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2012 Formula One Discussion

Post by phil1993 » 03 Jun 2011, 13:59

Teams and drivers:

Red Bull Racing (RB8)
1. Sebastian Vettel
2. Mark Webber
Reserve: Sebastien Buemi

Vodafone McLaren Mercedes (MP4-27)
3. Jenson Button
4. Lewis Hamilton
Reserve: Gary Paffett

Scuderia Ferrari (Project 661)
5. Fernando Alonso
6. Felipe Massa
Reserve: Jules Bianchi
Test: Giancarlo Fisichella, Marc Gene, Davide Rigon

Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team (W03)
7. Michael Schumacher
8. Nico Rosberg

Lotus F1 Team (E20)
9. Kimi Raikkonen
10. Romain Grosjean
Reserve: Jerome d'Ambrosio

Sahara Force India F1 Team (VJM05)
11. Paul di Resta
12. Nico Hulkenberg
Reserve: Jules Bianchi

Sauber F1 Team (C31)
14. Kamui Kobayashi
15. Sergio Perez
Reserve: Esteban Gutierrez

Scuderia Toro Rosso (STR7)
16. Daniel Ricciardo
17. Jean Eric Vergne
Reserve: Sebastien Buemi

Williams F1 Team (FW34)
18. Pastor Maldonado
19. Bruno Senna
Reserve: Valtteri Bottas

Caterham F1 Team (CT01)
20. Heikki Kovalainen
21. Vitaly Petrov
Reserve: Giedo van der Garde

HRT F1 Team (F112)
22. Pedro de La Rosa
23. Narain Karthikeyan
Reserve: Dani Clos

Marussia F1 Team (MR01)
24. Timo Glock
25 Charles Pic

Calendar:
18/03 AUS Australia
25/03 MYS Malaysia
15/04 CHN China
22/04 BAH Bahrain
13/05 ESP Spain
27/05 MCO Monaco
10/06 CAN Canada
24/06 EUR Europe
08/07 GBR Great Britain
22/07 DEU Germany
29/07 HUN Hungary
02/09 BEL Belgium
09/09 ITA Italy
23/09 SGP Singapore
07/10 JPN Japan
14/10 KOR Korea
28/10 IND India
04/11 ARE Abu Dhabi
18/11 USA United States
25/11 BRA Brazil
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Reason: Finally Force India...

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Re: 2012 Formula One Discussion

Post by JoostLamers » 03 Jun 2011, 16:01

21 races! :D

But unfortunately we start in Bahrain and not in Australia :(

And the GP in Germany will be held at the Hockenheimring..?
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Re: 2012 Formula One Discussion

Post by mikhailv » 04 Jun 2011, 09:52

Personally, I think the calendar should go in an order. Bahrain, Abu Dhabi, India, Japan, china, korea, Singapore, australia, Brazil lumped together to cut logistics and cost, then goto all of europe. I mean, its absolutly stupid going to china in april or may, then going all the way back to japan korea and singapore. Its traveling for the sake of it. They should go from one side of the globe to other, doing every race as they go along.

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Post by iceman1 » 04 Jun 2011, 11:42

7 back to back race weekends over the year :D

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Post by sdutt » 04 Jun 2011, 20:24

mikhailv wrote:Personally, I think the calendar should go in an order. Bahrain, Abu Dhabi, India, Japan, china, korea, Singapore, australia, Brazil lumped together to cut logistics and cost, then goto all of europe. I mean, its absolutly stupid going to china in april or may, then going all the way back to japan korea and singapore. Its traveling for the sake of it. They should go from one side of the globe to other, doing every race as they go along.


i agree. they keep crying about logistics and they continue doing these things.
weather shouldnt be a problem if these are shifted to start of season. Only perhaps Great Britain will be worrying but shouldnt be much of issue.
Similar for European countries, try to move from left to right as far as possible
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Post by iceman1 » 07 Jun 2011, 09:59

Well, it looks like we'll have 20 races only (drop turkey from the calendar?)

site/todt-says-one-race-to-drop-off-2012-calendar/7214/

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Post by cformula1 » 07 Jun 2011, 10:35

Turkey most likely, or Bahrain if there's more unrest or the USA if it isn't built in time.

It's a pity, as Turkey is a very good circuit :(
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Post by Ali » 07 Jun 2011, 10:46

iceman1 wrote:Well, it looks like we'll have 20 races only (drop turkey from the calendar?)

site/todt-says-one-race-to-drop-off-2012-calendar/7214/

Drop iceman1 from the administration :zz:
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Post by sdutt » 08 Jun 2011, 16:56

Ali wrote:
iceman1 wrote:Well, it looks like we'll have 20 races only (drop turkey from the calendar?)

site/todt-says-one-race-to-drop-off-2012-calendar/7214/

Drop iceman1 from the administration :zz:

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Post by phil1993 » 10 Jun 2011, 06:18

Christian Horner says Red Bull are likely to keep Webber next year

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Post by iceman1 » 10 Jun 2011, 23:59

According to bild.de Schumacher has extended his contact with Mercedes till 2014.

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Post by MavF1 » 11 Jun 2011, 09:31

iceman1 wrote:According to bild.de Schumacher has extended his contact with Mercedes till 2014.


I just read it and it's just typical BILD gossip. Their assumption is based on comments by Schumacher in which he states that it took 5 years for him to succeed with Ferrari and that it took Red Bull 5 years to succeed as well, hence "till 2014". I think it's highly unlikely.

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Post by sdutt » 11 Jun 2011, 14:38

MavF1 wrote:
iceman1 wrote:According to bild.de Schumacher has extended his contact with Mercedes till 2014.


I just read it and it's just typical BILD gossip. Their assumption is based on comments by Schumacher in which he states that it took 5 years for him to succeed with Ferrari and that it took Red Bull 5 years to succeed as well, hence "till 2014". I think it's highly unlikely.


but Schumacher was already a threat in Ferrari from earlier itself, not the case in Mercedes though, so i disagree with Michael
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Re: 2012 Formula One Discussion

Post by phil1993 » 28 Jul 2011, 19:00

Calendar changes likely:

Australia starts, back to back with Malaysia
2 weeks, then China, 2 weeks then India
3 week gap before Europe for some testing at Mugello or another Euro venue
Bahrain moves to back-to-back with Abu Dhabi
Austin becomes penultimate race, before Brazil

Turkey dropped

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