F1 2009 Analysis Discussion

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Re: F1 2009 Analysis Discussion

Post by phil1993 » 14 Dec 2009, 16:06

Some fantastic facts:

* There were 605 pit stops in the 17 races this year
* The average age of the 25 drivers who started the races was 27.
* The winner of the opening GP has won the title 16 times in the past 20 years
* The safety car was deployed 9 times in 2009, leading 43 laps.
* Luca Badoer spent 40 laps in 17th place and in 2 races picked up £4815 in speeding fines
* Jenson Button took 9 podiums this year, one less than he did in 2004.
* Car #23 won only the third race in F1 history: Jim Clark (Bel 64) and Heikki Kovalainen (Hun 08) were the previous Car #23 victors before Barrichello added a third in Valencia and then a fourth in Monza
* A total of £126,871 was paid to FIA Stewards in fines
* Bahrain saw Jarno Trulli set the fastest lap of the race for the first time in his F1 career - in his 203rd race
* There were a total of 52 lead changes over the course of the season
* In FIA press conferences in 2009, Jenson Button said the phrase 'for sure' 67 times, Lewis Hamilton 22 and Sebastian Vettel 20 and it was said a total of 198 times. Thats a record for sure.

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Re: F1 2009 Analysis Discussion

Post by Tom Vandenhove » 14 Dec 2009, 16:10

phil1993 wrote:* In FIA press conferences in 2009, Jenson Button said the phrase 'for sure' 67 times, Lewis Hamilton 22 and Sebastian Vettel 20 and it was said a total of 198 times. Thats a record for sure.

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Re: F1 2009 Analysis Discussion

Post by sdutt » 16 Dec 2009, 16:27

Tom Vandenhove wrote:
phil1993 wrote:* In FIA press conferences in 2009, Jenson Button said the phrase 'for sure' 67 times, Lewis Hamilton 22 and Sebastian Vettel 20 and it was said a total of 198 times. Thats a record for sure.

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Re: F1 2009 Analysis Discussion

Post by Tom Vandenhove » 25 Dec 2009, 09:18

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Play the autosport 2009 quiz now ! :rofl:

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Re: F1 2009 Analysis Discussion

Post by phil1993 » 25 Dec 2009, 09:19

Already did :O 68/101

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Re: F1 2009 Analysis Discussion

Post by JoostLamers » 25 Dec 2009, 09:55

Doing the quiz at the moment, very difficult! :(
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Re: F1 2009 Analysis Discussion

Post by Tom Vandenhove » 25 Dec 2009, 10:07

JoostLamers wrote:Doing the quiz at the moment, very difficult! :(

Yes it is ! I don't know anything about Moto GP

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Re: F1 2009 Analysis Discussion

Post by cformula1 » 25 Dec 2009, 10:41

Autosport quiz

You scored 43/101 (42.57%).

F1 only: 21/30 (70.00%).

Non-F1: 22/71 (30.99%).

That's not too bad. Most fans did as well as you...

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Re: F1 2009 Analysis Discussion

Post by Tom Vandenhove » 25 Dec 2009, 11:36

You scored 48/101 (47.52%).

F1 only: 21/30 (70.00%).

Non-F1: 27/71 (38.03%).

Think I got the 27/71 at non-F1 questions at WSbR and GP2 :lol:

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Re: F1 2009 Analysis Discussion

Post by phil1993 » 25 Dec 2009, 12:00

Am I the winner so far :p

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Re: F1 2009 Analysis Discussion

Post by MSC II » 25 Dec 2009, 12:28

You scored 45/101 (44.55%).

F1 only: 23/30 (76.67%).

Non-F1: 22/71 (30.99%).

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Re: F1 2009 Analysis Discussion

Post by sdutt » 25 Dec 2009, 16:00

You scored 46/101 (45.54%).

F1 only: 20/30 (66.67%).

Non-F1: 26/71 (36.62%).

That's not too bad. Most fans did as well as you...

that was a poor one. many of them i guessed, as i only follow f1,motogp and to a small extent Nascar
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Re: F1 2009 Analysis Discussion

Post by Tom Vandenhove » 26 Dec 2009, 10:45

RTL GP will broadcast their 2009 Formula 1 Review on 27-12 at 22:35 in the evening on RTL 7

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Re: F1 2009 Analysis Discussion

Post by JoostLamers » 26 Dec 2009, 14:31

10 Things that didn't happen in 2009
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Whether it be an economic downturn, a design mis-step, an unexpected injury, a technicality, or plain old politics, there are myriad reasons why the even the best-laid plans in Formula 1 sometimes collapse before reaching fruition.

