Formula One 2009 Season (Result Spoilers Possible)

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Re: Formula One

Postby Wedgy » Thu Mar 05, 2009 9:49 am

Won't be long now .... Melbourne, 27-29 March 2009

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Re: Formula One

Postby Xplumberlives » Thu Mar 05, 2009 9:59 am

Looking forward to it on the BBC again, just as long as Murray the Mistake isn't involved! =))
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Re: Formula One

Postby IanM » Thu Mar 05, 2009 10:35 am

He'll be involved in the online side of things.

What the BBC are planning...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsport/7755219.stm

The BBC Website wrote:The BBC will be providing comprehensive coverage of the 2009 Formula One season across all its platforms.
F1 returns to BBC television for the first time in 12 years and there will be extensive coverage on network TV, red button, radio, online and mobile.

BBC One will carry live coverage of all 17 Grands Prix and every qualifying session except that in Brazil, which will be shown on BBC Two.

And every single on-track session can be watched on the red button or online.

Jake Humphrey will present the TV coverage, joined by 13-time Grand Prix winner David Coulthard and former team boss Eddie Jordan as pundits.

Jonathan Legard will commentate alongside award-winning broadcaster and former F1 driver Martin Brundle.
The pit lane reporters will be Ted Kravitz and Lee McKenzie.

F1 fans will be able to customise their viewing experience through the BBC's multi-platform offering with options such as: split-screen action; a live leaderboard; in-car cameras; choice of commentary; live online streaming; live text; interactive forums; circuit guides; and blogs.

TELEVISION COVERAGE

Every race and qualifying session will be shown live on BBC One, with the exception of qualifying for the Brazilian Grand Prix on 17 October, which will be shown on BBC Two.

All races and qualifying sessions that finish before 1000 will have a full repeat on either BBC One or Two later that day.

There will be a one-hour evening highlights programme at 1900 UK time on BBC Three for all races except Brazil.
Full schedule of BBC TV F1 coverage.

RED BUTTON

The BBC's red button interactive TV service will broadcast live coverage of all on-track sessions - Friday and Saturday practice, qualifying and race.

There will be an additional interactive analysis programme following on from the end of the BBC One coverage of each race.

On race day, viewers will be able to choose from three different video streams.
These will be: the main network feed with a choice of commentary from BBC One and BBC Radio 5 Live; a split screen comprising the main network feed; an in-car camera feed and leaderboard; rolling highlights.


RADIO

Radio 5 Live will again be providing extensive coverage and live commentary of all on-track action - on 5 Live on 909 and 693MW and 5 Live Sports extra on digital radio.
David Croft will be the commentator, with former F1 driver Anthony Davidson as the expert analyst and Holly Samos as pit-lane reporter.

The station will continue with its half-hour 5 Live Formula One show on Friday evenings during race weekends.
It also has the Chequered Flag Podcast which is available after every race and features interviews with all the main players and in-depth analysis.

ONLINE

The BBC Sport website will carry live all BBC One, BBC Two and red button coverage of F1.
There will be multiple live video streaming, which will mirror what is available on the red button.
For the first time, video will be available in high quality, enabling viewers to watch on the internet near-television quality video.

In addition to the live text commentary and news and analysis which was already a feature of the website, there will be a number of new features for 2009.

These will include: extensive post-race video highlights; video race reviews by Murray Walker; interactive circuit guides; several blogs, including a diary-type F1 mole; columns; and comprehensive results and statistics.

The new-look BBC F1 website will be launched in the run-up to the season.

Mobile users will be able to access the latest news, insight and results.

Lewis Hamilton starts his defence of the drivers' title he won in dramatic style last year in Melbourne, Australia, on 29 March.


I'm certainly going to enjoy the interactive options :D :D :D :D :D :D
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Re: Formula One

Postby Spitfire » Thu Mar 05, 2009 11:26 am

Xplumberlives wrote:Looking forward to it on the BBC again, just as long as Murray the Mistake isn't involved! =))

Bring back Murray I say ......Go.... Go..... GO :D

And where's poor Louise Goodman gone /:)
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Re: Formula One

Postby Wedgy » Thu Mar 05, 2009 11:48 am

Spitfire wrote:And where's poor Louise Goodman gone /:)

Probably gone shopping to by her 1,000,001st bangle =)) :))
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Re: Formula One

Postby IanM » Thu Mar 05, 2009 12:00 pm

Spitfire wrote:And where's poor Louise Goodman gone /:)


Things have changed there for the better in my opinion...

Gone from this...

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Gentlemen, meet Lee McKenzie =p~


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Re: Formula One

Postby Spitfire » Thu Mar 05, 2009 12:37 pm

IanM wrote:
Spitfire wrote:And where's poor Louise Goodman gone /:)


Things have changed there for the better in my opinion...

Gone from this...

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To this...

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:D


Fair point - well made :D :D

I can live with that :x
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Re: Formula One

Postby Xplumberlives » Thu Mar 05, 2009 3:26 pm

Spitfire wrote:
Xplumberlives wrote:Looking forward to it on the BBC again, just as long as Murray the Mistake isn't involved! =))

Bring back Murray I say ......Go.... Go..... GO :D

And where's poor Louise Goodman gone /:)



Well Murray was good for one thing, he was great at summing up the previous race! By that time his mistakes didn't matter! =))

As for Long in the tooth Louise, I don't think she will be too sorely missed, just look who replaces her! :ymapplause:
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Re: Formula One

Postby Gully » Thu Mar 05, 2009 6:24 pm

And on top of all that, the Beeb has confirmed that they will be using "The Chain" as the theme music - not remixed rubbish either: the original!! Yay!

