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post #1 of 12 Old 7th March 2004, 05:28 PM Thread Starter
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OMG the World today only saw RED!!!

World Champion Michael Schumacher kicked off his title defence with an impressive performance at Albert Park as he cruised to victory for Ferrari in the season-opening Australian Grand Prix. All the pre-season hype about a close Championship battle this season was blown away by Schumacher as he showed a dominant pace in the mild conditions at Melbourne to lead home a Ferrari one-two ahead of team-mate Rubens Barrichello.

His rivals were nowhere. Kimi Raikkonen, last year's runner up, failed to complete even ten laps of the race before retiring while the performance of the Williams team proved disappointing.

Both their drivers, Ralf Schumacher and Juan Pablo Montoya, were beaten to third by the Renault of Spaniard Fernando Alonso as they battled home to fourth and fifth places respectively. But even Alonso was more than half a minute behind the victorious Ferrari pairing, who crept their cars around the track in celebration as they headed towards parc ferme


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Michael Schumacher - 1st: "A perfect race but a tough one in the early stages, when Rubens was pushing me hard. That made it exciting and I could not afford to make a mistake. The car was going well, it's a step forward and more consistent to drive. It is great to leave Australia with 2 more points than I had after the first three races last year.

Rubens Barrichello - 2nd: "I was happy with my start and it gave me a chance to run deep into the first corner and try and pass Michael, but I decided the move was too risky. Then I tried again at Turn 3, but there was no way round. I kept on pushing him hard and closed up when he got delayed a bit in traffic. But by then, I started having brake problems, although I kept pushing and trying to pass him up to the point of the second pit stop. But after the stop, the brakes did not seem to have cooled very much and I had a very long pedal so from then on I backed off.

Fernando Alonso - 3rd: "I made a great start, even though Montoya forced me onto the grass. After he out-braked himself at the first corner, I found myself third and from then on, it was a pretty easy race. I was too slow to be able to fight with the Ferraris, but I managed to pull out a gap to Jenson and the Williams.

Ralf Schumacher - 4th: "Of course I cannot be happy with today's result, even if, after all, I have made up four places from my starting position and I have collected some points for the team. We were on a good strategy and the team did an excellent job in the pits. Worrying is the fact is that at this race,we are missing one second from Ferrari, which I didn't expect and I believe this is down mainly to the design of their car as well as to some tyre graining for us, which we have to overcome.

Juan Pablo Montoya - 5th: "I didn't take advantage at all of my third place on the grid, since right after the start I was trying to defend my position from Alonso and I went off track, losing four places. After that, I spent my race trying to find the right moment to overtake the cars in front of me.

David Coulthard - 8th: "It has really been an unsatisfying weekend for us and the one point we achieved today is a very small consolation. I made a good start and gained a few places but eighth was all we could do. We are not where we want to be, but we will work very hard on getting there and hopefully should be able to improve for the Malaysian Grand Prix in a few weeks."

Kimi Raikkonen - DNF: "I'm very disappointed with our performance this weekend, but hopefully we can do better in the next race. I stalled at the start and lost a few places but managed to regain most of them during the first couple of corners. The car felt good, but unfortunately it didn't last very long, and I retired with an engine failure - definitely not the best way to start the season."

Ross Brawn (Ferrari): "We are delighted with this great start to the season. It is a fantastic result, which is down to the work everyone has done. The team is getting even stronger, with everyone working even harder than ever. Having partners like Bridgestone and Shell is a great help. Before the first race, one never knows just how competitive one will be. Despite all our success over the past few years, there is always a little bit of doubt. This win will certainly give us a further incentive to do even better in the forthcoming races."

Jean Todt (Ferrari): "It was a grandiose performance from Ferrari, crowned with an equally grandiose result. The championship has got underway with a dream event. After several years of success obtained after so many battles, to start the season with such a clear superiority, I have above all to thank everyone at Ferrari, from President Montezemolo to every last one of them who has worked hard for this result.

Sam Michael (Williams), Chief Operations Engineer: "Juan obviously had a big moment in the first corner and lost some positions. Then he spent the rest of the race making up from there. Meanwhile, Ralf gained two places at the start. Our performance today was not really enough compared to Ferrari or Renault but it is far from a bad result either. We have got both cars in the points and we come away from Australia with second place in the championship. Now we are looking forward to the hot tracks in Malaysia and Bahrain."

