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Old 06-16-2011, 02:51 PM
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We get it. You don't understand F1, so just drop it.
You know I started this thread because I thought some F1 and NASCAR fans would enjoy watching two of the best drivers in the world play in each others cars.

Never once did I take a swipe at the F1 driver as a matter of fact I thought he was a pretty nice guy along with be a great driver.

The first thing you did was take a swipe at the NASCAR cup car.

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Btw, I watched this the other night and thought the announcers comparision of the two cars was funny. They said comparing a NASCAR to a F1 car going around Watkins Glen would be about the same as comparing a minivan to a Corvette.


Typical Putz. no not the announcer.
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Old 06-16-2011, 03:59 PM
 
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You know I started this thread because I thought some F1 and NASCAR fans would enjoy watching two of the best drivers in the world play in each others cars.

Never once did I take a swipe at the F1 driver as a matter of fact I thought he was a pretty nice guy along with be a great driver.

The first thing you did was take a swipe at the NASCAR cup car.

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Btw, I watched this the other night and thought the announcers comparision of the two cars was funny. They said comparing a NASCAR to a F1 car going around Watkins Glen would be about the same as comparing a minivan to a Corvette.


Typical Putz. no not the announcer.
Ummm, how is repeating what the announcer (the NASCAR announcer in fact) says taking a swipe at the cup car? I just thought their analogy of the cars differences was funny. So sorry that you thought I was making fun of your precious wittle cup car.
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Old 06-16-2011, 05:07 PM
 
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Ummm, how is repeating what the announcer (the NASCAR announcer in fact) says taking a swipe at the cup car? I just thought their analogy of the cars differences was funny. So sorry that you thought I was making fun of your precious wittle cup car.
HA HA HA Precious wittle cup car. Good one.

But at least it is a car and not just an oversized go-kart.
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Old 06-16-2011, 06:01 PM
 
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But at least it is a car and not just an oversized go-kart.
So a car has to have fenders before it is considered a car? I would argue that a Nascar is no closer to an actual car than an F1 car. At least technology used in F1 trickles down to actual production cars.
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Old 06-16-2011, 07:53 PM
 
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Random fun fact- the camera on the F1 car is the 360 onboard we use on the IndyCar series and the F1 guys welded a plate to attach it.
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Old 07-18-2011, 11:16 PM
 
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So a car has to have fenders before it is considered a car? I would argue that a Nascar is no closer to an actual car than an F1 car. At least technology used in F1 trickles down to actual production cars.
Huh? have you ever looked at both cars? NASCAR started out as basically stock vehicles, and although the features have advanced it's still loosely based on production vehicles, inside and out. They use a 100+ year old engine design, for instance. F1 began as a technology and testing platform, and with few exceptions shares little with anything but the highest end production vehicles.
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Old 07-19-2011, 08:16 AM
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Huh? have you ever looked at both cars? NASCAR started out as basically stock vehicles, and although the features have advanced it's still loosely based on production vehicles, inside and out. They use a 100+ year old engine design, for instance. F1 began as a technology and testing platform, and with few exceptions shares little with anything but the highest end production vehicles.
I think most would agree that F1 is a demonstration of technical expertise while NASCAR is a demonstration of car control expertise.

While one shows off who can spend the most money on gadgets and do dads the others shows off who can better drive a car with undersized tires, to little brakes, with a modified passenger car engine for motivation.

F1 appeals to the upper crust Europeans while NASCAR appeals to us Red neck Americans.
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Old 07-19-2011, 10:06 AM
 
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Huh? have you ever looked at both cars? NASCAR started out as basically stock vehicles, and although the features have advanced it's still loosely based on production vehicles, inside and out. They use a 100+ year old engine design, for instance. F1 began as a technology and testing platform, and with few exceptions shares little with anything but the highest end production vehicles.
Umm, no. The only thing your Impala shares with Juniors Impala is a sticker that says Impala. (Those are actually even different). NASCAR started out using stock cars for racing but the cars used today have nothing in common with the cars sold at your local dealership.

And sure only high end production vehicles have the latest F1 technology but everyday cars have benefitted from past F1 advances. It just takes a few years to become affordable.
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Old 07-19-2011, 01:10 PM
 
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Umm, no. The only thing your Impala shares with Juniors Impala is a sticker that says Impala. (Those are actually even different). NASCAR started out using stock cars for racing but the cars used today have nothing in common with the cars sold at your local dealership.

And sure only high end production vehicles have the latest F1 technology but everyday cars have benefitted from past F1 advances. It just takes a few years to become affordable.
I'm sorry, but I can't respond again to your whole position that F1 cars are closer to real cars (though they don't even claim to represent real cars) than NASCAR vehicles are. It's not even a serious discussion.
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Old 07-19-2011, 03:12 PM
 
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I'm sorry, but I can't respond again to your whole position that F1 cars are closer to real cars (though they don't even claim to represent real cars) than NASCAR vehicles are. It's not even a serious discussion.
I'm sorry that you lack reading comprehension skills.
I never said F1 cars are closer to real cars. All I said was that a Nascar is no closer to an actual car than a F1 car.
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