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I know it's not F1 but did anyone watch the TUDOR racing at Laguna Seca today? It's one of my favorite tracks of all time and it's only a 2.5-3hr drive from here. Almost went but then... didn't.


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I know it's not F1 but did anyone watch the TUDOR racing at Laguna Seca today? It's one of my favorite tracks of all time and it's only a 2.5-3hr drive from here. Almost went but then... didn't.

Watched a bit... man those open 2 seaters look goofy. It'd be better if it was all GT cars IMO.
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Watched a bit... man those open 2 seaters look goofy. It'd be better if it was all GT cars IMO.

I watched too, great track, and I am the opposite of you, I love those open 2-seaters. Yeah they do look goofy, but I love when a car is different looking if its neat, and I really like these!!!!

Hey, what a shame when a leader runs out of fuel so close to the finish, wow that was heartbreaking.

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I know it's not F1 but did anyone watch the TUDOR racing at Laguna Seca today?
Yes sir, I certainly did.
In fact, "both" races.

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Watched a bit... man those open 2 seaters look goofy.
Car designs left over from the American LeMans Series.wink.gif

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I watched too, great track, and I am the opposite of you, I love those open 2-seaters. Yeah they do look goofy, but I love when a car is different looking if its neat, and I really like these!!!!
Me too....much more than the cookie-cutter Daytona DP cars.

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Hey, what a shame when a leader runs out of fuel so close to the finish, wow that was heartbreaking.
Although it looked like he ran out at the top of the corkscrew, he did manage to get about 50-100 yards from the finish line.
With it being so early in the season, All Or Nothing seems like bad strategy to me.
Just one more cup of fuel and....wink.gif
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Hey, what a shame when a leader runs out of fuel so close to the finish, wow that was heartbreaking.

I guess they're not allowed to pull a "Jack Brabham" these days.




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The telephoto shot of him sitting on the straight stopped with the finish flag waving ahead of him explained it all. So close to winning, the car was definitely running well as it was leading.
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Great....now they will sound like the Civics running around on the street with the fart cans.......rolleyes.gif



Noise boosting solutions to be tried in Spain

Formula 1 looks set for a noiser future from the Canadian Grand Prix onwards as multiple solutions to turn up the volume will be trialled during the post-Spanish GP test.

During a meeting in China a fortnight ago and then a follow-up meeting this week, the three engine manufacturers presented several ideas which could increase the noise from the power unit.

It comes as some fans, circuit bosses and Bernie Ecclestone lashed out against the new quieter V6 units which, because of the turbocharger, sound much quieter than before.

In an effort to change that, the FIA agreed to find a solution and put it to the suppliers: Mercedes; Renault and Ferrari, to come up with ideas to be tested in Spain before their likely introduction ahead of the Canadian GP in June.

According to Mercedes' Toto Wolff, the ideas centre around the exhaust, and whilst they've yet to agree on the best approach, he isn't happy with the idea of widening the exit like a 'megaphone'.

"We discussed what solutions there might be, and us at Mercedes also have our approaches and proposals," he is quoted as saying by Speed Week.

"We have some highly complex solutions within the exhaust system and also one like a 'megaphone' that simply opens up at the end.

"I do not know if the latter is what we should be doing in F1, but nevertheless we will come with our suggestions and approaches. We will try them out on the car in Barcelona and see if they have the effect that we are looking for," he added.
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Vettel: Under braking and in the corners I have an absolute lack of confidence

Quadruple world champion Sebastian Vettel has renewed his attack on the new era Formula 1. Ffter he was rebuked by the FIA for earlier calling the mild sound of the V6 engines “sh*t”, he is now admitting that he has ‘no confidence’ in the car.

Now with more refined comments, the reigning quadruple world champion does not hide his obvious disdain for the sport’s new configuration.

“We are a sport that is famous for being loud and dangerous,” Red Bull driver Vettel told the German newsmagazine Focus.

“We run the risk of losing the essence of motor sports,” he charged.

When asked about the new, quiet and V6-powered engines, Vettel responded: “I would prefer a V10 or V12 with 1000 horse power – lots of power.

“I would like to drive cars that are as fast as they can be – I need to feel as though I am taming a dragon or a beast,” he explained.

