November 20, 2013

F1 on NBCSN: Brazil 2013

I hate the Brazilian Grand Prix (that's a lot of grands prix!).  I always have.  I've pretty much realized that it's irrational and left it at that.  Here's the track map of Interlagos, home of the 2013 Grand Prix of Brazil:

There's no reason for my hate.  This isn't a bad circuit, actually.  Oh, I could do without the technical section in the middle, sure, but other than that it's pretty good.  Lots of elevation change... it's downhill from Turn 1 to the end of Turn 3, and then it's back uphill from Juncao to Turn 15.  Hell, this is the site of the most exciting moment in recent F1 history, the end of the 2008 Brazilian Grand Prix, when Lewis Hamilton won his driver's championship... and Felipe Massa had it taken away.

But I don't care.  I dislike Interlagos intensely.  Always have, always well.  The hell of it is that I'm basically alone in my dislike... it's a popular track for drivers and fans alike.  Oh well.

Here's the broadcast schedule for this weekend, with the Legendary Announce Team!
FRIDAY
Practice 2: 10a - 1130a live
SATURDAY
Quals: 10a - 1130a live (on CNBC)
SUNDAY
2013 Grand Prix of Brazil: 2p - 430p

...and then this season will be over.

Posted by: Wonderduck at 10:47 PM | Comments (6) | Add Comment
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1 What're the green circles on the map?

Posted by: RickC at November 22, 2013 04:30 PM (A9FNw)

2 It looks like they mark the named turns/turn complexes. 

Chances are good that it'll rain, so the quals and the race itself might be up for grabs, or at least wacky.

Posted by: ReallyBored at November 22, 2013 04:54 PM (HRMe/)

3 What Bored said.  Let's hope for wacky.  Wacky would be good.

Posted by: Wonderduck at November 22, 2013 08:07 PM (Izt1u)

4 Would be nice if Webber won, but he won't. I do not remember a single time when a driver left with a bang like that. It's going to be Vettel again.

Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at November 22, 2013 09:56 PM (RqRa5)

5 Just a note on TV times: the 2 PM race time is tape delayed on NBCSN, but the race will be live on NBC at 10 AM Pond Central Time.

Posted by: flatdarkmars at November 23, 2013 12:35 AM (oxbDz)

6 Really?  Aces!  Thanks for the catch!

Posted by: Wonderduck at November 23, 2013 07:36 AM (Izt1u)

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