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#51 werks prototype

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 16:58

Being able to support two different teams. McLaren and Mercedes.

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#52 SR388

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 17:00

Being able to support two different teams. McLaren and Mercedes.


Can't be done for me. McLaren is #deadtome.

If they get Honda motors, I may warm back up.

#53 Clatter

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 17:01

It still gets predictable, like people are already saying RBR will be the car to beat again. There were people who're bored of the Ferrari-McLaren rivalry even though competition was close, people just want to see different teams in the mix


That's absolute rubbish. Only in 2011 have they had a clearly superior car. In 2010 and 2012 Vettel only took the championship at the last race.

Your too fixated on the the end of season scoreboard and can't see what happened in between.

#54 mechadaniel

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 17:03

Being able to support two different teams. McLaren and Mercedes.


Good luck with that - I'm expecting fist fights in the stands at Silverstone :lol:

#55 olliek88

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 17:05

All of it.

#56 Arion

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 17:18

That's absolute rubbish. Only in 2011 have they had a clearly superior car. In 2010 and 2012 Vettel only took the championship at the last race.

Your too fixated on the the end of season scoreboard and can't see what happened in between.


well, F1 is about winning championships. When I said predictable, I mean people have become used to RBR dominance, they know RBR will sandbag during testing, they will be the pre-season favourite even they're last in the timesheet, and usually it will pan out to be true.



#57 krea

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 17:27

well, F1 is about winning championships. When I said predictable, I mean people have become used to RBR dominance, they know RBR will sandbag during testing, they will be the pre-season favourite even they're last in the timesheet, and usually it will pan out to be true.


Well, 2012 says hello! And even 2010 was completly different.

#58 Arion

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 17:39

Well, 2012 says hello! And even 2010 was completly different.


The championships fight might look close, WCC weren't that close actually, but when you have most fans here expecting RBR will be the car to beat again this season, it shows overall they've been pretty dominant for the last 3 seasons.



#59 bub

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 17:43

Close competition at the front.
Close competition in the midfield.
Seeing how the new driver line ups turn out.



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#60 MinT

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 18:13

Hami V Rosberg
Button v Perez
Bottas v Maldonado
ZZz resta v Sutil
Chilton v Bianci

#61 Markn93

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 18:14

Positive ones:
-Lewis and Fernando fighting for the WDC, rekindling their rivalry and becoming one of the best rivalries/pair of drivers ever. :cool:
-Mclaren realising how good LH was for them, with everyone else doing so too. :smoking:
-One of the new teams catching up to the back of the midfield pack. :D
-Red Bull getting beat fair and square. :clap:
-Mercedes making the jump to 'top team'. :)

Negative ones:
-Webber beating Vettel and undermining the reputation of a triple WDC :eek:
-Mclaren losing to Ferrari in the WCC :cry:
-Williams being at the back of the midfield struggling to score points :(
-Return of the crash kid :blush:

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 18:26

The cancelation of all stupid rules.

#63 Kingshark

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 18:27

1. Ferrari to finally have the best or equal best car.

2. Mercedes to win a race winning car.

3. Alonso for WDC and Scuderia for WCC.

4. Lewis & Nico to win races w/ Mercedes.

5. Lewis challenging Alonso all the way through.

6. Perez to win his first F1 race.

7. Williams being competitive w/ Pastor and Valtteri.

8. Webber to beat Vettel (wishful, I know).

9. Grosjean to beat Raikkonen.

Edited by Kingshark, 06 March 2013 - 18:29.


#64 understeer

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 18:28

Sutil beating Hamilton

I meant in the race ;)

#65 TomNokoe

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 18:33

One thing only.
Lewis Hamilton's qualifying laps.

#66 Clatter

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 19:02

well, F1 is about winning championships. When I said predictable, I mean people have become used to RBR dominance, they know RBR will sandbag during testing, they will be the pre-season favourite even they're last in the timesheet, and usually it will pan out to be true.


