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  • AaronTurner 24 Feb 2009 23:26:12 7,521 posts
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    Sounds like James Allen isn't anywhere to be seen, fantastic!
  • Borealis_UK 5 Mar 2009 13:53:07 174 posts
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    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsport/formula_one/7913425.stm

    Probably not, but it looks very similar to Grid, and we know the new F1 game will be using the same engine as Grid. The smoke looks identical. What do you think? Cool video anyway, explaining the new rules.
  • Singularity 6 Mar 2009 06:45:07 2,427 posts
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    So Honda are remaining as Brawn GP! Awesome news, if a slightly silly name. Jens and Rubens to peddle, according to the Beeb.
  • Dougs 6 Mar 2009 06:54:12 64,887 posts
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    Button has taken a pay cut to stay with them or something?

    Also heard a rumour that the BBC coverage won't be in HD. Which would be a crying shame imo
  • ecureuil 6 Mar 2009 06:57:24 76,009 posts
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    Dougs wrote:
    Also heard a rumour that the BBC coverage won't be in HD. Which would be a crying shame imo

    This has never been likely, has it? I assumed the video comes from local TV stations, most of whom don't film in HD.
  • superjag86 6 Mar 2009 07:34:50 227 posts
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    Blame Bernie
  • Dougs 6 Mar 2009 07:36:14 64,887 posts
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    Fair point. Must be some that could output in HD though.
  • shamblemonkee 6 Mar 2009 07:58:37 14,036 posts
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    Yeah no HD broadcast this year, just the red button fancies and webcast. Beeb have updated their F1 website though.

    more info on the beeb broadcast here

  • Res 6 Mar 2009 09:51:43 1,814 posts
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    Honda has finally been renamed to Brawn GP, they will be keeping the same drivers as they had last year with Button and Barrichello.
  • mad_caddy 6 Mar 2009 09:53:21 3,306 posts
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    I dont see how Brawn GP can survive, they've done very little testing, so they'll be going into the season fairly cold. Each race will effectivly be their test runs.

    I simply do not see how, even with all his experience they can be competetive.
  • Kostabi 6 Mar 2009 10:01:35 4,660 posts
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    I think they'll be fine come the second half of the season, it's just going to be the first few fly away races that Brawn GP will be playing catch up at thanks to their lack of testing.

    Honda has been funding the team as usual up until now so if they've had any sense the CFD and wind tunnel will have been going 24/7, so the car might not be that far off the pace. Of course they could get lucky and have it fast out of the box but the chances of that are slim to none.

    Now they don't have to go to the Honda boardroom for every little thing and justify themselves I think there's a good chance Brawn could have the start of a Williams style competitive independant on his hands.
  • boo 6 Mar 2009 10:01:38 11,603 posts
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    Y'know the problem with F1?

    Rules.

    Far too many of them.

    You want interesting racing, the 2010 seasons rules should be:

    "Turn up with a vehicle of some sort. First vehicle to complete 72 laps wins. End of."

    Ok so it might turn out like Wacky Races, but a single race would be far more exiting than the last 10 F1 seasons combined...

    Just Another Lego Blog

  • shamblemonkee 6 Mar 2009 10:01:46 14,036 posts
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    weren't they putting all their effort into this years car last year?
  • shamblemonkee 6 Mar 2009 10:03:20 14,036 posts
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    boo wrote:
    Y'know the problem with F1?

    Rules.

    Far too many of them.

    You want interesting racing, the 2010 seasons rules should be:

    "Turn up with a vehicle of some sort. First vehicle to complete 72 laps wins. End of."

    Ok so it might turn out like Wacky Races, but a single race would be far more exiting than the last 10 F1 seasons combined...

    Um, last season was pretty spectacular.....
  • Kostabi 6 Mar 2009 10:10:17 4,660 posts
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    boo wrote:
    Y'know the problem with F1?

    Rules.

    Far too many of them.

    You want interesting racing, the 2010 seasons rules should be:

    "Turn up with a vehicle of some sort. First vehicle to complete 72 laps wins. End of."

