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Round of Australia '09 - Picks and Comments

Post by 8 n Pole Admin » Tue Mar 17, 2009 4:28 pm

8 'n' Pole players, post your picks for the first race of the season in Australia.

You can submit your picks at then paste your picks here and tell us why you think your picks will be the correct ones.

For pre-season testing information visit the 2009 Formula 1 Pre-season testing thread.
For all the car launches and team aims visit the main Formula 1 Forum and browse the various threads.

The deadline for submitting the picks for Australia is the 27th of March prior to the start of the first Friday practice session.

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Post by jacfan » Tue Mar 17, 2009 10:37 pm

Ok I will be first cab off the rank.

Winner : Felipe Massa

Second : Robert Kubica

Third : Lewis Hamilton

Fourth : Fernando Alonso

Fifth : Kimi Raikkonen

Sixth : Mark Webber

Seventh : Heikki Kovalainen

Eighth : Nico Rosberg

Pole : Felipe Massa

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Post by jido » Wed Mar 18, 2009 4:04 am

It is just guessing at this stage...

My first attempt:

Winner: Sebastian Vettel - fast driver, a car suited to him, a drivers championship

Second: Kimi Raikkonen - the slick tyres and good Ferrari form should go his way

Third: Felipe Massa - Ferrari again, being the vice champion shows he is one of the best

Fourth: Jenson Button - amazing pace during testing, good strategy and fast driver

Fifth: Lewis Hamilton - who really believes McLaren Merc will stay at the back? I expect Lewis to pull a performance even with an average-looking car on first race

Sixth: Robert Kubica - BMW is looking good already. We know Kubica can win, so he should be in the points

Seventh: Timo Glock - car has good pace

Eighth: Fernando Alonso - if he finishes he should be at least 8th as the playing field is (probably) more even this year

Pole: Rubens Barrichello - I think one of the Brawn will go for pole, the other for race win (one does not exclude the other).

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Post by Mart2005 » Wed Mar 18, 2009 4:26 am

Winner : Kimi Raikkonen

Second : Nick Heidfeld

Third : Lewis Hamilton

Fourth : Sebastian Vettel

Fifth : Felipe Massa

Sixth : Robert Kubica

Seventh : Mark Webber

Eighth : Jenson Button

Pole : Lewis Hamilton


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Post by Jim Watt » Wed Mar 18, 2009 4:27 am

:D At last! :D
We have something we CAN believe in jacfan! an F1 season with real parity! maybe this year's champion will only win three or four races!!
that said here's me picks for the inaugural event
win: KIMI RAIKKONEN, Ferrari --he likes the circuit; slicks favor him and it's never good to vote against the red cars
second: FELIPE MASSA, Ferrari: because I can't see him out of the points and I can't see him in the middle either
third: ROBERT KUBICA, BMW/Sauber: because no one's hungrier
fourth: JENSEN BUTTON, Braun GP: because his car's finally a flyer
fifth: MARK WEBBER, RBR: because it's his home circuit and he's got to get points -and a podium!-- this year!
sixth: LEWIS HAMILTON: McLaren: if he makes no mistakes, he makes points
seventh: JARNO TRULLI: Toyota: He could be as high as fourth!
eighth: FERNANDO ALONSO: Renault: you can't leave him out of the points -- EVER!
POLE: FELIPE MASSA: Ferrari: best qualifier on the grid.

I know this is (a little) more conservative than my earlier musings. Nothing would make me happier, though, than to see BOTH Braun GPs on the podium! Just can't believe such a Hollywood scenario.

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Post by JayVee » Mon Mar 23, 2009 1:28 pm

This is really hard!!! I really have no idea ....

Winner: Robert Kubica - Best prepared team with the added power of KERS
Second: Fernando Alonso - Best driver out there and makes the best of out of a reasonably quick car, hope KERS is reliable on the Renault!!
Third: Felipe Massa - Quick and will get a good start to his season
Fourth: Jenson Button - I think the Honda designed and built Brawn is quick
Fifth: Nico Rosberg - And so is the Williams with the questionable diffuser
Sixth: Jarno Trulli - Me too
Seventh: Kimi Raikkonen - The start of his final year in F1
Eighth: Heikki Kovalainen - Shocking McLaren!!

