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    Madrid

    I think this was inevitable that Madrid, Spain would be making an appearance within this thread. As everyone has probably heard, there are rumors of a Madrid street race in 2015. I am going to leave this pretty open ended and limit the actual rules.

    1- Not further than approx. 15-17km from city center.
    1A – MUST be a street circuit, 90% must be existing roads.
    2- 4-7km
    3- Can’t demolish buildings, but can use empty areas for additional track, or facilities
    3A – Must utilize roads that are sufficiently wide for a race, or can be widened without destroying buildings/structures.
    4- Bonus points for realistic pit placement. Put it in an area it could actually go without leveling 3 city blocks. (Not required though)
    5- Have Fun

    #280268
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    I’ll post up a new challenge in a couple hours when I get a moment.

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    http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=6467682

    It comes out to 6km on the button, with a total distance of 5.992km before pits were added. There’s one area that would need attention. Specifically, the course crosses an empty, non-paved area that would have a train crossing on the NW corner of the track. If this were an issue, and a solution could not be figure out, the track could be slightly reconfigured, and the course could utilize a widened entrance ramp that comes directly onto Spring Mountain Rd. Overall though, maybe more 90’s than I’d have liked, but it utilizes the most popular and famous areas of the LV strip.

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    Rosberg at 7th? I highly doubt that.

    I know mathematical formulas are 100% objective, but when something like Nico Rosberg being ranked 7th happens, it proves that your formulas are flawed.

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    Yes, it will definitely make it into F1. But that’s several years down the road. Graphene is still very, very far out from actually being able to make stuff from it.

    Graphene will be the material to take us to the stars.

    #274837
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    Would be good for both, IMHO. But I don’t see it happening.

    #274297
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    @junior-pilot – I posted about Monisha being an incompetent team principal when they hired Sutil, and I was thoroughly grilled for it, so watch out! :)

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    I think this clearly shows that public perception is the MOST important thing to Mercedes/Stuttgart, without question.

    I think they’ll put Nico on internal probabtion, and if he does something stupid/cheaty again, they ban him from a race or practice sessions depending on severity. I think deep down the heads at Mercedes know that a lot of the questionable incidents involving ROS were down to him attempting to gain an unfair advantage. They’ll never admit it though, but the reaction from Lauda, Toto and gang seem to give me the impression that this incident wasn’t the first time.

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    The Renault may not be down much power anymore, but it certainly had reliability issues at the beginning. I think Red Bull are unfairly riding the “Renault Sucks” bus to deflect blame from their car which hasn’t lived up to the last 4 years of dominance.

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    I think that we could even include the tracks as gimmicky. I’m not going to list them all, but just as an example in NASCAR, one could easily argue that Short Tracks and Super Speedways are both gimmicky. That said though, I hate 1.5mi ovals, so…

    I think most Tilke tracks are gimmicky as well. They are just straights with hard 90° turns, aimed at improving passing and “the show”.

    #264830
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    Not sure what Rahal was doing on the last restart. Just seemed to mistime it, really badly. I was hoping for a last-lap dash, wanted to see what Montoya had for him. Glad for the rookie though.

    #263749
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    With F1 being owned by CVC and run by Ecclestone, there’s NO WAY they would willingly give up more money to a peasant team such as Marussia, Sauber or Caterham. Hell… Last place currently doesn’t even get ANY prize money..

    #261814
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    I think Massa and Kobayashi are the only two drivers out of place. Massa is too low, and Kobayashi is probably too high. Switch them and I’d be a lot happier with the list.

    #259115
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    @Mathers – USCC did a 2hr sprint race not long ago at Laguna Seca with the DP’s, P2 and some GT cars. It was a VERY good race.

    #259048
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    @calum – ESPN did that exact thing a few years ago with the ALMS coverage here in the US. As an avid race fan, it annoyed me to no end, and I hated it. By the time it aired, you’d already know who won and how the race went.

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