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#101 Ev0d3vil

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Posted 21 June 2014 - 11:28

Marko interview hmmm.. haha.



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#102 blacky

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Posted 21 June 2014 - 11:30

Interesting statement from Alex Wurz:

Yes, track temperature is increasing, but it's not enough sun-eneregy that the tyres get enough temperature, so there will be also problems in qualy with tyre temperatures like in the FPs. Explicit he talked about Red Bull, he said they have big problems with them, Williams not. We will see...



#103 ali.unal

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Posted 21 June 2014 - 11:31

Nice quote from him (Marko): "If it's a good sport, then it's a show and if you are winning, then it's a business."


Edited by ali.unal, 21 June 2014 - 11:31.


#104 TomNokoe

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Posted 21 June 2014 - 11:42

Gonna be interesting to see how close Marussia can get to Q2...

#105 MikeV1987

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Posted 21 June 2014 - 11:46

Anybody watching this on TSN? just seen a police chase on a golf course on sportscentre wtf lol


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#106 Ev0d3vil

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Posted 21 June 2014 - 11:57

Here we go people !



#107 Fastcake

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Posted 21 June 2014 - 11:59

It's fantastic we're finally seeing F1 cars drive in anger in Austria again. :)

#108 darkkis

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Posted 21 June 2014 - 11:59

Can't hype the view enough! Gorgeous place for a track!



#109 S3baman

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Posted 21 June 2014 - 12:00

Gotta say. I'm liking the infrastructure. I think Dietrich Mateschitz deserves the credit for reinvesting money in the region. Sure, he did stamp the RedBull name and logo on pretty much everything, but having a race in a place where people will attend and that provides a good race is more important to me.



#110 MikeV1987

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Posted 21 June 2014 - 12:03

Beauty track, the red bull logos are no worse than the big bank adverts everywhere :p



#111 S3baman

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Posted 21 June 2014 - 12:03

Gerhard Berger  :clap:  :clap:



#112 MikeV1987

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Posted 21 June 2014 - 12:04

Berger walking around the pits like a boss



#113 Tourgott

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Posted 21 June 2014 - 12:06

Finally back in Austria. Love this track. Bring back Imola and other classic tracks and get rid of Malaysia, China, .... FIA!



#114 MikeV1987

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Posted 21 June 2014 - 12:06

A close up of Kimi's gf of coarse. 



#115 S3baman

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Posted 21 June 2014 - 12:07

I wonder if we can get down to 1:08s come Q3



#116 RC127

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Posted 21 June 2014 - 12:09

Wondered whose gf that was.
Holy sh t, well played Kimi....

#117 S3baman

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Posted 21 June 2014 - 12:10

T1 & T2 at this track are awesome. Simple, but the elevation changes and the kink before T2 make them quite tricky



#118 Fastcake

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Posted 21 June 2014 - 12:11

Nice to hear that times are being disallowed for going over the white lines. :up:

#119 MikeV1987

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Posted 21 June 2014 - 12:11

very little cf holding that front wing on that merc!



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#120 RC127

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Posted 21 June 2014 - 12:12

I want to go to this race next season. €85 for a three day General Admission ticket at a track where the GA viewing looks sensational and not crowded? Take my money!

#121 MikeV1987

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Posted 21 June 2014 - 12:18

holy hell kvyat



#122 Tenmantaylor

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Posted 21 June 2014 - 12:19

Amazing watching these drivers struggle to keep these cars on the track and right on the ragged edge :up: Exactly what we wanted when these rules were announced. Also amazing to watch drivers on the edge on a real racing track with high speed full commitment corners! Loving it!



#123 Massa

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Posted 21 June 2014 - 12:20

Finally back in Austria. Love this track. Bring back Imola and other classic tracks and get rid of Malaysia, China, .... FIA!

 

 

Malaysia is one of the best track of the calendar.



#124 S3baman

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Posted 21 June 2014 - 12:20

Really great lap from Bianchi. Looks like Sauber's big package didn't make any difference



#125 Massa

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Posted 21 June 2014 - 12:22

Raikkonen time could be erazed



#126 dweller23

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Posted 21 June 2014 - 12:22

Interesting, pretty much no sponsors at the track. I'm not sure how is it at other tracks, but this is first time I've noticed how little sponsors F1 has. Pirelli (official tyre supplier) has almost whole Sector 1, Rolex (official timing partner) has whole Sector 2, Fly Emirates has almost whole Sector 3, Allianz has S/F straight and UBS has two corners. So if you take out Pirelli and Rolex, who actually supply F1, you end up with 1 sector of sponsors!



#127 Vesuvius

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Posted 21 June 2014 - 12:24

Raikkonen time could be erazed


Was he over the white lines with all 4 tyres? I dont think he was but He will get through anyway.

