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Post by AJTWWE » 10 Jun 2007, 11:28

I like the idea of night races as for us in the UK races in such as Australia, Japan, China etc.... can be put on at night and the races would be more suited to our time zone. Bernie wants to get the viewing figures up, thats all. In terms of making races more exciting. Take Flavio's suggestion of following what GP2 do and have 2 races with reserving the grid and seeing the fast cars coming through the field. A total redesign of the cars needs to be done so cars can follow each other more closely in the dirty air

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Post by Dark_Fisico » 10 Jun 2007, 11:33

Yeah but what about the fans in Australia...

My friend can't watch half the races because they are on too early and he has to work on a Monday... I think its fine that Europe gets one or two late/early races, it balances out the people on the other side of the world having 10 late/early races :lol:...

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Post by XiaoPro » 10 Jun 2007, 11:52

i believe the gov will look into safely veri deeply .. so juz leave it all to them lol

in the meantime .. here is a veri funny podcast on singapore nightrace http://www.mrbrownshow.com/2007/06/04/t ... above-all/
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Post by furtado » 10 Jun 2007, 22:26

I think it would be nice, but safety has to come first

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Post by Jackx686 » 10 Jun 2007, 23:25

Dark_Fisico wrote:Yeah but what about the fans in Australia...

My friend can't watch half the races because they are on too early and he has to work on a Monday... I think its fine that Europe gets one or two late/early races, it balances out the people on the other side of the world having 10 late/early races :lol:...


It's not easy to find a solution for this problem. In fact I live in Switzerland and usually I can watch the race on sunday. But now I'm in Canada and it's not easy to see it, because of the difference!!!

Also for the MotoGP races there's same problem.

Anyway it would be great to see a night race... But the problem with the time would remain, if the race is in the afternoon for the Australian people in Europe it would be an impossible time... and vice versa!
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Post by lmcsp » 11 Jun 2007, 01:17

I think that the racing would look even faster at night .. I look forward to it ..
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Post by jiyang_cai » 11 Jun 2007, 05:47

i think that the idea is very greatful, but how can the TV Cam catch the car in the night.

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Post by Artikas » 11 Jun 2007, 07:53

i don't think it would make much of a difference. weird example...they have ski races at night for the super-g...but the track is so lit up that it doesn't really make a difference

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Post by norcalf1 » 17 Jun 2007, 05:57

Night racing is good for TV and prime time viewers!!!! TV Ratings = $$$ - so with that in mind us Americans will get to see the race in the middle of the day, instead of at 4am (west coast) Maybe a few more viewers...

Count me in!!

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Post by veecee » 17 Jun 2007, 08:35

I would love to watch a night race but it seems like a logistical nightmare...

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Post by megasyxx » 20 Jun 2007, 15:15

maltafan wrote:what if electricity is off for some reason or another?


you're right....unless f1 cars are fitted with front wing lights. it's hard to walk around in the dark, what more driving an f1 car :D :D :D :D

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Re: Night Race

Post by sam2847 » 06 Aug 2007, 09:16

i think that a night race is a great idea only concern is that u might not be able to reckonise which car is which like at le mans

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Re: Night Race

Post by defsrage » 06 Aug 2007, 12:45

they could use infrared cameras :P

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Re: Night Race

Post by bammatt » 06 Aug 2007, 22:37

this night races will be cool, imagined f1 having front lights installed on them, a glow in the dark material
use on tires. cant wait for th first f1 night race.

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