F1 World Championship 2008 Thread



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Shibby

I can't wait for the BBC to release who will be part of the team. I hope they keep similar features that ITV have. Such as, a video of the circuit with one of the drivers and the walk around. Thank god there will be no breaks as well. Surely they can get Murray Walker to do at least one, just to toast the return. I wonder if this means we can see practice laps on BBCi as well. We might even see Suzi Perry as well!

Quick edit:

Think of the HD content as well. No doubt BBC would like to broadcast this in HD.

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Mike

just watched the 1st practice session, massa fastest by just over a second (will post the full results when they appear somewhere), kimi's engine seemed to pack in *again* :D other things of note, webbers engine blew and coulthard hit a kerb when rejoining the track after running wide and ending losing his front wheels, not a good start for red bull :/

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sundayx

Any news on Alonso and Lewis?

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Mike

lewis was 5th and alonso 6th i think, not sure on that, imo raikkonen/lewis/kovaleinen weren't at full speed and i'd expect them to improve in session 2

edit: Malaysian GP free practice session 1 times

1.  MASSA		 Ferrari	   1m35.392s
2.  RAIKKONEN	 Ferrari	   1m36.459s
3.  KOVALAINEN	McLaren	   1m36.556s
4.  ROSBERG	   Williams	  1m36.578s
5.  HAMILTON	  McLaren	   1m36.626s
6.  ALONSO		Renault	   1m37.022s
7.  PIQUET		Renault	   1m37.034s
8.  KUBICA		BMW		   1m37.218s
9.  BUTTON		Honda		 1m37.282s
10. TRULLI		Toyota		1m37.540s
11. HEIDFELD	  BMW		   1m37.649s
12. NAKAJIMA	  Williams	  1m37.649s
13. BARRICHELLO   Honda		 1m37.776s
14. GLOCK		 Toyota		1m37.782s
15. VETTEL		Toro Rosso	1m38.219s
16. COULTHARD	 Red Bull	  1m38.232s
17. WEBBER		Red Bull	  1m38.707s
18. BOURDAIS	  Toro Rosso	1m38.798s
19. FISICHELLA	Force India   1m39.046s
20. SATO		  Super Aguri   1m40.178s
21. DAVIDSON	  Super Aguri   1m40.351s
22. SUTIL		 Force India   1m41.269s

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Damo R.

It's great that BBC have it that means no more ad breaks during tense times.

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macel

Even practice sessions have been full of drama this season. DC trashed his car, Hamilton went off track and Raikkonen ran out of gas...

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Mike
Even practice sessions have been full of drama this season. DC trashed his car, Hamilton went off track and Raikkonen ran out of gas...

if he ran out of gas why not refuel and send him out? i didn't see him at all after he stopped

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Shibby

Maybe they were looking at just going till they run out of fuel, and just used to much so he couldn't get back.

Overall this second practice has been about nice shots instead.

Alonso second gear wasn't working and a few people spun and locking wheels. Bourdais broke down not long after he came out.

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Fourjays

http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/65952

Seems Red Bull's suspension is under scrutiny. I thought it odd how easily his car fell apart after Massa hit him at Australia. Sure he wasn't going to be able to continue, but it was an awful lot of damage considering the impact. Now it broke when crossing a kurb to rejoin the track...

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.mcman
well the wheels do break off f1 cars incredibly easily.

yea, but not like that. He just ran over a kerb and his both wheels are gone. :blink: I don't know, maybe I'm wrong, but it seems to me that the suspension broke down very easily.

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Scazza
http://youtube.com/watch?v=xVM1xsiI4tM

It's like his car is made of glass. Defienetly weird. :s

All I can say is wow!!

Tbh, I noticed it when DC and Massa collided last weekend at Albert Park, DC's Suspension collapsed really easily! But damn, 2 occurances now is pretty mental!

I hope they sort it out as I do really like the Red Bull Team and was impressed by their performance at Albert Park.

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Crazysah

Well we have got to see what happens in 12 hours or so from now when the Qualifying session takes place!

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Damo R.

Richard Hammond to present BBC I am reading that would be awesome!

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.mcman
It could be ?hello Richard Hammond? and ?goodbye Gary Lineker? after a dramatic day during which broadcasters battled for Britain?s most popular sports rights.

Hammond, the Top Gear presenter who survived a high-speed crash, is in pole position to become the face of Formula One after the BBC reclaimed the sport in a ?200 million deal.

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/for...icle3593917.ece

Weird, considering he doesn't like F1. But I guess ratings are gonna be huge. What if Jeremy and James will :laugh:m? :laugh: I will be downl... will find a way to watch the BBC coverage, that's:shifty:e. :shifty:

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Damo R.

He drove a F1 car last season but still to have someone that actually likes cars would be cool.

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Neil

As much I love Top Gear I don''t think they should present it, none of them like F1 and it is a serious sport, Top Gear is just a joke around. Hopefully they will get the BBC Radio 5 Live to do it, also the pit lane reporter Holly Samos is easy on the eye...

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.mcman

^I agree. If I lived in the UK I wouldn't be happy about it.

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what

Having watched Hammond's performance presenting Sport Relief last week I really hope he isn't involved in the F1 coverage. He's not a 'live' presenter by any means.

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Fourjays
"When Lewis Hamilton did a test lap on Top Gear it got more viewers than the Brazilian Grand Prix," he explained. "Bernie (Ecclestone) was very impressed with the Top Gear proposition and there will be cross-fertilisation between the show and the races."

http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/65930

I'm not exactly sure how they can cross them. Top Gear comment on the F1 in their news? Do a pre-race feature in each F1 programme? One thing I would like to see is all the drivers to do a lap of the Top Gear track. Could get a real idea of their ability then!

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|Rapture|

Hope the BBC have saved the old theme tune, can't wait to watch the Grand Prix without ad breaks again.

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macel

malqualye6.png

Useless fanboy speculation: I think Raikkonen and Hamilton are running heavier on fuel. In any case brilliant laps by Massa and Kovalainen. Hamilton seemed to have to work a lot more to keep the car under control than anyone else.

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