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    2005 Japanese Grand Prix. Those V10 cars. The superb ability of Alonso and Raikkonen. Nuff said.

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    Also, I’m predicting a lateral move for Mitch Evans ala Jules Bianchi and Sam Bird.

    Evans? If that’s the case he will be the first GP3 champion to jump to FR3.5.

    I wonder what Sorensen will do. This year he juggled FR3.5 with half a GP2 season and he’s delivered similar results in both., though his sprint results look better than his feature race results.

    Ocon to Lotus is a logical step, unless Mercedes poach him and he is off elsewhere. Blomqvist deserves some mightier machinery too given that he finished second.

    There’s a lot of GP3 drivers who have shown a lot of potential this year, notably with six Brits in the top 9 in the championship. I wonder whether any of those will be joining Stoneman in testing 3.5 cars…

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    Back in 2005 drivers had to do qualifying (split between two sessions of three laps each – one out, one flying, one in) and the race so definitely not. In the Pirelli era however, Jenson Button managed 52 laps on the soft tyre at this years Monaco Grand Prix, Nico Hulkenberg managed 51 laps on the super-soft. Jean-Eric Vergne managed 53 laps on the soft in 2012 at Monaco but Sebastian Vettel managed 56 laps on the soft tyre in the 2011 race. However, the Monaco track is considerably shorter so Rosberg did set a record in a way in terms of the longest distance in a race on a set of Pirelli tyres since Pirelli became the sole Formula One tyre supplier in 2011.

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    I absolutely agree @rjoconnell they are some really decent talents. Unfortunately however it looks as if for next year at least anybody hoping to jump into a top level of motorsports will have to either take the sportscar or America route…

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    Hinch confirmed. Team mate not confirmed.

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    It’s interesting. Whilst I agree with number 1, I do have to ask some questions regarding the placement of Senna, Hakkinen, N. Rosberg, Alonso, Prost, Hunt etc. however…

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    Magnussen on Ricciardo. That counts, right?

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    Power/Montoya/Castroneves/Pagenaud is the sort of line-up that should make Ganassi and Andretti seriously think about who drives their cars. Each of those are absolutely class drivers. This could well be an era of dominance for Penske.

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    It would be great to see Ganassi take a punt with Sam Bird or somebody. Bird is clearly a capable driver and I am sure he will adapt to the road and street courses pretty quickly. It’s just his, like most other ‘European’ racers, lack of oval experience which concerns me. Not everybody is going to be able to ‘do a Conway’.

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    @pezlo2013 11-12 is an odd one. Don’t really see track limits being abused there, but there’s no harm in ensuring that it doesn’t happen I suppose.

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    September 21st – Blancpain Endurance Series GT Pro – Laurens Vanthoor – Round 5 of 5 – Race 5 of 5

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    At least the next track looks pretty decent. Loving that final corner!

    #274550
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    @Andae23 The reason why the cars didn’t look very fast is because they aren’t very fast ;)

    #274546
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    A very good race and a very good concept but there’s definitely room for improvement, but all in all, I was impressed by Formula E’s first race.

    I thought the ‘playlist’ in the background was shockingly awful but with a bit of work that could work quite nicely for things like safety car periods. I also felt that the death by chicane circuit could do with improvement and less sausage kerbs after Heidfeld’s accident. With the quality in the line-up, I expected nothing less from the racing, which was generally very clean and very good. It was almost like watching an IndyCar race on a street course but without the constant caution periods. I was also impressed to see five teams or so all running towards the front, which is good to see. The TV graphics were awful, there’s no other way to put it. I could barely see them (and the TV that I was watching it on isn’t small) and half of them didn’t work. The ITV team including Jennie Gow, Jann Mardenborough and Dario Franchitti worked pretty well.

    I will be watching again, but I expect to see vast improvements in the 10-week gap.

    EDIT: Also, Franck Montagny has a new fan.

    #274259
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    To the first part: I am pretty certain that they do take the wets and inters to places like Yas Marina and Bahrain.

    To the second part: I’m not sure, but I don’t see why they shouldn’t, unless the compounds change (like we saw last year).

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