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Motors The Official bit-tech F1 2010 Thread - Post season washup

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  1. alastor

    alastor Well-Known Member

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    The Final Championship Standings:

    Code:
    1st	256pts	Vettel
    2nd	252pts	Alonso
    3rd	242pts	Webber
    4th	240pts	Hamilton
    5th	214pts	Button
    6th	144pts	Massa
    7th	142pts	Rosberg
    8th	136pts	Kubica
    9th	72pts	Schumacher
    10th	47pts	Barrichello
    Code:
    1st	498pts	Red Bull Renault
    2nd	454pts	McLaren Mercedes
    3rd	396pts	Ferrari
    4th	214pts	Mercedes
    5th	163pts	Renault
    6th	69pts	Williams Cosworth
    7th	68pts	Force India Mercedes
    8th	44pts	BMW Sauber Ferrari
    9th	13pts	Toro Rosso Ferrari
    10th	0pts	Lotus Cosworth
    11th	0pts	Virgin Cosworth
    12th	0pts	HRT Cosworth
    The Races:

    14 Mar - Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix - Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Manama
    28 Mar - Qantas Australian Grand Prix - Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit, Melbourne, Victoria
    04 Apr - Petronas Malaysian Grand Prix - Sepang International Circuit, Kuala Lumpur
    18 Apr - Chinese Grand Prix - Shanghai International Circuit
    09 May - Gran Premio de España Telefónica - Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona
    16 May - Grand Prix de Monaco - Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo
    30 May - Turkish Grand Prix - Istanbul Park
    13 Jun - Grand Prix du Canada - Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal
    27 Jun - Telefónica Grand Prix of Europe - Valencia Street Circuit
    11 Jul - Santander British Grand Prix - Silverstone Circuit
    25 Jul - Großer Preis Santander von Deutschland - Hockenheimring
    01 Aug - Magyar Nagydíj - Hungaroring, Budapest
    29 Aug - Belgian Grand Prix - Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Spa
    12 Sep - Gran Premio Santander d'Italia - Autodromo Nazionale Monza
    26 Sep - SingTel Singapore Grand Prix - Marina Bay Street Circuit
    10 Oct - Fuji Television Japanese Grand Prix - Suzuka Circuit, Suzuka
    24 Oct - Korean Grand Prix - Korean International Circuit, Yeongam
    07 Nov - Grande Prêmio Petrobras do Brasil - Autódromo José Carlos Pace, São Paulo
    14 Nov - Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - Yas Marina Circuit

    The Teams:

    Mercedes Grand Prix Petronas
    Engine: Mercedes
    Country: UK/Germany
    Drivers: Nico Rosberg (Germany), Michael Schumacher (Germany)

    Red Bull Racing
    Engine: Renault
    Country: Austria/UK
    Drivers: Mark Webber (Australia), Sebastian Vettel (Germany)

    Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
    Engine: Mercedes
    Country: UK
    Drivers: Lewis Hamilton (Britain), Jenson Button (Britain)

    Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro
    Engine: Ferrari
    Country: Italy
    Drivers: Felipe Massa (Brazil), Fernando Alonso (Spain)

    BMW Sauber F1 Team
    Engine: Ferrari
    Country: Switzerland
    Drivers: Kamui Kobayashi (Japan), Pedro de la Rosa (Spain)

    AT&T Williams F1
    Engine: Cosworth
    Country: UK
    Drivers: Nico Hulkenburg (Germany), Rubens Barrichello (Brazil)

    Renault F1 Team
    Engine: Renault
    Country: France/UK
    Drivers: Robert Kubica (Poland), Vitaly Petrov (Russia)

    Force India F1 Team
    Engine: Mercedes
    Country: UK/India
    Drivers: Adrian Sutil (Germany), Vitantonio Liuzzi (Italy)

    Scuderia Toro Rosso
    Engine: Ferrari
    Country: Austria/UK
    Drivers: Sebastien Buemi (Switzerland), Jaime Alguersuari (Spain)

