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01 Nov 09 12:49
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What are your thoughts?

I think Mclaren will carry the momentum, they have a superb driver in Hamilton only stumbling block could be they won't have KERS.

Red Bull should be strong too but what engine will they have.

Ferrari I see being better but not the force they were; I'd expect a few wins from Alonso and hopefully one for Massa.

Brawn I don't see keeping up the momentum but I believe they've been working on next years car mroe than McLaren and Ferrari did last year, probably only a couple of wins.

Can't see anyone else getting into it or even winning a race unless the Cosworth engine is a blinder in which case dark horse in Williams

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By:
Green Board
When: 01 Nov 09 12:54
Out of interest does anyone know when the book opens? I wasn't using Betfair this time last year so have no idea.
By:
fkqmz
When: 01 Nov 09 12:55
GB i think all these thoughts are knee jerk reactions. The budget cap is going to totally change the way the teams go about the winter, and who adapts best to the situation is very unpredictable at this stage. I like your williams shout though, if theres one team with a history of adapting very well to having no money its PAtrick Head and Frank Williams. no top driver though makes it hard to see them as championship material.
By:
Bellagio5
When: 01 Nov 09 12:55
Another boring dog-$h1t season, won by whoever has the best car
By:
Green Board
When: 01 Nov 09 12:57
What are the budget cap rules now - when everything went crazy mid season I was not sure what had actually been decided when the FOTA teams agreed to carry on. All seemed a bit vague and grey.
By:
fkqmz
When: 01 Nov 09 14:50
as i understand it the $30m cap was in place but your making me doubt that now. amybe im wrong
By:
Green Board
When: 01 Nov 09 15:34
I've had a browse around and Wiki (Ok not the most reliable source) says no budget cap http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010_Formula_One_season
Ties in with what I recall and I believe is why there's been so much talk of some of the new teams not making the grid. Only change is refuelling out essentially.
By:
fkqmz
When: 01 Nov 09 15:44
good! i didnt want it anyway. i think now we have a truely great championship to look forward to next year. alonso and massa want the title REALLY bad and theyll be all out just to beat each other. lets assume mclaren take on kimi as i think they probably will, hamilton is not going to happy about this and how he reacts to it in the first few races will be key to his championship challenge. also key will be which kimi turns up. the old kimi will give him a real challenge (and show him up very badly imho) but the recent kimi will be seeing out his last year in the sport! meanwhile theres no reason to think red bull wont have the best car again so what price a 6-way championship battle. bring it on!!
By:
bb66
When: 01 Nov 09 17:01
100 m € for 2010 and a restriction to 45 persons working on the race weekend
By:
Cubanpete
When: 02 Nov 09 15:37
Williams may have one of the best drivers in Nico Hulkenberg. He's certainly worth throwing a couple of quid on.
By:
brentford
When: 02 Nov 09 15:48
some early prices around

http://www.oddschecker.com/motor-sport/formula-one/drivers-championship

In a non price sensitive environment I'd probably pick Alonso on the back of Ferrari starting the 2010 car pretty early and allied to his obvious ability and their financial clout...plenty short enough for betting purposes though.

Brawn's hopes surely largely linked to how the Mercedes deal works out and how good a sponsorship deal they can sought out you'd think.
By:
brentford
When: 02 Nov 09 15:54
Can't really see Williams making much progress,
they had a great opportunity as one of the double diffuser teams at the start of the season to make some impact at the start of the season at least and a very decent driver in Rosberg...was largely a pretty ordinairy season, probably face a tougher situation in 2010 with all the big boys fully focused pretty early this time on their 2010 development.
By:
Fashion Fever
When: 02 Nov 09 20:49
vettel at 6/1 is very tastey !
By:
arthur daley
When: 02 Nov 09 20:56
only a mug would bet at this stage.

Based on last year Renault looked really good at the end what happened to them.

