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Apofiss
16-02-05, 23:35
17 days before the lights are off and the 2005 Australian GP gets underway!

Countdown (http://www.formula1.com/)

THE 2005 AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX

The Melbourne GP circuit will once again herald the start of the 2005 Formula One racing season and the Australian public always makes sure that the Formula 1 racing season starts in spectacular style! A surprisingly quick street circuit, the circuit can easily be accessed by public tram and is situated close to the city centre of Melbourne.
Melbourne itself is a diverse mix of cultures and provides a great welcome every year to the Grand Prix enthusiasts from all over the globe. Famed for its shopping and in particular its variety of nightlife, including the largest Casino in the Southern hemisphere, Melbourne offers a unique experience to be savoured. Not surprisingly the Australian GP was voted the best Grand Prix for 2004 by the drivers!

The 2005 Foster's Australian Grand Prix is going to be sensational because the circuit will be celebrating 10 years of Formula One racing in Melbourne. Read more (http://f1grandprixtours.com/au-formula-1-Melbourne-circuit-info-racing-program.php)


F1 presentations

BAR
http://f1.racing-live.com/photos/2005/team-bar/diapo_117.jpg

WILLIAMS
http://f1.racing-live.com/photos/2005/team-williams/diapo_113.jpg

McLaren
http://f1.racing-live.com/photos/2005/team-mclaren/diapo_107.jpg

RenaultF1
http://f1.racing-live.com/photos/2005/team-renault/diapo_116.jpg

Red Bull (*new*)
http://f1.racing-live.com/photos/2005/team-redbull/diapo_101.jpg

Jordan
http://f1.racing-live.com/photos/2005/team-jordan/diapo_120.jpg

Toyota
http://f1.racing-live.com/photos/2005/team-toyota/diapo_110.jpg

Sauber
See picture here (http://f1.racing-live.com/photos/2005/team-sauber/diapo_102.jpg)

Ferrari
http://f1.racing-live.com/photos/2005/team-ferrari/diapo_119.jpg

Minardi

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See more (http://f1.racing-live.com/en/index.html)

Source - foemula1.com ∙ f1.racing-live.com ∙ 2005

[ 10. July 2005, 14:55: Message edited by: Apofiss ]

Duffman
17-02-05, 10:46
ooooo... *itching* - its a coming and i work only a few kilometers from the track - i can smell the fuel (oh yeah)...

Probably head down saturday for a peek also http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

[ 17. February 2005, 10:47: Message edited by: Duffman ]

Duffman
17-02-05, 10:47
sorry double post...

[ 17. February 2005, 10:53: Message edited by: Duffman ]

Quiver.
17-02-05, 11:01
Yeah!
I'll hope Schumacher will win the championship again :D

Bokkie
17-02-05, 11:54
Hehe, mee too :D

tlr online
17-02-05, 12:53
Awesome!!

Apofiss
17-02-05, 16:34
OMG! JUST 16 DAYS!!! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/clown.gif

http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/jumper.gif http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/jumper.gif http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/jumper.gif

Apofiss
21-02-05, 00:20
Just 13 days and 2 hours to go!!!!!

Just 12 days to go for qualification!

Ou yeah! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/jumper.gif

[ 04. March 2005, 22:58: Message edited by: Apofiss ]

Duffman
23-02-05, 23:05
Apofiss!!

everytime i see this topic it makes me even more excitted.. stop it... LOL...

See the road the F1's are on? - i can't count how many times i have driven on it http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif - its right next to the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre...

Apofiss
24-02-05, 22:18
[QUOTE]Originally posted by Duffman:
everytime i see this topic it makes me even more excitted.. stop it... LOL...[qoute]

aaaaaaaa I can't stop it http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/clown.gif I'm too excitted!!! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/jumper.gif

[QUOTE]See the road the F1's are on? - i can't count how many times i have driven on it [QB][qoute]

OMG! REALLY!?!? :eek: That is cool! :cool:

Apofiss
26-02-05, 09:26
Ferrari unveil F2005 in Marenello

Ferrari have finally launched the car they hope will win them a seventh consecutive Formula One constructors’ championship. The F2005 will make its race debut at the Spanish Grand Prix on May 8, with the team planning to use the interim F2004 M until then.

http://f1.racing-live.com/photos/2005/team-ferrari/diapo_104.jpg
After 2 min ->
http://f1.racing-live.com/photos/2005/team-ferrari/diapo_106.jpg
Now...
http://f1.racing-live.com/photos/2005/team-ferrari/diapo_110.jpg

Impressive, huh!? http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/jumper.gif

Duffman
03-03-05, 09:01
Nice... (although im not a schuy fan)... still... very nice...

