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  1. happy_eagle

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    I'm surprised its taken them this long to do this. Makes way more sense
     

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  2. Klyntonius

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    Well how about that - a sensible change. Wonders will never cease.
     
  3. drd23

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    While its a sensible change, its a pretty minor one and one that won't change the quality of racing at all
     
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  4. 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!
     
  5. imadodgyumpire

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    Alan Jones' birthday today. The campaigner is 72.
     
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    hahahaha looks like they found the "Neeeooowww" guy from the US GP

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


    https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/...nd-prix-from-2020.5GwYlGbr56A0GCycMuUM0G.html



    Track layout here. Its uhh.....interesting.
    https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/...am-street-circuit.2BvFoOV82kcqi88y0mMsUU.html
     
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    Thats some loooooooong apexes.
     
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    Track looks terrible
     

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  12. happy_eagle

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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.
     
  13. NotAMagpieBogan

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    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.
     
  14. drd23

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    For every Baku that Tilke has designed there's at least one Valencia or Yas Marinas imo
     
  15. imadodgyumpire

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    TBH, I don't expect this to thrive. SE Asia is not really a car racing region. Singapore is an odd ball situation due to it being a more prosperous country and the novelty of the night race. Even then, I'm not sure how popular that race is?
     
  16. larrikin

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    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.
     
  17. Doc_

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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.
     
  18. DamoESP

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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
     
  19. larrikin

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    Yeah thats one big positive. Been looking for an excuse to get to Vietnam.
     
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    The Williams is a bit shit at the moment but it's always nice to have a feel good story like this.

    I think all of us - whether we support Williams or not - hope that Kubica does well next year. Just making it to the starting grid is already a huge achievement.
     
  23. happy_eagle

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    George Russell and Robert Kubica is a very good driver pairing. Shame the car is rubbish
     
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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.
     
  25. imadodgyumpire

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

    Jesus...
     
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