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  • #302524
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    Hamilton on Massa at turn 1, both drivers giving each other just enough room.

    #302109
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    Definitely remember that day he lost that Formula Renault 3.5 title to Frijns at the Circuit de Catalunya. It was due to be aired live on Eurosport, but there was some tennis match going on as well, which at the time WAS SUSPENDED due to an injury of one of the players, so we were watching an empty tennis court while there was a championship deciding race going on. Anyway, Eurosport were kind enough to show the race ‘as it happened’ an hour late, so thankfully I didn’t miss it.

    Now, being a Dutchman, I was rooting for Frijns to win the title. Bianchi had the Ferrari contract and would end up in F1 anyway, so Frijns could benefit a lot more from winning. The pair of them were so close in terms of points that whoever would finish ahead would win the title. Bianchi finds himself right behind Frijns with a couple more laps to go and needs to find a way past if he is going to win the title. Suddenly he throws it down the inside at turn 1 and takes the position!

    Frijns is trying to get back at him but Bianchi fends him off through turns 2 and 3. Another car (I think it was Magnussen?) is now looming in Frijns’ rear view mirror, so he realises “if I don’t get the position back from Bianchi it’s all over.” So he attempts a kamikaze move on Bianchi into turn 4, seriously there was no way Frijns was ever going to hold that, and they collide. Bianchi goes off, straight into the gravel trap, DNF, championship decided.

    Although Frijns had won, I wasn’t really pleased with the way it had gone down. In my unbiased opinion, Bianchi probably should have been crowned champion that year.

    Anyway that’s the one that sticks out in my mind.

    #301965
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    I don’t think there’s one particular colour, but bright colours in general look great. My favourite liveries are made up of one bright colour and one more neutral colour. For instance: the Jordan yellow and black, Arrows orange and black, Williams navy blue and white, Ferrari (┬▒1990) red and black, Lotus gold and black.

    It’s a shame that with sponsor demands bright colours are less common nowadays :(

    #301690
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    Now that’s a proper street circuit, love it.

    #301347
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    Yeah that’s a real shame. You’d think if there’s one way to make F1 look faster it’s by having more high-speed sections with little run-off area – seems like we’re going to get neither.

    #300119
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    Cards on the table time: Trulli’s victory in 2004, made me so happy :’)

    #300107
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    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.

    #299118
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    Lenovo (electronics) with Williams.
    Weibo (blogging website) with HRT.

    #298744
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    Basically a list of circuits I dislike:

    1. Abu Dhabi
    2. Lausitzring
    3. Qatar
    4. Shanghai
    5. Caesar’s Palace
    6. Abu Dhabi (double points)
    7. Norisring
    8. Valencia street circuit
    9. Istanbul Park
    10. Snetterton
    11. Abu Dhabi (triple points)
    12. Azerbaijan Europe
    13. Paul Ricard
    14. Abu Dhabi (quadruple points)
    15. Assen
    16. Moscow
    17. Bahrain
    18. South Korea
    19. Sochi
    20. Phoenix street circuit
    21. Abu Dhabi (quintuple points)

    #298565
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    Toss-up between John Player and Martini I guess

    #298410
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    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, N├╝rburgring
    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.

    #298406
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    60 fps video from the opening lap:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1yfSYiIGos

    #298405
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    Some more pit stop practice:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9e3_XNoTeTI

    #298404
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    Pit stop practice for McLaren:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tt99woynPjE

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