October 16, 2007

Brazillian GP on SPEED!

Yep, that's a lot of GPs!

And, thankfully, Brazil is in a decent timezone*, so we can watch it without having to be hooked up to a coffee IV.

For starters, practice is brought to us live at (ready for this?) 11am on Friday morning.  I'll be dragging myself out of bed just in time, I think, but I'll be there!

Saturday, it's the Brazillian quals (that's a lot of quals!) at 11am.  Easily the single most important qual session this year, and... I won't be able to watch it, as the Duck U. football team takes to the field at home this Saturday, and that means the Bookstore will be open.  Oh well, I'll catch it when I get home.

Then comes the big one:  the Brazillian Grand Prix, which will decide who wins the Driver's Championship.  Sunday, SPEED's coverage will begin at 1030am.  You know F1 UPDATE! will be there, camped out on the couch and watching every second.  Anybody for rain?

Wouldn't THAT be a kick? 

*European readers, your mileage may vary.

Posted by: Wonderduck at 07:16 PM | Comments (4) | Add Comment
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1 I'm in total agreement!

Posted by: Ryan A at October 16, 2007 07:24 PM (O7n0j)

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YAY!  Finally a GP that doesn't intrude on my beauty sleep.  I'm really looking forward to this one--talk about drama!

 

Posted by: Mallory at October 17, 2007 07:19 AM (3sife)

3 It's pretty strange that there are only three in the western hemisphere -- and only two next year, unless they go back to Long Beach. (Isn't that where they used to hold them before they switched to Indy?)

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at October 18, 2007 12:10 AM (+rSRq)

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Steven, F1 is targeted at European viewers.  The US, Canadian, and Brazillian GPs are either very late or very early for them... which means that the FIA wants as few of them as possible.

...and the USGP has been held at Riverside, Sebring, Watkins Glen (the classic home, where it should still be held, but that's just me), Long Beach, Las Vegas, Detroit, Dallas (once, in 1984), Phoenix, and Indy.

And just to make it even more interesting, from 1950 to 1960, the Indianapolis 500 was a Grand Prix Championship Points race.

Posted by: Wonderduck at October 18, 2007 07:04 PM (UdB9M)

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