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 Post subject: 2014 FORMULA 1 ROLEX AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX
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2014 FORMULA 1 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON

Whooooop!
Here we go then.
The 2014 Formula One World Championship is GO!
We have the biggest changes to the championship since 2006.

Calendar files
http://www.f1calendar.com/
Click the grey bar at the top for google calendar, outlook and ical .ics files with local times and optional reminders.

Teams and Drivers

Team
Constructor
Chassis
Engine
Drivers

Caterham F1 Team
Caterham–Renault
CT05
Renault Energy F1-2014
9 Marcus Ericsson (Swe)
10 Kamui Kobayashi (Jpn)

Scuderia Ferrari
Ferrari
F14 T
Ferrari 059/3
14 Fernando Alonso (Spa)
7 Kimi Räikkönen (Fin)

Sahara Force India F1 Team
Force India–Mercedes
VJM07
Mercedes PU106A Hybrid
27 Nico Hülkenberg (Ger)
11 Sergio Pérez (Mex)

Lotus F1 Team
Lotus-Renault
E22
Renault Energy F1-2014
8 Romain Grosjean (Fra)
13 Pastor Maldonado (Ven)

Marussia F1 Team
Marussia–Ferrari
MR03
Ferrari 059/3
17 Jules Bianchi (Fra)
4 Max Chilton (Eng)

McLaren Mercedes
McLaren–Mercedes
MP4-29
Mercedes PU106A Hybrid
22 Jenson Button (Eng)
20 Kevin Magnussen (Den)

Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team
Mercedes
F1 W05
Mercedes PU106A Hybrid
44 Lewis Hamilton (Eng)
6 Nico Rosberg (Ger)

Infiniti Red Bull Racing
Red Bull–Renault
RB10
Renault Energy F1-2014
3 Daniel Ricciardo (Aus)
1 Sebastian Vettel (Ger)

Sauber F1 Team
Sauber–Ferrari
C33
Ferrari 059/3
21 Esteban Gutiérrez (Mex)
99 Adrian Sutil (Ger)

Scuderia Toro Rosso
Toro Rosso–Renault
STR9
Renault Energy F1-2014
26 Daniil Kvyat (Rus)
25 Jean-Éric Vergne (Fra)

Williams F1 Team
Williams–Mercedes
FW36
Mercedes PU106A Hybrid
77 Valtteri Bottas (Fin)
19 Felipe Massa (Bra)

2014 Helmets
http://www.motorsport.com/f1/photos/mai ... 57&s=2&p=2


2014 FIA Formula One World Championship® Race Calendar
01 AUSTRALIA (Melbourne) 14 - 16 Mar
02 MALAYSIA (Kuala Lumpur) 28 - 30 Mar
03 BAHRAIN (Sakhir) 04 - 06 Apr
04 CHINA (Shanghai) 18 - 20 Apr
05 SPAIN (Catalunya) 09 - 11 May
06 MONACO (Monte Carlo) 22 - 25 May
07 CANADA (Montréal) 06 - 08 Jun
08 AUSTRIA (Spielberg) 20 - 22 Jun
09 GREAT BRITAIN (Silverstone) 04 - 06 Jul
10 GERMANY (Hockenheim) 18 - 20 Jul
11 HUNGARY (Budapest) 25 - 27 Jul
12 BELGIUM (Spa-Francorchamps) 22 - 24 Aug
13 ITALY (Monza) 05 - 07 Sep
14 SINGAPORE (Singapore) 19 - 21 Sep
15 JAPAN (Suzuka) 03 - 05 Oct
16 RUSSIA (Sochi) 10 - 12 Oct
17 USA (Austin) 31 Oct - 02 Nov
18 BRAZIL (São Paulo) 07 - 09 Nov
19 ABU DHABI (Yas Marina) 21 - 23 Nov


Tyres
Intermediate - Green
Full Wet - Blue
Super Soft - Red
Soft - Yellow
Medium - White
Hard - Orange

last years (there’s a new wet tread for 2014)
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Driver Changes
OUT
Mark Webber (Red Bull)
Paul Di Resta (Force India)
Charles Pic (Caterham)
Giedo van der Garde (Caterham)

IN
Daniil Kvyat (Toro Rosso)
Kevin Magnussen (McLaren)
Marcus Ericsson (Caterham)
Kamui Kobayashi (Caterham)


