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Nikki♥
02-13-2005, 06:42 AM
Only a few weeks to go until the kick off of the 2005 Formula 1 season and I can´t hardly wait, the beginning of the season is usually very exciting. It´s a true pleasure for me to get up early in the morning just because I don´t want to miss one single one of the races, not even the ones in Australia and Asia. :lol: I´ve started this thread to see how many other MTF´ers are interested in Formula 1 (obviously no one is as interested in it as me because I would consider myself as a true addict in the early stages of the season...just when Schumacher keeps on winning and winning and taking the title, like, 6 or 8 races before the end of the season I somehow start losing my interest in it. Let´s admit it, with such a kind of domination motorsport gets really boring). I really hope we can keep this thread going throughout the year. Feel free to share pictures, results and your opinions.
Will the new rules slow down Ferrari? How will Michael´s little brother do in Toyota? And what about the new Red Bull team? Do you think they will be able to score some points in their first season? Will Montoya and Raikkonen be able to give Schumacher a run for his money? And what about Barrichello? How many tears will he shed this year? (crybaby :devil: ) Who will be the underdogs this year? Will Button win his first race this season? And was it probably the wrong decision for BMW to sign Heidfeld? What do you think about the new drivers? Who will you be rooting for this year? And so on and so on. The most important question probably is: Which top model will Flavio get preggers this year? But...hehehe, just kidding. Feel free to discuss whatever you want as long as it has to do with Formula 1, bashing Juan Pablo Montoya is strictly forbidden by me, Princesa. I´m the starter of this thread which means I can make the rules. No one bashes my favorite rambo driver JPM or he/she will be thrown in the dungeon.

:banana: :banana: Monty is the man. :banana: :banana:
http://images.f1racing.net/large/39572.jpg

Have fun peeps! :kiss:

lizzieh
02-13-2005, 07:02 AM
I used to be a massive fan of Formula 1 back in the good old days of Prost, Senna, Mansell etc, but even though I can't say I care as much as I did back then, I still keep a watchful eye over proceedings.

As for this year.... answer to "can anyone keep Schumacher on a leash.." the answer is no. If he wants it bad enough.. which he still seems to, he'll win again.

I'm going to be interested to see how this Indian guy does.... sorry can't remember his name off the top of my overworked head.

Barrichello... good driver, but I fear he's nothing more than Eddie Irvine used to be, a journeyman whose sole purpose in life is to be Schumacher's whipping boy... unless he moves.

Button... like him, want him to win a race, it's about time us Brits had someone good to cheer, and I really do think that he has a chance if BAR build on the good progress they made last year.

Montoya and Raik konen... hmmmm. Still yet to see how they're going to get on as teammates.. you couldn't get more chalk and cheese as personalities. Still touting Raikkonen as a future champ..... always have done since he first came on the scene.

As for Montoya... boy he's got some talent, but he needs to learn how to harness it properly... then I believe he will really give Schumacher a run for his money. (am I allowed to say this?!!)

bad gambler
02-13-2005, 07:58 AM
good idea, i'm a HUGE F1 fan and am going to the Melbourne GP this year as well to see my two fav drivers Mark Webber and Narayen Karthikeyan

Really hoping Webber can challenge for victories this year given his move to Williams and hope the Indian can get points thorughout the year

Hmm.....I'm actually not a fan of JPM princesca so i could be at odds with you throughout the whole year!

Can't wait, only a couple of weeks to go!

Action Jackson
02-13-2005, 08:09 AM
Actually the real motor racing season has started. I will keep on eye on the F1 results, but will be at best blase about it.

maratski
02-13-2005, 08:44 AM
I like Kimi and have followed McLaren for a few years now. I miss Mika. :sad:

I'm interested to see how JPM will do with McLaren. He's ok, but has too much of a big mouth for my liking.

Nikki♥
02-13-2005, 09:26 AM
I used to be a massive fan of Formula 1 back in the good old days of Prost, Senna, Mansell etc, but even though I can't say I care as much as I did back then, I still keep a watchful eye over proceedings.

As for this year.... answer to "can anyone keep Schumacher on a leash.." the answer is no. If he wants it bad enough.. which he still seems to, he'll win again.

I'm going to be interested to see how this Indian guy does.... sorry can't remember his name off the top of my overworked head.

Barrichello... good driver, but I fear he's nothing more than Eddie Irvine used to be, a journeyman whose sole purpose in life is to be Schumacher's whipping boy... unless he moves.

Button... like him, want him to win a race, it's about time us Brits had someone good to cheer, and I really do think that he has a chance if BAR build on the good progress they made last year.

Montoya and Raik konen... hmmmm. Still yet to see how they're going to get on as teammates.. you couldn't get more chalk and cheese as personalities. Still touting Raikkonen as a future champ..... always have done since he first came on the scene.

As for Montoya... boy he's got some talent, but he needs to learn how to harness it properly... then I believe he will really give Schumacher a run for his money. (am I allowed to say this?!!)

I miss Senna a lot, he was simply the best. If he was still alive, Schumacher would have never won so many titles. :sad:

I used to like Eddie Irvine a lot, he was never able to show his real talent but in my opinion he rather spent lots of time with the parties and glamour the F1 circuit had to offer instead on focusing on his driving. :o

I also think that Schumacher is hard to be kept on a leash, this guy is the Roger Federer of Formula 1, obviously he´s got his weak spots as well but the combination of his and Ferrari´s experience is something that´s hard to be beaten. Sad but true. I just hope that the championship won´t be decided too early this year.

Montoya and Raikkonen are both aiming for the top, I mean...they probably respect each other as team mates (or maybe not :o , with JPM you never know) but when it comes to scoring points for the championship the respect soon becomes less and less important and turns into a competition where neither of them are willing to give in. Hopefully that doesn´t lead to too many crashes. It´s interesting to see 2 fiery heads battling over who´s the number 1 in the team but that´s definitely not good for the championship. 2 DNF´s on the race weekend means 0 championship points for McLaren Mercedes which really sucks as I think they´ve got what it takes to be a top team and it would be terrible if their chances would be destroyed by their 2 drivers fighting over who´s the boss.

bad gambler
02-13-2005, 09:28 AM
Actually the real motor racing season has started. I will keep on eye on the F1 results, but will be at best blase about it.


rally u mean?

Nikki♥
02-13-2005, 09:30 AM
good idea, i'm a HUGE F1 fan and am going to the Melbourne GP this year as well to see my two fav drivers Mark Webber and Narayen Karthikeyan


I also want to attend a F1 race again this year. I don´t know which one yet and somehow the ticket prices have become ridiculously expensive. :sad: Maybe I´ll just go and try to get some autographs and pictures again like it did last year. It was a lot of fun.


Hmm.....I'm actually not a fan of JPM princesca so i could be at odds with you throughout the whole year!


No problem, I know how to fight back. :devil:

Nikki♥
02-13-2005, 09:31 AM
Actually the real motor racing season has started. I will keep on eye on the F1 results, but will be at best blase about it.

Rally fan? :)


For me the best part of the motorsport season starts on April 17 with the kick off of the European F3 series. I´ve received my tickets for the race 3 weeks ago, can´t hardly wait. Hehehe. To tell the truth I actually prefer F3 to F1 but I hardly know anyone who thinks the same, it doesn´t seem too popular.

Nikki♥
02-13-2005, 09:34 AM
I like Kimi and have followed McLaren for a few years now. I miss Mika. :sad:

I'm interested to see how JPM will do with McLaren. He's ok, but has too much of a big mouth for my liking.

I like Montoya´s big mouth, if he was able to make all of his promises come true sooner or later it would be a lot better though. He´s definitely got lots of potential, with the right team and lots of hard work (and a little less crashes) he´ll sooner or later be a real threat for the title. :woohoo: :angel:

Mika´s got a great personally. Too bad that he said that he will never race in Formula 1 anymore, he´s definitely missed by many. This year he´s going to race in the German Touring Car Championship (DTM) for Mercedes, I have heard.

Action Jackson
02-13-2005, 09:42 AM
Rally fan? :)


For me the best part of the motorsport season starts on April 17 with the kick off of the European F3 series. I´ve received my tickets for the race 3 weeks ago, can´t hardly wait. Hehehe. To tell the truth I actually prefer F3 to F1 but I hardly know anyone who thinks the same, it doesn´t seem too popular.

Yes, I am a rally fan and those guys will always have the greatest respect me and not these pampered jockeys that are F1 drivers.

I mean they actually have to deal with real changeable conditions and the perfect example I saw when McRae drove a F1 car and handled it very well, but the F1 driver struggled like a blind man driving a Volvo.

Nikki♥
02-13-2005, 09:49 AM
Yes, I am a rally fan and those guys will always have the greatest respect me and not these pampered jockeys that are F1 drivers.

I mean they actually have to deal with real changeable conditions and the perfect example I saw when McRae drove a F1 car and handled it very well, but the F1 driver struggled like a blind man driving a Volvo.

That´s true. My friend is always telling me that, he´s a Rally co-pilot in Portugal and when I hear about all the injuries he has had already and all the accidents I really start respecting these guys and their achievements.

Action Jackson
02-13-2005, 09:53 AM
That´s true. My friend is always telling me that, he´s a Rally co-pilot in Portugal and when I hear about all the injuries he has had already and all the accidents I really start respecting these guys and their achievements.

I know this is true and the fact they aren't as arrogant as the F1 guys and what they do is in many ways more challenging.

http://gfx.dagbladet.no/pub/artikkel/4/42/423/423265/RAL_son1_scan.jpg

bad gambler
02-13-2005, 11:02 AM
pampered agreed but what really attracts me about the F1 circus is the level of fitness of the drivers - their fitness is extremely underestimated and when you are dealing with the types of G forces they are.

i have a passing interest in the rally world championship but that has more to do with the lack of coverage it gets in australia as opposed to my actual interest in it. i know the boys from finland are awesome, i was able to meet gronholm a few years back when he came down under as part of a promotional stop with mikka.

Action Jackson
02-13-2005, 11:08 AM
Well bg, I have to say Foxtel is one of my best friends since I have been in Australia. Rally the only motor sport I watch and the Super 9 tennis events that is good enough for me.

