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Re: Formula 1 racing chatter!
« Reply #175 on: May 06, 2022, 08:01:51 AM »

People complained about having an F1 race in a car park in Las Vegas 40 years ago. We'll see how they react this time.

Sochi, Valencia, and Albert Park were/are similarly flat and use parking lots in their layout. I think there's just too many business owners and local folks who don't want the week-long disruption of closing downtown Miami.

Ironically, both F1 races at Caesar's Palace were title-deciders which gave decent racing.
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Re: Formula 1 racing chatter!
« Reply #176 on: May 06, 2022, 09:49:47 AM »

People complained about having an F1 race in a car park in Las Vegas 40 years ago. We'll see how they react this time.

Sochi, Valencia, and Albert Park were/are similarly flat and use parking lots in their layout. I think there's just too many business owners and local folks who don't want the week-long disruption of closing downtown Miami.

Ironically, both F1 races at Caesar's Palace were title-deciders which gave decent racing.

The fact that the Caesar's Palace GPs were at the end of the season is probably the only reason. The track layout was unoriginal and repetitive, and the surroundings were very bleak.
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Re: Formula 1 racing chatter!
« Reply #177 on: May 12, 2022, 09:15:18 AM »

I refuse to get into the F1 vs. NASCAR television ratings debate
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Re: Formula 1 racing chatter!
« Reply #178 on: June 21, 2022, 12:54:28 PM »

Did anyone else here attend the Canadian GP? This was my second GP in-person (I also did general admission in COTA last year). I think this went a lot better. The weather was much better (no 30+ celsius Texas sun), I was in the Lance Stroll grandstand on the exit of the hairpin and it was much nicer having a reserved seat with a guaranteed view (though admittedly the bench seats are very closely spaced and hard on your butt), the screens were large enough to read without binoculars and the speakers loud enough to hear commentary with my hearing protection on, this spot had several good overtakes, and the Metro was much better than dealing with driving the two-lane farm roads to COTA. The bigger screen and louder speakers were particularly nice and I felt like I could actually follow this race unlike COTA where I didn't really know what was going on lol. It was still a tiring trip with lots of walking, crowded trains, and busy lines, but it was a great time and the qualy and race were awesome! I'm happy Stroll got a point for the home crowd (I did not see that coming after qualy!) and Zhou had a great weekend too.

Here's a couple photos I took:

FP2 on Friday


Qualy on Saturday


Post-Race on Sunday. The tow trucks are bringing Schumacher's and Perez's cars back to the paddock.

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Re: Formula 1 racing chatter!
« Reply #179 on: June 21, 2022, 06:01:20 PM »

Montreal is a bit closer to me than the nearest US Grand Prix, which is Miami (700 miles vs 900), and likely cheaper too.

In other news, Red Bull junior driver Jüri Vips has been suspended for being a dumbass.
https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/red-bull-vips-racial-slur-suspended/10326456/
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Re: Formula 1 racing chatter!
« Reply #180 on: June 21, 2022, 08:45:44 PM »

I wish it had crossed my mind to try to get tickets this weekend what with yesterday having been a holiday. Maybe next year if the Montreal race is the same weekend (no sure thing—there’s talk of trying to do a better job of pairing races for travel and budgetary reasons).
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