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21st September 2017, 9:12 at 9:12 am #350583
“It is still unclear how or why the bus was on the track,” said the F4 organisers.20th September 2017, 21:15 at 9:15 pm #350578
Fireworks:20th September 2017, 21:13 at 9:13 pm #350577
Cheers in the crowd as Hamilton appears in the lead on lap one:19th September 2017, 10:50 at 10:50 am #350420
A fan at the turn one grandstand caught the first-lap crash on a 360-degree camera. The brightness means you can’t see the crash but you can spin the camera around the other way and watch (and hear!) the crowd react when two Ferraris, a Red Bull and a McLaren collide at the first corner…14th September 2017, 17:26 at 5:26 pm #349927
Just received the following with a bit more info:
With a forward-looking agreement, the three manufacturers involved in the touring-car series DTM have cleared the way to abolish the highly controversial performance weights. Together with DTM promoter and rights holder ITR, Audi, BMW and Mercedes amicably agreed upon completely abolishing the performance-dependent handicap weights with immediate effect.
Subject to agreement by the DMSB (German Motor Sport Association), all the racing cars will contest the two remaining race meetings at the Red Bull Ring (22nd to 24th September) and Hockenheim (13th to 15th October) with identical weights while no performance weights according to the achievements of a manufacturer in the previous races will be assigned.
“All those involved listened to the fans. I am really delighted about the fact that the manufacturers act in consent and for the benefit of the series,” said ITR Chairman Gerhard Berger and added: “That’s a strong signal for DTM. We will submit a proposal at DMSB before long. And as DMSB already indicated that they will support a proposal unanimously submitted by ITR and the manufacturer I expect the approval of the association.”
The abolition of the handicap weights is supposed to also be in force in the seasons beyond 2017. In addition, the manufacturers agreed upon optimising the aerodynamics for 2018. As a reult, standardised geometries are supposed to be stipulated for selected aero components.
Audi Motor Sport Director Dieter Gass:”I’m happy that the performance-weight discussion finally is no longer an issue and that the racing again will be given priority. There still are four races to be contested and every manufacturer is represented by at least one driver in the top four. The battle for the title still is wide open and will remain thrilling up to the final race.”
BMW Motorsport Director Jens Marquardt: “This is a good day for DTM, its fans and real motor racing. Today, everybody is a winner. In the past weeks, we and all the parties involved have intensely been looking for a solution and found it with a consensus. For the coming months we will build on that to make DTM fit for the future. This platform will be made even more attractive – and it’s open for other manufacturers.”
Mercedes-AMG Motorsport’s DTM Team Principal Ulrich Fritz: “We are really delighted with finally having found a solution and with the way for abolishing the performance weight having been cleared. With this decision, DTM fulfils the wishes of fans and drivers. I’m convinced that we are about to witness a hot battle for the title. A battle we look forward to and even more so as the discussions about the performance weights finally is over and the sport is back in the spotlight.”8th September 2017, 15:22 at 3:22 pm #349682
Here’s the drivers during the pre-race parade through Milan:8th September 2017, 8:43 at 8:43 am #3496717th September 2017, 9:13 at 9:13 am #349645
Nice shot of Vandoorne going by in the spray:7th September 2017, 9:13 at 9:13 am #349644
Here’s a video of the start – you can just about see the crash triggered by Kvyat:7th September 2017, 9:10 at 9:10 am #349643
I like how this video shows just how slowly the cars have to go to get through the Rettifilio at the start:6th September 2017, 16:02 at 4:02 pm #349636
One last new name on the grid for 2017, and what a name it is: Canadian 19-year-old Zachary Claman De Melo will make his debut for RLL in the final race weekend of the year.
He took his first Indy Lights win at Road America in June and hasn’t finished outside the top six since then:5th September 2017, 10:09 at 10:09 am #349464
Hamilton gets in among the fans after the race:4th September 2017, 13:43 at 1:43 pm #349453
With Ferrari having recently extended their deal with Marlboro, here’s a flashback to the days when McLaren were sponsored by the same company, and pit stops weren’t quite as quick as they are today:4th September 2017, 13:33 at 1:33 pm #349452
See how wet the conditions were in qualifying – and how early the drivers were braking for the first chicane:4th September 2017, 13:30 at 1:30 pm #349451
And another view of the podium: