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  • #267984
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    $60 for the whole weekend with a paddock pass for $20!? That’s not bad at all given the number of support races there. I’m looking forward to seeing how RHR bounces back after yet another poor weekend. I’m also looking to see whether Bourdais or Conway can continue to upset the frontrunners.

    #267896
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    Ricciardo for me. There was never any doubt over his qualifying speed, but there always remained a few question marks over his race pace. This year has hit the nail on the head for me, the boy can race.

    #267842
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    Depends, is Frijns ever going to get an F1 seat?

    Unfortunately, it looks unlikely. Which is a shame, because every race that I have watched him in, he has driven very well!

    #267658
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    My top 10:

    Ricciardo: A win, several podiums, some brilliant overtakes. Nuff said.
    Bottas: A shaky start to the season, but incredible drives in Spain, Austria, Britain and Germany.
    Hamilton: Awesome form in the first five races, somewhat dropped off since but still thereabouts.
    Rosberg: Ahead of Hamilton in qualifying, almost ahead in the races. Definitely giving him a good run.
    Alonso: Vintage Alonso again this season.
    Vettel: Somewhat outshone by Ricciardo in qualifying, but had some poor luck and poor strategies in races.
    Hulkenberg: Scored in every race, demolishing Perez in qualifying, not much else needs to be added.
    Grosjean: Really done well to drag some Q3 performances and good points in that woeful Lotus.
    Vergne: Improved his qualifying, hugely unlucky in the races. Should have more points through no fault of his own.
    Kvyat: Top rookie so far. Made very few rookie mistakes and like JEV, has had some bad luck.

    #267341
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    To take back what I said last night, excellent decision to broadcast both races today by ESPN :-)

    #267196
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    Poor decision by ESPN UK to cut off the coverage for a programme that was out of date just as they were considering restarting. Hope they get this thing under way safely though.

    #266880
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    I always believed the Ferrari was a fraction quicker on more circuits than the McLaren, but it really wasn’t by a massive margin. Obviously McLaren having better reliability did help, and I do feel that the McLaren was arguably the best car of 2007, just. So when they had Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso as a driver pairing, you can’t help but think that they failed dismally that year by not claiming both titles, which they should have done.

    #266736
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    I’m really looking forward to this one, as I do with all the double-headers. It’s not just Hinch who qualifies well but slips back in the races by unnecessarily getting involved in contact a lot, but Takuma Sato. Despite two poles he’s last of all the regular drivers and hasn’t finished the last five races.

    Given how unpredictable IndyCar has been since the DW12 was introduced, I reckon any one of five drivers have a realistic shout if they get a good run of top fives.

    #266452
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    Interesting question that I brought up during the Formula Renault 3.5 coverage (which Keith read out), will we see any drivers come up from Formula Renault 2.0/3.5 into Formula E, like we have seen with Daniel Abt from GP2?

    #266450
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    Interesting to see Ganassi right back at the front here, they haven’t done that too often this season. I have the race on record (1:30am is a touch too early/late for me) but will watch it first thing tomorrow. Should be intriguing!

    #266404
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    You’re forgetting reverse grids (sort of) in GP2/3 and in BTCC too Keith, and in the latter case, the drawing-the-name-out-of-the-hat-gives-you-instant-pole thingy too. You’re also missing double points in WEC.

    I think there are some gimmicks that I have no problem with, such as push-to-pass or DRS in FR3.5 (or KERS if we’re going old-skool) because everybody gets exactly the same usage from it, and they do, improve the show as well.

    There are other gimmicks, however, that I cannot simply stand the thought of. I am, like many, a huge critic of the standing restart, nor do I agree with F1′s usage of double points. I do find it interesting though, that the only way you’re ever going to see any pure racing nowadays is by watching grassroots stuff.

    #265246
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    http://www.hilmer-motorsport.com/en/news/55-gp2/436-statement-of-hilmer-motorsport.html Hilmer have since posted a statement.

    In rating the results of the season so far, it also has to be taken into account that in three out of four main races the driver wasn’t able to finish the race because of driving mistakes and that he had to retire prematurely. The reasons for these retirements are neither the fault of the team or technical problems. Facu Regalia’s objections about a lack of engine power are from our point of view baseless accusations.

    Ouch.

    #264994
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    Actually I think Mag Geoff makes a point. If Formula e has all of the ridiculous gimmicks and artificial things then that will hopefully deter the FIA from putting them in F1 or WEC instead.

    PLEASE FIA, DON’T PUT RIDICULOUS GIMMICKS INTO WEC!!!

    #264974
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    It’s definitely one I don’t particularly like. Also I cannot be bothered to register just to give somebody I prefer to Daniel Abt or whoever a few extra horsepower for a couple of seconds.

    Formula e definitely needs to differentiate itself from Formula One, but bringing in weird things like fanboost will probably turn away a few. It’s arguably worse than DRS (F1, not FR3.5) because somebody who is in front can use it as a defensive tool.

    I’ll be giving Formula e a chance, I’m intrigued by it, but that doesn’t mean I’ll be watching every single race like I do with F1 or IndyCar.

    #263497
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    @matt90 The update (1.09) contains the Red Bull Ring, the Toyota TS030 ’12 (their WEC car for that year), a VLN Lexus and allows for the Nissan GT-R GT3 Team RJN to be purchased. All free except you have to purchase the cars. Toyota is 2M credits but the others are much more reasonably priced.

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