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Post by PYLrulz on Fri Mar 16, 2012 2:43 am

Looking at the Weather Channel right now, they look to be practicing in some rain right now, but the weather forecast is supposed to get better over the weekend.
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Re: Australian Grand Prix

Post by f1fan12 on Fri Mar 16, 2012 6:42 am

Kimi Räikkönen is 18th in practice, kinda excpected.
Williams sucks
Petrov and Kovy are actually fast
All the good teams were sandbagging.
And the Mercedes actually looks competitive

EDIT: NO WAY ARE HRT GOING TO MEET THE 107% time, The leaders pace was a 1:29.138, there fastest car ran a 1:42.627
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Re: Australian Grand Prix

Post by bartman97 on Fri Mar 16, 2012 7:40 am

Looks fine for Sunday, apparently a shower or two for both Fri and Sat, and don't ask me for the weather forecast at the track, as I live 1700km away from there according to google maps.
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Re: Australian Grand Prix

Post by tommykl on Fri Mar 16, 2012 12:21 pm

f1fan12 wrote:EDIT: NO WAY ARE HRT GOING TO MEET THE 107% time, The leaders pace was a 1:29.138, there fastest car ran a 1:42.627
You have to see that time in context. Karthikeyan didn't really have an opportunity to set a quick lap. He came out in the middle of the session to do two laps on a drying track, then only came out with just 1 minute left for a single lap. All with hard tyres. I think we'll know more about their performance tomorrow (remember, they actually never practised at all before Saturday morning last season...).
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Re: Australian Grand Prix

Post by BWard on Fri Mar 16, 2012 1:01 pm

check out this amazing helmet cam of Webber:

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Re: Australian Grand Prix

Post by PYLrulz on Fri Mar 16, 2012 5:39 pm

f1fan12 wrote:Kimi Räikkönen is 18th in practice, kinda excpected.
Williams sucks
Petrov and Kovy are actually fast
All the good teams were sandbagging.
And the Mercedes actually looks competitive

EDIT: NO WAY ARE HRT GOING TO MEET THE 107% time, The leaders pace was a 1:29.138, there fastest car ran a 1:42.627

Like I mentioned, there was some rain, so if HRT had problems in qualifying, I'm sure they would be given a pass, if the rain, practice times, and the 107% rule is enforced like it had been in the past
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Re: Australian Grand Prix

Post by Nascar9fan on Sat Mar 17, 2012 1:03 am

Fuel got onto the track thanks to that V8 crash involving Courtney, Whincup (caused when Courtney spun Whincup), Premat, Wall, Reindler, Douglas & Ingall.
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Re: Australian Grand Prix

Post by AntmanB on Sat Mar 17, 2012 2:52 am

lolz in the v8 race.

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Re: Australian Grand Prix

Post by AntmanB on Sat Mar 17, 2012 2:55 am

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Re: Australian Grand Prix

Post by Jason Hamilton on Sat Mar 17, 2012 3:18 am

I have lost all faith in humanity with GGGRRRSSJJJNNN starting 3rd.
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Re: Australian Grand Prix

Post by Dan Mackay on Sat Mar 17, 2012 3:29 am

anyone else happy that redbull didnt roflstomp the front row Razz
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Re: Australian Grand Prix

Post by BWard on Sat Mar 17, 2012 4:08 am

Dan Mackay wrote:anyone else happy that redbull didnt roflstomp the front row Razz

I did. Instead, the MCLARENS are on the front row!
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Re: Australian Grand Prix

Post by PYLrulz on Sat Mar 17, 2012 4:22 am

unknown user wrote:I have lost all faith in humanity with GGGRRRSSJJJNNN starting 3rd.
Suspect
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Re: Australian Grand Prix

Post by Alta on Sat Mar 17, 2012 4:48 am

I can't call this race yet. Red Bull's are surprisingly meh, Grosjean is trolling, and Mercedes power looks fast,
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Re: Australian Grand Prix