Hey Apofiss - did you see Webber drive his F1 on the Sydney harbour bridge!?!?!?!... they shut down the bridge just so he could drive up and back a couple of times - and it was sooo coool... OMG it was fantastic...

Quiver.
03-03-05, 10:18
Beautifull Ferrari car:D
I'll hope it'll win again...

Tramp
03-03-05, 13:21
I hate to disappoint you but I have heard that Schumacher will not be driving the new car on the weekend. He is still driving the old one.

Apofiss
03-03-05, 16:43
Originally posted by Duffman:
Hey Apofiss - did you see Webber drive his F1 on the Sydney harbour bridge!?!?!?!Of course I did! It was great! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/jumper.gif

And yes, Ferrari will use old (with few upgrades) car, new car they'll use later this sesion.

Apofiss
03-03-05, 18:53
Australian Grand Prix Preview



New rules, new drivers and a new team for round one

The major technical change is a significant reduction in downforce, due to the higher position of the front wing, movement of the rear wing forward and reduction in the size of the diffuser. The net result is less grip, anything up to 20 percent according to some teams. Nobody is admitting to having recovered all of that yet, with their latest aerodynamic solutions, but the signs are that lap times may not be noticeably different by mid-season. read more (http://www.formula1.com/race/news/2637/732.html)

The teams at a glance:

Ferrari: Michael Schumacher and Ferrari are adamant that they will be off the pace in Melbourne, and certainly the laps times of the modified F2004 have not been in the same league as McLaren’s and Renault’s in testing, but you underestimate the red team at your peril. Schumacher in particular is good at conning his rivals. He and the faithful Rubens Barrichello are one of the strongest pairings in the business, and the team’s inherent reliability should see them at least score points even if they can’t fight for wins until the new F2005 is ready to race. read more about rest teams (http://www.formula1.com/race/news/2637/732.html)


Source - Copyright protected - www.formula1.com (http://www.formula1.com) 2005

tlr online
04-03-05, 02:13
Looking forward to this weekend's Grand Prix! Be interesting to see whether Ferrari still have the upper hand. I'm still routing for Schumacher!

Tramp
04-03-05, 03:56
As I speak I am watching the first day of practice. Schumacher has already done a blistering lap but with the new rules the speed of all the cars are down. Although I have just heard Schumacher is about number 8 in lap times. Michael since jumped to top but De la Rosa has just knocked him off with a 1.23 this is now a qualifying round. Raikkonen now second and Michael is 4th.

[ 04. March 2005, 04:00: Message edited by: Tramp ]

Apofiss
04-03-05, 18:30
LATEST NEWS!

Court grants Minardi injunction
Team to compete in Aussie GP qualifying

http://f1.racing-live.com/photos/imgactu/05/stoddart-melbourne_040305_220x151.jpg

Formula One team Minardi was late Friday granted a court injunction to compete in qualifying sessions for the season-opening Australian Grand Prix after race officials had ordered them to comply with new regulations.
A judge in the Victorian Supreme Court ruled that the F1 minnows could participate in Saturday qualifying given that the matter was considered urgent. read more (http://f1.racing-live.com/en/index.html)

Source - AFP <- f1.racing-live.com 2005

McLaren show its pace in Melbourne
Australian GP - Second practice

http://f1.racing-live.com/photos/imgactu/05/delarosa-melbourne_040305_220x155.jpg

Pedro de la Rosa completed his first day of running as McLaren’s third driver and in doing so set the pace in the new MP4-20 from team-mate Kimi Raikkonen and Nick Heidfeld in the BMW Williams. full story (http://f1.racing-live.com/en/index.html)

Source - f1.racing-live.com 2005


1 day - 8 hrs left till LIGHTS OFF! :cool:

Tramp
04-03-05, 22:07
Minardi have worked through the night and have now 2 cars that will comply with the new rules. They do not know yet how well they will go.

It's 9am Saturday and its raining in Melbourne.

Henhead
04-03-05, 22:36
http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/jumper.gif YES!! Now I've got a good excuse this weekend to stay up late and drink some Fosters into the night!

I only get 1 weekend off every 6 weeks (work 4 on 2 off rota) so im gonna make the most of it :D

Apofiss
04-03-05, 22:39
Hey Tramp! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif

If rain wont stop after 5 hours then qualification may be very interesting under these circs!

