drmario
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March 31st, 2022 at 8:16:55 AM permalink
Official. Vegas will be absolutely crazy that weekend.



https://mobile.twitter.com/ESPNF1/status/1509359836387057668?cxt=HHwWiIC94caxqfIpAAAA this tweet say that it will be going past Mandalay Bay but that’s clearly incorrect.
MrV
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March 31st, 2022 at 10:52:22 AM permalink
Neat!

I can just see it now: two cars flying down the strip at 212 mph, they bump, lose control and fly through the air, over any temporary barrier and into a crowd of water sellers, celebrity impersonators and pick pockets.

1955 LeMans, redux?

see: LeMans
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March 31st, 2022 at 11:20:01 AM permalink
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DRich
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March 31st, 2022 at 11:24:01 AM permalink
Quote: MrV

Neat!

I can just see it now: two cars flying down the strip at 212 mph, they bump, lose control and fly through the air, over any temporary barrier and into a crowd of water sellers, celebrity impersonators and pick pockets.

1955 LeMans, redux?

see: LeMans
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Don't forget about the Porn Slappers.
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Vegasrider
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March 31st, 2022 at 11:28:19 AM permalink
You think they could have created a more challenging or better course. Would have been nice to see them go down DI and flip a Uturn and head back down DI and maybe race along the west side or at go up and down Dean Martin too. I get the strip part, nothing wrong with that.
SOOPOO
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March 31st, 2022 at 11:31:18 AM permalink
Wow. A large area will be ‘inside’ the track! Will that area be totally isolated from the outside world or are their any bridges/tunnels? I’m wondering if a room at hotel X with a view of where the race will run, is normally $Y, what multiple of $Y will the room be going for that weekend?
MrV
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March 31st, 2022 at 11:51:17 AM permalink
Quote: DRich

Don't forget about the Porn Slappers.



I was going to mention them but I haven't been to sin city in years and wasn't sure if they're still a fixture on the strip, post-covid restrictions; sounds like they still are a nuisance and a presence.

Mea culpa; add them to the list as well.
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drmario
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March 31st, 2022 at 11:57:52 AM permalink
I’ve been in Singapore during race week. It’s a bit of a pain in the ass but not terrible and most things stay open even in pretty close proximity to the track. I can guarantee all of the hotels will be open and accessible.
ThatDonGuy
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March 31st, 2022 at 12:22:06 PM permalink
Quote: SOOPOO

Wow. A large area will be ‘inside’ the track! Will that area be totally isolated from the outside world or are their any bridges/tunnels? I’m wondering if a room at hotel X with a view of where the race will run, is normally $Y, what multiple of $Y will the room be going for that weekend?
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Does Monte Carlo have a problem with this?

What I want to know is, what is currently in the area shown as being between turns 14 and 4? Google Satellite shows a couple of empty lots next to Harbor View Apartments. Presumably, those were chosen intentionally to be near the finish line as, traditionally, that is where pit road is located. I wonder if they even considered making the northbound lanes of the Strip pit road and having the finish line near the end of the Strip straightaway.

I notice that, unlike with most other Formula 1 races (including Indianapolis, when it was held there), this race will be run counterclockwise.
DRich
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March 31st, 2022 at 12:59:43 PM permalink
Quote: ThatDonGuy

Quote: SOOPOO

Wow. A large area will be ‘inside’ the track! Will that area be totally isolated from the outside world or are their any bridges/tunnels? I’m wondering if a room at hotel X with a view of where the race will run, is normally $Y, what multiple of $Y will the room be going for that weekend?
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Does Monte Carlo have a problem with this?

What I want to know is, what is currently in the area shown as being between turns 14 and 4? Google Satellite shows a couple of empty lots next to Harbor View Apartments. Presumably, those were chosen intentionally to be near the finish line as, traditionally, that is where pit road is located. I wonder if they even considered making the northbound lanes of the Strip pit road and having the finish line near the end of the Strip straightaway.

I notice that, unlike with most other Formula 1 races (including Indianapolis, when it was held there), this race will be run counterclockwise.
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Those Harborview apartments used to be a drug lair and prostitution den. A fitting place for a pit. I used to date a girl that lived there.
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