2005 A1GP Championship - Round 3 - Estoril

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Feature Race results - subject to confirmation

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[b]Pos.	Team		Laps	Time  		Gap. F.  	Gap. P.  	Pits   	[/b]
1    	FRANCE		36   	1:01:05.454  	-  		-  		1   	
2    	SWITZERLAND	36   	1:01:12.971  	+7.517  	+7.517  	1   	
3    	IRELAND		36   	1:01:21.387  	+15.933  	+8.416  	1   	
4    	USA		36   	1:01:24.477  	+19.023  	+3.090  	1   	
5    	PORTUGAL	36   	1:01:32.774  	+27.320  	+8.297  	1   	
6    	AUSTRALIA	36   	1:01:40.228  	+34.774  	+7.454  	1   	
7    	ITALY		36   	1:01:41.083  	+35.629  	+0.855  	2   	
8    	BRAZIL		36   	1:01:41.719  	+36.265  	+0.636  	1   	
9    	CZECH REPUBLIC	36   	1:01:43.184  	+37.730  	+1.465  	2   	
10    	AUSTRIA		36   	1:01:56.834  	+51.380  	+13.650  	1   	
11    	LEBANON		36   	1:02:04.187  	+58.733  	+7.353  	1   	
12    	GREAT BRITAIN	36   	1:02:07.401  	+1'01.947  	+3.214  	1   	
13    	INDIA		36   	1:02:10.998  	+1'05.544  	+3.597  	1   	
14    	CHINA		36   	1:02:16.035  	+1'10.581  	+5.037  	1   	
15    	PAKISTAN	36   	1:02:21.971  	+1'16.517  	+5.936  	1   	
16    	NEW ZEALAND	35   	1:01:41.368  	1 Lap  		1 Lap  		1   	
17    	RUSSIA		35   	1:01:58.369  	1 Lap  		+17.001  	1   	
18    	CANADA		20   	36:38.206  	16 Laps  	15 Laps  	1   	
19    	NETHERLANDS	18   	32:48.786  	18 Laps  	2 Laps  	2   	
20    	GERMANY		17   	30:27.881  	19 Laps  	1 Lap  		1   	
21    	MALAYSIA	15   	29:00.971  	21 Laps  	2 Laps  	1   	
22    	SOUTH AFRICA	14   	24:01.306  	22 Laps  	1 Lap  		1   	
23    	INDONESIA	11   	19:06.035  	25 Laps  	3 Laps  	1
 
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Championship standing after Round 3

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Pos	Country		Points
1	France		50
2	Brazil		42	
3	Switzerland	34
4	New Zealand	29
5	Australia	21
6	Canada		18
=8	Mexico		16
=8	Ireland		16
=10	Netherlands	15
=10	Great Britain	15
11	Malaysia	14
12	Portugal	11
=14	Germany		8
=14	Czech Republic	8
15	USA		7
=17	Japan		6
=17	South Africa	6
18	Indonesia	5
=20	Italy		4
=20	Pakistan	4
21	Austria		1
 
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This series just isn't "grabbing" me and keeping me interested :( Can't quite put my finger on what's lacking - maybe it's just unfamiliarity (I've followed F1 religiously since 1993), or sometimes I feel it's slightly unprofessional (eg, the pitstops). I don't know...
I can't stand having to listen to John Watson either (Ben Edwards is brilliant though). John Watson and James Allen need to be made allergic to microphones, and quickly.
And the "Gentlemen, please start your engines" speech just iiritates me for some reason.

:confused: :(
 
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I know what you mean - it is however superb racing.

I think part of it is knowing that all the cars are the same - there's no innovation like there is in F1 - seeing whats changed from race to race.

Also you can't follow a single driver - there's no guarantee that he will be in the car at the next race.

It also has no history - thats part of the feel of F1 as well.

It's slowly attracting me to it though - just for the racing alone.
 
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Joe T said:
I must admit I'm getting more and more into it. :)
Same here :) I've followed F1 for about 10yrs now and have grown used to the lack of overtaking etc.. after see the first few races of the A1 GP though, it really shows F1 up. It's great entertainment watching the cars drifting and sliding, rather than all glueing exactly to the racing line! :D
 
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Wow, this was the first A1 GP I have seen and it looks very interesting, I like the boost function, slipstreaming and overtaking, slicks, no traction control and no ABS.

Just a shame Jos the Boss is up to his old tricks of crashing the car, Jos, it doesn't mater how fast you are, you need to finish the car you numpty :(

F1 will get hurt by A1, lets hope they pick up on the good points and make the right decisions for F1 like no more traction control, boost button and slicks
 
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