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Old 7 Sep 2009, 13:18 (Ref:2535879)   #1
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Pre season test (Queensland Raceway)

Pre season test will be at Queensland Raceway on the Monday before Surfers.
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Old 7 Sep 2009, 22:03 (Ref:2536244)   #2
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It will be interesting to see them testing on a track that pretty much no-one has previous knowledge about (except perhaps Team Australia).

And it's good to hear something from A1GP again with good info.
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Old 7 Sep 2009, 22:12 (Ref:2536250)   #3
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There are some WICKED bumps at that track - if the V8 Supercar guys talk about them all the time then the A1 cars will be bouncing all over the track in places.

Be pretty good to watch actually - track is very good from a spectator visibility point of view and is quite a technical track although it looks deceptively simple - be worth having a look.
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Old 8 Sep 2009, 06:31 (Ref:2536375)   #4
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The Oz F3 cars put on some pretty close racing at the last meeting. The bumps were noticeable but not devastating so the A1GP set up shouldn'r be too difficult. Some pretty fair bumps on the Surfers layout these days so probably a useful sorting exercise, and then of course there are the chicane kerbs to set up for as well.
Sounds like a good idea to me, and the opportunity for a few photo ops in the lead up to the Nikon race.
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Old 8 Sep 2009, 13:46 (Ref:2536568)   #5
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I wonder what cars and who will prepare them, as A1 still has neither organised.
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Old 8 Sep 2009, 19:03 (Ref:2536691)   #6
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oh, if you have the possibility, go there and see the cars in action, even if it is just a test. You'll love it (take it from someone who has seen all the Zandvoort races live )
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Old 9 Sep 2009, 03:11 (Ref:2536843)   #7
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There are some WICKED bumps at that track - if the V8 Supercar guys talk about them all the time then the A1 cars will be bouncing all over the track in places.

Be pretty good to watch actually - track is very good from a spectator visibility point of view and is quite a technical track although it looks deceptively simple - be worth having a look.
The V8's seem to handle the bumps very well. They are HUGE- I am at a loss as to how F3 can handle them-unless they drove down the inside away from them.
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Old 9 Sep 2009, 11:47 (Ref:2537011)   #8
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The V8's seem to handle the bumps very well. They are HUGE- I am at a loss as to how F3 can handle them-unless they drove down the inside away from them.
These bumps have been responsible for many engine failures in F3. It is always in the competitors minds when deciding to compete there, and for several years F3 did not go there for this reason. I think the bumps would pose a substancial problem to the A1 cars having worked on both. Several years ago the circuit was asked to sort the bumps out by the F3 association, and they were basically told QR did not really care about single seaters racing there!
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Old 9 Sep 2009, 12:57 (Ref:2537044)   #9
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I raced at an AMRS meeting at QR in 2007, and watching the F3s and FHoldens they would go down the 'wrong' side of the front straight then dive across to the left just before turn one in an odd line to avoid the bumps. I tried the same and it seemed to work, but the bumps are still there and probably worse now.

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Old 9 Sep 2009, 16:24 (Ref:2537145)   #10
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Don't worry about the bumps. They are testing there, not racing. The focus is not the quickest lap times but rather to 'shake down' the car and to run a sweep (test configurations) and collect data. They will avoid the bumps if necessary.
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Old 9 Sep 2009, 17:47 (Ref:2537195)   #11
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Don't worry about the bumps. They are testing there, not racing. The focus is not the quickest lap times but rather to 'shake down' the car and to run a sweep (test configurations) and collect data. They will avoid the bumps if necessary.
Funny I thought racing drivers were going to be driving!
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Old 10 Sep 2009, 02:15 (Ref:2537464)   #12
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Race drivers, the good ones at least, don't 'race' during testing.. unless instructed to by the team
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Old 10 Sep 2009, 06:55 (Ref:2537532)   #13
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Race drivers, the good ones at least, don't 'race' during testing.. unless instructed to by the team
All the ones I've ever ran all came with oversized ego's!
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All the ones I've ever ran all came with oversized ego's!
Throw out some names! Go on, you know you want to...
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All the ones I've ever ran all came with oversized ego's!
You can tell who they are-they are the ones in the race suits!
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