The one in Perth is a good race and most of the Finns are pretty cool, man they can suck down the piss that is for sure.

As for F1 guys yes their fitness is very good and Schumi plays football for the village team where he lives in Switzerland and kills the other guys in the fitness.

maratski
02-13-2005, 11:18 AM
Did anyone say rally? ;)

Action Jackson
02-13-2005, 11:20 AM
They're better when they are moving, though the WRC website is absolutely pissing me off at the moment.

maratski
02-13-2005, 11:22 AM
F1? ;)

Nikki♥
02-13-2005, 11:23 AM
I know this is true and the fact they aren't as arrogant as the F1 guys and what they do is in many ways more challenging.


Rally guys are also not as rich as Formula 1 guys. The more money you make, the more your character changes. That happens to many people, not only the ones who are in the motorsport business. Most rich people are arrogant, there are exceptions too but they´re kinda rare.

Action Jackson
02-13-2005, 11:28 AM
Rally guys are also not as rich as Formula 1 guys. The more money you make, the more your character changes. That happens to many people, not only the ones who are in the motorsport business. Most rich people are arrogant, there are exceptions too but they´re kinda rare.

They wouldn't be as rich as they don't have tobacco companies sponsoring them and most of the F1 guys are rich pricks already especially in South America.

It depends on which field you move in as to whether they are arrogant, like anything it's worse in some places.

Even the worst rally guy would be better than the majority of F1 blokes.

Action Jackson
02-13-2005, 11:29 AM
Thanks for the pics cheery.

Here is one in Finland from Solberg testing the car and the other with him outside.

http://www.pettersolberg.no/bilder/finland5.jpg

http://www.pettersolberg.no/bilder/finland3.jpg

Corinna
02-13-2005, 11:55 AM
:wavey: hey there..
..i am a f1 fan..love watching it :) i started to like it 6 or 7 years ago.
wishing good luck for mclaren mercedes this year and i hope that michael schumacher won't dominate this year that much

fingers crossed for montoya and kimi
but i have to say i muss mika a lot :sad:

Action Jackson
02-13-2005, 11:58 AM
Schumi will walk it in again.

lizzieh
02-13-2005, 12:15 PM
Montoya and Raikkonen are both aiming for the top, I mean...they probably respect each other as team mates (or maybe not :o , with JPM you never know) but when it comes to scoring points for the championship the respect soon becomes less and less important and turns into a competition where neither of them are willing to give in. Hopefully that doesn´t lead to too many crashes. It´s interesting to see 2 fiery heads battling over who´s the number 1 in the team but that´s definitely not good for the championship. 2 DNF´s on the race weekend means 0 championship points for McLaren Mercedes which really sucks as I think they´ve got what it takes to be a top team and it would be terrible if their chances would be destroyed by their 2 drivers fighting over who´s the boss.

Saying this, McLaren, and "a do ron" Ron Dennis in particular has had a lot of experience in coping with two drivers who are at odds with eaxh other.... *cut to Senna and Prost having hissy fits with each other in the pits.. and on the track* :devil: .

I just fear that the two might cancel each other out in the points department... assuming the car is up to more than last year... meaning Schumacher might not have a fight from McLaren yet again.

PennyThePenguin
02-13-2005, 12:37 PM
did someone say F1??? and rally???

like ilhame, i'm a McLaren fan... have been since mika...and still am thanks to kimi lol...

don't watch rally that much but i like it too!

Action Jackson
02-13-2005, 12:42 PM
Penny, I am the rally fan and not the F1 one as the majority are here.

PennyThePenguin
02-13-2005, 12:45 PM
GWH...i realised lol....no matter though :p

Suzi
02-13-2005, 02:31 PM
http://smilies.jeeptalk.org/kao/otn/pgocart.gifI like F1 i wudnt say i luv it, bcoz the past couple of years it has been quite boring to say the least! and i prefer motogp (but others prob think its stupid)

I dont mind who wins this year as long as it isnt M.Schumi cos its just boring....... although Raikonnen or Alonso winning it, i be even more happy (maybe Klien :p if he gets a seat at red bull :lol: ) :)

khyber
02-13-2005, 03:13 PM
Count me among those who found F1 way more interesting in years past. Senna, Prost and more recently Mikka H. One team with a huge technological advantage just turns it into an engineering series, not a racing series, but I know some people who actually appreciate that. :(

The past few years my 4 wheel attention has moved to WRC. :worship: My cable company carries Speedvision, :angel: a motor sports channel and I was able to see rally for the first time, (it gets almost no attention in the US.) I was blown away by the driving challenge that rally requires and have become a big fan of Marcos G. Now, if his gear box will last a whole race weekend he might actually win a few! :devil:

I've also gotten more into the 2 wheel racing because the equiptment seems more on parity and again its more dependant on race setup and driver skill. I give a slight edge to Supercross, but I also enjoy MotoGP.

Nikki♥
02-14-2005, 07:08 AM
http://smilies.jeeptalk.org/kao/otn/pgocart.gifI like F1 i wudnt say i luv it, bcoz the past couple of years it has been quite boring to say the least! and i prefer motogp (but others prob think its stupid)


How cute, that little thingie used to be my avatar.

I have been following MotoGP since last year, I would say that Gibernau is my favorite and I absolutely can´t stand Rossi. He´s a little dwarf in my opinion, unfortunately he´s the best. :o

Peta Pan
02-14-2005, 07:36 AM
I have been a F1 fan since the Senna days and I was absolutely devastated the day he was killed. May 1 will always be a black day for me.

After that tragedy, I became a Michael Schumacher fan and I still love Schumi... but I have also found that over the last few years I have lost my interest in F1 a lot because of his domination. I need variety to keep my interest in anything so I would love to see Raikkonen, Montoya and hopefully some of the other drivers come through for some more wins to put in some interest.

(Does this sound familiar? I've likened my feelings towards Federer's domination to F1 quite a bit in the past ;))

Space Cowgirl
02-14-2005, 08:36 PM
Here's another F1 fan! :wavey:
I started watching it in the late '80s, then lost interest a bit, but now watch nearly every race. I'm a confirmed Jacques Villeneuve fan, he's :cool: . Hopefully he will show his class again after his wilderness years at BAR :mad:

Unfortunately even at this early stage it is probably going to be another Ferrari/Schumacher cakewalk, unless McLaren or Williams can get their shit together.

lizzieh
02-14-2005, 09:03 PM
I have been a F1 fan since the Senna days and I was absolutely devastated the day he was killed. May 1 will always be a black day for me.



Ah.. feel your pain :sad:

Nikki♥
02-15-2005, 07:39 AM
May 1 will always be a black day for me.


Same here. :sad:

In 2002 I went to Imola (my first F1 race :woohoo: ) , it was very touching for me to visit the place were Senna was killed.

Nikki♥
02-15-2005, 07:41 AM
:lol: Check this out...

Montoya on team mate Raikkonen

Beating Michael Schumacher is a sweet taste, Juan Pablo Montoya admitted. But, beating him in a silver (German made) Mercedes-Benz? "Beautiful," the Colombian predicted.

The 29-year-old, in 2005, will drive a Stuttgart-powered McLaren. He was also asked by German 'Bild' newspaper just how good new F1 teammate Kimi Raikkonen is.

"He's very good," Montoya said, "but only as good as (ex-teammate) Ralf Schumacher on a good day." He also played down criticism that Raikkonen was foolish to be caught drunk in an adult club.

"I let my hair down sometimes," JPM said, "usually in Miami -- the difference is, nobody cares there."

Action Jackson
02-15-2005, 07:43 AM
Once a dickhead, always a dickhead.

Nikki♥
02-15-2005, 07:45 AM
This would be a real shame in my opinion because I have a deep sympathy for Minardi and don´t want to see them missing the first race of the season. It´s really not fair that the teams with the lower budgets are so underprivileged in Formula 1. No wonder that so many people think F1 is only about the money, not about the racing.

No Minardis in action in Melbourne?

It is possible that we will not see a Minardi in action at Melbourne. The team wants to start the season with a 2004 contender that conforms to 2005 safety standards but not to 2005's technical regulations.

The Minardi team has spent all of its budget building the 2005 contender which will not be ready until the San Marino Grand Prix and, because of this, the team would have to race in the first three races of the season in the PS04B. To do so the other nine teams would have to agree that Minardi would race a car that doesn't comply to the 2005 technical regulations. Eight teams have already agreed. The only team that hasn't yet is Ferrari.

"All of the F1 teams (with the exception of Ferrari) have supported us. We believe the cars will be running to legal regulations. If Ferrari and the FIA wish to make an issue of this then it is up to them," Stoddart told to Autosport.


Albers not in Melbourne?
FIA-President Max Mosley was clear though: "If there was no prior agreement and Minardi presented to us the 2004 car, which would be illegal under the current regulations. So the scrutineers would not put a sticker on it and it would never go out of the pit lane in Australia."

Stoddart replied to that: "We say the cars do comply and if the scrutineers say no then we would protest, and I would be surprised if we were not allowed to race under protest."

Nikki♥
02-15-2005, 07:46 AM
Once a dickhead, always a dickhead.

As long as he´s fast I don´t mind about him being a dickhead. :o

Action Jackson
02-15-2005, 07:46 AM
It's obvious that F1 is only for the rich, it's not that hard to work out.

Neely
02-15-2005, 07:49 AM
have fun in your favourite thread, Nicole ;) :p

Nikki♥
02-15-2005, 07:51 AM
have fun in your favourite thread, Nicole ;) :p

:scratch: My favorite thread? :scratch:

maratski
02-15-2005, 07:56 AM
Jacques :hearts:

That race where he became WC was the first GP I saw. :hearts:

Nikki♥
02-15-2005, 07:56 AM
It's obvious that F1 is only for the rich, it's not that hard to work out.

