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  • ChiosterChioster Where Chioster Happens Vancouver B.C. CanadaPosts: 2,697Member
    edited June 2009
    I wouldn't mind ferrari and them splitting actually. The FIA has imposed too many rules to F1 that has really really limited the abilities of the cars. What F1 was all about back in the days was super high tech cars of the future. Now with the rule changes, it will be as fast as Indy cars and LM cars.

    EDIT - YES YES YES YES YES MAX MOSLEY STEPS DOWN! WOOOOOOOOOO! There will be no split next year.
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  • kukukuku ArcadiaPosts: 1,355Member
    I don't keep up with this sport, but what seriously happened to Lewis Hamilton this year? I thought he was gonna be the next Schumacher.

  • ChiosterChioster Where Chioster Happens Vancouver B.C. CanadaPosts: 2,697Member
    The McLaren has been horrible. The cars chassis has been destroyed practically that McLaren themselves has stated they have stopped trying to fix the car and started to produce next years car.
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  • ilwoo_aeinilwoo_aein ♡ Fan since 2007 ♡ Posts: 9,756Member

    LEGEND

    Yay, finally there will be no another version championship of Formula 1..
    All of the biggest teams in FI will stay where they are..
    Max Mosley YOU LOSE, THEY WIN !!!! I'm so glad to hear the news..

    I got the news about Ferrari will be focusing on 2010 car but i couldn't find Ferrari forum, so maybe i just put the news here:

    June 27
    Ferrari Considering Early Focus On 2010 Car
    From Autosport.com | Catch the latest Ferrari news

    Ferrari has dropped a firm hint that it will soon switch its focus on to the 2010 car, with its current F60 having failed to prove a match for the race-winning Brawn and Red Bull Racing cars.

    Having scored just one podium finish so far this year, the team has little chance of turning its fortunes around in time to battle for the title.

    And that is why Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo has suggested that the team will soon start shifting its efforts on to making sure that it gets its 2010 car spot on.

    "I am confident we can improve our performance in the next races, but having said that it is quite difficult if not impossible really to dramatically change the car during the season without tests," di Montezemolo told the official Ferrari website.

    "When you have a car at the beginning of the season with certain characteristics it is difficult to change it during the season between one race and the other.

    "But I am very confident we can improve our performances in the next race, and then we will be fully concentrated to next year's car, without KERS, with clear rules after the important agreement that we have been very pleased to find with the FIA last week."

    Di Montezemolo has once again blamed the early season uncertainty over double-decker diffusers for playing a part in Ferrari's troubles this season.

    "Unfortunately we started the season with grey rules," he said. "It is difficult to give a correct interpretation, and the proof is that the three teams that have won the last F1 world championship - like Ferrari, McLaren and Renault have made the same interpretation of the rules, and they are not as competitive as before.

    "This is one of the reasons of our battle, to have rules more stable, clear, transparent, and we have done the car with the KERS, it means more weight on the car and a lot of other teams have not done the KERS.

    "So if the federation wants to introduce the KERS, it has to be the same for everybody. Now I think it is time to go back to clear rules."

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  • maninwhitecoatmaninwhitecoat Posts: 129Member
    ahh an f1 thread, never saw this haha
    Hungarian GP next weekend XD
  • jewelthievesjewelthieves LaazilichPosts: 102Member
    Wow, this thread hasn't been active in a while. ^^

    So, FIA just announced that F1 will be coming back to the U.S in Austin in fact...Anyone excited? What do you think of the 2010 season? I wish Schumacher would smoke everyone again...or that Vettel would win. image



    Formula One returns to the United States

    Formula1.com


    Austin, Texas, from the east. The Austin skyline by night, Texas. Austin hill country, Texas. The Austin skyline by day, Texas.

    Formula One World Championship Limited and Formula One Administration Limited (together, the F1 Commercial Rights Holder) and Full Throttle Productions, LP, promoter of the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix™, announce that a historic agreement has been reached for Austin, Texas to serve as the host city of the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix™ for years 2012 through 2021.

    “We are extremely honoured and proud to reach an agreement with the F1 Commercial Rights Holder. We have been diligently working together for several years to bring this great event to Austin, the State of Texas and back to the United States. All parties involved have a great amount of trust and confidence in each other and are committed to establishing the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix™ in Austin, Texas as a prestigious global event,” stated Tavo Hellmund, Managing Partner of Full Throttle Productions, LP.

    Bernie Ecclestone, President and CEO of the Formula One Group stated: “For the first time in the history of Formula One in the United States, a world-class facility will be purpose-built to host the event. It was thirty years ago that the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix™ was last held on a purpose-built permanent road course circuit in Watkins Glen, NY (1961-1980), which enjoyed great success. Since then, Formula One has been hosted by Long Beach, Las Vegas, Detroit, Dallas and Phoenix all on temporary street circuits. Indianapolis joined the ranks of host cities in 2000 when they added a road course inside the famed oval. Lewis Hamilton won the last Formula 1 United States Grand Prix™ in 2007, signalling the end to eight years at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. This however, will be the first time a facility is constructed from the ground up specifically for Formula One in the US.”

    Mr. Hellmund added: “This is a case of the right timing in the right place. As many Americans know, Austin has earned a reputation as one of the ‘it’ cities in the United States. Austin features that rare combination of ideal geographic location and beauty. Its fine dining, world-renowned hospitality and excellent transportation infrastructure make Austin ideally suited to host and manage an event of this magnitude. Few cities if any in America could rival the connectivity of all the key elements needed for hosting a Formula 1 event as well as Austin. Now, many people around the world will have the opportunity to experience a world-class event, facility and city.”

