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    Formula 1, 2011 season!!

    Hello all.

    I dont know if any of you are F1 fans. I, myself are a massive fan so I thought I would kick this off. I have been pondering about the new season and what it will bring. The introduction of kers and the adjustable rear wing could really spice things up a bit in the overtaking department which IMO will be great for the sport.

    What does everyone else think about it? Do you think it will live up to the hype? Could it compete with last season? What are your predictions for it?

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    I think there will be several failiures of the rear wing system, but none on the Ferrari's as it's controlled by the FIA.....

    But yes, this new season has potential to be very interesting, especially with the introduction of the second Lotus team

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    im not sure adjstable rear wing is a good idea esp as you need to be withoin 1 second to use it i believe i think its just overcomplicating things. Kers again why not do like indy/a1gp and have a push to pass button thats cheaper and can be used x times in a race so the drivers have to tactically decide to i use it to defend / attack / fastest lap

    i thing points should also be given for fastest lap/pole as it could give lower teams a shot at getting some points or a driver thats had a bad race could get something out of it

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    Quote Originally Posted by sted View Post
    im not sure adjstable rear wing is a good idea esp as you need to be withoin 1 second to use it i believe i think its just overcomplicating things.
    I do agree with you on that however I do think it will make things better from a spectator's POV. There will be much more overtaking, however I fear that the "good" cars will dominate every race because of it.

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    Should be interesting, from the rumour mill Mercedes and McLaren should be pretty strong as they have the best developed kers system.
    I also predict some accidents similar to Mark Webbers last year where he went airbourne as the closing speeds with kers and the adjustable rear wing will be pretty extreme.

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    I fear that the "good" cars will dominate every race because of it
    ...and they didn't last season?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CESIL View Post
    ...and they didn't last season?
    Well ofcourse they did. They will every season but last season if you had a high flyer stuck behind some traffic in about 9th, then they sometimes struggled to get past. I don't think that will be an issue this season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by L_Smith View Post
    I do agree with you on that however I do think it will make things better from a spectator's POV. There will be much more overtaking, however I fear that the "good" cars will dominate every race because of it.
    im not sure it will make any difference as by the time the air from the car infront reaches the rear wing of the car behind (yes i know the idea is to be alongside but you have to gete there) its so messed up it might even make things worse. Solution to aero / overtaking is reduce/remove wings and use ground effect it disturbs the trailing air much less

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    Well I can't wait for the new F1 season. I'd hope that the Lotus controversy is resolved, it just devalues the Lotus name. I hope that the newer teams manage to catch up a bit in terms of overall speed and are more competitive. I also wanna see Schumi get his act together, last season there were numerous valid reasons that he struggled.

    The best seasons I have seen in recent years were 2008 and 2009. '08 was the year that traction control and other driver aids were removed and Melbourne was so eventful due to this. '09 was obviously the year of Brawn GP and their fantatsic story and also had the rise of Red Bull to the front of the grid.

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    The 2011 hasn't even started yet [obvious] but the arguments and recriminations [about last season] seem to have begun already:

    Link: BBC Sport - F1 - F1 teams' group to examine overspending allegations

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    For the best part of 30 years, they have been saying that there's not as much overtaking as "in the old days"........

    I don't see that the rear-wing will change all that much.

    I envisage this season to be almost as processional as the last.....BUT, I will be happy to come on here, and take the flak if I am wrong!

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    Its in HD this year, hurrah.

    The BBC coverage has been much better than ITV too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Theblacksheep View Post
    The BBC coverage has been much better than ITV too.
    Ummmm....I think that goes for just about everything, doesn't it???


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    Well yes its better if you switch to the alternative commentary by David Croft and Anthony Davidson, Johnathan Leggard on the main commentary is just useless. The BBC must have spent a fortune hunting someone out who is even more useless than James Allen!
    Apparently we won't have to suffer with Leggard next year though, Brundle and Coulthard are meant to be teaming up, think I'll still stick to Crofty

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    Yep, that was confirmed yesterday morning or the day before. We still have Jake Humphries, DC and EJ in the build up though which is great because those three work well together.

    Ummmm....I think that goes for just about everything, doesn't it???
    The BBC is the best thing thats happened to F1 in britain for a long time.



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