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F1 2009: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Sat Oct 24, 2009 12:50 pm

It is time to open a new thread.

On to the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, first of its kind, on the brand new Yas Island racing track and the last Gand Prix of the 2009 Season.

We have got a new F1 World Champion, Jenson Button who was "crowned" at Interlagos.

We have got a new FIA President, Jean Todt, elected in Paris with the full support of Maix Mosley, Bernie Ecclestone and Michael Schumacher.

There will be some new teams entering the competition in the 2010 season. Drivers are shuffling around between teams. Some will stay and some will move (or have already been moved) to other teams.

The Abu Dhabi Granc Prix

Abu Dhabi, 30 October - 1 November 2009

Friday 30
First practice: 1300-1430 (0900-1030 GMT) *
Second practice: 1700-1830 (1300-1430 GMT) *

Saturday 31
Third practice: 1400-1500 (1000-1100 GMT) *
Qualifying: 1700 (1300 GMT)

Sunday 1
Race: 1700 (1300 GMT)

* Practice times subject to approval

Thisi is an overview of what Yas Island is like - Much like Monaco, mostly a place for the rich and famous. Definitely F1 with the "Ferrari World".

http://www.yasisland.ae/Default_en_gb.html?1

Ferrari World

http://www.yasisland.ae/FerrariWorld_en_gb.html

The official Abu Dhabi Grand Prix website

http://www.formula1.com/races/in_det...abu_dhabi_823/circuit_diagram.html

This site is where you will find all the information about the 2009 FORMULA 1 ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX.

Let's all hope for a great race on this beautiful new track for the last Grand Prix of the 2009 Formula 1 season.

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RE: F1 2009: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Mon Oct 26, 2009 7:06 am

Thank god the cricket season is starting soon!! Otherwise I wouldn't know what to do with myself during the off season!
 
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RE: F1 2009: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Mon Oct 26, 2009 8:09 am



Quoting MadameConcorde (Thread starter):
We have got a new FIA President, Jean Todt, elected in Paris

- That is interesting news. Who took his place at Ferrari?

Quoting MadameConcorde (Thread starter):
Friday 30
First practice: 1300-1430 (0900-1030 GMT) *
Second practice: 1700-1830 (1300-1430 GMT) *

Saturday 31
Third practice: 1400-1500 (1000-1100 GMT) *
Qualifying: 1700 (1300 GMT)

Sunday 1
Race: 1700 (1300 GMT)

- My generic question on times, is SpeedTV covering the weekend for those of us in the U.S.?

- Thanks for the links MC.

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RE: F1 2009: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Mon Oct 26, 2009 8:34 am



Quoting Tiger119 (Reply 2):
That is interesting news. Who took his place at Ferrari?

It was made official in November 2007 that Todt would step down. And Stefano Domenicali took his place as of 2008.

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RE: F1 2009: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Mon Oct 26, 2009 9:42 am

I hate to have to miss out on AbuDhabi (the real thing)... I really wanted to go but my finances said NO.  Sad I will have to content myself with the usual distance watching.  Sad

Exclusive: We lap Abu Dhabi with Martin Brundle

http://www.autosport.com/features/article.php/id/2457

Site says Brawn will do everything in their power to keep Jenson Button for the 2010 season. I guess it must be all about money.  Confused  Yeah sure
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RE: F1 2009: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Mon Oct 26, 2009 10:25 am



Quoting Bill142 (Reply 1):
Thank god the cricket season is starting soon!! Otherwise I wouldn't know what to do with myself during the off season!

There is still the A1 GP to watch. Also if you like motorsports on ice, there is the Andros Trophee in France. Very nice competition.
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RE: F1 2009: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Mon Oct 26, 2009 11:00 am



Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 4):
Site says Brawn will do everything in their power to keep Jenson Button for the 2010 season. I guess it must be all about money.

JB is apprently getting a $5m "pay-rise" from Brawn for 2010, so back to the same as 2008, not really a rise then... However JB has said he just wants a competitive car and it's not about the money. You would have thought that BGP would be willing to pay him a little extra now. Also, McLaren have expressed an interest.
 
