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    Thread: The 2012 F1 Countdown Thread

    1. Member AHFlynn's Avatar
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      02-19-2012 06:06 PM #1
      25 days till the first practice in melbourne, i figured id make a thread for everything 2012 formula 1.

      i guess ill start things off with this android widget i just discovered

      https://market.android.com/details?i...wnwidget&hl=en

      and whats been occupying my f1 obsession the past couple days. kimi at lotus.



      looks like he could be pushing some serious competition.
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      Nah, understeering into a tree in a Honda like a teenage girl ruins your street cred. I'd leave the door to show how hard you are.

    2. 02-19-2012 06:38 PM #2
      Here's to finally having an Alonso v. Hamilton season. I've been looking forward to that war since the second Alonso went to Ferrari, but RBR and Vettel have robbed me of that.

      I'm also hoping for a better season than last year. Pretty easy to lose interest when a team dominates like RBR did last year, even though there was far more passing last year.
      What Would Jeremy Do?

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      02-19-2012 06:42 PM #3
      I've just been excited to finally start watching in HD on my new 46" Samsung LED. Wooo!!

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      02-19-2012 06:45 PM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by geofftii2002 View Post
      I've just been excited to finally start watching in HD on my new 46" Samsung LED. Wooo!!
      i wish, speed totally kills it for me. i usually wait to torrent the bbc version

      and juan, which side of the hamilton v alonzo battle are you on?
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      Nah, understeering into a tree in a Honda like a teenage girl ruins your street cred. I'd leave the door to show how hard you are.

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      02-19-2012 06:58 PM #5
      I'm glad the Macca has a traditional nose. I hate the look of stepped noses the rest have gone with, although Macca claims that the don't need to resort to it because their car is already low relative to the others, especially near the suspension pickup points.

      The start of this season seems relatively exciting, as it's hard to predict how the cars are going to be coming out of the gate. I believe there are enough rule changes, espcially the banning of the blown diffusor that it's hard to say that RBR will remain up from right out of the gate.

      Can't wait for Melbourne! And I hope to be in the grandstands for Austin.

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      02-19-2012 07:02 PM #6
      I don't think i've really followed F1 after Häkkinen vs. Schumi times, or maybe for Kimi's first seasons, but I'm gonna be wathcing 2012

      Hope we get an interesting season

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      02-19-2012 07:17 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by AHFlynn View Post

      [video]Kimi video[video]

      looks like he could be pushing some serious competition.
      Hoped for a HUGE crash and burn, left disappointed.

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      02-19-2012 07:21 PM #8
      I am a huge Kimi fan but I am not holding my breath so to avoid disappointment.

      Fingers crossed though.
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      02-19-2012 07:22 PM #9
      I'm really am curious if the return of Kimi will interrupt Vettel's quest for a 3rd consecutive title. With one more champion on the grid, it ought to be at least more interesting than last season. A bit of a morbid reminder--there is a Senna in a Williams car this season. Although I don't expect much from Bruno, I do want to see what he can do with a more competitive car.

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      02-19-2012 07:28 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by J-Tim View Post
      I am a huge Kimi fan but I am not holding my breath so to avoid disappointment.

      Fingers crossed though.
      Same here. It boils down to the car though. If the LRGP is good, then I think we'll see him as competitive as ever. He's not "old" (in F1 terms), and I would think his reflexes are still very sharp.

      Quote Originally Posted by Gran Turismo View Post
      I'm really am curious if the return of Kimi will interrupt Vettel's quest for a 3rd consecutive title. With one more champion on the grid, it ought to be at least more interesting than last season. A bit of a morbid reminder--there is a Senna in a Williams car this season. Although I don't expect much from Bruno, I do want to see what he can do with a more competitive car.
      I don't see how Kimi will, unless the car is good enough to be on the podium. If not contesting for outright wins, if the Lotus takes a few podiums, and the rest of the front runners are close, then yes, he can be a factor. But I don't see him pulling off miracles with a subpar car. Even Alonso had trouble doing that and he's about as fast and driven as they get. Ditto with Hamilton in early 2009 with a subpar McLaren.