Tramp
04-03-05, 22:44
Hi Apofiss rain is predicted for most of the day. Michaels car are only now putting tyres on the car. Already been a couple of spins. Minardi has been out for its first run but they haven't told us yet how they have gone.

Hey why am I the only female on this thread?

Henhead I'll be there with you only at a decent hour of the day and I'll have a Tooheys instead. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif

Whoa Webber just had a great spin on turn 11. Luckily didn't hit anything and missed the gravel. Boy it's slippery out there. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/yikes.gif

[ 04. March 2005, 22:46: Message edited by: Tramp ]

Apofiss
04-03-05, 22:54
...rain is predicted for most of the day That's good! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/mischievous.gif http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/jumper.gif (btw, I'm for J.Villinueve and BAR, sadly that Jacque isn't from BAR any more)

[ 04. March 2005, 22:56: Message edited by: Apofiss ]

Tramp
04-03-05, 22:57
Being an Aussie I would really like Webber to win. But I can still appreciate Michael is just such a brilliant driver. I like Villineuve but still hope Webber wins.

Apofiss
05-03-05, 21:45
OK! This is it! After 5 hours and few minutes lights are off! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/jumper.gif

Tramp
05-03-05, 22:01
Live telecast has just started. Weather forecast is showers clearing. Only time I will leave the TV will be for food and pit stops and only during ad breaks. Will keep you updated. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif

Apofiss
05-03-05, 22:18
Cool! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/jumper.gif (have to go sleep now...only 4 hours of sweet dreams and quickly waking up to be ready http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/clown.gif )

Tramp
05-03-05, 22:59
Unconfirmed report that there has been an engine change overnight for Michael Schumacher. Qualifying is just about to start, it appears that a large amount of seagulls on one of the turns is holding things up.

The engine change has been confirmed which means Michael will be at the back of the grid.

Tramp
05-03-05, 23:08
It appears as if most of those at the back of the grid are only going out for one set up lap and are not trying to re-qualify as it will effect their fuel but won't really improve their positions on the grid. Ralf Schumacher is the first one to do a fast lap.

Tramp
05-03-05, 23:52
Grid positions

Poll Fisicella
2nd Trulli
3rd Webber

tlr online
06-03-05, 01:16
We're getting live coverage in about 30 mins. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

Tramp
06-03-05, 01:38
So far Justin the weather is fine Michael is in 18th position on the grid. Should be an interesting race. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif

Henhead
06-03-05, 02:22
Evening all, not long to go! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/jumper.gif

Tramp
06-03-05, 02:57
TV station website said Michael was 18th it appears he is 19th position.

Out on their warm up lap now. Evening Henhead.

Henhead
06-03-05, 03:01
LOL delayed start Raikkonen, has to start from the pit lane, he has stalled!

Tramp
06-03-05, 03:01
Raikenen car stalls on the grid now an extra positioning lap he will start from pit lane.

Henhead
06-03-05, 03:03
http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/whistle.gif

Henhead
06-03-05, 03:07
Have any of you got the live timing pages running, you can run it from HERE (http://www.formula1.com/race/livetiming/732.html)

Its got an upto date order and timings for each sector, and some other interesting info as well. It automatically updates itself.

tlr online
06-03-05, 03:09
Schuey up to 15. Carving his way though the field nicely.

Tramp
06-03-05, 03:15
Could get rain. Clouds in the background.

Henhead
06-03-05, 03:16
Dont like the look of them clouds

Tramp
06-03-05, 03:21
Henhead we really have to stop these double posts people might think we have ESP.

Did I just hear Shuey up to 12th. No he's still at 15th.

[ 06. March 2005, 03:25: Message edited by: Tramp ]

Henhead
06-03-05, 03:29
Originally posted by Tramp:
Henhead we really have to stop these double posts people might think we have ESP.
:D

Tramp
06-03-05, 03:37
Hope Apofiss is awake and hasn't slept in.

Tramp
06-03-05, 03:39
Looks like Michael is up to 10th. Justin will be pleased.

Henhead
06-03-05, 03:41
Don’t you just hate adverts during the race, preferred it when BBC had coverage

He jumped up 5 places inbetween laps 18 - 22

Tramp
06-03-05, 03:45
At least the adverts allow you to have a pitstop.

tlr online
06-03-05, 03:50
Yeah. I prefer BBC coverage too!

Go MS!!

Tramp
06-03-05, 03:52
Bad new Justin he has slipped a place now at 11th.

