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Posted 09 March 2008 - 01:35 PM Edited by Alfresco, 06 May 2009 - 09:09 PM.

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Pos.DriverTeamPoints Last RaceTotal Points
1Jenson ButtonBrawn Mercedes+1031
2Rubens BarrichelloBrawn Mercedes+419
3Sebastian VettelRed Bull Renault+818
4Jarno TrulliToyota+214.5
5Timo GlockToyota+812
6Mark WebberRed Bull-Renault09.5
7Lewis HamiltonMcLaren Mercedes+59
8Fernando AlonsoRenault15
9Nick HeidfeldBMW Sauber04
10Heikki KovalainenMcLaren Mercedes04
11Nico RosbergWilliams Toyota03.5
12Sebastien BuemiTorro Rosso Ferrari+13
13Kimi RäikkönenFerrari+33
14Sebastien BourdaisTorro Rosso Ferrari01
15Adrian SutilForce India Mercedes00
16Felipe MassaFerrari00
17Giancarlo FisichellaForce India Mercedes00
18Kazuki NakajimaWilliams Toyota00
19Robert KubicaForce India-Mercedes00
20Nelson PiquetRenault00

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Posted 09 March 2008 - 01:37 PM Edited by Alfresco, 06 May 2009 - 09:13 PM.

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Country NameDateResult
Australia29.03.09
  • 1 - Jenson Button - 10
  • 2 - Rubens Barrichello - 8
  • 3 - Jarno Trulli - 6
  • 4 - Timo Glock - 5
  • 5 - Fernando Alonso - 4
  • 6 - Nico Rosberg - 3
  • 7 - Sebastien Buemi - 2
  • 8 - Sebastien Bourdais - 1
Malaysia05.04.09
  • 1 - Jenson Button - 5
  • 2 - Nick Heidfeld - 4
  • 3 - Timo Glock - 3
  • 4 - Jarno Trulli - 2.5
  • 5 - Rubens Barrichello - 2
  • 6 - Mark Webber - 1.5
  • 7 - Lewis Hamilton - 1
  • 8 - Nico Rosberg - 0.5
China19.04.09
  • 1 - Sebastian Vettel - 10
  • 2 - Mark Webber - 8
  • 3 - Jenson Button - 6
  • 4 - Rubens Barrichello - 5
  • 5 - Heikki Kovalainen - 4
  • 6 - Lewis Hamilton - 3
  • 7 - Timo Glock - 2
  • 8 - Sebastien Buemi - 1
Bahrain26.04.09
  • 1 - Jenson Button - 10
  • 2 - Sebastian Vettel - 8
  • 3 - Jarno Trulli - 6
  • 4 - Lewis Hamilton - 5
  • 5 - Rubens Barrichello - 4
  • 6 - Kimi Raikkonen - 3
  • 7 - Timo Glock - 2
  • 8 - Fernando Alonso - 1
Spain10.05.09-
Monaco24.05.09-
Turkey07.06.09-
Great Britain21.06.09-
Germany12.07.09-

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Posted 09 March 2008 - 01:38 PM Edited by Mark, 19 April 2009 - 04:27 PM.

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Country NameDateResult
Hungary26.07.09-
Europe23.08.09-
Belgium30.08.09-
Italy13.09.09-
Singapore27.09.09-
Japan04.10.09-
Brazil18.10.09-
Abu Dhabi01.11.09-

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Posted 09 March 2008 - 01:39 PM Edited by Modulize, 26 March 2009 - 09:20 PM.

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Posted 09 March 2008 - 01:58 PM

Good idea icon14.gif.

1st question I guess....who's your favourite for this year? Do you feel Ferrari's new born reliability and consitency at the end of 2007 enough for them to not lag behind at the start of 2008 and ultimately claim the crown from McLaren? Or are the British based team, now with the FIA spying allegations behind them, with a comparatively less experienced but not total-rookie driver roster, going to mount a firm offensive?

