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F1: US Grand Prix

Thu Jun 29, 2006 2:04 am

There was a thread about the USGP tracks a few weeks back, as well as Teds' absolute love for Tony George  , but now it's race time!

Are the McLaren's back?
Will Ralf punt it into turn 13 again?
What about next yr? Will this be the last USGP for some yrs? Will the race move to LAS?
Will the "hometown hero" Scott (no)Speed score anypoints?
Seeing as how a huge chunk of the fans are foreign based, esp. from S. America, will World Cup play have some negative impacts on the crowds?

Who's on fresh engines this weekend?

All to play for! May Alonso have another turn 1 shunt and Kimi take it! Better yet, GO JPM!

[Edited 2006-06-28 19:05:02]
 
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RE: F1: US Grand Prix

Thu Jun 29, 2006 2:12 am

Quoting Nosedive (Thread starter):
Are the McLaren's back?

Are they even bothering to turn up?  duck 

Its certainly going to be an interesting race, not least because of last years mess...
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RE: F1: US Grand Prix

Thu Jun 29, 2006 2:15 am

Quoting Nosedive (Thread starter):
Are the McLaren's back?
Will Ralf punt it into turn 13 again?
What about next yr? Will this be the last USGP for some yrs? Will the race move to LAS?
Will the "hometown hero" Scott (no)Speed score anypoints?
Seeing as how a huge chunk of the fans are foreign based, esp. from S. America, will World Cup play have some negative impacts on the crowds?

Who's on fresh engines this weekend?

More important than that, will the Michelin tyres last more than 10 laps?
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RE: F1: US Grand Prix

Thu Jun 29, 2006 8:05 am

Quoting Nosedive (Thread starter):
Are the McLaren's back?

No  sad 

Quoting Nosedive (Thread starter):
Will Ralf punt it into turn 13 again?

Yes.

Quoting Nosedive (Thread starter):
What about next yr? Will this be the last USGP for some yrs?

No.

Quoting Nosedive (Thread starter):
Will the race move to LAS?

No.

Quoting Nosedive (Thread starter):
Will the "hometown hero" Scott (no)Speed score anypoints?

Only if the Bridgestone Runners pull out. Even then there will be enough Michelin cars to keep him out of the points.

Quoting Nosedive (Thread starter):
Seeing as how a huge chunk of the fans are foreign based, esp. from S. America, will World Cup play have some negative impacts on the crowds?

Michelin did the hard yards last year. FIFA will just hammer the final nail.

Quoting Kaddyuk (Reply 1):
Are they even bothering to turn up?

The team are. Kimi will be off playing in his new "singing bonus" and JPM will turn up on the sniff for a new contract, but fail to prove why.
 
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RE: F1: US Grand Prix

Sun Jul 02, 2006 11:10 am

Bump

Great day at the track today.... save that damn red car on pole. Some interesting articles in today's Indy Star newspaper. The newspaper, as I read it, are saying Kimi has to go to Ferrari?! The Indy Star also quoted one of the co-owners for STR's desire to have Scott Speed back for next yr. Hell, he's starting 13th! Go Speed!
 
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RE: F1: US Grand Prix

Sun Jul 02, 2006 11:23 am

Damn it why didn't you start this thread earlier!?!?!?! With all the football and tennis on I never realised it was the US grandprix until I looked on ITV website and saw to my horror that Qualifying had already taken place!!! I didn't think it was on until next week! Doh!!!

Anyhow...

Those Ferraris are obviously going to take the top two podium steps unless Massa wants to try and over take Shumacher taking out both of them. Unless that happens, the main fight will be for the third step of the podium, and hopefully maybe for once, Barrichello will be up there...considering he got all that extra race experience last year when only he and 5 other guys took part in the US grandprix..and I was sad enough to watch the whole race  Smile Big grin  Smile Big grin  Smile

Quoting Bill142 (Reply 3):
Will Ralf punt it into turn 13 again?

Yes.

 rotfl  third time lucky maybe

Quoting Bill142 (Reply 3):
Michelin did the hard yards last year. FIFA will just hammer the final nail.

Actually they were saying today that there was a great turn out so the US grand prix is still right up there!
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RE: F1: US Grand Prix

Sun Jul 02, 2006 11:34 am

I want to see a fast, competitive and clean race with no conterversies, no injuries and some passing. Probably will be Alanso, Schumi, Kimi podium finish. Of course the best would be a photo close finish by those three. I hope the race and attendance is good to so to keep it at Indy.
 
