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  • Flying_Pig 13 Dec 2013 19:53:16 11,327 posts
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    StarchildHypocrethes wrote:
    Anyone been to the Goodwood FOS or Revival before?

    Contemplating getting tickets for my old man for Xmas and was wondering what the difference was between the daily packages and the general daily tickets?

    Also, what day is generally best?
    Goodwood FOS is excellent - been 3 times and love it. General admission is fine, although spending the extra on grandstand seating is not a bad shout. I think I've been on each of the days and the programme is pretty similar each day, although Friday is slightly quieter.
  • DanB24 14 Dec 2013 19:36:55 2,287 posts
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    http://www.pitpass.com/50645/WTF
    Just bonkers. :confused:
  • Kostabi 14 Dec 2013 21:14:39 5,018 posts
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    If a grid place penalty is imposed, and the driver’s grid position is such that the full penalty cannot be applied, the remainder of the penalty will be applied at the driver’s next Event. However, no such remaining penalties will be carried forward for more than one Event.
    Because that's not going to overly complicate things...
  • Bremenacht 16 Dec 2013 00:23:59 19,269 posts
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    DanB24 wrote:
    http://www.pitpass.com/50645/WTF
    Just bonkers. :confused:
    It's gibberish. Even an American couldn't unnecessarily over-complicate rules to that extent. Why not set a limit on the number of visors and visor tear-offs too, with drivers being forced to start from the car-park and run to their cars if they use too many. Here's another one - 10 pairs of underpants MAX per season, with drivers who breach the limit having to dress as a penguin and collect buckets of water on a slippery revolving platform while a convicted sex-offender laughs at at them, with the driver who gets the most water being allowed a bonus pair of pants.
  • superdelphinus 16 Dec 2013 04:50:11 8,121 posts
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    The Americans... Say what you want, but I'm in America at the moment and the technology they employ in the coverage of some of their sports is fucking mad. The NFL rewind thing or whatever it's called is fantastic, it's a shame the actual sport is so shit
  • superdelphinus 16 Dec 2013 04:51:27 8,121 posts
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    Probably could have added an a propos to nothing in there at the beginning to be fair
  • billythekid 19 Dec 2013 09:32:14 11,303 posts
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    Tweet from Nico :)

  • Nth 19 Dec 2013 10:36:37 3,124 posts
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    Which he's now deleted which is a sad sign of the times.
  • billythekid 19 Dec 2013 11:10:28 11,303 posts
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    Might as well have remote control cars if a driver can't express an opinion.
  • Psychotext 19 Dec 2013 11:12:07 54,784 posts
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    That'll wake you up.
  • DanB24 19 Dec 2013 17:42:13 2,287 posts
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    Who needs laxative eh?
  • shamblemonkee 20 Dec 2013 16:48:22 14,572 posts
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_btRRJPZ10
  • altitude2k 21 Dec 2013 08:35:22 4,800 posts
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    "I think it should be the final three races, or nothing"

    Is Bernie trolling us?!

    Edited by altitude2k at 08:35:57 21-12-2013
  • shamblemonkee 21 Dec 2013 12:59:44 14,572 posts
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    Bernie trolling? preposterous. ;-)
  • Kostabi 21 Dec 2013 13:07:33 5,018 posts
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    Montezemolo is a cock. He thinks the double points are artificial and not a real benefit to F1 but he's reserving his team's veto for something "more important".

    Nothing at all to do with his previous investors and theme park being at the venue that benefits, nope...
  • DanB24 29 Dec 2013 15:22:38 2,287 posts
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    Get well soon Schumi!
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/formula1/25542340
  • Mekanik 29 Dec 2013 22:30:26 3,695 posts
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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-25545993

    Seems a bit more serious than first reported.
  • DanB24 29 Dec 2013 22:56:22 2,287 posts
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    :cry: Ok that's really bad. :eek:
  • Bremenacht 29 Dec 2013 23:22:06 19,269 posts
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    I'm not a fan of the guy but I really do hope it's not bad.
  • Psychotext 5 Jan 2014 22:29:29 54,784 posts
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    Has anyone here got any experience with going to Le Mans? I was originally going to go for the Flexotel option but to be honest after seeing things like this http://www.lemob.org.uk/15.html it seems like a bit of a rip off for what you get.

    Accommodation / packages aside, does anyone have any suggestions for which grandstands are worth a look?
  • Cosquae 6 Jan 2014 16:17:34 1,237 posts
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    I've been to LeMans (2000 and 2002) and whilst things may have changed, honestly I can't recommend a grandstand. 90% of the time you'll be out your seat, wandering around, looking at other parts of the track and/or sleeping.

    The start/finish line is deafeningly loud too since it's high built on both sides and the noise reverberates like a tunnel when the louder cars turn up.

    Not to mention the views from the non-grandstand parts are perfectly good. Both times I 'stayed' around the Dunlop bridge at the first chicane. Got a good view, had a large TV other side of the track to watch and had radio LeMans on.

