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#1 Foxy

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Posted 23 April 2008 - 11:25

We gonna have a wet race this weekend?

BBC site shows rain forecast for Saturday and Sunday

http://www.bbc.co.uk...html?world=0042

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#2 Mika Mika

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Posted 23 April 2008 - 11:28

Hope so!!! Really want to see a wet race with No TC!!!

#3 roadie

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Posted 23 April 2008 - 11:30

BBC weather is frequently unreliable, as are all Internet forecasting sites. Here's another view:

Weather.com

I'd love to see a wet race too though. Might actually make this race interesting.

#4 DiverF1

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Posted 23 April 2008 - 11:37

Meteosat: No rain.
Meteosat Montmelo Forecast
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#5 Owen

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Posted 23 April 2008 - 11:38

F1-Live says rain.

#6 Perigee

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Posted 23 April 2008 - 11:40

Originally posted by Owen
F1-Live says rain.

That probably guarantees rain then!

#7 Owen

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Posted 23 April 2008 - 11:42

GP Update says rain.

#8 Owen

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Posted 23 April 2008 - 11:43

Autosport says 'partly cloudy'. :stoned:

#9 Perigee

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Posted 23 April 2008 - 11:44

What does Bernie say he wants?....it's his decision what the weather will be, surely!

#10 stevvy1986

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Posted 23 April 2008 - 11:45

the BBC website is unreliable,it doesn't even give a % chance of various weather conditions,so that 1 icon saying drizzle is irrelevant as that could mean a 1% chance or a 100% chance of rain

#11 HoldenRT

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Posted 23 April 2008 - 11:51

Originally posted by Perigee
Don't get too excited...the 1-drop-of-rain icon is "drizzle"....as in "excuse me young BDSM lady, would you mind awfully if I drizzle your breasts in my steaming white love piss".

:confused:

Since all the talk of Max and Spankgate, can we get away saying with anything now?

#12 Owen

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Posted 23 April 2008 - 11:53

Some other forecasts for this weekend:

Chances of James Allen mentioning the BAFTA : high
Chances of Mark Blundell just repeating everything everyone else has already said : high
Chances of Alonso doing a low fuel glory run during qualifying : medium to high

#13 molive

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Posted 23 April 2008 - 11:55

Rain is the only thing that can save an otherwise boring and predictable GP.

If its dry, the only real excitement will be on Saturday.

#14 stevvy1986

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Posted 23 April 2008 - 11:56

Originally posted by Owen
Some other forecasts for this weekend:

Chances of James Allen mentioning the BAFTA : high
Chances of Mark Blundell just repeating everything everyone else has already said : high
Chances of Alonso doing a low fuel glory run during qualifying : medium to high


1st 1: High but undeserved as they dont do the coverage and the post race stuff was non existant and the pre race was all about hamilton and no-one else

2nd 1: High but interspersed with Blundell's own unique grasp (or lack of) of the english language

3rd 1: Doubtful that it'd work

#15 Foxy

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Posted 23 April 2008 - 12:04

Originally posted by DiverF1
Meteosat: No rain.
Meteosat Montmelo Forecast
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aww shame - Spanish site should be more accurate.

Still it's forecasting rain for Tuesday and Wednesday ... we only have to get MM to blow a bit more hot air and speed up those rain clouds :p

#16 F1 Tor.

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Posted 23 April 2008 - 12:09

How about we just look up at the sky the day of the race? :wave:

#17 howardt

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Posted 23 April 2008 - 12:10

Originally posted by Owen
Some other forecasts for this weekend:


High pressure in Barcalona this weekend, with some windy spells coming from the JamesAllen. Clouds of tedium may develop during the afternoon. Previously forecast outbreaks of racism are extremely unlikely. Chances of Max making a frosty appearance are very low.

#18 Gilles4Ever

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Posted 23 April 2008 - 12:10

http://forums.autosp...threadid=100778

#19 Owen

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Posted 23 April 2008 - 12:12

Originally posted by howardt


High pressure in Barcalona this weekend, with some windy spells coming from the JamesAllen. Clouds of tedium may develop during the afternoon. Previously forecast outbreaks of racism are extremely unlikely. Chances of Max making a frosty appearance are very low.



:up: Ok, yours was better. :lol:

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#20 Atreiu

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Posted 23 April 2008 - 12:16

Even if they predict a 100% chance of rain with two or three days in advance, I'll only believe it when I see it.

