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  • #325038
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    When I was at silverstone earlier this year for the WEC,I had a roving ticket and sat at club block 1. We had a brilliant view of the start finish straight and the pits. I would’ve thought block 2 will have a good view of at least part of the main straight at least. Afraid I can’t be of any more help than that, but I’m sure you’ll get a good view. At the very least you’ll be right in front of the podium!

    #320451
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    Indeed, that would be Gordon Sheddon and Matt Neal at Oulton Park 2011, if I remember correctly. Jason Plato took the victory.

    #309375
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    My work colleague went to school with, and is friends with Alex Lynn.

    #308272
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    Unless you count overtakes at the start, in which case Rosberg overtook Hamilton into the first corner at Austria

    #299207
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    Can’t help but feel it’d be biased hugely against the leaders. If you’re in first, how are you supposed to overtake? We will end up with the leader getting the fewest points at most races.

    #290427
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    I will be there with @ldawson, so count us in!

    #288369
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    No, of course not. That would imply he was purposely bad from the start of the season, as there was no race from which his performance dropped off. No reigning champion would deliberately give up on the championship before it even begins.

    A more likely answer is that Vettel, having gone from an RB9 with lots of down force to a RB10 with much less downforce, he has had to adopt a whole new style to compensate for the lack of down force. Undoubtedly, he will not have much confidence in the car. Yet Ricciardo has gone from a low diwnforce torro rosso to the RB10. The STR8 will have much less down force than the RB9 even allowing for the 2014 down force cuts, so Ricciardo is still going to a car with more grip. Thus he will have far more confidence than Vettel.

    Not trying to put a downer on Ricciardos performance, but I think that the car just didn’t suit Vettel. If they were competing in an RB9 I’m sure Vettel would have had the upper hand.

    #283367
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    Any updates on this? I can’t wait!

    #281639
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    In addition to my previous post I’d also change the tyre rules. All teams would have a set amount of tyres for the whole season. They can bring as many sets and whatever types they like to whatever grand prix they like. But if they run out of a tyre type before the end of the season, tough. With the exception of wet weather tyres of course, which must be present at every grand prix. They also would not be required to use both tyre compounds (as all 4 would be available) and the top 10 quali rule would be scrapped.

    It would mean that we would see some people trying to make the whole distance on hard tyres, or 2/3 stopping on super softs. Or a combination. Save some super softs for Abu Dhabi to clinch the championship, or burn them up early in the season to gain an early advantage?

    I’d also give each driver one set of “qualifying” tyres only per race. Drivers can choose to use them early to guarantee a place in the top 10, or try and save them for Q3 and risk someone else beating you to it.

    #280325
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    I read somewhere (can’t find it anywhere now though) that constructors have to miss no more than three races to be a constructor. So I’m guessing that, as they have done all bar three races, they can skip the rest of the season and still be constructors and get the money.

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    1 – What is your age, gender, location(country)?
    21, Male, England

    2 – How often do you visit this forum/post on this forum?
    Visit multiple times a day, post rarely.

    3 – Do you feel the F1 Fanatic forum offers a sense of community? How does it differ to the offline F1 community?
    Yes

    4 – Do you find it easier to communicate and voice your opinions online on the forum, than offline face to face?
    Online. Requires very little effort and only a computer, and no one can interrupt you etc.

    5 – Does being part of the F1 Fanatic forum influence the drivers/teams you follow or your opinions on other drivers/teams?
    No.

    6 – Do you think there’s a downside to communicating online rather than just offline?
    No.

    7 – What do you think is the best aspect of communicating in the F1 Fanatic forum?
    Everyone will have an opinion so you can hear things from both sides.

    8 – Do you communicate with any F1 Fanatic members on Facebook/Twitter or any other messenger? If so how many, how often, in depth conversations or small talk?
    Well yes, 2. I’m related to one and marrying the other! Other than that, no (I have not spoken to anyone new as a direct result of f1fanatic).

    9 – Do you communicate with any F1 Fanatic members face to face? If so, give examples.
    Again yes, I don’t think my Fiancee would like it if I didn’t speak to her face to face! But other than her and my brother as mentioned above, no.

    10– Do you communicate with F1 Fanatic members more online or offline? Why do you think this is? Offline.

    #279303
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    The main thing that I would do is change the points system so that it goes right down to the back marker teams.

    In years gone by, how will we know how competitive Virgin, Lotus and Hispania were in 2010? They all scored no points, thus at first glance appear to be equal. Likewise drivers like Kovaleinen looked as talented as Karthikeyen and Yamamoto. Plus a storming recovery drive from last to 11th looks the same points-wise as a disappointing last place, lapped 4 times including by your teammate through no reason other than bad driving!

    It will also emphasise reliability, as DNFs will still get no points.

    Other than that, Id stop all of these stupid “improve the show” ideas. Change DRS (to a set amount of use per lap, used anywhere and anytime the driver wishes – like KERS), no double points (maybe have double points but for double distance etc).

    #275382
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    No, he brings a lot more money than he uses up.

    A quick google search indicates that Maldonado is bringing somewhere in the region of £30m. Another quick google found me a video by Eddie Jordan showing how much crashes can cost. A front wing/nosecone assembley is about £100k, suspension is about £150k a corner etc. He also detailed two big crashes in recent years – Perez’s monaco crash 2011 and the first corner incident at Spa 2012. Perez’s crash would have cost about £600k, and the TOTAL cost of the Spa 2012 would have been about £1.5 million.

    It’s pretty clear that even if he caused £1.5M worth of damage every race weekend, they’d still be making money. Even then, most weekends he causes nowhere near that amount of monetary damage.

    #270331
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    Does that mean it’s available to download? I just dug out my Fiancee’s old iPod touch as I’m too impatient to wait for Android, and I can’t find it anywhere on the app store :(.

    #269696
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    Look back at the video. At 12 minutes, 5 seconds (pause it) they have Tanfield’s strategy window up, at the top it says current weather (rain) and next to it, a sun symbol with 7 mins. So yes, you can predict the weather, sort of. But given the rain in the video stops in far less than 7 minutes, I’d assume that it’s only a vague guide, like in real life.

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