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2014 - Round 17 - United States Grand Prix


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#1 cASe SenSiTive

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Posted 30 October 2014 - 10:30 PM

Kimi got dis.
Vettel slices through from pit lane for a podium.






Anyone else in Austin for the GP? We're about to head downtown and check out Will Buxton's event.

#2 DrDickAction

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Posted 30 October 2014 - 11:16 PM

I am jealous

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Posted 31 October 2014 - 02:02 AM

I was supposed to be there. :wtc:
I'll try again next year :hs:

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Posted 31 October 2014 - 12:59 PM

So will we lose the 6 slowest cars out of the 18 in the first stage?

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Posted 31 October 2014 - 01:20 PM

4 and 4 I believe is how they are going to do it.

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Posted 31 October 2014 - 02:15 PM

Buxton's party was pretty cool. Leigh, David, and Steve all showed up and spoke. Bob Varsha was in attendance as well.
Marcus Erricson, Alexander Rossi, Luca Fillipi, and Mario Andretti all made appearances.
The Road to Mercedes was a fun little film. If you saw Road to Ferrari you know what to expect.

Bout to head to the track for practice today. :wiggle:

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Posted 31 October 2014 - 03:11 PM

I hate you..

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Posted 31 October 2014 - 06:57 PM

Nacho & Aerroist are there...

Shooting Sat, so I'll drive in Sun morning, meet with Aerroist for the race and head home after. I'll be in GA - where are you sitting Case?

Actually, I still need to get my ticket. lol.

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Posted 31 October 2014 - 11:22 PM

Just got back from the track.
We set up at turn 19 today. It was decent. Might go there again tomorrow, but will definitely want to check and see if the esses offer any better action. Might try turn 1 as well, although it fills up quick from what we saw.

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Posted 01 November 2014 - 07:32 PM

I have a new respect for Matt LeBlanc, that guy is at more F1 and MotoGP races than anyone....

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Posted 03 November 2014 - 02:57 PM

So how's the sound IRL? Bad or just different?

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Posted 03 November 2014 - 03:59 PM

...it's not the same. It's different and not that bad honestly... Just not mind numbingly unique. It's pretty quiet and you can hear the announcer the entire time to give you an idea on volume. You can hear tire squeals and the riding of the curb. Also, the difference each engine sounds like too. 4/10. V8s would be 8.5/10 for me. Never heard the V10s which I consider the holy grail of modern F1 sounds.

That's what I wrote on FB yesterday...But with a good night's sleep, I can say that they were pretty boring to listen to overall.

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Posted 05 November 2014 - 01:19 AM

Not a fan of the sound. The Ferrari Challenge and Porsche Supercup cars sounded better. :o

The Ferrari engined cars especially had a very odd sound coming back on power through turn 19. Almost like a dubstep bass-drop. :ugh:

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Posted 23 November 2014 - 11:46 PM

Maybe it's because I'm now old, or have heard the old cars numerous times over, but I didn't mind the new sound.  

 

I liked the difference in engines, as well as the ability to hear the cars doing things like riding the curbs, and the Ferrari's bottoming out as they cut Turn 9's apex.  


Then again, my first race was the traction controlled V10s, which were totally nuts...






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