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Author Topic: Sub-Optimal Weather & 1000th GP  (Read 302 times)

Online Robem64

Sub-Optimal Weather & 1000th GP
« on: May 16, 2018, 10:57:07 AM »
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  • Love the phrase "sub-optimal" British weather in this article....in other words, it's a bit s**t!

    http://www.skysports.com/f1/news/12433/11370249/f1-chiefs-wanted-to-move-british-gp-to-stage-1000th-gp-at-silverstone


    "I'm not a pessimist, I'm an optimist with experience"

    Offline John S

    Re: Sub-Optimal Weather & 1000th GP
    « Reply #1 on: May 16, 2018, 11:16:12 AM »
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  • Seem to recall Bernie gave Silverstone an April race date a few years back as a punishment for not getting access roads and circuit facilities brought up to date. It was total disaster as excessive rainfall turned the place into a swamp.

    Can't see any circumstance, other than paying no hosting fee, tempting the BRDC into running another GP in April.
    Racing is life - everything else is just waiting. (Steve McQueen)

    Offline cosworth151

    Re: Sub-Optimal Weather & 1000th GP
    « Reply #2 on: May 16, 2018, 03:22:18 PM »
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  • There are three other tracks from the 1950 season that would have been far better choices: Monaco, Monza & Indianapolis. Instead, the milestone will happen in front of the empty stands of Shanghai.
    “You can search the world over for the finer things, but you won't find a match for the American road and the creatures that live on it.”
    ― Bob Dylan

    Online Robem64

    Re: Sub-Optimal Weather & 1000th GP
    « Reply #3 on: May 16, 2018, 04:14:31 PM »
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  • There are three other tracks from the 1950 season that would have been far better choices: Monaco, Monza & Indianapolis. Instead, the milestone will happen in front of the empty stands of Shanghai.

    Exactly my thoughts....a track with no F1 heritage and one of, if not THE, most poorly attended race of the season. You couldn't make it up could you.
    "I'm not a pessimist, I'm an optimist with experience"

    Offline Calman

    Re: Sub-Optimal Weather & 1000th GP
    « Reply #4 on: May 16, 2018, 05:28:41 PM »
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  • "sub-optimal" British Weather??? ... doesn't that equate to around 358 days a year back in Blighty?  :DD

    Seriously though, another major head shakes and I fear there will be a lot more to come!!

    All the best,
    Cal :)
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    Online Robem64

    Re: Sub-Optimal Weather & 1000th GP
    « Reply #5 on: May 16, 2018, 07:55:12 PM »
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  • "sub-optimal" British Weather??? ... doesn't that equate to around 358 days a year back in Blighty?  :DD

    That's generous Cal!
    "I'm not a pessimist, I'm an optimist with experience"

    Online Scott

    Re: Sub-Optimal Weather & 1000th GP
    « Reply #6 on: May 16, 2018, 09:01:13 PM »
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  • Well I can tell you we had 5/7 fantastic weather days in northern Scotland a week ago.  Not shorts weather, but the sun shined most of the day. 
    The Honey Badger doesn't give a...

    Offline Calman

    Re: Sub-Optimal Weather & 1000th GP
    « Reply #7 on: May 17, 2018, 12:04:46 AM »
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  • Well I can tell you we had 5/7 fantastic weather days in northern Scotland a week ago.  Not shorts weather, but the sun shined most of the day.

    Most people think that when you head north past the Scottish Borders, you are presented with gloomy grey skies, torrential rain and gale force winds ... on yes, and as a friend from England once informed me, "I went to Edinburgh and it was at least 10c colder than Essex" .... you can dig up as many flowery responses and put them in any order you want - it still won't be close to my reply to that comment of past!!!

    My wife (Canadian) gets a giggle how the UK is so competitive on their regional weather reports, when the entire British Isles would fit in a Canadian's back pocket!!!  :DD

    It's tough being Scottish, occasionally labelled as "English" or "European" while living in Western Canada ... at least we can all agree on F1 (actually, scrub that!!!!!!!!!!!!)  |-( :yahoo: :DD |-( :yahoo: :yahoo: :DD

    All the best,
    Cal :)
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    Offline Alianora La Canta

    Re: Sub-Optimal Weather & 1000th GP
    « Reply #8 on: May 17, 2018, 07:58:10 AM »
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  • Back in 2016, I went to a WEC race in Silverstone in April, I made the mistake of listening to "Let It Go" on my MP3 player. The morning practise session had to be cancelled due to snow!
    Percussus resurgio
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    Offline Calman

    Re: Sub-Optimal Weather & 1000th GP
    « Reply #9 on: May 17, 2018, 06:10:17 PM »
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  • Back in 2016, I went to a WEC race in Silverstone in April, I made the mistake of listening to "Let It Go" on my MP3 player. The morning practise session had to be cancelled due to snow!

    So, you were listening to "Let it Go" ... when you should have been listening to "Let it Snow, Let is Snow ... Let it Snow!"  :DD

    All the best,
    Cal :)
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    Offline Alianora La Canta

    Re: Sub-Optimal Weather & 1000th GP
    « Reply #10 on: May 18, 2018, 08:09:37 AM »
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  • Back in 2016, I went to a WEC race in Silverstone in April, I made the mistake of listening to "Let It Go" on my MP3 player. The morning practise session had to be cancelled due to snow!

    So, you were listening to "Let it Go" ... when you should have been listening to "Let it Snow, Let is Snow ... Let it Snow!"  :DD

    All the best,
    Cal :)

    The joke is that "Let It Go" is the theme tune for the film "Frozen", whose plot revolves around someone accidentally setting off an eternal winter ;)
    Percussus resurgio
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