And as I pointed out, for 2 of the 3 seasons they have won it was far from given or predictable and went to the last race of the season. You need to look at more than just the final scorecard.


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Posted 06 March 2013 - 19:11

I'm looking forward to not read stuff like this. Nonsensical hate.


Or the supercilious. No hope there, Autosport has a rep for forum members who take themselves, a little seriously, to put it politely.

#68 Arion

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 19:18

And as I pointed out, for 2 of the 3 seasons they have won it was far from given or predictable and went to the last race of the season. You need to look at more than just the final scorecard.


I looked at the WCC instead of just weather the WDC gone down to the wire, McLaren caught up but reliability was shit, and overall that's 3 seasons of producing the best package. There're lot of things that can happen in a race, but if most people feel confident to say pre season that RBR will start the season with the best car, that's a period of dominance to me.


#69 mattferg

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 19:20

1. Ferrari to finally have the best or equal best car.

2. Mercedes to win a race winning car.

3. Alonso for WDC and Scuderia for WCC.

4. Lewis & Nico to win races w/ Mercedes.

5. Lewis challenging Alonso all the way through.

6. Perez to win his first F1 race.

7. Williams being competitive w/ Pastor and Valtteri.

8. Webber to beat Vettel (wishful, I know).

9. Grosjean to beat Raikkonen.


and

10. Kingshark to get an F1 drive

All likely ;)

#70 Clatter

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 19:22

I looked at the WCC instead of just weather the WDC gone down to the wire, McLaren caught up but reliability was shit, and overall that's 3 seasons of producing the best package. There're lot of things that can happen in a race, but if most people feel confident to say pre season that RBR will start the season with the best car, that's a period of dominance to me.


Your still too focussed on the scorecard and missing the great racing that happened in between. Forget the championship for a while and just enjoy each race as the individual event it is.

#71 Kerch

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 19:25

Well, 2012 says hello! And even 2010 was completly different.


2012 was arguably the most disappointing of all, because it showed that even if RB start at a disadvantage, they still find a way to win both titles. The cream rises to the top, as they say. Admittedly McLaren did everything possible to throw the title away, so it should have been different.

#72 Arion

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 19:29

Your still too focussed on the scorecard and missing the great racing that happened in between. Forget the championship for a while and just enjoy each race as the individual event it is.


I didn't say the races are predictable, races are always unpredictable, rain, crashes, safety cars, retirements. I was talking about the pecking order. There's always good racing, even when one team is dominant, you can look at the midfield. But I'm the sort who cares about the championships.





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Posted 06 March 2013 - 19:39

Wish list for 2013 season:
- As a fan of Kimi I really hope he'll be able to score some wins and even fight for the WDC! :smoking:
- No big gaps between teams, and seeing lots of different winners again would be nice
- Perez is faster than Button and he's no more causing crashes
- Massa beats Alonso or drives at least equally
- Bottas succeeds and scores more points than Maldonado
- Raining in Monaco
- Hamilton beats Rosberg and fights for WDC
- Vettel gets more respect from people that have been underestimating him

What I think will happen:
- Lotus won't keep up in the development work to the end of the season
- Button is faster than Perez but at least Perez causes less crashes than in 2012
- Massa will struggle again
- Hamilton and Rosberg drive equally and Hamilton scores slightly more points than Nico

#74 JeanClaude

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 21:51

I think the the only people who were not bored of the Ferrari-Schumarcher hegemony were tifosi, if you're not a RBR/Vettel/Newey fan, it's pretty hard not to feel bored after the last 3 seasons....

Can't see how you can feel bored after the last few seasons if you are a fan of RACING
Only if your enjoyment of the sport merely depends on how your team or driver performs
I feel sorry for those fans :cry:

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#75 charly0418

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 22:07

New Mercedes fans crying that Hamilton's car isnt developing enough though the season

#76 Zoetrope

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 22:17

Hamilton to show his final form


Pokemon anyone?

