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Old 02-28-2009, 11:23 PM   #1
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The 2009 Formula One Thread. Accept No Imitations.

Well people, F1 fell off the face of the earth judging by the poor performance of last year's thread, so let's pick it back up this year. Should be another good year, with new regulations of course, and this KERS or something engine system.

I'll be once again supporting Mark Webber, the minnows and BMW Sauber, hoping against hope that we get plenty of interesting races this year.

New team line ups are:

Toro Rosso
Sebastien Buemi
Sebastien Bourdais

Red Bull
Mark Webber
Sebastien Vettel
David Coulthard (test driver)
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I'll be rooting for Lewis again this year, and again supporting BMW F1 as my scrappy underdog team
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Hey Canadiens...Is montreal on the schedule this year? When?

A lot of talk around here about the potential of an American team joining in 2010. IF it could build interest in the circuit in the U.S. - it would make me happy. Unfortunately, in order to do that, I think they would have to recruit one of the big name NASCAR drivers.
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They could have Danica Patrick on a US-backed F1 team and it wouldn't make more of a dent in the U.S. than Beckham did.
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Mike, what are your feelings about Montreal losing the Grand Prix? I haven't been back yet, so I have no idea what the feeling around the city is. I imagine merchants and restauranteurs aren't too pleased. I know I wasn't too happy.
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Mike, what are your feelings about Montreal losing the Grand Prix? I haven't been back yet, so I have no idea what the feeling around the city is. I imagine merchants and restauranteurs aren't too pleased. I know I wasn't too happy.
Well, I will miss the chance to go see the race. I went two years ago and had a blast. The media were certainly down on it for a while, and the merchants indeed will lose a sizable share of their summer earnings.

There's the flipside of the coin, as well, where Montrealers (myself included) will not be missing the hordes of Euro douchebags decked out in Ferrari gear being abnoxious downtown during that weekend.
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Formula 1, new year, new rules... I can't wait to see how this KERS system works out and I want to know if it's really as dangerous as some stewards claim. They have this fear of being electrocuted if they touch a stranded car...

I wonder if Honda will be able to survive this year with all the problems they had recently.

27 days now...
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2009 Race Calendar

1 27-29 March 2009
Australian Grand Prix, Albert Park, Melbourne

2 3-5 April 2009
Malaysian Grand Prix Sepang International Circuit

3 17-19 April 2009
Chinese Grand Prix Shanghai International Circuit

4 24-26 April 2009
Bahrain Grand Prix Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir

5 8-10 May 2009
Spanish Grand Prix Montmelo, Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona

6 21-24 May 2009
Monaco Grand Prix Monte-Carlo

7 5-7 June 2009
Turkish Grand Prix Istanbul Park

8 19-21 June 2009
British Grand Prix Silverstone

9 10-12 July 2009
German Grand Prix Nürburgring

10 24-26 July 2009
Hungarian Grand Prix Hungaroring

11 21-23 August 2009
European Grand Prix Valencia Street Circuit

12 28-30 August 2009
Belgian Grand Prix Spa-Francorchamps

13 11-13 September 2009
Italian Grand Prix Autodromo Nazionale Monza

14 25-27 September 2009
Singapore Grand Prix Singapore Street Circuit (night race)

15 2-4 October 2009
Japanese Grand Prix Suzuka

16 16-18 October 2009
Brazilian Grand Prix Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace, Interlagos, Sao Paulo

17 30 October - 1 November 2009
Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Yas Island
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Here's hoping, probably forlornly, that my wife will take me to Monza for my birthday. Every year passes by without it coming true.
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Well I read on newsonf1.com that someone is buying the Honda team.

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Mike, what are your feelings about Montreal losing the Grand Prix? I haven't been back yet, so I have no idea what the feeling around the city is. I imagine merchants and restauranteurs aren't too pleased. I know I wasn't too happy.
I'm sad It's always an entertaining race, and there really aren't many of those left, besides Australia, Monaco, US...

Was it over the cigarette advertising??
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Well I read on newsonf1.com that someone is buying the Honda team.



I'm sad It's always an entertaining race, and there really aren't many of those left, besides Australia, Monaco, US...

Was it over the cigarette advertising??
The organizers couldn't pony up the exhorbidant fee for hosting the race that Eccletsone demanded. Seems a bit dumb, especially with GPs folding and not being held this year in traditionally strong markets (France for instance).

That said, the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve has been really lagging behind in terms of modern F1 top-class facilities for several years now. The track surface has been consistantly shit, as well. The facilities really needed a cash injection and the Canadian gov't nor the provincial gov't wanted to put public funds on the line.
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The organizers couldn't pony up the exhorbidant fee for hosting the race that Eccletsone demanded. Seems a bit dumb, especially with GPs folding and not being held this year in traditionally strong markets (France for instance).

That said, the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve has been really lagging behind in terms of modern F1 top-class facilities for several years now. The track surface has been consistantly shit, as well. The facilities really needed a cash injection and the Canadian gov't nor the provincial gov't wanted to put public funds on the line.
Wow that all really sucks. I don't know a single person who likes Ecclestone. I'd heard about the facilities, but was hoping something would be worked out because now we have to put up with boring as bat shit races in places like Bahrain, Turkey...

And Button and Barrichello will definitely be racing, with the Brawn GP team. Button feels as though he's "starting again, but with years of experience."
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