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    Sticky: drove the Las Vegas Strip today.

    Megan and I drove the Las Vegas Strip today.

    With rare exception--all of the F1 racing gear has been removed from the Strip. The lanes are still a mess at Harmon and the Strip --- hard to tell...
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    Sticky: Thanks for that!

    Wow! That was more complicated than I expected -- but thanks for the detail.

    Mark
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    Sticky: Perhaps a bit of narrative

    I tried to look this up -- but not sure I saw what you referenced mentioned in the post-race coverage. Perhaps a bit of narrative is needed here?

    And here is a first look at some of the trees...
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    Sticky: incredibly bright for F1 in Nevada.

    If ever there was a city who is capable of figuring out the inside track--it is Las Vegas. Lots of teething issues arose this first time. But we're going to figure it out and next year will be...
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    Sticky: That is a cool video!

    That is a cool video! I tried to drive some of the route yesterday afternoon about 3 pm. Big mistake. It took me about 2 hours to go four miles -- Finally had to bail to the west on Spring...
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    Sticky: They are hoping for "normalcy" by Christmas

    Best guess from the county engineer is that will have most of the roads open and back to "normal" by Christmas. Heavy forecast for closures on Sands Blvd and Harmon--they have to remove the k-rails...
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    Sticky: drove a part of the Strip this afternoon

    Megan and I drove a part of the Strip this afternoon -- tough sledding since the workers are already working at dismantling the course and traffic was heavy!

    One thing that was super obvious -- a...
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    Sticky: lots of great photos

    This is a very good post with comments from the F1 drivers and the team principals -- and lots of great photos.

    Mark
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    Sticky: Dave, thanks for hte commentary on this thread. ...

    Dave, thanks for hte commentary on this thread. Made it much more interesting.

    Mark
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    Sticky: We have a good friend who was in the grandstands for all events

    It was a fun race to watch.

    I had a hard time staying awake around lap 40 or so though. I did wake up in time to see the last three laps.

    It would have been fun to see Sergio come in first...
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    Sticky: Another "teething" problem

    Yeah, impressive road repair!

    I drove past the Henderson Jetport and I think there are less jets parked this morning than there were yesterday. They had prepared for a massive influx of jets...
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    Sticky: I would credit the Netflix series

    Craig,

    I would credit the Netflix series "Drive to Survive" as the #1 driver to rekindle my interest in F1. I used to attend the Long Beach Grand Prix--another road circuit and enjoyed it. What...
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    Sticky: Looking forward to the race tonight!

    The Froog Camp event was a little odd -- but getting there was no issue. Locals are not using the streets. When we left the Resorts World property at about 6 pm roads were a tad jammed - since the...
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    Sticky: We will be on the Strip in four hours

    Megan and I need to attend the Froog Camp event this afternoon at Resorts World. I will report in again as to how crazy things are on the Strip.

    This whole F1 event is starting to seem a bit...
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    Sticky: penalizing the Ferrari team

    The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the grandstands were emptied because there was insufficient staff to work the venues at that hour.

    And I agree that penalizing the Ferrari team by...
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    Sticky: The most alarming part

    Dave,

    I didn't stay up to see the Second practice session, because I thought the issue with the manhole covers would red-flag the course.

    The most alarming part was that race management cleared...
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    Sticky: concrete frame around a manhole cover

    I just turned on the channel, in time to find that the race stewards have red flagged the course. They raced for 30 minutes -- and the replays I saw sure looked cool.

    Here is the situation that...
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    Sticky: Jets are in-bound -- looking very cool

    So, Megan and I drove back to the Quail Aviation Center -- which is part of the Henderson Airport where they have added a HUGE parking area for jets. Photos follow:
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    Sticky: Megan and I just drove the Strip again.

    Megan and I just drove the Strip again. Almost no one on the road!

    We also drove to the private jet staging area at the Henderson Airport -- clearly, that is the place for the intended F1...
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    Sticky: Our litmus test for evaluating weekend events

    Our litmus test for evaluating weekend events is to drive past the corporate jet parking lot on the Las Vegas Strip. It was nearly empty last night. There were several jets, parked in the first...
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    Sticky: Another nice thing

    The rains arrived earlier than expected (last night) and so it could be dry for practice tonight and tomorrow. Qualifying looks to be a tad soggy, but the main race should be dry.

    Mark
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    Sticky: The cross-overs would still put the race course at risk

    Yeah, I thought of this too -- except that the race course crosses over the north-bound Strip in two places -- Sands Blvd and Harmon and so north-bound traffic would drive right through the race...
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    Sticky: "Froogs Camp" might be more amusing

    There are plenty of locals who are directly impacted by this event -- especially hospitality workers who don't think that there will be a sufficiently good weekend to offset the pain of not being to...
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    Sticky: Megan and I drove the Strip again this afternoon about 2 pm.

    Megan and I drove the Strip again this afternoon about 2 pm. Traffic actually seemed lighter to us than normal and delays were minimal.

    The weirdest thing to me is that the county plans to reopen...
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    Sticky: drove the Strip portion last night about 12:00 am PST

    Yep, we were thinking of you when we drove the course.

    We actually drove the Strip portion last night about 12:00 am PST on the way home after dinner out. It's going to be wild.

    And the timing...
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