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Terra

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I'm a fan and I'm just wondering if there were any other fans on the forum. It's hard to find some decent discussion online for it

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I'm a fan dude, didn't think there would be sufficient audience on here so refrained from birthing a thread. Nice one for doing so, instead of just thinking about it like I. ;)

Monza was a fantastic race, although we all knew Brawn would pwn it what with the fuel load, it was great to see them pull it off again. It's an amazing story Brawn's introduction, one that has unbalanced F1, but in a good way. I really hope Button hangs on and gets a victory or two before it's out. I want him to win it sooo much!

And Lewis, nooooo! Just as he is regaining his pride, a bit of rear-wheel oversteer and a bit too much courage, send him into the wall on the final lap, I was gutted.

I'm torn as far as Red-Bull go though, I spent half my life living in Milton Keynes and even used to work opposite the factory, it's got the car in the front window and everything. But yeah, how can I cheer both them and Button on, well, I can't. I feel bad.

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I think we were all shocked by how successful Brawn have been this year at first. I couldn't be happier for them, they've done really great this year and they deserve it but I will say that I'd been rooting for the Red Bulls. I just I have to admit that I unfortunately missed the Monza race this year apart from the last 10 laps (Sudden change of plans that I couldn't do anything about). I saw Lewis' crash and I couldn't believe that. So close to the finish and he threw it away.

I've been really happy lately for how well the Force India's have been doing. It wasn't long ago that I thought of them to be the equivalents of Minardi (Seems that's gone back to the team that bought them, Toro Rosso) but they've done incredibly well lately. I was really hoping Fisichella would have won at Spa, he was amazing there and I remember seeing that Raikonnen was really pushing to stay ahead. I was glad to see he got the Ferrari drive, it is every Italian F1 drivers dream.

Now that it's basically down to both Brawn's, I'm looking ahead more and more to next year (although I'm interested to see the race at Abu Dhabi). Should be a bit more interesting with the 3 (Possibly 4) new Teams entering Formula 1 and the return of the Canadian Grand Prix (And the new Korean Grand Prix).

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Renault have been given a suspended ban for 2 years because of Crash-gate and Briatore is banned from the sport permanently, even with Driver management. I can't see anything yet about what'll happen to them for the rest of the year but Piquet has been granted immunity, Alonso has been cleared of involvement and Symmonds is banned for 5 years from all FIA-run events.

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The actual sport of racing or Formula 1 video games. I love F1 racing games and am really dissapointed that not many are on the Virtual Console

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I know Lotus are back in F1 from next season & their is talk of the big teams having 3 cars on the grid. What Renault have done is very bad and there is a good chance that Massa would have won the title that season had this have not happened soit also puts a slur on Hamiltons title win, it does make you wonder has this happened on other occasions though.

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Terra

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From what I've seen, the 3 cars idea won't happen (For next year at least). Apparently, it's too late to change the rules so that can happen.

I heard Lotus are back as well but it's only really Lotus in name only. The team was formed as a partnership between the Malaysian government and some Malaysian companies and they then obtained the rights to the Lotus name later. While I think their initial factory is based in Britain, they'll be using the Sepang circuit in Malaysia as an R&D, Manufacturing and Technical centre. I remember originally that one of the former Technical directors for Renault and Toyota (and possibly Force India) tried to enter an application under the Lotus name (part of an entry bid with a Formula 3 team, Litespeed) but that failed and now he's working for this new Lotus team.

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Machu

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Woah, Barrichello spooned it into the wall, and Button didn't even make the final session, oh ****!

Well done Hamilton, can't wait for the race tomorrow. Untitled

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PiribroH

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Oh man, Räikkönen was only 13th and Kovalainen 10th. And do you guys think that this years F1 season has been kinda weird. First Brawn wins and then Red Bull and then McLaren. Before this year it was all about McLaren or Ferrari or Renault.

What if Barrichello did Piquet Jr.'s and hit the wall on purpose so that Hamilton would get the first place?! Probably not.

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Machu

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I doubt it, Barrichello wants this championship baaaad. And anyway, we can't start thinking like that. I just hope Button can cruise through the pack from the start tomorrow, I'd cheer Hamilton on but it's too late now, surely!

