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First practice for the 2014 season starts in about 3 hours.

First race is Melbourne and I can sit down Sunday afternoon and watch the whole thing on TV between services.

I do enjoy my formula 1, and timing here is generally good. I think there is only 1 race that clashes with church, so I miss that one but get the rest.

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I love F1 - I have it set to be recorded and then I watch it in the afternoon.

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I love F1 - I have it set to be recorded and then I watch it in the afternoon.


Living where I do the time works well so that most races are Sunday evening after church.
Once church is finished I can go home and relax in front of the tv and watch my race.
Then Monday I can get on with prep for next service.

In fact F1 and Olympics are the only reason we have a tv aerial - otherwise it is only dvd's or a certain online tv that has no commercials.
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I thought it'd be about a fighter jet.

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In fact F1 and Olympics are the only reason we have a tv aerial - otherwise it is only dvd's or a certain online tv that has no commercials.

 

You like your cricket too! :P

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You like your cricket too! :P


Yeah you're right - I forgot about that. Cricket on occasion too, but only test matches.

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I'm not sure if they even show F-I on TV where I live. 

 

Occasionally, I'll see a rugby game on that I'll watch even though I don't understand the sport.

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You like your cricket too! :P


Is this about fishing? Crickets make good fish bait.

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I would love to watch rugby but it is not free to air here.

I don't mind fishing........

But cricket is a bit like baseball but it is interesting and it takes skill and talent. ;)

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Thought this was going to be a thread about the function keys on a keyboard... :bonk:

:biggrin: Me too. Although, I prefer F5. I like to refresh. lol

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:biggrin: Me too. Although, I prefer F5. I like to refresh. lol

 

I became all too familiar with F8 when our old computer started having troubles...

 

Yeah, F5's okay I guess, but F12...now we're talkin'!!!

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Skip the F1 and go 4-wheelin' and shootin' and fishin' and picnicin'!

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I don't understand Formula One.  I was brought up to believe that a race car only turns left.  Seems like Formula One drivers are kinda showoffy, what with all those fancy right turns and all. :thumbdown:

 

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Larry

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I don't understand Formula One. I was brought up to believe that a race car only turns left. Seems like Formula One drivers are kinda showoffy, what with all those fancy right turns and all. :thumbdown:

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Larry


It's called skill, Larry. ;)
Sometimes it's called talent.

I would explain it, but seeing as you're American you wouldn't understand it. ;)

:lol:

(I am joking by the way ;) )

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Never tell

 

It's called skill, Larry. ;)
Sometimes it's called talent.

I would explain it, but seeing as you're American you wouldn't understand it. ;)

:lol:

(I am joking by the way ;) )

Never the the other party to a conversation know you are joking.  If they think you are serious it can make for a more lively exchange.  :knuppel::verymad::boxing:

 

God bless,

Larry

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Well, the young Aussie driver came second, then it was discovered his team did something wrong and he has been disqualified. :(

But first race of the season was good to watch.

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I don't understand Formula One.  I was brought up to believe that a race car only turns left.  Seems like Formula One drivers are kinda showoffy, what with all those fancy right turns and all. :thumbdown:

 

God bless,

Larry

When IndyCar drivers try their hand at NASCAR they fail miserably. That's because in NASCAR they drive side by side, sometimes four deep, and bumper to bumper at speeds averaging 190 mph. I don't believe IndyCar or F-1 allow this. You may say what you want about "only left turns" (which is not true there are road track races in NASCAR) but driving in those conditions requires a lot of skill.

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How big is the V8 Supercars racing now in Australia?  Is it as popular as Formula 1? I use to enjoy driving them on IRacing.com.

 

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Larry

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V8 supercars is the premier formula in Australia.
Personally I can't be bothered with it any more.
It used to be interesting and exciting, but nowdays I think it is just a bit boring.
It used to be directly based on production cars, but now it is more like nascar in respect to the cars - the only thing they have in common with the production cars is the badge. :(

And there are no rule limits to number of cars wide in formula one - it is limited to what fits.

I actually like nascar racing and I know it takes more skill than it appears.

But F1 is the top racing formula in the world - it is the pinnacle of motorsport.

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Oh yeah - the indycar drivers and F1 drivers who come here are always impressed with the v8 supers - so much power but they also handle.
The v8 supers have power of your nascars but weigh less and are set up to handle twisting circuits rather than ovals.

Don't know how the comparison would go on an oval, but our v8 supers would eat your nascars on the circuits.

The ovals need a specific skillset and setup. One of your drivers in a v8 super set up for ovals (if it is possible to set them up to handle those specific stresses) I reckon would be devastating to your nascars - but then a v8 super is way lighter so better power to weight ratio.

Be a bit like putting an Indy against a nascar - different formulas.

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But F1 is the top racing formula in the world - it is the pinnacle of motorsport.

What determines which is the top in the world? Because it's European? If it's the pinnacle then why do they fail at NASCAR?

 

Personally, I think NHRA is the best.

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Skip the F1 and go 4-wheelin' and shootin' and fishin' and picnicin'!

Swamp racing, tractor pulls and demolition derbies! Now, that's fun.

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V8 supercars is the premier formula in Australia.
Personally I can't be bothered with it any more.
It used to be interesting and exciting, but nowdays I think it is just a bit boring.
It used to be directly based on production cars, but now it is more like nascar in respect to the cars - the only thing they have in common with the production cars is the badge. :(

And there are no rule limits to number of cars wide in formula one - it is limited to what fits.

I actually like nascar racing and I know it takes more skill than it appears.

But F1 is the top racing formula in the world - it is the pinnacle of motorsport.

Yes it makes me sad to see what has become of all the auto sports.  It has become big business and only big business can afford to buy and keep up the equipment.  I quit watching NASCAR about 30 years ago for that very reason.  I use to go to the local short track here in Portland until they closed it down.  Also enjoyed short tracks in Nebraska but even some of them have closed down.  It has just gotten to expensive for the drivers and so not enough racers I guess.  I miss it.

 

God bless,

Larry

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Well, last night I woke up at 2 am to watch the Canadian Grand Prix, and glad I did too.

The young Australian driver Dan the man took his first ever Formula 1 Victory with a great drive. Benefited from some trouble in the Mercedes team, but still did a great jOB to bring home the No1 trophy.

He is from my home town too. ;)

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