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1st April 2014, 13:04 at 1:04 pm #254972
Now I finally got to see the round last night and I think race 3 was spectacular, while race 2 was tense (race 1, nothing special).
I was particulary impressed with Matt Neal and Colin Turkington – I feel like they were the only front-runners who didn’t put a wheel wrong all day.
Turkington’s passes into Paddock were just pure pleasure to watch, how he measured his braking points over that bump at the pit exit and how he modulated his pace to dictate acceleration past the apex making cutbacks towards Druids impossible. On the other hand, I was wondered how everybody bar Shedden in race 2 left the door open for him there.
Plato was also extremely good barring his bogging-down at the start of race 2.
I personally root for Shedden and I liked how he deliberately stayed out of trouble all the time, carrying home a good haul of points in the process. I think his front camera view at the start of race 2 down Paddock Hill Bend, when Collard and Neal flashed past ahead of him from left to right, will quickly make it into highlights and intros.1st April 2014, 12:14 at 12:14 pm #254953
Thanks for all the suggestions.
Maybe someone with influence over the idea already saw this topic, I don’t know.
I just hope it gets introduced.31st March 2014, 13:28 at 1:28 pm #254882
I don’t know, I like the idea of transparency and giving as much information to the audience as possible for them to really understand what’s going on.
I really like how Pirelli approached tyre strategy, for example. They sticked to identifying the four compounds and provide extensive data on current tyre usage and history (albeit now via a paid service) and before and after the race, strategy as well.
It very well could be that the tyre situation is too complicated and that’s a turn-off for the viewers, but I reckon it’d be much more complicated to follow and thus an even bigger turn-off if it not were for the great degree of transparency Pirelli provides.
So I welcome the new graphics and support all aims to extend data supply even more.21st March 2014, 8:00 at 8:00 am #253354
I propose something similar ever since the double points were introduced in F1.
I wanted the last round to be a double-header, Race 1, Race 2, but the extra length is also an interesting – and valid – concept.
Much more fair than the F1 solution.
(I even wrote a letter to Ferrari before the February voting on our double points rule to consider the abnove proposal.)17th March 2014, 15:37 at 3:37 pm #250791
I told you he’ll attempt it, but that announcement last time out was indeed Jacques’.
Well, Kurt seemed to be better in controlling his temper since he got the sack from Penske. Watch his documentary, called “The Outlaw” for some insight.
And hedoes better on the racetrack as well, as he first found shelter at minnows Phoenix Racing in the #51, then made a late season switch to the highly-rated single team squad of Furniture Row Motorsports into the #78, scoring a series of top 10s in late 2012 and making the Chase – for the first time as a single team entry – in 2013.
So he’s good (I’m not a big fan of him though), the question is, can he come good for two of the most bruising races of the American racing season on one weekend. Remember, the NASCAR race that weekend is the Coca Cola 600 at Charlotte, the longest race of the year at 600 miles.
This will certainly be interesting.17th March 2014, 15:37 at 3:37 pm #25081016th March 2014, 11:55 at 11:55 am #252724
I agree that’s awful. Pretty appaling driving standard indeed, I wonder if he went unpunished.25th February 2014, 0:16 at 12:16 am #249725
It’ll almost certainly be Kurt Busch. I watched the Daytona 500 the other day and they in the booth talked about how close this thing really was for Kurt.3rd February 2014, 17:07 at 5:07 pm #212837
Because teams felt – rightly so, in my opinion – that the Bahrain weather, air and track temperatures are closer to what they’ll encounter during most of the season.27th January 2014, 14:24 at 2:24 pm #203617
…you hear the alpine skiing commentator saying “practice times turned out to be irrelevant” and the first phrase popping into your head is “differing fuel loads?”.27th January 2014, 14:20 at 2:20 pm #248283
Well, the rear wing is mounted on double struts, just like the Ferrari and the Sauber and unlike the McLaren, the Lotus and the Williams.
That much we know.26th January 2014, 11:44 at 11:44 am #248233
Done. Very good questions. :)21st January 2014, 22:06 at 10:06 pm #24742320th January 2014, 18:35 at 6:35 pm #24808710th January 2014, 17:34 at 5:34 pm #247377
Wow, at last. (Thanks for the info, by the way.)
It’s a bit like our national railway co. here in Hungary, which is infamous for its outrageously long delays (usually around 20 mins, but up to 3-4 hours) and an accompanying funny pic emerging on this very day stating “Merry Christmas from the Hungarian Railways – Sorry for the delay”…
But better late than never and I’m eager to get to know the remaining numbers.