Keith Collantine

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  • #338753
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    OK, what’s the connection here:

    Kimi Raikkonen = Lewis Hamilton
    Lewis Hamilton = Esteban Ocon
    Daniel Ricciardo = Romain Grosjean
    Michael Schumacher = Valtteri Bottas

    #338750
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    IndyCar has released the latest image of how the 2018 cars will look. The removal of the rear wheel shrouds is particularly interesting – presumably they no longer feel these are necessary on safety grounds:

    2018 IndyCar design rendering, 2017
    2018 IndyCar design rendering, 2017

    #338740
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    Over to you for a new question @eurobrun, though if you like a break from asking them I’ve got one ready to go…

    #338729
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    @tom-l I’m going to guess these are the drivers who gained the most places on the grid last year due to other drivers’ penalties.

    #337863
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    @huhhii Ferrari getting ever closer to ditching their ‘we don’t advertise’ policy, I see.

    They did a good job of making it look like he was actually on the ice rink, I thought.

    #337708
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    Probably should have included a link to the F1 Fanatic Instagram page when I asked that! Here you go:

    https://www.instagram.com/f1fanatic_co_uk/

    #337518
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    Testing began today so here’s our first look at the field:

    Alexander Albon ART GP2 2017
    Alexander Albon ART GP2 2017

    Antonio Fuoco Prema GP2 2017
    Antonio Fuoco Prema GP2 2017

    Charles Leclerc Prema GP2 2017
    Charles Leclerc Prema GP2 2017

    Gustav Malja Racing Engineering GP2 2017
    Gustav Malja Racing Engineering GP2 2017

    Johnny Cecotto Jnr Rapax GP2 2017
    Johnny Cecotto Jnr Rapax GP2 2017

    Jordan King MP GP2 2017
    Jordan King MP GP2 2017

    Louis Deletraz Racing Engineering GP2 2017
    Louis Deletraz Racing Engineering GP2 2017

    Luca Ghiotto Russian Time GP2 2017
    Luca Ghiotto Russian Time GP2 2017

    Nabil Jeffri Trident GP2 2017
    Nabil Jeffri Trident GP2 2017

    Nicholas Latifi DAMS GP2 2017
    Nicholas Latifi DAMS GP2 2017

    Nobuharo Matsushita ART GP2 2017
    Nobuharo Matsushita ART GP2 2017

    Norman Nato Arden GP2 2017
    Norman Nato Arden GP2 2017

    Nyck de Vries Rapax GP2 2017
    Nyck de Vries Rapax GP2 2017

    Oliver Rowland DAMS GP2 2017
    Oliver Rowland DAMS GP2 2017

    Ralph Boschung Campos GP2 2017
    Ralph Boschung Campos GP2 2017

    Roberto Merhi Campos GP2 2017
    Roberto Merhi Campos GP2 2017

    Sean Gelael Arden GP2 2017
    Sean Gelael Arden GP2 2017

    Sergio Canamasas Trident GP2 2017
    Sergio Canamasas Trident GP2 2017

    Sergio Sette Camara MP GP2 2017
    Sergio Sette Camara MP GP2 2017

    #337482
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    Here’s the line-up for the upcoming test featuring Roberto Merhi:

    1. Charles Leclerc, Prema
    2. Antonio Fuoco, Prema
    3. Louis Deletraz, Racing Engineering
    4. Gustav Malja, Racing Engineering
    5. Luca Ghiotto, Russian Time
    6. Artem Markelov, Russian Time
    7. Nobuharu Matsushita, ART
    8. Alexander Albon, ART
    9. Oliver Rowland, DAMS
    10. Nicholas Latifi, DAMS
    11. Ralph Boschung, Campos
    12. Roberto Merhi, Campos
    14. Sergio Sette Camara, MP
    15. Jordan King, MP
    16. Nabil Jeffri, Trident
    17. Sergio Canamasas, Trident
    18. Nyck De Vries, Rapax
    19. Johnny Cecotto, Rapax
    20. Norman Nato, Arden
    21. Sean Gelael, Arden

    #337478
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    @f1alex Indeed – you may have heard me this evening! The exact plan for the year isn’t in place yet but we will be doing continuity coverage during the American ad breaks for all of the race bar the few which are on in the early hours of the morning.

    I thought that was a very encouraging start to the season. Bourdais was a bit lucky but he still had to make a pass (on a Penske) for the lead and he was great in traffic. I tended to agree with Dixon that the full course caution seemed a little unnecessary. He recovered better from that than anyone else – notably Hinchcliffe didn’t make anything like as good progress through traffic.

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    So here’s the line-up for what we’re now calling Formula Two:

    ART

    Nobuharu Matsushita (Honda)
    Alexander Albon (R)

    Racing Engineering

    Gustav Malja
    Louis Deletraz (R) (Renault)

    DAMS

    Oliver Rowland
    Nicholas Latifi

    Campos

    Ralph Boschung (R)
    TBC

    Russian Time

    Luca Ghiotto
    Artem Markelov

    Rapax

    Johnny Cecotto Jnr
    Nyck de Vries (R) (McLaren)

    Trident

    Nabil Jeffri
    TBC

    Prema

    Charles Leclerc (R) (Ferrari)
    Antonio Fuoco (R) (Ferrari)

    MP

    Jordan King
    Sergio Sette Camara (R)

    Arden

    Norman Nato
    Sean Gelael

    #337460
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    We also have a line-up for Rapax now too.

