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Formula One returns to the USA! This weekend in Austin!


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#1 jeffs396

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 06:17 AM

It's here!

Here's hoping we embrace F1 here in the states and create a new fan base B)

http://circuitoftheamericas.com/

Some cool different things on SPEED for the weekend too:

http://formula-one.speedtv.com/

#2 Scuderia

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 07:01 AM

I'm interested in how this will all go. I really hope well for Alonso obviously. As far as the US Fan Base issue, they keep trying it, and it keeps going away. So I wonder when enough will be enough.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 09:10 AM

F-1 has always had a US fan base, but it's always been quite small--and I somehow doubt that is going to change anytime soon. Consider this: In the US, there is more racing action happening in any one series than in the entire rest of the world. All one has to do is to consider the sheer number of racetracks, of all sizes and shapes in the US, and the sheer number of types or race cars, to understand why with the exception of NASCAR, none of the others are even close to dominant.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 10:26 AM

I just ran into an old friend with an extra ticket. I ***may**** get to go see it.

Before today, I thought of him as "a guy I know". :)

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 12:20 PM

I wish I had an old friend with an extra ticket, I would love to be able to go to that race.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 12:26 PM

You can keep it over there too if you want...

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 01:42 PM

I have been a F1 fan for many years (1980) or so..My wife and I went to the first three F1 races at Indy (Stayed in a flea bag hotel right across the street, saw it on COPS one night)..I hope F1 can make a go of it this time. I have a friend 40 miles from Austin, think I will go for a visit next year.
Have built several of the TAMIYA 1/20 scale F1 cars, two of the 1/12 cars and have 2 more 1/12 and about 8 more 1/20 to build. Working on the clear body version of Montoya's Williams as we speak.

Lee, I hope you go. The sound of these cars is remarkable and the colors on these cars are so vivid. Have a good time and please give us a report

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 03:54 PM

I just ran into an old friend with an extra ticket. I ***may**** get to go see it.

Before today, I thought of him as "a guy I know". :)


Very cool Lee! I too hope you get to go and if you do, please take some pics to share with us! B)

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 08:52 PM

Can't wait to watch the race! Hoping for a Button victory but Vettle is looking hard to stop, guess we will have to wait and find out.

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 07:58 AM

Time for the really good stuff...

Qualifying begins NOW!!! B)

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 11:14 AM

Personally, I'm not a big fan of Formula 1.

There's no race in Finland, so I've never seen it live, but from TV it looks very boring. Looks like pit stops and all kinds of different penalties make the end-result. :lol:

Only thing what interests me A Little is that Kimi Räikkönen drove himself to 4th on Qualification.

Drag Racing Is The Number One Motorsport and then there comes NASCAR. ;)

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 12:20 PM

You can keep it over there too if you want...


No! I would miss those 2.5 hours of sleep.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 06:47 PM

Anybody else watching the race right now?

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 04:05 AM

Really enjoyed the race.
Massa is my man..they sure screwed him bigtime..but he did greattttt.

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 05:50 AM

I've been an F1 fan since my college days when I saw Frankenhiemers movie Gran Prix. The only time I've seen a race was at Watkins Glen. Personally I am very happy that the Texans created Circut of the Americas just for F1. I would have gone this year but waited too long to make a decision and couldn't get a ticket at a reasonable price. Looks like a great race. Interesting that there were no safety cars. Vettle and Hamiltion just drove way from the rest of the cars. Looks like a good course for passing. I am really going to try to be there next year.

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 06:35 AM

Great race, I was recovering from a hospital stay. Very glad there was good TV all weekend.

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 09:41 AM

Speaking of television...I heard Hobbs and Varsha mention "The Speed Channel" would not be broadcasting F1 races next year
No mention of which network picked up the F1 coverage for 2013...just hoping it's one I can get on good 'ole Charter Cable.
anybody know whose covering F1 next year??? :huh:

Enjoyed the race in Texas, nice to see a close finish in F1...lookin' forward to the race in Brazil.
don't know who to pull for...like both Vettel and Alonso

Edited by curt raitz, 20 November 2012 - 09:41 AM.


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Posted 20 November 2012 - 09:48 AM

It was announced recently that NBC Sports is picking up F1 for 2013, same network that currently carries the Indy Car Series. Hosts for 2013 will be Hobbs, Matchett and Leigh Diffey (who does some Indy Car races now). Varsha is staying w/ Speed AFAIK.

I enjoyed the race, the Austin track looks pretty well designed, with some elevation changes and plenty of curves...other recent Herman Tilke-designed tracks in Asia are so flat and dull. My favorite tracks, at least on TV, are the classic tracks like Spa, Monza, the Nurbergring, Monaco and Suzuka..

Edited by Rob Hall, 20 November 2012 - 09:52 AM.


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Posted 20 November 2012 - 09:55 AM

It was announced recently that NBC Sports is picking up F1 for 2013, same network that currently carries the Indy Car Series. Hosts for 2013 will be Hobbs, Matchett and Leigh Diffey (who does some Indy Car races now). Varsha is staying w/ Speed AFAIK.

I enjoyed the race, the Austin track looks pretty well designed, with some elevation changes and plenty of curves...other recent Herman Tilke-designed tracks in Asia are so flat and dull. My favorite tracks, at least on TV, are the classic tracks like Spa, Monza, the Nurbergring, Monaco and Suzuka..

Great, thanx
probably on the old "Versus" channel NBC Sports took over
glad to hear Hobbs is gonna be there, have always enjoyed his banter
met him at Laguna Seca back in his racing days

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 09:58 AM

Great, thanx
probably on the old "Versus" channel NBC Sports took over

Yep, that channel.