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Anyone care for F1 over there?
Posted by: voodoopenguin
Date: November 01, 2014 12:20PM
Just wondering. I've followed F1 since the 1950s and have friends in the US who are fans but don't recall seeing much on here.

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Re: Anyone care for F1 over there?
Posted by: Speedy
Date: November 01, 2014 12:25PM
We only have the good ole redneck boys of NASCAR.



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Re: Anyone care for F1 over there?
Posted by: space-time
Date: November 01, 2014 12:27PM
I used to follow Formula One when I was in Romania, it was on several TV channels, but here in US I kind of lost interest. Right now that you mentioned it, I turned on the TV Tube and I see that it is on NBC.

A friend of mine makes some parts that go into batteries used in Formula 1 cars, I didn't keep up with technology but he told me the cars are now hybrid and his parts go virtually into all F1 cars (same battery supplier) but that Mercedes has the best integration of the electric system in these cars and they always win, so there is no much fun to watch these days.
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Re: Anyone care for F1 over there?
Posted by: bruceko
Date: November 01, 2014 12:33PM
I follow it
Race in Texas tomorrow.
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Re: Anyone care for F1 over there?
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: November 01, 2014 12:43PM
Watching Hammy spin his car out in P3 right now.

NBC is doing a tiny bit better at promoting races than FAUX had been. Oh, I've got a cap I bought at one of the last Long Beach F1 races.



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Re: Anyone care for F1 over there?
Posted by: hal
Date: November 01, 2014 02:06PM
I've gained some respect for F1 after seeing the movies, "1", Senna & Rush. All great movies and between the three, a darned good overall history and primer for people like me that know next to nothing about it.

I've never respected any driving as sport until seeing video shot from over Senna's shoulder as he zoomed through Monte Carlo. I gasped at the skills displayed. I always assumed that 'I could do that' - it looks so easy (especially NASCAR), but seeing Senna in Monte Carlo changed that. It's not easy... it's really, really hard.

However, I still have no interest in following the sport. It just doesn't interest me... seeing who will win the race or who will win the season... I just can't get worked up about it.
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Re: Anyone care for F1 over there?
Posted by: M A V I C
Date: November 01, 2014 02:24PM
I used to. Not much time anymore. I recorded all this season until a month ago. Haven't watched any.




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Re: Anyone care for F1 over there?
Posted by: lost in space
Date: November 01, 2014 06:38PM
I loved F1 in the early 60s. I built a slot car track and a few cars in the Lotus F1 vein. Don't follow it much anymore, but admire the finesse, reflexes and endurance required of the drivers.

I saw an interview with a British driver, can't remember the name, but he'd just been in a NASCAR race on a road course and was complaining that the NASCAR drivers were all animals. Made me chuckle, thinking about the pipe-smoking, gentlemanly F1 drivers of yore.



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Re: Anyone care for F1 over there?
Posted by: eustacetilley
Date: November 01, 2014 07:00PM
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lost in space
I loved F1 in the early 60s. I built a slot car track and a few cars in the Lotus F1 vein. Don't follow it much anymore, but admire the finesse, reflexes and endurance required of the drivers.

I saw an interview with a British driver, can't remember the name, but he'd just been in a NASCAR race on a road course and was complaining that the NASCAR drivers were all animals. Made me chuckle, thinking about the pipe-smoking, gentlemanly F1 drivers of yore.

Don't forget Mansell. F1 Champion in 1992, he took a break in the off-season, became CART Indycar Champ as a Rookie, and then returned to F1.
I'm not sure if Mansell smoked a pipe, and there are some who do not consider him a Gentleman. I liked the guy.

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Re: Anyone care for F1 over there?
Posted by: Bimwad
Date: November 02, 2014 12:19AM
13 years of the CART/IRL war sapped any tolerance I have for off-track drama....which is an essential part of F1.

Time away and less familiarity with the ride buyers and teams, cookie cutter Tilke tracks in Bernie's pawn countries, and sinfully ugly cars did the rest.

TLDR - no.

I've learned that doing is much more than watching, so when my coin jar becomes full enough again, I'll be enrolling in another track course in formula cars.
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Re: Anyone care for F1 over there?
Posted by: Bernie
Date: November 02, 2014 06:06AM
I have always followed Renault and Williams


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Re: Anyone care for F1 over there?
Posted by: eustacetilley
Date: November 02, 2014 06:16AM
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Bernie

That's one of the reasons that I liked Mansell. He and Senna were hardly close at the time.

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Re: Anyone care for F1 over there?
Posted by: Bimwad
Date: November 02, 2014 02:04PM
Il Leone would be roasted for doing that now.
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Re: Anyone care for F1 over there?
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: November 02, 2014 07:02PM
Until they came up with the double-points final race, Hamilton would have had the season almost sewn up after this race.



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Re: Anyone care for F1 over there?
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: November 02, 2014 07:08PM
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...sinfully ugly cars...

agree smiley

But when they looked like this...




instead of rolling billboards...
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Re: Anyone care for F1 over there?
Posted by: ScottG
Date: November 02, 2014 10:25PM
I follow F1- watch as many races as I can, been watching since the 70s, but I'm an ex-pat anyway, so probably don't count. I'm pleased that the sport seems to have become more popular over here, it seems much easier to catch on TV than it was a decade ago.


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Re: Anyone care for F1 over there?
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: November 03, 2014 10:04AM
I love that ol' Lotus!

That was the general look back in the early slot car days.

Sleek, graceful...

And while I do like F1, I really, really miss the style of yore.






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