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post #961 of 4793
I think it would be very cool to see them at Laguna Seca.
post #962 of 4793
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Originally Posted by Bond 007 View Post

I think it would be very cool to see them at Laguna Seca.


Ever been there, they would need to spend a ton to make the place up to f 1 standers. With it almost being center of California's wine country the prices would make Austin's look like a bargain. And Long Beach was not that great.
post #963 of 4793
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Originally Posted by Bond 007 View Post

I think it would be very cool to see them at Laguna Seca.

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Ever been there, they would need to spend a ton to make the place up to f 1 standers. With it almost being center of California's wine country the prices would make Austin's look like a bargain. And Long Beach was not that great.

Disregarding what it would take for upgrades, facilities, access, etc. if I had a pick for a US track to host F1 it would easily be Road America. Canada Corner would never be the same again.
post #964 of 4793
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Originally Posted by Phil17108 View Post

Ever been there, they would need to spend a ton to make the place up to f 1 standers. With it almost being center of California's wine country the prices would make Austin's look like a bargain. And Long Beach was not that great.
No, Ive never been there. I just want to see them go through the corkscrew. smile.gif
post #965 of 4793
If they can get the time travel thing working, I'd say Riverside.
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If they can get the time travel thing working, I'd say Riverside.
Wheres that?
post #967 of 4793
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If they can get the time travel thing working, I'd say Riverside.

This Riverside? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riverside_International_Raceway

Looks like a pretty boring layout.
post #968 of 4793
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Disregarding what it would take for upgrades, facilities, access, etc. if I had a pick for a US track to host F1 it would easily be Road America. Canada Corner would never be the same again.
Agreed.smile.gif


Here is Toto Wolff's POV on team orders:


Toto Wolff insists Mercedes would rather order their drivers to hold station than look 'like an idiot' if they crash into each other.

Team orders made headlines in the wake of the Malaysian GP when both Red Bull and Mercedes issued them.

But while Sebastian Vettel chose to ignore his team, Nico Rosberg obeyed, staying put behind Lewis Hamilton. Hamilton went on to complete the podium behind the Bulls, who almost collided when Vettel attacked Mark Webber.

And Wolff reckons it is that near-collision between the Bulls that highlighted the reason why team orders are issued.

"As a racing driver, deep inside him [Rosberg] is not happy about it," the Merc executive director told Autosport "But he understands why that call was made.

"We are all grown ups and they are grown up. They are professional sportsmen and they understand that sometimes there can be a certain controversy in a certain situation.

"Obviously as a race driver you are not happy because you could have gone faster, but you also have to bear in mind that it is about the team also, and where the team came from.

"Imagine the two Red Bulls crashing, you look like an idiot and he looks like an idiot. So we took a conservative approach. Because of where we were last year, it was a good call."

The Austrian is confident that his drivers won't hold any grudges over the decision as the air has already been cleared with Wolff and team boss Ross Brawn.

"We have sorted it out after the race, Ross and I sat down with the drivers and there is no issue any more.

"I am really happy that we don't have this problem, that we have two team-mates who have a good relationship with each other, that we have a driver like Nico who has accepted a call that was not satisfying for him.

"We have no controversy in the team."
post #969 of 4793
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Originally Posted by Bond 007 View Post

Wheres that?

See below. If you watch old movies with racing, like Elvis stuff, the stock racing footage will likely be from Riverside. Big history with west coast road racers like Bondurant, Parnelli, Gurney etc.

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This Riverside? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riverside_International_Raceway

Looks like a pretty boring layout.

Most tracks look boring on a track map. It had banking, elevation changes, high speed esses and a straight (on the long course) where Sportsman class NASCAR guys would make 190s from a first gear start. Great track with tons of history.
post #970 of 4793
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Originally Posted by fjames View Post

Most tracks look boring on a track map. It had banking, elevation changes, high speed esses and a straight (on the long course) where Sportsman class NASCAR guys would make 190s from a first gear start. Great track with tons of history.

