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Old 03-18-2007, 08:46 PM   #1
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F1 fans

Wondering if anyone here is an F1 fan?

I started getting back into F1 a few years back. The cars are amazing. :eek: Sure, it's not alot of "side by side" racing, but it is competitive and I enjoy watching it.

Much better than NASCAR IMO.
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Old 03-20-2007, 07:06 AM   #2
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WOW! :eek: Noone??!! Huh.
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Old 03-20-2007, 07:58 AM   #3
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I like F1, but my favorite is actually the Grand Touring series. I'd rather watch Corvettes, Porches, Ferraris, Saleens, and Vipers battle it out. Don't get me wrong, I like NASCAR and watch it frequently, but given a choice I'd rather watch the other. F1 is fun, those cars are insane.
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Old 03-20-2007, 08:04 AM   #4
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I too like seeing the Corvette's, Aston Martins, Porches, etc.
I caught some of the '12 hours of Sebring' this past weekend.
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Old 03-20-2007, 05:01 PM   #5
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F1 cars are definitely amazing. I like watching the first 5 laps or so when they actually race and sometimes wreck each other. I'll pretty much watch anything automotive related. I'd probably be more interested in F1 if there were competitive American drivers and/or cars with GM designed drivetrains. I think it's just Ferrari, BMW, Honda and Toyota now.
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Old 03-20-2007, 07:29 PM   #6
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I dont like racing, especially NASCAR. They go around in circles over and over and... oh a left turn. Watch out another left turn! Be careful a left turn!
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Old 03-20-2007, 08:30 PM   #7
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I dont like racing, especially NASCAR. They go around in circles over and over and... oh a left turn. Watch out another left turn! Be careful a left turn!
F1 is nothing like NASCAR..... Unfortunately the types of racing that are actually good for spectating don't get much exposure in America .
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Old 03-20-2007, 08:43 PM   #8
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Old 03-20-2007, 10:22 PM   #9
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I dont like racing, especially NASCAR. They go around in circles over and over and... oh a left turn. Watch out another left turn! Be careful a left turn!



But in all seriousness, there is more to it than that. I can see how alot of people can find it boring, monotonous, etc., but I dated a girl who felt the same way, and after some explaining and taking her to a few races, she was hooked.

I lost interest beginning with the loss of The Intimidator. :( Then when FOX took over, it became a show with less quality race coverage. And the "straw that broke the camels back" was allowing Toyota in. I'll still watch it on ocassion, but I don't enjoy it as much as I used too.
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Old 03-21-2007, 08:08 AM   #10
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I too like seeing the Corvette's, Aston Martins, Porches, etc.
I caught some of the '12 hours of Sebring' this past weekend.
Yeah...I watched the beginning on SPEED. Then they cut to Busch series pre race or something so I turned it off.
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Old 03-21-2007, 04:33 PM   #11
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Ive seen F1 racing and another kind dont know what its called with different super cars racing. The only kind of racing I like is drifting.
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Old 03-21-2007, 04:50 PM   #12
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The only kind of racing I like is drifting.
Now there's something I don't get - drifting.

Maybe I'm just getting old.
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Old 03-21-2007, 08:20 PM   #13
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Now there's something I don't get - drifting.

Maybe I'm just getting old.
I absolutely can not get enough of drifting… I wish there was a track near here that would let us practice… :eek:

Come on Moose, are you telling me that you would not enjoy jumping in a car and seeing how long you could stall it out sideways and be in control the whole time. I'm telling you, once you tried it you would be hooked…
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Old 03-21-2007, 08:53 PM   #14
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I don't get drifting either. I mean don't get me wrong, I love seeing people smoke 'em up good. The best tire smoke you'll find is a funny car or top fueler heating them up before a run!! 8000 horsepower!!!
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Old 03-21-2007, 09:48 PM   #15
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I absolutely can not get enough of drifting… I wish there was a track near here that would let us practice… :eek:

Come on Moose, are you telling me that you would not enjoy jumping in a car and seeing how long you could stall it out sideways and be in control the whole time. I'm telling you, once you tried it you would be hooked…
Honestly, I rather try one of those performance driving schools, or rent a track with a group of friends where we could take our cars.

I'm an "old man"...:(

z28camaro2471, agree with you 100%! I go to the NHRA event at Maple Grove and seeing those cars up close...:eek: ....awesome!!!
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Old 04-04-2007, 04:12 PM   #16
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drifting is simple. it's an exhibition of driving skill. It's not speed that you're worried about. It's about your angle and how close you can get to the perfect line. It shows that you can keep control of your car while staying sideways. That's why it's not really a race, but a competition.

Watching someone race around a track is alright, you are sometimes amazed at the speed they can corner at. Watching someone drift around a track (if they are good) is like an art form. No fishtailing, just smooth transitions from turning the car while continuing in a straight line, keeping the rear end straight while pointing the car in the direction of the exit and keeping it there while the car works itself around the turn almost magically. It's all about control.

Getting back to the original topic of the thread. I'm a big fan of F1. My stepdad had a box at the most recent Taylor Woodrow San Jose Grand prix with the atlantic series, champ cars and whatnot. I absolutely love the high pitched whien of the tiny engines. My ultimate supercar to own would be a Ferrari 355 Berlinetta. It's one of 3 cars that have that whine (the other two being the 360 challenge stradahle and the porsche Carrera GT). I watch the F1 races when I can but they're normally aired at like 3 AM since they're on the other side of the world most of the time.
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Old 05-16-2007, 05:16 PM   #17
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Wondering if anyone here is an F1 fan?

I started getting back into F1 a few years back. The cars are amazing. :eek: Sure, it's not alot of "side by side" racing, but it is competitive and I enjoy watching it.

Much better than NASCAR IMO.

F1 died with Ayrton Senna's death ...
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Old 05-17-2007, 02:17 PM   #18
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f1 rules!!!,the tracks,the cars,the history.My four year old knows that sunday mornings are dads time with the big tv,then i sleep in the afternoon watching nascar(i try to stay awake).
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