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Old 10-12-2010, 12:14 PM
 
Location: CO
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No doubt a first class road course in Texas can become a profitable venture for the owners. I have my doubts about any success of F1 at this or any track in the US.
Indianapolis is arguably the center of Open wheel racing and if they could not keep F1 at the best spectator friendly track for road racing how do folks think it can become a popular and successful venue in Texas?

If there were no NASCAR then maybe F1 could become the #1 spectator motor sport here but I doubt that's gonna happen real soon.

This not a NASCAR vs Open wheel post, just somebody who enjoys all types of motor racing.
From an F1 fan's perspective, Indy might be the mecca for US open wheel racing, but not necessarily for those who like watching road racing. I don't think I would have paid the price to go watch an F1 race at Indy due to the "roval" style track - I'm not an Indy Car/oval track fan. I would have likely gone to the F1 venue north of the border instead and be surrounded by more passionate F1 fans. But now that a true F1 circuit will be built in Texas, it's quite a bit more attractive - I can't wait to attend a race at the new facility.

Though I do share your concerns/doubts about this new track's ability to help promote F1 in the US. We'll see how they tackle that.
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Old 10-17-2010, 12:13 AM
 
Location: Eastern Missouri
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Most f1 races are good put you to sleep races. Seriously. Very little passing, and let's face it, cars that are in no way related to by anyone outside of f1. It's called the billionaire boys club racing for a reason!
F1 HAS TO MAKE ALOT OF CHANGES TO BE ANYTHING aMERICANS REALLY WANT TO SEE. And the current leadership of f1 won't make those changes.
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Old 10-19-2010, 10:37 PM
 
Location: In San Antonio
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I'll need to see shovels turned and bulldozers working by early spring 2011 if I am to believe in 2012 - and even then they'll be fortunate to hit a late 2012 race date.

South Korea started building late 2009..... the articles I've read indicate that there is still a lot unfinished.
Dont worry buddy...if any state in the US can make a track in that time Texas sure is one of them.
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Old 10-20-2010, 11:41 AM
 
Location: CO
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Most f1 races are good put you to sleep races. Seriously. Very little passing, and let's face it, cars that are in no way related to by anyone outside of f1. It's called the billionaire boys club racing for a reason!
F1 HAS TO MAKE ALOT OF CHANGES TO BE ANYTHING aMERICANS REALLY WANT TO SEE. And the current leadership of f1 won't make those changes.
I don't see how Americans can view NASCAR as being all that more exciting than F1? Both series have aspects that can be seen as boring. Both have cars that don't resemble anything on the street - though F1 does have the bigger disconnect, but the insane performance of F1 cars have more than make up for that disconnect.

I seriously doubt that if F1 did everything that Americans asked for to make the racing more exciting that it would have any affect on the popularity in the US. I just think that stock car racing will always rule here (for some reason). And I think that's too bad, as F1 has the best performing race cars in the world.
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Old 10-20-2010, 11:59 AM
 
Location: 59N
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Most f1 races are good put you to sleep races. Seriously. Very little passing, and let's face it, cars that are in no way related to by anyone outside of f1. It's called the billionaire boys club racing for a reason!
F1 HAS TO MAKE ALOT OF CHANGES TO BE ANYTHING aMERICANS REALLY WANT TO SEE. And the current leadership of f1 won't make those changes.
I hope not. That will ruin F1. I do not want to see NASCAR-looking cars racing the streets of Monaco.
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