Red Bull finish the year with the best car but who knows what Newey comes up with next year.
By:
catfloppo
When: 03 Nov 09 08:08
What are the rules for a new engine? Development is frozen for existing suppliers but could cosworth spring a surprise?
By:
__JC_GT__
When: 03 Nov 09 10:08
TBH I think the Brawn car was just as good. I just rate Vettel & Webber a little higher as srivers.
By:
brentford
When: 04 Nov 09 16:48
Toyota gone,
Renault holding a board meeting to discuss it's future in F1...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsport/formula_one/8343221.stm


that breakaway series would have gone well ;)
By:
Green Board
When: 05 Nov 09 17:52
Red Bull must be a bit wooried about potential Renault pull out. Kubica must be livid!
By:
Stringer
When: 23 Nov 09 08:15
Fernando Alonso will win the championship without a sweat if Ferrari provide him with a decent enough car.
By:
Darren Lamb
When: 23 Nov 09 20:55
^ O
By:
brentford
When: 03 Dec 09 17:56
Renault increasingly likely to only be an engine supply with ProDrive possibly taking over the team

http://www.motorsport.com/news/article.asp?ID=353268&FS=F1
By:
brentford
When: 10 Dec 09 19:45
pssible introduction of a new points system for 2010

1st 25,
2nd 20,
3rd 15,
4th10,
5th 8 ,
6th 6 ,
7th 5 ,
8th 3,
9th 2,
10th 1.
By:
SuperSuperShire
When: 11 Dec 09 01:22
Almost certain they WONT change the points scoring for next season
By:
El Bandido
When: 11 Dec 09 09:54
Seems an odd proposal ... 2 pts gain from 8th to 7th place, and then 1pt gain from 7th to 6th place ... where's the sense in that?!
By:
Green Board
When: 18 Jan 10 17:26
Wonder if they are going to tinker with it further
By:
bb66
When: 28 Jan 10 15:52
ast week I read about another points distribution, not sure if I remember corrctly, 25, 18, 14,12,10,8,6,4,2,1, but I'm sure about the 1st and 2nd.
By:
fkqmz
When: 29 Jan 10 07:15
has it been finalised yet?, i think the teams were trying to get this through but i dont know if they did it yet. should happen though.
By:
Green Board
When: 01 Feb 10 13:40
i thought it had been changed but not 100% on that.

Waht d'you think of the new cars then - they look more different than I was expecting. Gonna be hard to judge the pace in the test sessions though as the fuel load could be anything.
By:
bb66
When: 02 Feb 10 12:39
FIA will decide tomorrow, 3rd should get 15 pts, other places correct in my previous post
By:
treble
When: 04 Feb 10 09:19
After the testing, could Massa be looking tasty at 10's with a view to trade?
By:
MrSmith
When: 05 Feb 10 21:39
After what was a first test that doesn't tell us much of anything the price for Alonso is way too short.

Lots of value in an Alonso lay looking to trade out when the price recovers to about 5.0 after the next couple of tests, or certainly by the first race.

Too long term for me though - can't afford to tie up much bankroll for 6 weeks.

Hamilton ought to be favourite still - the Ferrari was running quite a bit lighter than the other cars.

I reckon once testing is done and we see a more accurate picture Hamilton will hit 4.0 and Alonso will drift back to 5.0
By:
fkqmz
When: 06 Feb 10 11:47
the Ferrari was running quite a bit lighter than the other cars.

do you have anything to support this because ive not found anything to suggest it. alonso ran on varying fuel loads, so did hamilton, so did everyone else as far as i can see it. i agree alonso is too short though. best trade should be vettel though. surely price will drop as soon as the car hits the track
By:
__JC_GT__
When: 12 Feb 10 05:49
As much as we have many great driver line ups & cars this season, 2010 will be remembered in history for:

Alonso vs. Hamilton
By:
virtuoso
When: 12 Feb 10 21:16
Massa at 11s is good for me. Obviously been out, but the injury should not affect his performance at all. Unlike Alonso knows the team and car, dont see why he wont be at 5s or 6s when the season starts
By:
Green Board
When: 14 Mar 10 12:51
Ferrari are looking a bit ominous - hope the season lives up to the billing and isn't a prancing horse procession. Fingers crossed the Red Bull's can keep taking the fight to them.
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