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  1. mistercoffee2

    mistercoffee2 XDTalk 100 Member

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    The 2011 F1 season has started. My life has meaning again!
     
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    I wish F1 was more popular here. But nooooo, we have drunk drive in a circle racing.
     
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    important folks want to put f1 in austin texas.
    screw the taxpayer some more for infrastructure.
    these important folks will make money on land speculation.
     
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    Yes, F1 is fun to follow and it's kind of nice to stay up all night to watch the first race. I like NASCAR too but they are two different ends of the spectrum.

    Supposedly Lewis Hamilton will be in Watkins Glen this year and he is going to switch cars with Tony Stewart for some hot laps. Gordon did this a few years back with Montoya.
     
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    Huh...funny how those "circle drivers" are the best drivers in the world. You know, the ones who tend to hand the F1 drivers their asses whenever the F1 drivers try to compete against them on those "boring" circle tracks?

    Some of us can enjoy all racing disciplines and recognize that each has redeeming features without trying to run someone else's sport into the ground.

    But that's just me...
     
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    I tend to like WRC F1 and Le Mans and joke a lot about nascar. Nascar simply isn't very entertaining to me (it is in person though, try it sometime) But you can't deny that what they do still takes talent. Is it anything like the unexpected obstacles constantly being thrown in a WRC driver's face at 150mph? Not even close. But a 2 hour long 220mph race has many of it's own difficulties. Theres been several specials where f1 drivers and nascar drivers switch roles and both perform badly. You're taking both of them away from everything they know. There was also an episode of 5th Gear where Tiff himself went for a couple runs around a nascar track and described it as one of the hardest things he's done.
     
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    AMEN!
     
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    I like it.
     
  9. mistercoffee2

    mistercoffee2 XDTalk 100 Member

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    Thanks for your input. I agree that the NASCAR drivers are the best at their sport and Montoya has done well coming out of F1. A NASCAR driver in an F1 car would be laughable.
     
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    it's all good if you ask me!!
     
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    mistercoffee2 XDTalk 100 Member

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    The Austin track is on the 2012 F1 schedule. I have no idea how much the tax payees will pay.

    We all know that the Texas NASCAR track and the Dallas Cowboys new home cost the tax payers nothing. Right? Sure!
     
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    mistercoffee2 XDTalk 100 Member

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    I like it all also. Not a big fan of the short NASCAR tracks.
     
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    I used to follow F1 a lot, don't really have the time anymore. Grew up not too far from Watkins Glen, saw a few races there. Like most sports, being there is way better than watching on TV. Not much of an oval track fan but NASCAR does run a few road races, IIRC. Thanks for posting, might try and catch a couple races on TV this year.
     
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    my life has meaning now too. lol i love F1 good start. glad to see hamilton and mclaren doing good so far with all the lack of testing they had. hamilton is my favorite and has been for awhile now.

    and now motogp started too. i love this time of year. lol
     
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    This season is kind of boring.... not as good as I expected. Vettel and RedBull are to good for Hamilton and button. Ferrari isn't as good as it should be.
    Hope that the new rules will change anything.
     

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