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#351 PayasYouRace

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Posted 10 July 2014 - 09:21

€10 in Jerez :stoned:

 

Which is an absolute fortune for most in Andalucía at the moment.



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#352 Callisto

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Posted 10 July 2014 - 11:38

I thought £26 to see this years cars wasn't too bad.I paid £28 in travelling costs

#353 turssi

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Posted 10 July 2014 - 12:01

Quite enjoyed my day. Made the trip up from Essex with my brother. Not been to the track since it was re-developed and I thought there were some nice spots for photos - slowly worked our way around from Vale in the morning to the exit of Club by the end.

I thought the cars were still plenty loud enough in person. Really gruff sounding on the pit limiter. Those 18 inch rims on the Lotus looked horrendous though IMO.


Nice post, thanks for it. About the Lotus: Are the tires inflated or just a belt of rubber slabbed on the rims?

#354 Exb

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Posted 10 July 2014 - 12:45

I've had a great few days at Silverstone at the test (and Friday last week) I can sit and watch the F1 cars all day :)

I really didn't mind having to pay £25 per day, I don't think its bad value for the entire day at all and much more affordable for a family as kids were free so it should be a good chance to try and attract future fans that might not want to spend a couple of hundred £ going to a race. (although I suspect most of them should have been in school?) Only real complaint is the lack of track they allow access to, would have been great to get to a few more spots, even if they don't open up the grandstands.

Also I paid €20 for Jerez this year (not that it makes much difference but its not that disimilar)

Lewis's off was interesting to hear Merc blame cold tyres, it was not even an outlap as I have some photos from Vale where I had just walked round to from the lap before so he had done at least 2 laps... I was waiting for him to come round again (you can hear and follow the cars round the.entire circuit when there is only a few out) so I knew he was going down the Hangar straight and saw him as he turned into Stowe but then the car seemed to snap left and into the gravel. I initially thought it would be because of the wind which was very gusty and would have been a tail wind down the straight? Shows how much I know!

#355 joshb

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Posted 10 July 2014 - 13:01

I thought £26 to see this years cars wasn't too bad.I paid £28 in travelling costs

Cost £30 for an on the day ticket, £25 on the train from Nottingham to Northampton, £9.40(!!) to get the slow bus from Northampton. Didn't fancy £10 for the pitwalk as the massive queue and I'd get back 3 hours earlier if I left just before the end. (and the drivers were probably not going to be there)



#356 DanGB

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Posted 10 July 2014 - 13:23

Are the tires inflated or just a belt of rubber slabbed on the rims?

Inflated I would imagine. 

 

Here's a couple of photos I took of the Lotus, showing the 18 inch rims in the morning and the car running later in the day on the current spec wheels and tyres:

 

F1Test01.jpg

 

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#357 kraduk

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Posted 10 July 2014 - 13:23

I live in MK so not far to go. I thought it was a bit of a rip off at £30 for such a small part of the track, but it was a dam sight cheaper than going to the GP so my 7 year old did get to see an f1 car at full pelt for real as i cant justify paying £500 for a decent race day seats. Knowing him he would get bored half way through as well and start acting up. Therefore it worked for us. The bigger rip off was the £7 burgers though, so im glad i took sarnis. Lets hope redbull do another run in mk soon though as that was fun and free.



#358 rhukkas

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Posted 10 July 2014 - 13:35

Having seen some of the fan video from the weekend I'd say £30 is very steep to view modern F1.



#359 Lazy

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Posted 10 July 2014 - 13:42

Inflated I would imagine. 
 
Here's a couple of photos I took of the Lotus, showing the 18 inch rims in the morning and the car running later in the day on the current spec wheels and tyres:
 
F1Test01.jpg
 
F1Test02.jpg


The old ones look so dated in comparison.

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#360 RichardF1fan

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Posted 10 July 2014 - 13:49

I don't mind the new look on the fronts - but sadly the rears just don't look manly enough for me. Too street car, I think they should increase the overall diameter of the rear  tyre and decrease if anything the wheel rim diameter to make them look even more wacky races/dragster like.



#361 4MEN

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Posted 10 July 2014 - 13:56

Inflated I would imagine. 

 

Here's a couple of photos I took of the Lotus, showing the 18 inch rims in the morning and the car running later in the day on the current spec wheels and tyres:

 

F1Test01.jpg

 

F1Test02.jpg

Sorry guys but the car look better with the actual rims and would look better without the Pirelli logo and the color stripes.



#362 Bloggsworth

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Posted 10 July 2014 - 14:00

Pimp my F1 car...



#363 joshb

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Posted 10 July 2014 - 21:33

I live in MK so not far to go. I thought it was a bit of a rip off at £30 for such a small part of the track, but it was a dam sight cheaper than going to the GP so my 7 year old did get to see an f1 car at full pelt for real as i cant justify paying £500 for a decent race day seats. Knowing him he would get bored half way through as well and start acting up. Therefore it worked for us. The bigger rip off was the £7 burgers though, so im glad i took sarnis. Lets hope redbull do another run in mk soon though as that was fun and free.

Won't be this year :(



#364 ScottMB

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Posted 11 July 2014 - 13:41

Uploaded a bunch of photos - sorry for the delay, but I was up at the Formula-e test yesterday...  a discussion for a different thread!

 

http://www.scottmbai...m/formula1.html

https://picasaweb.go...one89thJuly2014

 

...including Lewis and Nico's Mercedes being attacked by Slimer from Ghostbusters; Jules Bianchi with a fire extinguisher; JEV looking as miserable as sin; close ups of cake tins; Smiffy from Marussia demoing the steering wheel; a budding relationship with a Pirelli girl and a Williams mechanic; the blingin wheels on the Lotus; and finally a Red Bull engineer demoing 'the finger' to Seb...   what more could you ask for!



#365 kraduk

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Posted 11 July 2014 - 14:00

Sorry guys but the car look better with the actual rims and would look better without the Pirelli logo and the color stripes.

 

it would be much more convent if you had 2x colours of rim, one for the option and one prime, sod what actual tyre it is as thats not really relevant. The tyres could then just be black



#366 DanGB

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Posted 11 July 2014 - 20:32



Uploaded a bunch of photos - sorry for the delay,

 

Nice shots. Were you in the grandstands or one of the press photographers?

 

I put some of mine into a folder on Flickr: https://www.flickr.c...57645205215348/

 

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Jules Bianchi - Ferrari F14 T - Silverstone F1 Testing by DanGB, on Flickr



#367 ScottMB

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Posted 11 July 2014 - 23:46

Nice shots. Were you in the grandstands or one of the press photographers?

 

I put some of mine into a folder on Flickr: https://www.flickr.c...57645205215348/

 

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Jules Bianchi - Ferrari F14 T - Silverstone F1 Testing by DanGB, on Flickr

Great photos Dan...   Most of my photos are from the public areas / grandstands. Lots of folks in the pitlane.



#368 HaydenFan

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Posted 11 July 2014 - 23:51

The low profile set up makes the cars look like an F3 car. 



#369 4MEN

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Posted 11 July 2014 - 23:54

it would be much more convent if you had 2x colours of rim, one for the option and one prime, sod what actual tyre it is as thats not really relevant. The tyres could then just be black

It would be easier to bring just a black tire for the premium and a white stripe for the option, or viceversa and (called them just soft and hard), and stop with the color festival. 

 

Outstanding pics, Dan.


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