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    F1 2013

    Testing underway for the new season... anyone care to share predictions?
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    I'm trying to get my head around the new drivers' lineup. I'm a little up to my eyeballs in life and stuff, so I haven't been following as closely as I would have liked. I need to get reading to see who these new guys are.

    Very interested to see what Hamilton does in the Mercedes. If they haven't made some giant steps forward, we might see how his natural abilities stack up against less than top-of-the-line equipment.

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    Part of me wants him to struggle - I think he could do with the experience!
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    I think Hamilton will be good this year, but not great. I think he may well win a race, but probably later in the year at one that includes a lot of rain. The real test will be against his team mate. If he beats him, then Hamilton is doing good. If he doesn't, then he isn't as good as he thinks he is. But, I think he is good, so I'll be surprised if he doesn't beat Rosberg, and make it into the top ten often, perhaps a podium by the forth race.

    Although, saying all that, he crashed his car in the first test within twenty minutes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by onesecondglance View Post
    Part of me wants him to struggle - I think he could do with the experience!
    I'm right there with you on that. I've been a big fan of Rosberg's since he came on the scene. Now that he's stopped crashing every five minutes, I've been rooting for him. He handled himself (and the car) admirably in Schumacher's company, so I'll be fascinated to see this little soap opera play out.

    There's a lot of 'ifs'. If Schumi was just rusty and the cars had evolved too much in his absence for his successful return, then maybe Rosberg isn't as good as I hope he is. If the Merc has taken some massive leap forward, then we won't be able to judge. If Lewis' penchant for pouting keeps him from giving it his all, then it'll be difficult to compare the drivers.

    It'll be good fun.

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    I'm getting excited. I can't wait, really.

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    So hard to wait! Bring it on...
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    I'm getting edgy with this whole waiting game.

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    I'm annoyed that I won't be able to watch the opener live because of the stupid BBC. I think I even heard they won't be showing the first three races live.
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    The BBC were fools to let the live rights go. Their highest rated shows of 2011 were grands prix!

    Luckily I already had Sky HD (not Sports) so I got it without extra cost. Someone I know resorted to pulling a satellite feed from Germany and syncing it with Radio 5's commentary...
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    I know there are live feeds available online, if you know where to look.

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    F1's Official website has started the countdown to the first practice in Australia. Woo-Hoo! 12 Days! 12 Long, dragging days.

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    So, who do we think is going to win the first race, then? I'm gonna go with Webber. It's about time he had a decent home grand prix.
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    Not a bad shout - I reckon RB are formidably fast. Personally I still don't expect much from Mercedes despite the fast times in testing. And I would be lying if I didn't say I wanted Jenson to win
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    Oh, I'd like Hamilton to win. I tend to support the underdog, and Hamilton is certainly that this season. Although I think he'll end up qualifying 8th and then crashing into the first corner.
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    I think a lot of teams that struggled last year have a lot to prove this year. And I'm very curious what some of the smaller teams will do, like Force India, who should be in the point this year.

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    And Sauber, and Williams too! =)


    *as for underdogs, I hope Felipe, Mark, Sergio and Pastor all do better than their team mates*
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    Well, only a couple of days to go. Who is excited? Come on, it's gonna be epic.
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    I find "stoked" too American-sounding and not part of my natural lexicon, so it will suffice to say I am totally fookin' revved for the start of the season.

    I will be sat reading the as-it-happens practice commentary on the BBC sport site tomorrow. I'd watch it if I thought I could get away with bringing a TV into work...
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    Less that 4 hours till the new NBCSports F1 coverage starts.

    Oh, did I forget to put the 18 exclamation points after that that would actually represent how I feel? Silly me .
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    Not a great start for a McLaren fan, but how brilliantly did Sutil do? A second faster than di Resta in both sessions despite a year away. di Resta is no slouch, either!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DreamWeaver View Post
    Less that 4 hours till the new NBCSports F1 coverage starts.
    Thanks for the warning!

    I had just enough time to realize that my dvd recorder was on the fritz (again) and had to resort to the vcr... remember those? But it worked! I'll get to watch both practices this morning!

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    Well, the Red Bulls did well, as did Sutil. Hamilton crashed earlier than I predicted, but it seems it was the car and not him. It is looking like a run-away win for Vettel at the moment.
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    What a dissapointing qualifying, it only lasted ten minutes. I usually like races when it rains, however, when they just cancel the frigging thing, it is annoying.
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    The little bit we did get was pretty good, but yeah, a disappointing end. Must have been really gutting for the crowd too.
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