MOVED
Felipe Massa (from Ferrari to Williams)
Pastor Maldonado (from Williams to Lotus)
Kimi Räikkönen (from Lotus to Ferrari)
Daniel Ricciardo (from Toro Rosso to Red Bull Racing)
Sergio Perez (from McLaren to Force India)
Nico Hulkenberg (from Sauber to Force India)
Adrian Sutil (from Force India to Sauber)

Technical Regulation Changes
- Turbo charged engines are back for the first time since 1988. The new engines will be a 1.6 litre V6 format with an 8-speed semi automatic gearbox. They have a 15,000rpm limit and must last for 4000km (2500 miles).
- KERS, introduced in 2009, has been renamed to ERS-K. It will recover heat from the exhaust and store it as electrical energy to be released through the ERS-K unit. It will give drivers an additional 161 bhp (120 kW) for thirty-three seconds per lap, compared to the KERS units used prior to 2014, which gave drivers 80 bhp (60 kW) for six seconds per lap.
- Teams will be permitted to use electronic braking devices to manage the braking of the rear wheels.
- The 8 gears must be selected before the first race of the season and then those same ratios must be used at every track on the calendar. For this year only teams are allowed to change the ratios once (in case they get their gearing wildly wrong), but after that any changes will incur penalties.
- The 2014 regulations require the use of lower noses than in previous years, in the interests of safety. The tip of the nose will have to be no more than 185mm above the ground, in comparison to the 550mm allowed in 2012. A variety of other regulation changes on bodywork, to reduce downforce, have been implemented including a reduction in front wing width from 1,800mm to 1,650mm. The rear wing lower plane is no longer allowed and the upper planes must be shallower.
- In order to promote fuel efficiency, fuel will be flow restricted to 100 kg/h above 10,500rpm; below 10,500rpm a formula for the maximum flow must be applied based on the rpm in use.
- You must only use a maximum of 100kg of fuel in the race. Any car using more will be excluded.
- The position of the exhaust outlet will change so that it is now angled upwards toward the rear wing instead of downwards to face the rear diffuser so as to make the practice of using exhaust blown diffusers extremely difficult to achieve.
- The minimum weight of the cars will increase from 642 kg (1,420 lb) to 690 kg (1,500 lb).
- The use of false camera mountings will be banned. To avid teams using them for an aerodynamic advantage , the new regulations only allow camera mountings to be used for cameras.


Sporting Regulation Changes
- Drivers are allowed to "perform an act of celebration" after crossing the finish line.
- Mid-season testing will return in 2014. Two day tests will occur on the Tuesday and Wednesday after the races at Bahrain, Barcelona, Silverstone and Abu Dhabi. Cars will also be classified as "current", "previous" and "historic", with the FIA introducing limits on which cars may be used and the conditions under which they are tested. The end-of-season Young Driver Tests, which were held to give teams the opportunity to assess rookie drivers, will be discontinued.
- The penalty system will be overhauled in 2014 so as to improve driving standards, with the introduction of a "penalty points" system for driving offences. Under the system, driving offences will carry a pre-determined points value based on their severity. These points will be tallied up over the course of a season, with a driver receiving a race ban after accumulating twelve penalty points. Any driver who received a race ban would also receive an additional five penalty points upon their return, as a form of probation to discourage further driving offences. Penalty points will remain on a driver's licence for twelve months, at which point they will be removed.
- Stewards will have the power to hand out five-second penalties in addition to the existing range of penalties within their power. The five-second penalties were introduced for situations where a penalty was justified, but the existing penalties, such as a drive-through or a stop/go penalty, were considered too severe, or where such a penalty would radically alter the outcome of a race if applied retroactively, with penalised drivers facing the loss of championship points for otherwise minor violations of the rules. The penalty can be served during a pit stop, where the team are not allowed to touch the car for the first 5 seconds, or it can be added to the race time.
- Drivers involved in an unsafe pit release will be given a grid penalty for the next race. This also applies to practice and qualifying.
- Drivers will only be able to use five engines over the course of a season in 2014, down from eight in 2013. Drivers who use a sixth engine will start the race from pit lane, as opposed to the ten-place grid penalty handed down for going over the engine quota in previous season. The engine unit will be further divided up into individual elements, including the turbocharger, ERS unit or KERS battery, with drivers allocated five of each component. Should a driver go over this quota for any individual element, they will incur a ten-place grid penalty. They will receive a further five-place penalty for going over the five-unit allocation of any other element after the original ten-place penalty is applied in a bid to stop teams changing multiple elements of the engine unit after receiving a grid penalty.
- In the event that such a penalty relegates a driver past the back row of the grid, the remaining penalty will carry over to the next race. For example, if a driver qualifies in 19th position and receives a five-place grid penalty, they will drop to 22nd and last place for that race, and then receive an additional two-place penalty in the next Grand Prix. These penalties can only be carried over to the next race, rather than accumulate.
- Drivers gaining a place from leaving the track will now only have to give it back if there is a ‘lasting advantage’ to the manoeuvre.
- The pit lane speed limit will be reduced from 100 km/h (62 mph) to 80 km/h (50 mph).
- The first Free Practice session of the race weekend will be extended by thirty minutes to be two hours in length, with the teams encouraged to field rookie drivers during this time as an alternative to the Young Driver Tests. Teams will also receive an additional set of tyres for the first practice session at each Grand Prix. The extra set of tyres will only be available for the first thirty minutes of the session, to encourage more running during free practice.
- Drivers will be assigned permanent numbers for the duration of their careers, with the championship adopting a system similar to the one used in MotoGP. The number 1 will be put in reserve as the champion's right, with drivers free to choose any number from 2 to 99; the champion's "regular" number will be put into reserve while they are using the number 1, so as to prevent another driver from taking it. The regulations further stipulate that a driver's number must be clear visible, both on their car and on their helmet.
- Drivers who do not take part in a qualifying period will be assigned grid positions based on the qualifying bracket they were in at the time and their Free Practice 3 lap times. For example, if two drivers qualify for but do not take part in Q3, they will start the race from ninth and tenth places, with the positions they take decided by their FP3 times.
- The FIA will introduce the "Pole Trophy", a non-championship award presented to the driver who qualifies on pole for the most races.
- The final race of the season will offer double points to drivers in a bid to keep the championship fight alive for longer.

