Keith Collantine

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  • #319506
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    With the Boston race cancelled it now seems IndyCar will go to Watkins Glen instead:

    No complaints here about that, it’s a belting circuit. However the possibility of a post-season non-championship race in China has ‘I’ll believe it when I see it’ written all over it:

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    Some useful advice from the race organisers themselves:

    > Use public transport
    In addition to studying various options with Catalonia’s police force (Mossos d’Esquadra) for getting
    to and leaving the Circuit in such a way as to keep traffic problems down to a minimum, the Circuit
    will be continuing to offer options for getting to Montmeló by public transport:
    – The Sagalés coach company will be making it possible to get to the GP by coach from
    Barcelona. The bus stop is located in the Barcelona North Bus Station, platforms 25, 26 and
    27, and arrives at the Eastern Area of the Circuit. Tickets cost 12 euros and reservations can
    be made from the Sagalés company (www.sagales.com – tel. 902 13 00 14).
    -The Spanish railway company Renfe will be reinforcing its line-2 regional-train service from
    Barcelona by putting extra places to facilitate getting to the F1® Grand Prix. Renfe will be
    putting on special trains linking Barcelona and Montmeló. Once at Montmeló, there are
    three ways of getting to Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya: using a special shuttle service, by
    taxi or going on foot, which takes about 30 minutes (www.renfe.es).

    > Taking advantage of the areas set aside for private vehicles

    Recommended exits from the AP7 motorway and the C17 main road are shown for getting to the
    Media Car Park, as well as for getting to the other car parks at the surroundings of the Circuit.

    > Follow instructions from the police and the organisation staff

    Take note of the information posters put up outside and inside the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.
    For security reasons, no cans, bottles, fireworks or any other potentially dangerous objects may be
    brought into the Circuit.

    #319375
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    The drivers are racing there this weekend’s here’s an onboard lap of the circuit narrated and driven by Tom Coronel:

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    Formula E has abandoned its efforts to host a Russian round of the series in Moscow on June 4th. Attempts to organise a replacement race in Monaco have also failed. Both events were part of the series’ inaugural 2014-15 schedule.

    The news means there are only two race weekends left for this year’s championship – Berlin on May 21st and the London double-header on July 2nd/3rd. It’s good news for championship leader Lucas di Grassi too as his 11-point advantage over Sebastien Buemi counts for more now there’s only 90 points left on the table instead of 120.

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    cannot see RB getting rid of DK

    Why? Ricciardo’s doing much better. And Ricciardo has already indicated he may not be able to leave Red Bull next year.

    #318282
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    @zantkiller Thanks very much for the tip. I’ve been in touch with the circuit and they’ve supplied some more information:

    Sepang circuit to get slower final turn

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    @robinrhysjones Thanks again for that tip – they were only on for a brief bit at the end but it shows just how grave the situation was for Lotus last year. They had creditors queueing up…

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    Thanks for the tip – watching right now on 5 +1.

    Not sure if the programme is available for streaming, here’s the home page. It’s series four episode two:

    Can’t Pay? We’ll Take It Away!

    #317761
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    The first two races are this weekend and sadly the field has shrunk to just 15 runners.

    Who’s your tip for the title?

    1. Louis Deletraz – Fortec
    2. Pietro Fittipaldi – Fortec
    3. Rene Binder – Lotus
    4. Roy Nissany – Lotus
    7. Egor Orudzhev – Arden
    8. Aurelian Panis – Arden
    15. Alfonso Celis – AVF
    16. Tom Dillmann – AVF
    20. Giuseppe Cipriani – Durango
    21. Johnny Cecotto Jnr – RP
    22. Vitor Baptista – RP
    23. Mattihieu Vaxiviere – SMP
    24. Matevox Isaakyan – SMP
    25. Yu Kanumaru – Teo Martin
    26. Beistske Visser – Teo Martin

    I’ll be commentating live on both this weekend’s races from Motorland Aragon for BT Sport including the three 2.0 Eurocup support races so do tune in!

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    It’s hard to tell much from the picture. Wouldn’t be surprised if they want to fix the awkward pit entrance Tilke put in. But not sure how they could do it with the space they’ve got.

    #317461
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    Always wanted to see this livery on a single-seater and here it is thanks to Jamie Caroline in MSA Formula:

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    The project has hit a significant setback as Wales’s economy minister has declined to give a guarantee for the £357m investment the circuit is trying to raise:

    http://www.walesonline.co.uk/business/business-news/joe-public-would-thought-gone-11149636

    #317098
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    More on this in the transcript tomorrow!

    #316052
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    @tommy-c That’s a brilliant shot of Rosberg!

    IMG_3178

    #315944
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    Race livery pictures:

    Audi R18 LMP1, World Endurance Championship, 2016
    Audi R18 LMP1, World Endurance Championship, 2016

    Audi R18 LMP1, World Endurance Championship, 2016
    Audi R18 LMP1, World Endurance Championship, 2016

    Audi R18 LMP1, World Endurance Championship, 2016
    Audi R18 LMP1, World Endurance Championship, 2016

    Audi R18 LMP1, World Endurance Championship, 2016
    Audi R18 LMP1, World Endurance Championship, 2016

    Audi R18 LMP1, World Endurance Championship, 2016
    Audi R18 LMP1, World Endurance Championship, 2016

    Audi R18 LMP1, World Endurance Championship, 2016
    Audi R18 LMP1, World Endurance Championship, 2016

    Audi R18 LMP1, World Endurance Championship, 2016
    Audi R18 LMP1, World Endurance Championship, 2016

    Audi R18 LMP1, World Endurance Championship, 2016
    Audi R18 LMP1, World Endurance Championship, 2016

    Audi R18 LMP1, World Endurance Championship, 2016
    Audi R18 LMP1, World Endurance Championship, 2016

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