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Just wanted to give you guys and gals an update on the Big Race this weekend here in Austin. Unfortunately the weather is NOT in your favor!! As of today

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Old 10-16-2018, 10:48 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Just wanted to give you guys and gals an update on the Big Race this weekend here in Austin. Unfortunately the weather is NOT in your favor!! As of today the forecast for Friday is the High 61' with 80% chance of rain and for Saturday High 64' with 40% chance of rain and for Sunday Race Day High 66' with a 30% of rain. As the week goes on I will keep you all up to date on this.
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The good news is that it may bring some action and excitement to the normally boring Lewis Hamilton parade. Maybe it will be a race to watch. If it rains that is.


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rain always makes it interesting, please rain, so it mixes things up.....
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For those of you that are making the Trip to Austin for the race, here is the latest weather update as of this morning. For Friday, chance of rain is 70% with the high at 65'. Saturday we have 60% chance of rain with the high 66'
Sunday Race Day the chance of rain has came down a little with 20% and a high of 67'. Hope this will help you all out!!
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yea, Nico should know, since it took everything he had to beat him 2016...
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Well it all gets started tomorrow. The high is to be around 66' with a 70% chance of rain and for Saturday you have a 60% chance of rain with the high to be 68' Good news is that for Sunday Race Day, the chance of rain has came down with only a 10% chance with the high to be 69' and even a chance for the Sun to come out. What ever the hell that is since we have not seen it in such a long time.
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Good morning F1 Race Fans. Practice gets started today at 9:55 am. By looking at the Radar this morning at 5:45am light rain came through but more is on the way. The high is to be 64' with an 80% chance of rain.
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I attended the first Grand Prix at COTA. Love the track, but getting to and from it was a nightmare. Wait in line forever in Austin for a bus and the same returning. I guess maybe I was spoiled by Montreal where you get on the Metro and in no time you're at the track. Since they have beer vendors you don't even need to stand in line for a beer.
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I attended the first Grand Prix at COTA. Love the track, but getting to and from it was a nightmare. Wait in line forever in Austin for a bus and the same returning. I guess maybe I was spoiled by Montreal where you get on the Metro and in no time you're at the track. Since they have beer vendors you don't even need to stand in line for a beer.
It was a nightmare, I remember it very well. The good news is that the bus thing has gotten much better since the first race. However in saying that, I make sure that I have a parking pass for Lot A which is in front of the Grandstands.
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Well I think the Championship is over before the Race even started. Vettel, the Ferrari driver has a three-place grid penalty for failing to slow down sufficiently under red-flag conditions in Friday’s Free Practice 1 session. But Mercedes boss Toto Wolff admitted he would rather such factors did not come into play for Sunday's potential title showdown. "It’s difficult because there was a decision that I thought was a bit harsh against Esteban last weekend and it sets a precedent," he commented before Vettel's penalty was confirmed. "And for the championship, obviously it’s not good if Sebastian would get a penalty - we’d rather have him there and put on a great show."

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Oh a good note. The weather forecast for today and Sunday has improved!! To day they have only given us a 20% chance of rain with the high 69'. Tomorrow the chance of rain is 0%!!! Yes 0% with a high of 70'.
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That sounds much better. I know people like wet races, but in person they completely suck. I've been to many wet Grand Prix in Montreal and was miserable every time, no matter how exciting the race was. Everything turns to mud. As disgusting porta-pottys normally are, throw in a couple inches of slippery mud and you get the idea.
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IT'S RACE DAY!!!! Looks like the weather Gods have given us a break here in Austin. This morning at the house I had clear sky. Here's the forecast, the high 70' with 0% chance of rain.
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My man finally won another race! Kimi's been my favorite driver ever since his Sauber days. My girlfriend even named her cat Kimi. Great result. Championship goes to Mexico.
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