Good luck passing on this! biggrin.gif

1965 on-board Lap of Riverside Raceway

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zakPard0iKI
post #971 of 4793
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Good luck passing on this! biggrin.gif

1965 on-board Lap of Riverside Raceway

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zakPard0iKI

That was fun! That was the short "Can-Am" track - cuts off a bunch of the back straight. Last time I saw it, it was wider around the pits and T1.
post #972 of 4793
I have thought about it and recall on a Wind Tunnel that they had a segment about how Riverside was the place to be back in the day. Despain remembers it fondly.
btw I LOVE "Eye Candy"! smile.gif
Edited by Bond 007 - 4/1/13 at 9:14pm
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post #974 of 4793
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I have thought about it and recall on a Wind Tunnel that they had a segment about how Riverside was the place to be back in the day. Despain remembers it fondly.
btw I LOVE "Eye Candy"! smile.gif

I remember it to, Sunymead, California now Moreno Valley. Saw everything there from lay-down go karts, sprint karts, thats what we ran to SCCA formula A and Can Am. The last time I was there it rained on and off and even had hale, and we sat in a car just off the east side of the track on a little rise, can't do that today. It's a big shopping center now.
post #975 of 4793
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Hey, our favorite Japanese driver has a new gig:
http://auto-racing.speedtv.com/article/le-mans-kobayashi-signs-with-af-corse-for-wec/
Cool! Takuma Sato looks pretty strong this year in IndyCar for AJ Foyt.
post #976 of 4793
Looking at my DirecTV guide, I am not seeing a listing for the Shanghai per-race show. I do see practice, quali, and the race. Personally, I don't mind if they combine the pre-race and race into a single listing. Makes it easier to watch when time shifting which I usually do.
post #977 of 4793
My TWC DVR doesnt go out that far. I can only see 7 days ahead.
post #978 of 4793
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Originally Posted by oink View Post

Here is Toto Wolff's POV on team orders:

Toto Wolff insists Mercedes would rather order their drivers to hold station than look 'like an idiot' if they crash into each other.

Team orders made headlines in the wake of the Malaysian GP when both Red Bull and Mercedes issued them.

But while Sebastian Vettel chose to ignore his team, Nico Rosberg obeyed, staying put behind Lewis Hamilton. Hamilton went on to complete the podium behind the Bulls, who almost collided when Vettel attacked Mark Webber.

And Wolff reckons it is that near-collision between the Bulls that highlighted the reason why team orders are issued.

"As a racing driver, deep inside him [Rosberg] is not happy about it," the Merc executive director told Autosport "But he understands why that call was made.

"We are all grown ups and they are grown up. They are professional sportsmen and they understand that sometimes there can be a certain controversy in a certain situation.

"Obviously as a race driver you are not happy because you could have gone faster, but you also have to bear in mind that it is about the team also, and where the team came from.

"Imagine the two Red Bulls crashing, you look like an idiot and he looks like an idiot. So we took a conservative approach. Because of where we were last year, it was a good call."

The Austrian is confident that his drivers won't hold any grudges over the decision as the air has already been cleared with Wolff and team boss Ross Brawn.

"We have sorted it out after the race, Ross and I sat down with the drivers and there is no issue any more.

"I am really happy that we don't have this problem, that we have two team-mates who have a good relationship with each other, that we have a driver like Nico who has accepted a call that was not satisfying for him.

"We have no controversy in the team."

Utter rubbish, this is bad for the sport and its fans. No way around it and I'm glad the drivers aren't happy, because they shouldn't be.
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A REPORT FROM THIS MORNING

Kimi Raikkonen is "a candidate" to replace Mark Webber at Red Bull, team owner Dietrich Mateschitz has admitted.

In the wake of the 'Multi-21' team orders affair, Red Bull denied speculation Webber's role as teammate to World Champion Sebastian Vettel is now untenable.

But even billionaire Mateschitz, a known strong supporter of 36-year-old Webber, agrees that the Australian could leave at the end of his 2013 contract.

"Whether he retires, only he will choose," Austrian Mateschitz told Speed Week.

"(But) Mark is definitely a candidate for 2014.

"He is always welcome with us. So too would be a quick junior like (Jean-Eric) Vergne or (Daniel) Ricciardo from the Toro Rosso team," he added.

"Sorry, I know it's a diplomatic answer which leaves everything open, but that's how it is. Everything else is pure speculation."

Fascinatingly, Mateschitz also mentioned Finn Raikkonen — a close friend of Vettel's — as also potentially in the running for a 2014 seat.