Unfortunately you also have to be rich when you want to attend a Formula 1 race, not only if I want to compete with your own team. :o A ticket for the race weekend in the cheapest category costs a lot more than people who don´t have well paid jobs earn in one month. That´s devastating. :rolleyes:

Action Jackson
02-15-2005, 07:57 AM
As long as he´s fast I don´t mind about him being a dickhead. :o

This is true, then again trying to find good guys in F1 is like Gaudio winning Wimbledon without losing a set.

Action Jackson
02-15-2005, 07:58 AM
Unfortunately you also have to be rich when you want to attend a Formula 1 race, not only if I want to compete with your own team. :o A ticket for the race weekend in the cheapest category costs a lot more than people who don´t have well paid jobs earn in one month. That´s devastating. :rolleyes:

Not really, it's a niche sport that is for the rich pricks and playboys good for them. They don't give a crap about regular fans and they never have, as long as that little dwarf Eccelstone has the money coming through and the tobacco companies are paying up, then it's all good.

Nikki♥
02-15-2005, 07:59 AM
I think I´ll be able to meet Villeneuve this year. I was told he is very, very small. I wonder if it´s true. When I was like 14 or so I used to have his poster on my wall. I drove my uncle mad by telling him I supported Jacques and predicted him to win the world championship which he actually did that year. ;) My uncle used to be a die hard Schumacher fan, now he is the biggest McLaren Mercedes fan I know along with my cousin.

maratski
02-15-2005, 08:01 AM
When you meet him tell him there's a cute dutch girl waiting for him...;)

Nikki♥
02-15-2005, 08:01 AM
This is true, then again trying to find good guys in F1 is like Gaudio winning Wimbledon without losing a set.

Good one. :o

Action Jackson
02-15-2005, 08:03 AM
When you meet him tell him there's a cute dutch girl waiting for him...;)

You're unbelievable Marat, Radek and now Villenueve.

Nikki♥
02-15-2005, 08:05 AM
When you meet him tell him there's a cute dutch girl waiting for him...;)

Alright I will...

Every year the Sauber team holds a press conference at a museum next to the race track on the Hockenheim race weekend and after the press conference there´s an autograph signing taking place. It´s usually easy to take pictures with the drivers, chat with them a little and get an autograph when there is no German driver around. :o Hehehe.

Nikki♥
02-15-2005, 08:07 AM
You're unbelievable Marat, Radek and now Villenueve.

There is nothing wrong with having more than one boyfriend. Who cares about monogamy? The world has become a crazy place.

Action Jackson
02-15-2005, 08:10 AM
There is nothing wrong with having more than one boyfriend. Who cares about monogamy? The world has become a crazy place.

You have 10, but I am cool with that, it's just not I am not one of the 10 sadly. :)

Neely
02-15-2005, 08:10 AM
:scratch: My favorite thread? :scratch:
You are the ultra racing fan, aren't you?

Action Jackson
02-15-2005, 08:15 AM
She will definitely keep this thread going during the season.

Nikki♥
02-15-2005, 08:52 AM
You have 10, but I am cool with that, it's just not I am not one of the 10 sadly. :)

Make that 11. Welcome to my harem. :bigwave:

She will definitely keep this thread going during the season.

I will try my very best.

Nikki♥
02-15-2005, 08:54 AM
You are the ultra racing fan, aren't you?

I would say so. :devil: But I´m just getting start, the racing fever will be rising the closer the first race(s) get. :o

maratski
02-15-2005, 09:10 AM
I need back up men in case it doesn't work out with some of them. :)

Nikki♥
02-15-2005, 09:21 AM
I need back up men in case it doesn't work out with some of them. :)

You´re not the only one.

bad gambler
02-15-2005, 10:07 AM
i got pit lane pass during friday practice in mebourne GP

hopefully get some close looks at these awesome machines

and i agree with GWH, JPM is a tosser, extremely arrogant, thinks he is king shit when he hasn;t actually achieved much in his F1 career

(sorry princesa :) )

Daniel
02-15-2005, 10:14 AM
Good luck Michael in 2005 :banana: :yeah: :bounce:

Nikki♥
02-15-2005, 01:28 PM
i got pit lane pass during friday practice in mebourne GP

hopefully get some close looks at these awesome machines

and i agree with GWH, JPM is a tosser, extremely arrogant, thinks he is king shit when he hasn;t actually achieved much in his F1 career

(sorry princesa :) )

How cool, a pit lane pass. You´re really lucky. Actually it´s hard to get such passes for F1 races. I always get paddock passes when I go to F3 races but that´s about it. It´s kinda easy to get them that´s why the paddock is usually extremely crowded during the weekend. Friday is ok but Saturday and Sunday it gets usually kinda hard to walk around as you are literally unable to see your own 2 feet.

I don´t have a problem with people speaking their minds on Montoya. Everyone is allowed to have his opinion. Freedom of speech. :worship:

Space Cowgirl
02-15-2005, 08:41 PM
Alright I will...

Every year the Sauber team holds a press conference at a museum next to the race track on the Hockenheim race weekend and after the press conference there´s an autograph signing taking place. It´s usually easy to take pictures with the drivers, chat with them a little and get an autograph when there is no German driver around. :o Hehehe.
Thanks for that bit of info, Princesa! :D I was at Hockenheim in 2003 (the year Schumi's tyre blew out a couple of laps from the end, but Montoya was cruising it already anyway). A work colleague of mine from Japan is on for going this year, so may go with her. She of course is a Sato fan.

Nikki♥
02-16-2005, 06:07 AM
Thanks for that bit of info, Princesa! :D I was at Hockenheim in 2003 (the year Schumi's tyre blew out a couple of laps from the end, but Montoya was cruising it already anyway). A work colleague of mine from Japan is on for going this year, so may go with her. She of course is a Sato fan.

In 2003 I was in Hockenheim too. 2004 was the best Hockenheim weekend I have had so far though, maybe 2005 will also be a blast for me. I really hope so, it´s still a while to go till the race. Several months. :o

Every Japanese F1 fan is a fan of Sato. Hehehe. He is, like, the country´s hero. A Japanese friend of mine always asks me about how Sato is doing in the tests and races although he doesn´t really care about F1. :eek: :lol:

Nikki♥
02-19-2005, 01:23 PM
(maybe Klien :p if he gets a seat at red bull :lol: ) :)

This one´s for you, Suzi...

18 February 2005
Official: Klien to race for Red Bull

Red Bull Racing today confirms that Austrian Christian Klien will partner David Coulthard at the Australian Grand Prix. The 22-year-old Austrian completed his debut season with Jaguar Racing in 2004, scoring 3 points. Reigning F3000 Champion, Vitantonio Liuzzi (24) will fulfil the 3rd Driver testing duties.

The decision has been taken following the conclusion of the team's intensive testing program at Valencia, Jerez and Barcelona and will be reviewed on an on-going basis.

Sporting Director Christian Horner commented: "We are very fortunate to have two exceptionally talented young drivers, who have both impressed the team during pre-season testing. I've been extremely pleased with Christian's and Tonio's development during the past few weeks, as well as by their professionalism and sportsmanship. Christian will undoubtedly benefit from David Coulthard's considerable experience and will hope to build on last year's performances."

Christian Klien: "I'm very proud to have the privilege of starting the first race in Melbourne for Red Bull Racing. I'm honoured that the decision has been made in my favour - it's got me even more motivated."

Tonio Liuzzi: "I extend my congratulations to Christian, but I'll obviously be trying to get an opportunity to race myself as soon as possible. It's great to be with Red Bull Racing - team spirit is excellent. Both Christian and I are benefiting enormously from being able to work with David Coulthard."

the cat
02-19-2005, 01:33 PM
Any F1 fans here going to watch the Daytona 500 tomorrow :drive: ? It's one of the biggest auto races in the world and I was wondering what the average F1 fan thought of the Daytona 500 and NASCAR.

That's quite a harem you have Princess Nicole. :hatoff: It's raining men for you! :rain: :hearts: :kiss: :hug: :smooch: And your harem makes Princess Stephanie's harem look ordinary. ;)

Suzi
02-19-2005, 02:50 PM
hmmm thanks princessa!!

Nikki♥
02-19-2005, 04:37 PM
Any F1 fans here going to watch the Daytona 500 tomorrow :drive: ? It's one of the biggest auto races in the world and I was wondering what the average F1 fan thought of the Daytona 500 and NASCAR.

That's quite a harem you have Princess Nicole. :hatoff: It's raining men for you! :rain: :hearts: :kiss: :hug: :smooch: And your harem makes Princess Stephanie's harem look ordinary. ;)

Unfortunately I won´t be able to watch the Daytona 500 race because it won´t be shown on TV over here. NASCAR is a whole lot of fun in my opinion, I regularly follow the results although it´s hardly mentioned in the media here in Europe unless something really spectacular happened. :rolleyes:
I wonder why...

Awwww...I´m sure Princess Stephanie also has many nice men in her harem, right?! ;) :smooch: :kiss: :hug:

the cat
02-19-2005, 06:11 PM
It's too bad you won't get to see the Daytona 500, Princesa!. :( I'll probably watch most of the race. It's a long race though and I won't watch it from start to finish. But Princesa! I'm pleasantly surprised you're interested in it because some F1 fans I know snub their noses at NASCAR. :eek: ;) And I agree with you about how NASCAR is fun. :) I cannot believe the incredible growth of NASCAR in America in the last 10 years. It's now a major sport here and does very well in the television ratings.

PN, why does the European media avoid covering NASCAR? They don't think United States President G.W. Bush is one of the NASCAR drivers, do they? :drive: :confused: ;)

zoltan83
02-19-2005, 07:43 PM
I'm also a F1 fan... I hope that this season will be exciting (some years, it's not the case :rolleyes: ).
My favorite team is McLaren and I like Kimi Raikkonen. It's great that Kimi and Montoya are in the same team this year. :)

Space Cowgirl
02-19-2005, 08:14 PM
PN, why does the European media avoid covering NASCAR? They don't think United States President G.W. Bush is one of the NASCAR drivers, do they? :drive: :confused: ;)
Because there are no European NASCAR drivers mostly, probably the same reason that F1 isn't popular in the US. Plus NASCAR is considered by many to be a redneck sport, popular among Bush-voters, something that definitely would not endear itself to us "old" Europeans ;)

maratski
02-19-2005, 08:35 PM
I wouldn't be surprised if Nascar is too expensive to broadcast here. Broadcasting rights don't come cheap and when there's no big name there, there's no point in showing it on tv.

