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Formula 1® Grand Prix special thread

Discussion in 'Sports' started by Kibunango, Dec 3, 2008.

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    Kibunango JF-Expert Member

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    Formula One, also known as Formula 1 or F1 and referred to officially as the FIA Formula One World Championship, is the highest class of single-seater auto racing sanctioned by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA).

    The "formula", designated in the name, refers to a set of rules with which all participants' cars must comply. The F1 season consists of a series of races, known as Grands Prix (from French, originally meaning great prizes), held throughout the world on purpose-built circuits and public roads.

    The results of each race are evaluated using a points system to determine two annual World Championships, one for the drivers and one for the constructors. The racing drivers, constructor teams, track officials, organisers, and circuits are required to be holders of valid Super Licences, the highest class of racing licence issued by the FIA.

    Homepage: http://www.formula1.com/default.html


     
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    F1 stars may have to take pay cut​



    Domenicali may be poised for some uncomfortable talks with his star driver
    Formula One's top drivers may be forced to take a cut in wages as the global financial crisis hits the sport.

    Ferrari team boss Stefano Domenicali, whose driver Kimi Raikkonen's salary is the highest in F1 at £35m, said teams had to make savings in all areas.
    "When teams must significantly reduce costs, one could say you need an ace to make the difference," Domenicali said.

    "But I feel in the current climate the big teams won't be able any more to offer the amounts some drivers get."
    Felipe Massa, who missed out on winning the 2008 drivers' title for Ferrari by a single point, did not share Domenicali's views on reducing wages.

    The Brazilian is believed to be paid £8m a year by the Italian marque and when asked about taking a wage cut, he said: "I'm not inclined to it.

    "In a competitive sport like this, the driver plays a fundamental part, and the cost of the drivers are small compared to the total budget of the teams.
    "The more people work to reduce costs, the better it is going to be for everybody."

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    Raikkonen, the 2007 world champion, has by far the biggest salary in the sport, but there are a number of other leading F1 drivers earning salaries of more than £10m - such as Renault's double world champion Fernando Alonso and this year's title winner Lewis Hamilton of McLaren.

    A select few leading engineers in the sport - such as Red Bull's chief technical officer Adrian Newey - also earn salaries of several million a year.
    Raikkonen's Ferrari contract was extended in September until the end of 2010, despite the Finn's largely lacklustre season, but Domenicali said changing it was not impossible.

    Kwa hisani ya BBC SPORTS
     
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    F1 2009

    Massa positive about new Ferrari


    Felipe Massa said he expected Ferrari to be Formula One title contenders again in 2009 after giving the team's new car its first run on Monday.
    The Brazilian, second to McLaren's Lewis Hamilton in 2008, drove about 60 miles at Mugello in the new F60.


    The F60, the first 2009 car to be given a run-out, includes features to meet new rules aimed at aiding overtaking.
    Massa said the new systems made it feel "completely different" but that the day had been "very positive".

    The 27-year-old said he had been most apprehensive about using the new kinetic energy recovery system (kers), which stores the energy which would have been wasted as heat during braking and reapplies it during acceleration to provide a boost in power.
    "It was not the day to do 100 laps and post times when the rules change so greatly from one year to another," Massa said.
    "With kers, for example, you have a completely different feeling for driving the car.

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    "We resolved little problems that arise on the first day, but I am quite happy to do 100km and use kers, which was the most worrying aspect.
    "In the end, we used it a little to start with and gradually increased the power and this is very positive.
    "At the moment, we are at the start of a different cycle in Formula One and it won't be an easy experience, but I am convinced we can be competitive again."

    Massa said he was looking forward to getting down to serious testing at the new Algarve circuit in Portugal next week, where Ferrari will be joined by all the leading teams with the exception of BMW Sauber and Red Bull.
    "A day like this is not really all that exciting," Massa said, "but it is important here to get the car running and working so I did still enjoy it. We were able to get an important job done.

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    RELIABILITY first and SPEED second will be the deciding factor in 2009.ferrari paid the price for having an unreliable car,hopefully this time that problem has been solved
     
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    Yes Indeed....!
     
