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hotmelt

861 posts

58 months

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MGJohn said:
Mid-Late season school report ... 4/10 for Mercedes and Mclaren ... could do better ~ they have the kit, drivers, resources and brains but, must try harder.

Still, Lewis can tease the guy he will replace next season:~

"Today, I went backwards more places than yow" .. rofl
In fact great drive from Lewis(considering broken anti-roll bar), one could see at the same time how precisely and aggressively he drove wrack of the car. Three mechanical failures in the last three races, maybe better he goes to Mercedes than. He also squeezed that 3rd starting place for Mclaren.

Jasandjules

50,767 posts

114 months

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Ah well, could have been worse.

Some impressive wheel to wheel racing and I must say some fantastic giving of just enough room to drivers as well.

Wh00sher

695 posts

103 months

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Agreed, the Lewis and Kimi stuff was brilliant. Gave each other enough room and was great to watch.

steedy27

545 posts

75 months

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Did anyone notice some LG advertising on the race track, I think it was at the end of either of the start/finish or the really long stright? How was this done?

zac510

5,428 posts

91 months

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steedy27 said:
Did anyone notice some LG advertising on the race track, I think it was at the end of either of the start/finish or the really long stright? How was this done?
Yes AFAIK it's done by knowing the position of the camera and then just overlaying the graphic, scaling it as required.

But maybe it can be done using image recognition algotirthnms these days now that digital and computing power is prolific.

The technology has been around for a long time and the first time I remember it used to cover large swathes of crowd at sporting matches with advertisements but it wasn't very popular as it was perceived as intrusive.

They also used it on the formation lap to display the drivers' names on the road next to their grid position.
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steedy27

545 posts

75 months

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zac510 said:
Yes AFAIK it's done by knowing the position of the camera and then just overlaying the graphic, scaling it as required.

But maybe it can be done using image recognition algotirthnms these days now that digital and computing power is prolific.

The technology has been around for a long time and the first time I remember it used to cover large swathes of crowd at sporting matches with advertisements but it wasn't very popular as it was perceived as intrusive.

They also used it on the formation lap to display the drivers' names on the road next to their grid position.
ahh nice i forgot they did something like for for when they line up on the grid. Thanks!

FloppyRaccoon

1,916 posts

51 months

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MGJohn said:
Mid-Late season school report ... 4/10 for Mercedes and Mclaren ... could do better ~ they have the kit, drivers, resources and brains but, must try harder.

Still, Lewis can tease the guy he will replace next season:~

"Today, I went backwards more places than yow" .. rofl
I too was quite happy after watching Buttons start, he certainly had good pace in P2 so I think a solid result was on the cards. A bit of inexperience being shown by both Sauber drivers early on. Still rate both of them highly.

Your comment about Hamilton is a bit petty. He had a broken ARB and drove pretty damn well. The car looked like it was going to jump off the track!

I enjoyed the race, there was some good battles throughout. None at the front I guess, but overall, a decent race. It's still quite tight in the championship, anything can happen. Just ask Jenson!

TheHeretic

73,668 posts

140 months

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I thought JB's start was superb. Alas...

ajprice

9,930 posts

81 months

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steedy27 said:
zac510 said:
Yes AFAIK it's done by knowing the position of the camera and then just overlaying the graphic, scaling it as required.

But maybe it can be done using image recognition algotirthnms these days now that digital and computing power is prolific.

The technology has been around for a long time and the first time I remember it used to cover large swathes of crowd at sporting matches with advertisements but it wasn't very popular as it was perceived as intrusive.

They also used it on the formation lap to display the drivers' names on the road next to their grid position.
ahh nice i forgot they did something like for for when they line up on the grid. Thanks!
They had the same kind of thing at the Limpicks for the swimming etc.

REALIST123

3,553 posts

38 months

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FloppyRaccoon said:
MGJohn said:
Mid-Late season school report ... 4/10 for Mercedes and Mclaren ... could do better ~ they have the kit, drivers, resources and brains but, must try harder.

Still, Lewis can tease the guy he will replace next season:~

"Today, I went backwards more places than yow" .. rofl
I too was quite happy after watching Buttons start, he certainly had good pace in P2 so I think a solid result was on the cards. A bit of inexperience being shown by both Sauber drivers early on. Still rate both of them highly.

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Inexperience? That would be a debatable comment on Perez but Kobyashi has 55 or so races behind him. How many do you need to do to be called experienced?




Flying Toilet

3,366 posts

96 months

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Derek Smith said:
In other words, he acts just like almost all drivers.
So basically Vettel should mimic the other drivers and not be an individual.

TheHeretic

73,668 posts

140 months

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Flying Toilet said:
Derek Smith said:
In other words, he acts just like almost all drivers.
So basically Vettel should mimic the other drivers and not be an individual.
That is not what he said at all.

