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2012 Formula One Australian Grand Prix

Discussion in 'Formula 1 Race Comments' started by Bram, Mar 9, 2012.

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  1. Bram

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    The 2012 Australian Grand Prix will be a Formula One race due to be held on 18 March 2012as the opening round of the 2012 Formula One season. It will be the 77th race in the combined history of the Australian Grand Prix that dates back to the 100 Miles Road Race of 1928, and the 17th time the event has been held at the Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit at Albert Park. The race will be the first since the 1973 German Grand Prix not to feature an Italian driver on the grid.The signing of 2007 World Champion Kimi Räikkönen means that six current and former World Drivers' Champions will take part in the race for the first time in the sport's sixty-three year history.The race will also see two debutants, Jean-Éric Vergne and Charles Pic. With Romain Grosjean also returning to the championship, it will be the first race since the 1999 Brazilian Grand Prix to feature three French drivers on the grid.

    The Track
    Circuit Name: Albert Park
    Circuit Length: 5.303 km
    Race Distance: 307.574 km (58 laps)
    Lap Record: 1:24.125 - Michael Schumacher (2004)
    Time Table
    Friday 16 March 2012
    01:30 GMT Practice 1
    05:30 GMT Practice 2

    Saturday 17 March 2012
    03:00 GMT Practice 3
    06:00 GMT Qualifying

    Sunday 18 March 2012
    06:00 GMT Race

    Season Previews
    F1 2012 - Part 1
    F1 2012 - Part 2

    Teams & Drivers
    Red Bull
    Engines: Renault
    1. Sebastian Vettel
    2. Mark Webber

    Engines: Mercedes
    3. Jenson Button
    4. Lewis Hamilton

    Engines: Ferrari
    5. Fernando Alonso
    6. Felipe Massa

    Engines: Mercedes
    7. Michael Schumacher
    8. Nico Rosberg

    Engines: Renault
    9. Kimi Raikkonen
    10. Romain Grosjean

    Force India
    Engines: Mercedes
    11. Paul di Resta
    12. Nico Hulkenberg

    Engines: Ferrari
    14. Kamui Kobayashi
    15. Sergio Perez

    Toro Rosso
    Engines: Ferrari
    16. Daniel Ricciardo
    17. Jean-Eric Vergne

    Engines: Renault
    18. Pastor Maldonado
    19. Bruno Senna

    Engines: Renault
    20. Heikki Kovalainen
    21. Vitaly Petrov

    Engines: Cosworth
    22. Narain Karthikeyan
    23. Pedro de la Rosa

    Engines: Cosworth
    24. Timo Glock
    25. Charles Pic

    2011 Winner
    Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull Racing - Renault)

    2011 On board
    Fernando Alonso (Ferrari)
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  2. RACE Highlight, just to get you F1 Nuts in the mood!

    Live pictures of the events will be posted like i done last year, i knew quite a few of you liked the live updates.
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  3. Ole Marius Myrvold

    Ole Marius Myrvold
    JWB 96-13 Staff

    Scott, it depends a bit on how much, how big, and how many. But you might want to thumbnail them though :)
  4. James Maskell

    James Maskell
    "Remember the name! Tommy Vercetti!"

    Got to love promo girl outfits :)
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  5. Chris Jenkins

    Chris Jenkins
    Driving til the wheels fall off

    Woohoo! It's back!
    Shame my Sky isn't being installed until the 24th :(
  6. Looking at the OP: Actually, Grosjean is a Swiss, he was born in Geneva.

    He's only classified as French because he races with a French license. Funnily enough, he drove as Swiss in GT1...

    Only Vergne and Pic are "true" French drivers.

    Yeah, ofc I am biased:p
  7. Soon it´s time to forget everything about the world and just see 24 cars accelerate as the lights go out with the commentator screaming ecstatically as we see no less then 6 world champions fighting to be first into T1.

    I just hope this year the cars are more evenly matched. Like in 07-08, those were the golden years of the modern day.

    - So true António :)
  8. Hampus, you mean 20 cars and 4 irons with wheels. :p
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  9. David O'Reilly

    David O'Reilly
    A bad quali means I can go forwards in the race.

    You had better tell Wikipedia as they have him as being born in Paris in april 17th 1986 of a French Mother.
    He holds dual nationality.
  10. SKY F1 Preview show is on right now, pretty good coverage :)
  11. Bram

    Administrator Staff Premium

    Will that show be available online later Scott?
  12. if your a sky customer yes most likely, if your not then pop me a PM :) however i do suspect is will be available as a download on various sites which i will not name.

    The show was pretty good and very insightful with the information given, im impressed.
  13. Ole Marius Myrvold

    Ole Marius Myrvold
    JWB 96-13 Staff

    I hope it will arrive on the place that brings the racing 4 me :)
  14. you can watch it live online for free, plenty of sites that do it.
  15. Am I allowed to talk about how to watch it live in England without Sky ? :mad:

    If anyone knows (such as a certain site) , tell me please :)
  16. PM me.

    no need to post such a useless post with a .
  17. It never crossed your mind why there´s only a dot in the message. Seeing as you can´t delete your own topics here?
    dot = nevermind.

    Then there´s the question of what is useless seeing as you have made a considerable amount of threads about topics already discussed in several other threads.
  18. Ole Marius Myrvold

    Ole Marius Myrvold
    JWB 96-13 Staff

    You know. Smile to life. And life will smile back!
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  19. David O'Reilly

    David O'Reilly
    A bad quali means I can go forwards in the race.

    "The Blown Diffuser"
    Official Chronicle of the Race Department F1 on Xbox
    Anchor man David O’Brundle wakes from a dream in which he has seen 7 days into the future.
    “Not the F1 News”
    Headlines from Melbourne after Qualifying .
    HRT have been very happy with “surprising pace out of the box” expecting to make only minor adjustments after Friday practice.

    Ferraris Luca deMontezemolo has put their lack of pace down to bad planning and execution and are not looking for any other people to answer senior managements questions.

    Virgin have looked the class act of the field with their sharp pit stops and perfect reliability and pace.

    McLaren have been fastest in all sessions. Lewis Hamilton feels "lucky to have this job and to drive with such a team"

    RedBulls Vettel has struggled in qualifying and hopes to have better race pace.
    Christian Horner is doing a guest appearance at a womens only nightclub.

    Mercedes Benz Michael Schumacher acknowledges Niko Rosbergs great driving and offers full support as #2.

    Toro Rosso Dr Helmut Marko has no comment on the Toro Rossos' performance and refers us to team management as he feels “ it’s too long since I have had a real involvement in the driving or technical side to make meritous comment”.

    Caterham have put Petrovs difficult race and lack of pace relative to Kovalienen down to an abundance of cash but just average skill levels. Spokesman says “Petrovs cash paid for KERs for 2 cars so that’s .8 seconds a lap in total. So when you deduct that from his times he’s not really that slow.

    Nicky Lauda has said that "dont mind me! so much has changed since the 80s that really I'm a bit out of touch and just like winding people up a bit."
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