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Kermit is currently offline  Kermit   United Kingdom
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(22) Giacomo Agostini

Who'll win this years F1 title[ 15 votes ]
1. Button 0 / 0%
2. Hamilton 5 / 33%
3. Schumacher 2 / 13%
4. Rosberg 0 / 0%
5. Massa 0 / 0%
6. Alonso *spit* 1 / 7%
7. Vettel 3 / 20%
8. someone else / don't care 4 / 27%

I know F1 on a bike forum is a dirty word but I like it as do a few others who may come out of the woodwork Tongue

So who'll be watching as this year looks like it could be a good one with at least 5 drivers with 11 world champs between them and a couple of nearly men in the mix with decent enough looking cars.

My money is on Hamilton to do it although thatst partly patriotism as its too tricky to call atm. I wouldn't be put out if Button's managed to pull off what the dis-tractors say is unlikely given he has the same car as Hamilton as I have a gut feeling that Button's smoother driving style might pay dividends on the tyre management front now that the cars are fully fuelled up at the start and pit stops are not dictated by the need for fuel.

TV times for Bahrain GP

Friday 12 March
Practice one: 0655-0835, BBC Red Button/online
Practice two: 1100-1230, BBC Red Button/online

Saturday 13 March
Practice three: 0755-0855, BBC Red Button/online
Qualifying: 1000-1230, BBC One/online and BBC Radio 5 live/online

Sunday 14 March
Race: 1110-1415, BBC One/online and BBC Radio 5 live/online
Post race forum: 1415-1515, BBC Red Button/online
Highlights: 1900-2000 and 0150-0245, BBC Three (highlights then looped on Red Button)

2010 Drivers

http://i498.photobucket.com/albums/rr345/KermitX/Honda-Forums/F1Drivers.jpg

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Re: The F1 Thread [message #208196 is a reply to message #208194] Fri, 12 March 2010 21:55 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I know of two, that to say,will be watching is an understatement Laugh
Re: The F1 Thread [message #208200 is a reply to message #208196] Fri, 12 March 2010 22:03 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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(17) Kevin Schwantz
Anyone who throws a vehicle around at those speeds is worth watching.

Just a shame they can't fix it so there's more action.



Re: The F1 Thread [message #208203 is a reply to message #208194] Fri, 12 March 2010 22:18 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Suspect there might be more action this year Phil given its the first time since I think about 1993 that they start the race on full tanks and that some cars will work better [comparatively speaking] on full while some might work better when they get lighter with likelihood of lots of teams pitching their cars in the middle area.

I'm also looking forward to balls out qualifying on near empty tanks as while I've got used to the 3 stage knockout qualifying over the last few years after initially dis-liking it, I always felt robbed that the final Q3 qualifying for the top 10 grid positions which should have been seen the fastest ever laps of track X in the closing minutes, weren't due to having to carry their race fuel. Finally we'll see if anyone can be the new Senna in terms of raw speed and pole positions smile

re: more action - I've tried watching lots of other 4 wheel formula (GP2, F3, Touring cars etc) but with the exception of the dodgems antics of touring car which I think distracts from its appeal, most of the other series have cars that are all the same or at least performance wise all very similar which from y armchair usually makes for more processions not less. F1 races are long races and have to be viewed as team sports over the course of a season rather than just single races as in no other motorsport (MotoGP gets closest) do the cars evolve by team and driver input so quickly from race to race so in some ways to me its the anticipation of not knowing come each race whether car X has improved or not since the preceding race then finding out for real come Sat & Sunday smile


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Re: The F1 Thread [message #208206 is a reply to message #208203] Fri, 12 March 2010 22:26 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Schumacher will win cos he knows all the cheats Twisted Evil
Re: The F1 Thread [message #208210 is a reply to message #208206] Fri, 12 March 2010 22:48 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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make it a sticky till the end of the year Thumbs Up

also, ill go with alonso this year, cant see anyone living with him Neutral
Re: The F1 Thread [message #208214 is a reply to message #208194] Fri, 12 March 2010 23:20 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Obviously, I'm sticking with Hamilton for #1 spot: he's clearly very talented and is maturing all the time - but I'm keeping an eye on Vettel as well. Given the right car he could do very well.

I'm also quite excited about the return of Lotus - but we'll see about that.

Also, Schumi in the mix is bound to be fun.

