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Old 03-18-2009, 06:30 PM   #1
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Default The *OFFICIAL* 2009 Formula One(c)(tm) Thread

That's right! F1 is starting up in a week and a half! Predictions, thoughts, comments post them here! Who do you guys think will take the drivers championship? Remember, the new rule change says that the winner is the driver who has the most WINS, NOT the most points.

Me personally, I'm a HUGE Kimi Raikkonen fan and it'd be nice to see him clench a 2nd title.
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Old 03-18-2009, 06:52 PM   #2
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I hope those Brawn GP boys do well, and they've got an excellent car so far. Make Honda regret pulling out of the championship. I'm not a fan of the new rule change, but do think it will make for some excitement - especially from Raikkonen who is obviously very skilled, but often plays the strategic points game it seems.

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Old 03-18-2009, 07:22 PM   #3
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I think the new title rule will transform F1 into a more competitive motorsport since everyone will be going for the win instead of settling in 2nd or 3rd place or so to accumulate points for the driver championship title.

I am too a Ferrari's and Kimi's fan, but I would also like to see the new Brawn's team (old Honda team) does well in actual races as they set very competitive time during testing.

Can't wait to see the first race on March 29th!

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Old 03-18-2009, 07:30 PM   #4
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I think the new cap rule at $30m is good too since they lift some limitations for you if you keep under 30M. This should be a very interesting season.
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Old 03-18-2009, 09:54 PM   #5
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McLaren's car doesn't look so good right now...
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Old 03-18-2009, 10:11 PM   #6
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Old 03-19-2009, 12:18 AM   #7
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Random thoughts:
  • The top teams ALWAYS sandbag during Winter testing. While quick in testing, Brawn GP is probably a slow car compared to the established front runners.
  • Why isn't Bruno Spengler in a McLaren Mercedes F1 and why doesn't anyone know who he is?
  • Huge reductions in aero and mechanical grip will make the emotional, naturally talented drivers really shine.
  • Watch Alonso and Massa.
  • Adelaide is a crazy first race because it's always really slippery and it's the first race back.
  • Jacques Villeneuve always called for rule changes to design F1 cars with slicks, less wing and no traction control.
  • TSN canceled the 1/2 HR pre-race with Vic Rauter and Gerry Donaldson...
That's what I think.
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Old 03-19-2009, 01:34 AM   #8
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$30M is including drivers salaries as far as I know so while I like the idea of reducing technical restrictions, that cap is debilitatingly low. I guess we can hope it makes it more affordable for those who are contemplating a new team though.
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Old 03-19-2009, 02:21 AM   #9
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Dominance of cars over drivers skill makes F1 kind of one sided. The new rules will make for an interesting season and it'd be neat to see the underdogs win a couple races.
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Old 03-25-2009, 06:23 PM   #10
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doesnt this start this sunday?

F1 is back baby!!!

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Old 03-25-2009, 06:35 PM   #11
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Saturday morning actually I think.

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Old 03-25-2009, 08:07 PM   #12
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Random thoughts:
  • Jacques Villeneuve always called for rule changes to design F1 cars with slicks, less wing and no traction control.
  • TSN canceled the 1/2 HR pre-race with Vic Rauter and Gerry Donaldson...
That's what I think.
Too bad about not having Gerry Donaldson's great insight on the pre-race show. I usually watch that and flip over to Speed for the race.

Regarding JV, does anyone know whether he's driving Lemans this year?
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Old 03-25-2009, 08:17 PM   #13
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My Rims are FORMULA mesh....
hahahah, this and your ninja fast edited other comment, 2 times today you made me laugh (oh yeah I know the story).

mods tora is being irrelevant to all threads ban him or give him points or do something
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Old 03-25-2009, 09:18 PM   #14
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Saturday morning actually I think.

Answer your PM asswanker


it says i have no new pm

im confused...

EDIT: i saw for some reason it didnt sent the message i thought when i checked my sent messages.

you now have pm.

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Old 03-25-2009, 10:15 PM   #15
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Too bad about not having Gerry Donaldson's great insight on the pre-race show. I usually watch that and flip over to Speed for the race.

Regarding JV, does anyone know whether he's driving Lemans this year?
Tomorrow night @ 10:30 Speed channel for "practice"
Friday night @ 10:55 Speed/TSN for "quallie"
Saturday night @ 10:30 Speed/TSN for the RACE

As for JV, he won't be at Le Mans this year.
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As for JV, he won't be at Le Mans this year.
Anyone know's what happened? He came damn close to getting his triple crown last year..World Champion, Indy 500 Champion and Lemans winner
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Old 03-26-2009, 01:35 PM   #17
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Bah JV is a whiny washed up driver who wants too much money.

I think of him like the Michael Chang of the motorsports world.
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Old 03-27-2009, 06:07 PM   #18
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Friday practice... interesting results. I think these diffusers in question should be rather interesting. It'll be ironic to see Ross Brawn's team take a win or even a podium... take that Honda!
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What channel did you guys watch the practice on?

My pvr recorded colour bars!
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I watched it on SPEED
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In hd or sd?

Wonder if for some reason the hd broadcast was blocked.
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i personally like the rule changes.


i'd like to see manual shifting too... with clutch!


as for the cars, it looks like they've got back in time about 10 years
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Due to the new rule changes I would consider watching this year if I had cable.
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Brawn looks good so far
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Old 03-28-2009, 12:14 AM   #25
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In hd or sd?

Wonder if for some reason the hd broadcast was blocked.
To my knowledge, F1 video feeds are in SD only.

Blame Bernie on that one as he owns the television rights to F1.
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