To the fair, I feel Lewis threw away the 2007 driver title, trying too hard to always finish up at the top, thus compromising him in China and Brazil. Now more experienced, I feel he's got a really good chance. However, now that the pecking order at Ferrari is beginning to be resolved, will the team be backing Kimi enough to push him all the way again? He was a very strong rival at the end of 2007 which should reflect in early 2008, but is he really the more skilled driver? Talent wise..who's best?

Renault and BMW could certainly influence things a bit too. Whilst certainly not favourites for either the driver or constructor championship, they could put a few places in the race results between the top 4, enough to push them down into the lower points regions, where they'll find it an uphill battle to climb back from.

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Posted 09 March 2008 - 02:09 PM

Should this not be in Sports discussion?

Anyway, I'm really looking forward to this years competition, last year was pretty immense and gripping, aswell as tense. It's always really entertaining when it goes down to the wire, even if it doesn't go our way. But I feel Hamilton will have learnt from his flaws in the last race of last year, and will be more cool, alm and collective this time round. He's no doubt going to gt better as the years progress, and, judging by lat year, he'll definietly be up there at the top again.

Ferrari have always been, and will always be a tremendous threat, but as Mark has already said, consistency will be the key, can they carry on there form towards the end of last year and bring it into this year? They're always the team to look out for, as, construction wise, they're usually the best.

Raikkonen and Alonso will be there challenging again, aswell as others. But I'm hoping Hamilton will take the title and not mess up, like he did last year. And who knows, maybe a newcomer will bloosom the comptition, much like Hamilton did last year.

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Posted 09 March 2008 - 02:24 PM

Sorry if this was meant to be in the sports section.. bored.gif

Anyway, I can't wait for this season to begin, Hamilton will be under more pressure than last year because people have a lot more expectation from him. I think he will pull off something special again.

However, the Ferrari team will be a huge threat along with others like Renault and BMW. This season should be very competitive and should be just as tense, if not more than last season.

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Posted 09 March 2008 - 02:31 PM

QUOTE (Yatesyz @ Mar 9 2008, 14:24)
Sorry if this was meant to be in the sports section.. bored.gif

I'm not saying it should be, after all we're talking about vehicles. But F1 is a sport, and all the previous F1 topics have been in the sports discussion, that's all. It may get more replies in the sports discussion aswell.

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Posted 09 March 2008 - 02:59 PM

I'll shift it but leave a "Moved" referral in here too. ED: I think Tank moved it at the same time. Oh noes! tounge.gif.

I left it to see how well it did in here, but as it didn't take long for the "omg wrong forum" to be mentioned, I guess a move shall be done.

I don't think Alonso will be as much of a threat as people foresee. Sure he's an incredibly talented driver, but he's in a car that'll probably let him down, just like Button is (and unfortunately, still looks like he is).

I wonder how Kovi will cope now that he's in a high-end car. He did a great job last year, certainly for a newer driver, and hopefully having an incredibly fast team mate next to him will push him, kinda like what Kimi did to Felipe. Hell, he may appear to be a championship contender just like the others.

Still, my money's on the yellow helmet in the Mclaren. If it worked for Ayrton, it's gotta work for Lewis.

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Posted 09 March 2008 - 03:01 PM

QUOTE (Mark @ Mar 9 2008, 14:59)
I'll shift it but leave a "Moved" referral in here too. ED: I think Tank moved it at the same time. Oh noes! tounge.gif.


Sorry, i PM'd him to move the topic. colgate.gif

Thanks for moving it anyway. icon14.gif

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Posted 09 March 2008 - 07:20 PM

Nice topic, well-needed, I say.

I have no take on what's going on this year, I haven't read up on it yet. It's a pleasant surprise that the first race is in a week, though. Looking forward to it. smile.gif

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Posted 09 March 2008 - 07:25 PM

QUOTE (Azazel @ Mar 9 2008, 19:20)
Nice topic, well-needed, I say.

I have no take on what's going on this year, I haven't read up on it yet. It's a pleasant surprise that the first race is in a week, though. Looking forward to it. smile.gif

Thanks, i was watching the F1 preview on ITV, so i decided to make this topic.

