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Postby tifosi77 » Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:40 pm

"Do you have anything to declare?"

"Yes: Thank you to Audi and Porsche for not coming to the race."

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Postby dodint » Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:42 pm

Yeah. I've been in a bit of a spat with some folks about the merits of 'how hard Toyota worked' vs. the meaning of the word 'win.'

Yeah, they bought their trophy, lets not kid ourselves.

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Postby dodint » Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:44 pm

They'll 'win' next year too.

Have you been following the 2020 faux-GT1 regs? If they don't **** it up it could turn out to be absolutely fantastic. Open design on the bodies with the intent that they'll look like road cars. No more prototypes that look like F1 cars with a top pasted on. It's the first time I've ever been excited about any class other than GT at LeMans.

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Postby tifosi77 » Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:55 pm

#groupC

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Postby Shyster » Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:21 pm

"Do you have anything to declare?"

"Yes: Thank you to Audi and Porsche for not coming to the race."
:lol:

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Postby Shyster » Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:46 am

Red Bull switching to Honda:

https://www.bbc.com/sport/formula1/44530950

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Postby tifosi77 » Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:25 am

I do not have high hopes for this union.

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Postby dodint » Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:27 am

Funniest take I've seen on this is that RB is just biding their time waiting for Porsche. k.

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Postby CBear3 » Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:31 pm

Re: Toyota

The flip side is you can only beat the guys that show up.

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Postby tifosi77 » Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:40 pm

Which is a nice way of saying "Paul Tracy, 2003 CART champion". :wink:

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Postby tifosi77 » Mon Jun 25, 2018 4:28 pm

So, watching Paul Ricard on TV hurt my eyes. I'm still not sure I watched a complete lap with confidence that I knew the layout.

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Postby dodint » Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:36 pm

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...Seaman rounding the La Source hairpin. Or ‘Turn 1’ as it’s probably referred-to these days...
Remembering pre-WWII Mercedes driver Dick Seaman, who died from injuries sustained on this day in 1939 [6/25/39] following his crash whilst leading the Belgian GP at Spa-Francorchamps in a works W154

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Postby tifosi77 » Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:41 pm

Please reassure me that I'm not alone in chuckling at the driver's name.

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Postby Shyster » Wed Jun 27, 2018 2:18 pm

So, watching Paul Ricard on TV hurt my eyes. I'm still not sure I watched a complete lap with confidence that I knew the layout.
Vettel seemed to be similarly confused on lap 1.

Grumble grumble fantasy team grumble.

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Postby Shyster » Fri Jun 29, 2018 1:15 pm

A Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo LMP1 racer, driven by Timo Bernhard, just demolished the all-time lap record at the Nürburgring by more than a minute. The video of the run looks like it's on fast-forward. :shock:


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Postby dodint » Fri Jun 29, 2018 1:19 pm

Yeah, it's bonkers. And I sincerely mean it when I say it's a bigger accomplishment than what Toyota did at LeMans.

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Postby tifosi77 » Fri Jun 29, 2018 1:43 pm

:shock:

360 km/h = 224 mph.

Bananasville

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Postby dodint » Fri Jun 29, 2018 1:45 pm

They averaged 160mph for the duration of the lap. hehehehehe

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Postby dodint » Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:13 am

Circuit sizes are to scale, the outer perimeter is the Isle of Man TT.

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Postby CBear3 » Mon Jul 02, 2018 4:13 pm

That's actually pretty cool, I'd rock that as a poster in the man cave.

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Postby dodint » Mon Jul 02, 2018 4:17 pm

Pikes Peak is way longer than I thought it was.

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Postby tifosi77 » Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:51 am

I like how they're sort of geographically grouped. But yes, that would look sweet in a shadow box frame.

Is Pike's Peak the squiggle on the left that goes from Stowe to Buenos Aires?

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Postby dodint » Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:54 am

Yeah. It blows right by the Top Gear Test Track enroute. :lol:

Surprised to see Indianapolis missing, the only real obvious omission to me since both Daytona and Pocono (but not it's infield) was included.

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Postby tifosi77 » Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:12 am

Indy's there, on the left, just a couple down from the Top Gear track.

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Postby dodint » Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:15 am

Oh ****. The infield broke up the silhouette my brain was looking for. And it's smaller than I would've guessed, or Pocono is bigger than I thought. I've been to Pocono but everyone always talks about how megalithic Indy it is (has a golf course, lake, major metro area inside it, etc).

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