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6th July 2016, 20:53 at 8:53 pm #324247
I’m looking at heading over for the 2017 race from NZ.
I’ve been to the Australian Grand Prix twice and have decided that next year I should go for something a bit further afield and tie in bit of an extended holiday at the time an extra few days either side kind of thing.
One thing I was wondering is about the languages. I know Montreal is in Quebec and that Quebec has French as the official language.
I was wondering about how much French you would need to know to be there for the week? Do most people in the shops/restaurants/hotels speak English as well? Are signs bilingual etc??6th July 2016, 20:41 at 8:41 pm #324246
I have a little conspiracy theory regarding Chris Evans.
It does credit the BBC with foresight and intelligence they may not have, but hey, let’s be optimistic here.
I think that the BBC knew that whoever replaced Clarkson/Hammond/May (CHM) would be a complete failure, they had to much chemistry and the fans had to much love for them.
Therefore whoever the BBC chose to replace CHM would be derided and hated regardless of how good a job they did, therefore the BBC chose someone who while being a viable candidate is not who they wanted to host the show longterm, but not anyone bad enough that they were obviously faking it.
They then added in “support hosts” who they felt would be better long term prospects and who fans could warm to throughout the 1st ‘new’ series.
As a result they wanted Evans to be disliked, I think though it was even more than they thought it could be and nearly failed completely.
BUT here is the key thing, whoever they replace Evans with, be it LeBlanc, Harris, Reid or someone else entirely (My pick is Harris), people will go, well they aren’t as good as CHM but they’re miles better than Evans.
TL/DR: The BBC set Evans up to fail so they could put distance between CHM for Series 227th April 2016, 22:02 at 10:02 pm #318517
The 4 & 6 cylinder engines are also allowed to be turbo charged.
They are also able to switch to a two door coupe body shell if they wish, i.e Nissan could put in a GTR
It still has to be a front engine, rear wheel drive configuration though.
The control chassis will stay the same for all cars though.27th December 2015, 5:15 at 5:15 am #310803
With New Zealand,
I would put Scott Dixon as our #1 driver alongside Brendan Hartley with Mitch Evans as the reserve driver.
Scott simply has more experience than either Mitch or Ritchie and really is the best driver we currently have racing.5th October 2015, 8:45 at 8:45 am #306555
I’d say Bathurst is one of the hardest races, those supercars are such a bitch to drive, and with such differences in the track from the 300km/h conrod straight to the dipper and the tight turns around it.
New South Wales gets to insanely high temperatures and its even hotter inside the car.2nd May 2015, 1:41 at 1:41 am #297554
Same here, forum mention as well. 2012 sometime as well.13th March 2015, 19:39 at 7:39 pm #294258
That does sound similar to what the V8 supercars do, but on Saturday there are two races of the same distance and one race on Sunday of double distance.
E.g. at the Sydney 500, the Saturday races are 125km (78miles) and the Sunday race is 250km(156miles) with Quali sessions for each race.5th March 2015, 21:22 at 9:22 pm #293598
Obviously the 5th of March is the day for the birth of great things.
Long may F1F keep running.11th February 2015, 20:53 at 8:53 pm #292034
When I went to the Australian grandprix in 2014, I certainly didn’t need them and I did 4 years earlier with the 2010 cars.
Not only are the new cars quieter the noise is also lower pitched and for me that was a bigger difference than the noise level itself. When the V8 super-cars went round they were equally as loud as what the 2010 car was but because it was more of a rumble than a scream I didn’t need the earplugs.
So, no I don’t believe you would need them, they aren’t that loud and the pitch doesn’t hurt your ears as much even so.30th January 2015, 20:16 at 8:16 pm #291212
I’m hopeful that the McLaren livery may only be an iterim livery after seeing Button and to a lesser extent Magnussen’s helmet.
Even Alonso’s helmet has got a large white section on it this year as well, so I think we could see a return to the white & red/orange car. Maybe not in testing, but hopefully it will be in Melbourne.1st December 2014, 9:04 at 9:04 am #2878538th November 2014, 0:58 at 12:58 am #284397
@bradley13 That’s something I hadn’t even considered.
That could well make sense, all we have to presume Vettel is going to Ferrari are some vague comments about whats happening with his future.
Could we see Alonso switch to Lotus (again…) for the same reasons you think Vettel may want to go there. Historical basis for good chassis and the best powerplant avaliable. Makes for the best possible chance of another championship.
I imagine we should know more in the weeks before/after Abu Dhabi, end of season wrapping things up nicely.20th October 2014, 9:21 at 9:21 am #279748
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Online, as above11th October 2014, 4:16 at 4:16 am #278223
Tander has just pulled out of Bathurst due to the extensive damage caused during practice this morning.10th October 2014, 8:20 at 8:20 am #278014
I would love to see Scotty on pole, ideally with VanGisbergen and Coulthard 2 & 3, really annoy the aussies having kiwis 1,2,3 at their pride and joy. Even moreso with a Volvo on pole.