2017 Formula 1 - The next generation

While the title fight this year is yet to be resolved, with the myriad changes to regs, drivers and schedule for next season, it’s worth starting this thread now.


March 26 Australia (Melbourne)
April 9 China (Shanghai)
April 16 Bahrain (Sakhir)
April 30 Russia (Sochi)
May 14 Spain (Barcelona)
May 28 Monaco
June 11 Canada (Montreal)+
June 18 Europe (Baku)
July 2 Austria (Red Bull Ring)
July 9 Britain (Silverstone)
July 23 Hungary (Hungaroring)
July 30 Germany (Hockenheim)+
August 27 Belgium (Spa)
September 3 Italy (Monza)
September 17 Malaysia (Sepang)
October 1 Singapore (Marina Bay)
October 8 Japan (Suzuka)
October 22 United States (Austin)
November 5 Mexico (Mexico City)
November 12 Brazil (Interlagos)+
November 26 Abu Dhabi (Yas Marina)

+Subject to confirmation

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Looking forward to seeing how the teams cope with the new regs.
Hopefully it will shake things up a little.

While this would nice, I suspect (as usual) that one team will steal a march and the others will have to play catch up.

Cream always floats to the top.

For the record, we have seen personnel changes have greater influence than regulation change.

Yeah but is it a reboot?

Yes. They have new tyre regs too :wink:

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With Audi pulling out of The World Endurance Championship, it’s freed up this fella…

Joerg is a good guy to work for and one of the few that I would consider working for again. Very good at getting things done and as a result has been involved in designing many high achieving race cars.

So Audi’s possible move into F1, then the emissions mess and deciding to stay in LMP a bit longer has resulted in them pulling out of that, it all looks a bit of a mess.

Given that they’ve been running a radically new car this year, I think this must have been a relatively late stage decision to pull out of WEC. Cannot see them having put that R&D effort (which they seemed to expect to take a year or two to really get to its full potential) on a car they were only going to run for a single year.

My little bits of insider info always had good things to say about him. Good start to Sauber rebuilding their team.

VAG are still represented by Porsche. I guess any R&D will be transferable.

Drivers 2017

Nico Rosberg
Lewis Hamilton

Sebastian Vettel
Kimi Raikkonen

Red Bull
Daniel Ricciardo
Max Verstappen

Valtteri Bottas
Lance Stroll

Force India
Sergio Perez
Esteban Ocon

Fernando Alonso
Stoffel Vandoorne

Toro Rosso
Carlos Sainz Jr.
Daniil Kvyat

Kevin Magnussen
Romain Grosjean

Nico Hulkenberg
Jolyon Palmer

Marcus Ericsson


Interesting, has Palmer definitely been confirmed for Renault and Ocon for FI?

While not yet confirmed, it seems likely.

Thanks cobber. :smiley:


It’ll be rubbish unless they bring back screaming V12 engines.:scream: