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2006 F1 Season

Discussion in 'Band of Glockers' started by isuzu, Mar 8, 2006.

  1. isuzu

    isuzu

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    Fellow BOGs,

    Click on the following link for the 2006 F1 Season Schedules: http://www.formula1.com/race/

    First race is in Bahrain on March 12th.:)
     
  2. mirko128

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    Onga, sa Sunday na pala start ng season.

    Sana ok na reliability ng Mclaren, for sure si Kimi mag champion!

    Si Rossi kaya, mag switch to F1 next year? Kakasawa na sya sa MotoGP eh.
     

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    Mirko128, I read somewhere or saw on TV that Rossi is more inclined to drive in WRC :)
     
  4. atmarcella

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    there will be more overtaking next year, don ako excited.... kaso lang tagal pa, sana this year na nila inimpose yung change sa rear wing to promote more overtaking:cool:
     
  5. isuzu

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    I'm excited what Ferrari has to offer this year. Last year was lackluster. Or did they do that on purpose????? There were stories coming out that they had to ease up to prevent other sponsors of other teams from pulling out of F1 if Ferrari wins again (in 2005), which might lead to the demise of the F1 (since there is a group out to form another race series with a different format).

    Just like tires that they use. They're going back to fatter slicks to "slow down the cars" in 2007. Did they place grooves on tires and make them narrow to slow the cars down before?;f
     
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    grooves were added to reduce contact patch to supposedly slow down the cars. GO JUAN PABLO!!!!!!!!
     
  7. isuzu

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    Improvements in suspension took that "disadvantage" away.:) Cars handle a lot better than they were before. It's all about technology. ;)
     
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    GMV, yup WRC too. IIRC, he test drove rally cars first last year. The last I heard was he was test driving for Ferrari during the pre-season, but I haven't been following the news.

    Whether he goes to WRC or F1, doesn't matter to me :). Maybe he can do a Jordan and leave MotoGP for a while, do a comeback in the future.

    If F1 was boring with Michael dominating, so much so with MotoGP, 5 years straight na ata hehe.

    GO KIMI!!!!
     
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    Spy pic of rossi test driving for ferrari. ;f




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  10. mirko128

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    ;z ;z

    Meron ka nung kay Alonso on a motogp bike? Mayabang eh, sabi panis daw motogp kayang kaya nya maka-podium :)
     
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    bwa ha ha ha ha, good one.
     
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    I am watching the F1 practice tomoroow at 5 a.m. I wanna hear the v 8s scream to 20000 RPM.
     
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    Do you have the schedule of the Bahrain F1 converted to North American time? Might go to the car show Saturday. Let's see what GM has to offer. They say they have vehicles that are a lot cheaper with more features than the last models.
     
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    team maclaren mercedes pa rin ako..hehehe.
     
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    Honda versus Ferrari. That was how the second practice session here in Bahrain evolved this afternoon, with Anthony Davidson setting the quickest time of 1m 31.353s to beat Michael Schumacher’s 1m 31.751s. Right at the end of the session, Williams’s Alexander Wurz threw in a 1m 31.764s to spice things up further, beating Felipe Massa's Ferrari to third place.

    And there was more. When Tonio Liuzzi turned a 1m 32.703s in the first half, it put his Toro Rosso second fastest and set tongues wagging about equivalency formulae - Toro Rosso are the only team running a restricted V10.

    The Italian stopped running after that, and ended up sixth fastest, separated from Davidson, Schumacher and Wurz by Felipe Massa (1m 32.175s) and Fernando Alonso, who made a quick appearance for Renault to lap in 1m 32.538s.

    Robert Doornbos set seventh quickest time in the leading Red Bull, in 1m 32.926s, leaving team mates Christian Klien and David Coulthard 11th and 19th respectively on 1m 33.557s and 1m 34.432s. Liuzzi’s Toro Rosso partners, Neel Jani and Scott Speed, were 15th and 16th with 1m 33.900s and 1m 34.284s apiece.

    The main drama in the session concerned Kimi Raikkonen, whose McLaren stopped with a gearbox problem in Turn 4 after only 19 minutes. Juan Pablo Montoya was 13th fastest on 1m 33.726s.

    While Alonso confined himself to 13 laps, Renault team mate Giancarlo Fisichella did 14 for a best lap of 1m 33.215s which was eighth overall.

    With a third driver, Honda did not need to strain itself so Jenson Button took it relatively easy for ninth best 1m 33.226s, and Rubens Barrichello did likewise for 1m 34.484s which left him 18th.

    Robert Kubica again led the BMW Saubers with 1m 33.244s for 10th, the team looking good at this stage. Nick Heidfeld did nine laps and his 1m 33.848s left him 14th. Jacques Villeneuve just gathered data on his way to 1m 36.264s which was recorded while there was a yellow flag period. He was 25th.

    Mark Webber shared the distinction with Williams team mate Nico Rosberg of doing the least number of laps (five), the Australian lining up 17th with 1m 34.333s, the German 21st on 1m 34.953s.

    Midland took the 20th fastest time courtesy of Tiago Monteiro and 1m 34.459s. Markus Winkelhock was 23rd with 1m 35.686s, Christijan Albers 26th on 1m 36.314s. Winkelhock enlivened things with a quick spin in Turn 3 but he was not alone; Kubica had a moment in Turn 6, and Fisichella in Turn 10. Liuzzi did a 360 spin, too.

    It was a bad day for Toyota; Ralf Schumacher was 22nd on 1m 35.170s, while 24th fastest Jarno Trulli managed only 1m 35.898s before stopping with a technical problem.

    At the back, Super Aguri surprised people by being closer to the tail-enders than expected. Takuma Sato took his SA05 to 1m 37.588s, while Yuji Ide worked down to 1m 39.021s before his car stopped out on the circuit.

    Again, it was not a day on which to rely on the eventual order. Things will change further tomorrow, when teams will begin to show their real hands for the first time prior to qualifying.
     
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    watch out for the teams that are using cosworth v 8s, looks like they may surprise us.
     
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    nice race....any of the top 3 finishers could end up as champion....tsk tsk grabe si raikonen, he started last and ended up third ;P
     
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    Kimi got the place with a lot of help from their one-stop pit strategy. Nico Rosberg's career is also promising. He is one of the few rookies who got to earn points on their debut race. And he was driving a car with a new engine, too (Williams - Cosworth).
     
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    Looks like an exciting season because Ferrari is competitive again.