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Old June 10th, 2017, 01:56 AM   #1541
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Government pledges $98.2 M to keep Grand Prix in Montreal through 2029

MONTREAL — The Canadian Grand Prix will run at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve at least until 2029.

Mayor Denis Coderre and representatives of the federal and Quebec governments on Friday pledged $98.2 million to a five-year extension of a contract with Formula One owners Liberty Media. The current contract was to expire in 2024.

The federal government will put in $36.2 million, the province $28 million and the city $34 million.

Quebec will also put $18 million toward improvements to the race venue at Jean Drapeau Parc on two islands near downtown Montreal.

Building new paddocks and garages and improving the condition of the 4.361-kilometre track were promised when the current contract was extended but so far, little has been done.

Coderre said work will begin after next year’s Grand Prix and will be completed in time for the 2019 race.

The Grand Prix, celebrating its 50th anniversary, has been held at the venue since 1978. Its paddocks, garages and control tower are considered antiquated and undersized.
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Old June 19th, 2017, 10:20 PM   #1542
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Formula 1 2018 calendar revealed with first triple-header

2018 FORMULA 1 CALENDAR

March 25 Melbourne, Australia
April 8 Shanghai, China
April 15 Sakhir, Bahrain
April 29 Baku, Azerbaijan
May 13 Barcelona, Spain
May 27 Monaco
June 10 Montreal, Canada
June 24 Paul Ricard, France
July 1 Red Bull Ring, Austria
July 8 Silverstone, Great Britain
July 22 Hockenheim, Germany
July 29 Hungaroring, Hungary
August 26 Spa, Belgium
September 2 Monza, Italy
September 16 Singapore
September 30 Sochi, Russia
October 7 Suzuka, Japan
October 21 Austin, USA
October 28 Mexico City, Mexico
November 11 Interlagos, Brazil
November 25 Yas Marina, Abu Dhabi

http://www.autosport.com/news/report...t-tripleheader
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Old June 19th, 2017, 10:23 PM   #1543
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Circuit Paul Ricard recently announced the configuration that the cars would use when the GP returns there in 2018.

I hate those type of chicanes, A fast bus stop chicane would have been way better
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Old June 20th, 2017, 12:16 AM   #1544
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No chicane would be even better. But this is worst configuration we could only imagine.
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Brooklands racetrack finishing straight reopened

A section of racetrack which had not seen action since 1940 has been restored to how it looked when the circuit was in its heyday.

The world's first purpose-built motor-racing circuit opened at Brooklands, in Surrey, 110 years ago on 17 June.

The Earl of March officially re-opened the finishing straight, which was followed by a parade of historic cars.

The project was carried out with the help of a £4.7m Heritage Lottery Fund grant, a £1m government grant and funds raised by supporters and donors.
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-surrey-40314868
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Old June 21st, 2017, 11:32 AM   #1546
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I hate those type of chicanes, A fast bus stop chicane would have been way better
The whole idea is to slow the cars down. That straight is too long and too fast. And a quick bus stop would not slow the cars sufficiently.
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The whole idea is to slow the cars down. That straight is too long and too fast. And a quick bus stop would not slow the cars sufficiently.
Slowing down cars is no longer a popular idea. So they should ditch it.
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Slowing down cars is no longer a popular idea. So they should ditch it.
So you want to go back to the good ol' days, when a driver had about one chance in four of getting killed during his career, and accidents involving spectators were not uncommon.
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formula1.com posted this shot a little while ago, showing the main straight, pits and grandstand, apparently during the lunch break, against the backdrop of the capital of Baku. You can just see where the cars turn into the first corner at the bottom, and that bit of water to the left is a cove of the Caspian Sea.The tan classical-Islamic building on the right is the seat of the government, the tall blue building at the end of the pits is the Hilton Baku, the weird looking buildings to the left are the Flame Towers and well off into the distance is the 310-meter Baku TV Tower.

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So you want to go back to the good ol' days, when a driver had about one chance in four of getting killed during his career, and accidents involving spectators were not uncommon.
Cars are pretty much stronger now. But F1 should be F1.
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This Baku track does not look safe to me, for numerous reasons. Looks set up for a bad accident at some point.
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Old June 25th, 2017, 04:51 PM   #1552
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i see that rolex overpass at start/finish line or the other before and knowing the cars pass there above 300kmh, and is the only straight that gives a opportunity to overtake, reminds me the accident of Yokoyama in Fuji. a wheel bump is the only thing it takes



he died btw
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Old July 4th, 2017, 11:08 PM   #1553
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Tour de France went to Spa-Francorchamps

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Old July 5th, 2017, 01:11 PM   #1554
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I hate those type of chicanes, A fast bus stop chicane would have been way better
The lay-out is pretty much ok. But remove those ******* hidious stripes. It is the worst on tv. It is dazzling and giving viewers eye sores.
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Formula 1 has changed its numbering system for the corners at the Red Bull Ring ahead of the Austrian Grand Prix.


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The circuit has been designated as having nine corners since it returned to the F1 calendar in 2014, in contrast to the 10 counted by MotoGP's system - which classed the kink between Turn 1 and Turn 2 at the top of the hill as a bend.

For this year, the FIA has confirmed that it too will count the kink as a corner - meaning the tight right hander where Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg collided last year will become Turn 3.

It means the Red Bull Ring now has 10 corners in total.

The FIA has also confirmed that there will be extra spacing between the orange 'baguette' kerbs that caused drama last year when a number of cars suffered damage after hitting them.

These kerbs will be fitted on the exits of the new Turns 6, 9 and 10 - but they will now be 3.2 metres apart.

Deeper tyre barriers have also been built at Turns 4, 7 and 8, while Tecpro barriers have been added around the guardrail at the pit entry in light of Daniil Kvyat's near-miss last year.
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The lay-out is pretty much ok. But remove those ******* hidious stripes. It is the worst on tv. It is dazzling and giving viewers eye sores.
curious on your thoughts about the stripes in Abu Dhabi, which are now painted in pink

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Looks like its the end of the Road for Silverstone

F1 is moving to East London
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British Grand Prix future uncertain beyond 2019 as Silverstone activates break clause

The future of the British Grand Prix has been left uncertain after Silverstone's owner confirmed it has activated a break clause to cease hosting the race after 2019.

Silverstone has been home to the race every year since 1987.

However, the British Racing Drivers' Club (BRDC), which owns the circuit, says it cannot afford to host the race unless a new deal is agreed.

"We have reached the tipping point," said BRDC chairman John Grant.

"We can no longer let our passion for the sport rule our heads. We sustained losses of £2.8m in 2015 and £4.8m in 2016, and we expect to lose a similar amount this year.

"Our hope is that an agreement can still be reached, so that we can ensure a sustainable and financially viable future for the British Grand Prix at Silverstone for many years to come."


F1's new chairman Chase Carey told BBC Sport this week that it is his "priority" for the event to stay at Silverstone but that there was "interest from other places, other UK options, that would have appeal".

It's not clear what these are, plural. But one of them is a much-rumoured potential street race somewhere in the east of London. Whether that is realistic is a different question.

For Silverstone to continue as host, F1 and the BRDC now have two years or so to try to hammer out a mutually satisfactory deal.

Realistically, this is the most likely option. But as Carey put it: "We are not there today."
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Old July 11th, 2017, 09:34 PM   #1559
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One of the best attended race weekends in F1, with almost certainly the highest ticket prices and they make a loss. Liberty are left with the legacy of Bernie's race fees to deal with.
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To publish this message right before The British GP, says to me: 'negotiation tactics'.
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