2007 Predictions?

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Deep breaths people, lets settle this on the track :lol::wink:


Anyway, we all know deep down that JB has got it in the bag this year! :|
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Postby McLaren786 »

welshie2020 wrote:Deep breaths people, lets settle this on the track :lol::wink:


Anyway, we all know deep down that JB has got it in the bag this year! :|


Now on that note you really need to take some deep breaths lol.
Bud and Denielson just wait until march only 25 days to go. But i have to agree with bud McLaren have been reliable and fast in testing with only one engine related problem. In fact this week all the top teams are testing in bahrain with their australia spec aero packages so it will be a fantastic indicator to the pecking order. Right now the top three are BMW, McLaren and Ferrari.
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welshie2020 wrote:Deep breaths people, lets settle this on the track :lol::wink:


Anyway, we all know deep down that JB has got it in the bag this year! :|


Well, if this is the case and given he's got no balls, he'll have at least SOMETHING in his testicle bag :twisted::D8)
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McLaren786 wrote:Bud and Denielson just wait until march only 25 days to go.


C'mon, my name isn't that hard to spell is it?? :P:wink:
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Hamilton will fade inito the mid-field after doing well in the first races. Like Rosberg, he's been boosted straight into one of the top teams, without the experience of pootling around in a Minardi or Sauber or Benetton like Fonzo and Kimi and MS - which did them all the world of good! Ron will lose what's left of his hair.

Honda will disappoint an already disappointed fan base, Ferrari will realise that their chassis is too long after a few races and bring out the shorter wheelbase car that they've kept out of sight. Massa will crash a lot, Kimi will mumble and blow up cars.

Alonso will moan about his car, his team, the FIA, the weather while consistently being in the points and competing with JB for the most horrible facial hair style.

Toyota will suck a little less than they did the year before, but still finish behind Williams and realise that they may as well join forces with Williams next year.

BMW will beat Renault, much to ze delight of ze Germans and ze dizguzt of ze French F1 fans (both of them).

Spyker will come stone last and eventually get the FIA to rule the SA and STR chassis illegal and get them disqualified. Nobody will notice.

Reb Bull will once again prove that having tons of cash still doesn't win you races. Newey will recommend that the team hire shorter drivers to fit in his cars or that they have surgery.
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Good one Alastair. But who's going to win the championship if everybody sucks and moans and what not???
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Whoever has the most points.

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Alien_SAP_Fiend wrote:Hamilton will fade inito the mid-field after doing well in the first races. Like Rosberg, he's been boosted straight into one of the top teams, without the experience of pootling around in a Minardi or Sauber or Benetton like Fonzo and Kimi and MS - which did them all the world of good! Ron will lose what's left of his hair.

Rosberg's drop down the field throughout the year coincided with Williams' decline in 2006 after the poor reliability and lack of development on the Cosworth engine throughout the season.
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darwin_dali wrote:No way JB beats FM. Doubt FA will be much of a factor during the first third of the season (teething problems, driving style, etc.) and by the time he and the team get into it, the train to the championship may well have already departed.




bud wrote:Doubt KR or FM with Ferrari will be much of a factor during the first third of the season (teething problems, driving style, new pit wall team, new tech team etc.) and by the time he and the team get into it, the train to the championship may well have already departed.



The 25-year-old told Spanish television 'Telecinco' that he might have to wait until at least mid-season until his McLaren single seater is able to compete with its Maranello based rival.

"There were some tests at which they did not look so great," Spaniard Alonso said, after Ferrari's Felipe Massa dominated the final session of the pre-season this week in Bahrain.

Referring to Ferrari, he added : "Now their experience with Bridgestone has put them ahead of us. The reality is that they are very strong and in the first half of the season they will have the advantage. We are going to have to be defensive in the first races and then attack when we know that we can recover what we have lost," Alonso said.


The reigning back to back title winner insisted that Felipe Massa is likely to be the "big favourite" for Australia, despite early expectations that Kimi Raikkonen will set the pace at the Ferrari team.

"Everybody thought Kimi was simply going to replace Michael (Schumacher)'s speed," Alonso continued, "but the truth is that Felipe is going very quickly and is very determined."



I have to agree with FA this time :P:mrgreen::twisted:
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Alesi: "Massa is going to surprise everyone," he predicted.

Not sure the term surprise really applies anymore, unless it's going to be a negative surprise.
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Between Kimi, Alonso, maybe fisi, massa, one never knkows because of the teams' tendency to drop in performance onve the winter, like what happened to Ferrari after '04.

I seems the FIA paid the teams to mix it up so we couldn't guess, thereby improving television viewership.
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Postby Freddie »

Why not battle it out on http://www.racingpredictions.com - the Australia race is now open for entries. Participation is of course free - let's see who is the best predictor
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Any way possible to promote your website Freddie. :P:)
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Sure - the more players, the more fun. I am not asking for money or trying to sell anything, right ?
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