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Re: 2013 Formula One Discussion

Post by phil1993 » 28 Apr 2013, 12:44

The problem is they don't own the fields. The traffic is exacerbated by the stupidly designed motorway junction.

To be honest, when you're in The Wing you do feel cut off from the rest of the circuit.

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Post by donald29 » 28 Apr 2013, 12:46

mikhailv wrote:Its a shame Donnington never was able to pull it off because it would be a new track


I went to Donington for the first time last weekend for the BTCC. I have to say, I'd never fully appreciated how good it is before. The Craner Curves are fantastic.

Thinking of going to the Historic Festival there next weekend, Group C and a Senna tribute including demo runs. :n

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Post by mikhailv » 28 Apr 2013, 13:35

donald29 wrote:
mikhailv wrote:Its a shame Donnington never was able to pull it off because it would be a new track


I went to Donington for the first time last weekend for the BTCC. I have to say, I'd never fully appreciated how good it is before. The Craner Curves are fantastic.

Thinking of going to the Historic Festival there next weekend, Group C and a Senna tribute including demo runs. :n


Ive never been to donnington, but should sexy rext be rebuilt for July, Ill be taking advantage of the semi slicks and ill be taking her round the track at Japfest 2;

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Post by phil1993 » 28 Apr 2013, 13:46

Haha nice :p

I have a Citroen C2 so you can imagine that it looked a bit out of place in the Silverstone car park :lol: Might be going on a road trip to Spa :p

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Post by mikhailv » 28 Apr 2013, 14:03

lol! Doesnt matter what car you have. So long as you dont take it on the track :P

Id love to goto spa. I know theres talk of an RX8 group event going to Spa for the weekend. Would be a superb experience!

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Post by phil1993 » 28 Apr 2013, 14:18

Haha yes, my insurance specifically says that I can't go to the Nurburgring :lol:

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Post by mikhailv » 28 Apr 2013, 14:31

really!? That sucks. Then again, buy track day insurance. Bout £100 for the day, covers upto £5000 and you dont lose your no claims as your not using a road-going insurance!

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Post by tderias » 29 Apr 2013, 13:24

Bernie pours cold water on Marussian and Caterham:
http://www.planetf1.com/news/3213/86794 ... ize-Money-

So much for motivating the bottom teams....

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Post by mikhailv » 29 Apr 2013, 13:38

Marussia shouldve signed the concorde agreement shouldn't they. Now they seriously run the risk of earning zero from participating in F1. The step forward Caterham introduced was mahoosive, a good 8 tenths was it not?

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Post by phil1993 » 29 Apr 2013, 14:28

It's actually a very clever way of motivating the bottom teams.

But why should Marussia have signed? From what I can gather, they weren't being offered anything in the first place. My worry is that I just can't see where their money is coming from. Caterham has some fairly healthy deals, while Fernandes is committed to the project.

The issue for Marussia is they're between a rock and a hard place. Bernie had made it very clear that he only wants 10 teams so that he can create his 5x2 plan. Marussia and Caterham held unsuccessful merger talks over the winter.

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Post by mikhailv » 29 Apr 2013, 15:25

I dont think it motivates them too much; they already fought for 10th in the first place all out. Caterham are moving much closer this season towards the back of the midfield, can only hope marussia can pick up development.

The only thing is, I still wouldnt miss Caterham/Marussia. we wouldn't have had bianchi in this season, and the other drivers wouldn't be on the grid either ofcourse, but..... nothing really changes there.

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Post by phil1993 » 29 Apr 2013, 15:33

I'd miss them. Good bunch of people, both very good at social media and it's always better to have 11 teams. Both teams have improved this season but that has to be multiplied in 2014 such that they can make Q2 on merit.

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Post by mikhailv » 29 Apr 2013, 15:37

They've both improved and it might be good people and be good with twitter or whatever, but in the racing, I wouldnt miss them.

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Post by phil1993 » 29 Apr 2013, 15:38

Pic beat Gutierrez in Bahrain :p

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Re: 2013 Formula One Discussion

Post by tderias » 29 Apr 2013, 15:39

phil1993 wrote:It's actually a very clever way of motivating the bottom teams.


Oh yes you're right. All the time I'm thinking there's 12 teams, not 11. This will make it an interesting battle indeed.

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