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    Quote Originally Posted by mohgui View Post
    if this is true, then what's the point of racing? a true-blooded F1 racer would want overtaking to happen on the track and not in the pits. same goes for the fans.

    F1 cars can't overtake because certain tracks design do not give opportunities for overtaking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mohgui View Post
    if this is true, then what's the point of racing? a true-blooded F1 racer would want overtaking to happen on the track and not in the pits. same goes for the fans.

    F1 cars can't overtake because certain tracks design do not give opportunities for overtaking.
    well said mohgui bro, very true! That's why the more wider the street circuit, the more dangerous, because the team strategist and the driver will be stupid not to take advantage of any overtaking opportunities! For those who don't know, the driver is constantly receiving instructions over the intercom earpiece during the race from his race strategist, and I can tell you, asking him to drive safely is the last thing you will ever hear him say hor! Most likely is "OVERTAKE THE BaS.TARD NOW!!!!!!!!"
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    He is F1 expert, don't mess with him ok...



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    You all know that there is a singapore F1 volunteer marshal who kenna interviewed on radio?! You all know him bo? Listen here:

    http://1stformula1.com/PitStop1.mp3
    http://1stformula1.com/PitStop2.mp3
    http://1stformula1.com/PitStop3.mp3
    http://1stformula1.com/PitStop4.mp3

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    Quote Originally Posted by mohgui View Post
    if this is true, then what's the point of racing? a true-blooded F1 racer would want overtaking to happen on the track and not in the pits. same goes for the fans.

    F1 cars can't overtake because certain tracks design do not give opportunities for overtaking.
    Not the track design but the design of the diffuser under the car. The turbulent air created causes ~50% loss in front downforce. Esp the toyofa TF108 is super hard to follow around valencia, you cant go closer than 1 sec to it. Wider track does not mean easier to overtake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiasi View Post
    well said mohgui bro, very true! That's why the more wider the street circuit, the more dangerous, because the team strategist and the driver will be stupid not to take advantage of any overtaking opportunities! For those who don't know, the driver is constantly receiving instructions over the intercom earpiece during the race from his race strategist, and I can tell you, asking him to drive safely is the last thing you will ever hear him say hor! Most likely is "OVERTAKE THE BaS.TARD NOW!!!!!!!!"

    Actually its more like encouragement only. They'll tell him "we need to maintain the gap to the guy in front by 2 secs mate!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by lioneldude View Post
    Not the track design but the design of the diffuser under the car. The turbulent air created causes ~50% loss in front downforce. Esp the toyofa TF108 is super hard to follow around valencia, you cant go closer than 1 sec to it. Wider track does not mean easier to overtake.
    the track design sure plays a part in whether the cars have opportunities to overtake or not. and i do agree that wider tracks do not mean it's easier to overtake. the turbulent air may play a factor too.

    to overtake, you need to have long uninterrupted straights with a turn somewhere at the end. drivers with balls can overtake each other with late braking moves. if the track consists of twists and turns and short straights... very difficult to overtake.

    it's just my personal opinion lah.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mohgui View Post
    the track design sure plays a part in whether the cars have opportunities to overtake or not. and i do agree that wider tracks do not mean it's easier to overtake. the turbulent air may play a factor too.

    to overtake, you need to have long uninterrupted straights with a turn somewhere at the end. drivers with balls can overtake each other with late braking moves. if the track consists of twists and turns and short straights... very difficult to overtake.

    it's just my personal opinion lah.
    agree with that. Hopefully for singapore gp they can over take at the end of the long straight after suntec. Hopefully there is enough grip on the dirtier line to do so.

