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Re: Miami to host race from 2019?

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Post by MonteCristo » 1 year ago

The layout looks half promising.
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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 1 year ago

No doubt race sponsor will be Viagra so we will end up with the Viagra Hard (as a) Rock etc :dunno: :smiley:

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Post by kals » 1 year ago

That circuit looks hugely underwhelming.

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Post by PTRACER » 1 year ago

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That circuit looks hugely underwhelming.
...which we have said about every single new circuit for the past 15 years.
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Post by Circuitmaster » 1 year ago

I actually think the circuit looks pretty good. I can see maybe three decent-ish overtaking opportunities, and not too many corners in-between them for the chasing car to negotiate in dirty air.. a good variety of corners, plus some nice fast sweeps. Nothing too gimmicky either. I think it could produce some great racing.
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Post by Vassago » 1 year ago

Some things that maybe escape the big picture. Florida has no state tax so that's a win for the organizers & F1. Hard Rock Stadium is effectively owned by Miami Dolphins which means it's owned by Stephen M. Ross - the third richest NFL owner after Stan Kroenke & David Tepper. This isn't your crazy ass millionaire kid who doesn't know what to do with money he inherited from his grandpa. His wife designs jewelry for Oprah, M.Obama and a bunch of these Hollywood stars (despite Ross being a Republican supporter).

The Miami-Dade county approval is effectively a given, Stephen M. Ross is not a guy whom you refuse just like that. The Dolphins are tanking this season and hoping to scoop the new QB for next year. The otherwise huge WTA Premier Mandatory /ATP Masters 1000 tournament has moved here from nearby Key Biscayne in 2019 already. If Ross is all in on F1 that means races will be held here no matter what.
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Post by MonteCristo » 1 year ago

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I actually think the circuit looks pretty good. I can see maybe three decent-ish overtaking opportunities, and not too many corners in-between them for the chasing car to negotiate in dirty air.. a good variety of corners, plus some nice fast sweeps. Nothing too gimmicky either. I think it could produce some great racing.
My thoughts exactly.

Look, it could be a narrow Formula E mess. But the layout itself looks fine. Unless the 'straight curves' are too tight for cars to follow, it should be okay?
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Post by XcraigX » 1 year ago

I don't care if the layout is good or not as I'm very close to this track. Looking forward to the formula "whatever" within driving distance. I guess as long as it isn't Caesars Palace bad, it will be a good thing.
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Post by Antonov » 1 year ago

With Penske's subsidiary having acquired Indianapolis, they are eyeing to have F1 back.
I honestly think it wasn't too bad a track - perhaps I see it with rose-tinted glasses after my favourite driver's final win there.

one of the tracks where DRS actually may lead to good races.

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Post by John » 1 year ago

I get some serious Sochi vibes. Pancake flat, concrete walls, one never ending turn, the by-now mandatory age long straight follow by a hard braking zone to have an overtaking spot with DRS, and generally underwhelming.

On the upside, it's not in Russia. Well, technically, anyway.
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Post by Antonov » 1 year ago

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On the upside, it's not in Russia. Well, technically, anyway.
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Post by John » 1 year ago

Antonov wrote:
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On the upside, it's not in Russia. Well, technically, anyway.
get out :annoyed:
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Post by kals » 1 year ago

John wrote:
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Antonov wrote:
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John wrote:
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On the upside, it's not in Russia. Well, technically, anyway.
get out :annoyed:
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Post by Circuitmaster » 1 year ago

John wrote:
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I get some serious Sochi vibes. Pancake flat, concrete walls, one never ending turn, the by-now mandatory age long straight follow by a hard braking zone to have an overtaking spot with DRS, and generally underwhelming.
The key difference in my opinion is the distance between overtaking zones. Sochi has two overtaking spots but there are five or six corners between them, meaning chasing drivers struggle to stay close to the car in front from one zone to the next.

This circuit seems to have three or four overtaking spots, with two or three corners in-between. That should be the difference between a decent racetrack and a.. well.. Sochi

Besides, I like the never ending turns when they're flat out. Watching the cars go through in formation, or even side by side, is pretty sweet
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