Skip to comments.2012 FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX - LIVE THREAD
Posted on 11/15/2012 4:02:33 PM PST by Chode
Formula 1 Austin 2012
|Race Date:||18 Nov 2012|
|Circuit Name:||Circuit of The Americas|
|First Grand Prix:||2012|
|Number of Laps:||56|
|Circuit Length:||5.513 km|
|Race Distance:||308.405 km||
Fri Sunny 68F
Sat Sunny 68F
Sun Sunny 72F
(I got my Dad to drive the family Station Wagon 'round the course some months off of the race w/e.)
"This work was performed in the Flight Research and Vehicle Dynamics Department of Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory under the direction of William Close."
I wish I could be there to watch with several of my friends. I will try and post some pictures that they send my way.
"It seems reasonable to assume that, for racing purposes at least, a 'scientific hay bale' can be builta large, low-density penetration barrier which would absorb the speed of a runaway car while being penetrated by it. The center of gravity would be higher than the car's to prevent climbing and overturning. Perhaps straw and broken cornstalks mixed with a tar binder would provide the desired characteristics. No one really knows; this is a problem for the physicist and the chemist. Continue Story"
A few of my local pals, here in the general MetroMess area, are headed down this weekend. It is all any of them have been talking about for a while. Good on ‘em, I can only hope Tilke has built a gooder ‘un.
Go Alonso, make Enzo proud. I’ll be on a 64 mile mountain bike ride up north, along the Rio Rojo. Catch up on what happened when AutoWeek drops in my mailbox next week.
I was hoping to be there for this one. Just can’t make it happen this year. -sigh-
I remember the "scream" of the high revving Honda as it smoked 'round the track.
Much less security back then.
I met Jackie Stewart a couple of times much later.
Brother and I will be heading over for practice in a few minutes. I’ll check in later.
None of those cars idled well, so they were always blipping the throttle on the road between the garage and the pits.
This was the kind of understatement we didn't expect to encounter in the Lone Star State: on our way into Austin to attend the Grand Prix of the Americas, the man sitting next to us on the plane – an Austinite born and raised – said, "There's gonna be a lot of wealthy people here." You know, as if Texas didn't have its fair share already.
Wealthy people need wealthy things to do and not-as-wealthy people to arrange such things for them. Case in point is My Yacht Club, which follows the Formula 1 parade and other rah-rah events around the globe, hosting guests and parties on yachts. In Austin the event group has had to change its schtick; there's no way to navigate one 150-foot motor yacht into Austin's Lady Bird Lake. MYC principal Nicholas Frankl told KUT News, "We spoke to the Army Air Corps. They couldn't lift it." We believe he meant the Army Corps of Engineers, but no matter, they couldn't lift it either.
So MYC has switched to a land-lubbers venue, The Long Center where Ballet Austin, the opera and the symphony perform. In case you readers are worried about how guests will manage without chiseled Italian deckhands in epaulets, not only has Frankl promised that "the elements of decadence and luxury and coolness and exclusivity are all there," guests will get to guzzle 24-karat gold-infused champagne. Because the stars at night just aren't as big and bright without it, obviously.
|1||1||Sebastian Vettel||Red Bull Racing-Renault||1:37.718||17|
|2||2||Mark Webber||Red Bull Racing-Renault||1:38.475||0.757||36|
|17||12||Nico Hulkenberg||Force India-Mercedes||1:40.700||2.982||34|
|18||11||Paul di Resta||Force India-Mercedes||1:41.430||3.712||35|
|23||22||Pedro de la Rosa||HRT-Cosworth||1:44.453||6.735||16|