2012 Formula One United States Grand Prix

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  1. Endless-Wilso

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    Yeah i was gonna mention that , Vodafone and Verizon aren't related are they ?

    Vettel with a crazy 1:38.1 1.4 up on Ham :eek:
     
  2. hornet_burnout

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    1.38.1 for Vettel so far...
     
  3. F1 fan

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    Well that was a good ending to the session. :D
     
  4. David

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    I believe Vodafone owns 30 or 40% of Verizon. Have to hit google for specifics.
     
  5. RACECAR

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    I believe they are as Verizon wireless is a joint venture between Verizon communications and Vodafone.
     
  6. Peasantslayer

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    That's a big margin, I wonder if he can repeat that in P2. It's almost like he's went for pole in practice 1. :D
     
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    Track doesn't look too bad, turns 3-9 look like a lot of fun.

    Quite a few people having problems at turn 19 and running wide. I agree with Anthony Davidson about having some grass instead of tarmac runoff :yuck:.

    Also, not sure if it's just me but did anyone else notice how low the Red Bull front wings were at the end of the session when both Mark and Seb were in the pits ?
    I can't remember them being that low :dunce:.
     
  9. photonrider

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    A very complex and intriguing track, and I'm thrilled to see F1 back. Because this is a modern course and has no doubt borrowed from several other older world tracks, as well as benefited immensely from the latest technology, it is going to open up a whole bunch of new physics challenges in racing.
     
  10. R1600Turbo

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    Practice 2 is right now, correct?

    SPEED has a live stream with Mercedes here if anyone is interested. Says P2 starts at 2pm EST but hasn't started streaming yet though, hence my question above.
     
  11. CarolinaBlue704

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    It's not 2pm yet.
     
  12. R1600Turbo

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    Yeah got my time zones messed up again. Was counting back to PST when I should be counting back to MST = 12:00 noon. :dunce:
     
  13. MustangManiac

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    Texas = CST
     
  14. R1600Turbo

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    That doesn't matter to me.

    Advertised times are in EST on the site I linked. I needed to count back to MST because that's the time zone I am currently in.
     
  15. photonrider

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    P2 on right now. Temp has gone up.
     
  16. m8h3r

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    The pit lane thing is irritating!!!!


    Why do they have it. So many other tracks have entrances that are worst and no alarm. Spa as an example. In and Out are enclosed.
     
  17. photonrider

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    There were a few near misses into that pit entrance wall during P1.
     
  18. sems4arsenal

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    Odd That Jalopnik didn't include Tatsio Nouvlari ,wonder if the boys from Top Gear will watch the race they are in the states now anyway.
     
  19. photonrider

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    America is a monstrous market for motorsports; they already have Grand Am, MotoGP and Supercars scheduled here in Austin - the city must be happy.
     
  20. R1600Turbo

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    Bumping to new page in case anyone missed it.

    It's not just the Mercedes cars, just FYI.
     
  21. RACECAR

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    They also have the ALMS/WEC companion event scheduled as well.
     
  22. Northstar

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    Just watching on-board footage going up the hill into T1 sends chills down my spine, must be insane actually driving it.:nervous:
     
  23. photonrider

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    That's great. The fascinating thing about this track is its versatility.
    Drivers must be loving it; like they got new DLC! As for the engineers - fresh headaches I would think. :lol:
    Comments from the announcers here that the field tends to get compressed after turn 6.
     
  24. dhandeh

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    Turn 19 looks like an ice rink, a lot of cars are sliding sideways through it. You don't often see a F1 car do that!

    Also with the amount of cars spinning on turn 1, it makes cars heading for that hard to see where they are as it is over the crest.
     
  25. RACECAR

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    New circuit blues, sort of expected to happen. Should be interesting to see who figures the circuit out.
     
  26. wajdi1977

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    The Ferrari has prepared a good strategy for the next Grand-pre!they will give Massa a rifle and if Vettel takes a big led,then Massa will shoot out the rear tires of the RedBull of Vettel!:lol:
     
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  27. Dennisch

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    They give Alonso an assault rifle, and Massa a paintball gun?

    :lol:
     
  28. photonrider

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    It's giving me the shivers already. Guys are slip-sliding like they were on Comfort Hards.

    Edit: Button gets the needle up to 200 mph.
     
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  29. Lizard

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    Fernando has a better gun than you. :lol:
     
  30. NP

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    :lol: :tup: