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frankie

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Spa?
« on: 29 Aug, 2021, 04:05:23 pm »
Is anyone else watching rain instead a race?

Roscoe

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Re: Spa?
« Reply #1 on: 29 Aug, 2021, 05:11:16 pm »
Me. :angry:

frankie

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Re: Spa?
« Reply #2 on: 30 Aug, 2021, 10:55:06 am »
I cannot believe I sat for 3.5 hours watching rain falling at Spa. Then decision was finally made that the FIA rules permitted the cars to go out behind safety car for 2 laps at show speed, in order for half points to be allocated.  The idea of running race today (monday) was obviously not a viable one as a load of marshalls and ancillary staff are club members and would be back at work today!
What they didn't say was the rule that after 2 laps refunds would not be given.....

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Re: Spa?
« Reply #3 on: 30 Aug, 2021, 12:15:02 pm »
Frankie it was a farce, so disappointed that Russell couldn’t race to show what he can do

frankie

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Re: Spa?
« Reply #4 on: 31 Aug, 2021, 02:20:52 pm »
I suspect Russell will not be held back for long.  He's showing great potential and I bet it won't be long before he's offered a contract in a better car - possibly to partner Lewis as Bottas is not having a great race this season?

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Re: Spa?
« Reply #5 on: 31 Aug, 2021, 09:10:31 pm »
An absolute farce, after 2 circuits, fans not recompensed.  Money involved again. :angry:

frankie

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Re: Spa?
« Reply #6 on: 01 Sep, 2021, 01:28:40 pm »
I cannot ever remember a race being run as it was on sunday.  Can anyone else? It usually rains at Spa which is what makes the track so interesting and my favourite. There have been occasions when visibility has been almost non existent there and safety car has been put out but race hasn't been stopped.  Unless someone else remembers different?

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Re: Spa?
« Reply #7 on: 01 Sep, 2021, 08:56:11 pm »
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frankie

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Re: Spa?
« Reply #8 on: 02 Sep, 2021, 04:13:54 pm »
Well done Judi!  Any idea of the year? It sounds as though the race was run, unlike last sunday.  Lewis has made similar comments in the past but the race also wasn't stopped...

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Re: Spa?
« Reply #9 on: 02 Sep, 2021, 07:28:22 pm »
No idea but the guy that posted it also said "On the old, long, Spa-Francorchamps. Say no more..."

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Re: Spa?
« Reply #10 on: 03 Sep, 2021, 02:47:37 pm »
Certainly long before my time working at Brands, judging by the shape of the car which appears to be around the Stirling Moss era...