2010 Formula 1 Season - Official Discussion Thread

This forum gives you a chance to be able to communicate with your fellow F1 fans.
Locked
User avatar
Ali
F1 Driver
F1 Driver
Posts: 2476
Joined: 07 Oct 2007, 21:13
Location: Istanbul
Contact:

Re: 2010 Season Discussions: Driver Line-ups, News and Misc

Post by Ali » 26 Dec 2009, 15:10

outsidr wrote:USF1 website is up and running.

http://www.usgpe.com

I watched the video they uploaded about the production phase of monocoque. I think they wanted to hit back to Ecclestone's comment suggesting that US F1 won't make it to the grid. They are quite, very quite but does it mean they are behind the schedule? I don't know. I hope they don't get f...d up. I want to believe Windsor could do better than just asking questions.
"I don't want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve it by not dying" -Woody Allen

User avatar
sdutt
F1 Routinier
F1 Routinier
Posts: 5234
Joined: 25 Aug 2009, 19:15
Location: India
Contact:

Re: 2010 Season Discussions: Driver Line-ups, News and Misc

Post by sdutt » 26 Dec 2009, 15:43

outsidr wrote:USF1 website is up and running.

http://www.usgpe.com


wow! finally some news from USF1 :lol:
Image
Image

User avatar
JoostLamers
F1 Champion
F1 Champion
Posts: 11852
Joined: 25 May 2007, 21:38
Location: Tilburg
Contact:

Re: 2010 Season Discussions: Driver Line-ups, News and Misc

Post by JoostLamers » 27 Dec 2009, 12:14

Rumours say R. Schumacher rejected F1 offer
Spoiler:
Michael Schumacher's brother might also have made a return to Formula One in 2010, it has emerged.

After 40-year-old Michael's sensational comeback with Mercedes GP was announced last week, his younger brother Ralf said: "Honestly, I also would not have hesitated for a second."

Six-time GP winner Ralf, 34, left F1 after losing his Toyota seat at the end of 2007, and now races in the German touring car series DTM with Mercedes.

The newspaper Bild quotes an unnamed friend as revealing: "Ralf had a concrete offer (to return to F1 in 2010) but it wasn't the challenge he wanted."

Bild said the offer was with one of F1's four new teams, Lotus, Virgin, Campos or USF1.

Ralf Schumacher said: "With Mercedes in the DTM I feel very good, but I am sure I would get right back up to speed in a Formula One car."

Bild claims Renault and Toro Rosso have internally discussed the possibility of signing the German for 2010.

Code: Select all

http://www.motorsport.com/news/article.asp?ID=354136
<<<The flag Lew1s waved at
Image

User avatar
JoostLamers
F1 Champion
F1 Champion
Posts: 11852
Joined: 25 May 2007, 21:38
Location: Tilburg
Contact:

Re: 2010 Season Discussions: Driver Line-ups, News and Misc

Post by JoostLamers » 27 Dec 2009, 16:19

Hamilton favourite at British bookies:

Lewis Hamilton: 11/4
Fernando Alonso: 7/2
Michaël Schumacher: 5/1
Jenson Button en Sebastian Vettel: 6/1
Felipe Massa: 9/1
Nico Rosberg: 11/1
Mark Webber: 16/1
Robert Kubica: 33/1

Teams
McLaren: 7/4
Ferrari 9/4
Mercedes GP: 3/1
Red Bull: 4/1
<<<The flag Lew1s waved at
Image

User avatar
harrisv48
F1 Rookie
F1 Rookie
Posts: 550
Joined: 18 May 2007, 21:30

Re: 2010 Season Discussions: Driver Line-ups, News and Misc

Post by harrisv48 » 27 Dec 2009, 20:44

JoostLamers wrote:Rumours say R. Schumacher rejected F1 offer
Spoiler:
Michael Schumacher's brother might also have made a return to Formula One in 2010, it has emerged.

After 40-year-old Michael's sensational comeback with Mercedes GP was announced last week, his younger brother Ralf said: "Honestly, I also would not have hesitated for a second."

Six-time GP winner Ralf, 34, left F1 after losing his Toyota seat at the end of 2007, and now races in the German touring car series DTM with Mercedes.

The newspaper Bild quotes an unnamed friend as revealing: "Ralf had a concrete offer (to return to F1 in 2010) but it wasn't the challenge he wanted."

Bild said the offer was with one of F1's four new teams, Lotus, Virgin, Campos or USF1.

Ralf Schumacher said: "With Mercedes in the DTM I feel very good, but I am sure I would get right back up to speed in a Formula One car."

Bild claims Renault and Toro Rosso have internally discussed the possibility of signing the German for 2010.

