September 22, 2015

F1 on NBCSN: Japan 2015

Right!  From Singapore, it's a mere trifle to get to Japan... just take the daily non-stop to Nagoya, and about seven hours later, voila!  Sushi and... um... stuff... await you!  Oh, and merely my favorite F1 circuit, Suzuka, too.  Let's take a look at the track map:

Nope, no messing around here.  What on some circuits might ruin the flow, instead causes it at Suzuka.  The "S-Curves" are maybe the greatest rhythm section since Neil Peart and Geddy Lee.  You've got Spoon Curve, which has an amazing habit of eating cars and not spitting them back out.  130R is... well, it's fast is what it is, and all of that leads into the Casio Triangle (where old calculators go to die).  It's a lovely mix of fast and slow that rewards both might and nimbleness in nearly equal amounts.  And, hey, it's a Figure-Eight, too! 

Weather at the moment looks rainy for Friday's Practice sessions, but dry the rest of the way.  However, there is a typhoon in the area, so who really knows?  Hopefully it won't be too wet... we don't need that after last year.  What we DO need is the Legendary Announce Team, and they'll be bringin' us the goods followin' the followin' schedule:
Practice 2: 1159pm - 130am live
Quals: 1am - 230am live
2015 Grand Prix of Japan: 1130pm - 2am live

As is usually the case, I'll be along eventually with a F1U! for you... assuming my interwebz allow me to do so.  See ya then, then!

Posted by: Wonderduck at 07:53 PM | Comments (8) | Add Comment
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1 Casio Triangle:  simplest  music synthesizer ever.

Posted by: Ad absurdum per aspera at September 23, 2015 12:30 PM (Fr0Nb)

2 Go, Alexander the Red!

Posted by: Suburbanbanshee at September 23, 2015 12:49 PM (ZJVQ5)

3 Suzuka is such a beautiful track. I really can't understand why F1 preferred Fuji for a lot of years. (Probably financial...)

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at September 23, 2015 12:59 PM (+rSRq)

4 Uncle Ad, I wish I had thought of that.

Posted by: Wonderduck at September 23, 2015 08:00 PM (jGQR+)

5 I just noticed something: what is the "speed trap"?

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at September 25, 2015 03:52 AM (+rSRq)

6 It's where the top speed measurements are taken, Steven.  Allegedly the fastest spot on the circuit.

Posted by: Wonderduck at September 25, 2015 05:42 PM (a12rG)

7 So there's no penalty for being fast, or anything like that?

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at September 25, 2015 07:34 PM (+rSRq)

8 None whatsoever.  It's not like a highway speed trap... though having the FIA Police trying to pull over speeding F1 cars on-track would be amusing.

Posted by: Wonderduck at September 25, 2015 08:50 PM (a12rG)

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