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F1 2008 Thread

  1. Mar 15, 2008 #1
    This thread is for all things F1 :smile:

    I missed the Qualifying Round this morning, as it was sometime early in the morning here. Just 6 hours left until the start out in Australia! I'll post a few links below that should keep everyone updated if they miss the odd race here and there.

    The Headline - 16/03/08
    "Saturday was a day of surprises in Melbourne - no Ferrari on the front row, BMW Sauber looking a genuine threat to polesitters McLaren, and Honda eclipsing Renault and almost making Q3 - despite all the gloomy pre-race predictions that have surrounded the Japanese team."

    Official F1 Site

    History (Wikipedia)

    Enjoy everyone! Should be a great season :smile: I have a feeling it will be Hamilton's season, and I bet I am not the only one!

    _Mayday_
     
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2008
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  3. Mar 15, 2008 #2

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    I had to laugh when Hakkinen pulled out, we had a mid day repeat showing.

    It needs a couple of races to see which drivers have adapted to the new rules
    (no traction control) etc.
     
  4. Mar 15, 2008 #3
    I'm one of those people who watch the beginning and end, that's where the action is, if I am busy then I'll skip the rest.

    Who will you be supporting this year woolie? I'm a Honda fan, so it's Jenson Button for me. :smile:
     
  5. Mar 15, 2008 #4

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    That'll be Raikkonen :smile:
     
  6. Mar 15, 2008 #5

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    OOps silly me.

    I want to see Coulthard do well.
     
  7. Mar 15, 2008 #6

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    I would just like to say for any fans on the forum, the live timing facility provided by the official web site is fantastic. I've used it for a couple of years now and it adds a whole new dimension to the races.
     
  8. Mar 15, 2008 #7
    My favorite type of car racing: rally
    Least fav.:NasCar
    F1 is pretty cool cause of the sheer speed and the cool cars.
     
  9. Mar 16, 2008 #8

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    Well the race just finished with only 7 cars. Ferrari look to have some serious engine problems after Kimi's engine went and the engine in the Toro Rosso of Bourdais blew a few laps from the end.

    Hamilton won :frown:

    Alonso was fourth :smile:
     
  10. Mar 16, 2008 #9

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    A curse on the internet, i must be crazy looking at such a thread.
     
  11. Mar 16, 2008 #10

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    You mean to say you didn't get up at 4am like me to watch the race wolram?
     
  12. Mar 16, 2008 #11

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    I do not have a tv, i was going to watch the re play at moms after i had cooked dinner and taken the Benji for a walk.
     
  13. Mar 20, 2008 #12

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  14. Mar 21, 2008 #13

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    And that stupid intro, if the BBC cock this up, as they do with most things, i will cuss them to kingdom come.

    Alonso?????
     
  15. Mar 22, 2008 #14

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    Ferrari front row for Malaysia. Looks to be an interesting race.
     
  16. Mar 22, 2008 #15

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    I did not see the qualifying, was the McLaren penalty just? i think the only way to make qualifying fair is to allow only one car on the track at a time ,other wise there will all ways be cries of foul.
     
  18. Mar 22, 2008 #17

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    Yes it was a just decision. They were cruising round on the racing line trying to save fuel while Alonso and Heidfeld were still doing their flying laps. They were right in the way and it was very dangerous as the closing speed was almost 150MPH, and they caused both cars to veer off the racing line.

    Heres a vid on youtube of the event:

    http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=z3_GjtJ9SIY
     
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  19. Mar 22, 2008 #18

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    I agree that the situation looked dangerous, but what are the drivers who are not on a qualifying lap supposed to do, what would a fair speed be? they are allowed to save fuel
    by going slowly.
     
  20. Mar 22, 2008 #19

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    Well they shouldn't have been on the racing line like every one else, its that simple.
     
  21. Mar 22, 2008 #20

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    Fair enough.
     
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