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  • billythekid 16 Jan 2009 11:33:45 11,023 posts
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    shamblemonkee wrote:
    Mclaren launch is today if im not mistaken.

    20 point deduction coming later then.
  • ayrtonsenna 16 Jan 2009 11:35:45 1,566 posts
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    autosport.com is where it's at, usually first. 5 (crap) pics so far.
  • X201 16 Jan 2009 11:42:58 15,138 posts
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    billythekid wrote:
    shamblemonkee wrote:
    Mclaren launch is today if im not mistaken.

    20 point deduction coming later then.

    and an additional 20 point deduction for not being Ferrari
  • X201 16 Jan 2009 12:51:05 15,138 posts
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    Ron Dennis to step down as boss of Maclaren in March

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsport/formula_one/7833402.stm
  • urban 16 Jan 2009 13:00:55 10,923 posts
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    that really isn't a big deal, i'm sure he's been itchin to get a successor lined up for ages now
  • mad_caddy 19 Jan 2009 14:06:14 3,306 posts
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    I see the new Renault is announced, oddest looking car so far:
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsport/formula_one/7837334.stm

    they've got the silly shark fin thing going on again.
  • guts 31 Jan 2009 18:06:21 1,690 posts
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    I'm going to be contraversial now, but I quite like the look of the new cars. The front wings do look a bit problematic, especially with adjustable downforce. This means when they do knock them off in the first corner it will take that little bit longer to replace them. But overall, without all those stupid wings and stuff poking out, they look alot nicer. Loving the renaults flush exhaust exits. Unsure about medals, loving slicks, sad that DC retired from driving, COME ON HONDA sell sell sell, we want Button on the grid.

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  • shamblemonkee 7 Feb 2009 11:01:40 14,267 posts
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    Redbull explain 2009 rules
  • AaronTurner 7 Feb 2009 11:06:34 7,594 posts
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    shamblemonkee wrote:
    Redbull explain 2009 rules

    Excellent video.
  • Res 13 Feb 2009 22:18:59 1,814 posts
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    There have been rumours flying around that Honda have secured funding for the first 4 races, using Mercedes engines, the drivers will be Jenson Button and Bruno Senna (who is probably there for the sponsor money). Nothing has been announced yet and there have been no updates on the official F1 website.
  • dufftownallan 13 Feb 2009 22:33:46 4,723 posts
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    after seeing that video its kind of only dawned on me that all teams only get 8 engines, so what happens if the teams last engine blows up on the penultimate race? no go for the last one?
  • Psychotext 13 Feb 2009 23:18:59 53,839 posts
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    I'd wager it'll be some sort of penalty rather than being out completely. Start from the back of the grid or something.
  • Corletto 13 Feb 2009 23:45:50 31 posts
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    Is the medal points system going to happen? I really hope not!
  • superjag86 14 Feb 2009 09:28:38 227 posts
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    Nah, it wouldn't work. Anyway the FIA have already published a report showing how it would have affected all the previous world titles had medals been around since the beginning. The funniest thing was when it mentioned that Bernie would have lost all the world titles his team won when he was in charge!
  • Agent_Llama 14 Feb 2009 10:07:52 3,335 posts
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    AaronTurner wrote:
    shamblemonkee wrote:
    Redbull explain 2009 rules

    Excellent video.

    Agreed, Red Bull do some awesome animations.

    I think the RB5 is probably the nicest of the new cars so far, although the nose is a little bit odd. Of course it will look nicer with the sexy Toro Rosso livery on it (but we won't have Seb V driving /cries).

    The Renault looks utterly ridiculous though.

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  • AaronTurner 14 Feb 2009 10:26:35 7,594 posts
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    superjag86 wrote:
    Nah, it wouldn't work. Anyway the FIA have already published a report showing how it would have affected all the previous world titles had medals been around since the beginning. The funniest thing was when it mentioned that Bernie would have lost all the world titles his team won when he was in charge!

    Yeah but that isn't an honest view because people weren't racing for 1st, 2nd and 3rd in those races. Part of me agrees with the medal system because I do feel that too many points are up for grabs at the moment and it's easy to play it safe rather than go for it.
  • Corletto 14 Feb 2009 10:56:04 31 posts
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    But then the lower teams have nothing to race for.... if there's only "medals" up for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places!
  • Res 14 Feb 2009 11:16:18 1,814 posts
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    Constructors points would stay the same, I do think the medal system is a terrible idea though. F1 has never really been about overtaking and when people keep filling out forms ticking the box which says they want to see more of it the terrible ideas such as this pop up.

    If you want to see overtaking in F1 then reverse the grid, it is the only way you will see it happen. F1 has always been about being able to build the best card and putting it on the front row of the grid. Of course there have been issues with cars being able to follow each other in recent years (which was probably caused by a switch from mechanical to aerodynamic grip), so that does have to be solved and hopefully will with the return of slick tyres and cleaned up bodywork.

    If you actually look at the overtaking stats through the years there really hasn't been much of a drop, I have been searching for the list but I can't find it.
  • superjag86 14 Feb 2009 11:42:25 227 posts
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    Personally I think if you award more points for a win (say 12) it'll give more incentive to go for it as there'll be a bigger gap between first and second. That'll be a much better idea than medals.
    I'm not 100% sure reverse grids would work in F1, you'd end up with the "Trulli Train" situation way too often.
    Having said that KR, LH and FA are all great overtakers so it would be interesting to see.
  • Res 14 Feb 2009 11:50:55 1,814 posts
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    I don't want a reverse grid, I was just pointing out it is the only real way to be sure overtaking will happen in F1. Lewis Hamilton is great at overtaking, for some reason though instead of being applauded for the risks he took he got people bitching about it over and over again.

    The points system was actually changed so the gap between first and second place was reduced in 2003 because they wanted the championship to go right down to the wire. I agree that a bigger gap would be more incentive to overtake, but if they want to keep the championship close all through the season then it is not going to help. This is also another reason why the medal system is such a terrible idea, a driver could win half of the races and the drivers championship would be over after a few months of the season.
  • jeff 24 Feb 2009 14:37:41 371 posts
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    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/73405

    http://www.crash.net/Formula+One/News/143325/1/bbc_unveils_2009_f1_coverage__and_return_of_the_chain.html

    news of the BBC's F1 coverage for the coming season.
  • shamblemonkee 24 Feb 2009 14:42:28 14,267 posts
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    "The BBC has also promised to allow fans to customize their viewing experience with the choice of three different video streams. There will also be options for split-screen action; a live leaderboard; in-car cameras and a choice of commentary."

    dude! sweet!
  • evilashchris 24 Feb 2009 14:43:17 6,957 posts
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    The Chain \o/

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    YES
  • Agent_Llama 24 Feb 2009 19:21:05 3,335 posts
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    Have to say that BBC stuff sounds fantastic. \o/

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  • FooAtari 24 Feb 2009 20:19:32 3,955 posts
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    The BBC coverage does look pretty good.

    Shame it's wasted on F1. Why didn't MotoGP get this treatment.
  • Psychotext 24 Feb 2009 20:20:41 53,839 posts
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    I'm daring to say it... I'm quite excited about this season.

    I realise that I've probably just fucked it all up for all of us. :(
  • DaisyD 24 Feb 2009 20:31:22 11,818 posts
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    shamblemonkee wrote:
    Redbull explain 2009 rules

    That link doesn't seem to take you to the video anymore. Can someone re link it?
  • dufftownallan 24 Feb 2009 23:03:36 4,723 posts
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    im so excited i just picked up the bass and played the chain over and over again for ten minutes.
    god i cant wait
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    I'm just so deliriously happy there are no adverts.
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