“Compared to last season, this impression has diminished an awful lot,” said Vettel, who has struggled in 2014 alongside his new teammate Daniel Ricciardo.

“The car does not know what I want,” explained the 26-year-old, referring to the Adrian Newey-penned new RB10 and his troubles at the wheel.

“Under braking and in the corners I have an absolute lack of confidence,” added Vettel.
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Apparently they are dead set on destroying F1! mad.gif



Formula 1 could axe Friday morning practice to cut costs

Formula 1 could axe Friday morning free practice sessions next year, as teams study how to cut costs in the absence of a mandatory budget cap.

Although keenly supported by the small teams, and championed by FIA president Jean Todt, the 2015 budget cap was vetoed by the powerful ‘Strategy Group’ teams including grandees Ferrari, Red Bull and Mercedes.

The smaller teams are furious, but in a crisis meeting in London last week, they were asked to come back in a fortnight with some cost-cutting rule proposals of their own.

Sport Bild claims that one of the measures under consideration is reducing the Grand Prix weekend by one 90-minute practice session from 2015.

Another proposed rule change is the extension of the current ‘parc ferme’ regulations.

Currently, the specification of the cars is effectively ‘frozen’ only after qualifying, meaning that until then new parts are almost constantly flown in from the teams’ European factories at huge expense.

It is now proposed that, for 2015, ‘parc ferme’ is to come into effect immediately after a sole practice session on Friday afternoon.

Sport Bild reports that, at Biggin Hill last week, the teams also discussed limiting aerodynamic updates – for example a maximum of four front wing specification changes per season – but could not unanimously agree.

“There was a meeting last week,” confirmed Mercedes’ Toto Wolff, “and costs were discussed. It is the unanimous opinion of the teams that costs must be drastically reduced.”

However, he defended the big teams’ decision to veto the budget cap.

“We have to be honest,” he is quoted by Speed Week. “There are big differences in the agendas of the teams.

“If you think about Red Bull, Mercedes and Ferrari – and also McLaren who are with Honda from next year – the main objective is to represent a multinational, global brand.

“And that is of course very different from the small teams who are simply there to race in Formula 1.

“But Formula 1 is all of these teams together, the big and the small, and you have to respect that and find solutions that will help everyone in the long term.

“The budget cap is a difficult one, because there are some teams who do not want it. And also by their very design it would be very difficult to control, such as for Ferrari who have the Formula 1 team all under the same roof as the major global company,” Wolff explained.
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The IndyCar Grand Prix of Indianapolis is Saturday at 3:30p EST on ABC. It is a 2.44 mile 14 turn track. Part of it is on the old F1 track that has been repaved and some of it is new track. Not sure yet but I hope it will be one of the races that they are having a standing start for this year. Should be great!
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The IndyCar Grand Prix of Indianapolis is Saturday at 3:30p EST on ABC. It is a 2.44 mile 14 turn track. Part of it is on the old F1 track that has been repaved and some of it is new track. Not sure yet but I hope it will be one of the races that they are having a standing start for this year. Should be great!

Wow…I hd no idea they were doing this two weeks before the 500.

http://www.indianapolismotorspeedway.com/grandprixofindianapolis/eventinfo/52373-Event-Information/

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As far as I know IndyCars have never raced on a road course at Indy so it will be history in the making. And from everything I've heard it should be a great race.

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Great....now they will sound like the Civics running around on the street with the fart cans.......rolleyes.gif
Unless there is a completely new turbo engine technology coming next year, I doubt these band-aids will be effective.
The problem is the fundamentals of a turbo-based motor.

F1 is coming close to losing a lot of traditional fans and driving them to Sports Cars series (like TUDOR, DTM, and WEC) where the cars still howl like banshees.

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“We are a sport that is famous for being loud and dangerous,” Red Bull driver Vettel told the German newsmagazine Focus.

“We run the risk of losing the essence of motor sports,” he charged.

When asked about the new, quiet and V6-powered engines, Vettel responded: “I would prefer a V10 or V12 with 1000 horse power – lots of power.