Does anyone watch the 24 hours of Le Mans? I have friends who go there every year. They even watch it in the middle of the night. They really love it.

the cat
02-19-2005, 08:48 PM
Good points Space and #1. The surprising thing to me is that in recent years NASCAR has grown from being thought of as a redneck sport to a sport that has fans in all geographic areas of America.

EternalFlame
02-19-2005, 09:21 PM
I love that thread as Formula1 is my fav sport alongside with tennis. And I'll be keeping this thread going as much as I can throughout the season. :)
I've been a Kimi fan since he came to F1. I supported Mika before that but I never followed it so much till Kimi.
And also I'm a big fan of McLaren of course..;) I'm happy to see Juan in our team. He is my second fav although I don't like his big mouth. But he is interesting right? :)
The hot-headed Colombian vs The IceMan Kimi. It will be the big story of 2005. They are both very talented guys but I believe Kimi all the way! He never let me down yet..;)

bad gambler
02-19-2005, 11:05 PM
guys don;t underestimate the aussie in the williams, he will suprise a lot of people this year ;)

Leonandy
02-20-2005, 03:54 AM
So eager to watch a F1 game!!!
I'm a super fan!!!

YinYin
02-20-2005, 05:32 AM
im F1s fan as well~~

Nikki♥
02-20-2005, 08:22 AM
PN, why does the European media avoid covering NASCAR? They don't think United States President G.W. Bush is one of the NASCAR drivers, do they? :drive: :confused: ;)

I have to agree with Space Cowgirl in order to answer your first question. I guess it´s mainly because there are no European drivers.

And yeah, maybe some people think that Mister Bush is one of the Nascar drivers. :lol: Dick Cheney as well. Hehehe. He´s coming here this week but definitely not to take part in a Nascar or Formula 1 race.

the cat
02-20-2005, 04:31 PM
I wouldn't mind having a few Europen NASCAR drivers. That would add an international flavor that would help broaden NASCAR internationally. I grew up on the Indianopolis 500 as the great American auto race. :drive: But it's been overtaken by the Daytona 500 in recent years as America's great race. But I do like the fact that the Indianopolis 500 and Indy Racing has an international array of drivers.

When Eternal said he/she was Kimi fan I immediately thought of Kim Clijsters. :tennis: ;) Then I caught myself and realized this is an F1 thread and realized who Eternal was talking about.

BlackSilver
02-21-2005, 07:39 AM
PN, why does the European media avoid covering NASCAR? They don't think United States President G.W. Bush is one of the NASCAR drivers, do they? :drive: :confused: ;)

More than anything said previously, because europeans find races in ovals boooooooooooooooooring..........

Nikki♥
02-21-2005, 08:39 AM
I wouldn't mind having a few Europen NASCAR drivers. That would add an international flavor that would help broaden NASCAR internationally. I grew up on the Indianopolis 500 as the great American auto race. :drive: But it's been overtaken by the Daytona 500 in recent years as America's great race. But I do like the fact that the Indianopolis 500 and Indy Racing has an international array of drivers.

When Eternal said he/she was Kimi fan I immediately thought of Kim Clijsters. :tennis: ;) Then I caught myself and realized this is an F1 thread and realized who Eternal was talking about.

A few years ago I was in Indianapolis. There was no race taking place at that time but somehow you were able to feel the racing spirit everywhere in the city. You were able to buy race merchandising everywhere which, I thought, was pretty cool. I would love to attend a race there one day. ;)

There is a big difference between Kimi and Kim Clijsters. :lol: Kim is just too nice and polite and Kimi sometimes isn´t too polite. Some people may not agree with me on this one but I have witnessed quite a few of "grumpy Kimi" moments already. :o

Nikki♥
02-21-2005, 08:41 AM
More than anything said previously, because europeans find races in ovals boooooooooooooooooring..........

There are a few exceptions as well.

Action Jackson
02-21-2005, 01:01 PM
Americans don't like the WRC and that is definitely more interesting than Nascar ever could be.

The reasons I think everyone has stated earlier about the lack of appeal in Europe are true. It's like handball is popular in Europe and in Asia, but the US doesn't get it and it's the same for NASCAR it doesn't have an international feel about it.

Space Cowgirl
02-21-2005, 08:29 PM
Less than two weeks to go to Melbourne, folks! My youngest sister is flying to Melbourne early next week for a 3-month holiday. I've told her to check out the GP, it's really well-organised there. The city really makes a big effort, a bit like for the Aussie Open I guess. I was at the Oz GP in '98 and really enjoyed it, was much better-organised than the German GP (and had a lot less annoying Schumi bandwagon-jumpers to boot)

the cat
02-22-2005, 01:52 PM
Thanks for your Indianapolis post PN. That was very informative. I still like the Indianopolis 500 more than the Daytona 500. I guess I'm just a tradtionalist at heart. :)

Unforunately I still can't rep you Princesa! :( :mad: :banghead: Maybe later today. ;)

What is the biggest F1 race and how long does it take to run it? The Dayona 500 took about 3 and a half hours to complete on sunday and that's just too long. :yawn: :zzz: I'm glad Jeff Gordon won the 2005 Daytona 500 and it was an exciting finish. :D But I couldn't sit in from the the television for alomost 4 hours to watch the entire race. Incidentally Jeff Gordon is a great NASCAR driver and he seems like a class act. But alot of NASCAR fans really seem to loathe him and I just don't get it. I guess part of the reason is that he's not from the south and he's not much of a drinker.

Douggie Style
02-22-2005, 03:46 PM
Yay, a formula one thread! :banana: I was going to start one if there wasn't one already.
I started one a while ago on WTAworld when I still posted there. :cool:

Douggie Style
02-22-2005, 03:54 PM
And by the way, I support the McLaren Mercedes team first and foremost, and my fave drivers are David Coulthard, Kimi Räikkönen and Jensen Button.

I am going to the Silverstone GP this year. :woohoo:

Anyone else going to any GP's this year? I want to go to the Monaco GP one year, I've been to Monaco a few times and it is my fave place, so would love to see the GP there some day.

SuperFurryAnimal
02-22-2005, 05:42 PM
Good luck to Takuma Sato, Jenson Button and Christijan Albers! :yeah:
(especially Christijan will need it... keep that Minardi in one piece please ;))

maratski
02-22-2005, 09:34 PM
Thanks for your Indianapolis post PN. That was very informative. I still like the Indianopolis 500 more than the Daytona 500. I guess I'm just a tradtionalist at heart. :)

Unforunately I still can't rep you Princesa! :( :mad: :banghead: Maybe later today. ;)

What is the biggest F1 race and how long does it take to run it? The Dayona 500 took about 3 and a half hours to complete on sunday and that's just too long. :yawn: :zzz: I'm glad Jeff Gordon won the 2005 Daytona 500 and it was an exciting finish. :D But I couldn't sit in from the the television for alomost 4 hours to watch the entire race. Incidentally Jeff Gordon is a great NASCAR driver and he seems like a class act. But alot of NASCAR fans really seem to loathe him and I just don't get it. I guess part of the reason is that he's not from the south and he's not much of a drinker.

A GP can't take longer then two hours and must be between 305 and 308km if I remember correctly.

Monaco is a special GP cause it's a street circuit where the cars can't go on full speed. I think that's where the real talent can be spotted and where you can see the most different winners. Kuala Lumpur has a modern circuit and is the most physically demanding GP. Monza is in Italy and a fast circuit. The coolest one according to most drivers is Spa Francorchamps (Belgium). It has the greatest corner (Eau Rouge) of all circuits. Some players have the guts to take it full speed, some don't.

Douggie Style
02-22-2005, 09:50 PM
Monaco is a special GP cause it's a street circuit where the cars can't go on full speed
Not as fast as other circuits yes, but I wouldn't call 185mph slow! :lol:

Some players have the guts to take it full speed, some don't.I think it depends more on traction control nowadays.

Suzi
02-23-2005, 10:52 AM
Last season I found Spa the most exciting race compared to others and most memorable personally!

Douggie Style
02-23-2005, 10:57 AM
Monza last season was one of the best too!

Nikki♥
02-23-2005, 12:27 PM
Monte Carlo is one kick ass circuit. I have been there twice already and would really love to go again one day, maybe next year because this year I won´t be able to afford it...sadly. :sad: The first time I was in Monaco we had tickets for one of the balconies across the street from the pit lane (Thursday, Friday is a day off in Monaco and if you are lucky you can meet one or maybe two drivers at the Le Meridien hotel on Friday morning or on their yachts during the day...) and for the qualifying we had seats next to the piscine. A lot of crashs happened there, first was Webber and then Irvine crashed as well. I filmed it all with my cam. :lol:

Douggie Style
02-23-2005, 01:41 PM
:lol:
I filmed as I drove round the circuit :o

Douggie Style
02-23-2005, 02:04 PM
why does the European media avoid covering NASCAR?

I have a channel called Motors TV, which is a free to air channel, so you get it in Europe as long as you have Satellite. On this channel, they cover the NASCAR, the Indy and Daytona 500's, as well as BTCC touring cars from the UK, DTM touring cars from Europe, Superbikes, Moto GP, V8 touring cars from Australia, WRC, in fact, they cover everything except formula 1!

Though, I think the reason it does not get much coverage is that it is a very different type of motorsport. When you are used to DTM, WRC, formula 1, or anything European, NASCAR can appear boring, just going round and roung in circles at high speed. I sometimes watch it when nothing else is on, and it is not too bad, as they only show highlights, not the full 300 laps or however many they have. But it does not hold much interest for me.

Douggie Style
02-23-2005, 02:05 PM
This is the channel: http://www.motorstv.com
As you can see it is showing NASCAR Busch from California live this Sunday.

