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#46 monkey13

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 12:43

I like Hamiltons little joke about the mirrors
"We've changed the wing mirrors a little bit, so hopefully we'll be able to see a lot better, Felipe will be very happy with that"


Also when the guy asked about the change in the rules for blocking overtaking. When Hamilton mentioned Schumacher not liking that Button was trying not to laugh.


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Posted 01 February 2012 - 12:48

yup , now just gotta wait 45 DAYS, 17 HOURS, 12 MINUTES AND 37 SECONDS BEFORE THE AUSTRALIAN GP

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 20:39

gotta say i love the new mclaren. especially the front-view looks amazing. :D

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 20:41

Next car launch to look forward to: The Ferrari F2012 on Friday.

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 11:27

Some more information what's going to be on Sky's F1 Channel.
Personally I think this is a good thing

GP2 and GP3 series live on on Sky Sports F1 HD


Sky Sports viewers will get a glimpse into the future of motorsport with live coverage of the GP2 and GP3 series on Sky Sports F1 HD.

Coverage will complement the Formula 1 programming on the channel, offering UK and Irish motor racing fans even more racing. Subscribers can also watch online or on tablet and mobile devices with Sky Go at no extra charge.

Sky Sports F1 HD’s weekly magazine show, presented by Georgie Thompson and Ted Kravitz, will also provide coverage, analysis and discussion of the races which follow the Formula 1 World Championship across the world to the likes of Monaco, Monza, Silverstone, Spa and Singapore.

Executive Producer Martin Turner told today@sky: “We are delighted to be showing GP2 and GP3 live on Sky Sports F1 HD. There are six former GP2 champions in Formula 1 this season, including Lewis Hamilton and last year’s winner Romain Grosjean. The series promises nail-biting and fascinating racing and we’ll track gifted drivers through the ranks as they aim for Formula 1.”

Like Formula 1, GP2 and GP3 cars are single seaters. The two series share constructors, engine manufacturers and tyre suppliers, although GP2 cars are bigger and faster, with larger, more powerful engines. GP3 is seen as a feeder series to GP2, generating exciting wheel-to-wheel racing. Last season’s GP3 champion Valtteri Bottas is currently a Williams F1 test driver.

The 12-round 2012 GP2 series will begin in Malaysia on 23–25 March and follows a global circuit through 10 countries. Sky Sports F1 HD will show the two races per weekend; a feature race and a shorter sprint race.

Current GP2 series team champions Barwa Addax will be looking to retain their title with two new drivers starting on the grid in the 2012 season. With 2011 GP2 Drivers champion Romain Grosjean moving to Formula 1 in 2012 to race alongside Kimi Raikonnen for Lotus team, the 13 teams and 26 drivers will battle to find a new champion this season.

The GP3 series circuit moves around European race tracks in eight rounds, and ten teams will race both feature and sprint races on consecutive days. This coming 2012 season, the team behind the newly-named Lotus GP will be looking to make it three out of three seasons at the top of both the driver and team podiums and emerge double champions yet again.



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Posted 02 February 2012 - 11:35

...well I'll be damned. Sky's actually starting to make things interesting. :o Looks like I'll be following four race series then this year (F1, GP2, GP3, and the BTCC).

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 11:39

...well I'll be damned. Sky's actually starting to make things interesting. :o Looks like I'll be following four race series then this year (F1, GP2, GP3, and the BTCC).

:D

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 08:19

The last vacant cockpit on the grid has been filled:

Narain Karthikeyan will drive the second HRT during the 2012 F1 season

Narain Karthikeyan will fill the final racing seat of the 2012 season after he was confirmed at HRT on Friday morning.

The Indian will partner Spaniard Pedro de la Rosa at the team, which will enter its third Formula 1 season this year.

Karthikeyan started the 2011 season as a racing driver for the team, but was dropped after the European Grand Prix, the eighth round of the championship, in favour of Australian rookie Daniel Ricciardo.

The 35-year-old from Chennai returned to racing for his home grand prix late in the season after four outings as a Friday driver.

Together with 40-year-old de la Rosa he will form the oldest line-up on the grid this year.

"It has taken a lot of hard work to make this happen but I am absolutely elated to feature on the 2012 grid with HRT F1 team," said the Indian. "I was pleased with our strong performance at the Indian Grand Prix, in front of my passionate home fans and I look forward to building on this result in 2012.

"I have been training hard since the end of 2011, ensuring I was ready for the rigours of F1 if an opportunity arose. I am delighted to have signed with HRT F1 Team. With the new management, Pedro, and the team, there is definite potential for progress.

"We need to understand that F1 is new to India, we hosted our first race only last year which was a resounding success. To build on that momentum, an Indian driver will certainly keep the interest engaged throughout the season. I am proud to secure an opportunity to forge a stronger connection between India and Formula 1 once again."

Team boss Luiz Perez-Sala added: "I am pleased to count with Narain for this season, as he will contribute continuity and stability. He is a quick, intuitive and secure driver who met his expectations despite a lack of continuity last year. Of the eight Grands Prix he contested in 2011, he only failed to finish on one occasion and had a great performance in the last race he took part in.

"I'm sure that the fact that he will continue to work and drive on a regular basis will help him take a step forward this season. And if he advances, so does the team. This is a year in which you could say that the team starts from scratch and everyone's input will be fundamental."


Source: Autosport

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 08:27

The Ferrari launch event today has been cancelled in favour of an online unveiling. Stream link:

http://events.ferrar...ngleseater2012/

The car will be unveiled at 10:00 CET/09:00 GMT.

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 08:48

Oh dear, Karthikeyan got the HRT seat?

Surely there are more experienced drivers than this clown.

I guess money talks. Its not about your skill its about how much money you can bring to the team.

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 09:06

FUGLY F2012!!! :(

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 09:06

The Ferrari F2012:

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 09:06

Haha thats an ugly beast compared to the MP4-27.

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 09:10

the car is ugly and i dont see any innovation. i cant think but the front will cause loads of trouble for them. also i think one man is now smiling after having seen mp4/27 and f2012 and thats adrian newey. pretty sure it will be easy for him to top these 2 once more.

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 09:12

I doubt it, Mclaren dropped the ball in 2011 with the MP4-26 and they still won races against Red Bull, if the RB7 is just an evolution rather than revolution I think they will be in big trouble.

With all the KERS issues, blistering tyres and the like I wouldnt be surprised if this years Red Bull is a little bit more conservative than balls to the wall aggressive.



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