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Any Formula 1 fans?

I caught some practice sessions from the upcoming Monaco race yesterday, and was curious if there were any F1 fans here ?

I've raced Monaco in digital form many times, but the in-car videos from the modern cars are breathtaking.

It was nice to still see Senna's logo on the Williams' cars - he was one-of-a-kind.

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F1 fan here too, looking forward to the race tomorrow.  Although every year I keep thinking that the cars are too fast and too big for Monaco, it is hard to imagine the F1 season without it.  I am supporting Hamilton, but it looks like Schumacher is the man to watch tomorrow.

 

 

 

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I used to watch F1 never missing a race, up until Senna died, after that just rarely...

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Shumey does have quite a bit of experience there, an important factor on such a technical track.

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F1 fan here as well. I hope Webber takes it tonight. That would be 6 different winners in the first 6 races. First time in F1 history!

By following Webber, I noticed he horrible with his starts. Mainly loses places then maintain or gain. Monaco has a short straight to turn one, hopefully Rosberg doesn't jump him.

Also, people should watch the SENNA documentary. Best docu. ever!!!

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I just hope he makes a good start. I Love the qualifying format now as well as there is more tactics in qualifying now than the race. A good eg was Weber qualifying for the last race. I wonder who got kicked for that. I dont know what it is but having been to several F1 races in Melbourne Australia, tv never captured just how quick these cars are but lately, whether its camera angles or what, but the sensation of speed you get now on the screen is pretty exciting.

 

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Here we go again, or at least we will be going again this coming weekend. Saturday evening here in the US, Sunday afternoon in Melbourne! We like to watch in real time so bedtime will be extended a little. Other than MRsDNF and myself,have we any F1 fans here this year?

My son started an F1 party thing a number of years ago, where we eat food and drink beer, wine, or whatever beverage of the sponsoring country. I’m thinking of barbequed snags (sausages) on a slice of bread, some Tim Tams (chocolate covered biscuit or cookie). I found some Coopers Original Pale Ale here. No idea what it is like as I have resisted temptation so far. Wink

Any other fans? Other suggestions for authentic Aussie food?

Cheers!!!

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Race is tomorrow?
I love the Mercedes and Ferrari battles but I would like to see the other teams be more competitive. Red Bull stands a good chance to run well this year but the others seem to have fallen behind. Don’t get me wrong last year was great. Ferrari battled 3/4 of the season and Red Bull snuck a win in. I just want to see 4 teams battling for a win instead of 2.

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HONDARIDER wrote:
Race is tomorrow?

…the coming weekend… 5 days from today, almost to the hour.

I am both a fan of Daniel Ricciardo and Sebastian Vettel. I do wish Williams was more competitive; I miss the days when Nigel Mansell and Williams were the hot ticket.

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MtnDon wrote:
HONDARIDER wrote:
Race is tomorrow?

…the coming weekend… 5 days from today, almost to the hour.

I am both a fan of Daniel Ricciardo and Sebastian Vettel. I do wish Williams was more competitive; I miss the days when Nigel Mansell and Williams were the hot ticket.

Second post (Ford Prefect) said looking forward to the race tomorrow. Thought I missed something.
I’ve really only kept up with F1 for 2 or 3 years now. Started watching it when Moto GP was taken from my cable network. Can’t remember the channel. Really miss those races. Just watch highlights now.

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That’s what happens when I dig up an old topic…. dates/days get confused. Sorry ‘bout that.

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HONDARIDER wrote:
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HONDARIDER wrote:
Race is tomorrow?

…the coming weekend… 5 days from today, almost to the hour.

I am both a fan of Daniel Ricciardo and Sebastian Vettel. I do wish Williams was more competitive; I miss the days when Nigel Mansell and Williams were the hot ticket.

Second post (Ford Prefect) said looking forward to the race tomorrow. Thought I missed something.
I’ve really only kept up with F1 for 2 or 3 years now. Started watching it when Moto GP was taken from my cable network. Can’t remember the channel. Really miss those races. Just watch highlights now.

MotoGP was on BeinSports on Dish. It disappeared after last season from my channel lineup. I will see if I can find a alternative viewing option without having to pay an arm and a leg.

FWIW, ESPN’s airing of the F1 races was rubbish last year. Commercials in the middle of great passes and battles. Hope they get their stuff together this year.

What I wouldn’t give to see Rubens Barrichello race F1 again. Oh well, it’s a young mans game now. Wish poor Alonzo would have had a decent car.

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Oh well, now I recall when I was in college, I still vividly remember my framed poster of the 6-wheeled Tyrrell P34 which started to race in the 1976 season, proved to be very competitive and other teams made their own versions of it until Formula 1 ruled only a total of 4 wheels are allowed.