I just want to see green light at FP1 in Melbourne and listen to all the dull yada-yada from Crofty. It will feel so good :cool:

#77 krea

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 00:32

The championships fight might look close, WCC weren't that close actually, but when you have most fans here expecting RBR will be the car to beat again this season, it shows overall they've been pretty dominant for the last 3 seasons.


And that's nonsense and you have nothing that could back up your claim.

#78 krea

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 00:34

2012 was arguably the most disappointing of all, because it showed that even if RB start at a disadvantage, they still find a way to win both titles. The cream rises to the top, as they say. Admittedly McLaren did everything possible to throw the title away, so it should have been different.


McLaren showed in an impressive way how you can lose both titles even with the fastest car.

#79 F1AC

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 00:56

Alonso not winning a race and getting beat by Massa.
Alonso not saying he's in the title fight with a car that's 2 seconds slower every weekend.

Edited by F1AC, 07 March 2013 - 00:58.


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#80 BlackCat

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 01:14

Mark and Kimi fighting for WDC.
No podium finishes for Vettel, Ferraris and Mercs.

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 01:27

Pokemon anyone?


:lol:

Loved that show! :)

#82 GS1

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 09:18

Alonso losing to Massa
Vettel 4 time champ
Mercedes fighting for WDC/WCC
Rosberg beating Hamilton

#83 eronrules

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 09:39

2012 was arguably the most disappointing of all, because it showed that even if RB start at a disadvantage, they still find a way to win both titles. The cream rises to the top, as they say. Admittedly McLaren did everything possible to throw the title away, so it should have been different.


of last 5 Formula 1 seasons, 2008, 2010 and 2012 were the best, but i'd rate 2012 above all of them. yes predictable wdc, but the battle was hard.

#84 David1976

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 10:12

Hamilton or Alonso being WDC again - both overdue.

Vettel racing in competitive but not superior machinery.

Bottas - how good is he really?

5 way title fight taken to the wire won by the best driver without reliability deciding their fate.

Seeing how/if DiResta copes with Suttil

A return to form for Ferrari and Mercedes.

The first sound clip of the new V6 Turbo engines.




#85 noikeee

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 10:14

I'm personally bored of Vettel and RBR winning too, I don't care what anyone says, I know the racing is good but if they win a few races at the start of the season my excitement levels surely won't be very high and I'll turn off the TV pretty quickly.

For what I'm looking forward to:

1. Lotus looked competitive in testing, even if the final week in Barcelona wasn't as positive, previous tests shown some glimpses of maybe being on par with the Red Bull, I'd love that to happen as I like the team and support both Raikkonen and Grosjean, and am eager to find out if that's true.

2. Am always eager to find out how good a driver really is at the sharp end of the field when given his first chance, this season Sergio Pérez is the guy that will be under judgement, I suspect he is a shade below top level but hopefully he'll prove me wrong and become a new top driver.

3. I also like to see strong rookies and this season we have 2 fairly promising ones in Bottas and Bianchi, for some strange reason I'm mostly eager to see Bianchi instead of Bottas, it's probably because I didn't expect him to still make it to the grid so late. Gutiérrez, vd Garde and Chilton are also new of course but I'm not as convinced, maybe Gutiérrez could be good the others I don't think earned their place at all, and all 3 stole the jobs of some pretty good seasoned drivers that didn't deserve to be kicked out.

4. I'm not a fan at all of Mercedes, Hamilton or Rosberg, but nevertheless this is still an interesting matchup, after 7 years in F1 we finally get to see exactly how good Rosberg is, and Hamilton out of his comfort zone will be interesting to watch too.

And that's all really. The pecking order seems to have stayed very similar to last year, there's no major moves at all other than Pérez/Hamilton, there's no new tracks, no new teams or any signs of new teams, there's a reigning 3 time champion staying at his all-conquering team, it's all a bit dull quite frankly, I've been a lot more hyped for previous seasons.

