2014 Australian Grand Prix - Melbourne

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2014 Australian Grand Prix - Melbourne

Postby Hail22 » Mon Feb 17, 2014 8:13 am

We start with a clean sheet of paper for 2014, new engine regulations, slight aero modifications and a few new faces / team lineups for what seems to be an enthralling season of Formula 1.

Without further delay, let us walk through the Melbourne Grand Prix for 2014 (Please note - some stills and video may be from 2012 / 2013).

Official Grand Prix website:

http://www.grandprix.com.au/

Track layout:

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Building the Albert Park circuit in a fast 2 minute video (2013):



Onboard video of the Albert Park circuit via Fernando Alonso' camera pod:




Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix 2014 Drivers message to fans:

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Re: 2014 Australian Grand Prix - Melbourne 13-16th March

Postby raymondu999 » Tue Feb 18, 2014 5:20 pm

Waaaay too early mate
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Re: 2014 Australian Grand Prix - Melbourne 13-16th March

Postby hollus » Tue Feb 18, 2014 6:32 pm

Why? Isn't it after the last race is over? Months overdue! ;-)
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Re: 2014 Australian Grand Prix - Melbourne 13-16th March

Postby oT v1 » Thu Mar 06, 2014 12:14 pm

could be a chance of rain, but definitely a relatively 'cool' race. FRI/SAT look sunny

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*http://www.worldweatheronline.com/Melbourne-weather/Victoria/AU.aspx?day=20
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Re: 2014 Australian Grand Prix - Melbourne 13-16th March

Postby godlameroso » Sat Mar 08, 2014 12:52 am

My weather sources also indicate a good chance of rain for the event, although it won't be particularly heavy rain. I'm thinking a damp Friday, and overcast for both Saturday and Sunday.
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Re: 2014 Australian Grand Prix - Melbourne 13-16th March

Postby Racer X » Sat Mar 08, 2014 1:57 am

I predict all Mercedes engines on the podium...
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Re: 2014 Australian Grand Prix - Melbourne 13-16th March

Postby bill shoe » Sat Mar 08, 2014 3:28 am

Racer X wrote:I predict all Mercedes engines on the podium...

You've got to be kidding, that's about as risky as predicting all Pirelli tires on the podium.

Excited for the season to start anyway. Come on Australia!!

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Re: 2014 Australian Grand Prix - Melbourne 13-16th March

Postby NAPI10 » Sun Mar 09, 2014 5:15 am

I have a strong feeling , even Marussia or Caterham has a chance to score some points in first race.

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Re: 2014 Australian Grand Prix - Melbourne 13-16th March

Postby krisfx » Sun Mar 09, 2014 10:47 am

bill shoe wrote:
Racer X wrote:I predict all Mercedes engines on the podium...

You've got to be kidding, that's about as risky as predicting all Pirelli tires on the podium.

Excited for the season to start anyway. Come on Australia!!


It's okay, mate. I'm predicting an all F1 car podium, so fingers crossed!

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Re: 2014 Australian Grand Prix - Melbourne 13-16th March

Postby Glyn » Sun Mar 09, 2014 11:17 am

Racer X wrote:I predict all Mercedes engines on the podium...


I predict Max Chilton to win.

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Re: 2014 Australian Grand Prix - Melbourne 13-16th March

Postby gray41 » Sun Mar 09, 2014 12:34 pm

Is it wrong that I can't wait to get up through the night to watch practice?
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Re: 2014 Australian Grand Prix - Melbourne 13-16th March

Postby mikeerfol » Sun Mar 09, 2014 12:47 pm

Nope, same here :D

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Re: 2014 Australian Grand Prix - Melbourne 13-16th March

Postby Blackout » Sun Mar 09, 2014 1:13 pm

Racer X wrote:I predict all Mercedes engines on the podium...


8 cars on the podium? I don't know if that's possible.

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Re: 2014 Australian Grand Prix - Melbourne 13-16th March

Postby CBeck113 » Sun Mar 09, 2014 3:38 pm

Blackout wrote:
Racer X wrote:I predict all Mercedes engines on the podium...


8 cars on the podium? I don't know if that's possible.


It is with Maldonado on the grid :D
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Re: 2014 Australian Grand Prix - Melbourne 13-16th March

Postby FrukostScones » Sun Mar 09, 2014 4:31 pm

Rain predicted for race sunday atm.

Turbo-pwer in the rain with sh*t Pirelli rain tyres will lead to one long safetycar phase and or many crashes.

I hope it will be dry.
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