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#1 skyrydr2 ONLINE  

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Posted November 16, 2012 - 09:45 AM

I sure hope someone from here is going ? I would be there but life got in the way .... baby due any day now :)
These guys are the best of the best and these last couple of years, put on a heck of a race!! Especially this year !! I know I'll be watching every bit I can :)
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Posted November 16, 2012 - 10:11 AM

They're going to have fun getting to and from the track. I know the area well and even though they've made some road improvements there will be problems. Hotel rooms in Austin are all gone and prices for those rooms are like giraffe ears, high. It's going to be a big money making deal for the area for sure. I'm waiting for next year, let them get some bugs worked out first but will watch it on TV for sure.

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Posted November 16, 2012 - 10:25 AM

I sure hope someone from here is going ? I would be there but life got in the way .... baby due any day now :)
These guys are the best of the best and these last couple of years, put on a heck of a race!! Especially this year !! I know I'll be watching every bit I can :)

If the baby is a boy, you may call him Sebastian...

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Posted November 16, 2012 - 11:01 AM

If the baby is a boy, you may call him Sebastian...

Lol its going to be a boy but not "Seb" :) though he and Kimi are my favorites.

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Posted November 16, 2012 - 01:24 PM

Westboro Baptist church will be there protesting it. What a bunch of idiots. c

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Posted November 16, 2012 - 04:28 PM

They're going to have fun getting to and from the track. I know the area well and even though they've made some road improvements there will be problems. Hotel rooms in Austin are all gone and prices for those rooms are like giraffe ears, high. It's going to be a big money making deal for the area for sure. I'm waiting for next year, let them get some bugs worked out first but will watch it on TV for sure.


Ronnie, I'm with you. I will enjoy it on the TV this time and try to find cheap tickets next year.
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Posted November 16, 2012 - 05:12 PM

Formula 1.... Sometimes they even pass each other on the track! I've heard it said on TV that they should soak down the track before every race considering how rain makes them actually have to drive the cars.:D

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Posted November 16, 2012 - 07:15 PM

Formula 1.... Sometimes they even pass each other on the track! I've heard it said on TV that they should soak down the track before every race considering how rain makes them actually have to drive the cars.:D

Not anymore !! Watch it ans see its way better than NASCAR , especially with all the new rules.

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Posted November 16, 2012 - 11:53 PM

Not anymore !! Watch it ans see its way better than NASCAR , especially with all the new rules.


Well, I do like David Hobbs and Bob Varsha as commentators... and I do have a DVR to escape the commercials, maybe I will have a look. Do they have any hot chicks like Danika or bad boys like Jeff Gordon?:D

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Posted November 17, 2012 - 05:58 AM

Nope just the hot grid chicks lol.

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Posted November 17, 2012 - 02:21 PM

Formula 1 racing....When I 1st read the title I thought of a F1 tornado! DUH!

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Posted November 17, 2012 - 05:29 PM

Wow what an awesome qualifying session !! Vettel to pole Alonso p8.

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Posted November 17, 2012 - 05:50 PM

I'm watching Nascar finish the season. That's probably on Speed anyway and I don't have that.

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Posted November 18, 2012 - 12:31 AM

So, to get ready for an "entirely new auto racing experience, F1" I watched the "qualifying" today. My observations follow:

> The cars scuttle around the track like a hungry rat in a food reward maze. They never seem to get where they are going...

> The cars sound like a pack of little girls with worms put down their backs. In my sphere of racing experience F1 is simply noise pollution.

> I can't believe Texans would allow such goings on. European snob-society "auto" racing in TEXAS? No wonder the election turned out like it did!

> The drivers all talk funny.
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Posted November 18, 2012 - 04:25 PM

As a piece of technology, the F1 cars are amazing.

For racing...not so much. Everything is so computerized that the driver is there mostly to guide it around the track.

Shucks, add the Google "drives itself car" technology and you wouldnt even need the drivers.

Plus, it seems like the vast majority of the races are 'won' in qualifying.

Once the actual race starts, it's usually just a parade with very little passing.

Edited by OldBuzzard, November 18, 2012 - 04:27 PM.

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