2009 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix

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Re: 2009 FORMULA 1™ Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix

Post by iceman1 » 26 Apr 2009, 15:51

phil1993 wrote:
iceman1 wrote:button's 4th win ? Australia , Malaysia and Bahrain


Hungary 2006 :zz:

we're talking about 2009 :p

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Re: 2009 FORMULA 1™ Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix

Post by morsus » 26 Apr 2009, 15:52

Brawn shows really good race pace and consistency.

Can't wait to see where will red bull be when ddd's get standart.

Terrible race for BMW.

Many wondered what would Lewis do in a bad car..he isn't in the worst of cars, but it's long way from the best ones (look at kova..) and he's pushing strong performances for points. Nice race.

Nice pace for kimi, no mech problems this time, another pit issue, or else he could have been 5th i suppose.

kova, piquet, nakajima should move.

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Re: 2009 FORMULA 1™ Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix

Post by shailf1 » 26 Apr 2009, 15:53

This night in Bahrain:
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Re: 2009 FORMULA 1™ Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix

Post by Totopupu » 26 Apr 2009, 15:56

AH great pic
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Re: 2009 FORMULA 1™ Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix

Post by swca92 » 26 Apr 2009, 15:57

That pic's years old, good to see it again.

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Re: 2009 FORMULA 1™ Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix

Post by sejtur » 26 Apr 2009, 16:03

shail69 wrote:According to Autosport Forums, Ferrari are bringing a range of updates to Barcelona.

1. a change in geometry of the front suspension; the upper wishbones will be now placed much lower 


2. a new floor 


3. a DD diffuser. It will not be similar to the ones of toyota and williams. It's more like a triple deck diffuser in the shape of DD diffuser 


4. changes to the rear suspension 


5. a new KERS cooling solution 


6. change in the seating position of the driver 


..........the rumours are that the new updates will give the car an extra 8-tenths per lap. They found 30% more downforce in the wind tunnel and in the simulators.


looking good!! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:


Yea that is good! But ofcourse the other teams are getting upgrades too. But 8/10 sec. is a lot. 30% more downforce?
Ferrari has a high chance of scoring in Spain! Nice! :)
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Post by Zack » 26 Apr 2009, 16:19

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Zack wrote:Brawn GP no big sponsors yet :zz:
Virgin was there again, they must have made a big sponsor deal by now?

I don't think they are giving hell lot of money .... probably $5m to max $10m ...which is what sutil brings in for Force India from medions.
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Post by Zack » 26 Apr 2009, 16:22

Ali wrote:"Massa made contact with team-mate Kimi Raikkonen at the first corner, damaging his front wing and having to pit to replace it. On top of that, his telemetry wasn't working and his KERS was also malfunctioning."

If see at first turn Massa was over cautious and brake to early ... that gave room for ruben ..eventually crunch in Massa ...then everything was automatic :lol:
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Re: 2009 FORMULA 1™ Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix

Post by Ali » 26 Apr 2009, 17:37

Heikki Kovalainen: "My start was a disaster. Obviously, to begin the race on the prime tyre was the wrong choice."

I remember the voice of Hamilton's engineer on the radio telling him "The option tyre is 1 second faster than the prime tyre so let's put the softer Bridgestone in the pist stop. Confirm?"

Err... Did McLaren utilize Heikki's car for testing how prime tyre works and then use that information on Hamilton's car?
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Re: 2009 FORMULA 1™ Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix

Post by shailf1 » 26 Apr 2009, 17:41

Ali wrote:Heikki Kovalainen: "My start was a disaster. Obviously, to begin the race on the prime tyre was the wrong choice."

I remember the voice of Hamilton's engineer on the radio telling him "The option tyre is 1 second faster than the prime tyre so let's put the softer Bridgestone in the pist stop. Confirm?"

Err... Did McLaren utilize Heikki's car for testing how prime tyre works and then use that information on Hamilton's car?


that does not surprise me..
as heikki was down the position... red bull didi the same with webber. they put him into hard tyres in his stop to find out how they work for vettel. Horner said that in his interview with the bbc.

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Post by AzShadow » 26 Apr 2009, 18:04

Ali wrote:Err... Did McLaren utilize Heikki's car for testing how prime tyre works and then use that information on Hamilton's car?
That's pretty much Heikki's role in McLaren.
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Re: 2009 FORMULA 1™ Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix

Post by phil1993 » 26 Apr 2009, 18:16

New world order - comparison of title race after 4 races:

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Re: 2009 FORMULA 1™ Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix

Post by JoostLamers » 26 Apr 2009, 18:19

AzShadow wrote:
Ali wrote:Err... Did McLaren utilize Heikki's car for testing how prime tyre works and then use that information on Hamilton's car?
That's pretty much Heikki's role in McLaren.

They just didn't make the right strategy, and Hamilton is way faster the Heikki!
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Post by Zack » 26 Apr 2009, 18:29

joostlamers wrote:
AzShadow wrote:
Ali wrote:Err... Did McLaren utilize Heikki's car for testing how prime tyre works and then use that information on Hamilton's car?
That's pretty much Heikki's role in McLaren.

They just didn't make the right strategy, and Hamilton is way faster the Heikki!

plz :zz:

Mclaren have killed racing soul in heikki :p
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Re: 2009 FORMULA 1™ Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix

Post by TwistedArmco » 26 Apr 2009, 18:48

Every team, when its second driver fits the role of "in-race test driver" would utilize that driver for the good of the other driver. Kovy royally screwed his own race up anyway. Of course, he is very much the second driver at McLaren, both in ability and priority, but he brings that upon himself.
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