

Miss the old F1 logo.

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u/LetsgoImpact Jean Alesi Nov 21 '22

Just 3 months? DAE remember the days when one season ended in mid October and there were nearly 6 months until mid/late March for the next? Those were the days...

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u/OneFrabjousDay Nov 22 '22

Got a countdown going on my phone.

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u/Dan4096 Honda Nov 22 '22

Red Bull fuel pump sweating profusely

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u/lizinsidethoughts Nov 22 '22

I don’t like that

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u/gravy_train101 Formula 1 Nov 21 '22

Who cares? Indy isn't for 187 days. (Sorry but Indy 500 > any other racing)

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u/stillusesAOL Flair for Drama Nov 21 '22

A much better season opener than bogie-track Australia.