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Official 2013 Formula-1 thread
« on: January 29, 2013, 06:34:13 AM »
The 2013 has started with the launch of the Lotus E21 yesterday  :Dancing_banana:

Interesting that Lotus is keeping the stepped nose design.

Reigning GP2 champion Davide Valsecchi joins as third driver.

Now can anyone spot who is wearing which TW Steel watch?

Kimi for WDC 2013 !!!  :Dancing_banana:









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Re: Official 2013 Formula-1 thread
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2013, 03:12:40 PM »
OMG the new Ferrari front nose is ugly !




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Re: Official 2013 Formula-1 thread
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2013, 03:01:56 PM »

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Re: Official 2013 Formula-1 thread
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2013, 10:44:30 AM »
LOL Forever alone....


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Re: Official 2013 Formula-1 thread
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2013, 11:14:15 AM »
Just to give an idea on how an F1 driver is seated in the cockpit of his car.

Its amazing how these guys can see out the car  :o


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Re: Official 2013 Formula-1 thread
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2013, 08:32:36 AM »
Slightly simillar to a GoKart sitting position

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Re: Official 2013 Formula-1 thread
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2013, 09:56:45 AM »
Not even close bro....

This is me in a kart



Way more comfy, but sitting bit far back.

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Re: Official 2013 Formula-1 thread
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2013, 08:53:31 AM »
Oops! Nice helmet. Not much back support.

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Re: Official 2013 Formula-1 thread
« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2013, 12:18:58 PM »
Gotta get a tinted visor.
Sun burn !

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Re: Official 2013 Formula-1 thread
« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2013, 10:27:52 AM »
Where to get those helmet and how much will it cost?

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Re: Official 2013 Formula-1 thread
« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2013, 11:58:00 AM »
Go into any motor shop, its just generic brand.

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Re: Official 2013 Formula-1 thread
« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2013, 12:21:23 PM »
My brother who loves biking, when he was younger, has a Arai full fact helmet with the Mike Doohan design. I love that helmet.

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Re: Official 2013 Formula-1 thread
« Reply #12 on: February 15, 2013, 11:08:18 AM »
Blast from the past....even i have no idea who the dude on the right is.....
Oh man JPM was fat then.... :P


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Re: Official 2013 Formula-1 thread
« Reply #13 on: February 20, 2013, 11:27:33 AM »
Williams and Caterham exhaust designs deemed 'illegal'

Williams and Caterham have been told by Formula 1's governing body, the FIA, that it considers the exhaust designs on their cars to be illegal. The two teams have added extra bodywork rear of the exhaust to help enhance the way the gases work for aerodynamic effect, a key F1 technology.

But the FIA has told both teams it believes the designs contravene the rules governing bodywork in that area.

Williams and Caterham both say they are evaluating the situation. A Williams spokeswoman said: "The team spoke with the FIA this morning which is when they gave us their view. "The team are now seeking further clarification on this and a decision as to whether this design will be carried forward will be made before the first race." A Caterham spokesman added: "We are continuing to evaluate a range of options at the pre-season tests as per our normal program."

The controversy surrounds the area of the car rear of the exhaust exits, which is strictly controlled in an attempt to reduce the teams' ability to harness exhaust gases to increase aerodynamic downforce.

Lotus technical director James Allison said two weeks ago that he did not expect Caterham's design to survive until the first race.

The rules dictate that exhaust gases may not be redirected. But all teams are doing so to some extent, placing open-topped channels after the exhaust exits that are designed to control the gases through something called the Coanda Effect, which dictates that gases travelling along a surface will tend to stay attached to it.

The issue with the Caterham and Williams is that they have taken differing approaches to trying to direct the gases more extensively. Caterham have placed a small 'turning vane' (aerodynamically shaped piece of bodywork) in the channel, while Williams have almost totally enclosed the channel at one point, leaving just a tiny slot at the top. Williams technical director Mike Coughlan initially told the media at the launch of the team's new car on Tuesday that he believed Caterham's design was "clearly not allowed" whereas his own team's design was.

Williams have now been forced to reassess the situation following the intervention by the FIA. The governing body's stance means that the teams would risk being disqualified if they ran their cars in that specification at the first race in Melbourne, Australia on 15-17 March. But the teams can continue to run them in testing because it does not count towards the world championship.

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Re: Official 2013 Formula-1 thread
« Reply #14 on: February 20, 2013, 11:32:53 AM »
Caterham


Williams

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Re: Official 2013 Formula-1 thread
« Reply #15 on: March 04, 2013, 02:11:01 PM »
Some cool info before we start the season.

