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Belgian Grand Prix Preview

By Mav | 24 Aug 2010 | 9 Comments | 1,230 views


Well we’re trying something rather different for this weekend’s race preview – we’ve gone all electronic magazine… there’s all the information on the circuit and the race ahead as well as looking back to past races at one of Formula One’s most popular circuits. You can also remind yourself how the season has been progressing if you’ve forgotten over the past four weeks. Finally, there’s a look back on Rubens Barrichello’s career as he celebrates his 300th race this weekend.

You can read it through the viewer below (turn pages, zoom in/out), or for a larger screen try following this link and if all of that fails to float your boat, you can download a pdf file format from here. The pdf file is best viewed in ‘Two-Up’ mode (View… Page Display… Two Up on the Adobe Reader menu)

And if we like it, we’ll look into repeating this again…

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  • saltire

    I think you have done an amazing job Mav, well done and thanks for the effort you have put into it.

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  • Pitmonster

    Looks absolutely fantastic, really professional.
    It even works on the iPhone if you open the PDF version in iBooks – I can even download it and read it at my leisure.
    Brilliant!

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  • Kimster

    Fantastic. Its a really good read.

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  • Bones

    This looks fantastic – and excellent articles – a great read.

    Another reason why Viva F1 is the best F1 site on the web.

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  • Maverick (author)

    Thanks for the feedback.

    Weighing up doing this for the rest of the season now. It was really an experiment to see how much work is involved (more than I thought) with an eye on doing it properly next year. However, I’ll have a think about producing a slightly slimmed down version for the rest of this season.

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  • the f1tster

    Took the time to register so that I could offer my congratulations on this e magazine. As with the other posts Maverick, I think this is an exceptional piece of literature for the F1 fan, and sincerely hope you will be able to continue these magazines in the future. Well done!

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  • Maverick (author)

    In a moment of insanity I started Italy. Actually, I started all the remaining races and Abu Dhabi is coming along particularly well – which just demonstrates I’ve haven’t got the hang of prioritising if nothing else.

    Incidentally, the Belgian edition has been viewed over 700 times

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  • Slowflow

    Hey Salty, you did it! :)

    I’ve been away for a little while. The GPV has been put together very well, I’m even more impressed by you, I had always thought your articles had a glossy magazine flair to them!

    A couple points of constructive critiscm, if I may! :)

    (1) WAY too much motion blur on the 1st two pages
    (2) Text drop shadows on the front page are inconsistent (looks as though you ofset text copies, rather than using true drop shadows!)
    (3) All text on a front page should have a 1pxl stroke in black on the outside to increase legibility.

    Everything else is very, very well done congrats!

    What is the name of the VivaF1 font you use?

    Regards,

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  • saltire

    Hi Slowflow,

    Thank you for the kind comments, I’m afraid I can’t take the credit for the magazine though, that must however go to Maverick, he was the author and driving force behind GPV. All I contributed were some statistics (blush) but I do promise to write something for the next one.

    Thanks also for the feedback, it’s great to know what people think and how things can be improved. I’m sure he’ll comment on the font and your suggestions.

    Cheers, Salti :)

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