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Re: Trouble brewing for Austin's F1 circuit?

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At least it's not flat and has some elevation changes. I'll reserve judgement until I've seen a race here.
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I have seen the lap once again. He's not pushing that much, shifting too soon, I guess the lap times here will be around 1.55s or so. Maybe even faster.
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vlad wrote:Well, maybe his setting was wrong, but he was fighting with oversteer and understeer in many corners.


It will be the demo tyres. Nick Heidfeld did a lap of the Nürburgring (the real one) in the BMW with a set of Bridgestone's demo tyres and said it was like driving on ice.
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vlad wrote:Well, maybe his setting was wrong, but he was fighting with oversteer and understeer in many corners.

Yeah, I don't know if there's just a lot of editing going on but there were a lot of outright blown corners and it looked like that was THE VERY FIRST LAP... exploration maybe?
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Fingers crossed it has a good debut. :pray:
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We also have to take into account that this track has not "rubbered in" whatsoever. Its about as green as it will ever be. I wonder how the speed will pick up once that happens.
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They even bring times down from FP to Q, so imagine what they'll do to these times...

Plus if this guy was able to go anywhere near the real speeds, it would probably be a forbidden test. Im sure they are not using 'real tyres' and the surface is junk.

Gee, this guy is showing us a new circuit for the first time ever, and you guys are calling him slow.... :nono:

At least it was not a Mclaren... it would have broken down halfway through.
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f1ea wrote:They even bring times down from FP to Q, so imagine what they'll do to these times...

Plus if this guy was able to go anywhere near the real speeds, it would probably be a forbidden test. Im sure they are not using 'real tyres' and the surface is junk.

Gee, this guy is showing us a new circuit for the first time ever, and you guys are calling him slow.... :nono:

At least it was not a Mclaren... it would have broken down halfway through.
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Really?
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I don't get Road & Track but apparently the May issue has a big spread on COTA ad the Lotus 49. They had Alexander Rossi drive the Lotus, and they even put that car up againsy a Corvette Z6 and the Lotus was over a second a lap faster. Not bad for a 1960's era F1 car.

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Saw the thread and thought the GP was in danger again!!! :yikes:
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The lotus still sounds nice
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Jabberwocky wrote:The lotus still sounds nice

Nice? How about [email protected] awesome! I think I was born in the wrong F1 era.
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Now that's a proper F1 car!
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What's Burning? wrote:
Jabberwocky wrote:The lotus still sounds nice

Nice? How about [email protected] awesome! I think I was born in the wrong F1 era.


For a car that age, it does indeed sound awesome.

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