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    Keith Collantine
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    Penske’s super team just got even more super – they’re expanding to four cars next year and Simon Pagenaud will join champion Will Power, Juan Pablo Montoya and Helio Castroneves.

    http://www.indycar.com/News/2014/09/9-29-Pagenaud-moves-to-Team-Penske-for-2015

    #276231
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    Some encouraging tweets from Tveter today and I think he’s right to point the finger at Gounon and co.:

    #276219
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    @npf1 Thanks very much! On the whole I’m pretty please with how my first weekend as lead went. Definitely a lot of room for improvement but I’m satisfied.

    Sunday served up the better action though you never like to see a race red-flagged because of a driver injury. I understand Ryan Tveter was taken to hospital after his crash in the Formula Renault 2.0 race to have his back looked at, hopefully it’s not too serious.

    Both the championship leaders were in full command this weekend – McLaren’s Nyck de Vries in 2.0 taking a fully deserved championship triumph with two races to spare, and Carlos Sainz almost putting a lock on the 3.5 crown. The latter is particularly impressive considering, as his DAMS team principal said before the first race, the Max Verstappen news inevitably knocked him back a bit.

    #276199
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    Thanks @fastiesty! Yes it is a lot easier to see the DRS working on some cars instead of others. It was a bit of a processional race at the front though, hoping for better tomorrow.

    #276056
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    Thanks for these @andae23. I had a look myself and added some more but it seemed a particularly poor haul, especially for a race where there’s usually quite a lot of good stuff. But I suppose there was a lack of major incidents in the race for people to get footage of.

    #276038
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    Three years ago they had problems with some of the kerbs breaking. This was removed by removing the kerbs at the exits of some corners. The race then preceded as normal.

    It rather showed that in some places the kerbs simply aren’t necessary. For example at Memorial Corner, a common problem point, instead of having a kerb at the exit just let the drivers run to the barrier.

    I appreciate in some places this isn’t going to be the solution, but in other places I think they’re creating problems for themselves by having these kerbs which aren’t really necessary.

    #275993
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    Thanks as always @andae23 – I’m looking to run this tomorrow.

    #275992
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    And as far as the track layout goes they were 20 years ahead of Formula E…

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alemannenring

    #275775
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    Time to bring all these together I think, thanks for the updates so far especially the diligent work by @wsrgo!

    January 11th – 24 Hours of Dubai – Adrian Amstutz, Christian Engelhart, Mark Ineichen, Rolf Ineichen, Marcel Matter – Round 1 of 1 – Race 1 of 1
    January 18th – Dakar Rally (Bikes) – Marc Coma – Race 1 of 1
    January 18th – Dakar Rally (Quads) – Ignacio Casale – Race 1 of 1
    January 18th – Dakar Rally (Cars) – Nani Roma (with Michel Périn) – Race 1 of 1
    January 18th – Dakar Rally (Trucks) – Andrey Karginov (with Andrey Mokeev and Igor Devyatkin) – Race 1 of 1
    January 19th – F3 Brazil Open – Felipe Guimaraes – Round 1 of 1 – Race 1 of 1
    February 1st – New Zealand Motor Cup – Martin Rump – Round 1 of 1 – Race 1 of 1
    February 9th – New Zealand Grand Prix – Nick Cassidy – Round 1 of 1 – Race 1 of 1
    February 9th – Toyota Racing Series – Andrew Tang – Round 5 of 5 – Race 15 of 15
    February 9th – Bathurst 12 Hour – Peter Edwards, John Bowe, Craig Lowndes, Mika Salo – Round 1 of 1 – Race 1 of 1
    February 16th – MRF Challenge F2000 – Rupert Svendsen-Cook – Round 4 of 4 – Race 14 of 14
    February 26th – WinterFest Pro Mazda Championship – Spencer Pigot – Race 4 of 4
    July 6th – Masters of F3 – Max Verstappen – Round 1 of 1 – Race 1 of 1
    August 17th – Auto GP World Series – Kimiya Sato – Round 7 of 8 – Race 14 of 16
    August 24th – Indy Lights Series – Gabby Chaves – Round 10 of 10 – Race 14 of 14
    August 24th – Pro Mazda Championship – Spencer Pigot – Round 8 of 8 – Race 14 of 14
    August 23rd – USF2000 – Florian Latorre – Round 7 of 7 – Race 14 of 14
    August 30th – Verizon IndyCar Series – Will Power – Round 15 of 15 – Race 18 of 18
    September 6th – Formula Renault 2.0 Alps – Nyck de Vries – Round 6 of 7 – Race 11 of 14
    September 14th – DTM – Marco Wittmann – Round 8 of 10 – Race 8 of 10
    September 14th – Italian F4 – Lance Stroll – Round 5 of 7 – Race 15 of 21
    September 14th – British F3 – Hong Wei (Martin) Cao – Round 7 of 7 – Race 21 of 21
    September 20th – German F3 – Markus Pommer – Round 7 of 8 – Race 19 of 24
    September 20th – ADAC Formel Masters – Mikkel Jensen – Round 7 of 8 – Race 20 of 24
    September 20th – Formula Renault 1.6 Nordic – Joonas Lappalainen – Round 7 of 7 – Race 15 of 16
    September 21st – Formula Renault 2.0 NEC – Ben Barnicoat – Round 7 of 7 – Race 15 of 15
    September 21st – Protyre Formula Renault – Pietro Fittipaldi – Round 5 of 6 – Race 13 of 15
    September 21st – Blancpain Endurance Series GT Pro – Laurens Vanthoor – Round 5 of 5 – Race 5 of 5

    #274988
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    If you’re going to this year’s race and are going to be tweeting from it do let me know below as I’ll be on the lookout for feedback from fans at the track from the weekend in Tweets articles.

    #274764
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    Sainz was unlucky in qualifying for the first race – the red flag came out when it did and left him 14th. From there he drove a great first lap, made a couple of good passes. He seemed a bit ineffective against Gasly though.

    In race two he didn’t start well from the front row (as in race one he was on the dirty side again), and his car seemed to cut out at the exit of turn one on the first lap which cost him a couple more places. He then made his mistake when behind Rowland.

    I’d say he had a slightly unlucky weekend, amplified by a couple of untimely errors. But he’s going to be feeling the heat now – Merhi is really bearing down on him.

    #274741
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    British Touring Car drivers not covering themselves in glory on the open roads lately (see also: Frank Wrathall).

    #274733
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    @ssm0304 Wasn’t the bit at the bottom which says “from F1 Fanatic” with a link a bit of a clue?

    Here’s where it’s from:

    http://www.f1fanatic.co.uk/2014/09/12/f1-fanatic-round-up-1209-2/#translation

    #274718
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    He finished second in race two after starting from pole position but Carlos Sainz Jnr slipped from second to sixth. Oscar Tunjo was fortunate to escape injury after being flipped at the start, Norman Nato won:

    http://youtu.be/j2Vlb4fyuWs

    #274565
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    Here are the highlights from the race – look out for Merhi going from seventh to second on the frist lap (and Sainz Jnr climbing eight places to sixth).

    http://youtu.be/6aym510_-tw

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