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      08-24-2020, 03:25 PM   #23
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Man that must've been a great experience. Remember the 2010 GP? There bus stop chicane mess?
Mate .Francorchamps is 40 minutes from my home ..
Yeah , I still remember the crazy situation of 2010 .

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Mate .Francorchamps is 40 minutes from my home ..
Yeah , I still remember the crazy situation of 2010 .

is it a surprise Lewis wins a wet race mate?

i remember this race one of the first races i remember clearly before that its a bit blurry since i was pretty small..

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Mate .Francorchamps is 40 minutes from my home ..
Yeah , I still remember the crazy situation of 2010 .

My MBeigium friend -
OMG!!!! You live just 40 min from Spa....this is incredible!!!! Perhaps a silly question - have you attended the F1 races??

Tell us what it's like!! Where do you sit??

What's your favorite section of track??

What's your favorite turn??

Have you stood at the top of Eau Rouge and watched the terrifying speed??

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Mate .Francorchamps is 40 minutes from my home ..
Yeah , I still remember the crazy situation of 2010 .

I want to move to Europe. The closest circuits to me are Daytona and Sebring. No F1 circuits.
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and bonus.. i was expecting more excitement actually..

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Eau Rouge is the F1 Roller Coaster !



A magical circuit!
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Best circuit in the world.
In the days of the V10 or V8s, when you walked up to the stands, you could hear the cars getting started and blasting towards the starting grid.
The scream of those engines thundering through the hills was terrifying.
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I want to move to Europe. The closest circuits to me are Daytona and Sebring. No F1 circuits.
And what our Belgian M friend didn't tell you; the Nordschleife is only 60 min. drive away as well
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And what our Belgian M friend didn't tell you; the Nordschleife is only 60 min. drive away as well
As far as I know there are no track days at Daytona. I once went to a track day at Sebring and left with a flat tire and a broken wheel. That track has pot holes the size of a car. If you watch how the LMP1 cars were bouncing on the "resurfaced" track you can get an idea about how shitty it was before.
The dream is to drive on Nordschleife and Spa and our Belgian friends has both in his backyard 😂
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The dream is to drive on Nordschleife and Spa and our Belgian friends has both in his backyard ��
Remember to be careful

Skip to 12:48....crazy stuff

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6:00 she went off from the car like she came to Starbucks..
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My MBeigium friend -
OMG!!!! You live just 40 min from Spa....this is incredible!!!! Perhaps a silly question - have you attended the F1 races??

Tell us what it's like!! Where do you sit??

What's your favorite section of track??

What's your favorite turn??

Have you stood at the top of Eau Rouge and watched the terrifying speed??

Well my friend ...Let me tell you : (long story in short)

Let me say , I tried it once . And never ever again !
For 3 + hours I was stuck in a traffic jam on the highway , because an accident had happened a few miles in front of me .
That day thousands of people missed the race , and I was one of them ..People ran out of fuel on the highway , and stranded on the highway .
That day I drove 7 hours back and forth and I never saw the race ..
But every year in summer I drive 2-3 times through the Belgian Ardennes , and Francorchamps is always part of it .
In the evening I always pull over at a fancy restaurant , but this summer no way my friend as you know about the damn virus and the heat waves !
I drove with my car over Eau Rouge , and at high speed I felt the downforce !
Of course big b@lls are required
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      08-25-2020, 11:32 AM   #35
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I want to move to Europe. The closest circuits to me are Daytona and Sebring. No F1 circuits.
Mate In Europe everything is crazy expensive , the taxes are insane ! You would return to the US in no time .
The US is 40% cheaper . In the US your life is fine

"God bless America"
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Well my friend ...Let me tell you : (long story in short)

Let me say , I tried it once . And never ever again !
For 3 + hours I was stuck in a traffic jam on the highway , because an accident had happened a few miles in front of me .
The traffic jams are horrible. The last time I went to see te race we almost missed the start. There was a huge gridlock on the (only) motorway and my buddy and I decided to hit the emergency lane to skip the queue. We literally ditched the car just somewhere and ran to the stands. Just in time for the parade lap.
After the race it got worse. 100.000 visitors trying to get home (mostly Germans en Dutch visitors) via a 2 lane motorway. It took us 8 hours to get back to Amsterdam (a regular 3 hour drive).
I imagine these days, with the orange army supporting Max it will only be much worse.
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^ Great quick vid of last year's race,only downside is Croft's intolerable high pitched commentating I'm not with sky for this reason.
The latest from "Flavio Briatore" :

Flavio Briatore rushed to hospital in 'serious' condition with coronavirus !
Among those affected were the Italian businessman, who Billionaire club in Porto Cervo emerged as a hotspot with about 60 staff members testing positive !

Usain Bolt in the hospital , confirmed to have COVID-19 !
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The traffic jams are horrible. The last time I went to see te race we almost missed the start. There was a huge gridlock on the (only) motorway and my buddy and I decided to hit the emergency lane to skip the queue. We literally ditched the car just somewhere and ran to the stands. Just in time for the parade lap.
After the race it got worse. 100.000 visitors trying to get home (mostly Germans en Dutch visitors) via a 2 lane motorway. It took us 8 hours to get back to Amsterdam (a regular 3 hour drive).
I imagine these days, with the orange army supporting Max it will only be much worse.
Mate .Our big screen is our friend !
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6:00 she went off from the car like she came to Starbucks..
Thank God . "She" is not totaled !
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Mate In Europe everything is crazy expensive , the taxes are insane ! You would return to the US in no time .
The US is 40% cheaper . In the US your life is fine

"God bless America"
Hahahah I'm not going to comment on that 😂 there's a separate forum for politics 😂
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Most of the accidents there are caused by too much entry speed into the corner as demonstrated by the white A class who seemed to press the throttle more instead of brake pedal
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Hahahah I'm not going to comment on that 😂 there's a separate forum for politics 😂
Mate listen : In Belgium a loan is required to fill our ///M's fuel tank !
I don't see that as politics . That's being robbed !
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Welcome to Belgium (Spa-Francorchamps)

As you can see , the weather forecast for Friday , Saturday and Sunday is "Rain" ...
Hopefully It's not too dangerous , let us hope for a race without accidents ..
In light of the party mode still allowed for use at Spa,the 80% chance of light rain predicted for race day would appear to work against Merc together with the lower temps.
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In light of the party mode still allowed for use at Spa,the 80% chance of light rain predicted for race day would appear to work against Merc together with the lower temps.
Indeed my friend . It's for sure MAX makes a good chance in the rain , it's there where the real driver skills will shine .
Anyways Francorchamps is always a very special race ..as we know Eau Rouge is dangerous .

Just saw the 2020 F1 calendar is now complete
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