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Old Oct 22nd 2012, 2:17 pm
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Will they fit in a Laguna ?
LOL I was actually gonna add that I could squeeze one into my Miata.
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Old Oct 22nd 2012, 5:45 pm
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Circuit of the Americas is looking mighty fine:

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Old Oct 22nd 2012, 6:38 pm
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Circuit of the Americas is looking mighty fine:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=sQi7yyacKEY
Yeah.. It's looking nice.

Awful name... It doesnt exactly have that excitment factor does it?
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Yeah.. It's looking nice.

Awful name... It doesnt exactly have that excitment factor does it?
Most of the criticism I read about the name was the usual "arrogant American's presuming to have a track for the whole of the continent blah-blah-blah" nonsense. I quite like the name Circuit of the Americas though. I just hope this fresh start will lead to a renewed interest in the USA and hopefully some growth in exposure, get more fans involved etc
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Most of the criticism I read about the name was the usual "arrogant American's presuming to have a track for the whole of the continent blah-blah-blah" nonsense. I quite like the name Circuit of the Americas though. I just hope this fresh start will lead to a renewed interest in the USA and hopefully some growth in exposure, get more fans involved etc
Sorry - I'm with Nutek - don't find the name inspiring at all
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I just hope this fresh start will lead to a renewed interest in the USA and hopefully some growth in exposure, get more fans involved etc
That is more likely to be dashed by NBC and their TV coverage from next year than anything else. Motor sport coverage here with the exception of Fox/Speed is blighted by inane commentators who can make to whole thing seem dull.
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That is more likely to be dashed by NBC and their TV coverage from next year than anything else. Motor sport coverage here with the exception of Fox/Speed is blighted by inane commentators who can make to whole thing seem dull.
I'm hoping for the best, but I suspect you are correct.

Oh well,
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Why are the newer tracks so utterly souless?

Bleh

Judging by the air quality in todays race they tried to spice things up by running it in the middle of a forest fire.
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Why are the newer tracks so utterly souless?

Bleh

Judging by the air quality in todays race they tried to spice things up by running it in the middle of a forest fire.
I was hoping a dog would run onto the track and liven it up.

I agree, the new tracks are just concrete and tarmac boreathons.

DRS, KERS? Oh for a return to the likes of James Hunt and some proper human interest.

Possible death too I guess but that is what separates an 'extreme sport' from a glorified high speed sponsorship exercise.
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I was hoping a dog would run onto the track and liven it up.

I agree, the new tracks are just concrete and tarmac boreathons.

DRS, KERS? Oh for a return to the likes of James Hunt and some proper human interest.

Possible death too I guess but that is what separates an 'extreme sport' from a glorified high speed sponsorship exercise.
That was certainly the most boring race so far this year. Up to now it hasn't been too bad; better than previous (recent) years I thought.

The V6 might be interesting. I wonder how fast they'll manage to make that go.
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Old Oct 29th 2012, 7:39 am
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That was certainly the most boring race so far this year. Up to now it hasn't been too bad; better than previous (recent) years I thought.

The V6 might be interesting. I wonder how fast they'll manage to make that go.
I'm going to agree since I fell asleep watching the recording and had to watch the final laps this morning - definitely not the best race of the season
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It's at the stage where Adrian Newey is the biggest influence on who wins the drivers championship. The guy is a genius, but his cars do make the front of the field a procession.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/formula1/20109454
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Vettel sent to the back of the grid. Bet he's super grumpy right now.

Looks like a start from the pitlane. Not sure i would opt for that at this circuit. Not with that tunnel.
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Old Nov 3rd 2012, 7:11 pm
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Originally Posted by Nutek View Post
Vettel sent to the back of the grid. Bet he's super grumpy right now.

Looks like a start from the pitlane. Not sure i would opt for that at this circuit. Not with that tunnel.
Where did you find this Nutek - I watched qualifying and didn't hear anything and can't find anything on google.

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Old Nov 3rd 2012, 8:47 pm
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Where did you find this Nutek - I watched qualifying and didn't hear anything and can't find anything on google.

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f1 forums were talking about it after watching twitter feeds ( not something i can bring myself to be bothered with). It's hitting the news now though.

http://planetf1.com/news/3213/822311...rom-Qualifying

Same thing they did to Hamilton in Spain.
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