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2008 Formula 1 ING Australian Grand Prix

Post by Zack » 29 Feb 2008, 09:50

2008 FORMULA 1 ING AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX

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Changes 2007 --> 2008
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Melbourne History:

When Formula One came to Australia in 1985 it set up home in Adelaide. However, ex-racer-turned-entrepreneur Bob Jane wanted a race in Melbourne. He created a huge "thunderdome" and invented the AUSCAR series, bringing NASCAR action to Australia.

The desire to have a race in Melbourne did not wane. Despite the popular end of season slot for the Adelaide race, pressure was growing from the Melbourne motor sport community, and in 1992 Jeff Kennett was elected the new premier of the State of Victoria. He immediately set about improving Melbourne's profile. First on his list was the Australian Grand Prix.

An agreement was reached with Formula One in 1993, but the contract with Adelaide did not expire until 1995, so Kennett had plenty of time to prepare. A track was developed in Melbourne's beautiful Albert Park, part of it using closed-off public roads, and in 1996 the city held the first round of the World Championship. Since then, the venue has become the home of Formula One's season opener. The race is very popular with drivers and fans alike, and the party atmosphere of Melbourne keeps them coming back year after year.

::2007 Australia Results::

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Fri 14 March 2008
Friday Practice 1    10:00 - 11:30
Friday Practice 2    14:00 - 15:30

Sat 15 March 2008
Saturday Practice    11:00 - 12:00
Qualifying    14:00

Sun 16 March 2008
Race    15:30


Can Shiny Silver Mclaren race at level or beat for Red Hot Ferrari?
Heikki & Hamilton no more rookie's ...but can they challenge Icy Kimi?
SA on grid? Force India strong enough to complete race?
Alonso & Brawn treatment to Renault & Honda .. 0.7sec or 0*1= o_0 ?

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Post by megasyxx » 29 Feb 2008, 18:38

ohhhh hell yeah!!!! !yahoo: very much exited for this season :D fearless forecast of the top 3: - Raikkonen, Hamilton, Kovalainen Flag:## .........it's for quali :D....top 3 race....the same :D :nosweat:
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Post by megasyxx » 29 Feb 2008, 18:38

and also, fastest lap goes to: Kovalainen.... :roll::
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Post by color » 29 Feb 2008, 18:51

megasyxx wrote:and also, fastest lap goes to: Kovalainen.... :roll::


now... where could I buy that very same glass ball...''hmm''

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Post by megasyxx » 29 Feb 2008, 19:40

:nosweat: ....hahaha, it's only my "fearless forecast" :nosweat: !yahoo: Flag:##
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Post by metalhead188 » 01 Mar 2008, 03:15

let the fun begin.... !yahoo:

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Post by Lilellatho » 01 Mar 2008, 09:50

Hell, yeah! !yahoo: Just a few more days left and we're away! !yahoo: !yahoo: !yahoo:

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Post by iceman1 » 01 Mar 2008, 20:21

So, which couple do you think will be the most interesting to watch?

The McLaren duel with an honorable mention going to the battle between Lewis and Kova
and Raikkonen Vs Massa a close Fight !

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Post by Ali » 01 Mar 2008, 20:34

iceman1 wrote:So, which couple do you think will be the most interesting to watch?

I also think that Fisi vs Sutil battle would be worthy to watch.
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Post by Zack » 02 Mar 2008, 05:37

xyneid wrote:
iceman1 wrote:So, which couple do you think will be the most interesting to watch?

I also think that Fisi vs Sutil battle would be worthy to watch.
+1 :thumbsup:

also Vettel v/s Bourdais(seems to me ..if he don't perform upto mark this year ..its goodbye for him.)
Only worry for Ferrari,gear box to survive for 4 gp's ..although they have test it in Bahrain but ...!

If schumi attends every race that will increase Massa's luck
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Post by iceman1 » 02 Mar 2008, 05:59

zack wrote:

If schumi attends every race that will increase Massa's luck Image


poor Kimi :p

Kimi isn't going to give Massa half a season's start this year, so the difference between them will be greater, Massa will be quick but Raikkonen will be quicker over the season.
I'd expect Sutil to be quicker but Fisi to bring the car home more often, at least in the first half of the season

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Post by AzShadow » 02 Mar 2008, 17:22

zack wrote:
If schumi attends every race that will increase Massa's luck
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And bad luck for Kimi. :P I think Kimi had a bad race everytime last season when Schumi was watching at the Ferrari pits. :tired:
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Post by maltafan » 02 Mar 2008, 20:59

I am very eager to see the teams competing for the first time on same grounds, as during testing, they have different conditions and settings. In particular, I'm looking forward to seing cars without any Traction control.
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Post by Paul » 02 Mar 2008, 23:18

Ferrari will be the team to beat this year, as said in Autosport magazine. They have the biggest knowledge of the Bridgestones on the grid by far, and with the wealth of experience and database information they have on all the other teams, themselves, aero and the tyres they will be difficult to beat.

Ferrari and McLaren will still be the top two, but the midfield fight will be a lot tighter this year as compared to previous years. :nosweat:
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Post by earlyriser » 03 Mar 2008, 12:39

Massa did not do so well in Montreal with Schumi there. He was black flagged for leaving the pits on a red light, thus ending up with zero points. This may well have been the down turn for him.

Kimi has skill, which is better than luck!

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