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#151 Henri Greuter

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Posted 27 July 2019 - 09:21

I’m WOW at this news...
8 hrs of Indianapolis?!!!!?


(Hope they use part of the oval)

https://racer.com/20...al-gt-calendar/

Jp

 

 

 

I can't see them managing to leave the entire oval out......

But I doubt if they will use a full corner (Turn one???) of the oval at full speed, shades of F1 2005 and Michelin tires.....   :)



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#152 ANF

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Posted 27 July 2019 - 14:12

The start of the Spa 24h is 20 minutes away and it is WET.






Edited by ANF, 27 July 2019 - 14:12.


#153 FLB

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Posted 27 July 2019 - 14:12

We're ON at Spa... and it's raining!

 

 

 

EDIT

 

 

Ha, Banzaïed!  :rotfl:  :stoned:  :wave:


Edited by FLB, 27 July 2019 - 14:13.


#154 jonpollak

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Posted 27 July 2019 - 14:17

Yuck...I’d hate to be starting P50..
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#155 FLB

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Posted 27 July 2019 - 14:33

Safety Car start!



#156 ANF

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Posted 27 July 2019 - 14:42

SC in this lap. (And out the next one?)

#157 ANF

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Posted 27 July 2019 - 14:56

Local yellows with marshals at high-speed sections at a wet Spa... Oh, I'm sure all 240 drivers know what they are doing in the spray.

#158 f1paul

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Posted 27 July 2019 - 15:07

Just had a look at the forecast, and it looks like its going to rain for much of the 24 hours.  :eek: 



#159 paulb

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Posted 27 July 2019 - 15:12

Joker pitstops? Huh.

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#160 ANF

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Posted 27 July 2019 - 15:15

Time for slicks?

#161 f1paul

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Posted 27 July 2019 - 15:17

Still spray off line, slicks would be a gamble right now. I'd wait at least 15 minutes. 



#162 AlexPrime

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Posted 27 July 2019 - 15:18

Kevin Estre is flying



#163 FLB

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Posted 27 July 2019 - 15:22

2.5s per lap faster for Estre  :eek:



#164 jonpollak

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Posted 27 July 2019 - 15:26

Kevin Estre is flying


Awesome early stint... and he leads !!!
Jp

#165 jonpollak

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Posted 27 July 2019 - 15:32

And pits..
Jp

#166 FLB

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Posted 27 July 2019 - 15:38

Will that be a SC for that BMW at Les Combes?



#167 ANF

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Posted 27 July 2019 - 15:40

I'd love to see a championship showdown between Sting Ray Robb and Bertrand Baguette.

#168 FLB

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Posted 27 July 2019 - 15:43

I'd love to see a championship showdown between Sting Ray Robb and Bertrand Baguette.

The best part of the 1996 IRL Indy 500 is that the name Slick Racin Gardner made it to the history books  :p



#169 paulb

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Posted 27 July 2019 - 16:12

Big bmw off. Ouch.

Fumanelli moving up in the 43.

Edited by paulb, 27 July 2019 - 16:13.


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Posted 27 July 2019 - 16:20

Is this pit exit onto the Kemmel Straight something just for the GT races, or is this something they're going to use for F1 as well? That's a bloody long pit exit.



#171 jonpollak

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Posted 27 July 2019 - 16:27

Now that €urosport has given up on the race till 9pm I fired up the YouTube stream...
Only to hear my old pal Bob Varsha on the commentary !!!

Nice
Jp

#172 jonpollak

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Posted 27 July 2019 - 16:34

Heistand in the #43 now.
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#173 milestone 11

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Posted 27 July 2019 - 17:11

The camera angle at the chicane should be carried over to the GP

#174 ANF

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Posted 27 July 2019 - 17:16

Is there still FCY for the BMW crash at the end of the Kemmel Straight? It has been FCY for one hour now...?

