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Giant Bombcast Alt+F1 Track Walk: Shanghai International Circuit

Drew and Danny tour the deserted stands of Shanghai in anticipation of this weekend's Chinese GP. In China!

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Apr. 7 2015

Cast: Danny, Drew

Posted by: Drew

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Ay Pastor!

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Its like walking but with wheels instead of feets.

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Hells yeah

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After listing to the podcast, seeing the names showing position feels like a friends list or something. I know those guys!

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Just wanna say again that I love this extra alt+f1 content. Super helpful at getting my mind around these tracks before race day!

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Cool

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Chi-naaaa!

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Saw Jules' name pop up above one of the cars. :(

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Can't wait for China :D

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Rubbin' is racin'

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i love these, keep making more of them

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CHII-NAA.

Danny and Drew's knowledge on the nuances of turning still blow me away.

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I've never thought of this before, but it turns 1-4 look like the yin yang symbol. Considering how superstitious the Chinese are, I wouldn't be surprised that it was deliberate.

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Edited By beef_melody

Thanks for the walkthrough guys. If there's ever an option I'd love to see Drew and Danny team up for a season's racing. Any excuse to break out the racing wheel :)

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Edited By 7X_

I dont care about racing at all but this entertains me to no end.

Also, F1 games are fun even if you dont like F1. Codemasters makes good racing games.

Mfw Drew is a dirty racer (like me)
Mfw Drew is a dirty racer (like me)
@beef_melody said:

If there's ever an option I'd love to see Drew and Danny team up for a season's racing. Any excuse to break out the racing wheel :)

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Pastor Maldanado has never finished a race in 2015

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This track is literally the same as the Chinese circuit, just compare corner to corner and they flow the same.

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I'm glad these are continuing - Despite watching all of last season I found the Malaysia one really useful last time, it really helped me to refresh in my memory what Sepang looked like and also to flesh out a few more details visually in my brain alongside the podcast readthrough.

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I've never thought of this before, but it turns 1-4 look like the yin yang symbol. Considering how superstitious the Chinese are, I wouldn't be surprised that it was deliberate.

Yeah it actually was intentional, pretty neat and it makes for a weird ass corner. Not one of my favourite circuits though, the racing here tends to be okay but not spectacular and the lack of track and paddock atmosphere is always a bit of a bummer.

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Hopefully one of the mchondas manages to finish this time

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Can't wait to see this race in person! Two more days until race weekend :D

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At around 8:26, Danny says "also Dan".

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@taargus_435: I noticed that as well Danswerism continues its proliferation.

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Bernie Ecclestone: Copying Giant Bomb since 2015...

This just showed up on the official F1 YouTube channel:

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@dave_tacitus: Various F1 broadcasters have been presenting tracks using on board cameras for years.

Also, China!

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@cikame: I know, but the FIA haven't. Coincidence?

Bernie's running scared of Dave Lang taking his job and installing Drew and Danny as race director and bloke-who-gives-out-the-hats-and-watches-at-the-end-of-the-race.

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Longest straight? do they not run Fuji anymore at all? I knew suzuka and fuji would alternate but I don't really know cause I don't follow F1 outside of giantbomb coverage. Or is the straight longer than the one at fuji?

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Are you in my arse? Are you in my arse? Did you just hit me in the arse?

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@devil240z: Nope the Japanese GP have been at Suzuka since 2009, Toyota dropped hosting the GP due to the economic recession.

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@devil240z: It's a couple of hundred metres shorter than Fuji, I believe. And yeah, they haven't run at Fuji for a while now.

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@devil240z said:

Longest straight? do they not run Fuji anymore at all? I knew suzuka and fuji would alternate but I don't really know cause I don't follow F1 outside of giantbomb coverage. Or is the straight longer than the one at fuji?

2008 was the last time they went to Fuji. Toyota made doom and gloom statements about how running the circuit for F1 would ruin them during the global recession. So instead it's just Honda's Suzuka circuit for the Japanese GP. That's ok, the rain in Fuji can be a nightmare (like that 2013 WEC race that was cancelled and awarded half-points because of it) and the decreasing radius turns aren't super fun.

The straight is indeed longer in Fuji at 1.5km; Shanghai's straight is 1.17km

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I really like this feature, makes me want to check out a race.

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It's weird to hear that so many tracks have empty grandstands. COTA is always packed. If any of you go, general admission is pretty great there. Bring a pop-up chair and sit a few feet from the track and save dough.

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Those races were pretty entertaining.

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CHINA DONT CARE

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these videos are a cool and good idea

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Thanks again guys!

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Great video. Some crazy turns on this track. Race at the end was pretty fun.

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Don't watch F1 and barely listen to to podcast, but this almost feels educational and its awesome. Love the way you guys explain this stuff.

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Jesus I hope the Formula EJ makes an Alt+F1 appearance. Things are happening on twitter.

@turboman said:

I really like this feature, makes me want to check out a race.

If you like Danny and Drew explaining turns and cornering, how are you not already a race fan?

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2nd time Drew has mentioned the 2009 Canadian Grand Prix, which didn't happen! I think he means the 2011 one where Button won in the final moments :)

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Really should get back to Formula 1 game.

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Finally a race where Magnussen didn't get get any penalties.

Loving these, keep 'em coming Drew and Danny!

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@oueddy said:

2nd time Drew has mentioned the 2009 Canadian Grand Prix, which didn't happen! I think he means the 2011 one where Button won in the final moments :)

GAH, yes! Sorry. Odd numbers!

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@drewbert: Ok, so, Danny is faster than you. Can you confirm you understood that message?

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Enjoying this, keep it up guys!

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Edited By Skeetz

Results:

Danny O'Dwyer: 3rd - 15 pts

Drew Scanlon: 7th - 6 pts

Standings after two races:

Danny O'Dwyer: 40 pts

Drew Scanlon: 24 pts