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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."

http://www.formula1.com/" [Broken]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Formula_One" [Broken]

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!

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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.
 
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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.
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:
 
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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.
That'll be Raikkonen :smile:
 
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That'll be Raikkonen :smile:
OOps silly me.

I want to see Coulthard do well.
 
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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.
 
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My favorite type of car racing: rally
Least fav.:NasCar
F1 is pretty cool cause of the sheer speed and the cool cars.
 
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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:
 
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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:
A curse on the internet, i must be crazy looking at such a thread.
 
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A curse on the internet, i must be crazy looking at such a thread.
You mean to say you didn't get up at 4am like me to watch the race wolram?
 
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You mean to say you didn't get up at 4am like me to watch the race wolram?
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.
 
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F1 coverage in the UK will return to the BBC in 2009:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsport/formula_one/7306123.stm

It can't come soon enough for me. I'm sick of having the race interrupted by ad breaks. Hopefully they'll get rid of James Allen as well.
And that stupid intro, if the BBC cock this up, as they do with most things, i will cuss them to kingdom come.

Alonso?????
 
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Ferrari front row for Malaysia. Looks to be an interesting race.
 
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Both McLaren drivers get a 5 place penalty for obstructing Fernando Alonso and Nick Heidfeld during the 3rd qualifying session. Here is the provisional grid.

http://www.formula1.com/news/headlines/2008/3/7543.html [Broken]
 
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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.
 
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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.
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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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
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.
 
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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.
Well they shouldn't have been on the racing line like every one else, its that simple.
 
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Well they shouldn't have been on the racing line like every one else, its that simple.
Fair enough.
 
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Ferrari looking very dominant on the normal type of circuit. Excellent win for Raikkonen in Malaysia, and well done Kovalainen. :wink:
 
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Procession and attrition, there is no cut and thrust any more, it is just so boring when the only overtaking is when one makes a pit stop, i hope next year the cars do not make so much dirty air.
 
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So far this year Alonso's been the only one to put some moves on people, thats why hes the best. :wink:

Just a technical issue I remembered from the race that not many picked up on, but aerodynamic surfaces have to be static according to the rules and Brundle said the hub on Hamiltons car was spinning. If I'm not mistaken that counts as an aerodynamic surface and thus should remain fixed. Shouldn't Hamilton have been disqualified for that unless the rules have changed this year regarding those hub things?
 
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I am trying to think of an insult but can not come with one that would hurt an Alonso supporter. Tongue.
 
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Ferrari look on top yet again for the Sakhir Bahrain GP after the initial friday practise sessions.

http://www.formula1.com/news/headlines/2008/4/7591.html [Broken]

Other big news was the Hamilton crash in free practise 2.
 
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