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Formula 1 2009

Discussion in 'Sports Talk' started by Formaldehyde, Feb 16, 2009.

  1. Rossiya

    Rossiya Fridge Magnet Porn

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    I always thought that Alonso was the problem when he was at McLaren, and I don't think he deserves number 1 status at Ferrari.
     
  2. holy king

    holy king Deity

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    i dont see a problem with kicking others out of the race deliberately. it should be allowed and encouraged.
     
  3. Darth_Pugwash

    Darth_Pugwash wobble wobble

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    Not the most exciting of races today, though Kovalainen putting one over on Fisichella out of the pit was a fun moment.
     
  4. Formaldehyde

    Formaldehyde Both Fair And Balanced

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    At least qualifying wasn't boring.

    And I can't believe that Brawn is dumping Barrichello after he helped them so much to win the Constructors' Championship.
     
  5. Formaldehyde

    Formaldehyde Both Fair And Balanced

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    Congrats to Jenson Button and Brawn for winning their respective championships. I was rooting for Rubens to snatch the drivers championship from Jenson. But it was not to be, even though he did get the pole under miserable wet conditions. Button finally drove an inspired race again to go from 14th on the grid to fifth, although first-lap carnage certainly helped matters.

    Lewis Hamilton also fared quite well going from 16th to 3rd.

    Both drivers apparently gambled on dry setups during qualifying, but it certainly paid off during the race. Things probably would have been quite different if it had rained on Sunday.
     
  6. bdanv

    bdanv Warlord

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    Did you realise?


    Did you realise that an English driver, in a Mercedes-engined car bearing the number 22, beat a Brazilian to the World Championship by finishing in fifth place in Interlagos - for the second year running?

    Hell of a coincidence...
     
  7. Darth_Pugwash

    Darth_Pugwash wobble wobble

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    Yes, well done Button, got there in the end and deservedly so! He pulled off some really nice passes to come up the field which was good, you have to say that despite his qualifying troubles in the second half of the year he has driven some good races.

    Honestly, I would have liked to see Rubens get it, but I'm happy for Jenson as well. It's also a fantastic result for Brawn, winning the constructors after coming so close to not racing at all this season.
     
  8. Formaldehyde

    Formaldehyde Both Fair And Balanced

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    It turns out Sebastien Loeb is a natural after all, that is if you define a natural as someone who is 25th out of 25 drivers after a GP2 test...

    http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/08102009/13/loeb-tests-gp2-car-spain.html

     
  9. bdanv

    bdanv Warlord

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    he has no contract for next season, isn't it?
     
  10. Formaldehyde

    Formaldehyde Both Fair And Balanced

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    :lol:

    That could turn out to be quite a prophetic T-shirt. Button had better be careful. Nowadays, it is the car and the team which are far more important than the relative ability of the driver. He could be easily replaced.

    More info about the salary dispute:

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/mo...dangerous-game-with-Brawn-over-contracts.html

     
  11. Formaldehyde

    Formaldehyde Both Fair And Balanced

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    Setastien Loeb was refused a FIA superlicense after his F2 test:

    http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528,12433_5644010,00.html

    Good thing he doesn't need one to compete in FIA rallying. :lol:
     
  12. Darth_Pugwash

    Darth_Pugwash wobble wobble

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    Webber and Button's fight for P2 on those last couple of laps was terrific! Though I would have preferred Button to take second, I'm glad he got a strong podium finish anyways, as it's always nice for the champ to end the season on a high note. Yas Marina looks to be a hugely impressive venue.

    Kamui Kobayashi in sixth was a good result, have to say he's looked pretty decent in his two races and I'd like to see him get a full-time drive next year.
     
  13. Catharsis

    Catharsis catch u on the flip scythe

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    Such a shame. The Sebastien count at Toro Rosso is getting worryingly low.
     
  14. bdanv

    bdanv Warlord

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    this year's award for originality goes to Dave Freeman from Brawn GP:



    BTW, the answer was: Yes!
     
  15. Formaldehyde

    Formaldehyde Both Fair And Balanced

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    Other than the completely absurd block he tried coming out of the pits last race, he has beem remarkable!

    http://in.reuters.com/article/sportsNews/idINIndia-43613820091102?pageNumber=2&virtualBrandChannel=0
    It is good to finally see a Japanese driver in F1 due to talent instead of cubic dollars.
     
  16. Darth_Pugwash

    Darth_Pugwash wobble wobble

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    Formaldehyde Both Fair And Balanced

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    That is amazing. Both Japanese teams finally get to the point where they can actually win, and they quit before they can reap the rewards of that massive expenditure.
     
  18. bdanv

    bdanv Warlord

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  19. Darth_Pugwash

    Darth_Pugwash wobble wobble

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    It's being widely reported today that Button is off to McLaren for next year: http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/80178

    Have to say I'm both surprised and disappointed - surprised because I figured all this business with McLaren and Button courting one another was just negotiating tactics with no real substance, and disappointed because I really wanted to see Raikkonen at Macca for next season.

    Of all the drivers on the grid, Kimi is by far the best placed to waltz into McLaren and really push Hamilton, Button imho will just be playing number 2. Lewis vs an in-form Kimi at Macca could have been one heck of a match up, but it seems like it's not going to happen. :/
     
  20. bdanv

    bdanv Warlord

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    if it's truth, then it's the worst move of his career and maybe the end of it.
     

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