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      08-21-2013, 09:05 AM   #1
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I still don't get why there's a need for summer break in the middle of the season. Except cost saving. They should've keep the season and momentum going and finish the season earlier. Then post a mandatory factory closed for three weeks after the last race of the season.



Anyways, back in action at the best track in the world.

Race Date: 25 Aug 2013
Circuit Name: Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps
First Grand Prix: 1950
Number of Laps: 44
Circuit Length: 7.004 km
Race Distance: 308.052 km
Lap Record: 1:47.263 - S Vettel (2009)

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Option: Medium (White)
Rain: Cinturato Intermediate (Green) / Cinturato Wet (Blue)

F1 TIMETABLE (Belgium Local Time)
Fri 23 August 2013
Practice 1
10:00 - 11:30
Practice 2 14:00 - 15:30
Sat 24 August 2013
Practice 3
11:00 - 12:00
Qualifying 14:00
Sun 25 August 2013
Race
14:00

F1 TIMETABLE (Pacific Time)
Fri 23 August 2013
Practice 1
01:00 - 02:30
Practice 2 05:00 - 06:30
Sat 24 August 2013
Practice 3
02:00 - 03:00
Qualifying 05:00
Sun 25 August 2013
Race
05:00

F1 TIMETABLE (Eastern Time)
Fri 23 August 2013
Practice 1
04:00 - 05:30
Practice 2 08:00 - 09:30
Sat 24 August 2013
Practice 3
05:00 - 06:00
Qualifying 08:00
Sun 25 August 2013
Race
08:00

Not sure why the FOM site has Vettel's lap time as track record. Where was Kimi's time in 2005 was 2 seconds faster as listed on FIA site?

Both Qualifying sessions and Race should be broadcast on NBCSN. No alternative channels for this weekend.
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      08-21-2013, 09:11 AM   #2
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You are welcome in Spa-Francorchamps
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      08-21-2013, 09:31 AM   #3
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OH YES!

I've been Waiting for SPA!!!
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Most definitely the greatest F1 circuit.
Looking forward to the race.
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This race is going to be awesome. Coming back from a long break and to start, Spa!
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I would imagine that the break is for 2 reasons:
1) Automotive factories are usually closed down in August for retooling (probably not an relevant issue anymore)
2) F1 is run by Europeans and they take August off.

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Always the best race of the year. Especially if it rains.
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Annnnnd.. we are back

Anyone got money on HAM to take this? C'mon WEB!
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I think SPA favors the most balanced car over all, so I think this one is for Vettel.
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Always the best race of the year. Especially if it rains.
So you asked after rain.........maybe yes
Here you go.....the weather forecasts from the Belgian Ardennes (Spa)
Saturday - 24/8............ 60 % rain - 25 Celsius
Sunday(race)-25/8....... 35 % rain - 24 Celsius
Hope this will help
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August is a HUGE month for vacations in Europe. I have been working for European companies for a while now and August are usually dead for business.
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Alright Formula 1 time!

Lets do it Webbo!
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Would love for Mark to win.

However, given recent history... there's going to be something retarded that's going to cock it up for him.

I choose you, Nico!
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Would love for Mark to win.

However, given recent history... there's going to be something retarded that's going to cock it up for him.

I choose you, Nico!
So very true, he isn't the luckiest guy out there, lets hope when Ricciardo takes over the seat in 2014 he doesn't inherit the bad luck too!
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The track has been changed over the past few years...

Removal of Bus Stop chicane, etc.
Maybe that's why Vettle is listed as having the fastest time as he has the fastest time in the track's current configuration??? Dunno for sure
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Removal of Bus Stop chicane, etc.
Maybe that's why Vettle is listed as having the fastest time as he has the fastest time in the track's current configuration??? Dunno for sure
Of course.

Should be an exciting weekend.
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Removal of Bus Stop chicane, etc.
Maybe that's why Vettle is listed as having the fastest time as he has the fastest time in the track's current configuration??? Dunno for sure
That's right! Thanks!
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