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      07-13-2011, 11:28 AM   #1
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GT5 players should be very familiar with this track, and different variations for endurance races. Given this long and narrow layout, weather is unpredictable and hope it will make the race more exciting.

This is where Webber took his first ever race win after 300 races, and the drama of torrential rain back in 2007.

Race Date: 24 Jul 2011
Number of Laps: 60
Circuit Length: 5.148 km
Race Distance: 308.863 km
Lap Record: 1:29.468 - M. Schumacher (2004)


F1 TIMETABLE (German Local Time)
Fri 22 July 2011
Practice 1
10:00 - 11:30
Practice 2 14:00 - 15:30
Sat 23 July 2011
Practice 3
11:00 - 12:00
Qualifying 14:00
Sun 24 July 2011
Race
14:00

F1 TIMETABLE (Pacific Time)
Fri 22 July 2011
Practice 1
01:00 - 02:30
Practice 2 05:00 - 06:30
Sat 23 July 2011
Practice 3
02:00 - 03:00
Qualifying 05:00
Sun 24 July 2011
Race
05:00

F1 TIMETABLE (EasternTime)
Fri 22 July 2011
Practice 1
04:00 - 05:30
Practice 2 08:00 - 09:30
Sat 23 July 2011
Practice 3
05:00 - 06:00
Qualifying 08:00
Sun 24 July 2011
Race
08:00

Attention North American Viewers!
SPEED TV will only broadcast the Friday Practice Session 2 and Qualifying LIVE. As well as normal online streaming of Practice Sessions 1 and 3.
Race will be "DELAYED BROADCAST" on FOX at 9:00am Pacific Time (Check your local listing).
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Correction! The event has moved to Nurburgring Nordschleife!!!!!
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Lmao. I wish.


The N ring GP circuit has always looked like a vacuum cleaner to me for some reason
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LOL i wish they would race nordschleife
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LOL i wish they would race nordschleife
Way too dangerous!

F1 alternates every year bwteen Hockenheim and Nurburgring (new track) each year. This year it is a Nurburgring.
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it does look like a vacuum.

Schumacher for the win! (if it rains)

he has an advantage cause one of the corners is named after him, right?
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vipbox works really well too, for all sorts of things (thanks to xbook too)
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vipbox works really well too, for all sorts of things (thanks to xbook too)
yea, for us who dont have windows and cant run the BBC player, vipbox is excellent

and as a bonus, you can watch UFC PPV for free on there too

xbook FTW!!!
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Pirelli to try new tyre in Germany

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Pirelli will test their updated soft tyre during Friday's practice ahead of the German Grand Prix.

The Italian manufacturer has revised the characteristics of its soft tyre in an attempt to make it more durable.

With the soft tyre degrading at a rapid rate, teams have been forced to make numerous pitstops and Pirelli do not want the number required to become excessive.

"It's not a big change from the current specification, but it is designed to fit in line with our latest versions of the P Zero Silver hard tyre and P Zero White medium, both of which are a little harder than their original specification in order to reduce degradation," said Pirelli motorsport boss Paul Hembery.

The Briton added that Pirelli would be bringing the original soft and medium tyres to the race in Germany.

"The Nurburgring is one of the most technical circuits we face all year, with a lot of lateral energy going through the tyres, and this makes strategy very important. Although they sit next to each other in our range, there is still a significant difference between the P Zero Yellow soft and the P Zero White medium tyre, as we saw on the last occasion that this combination was used at the Grand Prix of Europe in Valencia," he explained.

"The biggest difference will be the weather, which could be a lot cooler than the conditions we saw in Spain. This means that we expect most of the teams to adopt a two-stop strategy, unless of course it rains, in which case anything is possible."
http://planet-f1.com/driver/18227/70...yre-in-Germany
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Running laps in GT5 in the 2010 Ferrari F10 to pump myself up for the race!
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daaaamn.... any chance you can "gift" me that car?

I'll give you my zonda and basically every other car I own...
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lol... dude... get an enzo fully modded...

Ferrari Seasonal > Circ de la Sarthe > Cut the Chicanes and you get 504,000cr in abour 3:20.

You can have your own in less than 30 minutes of work!
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haha, will do. I have a fully modded italia that I use for that. but 2 things:
well, 3:
1 - I am always afraid of cutting, and forget that there is NO penalty
2 - GT5 and its menus and loading times try my patience
3 - I'm used to driving in F! 2010, so the twitchiness of cars in GT5 (i.e. back end) makes me turn off the console mid race more often than not lol (for the record, I used to either lower my times on the track with my 135i, or spin out... no grey area)
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Haha that would be crazy if it was at nordschleife. Don't think I will see another F1 race there in my lifetime, very dangerous indeed. Would make for some nail-biting entertainment however.

Go Ferrari.
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DRS zone for Nurburgring confirmed

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The Drag Reduction System (DRS) zone will start at Turn 10 at the Nurburgring, the FIA has announced ahead of the German Grand Prix.

Motor sport's governing body also confirmed that unlike the European and Canadian Grands Prix, the German circuit will have just a single DRS zone.

The detection point will start at the entry to Turn 10 and drivers will be able to active the rear wing from the exit of Turn 11.

"The Nürburgring is always a challenge, usually because of the weather, which is often threatening, whatever time year a grand prix is held here," FIA race director Charlie Whiting said.

"The DRS zone has been set for the straight before the tight chicane, so we should see some good overtaking. There's always good action at the first corner: it's nice and wide, with a variety of lines, which gives drivers an opportunity to pass."
http://planet-f1.com/driver/18227/70...ring-confirmed
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haha, will do. I have a fully modded italia that I use for that. but 2 things:
well, 3:
1 - I am always afraid of cutting, and forget that there is NO penalty
2 - GT5 and its menus and loading times try my patience
3 - I'm used to driving in F! 2010, so the twitchiness of cars in GT5 (i.e. back end) makes me turn off the console mid race more often than not lol (for the record, I used to either lower my times on the track with my 135i, or spin out... no grey area)
Usually I'd go for F1 2010 to enjoy the race weekends, sadly it was Hockenheim in 2010, forcing us to use GT5 this year. And we're still 2+ months away from F1 2011.
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