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Im a bit unsure on the changes. The retifilio is a great overtaking place, especially on the first lap and I love the Curva Grande. Silverstone was ruined when they changed it for bikes, I hope they don't do it here too. Equally, higher speeds will be cool and the track will flow better, but that is a very long run to the first breaking zone and with cold breaks on the first lap at high speed we could see a massive crash.
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I like the look of the changes. Should be a good test for the drivers, can't see the chicane being taken that slowly either so could lead to mistakes in the run up to Retifilio. Positive changes for a change.
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fIsince08 said:
and with cold breaks on the first lap
with cold breaks
cold breaks
breaks
BREAKS
pfftyouughhaarrrrghspellingtotallywrongpfffft

But I like the changes, Curva Grande was never challenging in the first place with the chicane, and now the new one will make that right hand kink a challenge.
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MBKF1 said:
fIsince08 said:
and with cold breaks on the first lap
with cold breaks
cold breaks
breaks
BREAKS
pfftyouughhaarrrrghspellingtotallywrongpfffft

But I like the changes, Curva Grande was never challenging in the first place with the chicane, and now the new one will make that right hand kink a challenge.
Argh! That's because I was on my phone!
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I like the look of the changes. Should be a good test for the drivers, can't see the chicane being taken that slowly either so could lead to mistakes in the run up to Retifilio. Positive changes for a change.
So do I  it looks to me they're only trying to tweak the track rather than make big changes to it. I think they're aware that Monza is considered a classic high speed race track and that they shouldn't take that away from it. Because it's that high speed nature of it that people love and why for me the Italian GP and Monza deserves it's spot on the F1 calendar. Because it's one of the few tracks we have left that I would put up there with the classic monster of the old Hockenheimring.
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At least it's wide I prefer wider street tracks, gives the driver a little bit more room to manoeuvre guess we won't know 100% how it'll go until we see the cars race on it though. Kind of reminds me of footage I've seen of the old Phoenix track  from the early 90's and was on the first Geoff Crammond F1 game
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Kind of reminds me of footage I've seen of the old Phoenix track
YOUR ALARM BELLS YOUR ALARM BELLS THEY SHOULD BE RINGING THEY SHOULD BE RINGING THEY SHOULD BE RINGING THEY SHOULD BE RINGING THEY SHOULD BE RINGING THEY SHOULD BE RINGING THEY SHOULD BE RINGING THEY SHOULD BE RINGING THEY SHOULD BE RINGING
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Mexicola said:
Kind of reminds me of footage I've seen of the old Phoenix track
YOUR ALARM BELLS YOUR ALARM BELLS THEY SHOULD BE RINGING THEY SHOULD BE RINGING THEY SHOULD BE RINGING THEY SHOULD BE RINGING THEY SHOULD BE RINGING THEY SHOULD BE RINGING THEY SHOULD BE RINGING THEY SHOULD BE RINGING THEY SHOULD BE RINGING
I don't have any alarm bells to ring. Besides I'd prefer to give the track a chance before dismissing it.
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I'm gonna wait until the race to decide if I like it, but I have good first impressions. It's refreshing to see something a bit different than the regular boring circuits of this modern age.
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MBKF1 said:
I'm gonna wait until the race to decide if I like it, but I have good first impressions. It's refreshing to see something a bit different than the regular boring circuits of this modern age.

