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The Formula One Thread - 22/1/2006 8:25:39 AM   
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This is the place to be if you're a F1 fan, the place to discuss anything and everything to do with the great sport that is F1. I'll be posting rumours, news, results etc throughout the upcoming season for all us F1 fans to discuss.
Let the discussions begin..........



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RE: The Formula One 2006 Thread - 22/1/2006 8:29:10 AM   
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Heres a first glimps at BMW's first ever F1 car, which was unveiled last Tuesday........I like their style!





Theres not as much advertising/sponsorship as you'd expect from a F1 car, and I have to say it looks good for it.

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RE: The Formula One 2006 Thread - 22/1/2006 11:56:01 AM   
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Looks just like the Williams  BMW from last season. Wonder what this season's Williams will look like? 

I'll be rooting for Honda and Jenson Button again this year. He had a bit of a torid time last season, what with the poor performance and the ban and such but he seemed to be getting it very right at the end of the season. I'll also be rooting for Kimi in the Maclaren-Mercedes again. He was stunning last year and would have easily won it if the reliability didn't let him down.

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RE: The Formula One 2006 Thread - 22/1/2006 2:22:51 PM   
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Looks just like the Williams  BMW from last season. Wonder what this season's Williams will look like? 

I'll be rooting for Honda and Jenson Button again this year. He had a bit of a torid time last season, what with the poor performance and the ban and such but he seemed to be getting it very right at the end of the season. I'll also be rooting for Kimi in the Maclaren-Mercedes again. He was stunning last year and would have easily won it if the reliability didn't let him down.



I did initially think that but on closer inspection it is quite different. There's a lot more white than last years Williams car.

I'm rooting for Button also, have been since he joined F1. Think this could be a really great year for him, He'll win a few this season hopefully.

Heres a few more 2006 cars:

Toyota


McLaren


Williams


MF1





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RE: The Formula One 2006 Thread - 22/1/2006 2:31:39 PM   
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McLaren




Please tell me you're joking?

Last season's Mclaren was one of the most beautiful and striking F1 cars ever, but that orange monstrosity is easily one of the worst!

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RE: The Formula One 2006 Thread - 22/1/2006 3:06:36 PM   
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I'm not sure to be honest, I found this pic along with a couple others. This is apparently the car they have been testing, but I'm not sure if it's the finished article, i.e the paintjob.

I don't see why they'd paint it orange in the first place though, surely its just as cost effective to use your real team colours, so maybe this is the finished article?

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RE: The Formula One 2006 Thread - 22/1/2006 3:19:19 PM   
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I think it's because McLaren's new sponser is Jonnie Walker so obviously they'll change the livery from the usual "West" black and silver.

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RE: The Formula One 2006 Thread - 23/1/2006 6:16:35 AM   
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Maybe, I'm not sure, suppose we'll have to wait and see.

Car Launch Dates:
24th - Ferrari Car Launch
25th - Honda Car Launch
27th - Williams Car Launch
31st - Renault Car Launch

Not quite sure when McLaren will be revealing theirs.

Heres some testing times from Jerez:
01 J. Button Honda 1:18.795 92 laps
02 R. Barrichello Honda 1:19.288 61 laps
03 R. Schumacher Toyota 1:19.373 60 laps
04 A. Wurz Williams 1:20.187 77 laps
05 N. Rosberg Williams 1:20.323 49 laps
06 J. Trulli Toyota 1:20.333 75 laps

1 N. Rosberg Williams 1:18.321 52 laps
2 R. Barrichello Honda 1:18.547 102 laps
3 J. Button Honda 1:18.549 120 laps
4 A. Wurz Williams 1:18.833 28 laps

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RE: The Formula One 2006 Thread - 23/1/2006 11:11:21 AM   
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I think it's because McLaren's new sponser is Jonnie Walker so obviously they'll change the livery from the usual "West" black and silver.


True,but i cant honestly seeing it being this colour id be surpised,I'm trying to imagineNorbet Haug walking round in that orange..He'll look like the Tango Man.Mclaren always pride themselves on their presentation so i can't see it.

If 2006 is as enjoyable as 2005 then bring it on..hopefully the sport is on the up,but just why are ticket prices so damned expensive.

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RE: The Formula One 2006 Thread - 23/1/2006 7:54:08 PM   
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Please tell me you're joking?


I'm afraid not! it's confirmed, Orange Livery for McLaren this term!







