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Author Topic: A look round the Las Vegas F1 circuit infrastructure.  (Read 2158 times)

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A look round the Las Vegas F1 circuit infrastructure.
« on: November 11, 2023, 03:51:26 PM »
Video headline says will it be ready? - Well Yes!

More to the point this video takes us around some of track & features at las Vegas GP - enjoy.



Racing is Life - everything else is just....waiting. (Steve McQueen)

Offline Dare

Re: A look round the Las Vegas F1 circuit infrastructure.
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2023, 05:32:47 PM »
It would make a good venue for chariot races
"It's often said truth is the first casualty of war,"

Offline Andy B

Re: A look round the Las Vegas F1 circuit infrastructure.
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2023, 08:08:44 PM »
It would make a good venue for chariot races

I'll reserve my judgement till it's running although I expect an influx of dumb celebrities!
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Offline Willy

Re: A look round the Las Vegas F1 circuit infrastructure.
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2023, 02:53:19 PM »
Dead on the mark Andy!!
I expect a good deal of TV coverage cutaways to see who is there as if we actually give a damn.

Offline cosworth151

Re: A look round the Las Vegas F1 circuit infrastructure.
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2023, 03:42:58 PM »
The only saving grace is that very few people will see it over here. There will be no live broadcast network coverage, only ESPN. Here in the most densely populated part of the country the race will start at 1:00 AM.
“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

Offline Dare

Re: A look round the Las Vegas F1 circuit infrastructure.
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2023, 07:30:16 PM »
Any reason why it's being shown at such a bad time?
"It's often said truth is the first casualty of war,"

Offline Jericoke

Re: A look round the Las Vegas F1 circuit infrastructure.
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2023, 03:31:57 PM »
Any reason why it's being shown at such a bad time?

I get why they want the race at an unusual time to put on a show, but it's just not a convenient time for most of the F1 watching world, though great for China, Japan, and the rest of east Asia.  I don't know if that's the reasoning though.

And considering the race is on at a weird time, and American TV has nothing to show because of the strikes, why not put it on broadcast?

Offline cosworth151

Re: A look round the Las Vegas F1 circuit infrastructure.
« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2023, 05:37:44 PM »
It's at 10:00 pm Vegas time. They wanted a night race. Vegas is on Pacific Std Time, 3 hours behind of Eastern Std Time.
« Last Edit: November 15, 2023, 03:08:24 PM by cosworth151 »
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Offline Andy B

Re: A look round the Las Vegas F1 circuit infrastructure.
« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2023, 08:24:43 PM »
Any reason why it's being shown at such a bad time?

Its not too bad for us here in NZ: -

Race
19:00

Qualifying
21:00 - 22:00

Practice 3
17:30 - 18:30

Practice 2
21:00 - 22:00

Practice 1
17:30 - 18:30
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Offline Alianora La Canta

Re: A look round the Las Vegas F1 circuit infrastructure.
« Reply #9 on: November 18, 2023, 05:22:32 PM »
And the answer turned out to be "no", after all that. I still don't trust the drains to hold for the race.
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Offline lkjohnson1950

Re: A look round the Las Vegas F1 circuit infrastructure.
« Reply #10 on: November 18, 2023, 06:25:54 PM »
Explain to me again how Carlos gets a 10 spot penalty for getting hit by a drasin cover?
Lonny

Offline Alianora La Canta

Re: A look round the Las Vegas F1 circuit infrastructure.
« Reply #11 on: November 19, 2023, 05:26:54 PM »
Explain to me again how Carlos gets a 10 spot penalty for getting hit by a drain cover?

Because the stewards didn't feel like using their power under the International Sporting Code, Article 11.9.3.g, preferring to pretend the power was not in their hands:

Quote
11.9.3.g may decide to suspend any penalty in accordance with Article 12.2.3;

In case anyone is wondering, the lack of repeater starter lights to account for the curved startline breaches constitutes an inadequecy of Race Control equipment and thus breaches Article 7.9 of Appendix O of the International Sporting Code. Both this and the drain situation breach Article 3.4 of Appendix O of the International Sporting Code (both should have been failures and the FIA had no scope to have a re-do later in the week; the proper way within the regulations is to negotiate the inspection to be later in the first place).
« Last Edit: November 19, 2023, 05:56:04 PM by Alianora La Canta »
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