mNeo
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F1 Qualification: Wicked Weather

Sat Mar 05, 2005 12:01 pm

Is anyone watchiching the Qqlaification for the F1 in OZ. Schumaher finished 24seconds behing bue to the weather. Sato crashed and there are puddles on the track and teams using dry/intermediate tires.
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nosedive
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RE: F1 Qualification: Wicked Weather

Sat Mar 05, 2005 2:18 pm

Man that was wild. But what is with this new qualification setup?? They have final qualifying tomorrow!?
 
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RE: F1 Qualification: Wicked Weather

Sat Mar 05, 2005 2:33 pm

That was pretty entertaining...I'm glad the weather turned out like it did for my Red Bull guys!
 
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RE: F1 Qualification: Wicked Weather

Sat Mar 05, 2005 2:35 pm

Quoting Nosedive (reply 1):
But what is with this new qualification setup??


Now they have this cumulative qualification thing, the starting positions are determined by summing the times of both qualification laps.. or something to that effect.. The idea was to end some of the crap teams pulled last year.

I am not too nuts about the new rules, but we will see what happens.. I liked watching the pit stops when the crews actually had something to do. I thought 22 people crawling over the car for 10 seconds really set F1 apart from pit stops in the inferior racing series.

The new wing rules are pretty stupid, everyone is saying all the downforce the FIA tried to take away the engineers have already gotten back.
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RE: F1 Qualification: Wicked Weather

Sat Mar 05, 2005 3:25 pm

Quoting Captoveur (reply 3):
The idea was to end some of the crap teams pulled last year.


Why did they make things worse?

Quoting Captoveur (reply 3):
The new wing rules are pretty stupid, everyone is saying all the downforce the FIA tried to take away the engineers have already gotten back.


I'm not sure about downforce, but lap times are somewhat consistant to last year. If anything, take away a bunch of those driver aids...
 
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RE: F1 Qualification: Wicked Weather

Sat Mar 05, 2005 3:30 pm

Quoting Nosedive (reply 4):
If anything, take away a bunch of those driver aids...


They have been taking those away, the drivers have to select gears now (I hesitate to say shifting) Traction control is gone, as well as a few others.

The qualfying should be better this year, it doesn't pay to sit in the garage just to get a later track position because a slow first time can kick your butt on final qualification.
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nosedive
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RE: F1 Qualification: Wicked Weather

Sat Mar 05, 2005 3:40 pm

Quoting CaptOveur (reply 5):
Traction control is gone,


How much of traction control?


Quoting CaptOveur (reply 5):
The qualfying should be better this year, it doesn't pay to sit in the garage just to get a later track position because a slow first time can kick your butt on final qualification.

I say the man w/ the fastest time from 1st Quals gets to choose, even at a moment's notice, when he goes out on the track.

But Melboune is famous for 2 things: uncertainty and Rubins saying its his year...
 
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RE: F1 Qualification: Wicked Weather

Sat Mar 05, 2005 5:23 pm

Although I like CART racing better than F1, I am looking forward to the first race!!!  cool 

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RE: F1 Qualification: Wicked Weather

Sun Mar 06, 2005 6:33 am

I watched last night here in the U.S. on the Speed Channel. What a relief from NASCAR (no offense to those racers or fans, but Speedchannel should be re-named the NACAR channel).

Yeah, too bad for those who had to qualify after the rain started. I hope Webber does well in the new BMW/Williams car. I am curious to see how former Indy 500 winner Juan Montoya does with his new team.
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RE: F1 Qualification: Wicked Weather

Sun Mar 06, 2005 6:55 am

Quoting Stretch 8 (reply 8):
I am curious to see how former Indy 500 winner Juan Montoya does with his new team.


Well if he botches he'll blame Haug.... Wink Even as a JPM fan he whines too much. Here's my conflict, BMW Williams and JPM was awesome for me, as JPM is my fav driver and BMW Williams is my fav team. I'm not a Webber fan and McLaren and BMW are rivals so what to do. Ah fuck it, GO RENAULT!
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RE: F1 Qualification: Wicked Weather

Sun Mar 06, 2005 7:49 am

Sunday qualification to begin in 10 min. This is the one that has to be used with race fuel and race tires. Im actually looking forward to see if ferrari can take the lead from the mid 10s in the starting grid.

BTW: if anyone heard the speed commmentarry they mentioned the winglets on the McLaren car
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RE: F1 Qualification: Wicked Weather

Sun Mar 06, 2005 8:35 am

Quoting MNeo (reply 10):
I'm actually looking forward to see if ferrari can take the lead from the mid 10s in the starting grid.


Well Schumie will be doing it from the back! Tomorrow...err today.. will be a fun race! As you can see, this new setup confuses me...
 
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RE: F1 Qualification: Wicked Weather

Sun Mar 06, 2005 9:43 am

Quoting CaptOveur (reply 5):
Traction control is gone


Traction Control is still there. When I was watching final qualifying this morning you could hear it kicking in on a number of cars.

Quoting Nosedive (reply 11):
Well Schumie will be doing it from the back! Tomorrow...err today.. will be a fun race! As you can see, this new setup confuses me...


Was also able to take advantage of the rules and put in a new engine, although that confuses me because the way I under stood it if you had to change an engine you would loose 10 places or whatever for 2 races not justthe race where you had to change the engine. It appears as if thats not true and you just loose it for one race. Making it for 2 races would make teams like Ferrari think twice about changing engines because they saw an 'anomily' in the data.
 
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RE: F1 Qualification: Wicked Weather

Sun Mar 06, 2005 9:46 am

Man, if it were me I would not allow racing with the track in conditions like that. Also those cars do not perform well in those conditions at high speeds. I think it was a bad move to let it go on but it was not my decision.
 
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RE: F1 Qualification: Wicked Weather

Sun Mar 06, 2005 9:55 am

Here's a funny pic of Kimi from Melbourne:
 
mNeo
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RE: F1 Qualification: Wicked Weather

Sun Mar 06, 2005 10:32 am

Quoting Jasepl (reply 14):
Here's a funny pic of Kimi from Melbourne:


Is it really that small that a hose that big is needed to enlage it
 rotfl 

Or: The new High-octane fuel for the McLaren cars
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jasepl
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RE: F1 Qualification: Wicked Weather

Sun Mar 06, 2005 5:21 pm

Oh crap! Here you go:



[Edited 2005-03-06 09:22:02]
 
bill142
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RE: F1 Qualification: Wicked Weather

Sun Mar 06, 2005 8:00 pm

Quoting MNeo (reply 15):
Or: The new High-octane fuel for the McLaren cars


Well with Kimi's recent drunken shananigans it could be true.

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