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2020 Formula 1 Season Paddock

Discussion in 'Sports, Hobbies & Interests' started by OZ-T, Jan 1, 2020.

  1. Jan 28, 2020 at 6:51 AM
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    speedydave

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    I'm surprised some automakers just don't make cars special to sell in California. Just skip it with certain models or engines.
     
  2. Jan 28, 2020 at 7:17 AM
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    Its a huge and growing market share. Just in CA its something like 30% of all non-luxury cars. Then there are something like 15 other states that require the CARB certifications. Which includes a lot of the New England area so im sure the percentage is even higher.


    It does suck we dont get all the "cool" models of cars.
     
  3. Jan 28, 2020 at 2:16 PM
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    EPA yes, NHTSA not so much. Euro safety regs tend to be more onerous than US regs. Witness all the pedestrian inanity over the past 10 years that has ruined the design of any small sports car.

    It would be nice if EPA and Euro emissions agencies would get on the same page. They're not really all that far apart.
     
  4. Jan 28, 2020 at 2:54 PM
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    I think think the cost of complying with ridiculously detailed and complex DOT safety standards has more to do with it than you think. This is the quick reference guide to DOT's great big book of federal motor vehicle safety standards (FMVSS).
    https://www.nhtsa.gov/sites/nhtsa.dot.gov/files/fmvss-quickrefguide-hs811439.pdf

    If the manufacturer can't certify that the vehicle is 100% compliant they can't ship it here and sell it. We can't even buy it overseas and import it for personal use on the highway unless its 25 years old.
    https://www.nhtsa.gov/importing-vehicle/importation-and-certification-faqs
     
  5. Jan 28, 2020 at 3:01 PM
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    Always wanted to attend an F1 event. Maybe Montreal this year. ANyone going to it?
     
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  6. Jan 28, 2020 at 6:00 PM
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    OZ-T [OP] You chose ... wisely

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    not going this year but I went 2012 , 13 , 14
     
  7. Jan 28, 2020 at 7:46 PM
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    I keep saying I'm going to the Austin GP but then I end up going somewhere else or impulse buying another project vehicle instead. Someday.
     
  8. Jan 29, 2020 at 4:27 AM
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    Any recommendations since you've been to that one? GF and I are going to do it. Seating areas or other stuff worth seeing/skipping?
     
  9. Jan 29, 2020 at 6:49 AM
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    I think my reply was awkwardly worded. What I meant was, just don't ship the cars to california that don't meet carb regs through other certifications. Ie. EURO 4 or 5. Why jump through the extra hoops.
     
  10. Jan 29, 2020 at 6:52 AM
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  11. Jan 29, 2020 at 7:31 AM
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    OZ-T [OP] You chose ... wisely

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    we sit in Grandstand 1 so you get to see the starting grid formed up , plus the action in the pits

    definitely get there early for the Thursday open house and bring comfy shoes because its a long walk from the last metro station to the track especially the pit side
     
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    Yep yep yep. Senna Curve is another nice place to watch, big stands at the end of the main straight. Main grandstand has seats with backs, Senna stands do not, so plan accordingly.
     
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  14. Jan 30, 2020 at 1:12 PM
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    Oh no doubt, just looks like Aston made up their mind who they're going with now. So Mercedes has to hope to sell or bow out gracefully if that's the direction they may or may not be headed lol
     
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    They could merge with McLaren :notsure:
     
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    I think it's more like Lawrence Stroll taking an ownership interest in Aston Martin. He'll be in a position to name any team he owns anything he wants to name it.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/business-51323241
     
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  20. Jan 31, 2020 at 7:21 AM
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    Yep

    Interesting. The F1 article clearly states his buy-in but I don't think I really read it that way at 5:30am haha
     

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