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one of these links should work... http://www.justin.tv/directory/sports/auto_racing ...or... vipbox-F1

1 posted on 11/15/2012 4:02:42 PM PST by Chode
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To: Chode; al_c; atc23; Bad~Rodeo; Betis70; biff; bobby.223; bobt7818; BreezyDog; brf1; briankk; ...
UP!!! it's been a looong time coming...

2 posted on 11/15/2012 4:03:54 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode
Things have changed some since I went to the Watkins Glen GP in the 60's. (My next door neighbor was the Chief Timer and Scorer.

(I got my Dad to drive the family Station Wagon 'round the course some months off of the race w/e.)

3 posted on 11/15/2012 4:09:49 PM PST by Paladin2 (FR is STILL way too slow.)
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To: Chode

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.

Tifosi Up!


9 posted on 11/15/2012 5:24:16 PM PST by West Texas Chuck (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. That should be a convenience store, not a Government Agency.)
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To: Chode

Brother and I will be heading over for practice in a few minutes. I’ll check in later.


16 posted on 11/16/2012 6:59:01 AM PST by mykroar (BAD-ANON: One Game At A Time)
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To: Chode
Party sponsored by Lamborghini tried to airlift yacht into Austin lake for F1 race



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.

http://www.autoblog.com/2012/11/16/party-sponsored-by-lamborghini-tried-to-airlift-yacht-into-austi/

18 posted on 11/16/2012 2:50:17 PM PST by Lockbox
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To: Chode

2012 FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX

Pos No Driver Team Time/Retired Gap Laps
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
3 5 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1:38.483 0.765 35
4 4 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1:38.748 1.030 31
5 3 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1:38.786 1.068 32
6 6 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1:39.029 1.311 33
7 8 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1:39.448 1.730 32
8 19 Bruno Senna Williams-Renault 1:39.531 1.813 38
9 14 Kamui Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 1:39.653 1.935 36
10 7 Michael Schumacher Mercedes 1:40.115 2.397 30
11 9 Kimi Räikkönen Lotus-Renault 1:40.166 2.448 32
12 18 Pastor Maldonado Williams-Renault 1:40.230 2.512 35
13 10 Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 1:40.286 2.568 32
14 15 Sergio Perez Sauber-Ferrari 1:40.326 2.608 35
15 16 Daniel Ricciardo STR-Ferrari 1:40.435 2.717 30
16 17 Jean-Eric Vergne STR-Ferrari 1:40.516 2.798 32
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
19 20 Heikki Kovalainen Caterham-Renault 1:42.476 4.758 38
20 24 Timo Glock Marussia-Cosworth 1:42.652 4.934 33
21 21 Vitaly Petrov Caterham-Renault 1:42.846 5.128 38
22 25 Charles Pic Marussia-Cosworth 1:43.538 5.820 38
23 22 Pedro de la Rosa HRT-Cosworth 1:44.453 6.735 16
24 23 Narain Karthikeyan HRT-Cosworth 1:45.114 7.396 20

20 posted on 11/16/2012 2:59:42 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode
Pole at the Austin GP will be 1:37.53

That is the calculation made using OptimumLap simulation software by OptimumG a vehicle dynamics consulting and data acquisition company based in Colorado and boasting a client list that reads like a who's who of international racing and automobile manufacturing.

http://blog.axisofoversteer.com/2012/11/pole-at-austin-gp-will-be-13753.html

21 posted on 11/16/2012 3:11:17 PM PST by Lockbox
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Watched both practices today. Very good. I don't play arcade-y type games, so I've yet to drive the COTA (a friend is working on a conversion for RACE 07). I have watched a few videos, though. I can tell you that lack of visual cues along the race track make it very difficult in determining brake points.

T1 is an obvious one, being at the brow of a hill, but the track is so open (good for spectators) it is hard to learn the track quickly, but I guess that's why the drivers are called "professionals", huh?

I hope to see a good race Sunday. Vettel against Alonso. Would love to see a good battle to the finish between those two!

