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    As some of you probably know I'm a big fan of F1 racing which is sort of a sport that not a lot of Americans recongise. Most everyone is very aware of NASCAR and Indycar, most all ppl that like motorsports know F1 exist but don't follow it for whatever reason. I grew up on Sunday afternoons watching nothing but F1 and was mesmerized by everything. The lines of the car, the open cabin, the tall wing, no fenders, and the screaming engines... One car I always remember sticking in my head was the red and white Marlboro McLaren-Honda. In the 90's all the cars ran v12's and Hondas was the best, as the years have gone by and different laws concerning emissions and fuel consumption have surfaced the cars were switched to v10, v8, and this season(which just ended yesterday) a turbo'd v6 with all sorts of hybrid technology. Somewhere in the late 90's to early 2000's Honda and McLaren split ways and Honda focused on other things. Well a few months back McLaren announced that they are teaming up with Honda for the coming 2015 season. So the car will be Honda powered. There hasn't been any testing done or experimenting with the power unit until about a week ago. They used Silverstone raceway for some testing. Since it was during the season that this happened they were only allowed 100 kilometers of driving to test. Now that the season is done, they have a 2 week testing period with all the other teams in Abu Dahbi. Here is a little teaser McLaren put on their website last night. Hopefully everyone on here will get into F1 now and find a driver they like and we could have an F1 thread for the coming 2015 season!

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    I saw this yesterday too, I'm a big F1 fan and watch them religiously! I've never had a chance to go to a race but my uncle went to a bunch in Monaco over the last 15 years. I am VERY excited for the honda/mclaren partnership and cannot wait to see how they do against the Mercedes teams that always seem to win lol

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    I've always like the f1 cars, I just never really sit down and watch any of the races thow. It is insane the amount of technology that is in those cars!!
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    I am a proud honda fanboy, I have always been bad at following racing but hope to do much better in the future!

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    I'm currently saving some coin to go to either the Canadian GP or the US GP in Austin next year. But yeah, it is a blast to follow and watch. Good to hear there are some fans on here! Let's get some more interested so we can do meets for the races next year or something.

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    So this was announced publicly today from Mclaren-Honda. So pumped to see Fernando and Button racing for the same team. Two favorite drivers for my favorite team! There is also a bit of Mclaren-honda racing history in the article!
    http://www.mclaren.com/formula1/team...tton-for-2015/

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    Well McLaren-Honda debuted their new F1 car today. The first round of testing begins on Feb1. Should be interesting to see how it goes. Here is an article with a picture of the new regulation front wing and the new livery. http://m.bbc.com/sport/formula1/31036093

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    Found some official release pics from McLaren. It's stunning!!






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    I'm anxious to see how the testing goes! Can't wait for the first race of the season!!

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    That's sexy

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    A little flash back Friday here. Aryton Senna, going around Monaco in 88, dominating the competition in a Honda-McLaren.
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=NeFqsWWG1qE

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    First GP of the 2015 F1 season is sunday. Australian Grand Prix. First race for McLaren with the Honda engines. Should be interesting.

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    Lol. I saw this online from road and track. This is the new aero design for the Indy car series. Never got into Indy. I'm sure it's cool, they just don't do enough road courses or gp tracks. I wish they still did the GI Joe 300 in Portland with these. My dad used to drive for penzoil and they would get him pit passes and he got to meet Mario and Michael Andretti and fitipaldi and go in the race trailers. Pretty cool stuff.

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    I knew when I saw this I may cringe. I am also a religious F1 nut, and yet. I cannot cry over Mclaren Honda's Position this year.The Motor literally just doesnt keep up.

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    Yeah, I've loved Alonso and Button and was super excited to see them teammates, but so bummed with the result of the honda power. It's been nice to see ferrari and redbull making a bit of a competition through out the year. But ultimately and unfortunately nobody could touch mercedes. Hopefully by next year Ferrari, Renault, and Honda can figure it out and give competition

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