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post #1 of 174
Thread Starter 
Aussie GP first up

[ May 22, 2003, 09:56 AM: Message edited by: barnboy ]
post #2 of 174
Results will be:
1. MS
2. RB
3. JPM (if his car lasts the distance)
4. KR

DC will retire before 1/2 distance.

Let's see how wrong I can be.

post #3 of 174
fox are you a ms fan and a mclaren hater
just wondering
amazing how dc survived the plane crash last year
also wondering did you try any new skis while you were in utah?
post #4 of 174
what do you think of the new rules to end Ferrari's domination, they sure didn't do anything like this when MH was winning all the races for McLaren & the ferrari's couldn't win a race even with MS unless the McLarens broke, I think they don't want MS to break all the records as he seems poised to do.
just my .02
post #5 of 174
Thats because when McLaren were dominating in the late eighties they had the two best drivers in the world and they let them slug it out.
Compare that with attitude of Ferrari and MS and you may begin to understand.
And no I'm not an MS hater either. But I can never truly respect him for not allowing the team to employ a truly great driver to drive along side him on equal terms. [img]tongue.gif[/img]
post #6 of 174
I remember a line from MS about these new rules:
"It's going to be fun..."

Sunday is close...
We shall see if it is another Red Dawn!
I, of course, root for it.
Go Ferrari!
post #7 of 174
No, not a Shu fan. Of all the teams, I would have to say Williams have been my favourites for some years, followed by McLaren.
Yeah, tried a couple - Salomon Crossmax 9 , Dynastar SC 9 and Salomon Equipe 10 3V (yeah, big grin to the point of nearly buying a pair!)

post #8 of 174
Thread Starter 
really good to see kimi keep michael wide, rather than the other way around, and david shows why, despite the flak he catches, he has a ride.


[ March 10, 2003, 06:29 AM: Message edited by: ryan ]
post #9 of 174
Yep, an interesting race, a bit livelier than usual.
post #10 of 174
Originally posted by Wear the fox hat:
Results will be:
1. MS
2. RB
3. JPM (if his car lasts the distance)
4. KR

DC will retire before 1/2 distance.

Let's see how wrong I can be.

OK, I'm a little slow in finding this thread.

WTFH, now that the results are in . . . . you were only partially wrong - about DC, MS & RB, that is. The bells were definitely not ringing in Maranello.
post #11 of 174
How about we get a bet going? - name (& order) the top three drivers at the end of the season. Winner gets bought beer by the losers at the next gathering.

post #12 of 174
Brazilian F1 news...

from Annanova.com


post #13 of 174
Thread Starter 

I like the friendly wager idea. We know for certain you and I, at least, will be there. So, if it's just you pouring all my Guinness, that'll be fine, too.

Let me give this some thought. Of course, I remain McLaren, and the progress the team has made is heartening. And if it can't be Mika, I'm fine and getting finer with Kimi. David is, if nothing else, beyond capable and will even drop a gem of a drive or two into each season. As well as making some questionable decisions at times. Still, I think he has some great drives in him.

When shall we predict drivers/constructors? Could do it now or wait one more race.

Barring injury, Michael will be in there. Inspector's take on him as being a "little smug" is kinder than my own, but no denying his talent. His record speaks for itself. Rubens has made me a believer.

Juan Pablo? Could be.

[ March 27, 2003, 07:12 AM: Message edited by: ryan ]
post #14 of 174
OK, one more race, then what we have is:
Name the top three drivers (in order)
Name the top manufacturer.

1 point for each correct. Person with the most right wins pints for points. 1/2 point for right person in the wrong place.

So, if you say
1. Fox
2. Ryan
3. Gonzo
Mfr: AC

If all 4 are right, you get 4 points. If the final result was:
1. Ryan
2. Gonzo
3. Fox
Mfr: AC
You'd get 2.5 points.


post #15 of 174
Some might find it more difficult to track, but I think that points awarded should match those awarded to drivers and constructors for each race - podium finishers only. First through eighth place would be too much brain damage.

I do agree with letting one more race weekend pass before placing our bets. Otherwise, when would our bets have to be placed? Before first practice? After final qualifing? Or, are our picks a season-long running affair?

While I may not be at the next gathering, I would happily send or receive the appropriate beverages, cash, etc.

I'm sorry if I'm making this too difficult.

post #16 of 174
I was more thinking of end of season standings, not race by race. I didn't want to get complex at all.

post #17 of 174
Thread Starter 
post #18 of 174
Hmm, I'm not sure we're still any the wiser about the true level of competiveness of this years cars.
How about we wait one more race...

At least Schumi seems to be reaping the rewards of being the luckiest F1 driver ever so far this season. [img]tongue.gif[/img]

post #19 of 174
As long as he keeps scoring points like Norway in the Eurovision, I don't mind!

post #20 of 174
Thread Starter 
it's a long season. i'll vote for one more race, too.
post #21 of 174
We should all have a collective Ahhhhhh. For Rubens too.
Truly the unluckiest F1 driver I've seen in F1 for a long time.
(except Mansell of course, who made his own bad luck...)

post #22 of 174
Demolition Derby in Sao Paulo. Wow what action. Is Rubens unlucky or what. In my opinion Fisichella/Jordan got screwed.

Yeah ryan your boys are doing well.

[ April 07, 2003, 11:45 AM: Message edited by: Lucky ]
post #23 of 174
I don't think Jordan/Fisi got screwed.... the rule does make sense. I still wish he could have won, especially since he passed Raikonnen for it. He'll get his.
post #24 of 174
Epic, what I should have said was I can't stand that rule, and a lot of other so-called parity rules. They're turning this into Formula Ford. What sense does that rule make?

[ April 08, 2003, 09:07 AM: Message edited by: Lucky ]
post #25 of 174
OK, I'm placing my bet:
1 - Raikkonen
2 - Schumacher
3 - Coulthard

I wish I could put Alonso in there, but must be realistic.
post #26 of 174
ryan, I know you're going to love this. Michael and Rubens 1st and 3rd. McLarens play bumper car.
The 2003GA car looks hot. The ponys will prance.

[ May 05, 2003, 11:49 AM: Message edited by: Lucky ]
post #27 of 174
The MP4-18 had better be something special.
post #28 of 174
Michael closing in on Kiki. ryan are you out there......ryan.

Why don't we have a smart ass Graemlin?
post #29 of 174
So, do you think Rubens will have to pull over this weekend?
post #30 of 174
No, I think they learned their lesson.... if Rubens is winning, he'll come in for a really long pit stop where his fuel rig "won't work", and then a wheel will fall off. That's assuming his car's launch control doesn't mysteriously fail.
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