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Since I am already on the fanboy list concerning this sport, here is my contribution to flying the marquee.

An introduction (courtesy Wikipedia)

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'Formula One', abbreviated to F1, and also known as Grand Prix racing, is the highest class of auto racing defined by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA), motor sport's world governing body. The "formula" in the name is a set of rules which all participants and cars must meet. The F1 world championship season consists of a series of races, known as Grands Prix, held usually on purpose-built circuits, and in a few cases on closed city streets. The results of each race are combined to determine two annual World Championships, one for drivers and one for constructors.

It is a massive television event, with millions of people watching each race in 200 countries. The cars race at high speeds, often greater than 320 km/h (200 mph) and are capable of pulling up to 6 g in some corners. The performance of the cars is highly dependent on electronics, aerodynamics, suspension and tyres. The formula has seen many evolutions and changes through the history of the sport.

Europe is Formula One's traditional centre and remains its leading market. However, Grands Prix are held all over the world and, with new races in Bahrain, China, Malaysia, Turkey and the United States since 1999, its scope continues to expand with India being a possible venue in 2009. Of the 17 races in 2007, 9 are outside Europe. As the world's most expensive sport, its economic effect is significant, and its financial and political battles are widely observed. Its high profile and popularity makes it an obvious merchandising environment, which leads to very high investments from sponsors, translating into extremely high budgets for the constructor teams. In recent years several teams have gone bankrupt or been bought out by other companies.

The sport is regulated by the FIA. Formula One's commercial rights are vested in the Formula One Group.
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There are 11 teams contesting races in Formula 1 in 2007. They are:

(Team Name / Manufacturer / Engine Supplier)

Vodafone McLaren Mercedes / McLaren / Mercedes
Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro / Ferrari / Ferrari
BMW Sauber Petronas / BMW / BMW
ING Renault / Renault / Renault
Panasonic Toyota / Toyota / Toyota
Red Bull Racing / Red Bull / Renault
AT&T Williams / Williams / Toyoto
Honda Racing / Honda / Honda
Super Aguri / Super Aguri / Honda
Scuderia Toro Rosso / Toro Rosso / Ferrari
Etihad Aldar Spyker / Spyker / Ferrari

In the current 2007 season With 11 races completed out of the 17 scheduled races, debutante rookie Lewis Hamilton of the McLaren Mercedes team leads the Drivers World Championships with 80 points. In second place is Lewis's McLaren team mate, current reigning double world champion, Fernando Alonso on 73 points. McLaren also lead the Constructor's World Championship with 138 points and Ferrari are second on 119 points.

The next race is the Turkish Grand Prix and is scheduled to be held this Sunday, August 26, 2007. You can catch the qualifying on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. on Star Sports and the race on Sunday at 5:30 p.m. on Star Sports.
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F1 is the next best thing after EPL for me ;) absolutely love it!!!
not a day goes by without me checking the f1 official site..talk about being crazy about the sport :D

I'm a fan of the McLarens btw..
can't wait for the qualifiers and the race this weekend :)

Edited by MightySkate, 22 August 2007 - 12:17 AM.

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F1 is the next best thing after EPL for me ;) absolutely love it!!!
not a day goes by without me checking the f1 official site..talk about being crazy:D


Check out these other sites. They are far more uptodate and informative

www.autosport.com (best auto racing site IMO)
www.crash.net (second best)
www.itv-f1.com
www.planetf1.com
www.grandprix.com
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@MT:
Thanks man...went thru some of the sites ;) awesome!

oh btw which team do you support?

Edited by MightySkate, 22 August 2007 - 01:01 AM.

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come on alonso!!

come on "carbon-fibre" mclaren
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links r really gud.......thanx man!
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I am a HUGE F1 fan. It comes just after football for me. Been watching F1 for years even before I started watching the EPL. I was a massiva Mika Hakkinen fan, and always been a McLaren fan. Went out of it during 2001-2002, but the 2003 season was just amazing. Pulled me back in. I started supporting Juan Pablo Montoya after Hakkinen retired, and now I am big fan of Lewis Hamilton. Nice to see other F1 fans here.

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@MT:
Thanks man...went thru some of the sites ;) awesome!

oh btw which team do you support?


McLaren till I die !! Or till they die (whichever comes first)

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BMW have confirmed that the team will retain their current driver lineup of Nick Heidfeld and Robert Kubica ( a.k.a. Lurch :angry: ) for the 2008 season.

BMW had delayed negotiating Nick Heidfeld's contract which came up for renewal in June and have been having protracted negotiations with his managers. But Nick's stellar performances so far this season including two podium finishes at Canada and Hungary left little doubt that he would be retained for next season. Nick currently lies fifth in the Driver's World Championships behind Lewis Hamilton, Fernando Alonso, Kimi Raikonnen and Felipe Massa.

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fan of ferrari !

Used to like McLaren's in the days of Mika Hakinnan. Then forgot about it. Ferrari for life. One of the best moments of my life was when I watched those cars vroooom in front of me at Indianapolis race tract this june. Lucky me, I watched it, heard from the coming season, its closed for F1 :(

Nice initiative MT :( !