I don't know how many people on these forums are into F1 but this topic might attract a few into watching it. smile.gif

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Posted 09 March 2008 - 07:29 PM

QUOTE (Yatesyz @ Mar 9 2008, 20:25)
I don't know how many people on these forums are into F1 but this topic might attract a few into watching it. smile.gif

There's usually a few interested followers, but this forum is generally deprived of Formula 1 fans - or motor sport fans in general.

I've been covering the 24h LeMans the past few years, with only limited interest. In my book, that's the ultimate race event, and I'm hopefully going to France to watch this year.

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Posted 09 March 2008 - 09:10 PM

Thank god this topic was created, I'm a HUGE F1 fan. When I say huge, I really can't express how much I adore the sport lol.

I've been watching the sport since 1999, and hardly ever missed a race. I've been to a few aswell, and I'm just pee'ing myself in excitement for the season to begin biggrin.gif

My money is on Hamilton for this season. Okay, the Ferraris are quick, but so is that McLaren and Lewis is feeling so much stronger for this year. Raikkonen however, is someone I'm not cancelling out of the equation. Mighty quick, bit lazy but still... he can get the job done.

Anyone have any thoughts on who will win Australia? And yes I am waking up at like 3 in the morning to watch it wink.gif

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Posted 09 March 2008 - 09:50 PM

Can't wait for the Australia race, i too shall be waking up at 3am to watch it. sleepy.gif

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Posted 10 March 2008 - 05:50 AM

QUOTE (TheScorpion @ Mar 10 2008, 08:10)
Thank god this topic was created, I'm a HUGE F1 fan. When I say huge, I really can't express how much I adore the sport lol.

I've been watching the sport since 1999, and hardly ever missed a race. I've been to a few aswell, and I'm just pee'ing myself in excitement for the season to begin biggrin.gif

My money is on Hamilton for this season. Okay, the Ferraris are quick, but so is that McLaren and Lewis is feeling so much stronger for this year. Raikkonen however, is someone I'm not cancelling out of the equation. Mighty quick, bit lazy but still... he can get the job done.

Anyone have any thoughts on who will win Australia? And yes I am waking up at like 3 in the morning to watch it wink.gif

Wouldn't surprise me one bit if Mark Webber won it. Local boy who has been very fast in testing. About time he get's some luck on his side aswell.

But my money shall be on Fernando. I think his urge to beat Hamilton will push him into the top spot on the podium. Will be wanting a good start back at Renault and has already proven he can win the Championship there. Kimi to slot into third behind the McLaren of Lewis.

Toyota and BMW to be the big movers this year. No longer just middle tier team, I reckon they'll be up there challenging the top teams (Ferrari, McLaren and Renault).

Honda + Red Bull will struggle.

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Posted 10 March 2008 - 07:40 AM

Ha; you have to wake up at 3:00 a.m. tounge.gif

I love F1, and always have. I'm a huge supporter Sauber/BMW (always have) and my favourite driver is still Nick Heidfeld (not sure why, but I've always taken a shine to him as a driver).

Unfortunately, I won't be attending this year's race (I can hear them outside) yet will be watching it on TV. I think Ferrari can improve their form and keep it consistent, but whether they can keep it up for the year ahead can determine whether they will be good.

As for Mark Webber, I have never liked him. I don't care whether he has a crap car or anything, or whether he has no luck, as a person he's very arrogant, always complaining, and is not making the most of what he's got. No wonder he's not racing for one of the big 4.

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Posted 10 March 2008 - 07:52 AM

QUOTE (Stefan. @ Mar 10 2008, 18:40)
Ha; you have to wake up at 3:00 a.m. tounge.gif

I love F1, and always have. I'm a huge supporter Sauber/BMW (always have) and my favourite driver is still Nick Heidfeld (not sure why, but I've always taken a shine to him as a driver).

Unfortunately, I won't be attending this year's race (I can hear them outside) yet  will be watching it on TV. I think Ferrari can improve their form and keep it consistent, but whether they can keep it up for the year ahead can determine whether they will be good.

As for Mark Webber, I have never liked him. I don't care whether he has a crap car or anything, or whether he has no luck, as a person he's very arrogant, always complaining, and is not making the most of what he's got. No wonder he's not racing for one of the big 4.

