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    2018 - French GP

    Looks like we have a French GP slated for 2018.....another "Monza" track....great.....wonderful...

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    another mercs track ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jgonzalesm6 View Post
    Looks like we have a French GP slated for 2018.....another "Monaco" track....great.....wonderful...

    256 FRENCH GP.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by nani_s23 View Post
    another mercs track ?
    sorry nani23...my bad..another Monaco track....P1 in quali and you win the race....no overtaking

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    Doesn't look anywhere need as bad as Monaco... Or Monza lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by jgonzalesm6 View Post
    sorry nani23...my bad..another Monaco track....P1 in quali and you win the race....no overtaking
    Good then

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    Quote Originally Posted by nani_s23 View Post
    Good then
    Nani...I am having a brain fart this morning....it is the Paul Ricard track which is fast and free flowing....so it does favor the Mercs. I got confused with the London layout.

    so so sorry for the confusion.

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    I won't claim to know much about Paul Richard circuit.
    But if it's a great track, then I think it is good news, regardless of which team might be strongest there now.
    Performance standing will always change, but a great circuit will remain as such

    Last thing F1 needs is another street race

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hornet View Post
    I won't claim to know much about Paul Richard circuit.
    But if it's a great track, then I think it is good news, regardless of which team might be strongest there now.
    Performance standing will always change, but a great circuit will remain as such

    Last thing F1 needs is another street race
    Here is a pic of the Paul Ricard circuit. Note, they added that chicane(2017) down that loooooong straight which IMO, I don't like it. Cars would have been doing close to

    400kph/250mph if they did not add that chicane.

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    The straight is too long by FIA standards, so they had to add a chicane.

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    Possible Buenos Aires GP for 2019 and track layout..... la Parabolica pt. 2???


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    Great to have the French GP back on the calendar, but it worries me that HAM has already been tyre testing there this week so, presume others will get the chance to know the circuit at some point before next year's race.

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    Brilliant, Bernie owns it
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    Canada, Austin US, Mexico, Brasil , possible Buenos Aires Argentina, not bad, Liberty is cool.

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    Paul Ricard is a great track. I for one love to see this track in the calendar; it was about time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hudson77 View Post
    Brilliant, Bernie owns it
    i dont think he does anymore, i could be wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by springfield View Post
    The straight is too long by FIA standards, so they had to add a chicane.
    its only 1.8kms long, only few 100 metres longer than Mexico.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jgonzalesm6 View Post
    Here is a pic of the Paul Ricard circuit. Note, they added that chicane(2017) down that loooooong straight which IMO, I don't like it. Cars would have been doing close to

    400kph/250mph if they did not add that chicane.

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    That chicane has been there for many years. It hasnt just been made for F1.

    I like the track, its about time it was added to the F1 calender.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob View Post
    i dont think he does anymore, i could be wrong.
    After Ricard's death, the track was sold to Excelis, a company owned by Formula One promoter Bernie Ecclestone, in 1999 - Wiki

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob View Post
    That chicane has been there for many years. It hasnt just been made for F1.
    Thats what I meant to say.

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    Excelis still trades, you can find out more about them here, www.societe.com/societe/excelis
    Although i cant find any mention of Bernie, but that doesn't surprise me

    Just add Excelis into the search bar on the societe site
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