Ron Dennis (McLaren): "To say it was a difficult weekend for the team would be somewhat of an understatement. Our poor performance was amplified by the low ambient temperatures which certainly didn't favour any of the Michelin runners. We believe we have an understanding of the areas which need to be improved and only a careful analysis and a team driven recovery plan will resolve our problems."

Norbert Haug (Mercedes): "Our target has been to go for wins from the very first race, and we didn't achieve this today. Our technical package has to be improved and everybody in the team knows what is required. In two weeks in Malaysia we all want to see an upwards trend. Kimi's engine failure will be investigated and we will tell the media the result afterwards."

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Re: OMG the World today only saw was RED!!!

I hope this is not a replay of the 2002 Formula One season.
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No one complained when Mclaren won 15 out of 17 races back in the 90's !!! Go Schumi
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Re: OMG the World today only saw RED!!!

You're spot on there.

Btw nice summary.

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No one complained when Mclaren won 15 out of 17 races back in the 90's !!! Go Schumi

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Forza Ferrari, the rest can lick their wounds!
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I root for the BMW.Williams team and I can handle a Ferrari one two finish,just not a complete domination like I saw in Australia.
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Re: OMG the World today only saw RED!!!

I got a feeling its gonna be a long red season That was one heck of a showing by the prancing horses. How's it goin black m5 !?! I sure miss those early sunday morning over @ cambridge watching those f1 racing. Good memories for sure

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I broke the m5 front bumper i need to get a new one and the metal beam thats behind it(the beam got a few scratches) **** it. Got any idea on a new front end? or maybe keep stock? oh and getting it painted is gonna be a pain!! need to find a good painter too .....sight...shhh on the new toy..or else it wont be a suprise even if its slower then the m5...NOT!!!

To dream anything that you want to dream. That is the beauty of the human mind. To do anything that you want to do. That is the strength of the human will. To trust yourself to test your limits. That is the courage to succeed.

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Hey M5er !!! Its Gooooood to see you on here !!!! Sorry about the M5 man. i hope it isnt too bad. um for the spoiler i think you should go for the stock one as there is no other option than of course going with the ugly hamann spoiler.... which yet i still think you would need a new bumper !!

Btw, i called you last night but couldnt get hold of you... I need to talk to you about something..

Go Schumi........ Its Malaysia next then Bahrain Wanna come ?

P.S. Rocket kept asking me about your the new "beast" so i only told him..

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Re: OMG the World today only saw RED!!!

italian technology with german talent! What else could you ask for?


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italian technology with german talent! What else could you ask for?
Do you think that magic will work in the heat of Malaysia and Bahrain ?

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Exterior
RD sport front splitters (diablo has a full lip)
RD sport silver CF front inlets
Kidneys painted black (just like diablo)
CF front and rear emblems (just like diablo)
CF double sided Vorsteiner bonnet (coated and unpainted- just like diablo )
AC schnitzer mono block V. 8.5x20 in the front and 10x20 in the rear. 245/35 ZR20 & 285/30ZR 20
AC Schnitzer roof spoiler (just like diablo)
CSL CF trunk
AC Schnitzer rear diffuser
Smoker LED rear lights (just like diablo)
CF side grillle
V-cool all around tint

Interior
AC schnitzer steering wheel (just like diablo)
CF logo on steering wheel
AC scnitzer black i-drive cover (model of wheels)
Hamann pedals (just like diablo)
CF BMW steering wheel logo (just like diablo)
Trim body matched
Corbeau racing seats. Weigh only 27 lbs
Custom 2 tone interior- black and grey leather with yellow stiching
Custom door panels. same as above.

Performance
EvoSport headers (diablo has SS headers)
EvoSport pulley
ESS computer upgrade
SS race mufflers (diablo has sports mufflers)
SS X pipe (just like diablo)
RPI intake w/black scoops
Brembo 15" front and rear brakes with yellow calipers (diablo has red calipers)
16" OEM fan installed at the front of the radiator
H&R lowering springs

Gone but not forgotten
Supercharged e39 M5 nicknamed El Diablo
700+whp@only 13 psi. Has all the mods in the book minus racing seats.
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