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Daily Discussion Ask /r/formula1 Anything - Daily Discussion - 28 January 2022


Welcome to the /r/formula1 Daily Discussion / Q&A thread.

This thread is a hub for general discussion and questions about Formula 1, that don't need threads of their own.

Are you new to Formula 1? This is the place for you. Ever wondered why it's called a lollipop man? Why the cars don't refuel during pitstops? Or when Mika will be back from his sabbatical? Ask any question you might have here, and the community will answer.

Also make sure you check out our guide for new fans, and our FAQ for new fans.

Are you a veteran fan, longing for the days of lollipop men, refueling during pitstops, and Mika Häkkinen? This is the place to introduce new fans to your passion and knowledge of the sport.

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Today's random F1 facts:

Daily Facts by /u/Fart_Leviathan

  • Keke Rosberg won the 1982 World Championship with Williams. The previous season he scored no points at all driving for Team Fittipaldi.

  • The closest ever Formula 1 finish was recorded at Monza in 1971 when Peter Gethin won by 0.01s from Ronnie Peterson. The top five finishers were covered by just 0.61s.

  • First Finn to receive the World Driver's Championship trophy was not Keke Rosberg, but Nina Rindt, the widow of Jochen Rindt.

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r/formula1 29d ago Helpful Wholesome

/r/Formula1 /r/Formula1's Best of 2021


Hello /r/formula1!

Happy Christmas, Merry New Year, and so on. Once again we find ourselves in the darkest of times: The Offseason. And in these dark times, we must grasp any ray of light we can - and so, we present to you, the Annual /r/formula1 Best Of Awards.

Nominations and voting are now open in the comments below. We're handing out the awards in January (Voting ends a few days before. We'll announce the exact date soon).

To submit nominations for these awards, please add a comment to the category below - and upvote who you think should win. Please limit your nominations to one per comment, and - I can't stress this enough - if someone's already made the nomination, don't submit the same. Nominations not adhering to these rules will be removed.

Just like last year, the awards are split in Sporting awards and Redditor awards.

Let's start off with the Redditor awards.

Redditor Awards

These are the awards given out to the users of the sub, for the content and comments they've posted in 2021. All nominations for these awards must be either a user, comment or post on Reddit.

Award Description Nominations / Voting
The Grand Chelem Redditor of the year Link
The MP4/4 Award Best original content or original post Link
The Caterham Golden Snout Best fan art Link
The Niki Lauda Golden Cap Best overall comment Link
The Eddie Jordan Award Best prediction Link
Ted's Red Ribbon Best analysis Link
The Gerhard Berger Cup Funniest post or comment Link
The Bernie Ecclestone Award Best offseason shitpost Link
The Kimiquokka Memorial Award Most controversial post or comment Link
The We Couldn't Come Up With A Clever Name Award Best F1 related sub that's not /r/Formula1 Link

Sporting awards

These awards celebrate the sport we all love, and the people in it.

Award Nominations / Voting
Driver of the Year Link
Team of the Year Link
Race of the Year Link
Drive of the Year Link
Best livery Link
Best helmet design Link
Rookie of the Year Link
Battle or rivalry of the Year Link
Biggest blunder Link
Crash of the Year Link
Funniest race incident Link
Most wholesome moment Link
The Sportsmanship Award Link
Best F1 Related Social Media account Link


As with anything else, this is made better by rules.

To be eligible a post or comment must have been made in 2021.

Winners will receive a special flair and Reddit awards.

If a banned user wins, they will not receive any award or flair.

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Photo /r/all I just wanted to share my new model with Pierre and he (or whoever managed his IG) replied 😭😭😭

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Social Media Max Verstappen standing next to a Porsche

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r/formula1 5h ago

Off-Topic The new Mercedes F1 post on Instagram seems to have a Easter egg on the steering wheel but I still can't read what it says (Exposure and Brightness maxed out)

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Throwback /r/all Why does somebody always bring a football to the race in case it gets delayed?

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News Verstappen set for new contract talks but Red Bull 'close to limit' with salary

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Statistics 2021 Formula 1 Season Spin Award - Most spins noted by race control

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News FIA may remove Masi as race director - BBC Sport

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Photo Susie wolff amount of days till pre season testing Bahrain

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r/formula1 11h ago

Statistics [motorsport.com] Ayrton Senna still holds the record for the most consecutive front row starts

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Off-Topic [OT] 2021/22 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship Diriyah E-Prix Round 1 Winner

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r/formula1 8h ago

Art Scuderia Ferrari 2022 concept livery

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Social Media Wholesome F1 content

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r/formula1 9h ago

Photo [OT] New split screen graphic for the qualifying 1 on 1 Formula E battles

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r/formula1 11h ago

Photo The Livery Wars: Part 3: Pink 'Mercedes' vs Silver Mercedes vs Black Mercedes.

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Photo Why does somebody always bring a bobsleigh to the race in case it gets delayed?

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r/formula1 14h ago

News Horner responds to Hamilton retirement talk: It's none of our business

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Photo W 13 picture just a bit brighter

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News Honda set to extend direct Red Bull supply to 2025

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r/formula1 2h ago

Art I 3D-printed and personalized a mod for the Logitech G923


r/formula1 3h ago

Statistics 111 points or more needed for @PierreGASLY in 2022 for his best ever F1 season

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r/formula1 7h ago

News [Formula 1] Wishing a very happy 150th birthday to an iconic name in motorsport and beyond!

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r/formula1 13h ago

Video With Singapore remaining on the calendar for 7 more years, here's Felipe Massa's underrated pole lap from 2008

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r/formula1 4h ago

Misc With The Possibility Of A Las Vegas GP, How Would You Design A Street Circuit Including The Main Strip? (I had a go and it wasn't easy, there aren't many options)

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r/formula1 3h ago

Off-Topic [OT] Career goals: former Ferrari team principal Maurizio Arrivabene, now Juventus CEO, poses with Dušan Vlahović, one of the most promising strikers of the new generation

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