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What do you think of F1?

Love it
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Generally like it, but it costs too much
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Formula One - Do you like it?
« on: December 23, 2008, 00:47:15 AM »
Following recent discussion on F1 on another thread, what do you think of it?

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« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2008, 00:55:20 AM »
I think its like any sport...you will always get people who will slate it...it's like me and snooker!! really cannot see the point!


Following recent discussion on F1 on another thread, what do you think of it?

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« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2008, 00:57:36 AM »
I've done it again, haven't I Trigger...    :-[

Went back to change it, but it's too late...  I have suggested that the time allowed for Modifications/corrections & Removals is increased...

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« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2008, 01:11:25 AM »
Shouldn't it be called "Formula 1/2" now?
You've gotta grab life by the haunches and hump it into submission!!

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« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2008, 01:18:46 AM »
I would rather over paint a wall and watch it dry for 3 hours while watching the drips run. More or less the same as F1.
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« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2008, 02:15:43 AM »
I'm an F1 fan,

However the sport is badly run/governed.

I think its overdue a drastic overhaul, And should start again with no advantages for certain teams.

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« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2008, 13:00:17 PM »
Following recent discussion on F1 on another thread, what do you think of it?

Which one, there seems to be a new F1 thread every other day

I am sure ALZ1307 will be here soon enough ;D

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« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2008, 13:02:07 PM »
OK, I must admit i used to watch it in the mid 80's to about 92, but it all went to pot with rule changes etc.
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« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2008, 13:03:12 PM »
LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT ;D And a few Billion around the world that watch every race do to ;)
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« Reply #9 on: December 23, 2008, 13:04:48 PM »
Which one, there seems to be a new F1 thread every other day

I am sure ALZ1307 will be here soon enough ;D

Damn right!! I shall read on with interest!
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« Reply #10 on: December 23, 2008, 17:26:59 PM »
no doubt these few billion wouldn't mind watching my sons scalextric go round for a few hours ? I would have thought nowhere near a "few billion" would like F1 ! theres about 6.75 billion people on the planet so i doubt HALF of the world like f1 ?!

Theres nothing wrong with loving a sport but theres a difference between love and obsession ! Again back to the football scenario, it is up to the players to develop their skills to earn their place in a football team. I have had trials for millwall fc and when i started i thought i was pretty good until i saw the other guys at the the trials and soon realised i would have to practice alot more to earn a place in the first team. If i had just played for a little sunday league football team and then got hired by chelsea, that would be an unfair shortcut to success. This is how i see Hamilton's success. Instead of joining F1 and "earning" his place at the top, he walked straight into Mclaren and has the easy route. IMO he is f*ckin wreckless and will have no guilt in pushing other drivers off the track to get his title.

I prefer watching championship footy (league 1) as the players really have a desire to be the best they can, formula one drivers are only successful if they drive for the right team.

If F1 isn't so boring and predictable as i say it is, who wants to bet

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« Reply #11 on: December 23, 2008, 17:51:11 PM »
I used to follow F1 in the late 80's/early 90's when it was a drivers race. Now I feel, as has been stated on other similar threads, it's all down to money & IMO the driver skill is massively overshadowed by the technical advance in the cars.

Not dissimilar to BTTC, which I would always attend at Brands Hatch in the mid 90's. Then, you would witness real racing when the drivers would put the win before the financial impact of wrecking a car first. Since many of the manufacturer teams pulled out of BTTC & the privateers came along, the races became as dull as those we've come to love & sleep through with F1.

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Re: FORMULA ONE
« Reply #12 on: December 23, 2008, 17:53:23 PM »
Ferrari or Mclaren will prob win yes, they have the most money and put an awful lot of time into testing etc but that can't be too differant from larger football teams who have more money and are able to buy better players?

I'll try and source some viewing figures but it is a huge audience worldwide.
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« Reply #13 on: December 23, 2008, 19:41:51 PM »
so formula 1 is all about money rather than skill then Alz ? In simple logic, if your team has sh*t loads of money then you deserve to win and if your team isnt so well off then you should rightly lose ? F1 is simply not about driver skill anymore but rather an engineering exercise. The Bugatti veyron was built just to prove it could be done, doesn't mean that if i raced against your calibra in a veyron that i should rightly win because i spent near on a million rather than a grand.

Considering the cars are so expensive and such amazing machines, they are very unreliable and a good percentage of the time dont even finish the race.

I bet if you put jackie stewert in a ferrari in his prime against Hamilton, jackie would wipe the floor with him. The nearest this Hamilton muppet has come to "man and machine" racing was his go karting days.

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« Reply #14 on: December 23, 2008, 19:54:57 PM »
Well to a degree yes it is down to money, if you have the money you can buy in skills but you also have to be good in the first place to attract major sponsors, the same with most sports?

It wasn't by chance Hamilton was spotted by Mclaren all those years ago, they saw he had raw talent and took advantage of it, wouldn't anyone in the Hamiltons position of taken up with a major player in there chosen field if they'd had the chance!
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