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2016 Australian GP

Post by The_Wall_91 on Wed Mar 16, 2016 7:13 pm

The first race of the 2016 season is the Australian GP. There are a couple of items to get to before the race at 12am EST Sunday.

The three tire compounds that are allowed will be Super soft, soft, and medium.

Renault will drive cars different than their testing cars. Instead of being primarily black, Kevin Magnusson and Jolyon Palmer will drive yellow cars.

http://www.formula1.com/content/fom-website/en/latest/headlines/2016/3/renault-reveal-yellow-race-livery-for-2016.html (It is more gold than yellow)

Here are some numbers that are quite interesting:

6: 6 different drivers have won the season opener in the last 6 years

31: The number of Aussie GP's, the first race in 1985 was won by Keke Rosberg (Runs in the family ay Nico)

1:24.125: The fastest lap ever recorded in the Aussie GP, this feat was accomplished by 7 time world champion Michael Schumacher in 2004.

64,322 kilograms: The total brake load during the Australian GP.

17: This year marks the 17th race for Jenson Button at Albert Park.

19: 19 different drivers have won the Aussie GP

0: No Aussie has EVER finished on the podium in the Aussie GP, unless you count Daniel Riccardo's 2014 DQ from 2nd place. Other than Riccardo, the highest finish by an Aussie in the Aussie GP is 4th by Mark Webber in 2012.

12: In the 20 years F1 has ran at Albert Park, 12 winners of the race have won the championship that same year.

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Re: 2016 Australian GP

Post by Jason Hamilton on Thu Mar 17, 2016 12:41 pm

As a biased nationalistic Australian I am hoping Ricciardo can get the Red Bull on the podium. Webber always had a combination of awful luck and unforced errors at Albert Park, His best race there was arguably 2002 in the Minardi
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Re: 2016 Australian GP

Post by The_Wall_91 on Thu Mar 17, 2016 1:21 pm

Are we all biased nationalists Jason. Anyways, I was always a fan of Webber, it was tough watching him lose some of those Aussie GP's in the ways it happened. I sort of compare Webber's luck in the Aussie GP to Mark Martin in the 500.

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Re: 2016 Australian GP

Post by Alta on Sat Mar 19, 2016 3:24 am

Well new q was disastrous.
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Re: 2016 Australian GP

Post by f1fan12 on Sat Mar 19, 2016 3:26 am

I'd be shocked if that new qualifying system sees Bahrain to be honest.
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Re: 2016 Australian GP

Post by SpeedDemon37 on Sat Mar 19, 2016 7:33 pm

The_Wall_91 wrote:Are we all biased nationalists Jason. Anyways, I was always a fan of Webber, it was tough watching him lose some of those Aussie GP's in the ways it happened. I sort of compare Webber's luck in the Aussie GP to Mark Martin in the 500.

Don't remind me. I still haven't gotten over 2007...

I don't follow F1 too closely, but I consider myself a Ricciardo fan, as well. Hopefully Red Bull will be strong enough this year for him to get some more wins!
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Re: 2016 Australian GP

Post by f1fan12 on Sat Mar 19, 2016 9:55 pm

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Re: 2016 Australian GP

Post by navycook75 on Sun Mar 20, 2016 3:30 am

Despite the front two being the usual it was a good race, Mercedes actually had to do it by strategy. If this race is any indication, we might have a fight for the championship.

Also Haas scores points! Very Happy
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Re: 2016 Australian GP

Post by Alta on Sun Mar 20, 2016 5:27 am

Solid opener for F1. Mercedes took out strategy but it seems like Ferrari's throwing bombs title fight wise this season. Hell of a job for Haas to score points 1st time out, hope there's more to come.

Glad Alonso is okay after his wreck, the initial live shot showed the car in very bad shape.
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Re: 2016 Australian GP

Post by The_Wall_91 on Sun Mar 20, 2016 10:49 am

Big shout out to Romain Grosjean for a 6th place finish, Vettel with a phenomenal start, Alonso is thankfully ok after his crash with Gutierrez.

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Re: 2016 Australian GP

Post by bigdc48 on Sun Mar 20, 2016 2:11 pm

Shoutouts to Rosberg on the win, Vettel on a strong performance for Ferrari. They're the team that can compete with Mercedes. The incredible result that Romain Grosjean got for Haas. And not to forget that Fernando Alonso and Esteban Gutierrez is 100% after that scary incident.

Good race all around.
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Re: 2016 Australian GP

Post by BooyakaDragon on Sun Mar 20, 2016 3:44 pm

Well time to add Romain Grosjean to the list of America's favorite french heroes

Lafayette
Rochambeau
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Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi
Romain Grosjean


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Re: 2016 Australian GP

Post by The_Wall_91 on Sun Mar 20, 2016 3:53 pm

BooyakaDragon wrote:Well time to add Romain Grosjean to the list of America's favorite french guys

Lafayette
Rochambeau
Inventor of french fries (Yes I know they're Belgian, fuck off)
Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi
Romain Grosjean

What about Jacques Cousteau (I hope I spelled that somewhat close)

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Re: 2016 Australian GP

Post by PYLrulz on Sun Mar 20, 2016 6:45 pm

The_Wall_91 wrote:
BooyakaDragon wrote:Well time to add Romain Grosjean to the list of America's favorite french guys

Lafayette
Rochambeau
Inventor of french fries (Yes I know they're Belgian, fuck off)
Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi
Romain Grosjean

What about Jacques Cousteau (I hope I spelled that somewhat close)

Or Andre the Giant?
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Re: 2016 Australian GP

Post by navycook75 on Sun Mar 20, 2016 7:27 pm

PYLrulz wrote:
The_Wall_91 wrote:
BooyakaDragon wrote:Well time to add Romain Grosjean to the list of America's favorite french guys

Lafayette
Rochambeau
Inventor of french fries (Yes I know they're Belgian, fuck off)
Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi
Romain Grosjean

What about Jacques Cousteau (I hope I spelled that somewhat close)

Or Andre the Giant?
Anybody want a peanut?
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Re: 2016 Australian GP

Post by conrail1990 on Sun Mar 20, 2016 8:37 pm

navycook75 wrote:
PYLrulz wrote:
The_Wall_91 wrote:
BooyakaDragon wrote:Well time to add Romain Grosjean to the list of America's favorite french guys

Lafayette
Rochambeau
Inventor of french fries (Yes I know they're Belgian, fuck off)
Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi
Romain Grosjean

What about Jacques Cousteau (I hope I spelled that somewhat close)

Or Andre the Giant?
Anybody want a peanut?
Is it salted?
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