#21 Hacklerf

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Posted 23 April 2008 - 12:25

Well Spain is the boring track of the year so rain is our only help

#22 Josta

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Posted 23 April 2008 - 12:27

Originally posted by Hacklerf
Well Spain is the boring track of the year so rain is our only help


Magny Cours is still to come.

#23 Perigee

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Posted 23 April 2008 - 12:29

Originally posted by howardt


High pressure in Barcalona this weekend, with some windy spells coming from the JamesAllen. Clouds of tedium may develop during the afternoon. Previously forecast outbreaks of racism are extremely unlikely. Chances of Max making a frosty appearance are very low.

What are the chances of a group of Spanish fans holding a banner that reads "Let's kick facism out of F1"?

Originally posted by Owen
Some other forecasts for this weekend:

Chances of James Allen mentioning the BAFTA : high


So true...and his assertion that, "whatever reason the contract is going to the BBC it's nothing to do with the quality of ITV's coverage", whilst probably strictly correct in Bernie's mind, is absurdly seflf-delusional in the minds of (almost) every person who has to sit through his retarded whittering.

The reason that the Canadian race was 'the one what won it', as Mark Blundell might say, is 100% f*ck all to do with the quality of the commentary, and 100% to do with the fact that a certain British driver won his first race there.



#24 stevvy1986

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Posted 23 April 2008 - 12:30

Originally posted by Josta


Magny Cours is still to come.


and the Hungaroring

#25 Dalton007

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Posted 23 April 2008 - 12:35

Hungary '06 Ah, memories.

#26 Mika Mika

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Posted 23 April 2008 - 12:37

Originally posted by Perigee

What are the chances of a group of Spanish fans holding a banner that reads "Let's kick facism out of F1"?


I'm hoping for plenty of Anti Nazi banners LOL

#27 Perigee

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Posted 23 April 2008 - 12:41

Originally posted by Dalton007
Hungary '06 Ah, memories.

Hungary 07 was also very exciting...well, the Qualifying anyway, the multitude of McLaren denials (we know what they're worth!!) about Hamilton telling Dennis to go and ****ing swivel, the pure joy of watching a team implode on itself as Alonso defecated from high on his teammate's qualifying chances, ultimately contributing to his own WDC downfall.

Happy days...

#28 Fatgadget

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Posted 23 April 2008 - 12:43

Originally posted by Atreiu
Even if they predict a 100% chance of rain with two or three days in advance, I'll only believe it when I see it.


Weather forecasting is scarily accurate nowadays. :eek:

#29 Hacklerf

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Posted 23 April 2008 - 12:44

Originally posted by Josta


Magny Cours is still to come.


2 Words ,

Four Stops!!!!!

lol even Magny Cours is possible to have excitement :lol:

#30 noikeee

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Posted 23 April 2008 - 12:46

Originally posted by Perigee

What are the chances of a group of Spanish fans holding a banner that reads "Let's kick facism out of F1"?


Hahahaha, I want to see that.

#31 tifosi

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Posted 23 April 2008 - 12:48

Originally posted by F1 Tor.
How about we just look up at the sky the day of the race? :wave:


I've known weathermen to still get it wrong.

#32 Perigee

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Posted 23 April 2008 - 12:57

Originally posted by tifosi


I've known weathermen to still get it wrong.

Just ask Michael "Earlier on today, apparently, a woman rang the BBC and said she heard there was a hurricane on the way... well, if you're watching, don't worry, there isn't!" Fish.

That evening, the worst storm to hit South East England since 1703 caused record damages and killed 19 people.

http://en.wikipedia....ki/Michael_Fish

#33 wingwalker

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Posted 23 April 2008 - 13:17

Nigel says no rain

#34 Atreiu

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Posted 23 April 2008 - 13:27

Originally posted by Fatgadget


Weather forecasting is scarily accurate nowadays. :eek:


Yeah, I know. But after having high hopes for rain at Sepang, I'd rather be more sceptical.

#35 wingwalker

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Posted 23 April 2008 - 13:36

Originally posted by Fatgadget


Weather forecasting is scarily accurate nowadays. :eek:



Not in F1. Accuracy of FOM predictions reaches shocking 50%.

#36 lustigson

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Posted 23 April 2008 - 13:39

Boy, I hope it stays dry. I won't be on a covered grandstand... :rolleyes:

#37 tifosi

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Posted 23 April 2008 - 13:41

Originally posted by Fatgadget


Weather forecasting is scarily accurate nowadays. :eek:


Wow, I'd REALLY like to know your definition of accurate.

#38 mel

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Posted 23 April 2008 - 14:14

Originally posted by Gilles4Ever
http://forums.autosp...threadid=100778