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Re: Formula One

Postby Spitfire » Thu Mar 05, 2009 6:55 pm

Gully wrote:And on top of all that, the Beeb has confirmed that they will be using "The Chain" as the theme music - not remixed rubbish either: the original!! Yay!

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Re: Formula One

Postby Mayfly » Thu Mar 05, 2009 7:01 pm

Spitfire wrote:
IanM wrote:
Spitfire wrote:And where's poor Louise Goodman gone /:)


Things have changed there for the better in my opinion...

Gone from this...

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To this...

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Gentlemen, meet Lee McKenzie =p~


:D




Fair point - well made :D :D

I can live with that :x



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Re: Formula One

Postby Xplumberlives » Thu Mar 05, 2009 7:03 pm

Pam we love all women for their minds! Some just have better minds than others! :ymdevil:
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Re: Formula One

Postby RLN » Thu Mar 05, 2009 7:07 pm

Have to agree with you XPL. I mean, she has an astounding pair of mind. And she can do tricks with that whip that would astound you. =)) =)) =))

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Re: Formula One

Postby Xplumberlives » Thu Mar 05, 2009 7:09 pm

RLN wrote:Have to agree with you XPL. I mean, she has an astounding pair of mind. And she can do tricks with that whip that would astound you. =)) =)) =))

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I always keep a can of rubber polish handy, let me know if she needs a quick shine! :ymdevil:
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Re: Formula One

Postby RLN » Thu Mar 05, 2009 7:10 pm

=)) =)) =)) =)) =)) Have you got talcum powder. She needs it to get in that suit. =)) =))
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Re: Formula One

Postby Xplumberlives » Thu Mar 05, 2009 7:22 pm

RLN wrote:=)) =)) =)) =)) =)) Have you got talcum powder. She needs it to get in that suit. =)) =))




I could help her out! :ymdevil:
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Re: Formula One

Postby RLN » Thu Mar 05, 2009 7:37 pm

I bet you could ;)

By the way, I can hear a thwacking in the air. :((
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Re: Formula One

Postby Xplumberlives » Thu Mar 05, 2009 8:07 pm

RLN wrote:I bet you could ;)

By the way, I can hear a thwacking in the air. :((



Can't wait for that either, might even go and collect one! :ymdevil:
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Re: Formula One

Postby Tom.com » Thu Mar 05, 2009 8:14 pm

after seeing that vid I can't wait!
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Re: Formula One

Postby RLN » Thu Mar 05, 2009 8:28 pm

Xplumberlives wrote:
RLN wrote:I bet you could ;)

By the way, I can hear a thwacking in the air. :((



Can't wait for that either, might even go and collect one! :ymdevil:



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Re: Formula One

Postby Spitfire » Thu Mar 05, 2009 11:36 pm

I've just been dotting around the various F1 teams websites looking at the cars - which look radically different this year - and have found several interesting, and in some cases astounding, facts .......e.g.

BMW site.........
However, manufacturing the high-tech brake discs is very costly and time consuming. They are hardened in the autoclave at over 2,000°C for several weeks so they can withstand the extreme loads in a race when temperatures reach 1,000°C.


2000 degrees for several weeks :-o :-o

McLaren site .......
At the end of each straight, the 605kg cars switch from 0.5g acceleration to 5g deceleration in less than 100 milliseconds, with just a faint whistling sound and red hot glow as the temperature of the carbon-carbon friction materials increases at 600C per second. The drivers left-foot brake, which means they can momentarily overlap acceleration and braking to ensure there’s no gap, stamping on the brake pedal with 85kg (187lb) of pressure, before easing off as the speed and downforce levels decrease to avoid locking a wheel.


Kinetic Energy Release
KERS

The MP4-24’s KERS device has been developed in collaboration with McLaren and Mercedes-Benz HighPerformanceEngines, which has been developing and refining the system for almost two years. The device enables the car to recover energy under braking, store the energy for a lap and release it when the driver presses a button on the steering wheel.

With a fully optimised KERS device’s output capped at 400kJ (discharging 80bhp boost for 6.7s per lap), the development team’s primary focus has already shifted to further improving the unit’s integration within the chassis in order to minimise performance loss elsewhere within the package.

An optimised KERS package can be expected to deliver a 0.3-0.5s gain per lap.
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Re: Formula One

Postby Saracenman » Thu Mar 05, 2009 11:38 pm

I've known a couple of women faster than that! =))






























































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Re: Formula One

Postby RLN » Thu Mar 05, 2009 11:51 pm

But not taller :D
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Re: Formula One

Postby Mackrick » Fri Mar 06, 2009 3:30 pm

Honda and Ross Brawn have confirmed that they have reached agreement to secure the future of the former Honda Racing F1 Team, with ownership passing to team principal Brawn with immediate effect. Subject to FIA approval, the team will become known as the Brawn GP Formula One Team.

Brawn has agreed a partnership with Mercedes-Benz High Performance Engines, Brixworth, UK to supply the team with its 2.4 litre Mercedes-Benz FO108W Formula One engines. This too remains subject to FIA approval.

The team have also confirmed that their race driver line-up for the 2009 season will combine the talents of two of Formula One's most experienced drivers in Jenson Button and Rubens Barrichello. The race-winning drivers continue their partnership at the team for a fourth consecutive year, forming the most experienced driver partnership on the grid with 423 Grand Prix starts between them.
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Re: Formula One

Postby Spitfire » Fri Mar 06, 2009 3:59 pm

Well done Ross Brawn - looking good :ymapplause: :ymapplause:

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