Suzi
02-23-2005, 02:43 PM
I was flicking through sky and saw Nascar as well! hmm personally i dont like it!

zoltan83
02-23-2005, 03:04 PM
Last season I found Spa the most exciting race compared to others and most memorable personally!
Me too... I like this race but I never went there for the moment. :sad: Only watching F1 race on tv.

Space Cowgirl
02-23-2005, 08:54 PM
I would love to go to the race at Spa some day. Too bad it always seems to rain there :p

maratski
02-23-2005, 09:17 PM
The rain is the reason I love Spa!

tennisman.
02-23-2005, 10:13 PM
Kimi will win the championship in 2005

the cat
02-23-2005, 11:27 PM
Thanks for the info, Boss.

ozfan44
02-24-2005, 06:36 AM
Mark Webber #1 :bounce:

Nikki♥
02-24-2005, 07:54 AM
I would love to go to the race at Spa some day. Too bad it always seems to rain there :p

I have been to Spa once for the F3000 race and it wasn´t raining. This year I´m going there for the F3 ES race, I´m looking forward to it because it´s really nice there, the circuit, the hotel and so on. I mean, it´s not the coolest city (village :rolleyes: ) in the world but if you wanna to see a lot of action going on on the race track Spa´s the place to be for you.

Nikki♥
02-24-2005, 07:56 AM
:lol:
I filmed as I drove round the circuit :o

Me too. Late in the evening, there were so many people on the street...I felt like running them all over. :devil: In Monaco I always feel like the queen of the world.

Douggie Style
02-24-2005, 08:40 AM
Me too. Late in the evening, there were so many people on the street...I felt like running them all over. :devil: In Monaco I always feel like the queen of the world.

In Monaco I always feel I have an inedequate car :lol:, all those rich people with Ferrari's, Porsche's Lambo's etc. :(

the cat
02-24-2005, 02:15 PM
Well Princesa!, you are Princes Nicole the Queen of Lean! :D :cool: :worship: So you should fit right in in Monaco. :) ;) But easy on the road rage girl! :drive: :mad: :angel:

How long is the average F1 race?

Douggie Style
02-24-2005, 06:37 PM
In 2004, the quickest race was 1 hour, 15 minutes and 18.448 seconds in Monza, Italy. The longest was 1 hour, 45 minutes and 46.601 seconds at Monaco, but they stopped the race due to an accident, so I don't know how this affects the time

Douggie Style
02-24-2005, 06:40 PM
The USA GP and Monaco GP were the longest, and they both had safety car incidents, the longest race excluding these was 1 hour 32 minutes and 35.274 seconds at Belgium.

the cat
02-24-2005, 07:54 PM
Thanks for the info, BOSS. I think those much shorter than NASCAR race times keep F1 fans interested for the entire race. But the Daytona 500 was nearly a 4 hour race with I believe 11 caution flags slowing things down. That's just too much time to run a race.

How many cars are there in the average F1 race? I think NASCAR has too many cars in their races.

Douggie Style
02-24-2005, 08:20 PM
There are always the same number of cars, so it depends how many teams there are in the season, each team has two cars, last season there were 10 teams I think, so 20 cars started each race.

zoltan83
02-24-2005, 08:43 PM
I would love to go to the race at Spa some day. Too bad it always seems to rain there :p

There is often rain in Belgium :p

Douggie Style
02-24-2005, 08:58 PM
Does anyone here remember watching the Belgian GP of 1998? Biggest Crash I ever saw. :eek:

Suzi
02-24-2005, 09:00 PM
wot happened!

Douggie Style
02-24-2005, 09:03 PM
wot happened!

This:
http://didier.andlauer.free.fr/F1/dossiers_f1/accidents/spa_1998.jpghttp://www.atlasf1.com/2000/jan12/faq2.jpg
http://www.f1.no/jpg/start_spa98.jpg

And much more, including the DC and Micheal Schumacher bash, leaving Schumacher to drive with 3 wheels, and a confrontation in which it looked like they were going to fight.

http://uk.geocities.com/Schumacher_truth/Spa-crash-wet.jpghttp://www2.raisport.rai.it/news/sport/auto/199808/30/35e9397404f10/schumacher.jpg
http://www.chez.com/schumfile/photos/pic_01.gif

Suzi
02-24-2005, 09:08 PM
Nasty, I remember when ? cant remembe his name rite now smashed into the side once that was scary stuff!

zoltan83
02-24-2005, 09:11 PM
Does anyone here remember watching the Belgian GP of 1998? Biggest Crash I ever saw. :eek:

It was in 1998?? I thought that I was more later.

Douggie Style
02-24-2005, 09:13 PM
Yes it was 1998 :)

maratski
02-24-2005, 09:23 PM
I remember missing the GP, but seeing that part on the sports news.

Douggie Style
02-24-2005, 09:25 PM
Nasty, I remember when ? cant remembe his name rite now smashed into the side once that was scary stuff!

Ralf Schumacher last year at Indianapolis?

Suzi
02-24-2005, 09:28 PM
no it was at Spa, but that was nasty as well

p.s. an interesting fact for ya all, i have the same birthday as Ralfie!!!

Douggie Style
02-24-2005, 09:31 PM
no it was at Spa, but that was nasty as well

which year?

Suzi
02-24-2005, 09:34 PM
ummm a couple of years back maybe 3 yrs ago, he was italien i think and it bagan wit a B

Douggie Style
02-24-2005, 09:36 PM
Luciano Burti?

Douggie Style
02-24-2005, 09:36 PM
Though I think he is Portugese....

Suzi
02-24-2005, 09:38 PM
thats the guy!

Douggie Style
02-24-2005, 09:40 PM
He is a test driver for Ferrari now I believe.

Nikki♥
02-25-2005, 06:41 AM
Burti is Brazilian. He used to drive for the Prost team, now he is a test driver for Ferrari. He was involved in a terrible accident a few years ago.

Douggie Style
02-25-2005, 08:44 AM
Yes, he was driving for Prost when he crashed at Spa in 2001, Tomas Enge replaced him for the rest of that season. I forgot Brazilian's spoke Portugese :o

Douggie Style
02-25-2005, 08:45 AM
Are you going to any races this year Princesa?

Nikki♥
02-25-2005, 08:49 AM
Are you going to any races this year Princesa?

I don´t know if I will be attending any F1 races yet. End of March I´m going to the F3 tests and in April I´m going to the DTM race in Hockenheim. I´m not a big DTM fan though, I´m mainly going to see the F3 racing action. Maybe I´ll be going to the race in Hockenheim, although I don´t have my tickets yet. We will see... I would love to go to the F1 race in Monaco because the F3 ES will be there as well this year but nothing is definite yet. Maybe I´ll just pass by Monaco on my way to Portugal to see my friend and spend some days there. :)

Nikki♥
02-25-2005, 08:51 AM
I forgot Brazilian's spoke Portugese :o

:lol: Many people think they speak Spanish there because it´s the case in most of the South American countries.

EternalFlame
02-25-2005, 04:13 PM
I have that video of the crash in 1998 at Spa on my PC. It was at the start and the race was red flagged. Bad one.. :rolleyes:

EternalFlame
02-25-2005, 04:28 PM
When Eternal said he/she was Kimi fan I immediately thought of Kim Clijsters. :tennis: ;) Then I caught myself and realized this is an F1 thread and realized who Eternal was talking about.

:haha:

You are not That much interested in F1 .. :p :D

Space Cowgirl
02-25-2005, 09:58 PM
Spa 1998, that was a special day, first race won by Jordan, and coming first and second too! A lot of celebrating was done in Ireland that day :woohoo:
Also seeing Schumi in a rage going after Coulthard was very entertaining. "He tried to kill me!"

Space Cowgirl
02-25-2005, 09:59 PM
Just saw an ad on RTL advertising the upcoming F1 season with DC. He's scary with that beardy/stubble thing going on on his face :unsure:

Nikki♥
02-26-2005, 08:14 AM
Coulthard is trying to be cool at the moment, that´s probably the reason for his new look which is kinda sloppy in my opinion.. :lol: I find all the RTL commercials quite funny, I have seen them all (Ralfie, Michael and Coulthard). In the beginning I just wasn´t able to understand what Coulthard was actually saying. Funny accent he has when he speaks German.
8 days to go...:woohoo:

bad gambler
02-26-2005, 08:16 AM
8 days to go...:woohoo:


i fly down to melbourne in 4 days time

:woohoo:

Nikki♥
02-26-2005, 12:18 PM
i fly down to melbourne in 4 days time

:woohoo:

You´re so lucky. Have a great time and don´t forget to tell us everything about the race.

Nikki♥
02-26-2005, 12:24 PM
The new Jordan was launched in Moscow yesterday.

http://images.f1racing.net/large/40182.jpg
Karthikeyan is on the left and Monteiro´s on the right. :p

Nikki♥
02-26-2005, 12:25 PM
Tiago Monteiro said, "I'm really excited to visit Moscow. This is my first time in Russia and I'm impressed with how striking the place is and how busy and welcoming the people are. It is great to be able to bring the car with us just days before we leave for the first race, so Russian people can experience F1 up close in their own country. I really appreciate the support we have from fans here and it's going to give us an extra boost of motivation in Melbourne in a week's time and throughout the whole season."

