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#401 Watkins74

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 03:37

I got kind of a strange 12 minute video from a COTA email today on the history of the track. Was that real or was it from a hacker? It seemed rather odd.

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#402 aditya-now

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 03:42

I got kind of a strange 12 minute video from a COTA email today on the history of the track. Was that real or was it from a hacker? It seemed rather odd.


Hard to tell when you don't reveal more...  ;)

#403 bourbon

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 05:01

I got kind of a strange 12 minute video from a COTA email today on the history of the track. Was that real or was it from a hacker? It seemed rather odd.


I got it too. Why do you think it is odd?

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 06:27

I got it too. Why do you think it is odd?

For one it seemed to stop well before present day. Also like it seemed like an homage to Tavo which I initially thought was respectful and honorable considering the lawsuits that occurred. Then when it abruptly ended around the time Tavo left with replay of the clip of Red telling Tavo it would be a long time until he saw a check from him. That just seemed like a strange ending, especially since they already played that clip earlier.

I will have to watch it again, I was tired and maybe my imagination was working overtime. You are level headed and if you thought it was fine I need to watch it again and get a second impression. Thanks though I wanted to hear someone else's take on it.

#405 Collective

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 10:25

For one it seemed to stop well before present day. Also like it seemed like an homage to Tavo which I initially thought was respectful and honorable considering the lawsuits that occurred. Then when it abruptly ended around the time Tavo left with replay of the clip of Red telling Tavo it would be a long time until he saw a check from him. That just seemed like a strange ending, especially since they already played that clip earlier.

I will have to watch it again, I was tired and maybe my imagination was working overtime. You are level headed and if you thought it was fine I need to watch it again and get a second impression. Thanks though I wanted to hear someone else's take on it.

Also the sender "cotanews" seems odd, it's not from COTA like all the others I have received.

#406 H2H

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 11:55


I dislike the clear sector distinction and would love to have a more flowing S3 with a shorter straight. Other then that it might be a good track.

#407 AustinF1

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 13:48

I got the email, too, but haven't had a chance to watch the whole thing.


#408 CONOSUR

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 14:08

I watched it. Seemed like a "Tavo Tribute" video.




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#409 King Six

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 15:40

None of those Austin F1 images show up to me when he hotlinks them, only when I go to Facebook directly can I see them. Is it because I don't have a Facebook account (got rid of mines awhile back)

#410 Clatter

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 16:40

None of those Austin F1 images show up to me when he hotlinks them, only when I go to Facebook directly can I see them. Is it because I don't have a Facebook account (got rid of mines awhile back)


Nothing to do with not having a facebook account. What browser are you using?

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 17:44

I got it too. Why do you think it is odd?

Well I think it's odd because I just fished for it in my inbox and clicking on the video took me to a Godaddy "this site is parked for free courtesy of Godaddy.com" page.

http://f1cotanews.com/?hg=0



#412 Collective

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 17:56

Yup. Domain has been parked. Definitely a fake. Likely a hack, or how else did they get access to personal information? I'm just glad ticket sales were through TicketMaster...

#413 AustinF1

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 22:16

OK, this is something I've been hearing little bits about here & there, and I'm guessing it may be the reason Varsha will be in town for the weekend.

Mario Andretti, Patrick Dempsey, and Jerome D'Ambrosio to inaugurate new United States Grand Prix Circuit in 2010 Lotus R30:

http://www.thesports...it-in-lotus-r30

D'Ambrosio will smoke those guys if he tries at all.

#414 loki

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 23:54

OK, this is something I've been hearing little bits about here & there, and I'm guessing it may be the reason Varsha will be in town for the weekend.



Are you sure it's not because he digs 6th Street? :D

#415 Watkins74

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 00:01

There are some Tweets (?) from David Hobbs that SPEED is not sending them to Austin.

Low class from SPEED if that comes true.

#416 AustinF1

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 01:15

There are some Tweets (?) from David Hobbs that SPEED is not sending them to Austin.

Low class from SPEED if that comes true.

Yep...and yep.

#417 AustinF1

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 02:47

This may be good news for some of you...as of a couple of days ago, construction is underway on the T11E GS:

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 05:20

There are some Tweets (?) from David Hobbs that SPEED is not sending them to Austin.

Low class from SPEED if that comes true.


Really? I remember they were answering twitter questions on F1 Debrief and someone asked if they'd be going to Austin and host a special pre-race show there, and they said yes. That was a few months ago though.


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Posted 19 October 2012 - 06:53

the track looks fantastic! so do the blue skies over it! i hope is stays like this!

thanks for the pics AustinF1, through them i was reassured i would not come from the other side of the world for nothing! :)

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#420 CONOSUR

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 14:17

Really? I remember they were answering twitter questions on F1 Debrief and someone asked if they'd be going to Austin and host a special pre-race show there, and they said yes. That was a few months ago though.

Hobbs' latest tweets say they are not going:

https://twitter.com/...988986993872897




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#421 dick

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 14:44

Does anyone know what happened to the F1 forums on Speed's site? They've been down for over a week. Maybe because of losing F1 rights.

Edited by ForeverF1, 19 October 2012 - 14:50.
Removed "A little off topic, but". Please don't advertis(z)e that it is off topic. Thanks.


#422 CONOSUR

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 14:54

Does anyone know what happened to the F1 forums on Speed's site? They've been down for over a week. Maybe because of losing F1 rights.

They've been having issues with log-in again (as usual). Should be working now...




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#423 cheesy poofs

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 15:01

Anyone planning a meet & greet during the GP weekend?

