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Formula One Freaks-this is it!

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    erebuserebus Posts: 559
    Love that Spa circuit, but that race was a snoozefest 
    1996: Toronto
    2003: St. Paul
    2005: Thunder Bay
    2008: West Palm Beach, Tampa
    2009: Chicago I, Chicago II
    2010: Boston
    2011: Toronto I, Toronto II, Winnipeg
    2012: Missoula
    2013: London, Pittsburgh, Buffalo
    2014: St. Paul, Milwaukee
    2016: Quebec City, Ottawa, Toronto I, Toronto II
    2022: Hamilton, Toronto 
    2023: St. Paul I, St. Paul II
    2024: Vancouver I, Vancouver II
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    WobbieWobbie Posts: 29,734
    erebus said:
    Love that Spa circuit, but that race was a snoozefest 
    aren’t they all?
    If I had known then what I know now...

    Vegas 93, Vegas 98, Vegas 00 (10 year show), Vegas 03, Vegas 06
    VIC 07
    EV LA1 08
    Seattle1 09, Seattle2 09, Salt Lake 09, LA4 09
    Columbus 10
    EV LA 11
    Vancouver 11
    Missoula 12
    Portland 13, Spokane 13
    St. Paul 14, Denver 14
    Philly I & II, 16
    Denver 22
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    Get_RightGet_Right Posts: 12,576
    Getting ready for my annual trip to Austin.  All I ask for is sunshine and the rest will be gravy. DNF for Max in Qatar please so it can be won in Austin.
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    Get_RightGet_Right Posts: 12,576
    Vodka and tacos. And $160 shirts. Lets go!
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    RygarRygar Posts: 8,685
    Get_Right said:
    Vodka and tacos. And $160 shirts. Lets go!
    I guess this will be your first live sprint as well?
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    Get_RightGet_Right Posts: 12,576
    Rygar said:
    Get_Right said:
    Vodka and tacos. And $160 shirts. Lets go!
    I guess this will be your first live sprint as well?
    Yes. The sprint format was awesome. The Saturday sprint race was so fun. It was probably the best Austin racing experience I have had in the 10 years I have been going. And the shirts were $220, Max hat, $160. Proud of myself that I did not buy any of that overpriced merch, even though there were tons of good stuff. Plenty of vodka and tacos though :).  Already booked the house for next year!
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    Holy merch prices 
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    astoria 06
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    hartford 06
    reading 06
    barcelona 06
    paris 06
    wembley 07
    dusseldorf 07
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    this song is meant to be called i got shit,itshould be called i got shit tickets-hartford 06 -
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    RygarRygar Posts: 8,685
    Get_Right said:
    Rygar said:
    Get_Right said:
    Vodka and tacos. And $160 shirts. Lets go!
    I guess this will be your first live sprint as well?
    Yes. The sprint format was awesome. The Saturday sprint race was so fun. It was probably the best Austin racing experience I have had in the 10 years I have been going. And the shirts were $220, Max hat, $160. Proud of myself that I did not buy any of that overpriced merch, even though there were tons of good stuff. Plenty of vodka and tacos though :).  Already booked the house for next year!
    What kind of shirts?  The team button polos or t shirts? 
    I went to Mtl in 2008 and 2010 and the team shirts were $120 CDN I believe.  I have three and I don't think I've worn them :)
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    Get_RightGet_Right Posts: 12,576
    Alpine, Merc and Red Bull T-shirts $220. I think they actually lowered the prices leading up to race day. F1 does have great merch even though the prices are outrageous. And same, I have a bunch of team shirts but I only wear them at the races.
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    RygarRygar Posts: 8,685
    Crazy times!  The sprint didn't look so good on tv, I'm glad you had a good time in person!
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    Get_RightGet_Right Posts: 12,576
    edited October 2023
    Rygar said:
    Crazy times!  The sprint didn't look so good on tv, I'm glad you had a good time in person!

    The sprint was one of the highlights.  Instead of a boring Friday or Saturday.
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    WobbieWobbie Posts: 29,734
    what’s this about Andretti being black balled?
    If I had known then what I know now...

    Vegas 93, Vegas 98, Vegas 00 (10 year show), Vegas 03, Vegas 06
    VIC 07
    EV LA1 08
    Seattle1 09, Seattle2 09, Salt Lake 09, LA4 09
    Columbus 10
    EV LA 11
    Vancouver 11
    Missoula 12
    Portland 13, Spokane 13
    St. Paul 14, Denver 14
    Philly I & II, 16
    Denver 22
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    Get_RightGet_Right Posts: 12,576
    Wobbie said:
    what’s this about Andretti being black balled?