FloppyRaccoon

1,916 posts

51 months

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REALIST123 said:
FloppyRaccoon said:
MGJohn said:
Mid-Late season school report ... 4/10 for Mercedes and Mclaren ... could do better ~ they have the kit, drivers, resources and brains but, must try harder.

Still, Lewis can tease the guy he will replace next season:~

"Today, I went backwards more places than yow" .. rofl
I too was quite happy after watching Buttons start, he certainly had good pace in P2 so I think a solid result was on the cards. A bit of inexperience being shown by both Sauber drivers early on. Still rate both of them highly.

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Inexperience? That would be a debatable comment on Perez but Kobyashi has 55 or so races behind him. How many do you need to do to be called experienced?
Has he really been around that long? Time flies quick! Maybe poor judgement is a better term to use for him then smile

stephen300o

13,652 posts

113 months

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Bedazzled said:
IainT said:
Shame as it's an awesome track in many respects.
Really? Two long straights and the rest mickey mouse low speed corners? Personally I think it's dreadful.
The last sector is very good, a set of very fast sweeping bends

Mermaid

17,542 posts

56 months

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stephen300o said:
Bedazzled said:
IainT said:
Shame as it's an awesome track in many respects.
Really? Two long straights and the rest mickey mouse low speed corners? Personally I think it's dreadful.
The last sector is very good, a set of very fast sweeping bends
The track has little or no charisma. The locals don't seem too keen on motorsport.

Bedazzled

7,419 posts

106 months

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It's a shame Kobi took out Jenson but it happens, he's normally pretty considerate wheel-to-wheel. Typical last of the late braker antics, each waiting for the other to brake first, but Kobi was behind so should have made sure there was no wheel overlap.

Perez has been looking a bit ragged the last couple of races, it's not unusual to see a rookie see-sawing away at the wheel and he's got loads of potential; better to get his mistakes out of the way now. He seems to like putting the car on the limit, which is great to watch.

I can't understand all the McLaren bashing, ok a few niggles here and there but it's a top-3 team; Lewis is mad going to Mercedes.

Gaz.

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49,848 posts

136 months

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Mermaid said:
The track has little or no charisma. The locals don't seem too keen on motorsport.
It's in the middle of nowhere and the tickets are too expensive for local pockets and it is hardly an international draw like Singapore, Abu Dhabi or Melbourne.

MGJohn

8,200 posts

68 months

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FloppyRaccoon said:
MGJohn said:
Mid-Late season school report ... 4/10 for Mercedes and Mclaren ... could do better ~ they have the kit, drivers, resources and brains but, must try harder.

Still, Lewis can tease the guy he will replace next season:~

"Today, I went backwards more places than yow" .. rofl
I too was quite happy after watching Buttons start, he certainly had good pace in P2 so I think a solid result was on the cards. A bit of inexperience being shown by both Sauber drivers early on. Still rate both of them highly.

Your comment about Hamilton is a bit petty. He had a broken ARB and drove pretty damn well. The car looked like it was going to jump off the track!

I enjoyed the race, there was some good battles throughout. None at the front I guess, but overall, a decent race. It's still quite tight in the championship, anything can happen. Just ask Jenson!
Yes a bit good in parts like someone's egg ... but not enough 'good parts'. ..smile

My comment about two drivers going backwards was not serious and an attempt to put some humour into the dullest race of the season. Hence the rofl

It was sad to see drivers of their stature struggling hard to go backwards.

Kobayashi got right with his post race comment ... "best fogotten".

I was a keen admirer of Raikkonen first time around but not much towards the end of that period. However, I have been impressed with his driving second time around because of his ability to keep out of trouble and still make progress. That's a fine skill which few on the current grid seem able to produce consistently.


Edited by MGJohn on Sunday 14th October 18:08

Mermaid

17,542 posts

56 months

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Gaz. said:
Mermaid said:
The track has little or no charisma. The locals don't seem too keen on motorsport.
It's in the middle of nowhere and the tickets are too expensive for local pockets and it is hardly an international draw like Singapore, Abu Dhabi or Melbourne.
Fair comment, wonder why they built it there?

Can't remember if the Indian GP was better subscribed?

Gaz.

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49,848 posts

136 months

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Mermaid said:
Fair comment, wonder why they built it there?

Can't remember if the Indian GP was better subscribed?
I understand it was near capacity on the Sunday.

I've started emailing the circuits for their attendance figures for the races this year, I've had replies from Melbourne (Sunday 115k) & Catalunya (Sunday 81k) and no replies from Sepang, Monte Carlo or Sakir and unable to contact Shanghai. Still to work through the rest.
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