    Ok so it might turn out like Wacky Races, but a single race would be far more exiting than the last 10 F1 seasons combined...

    It's one of the reasons I prefer sportscar prototypes as the rules are a lot more free when it comes to car designs and technology.

    F1 is verging on becoming a spec series and in all fairness the IRL does a better job of that.
  • Res 6 Mar 2009 13:47:00 1,814 posts
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    Brawn GP are already testing privately, someone has managed to get a few photos and the teams homepage has been updated with one.

    The team was still working and being funded by Honda before the takeover, so they are not as far behind as people may think. I still wouldn't expect them to do very well, but hope I am proved wrong.
  • jeff 6 Mar 2009 16:13:36 370 posts
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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/sporteditors/2009/03/f1_editor_the_best_job_in_the.html

    more BBC info and


    CBBC Commentary
  • billythekid 6 Mar 2009 16:16:37 10,800 posts
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    No adverts \o/
  • mad_caddy 6 Mar 2009 16:17:25 3,306 posts
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    I'm really pleased the BBC are going all out with their coverage, the ITV stuff was at best, a joke.

    They seem to be embracing the idea of technology as much as possible, It'll be like the good old days with BBC and Eurosport. Although I didn't like Eurosports coverage of a certain incident at Imola in 94.
  • Deleted user 6 March 2009 16:22:55
    No adverts, so you can see the entire procession with no overtaking for two non-interrupted hours!

    Joking aside, this season should be good, hopefully KERS has a noticable impact, I'm not sure the aerodynamic changes wll have a noticable effect on overtaking.
    I've heard it all before, the rule changes meant to aid overtaking, grooved tyres and skinnier cars didn't seem to help much.
    But you never know.
  • azurelas_2 6 Mar 2009 16:27:31 1,095 posts
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    Just looked at the pictures of the new cars. The Toyota looks fantastic, the Renault like a retarded duck.

    It seems that we'll have a fantastic season, mostly due to the introduction of KERS. Brilliant idea, and I can see the next Ferrari F70 (the Enzo was the F60) having some version of it. It'll be like playing GT4 with NOS engaged ^^
  • mad_caddy 6 Mar 2009 16:30:21 3,306 posts
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    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsport/formula_one/7925333.stm

    is it me or does that Ferrari have some of those silly little wings they tried to stop?
  • DUFFKING 6 Mar 2009 16:32:23 6,487 posts
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    I like the looks of the cars this year, they look the like F1 cars I remember growing up watching...
  • azurelas_2 6 Mar 2009 16:33:05 1,095 posts
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    The ones on the nose? They're (supposedly, according to autosport.com) gone now.
  • mad_caddy 6 Mar 2009 16:33:34 3,306 posts
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    nah, the ones on the side pods.
  • Shinzou 6 Mar 2009 16:33:52 887 posts
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    mad_caddy wrote:
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsport/formula_one/7925333.stm

    is it me or does that Ferrari have some of those silly little wings they tried to stop?

    This is true apparently they found a loophole. Not really in the spirit of the regulations though is it.

    http://www.f1technical.net/development/214
  • mad_caddy 6 Mar 2009 16:34:52 3,306 posts
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    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsport/formula_one/7923866.stm

    I might be very wrong, picture 9 = wing mirrors?
  • Deleted user 6 March 2009 16:35:36
    Shinzou wrote:
    mad_caddy wrote:
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsport/formula_one/7925333.stm

    is it me or does that Ferrari have some of those silly little wings they tried to stop?

    This is true apparently they found a loophole. Not really in the spirit of the regulations though is it.

    LOL.

    This is competitive sport ffs.
    Maybe it's beacause it's Ferrari you say this rather than McLaren?
  • Shinzou 6 Mar 2009 16:37:00 887 posts
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    Hey I didnt say it was wrong! Just a shame as I like the new smooth shapes.
  • Deleted user 6 March 2009 16:37:47
    Sorry :)
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