June 07, 2018

F1 on TV: Canada 2018

So, so late!  Sorry folks, I've been on overtime this week, and it's been playing hob with my existence.  This is gonna have to be a quick one, here's the track map for the 2018 Grand Prix of Canada: 

I do love this circuit.  It's what Monaco would be if it was, y'know, fast and stuff.  And had marmots.

Here's the broadcast calendar:
Practice 1: 9a - 1030a  live on ESPNU
Practice 2: 1p - 230p  live on ESPNU
Practice 3: 955a - 11a live on ESPN2
Quals: 1255p - 230p  live on ESPNews
2018 Grand Prix of Canada: 1230p - 3p  live on ABC

All over the damn place this weekend!  Quals report sometime that afternoon (I might be having lunch with the folks), F1U! sometime after the race.  See ya then!!!

Posted by: Wonderduck at 10:43 PM | Comments (7) | Add Comment
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1 It doesn't look like a Maple Leaf.  As a red-blooded American, I know everything in Canada is built in the shape of a Maple Leaf.

(that would be awesome)

Posted by: Ben at June 08, 2018 11:08 AM (osxtX)

2 Here Lies a Marmot
He Will Be Missed

Posted by: Mrs. Will (Kathryn) at June 08, 2018 07:12 PM (JPRju)

3 In prehistoric times, they had woolly marmots.  

Posted by: Mauser at June 08, 2018 10:51 PM (Ix1l6)

4 Oh my... Mrs Will, there may have been a marmot but he sure wasn't missed.  Ew.
Mauser, but nowadays they wear firesuits.

Posted by: Wonderduck at June 09, 2018 12:15 AM (6aTAo)

5 He took Grosjean's nose with him for sure. Probably high-fiving that bird that wrecked Hartley's...what is that thing called? A diffuser? right now. 

(I'm electrical. They never talk about the bits of the car that interest me. For example, do they have to specify mil-spec EEE parts to get the reliability they need? Do they have the same problem I do where you have to buy 1000 capacitors when you need only 5 because there isn't enough demand for the mil-spec ones for anyone to keep them in stock? (and of course the lead time is like 8 months) How much processing do they do onboard the vehicle? Presumably as little as possible to save weight, but what if they lose comms with the pit during the race? And as for those comms, have they got a spectrum manager assigning frequencies per driver? Do they have to coordinate with the local authorities to get other transmissions in the area shut down during the race to avoid interference? Speaking of interference, what sort of design provisions do they make for EMI, and where/how do they test? Etc.  That's what's *interesting*. But all we ever hear about is winglets and MGU-(pick your favorite letter)s.)

Posted by: Mrs. Will (Kathryn) at June 09, 2018 06:00 AM (JPRju)

6 Mrs Will, I can answer some of those questions, but I don't have time right now... got to go to lunch with the folks.  I'll do a quick post after Quals for you!

Posted by: Wonderduck at June 09, 2018 10:46 AM (Mgfuf)

7 Awesome, I look forward to it :-)
I'm actually at work right now but following quals on Motorsport.com. Mercedes got out of Q2 on ultras, Red Bull on hypers...going to be an interesting start to the race. 

Posted by: Mrs. Will (Kathryn) at June 09, 2018 12:46 PM (0UR/o)

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