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RE: F1 2009: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Mon Oct 26, 2009 11:12 am

McLaren will go down the path of finding a driver who is capable of pushing, but not beating Lewis. Someone who will pick up the peices and capitalise on opportunities when they present thenselves. I don't think that's Jenson Button.
 
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RE: F1 2009: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Mon Oct 26, 2009 11:16 am



Quoting GrahamHill (Reply 5):
There is still the A1 GP to watch

Not sure about that, they were a no show at Surfers Paradise and it is yet to be seen if they run at all this season.
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RE: F1 2009: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Mon Oct 26, 2009 11:21 am



Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 4):
Exclusive: We lap Abu Dhabi with Martin Brundle

http://www.autosport.com/features/ar.../2457

Interestingly, the pit exit features a tunnel underneath the circuit. Think this may be the same lap that is featured in the link above:
http://www.crash.net/f1/video/154015...s_unique_pit-lane_tunnel_exit.html
 
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RE: F1 2009: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Mon Oct 26, 2009 11:42 am



Quoting Tiger119 (Reply 2):
- My generic question on times, is SpeedTV covering the weekend for those of us in the U.S.?

Yes, Live.

http://formula-one.speedtv.com/

Half way down the page on the right side.

Friday: Free Practice, 9am EST.
Saturday: Qualifying, 9am EST (again, slightly tape delayed)
Sunday: Race, 8am EST (coverage starts at 7:30, Live, not delayed at all)
 
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RE: F1 2009: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Mon Oct 26, 2009 11:55 am



Quoting MadameConcorde (Thread starter):
We have got a new F1 World Champion, Jenson Button who was "crowned" at Interlagos.

I note the use of "crowned" Is there a formal presentation of the drivers title ? If so we neither saw it here in the UK this year with Jenson Button, or last year with Lewis Hamilton. All we saw was the usual post GP podium presentation and press conference for the Brazilian GP. All I can recall seeing on TV is Bernie Ecclestone privately congratulating Jenson in the pit lane

Quoting MadameConcorde (Thread starter):
We have got a new FIA President, Jean Todt, elected in Paris with the full support of Maix Mosley, Bernie Ecclestone and Michael Schumacher.

Why does the statement "with the full support of Max Mosley and Bernie Ecclestone" leave me with a feeling of deja vu ?
 
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RE: F1 2009: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Mon Oct 26, 2009 12:15 pm

Quoting Lapper (Reply 9):
Interestingly, the pit exit features a tunnel underneath the circuit.

I honestly don't see any reason for this tunnel. Pit exit could have simply be made on the right handside of the track, without being a danger for any of the cars.

This track is terribly boring. It's flat, it's wide, it's not so technical, there is nothing the drivers should be scared of here. And when the get off the car, they have a super luxury hotel on a walking distance... It's all modern, all pure, all bland, all clinically clean, all so boring.

F1 is getting away from its fan base (France, Great-Britain, Argentina, the USA, not to mention the yoyo (you're in, you're out) with Canada...) to go in some trendy places full of petro-dollars, but with not much interest of motorsport. I bet the stands will be half full, like it's the case every year in Bahrain  

Bring back men's tracks, for Pete's sake!! Bring back Rouen, Zandvoort, Mosport, Long Beach, Brands Hatch!! Circuits where drivers could get the scare of their life. It's on these tracks were you can recognise a good driver from an average one! Today's tracks are not selectives anymore. They are just plain boring.

[Edited 2009-10-26 05:17:45]
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RE: F1 2009: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Mon Oct 26, 2009 2:48 pm



Quoting GrahamHill (Reply 12):


Bring back men's tracks, for Pete's sake!! Bring back Rouen, Zandvoort, Mosport, Long Beach, Brands Hatch!! Circuits where drivers could get the scare of their life. It's on these tracks were you can recognise a good driver from an average one! Today's tracks are not selectives anymore. They are just plain boring.

I read an interesting article on ESPN.com the other day. It was about NASCAR, but the same hypothesis applies to F1. The author thinks that the cars and tracks have been so sanitized that the sport is no longer enjoyable to watch because there isn't a palpable element of danger involved-
http://sports.espn.go.com/rpm/nascar...ory?columnist=hinton_ed&id=4584736

It would be nice to have some of the old tracks back that really scared drivers sh$tless when driven at the limit, but for anyone that remembers Senna's death or going further back remembers the dark days of the early 70s when several drivers were killed each year, the sanitized version of F1 is the only way to go so that we can talk about driver lineups for next year and not have to add the qualifier "if they're still alive".

