2016 Rolex Australian Grand Prix

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  1. SVT Cobra GT

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    The wait is over. Winter has passed and Formula 1 is back! 2016 is shaping up to be an exciting year with so many questions to be answered. Will it be another Mercedes walkover? Will Ferrari actually put up a fight? Will McLaren do any better? How will Haas get on? Will Force India challenge Williams? Will we miss Maldonado? Who knows. But these will start to get answered down under in Melbourne. Here is the 2016 Australian Grand Prix!

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    Circuit Length: 5.303km (3.295 Miles)
    Number of Laps: 58
    Lap Record: 1:24.125 (Michael Schumacher, Ferrari, 2004)
    Tyre Allocations: Medium, Soft & Supersoft

    Sky Sports' Classic Race Schedule;
    Thursday - 1996



    2015 Result
    1: Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
    2: Nico Rosberg (Mercedes)
    3: Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari)
     
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  2. ukfan758

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    Friday March 18

    1am - Australian GP Practice One
    5:15am - Australian GP Practice Two
    7:30am - Team Principals' Press Conference
    8am - The F1 Show
    9:30am - Australian GP Practice One - replay.
    11:15am - Australian GP Practice Two - replay.

    Saturday March 19

    2:45am - Australian GP Practice Three
    5am - Australian GP Qualifying
    10am - Australian GP Qualifying replay.
    11:10am - Ted's Qualifying Notebook.
    12:10pm - Australian GP Qualifying replay.

    Sunday March 20

    3:30am - The 2016 Australian GP - Track Parade
    4am - The 2016 Australian GP - Pitlane
    4:30am - The 2016 Australian GP - Race Show

    5am - THE 2016 AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX

    7:30am - The 2016 Australian GP - Paddock Live!

    10am - 2016 Australian GP highlights.

    11am - Ted's Race Notebook.

    1pm - The 2016 Australian GP - replay.

    4:15pm - 2016 Australian GP highlights.

    7pm - Ted's Race Notebook


    NBCSN Times (US-EST):
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  3. RazorSharkz

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    Goooooo Haas F1:cheers:
     
  4. sems4arsenal

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    Exciting times, the first race is always fun. Personally think the Mercs will walk it but the mid pack battles should be fun.
     
  5. ukfan758

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    Hopefully there won't be as many retirements this year :tup:.
     
  6. Small_Fryz

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    Boogity Boogity Boogity!!!!!
     
  7. Northstar

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    No, just, no.
     
  8. spyrrari

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    GOMAX!!!

    :D



    Spy.
     
  9. TenEightyOne

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    Let's go NAS... oh, hang on... :)
     
  10. Cap'n Jack

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    Here's the tyre selections for each driver:

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    It's worth noting that Mercedes has let both their drivers choose a differing tyre strategy. In fact, Mercedes are one of three teams whose drivers have picked different tyres. The others being the Sauber pairing of Ericsson and Nasr, and newcomers Haas and their drivers Grosjean and Gutierrez.
     
  11. aarror

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    While I won't miss 2015 Maldonado, I'm sad we never got to see the full potential of Maldonado circa 2012. If he was able to maintain those flashes of speed he often showed, it would have been great for F1. Remember all the controversy and commentary when he had those run-ins with Hamilton? He would have made a perfect villain, the guy everyone loves to hate. Instead, he just turned into a joke.
     
  12. prisonermonkeys

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    Renault are launching their livery tonight. It's expected to be bring yellow.
     
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  14. Mike-ZENKAI

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    What a stupidity once again from L.H. Using phone on a bike (and posting it) :rolleyes:
    The casino story is also nice.....:ouch:


    Anyway:
    Hope Mercedes can be challenged by Ferrari, but I think not.
    Wonder if McLaren can stay in front of Haas.
    Hope Max Verstappen does better than last year here in Australia. Which shouldn't be difficult.
     
  15. twitcher

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    I didnt realize that's what the casino fuss was about. I don't think I've ever been to a casino where they allow you to use your phone at a table....thought everyone who went to casinos just sort of knew that :odd:

    But "police investigation"?? For what amounts to a ticket? Talk about headline seaking. One of the cops probably has a brother who works at the casino :lol:

    Anyways, I'm hoping Williams can pull a fast one on people and grab one or even two podiums this weekend. Also looking forward to a potential Redbull vs Toro Rosso battle.
     
  16. prisonermonkeys

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    Bear in mind that he is an international figure who is well-known as a racing car driver. By posting the picture, he advocated an incredibly dangerous and irresponsible behavior.
     
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    The police action was over the selfie video while riding the Harley, not the casino events. In any case, NZ police have decided that there's not enough evidence in the video - presumably because it doesn't show him using a mobile phone.
     
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    You're right - I can't see a mobile phone anywhere in that shot! :D
     
  20. Mike-ZENKAI

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    Might see it if you look in the reflection of his sunglasses :lol:.
    What a daft rule by the NZ police.
     
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    Epic sarcasm aside... the devil's in the detail. If filming oneself with a camera device that isn't a mobile phone isn't illegal then there isn't enough evidence there to charge him. The obvious presumption (mine included) is that it is a mobile phone. That doesn't make a case though.
     
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    I would've thought it being filmed through snapchat might have been evidence enough.

    Guess he was was using a tablet :rolleyes:
     
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    I realise the investigation was for the selfie video. I should have been more clear. Glad it's being dropped though.
    You sound like a cop :p. Let me guess, selfies are off limits, but eating breakfast and drinking a coffee while driving/riding is all good? At least that's how it is here :lol: We have a similar law here in BC - cops are one of the most frequent violators, using either their phone, or their computer, or both, while driving. It's nothing more than a money grab.
     
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    Just about anybody can flash speed 20% of the time...it's that whole not crashing the other 80% that takes skill :sly:
     
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    BBC are predicting rain for Friday and Saturday, dry on Sunday.
     
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    He didn't help himself either throwing his team under the bus and somehow, solely blaming them for him not doing well (nevermind he never had a chance no matter what he drove).

    Selfie stick on a motorbike? I've seen...crazier.
     
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    For the few of you guys out there with DirecTV, does anyone know the scheduling for that?
     
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    6:30 pm Pacific time Thursday NBC sports network is showing practice 1.
    10:30 same evening is practice 2.
     
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  30. Swagger897

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    Totally went under my nose...