The Official 2013 F1 Thread. Spoilers possible!

Discussion in 'Racing' started by g®eg, Nov 27, 2012.

  1. wxwax

    wxwax Excited Member

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    Huh, to my untrained eye it looks like Williams are the only team to have an "inboard" exhaust, closer to the centerline than the outside. And they have a bump on the outside (for coanda,, presumably.)
  2. g®eg

    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    good eye.... remember it took Williams a long time to go this route

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    looks like Red Bull is also a bit "inboard" and has a bump

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  3. JNRobert

    JNRobert Breaking Wind

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    Buddy of mine pinged me today about going to the Austin race. I was all in until I saw the prices. Holy cow! almost $300 for general admission and another $400 for a Grandstand seat at turn 11 :huh

    And I'm not sure you can get a paddock pass either (at least for reasonable money) like you can at one of the European rounds. It's almost worth flying to Belgium, take in the Spa race and have a nice vacation in the region for the cost of a weekend in Texas.
  4. wxwax

    wxwax Excited Member

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    Yikes, that's a sting. Sure is a nice track, though. Good race.
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    In regards to Austin beginning to price itself out of its own market, Will Buxton tweeted: "If that's what Austin wants, it's going the right way about it. "How was Austin?" we'll be asked. "Don't know. But San Antonio was awesome!"

    He said so in the same manner that the people that pay their own way stay in Dubai and not Abu Dhabi for that race since it also priced itself too high for too many.
  6. g®eg

    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    F1 in Montreal is fantastique....

    just sayin'

    that track in Austin looks nice though

    saw something saying staying in Austin was going to be the equivalent of doing Monaco.... I know where I'd rather be I think :deal
  7. g®eg

    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    all the DRS zones for all the tracks for 2013

    auto motor und sport LINK

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  8. g®eg

    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    top speeds from Barcelona...
    if ever there was a stat that meant absolutely NOTHING!

    <table class="typ_1" height="256" width="464"><tbody><tr><th>Team </th> <th> Fahrer </th> <th> Tag </th> <th> Top-Speed </th> </tr> <tr> <td class="col_1"> 1. Marussia </td> <td class="col_2"> Bianchi </td> <td class="col_3"> 3 </td> <td class="col_4"> 320,5 km/h </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="col_1"> 2. Ferrari </td> <td class="col_2"> Alonso </td> <td class="col_3"> 4 </td> <td class="col_4"> 316,7 km/h </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="col_1"> 2. Sauber </td> <td class="col_2"> Hülkenberg </td> <td class="col_3"> 4 </td> <td class="col_4"> 316,7 km/h </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="col_1"> 2. Force India </td> <td class="col_2"> Sutil / Di Resta </td> <td class="col_3"> 3 / 4 </td> <td class="col_4"> 316,7 km/h </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="col_1"> 5. McLaren </td> <td class="col_2"> Button </td> <td class="col_3"> 4 </td> <td class="col_4"> 315,8 km/h </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="col_1"> 6. Lotus </td> <td class="col_2"> Räikkönen </td> <td class="col_3"> 4 </td> <td class="col_4"> 314,9 km/h </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="col_1"> 6. Mercedes </td> <td class="col_2"> Hamilton </td> <td class="col_3"> 3 </td> <td class="col_4"> 314,9 km/h </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="col_1"> 8. Toro Rosso </td> <td class="col_2"> Vergne </td> <td class="col_3"> 3 </td> <td class="col_4"> 311,2 km/h </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="col_1"> 8. Williams </td> <td class="col_2"> Maldonado </td> <td class="col_3"> 4 </td> <td class="col_4"> 311,2 km/h </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="col_1"> 10. Red Bull </td> <td class="col_2"> Webber </td> <td class="col_3"> 3 </td> <td class="col_4"> 307,7 km/h </td></tr></tbody></table>
  9. PeteN95

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    It could mean that Redbull is sand bagging?! :deal
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    srad600 Been here awhile

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    If only F1 was a drag race....:norton
  11. wxwax

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    Grip in the turns is more important than top speed, but it is amusing to sometimes see a trailing car use its DRS and still not be able to pass a car in front which is not using DRS but which has a higher top speed. Sometimes DRS isn't enough. :D
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    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    Looks like they will broadcast practice and qualifying. Thankfully.
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    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    FP2 will be live on TV at every event. FP1 and FP3 streamed live online.
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    Codewheeney Hoopy Frood

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    Just in case anyone missed it, the F1 countdown is on tonight (Thursday) at 6:00 PM PST on NBCSHD (Channel 220 on my Directv)

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    wxwax Excited Member

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    For US viewers the coverage will probably feel almost identical to previous years, with the exception of Diffey for Varsha. The two sidekicks are the same and the TV production comes almost entirely from F1.

    I wonder if they'll muzzle Matchett just a wee bit? Also, it always seemed to me he was more deferential to Diffey than to Varsha, when Diffey subbed-in.
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    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    I hope Matchett doesn't get too carried away.... there were times when he just gets a little too full of himself. to me he comes across much better when he tones it down a notch. we have drunken Hobbs for the spastic one :D
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    Yes, thanks.

    New F1 stuff to watch, yay! :clap
  20. PeteN95

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    So true, the Chaparral 2J was over 20mph down to the other CanAm cars on the straights, but still several seconds faster around the track!

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