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    ThatChumpStain

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    Re: Formula 1 (aka Formula Ferrari)

    Post  ThatChumpStain on Fri Mar 20, 2009 10:01 am

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsport/formula_one/7955790.stm
    Formula 1 looks set to scrap plans to introduce a new scoring system in 2009.

    More to follow.
    YAY! Please let it be ordinary points! pray
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    Post  brother of destruction on Wed Mar 25, 2009 1:40 am

    The whole point in changing the structure of scoring was to the way it is now from 10, 6, 4, 3, 2, 1 was to reward consistancy. The idea being a driver regularly scoring podiums will have more chance of winning than someone that wins a fist full of races but does nothing for the rest of the season. There's nothing wrong with the way it is IMO.
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    Post  Rooq on Wed Mar 25, 2009 8:07 am

    Fernando Alonso has taken a 6 Million quid pay cut!

    Blimey, credit crunch hitting even the rich and famous!

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    Post  Guest on Wed Mar 25, 2009 8:08 am

    Yes but it's not so much a credit crunch as a credit nibble for them Laughing
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    Post  ThatChumpStain on Thu Mar 26, 2009 6:07 pm

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsport/formula_one/7967177.stm

    Live practive (UK only I think) or on the Red Button (not Jenson).
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    Post  Shaun2J on Sun Mar 29, 2009 4:48 am

    Anyone watch? Gonna catch the highlights later.

    Spoiler:
    Button won with Barrichello behind him

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    Post  Guest on Sun Mar 29, 2009 10:11 am

    Hamilton did pretty well too, though I won't say what happened till everyone's had the chance to see it.
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    Post  Garibaldi on Sun Mar 29, 2009 3:58 pm

    Was too tired to stay up and too busy for the replay, but got to catch the most important bit.


    dum.....duh duh dummm duh duh duh-duh-duh dumm...........


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    Post  Rooq on Mon Mar 30, 2009 2:07 am

    One thing that race proved was that The Car makes the driver.

    Hamilton and Alonso where driving dogs of Cars and finished 3rd and 5th respectively, prooving yet again they are both by far the best in the sport.

    While Button who for years has done nothing even in a crap car he never showed signs of looking good, while someone like a Hamilton or Alonso would of done far better, he wins in the best car by far.

    Button is a very average driver in by far the best car in the field, if Barrichello had not of stuffed his start up he more than likely would of won.

    Never been a fan of Button, he is just some play boy.
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    Post  Garibaldi on Mon Mar 30, 2009 2:15 am

    Didn't button come 2nd or 3rd overall a few years back? and IIRC his only win was once he'd moved down to a weaker car. He's certainly not a crap driver. There's a difference between the "average" cars that Alonso and Hamilton are driving now and the piece of junk that Button's had for the past 4-5 years.

    Button's been very much the new Johnny Herbert - Better than the cars he's driven, but, after a bright start, never given the chance to prove it.


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    Post  Rooq on Mon Mar 30, 2009 3:06 am

    Garibaldi wrote:Didn't button come 2nd or 3rd overall a few years back? and IIRC his only win was once he'd moved down to a weaker car. He's certainly not a crap driver. There's a difference between the "average" cars that Alonso and Hamilton are driving now and the piece of junk that Button's had for the past 4-5 years.

    Button's been very much the new Johnny Herbert - Better than the cars he's driven, but, after a bright start, never given the chance to prove it.

    Yeah that was the BAR Honda which was a good car, but in that same year, he was out driven a quite a few times by his team mate Takuma Sato! the one man wrecking machine.

    I do think if Button wasnt British people wouldnt think that highly of him, he reminds me of Massa, a Good driver but not great.

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    Post  Guest on Mon Mar 30, 2009 6:31 am

    Why is the McClaren so shit this year. Every time it went round a bend it looked like it was doing about 5 mph... I mean it wasn't but it looked so slow! I was astonished when Hamilton came 3rd having started in 18th. I thought he'd struggle to get into the top 10!
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    Post  Rooq on Mon Mar 30, 2009 7:18 am

    JK wrote:Why is the McClaren so shit this year. Every time it went round a bend it looked like it was doing about 5 mph... I mean it wasn't but it looked so slow! I was astonished when Hamilton came 3rd having started in 18th. I thought he'd struggle to get into the top 10!

    Mclaren spent most of last year trying to build on the 08 car to win the title for Hamilton, while other teams like Honda (Brawn), Red Bull, BMW and a few others where concerntrating on the 09 car from halfway through the season, Brawn even started work on there 09 car in March last year, so Mclaren are just playing catch up, they will be up there again as soon as the car is changed as they are using the same engine as the brawn (mercedes) also the Diffuser row does seem to be helping Brawn quite alot.

