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#501 FredrikB

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Posted 10 September 2014 - 08:32

Finland, Sweden, Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, Bulgaria 100% depend on Russia...

No. Gas is a VERY small percentage of our energy usage. Out of 1.500.000 households only 35.000 uses gas. Thats about 2% and it's usually only for cooking, not heating. We can live without Russian gas.

 

Back OnT. Does anyone know of reliable news sources where we can follow the latest events regarding sanctions on Russia that could have an effect on the race in Sochi? AFAIK its green light right now, but i guess that can change. 


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#502 loki0420

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Posted 10 September 2014 - 10:09

No. Gas is a VERY small percentage of our energy usage. Out of 1.500.000 households only 35.000 uses gas. Thats about 2% and it's usually only for cooking, not heating. We can live without Russian gas.

 

Back OnT. Does anyone know of reliable news sources where we can follow the latest events regarding sanctions on Russia that could have an effect on the race in Sochi? AFAIK its green light right now, but i guess that can change. 

 

Now i think there is zero chance a race could be cancelled as there is not much time left. More than that the latest sanctions doesn't touch race itself and looking at how 'quickly' they approve that i have doubt they will come up with next package in space of one month. Considering more and more small countries are finding it counter productive.



#503 loki0420

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Posted 10 September 2014 - 10:11

Finland, Sweden, Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, Bulgaria 100% depend on Russia, Poland, Slovenia, Czech, Slovakia, Austria and Greece depend for more than 50% on Russia. Not only a few Baltic states. And Ukraine of course. Not to mention the huge effect on pressure in the pipelines and systems. While there is some storage of gas, supplies will run out fast if they have to fill Russia's gap -and much industry would have to be shut down in Western Europe as well). There is no way that Norway, England, Holland etc can fill the supply gap. The winter is coming, night temperatures are already dropping, if by the end of September gas would be cut off, more than a hundred million of people will be without gas, rual areas without heat (assuming city supplies hot water based heating they will be less affected), without cooking and possibly without electricity. It will create social unrest. Cutting off the gas would bring Europe to its knees in a few weeks with irrepairable damage to the trust in the political European System and huge damage to industry, tax income etc.

Russia will never cut off gas by its own will but it could come as a consequence by transit restriction by Ukraine with what Russia could do nothing about.



#504 Kristian

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Posted 11 September 2014 - 13:44

Here's a DC/Vettel feature driving round the track...

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk...rmula1/29094820

 

(I'm guessing its only available to UK viewers)


Edited by Kristian, 11 September 2014 - 13:44.


#505 Kristian

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Posted 15 September 2014 - 07:22

The first race has been held...

 



#506 TimRTC

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Posted 15 September 2014 - 08:13

Russia: Is Sochi Autodrom ready for F1 Grand Prix? See for yourself

 

So they can run Touring Car and Legends races on it, they run those at Croft, not sure that will be appearing on the F1 calendar any time soon...



#507 Richard T

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Posted 15 September 2014 - 15:21

Looks ready to me.. Matter of fact, turn 5-6-7-8-9 looks quite fast and exciting



#508 Anja

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Posted 15 September 2014 - 15:36

Wow, so it's actually possible to have some racing take part on a new track before F1 hits it?



#509 BRG

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Posted 15 September 2014 - 15:36

The first race has been held...

 

Good, at least they have got that part right.



#510 Shambolic

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Posted 15 September 2014 - 16:47

Well that doesn't look tediously drab at all.

 

 

(Did I just hear DC doing a puff piece about the glory of Russia as the intro to thisd BBC clip? Now tell me politics and F1 aren't insidiously intertwined)



#511 dweller23

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Posted 16 September 2014 - 10:03

There's a rumour going around that Russia will sanction importing cars to Russia from Europe and US. In such situation, Mercedes, Ferrari and Renault will have nothing to gain market-wise in Russia.



#512 Jovanotti

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Posted 16 September 2014 - 10:06

There's a rumour going around that Russia will sanction importing cars to Russia from Europe and US. In such situation, Mercedes, Ferrari and Renault will have nothing to gain market-wise in Russia.

Putin's grandma is probably the only person in the world who believes that all the oligarchs will switch to fancy Lada's then.

 

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#513 loki0420

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Posted 16 September 2014 - 10:22

There's a rumour going around that Russia will sanction importing cars to Russia from Europe and US. In such situation, Mercedes, Ferrari and Renault will have nothing to gain market-wise in Russia.

Mercedes and Renault have their own factories in Russia that won't be sanctioned anyway.



