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  • F1 2022 (CONTAINS SPOILERS)
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    I last went to Silverstone for the 1981 GP won by John Watson. There was a great atmosphere as the Renaults got sicker and sicker each lap until one by one they dropped out to huge roars from around the circuit leaving Watson to win.

    Prior to that I’d only been to Silverstone once before and that was sitting in the stands watching Lola T70s thundering through the old Woodcote corner.

    My only other GP was when my Dad took me to Brands Hatch for the 1968 GP. Oulton Park was my “local” circuit though still not exactly close and I still rate Oulton and Brands above Silverstone, though neither could host a GP now.

    Spa? Best circuit in the world at the moment.

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    Are general admission tickets still available for F1 races? So you can walk the circuit.

    If it’s grandstand only seats I can’t see the appeal. Just watching one or two corners all weekend would bore me senseless.

    I’d probably go for Barcelona as a destination as it’s a) likely to be warm and a race will happen! b) you could combine with a city/beach break. 🙂

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    Yes I think you can get GA tickets for all circuits, they’re the only ones you can buy for Silverstone for this year as everything else is sold out.

    We intend to see as much of Spa as we can on the Friday and Saturday but everything I’ve read suggests that it’s a nightmare to find a spot and walk around on race day – too many folk jammed in deckchairs on the paths etc. So I think we’ll be happy with our seats at Pouchon for the race.

    In the scheme of things I’d love to be at the Canadian GP, love a street circuit. Just a bit more awkward to get there and it doesn’t match up with school hols….. Barcelona is out for us for the same reason.

    Does anyone remember the Birmingham Superprix? I went to the last one they ran, must have been ’89 or ’90. Touring cars were there, F2 and TVR Tuscans. Great racing and I seem to remember John Cleland having a punchup with someone after getting nerfed off. A bit more ballsy than Lewis and Max giving each other the Paddington Bear hard stares after they’ve cut each other up 😀

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    Seems the FIA have said the Abu Dhabi cover up investigation will produce its first outputs by 3rd Feb, with final ratification at the WMSC meeting on 18th March (the start of the Bahrain race weekend). First test is starting 23 Feb so if Lewis is waiting for the FIA’s review before deciding on his future in F1 it’d mean Merc potentially have 2 or so weeks to publicly sort out a replacement, though I’m guessing they’ve already got someone on standby.

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    I’m guessing that the FIA plan will be to do the bare minimum to keep Lewis in the sport, but ultimately to keep Lewis in the sport

    Premier Icon the-muffin-man
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    They just can’t say – ‘yeah, it all went tits-up’ – or they undermine Max’s championship and open themselves up to more ridicule.

    They’ll do a deal behind the scenes as is the usual FIA way.

    And Lewis will know what he’s doing already. He’ll be back otherwise it looks like he’s having a massive strop approaching Alonso realms of toy-out-of-pram antics! 🤣🤣

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    Hamilton will be racing this year. All the drivers following him will need full wets though if he doesn’t dry his eyes.

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    Hamilton will be racing this year. All the drivers following him will need full wets though if he doesn’t dry his eyes.

    I bet Red Bull and Max or for that matter any team/driver would be a bit miffed and very vocal with it.

    As far as I’m aware Lewis has said nothing publicly, What do you want him to do?

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    I actually want Hamilton to walk away – the F1 Circus needs him more than he needs them. Just walk away, head high and let the shitshow implode.

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    Honestly thought Ben Dover would get the job tbh

    Haha! That started my day with a chuckle 😃

    Premier Icon rOcKeTdOg
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    Max should have 1* on his car with an explanation on the body work

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    Prost out at Alpine, Szsadasdasawdraqafnauer (sp?) and BWT in

    https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/prost-to-depart-alpine-f1-advisory-role-szafnauer-bwt-set-to-join/7358072/

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    Budkowski’s departure is more interesting IMO – he was an FIA man, there was a bit of a kerfuffle when he took on a role with a team as he’d seen lots of sensitive info from all the teams. I’m wondering if he’ll pop up in a new FIA role once the whitewash Abu Dhabi review is concluded.

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    I haven’t a clue.

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    Brands Hatch.

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    Looks like Brands Hatch to me

    Premier Icon stumpy01
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    Definitely Brands Hatch.

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    My very first job was there at the 1985 European Grand Prix. Used to get to camp there in the forest inside the grand prix loop inside the ticket line, with a press pass, so none of that queuing at 6am to get a good spot to watch 🙂
    So yes, Brands Hatch grand prix circuit rather than the Indy circuit, without a doubt.

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    That’s great footage – not much has changed in some respects! Recognise every inch of the track, the perimeter less so!

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    Best track in the UK. I watched Ford Galaxies race around there, which was, er, interesting. Oh and a Grand Prix.

    Premier Icon dc1988
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    It’s really not changed much compared to the current layout which is quite rare I would assume. Most circuits have had a major redesign.

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    Ah Brands GP was my favourite circuit from when I raced Formula Ford. The only corners that have really changed are Graham Hill bend and Dingle Dell corner.

    I loved the Hawthorns/Westfield/Dingle Dell areas, Hawthorns in particular was a quick lift and lob it in at about 120mph. Very addictive! The turn in to Dingle Dell is totally blind with the car going light over the crest – real heart in mouth every time.

    I really miss it!

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    Well, that was easy as Silverstone doesn’t have any elevation change or trees even if you’re not familiar with Brands Hatch….

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