#128 S3baman

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Posted 21 June 2014 - 12:25

Interesting, pretty much no sponsors at the track. I'm not sure how is it at other tracks, but this is first time I've noticed how little sponsors F1 has. Pirelli (official tyre supplier) has almost whole Sector 1, Rolex (official timing partner) has whole Sector 2, Fly Emirates has almost whole Sector 3, Allianz has S/F straight and UBS has two corners. So if you take out Pirelli and Rolex, who actually supply F1, you end up with 1 sector of sponsors!

 

I ThInk that Dietrich doesn't want too many sponsors around his track. His paying the bill out of his pockets for this race so he can do as he sees fit. Other races have more sponsors, but if you compare it to say NASCAR, then yes there are quite a few less


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#129 Tapz63

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Posted 21 June 2014 - 12:25

I'm guessing Hamilton pole with a 1.08.263

#130 darkkis

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Posted 21 June 2014 - 12:27

Was he over the white lines with all 4 tyres? I dont think he was but He will get through anyway.

To me it looked like he had 2 wheels on the while line when Anthony showed a replay of the situation.



#131 KiloWatt

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Posted 21 June 2014 - 12:27

I'm guessing Hamilton pole with a 1.08.263

 

You're being awefully specific there.  What made you swing to a .263?  To be frank, a .277 is much much more realistic.

 

(pulling you're leg)



#132 dweller23

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Posted 21 June 2014 - 12:28

I ThInk that Dietrich doesn't want too many sponsors around his track. His paying the bill out of his pockets for this race so he can do as he sees fit. Other races have more sponsors, but if you compare it to say NASCAR, then yes there are quite a few less

It could be that. But there are no Red Bull ads anywhere (except for the cars, obviously). Another possibility: with the decline of viewership, there is a decline of sponsorship?



#133 Tapz63

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Posted 21 June 2014 - 12:30

You're being awefully specific there. What made you swing to a .263? To be frank, a .277 is much much more realistic.


I was actually gonna say .279 but 63 is my lucky number. :)

(pulling you're leg)



#134 Fastcake

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Posted 21 June 2014 - 12:30

I want to go to this race next season. €85 for a three day General Admission ticket at a track where the GA viewing looks sensational and not crowded? Take my money!


It does look rather nice doesn't it? I don't understand why you're not allowed in the infield though - that should make a GA ticket even better.

#135 muramasa

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Posted 21 June 2014 - 12:30

It could be that. But there are no Red Bull ads anywhere (except for the cars, obviously). Another possibility: with the decline of viewership, there is a decline of sponsorship?

yes there is.

that big statue.  :)



#136 Ev0d3vil

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Posted 21 June 2014 - 12:31

Close one for Fred.



#137 swerved

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Posted 21 June 2014 - 12:31

Alonso rallying that easy to drive car.



#138 Massa

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Posted 21 June 2014 - 12:32

The understeer of the Ferrari.. Insane



#139 Ev0d3vil

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Posted 21 June 2014 - 12:32

LOL the mechanic's expression.



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#140 Francesc

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Posted 21 June 2014 - 12:32

Alonso's lap time should be deleted, all 4 wheels off track on turn 8.



#141 Ev0d3vil

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Posted 21 June 2014 - 12:32

These gravel traps are better than the tarmacs we have at tracks these days.



#142 Longtimefan

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Posted 21 June 2014 - 12:33

God, that Ferrari is a dog :(

#143 S3baman

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Posted 21 June 2014 - 12:33

First lap in the 1:08s. Times are super close between the Mercs and the Williams



#144 Ev0d3vil

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Posted 21 June 2014 - 12:33

Vettel 12, ouchhh !



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Posted 21 June 2014 - 12:35

Alonso's lap time should be deleted, all 4 wheels off track on turn 8.


That's what they've been repeating all weekend, but there seems to be no movement in hat direction, yet. Let's wait and see.

#146 MikeV1987

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Posted 21 June 2014 - 12:35

those are some very close times



#147 S3baman

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Posted 21 June 2014 - 12:35

It could be that. But there are no Red Bull ads anywhere (except for the cars, obviously). Another possibility: with the decline of viewership, there is a decline of sponsorship?

 

It a very safe assumption to make. I have no doubts that sponsors are less interested in F1 right now that 4-5 years ago



#148 darkkis

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Posted 21 June 2014 - 12:36

First lap in the 1:08s. Times are super close between the Mercs and the Williams

Mercedes sand bagging to save the race start tyres.



#149 S3baman

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Posted 21 June 2014 - 12:36

Those heli shots, where you see the cars through the threes are awesome. 



#150 Ev0d3vil

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Posted 21 June 2014 - 12:40

Ric beats Vet again.