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Old 10.03.2011, 08:57
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So is Macca in trouble or will they surprise us all come Melbourne eek!!!!

At the moment it does not look like they have a championship winning car but could be the third fastest which is not a bad start to the season. However catching up could be difficult if there are some fundamental issues with the design.
Dude, what's with you and MaCCa? Who is MaCCa?
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Old 16.03.2011, 18:27
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Button doing head and shoulders ad's, he really needs to sack his management team!!
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Old 16.03.2011, 19:56
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Dude, what's with you and MaCCa? Who is MaCCa?
McLaren me thinks or as I will know them from now on McShite
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Old 17.03.2011, 10:16
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Button doing head and shoulders ad's, he really needs to sack his management team!!
Yeah, I agree I think it looks quite lame and a bit tragic. I think his management team went to L'Oreal and put him forward for their next celebrity male sports model but L'Oreal agreed with me......because he's not worth it.
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Old 18.03.2011, 23:54
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Re: The 2011 Formula One Championship

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/moto...ne/9429326.stm

At last some sense.
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Old 21.03.2011, 16:13
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Re: The 2011 Formula One Championship

So only a few days left till the first race. Friday will give us the first chance to start seeing some sort of pecking order, but we won't know for sure who has the fastest car till the end of Q3, then the race is a total unknown with new tyres..... The first 2-3 races need to be completed before we see the true picture though.

Who's getting up at the crack of dawn for this? (I hope I've added the correct CH times, let me know if there are any mistakes). Will probably get up for the race, but not the Quali (will record this and watch a bit later). Looking forward to seeing this in HD and have setup a new reciever in the Cinema room.

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First practice: UK:- 0125-0305 CH:- 0225-0405, BBC Red Button/online
Second practice: UK:- 0525-0705 CH:- 0625-0805, BBC Red Button/online
Saturday 26 March
Third practice: UK:- 0255-0405 CH:- 0355-0505, BBC Red Button/BBC Radio 5 live sports extra/online
Qualifying: UK:- 0500-0730 CH:- 0600-0830, BBC One/BBC Radio 5 live/online
Qualifying repeat: UK:- 1300-1415 CH:- 14:00-1515, BBC One
Sunday 27 March
Grand Prix live: UK:- 0600-0900 CH:- 0700-1000, BBC One/BBC Radio 5 live/online
F1 forum: UK:- 0900-1000 CH:- 1000-1100, BBC Red Button/online
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Highlights: UK:- 1900-2000 CH:- 2000-2100 and UK:- 0255-0355 CH:- 0355-0455, BBC Three
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Old 21.03.2011, 16:20
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Old 21.03.2011, 16:40
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Who's getting up at the crack of dawn for this? (I hope I've added the correct CH times, let me know if there are any mistakes). Will probably get up for the race, but not the Quali (will record this and watch a bit later).
Definitely getting up early with a strong cup of coffee for both quali & the race. It's been too long since the last race! At first I was sad to hear about the delay to the start with Bahrain postponing/cancelling but am now very pleased that the season kicks off in Melbourne - remembering how dull Bahrain races tended to be (especially last year) and how good the Ozzie ones are.

Expecting relative performance surprises from Schuey, Toro Rosso, Williams and Lotus (not Renault but last years Lotus!). Our 'local' team Sauber are looking good but then testing often flatters to deceive. The one certainty is that this season is going to be quite a different viewing spectacle with inconsistencies in the number of pitstops, KERS returning and the will it/won't it aid overtaking element of the adjustable rear wing.
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Old 22.03.2011, 13:52
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Re: The 2011 Formula One Championship

http://www.planetf1.com/news/18227/6...ms-extra-tyres


Well that's nice of them....


http://www.planetf1.com/news/18227/6...test-on-Friday

I don't know whether to congratulate him or.....
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Old 22.03.2011, 16:18
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http://www.planetf1.com/news/18227/6...ms-extra-tyres


Well that's nice of them....


http://www.planetf1.com/news/18227/6...test-on-Friday

I don't know whether to congratulate him or.....
With the degredation of the tyres, one worry might be that they run out of tyres for the weekend. Or they have to reduce the practise they do. This will help ease that issue but is NOT available at all GP's.

I remember Alonso not having another fresh set of softs during Quali and was miffed.... as this placed him further down the grid.
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Old 23.03.2011, 09:55
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With the degredation of the tyres, one worry might be that they run out of tyres for the weekend. Or they have to reduce the practise they do. This will help ease that issue but is NOT available at all GP's.

I remember Alonso not having another fresh set of softs during Quali and was miffed.... as this placed him further down the grid.
Yes, as per the article, "This is in line with an FIA rule change last month that allows the tyre manufacturer to hand out an extra set of tyres at certain races.

The extra set of tyres will be hard compound tyres and can only be used in the first and second practice sessions after which they must be returned to the FIA."
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Old 23.03.2011, 10:03
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Re: The 2011 Formula One Championship

The new Pirreli tyre choices

The six colours are as follows:
Wet orange
Intermediate light blue
Supersoft red
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Re: The 2011 Formula One Championship

For those that want the 2011 F1 live timing apps for the laptop, Ipad, Android etc check out the link.

http://www.formula1.com/news/headlin...1/3/11838.html

The Formula1.com 2011 application is available to registered Formula1.com users, on Android (visit Android Market), BlackBerry OS (visit BlackBerry App World), and Apple iOS (visit iTunes App Store). Registration is free.

The application will also be available soon for J2ME devices and for users without access to an app store. Further details will be sent out via email ahead of this weekend's Australian Grand Prix.

For more on the Formula1.com 2011 application, to download, or to register with Formula1.com. http://www.formula1.com/mobile_servi...ve_timing.html
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Old 23.03.2011, 10:15
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Re: The 2011 Formula One Championship

What's all this about proposals for fake rain to make it more interesting?
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/moto...ne/9432232.stm
Sounds crazy and introduces unecessary danger. Has Eccelstone suffered brain damage after his mugging?
What next? Pedestrian crossings? Might give Swiss drivers an advantage?
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The new Pirreli tyre choices

The six colours are as follows:
Wet orange
Intermediate light blue
Supersoft red
Soft yellow
Medium white
Hard silver
I guess they must have chosen medium (white) and hard (silver) to be deliberately confusing. Either that or someone is a bit simple. What's the betting it is hard to tell the difference at race speeds and under different light conditions.
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Old 23.03.2011, 13:23
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I guess they must have chosen medium (white) and hard (silver) to be deliberately confusing. Either that or someone is a bit simple. What's the betting it is hard to tell the difference at race speeds and under different light conditions.
I thought the exact same thing. Surely they could have chosen something else...
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Old 23.03.2011, 14:19
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I guess they must have chosen medium (white) and hard (silver) to be deliberately confusing. Either that or someone is a bit simple. What's the betting it is hard to tell the difference at race speeds and under different light conditions.
The problem won't arise.

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The problem won't arise.

From kevlegs original link (BBC News):
The thanks button has disappeared - thank you for this news. I think they might be getting it right at last. Looking forward to an even better season where drivers other than just Hamilton will manage overtakes.
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Old 24.03.2011, 11:14
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Re: The 2011 Formula One Championship

On Eurosport yesterday they said that the chances of the Bahrain Grand Prix happening this season are very slim.

They have until May 1st to confirm if it will be rescheduled. As there is a state of emergency there in operation until at least mid-June this almost certainly rules it out.
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