Narain Karthikeyan said, "I think Russia, like my home country India, is a nation which would very much like to host a race in the future Grand Prix calendar. There are many similarities between us, although the climate is certainly not one of them! I think the main thing is more and more people are now backing Formula One. It's such a great business opportunity for sponsors and with the sport attracting interest in new countries, the fans are increasing in number by the day. I hope Russian motorsport fans adopt us as their team and I hope we can make them proud."

bad gambler
02-26-2005, 12:38 PM
The new Jordan was launched in Moscow yesterday.

http://images.f1racing.net/large/40182.jpg
Karthikeyan is on the left and Monteiro´s on the right. :p


kathikeyan :worship:

the cat
02-26-2005, 01:49 PM
Hey Eternal, what's so funny, Bugs Bunny? :p I'm learning F1 quickly. :) But when bad gambler wrote "kathikeyan" I at first thought that was his nickname for Princesa!. ;) But then I realized who Karthikeyan really is once I took a closer look. :drive:

bad gambler
02-26-2005, 09:20 PM
LOL the cat...i take it you're not much of an F1 fan? ;)

Douggie Style
02-26-2005, 09:23 PM
Yay, Formula 1 2005 season preview on TV tomorrow :D

Nikki♥
02-27-2005, 06:40 AM
LOL the cat...i take it you're not much of an F1 fan? ;)

We have to convert the cat into a F1 fan first. All that he needs is just a little more basic knowledge. But he´s learning fast. ;)

bad gambler
02-27-2005, 09:10 AM
webber drove over the harbour bridge today for charity and promotion today in sydney....

he said he has been the fittest he ahs ever been and is excited on the year ahead for obvious reasons

Nikki♥
02-28-2005, 07:28 AM
webber drove over the harbour bridge today for charity and promotion today in sydney....

he said he has been the fittest he ahs ever been and is excited on the year ahead for obvious reasons

I have just seen some pics of it. :p

There is also an article in which Paul Stoddart says that he bet money on Webber winning the race in Australia. He seems to have lots of confidence in his former employee. :angel:

Stoddart said of the 28-year-old driver: "We're great mates, and if Williams get it together, I think Mark will ... win his debut grand prix."

Sandra
02-28-2005, 11:44 AM
I havent red anything from this thread(I am too lazy right now) and I just wanna say that my favorite is Fernando Alonso,i hope has even others fans here...I dunno why (well i acctually do) why everyone seems to only like Michael Schumacher.:wavey:

the cat
02-28-2005, 02:13 PM
Bad Gambler and Princesa!, I'm coming along slowly. ;) I would call myself a moderate fan of F1. I need more exsposure to it but we don't get alot of F1 televisied in America. I do think that F1 races are more watchable than NASCAR races because the F1 races are shorter races which makes for better watching on television. :)

There is some speculation that NASCAR's greatest driver Jeff Gordon will drive F1 someday. :drive: That would be very interesting. I saw Gordon asked about that on a television interview and he didn't deny it. But he would have to get permission from the team he drives for because he has a lucrative contract with them.

Cute Babi
02-28-2005, 02:35 PM
I havent red anything from this thread(I am too lazy right now) and I just wanna say that my favorite is Fernando Alonso,i hope has even others fans here...I dunno why (well i acctually do) why everyone seems to only like Michael Schumacher.:wavey:

Hey ... Just want to tell you that I like F1 and the Shummy is not my favorite Driver .... I don`t like him ... My fav. is Barrichelo ( he is a brazilian just like me .... lov him ) ... I can't wait to the beginning :wavey:

MiLoU_tAn
02-28-2005, 03:17 PM
obviously i'm a big kimi raikkonen and mclaren fan (look at my avatar) :) it's nice to see there are a bunch of kimi fans here :wavey: . not a fan of juan pablo but i hope both mclaren drivers will get along well.

anyway, does anybody know about the new qualifying scheme? why do they keep on changing every year?! :rolleyes:

Douggie Style
02-28-2005, 04:28 PM
Two qualifying sessions, one on Saturday, one on Sunday morning, and an aggregate time is taken from the two runs.

Barrie_Dude
02-28-2005, 04:33 PM
Can we say:

FERRARI ROCKS[I][U]

Douggie Style
02-28-2005, 04:37 PM
You can, not we :p

MiLoU_tAn
02-28-2005, 04:47 PM
Two qualifying sessions, one on Saturday, one on Sunday morning, and an aggregate time is taken from the two runs.

interesting... thanks. duh, sunday morning is still for qualifying?! they won't have much time for engine adjustments and so if something goes wrong. :eek:

haven't read about the tire improvements. did michelin do something about their tires? they sucked last season.

Barrie_Dude
02-28-2005, 05:35 PM
It is a given that we all love things Ferrari :p

Just as I thought! ;) :devil:

Suzi
02-28-2005, 05:55 PM
I havent red anything from this thread(I am too lazy right now) and I just wanna say that my favorite is Fernando Alonso,i hope has even others fans here...I dunno why (well i acctually do) why everyone seems to only like Michael Schumacher.:wavey:

I like Alonso as well but i dont like Micheal (well he is good but its bout time someone else won)

Sandra
02-28-2005, 06:00 PM
Oh Suzi we have such similar tastes in sportsman :) ;)

Suzi
02-28-2005, 06:10 PM
:lol: indeed we do, indeed we do!

Corey Feldman
02-28-2005, 06:56 PM
Is coulthard still racing F1 in 2005? : o]

Hangdog
02-28-2005, 07:01 PM
Can we say:

FERRARI ROCKS

:D ;)
FORZZZZZZZZA http://www.matthewharrison.co.uk/extrafiles/ferrari_f1.jpg !!!

Drive to your 8th title, Schumi!.. And, of course, good luck and lots successes to Barrichello.
P.S. It would be also nice to see Kimi on podium again. He looks soooo nice :haha: with a bottle of champagne! Like he has a chance to drink only there, on the podium... =)

Douggie Style
02-28-2005, 08:16 PM
Just as I thought! ;) :devil:

Back to your old tricks :rolleyes::p

Douggie Style
02-28-2005, 08:17 PM
Is coulthard still racing F1 in 2005? : o]

Yes, for Red Bull ;)

Corey Feldman
02-28-2005, 08:19 PM
It'll give him wings ;)

Douggie Style
02-28-2005, 08:21 PM
:haha:

Suzi
02-28-2005, 08:42 PM
trust you to say that mikey :p

Nikki♥
03-01-2005, 06:19 AM
It'll give him wings ;)

He has wings already, the other day I saw him flying around. :cool:

It´s nice to see him in F1 for one more year and maybe a lot more to come.

Nikki♥
03-01-2005, 06:20 AM
Can we say:

FERRARI ROCKS[I][U]

Depends on what kind of Ferrari it is. :o

Nikki♥
03-01-2005, 06:22 AM
As long as Schumacher isn´t the one who´s driving the Ferrari, I would say it rocks. I prefer the yellow ones, by the way.

Nikki♥
03-01-2005, 09:49 AM
Has anyone ever thought about buying pics from http://www.sutton-images.com ? They have the bestest motorsport images on there, not only from F1. Actually there are also some pics of my bf´s old F-Renault. I would consider buying some pics from there (F3 related) but the prices really make me change my mind. £14.95 for a 210 x 297 mm (8.25" x 11.75") poster is fucking ridiculous. I wish it was possible to "steal" the pics from the website but all of them have watermarks on them, as if they knew little old me would come around trying to take the pics without permisson. :fiery:

Douggie Style
03-01-2005, 10:27 AM
No I haven't though about buying any. I get some every now and again from my mates brother, who changes the front left tire for the BAR team. I also know a McLaren mechanic too :)

Nikki♥
03-01-2005, 03:03 PM
I usually take pics myself when I go to races but sometimes on Sutton Images there are certain pictures that really catch my eye and knowing that I can´t get them anywhere but on this site drives me crazy. :retard:

Nikki♥
03-01-2005, 03:04 PM
They should have a wish list feature on this website like they have on Amazon. I would put my favorite pics on there and send the link to my friends. Maybe some of them would be kind enough to treat me with some pics. :devil:

EternalFlame
03-01-2005, 05:15 PM
interesting... thanks. duh, sunday morning is still for qualifying?! they won't have much time for engine adjustments and so if something goes wrong. :eek:

haven't read about the tire improvements. did michelin do something about their tires? they sucked last season.

It didn't totally suck IMO. But Bridgestone are only focusing on Ferrari so it makes Michelin look bad. But they should improve for sure. The new tyres were tested in Jerez, Barcelona and Valencia. (The ones which should last for a race distance + the sunday qualifying).

Space Cowgirl
03-01-2005, 08:26 PM
There is some speculation that NASCAR's greatest driver Jeff Gordon will drive F1 someday. :drive: That would be very interesting. I saw Gordon asked about that on a television interview and he didn't deny it. But he would have to get permission from the team he drives for because he has a lucrative contract with them.
Jeff Gordon did a promo thing a couple of years back with Juan Pablo Montoya, where they swapped cars and did a few laps at Indianapolis (I think). Montoya was surprised at how fast Gordon was.

Douggie Style
03-02-2005, 05:19 PM
It's so annoying that the Melbourne GP is at 1:55AM here :(

Hangdog
03-02-2005, 06:14 PM
It's so annoying that the Melbourne GP is at 1:55AM here :(
For me it is at 5:45 AM... But we all have waited it for so long time so... yeah, quite annoying, but that's not important (for me at least).

Douggie Style
03-03-2005, 09:35 AM
MINARDI MAY MISS OZ GP
Last Updated: Wednesday, 02, March, 2005, 11:53http://www.itv-f1.com/images/static/spacer.gifhttp://www.itv-f1.com/ImageLibrary/20560_1.gif (http://javascript<b></b>:openwin('Popups/Photo.aspx?IM_ID=20560','',770,550,'yes');) Minardi boss Paul Stoddart claims that Ferrari stands in the way of his team competing in the Australian Grand Prix this weekend.

The F1 minnows had planned to start the season with its 2004 car, claiming that it had not enough time and money to build chassis around the new regulations before the start of the season.

But it needs approval from all of the other nine teams to compete.

Eight teams have given their consent to the perennial backmarkers, but Ferrari will not budge according to Stoddart.

“I spoke to (Ferrari sporting director Jean) Todt during the night, but he wasn't supportive at all,&quot; he said.

&quot;Todt kept saying it's an FIA problem although Max Mosley has gone on the record and said if we could got Ferrari's signature then we can race. I tried to explain that to him rationally.

“I asked him to delegate the powers to some other member of Ferrari who was actually in Melbourne so we could at least have the discussion.

&quot;He refused, and the phone call came to an end without a conclusion.&quot;

This comes as the battle for F1's future rages on behind the scenes.

Ferrari, which has commited its future to Formula 1, is firmly entrenched alongside the FIA and Bernie Ecclestone on one side, while Stoddart has been a vocal supporter of cost cuts through a limit on testing.