Often mentioning the 2007 World Champion in interviews, Mateschitz is an open admirer of Raikkonen's, having sponsored the 33-year-old's two year rallying foray in 2010 and 2011.

Contradicting April Fool's rumors that Raikkonen has announced his impending retirement, Mateschitz said: "Kimi is cool and fast and always a candidate."

Germany's Bild newspaper reported that Webber has "already been in contact" with Porsche officials, regarding a new 2014 prototype team for the famous marque at Le Mans.
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A REPORT FROM THIS MORNINGKimi Raikkonen is "a candidate" to replace Mark Webber at Red Bull, team owner Dietrich Mateschitz has admitted.[/B]

They would make a hell of a team. It would be interesting to see how their friendship fared (Vettel & Kimi). I don't think Vettel would like it though, because he WOULD NOT walk over Kimi. Kimi wouldn't put up with it. Kimi would be dangerous in a RB.

It would be bad news for my boys though!
post #981 of 4793
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Originally Posted by zeus33 View Post

They would make a hell of a team. It would be interesting to see how their friendship fared (Vettel & Kimi). I don't think Vettel would like it though, because he WOULD NOT walk over Kimi. Kimi wouldn't put up with it. Kimi would be dangerous in a RB.

It would be bad news for my boys though!
I dont see why. Alonso is a better driver than all 3 of them.
Who knows. Vettel may not even be at RB next year. Maybe it will be Raikkonen and Webber. rolleyes.gif
post #982 of 4793
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Originally Posted by Bond 007 View Post

I dont see why. Alonso is a better driver than all 3 of them.

I agree, but RB pretty much always has a better car than Ferrari and with 2 good drivers, the Constructors would be wrapped up. Alonso can do amazing things with an inferior car, but Massa can't. Alonso would still have a shot at the Drivers, but that would be one more great driver in a quick car in the way.
post #983 of 4793
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I agree, but RB pretty much always has a better car than Ferrari and with 2 good drivers, the Constructors would be wrapped up. Alonso can do amazing things with an inferior car, but Massa can't. Alonso would still have a shot at the Drivers, but that would be one more great driver in a quick car in the way.
No offense but none of that has any meaning for next year. Its too far away right now. And I remind you that everyone is getting new engines next year and there will be many different regulations so it is even more up in the air than usual.
post #984 of 4793
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No offense but none of that has any meaning for next year. Its too far away right now. And I remind you that everyone is getting new engines next year and there will be many different regulations so it is even more up in the air than usual.

Good points. It is unknown how the teams will fare with all of the changes.
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Good points. It is unknown how the teams will fare with all of the changes.
Or who will be driving for who. wink.gif Only thing for sure is that there will be big changes next year.
post #986 of 4793
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Originally Posted by zeus33 View Post

They would make a hell of a team. It would be interesting to see how their friendship fared (Vettel & Kimi). I don't think Vettel would like it though, because he WOULD NOT walk over Kimi. Kimi wouldn't put up with it. Kimi would be dangerous in a RB.
No disrespect to Webber, but if Kimi was in a RB this year or last year, Vettel would have his hands full.
Kimi is, like Alonso, relentless when victory is near.

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Who knows. Vettel may not even be at RB next year. Maybe it will be Raikkonen and Webber. rolleyes.gif
Oddly, it wouldn't surprise me too much.wink.gif

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everyone is getting new engines next year and there will be many different regulations so it is even more up in the air than usual.
A BIG +1.

With the new regulations and engines, there will be top teams getting it "all wrong" next year and there is no way to predict who it will be.
post #987 of 4793
Another solid reason why I keep saying that Vettel may end up at Ferrari.
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Another solid reason why I keep saying that Vettel may end up at Ferrari.
I still think a team of Alonso and Vettel will implode very quickly and turn into a fiasco.
post #989 of 4793
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I dont see why. Alonso is a better driver than all 3 of them.

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I missed the past 3 years ,but the best race was the 125 race.Those little bikes haul a$$,and there is little braking.Sadly all 2 stroke bikes are gone.Still the MOTOGP bikes have quite the shriek to them,very entertaining,no doubt.


Headed to Austin in two weeks. I will also hit Laguna Seca and maybe if planned correctly Phillip Island and Sepang! biggrin.gif

Some rider, I forgot his name posed with me! wink.gif

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