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Old 11-10-2012, 09:47 PM   #1
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Default Formula 1 2012 - Round 19: The United States Grand Prix at Circuit of the Americas



I'm making this thread a tad early because I know some of you will be attending the special events in the lead-up to the inaugural race there.

It's Fernando Alonso versus Sebastian Vettel for the title! RBR only needs 4 points in the next 2 races to lock up the constructor's crown, but given Vettel's pace at the past few races, he looks to be the safe bet for the driver's crown. His 10-point advantage over Alonso doesn't hurt, either.

As this is the first race at this track, I have no predictions on who will win. There's a fast bendy part similar to Maggots-Becketts-Chapel at Silverstone, a super long straight begging for Monza aerodynamics, and the last corner looks almost identical (to me) as the final corner at Interlagos.

For those of you attending the race, POST PICS!!!!!!! We will be both jealous and appreciative!
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Old 11-10-2012, 10:22 PM   #2
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I'll post some pics, but I don't know what the Internets situation at my hotel will be so it may be Monday before I have decent bandwidth. I think the Sauber's And Ferrari's will be the fastest in the race. Pole will go to whoever makes the most mistake free lap on this new track. Alonso? Kimi?
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Old 11-11-2012, 07:55 AM   #3
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That first corner has Grosjean's name all over it.
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Old 11-11-2012, 11:38 AM   #4
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That first corner has Grosjean's name all over it.
The FIA should instruct him to take the outside line no matter what.
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Old 11-11-2012, 12:40 PM   #5
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Pole will go to whoever makes the most mistake free lap on this new track. Alonso? Kimi?
http://www.jamesallenonf1.com/2012/1...-bull-circuit/

it's a red bull circuit
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Old 11-11-2012, 02:14 PM   #6
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Can't wait for this event to happen!

On RBR's note, it does look like RBR can dominate in this track, but as we have seen, they have done very very well this year in low downforce tracks as well! With Lotus on the pedestal right now, Ferrari needing a win to stay alive and McLaren always having a surprise, Should be interesting, but as stated in your link, It is Vettels race to lose.
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Old 11-11-2012, 06:58 PM   #7
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On Speed, they just had an overview of the track, ribbon cutting event, etc..... I'm liking the track elevation changes, etc..... It should be a great event : ).
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Old 11-13-2012, 02:46 PM   #8
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Section 2 reminds me a bit of Suzuka Circuit.

I had planned to go, but I got engaged ::
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Old 11-13-2012, 03:05 PM   #9
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Old 11-13-2012, 04:01 PM   #10
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no race for you!
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Old 11-14-2012, 10:00 AM   #11
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Wish I could make the race this year...anyways go Vettel.

Anybody think ticket prices will go down for next year?
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Old 11-14-2012, 11:40 AM   #12
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It'll be nice to actually have a race in a time zone behind me again.
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Old 11-14-2012, 11:50 AM   #13
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It'll be nice to actually have a race in a time zone behind me again.
Nooo, I like waking up and the race already happened so I can just download the torrents in the morning. Won't be until late afternoon/early evening with this race.
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Old 11-14-2012, 12:09 PM   #14
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Nooo, I like waking up and the race already happened so I can just download the torrents in the morning. Won't be until late afternoon/early evening with this race.
haha same here. Get my Sunday morning coffee and watch
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Old 11-14-2012, 01:04 PM   #15
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Wish I could make the race this year...anyways go Vettel.

Anybody think ticket prices will go down for next year?
Yeah, GO VETTEL! straight into the gravel trap

Prices will almost certainly not go down next year, since the race this year is totally sold out (except for the Paddock Club).

Edit: Just noticed the race won't be airing until 11 PM Sunday night here.

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Old 11-14-2012, 06:10 PM   #16
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I have Pit Walk tickets at COTA tomorrow morning, I'll let y'all know how it is
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Old 11-15-2012, 10:35 AM   #17
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Yeah, GO VETTEL! straight into the gravel trap

Prices will almost certainly not go down next year, since the race this year is totally sold out (except for the Paddock Club).

Edit: Just noticed the race won't be airing until 11 PM Sunday night here.
I want to say that it's disappointing the prices won't go down, but at the same time I am extremely happy that it's sold out. I would like to have a circuit in the USA for a long time to come.

Ouch on the 11PM!
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Old 11-16-2012, 09:53 AM   #18
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FP1 starts at 10AM EST on Speed.
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Old 11-16-2012, 10:02 AM   #19
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11pm ain't ****. What time do the European races start on the west coast? 5am? Malaysia, China, India, and Korea were all ridiculous for the east coast this year.
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FP1 starts at 10AM EST on Speed.
Live timing is broken and the live onboard stream is now offline...
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Old 11-16-2012, 10:24 AM   #21
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slippery when dry
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Old 11-16-2012, 10:25 AM   #22
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The race Airs at 2:00 pm! Why are you guys all saying 11pm!???!!!? Yes if its west coast time, that should mean like 10am.. i'm confused!

Besided that, crazy with being a new track and dusty track, its soooooo slipppery!!!

Love nico Hulkenbergs message, that its more slippier then if it was raining!
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I think Soldmy... is not in the USA but over in the desert. That's why he won't see it until 2300 on Sunday.

Is there any other races on the track this weekend?
Hopefully there is to help rubber it in.
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Old 11-16-2012, 10:52 AM   #24
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Yes, they will have a ferrari challenge and a vintage race before the actual formula 1 race.
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The race Airs at 2:00 pm! Why are you guys all saying 11pm!???!!!? Yes if its west coast time, that should mean like 10am.. i'm confused!

Besided that, crazy with being a new track and dusty track, its soooooo slipppery!!!

Love nico Hulkenbergs message, that its more slippier then if it was raining!
See Mitch's response and you won't be confused any longer.
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