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5th February 2014, 13:37 at 1:37 pm #246480
Ah fair point, didn’t notice that. Makes it look even worse for me the fact that the wheelbase is still the same.
I suppose the aero will be just about equal to last year then. Still not understanding why they want to go with it, there must be some benefit apart from “demonstrating the versatility of a tourer”.5th February 2014, 12:38 at 12:38 pm #246478
It’s hideous! I mean, it’s even got the roof rack mounts from the standard production car…
On a more serious note though, surely the increase in wheel base is detrimental to handling and stability?12th February 2013, 19:38 at 7:38 pm #194864
just a quick one regarding ear defenders. I went to the GP in 2009 and 2011 and in both cases i found the support races kind of built you up to be able to withstand the sheer ferocity of an F1 engine.
I genuinely thought the formula BMW engines were the loudest things i’v ever heard and then gp3 came along… the engines steadily grew louder and louder and by the time you get to the GP, your ears are fairly accustomed to it.
Nothing matches the sound of an f1 engine, so if you’re not planning on seeing support races, ear defenders are a damn good idea, however you should be fine without if you’ve been watching all the support races.
I’ll definitely reiterate the getting there early for general admission, i arrived at 06:30 on race day and struggled for a 3rd/4th row spot anywhere.
the park and ride is brilliant. most of the sites are a good 10 miles outside of the circuit, so you won’t experience too much traffic driving down and then the buses run pretty regularly between there and the middle of the circuit.
do not rely on weather forecasts… prepare for all weather. in 2011, we got an absolute deluge before the race and then ended up sun bathing on the grass after the race.
Take food and drink, especially for general admission, you risk losing your hard earned spot while queuing for food and drink, plus it’s quite pricey.
after the podium ceremony, providing there’s no classic car races, get onto the track and walk to the pit straight, there’s great photo oppertunites with mechanics on the pit wall, cars coming in and outof scrutineering and then being taken apart in the garages.7th June 2011, 16:55 at 4:55 pm #151422
..you crave an accident at bahrain to stop you falling asleep7th June 2011, 11:18 at 11:18 am #169408
i’v always liked chandhok’s commentary on fridays for BBC R5L, he’s brilliant!5th June 2011, 17:46 at 5:46 pm #151419
-you drive round a bend and think “this would be a great f1 corner; tilke should have a look at this!”
-someone says “f1 is just cars going around in circles” and you feel like pummeling them into the floor they’re standing on
-you make circuits comrpising of roads and streets in your town.
-you shift down from 7th to 2nd on your bike when negotiating a tight hairpin, to get the best drive out of the corner
-before a race weekend you get on the nearest f1 game and drive some laps to get into the swing of things
-after qualifying you get on an f1 game again to show vettel how it’s done
-you have to know every new circuit like the back of your hand before the drivers race on it
-you become engulfed with rage when the commentators miss something
-after the race, you watch the highlights, the bbc 90 second edit followed by the FOM race edit a week later
can’t think of any more, but im sure ill think of some later8th January 2011, 13:23 at 1:23 pm #151610
yh i read that, but was just wondering why they would release all the clothing in black and red :)7th January 2011, 22:40 at 10:40 pm #151608
just wondering on the possible black and red mclaren livery, if you take a look at their eshop, all of their brand new clothing for the 2011 season is black and red, no sign of silver anywhere :S
since the clothing usually matches the livery, is this saying we are going to see a red and black mclaren this year?