Quoting Lapper (Reply 9):

Interestingly, the pit exit features a tunnel underneath the circuit. Think this may be the same lap that is featured in the link above:

Same track and same 2 seater, but the driver in the video is Bruno Senna rather than Brundle. I wonder who built that 2 seater and what sort of engine it has? Anyone remember the 3 seater Arrows F1 car with one passenger in each sidepod?
 
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RE: F1 2009: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Mon Oct 26, 2009 2:56 pm



Quoting Waterpolodan (Reply 13):

It would be nice to have some of the old tracks back that really scared drivers sh$tless when driven at the limit, but for anyone that remembers Senna's death or going further back remembers the dark days of the early 70s when several drivers were killed each year, the sanitized version of F1 is the only way to go so that we can talk about driver lineups for next year and not have to add the qualifier "if they're still alive".

I know. I should have been born 50 or 60 years ago...

Quoting Waterpolodan (Reply 13):
Anyone remember the 3 seater Arrows F1 car with one passenger in each sidepod?

Yep, here it is:

http://www.motorsport.com/photos/f1/2001/general/f1-2001-gen-tm-0382.jpg

McLaren built a two-seater as well:



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RE: F1 2009: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Mon Oct 26, 2009 5:08 pm

And lets not forget the F1 Espace. That was a pretty cool car with the engine mounted in the middle and 2 seats.  Smile

http://galeria.forocoches.com/data/500/Renault_Espace_F1_04.jpg

Quoting GrahamHill (Reply 14):
McLaren built a two-seater as well:

Hakkinen drove that Mclaren car with his wife in the backseat around a snowy track in Finland.

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RE: F1 2009: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Mon Oct 26, 2009 6:32 pm



Quoting Sudden (Reply 15):
That was a pretty cool car with the engine mounted in the middle and 2 seats.

Yes! That was rock n' roll!!
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RE: F1 2009: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Tue Oct 27, 2009 7:57 am

I think we might see a few spills on that pit lane exit. It;s going to be fun to watch.

Quoting Lapper (Reply 9):
http://www.crash.net/f1/video/154015...s_unique_pit-lane_tunnel_exit.html

I think Bruno has a wuss on board. he's taking it rather gingerly around there. Maybe it's the dust.
 
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RE: F1 2009: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Tue Oct 27, 2009 5:48 pm

Some greeeeeaaaat news!!!!

Genius Kamui Kobayashi will drive for Toyota in Abu Dhabi!!!

Hammy racing Kamui! Wooohooo!!!!! Forget Kimi!!!!!  airplane   airplane   cheerful   airplane   airplane 

http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/79783

I hope Kobayashi will be made a Toyota GP driver for 2010.
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RE: F1 2009: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Tue Oct 27, 2009 6:18 pm



Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 18):
Hammy racing Kamui! Wooohooo!!!!! Forget Kimi!!!!!

Dear lord! What are you on about now?
Hamilton racing Kamui, and forget Kimi!!?? 2 drivers with WDC titles, and 1 driver who has driven 1 race in F1 where he did an excellent job, hands down.
But it takes much more to convince me, and I would assume many others, that he is that good as you want him to be. Come back after a season of racing in F1, and lets see if your statement above still carries any value.

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RE: F1 2009: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Tue Oct 27, 2009 7:22 pm



Quoting Sudden (Reply 19):
Come back after a season of racing in F1, and lets see if your statement above still carries any value.

Kimi is some years older. I don't know how many more years he will be racing.

Kobayashi and Hamilton are about the same age with still many years to go, hopefully, and a lot of good things awaiting them. They are the future of F1. The same can certainly be said about Vettel one super gifted young driver!

http://www.formula1.com/teams_and_drivers/drivers/828/

http://www.formula1.com/teams_and_drivers/drivers/12/

http://www.formula1.com/teams_and_drivers/drivers/837/

http://www.formula1.com/teams_and_drivers/drivers/822/
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RE: F1 2009: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Tue Oct 27, 2009 7:28 pm



Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 20):
They are the future of F1.

If Kobayashi throws another block at someone like he did to Nakajima in Brazil then his future will be but a short one...
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RE: F1 2009: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Tue Oct 27, 2009 8:11 pm



Quoting Aerobalance (Reply 21):
If Kobayashi throws another block at someone like he did to Nakajima in Brazil then his future will be but a short one...

I wonder why he didn't get a drive through for that cause that was stricly against the rules to be honest.

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RE: F1 2009: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Tue Oct 27, 2009 9:00 pm

Maybe it was some question of rivalry between the two Japanese drivers, something we will never know about.
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RE: F1 2009: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Tue Oct 27, 2009 9:29 pm

For once that we have someone who drives with his balls... He animates the races, that's good!!
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RE: F1 2009: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Tue Oct 27, 2009 9:39 pm



Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 23):
question of rivalry between the two Japanese drivers

Could be...

Quoting GrahamHill (Reply 24):
He animates the races, that's good

Like watching a train wreck?
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RE: F1 2009: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Tue Oct 27, 2009 9:44 pm



Quoting Aerobalance (Reply 25):
Like watching a train wreck?

Ok, maybe his move on Nakajima was not fair, I agree. But I remember F1 in the 80s and early 90s were drivers never hesitated to go wheel against wheel.

I think I'm too nostalgic of the past...
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RE: F1 2009: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Wed Oct 28, 2009 3:09 am



Quoting GrahamHill (Reply 26):
I think I'm too nostalgic of the past...

I remember those days also, Kaba's move wasn't like that - it was a dangerous, surprise block. Trying to not let a faster Nakajima get by after Kaya's pitstop.

As someone who used to compete in single seater racing, wheel to wheel results when somebody makes a mistake at the limit, not when one uses their car as a weapon.
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RE: F1 2009: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Wed Oct 28, 2009 4:54 am



Quoting GrahamHill (Reply 5):
There is still the A1 GP to watch.

Or you could wait until next year, when MotoGP re-starts. Even if Valentino Rossi continues to repeat, there's far more action in MotoGP than there has been in F1 for years.

And on another note, the 250 cc class will become Moto2 next season. That class will shift from 250 cc two-stroke engiones to 600 cc four-stroke engines. Only downside: The engines will be exclusively from Honda. MotoGP should remain the same, though I heard they may allow 1000 cc four-stroke engines again, though they could be somewhat downgraded superbike engines.
 
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RE: F1 2009: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Wed Oct 28, 2009 8:58 am



Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 23):
Maybe it was some question of rivalry between the two Japanese drivers, something we will never know about.

Even so, the move he did was totally out of order, and dangerous. And he should have recd a drive through for it. But as we know how FIA works, it doesn't surprise me nothing was done about it.

Quoting LTU932 (Reply 28):
there's far more action in MotoGP than there has been in F1 for years.

A matter of taste my friend, a matter of taste.
Why are you MotoGP fans not running threads like these here on Anet? It's a great way to share your interest with others.

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RE: F1 2009: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Wed Oct 28, 2009 10:03 am

What colour McLaren in 2010

There are rumours that Abu Dhabi investment company Aabar(largest shareholder in Mercedes-Benz) will be taking a 75% ownership position in Brawn GP and the cars will appear in a silver livery in 2010.

How would Mclaren respond to this?

I would like to see the cars back in McLaren Orange but I guess the logical thing would be more emphasis on VodaPhone dayglo red

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RE: F1 2009: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Wed Oct 28, 2009 7:31 pm

Martin Whitmarsh says McLaren and their Formula 1 rivals will do "all they can" to save the British Grand Prix. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsport/formula_one/8330136.stm

hope they can get it back and keep it at silverstone it's one of the best tracks on the calender much better than all these new ones which also have half empty grandstands but it looks like bernie has right screwed donnington now they've dug half the track up and with no money looks like it could be the end for this circuit
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RE: F1 2009: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Wed Oct 28, 2009 7:50 pm



Quoting Bongodog1964 (Reply 11):

Yeah there is, just not at any of the races. Button will be officially crowned at a presentation in Monaco at some point in the near future, I can't remember exactly when at the moment, nor find anything on the internet.
 
