F1 World Championship 2008 Thread



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Nicholas-c

New season starts 14th march 08... Who are you supporting?

Melbourne

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Race Date: 16 Mar 2008

Number of Laps: 58

Circuit Length: 5.303 km

Race Distance: 307.574 km

Lap Record: 1:24.125 - M Schumacher (2004)

Timetable - GMT

Fri 14 March 2008

Friday Practice 1 : (Thu) 23:00 - (Fri) 00:30

Friday Practice 2 : 03:00 - 04:30

Sat 15 March 2008

Saturday Practice : 00:00 - 01:00

Qualifying : 03:00

Sun 16 March 2008

Race : 04:30

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.mcman

Lewis Hamilton and McLaren FTW!!! Also I don't mind if BMW will win the constructors cup. :)

Look at F1.08...

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Looks mean!

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sundayx

My hopes is on Lewis and Mclaren. Second comes Kimi and Alonso. Something tells me, don't under estimate Force India.

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.mcman

Oh btw, everyone who have a litlle free time please join the McLaren Grand Prix League. You have a budget of 75 millions to buy 9 drivers and 3 teams. Grand prize is a tour of McLaren Technology Center and a TAG Heuer Carrera watch!

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Martyn

I fancy Ferrari this year, and Raikkonen is more consistent out of the two Ferrari drivers and he has the experience required to challenge/win the title.

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CrashG

Kimi and Ferrari. This first race should be a good indication of what's to come.

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sharpy2k4

i've just created a Neowin mini league too.

League name: Neowin

password: neowin

My teams Blaggerbility :)

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.mcman

^I've joined. (Y) mclarenBMW is my team. :)

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Martyn

Sound, I've joined the league also.

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tuckeratlarge

I'm one of the Tifosi so it's a bit obvious who I want to win

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Crazysah

I support Force India because it has an Indian owner! Actually though I really support BMW Sauber... Brilliant team!

As for a individual well... Massa for the title this time!

I also signed up for the league. Team Name: SauberIndia

Crazysah

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Fergie

I've joined the mini league.

Hope Hamilton does it this year. Also, anyone going to Silverstone? I am, Stowe is where I am sitting.

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+Frank B.

Guessing from the test results I think we will see the following pecking order within the teams (at the start of the season at least):

Ferrari

McLaren

BMW

Renault

Williams

Toyota

RedBull

Toro Rosso

Honda

Force India

Super Aguri

My pick for WDC? R?ikk?nen. He is fully integrated within the Ferrari team (unlike in the first half of the 2007 season when he was clearly struggling) and more consistent than Massa.

McLaren will be close to Ferrari, but not close enough.

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b0m8er

Go team Ferrari!!! :woot:

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Brodel

I think R?ikk?nen will win, but I'll be supporting Hamilton.

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Lewism

I also joined -> LewismF1

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CrashG

I'd love to see a 4-way fight between Ferrari, McLaren, BMW, and Renault.

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Nicholas-c
I'd love to see a 4-way fight between Ferrari, McLaren, BMW, and Renault.

4-way = (Y)

2-way = (N)

Cant wait for next week! booked it off work >.>

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Damo R.
4-way = (Y)

2-way = (N)

Cant wait for next week! booked it off work >.>

Specifically for the Grand Prix?

I would love to see Hamilton win it this year after coming close last year.

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CrashG

Yeah, I can't wait either. I just hope that the drama happens on-track not in some court room.

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Popcorned1

I'd love for Lewis to win this season but those Ferrari's are in the sweet spot right now.

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CrashG
I'd love for Lewis to win this season but those Ferrari's are in the sweet spot right now.

Well, with a reliable car and making fewer mistakes than the few he did make last season he's got a damn good chance of taking it.

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.mcman

Some wednesday photos from Melbourne: :)

Preparations:

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A beach race? :D

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The new SL63 AMG safety car:

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In my opinion Australian GP always has the hottest grid girls.

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Fourjays

I'm supporting pretty much everybody but Alonso. :laugh: I want Lewis to win overall though. :p

I think Ferrari and McLaren are about equal. Last year tracks clearly suited one or the other team, but not both. Both teams think they've improved where they did poorly last year, so they should be equal now.

I think BMW have slipped into the midfield. Williams (and Red Bull slightly) have made good progress over the winter, while BMW have been struggling badly with stability.

This first race should be a good indication of what's to come.

Melbourne isn't a great example as it's a very unique track (look at 2007). I think after Bahrain we'll have a better idea as to who is where. The lack of driver aids will make it harder still to judge.

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