    11. 02-19-2012 07:33 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by vwpiloto View Post
      And I hope to be in the grandstands for Austin.
      The track is still dirt.
      I am hoping it starts to come together soon.

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      02-19-2012 07:36 PM #12
      Kimi I think will be the dark horse pick to contend for the WDC.


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      02-19-2012 08:11 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by Tuneman7 View Post
      Kimi I think will be the dark horse pick to contend for the WDC.
      especially alongside vettel on his whitehorse. theyre complete polar opposities.

      im hoping lotus will be competitive this season and hopefully mercedes steps it up too. i would love to see schumi do more than just blocking people.
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      Nah, understeering into a tree in a Honda like a teenage girl ruins your street cred. I'd leave the door to show how hard you are.

    14. 02-19-2012 08:16 PM #15
      I'm not sure why people think kimi is a great driver. He was gifted the title in '07 and beaten by massa in '08. He is talented but often appears to not have his heart into it.

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      02-19-2012 08:20 PM #16
      hilarious



      Quote Originally Posted by Cousin Eddie View Post
      Nah, understeering into a tree in a Honda like a teenage girl ruins your street cred. I'd leave the door to show how hard you are.

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      02-19-2012 08:33 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by enigmatic enthusiast View Post
      I'm not sure why people think kimi is a great driver. He was gifted the title in '07 and beaten by massa in '08. He is talented but often appears to not have his heart into it.
      Kimi is a very quick driver, as evidenced by his rise to the sport and his performance at Sauber and McLaren, and ultimately his run with Ferrari.

      No one is "gifted" a title; you have to put yourself in the position to get it. If the chips fall the right way, so be it. Kimi deserved another 2 or 3 titles back in his McLaren days that were just as much ripped away from him as the '07 was gifted.

      '08 was definitely the start of his declining interest in the sport, but he still finished 3rd to Massa's 2nd in the WDC that year; however, he seems to have had the fire reignited, and it looks as though he's fitting in very well at Lotus, so there's no reason to believe he won't put in a respectable performance.

      That said...


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      02-19-2012 08:41 PM #18
      Sebastian Vettel > Kimi Faggonen



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      02-19-2012 09:02 PM #19
      im looking forward to more of this



      and to get pumped...

      Quote Originally Posted by Cousin Eddie View Post
      Nah, understeering into a tree in a Honda like a teenage girl ruins your street cred. I'd leave the door to show how hard you are.

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      02-19-2012 09:04 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by 92skirmishgti View Post
      Sebastian Vettel > Kimi Faggonen




      Finns > Krauts
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      02-19-2012 09:29 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by 92skirmishgti View Post
      Sebastian Vettel > Kimi Faggonen


      Smart people > Ignorant bigots

    21. 02-19-2012 09:32 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by 92skirmishgti View Post
      Sebastian Vettel > Kimi Faggonen


      someones mad

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      02-19-2012 09:58 PM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by 92skirmishgti View Post
      Sebastian Vettel > Kimi Faggonen









      I actually like 'em both

    23. 02-19-2012 10:07 PM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by nickthaskater View Post
      Kimi is a very quick driver, as evidenced by his rise to the sport and his performance at Sauber and McLaren, and ultimately his run with Ferrari.

      No one is "gifted" a title; you have to put yourself in the position to get it. If the chips fall the right way, so be it. Kimi deserved another 2 or 3 titles back in his McLaren days that were just as much ripped away from him as the '07 was gifted.

      '08 was definitely the start of his declining interest in the sport, but he still finished 3rd to Massa's 2nd in the WDC that year; however, he seems to have had the fire reignited, and it looks as though he's fitting in very well at Lotus, so there's no reason to believe he won't put in a respectable performance.

      That said...

      ROFLMAO. Now that was a great laugh.


      Go LEWIS

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      02-19-2012 10:08 PM #25
      im a big fan of vettel and webber so i hope red bull comes back as strong as last year. i do hope that ferrari and mclaren are more competitive though, having vettel dominate every qualifying session and race was a quite a feat but i'd rather see the top teams all competing for the title and not just 2nd place.

      as for kimi, i hope his return doesnt totally flop like when schumacher. sad to see him return just to drive a mediocre car that wasnt able to compete

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