I'd be complaining if I was him aswell.

In 7 of his 17 races last year, he had to retire as a result of a mechanical problem. Not to mention the number of races in which he spent extended time in the pits because there was something wrong. Very tough luck indeed.

He has talent, we all know that, but with years and years of bad luck, no wonder he comes off a little angry tounge.gif.

Btw, who is your 'big 4'? Surely not Williams. Imo, there is only a 'big 3'.

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Posted 11 March 2008 - 11:30 AM Edited by Picolini, 11 March 2008 - 11:34 AM.

For the past few years I've loved watching F1 races. Not religiously, but it is by far one of the most exciting racing to watch (followed by Rally, imo). Thing is, I just can't seem to pick up on the "politics" if you will, all this Hamilton-Kimi, Ferrari-McLaren, business.
I'll just have to try and pick up what I can to figure it all out... I plan on watching all the races this year. We'll see how that goes.

Edit: Just set WMC to record the whole series. Looks like it starts at 10PM Saturday night here, which I might be able to catch.

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Posted 11 March 2008 - 12:00 PM

Big 4? If there's gonna be 4, my moneys on Renault being the 4th.

Webbers just been unlucky like Button, but c'est la vie, it happens. Skill isn't the be all and end all, luck plays a large chunk. Just looking at how last season panned out shows you that.

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Posted 11 March 2008 - 10:52 PM

I'm certain Hamilton will have a brilliant season, but Alonso, having now gone back to Renault, it's hard to say, with him no longer being world champion, they can't have had that much money to play with compared to McLaren and Ferrari. But we shall see.

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Posted 13 March 2008 - 06:42 PM

I cant wait for the new season.I think Hamilton can win it this year,although Kimi and Alonso are ofcourse to be his big rivals for the title.Kovalainen and Massa will be in top somewhere,and others,well not really into them,but they probably wont battle for the title. smile.gif


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Posted 13 March 2008 - 09:15 PM

By big 4 I meant Ferrari, Mclaren, BMW and Renault. Renault have Nelson Piquet Jr. now; if the name suggests that he will be as good as his father, plus with the talent of Alonso, than we can be assured that they could pose as an influence.

Well, practice is starting today. I'm at school though, but tomorrow lunch-time should be perfect for qualifying. icon14.gif

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Posted 13 March 2008 - 09:21 PM

I've always been a fan of Kimi Räikkönen, and was very pleased to see him finally take his first championship win last season. Before that I favoured Mika Häkkinen. I must have some sort of fetish for Fins. tounge.gif

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Posted 13 March 2008 - 09:28 PM

QUOTE (Azazel @ Mar 14 2008, 08:21)
I must have some sort of fetish for Fins. tounge.gif

I hope you're talking about the girls. ph34r.gif

I liked Hakkinen more than Schumacher, however I dislike Raikonnen. He has no personality; he's like a stale robot to me. That's the good thing about Juan Pablo Montoya; he had guts and he was fiery.

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Posted 13 March 2008 - 09:38 PM

QUOTE (Stefan. @ Mar 13 2008, 22:28)
Juan Pablo Montoya; he had guts and he was fiery.

Yeah, and left F1 to drive NASCAR. whatsthat.gif

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Posted 13 March 2008 - 09:45 PM

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ITV to stream F1 live on the web

ITV has announced a deal with Formula One Management (FOM) to acquire the UK online rights for Formula 1 on itv.com/f1 ahead of the new Formula 1 season, which kicks off this weekend (March 14-16) at the Australian Grand Prix.

This significant acquisition will see itv.com/f1 become the online home of Formula 1 in the UK, supporting the broadcast coverage on ITV1, whilst offering interactive action and news plus post-race highlight packages – all located here at itv.com/f1.


As part of the deal, itv.com/f1 will stream live simulcasts of the races, along with a live feed from Friday practice, which is currently not broadcast on any channel in the UK.