2014 promises to be a lot more interesting with a possible shake-up in the grid, as driver contracts run out (will there be openings at Red Bull and Ferrari?), new engines (new manufacturers? Honda?), a new formula, 2 new tracks in Sochi and New Jersey, and hopefully a certain Portuguese driver hired by Toro Rosso, which would be the best chance any of my countrymen were ever given in the history of F1.

#86 steferrari

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 10:16

Alonso WDC and, if possible, Ferrari too. :)

#87 HuddersfieldTerrier1986

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 10:20

Vettel not dominating

Vettel not winning the title.

Alonso winning the title (for me just because he got so much out of a car that started the season so far off the pace, he should've won it last year)

Seeing if Bottas lives upto the hype Williams seem to have given him

Numerous different winners

Seeing how well Rosberg fares against Hamilton, given it's 'his' team as it were (only in the sense that he's been there longer)

A really close title battle with it going to the final race, with 2-4 drivers in with a mathematical shout going into the final race.

#88 August

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 13:12

I hope tons of mechanical retirements and tires affecting the results as little as possible.

Unfortunately both are very unlikely.

Edited by August, 07 March 2013 - 13:12.


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Posted 07 March 2013 - 15:01

- wdc fight between kimi and alonso
- rosberg beating Lewis
- massa back on track
- rosberg beating Lewis
- hulkenberg winning a race or two
- rosberg beating Lewis
- a unreliable rbr so vettel can do great stuff but not win the title
- rosberg beating Lewis


Edited by Beamer, 07 March 2013 - 15:04.


#90 Kingshark

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 17:26

10. Kingshark to get an F1 drive
All likely ;)

You do realize that I'm currently powning everyone in Formula BMW, right? I'll be driving for Ferrari and winning championships before you know it! :wave:

#91 Wander

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 17:28

I'm looking forward to seeing which teams will live up to the expectations and which ones will fail miserably.

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 18:31

The perfect season for me (apart from a return of Schumi) would be:-

1: Three way battle for the WDC between Webber, Button and Alonso
2: Zero points for Mercedes all season
3: Several jaw dropping incidents (with no one hurt)
4: Pirello Tyres dropped after 2 races, return of Goodyear Eagles.

(Ok, the last one was a bit of a laugh, you can ignore that)

Sadly I don't really think I'll get any of them :D


#93 mattferg

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 21:40

You do realize that I'm currently powning everyone in Formula BMW, right? I'll be driving for Ferrari and winning championships before you know it! :wave:


If you don't have a Wikipedia page you don't count ;)

#94 Clatter

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 21:48

If you don't have a Wikipedia page you don't count ;)


http://en.wikipedia....wiki/King_Shark

He's BSing. No mention whatsoever of racing success. ;)

#95 mattferg

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 21:52

http://en.wikipedia....wiki/King_Shark

He's BSing. No mention whatsoever of racing success.;)


"The Americas championship was disbanded at the conclusion of the 2009 season which saw only 13 drivers participate in a race." - Wikipedia for Formula BMW

There's not even a championship in Canada anymore xD

#96 Snic

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 23:05

- Monaco Qualifying Onboard
- USA, Vettel vs. Hamilton pt. II
- EJ, DC, Brundle & Ted. I genuinely miss them!

#97 NotSoSilentBob

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 01:56

2. Mercedes to win a race winning car.


Is there a raffle happening?

#98 ChiltonsCats

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 04:02

watching the first race of the new season live on her laptop with my friend! :)

#99 SpartanChas

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 06:20

Martin Brundle's grid walks.

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#100 MarileneRiddle

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 08:55

I'm really looking forward to the Australian GP! :wave:

But here's a list to add on:
1. Sebastian's 4th title (I would hope for it to disprove the detractors but... haters gonna hate :lol: )
2. Competitive Lotus GP (which includes multiple Grosjean podiums)
3. Very competitive Felipe Massa
4. Consistent Maldonado
5. Fast Ferrari so a certain driver will stop his whining (not saying anything about tyre wear or reliability though :p )
6. Both Nicos to do very well
7. Sebastian, Kimi and Jenson top 3 in the WDC