Cards on the table time: Trulli’s victory in 2004, made me so happy :’)
I don’t know much about it either, but I know that the prize money for winning Le Mans is so ridiculously low it is essentially just a symbolic prize. Then again, winning Le Mans is a marketing gold mine so for companies such as Volkswagen it’s definitely worth throwing a lot of money at.
Lenovo (electronics) with Williams.
Weibo (blogging website) with HRT.
Basically a list of circuits I dislike:
1. Abu Dhabi
5. Caesar’s Palace
6. Abu Dhabi (double points)
8. Valencia street circuit
9. Istanbul Park
11. Abu Dhabi (triple points)
13. Paul Ricard
14. Abu Dhabi (quadruple points)
18. South Korea
20. Phoenix street circuit
21. Abu Dhabi (quintuple points)
Toss-up between John Player and Martini I guess
Regarding ‘keeping it real’, I did take into account that circuits can be upgraded to a FIA Grade 1 circuit, but that only affected one GP.
1. Australian GP, Albert Park
2. Brazil GP, Interlagos
3. San Marino GP, Imola
4. Monaco GP, Monte-Carlo
5. Portuguese GP, Portimao
6. Austrian GP, Red Bull Ring
7. British GP, Silverstone
8. German GP, Nürburgring
9. Belgian GP, Spa-Francorchamps
10. Italian GP, Monza
11. Canadian GP, Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
12. GP of the Americas, COTA
13. Singapore GP, Marina Bay
14. Japanese GP, Suzuka
So it’s effectively a shortened calendar from around 2000, with the addition of Singapore, COTA and Portimao. Furthermore, the Brazil GP has been moved to the front, while the Canadian GP has been moved back to pair it with the US GP.
Some more notes: I did consider adding Zandvoort, but realistically it is not feasible to host a GP there, mainly due to traffic issues. Also considered a French GP, and Brands Hatch or Hockenheim as the European GP.
Formation lap, Hamilton leaving quite a gap:
Opening lap (this poor fellow missed pretty much everything…)
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