Saudi Arabia added to 2021 calender

Saudi Arabia added to 2021 calender

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TheDeuce

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12,102 posts

38 months

Wednesday 30th December 2020
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Deesee said:
TheDeuce said:
Pretty much anywhere other than this turd hole will do.
Where in gods name do you live, you should probably think of relocating, there are some fantastic spots in the UK...
I quite agree, and I live in one of the finest - which I adore in endless ways.

It's not the scenery or amenities that depress me. I was perhaps a bit strong to call the country a turd hole... Don't want to offend anyone. I've just never felt a loyalty to a place simply because I happen to have been born there, and having travelled so much, there are other places I feel more comfortable with and happier in than modern Britain.


sparta6

2,926 posts

72 months

Tuesday 5th January
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TheDeuce said:
Of course they do. And trust me, after having worked the majority of my life jetting around the place I have no particular love of 'being British' with the stty weather and national trait or jealousy and oneupmanship that I honestly haven't experienced anywhere else around the world other than some parts of America.

I loved my time in Jordan. There is so much positive about the middle Eastern cultures that isn't dramatic enough to upset the old farts on here that trundle to Waitrose one a week to buy a copy of the daily mail....

Personally I plan to do another ten years in the film industry, sell off some property and probably self build in Greece. Pretty much anywhere other than this turd hole will do. The more I've travelled, the more stupid I've felt returning home each time.
Shirley Valentine hehe


While I wouldn't live in the UK it must be doing something right


TheDeuce

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12,102 posts

38 months

Thursday 18th March
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https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/article.first-l...

Quote interesting stats... Apparently an average speed that could rival Monza but around a circuit with 27 turns. That makes it a fairly unique and potentially quite interesting circuit. More than just another Tilke effort perhaps..?

thegreenhell

9,903 posts

191 months

Thursday 18th March
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Is this instead of the original one they planned that went around the scrap yard and the sewage works? It looks just like every other boring street circuit, and it could be anywhere in the world under floodlights.

WelshPetrolhead

424 posts

107 months

Thursday 18th March
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCiNvuB56xg&ab...

27 turns and barely a place to overtake.

FourWheelDrift

83,200 posts

256 months

Thursday 18th March
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anonymous said:
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We don't do slave trading in the UK and haven't for 200 years, we changed. So it's not current and not relevant.

Women's rights in Saudi Arabia are current and relevant.

DanielSan

16,944 posts

139 months

Thursday 18th March
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WelshPetrolhead said:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCiNvuB56xg&ab...

27 turns and barely a place to overtake.
It's like a cross between all the worst bits of the Russian and Vietnamise circuits. Utter dogs hit.

TheDeuce

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12,102 posts

38 months

Thursday 18th March
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thegreenhell said:
Is this instead of the original one they planned that went around the scrap yard and the sewage works? It looks just like every other boring street circuit, and it could be anywhere in the world under floodlights.
Seems to be a new design, again... And an improvement over the last one! Yea other than the supposed high average speed there's nothing particularly interesting I agree.

Apparently this street circuit is just temporary pending a full and permanent circuit in Qiddiya.

Fundoreen

2,621 posts

55 months

Thursday 18th March
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Nice of F1 to put that video of the track up on youtube.
I feel no need to comment as the youtube comments sum it all up for me.

vaud

42,506 posts

127 months

Thursday 18th March
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Fundoreen said:
Nice of F1 to put that video of the track up on youtube.
I feel no need to comment as the youtube comments sum it all up for me.
I normally avoid Youtube comments as they are more toxic than NP&E but this one did make me laugh:

This track:
0% overtakes
0% chance of rain showers
45% chance of missile showers
55% car procession

StevieBee

10,378 posts

227 months

Thursday 18th March
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vaud said:
Fundoreen said:
Nice of F1 to put that video of the track up on youtube.
I feel no need to comment as the youtube comments sum it all up for me.
I normally avoid Youtube comments as they are more toxic than NP&E but this one did make me laugh:

This track:
0% overtakes
0% chance of rain showers
45% chance of missile showers
55% car procession
This is quite good too:

“It’s rights out, and away we go!”

SmoothCriminal

3,912 posts

171 months

Thursday 18th March
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Teddy Lop

6,107 posts

39 months

Thursday 18th March
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SmoothCriminal said:
Should be a broad range of currency's to relfect that they dont care where it comes from...

TheDeuce

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12,102 posts

38 months

Thursday 18th March
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I'm conflicted - I love the quality of satirical humour that these middle east races generate and I support much of the outrage..

But at heart I think F1 is a business and should take the money wherever it comes from so long as it's not illegal or immoral. It's certainly legal.. is it moral? Imo yes, on the basis that F1 isn't actively supporting the local practices by going there, if anything the presence of F1 is more likely to promote further adoption of western ways in the ME and in doing so help the push for change.

I can't criticise F1 for going to places that don't align to its public values. I would argue such places are in fact the most useful places to send a full fat delivery of western-ism.

SmoothCriminal

3,912 posts

171 months

Thursday 7th October
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There's some videos floating about on Instagram of a drive around parts of the circuit and it's a complete building site.

I know they'll probably just get more slaves from the Asian sub continent and whip them a bit harder but can't see how they think that's going to be ready in less than 2 months.

thegreenhell

9,903 posts

191 months

Wednesday 3rd November
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SmoothCriminal

3,912 posts

171 months

Wednesday 3rd November
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thegreenhell said:
They'll have to import more slaves to get that anywhere near finished.

Feel bad for the construction manager if it's not ready he will probably be beheaded for embarrassing the monarchy

Can't believe f1 did a video advertising it, looks like a shambles

Piginapoke

2,655 posts

157 months

Wednesday 3rd November
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Where has Runeveryinchoftheworld gone? He was up for the Saudi race I think.

768

9,902 posts

68 months

Wednesday 3rd November
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thegreenhell said:
First building site circuit. They'll probably be surprisingly ready, but that looks like a lot of work is left to do. Just don't look too closely at the number of deaths per worker.

Nice to see Rosanna in her standard head to toe black outfit.

TheDeuce

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12,102 posts

38 months

Wednesday 3rd November
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thegreenhell said:
In fairness that pit building looks like it's just about to be clad and then it'll appear far more 'done', and the groundworks around the circuit look very advanced too. That said, a month really isn't very long even for a site that probably looks far less finished than it actually is.

I recall the circuit in India was reportedly still something of a building site for the maiden GP! Mostly hidden behind banners and screens of course. That and the fact half the facilities were missing, inoperable or just plain dangerous. And power cuts on top of all that too!