2015 Rolex Australian Grand Prix

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  1. SVT Cobra GT

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    After the long winter break and three pre season tests in Spain with new cars, drivers, regulations. The F1 circus heads down under for the first race of an all new season. The scoreboard has been reset and the excitement is building. Questions are flying everywhere, will Mercedes dominate again? Will McLaren finish a race? Will Ferrari, Red Bull or Williams put up more of a fight against Mercedes? These answers will start to come at the 2015 Australian Grand Prix

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    Event date: 13-15 March 2015
    Number of Laps: 58
    Circuit Length: 5.303 km (3.295 mi)
    Race Distance: 307.574 km (191.118 mi)
    Lap Record: Michael Schumacher (2004) - 1:24.125



    2014 Podium:
    1st - Nico Rosberg - Mercedes
    2nd - Kevin Magnussen - McLaren
    3rd - Jenson Button - McLaren



    Sky Sports Classic Races;
    Thursday - 1996
    None after this one.
     
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  2. mustafur

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    The red dot on where it is in Australia is wrong.
     
  3. Imari

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    Not by much. Melbourne is in the dip just to the right of the dot.

    I mean, it's not as bad as this one.

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    That's not even :censored: close.
     
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  4. Furi

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    That kinda pit road would have Formula E organisers rubbing hands with glee.
     
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  5. Akmuq

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    Man that was a quick winter break.

    Hopefully this will bring back some interest in motorsport for me. Last year was fairly lacklustre in all disciplines and the Bianchi crash really turned me off for some time.

    Hopefully this year will be better
     
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  6. TheBook

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    More questions I can't wait to see answered:
    1. Who will drive for Sauber?
    2. What can Magnussen do with his probable only chance at a race this season?
    3. Will the Virgins, ah, I mean Marussias, oh sorry, Manors even make it to the grid, let alone finish?
     
  7. Dennisch

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    How many cars will Maldonado take out in the first lap!
     
  8. Imari

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    Can we make it to ten posts before the first "Maldonado has arrived" image macro?
     
  9. Liquid

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    How many laps will the two Mercs put on the rest of the field?
     
  10. Dennisch

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    van der Garde has arrived!

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  11. Imari

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    Cor, Melbourne's a hole, innit? Look at how banged up and dirty the front of our Supreme Court is! :)
     
  12. Barra333

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    Canberra is off by even more!
     
  13. SVT Cobra GT

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    You don't want to see Huddersfield's court in that case.
     
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    It used to have as the reason (for his Singapore crash) as Maldonaderp
     
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    Max Verstappen in the Red Bull simulator.
     
  18. spyrrari

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    Nononononooooo,Max is going to be amazing and doesnt look like a Japaneese kid last time i saw him...

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    (not biased at all am i?)
     
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  19. 05XR8

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    The support races will probably have more excitement than the feature race.
     
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    As much as I understand Red Bull's need to find young talent, I feel they may have gone abit far with this.

    There is literally crap loads of references for correct locations and they still manage to get it wrong.
     
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  22. TenEightyOne

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    Hopefully we won't see so much of the SC this season, the "virtual" system will be used where possible and we won't have to wait for lapped cars to regain a full lap before the SC releases the field.
     
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    The purpose isn't to replace the SC. It is to set a limit around sectors with yellows. Previously all the driver had to do was half a second of half throttle.
     
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    No, I didn't say it was to replace it in all cases;

    You can also read the additional Section 41 of this year's FIA F1 Sporting Regulations (26.02.15) for further information. As you'll see the VSC isn't a coverall but it is an alternative that allows the enforcement of double-waved-yellows. That will reduce the number of SC sorties required (and thereby the amount of faff involving in returning it to the pits).
     
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  25. Imari

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    It does mean that they can get away with a lot more stuff under double yellows than would previously have been possible or safe though. It'll take a reasonably major incident to actually provoke the safety car now, presumably anything that requires service or medical vehicles to enter the circuit.

    I wouldn't be surprised if we see reduced SC usage this year.
     
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    I quite enjoyed this apart from the parts where the nametags follow the cars during the live action. I hate that and find it very distracting.
     
  27. sems4arsenal

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    Does anyone know the name of the remix of just drive for the Sky intro? (also shame about the race time I have midterms :( )

    Oh and next season I want a Virtual Reality 360 degree free view of onboard cameras.
     
  28. Saevios

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    I think the big news awaiting 2015 is... Will Jules recover and start Rehab? Will he ever race again? He really was a great talent and would of been driving for Ferrari next season, possibly #ForzaJules
     
  29. Roger the Horse

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    Massa and Alonso still have the best helmets.
     
  30. Dennisch

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    He's still in a coma. No signs of any improvement. The only thing we can hope for is that he will wake up and live a somewhat normal life.
     
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