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    #268567
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    We need the Scottish Grand Prix at Knockhill! In fact, @RoboCAT, could we have a couple of non-championship rounds at tracks we’d like to see but wouldn’t suit the series for points scoring events, such as Monaco? That would be so much fun!

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    That’s more like it, hopefully we can get the jump on Franklin in qualifying with a bit of luck on our side, and maybe Downton could do us a favour by getting up above them too, they look very good around here. Ruiz down there has to give us hope that the Franklin might not be that easy to drive around here. Roll on qualifying!

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    #268238
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    I don’t think there should be a penalty at all for you, we came to an agreement but no money changed hands, and it makes no difference at all to next season.

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    I do think the discount is the most realistic way of doing things, but for a fair game, I think something may need changing. However, do we want a fair game or a proper simulation of Grand Prix racing, warts and all? I’m inclined to think the latter would be better, but I wanted to propose something just in case anyone thought something needed to be done.

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    From a personal point of view, I think we need a combination of the two. How about each team in the series can nominate one driver before the next round that they have first option on? This means they get first refusal on this driver when the season ends. For teams in the championship, it must be one of their own drivers, then for teams who don’t run a junior team, they can nominate anyone else left. You don’t have to nominate a driver, so if you have two poorly performing drivers, you can just pass on both then at the end of the season bid on anyone who hasn’t been chosen as a teams first option. You would still have to pay for them, but it safeguards them from being poached by others, and because you are guaranteeing that you can purchase them, you lose your discount.

    That may not make sense, so let me give an example.

    Lucas wants to sign Emma Wilson from his junior team, so declares he wants first option on her services next year. This means he is the only one who can sign her at the end of the season unless he passes. At the end of the year, you must make a decision, whether that is taking her on or rejecting them. If rejected, that means anyone can then bid for her. For Jamie for instance, he doesn’t have a junior team, so if he wishes he can take an option on any driver that hasn’t been chosen after all the team owners have made a choice regarding their options. Then for myself, if I feel both of my drivers are doing too badly to be worth driving for my team, I can reject both, which means they are either available for Jamie’s first option, or they become available at the end of the season for anyone to bid on.

    It’s just a touch complicated, but what do you think?

    #268003
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    Allez Sandrine, Allez Lapierre!

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    This is awesome Bradley! I’m looking forward to seeing what happens with this championship.

    Also, I may have just been phoned by Monsieur Lapierre, he wants to buy my team…

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    @bradley13 they are different, you’re right. Most of them are a driver slowing down too much for a corner then someone driving into the back of them. This was Karl having to slow down to avoid hitting someone, then Powers with no regard for the possible outcomes of what could happen ploughs into the back of Karl. I’m sorry, that’s his fault not anyone else’s.

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    @bradley13 come on, if Karl should have been able to get past Hoskins, Powers should have been more than capable to get past both of them, they had the same amount of time. You can’t implicate Karl in this without saying the same thing about Powers. I’m sorry, but any penalty here would be ludicrous. It was a racing incident and that’s just how it is. You don’t hear anyone else who simply lost their front wing saying the car in front slowed too much and should have a penalty? Karl did extremely well to avoid Hoskins, and while Powers was very unlucky, ultimately it’s nobodies fault but his own.

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    Anyway, that was a very exciting race, great luck for us to get such a good championship result, hopefully we have more pace for the next round.

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    @bradley13 there were an awful lot of incidents like that, the others didn’t result in front wings coming off in some instances, but I think you’re just being bitter, nobody else will feel that those incidents deserve a penalty. If Karl could have gone around Hoskins, then surely Powers would have been just as capable? There was no much less of a gap between Karl and Powers than there was between Karl and Hoskins. The only difference is that Karl had better braking force.

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    The results of the Canadian Junior Grand Prix. Unfortunately, I couldn’t do a very in depth report, but this was the final classification.

    http://f1fvgpc.weebly.com/news/ijgpc-results-canada

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    I’ll see if I can do it tomorrow :)

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