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RE: F1 2009: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Thu Oct 29, 2009 10:58 am

Rosberg confirms Williams exit.
http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/79812
I guess it's only a matter of time now until he's confirmed at McLaren or Brawn.
 
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RE: F1 2009: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Thu Oct 29, 2009 12:25 pm

Good luck to him, he's a good performer. McL or BGP most likely, but maybe a third option is in the works, Toyota ?

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RE: F1 2009: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Thu Oct 29, 2009 5:58 pm

FOFA: D. Grassi says the structure @ Abu D. is impressive but the track in itself doesn't seem to be very challenging. That's bad news. I'd rather have unimpressive structure combined with a challenging track. It's fine to take good care of the teams but they must entertain us, that's the idea. When ...I'm lying on my sofa I want to watch a good circus show, I'm not interested in how many VIP towers they have around the track.

FOFA: VERY IMPORTANT! If any of you guys out there feel like me and want to keep SPA on the calendar then sign here.

http://www.defendonsfrancorchamps.be...acing-track-spa-francorchamps.html
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RE: F1 2009: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Thu Oct 29, 2009 8:50 pm

If you haven't read todays press conference, please do.
The way Jarno Trulli starts to argue with Adrian Sutil about the crash in Brazil is rather entertaining (and both of them are acting pretty silly). On the other hand, I don't think they should have brought this discussion to the press conference.
Alonsons question to Raikkonen in the middle of it is also pretty funny.
http://www.formula1.com/news/headlines/2009/10/10154.html

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RE: F1 2009: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Thu Oct 29, 2009 8:50 pm

What is FOFA?

 filler 
 
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RE: F1 2009: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Thu Oct 29, 2009 9:11 pm

Quoting Bill142 (Reply 37):
What is FOFA?

It could stand for 'Friends of Oaxacan Folk Art"
or
A Fofa is a type of hairstyle, short to medium length on the sides and back, with a receding hairline from the forehead back due to a natural baldness. Usually found on distinguished gentlemen and derived from the style of monks.
or
Fofa is a town in Southern Ethiopia

But I think it stands for Formula One Fans Association, Perhaps Madame will provide us with contact details or a URL, Google did not seem much help.

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RE: F1 2009: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Thu Oct 29, 2009 9:17 pm

Nothing related to F1, but with motorsports nonetheless. Yesterday, a friend of mine posted a message on Facebook saying how brilliant was the idea to put a Le Mans Series race and a FIA-GT race on the same week-end (on two different places), which is something the endurance fans hate to see.
I posted a comment saying "what a bunch of morons" (which, I agree, was not the smartest message ever). I had a reply from a lady several minutes after saying "thanks for the insult'.

The lady in question is the general manager of SRO, the FIA-GT championship organiser  faint 

Two conclusions from this:

1) It will not be necessary to send my CV for a job in SRO;
2) Facebook is indeed very dangerous.
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RE: F1 2009: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Thu Oct 29, 2009 9:33 pm



Quoting GrahamHill (Reply 39):
The lady in question is the general manager of SRO, the FIA-GT championship organiser

Could you care less?

Quoting GrahamHill (Reply 39):
Facebook is indeed very dangerous.

If she's a member on Facebook she should also be able to stand the heat.

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RE: F1 2009: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Thu Oct 29, 2009 9:51 pm



Quoting Sudden (Reply 40):
Could you care less?

No, but still, these things happens to me quite often!

Quoting Sudden (Reply 40):
If she's a member on Facebook she should also be able to stand the heat.

Well, at least she knows there are angry fans!
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RE: F1 2009: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Thu Oct 29, 2009 10:37 pm

It is idiotic, like the ACO scheduling the opening LMS test day at Paul Ricard very close to the date for the 12 hours at Sebring knowing full well that many smaller teams will not be able to make the turn around time and do both events. Lame, it'd perhaps otherwise give me a chance to see cars like the Pesca or more LMP2 Lolas but not now.
 
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RE: F1 2009: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Thu Oct 29, 2009 11:27 pm



Quoting GrahamHill (Reply 41):
these things happens to me quite often!

