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Motors The Official Bit-Tech F1 2007 Thread

Discussion in 'General' started by GreatOldOne, 27 Nov 2006.

  1. GreatOldOne

    GreatOldOne Wannabe Martian

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    Ok, So it's still 3+ months away :sigh: , but this will be the place to discuss the 2007 season. The 2006 season thread can be found here

    2007 FIA Formula One World Championship Race Calendar:

    01. Australia MAR 18
    02. Malaysia APR 08
    03. Bahrain APR 15
    04. Spain MAY 13
    05. Monaco MAY 27
    06. Canada JUN 10
    07. USA JUN 17
    08. France JUL 01
    09. Britain JUL 08
    10. Germany JUL 22
    11. Hungary AUG 05
    12. Turkey AUG 26
    13. Italy SEP 09
    14. Belgium SEP 16
    15. Japan SEP 30
    16. China OCT 07
    17. Brazil OCT 21

    Renault
    Heikki Kovalainen
    Giancarlo Fisichella
    Ricardo Zonta (test driver)
    Nelson Piquet Jr. (test driver)

    McLaren
    Fernando Alonso
    Lewis Hamilton
    Pedro de la Rosa (test driver)
    Gary Paffett (test driver)

    Ferrari
    Kimi Raikkonen
    Felipe Massa
    Luca Badoer (test driver)
    Marc Gene (test driver)

    Toyota
    Jarno Trulli
    Ralf Schumacher
    Franck Montagny (test driver)
    Kohei Hirate (test driver)
    Kamui Kobayashi (test driver)

    Williams
    Nico Rosberg
    Alex Wurz
    Narain Karthikeyan (test driver)
    Kazuki Nakajima (test driver)

    Honda Racing
    Jenson Button
    Rubens Barrichello
    Christian Klien (test driver)
    James Rossiter (test driver)

    Red Bull Racing
    David Coulthard
    Mark Webber
    Robert Doornbos (test driver)

    BMW
    Nick Heidfeld
    Robert Kubica
    Sebastian Vettel (test driver)

    Spyker F1
    Christijan Albers
    2nd Seat TBC

    Scuderia Toro Rosso
    Vitantonio Liuzzi (TBC)
    Scott Speed (TBC)

    Super Aguri F1
    Takuma Sato
    Anthony Davidson

    Rule changes
    • Although the FIA had planned to switch to a single tyre manufacturer from 2008, Michelin has announced they will end participation in Formula 1 after 2006, leaving Bridgestone as the sole supplier for 2007.
    • The teams finishing 5th–11th in the previous seasons' Constructors' Championship will no longer be allowed to run a third car on Friday following a rule change. The teams that finish 1st–4th are already banned from doing so.
    • Engine development will be frozen from the 2006 Japanese Grand Prix, with these engines being used for the whole of 2007 and 2008. This is described as engine "homologation" by the FIA. It was previously set to be introduced in 2008.
    • All cars will be fitted with red, blue and yellow cockpit lights. The purpose is to give drivers information concerning track signals or conditions. The lights must be LEDs each with a minimum diameter of 5mm and which are fitted in order that they are directly in the driver’s normal line of sight.
    • In order to give rescue crews an immediate indication of accident severity each car must be fitted with a warning light which is connected to the FIA data logger. The light must face upwards and be recessed into the top of the survival cell no more than 150mm from the car centre line and the front of the cockpit opening and as near to the marshal neutral switch as is practical.
    • The two Friday practice sessions will expand from 60 minutes to 90 minutes. Any team will be allowed to use two cars, which may be driven by either the two race drivers or a nominated third driver.
    • The engine penalty will now only apply in the second day of the grand prix weekends. Any engine change in the first day will not be penalised.
    • No car will be allowed to enter the pits during a safety car period until all cars are in the group following the safety car. This prevents drivers from racing to the pits immediately after a safety car is deployed. In addition, any lapped cars in front of a car on the lead lap will be required to pass the safety car and restart at the end of the line-up instead of maintaining their physical position.