Pole: Robert Kubica - A safe bet
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Post by Lloyd » Mon Mar 23, 2009 2:28 pm

It is a real lottery.
But I will go with more of a wish list than what I think will transpire :shock:
The picks you have entered are:

Winner: Mark Webber One day he will

Second: Nick Heidfeld BMW looks good for pace

Third: Jarno Trulli Same as above

Fourth: Kazuki Nakajima He may surprise this year

Fifth: Felipe Massa Less mistakes than Kimi

Sixth: Fernando Alonso Good driver not the fastest car, again

Seventh: Rubens Barrichello Maybe it is a fast car

Eighth: Lewis Hamilton Need to put him in as he is a fast driver

Pole: Jarno Trulli Who knows
Maybe, perhaps, not sure

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Post by manoéo » Mon Mar 23, 2009 10:04 pm

Winner : Kimi Raikkonen - he feels comfortable here and has the best car.

Second : Felipe Massa - the best car.

Third : Fernando Alonso - I would put him in fourth, but as a guess...

Fourth : Jenson Button - I really think that Brawn GP would get a good position

Fifth : Lewis Hamilton - Mclaren will improve its car until sunday.

Sixth : Robert Kubica - very fast pilot.

Seventh : Heikki Kovalainen - as I said about Lewis

Eighth : Timo Glock - Toyota has a nice car.

Pole : Kimi Raikkonen - He will be about 0.01 sec faster than Massa.

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Post by mlittle » Tue Mar 24, 2009 8:22 am

Before I post my picks for Australia, I just want to say :welcome: to manoeo! :D 8)

Anyway, here are my picks for the Round of Australia...............
1st} Felipe Massa(just setting out to prove that the World Championship will be mine this year!......... :twisted: )
2nd} Lewis Hamilton(could someone explain to me what all this KERS ---- is about....whatever happened to 'drive it like ya' stole it! :shock: :shock: )
3rd} Robert Kubica(another round, another podium for the team....... :lol: :lol: :shock: )
4th} Fernando Alonso(.............. :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: ................)
5th} Kimi Raikkonen(excuse me, Ferrari........aren't I SUPPOSED to be in 1st, not Felipe?........ :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: )
6th} Timo Glock(shut up, Kimi! :evil: :evil: )
7th} Jenson Button(not bad, not least I'll score points this round.... :lol: :shock: :shock: :shock: )
8th} Sebastien Bourdais(this week's choice for 8th place)

And for pole position..............Robert Kubica
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Post by Kapel » Wed Mar 25, 2009 2:57 pm

Hi everyone...good to c you'll..

First race..usually a gamble...i have chosen to take it big..

Winner : Kimi Raikkonen . . Slicks ,smooth driving..he should be there

Second : Jenson Button ...Gamble..lets c ..was it for sponsors?

Third : Robert looks good

Fourth : Felipe Massa...there abouts

Fifth : Rubens old friend

Sixth : Nick Heidfeld...could have swap with kubica b'cos of his smooth style

Seventh : Fernando Alonso...i wanna bet on him for championship

Eighth : Sebastian Vettel....needs the my last year car

Pole : Jenson Button..y not
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Thank`s mlittle

Post by manoéo » Thu Mar 26, 2009 9:15 am

Thank you, mlitte, for kind welcome.


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Post by jacfan » Thu Mar 26, 2009 9:33 am

Yes Welcome to the forums manoéo and I hope you continue to join in discussions and different topics.
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Post by czeckmate » Fri Mar 27, 2009 7:16 am

Winner: Kimi Raikkonen

Second: Felipe Massa

Third: Nick Heidfeld

Fourth: Fernando Alonso

Fifth: Robert Kubica

Sixth: Lewis Hamilton

Seventh: Jenson Button

Eighth: Nico Rosberg

Pole: Felipe Massa

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Post by rc89pl » Fri Mar 27, 2009 7:17 am

hello everybody.

my picks would be:

1. Kubica | i think he is one of the very few who are not excited about KERS and there won't be any surprises for him. second, he is hungry for winning |
2. Raikkonnen | Wants to prove he's better than Felipe
3. Hamilton | He'll be out in the first corner and later keep fighting with Kimi while Kubica sneaks through.
4. Heidfeld | KERS will be his advantage.
5. Massa | One of the first corner losers.
6. Alonso | Renault won't surprise us now.
7. Vettel | If he only got inside a better car..
8. Button | I think he'll find a use for a Mercedes powered car.

Pole: Kimi -> He sounds very confident about the Ferrari's condition for at this moment.

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Post by manoéo » Sun Mar 29, 2009 10:16 am

Hi eveybody,

I'm surprised!!!As a lot of buddies here, I wonder.

I would take this matches since training day:

1) Kubica
2) Button
3) Barrichello
4) Massa
5) Rosberg
6) Raikkonen
7) Alonso
8) Vettel (could be fouth...)

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