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      06-05-2012, 08:33 PM   #243
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ALMS was also confirmed for next year at Circuit of the Americas.

http://www.autoblog.com/2012/06/04/a...-the-americas/

I am sure many racing series will follow.
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COTA ticket prices are up and go on sale June 10! Prices seem pretty reasonable.

http://circuitoftheamericas.com/tickets
I will be there!

Anyone else going? Where do you think the best seats will be?
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I guess Vettel is going to be on Letterman next week sometime for those who can watch.
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Reminder: Vettel is on Letterman tonight.
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Letterman made that painful to watch.
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Letterman made that painful to watch.
It's Letterman being Letterman. All the complaints I've seen of the "interview" clearly come from folks who either don't watch Letterman or don't like him (which is fine).
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Letterman just sounded dumb. Almost as if he was trying to make Formula 1 sound boring by making Seb explain DRS and KERS to people who have no interest in hearing things like that, and by complaining too much about F1 not being in Indy anymore and not being part of "the greatest spectacle in sport". The jab at Germany was awkward as well, and Letterman cut him off so many times. Seb had to force in his story about airport security at the end.

Check out his Top Gear interview, night and day difference.

http://www.topgear.com/uk/videos/seb...s-17-episode-3
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I thought the interview went fine. Typical Letterman. Cool that Vettel's dad put down a bucket of water so he could make that corner when he was 5 or whatever. Start em young
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He should've gone on Leno. I know that he was in town doing the NJGP promo, but Letterman's material just isn't all that great anymore.
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horrible letterman. he kept cutting him off, dont ask a question if you're not gonna want to hear the answer!!!!!!!!! seb is a funny guy though, super cool kid
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Watching now...(stupid youbuffer...)

First, crowd reaction. BIG tell that too many Americans have no idea what F1 is. Just applauding because the sign told them to.

: HAHAHAHAH

"Now you're making it really complicated. They have no fucking clue what you're talking about!"

HAHAHAHA

Not a fan of Letterman to begin with really (funny, since I'm from Indy), but I thought the interview went ok. Except for the DRS explanation. lol

Reminded me of my speech class. I gave a 6 minute informational speech abotu F1 and no one in the class had a clue. lol
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Found a video WELL worth watching. haha

Sneak peak into COTA A N D Codemaster's F1 2012.



Locked the front tire and it smoked. I like it. You can change brake bias. looks a hell of a lot smoother too.

Track DEFINITELY looks like a really good track. I like the middle esses, fast and flowing. Looks like it could be a track more permanently on the sched!
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I just signed with Ferrari in F1 2011 after beating Webber by 7 points in the WDC
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I play too...on the easy "dont need brakes" setting. haha
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      06-13-2012, 07:00 PM   #259
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Yeah I started a new season with Williams at the beginning of this season on Professional mode. Holy fuck that car sucks. HAHA Haven't driven in the good cars yet. I'm hoping at the end of this season McLaren or Ferrari will want me.
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Rumors over the weekend at Le Mans that Webber will be joining Porsche in LMP1 in 2014.
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F1 London Race

Interesting article in The Times (and other various papers) here in London this morning.

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If Bernie Ecclestone gets his way – and he is not a man particularly at ease with compromise – central London could soon echo with the roar of F1 cars tearing down Piccadilly at speeds previously matched only by midnight minicab drivers bearing peaky-looking fares.

The billionaire Formula One supremo, who has long dreamed of staging the world's biggest grand prix in the capital, has now offered to stump up the £35m needed to pay for the event.

Ecclestone believes that an F1 race in the heart of the city, with cars zooming past landmarks including Nelson's Column and Buckingham Palace, would eclipse the glamour of the Monaco circuit and pay for itself quite comfortably.

According to the Times, plans drawn up for the event – due to be unveiled on Thursday night – suggest it would be watched by 120,000 people in grandstands along a three-mile route and attract a global television audience in the tens of millions, generating as much as £100m for London's economy.

"With the way things are, maybe we would front it and put the money up for it," Ecclestone told the newspaper. "If we got the OK and everything was fine, I think we could do that."

He added that the financial benefits for both the capital and England would far outstrip the money brought in by the events taking place in east London and elsewhere this summer.

"Think what it would do for tourism," he said: "It would be fantastic, good for London, good for England – a lot better than the Olympics."

The proposed route would see cars lining up on the Mall, buzzing the Ritz, skirting Green Park, passing Buckingham Palace and the Houses of Parliament before speeding along the Embankment, and hurtling through Trafalgar Square before nipping under Admiralty Arch and back to the Mall. Each of the 59 laps would take an F1 car a mere 94 seconds, with speeds on the Piccadilly and Birdcage Walk straights reaching 180mph.


The plans come at a time when governments around the world are queuing up to buy the rights to stage a grand prix for up to £30m per race.

A study by global design practice Populous has examined the feasibility of staging a London grand prix. Assistant principal John Rhodes told the Times the event would not cause major disruption, taking five days to set up equipment and three to dismantle it.

Others believe the revenue generated by an F1 race in London could even exceed Ecclestone's predictions.

Nigel Currie, the director of the leading sports marketing agency brandRapport, said the grand prix could represent a "commercial bonanza" for the capital.

"Maybe it would be two or three times that £100m," he told the Times. "A successful London Olympics will show that there is an appetite for big events and bringing a grand prix to the people on their doorstep will attract massive attention."
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I saw that rumoured a few days ago. Could be interesting
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I saw that rumoured a few days ago. Could be interesting
I think the initial rumours of a London F1 race made mention of the new Olympic Stadium to be part of the route/landscape which is East London (Stratford) where as this supposed route is smack bang in Central.
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I think the initial rumours of a London F1 race made mention of the new Olympic Stadium to be part of the route/landscape which is East London (Stratford) where as this supposed route is smack bang in Central.
Hopefully this pans out unlike the times square race did after 5 years of talks.


That route looks similar to something out of PGR
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