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F1, Formula-e, LeMans, Indy Series


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Going to miss the broadcast crew...Diffey, Hobbs and Machett were great together and taught me so much. Will Buxton was super entertaining on the grid and his insights were always enlightening and entertaining. Really hoping that ESPN doesn't screw this up next season especially after reading that they let 150 go yesterday. Geez this doesn't bode well.
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^LOL - yup, that was different for sure. :rofl:

 

Welp, the first race is over and my boys at Ferrari got their arses handed to them after such a great showing during testing in Barcelona. On to Bahrain this weekend. Much different track and I'm hoping for RED progress. RIC had another very unfortunate home race when he rode over that drainage swail and tore his car apart at the start.

 

BTW - anyone watch Indy Cars at COTA? Herta became the youngest winner at 18 years and 6 months? 3 months? No matter, it was fairly entertaining although I do not agree with not enforcing track limits. Indy cars were running off course to pass or gain speed advantages that while entertaining surely added a ridiculous measure of danger to the event IMO.

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Thx for the link, I'll definitely check it out.

 

Do you use the F1 app? I like it very much for news and short video. This year, I've subscribed to F1 TV PRO to see the different camera angles and hear unfiltered race radio. While I'm happy with how it works on my iPhone, it doesn't AirPlay well to the TV. I questioned that and they said it only has 'mobile' capability right now but they are feverishly working on a TV widget for release this season. I cannot wait for that. (Speaking of TV, I miss the old trio of Hobbs, Matchett and Diffey but have warmed to the current broadcast team.) I'm really glad that 'Grid Walk' great Wil Buxton has been brought back around again. his relationships and commentary are spot-on IMO.

 

LEC and VET lead FP2 and are only 0.169 apart! Quali starts in 6 minutes.

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Detroit GP - that must have been awesome. My last race was in '84 or '85 in Montreal. I can still feel the hair stand up on my arms when I saw and heard that speed for the first time. BTW - I went to both Indy car races at the Meadowlands during that timeframe. One of them was run in a huge downpour and I was take by the speed of guys flying in the mist behind one another. Impossible to see anything but that red blinking light on the transfer case.

 

My youngest son - now 20 - is really getting into F1 this season after watching with me the past few years. I cannot wait for us to go to a race together.

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Great story. When the movie, "Senna" came out, I took my son to see it in the Village at a small theater. It was packed full of racing fans and you could hear a pin drop - and plenty of sniffles - when the tragedy happened. My son's F1 awakening is a direct result of that movie. The Netflix series is a really great insight to the workings of the teams and people in them. I really hope they show a recap of this season next year. There is talk about Ferrari and Mercedes participating in it this year. Toto had an interesting quote (paraphrasing): "We didn't want to take the light away from other teams as we get plenty of coverage. We also didn't want a microphone to come in a critical moments in team meetings...but next year, we'll see." It would be good to get a look inside the top teams too - there are plenty of interpersonal dynamics going on. Like BOT' new attitude this year. He's not laying down for Hamilton. LEC too - he's going to give VET a run for his money.

 

While not perfect, I like the new aero direction and it seems to have helped the midfield gain some pace. Passing and cars fighting for position is key if they want to retain fans and attract new ones.

 

 

Have any plans to go to a race? I'm trying my best to get up to Montreal this June, trouble is, that Sunday begins our team's biggest 4-day auction event of the year and I might have to show properties. If the day is free, I'm definitely scooting up with my son and surprise him with the destination. Fingers-crossed.

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Have you checked out Formula-e in Brooklyn? We went to the inaugural race and it was a pretty entertaining atmosphere but the race view was a challenge. We sat along the straight in the larger grandstand and you watched most of the race on a giant screen positioned opposite the bleachers. Due to the narrow tracks they use, you really cannot see much happening unless it is right below you. Cool thing though, in place of the usual dogs and burgers, they had an adjacent street blocked off and 8-10 food trucks lined up in a row. That was a great idea! The fan exhibits were interesting and like I said, the overall day was fun. We skipped last year but are thinking about taking in this year's race.
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My son was telling me about the part failure yesterday...amazing that it couldn't occur during FP or Quali. You've done some really fun stuff and I'd like to enjoy the racing school experience one day too. I've have my eye on buying a F-type next (driving a XE R-Sport now) and they offer a driving school at Bethel Raceway in Sullivan County, NY which is about a hour drive from my home. Best part is that they bring cars for you to drive so you don't have to put the wear on yours.

 

Senna? I had forgotten about the conspiracy thinking until now. Wow. I'm not sure how I feel about that today...it seems to me like that steering column alteration was done in a rush might have been the ultimate cause. But I'm perplexed with how the column splicing was welded and how that could have possibly fractured. I used to weld when doing car restoration as a business with my dad - so the idea of a sleeved retrofit makes sense to me...but the welds failing don't.

 

 

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Ugh! It's difficult being a Ferrari fan right now. VET doesn't seem to be able to dial the car in and LEC is once again, a victim! I would have pitted him BEFORE BOT was able to get a tow and pass him and certainly before HAM did too. Geez!! Team Ferrari are inexplicably making poor decisions. VER cannot be too happy either -- he got rid of his team competitor RIC but he too cannot seem to find pace. Oh-well, on to Barcelona.
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Ugh! It's difficult being a Ferrari fan right now. VET doesn't seem to be able to dial the car in and LEC is once again, a victim! I would have pitted him BEFORE BOT was able to get a tow and pass him and certainly before HAM did too. Geez!! Team Ferrari are inexplicably making poor decisions. VER cannot be too happy either -- he got rid of his team competitor RIC but he too cannot seem to find pace. Oh-well, on to Barcelona.
Good news is Verstappen/RBR performs historically well at Barcelona so this is a good chance for them to come into form.

 

As for Ferrari, looks like a continuation of the last couple of years for them. Bone-headed mistakes by the team and drivers costing them points in the championship.

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Indy 500 was a fun race this year and went right down to the wire. I liked the passing and re-passing to 'git 'er done!' F1 would be a lot more fun with more passing. Monaco didn't end up the complete disaster I thought it was going to be for my boys. LEC has to be awfully pissed at this point. Gave up a win and now the team effs-up big time. Geez!

 

I was sharing with my son that maybe, just maybe we can scoot up to Montreal at the last minute to catch the race and he said, "Let's wait unit Ferrari is a bit more competitive." I don't necessarily agree with that, but I appreciate not having to rearrange my work schedule to try and make it work this year.

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