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  • #252806
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    The overlayed ads really annoyed me last year, mainly due to the fact that they *didn’t quite* work seamlessly and would sometimes move slightly independently of how the camera was tracking. Plus, there are usually only 4 or 5 trackside sponsors anyway, so the chances are we already know that Rolex, Pirelli or whoever already have a strong advertising presence at the track without having to resort to phantom ads that disappear between camera angles.

    That being said, I really didn’t mind them so much in this race. Only time they looked particularly odd was during qualifying when some clouds of dust passed in front of the Rolex ad, which confused the overlay a bit.

    As for the driver numbers on the FOM graphics, I didn’t mind them and I got used to them fairly quickly. They aren’t too helpful in identifying drivers though, as driver numbers aren’t the easiest things to spot on some of the cars.

    #252802
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    I’ve been using the same helmet since 2003 in various sims (starting with Grand Prix 3, currently running it in rFactor and the like). I’ve gotten quite attached to it over the years, so I’d probably use that one!

    Most recently seen in an Onyx…

    JK Helmet

    #210590
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    When we went to Spa back in 2011 we decided to stay here.

    The site itself is just up the hill from Spa (the town) and not too far to walk to if you travel there by train as we did. No complaints about the site at all. There was a shuttle bus to the track on Fri-Sun and the owners were happy to organise a taxi for us on the Thursday for the pit walk.

    The town of Spa is an excellent place to spend a few days after the race and the actual Spa is ideal for repairing the damage done by walking up and down Eau Rouge for three days!

    #209664
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    http://www.flickr.com/photos/ahw3ll/sets/72157631565937523/

    A few of the non-blurry ones from Monza! There are plenty more of varying quality, but these are the best ones.

    #194091
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    @damonsmedley Ask and you shall receive! Took the opportunity to fly the flag for F2 while I was there :p

    015

    #194088
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    I ran into Tiff Needell (or rather, he ran into me) when I was leaving the Autosport show a couple of years back. I heard a shout from behind of “gang way!” and then got lightly brushed aside as he rushed past. He said he would sign an autograph if I was able to keep up with him (he was striding along a travolator, I was jogging alongside), which I just about managed!

    Also had a quick chat with the mighty Alex Yoong at Silverstone last year when Renault World Series was in town. He was very patient and waited for me to retrieve my missus who had disappeared down the pitlane with my camera.

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