#514 thegamer23

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Posted 26 September 2014 - 15:57



Some decent gameplay in Sochi track with F1 2014.
Looks a bit faster than expected.

Also, from the start line to the first corner is a loooong way, longer than Barcellona i think. 
I expect some exciting first lap battles and wheel to wheel action at least. 


Edited by thegamer23, 26 September 2014 - 15:57.


#515 Pingu Pi

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Posted 26 September 2014 - 16:27

It's too flat. I know there are other tracks on the calender that are flat, but these have a scenic view around them in their own respects. They have a character to them, this is just as dull as dishwater. 

 

Saying that I do like how fast the first corner is, it's basically going to be a massive run into turn two with all the cars, so could be an exciting beginning (or overly cautious one).

I hope the race is fun, but in terms of excitement, it looks even worse than Valencia at this point.

 

This is on top of the fact Russia should not be allowed to host **** for anyone right now with the way they're acting. 


Edited by Pingu Pi, 26 September 2014 - 16:27.


#516 amppatel

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Posted 26 September 2014 - 16:38

I really think they shouldn't go to Russia - it's not right.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Less races are better for Hamilton at this stage as he's in the lead... :rotfl:



#517 bushgold

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Posted 02 October 2014 - 09:06



#518 August

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Posted 02 October 2014 - 09:09

What's with the double white lines on new tracks (Abu Dhabi, COTA, Sochi)? Is the outer white line (incorrectly) the track limit for the stewards?



#519 ANF

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Posted 10 October 2014 - 08:50

I thought Tereschchenko's and Heidfeld's accidents would surely mean the end of sausage kerbs, but there are sausage kerbs at just about every corner of this track. Most of them are quite short (in length), but I fear they could still launch a car into the cockpit area of another car. :evil:

I don't like the pit entry at T17 either. Get it wrong under braking and you'll head straight across the track. There's a small sausage kerb at that corner as well.



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#520 maverick69

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Posted 10 October 2014 - 10:06

Looks like someone dug up Valencia, moved it to Russia........ and gave it a paint job.



#521 SHODAN

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Posted 10 October 2014 - 10:23

Well, looking at those track images I'm starting to think not watching the race won't be a loss at all. Austin can't come fast enough.



#522 Kristian

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Posted 10 October 2014 - 12:03

Well, looking at those track images I'm starting to think not watching the race won't be a loss at all. Austin can't come fast enough.

 

To be honest I find Austin pretty dull and uninspiring too, save for the gradients. 



#523 SheIsDisaster

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Posted 20 October 2014 - 13:28

2nd Russian GP?

 

 

 

The International Automobile Federation (FIA) has issued a license for the Moscow Raceway circuit, a racing track outside the Russian capital, acknowledging the track as suitable for hosting Formula One races, the press service of the Moscow Raceway reported on Monday.

 

http://en.itar-tass.com/sports/755365



#524 Fastcake

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Posted 20 October 2014 - 13:31

No, they'll move the Russian race to Moscow. It's been heavily speculated the ultimate plan has been a race in or near Moscow once Putin was bored of Sochi.

#525 TimRTC

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Posted 20 October 2014 - 14:06

Near being the operative word - the track is 60 miles away.

 

DTM, SBK and WTCC have all raced there. The WTCC races have been entertaining - a tendency to run five wide into turn one is good fun, but unlikely in an open-wheeler.



#526 SheIsDisaster

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Posted 25 June 2015 - 12:27

Floods in Sochi
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Posted 25 June 2015 - 13:34

Must be Putin's fault.

 

:cool:



#528 August

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Posted 25 June 2015 - 15:33

If the track was gone with the flood, it wouldn't be a huge loss for the sport.

 

Hopefully the people in the area are safe.



#529 garagetinkerer

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Posted 25 June 2015 - 18:25

Must be Putin's fault.

 

:cool:

Apparently it is all due to the tears he's shedding, thanks to the sanctions...  :drunk:



#530 ninetyzero

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Posted 25 June 2015 - 18:27

Floods in Sochi
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Source: https://instagram.com/djnaydyonov/

 

That's God smiting the place that is, even he didn't like the Russian GP.



#531 Marklar

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Posted 25 June 2015 - 18:29

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I don't see any problem. It's perfect racing weather :rotfl:

 

(Hopefully the people are safe)



#532 Lotusseven

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Posted 22 July 2015 - 07:39

If the Russian GP is cancelled due to financial crisis it will be a months gap between JapGP and USGP. I don´t mind.



