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    VIVA FERRARI!!!!...... Hope it will be a 1-2 win in 2009!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sammy888 View Post




    VIVA FERRARI!!!!...... Hope it will be a 1-2 win in 2009!


    Yeah man... 1-2 in overall driver standing and No.1 in constructors!

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    OMG, the new Ferrari F60 model is . Alright admit it, who photoshopped the rear wing
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    Quote Originally Posted by kelccm View Post
    OMG, the new Ferrari F60 model is . Alright admit it, who photoshopped the rear wing
    Confirm not me cos i sucks at it (looking over shoulder at Sammy)
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    the new design sure looked crap... large front wing and small rear wing.

    but what the hell... it's gonna be Ferrari's year.

    can't wait for the start of the season and can't wait to be part of the Spore F1 too
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    Looks like Ferrari made Massa No.1 driver according to the name printed on the car

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    Quote Originally Posted by mysterio506 View Post
    Looks like Ferrari made Massa No.1 driver according to the name printed on the car
    Its about time he be No.1 after so many season!

    GO MASSA GO!!!

    GO KIMI GO!!!

    FERRARI ALL THE WAY!!!



    what happen to the rest only Ferrari Fans are here only!

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    2009 Bridgestone e-reporter competition open for entries

    Official Formula One tyre supplier Bridgestone has announced that their e-reporter competition for young aspiring journalists is now open for entries. As the contest enters its sixth year, the e-reporter initiative continues to provide students from across Europe with invaluable journalistic experience, also helping finalists to establish long-term careers in the media.

    In 2009, Bridgestone will give 11 finalists, chosen by an international panel of judges, the opportunity to attend a GP2 Series or MotoGP race weekend. Whilst on-event the finalists will be able to interview top drivers and riders, writing articles that will be published on the Bridgestone website.

    “Bridgestone is continually looking at ways to invest in the community and is very proud of the e-reporter programme and its achievements in terms of developing careers,” explained Gerry Duffy, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Bridgestone Europe.

    “In 2008 we celebrated five years of e-reporter, and in 2009 we look forward to involving 11 e-reporter finalists in what will be an exciting year for Bridgestone across Formula One, MotoGP and the GP2 Series. It is also an exciting development to allow entrants to write in a choice of seven different languages, so we expect to see an increase in entries yet again this year. ”

    European students aged 18-30 and in full time education, on any educational course, have the chance to enter this unique competition. Whether entrants have a passion for motorsport, or are simply keen writers, they can submit their entry online anytime before Tuesday, March 31, 2009.

    Entrants are required to demonstrate their ability to write a newsworthy story and develop creative interview questions. Bridgestone is keen to make the competition as accessible as possible to students from all over Europe, opening up the contest by allowing this year’s entries to be submitted in English, Dutch, French, German, Polish, Spanish or Portuguese.

    The overall winner of this year’s e-reporter competition, chosen for their ability to represent the Bridgestone brand and demonstrate their journalistic skills, will be awarded with a laptop, plus further work experience.

    Previous winners and finalists have gone on to secure full-time jobs within the media as a direct result of their involvement with Bridgestone e-reporter and have come from all over Europe including France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Finland, Malta, Hungary, the Netherlands, Austria, Belgium, Poland, Switzerland, Ireland and the UK.

    For further information on the 2009 competition, or to submit an entry, visitwww.bridgestone.eu/e-reporter.


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    Quote Originally Posted by sammy888 View Post
    heheh ya..saw it this afternoon heh... well hope to see how well it will do lah....looking out for more You Tube previews of it before the race if possible.


    For sure if we don't rework some portion of our F1 track with those big bumps you remember when Massa complain that they use to line the Chichane...it can take chunks off your body work and now your wings too hehehehe...
    Just means they can't straightline the corners anymore.
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    Bye bye ah Ron!

    Dennis to quit as McLaren F1 boss

    Ron Dennis is to step down as team principal of McLaren and hand over to current number two Martin Whitmarsh ahead of the new Formula One season.

    Dennis, 62, who has run McLaren since 1981, will stay on as chief executive of the McLaren Group of companies.

    The 51-year-old Whitmarsh will take over McLaren's F1 operation on 1 March.

    "It's time for Martin to take over. It is 100% my decision - this is a job he will embrace and from now most race-day decisions will be his," said Dennis.

    "I still have huge passion for F1 and I want to be supportive of Martin's responsibilities, but that will come purely in the form of voicing an opinion.

