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Motors The Official Bit-Tech F1 2009 Thread

Discussion in 'General' started by GreatOldOne, 18 Nov 2008.

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  1. GreatOldOne

    GreatOldOne Wannabe Martian

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  2. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    +1 to all of the above - he has everything to lose and not a great deal to gain.
     
  3. sesterfield

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    there's no doubt that it wouldn't be the most sensible or safe option for his career, but as a spectator it'd be fascinating to watch.
     
  4. Krazeh

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    Only if he's competitive. Can't see there'd be anything fascinating to watch about Schumacher if he spent all season in the middle of the pack.
     
  5. GreatOldOne

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    Runners and Riders so far for 2010:

    Mercedes Grand Prix
    Engine: Mercedes
    Tyre: Bridgestone
    Country: UK/Germany
    Driver 1: Nico Rosberg (Germany)
    Driver 2: TBA
    Test Driver: TBA

    Red Bull Racing
    Engine: Renault
    Tyre: Bridgestone
    Country: Austria/UK
    Driver 1: Mark Webber (Australia)
    Driver 2: Sebastian Vettel (Germany)
    Test Driver: TBA

    Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
    Engine: Mercedes
    Tyre: Bridgestone
    Country: UK
    Driver 1: Lewis Hamilton (Britain)
    Driver 2: Jenson Button (Britain)
    Test Driver: TBA

    Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro
    Engine: Ferrari
    Tyre: Bridgestone
    Country: Italy
    Driver 1: Felipe Massa (Brazil)
    Driver 2: Fernando Alonso (Spain)
    Test Driver(s): Giancarlo Fisichella (Italy) Luca Badoer (Italy) - TBC

    Sauber F1
    Engine: Ferrari
    Tyre: Bridgestone
    Country: Switzerland
    Driver 1: TBA
    Driver 2: TBA
    Test Driver: TBA

    AT&T Williams F1
    Engine: Cosworth
    Tyre: Bridgestone
    Country: UK
    Driver 1: Nico Hulkenburg (Germany)
    Driver 2: Rubens Barrichello (Brazil)
    Test Driver: TBA

    Renault F1
    Engine: Renault
    Tyre: Bridegstone
    Country: France/UK
    Driver 1: Robert Kubica (Poland)
    Driver 2: TBA
    Test Driver: TBA

    Force India F1
    Engine: Mercedes
    Tyre: Bridgestone
    Country: UK/India
    Driver 1: Adrian Sutil (Germany)
    Driver 2: Vitantonio Liuzzi (Italy)
    Test Driver: TBA

    Scuderia Toro Rosso
    Engine: Ferrari
    Tyre: Bridgestone
    Country: Austria/UK
    Driver 1: Sebastien Buemi (Switzerland)
    Driver 2: TBA
    Test Driver: TBA

    US F1 Team
    Engine: Cosworth
    Tyre: Bridgestone
    Country: USA
    Driver 1: TBA
    Driver 2: TBA
    Test Driver: TBA

    Campos Meta 1
    Engine: Cosworth
    Tyre: Bridgestone
    Country: Spain
    Driver 1: Bruno Senna (Brazil)
    Driver 2: TBA
    Test Driver: TBA

    Virgin Racing
    Engine: Cosworth
    Tyre: Bridgestone
    Country: UK
    Driver 1: Timo Glock (Germany)
    Driver 2: Lucas di Grassi (Brazil)
    Reserve Driver: Alvaro Parente (Portugal)
    Test Driver: Luiz Razia (Brazil)

    Lotus F1 Racing
    Engine: Cosworth
    Tyre: Bridgestone
    Country: UK/Malaysia
    Driver 1: Jarno Trulli (Italy)
    Driver 2: Heikki Kovalainen (Finland)
    Test and Reserve Driver: Fairuz Fauzy (Malaysia)
     
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    Shouldn't that be a Mercedes Engine?
     
  7. GreatOldOne

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    Picky, Picky... :p

    Fixed. :)
     
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    But think of all the cool rants and tantrums when he blames it on the car!:thumb:
     
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    Looks like Sir Richard Branson has issued a rather strange, but undoubtedly typical Crossdressing challenge To AirAsia and Lotus F1 Boss, Tony Fernandes....
    i wonder if Fernandes will take the challenge
     
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    13eightyfour Formerly Titanium Angel

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    better news than the possible schumi return imo. Im hoping he has a competitive car and can carry the form he had this season. It was nice seeing some of the established drivers having their noses put out :D
     
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    Haha awesome!
     
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    Merc GP says "No teammate for Nico Rosberg to be announced before 2010"
     
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    Hallelujah! Now we need Sato too.
     
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    +1. Awesome news though. I'm looking forward to Kobayashi ruining a few people's races yet. :D
     
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    I predict Kobayashi will win a race after knocking everyone else off the road at least once.
     
  18. BentAnat

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    FIA announces more Rule Changes
    So what we have now:
    - 26 Cars on the grid
    - No More refuelling
    - Rookies entering mid-season are allowed 1 day of testing
    - Aero testing (in season) reduced from 8 days to 6
    - Any one of these days can be swapped for 4 hours of full wind-tunnel testing
    - Drivers who exceed the maximum engines per season limit TWICE in a weekend will face a 10-grid penalty on the race, as well as the next one
    - Team garages are allocated on a per-race basis to more evenly distribute working space
    - 8 Drivers (Rather than the current 5) will drop out in Q1 and Q2 respectively, so as to cater for the larger grid.
     
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    If that's right then there are going to be a vast number of drivers going in to the wrong boxes come tyre change pitstops.
     
  20. 13eightyfour

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    Thats what i was thinking, it would make more sense to make all the garages the same size, i know it would cost money. But with teams in different garages every race its going to be chaos.
     
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