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  • #228039

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    I love the clean lines a lot more than the Enzo’s slightly overdone styling. It’s also worth noting that they brought the design in-house as the site talks about Ferrari’s own central styling division without any mention of their usual partner Pininfarina.

    And of F1 relevance is the seating position which is more reclined than a standard car’s, which they claim is similar to the “ergonomic” seating position of a F1 car. Can’t imagine any driver (barring Ferrari driver PR-speak) who’d say that their race car seating position is the comfiest ever!

    #225631

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    If you hang around in the walkway outside the PC, you’d be surprised at how many people you can bump into, especially on Friday as it’s less busy for the teams compared to Sat/Sun. In particular, the less famous drivers usually get ignored by the bulk of the champagne-sipping crowd so they’re more willing to pause to chat.

    #225626

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    I believe they had an autograph session at the track on Friday or Saturday when I was there back in 2011, but decided to pass on it as I’d heard from friends that it tends to develop into quite a scrum with massive lines waiting for the more popular teams/drivers.

    #182177

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    @snapper I’m not sure if a higher row allows you to get a better view of the pits/pit exit from T1, so it’s worth finding out if you can.

    @eyenpau I tried moving around the Bay Grandstand on a Friday and found that the section where the cars go under you is quite.. unique. You can feel the vibrations through your seat as the cars pass underneath the grandstand. For the novelty factor alone, I think it’s worth it IMHO.

    #182174

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    @snapper Higher seats are slightly breezier, which helps a bit given the heat and humidity!

    #224181

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    @polishboy808 I’m planning a trip down to Sebring this year, especially since it’s the last proper year with the LMP1s running there, though it’s probably Audi sealing the last LMP1 win there unless Rebellion can pull off the upset. Current plan is to stay outside of town and drive in on Fri and Sat – do you think that’s feasible given I’ve read that most people camp there overnight?

    #218713

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    @tommyb89 That’s what I was thinking. Great article BTW!

    #218711

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    @tommyb89 You mentioned in your article that Vettel retires his helmet after each race he wins, but how about one-off designs for races that he doesn’t win, e.g. his USGP helmet design? Does that retirement-upon-win rule only apply for “regular” designs?

    #200157

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    @anuk Go for Block A in the K1 grandstand and get higher seats if possible. You’ll see the pit lane and main straight head on along with turns 1, 2 and a bit of 4 in the distance. Always good for a bit of DRS action.

    @garns Tune hotel is a budget chain under the Tune Group run by Tony Fernandes, which also happens to include the Caterham F1 team. So if you’re a fan, stay there and you might just contribute 0.00000000000000001% to next season’s budget!

    #217816

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    Always good to see the young guns like Ogier and Ostberg getting into the game but I feel that there’s a place for a solid (albeit past his prime) driver like him running alongside and coaching the next generation of drivers.

    He’s quite the character and will be missed if he’s out next season.

    #182346

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    Was sitting at the turn 5 grandstand. Bit disappointed that the seats weren’t high enough to see turn 12 – view was partially blocked by the support race trailers in between.

    #213012

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    Here’s some Friday pics:

    Streetable McLarens at the entrance
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/90149508@N02/8192666530

    Finally made it
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/90149508@N02/8192666122

    View from Turn 5, starring Felipe baby
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/90149508@N02/8191578181

    Grosjean at the autograph session (insane lines!!)
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/90149508@N02/8192665354/

    #211483

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    Regarding overpriced food and drinks at the circuit, I’m pretty sure that they won’t have the time to go dig through each and every bag at the circuit gates. If anything, they’ll be on the lookout for weapons and other dangerous items – if you stash food/drinks at the bottom of a bag and then pile on magazines/raincoats/caps/cameras/other bulky stuff, I don’t think they’d bother forcing you to remove the offending food.

    It’s worked for me at Sepang and Singapore and I’m planning to do the same in Austin.

    #213796

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    These tickets are decently solid but the best ones I’ve seen so far have been those for the Singapore GP – plastic passes with nice lanyards, even for the walkaround tickets.

    A few more weeks to go then!

    #182338

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    COTA is putting parking permits up for sale, presumably after they couldn’t move enough PSLs. At 200 USD a pop, they’re pretty pricey but given the logistical horrors that people are predicting will befall the shuttle bus/public transportation system, a parking permit might just be the way to go.

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