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#151 Nemo1965

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 18:32

Some other eyecandy, a short but nice wrap up of the tracks history:

 

http://www.bbc.com/s...rmula1/27695342



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#152 eronrules

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 18:43

the unOfficial theme song for Austrian GP ...

 

 



#153 Obi Offiah

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 19:02

Comparing to events in Bahrain, I think overtaking may be difficult at the Red Bull Ring, as the S/F straight is not particularly long.  I guess it will be used to set the set the trailing car up for a manoeuvre at T2, it not the move could be completed by T3 so It will be interesting to see how it works out.  As I type this and contemplate further, I think the layout could work very well.

 

The DRS activation zone on the pit straight should perhaps run the entire length of the straight.


Edited by Obi Offiah, 18 June 2014 - 19:07.


#154 Exb

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 20:48

Photos  :clap:

 

http://www.sutton-im...aption=AUSTRIAN GRAND PRIX WEDNESDAY PREPARATIONS - Formula One World Championship, Rd8, Austrian Grand Prix, Preparations, Spielberg, Austria, Wednesday 19 June 2014.&credit=

http://www.auto-moto...fotoshow_item=0



#155 BRG

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 21:17

Really? I did not know that. But it sure is the diabolical thought I had when I saw this video.

I think most people (other than the tifosi) were pretty sure it was Michael playing games as usual.



#156 Nemo1965

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 21:30

I think most people (other than the tifosi) were pretty sure it was Michael playing games as usual.

 

It is funny, but in a way sad, but recently I've been rewatching a lot of races of 1997-2007 on youtube that I saw live back in the day. And almost at every race (especially the combi- Schumacher-Irvine) I think: 'What! You did that on purpose. You bloody...'

 

1998 was the worst! Man, almost every race there was a shenannigan!



#157 Exb

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 00:32

Press Conference Schedule:
Drivers (Thursday 15.00 local time): Fernando Alonso (Ferrari), Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull), Sergio Perez (Force India), Esteban Gutierrez (Sauber), Marcus Ericsson (Caterham), Max Chilton (Marussia)

Team Principles (Friday 16.00 local time): Christian Horner (Red Bull), Eric Boullier (McLaren), Marco Mattiacci (Ferrari), Toto Wolff (Mercedes), Franz Tost (Toro Rosso), Monisha Kaltenborn (Sauber)

#158 KnucklesAgain

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 06:23

In German, but eye candy:

 


Edited by KnucklesAgain, 19 June 2014 - 06:24.


#159 Lights

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 07:32

I like that for once they didn't put a DRS zone on the longest straight.



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#160 ANF

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 09:56



Hehe. Just pray for not a startcrash like this one:

 

 

If, say, Rosberg would do what Michael does there, many would swear he did it on purpose to ensure code red (which did not happen in 2000, by the way).

And then we would have a thread like this one. :)



#161 masa90

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 10:15

So happy to have this track back!

 

One of my favourites!



#162 Doughnut King

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 10:22

These were the qualifying laps set in 2003. I wonder how much slower this years cars will be.

 

2003_austrian_qualifying.png

 

Only 3 drivers from back then are still on the grid. All world champions mind, so they've earned it I suppose.



#163 GoldenColt

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 12:09

A lot of pictures from the circuit.

 

http://www.auto-moto...hn-8416371.html

 

They've included high kerbs (the yellow ones) to make sure drivers won't cut the corners too much or run wide.

 

I love this circuit, it fits so well to Austria. Small but neat. And fun.


Edited by GoldenColt, 19 June 2014 - 12:09.


#164 PayasYouRace

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 12:15

By the looks of that white line you have to commit to the pit entry well before the Rindt curve.



#165 Lights

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 12:32

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#166 krapmeister

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 12:41

Not far for Dan to go then...  ;)

#167 Zava

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 12:55

Not far for Dan to go then...  ;)

seems to be even closer for Seb though!  :smoking:



#168 HeadFirst

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 13:59

Looking forward to this, but then I look forward to every race. Although the dominance of one team takes some of the shine from F1, there is always plenty to hold my interest. This weekend it will be ..... Mercedes reliability (or lack of), the ongoing Rosberg/Hamilton battle, fallout from the Massa/Perez contretemps, continuation of Red Bull's progress,and hopefully some improvement from Ferrari. Less than 24 hours away!



#169 toofast

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 14:13

I'm still waiting for Hamilton's simulator onboard video.

 

I wonder if they don't have this track in the simulator yet. Maybe they should import it from F1 Challenge 99-02.  :p



#170 Exb

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 15:19

Loads more photos from Thursday (including lots of car pictures - time to spot the updates)

http://www.sutton-im...=14gp08a&page=5#



#171 mkoscevic

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 15:35

So happy to have this track back!

 

One of my favourites!

 

+1!



#172 darkkis

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 15:42

seems to be even closer for Seb though!  :smoking:

So close, yet so far.



#173 Brackets

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 16:06

seems to be even closer for Seb though! :smoking:

Not with the door and the steps on the left it isn’t ;)...