24 posted on 11/16/2012 3:47:17 PM PST by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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2012 FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX
Pos No Driver Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Laps
1 1 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull Racing-Renault 1:36.558 1:35.796 1:35.657 20
2 4 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1:37.058 1:36.795 1:35.766 20
3 2 Mark Webber Red Bull Racing-Renault 1:37.215 1:36.298 1:36.174 20
4 10 Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 1:37.486 1:36.906 1:36.587 28
5 9 Kimi Räikkönen Lotus-Renault 1:38.051 1:37.404 1:36.708 26
6 7 Michael Schumacher Mercedes 1:37.927 1:37.102 1:36.794 22
7 6 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1:37.667 1:36.549 1:36.937 24
8 12 Nico Hulkenberg Force India-Mercedes 1:37.756 1:37.066 1:37.141 20
9 5 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1:37.968 1:37.123 1:37.300 24
10 18 Pastor Maldonado Williams-Renault 1:37.537 1:37.011 1:37.842 26
11 19 Bruno Senna Williams-Renault 1:37.520 1:37.604 20
12 3 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1:37.565 1:37.616 12
13 11 Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 1:38.104 1:37.665 15
14 17 Jean-Eric Vergne STR-Ferrari 1:38.434 1:37.879 17
15 15 Sergio Perez Sauber-Ferrari 1:38.500 1:38.206 16
16 14 Kamui Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 1:38.418 1:38.437 15
17 8 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1:38.862 1:38.501 16
18 16 Daniel Ricciardo STR-Ferrari 1:39.114 9
19 24 Timo Glock Marussia-Cosworth 1:40.056 12
20 25 Charles Pic Marussia-Cosworth 1:40.664 11
21 21 Vitaly Petrov Caterham-Renault 1:40.809 7
22 20 Heikki Kovalainen Caterham-Renault 1:41.166 7
23 22 Pedro de la Rosa HRT-Cosworth 1:42.011 12
24 23 Narain Karthikeyan HRT-Cosworth 1:42.740 10
Q1 107% Time 1:43.317


33 posted on 11/17/2012 11:40:21 AM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode

Wow. Ferrari in full strategy mode. Intentionally bumped Massa down 5 places so Alonso can start on the clean side of the grid.

Like they say...all’s fair in love and war...and F1.


39 posted on 11/18/2012 10:41:29 AM PST by Moltke ("I am Dr. Sonderborg," he said, "and I don't want any nonsense.")
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congrats to RedBull winning the Constructors Title but the saga continues for the drivers... on to Brazil!!!

2012 FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX
Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Pts
1 4 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 56 1:35:55.269 2 25
2 1 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull Racing-Renault 56 +0.6 secs 1 18
3 5 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 56 +39.2 secs 7 15
4 6 Felipe Massa Ferrari 56 +46.0 secs 11 12
5 3 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 56 +56.4 secs 12 10
6 9 Kimi Räikkönen Lotus-Renault 56 +64.4 secs 4 8
7 10 Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 56 +70.3 secs 8 6
8 12 Nico Hulkenberg Force India-Mercedes 56 +73.7 secs 6 4
9 18 Pastor Maldonado Williams-Renault 56 +74.5 secs 9 2
10 19 Bruno Senna Williams-Renault 56 +75.1 secs 10 1
11 15 Sergio Perez Sauber-Ferrari 56 +84.3 secs 15
12 16 Daniel Ricciardo STR-Ferrari 56 +84.8 secs 18
13 8 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 56 +85.5 secs 17
14 14 Kamui Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 55 +1 Lap 16
15 11 Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 55 +1 Lap 13
16 7 Michael Schumacher Mercedes 55 +1 Lap 5
17 21 Vitaly Petrov Caterham-Renault 55 +1 Lap 21
18 20 Heikki Kovalainen Caterham-Renault 55 +1 Lap 22
19 24 Timo Glock Marussia-Cosworth 55 +1 Lap 19
20 25 Charles Pic Marussia-Cosworth 54 +2 Laps 20
21 22 Pedro de la Rosa HRT-Cosworth 54 +2 Laps 23
22 23 Narain Karthikeyan HRT-Cosworth 54 +2 Laps 24
Ret 2 Mark Webber Red Bull Racing-Renault 16 Alternator 3
Ret 17 Jean-Eric Vergne STR-Ferrari 14 Suspension 14


41 posted on 11/18/2012 4:48:00 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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