That I can understand though. Big grin

Quoting GrahamHill (Reply 41):
Well, at least she knows there are angry fans!

She knew that already. But it's even better if she gets to actually read it.

Quoting Bill142 (Reply 37):
What is FOFA?

Something Homer Simpson says while having his mouth full of food tryiing to talk at the same time. JUM....JUM...FOFA.....DUFF.....JUMJUM.....Burns.....

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RE: F1 2009: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Fri Oct 30, 2009 11:03 am

For whatever it's worth, P1 has been completed.

Pos
1 1 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes
2 22 Jenson Button Brawn-Mercedes
3 15 Sebastian Vettel RBR-Renault
4 23 Rubens Barrichello Brawn-Mercedes
5 6 Nick Heidfeld BMW Sauber
6 12 Sebastien Buemi STR-Ferrari
7 20 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes
8 14 Mark Webber RBR-Renault
9 11 Jaime Alguersuari STR-Ferrari
10 9 Jarno Trulli Toyota
11 5 Robert Kubica BMW Sauber
12 2 Heikki Kovalainen McLaren-Mercedes
13 16 Nico Rosberg Williams-Toyota
14 17 Kazuki Nakajima Williams-Toyota
15 4 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari
16 7 Fernando Alonso Renault
17 21 Vitantonio Liuzzi Force India-Mercedes
18 3 Giancarlo Fisichella Ferrari
19 10 Kamui Kobayashi Toyota
20 8 Romain Grosjean Renault

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RE: F1 2009: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Fri Oct 30, 2009 11:47 am

I did not have time to watch it. I was looking at the livecast of the Air France A380 delivery ceremony.

Much ado about nothing, really. I should have watched F1/AbuDhabi instead.  Big grin

I will catch up with the next practice.

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RE: F1 2009: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Fri Oct 30, 2009 4:03 pm

Go Hammy!!! Go Heikki!!! Go McLaren!!!

Second Practice Results
Friday, 30 October 2009

Position Country Driver Car number Team Fastest Lap
1 finland Heikki Kovalainen 2 McLaren-Mercedes 1:41.307
2 great britain Lewis Hamilton 1 McLaren-Mercedes 1:41.504
3 great britain Jenson Button 22 Brawn-Mercedes 1:41.541
4 germany Sebastian Vettel 15 Red Bull-Renault 1:41.591
5 japan Kamui Kobayashi 10 Toyota 1:41.636
6 switzerland Sebastien Buemi 12 Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:41.683
7 australia Mark Webber 14 Red Bull-Renault 1:41.684
8 brazil Rubens Barrichello 23 Brawn-Mercedes 1:41.831
9 germany Nico Rosberg 16 Williams-Toyota 1:41.931
10 finland Kimi Raikkonen 4 Ferrari 1:41.987
11 germany Adrian Sutil 20 Force India-Mercedes 1:42.180
12 japan Kazuki Nakajima 17 Williams-Toyota 1:42.245
13 germany Nick Heidfeld 6 BMW Sauber 1:42.278
14 italy Jarno Trulli 9 Toyota 1:42.409
15 italy Vitantonio Liuzzi 21 Force India-Mercedes 1:42.530
16 spain Fernando Alonso 7 Renault 1:42.782
17 italy Giancarlo Fisichella 3 Ferrari 1:42.932
18 france Romain Grosjean 8 Renault 1:43.021
19 spain Jaime Alguersuari 11 Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:43.022
20 poland Robert Kubica 5 BMW Sauber 1:43.708
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RE: F1 2009: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Sat Oct 31, 2009 1:45 pm

mmm... Renault out in Q1, Ferrari out in Q2.... not a good look!
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RE: F1 2009: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Sat Oct 31, 2009 1:52 pm



Quoting StealthZ (Reply 47):
mmm... Renault out in Q1, Ferrari out in Q2.... not a good look!

1. Lewis Hamilton... mmmm.... very good look!!

The Large Hadron Collider will accelerate him and take him to the top!  Big grin

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RE: F1 2009: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Sat Oct 31, 2009 2:05 pm

LEWIS HAMILTON TAKES POLE FOR THE ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX

Woohooo!!! It's the Large Hadron Collider!!!! Hammy's back in pole!!!!!!

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