Changes summarised by Ted Kravitz



Trivia
- First time since 1954 that Ferrari have had two World Champion drivers at the same time
- The Bahrain GP will be a twilight race held under lights to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the event.
- The Russian Grand Prix will be the first championship race ever held in that country. They had previously held races in 1913 and '14 in St. Petersberg.
- The Red Bull Ring (formerly the A1-Ring) is hosting its first race since 2003.
- Sebastian Vettel is still on his record breaking consecutive win run, having won the Belgian, Italian, Singapore, Korean, Japanese, Indian, Abu Dhabi, United States and Brazilian Grands Prix in 2013.

Stats
2014 vs 2013

Driver transfers - Eleven (including moves to test drives).

Unchanged line-ups - Two (Mercedes and Marussia).

Average age of grid - 26.4 vs 26.6 years.

Youngest and oldest

Oldest driver - Kimi Raikkonen (34 years old; Born: October 1979).

Youngest driver - Daniil Kvyat (19 years old; Born: April 1994).

Most experienced - Jenson Button (247 starts).

Drivers in their 30s - Five.

Drivers in their 20s - Sixteen.

Drivers under 20 - One.

Oldest driver line-up - Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen (66 years; Ferrari).

Youngest driver line-up - Jean-Eric Vergne and Daniil Kvyat (42 years; Toro Rosso).

Rookies - Three (Kevin Magnussen, Daniil Kvyat and Marcus Ericsson).

World Champions - Five (Sebastian Vettel, Fernando Alonso, Kimi Raikkonen, Lewis Hamilton, Jenson Button).

Grand Prix winners - Eight (Sebastian Vettel, Lewis Hamilton, Nico Rosberg, Fernando Alonso, Kimi Raikkonen, Pastor Maldonado, Jenson Button, Felipe Massa).

Around the world

Number of countries represented by drivers - Thirteen (Germany, Australia, United Kingdom, Spain, Finland, France, Venezuela, Denmark, Mexico, Russia, Brazil, Japan, Sweden).

Host GP countries with a home driver - Seven (Germany, Australia, United Kingdom, Spain, Russia, Brazil, Japan).

Country most represented - Germany (four drivers: Sebastian Vettel, Nico Rosberg, Nico Hulkenberg, Adrian Sutil).

Drivers from Europe - Sixteen.

Drivers from South America - Two.

Drivers from North America - Two (Mexico).

Drivers from Asia - One.

Drivers from Australia - One.

Class leaders

Most championships - Sebastian Vettel (Four).
Next best: Fernando Alonso (Two); Kimi Raikkonen, Lewis Hamilton, Jenson Button (One).

Most race wins - Sebastian Vettel (39).
Next best: Fernando Alonso (32); Lewis Hamilton (22).

Most poles - Sebastian Vettel (45).
Next best: Lewis Hamilton (31); Fernando Alonso (22).

Most podiums - Fernando Alonso (95).
Next best: Kimi Raikkonen (77); Sebastian Vettel (62).