Code: Select all

http://www.motorsport.com/news/article.asp?ID=354136



That is great if he going to be real

User avatar
swca92
F1 Driver
F1 Driver
Posts: 2441
Joined: 26 Jan 2008, 21:24
Location: Enfield, London

Re: 2010 Season Discussions: Driver Line-ups, News and Misc

Post by swca92 » 27 Dec 2009, 21:18

Why??? Ralf Schumacher is slow, expensive and not a good person. If he got back into F1 I'd sent vitriolic emails to whoever gave him a shot.

User avatar
swca92
F1 Driver
F1 Driver
Posts: 2441
Joined: 26 Jan 2008, 21:24
Location: Enfield, London

Re: 2010 Season Discussions: Driver Line-ups, News and Misc

Post by swca92 » 27 Dec 2009, 21:23

Ali wrote:
outsidr wrote:USF1 website is up and running.

http://www.usgpe.com

I watched the video they uploaded about the production phase of monocoque. I think they wanted to hit back to Ecclestone's comment suggesting that US F1 won't make it to the grid. They are quite, very quite but does it mean they are behind the schedule? I don't know. I hope they don't get f...d up. I want to believe Windsor could do better than just asking questions.


What a rushed website. They've got the wrong version of the Hungarian flag, Chad Hurley's picture has been edited and the whole thing seems rushed. Just like the team and car really.

User avatar
sdutt
F1 Routinier
F1 Routinier
Posts: 5234
Joined: 25 Aug 2009, 19:15
Location: India
Contact:

Re: 2010 Season Discussions: Driver Line-ups, News and Misc

Post by sdutt » 27 Dec 2009, 21:56

swca92 wrote:
Ali wrote:
outsidr wrote:USF1 website is up and running.

http://www.usgpe.com

I watched the video they uploaded about the production phase of monocoque. I think they wanted to hit back to Ecclestone's comment suggesting that US F1 won't make it to the grid. They are quite, very quite but does it mean they are behind the schedule? I don't know. I hope they don't get f...d up. I want to believe Windsor could do better than just asking questions.


What a rushed website. They've got the wrong version of the Hungarian flag, Chad Hurley's picture has been edited and the whole thing seems rushed. Just like the team and car really.


i guess they wanted to convince Bernie, so they just went to an internet cafe, and asked if anyone wanted to create a website for them, someone put their hand up and VOILA the website is there :lol:
Image
Image

User avatar
outsidr
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 83
Joined: 22 Jul 2007, 17:43
Location: U.S. Gulf Coast

Re: 2010 Season Discussions: Driver Line-ups, News and Misc

Post by outsidr » 27 Dec 2009, 23:17

sdutt wrote:
swca92 wrote:
Ali wrote:
outsidr wrote:USF1 website is up and running.

http://www.usgpe.com

I watched the video they uploaded about the production phase of monocoque. I think they wanted to hit back to Ecclestone's comment suggesting that US F1 won't make it to the grid. They are quite, very quite but does it mean they are behind the schedule? I don't know. I hope they don't get f...d up. I want to believe Windsor could do better than just asking questions.


What a rushed website. They've got the wrong version of the Hungarian flag, Chad Hurley's picture has been edited and the whole thing seems rushed. Just like the team and car really.


i guess they wanted to convince Bernie, so they just went to an internet cafe, and asked if anyone wanted to create a website for them, someone put their hand up and VOILA the website is there :lol:


I agree to some of what you are saying, but I am so hopeful it's not even funny. I see the team as a shot to introduce more of my fellow countrymen to the best sport in the world. I get so sick of trying to engage co-workers and acquaintances in F1 discussion and they don't even know what F1 is. [help] All they know is NASCAR and motocross. I love F1 with or without an American team, but I suppose they will be the team I pull for most this season. Flag:##

User avatar
iceman1
F1 Legend
F1 Legend
Posts: 23702
Joined: 16 Sep 2006, 15:50
Location: North Pole
Contact:

Re: 2010 Season Discussions: Driver Line-ups, News and Misc

Post by iceman1 » 28 Dec 2009, 09:36

USF1 are far far further behind than Brawn were :wave: Well at least they have a Full functioning website :p

Image

User avatar
harrisv48
F1 Rookie
F1 Rookie
Posts: 550
Joined: 18 May 2007, 21:30

Re: 2010 Season Discussions: Driver Line-ups, News and Misc

Post by harrisv48 » 28 Dec 2009, 10:01

USF1 for the 2010 the best he can't do is to see the exhaust pipes of Toro Rosso :p

User avatar
Ali
F1 Driver
F1 Driver
Posts: 2476
Joined: 07 Oct 2007, 21:13
Location: Istanbul
Contact:

