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Old 06-07-2011, 07:19 AM
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I guess you haven't been watching much Formula One this season. Lewis Hamiltion had an absolutely masterful drive at the Chinses Grand Prix and there has been more passing than there has been in years.
It's going to be interesting to see how fast he can drive Tony Stuart's cup car at the Glen this year. My money is on Stuart out driving him in both cars.( if he can fit in a F1 car)

BTW I never watch F1 The cars are works of art and mechanical superiority. The drivers, they're just along for the ride.
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Old 06-08-2011, 02:20 PM
 
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BTW I never watch F1 The cars are works of art and mechanical superiority. The drivers, they're just along for the ride.
This could not be further from the truth. You might as well say a fighter jet pilot is just along for the ride too.
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Old 06-08-2011, 02:39 PM
 
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This could not be further from the truth. You might as well say a fighter jet pilot is just along for the ride too.
Kinda have to agree with you on that!


YouTube - ‪Richard Hammond in an F1 car. Brilliant!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!‬‏
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Old 06-09-2011, 07:30 AM
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This could not be further from the truth. You might as well say a fighter jet pilot is just along for the ride too.
F1 drivers are simply not the best racing drivers in the world. They can't hold a candle to most Cup drivers .
Yes I know they only turn left.
You try turning left at 180 mph for 4-5 hrs in a car with little down force, tires way to narrow and brakes too small in a car this is about to spin out any second and then tell me how turning left is so easy.
If it was so easy Montoya would be running away with the NASCAR Cup Championship and maybe Dario Franchitti might still have a ride.

F1 is nothing more than millions of dollars spent on engineering a car and then employing the next Go Cart champion to sit in it while the engineers guide it along the track.

That may be exciting for people to watch who enjoy seeing high dollar cars but for real race fans fender to fender is where the excitement is.

But hey some people enjoy watching a chess match.
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Old 06-09-2011, 03:09 PM
 
Location: Tulsa, OK
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F1 drivers are simply not the best racing drivers in the world. They can't hold a candle to most Cup drivers .
Yes I know they only turn left.
You try turning left at 180 mph for 4-5 hrs in a car with little down force, tires way to narrow and brakes too small in a car this is about to spin out any second and then tell me how turning left is so easy.
If it was so easy Montoya would be running away with the NASCAR Cup Championship and maybe Dario Franchitti might still have a ride.

F1 is nothing more than millions of dollars spent on engineering a car and then employing the next Go Cart champion to sit in it while the engineers guide it along the track.

That may be exciting for people to watch who enjoy seeing high dollar cars but for real race fans fender to fender is where the excitement is.

But hey some people enjoy watching a chess match.
Are you just trolling? Because I don't see how anyone that keeps up with any form of autoracing could seriously say what you just did.

Also, no one said F1 drivers are the best drivers in the world. Besides, everyone knows rally drivers are.


Also, USGP in Austin, TX June 17, 2012!!!!
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Old 06-09-2011, 06:38 PM
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Yeah, I call troll as well, especially the combination of the statement "I never watch F1" and then stated opinions about what F1 is like. Let's get back to F1 and ignore the ridiculous here.

Canada this week!

So, shall we do a separate thread for each race or just keep one F1 discussion going?
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Old 06-09-2011, 07:10 PM
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I like watching cars go through the corners, not drive what look like endless freeway onramps.
Sorry if you think I am a troll but I am just responding to your accusations that oval track racing is just endless freeway ramps.

That is your post is it not?

If you can dis oval track racing then I can certainly dis F1. After all this America and I do have a right to my opinion even if you don't like it.
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Old 06-09-2011, 09:16 PM
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I don't like ovals (and I've even driven dirt tracks, along with road racing and rally). I don't care for NASCAR and I don't find their version of showmanship interesting.

Having said that, do I go into NASCAR threads and try to "correct" people who do like it? No, because it is a matter of preference.
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Old 06-10-2011, 08:47 AM
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I don't like ovals (and I've even driven dirt tracks, along with road racing and rally). I don't care for NASCAR and I don't find their version of showmanship interesting.

Having said that, do I go into NASCAR threads and try to "correct" people who do like it? No, because it is a matter of preference.
OK we agree to disagree.
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Old 06-12-2011, 06:44 PM
 
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So back on topic.
Montreal was an amazing race. Button had a rough day but made it up to 2nd and then Vettel choked giving Button the win in the last lap.
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