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    Got another GOOD and RARE lobang to share with everyone! For those who want to meet Lewis Hamilton IN PERSON UP CLOSE on 28 Sept in Singapore! really no kidding! Lobang here: http://www.catchlewis.com/base.swf

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    Those volunteers who are getting NOMEX Suit, please be wary of something. Marshal services are run by volunteers whose background you do not know at all, you have no idea if someone will take your IC and use it to apply for handphone line, credit card, cable TV, or even worse lose it, or worst case scenario, use it to borrow money from loanshark, apply for HDB flat (serious, happened before) or sell it to illegal syndicate and tell you they lost your IC. There is nothing you can do if that happens. Remember, your IC will be out of your sight in someone else's hand (you don't know who) for more than 10 hrs from 25-28 Sept every day. Alot of things can be done with your IC during that time, someone can leave the race grounds and use your IC to borrow money from loansharks during those 10 hrs. The potential fallout of what can happen with your IC in someone else's hands, especially in a stranger's hands, is very dangerous. Nowadays, even alot of condos don't confiscate IC in exchange for security pass, because many people are wary of surrendering their IC to strangers.

    Those who are going to collect NOMEX suit, be warned.
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    so what do you suggest we surrender in exchange for the NOMEX suit?

    is Driver's Licence good enough?
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    The solution is very simple. When the volunteers draw the NOMEX suit, verify the address and IC no, BUT DO NOT confiscate the IC. Ask them to sign a form that they agree to reimburse the cost of the suit if they lose it. They have to return the suit at the end of every day anyway. Whatever it is, DO NOT be so silly to surrender your IC to anyone. This is the first time F1 is held, I guarantee you, sure alot of confusion and mess on race day, especially logistics relating to volunteers. I do not trust the volunteers working for marshal services one bit, so what if they work for marshal services, we do not know their integrity, or their character, or background. You let any tom, dick and harry take your IC, what if they lose it, or use it for something without your knowledge, who is going to take responsibilty. Not worth it right, just for three days of no pay work, and alot of trouble coming your way if something happen to your IC, or if they misplace it or worse?

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    Not all will require a NOMEX suit, my post is for those who are in emergency services, I know alot of volunteers are lurking in this thread but not posting, so that post is for them. The rest will get the orange fabric one, not the NOMEX.

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    Or then why don't just be a paid spectator? Quit the volunteer or buy the nomex suit.

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    Last edited by kiasi; 3rd September 2008 at 07:48 AM.

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    Guess who wrote this letter to ST?



    Home > ST Forum > Story
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    F1 and stormy S'pore

    'Clarify if lightning control features have been installed and, if so, how effective these measures are.'
    MRS PAULINE GOODENOUGH: 'The track infrastructure for the F1 Singapore Grand Prix includes several kilometres of high metal fencing, behind which race officials and volunteers will operate over three full days. What springs to mind is the prospect of lightning and thunderstorms during the race weekend and whether the metal structures will heighten the danger. Singapore has one of the highest rates of lightning activity in the world, reportedly with an average of 171 thunderstorm days recorded annually. The recent tragic incident of a lightning strike on a couple at the Punggol Jetty underlines how serious the problem can be. Could the track fabricators clarify if lightning control features have been installed around the circuit and, if so, how effective these measures are.'

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    No fish, prawn also ok, she's one of the Singtel Grid Girls on 28 Sept, 19 yrs old........don't complain ok , that's the general standard for the grid girls(until they can afford to pay BIG $money$ to attract the real lookers). Anyone notice how cunning Singtel is, where they place the singtel logo on the uniform??





    Her blog here: http://www.moblog.com.sg/blogger/hom...6-785666207171
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    Quote Originally Posted by kiasi View Post
    You all know that there is a singapore F1 volunteer marshal who kenna interviewed on radio?! You all know him bo? Listen here:

    http://1stformula1.com/PitStop1.mp3
    http://1stformula1.com/PitStop2.mp3
    http://1stformula1.com/PitStop3.mp3
    http://1stformula1.com/PitStop4.mp3
    Ah! Bruno. I was with him in the class.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canew View Post
    Ah! Bruno. I was with him in the class.
    Wah, your class got ang moh volunteer?! I heard got one japanese woman come to singapore specially just to be volunteer? Dunno how much she spend on air tickets just to attend training! Bruno is live in singapore or he also fly in like the japanese?

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