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Old 20 Dec 2006, 10:37 (Ref:1795602)   #16
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The last day's was there a lot of progress on the works in Spa!





Much more pics @ http://www.spa-francorchamps.be/gfx/...007/index2.htm
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Old 20 Dec 2006, 11:44 (Ref:1795663)   #17
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Thanks for posting the images but I dont concider this work as "progress" at Spa! Just another great rack that has been ripped appart for F1...

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Old 20 Dec 2006, 11:54 (Ref:1795670)   #18
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Where's the bar...?
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Old 20 Dec 2006, 12:07 (Ref:1795685)   #19
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forgot to mention, i dropped in there on sunday on the way to a final destination, and there has been a huge amount of progress on the building works. it all looks rather sad still though.

i think upgrading the pits and so forth was necessary, but disagree strongly with touching the circuit itself. i don't understand why they can't start on the normal grid like everyone else manages to every other race. it's part of the challenge.
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Old 20 Dec 2006, 12:11 (Ref:1795689)   #20
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It does seem strange, especially considering it was only a few years since they did it before.
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Old 20 Dec 2006, 12:18 (Ref:1795693)   #21
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i think upgrading the pits and so forth was necessary, but disagree strongly with touching the circuit itself. i don't understand why they can't start on the normal grid like everyone else manages to every other race. it's part of the challenge.
Do you mean starting on the run down to Eau Rouge? If so I believe there are no standing starts on that grid only rollers. This is because of the steep hill and therefore you can't expect F1 cars to start from there. Also the pit lane and pit complex is too cramped for F1 teams.

As far as I can tell the only changes to the track itself involve the realignment of the Bus Stop chicane. All other changes involve replacing gravel/grass with tarmac thus the configuration of the track is changed very little.
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Old 20 Dec 2006, 12:29 (Ref:1795702)   #22
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Lots of standing starts at the "old" downhill start. Works quite well, most of the time.
Wouldn't be the first driver who has reverse selected (to keep the car on the line in gear) instead of first.
I've seen many driver revving the engine like hell and blasting off.....
in the wrong way, backwards.

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Old 20 Dec 2006, 15:33 (Ref:1795909)   #23
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what are the plans for the bus stop? the 04 changes were awful.

it all look very sad, keep f1 out! [of everwhere]

would be better with no bus stop.
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Old 20 Dec 2006, 19:10 (Ref:1796133)   #24
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what are the plans for the bus stop? the 04 changes were awful.

it all look very sad, keep f1 out! [of everwhere]

would be better with no bus stop.
yes but incredibly dangerous . i like the old bus stop, just wish theyd bring it back
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Old 20 Dec 2006, 21:11 (Ref:1796208)   #25
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Old 21 Dec 2006, 10:29 (Ref:1796626)   #26
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That is how it should become.
looks like a possible overtaking opurtunity with the straight before it? doesnt look too disastrous imo.
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Old 21 Dec 2006, 14:46 (Ref:1796879)   #27
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thank you, if it turns out like that they it will be an improvement i think. I liked the old bus stop too, it was a shame they changed it, the 04 version just created 2 first gear corners and that wasn't good but that one looks really good, a little bit tight but considering what they could have done. should make the 24 hour interesting.
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Old 21 Dec 2006, 15:37 (Ref:1796910)   #28
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i dunno, i've sat and watched some absolutely hilarious attempts by 25 formula bmws to try and get around the current (er, ex) bus stop and around half of them get it terribly wrong. plus i've seen some reasonable moves halfway round it, or after it, or before it. i don't really think it should have been adjusted in the first place (although that's said with not much conviction - i don't remember it before it was changed).

aren't they shifting the hairpin a bit further up too? or was that incorrect information on the plans.

thinking about it, i remember the british f3 formed up on the slopey grid in 2004, but they must have used the f1 start for the actual one.

i just think having all the starts in a predictable manner isn't very adventerous. we already let the blighters get away with too much, why not create a challenge for the engineers and the drivers?

you're right. that's a stupid idea
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Old 21 Dec 2006, 19:51 (Ref:1797046)   #29
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Fit F.1 cars with handbrakes! .I thought that La Source was being opened up on the outside exit,where the painted kerbing is. They are also making a bit of runoff on the outside of Rivage 1,or have they done the Belgian thing and changed their minds about that as well??
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Old 21 Dec 2006, 20:58 (Ref:1797105)   #30
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As of tomorrow I'm at home for a week and a bit, when I feel like it I'll go and have a nice walk in the cold, wet, horrible marshes of Spa.
Sort of a live update.
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