He won support for his plans from all of the other teams (many of which are involved in plan to start a rival series in 2008), but Ferrari, which has its own test track at its Fiorano HQ, has never agreed with the proposals.

As Wednesdsay night fell on Melbourne, Stoddart had just one evening left to win approval from Ferrari before scrutineering begins for the Australian Grand Prix.

Minardi claims it could not have built a new car in time for Melbourne, because Cosworth - bought by a private consortium from Ford last year – did not commit itself to the PS05 project in time.

&quot;We received notice that Ford was withdrawing from F1 and putting its operations up for sale in September last year, and so we put off building our new car,&quot; said Stoddart.

&quot;Because of Cosworth and the regulations which were signed off late, we cannot be ready before Imola. The lead-time on our bell housings alone is 16 weeks. That's four months.&quot;

Stoddart hinted that he could take legal action to resolve the issue after Melbourne, but the Australian said he does not want to race under appeal and sour the 10th anniversary celebrations of the event.

&quot;As a last resort, and I mean last resort, there is always the option of the High Court to challenge the legality of the regulations,&quot; he said.

&quot;But on this, the 10th anniversary of the Melbourne Grand Prix, the one I love the most, I would not want to be the one to spoil the party.&quot;

Nikki♥
03-03-2005, 09:54 AM
Oh no, a GP without Minardi would be terrible. :sad:

I don´t have a problem with getting up early to watch the race in Australia. After the race action I simply go back to bed and catch some more sleep. ;)

bad gambler
03-03-2005, 11:04 AM
free practice is tomorrow :woohoo:

Nikki♥
03-03-2005, 04:39 PM
:woohoo: Can´t wait until tomorrow...ummm, I meant to say tonight. :bounce:

Cute Babi
03-03-2005, 05:18 PM
Way to Go ... THE F1 will start tonight :crazy: :crazy:

Nikki♥
03-03-2005, 05:21 PM
Just heard that Minardi's car passed the official FIA scrutineering today. I´m happy to hear that because a F1 grid without Minardi taking the last 2 spots just wouldn´t be the same.

Corey Feldman
03-03-2005, 05:31 PM
I seen pictures today with schumacher and barrichello, playing with australian volleyball women team :drool:

zoltan83
03-03-2005, 06:23 PM
I can't wait before the start of the new season... It's really soon now :woohoo:

Cute Babi
03-04-2005, 03:02 AM
I seen pictures today with schumacher and barrichello, playing with australian volleyball women team :drool:

I saw it on the TV :bounce: the person who was talking abou it told that they are better in their sport ... heheheh

Douggie Style
03-04-2005, 08:18 AM
Friday second practice times from Melbourne
1. DE LA ROSA McLaren 1m25.376s
2. RAIKKONEN McLaren 1m25.676s
3. HEIDFELD Williams 1m25.940s
4. M.SCHUMACHER Ferrari 1m26.081s
5. MONTOYA McLaren 1m26.227s
6. MASSA Sauber 1m26.357s
7. ALONSO Renault 1m26.562s
8. BUTTON BAR 1m26.611s
9. BARRICHELLO Ferrari 1m26.639s
10. FISICHELLA Renault 1m26.667s
11. ZONTA Toyota 1m26.808s
12. COULTHARD Red Bull 1m27.017s
13. R.SCHUMACHER Toyota 1m27.162s
14. TRULLI Toyota 1m27.195s
15. WEBBER Williams 1m27.329s
16. VILLENEUVE Sauber 1m27.513s
17. KLIEN Red Bull 1m27.544s
18. SATO BAR 1m27.891s
19. KARTHIKEYAN Jordan 1m28.168s
20. DOORNBOS Jordan 1m28.620s
21. LIUZZI Red Bull 1m28.926s
22. MONTEIRO Jordan 1m29.671s
23. FRIESACHER Minardi no time
24. ALBERS Minardi no time

Nikki♥
03-04-2005, 09:11 AM
I seen pictures today with schumacher and barrichello, playing with australian volleyball women team :drool:

There are pics of it in the newspaper today and yesterday they also showed it on TV over here. Obviously Michael and Rubens were trying to make their wives jealous by playing volleyball with the hot ladies. :o

Nikki♥
03-04-2005, 09:13 AM
Here are the results from the first free practice:

Pos. Driver Team Time Laps
1 V. Liuzzi Red Bull 1:25.967 19
2 P. de la Rosa McLaren 1:26.480 19
3 R. Zonta Toyota 1:27.265 20
4 JP. Montoya McLaren 1:27.425 5
5 D. Coulthard Red Bull 1:27.573 9
6 F. Massa Sauber 1:27.971 5
7 M. Webber Williams 1:28.269 10
8 J. Trulli Toyota 1:28.366 10
9 J. Button BAR 1:28.632 10
10 C. Klien Red Bull 1:28.834 9
11 N. Heidfeld Williams 1:29.172 9
12 R. Barrichello Ferrari 1:29.227 5
13 R. Schumacher Toyota 1:29.285 12
14 J. Villeneuve Sauber 1:29.332 7
15 R. Doornbos Jordan 1:29.370 23
16 T. Sato BAR 1:31.364 9
17 T. Monteiro Jordan 1:32.348 15
18 N. Karthikeyan Jordan 1:38.175 6
19 K. Räikkönen McLaren no time 1
20 M. Schumacher Ferrari no time 3
21 G. Fisichella Renault no time 2
22 F. Alonso Renault no time 2
23 P. Friesacher Minardi no time 0
24 C. Albers Minardi no time 0

maratski
03-04-2005, 09:03 PM
Does RTL Television still show the GP relive at 9am?

Suzi
03-04-2005, 09:15 PM
The race is like at 3am in the morning over here http://instagiber.net/smiliesdotcom/kao/cactus/nn.gif better get the alarm ready!! or maybe the video recorder

Daniel
03-04-2005, 10:00 PM
Go Michael :banana:

bad gambler
03-04-2005, 10:02 PM
i'll update u guys on qualies if u like as i will be watching it on the box - starts ina few hours time

Douggie Style
03-04-2005, 11:21 PM
Damn, past midnight here and I'm tired. I'll have to watch the repeats in about 13 hours from now :(

Australia is the only race in the season I don't watch live, and I always know the result before I see the race :sad:

PennyThePenguin
03-05-2005, 02:01 AM
qualies .....track seems to be in a bad shape..lots of water... :ras: wonder what happeend

Daniel
03-05-2005, 02:03 AM
it rained penny :p

Fergie
03-05-2005, 02:08 AM
Thanks rain :ras: :fiery:

Results - Qualifying 1

1 G. Fisichella Renault 1:33.171
2 J. Trulli Toyota 1:35.270
3 M. Webber Williams 1:36.717
4 J. Villeneuve Sauber 1:36.984
5 C. Klien Red Bull 1:37.486
6 D. Coulthard Red Bull 1:38.320
7 N. Heidfeld Williams 1:39.717
8 J. Button BAR 1:41.512
9 N. Karthikeyan Jordan 1:44.357
10 K. Räikkönen McLaren 1:44.997
11 JP. Montoya McLaren 1:45.325
12 R. Barrichello Ferrari 1:45.481
13 T. Monteiro Jordan 1:46.846
14 F. Alonso Renault 1:47.709
15 C. Albers Minardi 1:47.708
16 P. Friesacher Minardi 1:50.864
17 R. Schumacher Toyota 1:51.495
18 M. Schumacher Ferrari 1:57.931
19 F. Massa Sauber no time
20 T. Sato BAR no time

Cute Babi
03-05-2005, 02:09 AM
:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: Shummy isn't the first

PennyThePenguin
03-05-2005, 02:10 AM
ah yes...i realised..sorry....in dumb mode this morning...

yep... ferraris aren't anywhere in front :D and kimi's doing his usual...stick myself in the middle of the pack thing :ras:

wipeout
03-05-2005, 02:12 AM
Fisi - he's very 'appy then. ;)

Glad the McLarens did some good damage limitation. :cool:

Cute Babi
03-05-2005, 02:12 AM
:bigcry: Massa was so unlucky today

Lee
03-05-2005, 02:14 AM
ah yes...i realised..sorry....in dumb mode this morning...

yep... ferraris aren't anywhere in front :D and kimi's doing his usual...stick myself in the middle of the pack thing :ras:

Kimi never any good in rain :p At least he finish. :rolleyes:

:woohoo: Villeneuve

Daniel
03-05-2005, 02:17 AM
any chance michael can qualy 1st for the race? anyways he doesnt need it, even in P6 he can win the race ;)

EternalFlame
03-05-2005, 03:28 AM
Kimi never any good in rain :p

You are wrong ;) (or were you joking? :p )

ah yes...i realised..sorry....in dumb mode this morning...

yep... ferraris aren't anywhere in front :D and kimi's doing his usual...stick myself in the middle of the pack thing :ras:

He was very good actually. The track was very wet and he drove bravely to be the fastest of the drivers who was on wet tyres. He is the best in rain after Schumi... ;)
_______________________


I hate this qualifying system. It was interesting but in a bad way. It's too unfair. Why don't they bring back the old qual system. The pre 2003 version.. :o

EternalFlame
03-05-2005, 03:33 AM
any chance michael can qualy 1st for the race? anyways he doesnt need it, even in P6 he can win the race ;)

There is no chance for him to get pole. It's not realistic. Maybe if it rains again in qual2, to favour him and not the likes of Fisi and Webber... But still, he did a very slow lap! Don't think he will win it this time.