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Button is going to win this years championship, that's for almost sure. But what isn't sure is that which team is going to win this years championship: Brawn or Red Bull. Probably Brawn even if tomorrows race wouldn't go that well.

From my point of view it's a shame that Räikkönen and Kovalainen might get fired. I just hope that they got a new team to go to ( I'm Finn so that's why I hope so).

One thing I remember is when Michael Schumacer and Mika Häkkinen raced. Those were epic races...oh good times.

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Whilst I stayed loyal to the sport, the Schumacer era killed it for many people, so I was very glad when it was over. Watching Hakkinen was always fun, I have a soft spot for the silver car of McLaren you see. Speaking of which we are approaching lights out, I absolutely love this night-race and I hope we see more of them. I shall be urging Lewis on but really hope Button gets off to a flyer and can at least beat his stinky team mate, he hasn't won it yet and it could fall away quickly if he scores no points. Come on Button!!!

Back to today, I just wish BBC would pump it out in HD, such a waste as it looks a bit poo on the 40" which is a real shame, so I shall be watching it upstairs instead. Sort it out for next year BBC, F1 is just made for HD!

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I don't often do a jig during an F1 GP, but the moment Vettel got handed a drive-thru penalty, ha, I did a jig. Fascinating race.

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Terra

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I felt sorry for Rosberg when he got given the penalty. That small little mistake cost him a points finish and even a podium. Congrats to Hamilton and particularly Glock though, they did pretty well.

Oh, and yes, the BBC must start doing F1 in HD. A sport like that needs HD.

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@Terra: Agreed, that was a bit harsh, especially as that was his only error. But the rules are there for a reason and he was the only one to slip over the line (though a few others came close). Sutil attempting to complete a 360 on the apex of that corner, can't remember who he took out, but that was ridiculous.

What do you think about this refueling situation? I love the drama of a pit-stop, but wince every time they drive off with the fuel-pipe still attached, dragging one or two of the pit guys with it. Ouch! I'm not surprised they are dropping it for next year, but it will be strange without, and the cars are going to be a lot heavier with all that fuel from the word go.

Suzuka next, what a track, should be good.

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Terra

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He took out Heidfeld and also recieved a fine for the incident, as well as Heidfeld calling him brainless.

With refuelling, I would have preferred that they kept it. I too love the drama of a pit-stop but I think Mechanics need to be more careful. Having seen a lot of videos for old F1 seasons, I'm surprised they didn't get rid of it sooner, particularly after what happened in Hockenheim '94 to Schumacher's Team mate, Jos Verstappen (Benetton made an illegal change to the refuelling rig).

I'm definitely looking forward to Suzuka. Great track

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Gosh I remember that fireball, and I too am surprised they still refuel mid-race. I know the valves on the new refueling hoses are very complex, but it only takes one drop landing on the hot fuselage and we'd see a repeat of that horror. I'd like to think the decision is about safety, but I imagine it is another attempt at slowing the cars down.

And 'brainless' is a good way to describe that 'maneuver', ha.

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/me follows F1 quite alot too. It's been a very good season this year - mostly for the wrong reasons!

I had the fortune of being in Singapore for the first Night Race last year (we didn't have tickets but drove over the flyovers over the track and everything) very cool, great place.

Button should get the title this year - his to throw away now. I'm one of (few) people that think Schuy was fantastic, people who found that he made the sport "boring" clearly don't understand just how good he was/is, it's amazing what he achieved. Much respect for that.

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pHaT-aNt_ wrote:

Button should get the title this year - his to throw away now. I'm one of (few) people that think Schuy was fantastic, people who found that he made the sport "boring" clearly don't understand just how good he was/is, it's amazing what he achieved. Much respect for that.

I was starting to think that I was the only Schumy fan on here. I was really disappointed when he pulled out from the planned comeback to be replaced by Luca Badoer (Of all people) as I've always liked the idea of Schumy racing Hamilton. While I didn't find things particularly boring when he was winning all those championships, I have to agree that 2002 was quite boring.

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