    Teams do not want to share the money.
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    Indifference71Indifference71 Chicago Posts: 14,794
    Was planning on checking out the Vegas F1 race this weekend but just saw that it starts at 10pm Vegas time.  Middle of the night for most of the US.  Why so late????  But the same guy who wins every race will just win again so won't miss much.
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    Get_RightGet_Right Posts: 12,576
    DVR for sure
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    Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 33,674
    The obviously wanted it under the lights but from what I read it was about making it a better viewing time for Europe. But yeah, dumb 
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    Get_RightGet_Right Posts: 12,576
    Yep, global TV ratings.
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    WobbieWobbie Posts: 29,734
    I lived in Vegas for 33 years….99% of my friends are still there….the locals are not happy about the disruption this race is causing. service workers on and around the strip are basically being told “plan on a three hour drive to work; we don’t know where you can park but you’d better be here!” many locals are hoping this thing is a giant failure.
    If I had known then what I know now...

    Vegas 93, Vegas 98, Vegas 00 (10 year show), Vegas 03, Vegas 06
    VIC 07
    EV LA1 08
    Seattle1 09, Seattle2 09, Salt Lake 09, LA4 09
    Columbus 10
    EV LA 11
    Vancouver 11
    Missoula 12
    Portland 13, Spokane 13
    St. Paul 14, Denver 14
    Philly I & II, 16
    Denver 22
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    Get_RightGet_Right Posts: 12,576
    I get the hassle and the added traffic for months, but the traffic mess will, in theory, be over now that everything is built.  As far as workers go. Its four days of inconvenience, which sucks but is not the end of the world. I wonder if the super bowl will have the same effect.  Anyhow, I am looking forward to seeing how this goes. The opening ceremony was like being in a nightclub. Not my cup of tea.
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    WobbieWobbie Posts: 29,734
    Get_Right said:
    I get the hassle and the added traffic for months, but the traffic mess will, in theory, be over now that everything is built.  As far as workers go. It’s four days of inconvenience, which sucks but is not the end of the world. I wonder if the super bowl will have the same effect.  Anyhow, I am looking forward to seeing how this goes. The opening ceremony was like being in a nightclub. Not my cup of tea.
    I don’t think half the roads around the strip will be closed, leading up to the Super Bowl.
    If I had known then what I know now...

    Vegas 93, Vegas 98, Vegas 00 (10 year show), Vegas 03, Vegas 06
    VIC 07
    EV LA1 08
    Seattle1 09, Seattle2 09, Salt Lake 09, LA4 09
    Columbus 10
    EV LA 11
    Vancouver 11
    Missoula 12
    Portland 13, Spokane 13
    St. Paul 14, Denver 14
    Philly I & II, 16
    Denver 22
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    Get_RightGet_Right Posts: 12,576
    Wobbie said:
    Get_Right said:
    I get the hassle and the added traffic for months, but the traffic mess will, in theory, be over now that everything is built.  As far as workers go. It’s four days of inconvenience, which sucks but is not the end of the world. I wonder if the super bowl will have the same effect.  Anyhow, I am looking forward to seeing how this goes. The opening ceremony was like being in a nightclub. Not my cup of tea.
    I don’t think half the roads around the strip will be closed, leading up to the Super Bowl.

    I am not that familiar with Vegas. I would guess there will be headaches when the super bowl comes to town. I hear you on the strip being shut down though.
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    Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 33,674
    Sounds like things are going swimmingly
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    WobbieWobbie Posts: 29,734
    Sounds like things are going swimmingly
    yeah, a buddy of mine was there last night. I’m going to check in with him later.
    If I had known then what I know now...

    Vegas 93, Vegas 98, Vegas 00 (10 year show), Vegas 03, Vegas 06
    VIC 07
    EV LA1 08
    Seattle1 09, Seattle2 09, Salt Lake 09, LA4 09
    Columbus 10
    EV LA 11
    Vancouver 11
    Missoula 12
    Portland 13, Spokane 13
    St. Paul 14, Denver 14
    Philly I & II, 16
    Denver 22
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    Get_RightGet_Right Posts: 12,576
    FP1 complete disaster

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    WobbieWobbie Posts: 29,734
    Get_Right said:
    FP1 complete disaster

    my buddy said they drank and watched girls. :lol:
    If I had known then what I know now...

    Vegas 93, Vegas 98, Vegas 00 (10 year show), Vegas 03, Vegas 06
    VIC 07
    EV LA1 08
    Seattle1 09, Seattle2 09, Salt Lake 09, LA4 09
    Columbus 10
    EV LA 11
    Vancouver 11
    Missoula 12
    Portland 13, Spokane 13
    St. Paul 14, Denver 14
    Philly I & II, 16
    Denver 22
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    Get_RightGet_Right Posts: 12,576
    Just another Thursday night.........................I can say that the scenery in Austin was spectacular.
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    Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 33,674
    Get_Right said:
    Just another Thursday night.........................I can say that the scenery in Austin was spectacular.
    I hear the scenery is insane at these things. Italian models and such 
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    Get_RightGet_Right Posts: 12,576
    Get_Right said:
    Just another Thursday night.........................I can say that the scenery in Austin was spectacular.
    I hear the scenery is insane at these things. Italian models and such 

    It's not just the models. I got whiplash.
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    Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 33,674
    Watched the first 15 minutes before going to sleep and the rest this morning. Pretty fun race 
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    Jason PJason P Posts: 19,131
    After all the early hiccups, Vegas turned out to be a great F1 track.    Great race.   
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