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Old 07-29-2012, 04:12 PM   #1126
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Someone posted this in the sports section Austin thread.

$15,000 for an RV spot? Holy cow!


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At the racetrack under construction southeast of Austin, track-side RV parking spots will be among the most prized places from which to watch the Formula One race planned for November.

The spots — 78 along the back straightaway — will offer people a familiar place to stay throughout the race weekend without the worry of getting stuck in post-race traffic, which organizers have estimated will take race-goers two to three hours to clear.

And like the Monaco harbor, where multimillion-dollar yachts are anchored at track-side berths that can cost $100,000 and more during races, the RV spots at Circuit of the Americas won't come cheap: $15,000 a year, with two- to three-year terms.
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Old 07-29-2012, 10:47 PM   #1127
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Old 07-29-2012, 10:51 PM   #1128
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I thought it was interesting that the Speed commentators said today's race presaged well for Lotus at Spa. Hungaroring and Spa are completely different tracks. I know Lotus has made changes, but they didn't fare particularly well at another fast track, Silverstone.
For the first time in a long while I watched Speed for an F1 quali.

I watched the race with Sky.

Sweet jeebus they have really gone off the reservation from it's original Speedvision mandate. Bad, so bad. Y'all actually live through that coverage through a season? Really? I am pretty sure Sam Posey is already in a retirement community mumbling metaphors to himself all day, and whenever they need time filler they simply turn his mic up.
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Old 07-30-2012, 06:07 AM   #1129
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For the first time in a long while I watched Speed for an F1 quali.

I watched the race with Sky.

Sweet jeebus they have really gone off the reservation from it's original Speedvision mandate. Bad, so bad. Y'all actually live through that coverage through a season? Really? I am pretty sure Sam Posey is already in a retirement community mumbling metaphors to himself all day, and whenever they need time filler they simply turn his mic up.
speed sucks....

F1 write up from Peter Windsor... not too bad LINK
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Old 07-30-2012, 08:52 AM   #1130
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Someone posted this in the sports section Austin thread.

$15,000 for an RV spot? Holy cow!
I think everyone in Austin is thinking this is get rich quick time.....
unless I win tickets I don't see myself going.
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Old 07-31-2012, 04:38 AM   #1131
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double DRS banned for 2013.
Lotus set to debut it's double DRS at Spa.

http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/101669
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Old 08-02-2012, 09:54 AM   #1132
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maybe this is where Ferrari found their pace?

http://www.racer.com/ferrari-denies-...rticle/253089/

Ferrari has strongly refuted claims from rivals Red Bull that it has been running a manually adjusted ride-height system in Formula 1, after the latest technical controversy that erupted at the Hungarian Grand Prix. Red Bull found itself last weekend having to deny suggestions that it breached the sport's regulations by having a system on its car that could adjust the ride height without the use of tools. It had emerged that the FIA had asked the team to change its design in Canada, because the governing body felt the effort required to make setup alterations was too low.
Red Bull's motorsport advisor Helmut Marko has not only denied his team ever made changes to its car's setup by hand, but has also questioned why his team aroused suspicion, because he claimed Ferrari had run an identical design.
Speaking to Auto Motor Und Sport, Marko said: "We have never adjusted anything by hand. I don't know why the others are upset we know Ferrari has used something like that for a year."
Ferrari says Marko's claims are incorrect, and that the Scuderia has never run anything like that.
"This is completely untrue," a team spokesman told AUTOSPORT in reference to Marko's comments.
When asked for a response to Red Bull's suggestions that it broke the rules, the Ferrari spokesman added: "Did they really accuse us of cheating? Are you sure? Anyway, we have all the confidence in the FIA's role to make sure all the regulations are fully respected."
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Old 08-08-2012, 05:03 AM   #1133
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exhaust development over the first 11 races

whole gallery gallery LINK

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Old 08-08-2012, 07:12 AM   #1135
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Old 08-13-2012, 09:40 AM   #1136
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http://www.planet-f1.com/driver/3213...es-during-demo

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Old 08-13-2012, 12:26 PM   #1137
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Haha great! I can't wait for that dumbass to be kicked out of F1.
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Old 08-16-2012, 09:23 AM   #1138
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Haha great! I can't wait for that dumbass to be kicked out of what he thinks is bumper cars.

Fixt he is a dumbass
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Old 08-17-2012, 04:19 AM   #1139
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Does F1 always take the month of August off? I hadn't noticed this long of a break in years past.... seems like forever since the last race, and we still have over two weeks until Spa.
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Does F1 always take the month of August off? I hadn't noticed this long of a break in years past.... seems like forever since the last race, and we still have over two weeks until Spa.
from the McLaren side of the garage...here's the story:

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But what, exactly, is the Formula 1 summer shutdown? Why does every team voluntarily partake in the scheme, and when did it start?
The notion of a Formula 1 'summer holiday' has a long history; it was way back in 2001 when the sport first unofficially mandated a lengthy summer break. The constantly expanding calendar (at the time, it was 'just' 17 races) and the increasingly lengthy stints spent away from home meant there was a pressing need to humanise the sport during the school holidays. Thus, a three-week break was introduced between that summer's German and Hungarian Grands Prix.
After all, for a team member, a grand prix is far more than just the three days shown on television - travel and preparations start days before. If you're a truckie, it can be weeks before you see your own bed. Or your wife and kids.
So the summer break was considered by all as an eminently sensible impasse during the sport's relentless nine-month campaign.
Since then, F1's moral and financial responsibilities have widened, and the need to formalise the break was introduced at the end of 2008 when teams signed off the Resource Restriction Agreement.
The agreement cut spending, limited testing and introduced a mandatory two-week shutdown for the 2009 season - for both cost-cutting and social reasons. Why a full shutdown? Because it's simpler for all and easier to monitor - while the agreement forbids work, special dispensation is given in extreme circumstances (if a chassis were to be written off in Hungary, for instance).
That doesn't mean the McLaren Technology Centre suddenly resembles a ghost town for those two weeks in August - far from it. For while McLaren Racing all take a well-earned break, and the cars sit eerily still in the racebays, the other McLaren Group businesses are still hard at work.
McLaren Applied Technologies, Electronics, Marketing and Absolute Taste are not subject to the shutdown, and continue to operate as normal - albeit usually in a somewhat reduced capacity as many staff choose to take their own summer holidays to coincide with the summer shutdown.
For everyone at Vodafone McLaren Mercedes, the shutdown is a thankful break of routine; the chance for some quality downtime without the looming presence of another grand prix on the horizon.
It's also a great opportunity to recharge the batteries: with the season's 'second half' now more densely populated with flyaway races than ever before, it's imperative to regroup and refocus before that final, sapping flurry of races.
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