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F1: Super Aguri Confirms Lineup, 06 Grid Complete  
User currently offlineUSAIRWAYS321 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1847 posts, RR: 9
Posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1050 times:

Super Aguri F1 finally confirmed that Takuma Sato will have a race seat next year, but he'll be alongside virtually unknown Yuji Ide to make it an all-Japanese team. This sets the 2006 F1 grid:

Mild Seven RenaultF1
1 – Fernando Alonso
2 – Giancarlo Fisichella

McLaren Mercedes
3 – Kimi Räikkönen
4 – Juan Pablo Montoya

Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro
5 – Michael Schumacher
6 – Felipe Massa

Panasonic Toyota Racing
7 – Ralf Schumacher
8 – Jarno Trulli

WilliamsF1 Cosworth
9 – Mark Webber
10 – Nico Rosberg

Honda Racing F1 Team
11 – Rubens Barrichello
12 – Jenson Button

Red Bull Racing
14 – David Coulthard
15 – Christian Klein

BMW Sauber F1
16 – Nick Heidfeld
17 – Jacques Villeneuve

MF1 Racing
18 – Tiago Monteiro
19 – Christijan Albers

Scuderia Toro Rosso
20 – Vitantonio Liuzzi
21 – Scott Speed

Super Aguri F1
22 – Takuma Sato
23 – Yuji Ide

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User currently offlineBA757 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2832 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1047 times:

No surprise to see Sato in the lineup really.

Nice to see another team on the grid though!

Adam


User currently offlineBill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8445 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1033 times:

Looks like Aguri Suzuki has created Alain Prost's dream by creating a team for a country. The only thing which Super Aguri dosn't have, which Prost had, is a base in its respective home country. But it uses Japanese tyres, engines and drivers. Where as Prost aimed to do it all French.

No surprises about the line up. A number of names were thrown around and Anthony Davidson, being Honda's protoge, could be at the team next year.


User currently offlineDrewfly From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 303 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 1009 times:

This shall be an interesting year. First off, seeing if Scott Speed can live up to his name and not pull an Andretti(Michael); I would love to see an American finally be competitive again in F1. Second, these V-8s are going shake things up a bit. Third, whatever BS Bernie comes out with during the season.


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User currently offlineMNeo From Bulgaria, joined Mar 2004, 776 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 1009 times:

I think this could be the season where the competetion is back in F1. There are some very good teams with good drivers behind the wheels. Out of the teams mentioned 6-7 teams are in a really good standing, taking into effect last season and the drivers' records.


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User currently offlineTiger119 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1919 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks ago) and read 998 times:

My questions about this coming season are:

- Is Felipe Massa going to be as good a teammate to Michael as Rubens was? Why did Rubens leave? Money?

- Which team has the Russian ownership? I wish them good luck this year.

- Are the V8s going to be reliable? What are they going to sound like? I loved the sounds of those V10s running around the last turn at IMS!

- Are the teams going to have the same engine restrictions placed on them as last year (IE: one engine, two races) and the same tire restrictions as last year?

- How is Jacques going to take being the number 2 driver for a team (BMW Sauber F1)?

Quoting BA757 (Reply 1):
Nice to see another team on the grid though!

- Amen, nice to see 22 cars on the grid  checkeredflag 

Quoting Drewfly (Reply 3):
whatever BS Bernie comes

- It is amazing how "BS" and "Bernie" have become synonymous the past few year?  scratchchin 

 wave 



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User currently offlineUSAIRWAYS321 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1847 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 984 times:

Quoting Tiger119 (Reply 5):
- Which team has the Russian ownership? I wish them good luck this year.

MF1 Racing, essentially a rebranded Jordan

Quoting Tiger119 (Reply 5):
- Are the teams going to have the same engine restrictions placed on them as last year (IE: one engine, two races) and the same tire restrictions as last year?

The engines must still ast for 2 race weekends, but tire changes will be allowed again.


User currently offlineBA757 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2832 posts, RR: 14
Reply 7, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 975 times:

Quoting Tiger119 (Reply 5):
- It is amazing how "BS" and "Bernie" have become synonymous the past few year?

 Smile Isn't it!

The true master of BS was Irvine! Bring back Eddie!! He was great, a true personality - something what a lot of newer F1 drivers don't have.

I am actually surprised how quite Jacques is...

Adam


User currently offlineBill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8445 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 967 times:

Quoting Tiger119 (Reply 5):
- Is Felipe Massa going to be as good a teammate to Michael as Rubens was? Why did Rubens leave? Money?

He was sick of playing second fiddle to MS. He still had 1 year left on his Ferrari contract, but was released. Massa is there to fill a seat because Ferrari couldn't get anyone better in time. There are plenty of Kimi rumors around and personally I think there is some truth to them. Moreso now that Alonso has signed on to McLaren.


User currently offline7LBAC111 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 2566 posts, RR: 35
Reply 9, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 957 times:

Quoting Drewfly (Reply 3):
I would love to see an American finally be competitive again in F1.