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RE: The Formula One 2006 Thread - 23/1/2006 8:54:01 PM   
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RE: The Formula One 2006 Thread - 23/1/2006 9:04:42 PM   
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That's quite some redevelopment to the bodywork. It's got a nose like Jodie Marsh.

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RE: The Formula One 2006 Thread - 23/1/2006 9:20:48 PM   
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As far as I am aware McLaren-Mercedes have a major sponsorship deal with Vodafone, which is in affect as of January 2006 so maybe this orange colour scheme will only be for this season only until Vodafone plaster their logo in every nook and cranny.

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RE: The Formula One 2006 Thread - 23/1/2006 9:24:14 PM   
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All the cars look weird with their new Liveries

And who the fuck are MF1?


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RE: The Formula One 2006 Thread - 24/1/2006 5:13:29 PM   
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As far as I am aware McLaren-Mercedes have a major sponsorship deal with Vodafone, which is in affect as of January 2006 so maybe this orange colour scheme will only be for this season only until Vodafone plaster their logo in every nook and cranny


McLarens sponsorship deal with Vodafone doesn't start till 2007.
McLaren will be running its cars in orange livery until February and will then unveil a livery that will take the team through 2006 and into the Vodafone deal, which will kick off in 2007. In effect this means that McLaren will not have a title sponsor in 2006.

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And who the fuck are MF1?  


Basically they're the same 'Jordan' Team as last year, the Russian guy who bought them from Eddie has just rebranded them. They're keeping the Toyota engine.

New Ferarri:
 





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RE: New Team - Late Joiner - 26/1/2006 5:37:50 PM   
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Some Big News......

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Super Aguri F1 has won its battle to compete in the 2006 Formula 1 world championship after the FIA confirmed its late entry on Thursday afternoon.
The team has faced an anxious wait since before Christmas after it was denied an initial entry because it did not provide the necessary paperwork.
The FIA then granted permission to Japanese former F1 racer Aguri Suzuki to seek a late entry, which gave him time to come up with the necessary $US48m bond to secure a place on the grid.
Suzuki also required unanimous support from the 10 rival teams in order for the FIA to able to consider a late entry possible.
An FIA statement confirmed that Super Aguri had been given the green light to become F1's 11th team: "Following receipt of the necessary financial guarantee and with the unanimous support of the competing teams, the FIA has accepted the late entry of the Super Aguri F1 Team to the 2006 FIA Formula One World Championship."
This marks the first time since 2002 that there have more than 20 cars in the field.




Super Aguri F1
Takuma Sato (TBC)
Sakon Yamamoto (possible)
Yuji Ide (possible)
Anthony Davidson (possible)
Kosuke Matsuura (possible)


Wednesday times from Barcelona:
1. Felipe Massa, Ferrari (Bridgestone), 1:15.679
2. Fernando Alonso, Renault (Michelin), 1:16.200
3. Jenson Button, Honda (Michelin), 1:16.543
4. Rubens Barrichello, Honda (Michelin), 1:16.704
5. Giancarlo Fisichella, Renault (Michelin), 1:16.728
6. Nick Heidfeld, BMW Sauber (Michelin), 1:17.036
7. Jarno Trulli, Toyota (Bridgestone), 1:17.060
8. Olivier Panis, Toyota (Bridgestone), 1:17.420
9. Juan Pablo Montoya, McLaren (Michelin), 1:17.482
10. David Coulthard, Red Bull (Michelin), 1:17.582
11. Scott Speed, Toro Rosso (Michelin), 1:18.092
12. Gary Paffett, McLaren (Michelin), 1:18.246
13. Robert Kubica, BMW Sauber (Michelin), 1:20.042

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RE: New Team - Late Joiner - 26/1/2006 6:23:16 PM   
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Good news that there'll be more cars. Any news on what engine and tyres they'll be using?

Super Aguri. Such a Japanese name!

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RE: The Formula One 2006 Thread - 27/1/2006 1:45:35 AM   
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As far as I am aware McLaren-Mercedes have a major sponsorship deal with Vodafone, which is in affect as of January 2006 so maybe this orange colour scheme will only be for this season only until Vodafone plaster their logo in every nook and cranny


McLarens sponsorship deal with Vodafone doesn't start till 2007.
McLaren will be running its cars in orange livery until February and will then unveil a livery that will take the team through 2006 and into the Vodafone deal, which will kick off in 2007. In effect this means that McLaren will not have a title sponsor in 2006.