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Posted 22 July 2015 - 14:45

If the Russian GP is cancelled due to financial crisis it will be a months gap between JapGP and USGP. I don´t mind.

Floods and other natural disasters aren't related with financial situation. Besides one more wet GP is good, i like unpredictable races.



#534 Lotusseven

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Posted 27 September 2015 - 20:06

I'm 99% sure the Russian GP 2015 will be cancelled due to the financial crisis that were reported on July 17, 2015. 



#535 Dalin80

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Posted 27 September 2015 - 20:10

I'm 99% sure the Russian GP 2015 will be cancelled due to the financial crisis that were reported on July 17, 2015. 

 

Putin's ego won't let him lose face like that on an international stage, he and his oligarchs have got more then enough blood money in the bank to keep the race on and the poison dwarf happy.


Edited by Dalin80, 27 September 2015 - 20:10.


#536 August

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Posted 27 September 2015 - 20:22

On a Finnish F1 forum they said Mika Salo has said the track had sunk since last year and they'll get it repaired right in time for the race.

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Posted 27 September 2015 - 20:28

Putin's ego won't let him lose face like that on an international stage, he and his oligarchs have got more then enough blood money in the bank to keep the race on and the poison dwarf happy.

 

I don´t know if Putin can do anything about a this ---> 

Governments Worldwide Will Crash the First Week of October … According to 2 Financial Forecasters

 

Armstrong Economics

we will see if he´s right AGAIN ! ... this Martin Armstrong. 

 

Maybe we should not take his predictions on everything too seriously, but he has been right 9 out of 10 times earlier, so the probability is pretty big that he is right again imo. The world economy, global growth and the political turmoil does not look good now .... and the reports of Russian GP and economical crisis do not sound so good. 


Edited by Lotusseven, 27 September 2015 - 20:43.


#538 jonpollak

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Posted 27 September 2015 - 21:36

губозакаточный станок

 

Jp



#539 ANF

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Posted 27 September 2015 - 23:11

I don´t know if Putin can do anything about a this ---> 
Governments Worldwide Will Crash the First Week of October … According to 2 Financial Forecasters
 
Armstrong Economics
we will see if he´s right AGAIN ! ... this Martin Armstrong. 
 
Maybe we should not take his predictions on everything too seriously, but he has been right 9 out of 10 times earlier, so the probability is pretty big that he is right again imo. The world economy, global growth and the political turmoil does not look good now .... and the reports of Russian GP and economical crisis do not sound so good.

By practicing making economic predictions for 10,000 hours, you too can claim to have predicted financial crashes!

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#540 Lotusseven

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Posted 28 September 2015 - 00:46

By practicing making economic predictions for 10,000 hours, you too can claim to have predicted financial crashes!

 

Most likely. It's A lot as are life changing for many people the latest week and forward. So why not Russian GP, Russia's economy and Putin.



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Posted 28 September 2015 - 01:10

Kill it with debt!!!!



#542 Lotusseven

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Posted 30 September 2015 - 08:13

Just a few days now to the global stock market crash ??  :rolleyes:   And the danger of a last minute collapse of Russian GP as foxsports.com reported in July 2015 was dismissed by the Russian GP chiefs as I was unaware about until I found a article about it at motorsport.com 

Time will tell how it will end, but if it´s not in danger to collapse the goverment in Moscow have payed they bailout $69M. 



#543 Kristian

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Posted 01 October 2015 - 10:23

Looks like its going to become a night race

 

http://www.grandprix...s/ns32078.html?

 

Vladimir Putin has given his approval to the switch to floodlights for the Russian grand prix at Sochi.

In August, promoter Sergei Vorobyov travelled to Spa for talks with Bernie Ecclestone, with both the Russian and the F1 supremo declaring that the potential switch to a night race for 2017 is on track.

And now, the Russian news agency Ria Novosti has quoted Dmitry Kozak, the deputy prime minister, as saying talks are under way on the extension of Sochi's F1 contract beyond 2020.

"There are also talks on moving the race from daytime to night-time, because these (night) races are more popular," he said.

Ria Novosti published a conversation between Kozak and Putin, the Russian president, in which Putin eventually approved the plan for a night race.

"The race at night? Then nothing will be seen!" declared Putin.

"On the contrary," Kozak explained, "what is seen is more spectacular. In Singapore, held always at night, there is additional coverage because the TV pictures are so colourful.

"At night it will be even more beautiful," he promised.

Putin then responded: "Well, alright."