26th May 12, 08:56 #21
But to put it on dates which clash with F1 is beyond stupid, really. No way I will miss Monaco for FIA GT.Formula 1
26th May 12, 22:58 #22
The McLarens blitzed the field today.
27th May 12, 16:08 #23
The number 1 McLaren walked it again, they looks set for winning it this season.
30th May 12, 08:31 #24
From what I understand McLaren tested a lot on this track, so maybe it's a bit premature to say that they are guaranteed to win, but it was really an ominous performance. However, it seems that different tracks favor different cars and Mercedes look most consistent. Future races will give us more answers.Formula 1
2nd Jun 12, 17:59 #25
The McLaren has what others don't have, a CF tub that makes the chassis + engine combination very stiff, similar to an F1 car, and very light. Also they are running de-tuned engines, so they should have better reliability.
On tracks where cornering is important they will be above the rest.
Their weak point is top speed.
4th Jun 12, 15:32 #26
I think that this weekend we will have more answers, if the McLaren win again, yes, they will be confirmed as the faster GT1 car now and their win wouldn't be down to testing experience. But I think that the Mercedes again will be very close, they are very reliable and consistent, and because they are wide, it is not easy to overtake them.
By the way, ioan, if you enjoyed FIA GT1, try FIA GT3 as well, it is almost as good.Formula 1
10th Jun 12, 12:01 #27
There is GT3 coverage in Motorstv. Unfortunately, there is not coverage for GT1
10th Jun 12, 12:13 #28
I was present as photographer in Navarra, 2 weeks ago, as well as in the 2011 event and I think that maintaining a high level car championship in the current times is not easy and therefore we have to welcome and celebrate the efforts of SRO; however, when analysing the grids shown in the circuit of Navarra, one should rise some questions .
In previous years (2008-2010) the European GT3 championship was vibrant with stunning grids by both its diversity and number of participants. In Navarra only 11 GT3 and 17 "GT1" cars were present, giving a total of 38 participants (actually 37 if we discount the Audi # 32, which was involved in both).
Perhaps a mixed championship would generate more excitement . The "GT1", are yet faster than the GT3 and therefore, we would have much more intense situations due to traffic. Clearly, there is the problem of the outside Europe events, now so popular in the championships, but certainly with a little of imagination, one could find a solution.
I can also think that taking such a measure may overlap the Blancpain Endurance Series, where, effectively, there are several "GT1-GT3" cars, as well as, drivers from the "cousin" championships. In any case, even with the doubt about the wisdom of the decision about the structure of these championships, I can only congratulate the organizers and the people of Navarra circuit for the effort.
11th Jun 12, 09:37 #29
The races in Slovakia were very interesting and the battle for the championship tightens. Not many cars, but great racing!Formula 1
19th Jul 12, 14:10 #30
Ratel/SRO to step down at the end of the season.
Stephane Ratel's SRO group to step down as FIA GT1 World Championship - GT news - AUTOSPORT.com
Good riddance. Never understood why Ratel was so keen on flogging a dead horse. GT3 is where its at, not GT1.The world according to Taki Inoue: https://mobile.twitter.com/takiinoue/status/301406167249326080
25th Jul 12, 08:12 #31
I liked the series very much, I'd definetly miss it, but I guess that the Blancpain Endurance series will survive.Formula 1
1st Aug 12, 13:01 #32Can somebody help me? I dont understand something
I just now started watch these races, and I saw people switching in the middle of the race! is there 2 drivers on one car and is that mean that there is 2 champions? if its true there is another gt races with single driver for each car?
and does its necessary to start your career as a kart driver to get in those races? is this one of the conditions? because I saw that all the drivers started from karts since little age.