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F1 seasons starts

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by stevenb, 15 Mar 2008.

  1. stevenb

    stevenb New Member

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    C'mon Lewis....
    Pole position for tomorrow.:becool:
    I know its not everyones cup of tea....but I think this year is going to be as close as last year.......some very good drivers and quite a few title contenders.
     
  2. Peter

    Peter Senior Member

    Hopefully this year will be more interesting. Looks like the BMW's have also joined the "top boys". We should have some great racing this year and not the Ferrari walk over of past
     
  3. stevenb

    stevenb New Member

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    Yes.....BMW 2nd on the grid for tomorrow.....they have been improving no end over the last few years.....this year will be between McLaren, Ferrari, BMW and Renault I think.....the drivers see to be comparatively well matched. :becool:
     
  4. Peter

    Peter Senior Member

    Not sure about Renault - poor old Alonso back down there in 12th place :becool:
     
  5. stevenb

    stevenb New Member

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    Yeah...poor old Alonso.....:becool: chuckle...:sad:....lets hope he doesnt try any dirty tactics on our Lewis.....
     
  6. Smokin Joe

    Smokin Joe Legendary Member

    The starts should be more exciting now that traction control has been banned.
     
  7. marinyork

    marinyork Resting in suspended Animation

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    Some of the rule changes this year are bizarre. Glad that McLaren so far have made a good start to the season. Usually after a good car one year it is followed by a mediocre car the next and I was worried about this.

    Some wicked pairings this year - Hamilton/Kovalainen, Vettel/Bourdais, Alonso, Piquet jr. along with the good ones that have stayed the same since last year.

    Not really bothered either way about Traction control, it always got blamed as being "computer driven cars". Some starts were a lot more exciting when traction control was around as the renaults were so fast off the line for a time.

    Not sure whether BMW have joined the top boys, they weren't bad last year but Kubica is an exceptional young driver.
     
  8. Peter

    Peter Senior Member

    But look at their performance this year in qualifying, not far off the McLarens
     
  9. Alan Frame

    Alan Frame Professional retiree

    Let the procession commence.
     
  10. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Staff Member

    the prost/senna era was the most exciting, especially 1988 where they won all but one race between them.
     
  11. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

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    A certain Mr. Mansell was also good to watch when he was in his prime!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  12. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Staff Member

    not one of the greats though. hamilton may have the making of one, the most impressive debut i've seen since senna in '84.
     
  13. marinyork

    marinyork Resting in suspended Animation

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    Should have been all 16. People being lapped grrrrrrrrrr!!!!!!!!
     
  14. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Staff Member

    bloody schlesser (sp):blush:
     
  15. marinyork

    marinyork Resting in suspended Animation

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    I think Mansell was one of the greats (of about 20). Hamilton I hope will be one but will vastly eclipse Mansell. Saying Lewis has the most impressive debut since Senna is selling him short a bit, Senna was the 2nd greatest driver in history!