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  • #274524
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    The race was a good one. Bit quiet in the middle, but there’s enough action to make a decent highlights reel and get more people hooked in over the season, which is what the series needs first.

    Prost’s move was pretty harsh, almost as if he was trying to turn into the pit lane rather than the actual corner, but I don’t think a race ban is warranted. 10-place grid penalty should be enough (as it seems to be a big disadvantage in the spec-format FE).

    Fanboost wasn’t mentioned during the race, which means it is effectively a service to the fans rather than something which has a direct impact on the race, which is surely a good thing in both directions?

    As opening races go, I think Agag and the FE organisers can be proud of themselves, though anyone having difficulty getting onto the FE website?

    #262242
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    I’d love to go, but I’m busy those days! Noo!!!

    I went last year when they had the tyre/YDT test, doing the pit walk aswell, and had a thoroughly good day (Weather was scorching, all the teams moaning that the data they were getting was practically useless, but they were still out there 9-5, only stopping for the red flags). The only team that bothered putting anything particularly worthwhile out for the pitwalk was Marrussia, but (as per the COTD last week) they did very well in interacting with the fans. Hopefully some of the other teams take a leaf out of their book for this year.

    I’d definitely recommend this. at £35, it’s so much cheaper than a race day, but you get just as much out of it.

    #251340
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    I’ve been waiting to see this post for a while, I was rather hoping that Bernie or someone in Russia would be asked and the question eventually make it’s way to the daily round-ups. So far the journalists haven’t been so intrusive in their questions.

    I imagine the race will go ahead, provided the situation stays as it currently is. If the situation worsens (strikes on Russia etc.) then we could see the race being called off. A postponement isn’t likely when it’s towards the end of the season, and putting it after Abu Dhabi has plenty of implications for the double points rule.

    If it is cancelled, I think it’ll be a shame, it looks like a good track and I’m interested in how any of the races go this year with the new rules..

    #249727
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    I reckon it could be Seb Loeb. The only other major champion I can think of who’s expressed an interest in swithing disciplines is Valentino Rossi, but I can’t imagine that…

    #237463
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    Still trying to get this off the ground if people are interested!

    #237461
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    @sirspuddington @mildertduck (Just tagging you guys to keep you updated)

    That’s 3 people so far.. Anyone else? See OP for details..

    #215822
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    2 standout passes this race..
    Raikkonen on Schumi – Definitely deserves a nomination considering how well both drivers kept it, and Kimi and Schumi aren’t 2 drivers known for their Mr Nice Guy tactics..

    Alonso’s ‘The Flying Finn-esque’ pass on Massa/Webber.. Almost certainly orchestrated by Ferrari, but that doesn’t take much away from it, it was a move that at the time got Alonso the championship, and looked like Alonso taking every opportunity given to him…

    #211720
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    Thank you for your responses so far. Just a reminder to anyone who might not have done it, please do it as soon as possible so I’m not waiting forever for a decent sample size!

    #211717
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    @bassplayer The last question is

    Should an internationally popular sport be played and publicized in a country where Human Rights are being violated? Explain your answer

    Is there any way this could be written better? I did struggle, but I wanted an overview of sports in general aswell as just F1 (e.g South Africa Cricket/Football WC)

    Also, keep the responses coming in! I need a good sample size!

    #211292
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    It’s quite difficult to get a street circuit that looks good, I just get loads of 90 degree corners…

    #211288
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    Thailand will host a night race in 2014

    Nothing’s been confirmed yet. In fact, the Russian GP might be pushed back to 2015 if the IOC think it’s going to interrupt the Winter Olympics…

    #198965
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    I am quite confused why, when I read this and the comments, why everyone assumes that Moss will appear in the top 20..

    We’re now at the top 7, I should expect it to be Senna, Prost, Schumacher, Fangio, Clark, Surtees, and quite possibly Raikkonen.. There’s nowhere I’ve seen the BBC say that Moss is in the top 20…

    #196319
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    @James I don’t know about his Australian duties.. I did find something about how Peter Windosr (certainly used to) present in Australia (although this is straight from Wikipedia, so gotta be careful)

    #196317
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    It’s a shame that Jake’s leaving, but he seems to be doing it for family (using the BT deal as more local work), so I can’t hate him for it..

    About Lee, she was very good when it came to covering the Canada highlights, but unless they get rid of EJ and DC (at least in their front-row pundits selection) I don’t see Lee being as popular. Perhaps the BBC are looking to mix things up by changing things around? I’d say more Gary Anderson would be very interesting, possibly a throw back to Brundle’s technical stuff for BBC/ITV.. There’s always a chance James Allen and Jaime Alguesuari could progress to the TV feed (although I’m not sold on Jaime yet, James is already proven good)

    #192454
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    @realracer Don’t quite understand your logic… Button had his best YEAR, not by number of wins, but by the standard of his driving.
    Also, look at Button this year, he was catching Vettel at 2-3 seconds a LAP in the final few laps in Canada, and would have had him at the DRS zone if Vettel hadn’t slipped (in many ways, Vettel slipping made that race 10/10 rather than 8/10 for me…) Admittedly, Hungary might have been a case of being in the right place at the right time, but Japan and Canada certainly weren’t…

    Button in 2011 (obviously)
    I’m not as sure about Raikkonen, but I’ll definitely say Alonso in 2010… He drove some brilliant races that year, and only narrowly missed out on the championship..
    And although I’m too young to remember this, I’ve done research and often thought Mansell in ’86 was a good year, and Senna in ’93 (the same view shared by one of the ‘talking heads’ in the film I believe..)

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