#174 Brackets

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 16:15

Anyway, I’ve just went through the AmuS pictures and two things stand out (other than the RedBull colour scheme for the tire-walls):

1) All that Astroturf means that LH is doomed. Doomed, I tell ya! And so is the Astroturf;
2) Are camera’s placed on ‘driver-helmet-hight’ in the foam billboards really a good idea?

#175 pingu666

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 16:24

A lot of pictures from the circuit.

 

http://www.auto-moto...hn-8416371.html

 

They've included high kerbs (the yellow ones) to make sure drivers won't cut the corners too much or run wide.

 

I love this circuit, it fits so well to Austria. Small but neat. And fun.

 

they dont look too high which is good, i think it might be possible to straddle/cut inside them with the inside wheel, if you could be very precise, not sure its worth it though. turn 1 and last turn :)



#176 Zava

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 18:07

anyway, cheers for not messing up Remus with having a DRS zone between T1-T2.

I was there at the opening ceremony in 2011, we spent half of our day up at T2 with my photographer friend. during the f1 historic race, 2 cars failed at the exact corner we were standing at, when the second one (the ligier from 1983, I think) came to a halt at the exit of Remus I even helped the marshal in pushing the car off track  :) too bad my friend was too frightened by the scene to take photos  :D whatever.

 

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#177 Ghostrider

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 18:14

Yes, great to see this track back!  :up:



#178 Myrvold

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 19:19

Only 3 drivers from back then are still on the grid. All world champions mind, so they've earned it I suppose.

 

And Massa, who drove here in 2002 - but was a test driver in 2003.



#179 F1TestCatalunya

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 19:31

Neither F1.com or ferrari.com or anywhere else have any preview quotes from Kimi/Fernando.

F1.com have previews from the other twenty drivers since tuesday, but nothing from the Ferrari drivers. Why?



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#180 scarsurfing

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 22:06



#181 RonnyRonny

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 22:14

^^^ I wish that was a longer clip!



#182 fZero

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 22:18

Neither F1.com or ferrari.com or anywhere else have any preview quotes from Kimi/Fernando.

F1.com have previews from the other twenty drivers since tuesday, but nothing from the Ferrari drivers. Why?

 

Maybe because Fernando seemed so absolutely miserable in the press conference and didn't say much.



#183 Sheepmachine

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 22:45

Austria preview by the bbc: http://www.bbc.co.uk...rmula1/27695342

#184 Exb

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 22:57

Maybe because Fernando seemed so absolutely miserable in the press conference and didn't say much.


Well they don't usually look happy in these things and often downright bored but I agree Fernando seemed to take it to a whole new level - maybe he is just fed up of the terrible questions.

#185 Zava

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 23:01

Not with the door and the steps on the left it isn’t ;)...

but you go upstairs through the door next to Vettel's garage, I'd imagine.  ;)



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Posted 19 June 2014 - 23:04

Anyway, I’ve just went through the AmuS pictures and two things stand out (other than the RedBull colour scheme for the tire-walls):1) All that Astroturf means that LH is doomed. Doomed, I tell ya! And so is the Astroturf;2) Are camera’s placed on ‘driver-helmet-hight’ in the foam billboards really a good idea?



Ive got some of those cameras, they weigh about 15g and would shatter on impact, so wouldnt penetrate a helmet

#187 slideways

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Posted 20 June 2014 - 04:38

Streckenrundgang-Red-Bull-Ring-Spielberg

 

This is one of my all time favourite circuits and the races on it have a certain flow or character that is unique. So picturesque. Dat perfectly raked gravel! 

 

After the crashes we have seen this year it feels like there is a hint of danger here this weekend. High speed shunts could be big ones. Looking forward very much to this weekend and the return of a wonderful old style track.



#188 TF110

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Posted 20 June 2014 - 05:09

Sector 2 is great. Running the track on gt6 gives you a nice idea of what the cars are dealing with. Exiting turns 4 and 5 I think will be the best. Turn 7 through turn 8 will be interesting to see. They might catch people out and cars will run wide through there no doubt.

#189 Timstr11

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Posted 20 June 2014 - 07:08

https://twitter.com/...880723416223744  :lol:

 

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Edited by Timstr11, 20 June 2014 - 07:09.


#190 kosmos

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Posted 20 June 2014 - 07:11

 

 

4 years in one image.



#191 Kristian

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Posted 20 June 2014 - 07:22

Seeing a circuit with gradient and gravel warms my heart. 

 

I'm soooooooo looking forward to this weekend. 



#192 pRy

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Posted 20 June 2014 - 14:24

Can't see this in the thread yet.

 



#193 Obi Offiah

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Posted 20 June 2014 - 14:29

Streckenrundgang-Red-Bull-Ring-Spielberg

 

This is one of my all time favourite circuits and the races on it have a certain flow or character that is unique. So picturesque. Dat perfectly raked gravel! 

 

After the crashes we have seen this year it feels like there is a hint of danger here this weekend. High speed shunts could be big ones. Looking forward very much to this weekend and the return of a wonderful old style track.

Now that is how you sort the runoff.  Have a few metres of grass then have gravel or tarmac.



#194 Kristian

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Posted 20 June 2014 - 15:07

Now that is how you sort the runoff.  Have a few metres of grass then have gravel or tarmac.

 

Indeed.... THIS is how to punish drivers for running wide  :smoking: