2020 Russian Grand Prix - Sochi Autodrom, September 25 - 27

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2020 Russian Grand Prix - Sochi Autodrom, September 25 - 27

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Arguably the worst track on the calender, a horrible GP.

Can Bottas at least show he has some fight in him at all, hopefully we see some battling with the two Merc drivers.

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Another power track. Tyres should last into the next race. Snooze fest expected.
Not driving a Mercedes? Work harder!

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PlatinumZealot wrote:
Sun Sep 20, 2020 11:37 pm
Another power track. Tyres should last into the next race. Snooze fest expected.
Agreed.

This has become my "skip" race of the season.

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Scenario 1 - Ham gets pole...good start...leads all laps...wins.

Scenario 2 - Ham gets pole...bad start...Bot leads...Ham under/overcuts...Ham leads most laps...Ham wins.

Scenario 3 - Bot gets pole...good start...Ham under/overcuts...Ham leads most laps...Ham wins.

Scenario 4 - weird crap...more weird crap...more weird crap...Ham wins.

Good grief what I would do for a Merc PU failure now and then.

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There is not even a place for people to crash. Only a torpedo into a car or three can save the race.

I just don't understand how Russia has a track like this.
This track does Russia no justice. When I think of Russia i think of dangerous situations. This track should be the one that needs the biggest balls in all the callendar. Sukoi jets flying over at the anthem. Track 15km long through the forest or some undergound base or something. It should be freezing temperatures with grizzly bears poping out at random points in the race. The marshals can handle the bears dont worry about that. On the podium no champagne. Just the harshest vodka you can ever imagine. Good luck if they can even swallow it. Grow a few chest hairs after drinking that stuff.
Not driving a Mercedes? Work harder!

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PlatinumZealot wrote:
Mon Sep 21, 2020 3:44 am
When I think of Russia i think of dangerous situations. This track should be the one that needs the biggest balls in all the callendar. Sukoi jets flying over at the anthem. Track 15km long through the forest or some undergound base or something. It should be freezing temperatures with grizzly bears poping out at random points in the race. The marshals can handle the bears dont worry about that. On the podium no champagne. Just the harshest vodka you can ever imagine. Good luck if they can even swallow it. Grow a few chest hairs after drinking that stuff.
Stop watching too many cliché American and Jane Blonde movies. :)

This track has given some good races, including "Valtteri this is James Here". How long would it take for this track to get abrasive?
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Any rough idea what the highest speeds will be here?

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Bsowles wrote:
Mon Sep 21, 2020 5:48 am
Any rough idea what the highest speeds will be here?
Max speed 343.1 km/h

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Thx, Cerber1. Enjoy the race weekend. 👍

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Google search: "Tilkedrome".

Google: did you mean Sochi?

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One thing is sure, whoever qualifies P3 leads after turn 2.

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MtthsMlw wrote:
Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:44 am
One thing is sure, whoever qualifies P3 leads after turn 2.
:) Isn't that always Max?

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PlatinumZealot wrote:
Mon Sep 21, 2020 3:44 am
There is not even a place for people to crash. Only a torpedo into a car or three can save the race.

I just don't understand how Russia has a track like this.
This track does Russia no justice. When I think of Russia i think of dangerous situations. This track should be the one that needs the biggest balls in all the callendar. Sukoi jets flying over at the anthem. Track 15km long through the forest or some undergound base or something. It should be freezing temperatures with grizzly bears poping out at random points in the race. The marshals can handle the bears dont worry about that. On the podium no champagne. Just the harshest vodka you can ever imagine. Good luck if they can even swallow it. Grow a few chest hairs after drinking that stuff.
Or they should just do like in most Russian big cities, have the track going from and to direction right next to eachother, 4 lanes wide, no (or slight) middle barrier. Spectacle guaranteed.
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Sieper wrote:
Mon Sep 21, 2020 11:18 am
PlatinumZealot wrote:
Mon Sep 21, 2020 3:44 am
There is not even a place for people to crash. Only a torpedo into a car or three can save the race.

I just don't understand how Russia has a track like this.
This track does Russia no justice. When I think of Russia i think of dangerous situations. This track should be the one that needs the biggest balls in all the callendar. Sukoi jets flying over at the anthem. Track 15km long through the forest or some undergound base or something. It should be freezing temperatures with grizzly bears poping out at random points in the race. The marshals can handle the bears dont worry about that. On the podium no champagne. Just the harshest vodka you can ever imagine. Good luck if they can even swallow it. Grow a few chest hairs after drinking that stuff.
Or they should just do like in most Russian big cities, have the track going from and to direction right next to eachother, 4 lanes wide, no (or slight) middle barrier. Spectacle guaranteed.
Yeah, and the line in the middle reserve for Kvyat :D