#175 FLB

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Posted 27 July 2019 - 17:17

Is there still FCY for the BMW crash at the end of the Kemmel Straight? It has been FCY for one hour now...?

I think the barrier is damaged and that it's the reason why this is taking so long.



#176 FLB

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Posted 27 July 2019 - 17:22

Huh... John Watson just made a Darrell Waltrip reference in the middle of the Spa 24hs!  :up:  :clap:  :kiss:

 

Boogity Boogity Boogity!


Edited by FLB, 27 July 2019 - 17:23.


#177 paulb

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Posted 27 July 2019 - 17:23

Safety car will hopefully roll off soon.

#178 ANF

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Posted 27 July 2019 - 17:23

I think the barrier is damaged and that it's the reason why this is taking so long.


I wouldn't be surprised if they couldn't get the safety car started.  ;)

No, you're right. I jumped back in the onboard feed at it looked like lengthy barrier repairs.

Edited by ANF, 27 July 2019 - 17:37.


#179 paulb

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Posted 27 July 2019 - 17:29

I wouldn't be surprised if they couldn't get the safety car started. ;)

wierd looking Ferrari. ;)

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#180 FLB

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Posted 27 July 2019 - 17:30

Finally!



#181 paulb

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Posted 27 July 2019 - 17:36

Bentley disagrees.

#182 Yhamm

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Posted 27 July 2019 - 17:38

URGH



#183 FLB

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Posted 27 July 2019 - 17:38

This is turning into a Yellowfest.



#184 paulb

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Posted 27 July 2019 - 17:47

Herbie!!!!!!!!

#185 jonpollak

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Posted 27 July 2019 - 17:53

Your avatar must be proud...!!!

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#186 jonpollak

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Posted 27 July 2019 - 18:05

The 43 lead Pro/Am in 24th position with Heistand at the wheel.

Loved Varsha and Watson in the booth together

 

...back after dinner..

 

Jp



#187 FLB

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Posted 27 July 2019 - 18:13

Drive-through for the leading Porsche!



#188 paulb

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Posted 27 July 2019 - 18:13

Drive through penalty for Tandy in #1

#189 FLB

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Posted 27 July 2019 - 18:14

Loved Varsha and Watson in the booth together

 

Agreed. They clicked.



#190 paulb

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Posted 27 July 2019 - 18:19

Christina now in the #43, 50th place.

#191 midgrid

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Posted 27 July 2019 - 18:21

I hadn't heard of the leading driver, Dennis Lind, so I looked him up - it turns out he's Kevin Magnussen's cousin (and hence Jan's nephew)!

#192 f1paul

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Posted 27 July 2019 - 18:27

Is this pit exit onto the Kemmel Straight something just for the GT races, or is this something they're going to use for F1 as well? That's a bloody long pit exit.

Its just for the Spa 24 race (and any other endurance races at Spa). 

 

WEC and F1 use the normal shorter pitlane. 



#193 f1paul

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Posted 27 July 2019 - 20:12

Starting to rain a bit as night has fallen.



#194 paulb

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Posted 27 July 2019 - 20:14

#43 is not a fast car. They can improve by not making the mistakes other teams are.

#195 f1paul

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Posted 27 July 2019 - 20:27

Starting to rain a bit as night has fallen.

Really raining now.

 

Everyone has switched to wets.



#196 jonpollak

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Posted 27 July 2019 - 20:28

The Christina dragged it back up to 40th before handing over to Nigel Mansell. He’s is 44th now.
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#197 f1paul

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Posted 27 July 2019 - 20:33

Aleshin in the lead but on slicks in the wet!

 

Why are they taking such a big risk?



#198 Yhamm

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Posted 27 July 2019 - 20:35

Kevin Estre is still one of the fastest and on slick



#199 Jeeves

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Posted 27 July 2019 - 20:38

#62 officially retired, dang. That's one favourite down.

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#200 AlexPrime

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Posted 27 July 2019 - 21:41

I can't see anything in the dark  :rotfl: