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Formula 1 - F1 - Current Season Discussion

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Been following F1 since I was a kid in the '80s. Yeah, there have been some cars that are easier on the eye that others over the years, but the whole 'broken nose' look of this year's cars ruins them completely for me.

Me too. '88 was the first season I started to watch. The early 90's cars were stunning, just look at these:









Then they went to shit around '96 - look at this terd Ferrari built:

 

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I agree, the mid 80s-early 90s were the best looking f1 cars. followed by the 60s.
 

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Trulli out, Petrov in.
 

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Trulli won't be missed. Really annoyed me that he kept complaining about the Caterham power steering issues - even missed a race. Always liked Petrov.
 

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How much do you think Petrov will bring in with new sponsorship? Enough to get Caterham out of last place?
 

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How much do you think Petrov will bring in with new sponsorship? Enough to get Caterham out of last place?

Probably significant. Apparently Barichello had sponsorship money. I would be shocked if he didnt try and get the drive.

Enough to move the needle? Probably not. It generally costs 10m to move a .1 seconds. I cant imagine they got more than 25 million, if that.
 

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Apparently Barichello had sponsorship money. I would be shocked if he didnt try and get the drive.

Speaking of Barrichello, I briefly met him at the IndyCar test at Sears Point today. Almost everyone there was waiting outside the KV Racing trailer to see him.
 
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Speaking of Barrichello, I briefly met him at the IndyCar test at Sears Point today. Almost everyone there was waiting outside the KV Racing trailer to see him.

Pretty cool. I hear he's tiny.

There was an episode of Megafactories featuring Williams F1 recently, anyone see it?
 

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No, but I did take a tour of the Williams factory in '97! Very cool. Here's a picture from yesterday:



I hear he's tiny.
What does that make me? :uhoh:
 
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Practice 1 & 2 in Australia (P2 was mostly wet)



1 Jenson Button 1:27.560
2 Lewis Hamilton 1:27.805
3 Michael Schumacher 1:28.235
4 Fernando Alonso 1:28.360
5 Mark Webber 1:28.467
6 Nico Rosberg 1:28.683
7 Daniel Ricciardo 1:28.908
8 Pastor Maldonado 1:29.415
9 Kimi Raikkonen 1:29.565
10 Kamui Kobayashi 1:29.722


1 Michael Schumacher 1:29.183
2 Nico Hulkenberg 1:29.292
3 Sergio Perez 1:30.199
4 Fernando Alonso 1:30.341
5 Kamui Kobayashi 1:30.709
6 britain Paul Di Resta 1:31.466
7 Felipe Massa 1:31.505
8 Heikki Kovalainen 1:31.932
9 Nico Rosberg 1:32.184
10 Sebastian Vettel 1:32.194
11 Mark Webber 1:32.296


BBC coverage was so much better
 
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What are you using watch UK coverage in Virginia?
 

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You pirate, you.
 

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