Why the fake sea at Portier?

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Why the fake sea at Portier?

Post by DiogoBrand » Tue May 29, 2018 3:16 pm

I know this is a year old, but only now I've noticed this. Since last year they put a barrier with a picture of the sea on the outside of Portier before the tunnel. Why is that lame thing there?
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They do a pretty good job of not showing this on camera, since during the race they pretty much just show this corner from the outside, but from the qualifying onboards it's visible that it's there since last year, yet it wasn't there for 2016.

2018: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbrKA6IwgcM
2017: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mO6HyNj8Owk
2016: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vj8c0HCceWY

So why is that crap there?

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Re: Why the fake sea at Portier?

Post by TEHNOS » Tue May 29, 2018 3:42 pm

Because they started building this

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Re: Why the fake sea at Portier?

Post by marmer » Tue May 29, 2018 4:49 pm

could use that to make the track longer

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Re: Why the fake sea at Portier?

Post by DiogoBrand » Tue May 29, 2018 5:08 pm

TEHNOS wrote:
Tue May 29, 2018 3:42 pm
Because they started building this

http://shrani.si/f/F/gJ/4fvhwAyq/2903large.jpg
So we can expect this to not be there when the island is complete? When is it expected to be finished?

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Re: Why the fake sea at Portier?

Post by Monster Hesh » Tue May 29, 2018 5:20 pm

From other angles, there was no construction sight. Must still be building up the island still.

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Re: Why the fake sea at Portier?

Post by TEHNOS » Tue May 29, 2018 6:11 pm

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Re: Why the fake sea at Portier?

Post by strad » Tue May 29, 2018 7:00 pm

Laughing at myself. :oops:
Never even noticed the mural.
I did hear they were expanding and building more area.
I was just commenting a couple of weeks ago how Monaco had changed and become even more crowded because they have allowed building that was previously not allowed.
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Re: Why the fake sea at Portier?

Post by DiogoBrand » Tue May 29, 2018 7:23 pm

strad wrote:
Tue May 29, 2018 7:00 pm
Laughing at myself. :oops:
Never even noticed the mural.
I did hear they were expanding and building more area.
I was just commenting a couple of weeks ago how Monaco had changed and become even more crowded because they have allowed building that was previously not allowed.
I just noticed it from this video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0KRsCX_5A4

But to be honest it's not easy to notice, they barely show it during the race, and if the sky is right it will blend in quite well.

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Re: Why the fake sea at Portier?

Post by Gaz. » Wed May 30, 2018 1:48 pm

DiogoBrand wrote:
Tue May 29, 2018 3:16 pm
I know this is a year old, but only now I've noticed this. Since last year they put a barrier with a picture of the sea on the outside of Portier before the tunnel. Why is that lame thing there?
https://www.formula1.com/content/fom-we ... 6.high.jpg

They do a pretty good job of not showing this on camera, since during the race they pretty much just show this corner from the outside, but from the qualifying onboards it's visible that it's there since last year, yet it wasn't there for 2016.

2018: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbrKA6IwgcM
2017: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mO6HyNj8Owk
2016: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vj8c0HCceWY

So why is that crap there?
That crap can't be that lame if it took you a year to notice it.
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Re: Why the fake sea at Portier?

Post by TAG » Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:12 pm

That's a long way to go to make overtaking easier! :mrgreen:
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Re: Why the fake sea at Portier?

Post by McMrocks » Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:45 pm

Gaz. wrote:
Wed May 30, 2018 1:48 pm
DiogoBrand wrote:
Tue May 29, 2018 3:16 pm
I know this is a year old, but only now I've noticed this. Since last year they put a barrier with a picture of the sea on the outside of Portier before the tunnel. Why is that lame thing there?
https://www.formula1.com/content/fom-we ... 6.high.jpg

They do a pretty good job of not showing this on camera, since during the race they pretty much just show this corner from the outside, but from the qualifying onboards it's visible that it's there since last year, yet it wasn't there for 2016.

2018: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbrKA6IwgcM
2017: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mO6HyNj8Owk
2016: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vj8c0HCceWY

So why is that crap there?
That crap can't be that lame if it took you a year to notice it.
Are you head of fake picture management of Monaco or why that offensive comment?

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Re: Why the fake sea at Portier?

Post by NathanOlder » Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:04 pm

Don't think it was offensive ? I thought he was just saying, cant be that bad if you didnt notice last year.
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Re: Why the fake sea at Portier?

Post by ESPImperium » Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:06 pm

The final design of the land reclamation hasn't yet been finalised as there is still a long lasting rumour that the F1 pits will move to this location, into a paddock area that will be something akin to Baku, but tighter. The reason for this is to give a 800m long straight that will give a good overtaking opportunity, and will extend the length of the track from 3.340m to around 4.600 to 4.850km, and mean the race will be 63 or 66 laps in length. It would also mean that the track would see the cars come down from Lowes down to Mirabeau then turn left then sharp right into the new section, and the turn into the tunnel would see the cars rejoin from the new section via a left hander and not the present right hander.

The idea of this would also mean that the teams would then have their motorhomes behind the paddock area and such.

Monaco will decide the final plans in the next 6 months i have read.

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Re: Why the fake sea at Portier?

Post by Gaz. » Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:11 pm

McMrocks wrote:
Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:45 pm
Gaz. wrote:
Wed May 30, 2018 1:48 pm
DiogoBrand wrote:
Tue May 29, 2018 3:16 pm
I know this is a year old, but only now I've noticed this. Since last year they put a barrier with a picture of the sea on the outside of Portier before the tunnel. Why is that lame thing there?
https://www.formula1.com/content/fom-we ... 6.high.jpg

They do a pretty good job of not showing this on camera, since during the race they pretty much just show this corner from the outside, but from the qualifying onboards it's visible that it's there since last year, yet it wasn't there for 2016.

2018: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbrKA6IwgcM
2017: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mO6HyNj8Owk
2016: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vj8c0HCceWY

So why is that crap there?
That crap can't be that lame if it took you a year to notice it.
Are you head of fake picture management of Monaco or why that offensive comment?
I used his own words.
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