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  • That Singapore track

    Is it just me or does it seem like they are racing at an indoor Kart track thru some sections?

    I like most of the track but at times it seems like they are racing indoors

    Must be the lighting

    That combo that Hamilton is b*tching about is truly awful

    Would taking all the curbing out of there really make things worse?
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  • #2
    Maybe some board track banking
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    • #3
      Nice finish!

      Shades of Simona there for a second.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by KevMcNJ View Post
        That combo that Hamilton is b*tching about is truly awful.
        They had to make the curbs high so no one could hop them, and combined with having so many slow turns bunched together, well...... pretty sucky. The rest of the circuit seemed pretty decent, but I don't know why they have to make the fastest road racing cars in the world slow to such a painful crawl.

        Really, how exciting is slow racing? I think everyone agrees that it's much better to watch theym fly through Eau Rouge, or the parabolica . You don't see a lot of gushing about La Source and Monza's ridiculous first chicane.

        Wow! What an incredibly daunting and challenging hairpin!

        Street racing is obviously going to be slower, but why make it so much worse than it has to be? If they took that complex out, or at least opened it up a bit, you might have a decent section. As it is, all it takes is one section like that to ruin the flow of the whole circuit. Drivers don't enjoy that sort of thing, and since it's their butts in the bucket, I think circuits should be tailored so the drivers can enjoy them.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Doc Austin View Post
          They had to make the curbs high so no one could hop them, and combined with having so many slow turns bunched together, well...... pretty sucky. The rest of the circuit seemed pretty decent, but I don't know why they have to make the fastest road racing cars in the world slow to such a painful crawl.

          Really, how exciting is slow racing? I think everyone agrees that it's much better to watch theym fly through Eau Rouge, or the parabolica . You don't see a lot of gushing about La Source and Monza's ridiculous first chicane.

          Wow! What an incredibly daunting and challenging hairpin!

          Street racing is obviously going to be slower, but why make it so much worse than it has to be? If they took that complex out, or at least opened it up a bit, you might have a decent section. As it is, all it takes is one section like that to ru10in the flow of the whole circuit. Drivers don't enjoy that sort of thing, and since it's their butts in the bucket, I think circuits should be tailored so the drivers can enjoy them.
          I agree with much of what you say. Even so, that was a pretty good show they put on today.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by CARTer View Post
            I agree with much of what you say. Even so, that was a pretty good show they put on today.
            Very enjoyable, but I think if they opened that section up it would be better for overtaking.
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            • #7
              The Jewel in the Crown

              Did anyone catch the comment at the beginning of the Speed broadcast? It was mentioned that Bernie called Singapore "the jewel in the crown of Formula One". Really?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Tommy Milton View Post
                Did anyone catch the comment at the beginning of the Speed broadcast? It was mentioned that Bernie called Singapore "the jewel in the crown of Formula One". Really?
                He must mean they have really deep pockets.
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                • #9
                  Shades of Simona there for a second.
                  No, that was all driver's fault. Despite having plenty of warning from the crew regarding the, uh, engine failure and plenty of time, Heikki Kovalainen simply drove past pit entry and onto the front straight and stopped in an area away from track marshalls and with extremely limited access to the track. In fact, it appeared as he intentionally did not go into the pits.

                  A smart marshall passed a fire extinguisher through the mesh of the fence to Heikki.

                  I like most of the track but at times it seems like they are racing indoors
                  Yeah, it's the lights; unlike the Muscos used at ovals the lights are much more tightly focused on the track iteself. It actually does look similar on ovals at night, but on a larger scale as the tracks are generally wider and there's more area illuminated due to the lights inside the tracks facing upwards toward the banking. At Singapore, all the lights are facing downward.
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                  • #10
                    Heikki said he didn't want to take a burning car down the pit lane, especially so close to the end of the race when there might be lots of people around. He was looking for a marshall.

                    Actually he should have gone down pit lane, as there would have been plenty of fire equipment around.

                    Still, it was pretty bad ass watching him extinguish his own car.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Coyote View Post
                      He must mean they have really deep pockets.
                      That!

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