Formula 1 season 2008

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  1. RoyBatty

    RoyBatty Well-Known Member

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    So here it comes again, a few hours to the new season start in Melbourne.
    And as last year I expect nothing less than Ferrari win, though the qualification didn't turn out very well...
    Maybe this season will be less boring with the new regulations, let's hope for less politics and more racing :)
     
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    I doubt it tbh. Only way to make it more exciting is to cut two wheels off them ;)
     
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    I hope it will be a very nice season and may Raikonen win!
     
  4. Trusteft

    Trusteft HH's Asteroids' Dominator

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    They should stop babysitting. So many limits, they are ruining the sport.

    Having said that, GOO WILLIIAAAAAMS!!! (let's hope for first 5 places)

    Watching it now live.
     
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    Hahahaha, the destructor of cars Massa is back to business. At least he hasn't forgotten how to destroy other cars...


    Sato is out...what a shock!
     
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    Trusteft HH's Asteroids' Dominator

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    Well, that was interesting.
    Rosberg third place, not bad. Hamilto an easy win and Alonso out of the top 3, Very good day.
     
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    uh... that was qualifieing yes?
    the races still are on the sunday?
     
  8. Teme

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    Nico did finish 3rd. :) Go Nico !!!

    All races are on Sunday.
     
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    Trusteft HH's Asteroids' Dominator

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    Today IS Sunday...
    Race is over.
     
  10. RoyBatty

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    It wasn't that boring today, but I'm afraid (and on the other side I hope, for Ferrari) it will be back to normal next time...
    And no please, don't cut the wheels off, I don't want to watch Moto GP :D

    Well I wouldn't say that, but at least one point for Kimi. :)
     
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    Quoted for truth!

    I understand the safety aspect but there are just too many regulations in F1 now, I would much rather watch the Touring Cars at least I can go out and buy one of them!

    Much the same way I prefer the Superbikes to MotoGP...
     
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    oh.. it was this early morning.. too bad I missed it. :(
     
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    no way, really?
    I stopped watching superbikes when the beeb picked up motoGP, best racing action on the tele by a mile :)

    F1 was OK, looks like being a Hamilton procession though.
     
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    Raikonen was having problems with his car again (as usual) and made some stupid mistakes at the end..
    was a decent race but it didn't have a lot of finishers.
     
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    Well, this year, more rule meddling, more planned for next year (aerodynamics).

    2008 Formula One season - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    The gearbox must now last 4 races (5 place penalty)
    The first unscheduled engine change is now "free" - still required to last 2 races.
    No traction control, no engine braking, standard ECU, further restrictions on adjustment (eg. a "start line" engine map can be used, but cannot immediately be switched).
    Q1 lengthened to 20 min, Q3 reduced to 10 minutes, no fuel credit, so position 1-10 teams start with the fuel remaining after qualifying.
    Further standardization of materials and components.
    Fuel must have 5.75% biofuel (oh for the days of the top team's "jungle juice").

    It seems that F1 is being dragged closer and closer to "cheap" formulas with a standard chassis, and while it could be argued that it becomes more of a drivers championship if rich teams are not permitted to outspend their lesser opponents on exotic materials, that is not the spirit of F1 - excellence of car and driver.

    If we wanted to see a cheap formula race, we'd watch "Formula Ford", or one of the other ones tha come before the "elite" of F1.

    The only way to save F1, bring back EVERY bit of technology, and just keep cutting the engine size if it gets too fast, then technology will improve the breed - and get rid of fuel stops so that fuel economy becomes an issue. Teams that can't keep up with the cost, don't belong at the top table of motor sport, or should we now limit what Premiership football spends, to make things easier on the minnows?
     
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    I agree, too many rules. Worried so much about those that can't compete and you get a nerfed championship. I mean, is there a good reason for drivers like Sato to continue?
     
  17. Wilier

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    Not strictly true, perhaps for 2 wheels yea, but for 4, Oz V8 is amazing racing, even the longer races.
    Now those are beasts to drive.... (at least they seem that way, Ive not been in one, although when we were in Perth last year I test drove a Holden V8 'Ute which was feckin BRILLIANT tbh)
     
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    Yeh, too many silly rules. Why not just have a set that say something like "wheel at each corner (as many as you like, remember the 6 wheeler?), overall length =X, overall width =X, height overall =X, no active aero, engine size =X , any cylinder configuration." That way teams are free to experiment and we get to see different cars. Maybe even some technology might filter down to raod cars like it did/does from rally. At the moment it's only the paint that differs between the teams (especially McLaren & Ferrari, nudge nudge)........

    This season I'll be happy if the bloody presenters could learn how to say "6th", that's six-th, SIX-TH. Not sickth, sith, sick or any of the other variations they manage to spit out all the time (OK, rant over :) )
     
  19. Markius

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    removing the traction control and all that made the race far more interesting than they have been in years past.
    this is the season i get back into F1
    (as much as u can in Aus, considering most races are on a 1-2am)
     
  20. Trusteft

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    HAHAHAHAHAAHHAHA, Massa managed to crash again alone under no pressure...HAHAHAHAHAHA, the rest of the drivers were lucky they weren't near him.
    He is a living crash test dummy.
     

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