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l91

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[QUOTE="Xelis, post: 0]It's the rear diffusers, the decision is being made on the 14th of April on whether they're legal or not.

So really, this result is still not over, Trulli could win the Aussie race after all this. Also this weekend's race will be a complete farce too if Brawn win again then get stripped of their win on the 14th.

The racing is done in the office now, not on the track anymore. It's a sham, I just wish I could stop watching, but I love the sport too much to give up on it.[/quote]

It's partly the rear diffuser, but Williams and Toyota have them as well and they aren't anywhere near as quickas Brawn GP.

EDIT: It's what they said to the stewards after, that Hamilton did not let Trulli overtake him, which is blatent lying. But I can't see why they did that.
 
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[QUOTE="Xelis, post: 0]Okay, FIA have released transcripts and audio of the incident.

http://www.fia.com/en-GB/mediacentre/pressreleases/f1releases/2009/Pages/f1_stewards_decision.aspx

http://dl.groovygecko.net/anon.groo...2009_Australia_Hamilton_driveraudio_final.mp3

I'll give the FIA the benefit of the doubt, Mclaren shouldn't have told him to let Trulli back through.[/quote]

I think that is where they went wrong to be honest. Although I can't help but wonder if he didn't let him back past would Hamilton have been penalised for overtaking under the safety car?
 

Xelis

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[QUOTE="Comatosed, post: 0]I think that is where they went wrong to be honest. Although I can't help but wonder if he didn't let him back past would Hamilton have been penalised for overtaking under the safety car?[/quote]
Oh I have no doubt if Hammy kept going he'd have faced a 25 sec penalty anyway. He just can't seem to catch a break. I think he main reason Mclaren told Hammy to let Trulli past was because it was the last couple of laps and they're scared of slipping up even slightly because they know the FIA will come down hard on them, always.

But the FIA should release ALL their evidence everytime a result changes at after a race.

If they keep doing this, they're going to loose the best and most exciting racing driver they've had in years.
 

John25

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looks like its gonna be a wet F1 GP this weekend as its been raining heavy in Sepang
anyway the 2 williams cars have clocked the fastest times in practice so far narrowly beating Buttons time o 1m 36.430
 

Xelis

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[QUOTE="JOHN25, post: 0]looks like its gonna be a wet F1 GP this weekend as its been raining heavy in Sepang
anyway the 2 williams cars have clocked the fastest times in practice so far narrowly beating Buttons time o 1m 36.430[/quote]
Wet race is a Hammy race, till 4 days later when his podium gets wiped off for winning by too great a margin. :roll:

I do love wet races, they add the unknown factor to an already unknown start for a season.
 

John25

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[QUOTE="Xelis, post: 0]Wet race is a Hammy race, till 4 days later when his podium gets wiped off for winning by too great a margin. :roll:

I do love wet races, they add the unknown factor to an already unknown start for a season.[/quote]

lol true. if he was a Ferrari driver he wouldnt have any trouble.but Hopefully
he he wins and Button gets 2nd place
 

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AGAIN mclaren have let Lewis down. Idiots

But i still maintain that the FIA are a bunch of racist ******.
It really bugs them that the best driver and world champ is black!
Heck hes not even fully black!
Lewis should just walk away from F1.
He'll probably get fined for wearing the wrong colour boxers next!

How can they decide a race 4 DAYS after the fact!!! I migfht be done with F1, the racing is done in the offices(like someone said). The stewards can just do what they want.
 

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couldn't comment on the FIA and racism but Maclaren have made their own bed time and time again to be honest, they really really pissed off everyone with spygate and now this ... they deserve what they get!

As for Hamilton though, he is being rather harshly treated, i would say that he tried his best during the race and made a big mistake before the meeting with the stewards, def doesn't even worth being cited for losing championship points for the entire season though!
 

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[QUOTE="zoidy84, post: 0]
As for Hamilton though, he is being rather harshly treated, i would say that he tried his best during the race and made a big mistake before the meeting with the stewards, def doesn't even worth being cited for losing championship points for the entire season though![/quote]

He made the decision to lie though. He might've been told by the sporting director to lie, but he chose to do it. He deserves what he got.
 

DonMare

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I feel sorry for Massa.
Ferrari made a huge error and under-estimated the other teams. :(

It'll be interesting to see how he does starting in the middle/back of the grid. He's probably praying for a wet race.

Congrats to Button again! :D

Just over 2 hours until the race starts. Can't wait! :D
 

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Weather Update for Malaysian GP:

The weather here has returned to its usual heat and humidity, with an ambient temperature high of 32 degrees Celsius expected. However, serious concerns remain about the likelihood of the same sort of torrential rain we saw around 1800 hours on Saturday, which would mean it arriving two-thirds through the race's scheduled distance.
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This could make the race very interesting.
 

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[QUOTE="Xelis, post: 0]Do you Aussies have the BBC commentry with Martin Brundle?[/quote]

Sure do, love him. One of the best commentators in sport to listen to.
 

John25

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[QUOTE="kopkiwi, post: 0]Yep, gutted that. It is pissing down.

Hope it starts back up again.[/quote]

well if it doesnt get restarted then its half points for the top 8 drivers
 

Kopkiwi

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[QUOTE="JOHN25, post: 0]well if it doesnt get restarted then its half points for the top 8 drivers[/quote]

Does not look like it is going to stop any time soon.
 

John25

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[QUOTE="kopkiwi, post: 0]Does not look like it is going to stop any time soon.[/quote]

lol the track is flooded now so i dont think they will restart it now plus theres only a 2hour race limit