    Was a great drive by Hamilton, think he proved that even in a dodgy car he still is very good.

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    Post  Guest on Mon Mar 30, 2009 12:54 pm

    I'd love for Brawn to do well this year. It's good to see another British car out there Smile
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    Post  Rooq on Thu Apr 02, 2009 1:00 am

    Hamilton been disqualified from the Aussie Grand Prix.

    Wondered how long it would take Max and the FIA to fuck around with Mclaren this season! and it took one race, must be a new record. Rolling Eyes
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    Post  Shaun2J on Thu Apr 02, 2009 2:02 am

    One farce down, 16 to go...
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    Post  brother of destruction on Thu Apr 02, 2009 3:47 am

    It's a real shame. The first race of the season was fantastic, the new rule changes made it pretty unpredictable, yet we've got this going on & the fact that potentially 6 cars can still be thrown out of the race over the diffuser issue means we might not get the result of this until after the Malaysian GP.
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    Post  Rooq on Thu Apr 02, 2009 5:01 am

    brother of destruction wrote:It's a real shame. The first race of the season was fantastic, the new rule changes made it pretty unpredictable, yet we've got this going on & the fact that potentially 6 cars can still be thrown out of the race over the diffuser issue means we might not get the result of this until after the Malaysian GP.

    So in a way, Fernando Alonso could end up winning the grand prix!

    AWESOME!!

    They wont be DQ though as they dont have Hamilton in any of the cars and none of them are Mclarens.
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    Post  Garibaldi on Sun Apr 05, 2009 4:06 am

    Bugger! I was thinking of putting the Grand National winnings on Button but the weather put me off.

    That said, given both the conditions and the clear gap between him and Reubens (same car and very experienced top drawer pro driver), Button may just be proving that he is better than his cars over the last few years and treatment by Williams a few years back showed.


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    Post  Rooq on Mon Apr 06, 2009 4:20 am

    Funny to see Ferrari cocking up every race so far.

    hehe...

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    Post  Guest on Mon Apr 06, 2009 8:22 am

    If it continues I expect the FIA will disqualify Brawn GP on account of Button's beard being the wrong shade of brown and give Ferrari a billion points.
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    Post  ThatChumpStain on Fri Apr 10, 2009 7:09 pm

    Button injured in F1 incident! Pic below (not for the weak at heart.) Call me sick but I think it's in everyone's interest to see it and just how much damage was done.
    Spoiler:

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    Post  Guest on Sat Apr 11, 2009 5:10 am

    Oh dear! Laughing
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    Post  brother of destruction on Mon Apr 13, 2009 7:30 am

    Diffusergate should be decided tomorrow. Really going to give the sport a bad knock if they decided against Brawn IMO. Races so far have been unpredictable. Whilst Button's been fastest, the races themselves have been far from gimmies that we used to have when it was all Ferrari vs. McLaren. Here's hoping that common sense will prevail, but lets face it, it's a Ferrari led appeal & we all know the history of those.

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    Post  Guest on Mon Apr 13, 2009 9:22 am

    I'm almost certain the FIA will find some excuse to deem them illegal so that Brawn lose all their points and Ferrari have a chance to take an early lead this season.
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    Post  Rooq on Tue Apr 14, 2009 1:07 am

    I reckon they will do nothing, as Mclaren are not involved, what they have done is found a loop hole in the regulatons, so they have gone out of there way to break the rules, but they wont do anything! If Mclaren had the diffuser then they would ban them.

    The whole Mclaren "liargate" scandal has been blown out of proportion, Mclaren did bad, have had there points taken away and aplogised, but Dick Head Max knowing he has Mclaren in a corner is going to make them suffer and is loving it even though it is making the sport a joke! the guy is a total prick.
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    Post  brother of destruction on Wed Apr 15, 2009 2:45 am

    It's been ruled legal

    Very Happy

    Great decision for the sport as a whole. Shouldn't be too long before the big guns get their own diffusers designed though. I just hope the unpredictability remains.
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    Post  Rooq on Wed Apr 15, 2009 3:21 am

    Renault have already said that they have one in the wings are ready to use it for the next grand prix.

    Wont be long before Mclaren, Ferrari and Renault are back up there.
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    Post  Shaun2J on Wed Apr 15, 2009 6:59 am

    BMW already planned to design one too.
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    Re: Formula 1 (aka Formula Ferrari)

    Post  brother of destruction on Fri Apr 17, 2009 5:13 am

    Looking interesting from the practice times so far. Looks like McLaren have maybe found some pace from somewhere.

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