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2013 Formula One Australian Grand Prix

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

Who will win the Australian Grand Prix?

Poll closed Mar 17, 2013.
  1. Sebastian Vettel

  2. Mark Webber

  3. Fernando Alonso

  4. Felipe Massa

  5. Jenson Button

  6. Sergio Perez

  7. Kimi Räikkönen

  8. Romain Grosjean

  9. Nico Rosberg

  10. Lewis Hamilton

  11. Nico Hulkenberg

  12. Esteban Gutierrez

  13. Paul di Resta

  14. Adrian Sutil

  15. Pastor Maldonado

  16. Valtteri Bottas

  17. Jean-Eric Vergne

  18. Daniel Ricciardo

  19. Charles Pic

  20. Giedo van der Garde

  21. Jules Bianchi

  22. Max Chilton

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  1. 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. 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. 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. "Oh dear, it happend again" - Professor M

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

    Roaring Pipes Maniacs | #27 Staff Premium Member

    Polly added
  7. Jimi Hughes

    Jimi Hughes
    RDMCC S6 Champion

    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

    Roaring Pipes Maniacs | #27 Staff Premium Member

    I have exchanged Michael Schumacher for Guido vd Garde and will keep voting for him until he wins :)
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  9. 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. 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. 2 votes for Chilton :D Somebody is very very optimistic ROFL :D
  12. pointless spending time making threads if only 10% of it stays.
  13. Bram

    Roaring Pipes Maniacs | #27 Staff Premium Member

    So Kimi is now the big favorite for the win?
  14. As long as they don't show him those blue flags again, he's got a chance.
  15. Or he doesn't get lost on exit roads around the circuit :p
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  16. I heard Garmin wants to be his personal sponsor for 2013 :D
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  17. Button to win.
  18. Bram

    Roaring Pipes Maniacs | #27 Staff Premium Member

    Will be a close battle between Chilton and Vd Garde this race, whaha. We aren't experts, we are wishful thinking fanboys :roflmao:
  19. i just notice that NBCSN will be showing F1 not SPEED hmm
  20. Bram

    Roaring Pipes Maniacs | #27 Staff Premium Member

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