    Edited by Cosquae at 16:19:09 06-01-2014
  • Kostabi 6 Jan 2014 19:11:42 5,018 posts
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    It very much depends on how you're doing Le Mans to be honest. If you're camping then save your money and don't bother with a tribune as Cosquae is right in that the general viewing areas are decent although be prepared to fight in the scrum at the start/finish line for a good view.

    The few times I've been however I used the cheap and cheerful option of a coach straight to the circuit and was thankful for a guaranteed place to sit (and sleep). If you're going this route then be mindful that not all of the tribunes are covered so be mindful when booking.

    I haven't been for a good few years now but I also found that buying the tickets direct from the Le Mans circuit worked out the cheapest, even with postage.

    Unlike a lot of circuits a grandstand seat isn't remotely necessary to enjoy the race and you might not even use it that much but I've always leaned towards having one just for a good view of the start and finish as the atmosphere is amazing.
  • Dombat 6 Jan 2014 19:34:05 325 posts
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    I watched a lot of it last year on Eurosport and the commentators kept saying it was free. I take it that's for the entry and camping?
  • Kostabi 6 Jan 2014 19:39:28 5,018 posts
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    I'm not sure what they meant was free as everything from just getting into the circuit to the camping and grandstands costs money.

    General admission is usually amazingly cheap though - around 60-70 Euros.
  • Kostabi 6 Jan 2014 19:43:34 5,018 posts
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    Saw this on Racer.com earlier and thought you guys might be interested. Not exactly motorsports but the amount of tech companies are pushing into their models is verging on the ridiculous now...

  • Dombat 6 Jan 2014 19:47:55 325 posts
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    Yeah, it appears you're right. No idea why they were saying that.

    As you say the prices do look good though.
  • Psychotext 7 Jan 2014 01:13:44 54,784 posts
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    Kostabi wrote:
    It very much depends on how you're doing Le Mans to be honest. If you're camping then save your money and don't bother with a tribune as Cosquae is right in that the general viewing areas are decent although be prepared to fight in the scrum at the start/finish line for a good view.
    Considering glamping, but it seems like a rip off compared to what I linked on that site. No way I could go for the cheap and cheerful camping because the missus would fucking end me.

    Prices for two people...

    Those flexhotels are crazy expensive at £1600 for basically general admission, parking, toilets / showers and a portacabin to sleep in.

    Or the glamping option for £1200.... which gives you a fancy tent, toilets / showers... and maybe parking, it doesn't specify.

    Compare that to the executive option here where £1200 gets you the following...

    * Four nights accommodation B&B Thur 12th - Sun 15th June

    * Weekend Race Circuit Entry and Stand Passes.

    * An all day conducted coach tour "Le Tour" around circuit including pausing on the Mulsanne straight to witness the unofficial "Parade of Brits" and visits to the Le Mans 2hrs Museum and the "Pit Lane" to see the final pre race preparations of cars. Guests will be taken into the Le Man's Old Town for lunch (not included). The “Le Tour” is particularly popular with the first time visitor.

    * Park and Ride” Coach Service from Château d'Eporcé to circuit on race days or a circuit car parking pass.

    * Welcome drinks reception.

    * Commemorative Le Mans rally plaque and regalia

    * Safe parking

    * Welcome Pack

    * A Fantastic Low Level Helicopter Flight around the circuit during the race.

    * Moules and Frites Supper at Château d'Eporcé Thursday 12th.

    * Wine Tasting and Canapés at d'Eporcé Sunday 15th.

    * Pre Race Informal Celebration Buffet Dinner at Château d'Eporcé Friday 13th.

    * Farewell Gathering Post Race Hog Roast Barbecue at Chateau d'Eporcé Sunday 15th
    I mean sure, the portacabins are onsite, but those two packages aren't even comparable. I'd happily lose a few hours travelling (I can sleep in the grandstand if needs be on the day of the race) for the extras.

    Edited by Psychotext at 01:20:33 07-01-2014
  • Bremenacht 7 Jan 2014 02:34:05 19,269 posts
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    You could do your own glamping - get a big tent you can put chairs up in and make it a bit special. That's how I attempted to get my mrs down to Silverstone a few years back ...when it pissed down the entire weekend :- (

    Still leaves the ladies loo problem.

    That package sounds Ok. £300 a night for a Le Mans weekend.
  • brokenkey 11 Jan 2014 16:54:14 7,112 posts
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    Heard an interesting rumour recently. A certain team will be racing the first 4 races of the season WITH NO SPONSORS. Apparently they are holding off pending the team's performance, having not been very happy about last season.

    3DS 3497-0122-1484
    XBL/PSN/NNID: CptnBrokenkey

  • DanB24 11 Jan 2014 17:42:28 2,287 posts
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    Sadly my first guess would be Williams as they've got share holders and all that baggage now?

    And I just spotted this news too.
    http://www.pitpass.com/50718/Future-of-Lotus-in-significant-doubt-after-170m-loss
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