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Old 11-16-2008, 11:35 PM
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With all the winglets gone, it seems the FIA wants to make F1 into more of a spec series
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Old 11-17-2008, 04:22 AM
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With all the winglets gone, it seems the FIA wants to make F1 into more of a spec series
for all i know... The FIA wants to reduce cost for the teams... That's why there are now so many standards.... This also means closer racing...
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Old 11-17-2008, 05:56 AM
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At the local forums I've already found pictures from Barcelona... Ugly BMW and Loeb in Red Bull. Have to admit, the cars will now look like they've made a huuuge step backwards.
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Old 11-17-2008, 05:59 AM
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Whaha, that BMW is nice !
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Old 11-17-2008, 06:00 AM
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At the local forums I've already found pictures from Barcelona... Ugly BMW and Loeb in Red Bull. Have to admit, the cars will now look like they've made a huuuge step backwards.
I didn't know Formula BMW were allowed in F1
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Old 11-17-2008, 06:04 AM
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Whaha, that BMW is nice !
That's what I'm talking...

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I didn't know Formula BMW were allowed in F1
Formula BMW now looks like a top class compared to THAT.
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Old 11-17-2008, 06:24 AM
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The Beemer would look better without that nose and the box sections on the ends of the front wing
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Old 11-17-2008, 06:26 AM
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don't know what to think about the BMW aero, since they are still using the old tires. probably it's just "let's doing for the lulz, perhaps it could even work"
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Old 11-17-2008, 06:58 PM
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Have to see a full 2009 car to full appreciate what it will look like...but man that looks f-ed up...
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Old 11-17-2008, 07:04 PM
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MAybe they should regulate so that the wings cant be multiple levels(they aren't now, right?) but can retain their width.
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MAybe they should regulate so that the wings cant be multiple levels(they aren't now, right?) but can retain their width.
Thats been brought up countless times, but a Monza wing to 2008 regulations still has the same problems with the rear wake and how it affects the following car, it just does so whilst producing less downforce and drag. The 2009 rear wing together with the 2009 diffuser regulations dont have as many issues, and together with the 2009 front wing should provide less pain through high speed corners than the 2008 package.
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Old 11-18-2008, 09:31 AM
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BERNIE WANTS MEDALS INSTEAD OF POINTS


F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone has suggested that next year's World Championship should be settled by a system of medals rather than points.

The sport's commercial rights controller believes that races will be more exciting if drivers are encouraged to go all out for victory and a gold medal, with the Championship settled according to who has the highest number.

"Everybody is happy with the idea, they are all very supportive," the 78-year-old said, when asked whether the teams supported his suggestion.

"I'm absolutely 100 percent sure it's the right way to go, it'll get them (the drivers) overtaking," he added.

Ecclestone's idea has yet to be presented to the FIA, however, with the next meeting of the governing body's world motor sport council scheduled to take place in Monaco on December 12.

The Formula One Teams Association (FOTA), representing all 10 teams, is also expected to discuss the plan at their next meeting.

If Ecclestone's idea had been adopted during the 2008 season, Felipe Massa would have become world champion rather than Lewis Hamilton.

McLaren Mercedes driver Hamilton took the title by a single point after finishing fifth in a nail-biting final race in Brazil just over a fortnight ago.

However, Ferrari driver Massa won his home race at Interlagos and scored six victories during the season to the Briton's five.

Under Ecclestone's Olympic-style system, the top three drivers in every grand prix would get gold, silver and bronze medals instead of 10, eight and six points.

Those who finished fourth and below would not get points towards the Drivers' Championship but their placings would count for the overall rankings.

Points would still be awarded for the Constructors' Championship.
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Old 11-18-2008, 09:44 AM
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Surely he can't be serious!

Instead of that, why don't they just go back to the tried-and-tested points system of 10, 6, 4, 3, 2, 1 instead of today's 10, 8, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1?
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Old 11-18-2008, 01:37 PM
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Surely he can't be serious!

Instead of that, why don't they just go back to the tried-and-tested points system of 10, 6, 4, 3, 2, 1 instead of today's 10, 8, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1?
Actually it used to be 9, 6, 4, 3, 2, 1 back in my day and that worked better as there was less of a gap between 10 and 6.

Anyway, I believe that we need to get behind Bernie and help him recover from his glue sniffing addiction.
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Old 11-18-2008, 04:06 PM
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Good god, it's terrible
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