In fact, Scheckter and Depailler finished first and second in the Swedish Grand Prix!

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Certainly a F1 fan, can’t wait for the season to start.

I have tickets for the race in spa this year.

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Geuzzz wrote:
Certainly a F1 fan, can’t wait for the season to start.

I have tickets for the race in spa this year.

Have you bought a combined ticket (one day ticket incl. transport)? Or do you go by car and even have a bit of extra time to spend. In the latter case I suggest you visit the Museum of the Circuit, located at (the cellars of) the Abbey of Stavelot.

I always think long and hard before I say something really stupid.

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Henk4U2 wrote:
Geuzzz wrote:
Certainly a F1 fan, can’t wait for the season to start.

I have tickets for the race in spa this year.

Have you bought a combined ticket (one day ticket incl. transport)? Or do you go by car and even have a bit of extra time to spend. In the latter case I suggest you visit the Museum of the Circuit, located at (the cellars of) the Abbey of Stavelot.

I am going by car, thnx for the tip!

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I miss the days of screaming loud V10’s and V8’s. Have a little harder time getting into these hybrid electric hi-tech cars. Hopefully F1 is not headed in the Formula E direction.

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What I miss is Fernando Alonso in the F1.

Specially with a car capable of fighting for wins and championships.

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Let me give you a complete summary of all positive properties of mr. Alonso. He’s an excellent driver.

I always think long and hard before I say something really stupid.

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Who is the greatest driver from the recent era? 2000 until today?

Obviously… Taking into account the results.. The numbers… Should be Schumi…

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Charlie Waiting… RIP

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fran82 wrote:
Charlie Waiting… RIP

Do you mean Charlie Whiting? Can’t believe he is gone….not many original legends around F1 left anymore….

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Yes. Very sad.

Now lets see if F1 changes in any way

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Another F1 fan over here…

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Count me in.
Dedicated Kubica fan. Unfortunately, a huge talent with little luck. I wish Kubica was given a chance in a competitive car. Now he says he knows the aim, but there’s nobody to race against. (All other cars are in different league)

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I might watch a race if I see on on the telly, but not a fan. F1 seems to all about regulations, tire management and strategy rather than pure driving. I know it’s those very things that make it interesting for many, but me, I’m too dumb for that stuff, I just like speed so I’m much more into WRC. Those guys are just crazy heading into blind corners at those speeds based purely on what the co-driver is saying.

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Mike C wrote:
I might watch a race if I see on on the telly, but not a fan. F1 seems to all about regulations, tire management and strategy rather than pure driving. I know it’s those very things that make it interesting for many, but me, I’m too dumb for that stuff, I just like speed so I’m much more into WRC. Those guys are just crazy heading into blind corners at those speeds based purely on what the co-driver is saying.

Your point was easy to predict Mike C. Sweden seems to be way more successful in rallies than in F1 (so is Poland). But your natural environment allows you to practice drifting with every ride for shopping Big Smile
Clarkson was even laughing that Swedish housemaids are drifting on snow when going to grocery shop Crazy

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I am a F1 fan.. But I stopped watching it on tv about year 2016 .

I dont like the v6 turbo engines.

I really love v10 and v8.

And supremacy of only one team… Is pathetic.

Since 2010.. Too bad.

Redbull
Redbull
Redbull
Redbull
Mercedes
Mercedes
Mercedes
Mercedes.

Always the same.

I miss fights such as 2003-2007… Lot of drivers could win. Not just the one with the perfect car.

They were funny races.

Since about 2010 and specially since 2015… Many many boring races were you can know who is going to win even before qualifying

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Your point was easy to predict Mike C

I guess that’s true… But I do have a Swedish colleague that watches F1 on two different TVs at the same time for better coverage while sitting with a laptop receiving live lap time updates, so I guess there is always the exception Big Smile

I remember the 2007 New Zealand rally: 18 stages, 330 km, and Gronholm wins over Loeb with a 0.3 second margin. I’ve never been anywhere near as close to the edge of my seat when watching F1.

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1stein wrote:

Your point was easy to predict Mike C. Sweden seems to be way more successful in rallies than in F1 (so is Poland). But your natural environment allows you to practice drifting with every ride for shopping Big Smile

Remember Erik Carlsson? Always drove for Saab in the 60’s. Sometimes known as “Carlson on the roof”

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F1 nowadays is boring.
I miss MP4/6 McLaren Honda sound Smile no ABS, no TC, manual gearbox. Just listen.
Great times when drivers skills really mattered.

Put today’s drivers in those cars, they will sh*t their pants.
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