The new content will include:

* Premium video footage, including a post-race highlights package containing all of the action from the track with interviews and features hosted by the ITV team

* Live online streaming of Friday practice – not currently available to UK audiences

* Simulcasts of the race and qualifying

* 30-day catch-up service of the F1 coverage on ITV

* Clips from the post-event press conferences with the drivers

Annelies Van den Belt, MD, Broadband commented: “We’re thrilled to be able to offer live streaming Formula 1 video action to fans.

“Our coverage of the Friday practice will provide fans with direct access to all the action that they simply won’t find on TV.

“The itv.com/f1 website has been established as one of the best sport sites on the web for a number of years, and this only strengthens our claim to be the top online destination for F1 fans in the UK."


Mark Sharman, ITV's Director of News and Sport said: “We know from listening to our viewers that there is great demand from motorsport fans to watch F1 practice sessions and press conferences.

“This is yet another example of how we are using ITV’s digital channels and new media platforms to extend our award-winning coverage of sport to complement the big events on ITV1.”

Formula One Management said: “With UK Formula 1 audiences reaching their highest levels in many years, it gives us great pleasure to fuel this resurgence further with the introduction of online rights to complement ITV's broadcast coverage.”

The success of Lewis Hamilton in 2007 drove ITV’s F1 viewing figures to their highest volume since 2001, with almost 11 million watching live as Hamilton narrowly missed out on clinching the world title at the Brazilian Grand Prix.


This is awesome news for us Brits seeing as we never get to watch Friday practice over here. It starts in about 1 hour and 15 mins, so I for one am definitely going to watch it.

Just posted incase anyone is actually interested in practice, it'll most probably only attract the hardcore fans smile.gif

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Posted 13 March 2008 - 11:53 PM

Thanks for that info The Scorpion, I will check out the website now. icon14.gif

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Posted 14 March 2008 - 12:25 AM

Sweet, that'll give me summin to do tomorrow when at work smile.gif.

Winner in Aus? Gotta say Kimi. I hate to but I really feel Mclaren are on the back foot after a disastrous end to the 2007 season.

Kimi's different to most drivers, yes he's quiet, but he's still quite the party animal. His heroes include James Hunt and the rest of the guys that went out and got pissed during a race weekend.

Roll on this weekend I guess. I actually have Sunday off so I'll probably stay up and watch it in my usual pissed state that I reach at 3am.

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Posted 14 March 2008 - 07:34 AM

Friday Practice 1:

1. Räikkönen 1:26.461
2. Hamilton +0.487
3. Massa +0.497
4. Kovalainen +0.653
5. Webber +1.802
6. Alonso +1.899
7. Kubica +2.118
8. Glock +2.452
9. Vettel +2.496
10.Trulli +2.553
11. Button +2.663
12. Fisichella +2.769
13. Coulthard +2.840
14. Bourdais +2.902
15. Barichello +3.072
16. Heidfeld +3.100
17. Sutil +3.694
18. Piquet +3.896
19. Sato +4.587
20. Davidson +5.310
21. Nakajima +8.592
22. Rosberg no time

Friday Practice 2:

1. Hamilton 1:26.559
2. Webber +0.914
3. Massa +1.081
4. Kovalainen +1.124
5. Coulthard +1.478
6. Räikkönen +1.649
7. Trulli +1.733
8. Rosberg +1.793
9. Fisichella +1.910
10. Glock +2.023
11. Button +2.073
12. Heidfeld +2.172
13. Alonso +2.220
14. Barichello +2.290
15. Kubica +2.301
16. Nakajima +2.518
17. Sutil +2.602
18. Vettel +2.634
19. Piquet +2.959
20. Bourdais +3.046
21. Sato +4.104
22. Davidson +4.968


It's looking good for both Ferrari and McLaren. Ferrari are slightly ahead, but overall they're evenly matched. Hamilton made a few errors in both practices, but did some solid laps. Kovalainen is getting off to a great start for his first GP with McLaren, hopefully in qualifying he'll put a good run in. Kimi is quick, but in practice 2, both drivers were concentrating on the longer runs.

Possibly a Ferrari pole on Saturday, but you never know in Formula 1. I'm hoping it's the McLarens locking out the front row, but even those Red Bulls could stir things up. They're looking mighty compared to last season. smile.gif




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