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      07-02-2012, 10:13 AM   #1
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2012 Formula 1 Santander British Grand Prix

Silverstone is another track other than Spa that can throw in some weather and cooler temperature. Again, making the tires work here will be crucial.
I want to see 8th race winner in nine races.

Race Date: 08 Jul 2012
Number of Laps: 52
Circuit Length: 5.891 km
Race Distance: 306.198 km
Lap Record: 1:30.874 - F Alonso (2010)

Tire Compounds Provided:
Prime: Hard (Silver)
Option: Soft (Yellow)
Rain: Cinturato Intermediate (Green) / Cinturato Wet (Blue)

F1 TIMETABLE (British Local Time)
Fri 06 July 2012
Practice 1
10:00 - 11:30
Practice 2 14:00 - 15:30
Sat 07 July 2012
Practice 3
10:00 - 11:00
Qualifying 13:00
Sun 08 July 2012
Race
13:00

F1 TIMETABLE (Pacific Time)
Fri 06 July 2012
Practice 1
02:00 - 03:30
Practice 2 06:00 - 07:30
Sat 07 July 2012
Practice 3
02:00 - 03:00
Qualifying 05:00
Sun 08 July 2012
Race
05:00

F1 TIMETABLE (Eastern Time)
Fri 06 July 2012
Practice 1
05:00 - 06:30
Practice 2 09:00 - 10:30
Sat 07 July 2012
Practice 3
05:00 - 06:00
Qualifying 08:00
Sun 08 July 2012
Race
08:00

WARNING!!!
SPEEDTV will be delayed broadcast of raceday on your local FOX channels. Check local listing of actual show times.
For those who wants to watch it live, please utilize vipbox or BBCPlayer. BBC will be showing live broadcast for this race.


http://bbc-player.com/
http://www.rtl.de/cms/sport/formel-1.html
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      07-02-2012, 10:17 AM   #2
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Still not a fan of the new layout
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      07-02-2012, 02:32 PM   #3
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You might want to also add this link for live streaming. It is in German though. RTL is the main channel in Germany that shows F1 Live. They do not show P1-P2, but I think they show P3, qual, and definetly the race. It does show some commercials but you can see the race pretty well.

http://www.rtl.de/cms/sport/formel-1.html
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What did they change?
New layout since 2010, and new paddock and pit lane, garage facility since 2011.

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      07-02-2012, 06:34 PM   #6
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Hoping for a Renault or Sauber win, Perez or Grosjean.
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I'd like to see a British winner, the whole place would erupt.
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I think Hamilton and Button would really try hard to win their home GP. I would still like to see Raikkonen take a win
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hopefully the McLaren pit crew has gotten everything figured out and they dont cost their drivers more points
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And the excitement begins

C'mon Kimi!

Are they showing wimbledon final at the same time? Looks like I'll be jumping between channels....
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Are they showing wimbledon final at the same time? Looks like I'll be jumping between channels....
oh wow, hadnt thought about that. I hope they dont overlap
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Let's McLaren can make utton retire from a crap pitstop for two silverstones in a row
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Shaww right, and monkeys might fly outta my butt...



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Sam Michael is in charge. Mclaren always had a fantastic pit crew. This year they are suddenly horrific. Witness Williams-BMW before Sam Michael was promoted to technical director in '04. Then witness how they were while he was the man in charge (Google:FW26). Sam Michael was fired from Williams in 2011, and now in 2012 they're once again showing good form. I see a pattern developing here...
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Still not a fan of the new layout
Really? The only corner I miss is Bridge, but the new turn 1/turn 2 section kind of makes up for it. This layout also gives you a second genuine overtaking spot.

In my opinion, in comparison to other circuit revisions, this new layout is an actual improvement, at least. The one that still irks me the most is Hockenheim; they ruined one of the iconic circuits in the world, and turned it into a kart track.
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Ive personally driven the new version of the course - and dont get me wrong its a lot of fun. But, I really dont like changing up courses. Silverstone is, or was, a high speed circuit with only two real slow sections. But with the new section they tried to slow it down. I get why they did it. But you shouldnt mess with the classic layouts.

I want Spa to be 26 miles again. ld man rant:
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Told ya weather is going to throw a curve ball, who will win?

Perhaps nobody, FIA is going to red flag the race!!!
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Jense always does lousy here. That combined with a lousy season thus far... I'm expecting him to be knocked out in Q1.
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Really? The only corner I miss is Bridge, but the new turn 1/turn 2 section kind of makes up for it. This layout also gives you a second genuine overtaking spot.

In my opinion, in comparison to other circuit revisions, this new layout is an actual improvement, at least. The one that still irks me the most is Hockenheim; they ruined one of the iconic circuits in the world, and turned it into a kart track.
The new layout may be more fun for spectators but is less fun to drive.

But I agree with you on the Hockenheim redesign being a tragedy. It was the equivalent of knifing a supermodels face, and then burning her on top of that just to destroy any remaining vestige of beauty. A desecration of a work of art.

The new hockenheim ring is so bad, they should move the German grand prix back to Nurburgring.
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