Daniel
03-05-2005, 03:46 AM
Michael :sad: :sad: i still hope he can win, at the end anyone but Kimmi

Vamos Michael :)

EternalFlame
03-05-2005, 03:51 AM
Michael :sad: :sad: i still hope he can win, at the end anyone but Kimmi

Is it a wish or a prediction?
McLaren is the fastest car here. (Kimi topped free practice4 and Pedro De La Rosa-test driver- was again fastest on friday) And they are shown as the favourites. There is still a chance for Kimi. More then MS at least. But still the rain spoiled our chances too :sad:

Daniel
03-05-2005, 04:11 AM
it is a wish just a wish :)

EternalFlame
03-05-2005, 04:22 AM
Ok. :)

PennyThePenguin
03-05-2005, 04:34 AM
seems to me that kimi does better in a race when he starts in the middle of the pack then in the first couple of rows :o ;)

Daniel
03-05-2005, 04:40 AM
he likes being of the middle naughty Kimmi :o :devil:

but shumi does well when is in top of the rest ;)

EternalFlame
03-05-2005, 04:51 AM
seems to me that kimi does better in a race when he starts in the middle of the pack then in the first couple of rows :o ;)

That must be right. Two of the races he won was from 7th and 10th place... He usually has bad luck when he's in front row... Can we expect a victory tomorrow? Yes for sure...It won't be a suprise for me ;)

bad gambler
03-05-2005, 04:54 AM
bit of devine intervention has helped webber and karthikeyan :woohoo:

webber a real shot now to get a podium at least that schumi will be starting from the back

Daniel
03-05-2005, 05:00 AM
It would be an interesting race , Michael fightinhg for a podium finish :)
sad i ll see the race delayed, :fiery:

Action Jackson
03-05-2005, 05:09 AM
Keep on raining.

Actually start the race when it's dry and then rain in the middle of it.

Nikki♥
03-05-2005, 12:58 PM
Would it be nice if it was raining during the race as well. Everything would be a little more spiced up then. I don´t really care about the weather conditions for the second qualifying because not that much will change anymore. Those who has had bad results due to the rain won´t have a real chance to get in front anymore anyway. Pole position for Fisico would be a cool thing in my opinion. I just hope for Montoya to improve a little bit, I´d like to see him in front of party boy Kimi. :ras: :angel:

Douggie Style
03-05-2005, 02:01 PM
I like Kimi :D and Montoya, in fact I like everyone, I like Micheal a lot, but I don't support him :p
Go Kimi/David/Jensen/Monty :woohoo: (and Webber too)

Douggie Style
03-05-2005, 02:07 PM
About the tyre rule, they are allowed to change for weather of course, and if they have a damaged tyre/slow puncture. But if they change and it is found that the tyre is fine, then they have a ONE MINUTE http://ads.tennisuniverse.com/wtaworld/ubb/eek.gif stop go penalty.

MiLoU_tAn
03-05-2005, 03:33 PM
great qualifying session. :) the rain made it so interesting. lucky day for fisichella.. too bad for the ferraris but their F2004M isn't that bad, they're not far behind.. if the ferrari gets a podium finish tomorrow, then F2005 comes out, forget about the 2005 season, it's going to be all ferrari again! :( :mad: and oh, the MP4-20 looks interesting, i love the evil look of their car :devil:

anyway, goodluck to the mclaren team. way to go, KIMI!

MiLoU_tAn
03-05-2005, 03:38 PM
About the tyre rule, they are allowed to change for weather of course, and if they have a damaged tyre/slow puncture. But if they change and it is found that the tyre is fine, then they have a ONE MINUTE stop go penalty.

hmm.. what do you mean? they can't change tires unless it is damaged? can they make changes on their cars for tomorrow's 2nd day of qualifying or will they have to stick to their car set-up they used for day one?

Nikki♥
03-05-2005, 04:01 PM
hmm.. what do you mean? they can't change tires unless it is damaged? can they make changes on their cars for tomorrow's 2nd day of qualifying or will they have to stick to their car set-up they used for day one?

I think the commentators said that the teams would be allowed to change the set up of the car for tomorrow´s qualifying. Re-fueling will also be allowed. Most of the cars today were literally running with empty tanks, I guess.
I guess I won´t be able to watch the qualifying session live tonight at 11:00 pm because I´m very tired but I hope that I´ll manage getting up in time for the race. :o

Vamos Montoya! :banana: But please don´t crash.

MiLoU_tAn
03-05-2005, 04:12 PM
I think the commentators said that the teams would be allowed to change the set up of the car for tomorrow´s qualifying. Re-fueling will also be allowed. Most of the cars today were literally running with empty tanks, I guess.
I guess I won´t be able to watch the qualifying session live tonight at 11:00 pm because I´m very tired but I hope that I´ll manage getting up in time for the race. :o

Vamos Montoya! :banana: But please don´t crash.

ah oki.. thanks for that. :D i will watch the whole race tomorrow! yehay!! it'll start at 10 am in my place.. :p

go kimi! beat your teammate, JPM! :devil: whahaha! :p
peace, princesa! :angel:

Nikki♥
03-05-2005, 04:21 PM
ah oki.. thanks for that. :D i will watch the whole race tomorrow! yehay!! it'll start at 10 am in my place.. :p

go kimi! beat your teammate, JPM! :devil: whahaha! :p
peace, princesa! :angel:

Peace. :angel:

The race starts at 4 am local time over here. Kinda early but this morning I also got up in time for the qualifying. Should be no big deal again, unless my alarm clock let´s me down. But there is no real reason to worry about that, it´s a very reliable one.

The weather forecast for Melbourne says that it won´t be raining. Should be an exciting race though. :)

Who do you guys predict to win, by the way? Ummm...I would really love to see Montoya up on the podium tomorrow but I also wouldn´t mind about an "underdog" winning the first race of the season...How about Webber? I assume he´s got what it takes and I´m sure the Aussie people would love to see him win.

Space Cowgirl
03-05-2005, 04:44 PM
I think the commentators said that the teams would be allowed to change the set up of the car for tomorrow´s qualifying. Re-fueling will also be allowed. Most of the cars today were literally running with empty tanks, I guess.
This is correct. For qualy 2 tomorrow, the car setup has to be that of the race, like it was last year. Which means more guessing about who has what fuel load :mad: . What is new is that the qualy times from both sessions are combined, like for slalom/giant slalom ski races, to determine starting position. Because a lot of the drivers were negatively affected by the rain yesterday, they won't make up for that deficit in qualy 2, so the starting grid could look very interesting :) . Tyres cannot be changed during a race unless there is a technical reason (ie puncture)

Douggie Style
03-05-2005, 10:39 PM
Button on provsional pole so far!

Douggie Style
03-05-2005, 10:40 PM
Not anymore :lol:

Douggie Style
03-05-2005, 10:44 PM
Every driver coming out is getting provisional pole now :lol:

bad gambler
03-05-2005, 10:44 PM
c'mon webber!

Douggie Style
03-05-2005, 10:48 PM
Webber out on track, but he will have to do well to beat Fisichella

Douggie Style
03-05-2005, 10:51 PM
Webber on provisional pole

GermanBoy
03-05-2005, 10:52 PM
Do they have to start that shit again? :rolleyes:

Douggie Style
03-05-2005, 10:54 PM
What shit? :confused:

GermanBoy
03-05-2005, 10:55 PM
Formula 1! :p

Douggie Style
03-05-2005, 10:56 PM
Each to his own ;)

Session complete, pretty much the same as q1

GermanBoy
03-05-2005, 10:57 PM
Schumi will retire! :p

Douggie Style
03-05-2005, 10:59 PM
Everyone retires :p

It's just a matter of when ;)

Fergie
03-05-2005, 10:59 PM
Results - Qualifying 2

1 G. Fisichella Renault 3:01.460
2 J. Trulli Toyota 3:04.429
3 M. Webber Williams 3:04.996
4 J. Villeneuve Sauber 3:06.846
5 D. Coulthard Red Bull 3:07.212
6 C. Klien Red Bull 3:07.477
7 N. Heidfeld Williams 3:09.130
8 J. Button BAR 3:12.128
9 JP. Montoya McLaren 3:14.645
10 K. Räikkönen McLaren 3:15.585
11 R. Barrichello Ferrari 3:16.822
12 N. Karthikeyan Jordan 3:17.092
13 F. Alonso Renault 3:17.466
14 T. Monteiro Jordan 3:20.329
15 R. Schumacher Toyota 3:22.717
16 P. Friesacher Minardi 3:28.363
17 C. Albers Minardi 1:49.230
18 M. Schumacher Ferrari 1:57.931
19 T. Sato BAR no time
20 F. Massa Sauber no time

Well done Fisico :woohoo:

GermanBoy
03-05-2005, 11:00 PM
Everyone retires :p

It's just a matter of when ;)

Will force him into retirement... :p

Douggie Style
03-05-2005, 11:00 PM
Thanks for posting the times Fergie :hatoff:

Douggie Style
03-05-2005, 11:01 PM
Will force him into retirement... :p

Good luck :p

GermanBoy
03-05-2005, 11:05 PM
Do you like Schumi? :confused:

Douggie Style
03-05-2005, 11:06 PM
Yes, but I don't support him. I support Coulthard, Raikonnen,Button and Montoya. :cool:

GermanBoy
03-05-2005, 11:15 PM
Schumi could stop his car with his chin... He doesn`t need the brakes! :haha: :haha:

Hangdog
03-05-2005, 11:40 PM
A little (hmm.. just for 2.5 hours) break... Have no ideas what to do in the middle of night all these time.
Schumi's #18 at the moment? Will see, will see... The main events are in the future. FORZA! SiebenMalWeltMaster =)

Fergie
03-06-2005, 01:04 AM
With a good strategy Schumi can win this race ... Go Schumi, Forza Ferrari!!!

Also good luck to Fisico, Nando and Kimi :yeah:

bad gambler
03-06-2005, 01:07 AM
With a good strategy Schumi can win this race ... Go Schumi, Forza Ferrari!!!




bit optimistic ;)

but it will be interesting to see what he does

lizzieh
03-06-2005, 01:27 AM
I wouldn't bet against Schumi... Ferrari have probably come up with a brilliant tyre saving device thingy...

blueriver
03-06-2005, 01:58 AM
Good results from Qualifying :D

Fergie
03-06-2005, 03:22 AM
bit optimistic ;)

but it will be interesting to see what he does
And Schumi crashed with Heidfeld, what a idiot :mad: :fiery: :smash:

Seems like this will be the second victory for Fisichella :yeah:

Cute Babi
03-06-2005, 03:47 AM
:bounce: :bounce: Shummy didn't win ....