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2013 Formula One Australian Grand Prix

Discussion in 'Formula 1' started by Hampus Andersson, Mar 7, 2013.

Who will win the Australian Grand Prix?

Poll closed Mar 17, 2013.
  1. Sebastian Vettel

    17.1%
  2. Mark Webber

    5.5%
  3. Fernando Alonso

    21.9%
  4. Felipe Massa

    2.8%
  5. Jenson Button

    9.2%
  6. Sergio Perez

    2.8%
  7. Kimi Räikkönen

    18.1%
  8. Romain Grosjean

    1.3%
  9. Nico Rosberg

    2.5%
  10. Lewis Hamilton

    11.2%
  11. Nico Hulkenberg

    1.2%
  12. Esteban Gutierrez

    0.2%
  13. Paul di Resta

    0.2%
  14. Adrian Sutil

    0.2%
  15. Pastor Maldonado

    0.8%
  16. Valtteri Bottas

    0.7%
  17. Jean-Eric Vergne

    0.2%
  18. Daniel Ricciardo

    0.2%
  19. Charles Pic

    0.5%
  20. Giedo van der Garde

    1.3%
  21. Jules Bianchi

    0.5%
  22. Max Chilton

    1.5%
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  1. Hampus Andersson

    Hampus Andersson

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    When Formula One came to Australia in 1985 it set up home in Adelaide. However, ex-racer-turned-entrepreneur Bob Jane wanted a race in Melbourne. He created a huge 'thunderdome' and invented the AUSCAR series, bringing NASCAR action to Australia.

    The desire to have a race in Melbourne did not wane. Despite the popular end of season slot for the Adelaide race, pressure was growing from the Melbourne motor sport community, and in 1992 Jeff Kennett was elected the new premier of the State of Victoria. He immediately set about improving Melbourne's profile. First on his list was the Australian Grand Prix.

    An agreement was reached with Formula One in 1993, but the contract with Adelaide did not expire until 1995, so Kennett had plenty of time to prepare. A track was developed in Melbourne's beautiful Albert Park, part of it using closed-off public roads, and in 1996 the city held the first round of the world championship. Since then the race has become very popular with drivers and fans alike, and the party atmosphere of Melbourne keeps them coming back year after year.

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  2. Hampus Andersson

    Hampus Andersson

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    Q

    1. Vettel
    2. Raikkonen
    3. Hamilton
    4. Button
    5. Alonso

    The greatest show on earth is just about to begin :)
     
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  3. Shane Butler

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    It's going to be really hot next week in Melbourne so no chance of rain from what I've heard. I wonder if the high temperatures will suit one team more than another - Lotus possibly? I'm not sure..

    My prediction for the top five in qualifying is
    1 - Alonso
    2 - Maldonado
    3 - Grosjean
    4 - Bottas
    5 - Vettel

    I think things are going to be a bit messed up in the first few races, like we saw at the start of 2012. But I'm one for crazy predictions so dont listen to me :)

    It's going to be a Lotus victory, either Kimi or Grosjean. Came to me in a dream last night..
     
  4. Metalfreaky

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    "Oh dear, it happend again" - Professor M

    You forgot the poll :D
     
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  5. Kartik Sri Harsha

    Kartik Sri Harsha

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    Oh Its So good to see the GP Thread back again :D
     
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  6. Bram

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    Polly added
     
  7. Jimi Hughes

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    Voted Jenson Button, but in all honesty I could not care less who wins, I'm just happy that it is back! Winter is so dull :)
     
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  8. Bram

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    I have exchanged Michael Schumacher for Guido vd Garde and will keep voting for him until he wins :)
     
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  9. Mateusz Najda

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    Finally! I never can bare waiting this long for F1 :) Voted for Jenson, since he is my second favorite driver (just after Kubica, but he's in WRC). But I have the same opinion as Jimi above, just give me Formula 1 back :D
     
  10. Jordi Casademunt

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    You better have a comfortable chair, Bram :rolleyes:

    Not that I'm any better. I'm voting on Hulkenberg taking pole, win, fastest lap and making Maldonado crash at some point in the race.

    And seriously? I expect a surprise podium.
     
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  11. Victor Ivanov

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    2 votes for Chilton :D Somebody is very very optimistic ROFL :D
     
  12. Hampus Andersson

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    pointless spending time making threads if only 10% of it stays.
     
  13. Bram

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    So Kimi is now the big favorite for the win?
     
  14. Jordi Casademunt

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    As long as they don't show him those blue flags again, he's got a chance.
     
  15. ENDR

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    Or he doesn't get lost on exit roads around the circuit :p
     
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  16. Victor Ivanov

    Victor Ivanov

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    I heard Garmin wants to be his personal sponsor for 2013 :D
     
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  17. Tony Holder

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    Button to win.
     
  18. Bram

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    Will be a close battle between Chilton and Vd Garde this race, whaha. We aren't experts, we are wishful thinking fanboys :roflmao:
     
  19. CJ Flynn

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    i just notice that NBCSN will be showing F1 not SPEED hmm
     
  20. Bram

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    I still have no clue where and how to watch the first race. Will BBC broadcast this one?
     
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