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Message 893078 - Posted: 9 May 2009, 15:46:49 UTC

It was a very interesting qualifying. I really like how Hamalton pull in to the pits so as not to bump Ferando, the home crowd fav. I know it was not intentional, but it smelled of a set up.

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Message 893180 - Posted: 9 May 2009, 21:50:35 UTC

NASCAR suspends Sprint Cup driver under terms of drug policy
By Jim Utter - jutter@charlotteobserver.com
Saturday, May. 09, 2009

NASCAR has suspended a Sprint Cup driver under terms of its substance abuse policy - immediately and indefinitely - in advance of Saturday night’s race at Darlington (S.C.) Raceway, ThatsRacin.com and The Charlotte Observer have learned.

Sources said the driver, who has not been identified by officials, was found to have violated Sections 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing) and 7-5 (violation of the NASCAR substance abuse policy) of the 2009 NASCAR rule book. The determination was based on findings at last weekend’s race at Richmond (Va.) International Raceway.

NASCAR on Saturday declined to discuss the matter, saying that questions would be dealt with in a news conference at the South Carolina track on Saturday at 6 p.m.

Such a suspension would be the first under NASCAR’s drug policies for a driver at the top level, the Sprint Cup Series.


Note: The press conference is in 10 minutes from the time of this post.
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Message 893192 - Posted: 9 May 2009, 22:18:22 UTC - in response to Message 893180.

NASCAR suspends Sprint Cup driver under terms of drug policy
By Jim Utter - jutter@charlotteobserver.com
Saturday, May. 09, 2009

NASCAR has suspended a Sprint Cup driver under terms of its substance abuse policy - immediately and indefinitely - in advance of Saturday night’s race at Darlington (S.C.) Raceway, ThatsRacin.com and The Charlotte Observer have learned.

Sources said the driver, who has not been identified by officials, was found to have violated Sections 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing) and 7-5 (violation of the NASCAR substance abuse policy) of the 2009 NASCAR rule book. The determination was based on findings at last weekend’s race at Richmond (Va.) International Raceway.

NASCAR on Saturday declined to discuss the matter, saying that questions would be dealt with in a news conference at the South Carolina track on Saturday at 6 p.m.

Such a suspension would be the first under NASCAR’s drug policies for a driver at the top level, the Sprint Cup Series.


Note: The press conference is in 10 minutes from the time of this post.


The driver is Jeremy Mayfield, driver and owner of the #41 team. NASCAR does not announce what the particular substance was.

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Message 893346 - Posted: 10 May 2009, 13:33:36 UTC

6 laps to go and Ferrari is running out of gas?

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Message 893351 - Posted: 10 May 2009, 14:03:56 UTC

Brawn 1&2
Button, Barrichello
Red Bull 3
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Ferarri finished 7 on fumes :(

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Message 893406 - Posted: 10 May 2009, 16:20:47 UTC - in response to Message 893351.

Brawn 1&2
Button, Barrichello
Red Bull 3
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Ferarri finished 7 on fumes :(

No 6 because of little fuel left. They ordered Massa to slow down when he was 4 because they feared he would not finish.
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Message 894118 - Posted: 13 May 2009, 4:30:54 UTC - in response to Message 893406.

Brawn 1&2
Button, Barrichello
Red Bull 3
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Ferarri finished 7 on fumes :(

No 6 because of little fuel left. They ordered Massa to slow down when he was 4 because they feared he would not finish.



Reminds me of when Barrichello was with Ferarri and in first place only to run out of fuel on the final lap. Some times the brain trust makes some stupid mistakes.

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Message 894156 - Posted: 13 May 2009, 10:41:37 UTC - in response to Message 894118.


Reminds me of when Barrichello was with Ferarri and in first place only to run out of fuel on the final lap. Some times the brain trust makes some stupid mistakes.

Yes, this year they made more than average.
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Message 896881 - Posted: 19 May 2009, 7:07:40 UTC

2 days to Monaco practice.

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Message 897028 - Posted: 19 May 2009, 21:05:15 UTC - in response to Message 896881.

2 days to Monaco practice.



Carlos do you think the cars for Brawn GP will do good on A street course?
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Message 897104 - Posted: 20 May 2009, 2:48:40 UTC

I really don't know. Monaco is like no other track. The Brawn's have not been getting the top speed in the traps so I would say that thier advantage is at slower speeds. Monaco is a slow course. It plays to the car with the best acceleration and braking. Red Bull and McLaren will have problems, unless they have made major changes to thier brake systems. Unless they crash out, I expect the Brawn's to podium along with BMW and possibly Ferrari. Ferrari is working hard on getting the car balanced. What is so amazing the influence of just one man. When Brawn was the head of the Ferrari team, the team was unstoppable. Now that he has his own team it is the one to beat. Ferrari has 10x the budget but his leadership is making the diffrence.

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Message 897187 - Posted: 20 May 2009, 7:01:55 UTC


I Think the Brawn´s will be very good in Monaco.
Also Red Bull.
The cars need a very good down force in Monaco.
So all teams with the double divusors should have an advantage.

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Message 897350 - Posted: 20 May 2009, 18:38:23 UTC

Mike & Carlos,

Have you guys heard is any of the teams are going to Diffusers for the rest of the season?



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Message 897352 - Posted: 20 May 2009, 18:56:31 UTC - in response to Message 897350.

Mike & Carlos,

Have you guys heard is any of the teams are going to Diffusers for the rest of the season?




A quick search of old news articles on www.formula1.com shows these teams working on double diffusers:

Red Bull developing one, but won't have it for Monaco
Ferrari working on it, no dates given

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Message 897681 - Posted: 21 May 2009, 7:17:13 UTC - in response to Message 897352.
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Mike & Carlos,

Have you guys heard is any of the teams are going to Diffusers for the rest of the season?




A quick search of old news articles on www.formula1.com shows these teams working on double diffusers:

Red Bull developing one, but won't have it for Monaco
Ferrari working on it, no dates given


So far i know Ferrari is already using it.
BMW and McLaren is working on it as well.
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Message 898025 - Posted: 22 May 2009, 2:37:53 UTC - in response to Message 897681.
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Mike & Carlos,

Have you guys heard is any of the teams are going to Diffusers for the rest of the season?




A quick search of old news articles on www.formula1.com shows these teams working on double diffusers:

Red Bull developing one, but won't have it for Monaco
Ferrari working on it, no dates given


So far i know Ferrari is already using it.
BMW and McLaren is working on it as well.


Found this article on Double Diffusers
Formula One Double Deck Diffuser explained
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Message 898031 - Posted: 22 May 2009, 2:42:15 UTC

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Message 898135 - Posted: 22 May 2009, 7:40:02 UTC


Matthew you know the funny part of it.

Ross Brawn asked the FIA about it before he built the car.
Thats the case Ferrari is mad at him.

He is way to clever.

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Message 898377 - Posted: 22 May 2009, 21:16:38 UTC

24 Hours at Germany Nürbugring

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Message 898387 - Posted: 22 May 2009, 21:40:04 UTC - in response to Message 898135.


Matthew you know the funny part of it.

Ross Brawn asked the FIA about it before he built the car.
Thats the case Ferrari is mad at him.

He is way to clever.



Mike I am sure if the Ferrari was the first to ask then it would be okay.

Is Ferrari still going to boycott the FIA in 2010?
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