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imadodgyumpire

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Random F1 stats you may be interested in.

1989 season.

Six drivers throughout the season racked up the rather curious double of scoring a podium finish and failing to qualify for a race!

Mauricio Gugelmin, Stefano Modena, Michele Alboreto, Eddie Cheever, Andrea De Cesaris and Stefan Johansson.

Alboreto and Johansson on more than one occasion didn't even pre-qualify!
 

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This is more for the 2020 season but....

Vietnam to host Formula 1 Grand Prix from 2020
Formula 1 and the City of Hanoi today announce that a Grand Prix will be held in the Vietnamese capital from April 2020.


As the first new race to be announced under Liberty Media’s ownership, the Vietnamese Grand Prix represents Formula 1’s firm commitment to the Asia region where races are already well established in Singapore, China and Japan.

It also forms part of Formula 1’s long-term strategy to broaden the appeal of the sport and to reach new audiences around the globe.

https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/article.vietnam-to-host-formula-1-grand-prix-from-2020.5GwYlGbr56A0GCycMuUM0G.html



Track layout here. Its uhh.....interesting.
https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/article.everything-you-need-to-know-about-the-new-vietnam-street-circuit.2BvFoOV82kcqi88y0mMsUU.html
 

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They've tried too hard to copy section of other tracks.
Austin is one of the best modern tracks because its original.
Austin is literally one of the least original. The esses were based off Maggotts and Becketts at Silverstone, the stadium section is based off the stadium section Hockenheim, and the long sweeping right is based off of Istanbul. They weren’t shy is admitting what the track was inspired by either, when designs were first shown.


On the Vietnam topic, I personally like the look of it. People hated Baku when that was first shown, and for the last 2 years, it has produced great Grand Prix.
 

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On the Vietnam topic, I personally like the look of it. People hated Baku when that was first shown, and for the last 2 years, it has produced great Grand Prix
For every Baku that Tilke has designed there's at least one Valencia or Yas Marinas imo
 

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They've tried too hard to copy section of other tracks.
Austin is one of the best modern tracks because its original.
Was just at the Austin GP seated at turn 1. Amazing except for the tiny screens and lack of audio (FM) coverage available at the track. The actual track view was amazing, could see about 8 corners.

EDIT- getting in and and out if the place is a bìt of a debacle too.
 

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Not another ******* Tilke track!
There is more than 1 person in the world that can design a race track. This bloke is just bad at it.
 

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At least it shouldn't be too expensive to get over there for the first ever Vietnam F1 GP.

Heard great things about Vietnam and been meaning to go check it out, so might have to lock it in :D
 

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Honestly, I think its an absurd decision to hire a driver who hasn't raced in 8 years and was never proven to be that great at his peak. Luca Badeor in 2009 made more sense. But its pretty consistent with Williams' decision making in recent times.
 

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I'm a bit meh about Kubica now that it'll be 8 years since he's raced. But

Honestly, I think its an absurd decision to hire a driver who hasn't raced in 8 years and was never proven to be that great at his peak. Luca Badeor in 2009 made more sense. But its pretty consistent with Williams' decision making in recent times.
Jesus...
 

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