Yeah typo, sorry.

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RE: New Team - Late Joiner - 27/1/2006 7:43:15 AM   
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Good news that there'll be more cars. Any news on what engine and tyres they'll be using?

Super Aguri. Such a Japanese name!



Well I found this floating around on the web......

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Formula 1's newest team principal Aguri Suzuki has expressed his delight at his team's inclusion in the 2006 Formula 1 world championship.
The former Japanese F1 racer has had an anxious wait while the FIA decided over the fate of his team, which is set to use modified 2002 Arrows chassis and V8 Honda engines in the early races.
"I am very happy that the FIA has accepted Super Aguri F1 team's application to race in 2006," said Suzuki.
Suzuki had to win unanimous approval from the 10 rival teams and come up with $US48m bond in order for the FIA to accept his squad's late entry after his team's initial request was denied in November.
"I am thankful for the support we received from all of the other F1 teams and we look forward to seeing them soon," he added.
“Our team members are doing their best to make sure that we are on the grid in Bahrain - and I am confident that we will make it."
Suzuki's driver line-up remains unannounced although it seems almost certain that Takuma Sato will take one of the seats.
Japanese Formula Nippon drivers Sakon Yamamoto and Yuji Ide have both been mentioned with the second drive, although Indian star Narain Karthikeyan has also been linked to a ride with the team.
"I will be making an official team announcement soon regarding our driver line up for 2006," said Suzuki.  


Sooooo........they're getting their foot on the ladder but I think it'll be a few years before they make a big impact.

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RE: New Team - Late Joiner - 28/1/2006 8:16:05 AM   
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The New Williams
 

 






NOW, Spot the major difference from last years car in this next picture.........



I think I'm going to have to say I think this is the best livery I've seen for quite sometime, it's stunning. Sticking with the traditional Williams livery but there's just something about it!


 


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RE: New Team - Late Joiner - 28/1/2006 8:13:44 PM   
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Oooh they've switched back to Bridgestone! 

Is that really a wise move considering Michellin's dominance last year - well, except at the Brickyard.

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RE: New Team - Late Joiner - 28/1/2006 10:20:56 PM   
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The New Williams
 

 






NOW, Spot the major difference from last years car in this next picture.........



I think I'm going to have to say I think this is the best livery I've seen for quite sometime, it's stunning. Sticking with the traditional Williams livery but there's just something about it!


 





That truly is a beautiful car what a great blue.however Williams MUST have a massive season,it'd be a shame if this paint job was seen mostly retitring back into their garages

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RE: New Team - Late Joiner - 2/2/2006 9:02:48 PM   
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it'd be a shame if this paint job was seen mostly retitring back into their garages


I hope this isn't the case! It is a great looking car, hope it performs as well as it looks.

Thursday's times from Valencia

1. ALONSO        Renault    1m10.904s
2. BUTTON        Honda      1m10.907s
3. MASSA         Ferrari    1m11.284s
4. DAVIDSON      Honda      1m11.573s
5. M.SCHUMACHER  Ferrari    1m11.649s
6. KLIEN         Red Bull   1m11.796s
7. KOVALAINEN    Renault    1m12.011s
8. VILLENEUVE    BMW        1m12.179s
9. R.SCHUMACHER  Toyota     1m12.182s
10. WURZ         Williams   1m12.246s
11. ROSBERG      Williams   1m12.313s
12. ROSSI        Ferrari    1m12.315s
13. DE LA ROSA   McLaren    1m12.360s
14. MONTOYA      McLaren    1m12.488s
15. TRULLI       Toyota     1m12.525s
16. KUBICA       BMW        1m12.811s

Looks like Button is consistantly up there, if testing times are anything to go on it looks like Honda could have a good season. No wonder he fought to stay there instead of going to Williams. Oh and a certain Mr Rossi was testing today also.

Renaults New Car:
 








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RE: New Team - Late Joiner - 4/2/2006 10:05:29 PM   
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The orange Mclaren is a testing colour only, I think its the traditional colours from when Bruce Maclaren ran the team.
Looks fast though, and those side pods are insane.

Williams looks good to, they have also developed a continuous gearbox.  No need to stop ignition during gear changes.

