F1 - Provisional 2004 Calendar Released!

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  1. Janus

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    For all the TOG|F1 fans. :)

    A provisional F1 Calendar for 2004 has been released.

    Details here.

    2004 F1 Calendar
    7 March : Australian GP
    21 March : Malaysian GP
    4 April : Brazilian GP
    25 April : Bahrain GP or San Marino GP
    9 May : Spanish GP
    23 May : Monaco GP
    6 June : Canadian GP
    20 June : European GP
    4 July : French GP
    11 July : British GP
    25 July : German GP
    15 August : Hungarian GP
    29 August : Belgian GP
    12 September : Italian GP
    26 September : United States GP
    10 October : Chinese GP
    24 October : Japanese GP

    Back to 17 races (from the 16 for 2003). Looks like the Austrian GP has made way for the possible return of the Belgian GP! Woohoo! A return to Eau Rouge, Les Combes, Stavelot and Blanchimont! :D

    The Bahrain GP is provisional - if it get's the go ahead, then the San Marino GP at Monza will make way for it. This is a shame. I'll miss the Acque Minerali, Piratella and Tamburello. :(

    The Chinese GP at the Zhuhai track makes up the 17th race.

    Zhuhai's layout:
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    Looks... interesting. :) Especially the series at Turns 7 & 8.
     
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    I reckon those turns 4 and 5, 9 and 10 will make for something interesting. 9 and 10 especially since you'll have the last of the late brakers going steel-balls style tussle side by side with the other guy along the short burst for 10.

    I just hope they change Eau Rouge back to it's original format where you don't know if you should just keep it floored all the way up and around or just ever so slightly feather it. Flooring the thing around corners is great, but the indecision whether or not you should lift or not is what makes a big balls driver or a incy balls driver. :)
     
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    Hrm.. having another look at Zhuhai's layout, you can pick the important corners to get right.

    Turns 1 & 2 - stuff this up, and you lose going into 4 & 5..

    Turns 4 & 5 - stuff this up, and you lose going into 7 & 8..

    Turns 9 & 10 - leads to 11 - which leads to 13..

    Seems to be a fairly well integrated circuit. 4 & 5 and 7 & 8 will use a bit of kerb - and we don't know whether they're car-breaking kerbs a la Monza, or easy ones like Barcelona.
     
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    Thanks for the information Janus. I can't believe that we are already half way through the F1 calendar for this year 8O It's great to see the competition venues increasing and old F1 countries like Belgian getting back into the sport.

    Can't wait for the Nurburgring tonight, I'll be up with a few cold ones to see how Jaguar and Toyota go, it would be great if Mark could get another podium finish before the end of the season. Of course I will be following the scarlet demons as they do battle with the rest of the field.

    Blast! The Green Mile is on tonight, that is bound to go latter than 10:30 PM, hmmmmm..........what will the wife do :?: :roll:

    I'm sure you guys would know about formula1.com, they have a great track analysis tool, I always like to do a little preparation before a big race. :roll: Check it out for Nurburgring;

    http://www.formula1.com/race/circuitmap/26.html

    Enjoy the race!
     
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    Don't know about yours... mine will be watching the GP. As for me I will be either here at the computer, be forced to watch it with her or will just go to bed. That's right, my wife if a motor racing nut. I don't mind it in small doses but can't keep up with the wife. We were up till 1am watching the GP bikes last night so probably don't need another late night.
     
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    Many drivers have said that Eau rouge can easily be taken flat with a few setup changes... unforunately these changes impact on the rest of the lap to a degree where it is not worth the time penalty just for the ego boost :roll:
     
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    No - 2002 layout Eau Rouge is altered slightly from previous years. Not as "tight" a turn. Made it so it was a lot easier and less ballsy to go flat out along Eau Rouge... thus losing some of the mystique of the corner/series of corners.
     
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    Let's hope we never see the removal of the Spa-Francochamps circuit nor massive alteration of the track. :)
     
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    Dubai should be interesting too. Racing between sand-dunes. Wonder how the teams will keep the sand out of their radiators and such...
     
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    It would be funny if they got a sandstorm instead of the typical rainstorm. :D

    I wonder what the temperatures will be like in Dubai and what effect that may have on the cars. :?
     
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    what tyres will they use during a sandstorm?
     
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    Dry's? ;) :p
     
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    Big Off-Road track tyres. ;)
     

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