“I would like to drive cars that are as fast as they can be – I need to feel as though I am taming a dragon or a beast,” he explained.
Spoken like a TRUE Grand Prix racer....wink.gif

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“We have to be honest,” he is quoted by Speed Week. “There are big differences in the agendas of the teams.

“If you think about Red Bull, Mercedes and Ferrari – and also McLaren who are with Honda from next year – the main objective is to represent a multinational, global brand.

“And that is of course very different from the small teams who are simply there to race in Formula 1.

“But Formula 1 is all of these teams together, the big and the small, and you have to respect that and find solutions that will help everyone in the long term.
He has a point here.
I don't know where the solution lies.

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F1 is coming close to losing a lot of traditional fans and driving them to Sports Cars series (like TUDOR, DTM, and WEC) where the cars still howl like banshees.

I think this is the real reason I never fully got into modern F1, televised or in general. Too much politics and bureaucracy.

TUDOR at Seca was the best time I've had watching racing on tv.


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I think this is the real reason I never fully got into modern F1, televised or in general. Too much politics and bureaucracy.

TUDOR at Seca was the best time I've had watching racing on tv.
Scott, you should have went to the race.
The weather looked great and there was 2 races for the price of one.
After watching the telecast, I'm kicking myself in ass for not being there.rolleyes.gif

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If there's any team that's all about racing in F1 its Ferrari. Or at least that has always been the case. They sell road cars and merchandise to raise money for their F1 efforts. Not the other way around like most.
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I am late to the party, but I finally watched my DVR recording of "Hunt vs. Lauda". What a great program! That all happened well before I became aware of F1 so it was great to see not just the film of the cars on track but the actual interviews with the participants.

What I found even more interesting was that forty years on, there is still no love lost between the McLaren and Ferrari team managers of the day.

I second the recommendation to check it out if you have not seen it before.
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I am late to the party, but I finally watched my DVR recording of "Hunt vs. Lauda". What a great program! That all happened well before I became aware of F1 so it was great to see not just the film of the cars on track but the actual interviews with the participants.

What I found even more interesting was that forty years on, there is still no love lost between the McLaren and Ferrari team managers of the day.

I second the recommendation to check it out if you have not seen it before.
I haven't watched my DVR recording yet, but will soon.smile.gif

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Finally got around to watching 'Hunt vs Lauda' too. It was so good I watched it twice and then felt the need to watch Rush again. tongue.gif


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Rosberg claims he is better than Hamilton in the dry

Nico Rosberg is sounding far from defeated ahead of the Spanish grand prix.

The German, although still leading the drivers' world championship by a few points, has seen his teammate Lewis Hamilton win the last three races on the trot.

But far from expecting to fall in line behind the Briton when the battle resumes in Barcelona, Rosberg on Monday told German television RTL his plan for Spain is "full attack".

"To know I have the fastest car to drive is so inspiring," said the 28-year-old.

Rosberg said the goal for Barcelona is not to hold Hamilton off but to "extend the championship lead", which will almost certainly require him to beat his on-form teammate on the track.

He won in Australia when Hamilton retired, but in Malaysia, Bahrain and China, Rosberg saw the other Silver Arrows with the upper hand.

Bahrain, however, was a true and rare wheel-to-wheel battle, with Rosberg claiming that when all was well with the two Brackley-built cars in 2014, the Mercedes pecking order is "undecided".

"I was better in the dry, him in the rain," said Rosberg.

Hamilton has also hogged the qualifying limelight so far this year, but last year at the Circuit de Catalunya, it was Rosberg on pole ahead of the 2008 world champion.

Now, "pole position will be very important for the battle with Lewis" this weekend, said a feisty Rosberg ahead of the 2014 Spanish race.

Hamilton and Rosberg's relationship dates right back to their boyhoods, but suddenly the prize is the biggest one in the entire world of motor sport -- the F1 title.

Rosberg admits that is making their personal relationship "a bit harder" than in the past.

"But luckily we have experienced it all before, even right back to karting," he said.
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Bahrain, however, was a true and rare wheel-to-wheel battle, with Rosberg claiming that when all was well with the two Brackley-built cars in 2014, the Mercedes pecking order is "undecided".

"I was better in the dry, him in the rain," said Rosberg.
Keep telling yourself that son.....

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