Post by BWard on Sat Mar 17, 2012 5:50 am

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Re: Australian Grand Prix

Post by flyingturns89 on Sat Mar 17, 2012 10:37 am

BWardboy88 wrote:full results of Qualifying can be found here:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsport/formula_one/results/9705368.stm

Or you could just go to Formula 1's website and look them up. Razz
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Re: Australian Grand Prix

Post by BWard on Sat Mar 17, 2012 10:47 am

flyingturns89 wrote:
BWardboy88 wrote:full results of Qualifying can be found here:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsport/formula_one/results/9705368.stm

Or you could just go to Formula 1's website and look them up. Razz

Well I would but to be honest I only go on the website on few occasions. I normally go on BBC Sport to check for updates in the championship.
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Re: Australian Grand Prix

Post by RealRacer4 on Sun Mar 18, 2012 2:02 am

One of the few people watching an F1 race (from BBC Broadcast). Ben Edwards and F1 really sounds great together. Very Happy

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Re: Australian Grand Prix

Post by PYLrulz on Sun Mar 18, 2012 2:13 am

It took all of one lap before Grosjean got trolled by Maldonado
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Re: Australian Grand Prix

Post by RealRacer4 on Sun Mar 18, 2012 3:03 am

Well Petrov just made the race interesting. Kimi is doing really well, gaining 12 spots. McLaren cars are looking good, which makes me happy since they're the only F1 team not using those hideous noses.

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Re: Australian Grand Prix

Post by PYLrulz on Sun Mar 18, 2012 3:12 am

Maldanado is just flat out trolling right now. 6th place on the restart?!? WILLIAMS IS SUPPOSED TO SUCK!!! MALDANADO IS SUPPOSED TO SUCK WORSE!!!
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Re: Australian Grand Prix

Post by Nascar9fan on Sun Mar 18, 2012 3:38 am

Maldonado crashed on the LAST LAP. Jenson Button wins
What the heck was that on the last lap
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Re: Australian Grand Prix

Post by BBoy on Sun Mar 18, 2012 3:42 am

That was a crazy last lap. Congrats to Jenson Button on winning the Australian Grand Prix.
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Re: Australian Grand Prix

Post by RealRacer4 on Sun Mar 18, 2012 3:44 am

That freaking finish. That was really worth staying up for. You have to feel for Maldonado. The fact that Raikonnen was able to pick up multiple points, let alone at least 1, after being out of F1 for 2 seasons is something. Wow. That was rather crazy. Jenson pretty much won the race on the first lap.

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Post by PYLrulz on Sun Mar 18, 2012 3:44 am

I had a feeling Maldanado was going to eff up at some point
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Re: Australian Grand Prix

Post by bartman97 on Sun Mar 18, 2012 3:44 am

Maldonado choked a 6th place finish away trying too hard to get 5th...
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Re: Australian Grand Prix

Post by RealRacer4 on Sun Mar 18, 2012 3:46 am

PYLrulz wrote:I had a feeling Maldanado was going to eff up at some point

Same here. None other than the last lap.

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Re: Australian Grand Prix

Post by Alta on Sun Mar 18, 2012 3:47 am

Australia doesn't disappoint once again. Great race. Last lap was nascar type stuff.

GW for Button. MAI BOI KOBE IN P6, and Williams derpage everywhere.
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Re: Australian Grand Prix

Post by Ceej on Sun Mar 18, 2012 4:07 am

That was the first Formula 1 race I've watched in its entirety Razz
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Re: Australian Grand Prix

Post by BWard on Sun Mar 18, 2012 4:40 am

here are the results and points and standings after Race 1, but since it is Race 1 the points are the same as the results in the race:

http://www.formula1.com/results/season/2012/864/

constructors points found here:

http://www.formula1.com/results/team/
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Re: Australian Grand Prix

