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Motors Bit-Tech F1 2019 thread - Round 20: Brazil

Discussion in 'General' started by RedFlames, 25 Nov 2018.

  1. IanW

    IanW Grumpy Old Git

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    Unknown at this time, but the article mentions that 5 circuits will be out of contract by the end of this season - Britain, Germany, Italy, Mexico and Spain.
    As they've already announced a Vietnamese GP on a Hanoi street circuit for 2020, it's likely F1 will drop 2 or 3 of these circuits.
     
  2. CrapBag

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    Coulthard said liberty had confirmed there would be 21 races next year so two will need to be dropped and numbers were consistently down for the German grand Prix so is quite likely to be dropped as is Spain.
     
  3. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun.

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    There's other places with zero runoff around the calendar. E.g. Almost ALL of Monaco, Champions corner at Giles villneuve. About time we had a track where they can't take the piss. Shouldn't be THAT high speed either with the gerlachbocht just before it, a nearly 90degree corner.
     
  4. yuusou

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    Just remove Monaco already. The cars are too large for it and the drivers aren't (rightly so) as suicidal as they once were.

    Not that Zandvoort seems to be a particularly great overtaking track either.
     
  5. IanW

    IanW Grumpy Old Git

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    Unlikely, as (for tax reasons) most of the drivers can walk to work for that one.
     
  6. Jeff Hine

    Jeff Hine Nothing special

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    ... some of those who do the TV stuff, too.
     
  7. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    As i've always maintained... keep Monaco as an 'event' by all means... but ffs, stop pretending you can race around there.

    Have it as a pre-summer break/end of season party or something.
     
  8. Jeff Hine

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    Iron Man 2™, anyone...?
     
  9. legoman

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    I can see Germany an possibly the British one dropping off especially is Silverstone cant come to an agreement with Liberty. Brands hatch etc are not suitable fore modern F1.

    Id agree Monaco needs to be binned of as a race, its not its a spectacle, the drivers love it so keep it but more as a hill climb concept as in one at a time fast as you can in heats. Its far less power sensitive than any other track so its a better driver test. Or better yet chuck them in F2 cars I'm sure Dallara can run off a few extra cars as they have for FW.

    In fact better idea, anyone who is in F1, F2, F3, FW and FE can enter that would be a proper show of talent.

    Anyway that'll never work but the need to look at the races where attendance is falling, work out why, try and address it if not, move it or as they used to do for the European grand prix, rotate it round a couple of tracks.

    Also, don't move the Brazilian GP to Rio, Interlagos is a classic track an I'd venture there would be more security issues in Rio as the proposed site backs onto some rather angry Fuvela's if I'm not mistaken
     
  10. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    A 'race of champions' kind of deal? That could work...
     
  11. Anfield

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    Bring the whole open wheel (F1, F2 , FE etc) circus to Monaco for a pre-season car unveiling / meet the press / get fuc**ng tanked on sponsored champagne / dodge taxes event, followed by a race between the top 5 drivers from each series in F2 cars (no quali, start order raffled off in the Casino).
     
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  12. legoman

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  13. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun.

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    Wow that track is skinny. Can't see it being any better for overtaking than Barcelona.
     
  14. legoman

    legoman breaker of things

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    Theres really nothing there spotted one possible overtaking position but that would be really easy to defend unless someone torpedoed up the inside from a long way back.
     
  15. David

    David Take my advice — I’m not using it.

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    So we get another boring 70 lap procession just because they think the Max factor will bring more fans? The Dutch fans travel in massive hordes already - we don't need another sh!tty circuit.
     
  16. legoman

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    An they are considering dropping Spa for this... Spa is not only iconic but also has overtaking and some dramatic ones at that.
     
  17. IanW

    IanW Grumpy Old Git

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    Hadn't you heard? Not overtaking is the new overtaking... /s
     
  18. legoman

    legoman breaker of things

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    Oops my bad! sorry we need more narrow tracks please, minimum of 1.5 cars wide
     
  19. Wakka

    Wakka Yo, eat this, ya?

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    No good - the likes of Stroll, Kvyat, Grosjean and Magnussen will still see that as a perfectly viable overtaking gap.

    Instead of DRS zones on the straights, we need RPS zones (rock, paper, scissors) - drivers compete in a steely eyed best of three at 200MPH and the winner gets to go to the apex first.
     
  20. IanW

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    Or Mario Kart shell launchers on the cars.
     

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