Saturday, May 12, 2012

F1-Geeks Armchair Team Principal - Bahrain

In the shape of the Kilngon reproductive system, Bahrain is an interesting track in challenge, spectacle, scenery and coverage.

Yes, our analysis has been held up but for good reason people. It looked fake and it might have actually have been staged.

Did you notice that the feed looked a bit strange at times?  We have had some surprising tips coming into our inbox and while we first thought they were just a joke, once we went back and watched the coverage we began to suspect there is a massive cover up going on.

Is it possible the entire thing was staged?
Would Schumacher really go out in Q1?  Could the camera work really be so smooth?

Read on to find out what the hell we are talking about.

F1-Geeks Armchair Team Principal - China

Shanghi Internatinoal Racing Circuit.   Really, one of my favorite tracks.  This track is all about the corners and it starts with my 4th favorite turn of the season.  Turn 1.  A decreasing radius turn, it gets tighter and tighter as you go through it and eventually ends with an opposite side hairpin.  Very hard to get right. 

Then comes my 3rd favorite turn in the season.  Turn 8. With Turkey off the calendar, this is the closest we are going to get to a "Curva Diobolica" and the setup from 7 makes this a fun one to get through.  

Finally my 2nd favorite corner of the year.   The 12-13 combo.   You start out very tight and it loosens as you go.  If you hit it right, you can just go flat out and slingshot yourself on to the back straight.   Just awesome in simulation, it must be unbelievable in reality.

So how did the drivers fare on this bunny/snail hybrid?   Read on to find out.