It would be good to see an AMerican be succesful at any truly global sport. Big grin {stir the pot}

Quoting BA757 (Reply 7):
The true master of BS was Irvine! Bring back Eddie!! He was great, a true personality

He was that. Pity the rumours of him buying out Midland never came to fruition. THough I suspect we'll see him back as a Team Principle one day....

7L



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User currently offlineCornish From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 8187 posts, RR: 54
Reply 10, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 957 times:

Quoting Bill142 (Reply 8):
He was sick of playing second fiddle to MS. He still had 1 year left on his Ferrari contract, but was released.

Also BAR should suit Rubens nicely - as the team boss is his good mate Gil de Ferran, it wasn't hard to persuade him....



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User currently offlineSenliture From Australia, joined May 2000, 431 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 937 times:

Quoting Tiger119 (Reply 5):
Are the V8s going to be reliable?

So far yes, apart from our lovely mercedes...

Quoting Tiger119 (Reply 5):
- Are the teams going to have the same engine restrictions placed on them as last year (IE: one engine, two races) and the same tire restrictions as last year?

For engine wise, yes, apart from Scuderia Toro Rosso (former Minardi) which will use a restricted V10 engine.
For tyre wise, no. All teams are allowed to change tyres now, unlike last year, one set of tyres has to last for the whole qualifying plus race.

Senliture


User currently offlineTiger119 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1919 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 927 times:

Quoting Senliture (Reply 11):
For engine wise, yes, apart from Scuderia Toro Rosso (former Minardi) which will use a restricted V10 engine.

- Why do they get to keep the V10 and everyone else has to go to the 90 Degree V8s?



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User currently offlineTifoso From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 440 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 924 times:

Quoting Tiger119 (Reply 5):
- How is Jacques going to take being the number 2 driver for a team (BMW Sauber F1)?

I think this will be his final year. He isn't going to be fighting for the champsionship anyways.

Quoting Tiger119 (Reply 5):
- Are the V8s going to be reliable? What are they going to sound like? I loved the sounds of those V10s running around the last turn at IMS!

I think they will be. It is going to be very interesting. Cosworth seems to have produced an excellent motor, and for the Honda chief to come out and say that his engine is good enough is very surprising. Again, it may just be a PR tactic, you never know. At the end of last season, I expected the Honda engine to be fantastic because of their extensive V8 experience in IRL.

Quoting Tiger119 (Reply 5):
- Is Felipe Massa going to be as good a teammate to Michael as Rubens was? Why did Rubens leave? Money?

Rubens wanted a contract extension of 2 years, with an option for the third. Ferrari was only ready to sign for 1 year.

Also, I think Rubens is very fond of Senna, and seeing how Senna and Honda had an extremely close relationship, I wonder if he thinks he can have the same. Something tells me that he is going to be sorely disappointed.

Massa is clearly an intermediate solution. Rossi is definitely coming onboard, and once Schumi leaves Kimi will replace him.

Quoting Bill142 (Reply 8):
There are plenty of Kimi rumors around and personally I think there is some truth to them. Moreso now that Alonso has signed on to McLaren.

And the fact that McLaren lost Newey and 3 more aero guys over the winter. The Illmor engine doesn't seem to be on top of the world right now.

Quoting Tiger119 (Reply 12):
Why do they get to keep the V10 and everyone else has to go to the 90 Degree V8s?

All teams are allowed to run V10, but they will be rev limited.


User currently offlineSenorcarnival From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 924 times:

Quoting Bill142 (Reply 8):
Massa is there to fill a seat because Ferrari couldn't get anyone better in time.

That's not entirely true. FM was unofficially the heir to RB's throne when Ferrari decided to take him under their wing and let him log some time at their Swiss bitch, Sauber and as a test pilot.

However, the sad reality is that whomever is there aside Schumi will always be a second fiddle, but then again, I'm sure most F1 drivers would die for a chance to be second fiddle at one of the most succesful F1 teams ever.

[Edited 2006-02-16 17:32:04]

User currently offlineAerobalance From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 4681 posts, RR: 47
Reply 15, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 913 times:

Quoting Tifoso (Reply 13):
At the end of last season, I expected the Honda engine to be fantastic because of their extensive V8 experience in IRL.

What does a RPM restricted IRL V-8 have in common with an F1 motor, wouldn't the 18K RPM motors that Honda built for CART a few years ago have more technological transfer?

Quoting Tifoso (Reply 13):
Also, I think Rubens is very fond of Senna, and seeing how Senna and Honda had an extremely close relationship, I wonder if he thinks he can have the same. Something tells me that he is going to be sorely disappointed.

Why will he be disappointed?



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User currently offlineTifoso From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 440 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 902 times:

Quoting Aerobalance (Reply 15):
What does a RPM restricted IRL V-8 have in common with an F1 motor, wouldn't the 18K RPM motors that Honda built for CART a few years ago have more technological transfer?

I don't follow IRL all that closely, and didn't realize that the V8s were rev limited. Thanks for the correction.

Quoting Aerobalance (Reply 15):
Why will he be disappointed?

Rubens is no where close to Senna or Surtees in terms of talent. He is not going to have the Honda engineers devoted to him like Ayrton or John did.

Also, Honda is now involved in more than just engines.


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