Most fastest laps - Kimi Raikkonen (39).
Next best: Sebastian Vettel (22); Fernando Alonso (21).

Most seasons with current team - Sebastian Vettel (Sixth season at Red Bull).
Next best - Fernando Alonso (Ferrari), Nico Rosberg (Mercedes), Jenson Button (McLaren) (Fifth seasons).

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2014 FORMULA 1 ROLEX AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX


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Melbourne
Race Date: 16 Mar 2014
Circuit Name: Albert Park
First Grand Prix: 1996
Number of Laps: 58
Circuit Length: 5.303 km
Race Distance: 307.574 km
Lap Record: 1:24.125 - M Schumacher (2004)

UK Times
Fri 14 March 2014
Practice 1 01:30 - 03:00
Practice 2 05:30 - 07:00
Sat 15 March 2014
Practice 3 03:00 - 04:00
Qualifying 06:00
Sun 16 March 2014
Race 06:00

Previous Winners
2013 Raikkonen Lotus
2012 Button McLaren
2011 Vettel Red Bull
2010 Button McLaren
2009 Button Brawn GP
2008 Hamilton McLaren
2007 Raikkonen Ferrari
2006 Alonso Renault
2005 Fisichella Renault
2004 Schumacher Ferrari



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Thanks a lot Kevin :thumbsup:

Unfortunately starting from this year, you have to pay to watch F1 in the Middle East :(
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Welcome to the club.

I wonder if I will watch it in German again this year. Probably just on live streaming. Canal+ is ridiculously overpriced anyway.

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Ooooh yesss. Here we go.

Khodr that really sucks. I've always watched the livestreams so no change here :p

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Whoop, finally! :D

Hopefully we are in for an interesting season.
Right now, I'd put my money on Mercedes. But I can't wait to see if... err, I mean when Red Bull bounces back.

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Thanks a lot Kevin :thumbsup:

Unfortunately starting from this year, you have to pay to watch F1 in the Middle East :(


Oh, no! ::oops:; Seems like they are learning from Sky...

It means that I need to switch to RTL (if they haven't decided to make it pay per view), there is only one little problem: I don't know German [help]

BTW, are you going to upload races like previous years?

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iceman1 wrote:
Thanks a lot Kevin :thumbsup:

Unfortunately starting from this year, you have to pay to watch F1 in the Middle East :(


Oh, no! ::oops:; Seems like they are learning from Sky...

It means that I need to switch to RTL (if they haven't decided to make it pay per view), there is only one little problem: I don't know German [help]

BTW, are you going to upload races like previous years?

You live in Qatar, so you must have BeIn Sports. You should be fine then :p

Read this article for more information: http://www.f1arab.com/news/35552/
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Rain is forecast all weekend :lol:

Worst is set to be between 4pm and 9pm on Sunday - race start at 5pm.

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iceman1 wrote:
majidasadi wrote:
iceman1 wrote:
Thanks a lot Kevin :thumbsup:

Unfortunately starting from this year, you have to pay to watch F1 in the Middle East :(


Oh, no! ::oops:; Seems like they are learning from Sky...

It means that I need to switch to RTL (if they haven't decided to make it pay per view), there is only one little problem: I don't know German [help]

BTW, are you going to upload races like previous years?

You live in Qatar, so you must have BeIn Sports. You should be fine then :p

Read this article for more information: http://www.f1arab.com/news/35552/


You mean you don't have it where you live? Man, that's terrible given that they have the rights to broadcast till 2019! :( Anyway, thanks for the link, I may subscribe to BeIN eventually but at least for now RTL seems the more logical choice :p , let's see what happens!

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#F1 #BBCF1 #MELBOURNE Potential for 25+mm rain accumulation for race day albeit phasing of wettest weather with race window still uncertain.


Should make the race even more interesting
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Rain is forecast all weekend :lol:

Worst is set to be between 4pm and 9pm on Sunday - race start at 5pm.


Charlie will ofcourse do it like last year, they have wet tyres but the dont want to use them. While the track will be dry enough for inters..
So maybe the race will be on monday
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Sky1 will have live coverage of qualifying. Probably hoping to tempt some people in to paying for the sports before sunday.

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Slight livery change for McLaren?

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First time in a few years I'm not going to be staying up for FP1. :( Will get up early for the start of FP2 before leaving for work. :p

Can't wait, although unless the Mercs run into trouble I don't expect much of a fight at the front. Nervously excited for Felipe, shame Melbourne never seems to go very well for him!

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