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View Poll Results: Which type of auto racing do you like?
NASCAR 31 32.63%
Indy 9 9.47%
Formula 1 43 45.26%
Drag 3 3.16%
Other, feel free to comment 9 9.47%
Voters: 95. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-04-2013, 11:42 AM
 
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They ran there in the early 60s. Yes, Indy car was established in 1996, but I just refer to all of them as Indycars. Yes, I know they used to be called Champ cars.
That is ancient history

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Old 06-04-2013, 01:23 PM
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I'm no open wheel fan but I did watch the Indy 500 this year and there were 68 passes for the lead. The F1 race the same day had 0 passes for the lead.

I have no idea which open wheel series is better but I am pretty sure race fans like passing.
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Old 06-04-2013, 03:01 PM
 
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"better" is all personal preference. There was some complaining that the passes were because nobody could sit out front by themselves, that the cars were too equal. (Much like NASCAR at Daytona and Talladega used to be).

So, not everyone thought this 500 was the "best". They are entitled to their opinion....but I like having the top 15-20 cars on one straightaway. It beats the heck out of what it was like in the past IMO.

Personally, I prefer Indycar, but I respect F1 for what it is.
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Old 06-04-2013, 03:36 PM
 
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I'm no open wheel fan but I did watch the Indy 500 this year and there were 68 passes for the lead. The F1 race the same day had 0 passes for the lead.

I have no idea which open wheel series is better but I am pretty sure race fans like passing.

Well of course. The one race a year on a supertight sttreet course. Nothing would have much passing there except maybe bicycles. That said Monaco is one hell of an experience. The rest of the F1 races have had quite a bit passing.
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Old 06-04-2013, 03:59 PM
 
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Well of course. The one race a year on a supertight sttreet course. Nothing would have much passing there except maybe bicycles. That said Monaco is one hell of an experience. The rest of the F1 races have had quite a bit passing.
Good point. And the IndyCar Duels in Detroit weren't exactly barnburners. Not the best way to capitilize on the Indy 500 momentum.
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Old 06-04-2013, 08:41 PM
 
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I prefer GP2 over Indy but F1 is my favourite.

The American tracks ruin American racing for me. I would watch Indy iver Nascar though since they run less Ovals.
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Old 06-04-2013, 08:43 PM
 
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Well of course. The one race a year on a supertight sttreet course. Nothing would have much passing there except maybe bicycles. That said Monaco is one hell of an experience. The rest of the F1 races have had quite a bit passing.
Exactly.
Monaco never has much passing. It's all about the atmosphere and glamour.

I'd agree THAT race is a "car parade", but not the rest of the races.
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Old 06-05-2013, 10:27 AM
 
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Good point. And the IndyCar Duels in Detroit weren't exactly barnburners. Not the best way to capitilize on the Indy 500 momentum.
I think it would do them good to switch Detroit and Texas.
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Old 06-05-2013, 10:34 AM
 
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"better" is all personal preference. There was some complaining that the passes were because nobody could sit out front by themselves, that the cars were too equal. (Much like NASCAR at Daytona and Talladega used to be).

So, not everyone thought this 500 was the "best". They are entitled to their opinion....but I like having the top 15-20 cars on one straightaway. It beats the heck out of what it was like in the past IMO.

Personally, I prefer Indycar, but I respect F1 for what it is.
The one thing I dislike about all 3 series is the move towards 'spec' car racing. I much preferred NASCAR when it didn't take a vinyl label to tell you what kinds of car you were supposedly looking at, I miss the days at Indy when we'd see a number of different chassis and a 'stock-block' engine could be made competitive.

I'm not fond of cylinder limits, RPM limits and a common ECU in F1, if a team can make an engine live at 25,000 RPM or even more, I say let them. I'd like to see a weight per cc formula, give designers the choice of big engine/heavy car, small engine/light car, and all points in between with no refueling allowed.

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Old 06-05-2013, 11:55 AM
 
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I think it would do them good to switch Detroit and Texas.
Agree 100%
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