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  • #289851
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    hmm… the best races that I keep going back to watch again…

    well, I’d have to say the following three:

    2014 Bahrain GP
    I’m pretty sure everyone else will have the description of this race down-pat too, but can’t be beaten for providing a battle between the best of the best at the front for such a sustained time.
    The battles Senna and Prost had never went for such a long time at such a close proximity.

    1997 European GP
    3 cars with the same pole lap time, older style battle of raw pace and controversy, with a nice finnish.

    1996 Spanish GP
    I loved watching Schuey drive through everyone in the rain… Made everyone look like rookies

    honorable mentions to 2012 Brazilian GP and 2008 Brazilian GP’s
    They’re pretty damn close in terms of the drama they provided, but I never find myself watching them again.

    #278714
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    Why not grass-crete between the track limits and the tarmac run-off?

    I think it’d still provide a stable yet slippery run off for the sensitive cars, and not risk any catapulting of cars as they hit the tarmac run-off if the grass/dirt recedes from other cars going off…

    #273982
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    I’m going to throw in Ricciardo’s pass on Raikkonen

    #273780
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    Are they not cutting it a bit fine with the F1 race date?!

    Looks like a massive job over a short few months…

    #271003
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    He commentated a little at this years Australian GP I think. Must admit he wasn’t wildly exciting to listen to, but maybe with a bit more practice he can be a great asset to us all!

    #268608
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    Another vote for Ricciardo on Hamilton, great pass on the dirty line and lewis knowing it was coming, and what to expect.

    I remember lewis saying on ’08 that he doesn’t get passed around the outside :)

    #267506
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    Alonso on Ricciardo was brilliant towards the end of the race. He had to work at that pass for laps and laps beforehand.

    It’s almost the sort of race where we need a ‘Defence of the race’ award. Ricciardo’s driving was fantastic to keep him behind for that long.

    #264437
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    I think the slow zones would definately be worth trying at least. It would save a lot of lost action without compromising safety. It’d be policable through the already built in GPS systems.

    #264221
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    Ricciardo on Hulkenberg was brilliant… stuck behind him all race and really had to manufacture a pass after loosing pace on the straight. Going around the outside made it even sweeter!

    #262977
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    Yeah Raikkonen’s pass was pretty good, but it was amidst the start of a race… in normal 1-on-1 conditions, I don’t think he could have done it.

    Dan’s was 1-on-1 race conditions, and brilliant. One or two kph more and he’d have been in the T2 outside wall courtesy of the grass!

    I haven’t seen Buttons pass, but I have to go on what I’ve seen, and Dan’s gets my vote.

    #262580
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    I went to the Melbourne GP this year and had no issues at all with the noise.

    The only thing I really missed was the sound at the start. I was seated at T1 and in past years, you’ve been able to hear the cars coming, building up the atmosphere to when they all appear in a flurry of noise, colour and possibly crashes. This year though, There was no real sound to get the hair on the back on your neck to stand up as they approached.

    Beyond that, I really like the sound. No massive noise means you hear so many other noises from the car. I love the mechanical sound of the turbo you hear, and it’s the first time since the late 90’s that I’ve actually heard a lock-up! I could tell the engines apart better and it was better for the family sitting next to me, as their kid wasn’t screaming from the noise :)

    I like them, beyond the noise, the cars move around a whole lot more, which makes them a whole lot more enjoyable to watch.

    #261823
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    It’s gotta be Hulkenberg on Magnussen… brilliant pounce on the Merc.

    #260140
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    It’s gotta be Fernando on Kimi… old-school passing was an art form, and that was as close as I’ve seen in the DRS era. started at T1-2, made it stick through 3 and 4.

    #247548
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    @mwyndo7

    On race day, you have to find your spot early there.. it’s best to be closer to T2 on the mound so you can see a bit of T1 also. There’s a screen directly opposite that place too, so great spot to watch the race from.

    #247545
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    heh, @denhugh you should rent the place for the weekend!

    I’ll be going all weekend, 15th time in 16 years, love it!

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