Agreed the best way to judge a new track is to wait and see it in action we may be pleasantly surprised and work out well. Some of the tracks that have been added recently have.
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Great yet another obnoxiously long main straight -_- Seriously, does anyone benifit from it other then Mercedes ? The Mclaren Honda will have broken down before it gets to the end of the straight :D (I'm talking about Monza btw) And yes I am looking at you: Bahrain, Malaysia, Baku, Mexico (and theres alot more where that came from)
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Reub09 said:
Great yet another obnoxiously long main straight -_- Seriously, does anyone benifit from it other then Mercedes ? The Mclaren Honda will have broken down before it gets to the end of the straight :D (I'm talking about Monza btw) And yes I am looking at you: Bahrain, Malaysia, Baku, Mexico (and theres alot more where that came from)
The fans? As a general rule of thumb, long straights provide more overtaking. Two of the circuits you mentioned there, Bahrain and Malysia, being an example of some of the best circuits for racing on the calendar. 
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VetteIfan said:
Reub09 said:
Great yet another obnoxiously long main straight -_- Seriously, does anyone benifit from it other then Mercedes ? The Mclaren Honda will have broken down before it gets to the end of the straight :D (I'm talking about Monza btw) And yes I am looking at you: Bahrain, Malaysia, Baku, Mexico (and theres alot more where that came from)
The fans? As a general rule of thumb, long straights provide more overtaking. Two of the circuits you mentioned there, Bahrain and Malysia, being an example of some of the best circuits for racing on the calendar. 

yeah indeed most of the overtaking I've don in F1 games has been at the end of those straights going into the following corners. I actually prefer tracks with long straights prsonally
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I have everything crossed that the Canadian fans start booing him massively when Bob Constanduros announces him onto the podium. Please, PLEASE Canada, don't let me down.

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Bieber doing interviews is great, I hope Raikkönen makes it to the podium and Lewis gets on the podium, but doesn't win because Rosberg did something cheeky and Rosberg needs to be there too and in front of Hamilton and I just want to see Bieber and Ham team up on Rosberg and just see an unreal fight get started.

And I hope Taylor Swift does the interviews in Austin, Texas.
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This is pretty interesting to see. Some pictures of the now abandoned Caterham F1 facility in Leafield. http://www.derelictplaces.co.uk/main/misc-sites/33240-caterham-f1-headquarters-june-2016-a.html#.V1cbPZMrLFQ

Looking at these old places which used to be a hive of activity, complete with some remains from what was there gives me the chills sometimes.
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 and I just want to see Bieber and Ham team up on Rosberg and just see an unreal fight get started.
Bieber and Rosberg fighting?


Mate, Rosberg's dad is Keke, which is Finnish for bad mother*CENSORED* and Justin Bieber nowadays chills with rappers.

With DREADLOCKS!

So mate, expect scenes. Expect scenes, mate.
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You guessed it!

As it happens, just after I posted that I went and watched both of Hamilton's TG interviews back. He seemed so much more genuine and 'normal' back in 2007. His new jet-set lifestyle with celebrities has completely changed him. Obviously that's how he's such a global icon now and he's an amazing champion for the sport, but I want the old Lewis back when he was all about just the racing.
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I don't care what he's like away from the track as that's none of my business, I only enjoy watching him race. He's still all about the racing, he's allowed a life away from the track, most top drivers are the same, they just go about it more privately. 
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Hughesy said:
I don't care what he's like away from the track as that's none of my business
Me neither. Sadly he's a petulant twonk on the track, too.
The funny thing is, you could be talking about any driver. Ricciardo after his team's Monaco fail, Vettel when his Red Bull wasn't good in 2014, Verstappen in Australia, Rosberg every race.

They're all petulant. Who cares?
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Jiggy said:
Except for Kimi. He's rude, but a cool rude like Rick.

Or Alonso with his heavily sarcastic ass.
Sorry bud, but both of them too :p

First thing that springs to mind with Kimi is how much he moans about blue flags and backmarkers :p And with Alonso his shouting about his engine being a GP2 engine last year... Yea lol.
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Jiggy said:
Except for Kimi. He's rude, but a cool rude like Rick.

Or Alonso with his heavily sarcastic ass.
Sorry bud, but both of them too :p

First thing that springs to mind with Kimi is how much he moans about blue flags and backmarkers :p And with Alonso his shouting about his engine being a GP2 engine last year... Yea lol.
And Vettel when he doesn't like other drivers in front of him lol 
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