Henhead
06-03-05, 03:55
Looks like Coulthard could pull back the gap, and go onto to win, in my opinion,

Henhead
06-03-05, 04:00
Ah, his sector times have now dropped, he is not eating up the track, as he was doin, the times are almost identical

Tramp
06-03-05, 04:03
Webber just done his final pit stop. Michael up to 9th.

Henhead
06-03-05, 04:05
7th now. just behin Webber, schu has to pit stop yet tho.

*Fisichella out *

Coulthard leading

*Schu is out*

[ 06. March 2005, 04:07: Message edited by: Henhead ]

Tramp
06-03-05, 04:07
Shuey & Heinfeld crashed. Shuey back on track.

[ 06. March 2005, 04:08: Message edited by: Tramp ]

Tramp
06-03-05, 04:10
Shuey parked in the garage out of the car. Sorry Justin.

Henhead
06-03-05, 04:11
cant keep up! Fisichella back in and leading!

Coulthard now 4th

tlr online
06-03-05, 04:11
****!!!!

Henhead
06-03-05, 04:13
http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/c-2.gif

Henhead
06-03-05, 04:14
Sorry - could not resist!

Tramp
06-03-05, 04:16
Looks like Shuey was at fault. Henfeld very unhappy has just come in the back of pits. (Looks like the Ferrari pits.)

tlr online
06-03-05, 04:18
http://www.tombraiderforums.com/m/i/animatedsmilies/sonic.gif

Tramp
06-03-05, 04:28
And Renault Wins.

Henhead
06-03-05, 04:43
Good race, bit disappointed in Coulthard's ending position, after holding 2nd for most of the race. Well done to Fisichella had a very good race

btw tlr what does this mean ...

Please wait. Load balancing.

had this page come up for about 5 minutes?

[ 06. March 2005, 04:44: Message edited by: Henhead ]

Apofiss
06-03-05, 05:03
Well, all in all the most boring race ever, I guess cos of new rules and other little faults. Poor Michael :( and fantastic Renault http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif (but still boring win without fights, ok only one between Alonso and Villinueve)...

One......two...hey! Only two fights during race http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/redface.gif

Henhead
06-03-05, 05:08
ten past five in the morning, I know where I should be....

Cya tomorrow people http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif

Apofiss
06-03-05, 05:09
Originally posted by Tramp:
Hope Apofiss is awake and hasn't slept in. OF COURSE I DIDN'T sleep in!!! :eek: :D I woke up 15 minutes before start! (my mob.phone woke me up in time! :D ) http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/clown.gif

Cya Henhead http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif

[ 06. March 2005, 05:11: Message edited by: Apofiss ]

tlr online
06-03-05, 05:29
Night all. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif

Apofiss
06-03-05, 06:06
Good morning tlr online! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif (btw nice morning here 8:09 a.m and sunshine http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif )

Duffman
08-03-05, 00:04
HEY HEY - what a great race...

-Glad Michael didnt win
-in the second (more constant) qualafying Webber posted the FASTEST time of them all in his BMW - what a great lap it was too...
-Webbers result was great - although as he has mentioned he could have done better starting from 3rd..
-Schuey is now allowed to change his engine before malaysia giving him a better chance... bugger.

This should make for a great F1 season... What an interesting and fantastic first race... Well done Australia i recon ;)

Apofiss
08-03-05, 00:12
Hey Duffman! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif

Originally posted by Duffman:

What an interesting and fantastic first race... You are joking, right!? :confused: (there was ONLY 2 little fights during the ALL race!!!)

Apofiss
10-03-05, 22:08
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v258/Rihards/F1_KU_01.jpg

Schumacher cautiously optimistic

Schumacher started 18th on the grid after falling prey to the weather in qualifying and then struggled to rise through the field in the opening stages of the race. He moved into a point-scoring position shortly before his collision with the Williams of Nick Heidfeld on lap 42.

However, in spite of his misfortune, the German insisted he was encouraged by the team’s overall showing with their interim F2004 M car, which saw them come away with eight points. Renault, with their all-new R25 machine, took 16.

“Everybody knew that Renault were very good,” Schumacher said. “It was clear after the winter tests and so I wasn’t surprised at all. But to be completely honest, I thought we would have been much further back.

“The fact that Rubens (Barrichello), from 11th, ended in second, is the proof that last year’s model is still very competitive. This gives me a good feeling for the next few races. I thought we would have been less competitive.”

Schumacher warned, though, that it would be dangerous to make any firm predictions on the basis of one race, especially the Australian one: “We have to take into account that the Albert Park circuit in Melbourne is not really a track on which you can judge the relative strengths of the different teams.”