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RE: F1: US Grand Prix

Sun Jul 02, 2006 12:08 pm

Quoting Legoguy (Reply 5):
Damn it why didn't you start this thread earlier!?!?!?!



Quoting Nosedive (Thread starter):
Posted Wed Jun 28 2006 19:04:26 UTC+2 and read 96 times:

 Wink

Quoting LTBEWR (Reply 6):
I hope the race and attendance is good to so to keep it at Indy.

It should be, if qualy was any indication of how this race weekend will be, then bring it on! Walking around the track today, a lot of people expressed my semtiment. "There seems to be a lot more people here this yr." Did you see Stand J around Turn 1 of the F1 course? Shitload of people right there. You wouldn't see anyone around a lot of the grandstands just past the S/F line, roped off for spectators for the day. Why? Got me!

Quoting LTBEWR (Reply 6):
I want to see a fast, competitive and clean race with no conterversies, no injuries and some passing. Probably will be Alanso, Schumi, Kimi podium finish.

Ferrari is kicking ass and taking names so far this weekend  Sad We'll see if FA has an ace up his sleeve. McLaren, COME ON AND GIVE US ALL SOME HOPE! And how 'bout homeboy Scott (foundsome)Speed?! Not too bad for a warmed over Minardi!
 
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RE: F1: US Grand Prix

Sun Jul 02, 2006 2:15 pm

The Qualifying pace of the Michelins was slow. Hopefully the race pace of the tyre is much better. Ron Dennis has said that the McLarens are going to be heavy so expect them to pit late. I think the Ferrari's might be a bit lighter then the rest of the Michelin guys.
 
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RE: F1: US Grand Prix

Sun Jul 02, 2006 7:56 pm

Quoting Nosedive (Reply 7):
Quoting Legoguy (Reply 5):
Damn it why didn't you start this thread earlier!?!?!?!



Quoting Nosedive (Thread starter):
Posted Wed Jun 28 2006 19:04:26 UTC+2 and read 96 times:


Doh!
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RE: F1: US Grand Prix

Sun Jul 02, 2006 8:41 pm

Come On Schum and Ferrari!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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RE: F1: US Grand Prix

Sun Jul 02, 2006 9:28 pm

Go Schumi Gooooo !!!!!
 
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RE: F1: US Grand Prix

Sun Jul 02, 2006 11:51 pm

Quoting AirbusA346 (Reply 10):
Come On Schum and Ferrari!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



I can't help it to notice that that's a stock car  Smile

Anyway, shame on ESPN to think that Women's golf is more interesting than F1....

GO MCLAREN...!!
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RE: F1: US Grand Prix

Mon Jul 03, 2006 3:50 am

Quoting Boeinglover24 (Reply 12):
GO MCLAREN...!!

 cry 
Montoya !! Aghh
God damn it. What a race.

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RE: F1: US Grand Prix

Mon Jul 03, 2006 4:01 am

SCHUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUMIIIIIIIIIIIII

What a nice coincidence to hear the German and Italian anthem for the winning team!
 
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RE: F1: US Grand Prix

Mon Jul 03, 2006 7:20 am

Quoting BA757 (Reply 13):
Montoya !! Aghh
God damn it. What a race.

hehehe unlucky Montoya. Looks like he's getting the blame for the pile up at the start. Hope he remains in F1 next year though. Again, Villeneuve was unlucky, as to was Button, Webber, etc etc

And damn those Ferrari's. Next stop, France, home turf of Renault and Michellin Big grin
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RE: F1: US Grand Prix

Mon Jul 03, 2006 7:48 am

Silly Montoya. Which of the bmw's was it that rolled? I only saw a small bit of footage on the news this morning.
 
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RE: F1: US Grand Prix

Mon Jul 03, 2006 8:15 am

Quoting Bill142 (Reply 16):
Which of the bmw's was it that rolled? I only saw a small bit of footage on the news this morning.

Heidfeld, although the remaining BMW retired later in the race with an engine failure
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RE: F1: US Grand Prix

Mon Jul 03, 2006 8:31 am

Finally a good weekend for Ferrari  Smile
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RE: F1: US Grand Prix

Mon Jul 03, 2006 6:17 pm

THE BOSS IS BACK Big grin
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RE: F1: US Grand Prix

Mon Jul 03, 2006 6:46 pm

Quoting LTBEWR (Reply 6):
some passing.

