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Old 15 Apr 2018, 10:42 (Ref:3815689)   #106
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Unexpected side effect of the new pit stop rules: Cameraman can't get close enough to see the driver change in detail, as the mechanics need in to change tyres.

Tyres can easily be changed within the fuel time, making strategy far less important. As we all knew.
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Old 15 Apr 2018, 12:01 (Ref:3815713)   #107
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What is Jonny Palmer talking about? Safer to repair a barrier under safety car than Code 80? 80km/h is first gear in every car. What could be safer?
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Old 15 Apr 2018, 12:07 (Ref:3815715)   #108
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What is Jonny Palmer talking about? Safer to repair a barrier under safety car than Code 80? 80km/h is first gear in every car. What could be safer?
Usually they switch to SC when the barriers are very close to the track. That way it gives the marshalls a big 3 minute block at a time without a car coming by as they're behind SC in a bunch. But it doesn't really apply at Paul Ricard because the barriers are further away than the horizon.

Not really sure the SC was needed for this one. FCY would've been good enough. Doesn't appear to be an attempt at fixing the barrier either. Edit: They're going to stick tyres in front of it. Fair enough.
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Old 15 Apr 2018, 12:11 (Ref:3815716)   #109
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Usually they switch to SC when the barriers are very close to the track. That way it gives the marshalls a big 3 minute block at a time without a car coming by as they're behind SC in a bunch. But it doesn't really apply at Paul Ricard because the barriers are further away than the horizon.

Not really sure the SC was needed for this one. FCY would've been good enough. Doesn't appear to be an attempt at fixing the barrier either. Edit: They're going to stick tyres in front of it. Fair enough.
Yeah, that's what I meant. The barriers are so far from the track they're nearly in Italy. Seems perfectly safe to repair under Code 80.
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Old 15 Apr 2018, 13:20 (Ref:3815734)   #110
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I've missed the first three hours. No problem though, I'll just rewind the YouTube live stream ...

... which is missing the first hour.

I know it's a running joke that ELMS start times are always 1 hour off, but it seems the ACO takes this very seriously

Who thought a rolling 2 hour window for a YouTube stream was a good idea? Looks like I'll be watching on replay.
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Old 15 Apr 2018, 13:40 (Ref:3815741)   #111
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Isn't that a Youtube limitation? I could be wrong.

The race has been very fun so far, I've watched much more of it than I thought I would.
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Old 15 Apr 2018, 13:46 (Ref:3815743)   #112
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Isn't that a Youtube limitation? I could be wrong.

The race has been very fun so far, I've watched much more of it than I thought I would.
I'm sure it isn't. The English (RLM) stream for the N24 qualifying race has been going for almost four hours so far, and I can rewind to the start of the race.
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Old 15 Apr 2018, 13:54 (Ref:3815745)   #113
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It's a YouTube feature/setting AFAIK. So can be changed by the video owner. It'll be a few hours until the start appears once the video ends too.
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Well, that was an excellent opening race. Great stuff.
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Very entertaining race. I love that it's just free on Youtube.

Was that a punt though by the JMW Ferrari?
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Old 15 Apr 2018, 14:05 (Ref:3815749)   #116
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What a finish in GT!
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Very entertaining race. I love that it's just free on Youtube.

Was that a punt though by the JMW Ferrari?
I wouldn't say it was a punt, but they took a LOT of kerb on the first right hander and there was contact from the Ferrari being a little upset.

If the stewards reverse that then I could see their point, but I'd leave it as is personally. Technically, the Ferrari was alongside but by the time the Porsche recovered, it had a car length ahead. So the Porsche actually came out better by about 2-3 meters, lol.
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Old 15 Apr 2018, 14:59 (Ref:3815756)   #118
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To be honest, I feel that the race was a bit less interesting than most of last years'. That shouldn't have been the case considering the increased amount of serious P2 contenders.

I think the pitstops regulation change robbed us from a really entertaining end of the race at the very front of the field. There was no strategy gamble from anyone, because it has become pointless to do so. And then, no one was able to seriously challenge Racing Engineering to overall victory.

Shame on you ACO. Shame on you.
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Old 15 Apr 2018, 15:34 (Ref:3815768)   #119
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It's a YouTube feature/setting AFAIK. So can be changed by the video owner. It'll be a few hours until the start appears once the video ends too.
The race upload is up, but it's still only the last two hours of the broadcast (so the last ~100 minutes of the race).

Luckily, creator provincialism strikes again! Dailymotion has the entire broadcast ready to go.
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The whole race is on Youtube now.

Were all of the P2s running the joker updates?
Just wondering because the first 15 finishers were P2s and the top 7 were Orecas.
Fastest Oreca lap - 1:42.540
Fastest Ligier lap - 1:43.135
Fastest Dallara lap - 1:43.743
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