The 2009 season was riddled with plans being changed on the fly due to unexpected circumstances, and AUTOSPORT takes a look back at 10 of the most significant.

BMW Sauber will be a force in 2009

This was one of the big subplots during the winter of 2008-9. BMW Sauber could never be accused of disguising its ambitions, and when it mightily irritated Robert Kubica by sacrificing his chance to win the 2008 title in order to divert all of its resources to the F1.09, it was clearly declaring itself an early contender for the 2009 championship.

A big part of its confidence lay in its commitment to KERS, ironic that this part of the car would trigger its downfall - the system it developed didn't work particularly well, and the accompanying aerodynamic compromises proved insurmountable.

Donington will be redeveloped for the British Grand Prix

There were promises. There were traffic plans. There were simulators, talk of debentures, and arrows slung at the doubters. There were holes dug. And denials - there were a lot of denials. And finally, there was a collapse, and unfinished building site with an uncertain future.

Toyota maintains F1 commitment


"We will continue F1 and other motorsport activities while cutting costs," Toyota Motor Corporation president Katsuaki Watanabe said in January.

Ten months later, one of the most expensive F1 teams in history raised a tearful white flag and farewelled the sport, having spent hundreds of millions of dollars on 139 starts, 278.5 points, and crucially, zero wins.

Loeb to make F1 debut
When you've dominated a championship in the manner that Sebastien Loeb has the WRC this decade, it's natural to consider finding another world to rule. There was no question over Loeb's desire to try his hand at F1, but the enthusiasm within the walls of Toro Rosso – with which he was expected to race at Abu Dhabi – was more difficult to judge. His failure to qualify for the necessary superlicence eventually sunk his hopes.

Schumacher's 2009 comeback

Talk about making the best of a bad situation. Once it became clear that Felipe Massa would make a full recovery from his freak accident in Hungary, Ferrari's mission was to find a suitable understudy. The prospect of that person being Michael Schumacher seemed scarcely believable, although it later transpired that talks reached an extremely advanced stage. In the end it was continuing problems from an earlier neck injury that extinguished the comeback and gave Luca Badoer a second chance at the age of 38. Schumacher got his wish in the end though, signing a race deal with Mercedes earlier this week.

Williams and Renault reunited
Williams and Renault enjoyed some good times together in seasons past, and the prospect of them teaming up together in 2010 was a very real one. But the uncertainty over Renault's future, caused by the crash scandal created an opening for Cosworth to make a pitch, and Williams was sufficiently impressed with its technical prowess that it decided to reunite with its engine partner from 2006.

Fans to have more access to drivers
Nothing wrong with the sentiment – F1 has become too inaccessible for its supporters, so let's close the gap a little – but the action plan needs a little more work. The introduction of extra autograph signing sessions was admirable, but anecdotal evidence suggests that the reality sometimes fell short. Locating an autograph session in an area restricted from most fans, as reportedly happed at one circuit, was a particular howler.

Red Bull to get Mercedes engines


The prospect of Red Bull racing with Mercedes power in 2010 was a very real one, with both parties signing an agreement in principle relatively early in the season. But the McLaren Mercedes break-up complicated matters, and by November Red Bull was forced to concede that it would have to look elsewhere for engines.

Prodrive to enter F1 under Aston Martin banner


Well-resourced and with an experienced former F1 team principal David Richards at the helm, Prodrive was one of the favourites for selection as one of the three new teams in F1 for 2010. And tantalisingly, it was potentially going to race under the Aston Martin flag. No-one was more surprised than Prodrive when it was overlooked, but the team remains committed to finding a way onto the grid.

Rosberg to BMW
As early as Monaco, Nico Rosberg was publicly floating the idea of a future away from Williams. The German's desire for a race-winning car had some rumours placing him at McLaren, but it was BMW Sauber that emerged as the leading contender for his signature. But when Mercedes' plans to go it alone gathered steam, Rosberg became its first signing.

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Re: F1 2009 Analysis Discussion

Post by TwistedArmco » 26 Dec 2009, 14:46

You scored 51/101 (50.50%).

F1 only: 21/30 (70.00%).

Non-F1: 30/71 (42.25%).

That's not too bad. Most fans did as well as you...


My (poor) excuse is that I rushed it. :p
No, I'm not calmer. Just more jaded.

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