Passing? Didn't you know that is illegal in F1?
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RE: F1: US Grand Prix

Mon Jul 03, 2006 6:49 pm

Quoting N1120A (Reply 20):
Didn't you know that is illegal in F1?

Unless its done via strategy in the pits
 
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RE: F1: US Grand Prix

Mon Jul 03, 2006 7:21 pm

Looks like quite a lot of seats are empty over turn 13.
 
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RE: F1: US Grand Prix

Mon Jul 03, 2006 11:27 pm

Quoting LTBEWR (Reply 6):
I want to see a fast, competitive and clean race

Lets review that, shall we.  Wink

Quoting TheSunseeker (Reply 19):
THE BOSS IS BACK

Who could know that Bruce Springsteen were in to F1!?

I think Michelin screwed up (again) as they only brought 1 soft and 1 hard tire to this event.

I hope I will never have Montoya behind me cause if he drive just as bad in a normal car as in a F1.......go figure.

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RE: F1: US Grand Prix

Tue Jul 04, 2006 1:12 am

Quoting Senliture (Reply 22):
Looks like quite a lot of seats are empty over turn 13.

They looked full to me when I was there yest. Are you sure you're not talking about the "short-chute" b/w turns 1 & 2 of the oval- turns 12- 13? If you are, they don't sell those b/c those seats suck for the roadcourse. Attendance is expected to be around/over 130,000... more than last yr. The mood at the race was clear, keep the USGP!
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[Edited 2006-07-03 18:33:29]
 
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RE: F1: US Grand Prix

Tue Jul 04, 2006 2:26 am

Nice race by Schumacher!

Good to see a race again, but I'm glad I didn't go. I made that pledge after the tire debacle last year. Big grin

For those who haven't seen it yet, the Pixar movie "Cars" has a cameo by Schumacher...it's a riot!
 
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RE: F1: US Grand Prix

Tue Jul 04, 2006 12:53 pm

Quoting Nosedive (Reply 24):
Are you sure you're not talking about the "short-chute" b/w turns 1 & 2 of the oval- turns 12- 13?

Yes I am talking about those seats. But why are they bad for roadcourse?
 
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RE: F1: US Grand Prix

Thu Jul 06, 2006 5:33 am

Quoting Boeinglover24 (Reply 12):
Anyway, shame on ESPN to think that Women's golf is more interesting than F1....

- What does ESPN have to do with anything? News Corp has (had) the television rights to the USGP in the U.S.  confused 

Quoting Senliture (Reply 22):
Looks like quite a lot of seats are empty over turn 13.

- I was in Stand E and it was pretty full.  crowded 

Quoting Nosedive (Reply 24):
The mood at the race was clear, keep the USGP!

- I would agree, but you're talking about Bernie here! And Tony (George) has a lot on his plate the next few weeks (with the IRL and IMS changing back over to the oval for NASCAR coming to town). I REALLY hope F-1 returns to Indy. And I am one who believes The U.S. is big enough to have two Formula One races a year.  yes  Say, one at Vegas and one at Indy!  thumbsup 

Quoting Senliture (Reply 26):
Yes I am talking about those seats. But why are they bad for roadcourse?

- They are bad for the road course. I sat there the first year and in Stand E ever since. Those stands between turns 12 and 13 all you can see are the cars coming on the main track and then into turn 13. You can not see the pits.  thumbsdown  The only good thing about those stands is that there is a jumbo-tron across the track.

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RE: F1: US Grand Prix

Thu Jul 06, 2006 8:31 am

Quoting Tiger119 (Reply 27):
Those stands between turns 12 and 13 all you can see are the cars coming on the main track and then into turn 13. You can not see the pits.    The only good thing about those stands is that there is a jumbo-tron across the track.

Pretty much, but Tower Terrace, the seats on the right hand side of the USGP frontstrech after the start-finish line, have got to be worse. You see the cars when they rejoin the Indy500 pit road and for about 3 seconds on front strait. The best seats for the USGP are in Stand J; you can see, provided you sit closer to turn 4 of the oval, Turn 13, the front strait (save for about the final 3 seconds, as the cars get obscured by the fencing) and 1st half dozen turns. Plus there's a jumbotron at that location. Paddock Penthouse seats aren't too bad, as you have the standing start and the pits in front of you.
 
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RE: F1: US Grand Prix

Thu Jul 06, 2006 4:03 pm

Quoting Tiger119 (Reply 27):
The only good thing about those stands is that there is a jumbo-tron across the track.