It will be interesting, also, to see what effect all the little rule changes have.

I know F1 can be a right pain when it all starts to look rigged but I still think it's a spectacle and I really do admire the talent of the drivers. I've done a fair few track days on a bike and also in a half decent car and it gives you a glimpse of what is involved in motor sport Consequently, all racers earn my total respect because I know I could never get anywhere near any of them in terms of ability Thumbs Up
Re: The F1 Thread [message #208219 is a reply to message #208194] Fri, 12 March 2010 23:54 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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For some strange reason i am quite into following F1 this year.

The McLaren looks well futuristic

Button for me as that Hamilton bloke is just a bit too nauseous, but then again they all are.

I like Massa personally he seems pretty real footed.
Re: The F1 Thread [message #208244 is a reply to message #208194] Sat, 13 March 2010 13:41 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Not that i know bugga all about F1 but Vettel is worth a punt Thumbs Up
Re: The F1 Thread [message #208245 is a reply to message #208244] Sat, 13 March 2010 14:19 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Not Hamilton , cant stand him or his dad , not a jolly forigner either , so i hope its Button but i dont think it will be , so

i voted i dont care Neutral


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Re: The F1 Thread [message #208249 is a reply to message #208194] Sat, 13 March 2010 15:41 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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It just doesn't do anything for me, can't get excited about it sorry. Thumb Down

It lost my attention when it became a money sport.
Re: The F1 Thread [message #208250 is a reply to message #208249] Sat, 13 March 2010 16:02 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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all sport costs money Get your coat
Re: The F1 Thread [message #208251 is a reply to message #208250] Sat, 13 March 2010 16:13 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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hondavee4 wrote on Sat, 13 March 2010 16:02
all sport costs money Get your coat



You know what I mean love, MotoGP has so far managed to cap the problem to help level the field a little.

F1 just went daft didn't it. smile
Re: The F1 Thread [message #208260 is a reply to message #208194] Sat, 13 March 2010 19:16 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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But F1 is getting itself under control by banning most electronic gizmo's and although the £40m cap hasn't come in yet, its being phased in by 2012.

MotoGP needs to learn from the escalating F1 budgets in the late 80's and 90's F1 and get rid of expensive electronics before its too late as not only would that keep much of a teams costs down, but it would help differentiate it from the likes of WSB in being a championship were there's no doubt the best rider wins smile

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i think this year will be the best for years Thumbs Up

as for the winner Laugh ffs that's a tough un.

going to stick my neck out as i think schu is the best driver ever Thumbs Up

and quality will always show its class Grin
Re: The F1 Thread [message #208278 is a reply to message #208196] Sat, 13 March 2010 22:07 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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christ slaz the suspense is killin me
giz a clue naughty

but for what its worth my money is on massa
not too sure pole means a great deal these days as the cars will behave a lot different on full fuel at the start but that is just my thoughts Thumbs Up
Re: The F1 Thread [message #208279 is a reply to message #208194] Sat, 13 March 2010 22:10 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Jeeeeeeeeezzus he's here we'll never get him off now Laugh

His MC will be along shortly i suspect Wink Wink
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round at first child's in the morning for a fry up then the race

cant wait Thumbs Up
Re: The F1 Thread [message #208283 is a reply to message #208194] Sat, 13 March 2010 22:33 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Yeah right slaz like we are that predictable.

Damn it! I go for massa or alonso. Will they make alonso play no2 like they did in the silver cars? Watch him have a hissy fit then.
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Hamilton has the personality of a dweeb but has consistently managed to our-perform Button in the MacLaren, sadly. Alonso looked nowhere in free practice then goes and pulls it out the bag in quali Confused Red Bulls look quite racy but I just cant see past Schumacher for determination and racecraft. Suspect a few will be 'squeezed'...Laugh

MotoGP has gone a bit the same way. It's got the buzz and the personalities but the racing for the last couple of years has predominantly been mundane, only saved by super-slo-mo shots showing how much these guys are putting themselves on the line.

Personally I'm starting to think there is a wider issue with sport. - it's become a science, sanitised and analysed to death. Same thing has happened with football, rugby and motorsport - the money, perception for sponsors and the fear of failure has led to nobody wanting to take risks. I think this is why ski-cross in the Olympics was such a success, it came down to no-holds barred all out racing with elbows and crashes mixed in - no time for tactics.
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