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Let's Talk F1
« on: August 01, 2011, 02:34:46 PM »
This is Critter's fault.  He got me hooked, and now i am an Addict.

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It's Raining, It stopped raining, it looks like its going to rain, it's not going to rain, it does rain

Now try to be the guy in the pits who determines the best tire for the conditions and not loose your mind!!

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Re: Let's Talk F1
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2011, 02:51:30 PM »
Critter is an F1 fan? And now you are?

Jesus how did I not know. I've been begging for some fellow fans. I've been watching hardcore since 2009.

There was a race during mod meet, I wanted to watch but I didn't think anyone else was interested! Sheesh!
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Re: Let's Talk F1
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2011, 02:54:28 PM »
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Re: Let's Talk F1
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2011, 02:55:13 PM »
This weekend was the 3rd race i've watched.

Red Bull all of a sudden isn't so dominant.  McLaren has been awesome the last 2 races, but they need 1 driver to win consistently to make up points on Vettel.

Weber really needs to learn how to start a race.  He gets slaughtered every time.

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Re: Let's Talk F1
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2011, 02:59:59 PM »
We are a Jenson Button household, but I don't think anyone has a chance to beat Vettel this season. Red Bull already has the constructors in the bag.

2009 was very similar. Button won everything in the beginning, then others started to win, but they could never catch up. 
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Re: Let's Talk F1
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2011, 03:11:32 PM »
He drove a perfect race.  Amazing to think he only pitted 3 times when everyone else pitted 5 or 6 times.

Seemed appropriate for him to win on that track as well. 

That one turn had about half the cars run off. 

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Re: Let's Talk F1
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2011, 03:28:09 PM »
So I just saw the news that BBC will be only covering half of next years races live, and Sky Sports will broadcast all of them.

I usually download the BBC feed of the race since no one "shares" the Speed TV versions, and they have commercials (boo) I hope the people who are so generous to share will pay up for Sky Sports (it's a premium channel) so I can get good english coverage of the races.

I will miss Martin and David Coulthard though. I love their commentary.
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Re: Let's Talk F1
« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2011, 03:38:30 PM »
Did you hear the one guy say
Cricky!! <- however you spell it

I almost spit my coffee out.

They do give excellent commentary.  they were practically giggling like little girls over all the mayhem the rain was causing.

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Re: Let's Talk F1
« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2011, 03:42:43 PM »
Just read that Martin will probably get an offer to go to Sky Sports. To me DC is replaceable. Having a recent driver in there is good for technical bits that I love.

I think Karun Chandhok should give up driving and become a commentator. He would commentate for a bunch of races last year with the BBC Radio guys who are on for the Free Practice sessions. He's like an F1 encyclopedia.

Now that he's reserve driver for Lotus he hasn't done it once.
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Re: Let's Talk F1
« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2011, 06:14:40 PM »
I'm somewhat into F1. As in I want to follow it but I never get to see the races. Been thinking of a trip to see the British GP sometime, but if Texas gets a race like they're supposed to I might have to go there instead.
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Re: Let's Talk F1
« Reply #10 on: August 01, 2011, 06:41:20 PM »
I've been an F1 and Ferrari fan since 1979 when Jody Scheckter won the world championship. I am stuck with Speed TV coverage. I miss the DC et all.

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Re: Let's Talk F1
« Reply #11 on: August 01, 2011, 06:56:12 PM »
Here's the speed coverage .. http://stats.cbc.ca/racing/schedule.asp?series=FORM1 ..
CBC here in Canada use to have coverage of each race..though I've kinda lost interest lately..still hard to beat the  early eighties racing of Mansell Senna Proust..et al..that I was addicted to

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Re: Let's Talk F1
« Reply #12 on: August 01, 2011, 07:37:00 PM »
Is there anybody going to the baltimore G.P. race on the labor day weekend? I'm already signed up and am in the BMW Paddock . But I can't take the Solstice in to Park with the Beamers, and thats a Bummer
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Re: Let's Talk F1
« Reply #13 on: August 01, 2011, 07:46:40 PM »
I might, but there's a big airshow down here the same weekend.
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Re: Let's Talk F1
« Reply #14 on: August 01, 2011, 07:54:00 PM »
So, anybody want to get a group together to go down to Austin for the first US GP on Texas soil?
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Re: Let's Talk F1
« Reply #15 on: August 01, 2011, 07:57:03 PM »
It's not the first, that much I know. Still, that's something I might be interested in.
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Re: Let's Talk F1
« Reply #16 on: August 01, 2011, 08:16:25 PM »
How about Canada. That's closer
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Re: Let's Talk F1
« Reply #17 on: August 01, 2011, 08:46:42 PM »
Can't remember when I saw my first F1 race, but they were driving the soapbox derby shaped cars.  Went to my first Lemas race in 71 stayed in the infield meet the Greenfield Corvette team.

Other good races when they are broadcasts are the (pick on)British/European/German Touring car serries.  You will be suprised what they can do when they mix Chevy Cruises in with Mercedez, Ford Focus, BMW, Astra and any other small cars.

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Re: Let's Talk F1
« Reply #18 on: August 02, 2011, 11:23:17 PM »
From what I've seen of the BTCC it's everything NASCAR should be and isn't. See NA$CAR? People can race real stock cars in a safe, entertaining manner.
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Re: Let's Talk F1
« Reply #19 on: August 03, 2011, 10:23:03 AM »
I try to watch ALMS, but without cable/DVR all I can watch is the shit quality web stream and the races are like 3 months apart. The coverage sucks and the slow cars really get in the way of the fast ones causing problems. I also am not a big fan of street circuits for some reason.

Maybe I'll try to catch BTCC. Where can I watch it?
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Re: Let's Talk F1
« Reply #20 on: August 03, 2011, 10:51:09 AM »
I have only seen it on cable, speed channel, versus and other auto related channels.
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Re: Let's Talk F1
« Reply #21 on: August 03, 2011, 10:53:04 AM »
Cool I didn't know they had it.

I heard Speed 2 was supposed to have lots of non-NASCAR motorsports. If it was available to me, I might actually sign up for cable/fios just for it.
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Re: Let's Talk F1
« Reply #22 on: August 03, 2011, 04:32:56 PM »
Is there anybody going to the baltimore G.P. race on the labor day weekend? I'm already signed up and am in the BMW Paddock . But I can't take the Solstice in to Park with the Beamers, and thats a Bummer

My son and I are going - have the 3 day and paddock pass.
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Re: Let's Talk F1
« Reply #23 on: August 06, 2011, 10:56:11 AM »
We already have plans Labor day weekend.  So Alas no.

The Austin F1 Race is at a crappy time next year.
It's right in between our Dragon Run and Kappa Nationals.
Don't think I'll be able to swing the money for that, so I'll be watching it on TV.

I'm going through withdrawal this week.  Can't believe there is another 2 weeks of no races.
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Re: Let's Talk F1
« Reply #24 on: August 06, 2011, 11:06:43 AM »
Loved watching north American touring cars practise at Mid-Ohio in the late 90's.

Don't catch many of the F1 races anymore but do love watching lap split times on their website. :)
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