#424 CONOSUR

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 15:29

Look for the Atlas flag. T12/Lot F.




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#425 ForeverF1

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 15:31

Hope to see it on the TV. :lol:

#426 CONOSUR

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 15:38

I'll be trying!




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#427 ForeverF1

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 15:43

I'll be trying!




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I'll be watching. Strangely, although I have been to quite a few inaugural races at new circuits, COTA has got me very excited. Wish I could be there in person.

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 15:55

I took a bunch of COTA photos on Wednesday. Been pretty busy, so I just got around to posting them. For those who may be visiting Austin for the first time, I also threw in some shots I got at the Texas State Capital Building during my boy's field trip there:

https://www.facebook.com/FoF1ATX

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#429 Woody3says

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 16:00

Machett said he will do all he can to be there just before the event even if Speed doesn't send them. Kudos to him for it too.

#430 AustinF1

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 16:04

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#431 CONOSUR

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 16:06

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Assuming that's the T12 GS in the background, you should look for the flag flying from the top, back railing...assuming they'll let me take in the pieces of pvc tubing to fly it.




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Posted 19 October 2012 - 16:17

Assuming that's the T12 GS in the background, you should look for the flag flying from the top, back railing...assuming they'll let me take in the pieces of pvc tubing to fly it.




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Obviously, I will keep my eye out for it but will not be über disappointed if the TV Director has zero taste. :)

#433 CONOSUR

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 16:51

Guessing that the FOM world-feed director is a Brit, if he sees it, he might have a camera zoom-in on it. :lol:




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#434 AustinF1

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 16:53

MRA just posted this shot from the tower:

ETA: Looks like an older shot.

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 17:03

Guessing that the FOM world-feed director is a Brit, if he sees it, he might have a camera zoom-in on it. :lol:




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Well, if the FOM are monitoring this board as many believe, I hope this will serve as a reminder to them, whomsoever is the TV Director and to hell with his/her nationality. :lol:

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 17:34

Assuming that's the T12 GS in the background, you should look for the flag flying from the top, back railing...assuming they'll let me take in the pieces of pvc tubing to fly it.




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Yep. Turn 12 in back. Turn 6 in front.


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Posted 21 October 2012 - 15:48

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Why isn't this being televised?

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 16:41

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Why isn't this being televised?


What is it?

#439 Starish

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 16:51

What is it?

Lotus, running the R30 on the Austin track.

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#440 Clatter

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 17:10

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Why isn't this being televised?


What is it?

#441 gm914

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 17:15

Patrick Dempsey.

#442 korzeniow

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 17:16

Lotus F1 Team ‏@Lotus_F1Team
Hello from America, we're getting ready to try out the brand new circuit in Austin, and have a pretty special guest... pic.twitter.com/4TJHXtlp


Lotus F1 Team ‏@Lotus_F1Team
Check out that hill... #COTA pic.twitter.com/WNaLOB83


#443 korzeniow

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 17:18

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#444 Watkins74

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 17:55

Does anyone know what happened to the F1 forums on Speed's site? They've been down for over a week. Maybe because of losing F1 rights.

That site still doesn't work for many people. A group of refuges from that site have opened a new forum and already over a 100 people have joined that were on the SPEED site. If you are interested in looking at it send me a PM and I will give you a link.

#445 korzeniow

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 18:05

KIDS OF AMERICA – PATRICK DEMPSEY & MARIO ANDRETTI TAKE TO THE TRACK WITH LOTUS F1 TEAM
American racing legend Mario Andretti, actor Patrick Dempsey and Lotus F1 Team third driver Jérôme D’Ambrosio will all complete demonstration runs behind the wheel of the team’s 2010 Formula 1 challenger


Lotus F1 Team is honoured to be the first team to take to the new Circuit of the Americas track ahead of the United States Grand Prix at Austin, Texas next month. American racing legend Mario Andretti, actor Patrick Dempsey and Lotus F1 Team third driver Jérôme D’Ambrosio will all complete demonstration runs behind the wheel of the team’s 2010 Formula 1 challenger – the R30 – during the circuit’s Official Opening Ceremony on Sunday October 21.

1978 Formula 1 World Champion Mario Andretti will formally cut the ribbon to open the track by driving the opening laps of the circuit, in what will be his first time behind the wheel of a contemporary Formula 1 car since he last competed in the sport in 1982.

Actor Patrick Dempsey – known internationally for playing the character Dr. Derek Shepherd in TV drama Grey’s Anatomy – will take to the wheel of a Formula 1 car for the first time. Dempsey – who is an ambassador for Lotus F1 Team Official Partner Trina Solar – is a keen motor sport enthusiast who has contested a number of races in different categories, including racing at the Le Mans 24 Hours.

Finally, Jérôme D’Ambrosio – who contested this year’s Italian Grand Prix for the team – will also conduct demonstration laps at the event, which takes place four weeks ahead of the United States Grand Prix; marking the return of Formula 1 to the USA after a five year absence.

http://www.lotusf1te...ey.html?lang=en

#446 King Six

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 18:15

I hope they can give a good raw onboard video of it, instead of some over edited chopped and screwed PR nonsense.

#447 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 18:21

Given the amazingly clever musical headline, I doubt it.

#448 D.M.N.

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 18:36

Very short video of Mario Andretti on start-finish straight: http://twitter.yfrog...gammcrwjnwawcuz

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 18:39

I hope they've stuck a camera on the proper Lotus. I'd never heard of Patrick Dempsey before today.

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 19:37

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