What the hell is a Jumbo-Tron?

I am seriously considering a trip to the USGP next year (If we have one), then I can combine it with a few days in Chicago.
So the recommended stand is J...are the tickets allocated seating or is it a free for all?

Adam
 
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RE: F1: US Grand Prix

Fri Jul 07, 2006 2:23 am

Quoting BA757 (Reply 29):
What the hell is a Jumbo-Tron?

A giant TV screen that usually shows the live feed at a sporting event. You know, the thing that shows you the replay JPM and Kimi bumping into one another  Sad

Quoting BA757 (Reply 29):
So the recommended stand is J...are the tickets allocated seating or is it a free for all?

Allocated on race day only. On Fri and Sat I sat in J, up high around section 27. Sunday I sat in Paddock Penthouse. Bring a shitload of water b/c those uncovered seats in stand J get hot! Paddock Penthouse is covered, however. Also recommended is a scanner with headphones, as you can listen to SpeedTV's, ITV's BBC's, etc race coverage as well as the communication b/w drivers and teams. Seats for Stand J run about $110 for race day and Paddock Penthouse seats, usually the most expensive seats, are $150. A Friday/Saturday pass, general admission...sit where you want, is $25. For the support events on Friday and Saturday, I'd put that general admission pass to work and scope out the seats by Turn 8 and by the "Mickey Mouse" corners. Also, if you want cheaper merch, always go outside to the track vendors on Georgetown Rd or Crawfordsville Rd. Always some cool shit out there, including the 1st DVDs of Grand Prix
 
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RE: F1: US Grand Prix

Fri Jul 07, 2006 6:42 am

Quoting Nosedive (Reply 28):
The best seats for the USGP are in Stand J;

- Are those seats covered by an overhang or are you in the sun all day?  hot 

Quoting BA757 (Reply 29):
What the hell is a Jumbo-Tron?

- They are large ( AND I MEAN VERY LARGE ) television screens that show the action on the track. Probably 10 feet by 10 feet in size, if not larger  thumbsup 

Quoting BA757 (Reply 29):
..are the tickets allocated seating or is it a free for all?

- If the FIA puts Indy on the schedule for 2007, you have to order your tickets through the IMS ticket office

http://www.brickyard.com/

http://imstix.brickyard.com/inettix/OnlineTicketing.aspx

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RE: F1: US Grand Prix

Fri Jul 07, 2006 7:09 am

Quoting Nosedive (Reply 30):



Quoting Tiger119 (Reply 31):

Thanks guys!

Quoting Tiger119 (Reply 31):
They are large ( AND I MEAN VERY LARGE ) television screens that show the action on the track

Why can't you just call them TV's! One of them in Monaco was huge!

Quoting Tiger119 (Reply 31):
If the FIA puts Indy on the schedule for 2007, you have to order your tickets through the IMS ticket office

Does it have to be direct from them? Can you not buy them from other vendors also?

Adam
 
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RE: F1: US Grand Prix

Fri Jul 07, 2006 8:34 am

Quoting BA757 (Reply 32):
Does it have to be direct from them? Can you not buy them from other vendors also?

Other vendors should have then, but then you're prolly paying middle man fees. And you can always scalp a ticket  

Quoting Tiger119 (Reply 31):
Are those seats covered by an overhang or are you in the sun all day?

Nope! Have fun in the sun!

[Edited 2006-07-07 01:35:51]
 
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RE: F1: US Grand Prix

Fri Jul 07, 2006 9:44 am

Quoting BA757 (Reply 32):
Does it have to be direct from them? Can you not buy them from other vendors also?

- As said, it is cheaper to buy from either the box office or from someone off the street during the weekend. Also, checkout their website to see what stands are where. IMS is huge.

Quoting Nosedive (Reply 33):
Nope! Have fun in the sun!

- If I was to upgrade, I would have to get out my "SPF7000" sunscreen!  wink 

David

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RE: F1: US Grand Prix

Fri Jul 07, 2006 4:19 pm

Thanks guys.

The USGP is probably one of the cheapest races of the season to go to, even in if you factor in a flight across the pond.

I am seriously considering this for next year, USGP meet anyone?

Adam
 
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RE: F1: US Grand Prix

Sat Jul 08, 2006 8:49 am

Quoting BA757 (Reply 35):
I am seriously considering this for next year, USGP meet anyone

- Count me in  thumbsup 

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