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RE: New Team - Late Joiner - 7/2/2006 7:19:18 AM   
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Pictures from the MF1 launch on Friday:
 






Friday's testing times from Valencia

1. ALONSO        Renault    1m10.552s
2. KOVALAINEN    Renault    1m10.952s
3. ROSBERG       Williams   1m11.404s
4. DE LA ROSA    McLaren    1m11.667s
5. HEIDFELD      BMW        1m11.797s
6. R.SCHUMACHER  Toyota     1m11.851s
7. ZONTA         Toyota     1m11.934s
8. KUBICA        BMW        1m12.219s
9. MONTOYA       McLaren    1m12.802s
10. OLIVEIRA     Williams   1m13.920s

Only 5 days to go before the start of the season!

Anyone with any early season predictions?



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RE: New Team - Late Joiner - 7/2/2006 12:57:13 PM   
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Only 5 days to go before the start of the season!


You mean a month and five days?

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Any early season predictions?


I reckon a bloke in a Mclaren, Renault, Ferarri or Honda will win it. Other than that I can't be more specific.

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No SPA this year!!!!! - 8/2/2006 10:05:31 PM   
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The Belgian GP at Spa has been pulled from the 2006 calendar!

No Spa-Francorchamps this year and that means no Eau Rouge:





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RE: No SPA this year!!!!! - 9/2/2006 1:30:17 PM   
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You mean a month and five days?


Of course!
 
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No Spa-Francorchamps this year and that means no Eau Rouge:


That is sad news!
 
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Former Formula 1 driver Gerhard Berger has bought 50% of Scuderia Toro Rosso, the team created out of the Minardi sale to Red Bull owner Dietrich Mateshitz.
The 46-year-old Austrian, who quit F1 as BMW's motorsport director in 2003, has long been linked to a return to the sport as a team principal.
As part of the new deal, Berger will have a hands-on role in the running of STR and will "be available in an advisory capacity" in regards to Red Bull's entire F1 involvement.
"I am aware that my Formula 1 know-how is very much valued by Red Bull in general and by the Italian Toro Rosso team in particular," he said.
Under the terms of the agreement, 50% of Berger's haulage and shipping company will fall under Mateschitz's control.
Berger recently expressed interest in running his own team after 2008, when Max Mosley's new low-cost Formula 1 comes into effect, but the former Ferrari and McLaren star has also been connected to Red Bull since the 1980s.
In fact Berger was the first sportsman to be sponsored by the drinks company, which now runs multi-million dollar promotional programmes in a variety of sports worldwide.
"I’m looking forward to not only continuing to have a great time with Dietrich Mateschitz," added Berger, "but also to being able to implement serious and visionary business developments together in the future.”
The news of Berger's involvement is the latest in a growing list of major F1 coups for Mateschitz.
The Austrian billionaire snatched Adrian Newey from McLaren's grasp at the end of last year after agreeing a supply of latest-spec Ferrari V8 engines for 2006.
He also bought Minardi at a cut-down price last September to become F1's only owner of two teams prior to the deal with Berger.
“I have known and admired Gerhard for twenty years," said Mateschitz.
"I am particularly pleased that we will now be able to take advantage of the synergies that undoubtedly exist between us also for joint business activities.”




Ooooooooooo...........

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RE: No SPA this year!!!!! - 10/2/2006 9:14:21 PM   
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Friday Jerez Times:
 
Times
01 G. Fisichella Renault 1:17.763 76 laps
02 H. Kovalainen Renault 1:17.870 59 laps
03 K. Räikkönen McLaren 1:18.027 28 laps
04 N. Heidfeld BMW 1:18.445 80 laps
05 P. de la Rosa McLaren 1:19.488 49 laps
06 G. Paffett McLaren 1:19.912 91 laps
07 R. Kubica BMW 1:19.994 82 laps
08 T. Monteiro Midland F1 1:20.112 78 laps
09 A. Wurz Williams 1:20.314 79 laps
10 S. Speed Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:20.500 79 laps
11 C. Albers Midland F1 1:21.497 63 laps
12 M. Webber Williams 1:23.494 15 laps

Good news for next year though.......

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Belgian Grand Prix organisers have agreed a deal with Bernie Ecclestone to bring Formula One back to Spa-Francorchamps in 2007, just days after this year's race was cancelled.






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RE: No SPA this year!!!!! - 10/2/2006 9:22:37 PM   
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It's going to be interesting to see what happens at Mclaren this season, considering Alonso will be joining next year, who do you think they're most likely to keep alongside him? smart answer would Kimi, but can they put equal effort into both?

Big season for Montoya, he really needs to start showing his potential on a regular basis.

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