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2020-07-03 10:25:25 AM  
Is the plural form not Grand Pricks?
 
2020-07-03 11:47:27 AM  
Why not race in Canada later in the year? A shiat ton of snow and ice would liven things up.

/Does Pirelli make 'Snow' tyres for F1?
//Or go the whole way and fit chains.
On Board with Max Verstappen in the snow at Kitzbühel
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2020-07-03 1:37:18 PM  
Not surprised at all.
 
2020-07-03 2:30:19 PM  

Carter Pewterschmidt: Why not race in Canada later in the year? A shiat ton of snow and ice would liven things up.

/Does Pirelli make 'Snow' tyres for F1?
//Or go the whole way and fit chains.
[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/AsDgI6Ec​3fQ]


Canada's quarantine rules and the fact that their track is a temporary circuit probably makes it near impossible to do it.

/And COTA is probably farked beyond all hope thanks to the virus and Texas being Texas
 
2020-07-03 2:55:27 PM  
Understandable, given Texas and Brazil
 
2020-07-03 3:24:52 PM  

desertgeek: Carter Pewterschmidt: Why not race in Canada later in the year? A shiat ton of snow and ice would liven things up.

/Does Pirelli make 'Snow' tyres for F1?
//Or go the whole way and fit chains.
[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/AsDgI6Ec​3fQ]

Canada's quarantine rules and the fact that their track is a temporary circuit probably makes it near impossible to do it.

/And COTA is probably farked beyond all hope thanks to the virus and Texas being Texas


The circuit isn't temporary. I was on holiday in Canada a couple of years ago and visited the island months after the grand prix and drove a couple of laps of the circuit. In an RV.  The entire track, the pits are all there. The stands are temporary, but then they won't need those this year anyway....
 
2020-07-03 3:53:36 PM  

Carter Pewterschmidt: The circuit isn't temporary. I was on holiday in Canada a couple of years ago and visited the island months after the grand prix and drove a couple of laps of the circuit. In an RV.  The entire track, the pits are all there. The stands are temporary, but then they won't need those this year anyway....


The Albert Park circuit in Melbourne is the same way. And there's still a cost for putting up the fencing, billboards, tire walls, installing the signals for the race (the lights at start/finish, lights for showing flags and safety car status). This article says it costs the Australian GP organizers $30 million to construct and take down the circuit. It's probably similar for the Canadian GP. You think the organizers are going to spend half of that money knowing that NONE of it is coming back?
 
2020-07-03 5:19:10 PM  
Is the Russian one still in the calendar?

I think there's a chance the British double header they've pencilled in could be a bit suspect as well if we end up with a second wave due to everyone heading to the pub tomorrow.
 
2020-07-03 5:22:30 PM  

UNC_Samurai: Understandable, given Texas and Brazil



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2020-07-03 5:45:37 PM  

desertgeek: Carter Pewterschmidt: The circuit isn't temporary. I was on holiday in Canada a couple of years ago and visited the island months after the grand prix and drove a couple of laps of the circuit. In an RV.  The entire track, the pits are all there. The stands are temporary, but then they won't need those this year anyway....

The Albert Park circuit in Melbourne is the same way. And there's still a cost for putting up the fencing, billboards, tire walls, installing the signals for the race (the lights at start/finish, lights for showing flags and safety car status). This article says it costs the Australian GP organizers $30 million to construct and take down the circuit. It's probably similar for the Canadian GP. You think the organizers are going to spend half of that money knowing that NONE of it is coming back?


No, the barriers, fencing etc are already there. It's a race track that is used for other motor racing as well. It's not a "street" circuit like Monaco or Melbourne that has to be built for each race.

As for money, AFAIK this year F1 pays the circuits, rather than circuits pay F1 since, of course, the circuit can't make their money from spectators.

I hope they do have a race, it's a good track.
 
2020-07-03 5:50:47 PM  
My photos from the RV.
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And the Wall Of Champions.
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/I didn't crash.
 
2020-07-03 7:19:51 PM  
We need a thread about Bernie having a new baby. His oldest daughter is 65. I can't even come up with a clever Tony Randall headline for this. Hope he lives long enough to get him to kindergarden.
 
2020-07-03 7:23:16 PM  

Al Tsheimers: We need a thread about Bernie having a new baby. His oldest daughter is 65. I can't even come up with a clever Tony Randall headline for this. Hope he lives long enough to get him to kindergarden.


We did. Scroll down a bit.
 
2020-07-03 7:41:41 PM  

NINEv2: Al Tsheimers: We need a thread about Bernie having a new baby. His oldest daughter is 65. I can't even come up with a clever Tony Randall headline for this. Hope he lives long enough to get him to kindergarden.

We did. Scroll down a bit.


Thanks. That was a lot of scrolling on the phone.
 
2020-07-03 9:30:39 PM  

Al Tsheimers: NINEv2: Al Tsheimers: We need a thread about Bernie having a new baby. His oldest daughter is 65. I can't even come up with a clever Tony Randall headline for this. Hope he lives long enough to get him to kindergarden.

We did. Scroll down a bit.

Thanks. That was a lot of scrolling on the phone.


Sorry, didn't think it was that far.

Also, Jimmie Johnson tested positive today.
 
2020-07-04 10:06:53 AM  
Meanwhile, Bottas is on pole for tomorrow, Lewis P2 and Max P3. And Ferrari is slow AF. Seb didn't get out of Q2. LeClerc will start P7.
 
2020-07-04 1:12:46 PM  

desertgeek: Meanwhile, Bottas is on pole for tomorrow, Lewis P2 and Max P3. And Ferrari is slow AF. Seb didn't get out of Q2. LeClerc will start P7.


And Russell's Williams almost made Q2, and will start ahead of both Alphas. That's a slightly encouraging sign.
 
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