    Hispania Racing F1 Team
    Engine: Cosworth
    Country: Spain
    Drivers: Bruno Senna (Brazil), Karun Chandhok (India)

    Virgin Racing
    Engine: Cosworth
    Country: UK
    Drivers: Timo Glock (Germany), Lucas di Grassi (Brazil)

    Lotus F1 Racing
    Engine: Cosworth
    Country: UK/Malaysia
    Drivers: Jarno Trulli (Italy), Heikki Kovalainen (Finland)

    US F1 Team
    Engine: Cosworth
    Country: USA
    Drivers: Jose Maria Lopez (Argentina), TBA


    The Regulations:

    http://www.fia.com/sport/Regulations/f1regs.html

    Summary:
    • No in-race refuelling
    • Minimum weight increased to 620kg from 605kg
    • New points system: 25-18-15-12-10-8-6-4-2-1
    • Stand-in drivers allowed one day of track testing in season
    • Wheel covers banned
    • Narrower front tyres (245mm - down from 270mm)

    The Winter Testing:

    01-03 Feb - Valencia - Circuit Ricardo Tormo - Fastest: Alonso - Ferrari
    10-13 Feb - Jerez - Circuito de Jerez - Fastest: Hamilton - McLaren
    17-20 Feb - Jerez - Circuito de Jerez - Fastest - Button - McLaren
    25-28 Feb - Barcelona - Circuit de Catalunya - Fastest - Hamilton - McLaren
     
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  2. D-Cyph3r

    D-Cyph3r Gay for Yunosuke

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    First off, god damn whoever locked the old thread while I was typing this out.... god damn you to heeeeeeeeeeell.



    Holy awesome news batman on the Kobayashi seat. He may be slightly dangerous, but at least it was an entertaining dangerous rather than a frustrating dangerous like some of the young lads who came in towards the end of last season....


    And seriously awesome news if Schumi does come back. Yes he's past his prime and can quite easily go from being "the most successful and dominant F1 ever" to "worst comeback ever" but as spectators/fans thats what makes it so damn fun for us. At the end of the day he already has a bunch of world titles, more money than he could ever spend and a huge fan base around the world, if he does come back and finishes in the bottom half of the grid each race it wont bother me at all, because you can bet he'll do it in a way that'll inject SOME excitement into what looking like could be a pretty boring season with regards to rule changes.
     
  3. teamtd11

    teamtd11 *Custom User Title*

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    Kobayashi for world champion next year? >.> ok i won't put money on that :D
     
  4. D-Cyph3r

    D-Cyph3r Gay for Yunosuke

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    I'll put a quid on it. :p
     
  5. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    I don't really want him back in F1, but I agree totally on the rule change thing, my crystal ball is suggesting a glut of boring races this year. :(
     
  6. Krazeh

    Krazeh Well-Known Member

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    Frankly I think the rule changes will inject more excitement into teh season than the return of Schumacher. No refueling should hopefully get rid of the nonsense of places being gained/lost purely based on pit stop strategy and the differing changes in car handling and performance throughout the race should make for some interesting race dynamics.
     
  7. samkiller42

    samkiller42 For i AM Cheesecake!!

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    No in-race refuelling? So it's 1 tank and away you go?
    I don't understand that at all..

    Was interesting listening to Jenson speaking to Clarkson on Top Gear about the new season and his thoughts on Hamilton etc.

    Sam
     
  8. crazyg1zm0

    crazyg1zm0 Well-Known Member

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    I personly liked the pit stop strategy element of the 09 season it made tactics more important and showed the true skill behind a team boss to be able to turn what may hae been a less than stellar qualifying session into a good race by using t rightpit strategy.

    And i agree with krikkit this could turn into a boring season with these new rules but I do hope to be proved wrong for once.
     
  9. UncertainGod

    UncertainGod Well-Known Member

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    Racing was far more interesting before refueling came in, as long as Bridgestone come up with a decent range of tires (highly, highly unlikely) it should be a more interesting season than the last one and that had some superb races.
     
  10. Bogomip

    Bogomip ... Yo Momma

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    Look for a confirmation at about 10:30gmt but...

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsport/formula_one/8427552.stm

    Next season as it is now is set to be mega!

    On side number one we have the best driver on the grid Lewis Hamilton with a the highly successful McLaren,partenered with the current world champion Jenson Button.

    On the second side we have Ferrari, who given this season will have a monster car next year and also 2 of the best drivers in F1, Fellipe Massa and Fernando Alonso.

    Then on the next side we have Mercedes, combining the fantastic driving skills of Rosberg - and reuniting the most successful pairing in F1 history of Schuhmacher and Brawn.

    This isnt even mentioning all the other fantastic drivers we still have on the grid - all of whom will try to be highly competitive (im looking at Kobayashi, and the two red bulls Vettel and Webber). Who knows, williams might even get their act together and have a decent car again!

    Bring on 2010 :)

    edit: also remember that no refuelling doesnt mean no pitting - there will still be pit stop strategy's revolving around what wheels they want to use etc.
     
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  11. GreatOldOne

    GreatOldOne Wannabe Martian

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    Looks as if Schumi's return is official - nothing from Brackley yet, but the sheer weight of evidence is pointing to them telling the world today:

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsport/formula_one/8427552.stm
    http://www.planetf1.com/story/0,18954,3213_5794559,00.html
    http://www.planetf1.com/story/0,18954,3213_5794270,00.html

    And Nico reckon's it's great:

    http://www.planetf1.com/story/0,18954,3213_5794298,00.html

    You'd better get used to seeing his diffuser - you won't be allowed to race him. ;)

    It's only a one year deal according to the press - so as good as he is, I can't see him getting an 8th title next season. Too many question marks over the performance of the car, and the fact that you have some outstanding drivers at the major teams (Lewis at Macca, Alonso at Ferrari) which are bound to have strong cars out of the box, considering the dogs they fielded this year.

    Still think it could be a mistake on his part - could end up looking like a sad attempt to recapture past glory...
     
  12. GreatOldOne

    GreatOldOne Wannabe Martian

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  13. 13eightyfour

    13eightyfour Formerly Titanium Angel

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    Its obviously a marketing dream, think of all the money merc are going to get from schumi merchandise.

    Not only that, with his vast experience maybe he can bring the car good. I know as it currently stands there are doubts whether it will be able to hold its own against the big boys next year.

    Tbh im not really bothered who drives what next year as long as there are plenty of competitive cars/drivers on the grid and we get a good show:thumb:


    EDIT: Paddypower have schumi at 5/1, 3rd favourite!!
     
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  14. sesterfield

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    I certainly wouldn't bet against him!
     
  15. Highland3r

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    Depends on how good the Mercedes car is next year. With a good car and the Brawn/Schuey team re-united it's a pretty formidable combination!

    Bring on 2010 - Really DO need to get to a race next year - missed seeing the master in action in 2006, not missing it again :D
     
  16. sesterfield

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    I recommend the Belgian Grand Prix, if you get 4 of you going it can be cheaper than Silverstone! Plus it's a much better track :thumb:
     
  17. Kovoet

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    Everyday with what going on with F1 reads to be a very interesting year next year and cannot wait.

    Roll on first race
     
  18. Edge102030

    Edge102030 Son, i am disappoint.

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    I'm supporting Mclaren and Red Bull Racing this year, gogogo! :thumb:

    P.s i like all the drivers in the aforementioned teams, they all have brilliant attitudes :)
     
  19. oasked

    oasked Stuck in the Mud

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    Here's hoping I'm on the first page of this soon to be legendary thread.

    Nice to finally see Shuey confirmed for Mercedes in 2010. :)
     
  20. yodasarmpit

    yodasarmpit No longer the other Brett.

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    Nice??? It's bloody awesome. :)
     
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