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    Quote Originally Posted by kaspf View Post
    Can we expect any surprises among the leaders in the race results?
    I think that is a safe bet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaspf View Post
    Can we expect any surprises among the leaders in the race results?
    Well everything else in Vegas is a lottery . . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by F1nKS View Post
    The temperature drama is being overblown. It not going to snow, and the temperatures are going to range from the mid-50s to mid-60s. That is the same temperature range as in Germany and Turkey in 2020.

    Now, the rain might make it spicy, but that is the case regardless of the track.
    If it turns out this way, we are set for some very exciting bracing them. The PIG may turn out to be a Redbull burster. I hope a midfield team wins it. A Yuki or Albon win would be famous l think. Better still, a Sargeant win or podium would be just as brilliant. Or any of the Haas or Alfa Romeo drivers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Used to be Starter View Post
    Think snow tires. This may add a new element of drama to F1.
    It would be historic if it actually snowed during the race. It would be a first but l doubt it would snow. High single digits probably, which is still challenging.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kaspf View Post
    Are you considering that teams might encounter significant challenges in finding optimal race settings? Conditions appear to be difficult, and current cars sometimes experience some problems depending on the track. Can we expect any surprises among the leaders in the race results?
    Most cars at the sharp end of the grid have very narrow setup windows. It would not be unusual to see that some cars may suffer greatly with these low temperatures. Think Mercedes at breezy Sao Paulo. The tyres are going to be a handful. They would lose a lot of temperature along the main straight, hence would arrive at the dome chicane with colder brakes and tricky tyres. We should expect a few crashes and lots of run offs at this corner over the weekend.

    The PIG is going to be a test for drivers and engineers alike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nitrodaze View Post
    If it turns out this way, we are set for some very exciting bracing them. The PIG may turn out to be a Redbull burster. I hope a midfield team wins it. A Yuki or Albon win would be famous l think. Better still, a Sargeant win or podium would be just as brilliant. Or any of the Haas or Alfa Romeo drivers.
    I hope it is an exciting race. But who knows? So far, 10 minutes into P1, cars are dropping out for reliability.

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    P1 has been red-flagged and will not be restarted after 10 minutes. Sainz hit what seemed to be a manhole cover and damaged his car.

    The FIA is now doing inspections of all manhole covers and conduct any repairs needed before the next practice session.

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    Quote Originally Posted by F1nKS View Post
    P1 has been red-flagged and will not be restarted after 10 minutes. Sainz hit what seemed to be a manhole cover and damaged his car.

    The FIA is now doing inspections of all manhole covers and conduct any repairs needed before the next practice session.
    It is looking like it might be as fast as Monza
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    Interesting that here in the US, where street racing via IndyCar is common, no one thought to secure the various manhole covers and other pavement access points to the city infrastructure. That was a lot of damage to Carlos' car.

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    FP2 scheduled to start at 2:30 am local time. Fans ejected from the track and not able to watch. Can this get any better? Apparently fans who bought 1 day tickets, because of the cost, were ejected with everyone else. I wonder if they will received refunds?

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