2008 FORMULA 1™ Fuji Television Japanese Grand Prix

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Who will win the 2008 Japanese Grand Prix

Poll ended at 12 Oct 2008, 17:06

Lewis Hamilton
18
22%
Felipe Massa
31
37%
Robert Kubica
6
7%
Kimi Räikkönen
13
16%
Nick Heidfeld
0
No votes
Heikki Kovalainen
1
1%
Fernando Alonso
11
13%
Sebastian Vettel
0
No votes
Jarno Trulli
0
No votes
Timo Glock
0
No votes
Nico Rosberg
0
No votes
Nelsinho Piquet
0
No votes
Kazuki Nakajima
3
4%
 
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Re: 2008 FORMULA 1™ Fuji Television Japanese Grand Prix

Post by raikkonen4ever » 09 Oct 2008, 07:57

Those tyres looks weird :p
So, how can we identify the soft tyre with that colour???
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Re: 2008 FORMULA 1™ Fuji Television Japanese Grand Prix

Post by shailf1 » 09 Oct 2008, 08:48

raikkonen4ever wrote:Those tyres looks weird :p
So, how can we identify the soft tyre with that colour???

the softs have three green stripes and one white stripe. hard has 4 green stripes.

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Re: 2008 FORMULA 1™ Fuji Television Japanese Grand Prix

Post by TwistedArmco » 09 Oct 2008, 08:58

That will still be impossible to identify, at speed..
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Post by JoostLamers » 09 Oct 2008, 09:05

TwistedArmco wrote:That will still be impossible to identify, at speed..

You mean prime and option? I think so too... The green colour is just so light!! It is nearly the white colour of the soft tyre :huh:
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Post by TwistedArmco » 09 Oct 2008, 09:10

joostlamers wrote:You mean prime and option? I think so too... The green colour is just so light!! It is nearly the white colour of the soft tyre :huh:


Yeah, the white is very similar to the green indeed. Maybe they should have made the prime tyre only two or three striped, instead of four. That would be a way to indentify it, because the option would be a lot more green, whereas the prime would only have two green stripes.

Mind you, the whole thing looks like a stupid gimmick, and if it's a boring dry race, then people will laugh at F1 and the fact that the only novelty value in the race was that it had green tyres.
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Post by Zack » 09 Oct 2008, 09:20

why don't they paint Road "Green" :p
They should stop talking & just do it :shhh:
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Re: 2008 FORMULA 1™ Fuji Television Japanese Grand Prix

Post by raikkonen4ever » 09 Oct 2008, 10:04

It will be difficult to identify the soft tyre if the race stay dry and under the sunshine.
Why don't they paint all cars to green? :p :p
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Post by JoostLamers » 09 Oct 2008, 10:12

Why don't they paint the fuel and the engines green? :p
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Post by blizzard » 09 Oct 2008, 11:05

I think it´s a great idea and it looks absolutely amazing on the Honda, and I used to HATE the Honda, but with these tyres it looks awesome.

No need to slam innovations and creative ideas before the cars even drove 1 mile.
I´m 100% open to these kinds of "innovations".
It´s a 1000 times better to see green or pink tyres than those crappy Herman Tielke tracks with 500 miles of tarmac runoff areas.... :(
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Re: 2008 FORMULA 1™ Fuji Television Japanese Grand Prix

Post by swca92 » 09 Oct 2008, 12:36

You make some good points.Innovation is good,and it is far better to see green tyres than metres of run off in Tilke-dromes.However I still think the concept is flawed.Its not a bad idea,but as I've already explained I don't think its the way to go.Also I agree with Eddie Irvine,Suzuka's a much better track than Fuji.I'd love Suzuka to become the last race of the season again,but even so Suzuka's a great track,better than Fuji,which is a fairly bland,typical modern track,which I don't see as a good thing.

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Re: 2008 FORMULA 1™ Fuji Television Japanese Grand Prix

Post by syncmaster » 09 Oct 2008, 13:27

The wait is over within 12 hours there will first FP but i will not watching as in local time it will be 6:30 it is too early for me and FP2 i will in college so i will be missing first two practices and i afraid that i will miss FP3 also
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Post by JoostLamers » 09 Oct 2008, 13:53

syncmaster wrote:The wait is over within 12 hours there will first FP but i will not watching as in local time it will be 6:30 it is too early for me and FP2 i will in college so i will be missing first two practices and i afraid that i will miss FP3 also

As FP1 is too early for me too, I will skip that one 2, it's 3 in the morning then :blink: . FP2 will be at 7 in the morning, so I will watch that one, and I will be online on the forum I think. If I'm not to lazy to get out of my bed :p . FP3 will be at 4 in the morning here, so I will skip that one 2. The qualifycation will be the same time as FP2, so that won;t be a problem, for the race and all the 'pre' stuff.. It will be early but I'm going out of my bed for it, that's for sure!! :thumbsup:
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Re: 2008 FORMULA 1™ Fuji Television Japanese Grand Prix

Post by blizzard » 09 Oct 2008, 14:18

swca92 wrote:You make some good points.Innovation is good,and it is far better to see green tyres than metres of run off in Tilke-dromes.However I still think the concept is flawed.Its not a bad idea,but as I've already explained I don't think its the way to go.Also I agree with Eddie Irvine,Suzuka's a much better track than Fuji.I'd love Suzuka to become the last race of the season again,but even so Suzuka's a great track,better than Fuji,which is a fairly bland,typical modern track,which I don't see as a good thing.



Yeah, I agree with you mate, I also doubt it that the message can be transfered to the audience and of course regarding the fuel usage F1 still isn´t very "green", but at least it´s a message they´re trying to send out, wether it´s a seriuos atempt or a pr stunt I don´t know :)

And of course, Suzuka is better than Fuji, especially the weather in Fuji is c**p, but F1 and the circuit choice these days stands for itself...Montreal.


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Re: 2008 FORMULA 1™ Fuji Television Japanese Grand Prix

Post by swca92 » 09 Oct 2008, 15:09

Its a PR stunt.I know I'm pessimistic but I don't believe people in F1 care that much about the environment.I don't see teams actively removing their carbon footprint or producing less emissions.

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Re: 2008 FORMULA 1™ Fuji Television Japanese Grand Prix

Post by Fergie1 » 09 Oct 2008, 15:14

shail69 wrote:
Fergie1 wrote:
joostlamers wrote:
syncmaster wrote:Can't wait for the Qualifying and the Race

yeah!! Bring it on!! i'm going out of my bed to see FP2 :p

I'm getting up at 6am too watch FP2 on my laptop in bed. :p

I am waking up at 2 am to watch FP1. :n

I considered it, but I will only be knackered all day.

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