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10th November 2015, 14:38 at 2:38 pm #308687
I remember Hamilton pulling a stunning pass on Rosberg at Australia one year. 2011 perhaps?28th October 2015, 10:20 at 10:20 am #307911
@keisalex Hopefully a total of zero of them.
As for the calendar, it is very sad to see Fontana and Milwaukee go, especially after the races it produced this year. However I simply don’t think that Fontana could have got that season-ending slot that it wanted. Interestingly enough there’s no clash with Le Mans, which might play into the hands of a particular Penske driver who has a test with Porsche later this year. I couldn’t care less about NOLA. It didn’t seem that great wet or dry.
I’m very excited to see Road America and Phoenix on the calendar, and nobody knows what Boston will produce. I do like the variation in the circuits visited. We have 15 very different tracks being used next year, and not a Tilkedrome in sight.
In my ideal world, we would have 20 races, five on road courses, street courses, short ovals and big ovals, spread across a season between March and October. We don’t quite have that, but at least it’s less compact than last year.19th October 2015, 20:29 at 8:29 pm #30724119th October 2015, 13:01 at 1:01 pm #307224
There’s so many contenders for this, and zero of them are Formula One. Says a lot really.
I will start with both the 4 Hours of Silverstone and the 6 Hours of Silverstone. The ELMS race there went down to pretty much the final lap, with three cars in contention with half an hour to go. Likewise with the WEC race a day later, after a late penalty to the number seven Audi really set things up quite nicely. There was also a truly epic battle up front between Audi #7 and Porsche #18.
(cannot find highlights for the 4 Hour race)
Secondly, I will put forward both the Buenos Aires and Miami ePrixs. The former saw an epic race of attrition which affected both Seb Buemi and Lucas di Grassi, whilst Miami produced an unexpected near-win for Scott Speed.
IndyCar had a very controversial MAVTV 500 this year, but it did produce 80 changes for the lead and an incredible number of overtakes. I would also stick the Pocono 500 here, but it does not seem right to. However Toronto was also a cracker. (I feel these highlights don’t do justice though)
The Formula Renault 3.5 race at Monaco was pretty good. Mostly made by Oliver Rowland being totally awesome and producing more overtakes around Monaco than I’ve ever seen before.
The British Touring Car Championship title finale was absolutely brilliant too. Gordon Shedden worked his way up from 19th to steal the title from Jason Plato.
(No highlights yet)
If two wheels are allowed, most of the Moto 3 and some of the MotoGP races would also be serious contenders here.
I think however that the MAVTV 500 wins it for me. Controversial, yes, but exciting, certainly.6th September 2015, 17:45 at 5:45 pm #304584
9th September – European Le Mans Series – LMP3 Class – Team LNT, Sir Chris Hoy/Charlie Robertson – Round 4 of 5 – Race 4 of 5.
Worth noting that these are the first champions in that class ever.12th August 2015, 10:35 at 10:35 am #303136
Oddly enough, under the 03 points system which arguably rewarded second place more, the gap would be eight points, so not far off the 21 points which it currently stands at. Vettel would be a further ten points behind Rosberg.5th August 2015, 11:56 at 11:56 am #302885
I was wondering what those at the event itself thought of it, good to hear your views @manik56 on this! I wonder whether it will be used at Pocono and whether it will work better there.4th August 2015, 18:18 at 6:18 pm #302875
I like it. It works in Blancpain and it definitely helped (especially with PtP) on Sunday night. It probably won’t have much use on the short ovals except for the pit stop times but I can certainly see the use for it on the big ovals and the road and street courses.29th July 2015, 13:05 at 1:05 pm #302692
When it comes to Maldonado, it has to be this surely?24th July 2015, 11:10 at 11:10 am #302218
There’s only one thing worse than random points deductions, and that’s random double points deductions… *shudders*22nd July 2015, 17:49 at 5:49 pm #302204
After F1 gets slammed for drivers being PR-friendly robots, IndyCar forces their drivers to become PR-friendly robots.
Shocking, stupid and ridiculous. Denying the right to voice an opinion on something just because it might upset somebody who handed out a penalty which was probably not required is just crazy.
I wonder what random points deduction I will get for this comment.21st July 2015, 11:28 at 11:28 am #302176
The racing is very close, very fast and sometimes very tense. The season usually lasts from March until August and the run almost as many races as F1 does.
Some events will host two races at the same weekend. Detroit did it this year.
There are some names you might recognise from F1 such as Montoya, Sato and Wilson. There’s a number of GP2 frontrunners racing too.
It is very stop-start, and the term ‘yellows breed yellows’ is very much a thing.
The Indy 500 is the primary event, and they make a massive deal out of it. The World Endurance Championship does so with Le Mans too.
Not a Tilkedrome in sight. (YAY) There are four types of circuit: road course (Barber and Indy Road Course are two very good ones), street course (Toronto is awesome), short oval (Iowa last weekend was good, just 7/8ths of a mile long) and speedway (Indianapolis, Pocono and Fontana).
With the points, in short, just qualifying the car will give you points. You still get points, even if you do not finish. Some teams choose to repair their cars and try to complete more laps to get extra points. There are also bonus points for pole, for leading a lap and for leading the most laps.
The points system runs from 1st down until 33rd (33 starters for Indy) and is as follows:
50, 40, 35, 32, 30, 28, 26, 24, 22, 20, 19, 18, 17, 16, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5.
Double points (boo!) at Indy and at the season finale (Sonoma this year).
There are three races left, Mid Ohio on 2nd August, Pocono on 23rd August, Sonoma on 30th August.
And yes, the championship almost always goes down to the wire.21st July 2015, 11:15 at 11:15 am #302175
@Bradley13 The number 9 is what I associate with Bianchi more. He finished ninth at Monaco which earned Marussia ninth in the championship, which has been a part in them surviving to this day.21st July 2015, 11:14 at 11:14 am #302174
No changes to that sequence of corners itself should be required in terms of the racing line etc. It should be remembered that the escape roads (there are two at Dunlop) are used in the two East and West layouts of Suzuka, so removing them as escape roads is really a no-go.
I personally do not feel that other than perhaps improving drainage as the cars dip down before Dunlop, any major changes need to be made. Suzuka has had very few changes to the layout since it was built after all, despite multiple nasty crashes in the past.20th July 2015, 15:20 at 3:20 pm #302088
I would like to see a lap of honour prior to the race at Hungary, fronted by the two Marussias. In addition, I would like to see a lap of applause from the crowd during lap 9.