    “We are pleased Texas has the opportunity to be involved with Formula 1 and that an event of this magnitude is coming to Austin,” said Susan Combs, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts. “It has been a pleasure working with Full Throttle Productions, LP and Mr. Hellmund on this project. Their tradition of producing successful major events coupled with a thirty year relationship with Mr. Ecclestone has us looking forward to this worldwide event and the benefits it will bring, including local job creation, increased tourism and a significant economic impact added to our state economy. The visibility and prestige of this event will spotlight our state on an international stage.”

    Texas Governor Rick Perry conveyed his enthusiasm for the project, explaining “Texas’ relatively strong economy continues to draw both national and international attention and I commend Comptroller Combs for her work in bringing this exciting event to the Lone Star State.”

    City of Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell continued the positive sentiments, adding "The City of Austin will be proud to host this magnificent event and I look forward to welcoming the participants and fans of Formula One to our City."

    Full Throttle Productions, LP acknowledges with great appreciation the efforts of all parties involved including Bernie Ecclestone, President and CEO of the Formula One Group, and the local and state officials of Texas.

    “It has been a shared vision and monumental task to reach this agreement. We realize that over the last 30 years there have been one or two missing pieces from the previous editions of the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix™. We have a tremendous opportunity at hand to do it right - to feature Austin as the backdrop and produce the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix™ as one of the great sporting events in the world,” stated Hellmund.

    In addition to the State of Texas being the 11th strongest economy in the world, it has more Fortune 500 company headquarters than any other state. Key features of Austin include:
    - State capital nicknamed ‘Silicon Hills’ for being one of the most important regions in the US for the Technology Industry;
    - USA’s 15th largest city and is located 145 miles from Houston (4th largest US city), 70 miles from San Antonio (7th largest US city), and 180 miles from Dallas (8th largest US city), population in this triangle is over 22 million;
    - perfectly located geographically for North, South and Central American visitors;
    - over 130 daily departing international flights within 180 miles;
    - over 250,000 hotel rooms within 180 miles;
    - desirable year-round climate, with an average annual temperature of 68 degrees Fahrenheit (20 Celsius);
    - geographically located in the Texas Hill Country, easily the most beautiful city in the State, and considered one of the most in the US;
    - hotels/downtown/Formula 1 circuit/airport located within close proximity of each other, which is nearly impossible for any other large city in the US;
    - world class night life entertainment along renowned ‘Sixth Street’; and
    - large film industry presence - many movies filmed in the area.

    Austin’s National Recognition
    - Known as “The Live Music Capital of the World”
    - Voted “Greenest City in America” (MSN)
    - Voted “Least Stressful Large Metro” in the United States (Forbes)
    - Voted Top Two “Best Cities” in the United States (Money Magazine)
    - Voted Top Three “Hippest Cities” in the United States (Forbes)
    - Voted Top Five “Safest Cities” in the United States (Forbes)
    - Voted Top Ten “Sports & Fitness Cities” in the USA (Sports Business Journal)

    Full Throttle Productions, LP is an Austin, Texas, special event and sports production company that provides event conception, event project management, day of event oversight, staffing and volunteer services, venue planning and logistics support.

    More information on the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix™ will be forthcoming shortly. In the meantime, all queries should be directed to info@fullthrottleproductionslp.com.



  • ChiosterChioster Where Chioster Happens Vancouver B.C. CanadaPosts: 2,697Member
    Spa, Monaco, Istanbul, Monza,....... AUSTIN! LOL. Oh well, 10 year contract isn't bad. Atleast the US got their wishes back. Would've hoped it was in New York though as Bernie was telling everyone.

    Webber with 3 straight poles.
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  • jewelthievesjewelthieves LaazilichPosts: 102Member
    edited June 2010
    Anyone just watch the Montreal race?

    Montreal 2010 Race Results....

    1 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 70 1:33:53.456 1 25
    2 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 70 +2.2 secs 4 18
    3 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 70 +9.2 secs 3 15


    Fave moment... Sutil waving to Kovalainen as they battled. Haha. Also, Alonso looked kinda lonely on the podium since Button and Hamilton didn't really include him in the celebration. Bad blood between them? ^^a
  • ChiosterChioster Where Chioster Happens Vancouver B.C. CanadaPosts: 2,697Member
    Considering Hamilton and Alonso has a lot of bad blood between them from being teammates, ya. Also, Alonso pissed at kovalenien for blocking him on an overtake.
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  • ChiosterChioster Where Chioster Happens Vancouver B.C. CanadaPosts: 2,697Member
    Mclaren released their car today, pretty radical compared to the other cars with a U-shaped side pod system and front flowing exhaust like the Renault. Should make for an interesting season with all these changes to the cars with no F-duct, Kers coming back, adjustable rear wings.
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  • s13s13 Posts: 463Member

    IDOL

    Will anyone be attending the Korean Grand Prix this year?
  • Tachyon1Tachyon1 Posts: 8Member
    I  wish I could attend the Korea GP. I am pretty excited that F1 is returning to the US for the upcoming season, however.

    Mark Webber is def. my favorite driver, he manages to set so many fastest laps in the season.
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