CarSpyShots
Quick Member Login:
Forgot password?
Forum Statistics:
Forum Members:
Total Threads:
Total Posts:


There are users
currently browsing forums.
  FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 04-15-2009, 02:27 PM
bm88's Avatar
bm88 bm88 is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 5,361
Default F1 2009 - China

With the practice sessions for the Chinese Grand Prix starting tomorrow at the Shanghai International Circuit it's time to kick start the thread!

The big news going into this race is that the controversial rear diffuser found on the Brawn GP, Toyota and Williams cars has been passed as acceptable. The announcement was made just this morning after a full day at the courts yesterday.

I'm very glad the decision fell in the favour of the teams with the controversial design as F1 has always been about pushing the rules to the boundaries. I believe the sport would've suffered greatly should the decision have gone the other way especially in the UK where the Brawn GP story has had major coverage. It's also quite nice to see a decision go against Ferrari for a change, but thats another matter...

You can find a full article about the decision here. The big concern for the other teams is how fast they can implement the new split level diffuser that has quite obviously given Brawn GP and Toyota a boost as they are currently championship leaders for the first time ever. Renault are said to have already prepared a new diffuser although it's not yet known if this will be fitted for the race on Sunday. Other teams are sure to be spending a lot of time developing the new part and getting it ready for race use as soon as possible.

All in all the off circuit element of Formula One is still strong and to a degree makes the actual racing all the more interesting.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-19-2009, 03:15 PM
Rob Rob is offline
CSS Oldtimer
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 4,960
Default

A win for Red Bull. This is turning out to be a very interesting season!

Last edited by Rob; 04-19-2009 at 03:24 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-19-2009, 06:30 PM
pcread pcread is offline
CSS Veteran
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 1,273
Default

Have Ferrari given up? Kimi says they aren't in the running for the championship.Good firts win for Red Bull, but I wish they'd been green Jaguar Racing instead of blue RB. Sigh.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

All times are GMT +1. The time now is 07:42 AM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Black Falcon Media Group Oy