    "Maybe they'll get my opinion when they don't want it! But I hope Martin will listen to my opinions, even if ultimately - as it will - the ultimate decision rests solely with him.

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    The McLaren MP4-24 breaks cover

    McLaren have revealed the car with which Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton will defend his drivers’ crown in 2009. The wraps came off the all-new MP4-24 at the team’s UK base in Woking on Friday.

    McLaren hope the car, which will be raced by the unchanged driver line-up of Hamilton and Finland’s Heikki Kovalainen, can take them to their first constructors’ title since 1998, after finishing second to Ferrari last season.

    "Well, obviously, I haven't driven it yet,” said Hamilton at the launch, “but there's an old saying in motor racing that says a beautiful car often turns out to be a quick car. And all I can say is that I hope that's right, because I reckon the MP4-24 looks simply sensational. Really beautiful, in fact."

    The design of the Mercedes-powered machine incorporates the significant 2009 rule changes - including slick tyres, reduced aerodynamics and the introduction of KERS - and it will run for the first time in testing at Portugal’s Algarve Motor Park next week.

    The 2008 aerodynamic regulations were framed by the FIA and the Overtaking Working Group (OWG - headed by McLaren’s engineering director Paddy Lowe, Ferrari's Rory Byrne and Renault's Pat Symonds) which met throughout 2007 to address the issues affecting the difficulties of overtaking in Formula One.

    "This year's changes to the bodywork rules are probably the biggest in Formula One's history; and such a comprehensive change is both daunting and thrilling in equal measure,” commented Lowe. “While the new regulations mean it's difficult to predict which teams will be out at the front, we feel confident that we've approached the task wisely and produced a car of which everybody here can feel very proud."

    The OWG's influence can be most clearly seen around the MP4-24’s front wing, now wider, and the rear wing - now more compact. Other factors affecting the car’s aerodynamics include the banning of ancillary appendages, the addition of driver-adjustable front-wing flaps and a heavily revised rear diffuser.

    "The huge rule changes are really exciting for a driver,” added Hamilton. “The winter months are already quite busy because you're very heavily involved in developing the new car, but this year it will be even more intense. And the whole experience will also feel quite fresh because so much is new. I hope the racing is as close and as exciting as has been predicted because that's always more fun for a driver and fantastic for Formula One's fans."

    The MP4-24's KERS device has been developed in collaboration with McLaren and Mercedes- Benz HighPerformanceEngines, which has been developing and refining the system for almost two years. The device enables the car to recover energy under braking, store the energy for a lap and release it when the driver presses a button on the steering wheel.

    With a fully optimised KERS device's output capped at 400kJ (discharging 80bhp boost for 6.7s per lap), the development team's primary focus has already shifted to further improving the unit's integration within the chassis in order to minimise performance loss elsewhere within the package. An optimised KERS package can be expected to deliver a 0.3-0.5s gain per lap.

    With in-season track testing now prohibited, the MP4-24 will undergo an intensive winter programme prior to the season-opening Australian Grand Prix on March 29, starting at Portimao next week and followed by two more group tests at Jerez in Spain and another in Barcelona.

    “The regulatory changes have only increased our ambition to remain at the competitive vanguard,” commented McLaren boss Ron Dennis. “And, for this year, our target is clear: to win both world championships if possible. Lofty aims, I grant you, but we exist to win."

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    renault and willams also out..

    Check this site...

    http://www.f1fanatic.co.uk/

    I can safely say, the renault would be the worse looking car of 2009..
    They might as well have had mcdonalds as their sponsor...

    And the williams car is really nice..
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    From the (first) Ferrari that showed/reveal the look of the car, to Williams, Renault, McLaren so far... i haven't got used to how they look... Will they be faster? Can they over take better, or more over taking?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wrx_sti_22b View Post
    From the (first) Ferrari that showed/reveal the look of the car, to Williams, Renault, McLaren so far... i haven't got used to how they look... Will they be faster? Can they over take better, or more over taking?
    No one knows if its really faster as other factors like development will also improve. But according to them, this new design relies less on aerodynamics at lower speeds, hence it will prob allow more overtaking during corners.

    Really ugly car.

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    i guess it would be slower.. they increased the limit to the engines from 19000rpm last year to 18000rpm this year.
    They also decreased the rear wing area and banned all flow conditioners, so without the flow conditioners on the body the wings also produce less grip..
    But who knows whether slicks will keep the speeds the same?
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