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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 7:54 pm 
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Lol, they changed the last corner. F1 is really for pussies.


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can't wait till next friday
but they destroyed the last croner :( :cry:


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Just watched the first 20 laps of last years race to get into the right mood for this upcoming weekend. Here some pics from Melbourne.

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I thought DSF was going to do FP1 and FP2 in full. But they reduced the first one hour and 30 minutes into a 40 minute highlight. And it looks FP2 is going to be even shorter.

BTW, I hope we also have a wet race on Sunday.


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F1: Spyker Protests Aguri, Waits On Red Bull

As expected Spyker filed its ?customer car? protest in the immediate aftermath of qualifying in Melbourne, but the team has aimed it only at Super Aguri. It has apparently decided to keep its power dry and take on Red Bull and Toro Rosso in the future.

The grounds of the protest are not related to the much-talked about intellectual property issue, but the more fundamental issue of the Aguri being alleged to use parts designed or manufactured by another manufacturer, which is a cornerstone of Schedule 3 of the Concorde Agreement.

Williams has not made a protest, but new CEO Adam Parr ? who happens to be a lawyer ? was in close contact with Spyker during the afternoon.

The stewards now have three options. The can refuse to accept the protest, in which case nothing further can happen. They can accept it and decide in favor of Aguri. Or they can accept it and decide in favor of Spyker.

If Aguri loses, the team would usually have the option to race under appeal. However we understand that in cases related to safety or eligibility of entry, the cars would not be allowed to start.

Any decision has to be made today, contrary to earlier speculation and even comments to us from Bernie Ecclestone.

There are suggestions that the protest might not be accepted in the first place because it has been made too late in the weekend, and should have been done at the time of scrutineering at 4pm on Thursday. However, the Aguri cars were not revealed to the world at large until its launch on Thursday afternoon, which made it impossible for Spyker or anyone else to analyze the car.

If Spyker does not succeed it could always try again at the next race. Any future action against Toro Rosso and Red Bull might not necessarily be on the same ground.

Source: SPEEDTV


My guess is that Super Aguri will race and nothing will happen. It's only one team protesting. And Spyker only protests against SAR while Red Bull is doing the same thing. So the FIA isn't going to say: "Hey, Spyker is right. They protested against SAR so we should ban them. Torro Rosso can of course race coz nobody protested against them."


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The lineup for tomorrow. The thing I always forget to check is how the earlier times of the drivers compare to the stuff they do in Q3.

Pos Driver Car Time 1 Time 2 Time 3 Laps
1 Kimi R?ikk?nen Ferrari 1:26.644 1:25.644 1:26.072 17
2 Fernando Alonso McLaren-Mercedes 1:26.697 1:25.326 1:26.493 19
3 Nick Heidfeld BMW 1:26.895 1:25.358 1:26.556 21
4 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1:26.674 1:25.577 1:26.755 16
5 Robert Kubica BMW 1:26.696 1:25.882 1:27.347 19
6 Giancarlo Fisichella Renault 1:27.270 1:25.944 1:27.634 21
7 Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 1:26.978 1:26.623 1:27.934 13
8 Jarno Trulli Toyota 1:27.014 1:26.688 1:28.404 23
9 Ralf Schumacher Toyota 1:27.328 1:26.739 1:28.692 22
10 Takuma Sato Super Aguri-Honda 1:27.365 1:26.758 1:28.871 23
11 Anthony Davidson Super Aguri-Honda 1:26.986 1:26.909 - 12
12 Nico Rosberg Williams-Toyota 1:27.596 1:26.914 - 13
13 Heikki Kovalainen Renault 1:27.529 1:26.964 - 10
14 Jenson Button Honda 1:27.540 1:27.264 - 14
15 Alexander Wurz Williams-Toyota 1:27.479 1:27.264 - 13
16 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1:26.712 no time - 6
17 Rubens Barrichello Honda 1:27.679 - - 9
18 Scott Speed Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:28.305 - - 7
19 David Coulthard Red Bull-Renault 1:28.579 - - 6
20 Vitantonio Liuzzi Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:29.267 - - 6
21 Adrian Sutil Spyker-Ferrari 1:29.339 - - 6
22 Christijan Albers Spyker-Ferrari 1:31.932 - - 7


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Looks like Albers had a stuck throttle. Scary moment. Spyker has been nothing so far, I hope they get their act together before they become the new Minardi.

Edit: He just outbraked himself.


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Someone needs to tell Heikki that you actually need to lead to do the spin and win.


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Coulthard literally flies over Wurz. He almost hit him in the head, that was just stupid. David should have known better.


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Lol, four laps to go, an actual fight between Massa and Fisi and our channel goes to break.


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Congrats to Kimi and thumbs up to McLaren.


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Wurz was lucky.. Damn...

Good pace from McLaren, that has been different in the past in the beginning of the season.

I think Alonso was to safe at the start. If he stayed in second place I think the result would have looked different.


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He was indeed very lucky. At first I thought DC hit Alex, but fortunately that wasn't the case.

"Heikki's performance? I think everyone could see on TV and I don't need to protect anyone, it was rubbish," Briatore told Reuters. "What else an I say? If I tell you it was good then I'm a complete idiot."

"It wasn't very good," he added. "When you start like that you don't have any trouble getting better - there's plenty of room for improvement. It wasn't the Heikki we know from testing - I don't know what happened. We know he is good, but this performance was so bad - and we have to try to get the real Heikki for the next race."


That will boost Heikki's confidence. But it was too be expected from someone like Flavio. I thought it was quite an interesting race. Maybe if this race was held five rounds later I wouldn't have thought the same. But it was new cars, new drivers, new chances. And there was enough to keep you interested. Last year's race had a great opening 15 laps. After that they all went into a parade. This year the overtaking was kinda spaced out over the whole race. And even some nice battles till the finish flag. I know nobody changed positions in the last couple of laps. But hey, this is F1! What else did you expect?

Also I think F1 has really changed. Maybe it indeed is because Schumacher is gone. I didn't like the fellow, I really couldn't wait for him to be gone. But he was one of the drivers that was racing in F1 when I started watching. Now only Rubens and David are left. Okay, you also still have Jarno, Giancarlo and Alex but they started later than the above mentioned drivers. Also this year the cars look even more radical. Just look back at the cars of 2004. The look of the cars is even more aggressively streamlined with wings all over the place. The sharp corners they make these days. Plus most of them cars have all new paintschemes. The white/orange Renault, the now almost all red Ferrari, the white nose Williams, etc. And a lot of driver changes and new drivers plus the sport now is dominated by young guns. I didn't think F1 really changed when they added Bahrain and Shanghia, nor did I think that when Kimi and Juan teamed up or when Fernando broke Michael's winning streak. But for some kind of reason it seems to me that I'm looking to a whole other sport this year.

Last but not least. I don't think Fernando's finish would have been different if he had taken that first corner different. Maybe he would have been a tad closer to Kimi, but that's it.


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I agree with you, it really felt new. The cars look cool, but I look at my modelcars all the time, and everytime I see a car from 1998 by example, I just think; What happend to those beatifull cars? No winglets or whatever.

But the most stupid thing the FIA decided is the rev limit. You just can't overtake at high speed. I think if Alonso became in front Hamilton, the gap to Kimi would have been closer and the gap to Hamilton would be bigger. Alonso explained after the race that he couldn't overtake and he let Hamilton go for a bit, so he wouldn't drive in the dirty air from his car.

Look at Massa and Barichello, they couldn't overtake Button because of the 19000rpm limit. Just sucks.


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