    All sorts will be happening this year; Single tyre manufacturer, homologated engines, No detuned V10's (IIRC), Schummi not being around, Brawn on Sabatical, Kimi at Ferrari & a couple of newbies in quick cars on the grid - it's going to be an interesting weekend, Aus, eh? :D
     
  2. Shadowed_fury

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    "15. Japan SEP 30"

    Looking forward to this, its Fuji Speedway this year right? :D
     
  3. GreatOldOne

    GreatOldOne Wannabe Martian

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    It certainly is... Toyota's stamping ground.
     
  4. Matkubicki

    Matkubicki New Member

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    better yet:

    14. Belgium SEP 16

    oh why oh why couldn't they let Micheal have one more race in the wet/dry/wet/whatever else they can throw at the track :waah:
     
  5. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    Hell yes. This is going to be a good season ihmo (despite the loss of Schumi, different tyres and Alonso making a real ass of his career and moving to McLaren).
    Can't wait for Fuji, that's going to be seriously awesome. :D
     
  6. Atomic

    Atomic Gerwaff

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    That will make it fun!
     
  7. Bogomip

    Bogomip ... Yo Momma

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    That fuji track looks like its going to be exceptionally fast :)

    I dont understand why retaining the engines fromi this year is good, bearing in mind it means some of the teams cant implement new technologies for years thus giving the current frontrunners (ferrari and renault?) 2 years free sailing.
     
  8. Hiren

    Hiren mind control Moderator

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    Anyone else think we will see a new world champion? Just can't see McClaren giving Alonso the reliability or the partner (Hamiliton is a rookie) he needs.

    Should be interesting, with 3months to go I expect 15 rule changes.
     
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    No engine development? Get outa here. They'll continue to work on them for two years and then implement everything at once.
     
  10. Bogomip

    Bogomip ... Yo Momma

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    Ah yeah, I meant the next 2 years is going to be dominated no matter what breakthroughs the other teams make - also, if an awesome new thing is made by say "Red Bull" now, it means the other teams have a much longer time to catch on to it and implement it themselfs. I guess it could make for a more interesting season 09, but I cant see how the racing in the meantime will be any better for the teams unlucky enough to have a **** car this year.
     
  11. yodasarmpit

    yodasarmpit No longer the other Brett.

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    14. Belgium SEP 16 :clap:
     
  12. Guest-16

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    Why dont they just rename the sport "A1" and be done with it?
     
  13. Shadowed_fury

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    Damn good idea! :D
     
  14. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    Let's hope it rains - always some good accidents at Spa. :D
     
  15. Shadowed_fury

    Shadowed_fury Active Member

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    Yay, good to see Silverstone back at my birthday weekend again.
    My birthday is the 11th ;)

    Might have to see if I can go this year!
     
  16. glaeken

    glaeken Freeeeeeeze! I'm a cawp!

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    Why the hell did Alonso move to McLaren?

    I'll be rooting for Kimi, and since he's with Ferrari this year, he might be winning the championship.
     
  17. Highland3r

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    GREAT to see Spa back on the calender, utterly AWSOME track.

    Interesting rules, and totally agree on the Alonso -> Mclaren arse up! Wasn't this decided at the tail end of last year when the Mclaren was arguably the quickest card on the track?
    Have a feeling we'll see a world champ coming from Ferrari this year, tho Jense/Rubens might have a look in if the car's quick enough. Gonna wager it'll be a fight between Massa and Kimi, possilby swining in Massa's favour a little.
     
  18. Guest-16

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    McLaren = Money.
     
  19. samkiller42

    samkiller42 For i AM Cheesecake!!

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    Money = Greed.

    Sam
     
  20. tuckeratlarge

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    As a Tifosi obviously I want Kimi or Feli to win and thus the Scuderia the constructors championship.

    I reckon it's a more level playing field for 2007 and we will see wins from Ferrari, McLaren, Renault, BMW and Red Bull. well I hope so anyway. Makes it more interesting when it's not just 2 teams winning all the prizes.

    Having said that I want Ferrari to win all the races, good for me and other Tifosi but bad for the sport. Not that it's a sport any more :-(
     
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