2018 United States Grand Prix - Austin, 19-21 October

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Re: 2018 United States Grand Prix - Austin, 19-21 October

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GrandAxe wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:21 pm
The McLaren drivers have gone wild on the softs.
Time to check things for 2019 so I understand why they have choosed those tyres.

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Final lap overtaking by Verstappen on Kimi... Legally! This time he makes it stick!

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WaikeCU wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:02 am
Final lap overtaking by Verstappen on Kimi... Legally! This time he makes it stick!
Let’s hope they have a consistent view on leaving the track this year instead of a bendy 1 that causes ‘cringe’ in the cool down room.

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Restomaniac wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:05 am
WaikeCU wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:02 am
Final lap overtaking by Verstappen on Kimi... Legally! This time he makes it stick!
Let’s hope they have a consistent view on leaving the track this year instead of a bendy 1 that causes ‘cringe’ in the cool down room.
Or Kimi to overtake Max in the exact same way and gets away with it! causing Max to crash into Kimi on the slow down lap just like Cole Trickle [-o< :lol:
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Re: 2018 United States Grand Prix - Austin, 19-21 October

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NathanOlder wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:13 am
Restomaniac wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:05 am
WaikeCU wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:02 am
Final lap overtaking by Verstappen on Kimi... Legally! This time he makes it stick!
Let’s hope they have a consistent view on leaving the track this year instead of a bendy 1 that causes ‘cringe’ in the cool down room.
Or Kimi to overtake Max in the exact same way and gets away with it! causing Max to crash into Kimi on the slow down lap just like Cole Trickle [-o< :lol:

I'll pay to see *that*.!

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NathanOlder wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:13 am
Restomaniac wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:05 am
WaikeCU wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:02 am
Final lap overtaking by Verstappen on Kimi... Legally! This time he makes it stick!
Let’s hope they have a consistent view on leaving the track this year instead of a bendy 1 that causes ‘cringe’ in the cool down room.
Or Kimi to overtake Max in the exact same way and gets away with it! causing Max to crash into Kimi on the slow down lap just like Cole Trickle [-o< :lol:
With Whiting afterwards approving it, saying it was only a single agressive move with no hesitation in it.
#AeroFrodo

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NathanOlder wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:13 am
Restomaniac wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:05 am
WaikeCU wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:02 am
Final lap overtaking by Verstappen on Kimi... Legally! This time he makes it stick!
Let’s hope they have a consistent view on leaving the track this year instead of a bendy 1 that causes ‘cringe’ in the cool down room.


Or Kimi to overtake Max in the exact same way and gets away with it! causing Max to crash into Kimi on the slow down lap just like Cole Trickle [-o< :lol:
Leaving Max with a 10 race ban, which causes headscratching for Red Bull :lol:

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Given that the championship could be likely sealed this weekend, I think some championship permutations are in order:

Hamilton is 5 times WDC if he increases the gap to Vettel by another 8 points.

This is achieved by...

  • ...winning COTA with Vettel 3rd or lower (net gain 10 points)
  • ...finishing 2nd, with Vettel 5th or lower (net gain 10 points)
  • ...finishing 3rd, with Vettel 7th or lower (net gain 9 points)
  • ...finishing 4th, with Vettel 8th or lower (net gain 8 points)
  • ...finishing 5th, with Vettel 9th or lower (net gain 8 points)
  • ...finishing 6th, Vettel 11th or lower (net gain 8>= points)

Any other outcome and Vettels championships hopes live on to see another race.
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Phil wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:08 pm
Given that the championship could be likely sealed this weekend, I think some championship permutations are in order:

Hamilton is 5 times WDC if he increases the gap to Vettel by another 8 points.

This is achieved by...

  • ...winning COTA with Vettel 3rd or lower (net gain 10 points)
  • ...finishing 2nd, with Vettel 5th or lower (net gain 10 points)
  • ...finishing 3rd, with Vettel 7th or lower (net gain 9 points)
  • ...finishing 4th, with Vettel 8th or lower (net gain 8 points)
  • ...finishing 5th, with Vettel 9th or lower (net gain 8 points)
  • ...finishing 6th, Vettel 11th or lower (net gain 8>= points)

Any other outcome and Vettels championships hopes live on to see another race.

This should be fun to watch. Especially on COTA. Great track.

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dans79 wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:52 pm
The high chance or rain and cold weather this weekended should make it interesting.

Fri - 69°/57° 40%
Sat - 69°/55° 60%
Sun - 68°/54° 40%
What about rainfall amounts? A 40% chance of rain and a cm of rain predicted for the day may mean very light or no rain falling on the circuit itself. The chance of rain in Japan was also high but the rainfall amount prediction was low. Thus not much rain fell on the circuit.
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I believe these are recent photos (this week). More rain still on tap before the weekend;

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There are some which show tunnel 2 almost full of water, but those are from 2015.

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godlameroso wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:18 pm
dans79 wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:52 pm
The high chance or rain and cold weather this weekended should make it interesting.

Fri - 69°/57° 40%
Sat - 69°/55° 60%
Sun - 68°/54° 40%
What about rainfall amounts? A 40% chance of rain and a cm of rain predicted for the day may mean very light or no rain falling on the circuit itself. The chance of rain in Japan was also high but the rainfall amount prediction was low. Thus not much rain fell on the circuit.
Predictions as of today.

https://www.wunderground.com/forecast/u ... alwx_10day

Friday - 0.34 in
Saturday - 0.33 in
Sunday - 0.07 in

Note that Thursday and Monday are both at 0.54 in.
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dans79 wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:25 pm
godlameroso wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:18 pm
dans79 wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:52 pm
The high chance or rain and cold weather this weekended should make it interesting.

Fri - 69°/57° 40%
Sat - 69°/55° 60%
Sun - 68°/54° 40%
What about rainfall amounts? A 40% chance of rain and a cm of rain predicted for the day may mean very light or no rain falling on the circuit itself. The chance of rain in Japan was also high but the rainfall amount prediction was low. Thus not much rain fell on the circuit.
Predictions as of today.

https://www.wunderground.com/forecast/u ... alwx_10day

Friday - 0.34 in
Saturday - 0.33 in
Sunday - 0.07 in

Note that Thursday and Monday are both at 0.54 in.
So this Thursday should be a good indication of what the next two days will be like.
Saishū kōnā

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Restomaniac wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:05 am
WaikeCU wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:02 am
Final lap overtaking by Verstappen on Kimi... Legally! This time he makes it stick!
Let’s hope they have a consistent view on leaving the track this year instead of a bendy 1 that causes ‘cringe’ in the cool down room.
It always bugs me that so many drivers leave the track in S1, I think it's T8 that so many drivers just go all 4 wheels off track to straighten it out. IIRC Ricciardo did it almost ever lap while following Bottas and, I think maybe it was Sainz they showed doing it loads.

IT makes a pretty big difference going into the backstraight to cut the corner and get better traction and basically a shallower turn onto the straight before it. So many cars clearly made the effort to stay on track and others took such a clearly illegal and faster line and it was completely ignored.