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      10-17-2021, 10:49 AM   #1
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Arrow F1: Us GP '21

after a year break F1 goes back to COTA..
probably we will hear such radio calls from teams for staying off the curbs again..

race from 2019.. from an era without covid..



here is the program for the weekend..


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and can a mod fix the title as "F1: US GP '21" please? all capitals.. cause it doesnt let me weirdly.. thank you..
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'Work underway at COTA after complaints about bumps => https://racingnews365.com/work-under...ts-about-bumps
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Watching the highlights in some strange ways makes me miss 2019…
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My company works with haas quite extensively as such they have invited me out to cota a next weekend with their haas experience club. All expenses paid.

Looking forward to the race this year!
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The track is smoother than what it was in '19. Wish they would have done a full repave but they got most of the major problem areas fixed with the partial. Hopefully some grinding will help fix some of the other areas that weren't addressed. Another problem now that the partial repave created though was varying grip levels between the old and new asphalt sections. Definitely changes in grip at the transitions - especially apparent in the wet. Some of the Moto GP guys were touching on this as well.

COTA is always going to have an issue with bumps - it is built on some of the absolute worst ground that you could have to sustain a smooth surface. Despite the massive amount of dirtwork they did originally building the track it's still at the mercy of how much the ground shrinks & swells out there. There is only so much you can do with the natural ground they built off of - eventually bumps will make their way to the surface.

Also going to be interesting to see how much grip the track has at the start of the weekend. Had some big rains (again) last week - likely going to be starting off with a pretty green track.

And it's looking like it might be on the warmer side this year - mid 80's. Advantage RB maybe?


Absolutely love USGP weekend every year. Take my kids on Friday to watch practice and then me and the wife spend the rest of the weekend there. Have a turn 13 suite - can see 12 through 15 out the front and the S's out the back. Austin is a great town to visit too.

Safe travels to all coming in this weekend!
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My company works with haas quite extensively as such they have invited me out to cota a next weekend with their haas experience club. All expenses paid.

Looking forward to the race this year!
Nice. I'll be there. With the peasants on the lawn.
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They should remove the Warp-Speed ASAP !

And the fridge in the plenum as well !

Please help me , because I can't help it that I have to ...

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On the other hand : I wouldn't believe a single word from the Wolf's BlitzKrieg !
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My company works with haas quite extensively as such they have invited me out to cota a next weekend with their haas experience club. All expenses paid.

Looking forward to the race this year!
Care to put a pic up of the invite and ticket.

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Care to put a pic up of the invite and ticket.

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Daniel Ricciardo interview coming up soon on Monday Night Football (ESPN).
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Daniel Ricciardo interview coming up soon on Monday Night Football (ESPN).
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Who knew? RIC is a Buffalo Bills fan and good friend of QB Josh Allen.

Allen to do a beer shoey with Super Bowl win.

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How NFL defensive star, JJ Watt, became a Formula 1 fan.
"I'm deep," Watt told ESPN. "I'm deep in it. I love it."
Reading the article, it's obvious he knows the sport.
https://www.espn.com/f1/story/_/id/3...e-f1-super-fan
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Still waiting on coherent answers from FIA with regards to the abnormal power boost on the Mercs with Wolf still claiming there were no upgrades and it's all in understanding the car..being in mid October now. Is he for real? in the meantime the tension builds for Austin.
https://www.gpblog.com/en/news/96634...-red-bull.html
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Briatore is back but not in Alpine Renault! He'll be running the entertainment side of things (what else) with the blessing of Dominecalli,it's important to have some characters back in F1, there are too many pale faces adorning the sport.
https://grandpx.news/briatore-set-fo...ication-clicks
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Briatore is back but not in Alpine Renault! He'll be running the entertainment side of things (what else) with the blessing of Dominecalli,it's important to have some characters back in F1, there are too many pale faces adorning the sport.
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Flavio Briatore didn't cheat any more than some of the current crews!!!! He just got caught...Hope he comes back...Wish it was to Ferrari to replace Binotto!!!
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Flavio Briatore didn't cheat any more than some of the current crews!!!! He just got caught...Hope he comes back...Wish it was to Ferrari to replace Binotto!!!
At least Flavio would be there all the time at the races than part time attendee Binotto.
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TECH TUESDAY: Is Mercedes' improved straight-line pace down to a power increase – or something else?

https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/a...zHts8Apdf.html
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Fact File: United States Grand Prix (Mercedes infopak)

• The design of several corners at the Circuit of the Americas was inspired by iconic turns from European tracks. These include Turns 3-6 (Maggots and Becketts at Silverstone), Turns 12-15 (Hockenheim’s stadium section) and Turns 16-18 (Istanbul Park’s Turn 8).

• Turns 16-18 were inspired by Turkey’s Turn 8, but how do they compare? Both sequences are around 570 metres in length, but it takes slightly longer to negotiate Austin’s section due to a slower entry speed. However, the cars are accelerating all the way through the corner, whereas at Turn 8, they maintain the same speed.

• COTA is tied with the Baku City Circuit for the fourth-most corners of any track on the 2021 F1 schedule, with 20 in total – split between eleven left-hand turns and nine right-handers.

• Because of the high number of corners and variety of corner speeds, it’s also one of the busiest laps on the F1 calendar for gear changes. Drivers change gear 56 times per lap.

• There are seven anti-clockwise tracks on the 2021 F1 schedule, one of which is COTA. The other six circuits are: Istanbul Park, Imola, Interlagos, Baku, Jeddah and Yas Marina.

• The drivers take the sequence from Turns 2 to 7 at an average speed of over 250kph, making this one of the most sensitive tracks in terms of downforce. This is why COTA sits at the higher end of the downforce spectrum.

• This means the drivers are continuously cornering above 250kph for over 800 metres, one of the longest stretches of cornering at this speed on the calendar. And the g-forces are building with each corner through this section of track.

• The braking zone for Turn 12 generates over 5G under braking, one of the biggest of the season - a driver weighing 70kg will be experiencing 350kg when they hit the brakes.

• The steep rise to Turn 1 is the biggest single corner elevation change of the season, with a 30m climb in just over 200m of track. This is half the height of the Leaning Tower of Pisa. For comparison, COTA’s Observation Tower measures in at 77m tall.

• COTA is renowned for being one of the bumpier tracks that F1 visits, due to subsidence and the bumps evolving with each season.

• It’s one of the better tracks for overtaking, due to the layout featuring several long straights followed by short, sharp, low-speed corners. It is also a circuit that allows drivers to take a few different lines through certain corners, to achieve the same lap time. This characteristic opens up opportunities and means you can drive out of the wake of the cars ahead but still follow closely to get the tow on the straight.

• A good example of a corner with multiple lines is Turn 15, which has a wide entry and narrower exit. So, the opportunity is there to make a pass, or set up a pass later in the lap. It’s also a corner with a ‘combined’ braking zone - turning and braking at the same time - which can cause lockups if pushing the limits of the tyre too much.
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I’ll be there this weekend and can’t wait! I’ve been every year (except last year, of course) and very excited that the championship is so close for a change. Weather should be nice (but unseasonably warm) all 3 days so welcome to Austin to all of you that will be here!
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One of my favourite tracks...always sees some great racing.
I'd lose most of the paint around the edge of the track...its just too much, else all good.
I can't believe they are letting the sleazy cheating scumbag Briatore anywhere near an F1 event again.
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