Ferrari are expected to introduce their new F2005 car at May's Spanish Grand Prix in May, though an earlier debut has not been ruled out if testing goes well.

Source - formula1.com 2005

Henhead
13-03-05, 23:38
http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/jumper.gif 6 Days and 7ish hours to go http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/jumper.gif

[ 13. March 2005, 23:39: Message edited by: Henhead ]

tlr online
15-03-05, 07:49
COME ON SCHUEY!!!!!!! :D

Apofiss
15-03-05, 17:06
Ooooh yeah! Just 4 days and 13 hours to go! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/jumper.gif

(btw lap record is 1:34:223 by Montoya)

tlr online
15-03-05, 17:19
Schuey will beat that. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif

tlr online
17-03-05, 08:52
Testing and free practive this afternoon folks!

http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/jumper.gif

Apofiss
17-03-05, 23:29
One day till qualification and two days till 'lights off'! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/jumper.gif

Apofiss
19-03-05, 06:13
Q1

F.Alonso - [1:32.582] fast as expected.
M.Shumacher - slow, obviously he needs his new car - finally.
J.Villinueve - slow as always so far.
J.Button - [9th] could be atleast 6th.
R.Barrichello - 14th [1:34.162] that means Michael is ok! :D

edit: 43 minutes to go http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/jumper.gif

[ 20. March 2005, 06:11: Message edited by: Apofiss ]

Tramp
20-03-05, 12:12
It's about to start. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/jumper.gif

tlr online
20-03-05, 12:14
Eh? The race ended five hours ago.

tlr online
20-03-05, 12:15
Sterling Moss won. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif

Tramp
20-03-05, 12:18
Sorry we have a delayed telecast tonight due to prior tv committments you lucky buggers got it live. I now have to wait up till nearly 2am to see the end of the race. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/c-1.gif

Apofiss
20-03-05, 13:38
Yes, it was much more interesting race then it was in Australia! That trio fight between two BMW cars and Toyota - that was fun to watch! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/clown.gif ...and not even talkin about that crash between Webber and Fisichella!!! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/jumper.gif Shame that BAR went totally bad with engines :( BUT all in all it was good race!

Apofiss
01-04-05, 18:01
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v258/Rihards/f1_03.jpg

New race, new track and new car for Ferrari! Tomorrow Qualification!

One day and 17 hours to go! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/jumper.gif

Apofiss
03-04-05, 13:06
Very interesting race, except Alonso was totaly boring, boring and boring leader!

BUT 'HERO of the day is de la Rosa!!! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif

tlr online
03-04-05, 13:09
:( Poor Schuey

Apofiss
12-06-05, 12:13
COUNTDOWN - 2005 FORMULA 1™ Montreal Grand Prix

>> Interactive Circuit Map - 2005 Season (http://www.formula1.com/race/circuitmap/739.html) <<

Qualifying results

1. Jenson Button BAR-Honda 1:15.217 http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif

2. Michael Schumacher Ferrari http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif 1:15.475

3. Fernando Alonso Renault 1:15.561 http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif

4. Giancarlo Fisichella Renault 1:15.577

5. Juan Pablo Montoya McLaren-Mercedes 1:15.669

6. Takuma Sato BAR-Honda 1:15.729 :cool:

7. Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes 1:15.923

8. Jacques Villeneuve Sauber-Petronas 1:16.116 http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/privateeye.gif

9. Jarno Trulli Toyota 1:16.201

10. Ralf Schumacher Toyota 1:16.362

11. Felipe Massa Sauber-Petronas 1:16.661

12. David Coulthard Red Bull Racing 1:16.890

13. Nick Heidfeld Williams-BMW 1:17.081

14. Mark Webber Williams-BMW 1:17.749

15. Christijan Albers Minardi-Cosworth 1:18.214

16. Christian Klien Red Bull Racing 1:18.249

17. Narain Karthikeyan Jordan-Toyota 1:18.664

18. Tiago Monteiro Jordan-Toyota 1:19.034

19. Patrick Friesacher Minardi-Cosworth 1:19.574

20. Rubens Barrichello Ferrari


Less than 5 h left! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/jumper.gif

Apofiss
10-07-05, 11:56
Anyone watching Silverstone GP? :cool: Lights off after less than 5 min! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/jumper.gif Ok, I'm going offline...

Starting position:

1 Fernando Alonso Renault 1:19.905
2 Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes 1:19.932
3 Jenson Button BAR-Honda 1:20.207

and others.