Canadian Pole Poll

Heeeeyyyyy everybody. There’s some Formula 1 action expected today in the form of the Canadian Grand Prix qualifying. DRS and Canada seems a thrilling prospect, and of course it might even rain!

Please cast your vote in the usual way, or if you cast your vote in an an unusual way then please don’t let me stand in your way.

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Monaco Pole Poll

The Monaco Grand Prix is the crown in the jewel of F1, and it’s the jewel in the crown of SofaF1 too. Why not tell us the order in which you think the jewels will be placed in the proverbial crown this weekend by entering the 2011 Monaco Pole Poll?

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Spanish Pole Poll

Traditionally Spain is the most boring race of the year. But with DRS and the Pirelli tyres will it all be different?

Take a guess and enter the highway to the Danger Zone Pole Poll

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Turkey Pole Poll

Welcome to the Turkey Pole Poll – that sounds like a good way to start… Also welcome to the European season… well almost… the race track is in Asia but here Constantinople Istanbul retains it’s role through the centuries of acting as the bridge between Asia and Europe.

Will somebody other than Vettel get the pole? Will the momentum from Lewis’s win carry on here? There is only one way to find out, and that is to watch qualifying and the race. But there is only one way to find out the guesses of a whole bunch of fellow fans and that is by entering the Pole Poll:

Why not? What’s the worst that could happen?¬†

In a great new feature you can now enter any of the future races ahead of time (really handy if you are going on holiday) There is a link on the right of the blog which will take you to the pole poll leaderboard and will also let you enter any race ahead of time (except India which hasn’t technically been confirmed yet).

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SofaF1 Championship 2011 Round 3

Oh yeah, theres another race happening this weekend, sorry for lack of China update, been a bit busy!

Anyway, China, Hamilton won it, Red Bull following close behind still, need to get their KERS working pretty soon. Alonso still having problems with his wings.

SofaF1 results here

Turkey race predictions here …

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Chinese Pole Poll

Yes it’s late… What of it ūüôā

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SofaF1 Championship 2011 Round 2

Well, Malaysia arrived pretty quickly after Melbourne. Vettel carried his form to Sepang, although it looks like Red Bull may have a bit of a job sorting out their KERS and i’m sure they will need it, but in Malaysia they still had good pace to keep Vettel ahead of the field and enable Webber to recover from a bad start and set a the fastest lap time. Hamilton and Button seemed to have some good speed too, and the flappy wing thing produced some good overtaking moves all through the field, apart from Alonso whose wing broke just when he needed it to get past Hamilton. Hamilton was going a bit slow due to some strategy/tyre issues when Alonso stumbled across him, Hamilton tried to defend it a bit too much apparently, Alonso pranged him but came off worse, they both stopped again but Alonso came out ahead, only to discover that they were both penalised after the race for their respective¬†misdemeanours. Alonso kept his place though and Hamilton dropped further back to finish 8th, not bad from a front row start!

Talking of results…here is ths SofaF1 Championship table after round 2.

And as a bonus we’ve got two races in two weeks to contend with, and practise in China starts in a few hours time! Don’t forget to get your predictions in before qualifying starts early o’clock on Saturday!¬†You should be able to do that here very soon!

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Malaysian Pole Poll

Hey everyone… Really late again… But working on a better solution for future opening up of races… Why not join in for the Malaysian Grand Prix now though by clicking here:¬†

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SofaF1 Championship 2011 Round 1

So here we, the 2011 season is finally under way. Thanks for joining us as we follow a few blokes in some carbon cars burning some fuel in different places around the world.

It feels like it has been a long winter, especially with the postponement of the Bahrain GP. ¬†The early start of the GP de Australie does add to the¬†occasion¬†of the first race of the season, ¬†which¬†¬†is always interesting anyway. It’s the first time we all get to see who really has a decent car and who just has a pile of old parts?

So lets kick off with the decent cars at the top of the list, Hispania, oh no, hold on, my bit of paper is upside down.

Red Bull, as expected still the team to beat.

McLaren, surprised everyone i think with a decent turn of speed, must be something to do with a total car redesign, after they decided not even bother trying to flog the old donkey they paraded around during testing. Maybe they spent too much time over the winter developing their new website? Has anyone seen it? Feel free to let us know your thoughts!

Ferrari, didn’t really show much of the promise from winter testing, they were supposed to have been leading the Red Bull chase in most peoples minds, but the horse wasn’t up for prancing this weekend, maybe it was still jetlagged from the flight over.

Willams and Mercedes were both disappointments after showing some overdue form in testing.

Renault, cracking podium for Petrov, Heidfeld settled for an also ran, but the car does seem to have a bit of something.

Sauber, some good results too, shame the wing wasn’t quite the right shape. Might not have been much of a performance gain really, so looks like a solid car.

Force India, in there with some points in the end but probably not quite where they had hoped.

Everyone else, pretty much business as usual. Lotus leading Virgin, with Hispania bringing up the rear several days behind everyone else. I wonder if they took the opportunity to have a head start in getting to Sepang, they might make the start if they do, maybe. Anyone remember Lola from 1997?

Anyway, so what of the race, well Vettel creamed the field in the opening race, with the pole and race win, he looked untouchable and wasn’t running KERS. Teammate Webber however, put in a solid performamce, but struggled a bit more than his champion teammate. Ferrari, some solid points, but none of the aggression expected from them, except Massa defending Button. Button managed to use his flappy wing to do some overtaking as Hamilton tried to chase down Vettel and bagged himself a solid second place to kick start his title hunt.

The Sofa points should appear any day now so we can see how we are all doing, i’ll let you know when they do.

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Sofa F1 2011 Championship

The 2011 championship is up and running, please see Alex’s earlier post below or click this link for a quick errm link

So to enter you need to give your season predictions here:

And your race predictions here:

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