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    2009 FIA Formula One World Championship Race Calendar

    • ING AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX (Melbourne) 27 - 29 Mar

    • PETRONAS MALAYSIAN GRAND PRIX (Kuala Lumpur) 03 - 05 Apr

    • CHINESE GRAND PRIX (Shanghai) 17 - 19 Apr

    • GULF AIR BAHRAIN GRAND PRIX (Sakhir) 24 - 26 Apr

    • PREMIO DE ESPANA TELEFONICA 2009 (Catalunya) 08 - 10 May

    • GRAND PRIX DE MONACO 2009 (Monte Carlo) 21 - 24 May

    • TURKISH GRAND PRIX (Istanbul) 05 - 07 Jun

    • BRITISH GRAND PRIX (Silverstone) 19 - 21 Jun

    • GROSSER PREIS SANTANDER VON DEUTSCHLAND 2009 (Nürburgring) 10 - 12 Jul

    • MAGYAR NAGYDIJ 2009 (Budapest) 24 - 26 Jul

    • TELEFONICA GRAND PRIX OF EUROPE (Valencia) 21 - 23 Aug

    • BELGIAN GRAND PRIX (Spa-Francorchamps) 28 - 30 Aug

    • GRAN PREMIO SANTANDER D'ITALIA 2009 (Monza) 11 - 13 Sep

    • SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX (Singapore) 25 - 27 Sep

    • FUJI TELEVISION JAPANESE GRAND PRIX (Suzuka) 02 - 04 Oct

    • GRANDE PREMIO DO BRASIL 2009 (Sao Paulo) 16 - 18 Oct

    • ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX (Yas Marina Circuit )30 Oct - 01 Nov
     
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    Inaanza next week with Australian GP

    Of course kama kawaida wote sisi naamini tupo TEAM Mc Laren na LEWIS HAMILTON
     
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    Mimi nipo Ferrari...!
     
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    yap pamoja mwana! huyo ndo dogo wetu kutoka kwa mama!
     
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    Kibunango JF-Expert Member

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    Mod naomba hili bandiko lisomeke kama Team Ferrari, na ni baada ya kufunguliwa kwa bandiko lingine kama hili lenye kuibebaba team McLaren Mercedes
     
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    ...na wasi wasi Raikonnen atatawala na Ferrari zao msimu huu, japo binafsi ningependa Lewis Hamilton awahakikishie ushindi ule haukuwa wa ndondocha!

    Huenda pengo la mentor wake, Ron Dennis likajionyesha.
     
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    Huyo dogo kazi anayo kuthibitisha kuwa alistahili kuwa Bingwa
     
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    AUSTRALIA GRAND PRIX - Pole Position


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    Jenson Button -- Brawn-Mercedes

    Rubens Barrichello -- Brawn-Mercedes

    Sebastian Vettel -- Red Bull-Renault

    Robert Kubica -- BMW Sauber

    Nico Rosberg -- Williams-Toyota

    Felipe Massa -- Ferrari

    Kimi Raikkonen -- Ferrari

    Mark Webber -- Red Bull-Renault
     
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    team brawn must busk in glory for the time being,hizo diffuser if declared illegal baada ya appeal watanyaganywa point zote,zikipitishwa ferrari nao zao watamodify,and that will be the end of dominance ya team brawn.button na barrichello may be on pole,but nahisi they are less on fuel and hence pit stop yao itakuja haraka sana.HAMILTON anatia huruma,lakini lest we forget schumacher alichukua ubingwa in a less superior car akiwa bennetton kwa hiyo hamilton fight like a man and stop crying
     
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    Naam, kipyenga Kimeshalia...

    kama kawaida ya Jenson Button, kaanza vizuri lakini mwisho wake huwa sifuri!
    Team Brawn 9pamoja na Reuben Barrchelo) wameeongoza 0ne-two katika podium.

    The biggest surprise of all ni Lewis Hamilton aliyeanzia nafasi ya 18 katika Grid na kumaliza akiwa nafasi ya tatu. Kanyaga twende...!

    Big Up Lewis Hamilton!

    Team Ferrari waaaaaaaaaaaapi!
     
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    I'm happy for Lewis Hamilton kajitahidi race ya leo japo hajashinda nafasi ya kwanza. naona mpinzani wake Felipe Massa hajapata kitu leo. Anyway ndo kwanza mashindano yameanza..
     
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    AUSTRALIA GRAND PRIX - Final results


    Jenson Button --- Brawn-Mercedes --- 10

    Rubens Barrichello --- Brawn-Mercedes --- 8

    Lewis Hamilton --- McLaren-Mercedes --- 6

    Timo Glock --- Toyota --- 5

    Fernando Alonso --- Renault --- 4

    Nico Rosberg --- Williams-Toyota --- 3

    Sebastien Buemi --- Toro Rosso-Ferrari --- 2

    Sebastien Bourdais --- Toro Rosso-Ferrari --- 1


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    ...Lewis Hamilton amekuwa Excluded kwenye Australian Grand Prix Classification.... uchunguzi bado unaendelea...

    Team Ferrari kwa 'uchawi' tu!...uchawi ni uchawi tu hata kama ni kwa fitna na majungu.
     
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    Wala usiwazushie Ferrari kwa hili! Ingawa tumekenua meno!
     
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    stewards, na sheria zao za F1 zipo makini kwa Lewis Hamilton tu, ingekuwa hiyo team radio converstion imefanywa na Massa, au Raikonnen wa Ferrari, jamaa wange-brush off their shoulders only!
     
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