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post #1 of 254
Thread Starter 
F-1 starts this weekend in Melbourne. Ryan must be really excited about the "team" of Juan Pablo Moantoya (too fat for F-1) and Kimi. Wonder how many times Juan will take him out.

Go Ferrari!
post #2 of 254
So far they're on top but it looks like the RED cars are "laying in the weeds".
We'll see tomorrow.
post #3 of 254
Are Ferrari going to allow Minardi to race?
post #4 of 254
Originally Posted by Wear The Fox Hat
Are Ferrari going to allow Minardi to race?
of course not, minardi is their main competitor! without them shoemaker's twenty fifth consecutive title is virtually assured!

post #5 of 254
I mean, all the other teams have said OK, but not JT!
post #6 of 254
they (ferrari, JT) don't like stoddart because he was the voice of the 'gang of nine'.

one conspiracy theory states that stoddart was the prime mover (as the main figure to face the press) behind the push for a single tyre supplier for f1. ferrari makes $30 million a year testing tyres for bridgestone.

here's a long, but very interesting interview:
post #7 of 254
Thread Starter 
Ferrari did give the okay, but FIA stewards said no. Minardi was able to get a court injunction that will allow them to run in the qualifying sessions on Sat.
post #8 of 254
Nothing like a little rain to liven things up.
Now if some of that would just come your way Lucky.
post #9 of 254
I used to do a lot of F1 in my mis-spent youth.
post #10 of 254
What a crap race! Were there any passes. I don't know if I can even watch F1 this year. Max Moseley please leave now!
post #11 of 254
Hey, what about DC's performance in the Red Bull!. Looks like he has got his appetite for racing back this season.
post #12 of 254
new f1 drinking game (to replace the one from the 70's, which was exactly oposite): have a sip for each lap where nobody passes anyone else.

lowest point of the race for me was spoonface running heidfeld off the track and risking other's lives just to be able to go back in the pit (admittedly, just before that i was rooting for him to go fast, just so we can get some passing action!)...

i'm waiting for nigel roebuck's commentary on this one...
post #13 of 254
Thread Starter 
I hate the new rules. I think it sucks that Michael took the car off the track so they could use a new engine for the next race. They are ruining F-1. They need to change tracks to foster more opportunities to pass.
post #14 of 254
So, apart from Michael not finishing, and for taking out another driver, he should face a race ban, or be docked points when he finally gets some...

I think it was a good Grand Prix, nice to see Renault getting a win.
post #15 of 254
If they get a Vodka sponsor on the car, I'm rooting for Red Bull Racing this year!
post #16 of 254
Don't mean to sound like an old timer, but are there still F2 and F3 races? I haven't followed F1 in a long time. F1 races used to be preceeded by an F2 or F3 race. Now where did I put my dam cane?
post #17 of 254
Yes, there stil are F2 races. F3 became F3000 about a decade ago!
post #18 of 254
Watched some of the Australian GP qualifying....and a bit of the race.....enjoyed it. Unfortunately I remember when F1 cars had no wings.....late sixties....at Montjuic, Barcelona. The track is now located outside the city, I think. :
post #19 of 254
it was an ok race, the new rules stupid. just coz ferrari owns dont cry you're not good enough. get better to catch up to them. stupid minardi
post #20 of 254
I seem to remember some passing. Didn't Alonzo and Villenueve go at it a few times?
Ferrari is not going to put a fresh engine in Michael's car for the next race. Seems they may want to use the new car for the third round.
Is it snowing yet Lucky? April showers you know
post #21 of 254
Yes, there stil are F2 races. F3 became F3000 about a decade ago!
WTFH, I think it is the other way round. F3 is still an active formula
post #22 of 254
Thread Starter 
Slatz, I BBq'd for the third time this week. Temp was almost 70 yesterday. :
post #23 of 254
Let's keep our fingers crossed, I booked my flight.
post #24 of 254
F3 engine displacement still 1000cc? F2 @2000cc, and F1 @ 3000cc?
post #25 of 254
Thread Starter 
2005 F-1 engine specs-V-10 3000cc no more than 5 valves per cylinder non supercharged.

2006 F-1 engine specs. - V-8 2400cc no more than 2 inlet and 2 exhaust valves per cylinder (only recprocating poppet valves are permitted) non supercharged.
post #26 of 254
F3 engine displacement still 1000cc? F2 @2000cc, and F1 @ 3000cc?
F3 engine displacement is 2000cc and has been for a long time. F3 cars in Europe are typically the most competitive series as the stepping stone to F1.
post #27 of 254
Thread Starter 
What's up with Ferrari? Is it the tires, or have the other cars caught up. Props to Renault.
post #28 of 254
I'm betting it's tires.
Heard a peice on NPR this morning about the "drought" in Seattle.
post #29 of 254
Thread Starter 
Slatz, I heard Mt. Baker is opening again this weekend.
post #30 of 254
I keep hoping. I'll be there on the 14th to the 16th.
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