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      11-15-2012, 12:56 PM   #67
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Beautiful. I'm very impressed by the overall finish and appearance of the circuit. It may not have the flair of a place like Abu Dhabi, but you can tell that a lot of effort has been put into its construction. And those aerial shots are stunning - the place looks like it will be a blast to drive at! I sincerely hope they will have HPDE sessions at this circuit
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      11-15-2012, 04:30 PM   #70
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The pit walk was excellent! It was quite something to hear the cars fire up from that close.

I'll post some photos when I can. Going to be a fantastic race!
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Seriously, I don't think you can anticipate how loud these cars are. If you can get up to the fence where the high speed straight is the sound vibration will feel like you have ant crawling on your skin.
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cant wait cant wait cant wait
and please austin you need to warm up for my RB8s tyres to be in better operating range!
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Thanks so much for posting the pictures... its just adding to my excitement as I finish up work today. See you guys at the track tomorrow, saturday...and Sunday
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I ate down on 6th street. What a place!

Now I'm at my hotel about 40 minutes out of downtown. I'll meditate tonight to prepare myself for the traffic nightmare tomorrow.

I can't wait to see the track and the cars in person!
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Great pics, thanks for posting!

Really super excited now!
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Can't wait!!!

Im also staying in Austin until next Friday as well. Anyone have any ideas for things to do in Austin?


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Here's what's going on downtown Austin this weekend. Looks like a fantastic time!!

http://austinfanfest.com/
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Hot dam, thats quite an elevation b4 turn 1, will be interesting come race day!
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Hot dam, thats quite an elevation b4 turn 1, will be interesting come race day!
I think it'll be much more than just the elevation change though.
If you look at some pics it looks like theres a small rise & fall right at the crest.
So the cars will have this HUGE compression, ....then an unweighting right at the turn.

Should make for some very interesting racing.
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The pit exit will be very interesting too.

P1 at 9:00, stream here:

http://www.thefirstrow.eu/watch/1532...ractice-1.html
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The pit exit will be very interesting too.

P1 at 9:00, stream here:

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track looks good,
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Who thought that pitlane buzzer was a good idea?
Americans...
What's wrong with the traditional horn sound?

I recall Brazil Interlagos has a different pit entry siren too...
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