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PostSubject: Austin grand prix isn't a fun zone   Sat Sep 29, 2012 11:58 am

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PostSubject: Re: Austin grand prix isn't a fun zone   Sat Sep 29, 2012 4:10 pm

Wow, they're really enticing you to attend!

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PostSubject: Re: Austin grand prix isn't a fun zone   Sun Sep 30, 2012 5:09 am

lol what a bunch of idiots they all are.

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PostSubject: Re: Austin grand prix isn't a fun zone   Sat Oct 06, 2012 12:56 pm

According to will Buxton via twitter


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Oh dear. All appears not to be well at COTA. Garages haven't been built to spec and are far too small. Teams meeting Charlie to discuss.

Health and safety won't allow them to work in the garages. Bernie won't allow them to work under tarpaulin. One royal screw up brewing.
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PostSubject: Re: Austin grand prix isn't a fun zone   Sat Oct 06, 2012 12:57 pm

If that's true that's not a good thin for COTA
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PostSubject: Re: Austin grand prix isn't a fun zone   Sat Oct 06, 2012 7:10 pm

I think most F1 venues have the same T&Cs...

It doesn't mean they're strictly enforced, but they have to publish them for the insurance etc.

And, as a fellow on that thread point out, 10"+ lenses wouldn't be good in a packed seating area. If people want those sorts of photos they'd be better to get a press pass.

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PostSubject: Re: Austin grand prix isn't a fun zone   Sat Oct 06, 2012 7:18 pm

Will Buxton...

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Just had a catch up with Charlie. Clarified COTA garage issue. Team complaints were over unequal allocation. Situation now resolved


Storm in a teacup....

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PostSubject: Re: Austin grand prix isn't a fun zone   Sat Oct 06, 2012 10:59 pm

F1 really needs to embrace American culture when it goes to Austin next month. To embrace what Americans like, F1 needs to have compulsory Safety Car periods and double-file restarts.

America is the land of the Caution, so Charlie Whiting needs to ensure that races donít get too spread out. If there is a crisp packet on the track, this could pose a serious threat to the drivers. Better call the Safety Car.

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PostSubject: Re: Austin grand prix isn't a fun zone   Sat Oct 06, 2012 11:06 pm

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F1 really needs to embrace American culture when it goes to Austin next month. To embrace what Americans like, F1 needs to have compulsory Safety Car periods and double-file restarts.

Erm....

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America is the land of the Caution, so Charlie Whiting needs to ensure that races donít get too spread out. If there is a crisp packet on the track, this could pose a serious threat to the drivers. Better call the Safety Car.

You scare me sometimes, Sav...

That said, one car running away with the race is VERY boring indeed.

I have an alternative solution.

I think we need "reverse DRS"... if you're more than 10 seconds in front of the car behind you a mechanism kicks in that reduces your speed automatically.

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PostSubject: Re: Austin grand prix isn't a fun zone   Sun Oct 07, 2012 5:42 am

seanmiller wrote:
Mobil 1 wrote:
F1 really needs to embrace American culture when it goes to Austin next month. To embrace what Americans like, F1 needs to have compulsory Safety Car periods and double-file restarts.

Erm....

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America is the land of the Caution, so Charlie Whiting needs to ensure that races donít get too spread out. If there is a crisp packet on the track, this could pose a serious threat to the drivers. Better call the Safety Car.

You scare me sometimes, Sav...

That said, one car running away with the race is VERY boring indeed.

I have an alternative solution.

I think we need "reverse DRS"... if you're more than 10 seconds in front of the car behind you a mechanism kicks in that reduces your speed automatically.

Sean

just run the drs the other way around, so it's open all the time except through a couple of fast corner and then you can close.
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PostSubject: Re: Austin grand prix isn't a fun zone   Sun Oct 07, 2012 8:39 am

seanmiller wrote:
Mobil 1 wrote:
F1 really needs to embrace American culture when it goes to Austin next month. To embrace what Americans like, F1 needs to have compulsory Safety Car periods and double-file restarts.

Erm....

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America is the land of the Caution, so Charlie Whiting needs to ensure that races donít get too spread out. If there is a crisp packet on the track, this could pose a serious threat to the drivers. Better call the Safety Car.

You scare me sometimes, Sav...

That said, one car running away with the race is VERY boring indeed.

I have an alternative solution.

I think we need "reverse DRS"... if you're more than 10 seconds in front of the car behind you a mechanism kicks in that reduces your speed automatically.

Sean


You know Sean thereís nothing worse than a bunch of cars merely being steered, ages away from each other. This is how Safety Car periods can close things up, spice up the show and the restarts can be fireworks. Research has always found how popular the Safety Car is with spectators. Not only can races suddenly fire into life, but fans can buy food and drink during a race without missing anything.

DRS in the races works pretty well at the moment. It doesnít create passing, it facilitates near-miss overtakes. I would ban unlimited DRS use in practice and qualifying, I donít see why it can be wide open in qualifying when its use is far more limited in the Grand Prix itself. The rules donít correlate or make sense.

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PostSubject: Re: Austin grand prix isn't a fun zone   Sun Oct 07, 2012 9:03 am

banning unlimited drs in practice is a good idea
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