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Crazysah    7

Williams 2nd and BMW Sauber 3rd and Renault 4th after the first race!

Exciting! I really want BMW Sauber to win!

Was a good race but when was it that at this track... so many racers failed to finish?

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Fourjays    106
Was a good race but when was it that at this track... so many racers failed to finish?

Last time Melbourne was that bad was probably Mark Webber's debut race, when he got 5th in a Minardi. :laugh: Only 8 finished. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2002_Australian_Grand_Prix

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bayrider    1

Does anyone know why Kovaleinen got taken over so easily by Alonso with 2 laps to go? He was doing an awesome job of fighting him off but on the straight away Alonso just passed him like it was nothing. Did Heiki have engine probs?

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sundayx    127

I read he accidentally pressed the speed limiter.

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Mike    89
Does anyone know why Kovaleinen got taken over so easily by Alonso with 2 laps to go? He was doing an awesome job of fighting him off but on the straight away Alonso just passed him like it was nothing. Did Heiki have engine probs?

he hit the pit lane speed limiter taking one of the tear-strips off so made his car drop towards 50mph till he undid it

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bayrider    1

Ouch, that sucks.

It was such an exciting race despite only 9 finishers.

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CrashGordon    438
Ouch, that sucks.

It was such an exciting race despite only 9 finishers.

Actually only 6 finished.

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Mike    89
Actually only 6 finished.

7 finished, barachello finished the race but later disqualified so he still finished :p

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CrashGordon    438
7 finished, barachello finished the race but later disqualified so he still finished :p

Yeah, I guess that still counts. :laugh:

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bayrider    1

My bad.... So does Indianapolis in 05 hold the record? Weren't there 6 finishers there? Actually 6 starters... how many finished that race

Edited by bayrider

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CrashGordon    438
My bad.... So does Indianapolis in 05 hold the record? Weren't there 6 finishers there? Actually 6 starters... how many finished that race

2005 all 6 finished, I try hard to forget that one. :laugh:

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simonlang    530

nice to see that these days the only mercedes stopping on track is the safety-car :laugh:

sad for massa he has so much less luck than his teammate. :no:

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Crazysah    7

What about the Brazilian Grand Prix in 2004 or something which had to be stopped mid-way?

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Antaris    83

The race was good, and the fact that Lewis was pretty much flawless was great, you could tell that when the camera only ever focused on him when the safety car was out. Glad to see Alonso back where he belongs, and I don't mean with Renault, I mean behind everyone else!

Shame about Kovalainen, really wanted him to get second, and I think he deserved it, was putting some incredible laps in, and out pacing some of the seasoned drivers. Those safety cars really lost it for him.

He had pressed the pit-lane speed limiter, but he was apparently trying to wipe some oil of his visor and he accidentally hit it.

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FlibbyFlobby    0

After what I saw in Australia I think this season is going to be ace. The removal of traction control and the other driver aids really showed itself. It separated the skilled drivers from those with a better car. Hamilton did well, and deserved to win, shame about Kovalainen though, he deserved to finish higher. The same goes for Bourdais too really.

Can't wait for Malaysia! :D

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+Frank B.    7,149
My bad.... So does Indianapolis in 05 hold the record? Weren't there 6 finishers there? Actually 6 starters... how many finished that race

The record would be Monaco 1996, where only 3 cars crossed the finish line.

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Fergie    0
Thursday March 20, 1500 hours local time (0700 GMT):

David Coulthard (Red Bull), Robert Kubica (BMW Sauber), Felipe Massa (Ferrari), Kazuki Nakajima (Williams), Sebastian Vettel (Toro Rosso).

Thats the Press Conference for tomorrow. I expect **** to hit the fan. :laugh:

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simonlang    530

oh yes ... bad that dc doesn't speak italian anyone remember

:laugh:: :laugh:: :laugh:: Edited by mclaren2

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Crazysah    7
The record would be Monaco 1996, where only 3 cars crossed the finish line.

Wow... how many cars started that race?

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Brodel    14
Formula One to return to BBC TV

The BBC has secured the television rights to show Formula One in the UK from the 2009 season. The five-year deal for an undisclosed fee marks F1's return to BBC screens 12 years after it switched to ITV.

The contract covers all platforms and will see F1 broadcast on the BBC Sport website, as well as on TV and radio.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsport...one/7306123.stm

Not that ITV's coverage is bad, but I'd forgotten how annoying the adverts were until watching the Australian GP on the weekend. It'll be great to watch it without a single break, plus hopefully they will use the old school theme tune too.

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Antaris    83
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsport...one/7306123.stm

Not that ITV's coverage is bad, but I'd forgotten how annoying the adverts were until watching the Australian GP on the weekend. It'll be great to watch it without a single break, plus hopefully they will use the old school theme tune too.

Yeah, the adverts seemed too much, I know they were only showing one/two each time, but they were much more frequent. What does annoy me, is when an advert kicks in and something happens on track....you only get to see the replay. And the replay often covers something else up.

They should use picture in picture for the replays.

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Martyn    5

Excellent news :D

...and yeah I hope they use the old theme tune, that was synamous with F1 for me.

Edited by Martyn

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Brodel    14
What does annoy me, is when an advert kicks in and something happens on track....you only get to see the replay.

Like Hamilton losing power last season, lol.

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Antaris    83
Like Hamilton losing power last season, lol.

Exactly, but thats what advertising does to the world...you lose all the critical moments!

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Fourjays    106
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsport...one/7306123.stm

Not that ITV's coverage is bad, but I'd forgotten how annoying the adverts were until watching the Australian GP on the weekend. It'll be great to watch it without a single break, plus hopefully they will use the old school theme tune too.

Yay! :D Hopefully the BBC can use Martin Brundle. Apart from Murray Walker, probably the best F1 commentator.

Excellent news :D

...and yeah I hope they use the old theme tune, that was synamous with F1 for me.

In case your interested and don't know/have it already, the tune the BBC used is "The Chain" by Fleetwood Mac.

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