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2007 Turkish Grand Prix:

Friday Free Practice Times

Free Practice 1

01 K. Räikkönen Ferrari 1:27.988 22 laps
02 F. Massa Ferrari 1:28.391 20 laps
03 F. Alonso McLaren 1:29.222 20 laps
04 L. Hamilton McLaren 1:29.261 10 laps
05 H. Kovalainen Renault 1:29.346 19 laps
06 N. Rosberg Williams 1:29.403 23 laps
07 R. Schumacher Toyota 1:29.414 24 laps
08 G. Fisichella Renault 1:29.541 19 laps
09 N. Heidfeld BMW 1:29.641 20 laps
10 J. Trulli Toyota 1:29.685 26 laps
11 R. Kubica BMW 1:29.710 23 laps
12 A. Davidson Super Aguri 1:30.384 17 laps
13 D. Coulthard Red Bull 1:30.398 23 laps
14 J. Button Honda 1:30.483 17 laps
15 R. Barrichello Honda 1:30.580 25 laps
16 V. Liuzzi Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:30.612 21 laps
17 T. Sato Super Aguri 1:30.624 15 laps
18 A. Wurz Williams 1:30.876 12 laps
19 M. Webber Red Bull 1:30.917 22 laps
20 S. Vettel Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:31.383 22 laps
21 A. Sutil Spyker F1 1:31.445 31 laps
22 S. Yamamoto Spyker F1 1:32.270 35 laps



Free Practice 2

01 L. Hamilton McLaren 1:28.469 28 laps
02 K. Räikkönen Ferrari 1:28.762 21 laps
03 R. Schumacher Toyota 1:28.773 23 laps
04 J. Trulli Toyota 1:28.874 28 laps
05 F. Massa Ferrari 1:28.884 25 laps
06 F. Alonso McLaren 1:28.947 24 laps
07 N. Rosberg Williams 1:28.995 27 laps
08 H. Kovalainen Renault 1:29.025 28 laps
09 A. Wurz Williams 1:29.093 27 laps
10 R. Kubica BMW 1:29.368 31 laps
11 D. Coulthard Red Bull 1:29.435 12 laps
12 G. Fisichella Renault 1:29.456 28 laps
13 N. Heidfeld BMW 1:29.792 30 laps
14 J. Button Honda 1:29.945 26 laps
15 R. Barrichello Honda 1:30.055 31 laps
16 T. Sato Super Aguri 1:30.104 27 laps
17 M. Webber Red Bull 1:30.315 25 laps
18 A. Davidson Super Aguri 1:30.530 24 laps
19 V. Liuzzi Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:30.702 24 laps
20 S. Vettel Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:30.801 16 laps
21 A. Sutil Spyker F1 1:31.153 32 laps
22 S. Yamamoto Spyker F1 1:31.175 32 laps


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i think pole is gonna be either alonso or raikkonen!
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Qalifying:
1. Massa
2. Hamilton
3. Raikkonen



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I predict that Kimi will outdrag Lewis Hamilton to the first corner since Lewis and Alonso being 2nd & 4th will be starting on the dirty side of the track, off the racing line. So after the first corner, it will be Massa, Kimi, Lewis and Alonso in that order.

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i say it will be massa, alonso, kimi, hamilton after the first corner



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i say it will be massa, alonso, kimi, hamilton after the first corner
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Highly unlikely that Alonso can jump from 4th to 2nd in the drag.

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Highly unlikely that Alonso can jump from 4th to 2nd in the drag.


im predicting one of his renault-like propulsions



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im predicting one of his renault-like propulsions
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That was more a function of launch control electronics and software. With launch control being banned from this season, that is not an option anymore.

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hottiiees!!

i guess dese cuties can cheer up alonso!! :mellow:
nways................come on alonso!!
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hottiiees!!

i guess dese cuties can cheer up alonso!! :mellow:
nways................come on alonso!!


Alonso is not a Real Madrid fan. He supports Barca.

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Alonso is not a Real Madrid fan. He supports Barca.


wrong!!
ALONSO IS A REAL FAN!!

I REMEMBER HE SAID LAST YR--"I WANT TO BE ALWAYS NO.1 LIKE REAL MADRID!!"
it even published in mumbai mirror!!

plus he came to our holy bernebeau with his jersey...
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wrong!!
ALONSO IS A REAL FAN!!

I REMEMBER HE SAID LAST YR--"I WANT TO BE ALWAYS NO.1 LIKE REAL MADRID!!"
it even published in mumbai mirror!!

plus he came to our holy bernebeau with his jersey...


I know. I was just teasing you. :mellow:

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^^lolz....... :P

i hav a feelin dat raikkonen will go out of da race..n it will be a mclaren 1-2..
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The Turkish Grand Prix starts in 10 minutes.

Belt up gentlemen !!

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That was more a function of launch control electronics and software. With launch control being banned from this season, that is not an option anymore.


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