    McLaren’s long-term development driver Nyck de Vries has graduated from GP3. He will be joined by – incredibly – Johnny Cecotto Jnr, who has previously announced his ‘retirement’ from racing and will be racing in this category for a ninth year:

    http://www.gp2series.com/News-Room/News/2017/03_March/Rapax-to-race-with-Cecotto-and-De-Vries-/

    #337276
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    The series is going to have a similar look and feel for the years to come as Chevrolet, Honda, Dallara and Firestone have all signed extended deals:

    http://www.indycar.com/News/2017/03/03-10-Manufacturer-extensions

    #336924
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    Just had a press release through from the race organisers claiming thei offering they’re ‘lowest prices yet’. Sepang has of course dropped strong hints about dropping this race:

    F1 PETRONAS MALAYSIA GRAND PRIX MORE ACCESSIBLE THAN EVER WITH REVISED TICKET PRICES

    SEPANG, 9 March 2017 – Calling all F1 and motorsports fans! Don’t miss your date with history! The race has been a pride for the nation since it was first held in 1999, helping to cement Malaysia’s reputation as a venue for top international sporting events and tourism destination. To encourage more fans to seize the opportunity to watch the race live, Sepang International Circuit (SIC) is offering F1 Malaysia Grand Prix tickets at an unprecedented ticket prices from now until the race from 29 September to 1 October 2017.

    “In recent years, we have seen local fans opting to skip the live race experience in Sepang, with high ticket prices among the reasons for doing so. This year, in an unprecedented strategy, SIC is going all out to attract and encourage more fans to watch the race live. Thus, we are offering the lowest ticket prices yet, plus further special discounts for Malaysians to thank them for their support over the years. SIC is offering flat rates for the Main Grandstands, discounts for MyKad holders and significantly lower ticket prices at other areas. In the past years, maintaining strong spectator numbers has sometimes been a challenge, so we hope this new pricing structure will enable all fans to watch the race live from the circuit,” said Dato’ Razlan Razali, Chief Executive Officer of SIC.

    Standard ticket prices for the 2017 Formula 1 PETRONAS Malaysia Grand Prix range from RM58.68 for a Hillstand K2 ticket to RM613.68 for a Main Grandstand ticket making this the most affordable F1 race in the world! This year, it will free seating on a first come first served basis at the Main Grandstand, F Grandstand and K1 Grandstand areas. With no numbered seating, spectators will be able to move about within the respective grandstand areas during race weekend. For the first time ever, Malaysians will get to enjoy a flat rate price for the best view in town, at the Main Grandstand for only RM336.18, while F Grandstand and K1 Grandstand tickets for Malaysians are priced at RM169.68 and RM225.18 respectively.

    Tickets for children aged 12 and below are available at 50% off the corresponding adult ticket prices, while children below 7 years old may enter for free, but they will not be allocated a seat without a ticket. Meanwhile, all fans with disabilities can purchase special tickets for Main Grandstand seating at RM308.43.

    New Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull Racing Team Tribune packages with numbered seating are also available at RM1,335.18. The Mercedes and Red Bull tribune seating areas are located in the Crystal seating zone, while the Ferrari tribune is located in the Jade seating zone which provides the best view of the action happening at the team pits. All Tribune ticket holders will also receive special team merchandise.

    With its distinctive 15 turns and 8 straights coupled with Malaysia’s notoriously humid weather and torrential storms, the track in Sepang has challenged many of the world’s best F1 drivers. The circuit’s design also offers great views from the spectator seats, which will be further enhanced for Main Grandstand ticket holders, as they are now allowed to move about within the Main Grandstand zone.

    This year, similar to 2016, the race is scheduled closer to the end of the season as the 15th race in a 20-race calendar, right after the Singapore Grand Prix. International fans with a penchant for tropical holidays can also take the opportunity to enjoy Malaysia’s year-long equatorial climate by combining their race weekend experience with a tropical getaway in beautiful Malaysia.

    Don’t miss your chance to catch the F1 in Malaysia. Get your tickets now online at http://www.sepangcircuit.com, walk in to the Customer Service Centre at SIC or call SIC’s ticket hotline at 03-8778 2222. Or experience the F1 at our roadshow this 14 – 16 April at Centre Court, KLCC.

    All ticket prices stated are inclusive of 6% GST and an entertainment tax levied by the State of Selangor (subject to changes). Should there be any increase in the 5% entertainment tax at a later date, no additional top-up is needed for prior purchases. Should there be any reduction in the 5% entertainment tax at a later date, there will be no refund given for prior purchases.

    For more details, please refer to SIC’s ticketing page at http://www.sepangcircuit.com/tickets

    #336756
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    IndyCar returns this weekend at St Petersburg and for those of you wondering what would replace the classic colours of Target on Scott Dixon’s Ganassi car, wonder no longer:

    #336524
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    Here’s a classic featuring Michael Schumacher and Rubens Barrichello:

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