Re: 2010 Season Discussions: Driver Line-ups, News and Misc

Post by Ali » 28 Dec 2009, 12:19

Here is the thing:

Team US F1 silence was deliberate
"People wanted to know what was "going on." We replied that we were "putting together the team." It’s a bit like building a new house. You don’t invite all your neighbours and family around to see it at least until you’ve got the living room almost done, or a few plates in the kitchen."... "Such are the demands of modern media, however, that every passing minute is another step into history - if you’re not saying something, you’re not doing anything. Well, I disagree."
Spoiler:
Team US F1 sporting director Peter Windsor says his outfit's plans to enter Formula 1 are fully on schedule - even though it has kept out of the spotlight compared to its fellow new members of the grand prix community.

While Campos, Lotus and Virgin Racing have begun announcing drivers, sponsors and their full plans for 2010, US F1 has been working away in private getting its preparations sorted.

And although that has prompted some to doubt that the team will make it onto the grid in time for the season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix, Windsor has now broken the team's silence on its new official website.

"A number of people have asked me why we’ve been relatively quiet over the past six months or so," he wrote on the website. "My answer is twofold - one, while the F1 politics were sorting themselves out there was very little that we could do or say.

"We’re all in the entertainment business we call F1 and there seemed little or no point in adding to the situation from the perspective of a new team.

"Second, since August, we have been building our "house". Literally. We gutted the ex-Hall of Fame Racing/Joe Gibbs NASCAR shop, re-painted it, re-floored it, re-wired it, re-lit it and re-designed it. In three weeks. That’s what you can do in Charlotte, North Carolina, where the economic impact of the motorsports industry approaches $6 billion per year. Ask and you will receive. Brilliant.

"And then, once we had a building (and even before we had one), we began to design parts and to hire our team. Again we were building. People wanted to know what was "going on." We replied that we were "putting together the team." It’s a bit like building a new house. You don’t invite all your neighbours and family around to see it at least until you’ve got the living room almost done, or a few plates in the kitchen."

He added: "Such are the demands of modern media, however, that every passing minute is another step into history - if you’re not saying something, you’re not doing anything. Well, I disagree. I think everyone and every company is entitled to its heads-down time. It reminds me of the time a young Winston Churchill left the clamour of London to travel by ship to cover the Boer War in South Africa for an English newspaper.

"During the voyage he enjoyed two weeks of seclusion from any news about the war he was about to write about. And guess what? The war was still raging when he arrived, he quickly brought himself up to speed - and his mind was so fresh that he was able to compose some of the best pieces of war journalism in the history of the English language."

Windsor says the team’s preparations for its car are ongoing, and that it has no plans to run its 2010 contender in the wind-tunnel until it is complete.

"I noticed the other day that Nick Wirth issued a press release about the new Virgin F1 car being entirely designed on CFD – Computational Fluid Dynamics (rather than in the wind tunnel)," he said.

"The same thing applies to our car, although we see this as a logical process for a new team rather than something about which to be particularly excited. There’s no doubt, though, that the rhythm of life is now different, having worked for both Williams and Ferrari I have no hesitation in saying that."

Team US F1 is expected to confirm its driver line-up in January.

Code: Select all

http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/80684
"I don't want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve it by not dying" -Woody Allen

User avatar
cformula1
F1 Routinier
F1 Routinier
Posts: 5115
Joined: 25 Jun 2008, 11:26
Location: Inaccessible Island

Re: 2010 Season Discussions: Driver Line-ups, News and Misc

Post by cformula1 » 29 Dec 2009, 12:54

I've designed a basic livery for USF1. It's only a 20-minute MS Paint effort but it's (IMO) quite good.
Image
Spoiler:
Here's my template in case anyone wants to make their own livery:
Image
Image

User avatar
phil1993
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 25503
Joined: 29 Sep 2007, 17:32
Contact:

Re: 2010 Season Discussions: Driver Line-ups, News and Misc

Post by phil1993 » 29 Dec 2009, 12:56

I'd guess the same as you, but with a car similar to the A1GP livery but with YT sponsor logos

Image

User avatar
harrisv48
F1 Rookie
F1 Rookie
Posts: 550
Joined: 18 May 2007, 21:30

Re: 2010 Season Discussions: Driver Line-ups, News and Misc

Post by harrisv48 » 30 Dec 2009, 10:11

cformula1 wrote:I've designed a basic livery for USF1. It's only a 20-minute MS Paint effort but it's (IMO) quite good.
Image
Spoiler:
Here's my template in case anyone wants to make their own livery:
Image



Why they don't put for livery President Obama?It will be a great sponsor :p
Last edited by harrisv48 on 30 Dec 2009, 10:12, edited 1 time in total.

Locked