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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.

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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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Re: Formula 1 racing chatter!
« Reply #181 on: July 03, 2022, 09:55:40 PM »

Lost, after the Zhou Guanyu crash, was the breach of the race grounds by a group of protesters. By the time they met up with the race cars, the race had already been "red flagged," so the extent of their protest was muted.
https://www.espn.com/f1/story/_/id/34188481/track-breached-just-stop-oil-protesters-british-grand-prix
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« Reply #182 on: July 04, 2022, 12:41:39 PM »

Lost, after the Zhou Guanyu crash, was the breach of the race grounds by a group of protesters. By the time they met up with the race cars, the race had already been "red flagged," so the extent of their protest was muted.
https://www.espn.com/f1/story/_/id/34188481/track-breached-just-stop-oil-protesters-british-grand-prix
Yeah, the red flag timing was fortunate to avoid another incident like this one.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Pryce

TLDR: driver hits marshal, both die.
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« Reply #183 on: July 28, 2022, 10:43:15 AM »

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« Reply #185 on: August 02, 2022, 02:50:15 PM »

Things are getting even more interesting now. Alpine says Oscar Piastri will be racing for them next year, but Oscar posted a tweet saying he will not be racing with them in 2023.
https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/article.oscar-piastri-insists-i-will-not-be-driving-for-alpine-next-year-after-team.2IzNJp1wi79WZzmphZKSsB.html

And this is not long after the Alex Palou contract drama. :-D
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« Reply #186 on: August 02, 2022, 11:51:59 PM »

Suddenly Jack Doohan moving from Red Bull’s junior team to the Alpine Academy looks like a stroke of genius.
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« Reply #187 on: August 03, 2022, 08:52:11 PM »

Apparently commentator Will Buxton lives in Maine... :D

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« Reply #188 on: August 03, 2022, 09:27:29 PM »

Things are getting even more interesting now. Alpine says Oscar Piastri will be racing for them next year, but Oscar posted a tweet saying he will not be racing with them in 2023.
https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/article.oscar-piastri-insists-i-will-not-be-driving-for-alpine-next-year-after-team.2IzNJp1wi79WZzmphZKSsB.html
Parker Kligerman from NASCAR promptly made a meme out of this, replacing Piastri with himself.
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« Reply #189 on: August 03, 2022, 11:20:59 PM »

Things are getting even more interesting now. Alpine says Oscar Piastri will be racing for them next year, but Oscar posted a tweet saying he will not be racing with them in 2023.
https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/article.oscar-piastri-insists-i-will-not-be-driving-for-alpine-next-year-after-team.2IzNJp1wi79WZzmphZKSsB.html
Parker Kligerman from NASCAR promptly made a meme out of this, replacing Piastri with himself.
Alex Albon parodied it in his extension with Williams that was announced today.

(Piastri took it in stride.)
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Re: Formula 1 racing chatter!
« Reply #190 on: August 25, 2022, 06:37:48 PM »

Ricciardo will be leaving McLaren at the end of the season. No confirmation by McLaren on their new driver yet.
https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/article.breaking-daniel-ricciardo-to-leave-mclaren-at-the-end-of-the-season.7nJEoiDWEllG7NRGR7yn1x.html
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« Reply #191 on: September 02, 2022, 04:10:48 PM »

The CRB (Contract Recognition Board) has ruled that Oscar Piastri's 2-year contract with McLaren is valid, and therefore he will be racing for them in 2023/24.
https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/article.breaking-piastri-to-race-for-mclaren-in-2023-following-crb-decision.6jDE57LmqHCyrd7yKx1BLZ.html

So now the question is, will Ricciardo go back to Alpine, or will someone else take that spot?
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