Post by tommykl on Sun Mar 18, 2012 7:01 am

RealRacer4 wrote:Well Petrov just made the race interesting. Kimi is doing really well, gaining 12 spots. McLaren cars are looking good, which makes me happy since they're the only F1 team not using those hideous noses.
Actually, Marussia and, to some extent, HRT are also not using them.
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Re: Australian Grand Prix

Post by pennst24 on Sun Mar 18, 2012 9:07 am

Grosjean and Maldonado.....when I saw that I just laughed.
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Re: Australian Grand Prix

Post by racingfreak1999 on Sun Mar 18, 2012 12:44 pm

Ceej wrote:That was the first Formula 1 race I've watched in its entirety Razz
II was planning to, but was tired and went to bed a half hour in. The opening laps was crazy. I felt bad for Schumacher. He was fast all weekend and could have had a podium finish only to drop out early. I know it early still, but I think McLaren could compete with Red Bull this season.
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Re: Australian Grand Prix

Post by Mystrsyko on Sun Mar 18, 2012 2:58 pm

RealRacer4 wrote:Jenson pretty much won the race on the first lap.
It's the only lap you need to watch. F1 races are so predictable, you could probably rig the finish by purposely crashing on just the right lap...oh wait
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Re: Australian Grand Prix

Post by Alta on Sun Mar 18, 2012 3:04 pm

Mystrsyko wrote:
RealRacer4 wrote:Jenson pretty much won the race on the first lap.
It's the only lap you need to watch. F1 races are so predictable, you could probably rig the finish by purposely crashing on just the right lap...oh wait
Implying the mid-field battles aren't fun.

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Post by Cynon on Sun Mar 18, 2012 3:40 pm

Mystrsyko wrote:
RealRacer4 wrote:Jenson pretty much won the race on the first lap.
It's the only lap you need to watch. F1 races are so predictable, you could probably rig the finish by purposely crashing on just the right lap...oh wait

If you saw the race you wouldn't say that.

Part of the strategy in modern F1 is to pull a big enough gap on second so you don't get DRS'd.

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Post by Ben Atkins on Sun Mar 18, 2012 3:45 pm

Mystrsyko wrote:
RealRacer4 wrote:Jenson pretty much won the race on the first lap.
It's the only lap you need to watch. F1 races are so predictable, you could probably rig the finish by purposely crashing on just the right lap...oh wait

And this is how you show a lack of respect for other motorsports.

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Re: Australian Grand Prix

Post by RealRacer4 on Sun Mar 18, 2012 3:48 pm

Tbh, this F1 race was more exciting than all of the NASCAR races that took place so far this year combined...and that's saying something.

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Re: Australian Grand Prix

Post by day500champ1 on Sun Mar 18, 2012 3:51 pm

RealRacer4 wrote:Tbh, this F1 race was more exciting than all of the NASCAR races that took place so far this year combined...and that's saying something.

Then it must of been hella good. I for one am not a fan of F1, personally don't find it interesting, doesn't mean it isn't a tough sport to race it. But, it's hard to get interested in something that is more based on how the car is engineered that what the driver or crew does. Unless you have a really great driver or a driver who can't drive a shopping cart.
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Post by Mystrsyko on Sun Mar 18, 2012 4:04 pm

I'm not saying it can't be exciting, it's just that whoever wins the start usually has to crash or break to lose it
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Re: Australian Grand Prix

Post by pepsibottle1 on Sun Mar 18, 2012 6:08 pm

Nice drive by both of the Sauber boys today. Grats to Jenson, that was quite an entertaining season debut. Frank Williams is probably raging at Maldonado right now. Ferrari sucks, and HRT needs to get out altogether
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Re: Australian Grand Prix

Post by teamwhiper on Mon Mar 19, 2012 8:36 am

This race was probably one of the most exciting races I've seen in the past 5 years.Had enough overtakes,situations and a fantastic battle for 8th at the very end.

That is what you want in a Formula One race.
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