2012 F1 Salaries List

01. Fernando Alonso €30 million ($37.24 million)
02. Lewis Hamilton €16 million ($19.86 million)
= Jenson Button €16 million ($19.86 million)
04. Sebastian Vettel €10 million ($12.41 million)
= Mark Webber €10 million ($12.41 million)
= Felipe Massa €10 million ($12.41 million)
= Nico Rosberg €10 million ($12.41 million)
08. Michael Schumacher €8 million ($9.93 million)
09. Kimi Raikkonen €5 million ($6.21 million)
10. Heikki Kovalainen €4 million ($4.97 million)`
11. Timo Glock €3 million ($3.72 million)
12. Kamui Kobayashi €1 million ($1.24 million)
= Romain Grosjean €1 million ($1.24 million)
14. Nico Hulkenberg €500,000 ($620,650.00)
= Sergio Perez €500,000 ($620,650.00)
= Vitaly Petrov €500,000 ($620,650.00)
= Pedro de la Rosa €500,000 ($620,650.00)
18. Jean-Eric Vergne €400,000 ($496,520.00)
= Daniel Ricciardo €400,000 ($496,520.00)
= Pastor Maldonado €400,000 ($496,520.00)
21. Bruno Senna €250,000 ($310,325.00)
= Narain Karthikeyan €250,000 ($310,325.00)
23. Paul di Resta €200,000 ($248,260.00)
24. Charles Pic €150,000 ($186,195.00)

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Re: Official 2013 Formula-1 thread
« Reply #16 on: March 04, 2013, 08:26:48 PM »
Lots of $$$ for the top ten drivers. And that guy who always crashes into others also got paid so much ah..
« Last Edit: March 04, 2013, 08:29:50 PM by tonykpk »

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Re: Official 2013 Formula-1 thread
« Reply #17 on: March 05, 2013, 01:09:16 PM »
Just to give an idea on how an F1 driver is seated in the cockpit of his car.

Its amazing how these guys can see out the car  :o



It look so uncomfortable. so little elbow room. Imagine how tricky it would be in the pre-90's day when they still use a gear lever.

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Re: Official 2013 Formula-1 thread
« Reply #18 on: March 15, 2013, 02:42:57 PM »
Finally the season starts today !!!
After FP1 today for those who care

Times
1 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull 1:27.211 16 laps
2 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1:27.289 +.078 17 laps
3 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1:27.547 +0.336 16 laps
4 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:27.552 +0.341 18 laps
5 Mark Webber Red Bull 1:27.668 +0.457 18 laps
6 Kimi Raikkonen Lotus 1:27.877 +0.666 17 laps
7 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1:28.013 +0.802 17 laps
8 Adrian Sutil Force India 1:28.426 +1.215 19 laps
9 Jenson Button McLaren 1:28.440 +1.229 19 laps
10 Romain Grosjean Lotus 1:28.520 +1.309 15 laps
11 Sergio Perez McLaren 1:28.597 +1.386 19 laps
12 Nico Hulkenberg Sauber 1:28.786 +1.575 19 laps
13 Paul di Resta Force India 1:28.910 +1.699 18 laps
14 Pastor Maldonado Williams 1:29.443 +2.232 20 laps
15 Valtteri Bottas Williams 1:29.928 +2.717 9 laps
16 Esteban Gutierrez Sauber 1:30.203 +2.992 12 laps
17 Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso 1:30.947 +3.736 8 laps
18 Daniel Ricciardo Toro Rosso 1:30.969 +3.758 10 laps
19 Jules Bianchi Marussia 1:31.263 +4.052 13 laps
20 Giedo van der Garde Caterham 1:32.388 +5.177 8 laps
21 Charles Pic Caterham 1:32.682 +5.471 10 laps
22 Max Chilton Marussia 1:32.794 +5.583 14 laps

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Re: Official 2013 Formula-1 thread
« Reply #19 on: March 15, 2013, 06:46:11 PM »
go Alonso go Alonso  :thumbsup:

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Re: Official 2013 Formula-1 thread
« Reply #20 on: March 15, 2013, 07:32:36 PM »
Kimi for WDC 2013 !!!

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Re: Official 2013 Formula-1 thread
« Reply #21 on: March 16, 2013, 08:32:23 AM »
Hi Peter,

Let's have a simple competition of predicting the 1st (25 points) , 2nd (18 points) & 3rd (15 points) position for every race, starting with this one. Points are given base on the accuracy of your prediction, which must be submitted 1 hour before the race.

For example if I predict (1) - Alonso (2) - Kimi (3) Vettel but the actual race result is (1) Webber (2) Kimi (3) Hamilton, then I get 18 points.

What say you?

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Re: Official 2013 Formula-1 thread
« Reply #22 on: March 16, 2013, 09:27:33 AM »
Hi Peter,

Let's have a simple competition of predicting the 1st (25 points) , 2nd (18 points) & 3rd (15 points) position for every race, starting with this one. Points are given base on the accuracy of your prediction, which must be submitted 1 hour before the race.

For example if I predict (1) - Alonso (2) - Kimi (3) Vettel but the actual race result is (1) Webber (2) Kimi (3) Hamilton, then I get 18 points.

What say you?

Sound good.
I'm in if this little game is on.

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Re: Official 2013 Formula-1 thread
« Reply #23 on: March 16, 2013, 08:11:30 PM »
Great! U & I can start off first and hope the rest catch on. T'row after qualifying, let's try our luck/skill.

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Re: Official 2013 Formula-1 thread
« Reply #24 on: March 17, 2013, 06:53:26 AM »
1. Webber
2. Alonso
3. Hamilton