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  1. @mexos - that looks great! I've done Paddock Club on a Friday practice before (in 2015 as a guest of Lotus F1) but none of the other stuff you did with Merc. I have done the heli into the circuit thing though before, many years ago. Funnily enough, the wallpaper that loaded when I turned my work PC on this morning was a photo I took that day;
  2. Ultimately a budget thing, and the regulations define how many sets of tyres each car can have. There are also other regulations about how many different specifications of tyre to be used and which subset of tyres from the batch supplied by the manufacturer(s) are selected by the officials to be used on which car (to prevent collusion of tyre manufacturer and team).
  3. I outsourced quite a lot of it to some youngsters! Fortunately, a few of said youngsters are pretty handy (SuperOne etc.) to offset the less experienced youngsters and the experienced but old fat lads (i.e. me!) to mean we were not not last. Still struggled to put our two year old in her cotbed just now with achy muscles. Some of the more slimline members of the team have some impressive bruises etc., I'll take that in exchange for being 3-4 seconds a lap slower! Here's some random footage I found on YT from a previous version of the event to give you a flavour.
  4. Not the Nurburgring, but I'm currently doing the end of season British Universities 24hr kart race. Survived my first stint but I'm much slower than all these 20 year olds who have 25kg and 20 years less then me!
  5. Sorry, I particularly meant in IMSA. Outside of IMSA the quality of the AM drivers is much better (as you infer about a Sunday drive!).
  6. This is because the GTLM cars have two Pro drivers whereas the LMP2 cars are Pro/Am. The quickest laps of the Pro drivers in the LMP2 cars are significantly quicker than the Pro drivers in GTLM but the overall distance covered by them is usually less because of the Am drivers. It exists as a separate class in IMSA because of the IMSA/ACO politics!
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    Perhaps because it is a Acura NSX in the US (and China) rather than Honda? Slightly odd as you suggest.
  8. In case this isn't obvious, this means they are a supplier rather a sponsor. AIUI they share machining data and DMG use the Red Bull factory as a kind of showroom/physical case study in return for discounted hardware, higher level of engagement with the DMG engineers etc. (I assume, because my employer has similar deals).
  9. Many of the Indian players on the plane already here.
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    Just spotted/remembered we have an IndyCar thread, and I went to the 500 this year, so I thought I'd cross-post something I wrote on Pistonheads in the equivalent thread over there: And then someone asked for a write up:
  11. Initial technical analysis of the new cars (scroll down and click on the tabs)
  12. Had the Bryon Holy Cheesemas a couple of weeks ago, was very cheesy!
  13. Thanks for this suggestion, went on Sunday and thought it was very good.
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