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Watch the Season Premiere of the 2014 F1 season (Australia - Melbourne Park)

After, a raft of changes, a re-jigger of the formula and some quirky (double points?) rule changes; F1 returns to Melbourne Park with the power balance completely thrown up in the air.  Mercedes powered teams appear to rule the roost while Renault powered teams seem to be unable to pull off a standing start without drastically decreasing  engine life. 

Join us in NoVA at Carpool on Sunday as we meet hang out, and talk V6 Turbo vs V8s.  This will be a fun - great - unpredictable season.


Some info about changes in the upcoming season:

Red Bull 2014 intro youtube video

BBC preview of 2014 season


2 plugs:

DCF1 facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/DC-Formula-1-fans/225358087647275

DCF1 Fantasy league:   http://f1frl.com/home.asp  Invitation code - sqkvq   Winner at the end of the season gets a (n as yet unspecified) piece of 2014 F1 memorabilia ;)

 See you Sunday!




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  • A former member
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    March 16, 2014

    • Ken R.

      Yeah, pretty disappointing for Ricciardo. I suppose, though, that could be one of the reasons for the unexpected performance of that particular Renault motor, especially considering the highest finishing Renaults (STR) after Daniel were over 60 seconds adrift of Rosberg.

      March 16, 2014

  • Bev

    I had a great time. It was great to find "my people" :)

    4 · March 16, 2014

  • mike w.

    How much pre -race is part of the viewing? Is lights out at 1:00 PM for the meet up viewing?

    March 16, 2014

  • James

    Wow! Qualifying was pretty intense. Nice start to the season. I am a bit biased but I rather prefer the snarl/growl of the new engines to the banshe wail of yester-year

    March 15, 2014

    • Jiat

      Vettel's software issues were from FP3. I guess they couldn't sort it out before qualifying.Not sure when Marko's comments were made though

      March 15, 2014

    • James

      You are right, I just have a knee jerk disbelief of Marko. Yeah Vettel is saying that RBRs may not be reliable enough for a race length! Renault admits software glitches affected him. This race may still go Williams' way! ;-) can't believe that Bottas out qualified Massa (before penalty) geez!

      March 15, 2014

  • Edward W.

    Red bull not bad. Hoping for a good fight between them mercedes Ferrari and perhaps Williams!

    March 14, 2014

    • Joseph

      It's a brave new world for F1 with a big leaving curve for all the teams and drivers. I will be interested to see who suffers from the most reliability issues...

      1 · March 14, 2014

    • Ken R.

      Wow, I would've never predicted RB to be on the front row and especially it not being Vettel! I'm guessing our resident Ozzie is quite happy about that. The damp conditions mask HP deficiencies so it may be quite another story in the dry for Riccardo tomorrow. Still, talk about making the most of your opportunities!

      March 15, 2014

  • Michelle W.

    I'm new to the group (sadly I just found it) and will be out of town this weekend but I am curious if Carpool is the go-to bar for watching the races?

    March 14, 2014

    • Ken R.

      We meet at a variety of places throughout DC at various Sports Bars. One of the more common ones is Redline near the Verizon Center. We also meet at member homes as well. Trish and I hosted several times at our Alexandria home last year and will again this year.

      March 14, 2014

    • Jiat

      I'm new too! So that's good to know. Thanks! See you all on Sunday!

      March 14, 2014

  • Joseph

    P1 is currently showing on NBCSN

    March 13, 2014

    • Xavi

      If you're a comcast customer, you can stream it online!

      March 13, 2014

    • Tracy

      I've been "watching" via the F1 app. I thought this was going to be Massa's year ( <3 him) but Alonso is looking good...

      1 · March 13, 2014

  • Xavi

    I can't wait, so I'm going to try to watch it before I come... anyone know what channel it is going to be on?

    March 13, 2014

    • Bev

      NBCSN at 1.30am Sunday....set ya DVR :)

      1 · March 13, 2014

    • Xavi

      Thanks!

      March 13, 2014

  • Tracy

    I'm totally waking up at 2am to watch it live before coming to the meetup. (I'm sure I won't be the only one.)

    1 · March 12, 2014

  • Lee

    Location?

    March 10, 2014

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