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As I write this, the whole of Texas is blanketed with persistant rain. Very uncharacteristic for this time of year.

The Austin forecast for Friday and Saturday look like significant rain. Sunday looks clear for the race.

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MB-BOB wrote:
As I write this, the whole of Texas is blanketed with persistant rain. Very uncharacteristic for this time of year.

The Austin forecast for Friday and Saturday look like significant rain. Sunday looks clear for the race.

Not another 2015, I hope... :uhoh:

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:43 am 
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why is quali so late?


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:32 am 
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MB-BOB wrote:
As I write this, the whole of Texas is blanketed with persistant rain. Very uncharacteristic for this time of year.

The Austin forecast for Friday and Saturday look like significant rain. Sunday looks clear for the race.


A wet qualy session could mean a number of cars out of place on the grid on Sunday for the race. Possibly some very good racing while they are sorting themselves out. :thumbup:

Of course the fans in the stands might not appreciated the wet weather so much.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:48 am 
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why is quali so late?

Because of the time difference.

Texas is 6 hours behind the UK.


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This is probably more relevant to the race thread, but is there any news on whether they are going to do that whole build up before the race farce!

Watching it last year was so cringeworthy.


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Clarky wrote:
anthdci wrote:
why is quali so late?

Because of the time difference.

Texas is 6 hours behind the UK.


But so is Mexico City. Last year, USGP qualifications were around the time of the race the following day, as it usually is at all the other venues. But this year, quali appears to be 3-1/2 hours out of sync with a 1:30 Sunday race time.

I don't know the reason, but I suspect it's tied to something silly, like the post-quali music show 3 hours after quali ends. Can't make the fans wait too long to see Bruno Mars (Sat) and Britney Spears (Sun), with the concert ticket price bundled in the $700+ race admission. 8O :blush: 8O

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:30 pm 
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cmberry20 wrote:
This is probably more relevant to the race thread, but is there any news on whether they are going to do that whole build up before the race farce!

Watching it last year was so cringeworthy.


They only have 2-1/2 hours scheduled for the race broadcast with no prerace broadcast on the schedule on ABC or any ESPN that I can find.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:35 pm 
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anthdci wrote:
why is quali so late?

Race starts at 1:30pm local time and Quali at 4:00pm on Saturday. Don't know why they are running Quali at a later time???


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cmberry20 wrote:
This is probably more relevant to the race thread, but is there any news on whether they are going to do that whole build up before the race farce!

Watching it last year was so cringeworthy.

I actually didn't mind it as a one off and I guess it's kind of what the Americans in the stands expect?

Also with just 4 races to go it's not a bad time to do it with the title normally still undecided and close to being won or lost.

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MB-BOB wrote:
Clarky wrote:
anthdci wrote:
why is quali so late?

Because of the time difference.

Texas is 6 hours behind the UK.


But so is Mexico City. Last year, USGP qualifications were around the time of the race the following day, as it usually is at all the other venues. But this year, quali appears to be 3-1/2 hours out of sync with a 1:30 Sunday race time.

I don't know the reason, but I suspect it's tied to something silly, like the post-quali music show 3 hours after quali ends. Can't make the fans wait too long to see Bruno Mars (Sat) and Britney Spears (Sun), with the concert ticket price bundled in the $700+ race admission. 8O :blush: 8O

Still cheaper than the last time I went to Silverstone (without any music shows).

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