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Old 9th Mar 2012, 12:52
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Old 12th Mar 2012, 11:22
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Kimi was good entertainment last night.. even managed a smile!

F1 is all the better for his return, I hope the car is up to the job.

Mods - Is it time for an F1 season 2012 thread yet??

Open Question to all: What is the air intake on the top surface of the RB8 for??

Adrian Newey says Driver cooling?? Not likely, if it rains the cockpit will be like a goldfish bowl inside 2 laps.

so what is it? come guys think creative??!!

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Open Question to all: What is the air intake on the top surface of the RB8 for??

Adrian Newey says Driver cooling?? Not likely, if it rains the cockpit will be like a goldfish bowl inside 2 laps.
Also cools the springs/dampers as well as allowing air to flow for the "best" solution to what the FIA have decided is allowable.


Various teams have had "holes" in the nose for some time, this one is just a little bit different to allow the whole package to work a certain way.


Why be creative unless it's so a draught runs up the legs of the race suit and cools the cojones enough to stop them getting so big they interfere with the operation of both legs and feet (a side effect being a helmet full of fog if Webber had a chilli the night before)?
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I really didn't think this day would come

I will be in Melbourne this weekend, visiting my son. The last time I attended a F1 GP it was with him a few years ago at Albert Park. We were talking last weekend, and he asked if I'd like to go to the GP. Spontaneously I said, "Naah - but if you can get some free tickets I'd be happy to come along". There was a time in my life when I went to the free practice days (which really were free). I guess the circus has become too expensive and too restricted (plus I can now see it all on TV).
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The expense is an interesting one.. a quick search on the interweb reveals that Force India's credit is suspended..??
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a quick search on the interweb reveals that Force India's credit is suspended..??
And your source is ......??
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And your source is ......??
A very good one.. I didn't say it was a free interweb source..
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Old 15th Mar 2012, 16:04
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There was a time in my life when I went to the free practice days (which really were free). I guess the circus has become too expensive and too restricted (plus I can now see it all on TV).
I love watching F1 and have done for a number of years and I think it would be hard to justify what 'the circus' charge for a day at the track. With the arrival of SKY, I think F1 coverage will be even better than the BBC's. Also, SKY are showing other races live over the same weekend.

Mind you, if I could scab a couple of free tickets for the British GP, I'd probably go
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BBC Radio Five Live Sports Extra (on the internet).

Coming up at 1.25am GMT on Friday morning, live coverage of 1st Practice from the Australian Grand Prix. 2nd Practice at 5.25am GMT.

Don't know whether they will make these available on i-Player.

3rd free-practice (Saturday 02.55), qualifying (05.55) and the race (Sunday 05.30) will all be carried on Five Live Extra.

BBCTV1 is supposed to be showing highlights of the race, Sunday 14.00GMT - 16.00.
May also be on i-Player later.
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Oz GP on BBC TV

BBCTV1 is supposed to be showing highlights of the race, Sunday 14.00GMT - 16.00.
May also be on i-Player later.
Saturday 17/03/2012
Qualifying highlights BBC2 / BBC HD 13:00 - 14:15

Sunday 18/03/2012
Race highlights on BBC1 / BBC1HD 14:00 - 16:00
Repeated on BBC Red Button at 16:00
Repeated on BBC2 / BBC HD at 23:00
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I love watching F1 and have done for a number of years and I think it would be hard to justify what 'the circus' charge for a day at the track.
Oz F1 this year had an "early bird" deal. AUD79 admission on race day, gone up to AUD99. Can't tell you what the other costs are sorry.
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Old 16th Mar 2012, 16:50
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Don't forget the Live Timing available at:- Formula 1

(you might have to register, but it's FOC)

This is FP2:-


iPlayer:- BBC iPlayer - 5 live Formula 1: 2012: Australian GP 1st practice
and:- BBC iPlayer - 5 live Formula 1: 2012: Australian GP 2nd practice
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Last year (and previous years) the BBC streamed video of all free-practice sessions - which was independent of the TV coverage.

I wonder if it is accessible this year?

(I wasn't around during the live broadcasts from Melbourne.)
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Alonso in the gravel trap - session red-flagged!

Alonso will be P17.

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