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Title: Racing!!!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on May 23, 2014, 10:34:11 PM
Indy and Monaco this weekend!!!  :D

watching Monaco practice laps on a wet track.  SQUEEEE
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on May 25, 2014, 08:08:41 AM
and Mercedes crushes it again with a 1st and 2nd place finish.
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Post by: endfire79 on May 29, 2014, 04:26:56 PM
Hamilton is with Mercedes now?  Wow I've been out of touch...

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Post by: GDS_Starfury on May 29, 2014, 06:05:50 PM
for a while actually.
though I have to admit that Indy was kinda boring after watching Monaco.
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on May 30, 2014, 08:27:45 PM
dont you people get the joy of driving?
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Post by: endfire79 on May 31, 2014, 12:51:09 AM
this thread hasn't picked up like I thought it would.

Saw the movie 'Rush' the other day on a flight.  Great stuff. 
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on May 31, 2014, 07:31:37 AM
Ive been meaning to see that but I keep forgetting about it.
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Post by: Capn Darwin on May 31, 2014, 09:09:34 AM
Rush is a great flick. Should have done better in the states but there are to few F1 lovers here. The Senna documentary is awesome too. Another thing that hurts is that the US sports networks only show like 2-3 F1 events. You need a cable package with Speed to have a shot at seeing more action.
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on June 06, 2014, 06:44:16 PM
Is anyine going to watch the Canadistanian Gran Prix on Sunday?
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Post by: Capn Darwin on June 06, 2014, 07:28:27 PM
Who is broadcasting it? I'd love to watch it is I can see it with my lame channel package. :tickedoff:
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Post by: endfire79 on June 07, 2014, 08:18:29 AM
The weather is perfect this weekend.  People brought out the really nice cars last night.  Where'd all these Ferrari's and Lamborghini's in town come from??

I think you can catch it on TSN if you're in the US.  Or maybe http://stream.nbcsports.com/liveextra/ (http://stream.nbcsports.com/liveextra/) on NBC online.

They're might be some online 'streams'  (i.e. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=csF3RLEmRTo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=csF3RLEmRTo)).
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Post by: Capn Darwin on June 07, 2014, 09:31:07 AM
Thanks for the info.
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Post by: endfire79 on June 07, 2014, 11:41:02 PM
Lots of hot cars downtown tonight, and lots of eye candy :)
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on June 08, 2014, 12:06:38 AM
Who is broadcasting it? I'd love to watch it is I can see it with my lame channel package. :tickedoff:

NBCSP, their sports channel has been covering on American tv.  Im not so into the Mercedes cars but I'd like to see Hamilton continue to kick ass.  I'd like to see him on the Ferrari team but I understand the money isn't there.   :buck2:
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on June 08, 2014, 12:43:10 PM
Mercedes is crushing it.... again
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on June 08, 2014, 02:02:15 PM
Brake problems ruin Mercedes perfect season.
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Post by: Capn Darwin on June 08, 2014, 02:11:14 PM
The whole losing power and failing brakes was weird. No perfect season this year.  :'(
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on June 08, 2014, 02:14:52 PM
Not so weird considering the straights and turns.  I can only imagine the fit Hamilton is throwing right now.
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on June 11, 2014, 08:14:27 PM
are any of you pantywaisted going to watch Le Mans this weekend?
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Post by: endfire79 on June 13, 2014, 08:44:14 AM
Completely forgot about that one, thanks for the heads up.
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Post by: TacticalWargames on June 28, 2014, 03:51:57 AM
Racing should be about pushing the car and yourself to the limit..now in F1 it's all about car management...yawn.
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on June 28, 2014, 08:43:52 AM
thats one persons opinion.
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Post by: endfire79 on June 30, 2014, 04:25:29 AM
I disagree.  All race car drivers know the risk, and they want to push limits.  They are professionals who know their machine, their track and their crewmen very well.  The F1 management thing aside, the stuff still impresses me. 
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on July 06, 2014, 05:32:23 PM
Hamilton wins Silverstone and Indy sets record as the fastest race ever with a 203 mph average.

not that you footie wusses care or anything.   >:(
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Post by: Staggerwing on July 06, 2014, 06:33:52 PM
Wazzat? Something about cars?  ;)
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on July 06, 2014, 07:12:07 PM
well after failing at tennis and soccer you would think the Brits here would be happy that one of theres won at home today.
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Post by: Capn Darwin on July 06, 2014, 07:34:42 PM
Caught the qualifying on Saturday when he got bumped off the poll in the last seconds with the on and off rain on the course. Happy he won.  O0
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on July 06, 2014, 07:54:46 PM
I do wonder how much of the Mercedes team drama is engineered.
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on July 27, 2014, 02:45:20 PM
Lewis Hamilton is simply one of the best drivers ever.
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on July 28, 2014, 06:56:28 PM
so I was asked by a women on Sunday exactly why I liked racing and what made it important.
my response was this:

at one time or another you may play football, baseball, hockey, golf or tennis and you may enjoy it while you do.
racing however is driving and you drive almost every day of your adult life.  whats on the track WILL be in your car in a few years.
so of all of the sports out there racing has the most real impact on your daily life.
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Post by: Centurion40 on August 11, 2014, 08:41:50 AM
http://www.cnn.com/2014/08/10/justice/tony-stewart-hits-driver/index.html?hpt=hp_c2

Whereas one really shouldn't literally kill their competition, IMHO Mr. Ward was a dumbass for running onto the track to confront Mr. Stewart while the race was still in progress.
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Post by: undercovergeek on August 11, 2014, 08:46:49 AM
+1

read about this elsewhere and the overall opinion is he should not have been there
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on August 11, 2014, 12:33:32 PM
totally Wards fault IMHO.  RIP to the guy but really....  running into the middle of a Sprint car race on a dirt track at the corner has Darwin Award all over it.
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Post by: Centurion40 on August 11, 2014, 01:10:00 PM
totally Wards fault IMHO.  RIP to the guy but really....  running into the middle of a Sprint car race on a dirt track at the corner has Darwin Award all over it.

+2
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on September 07, 2014, 07:24:01 AM
Hamilton gets it done at Monza!
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Post by: undercovergeek on September 07, 2014, 07:27:09 AM
Hamilton gets it done at Monza!

Steak, beer, highlights on tv tonight....... RUINED!!
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on September 07, 2014, 08:04:43 AM
I was up at 7am to watch.  whats your excuse?
it was a very good race with some surprises.
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Post by: undercovergeek on September 07, 2014, 08:08:53 AM
Quote from: GDS_Starfury link=topic=10193.msg284888#msg284888 yeTdate=1410098683
I was up at 7am to watch.  whats your excuse?
it was a very good race with some surprises.

Knowing I was having steak and beer and chance to watch the highlights!
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on September 07, 2014, 08:14:19 AM
still lots of highlights to watch.   :)  and I didnt mention how he won.  O:-)
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Post by: Staggerwing on September 07, 2014, 08:32:46 AM
and I didnt mention how he won.  O:-)

He drove fast?
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on September 07, 2014, 08:53:14 AM
watch the highlights ya git!
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on October 31, 2014, 01:43:46 PM
Austin Grand Prix Sunday bitches!!!!  WOOOT!!!
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on November 02, 2014, 02:54:12 PM
BOOM!  5 in a row for Hamilton.
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Post by: Capn Darwin on November 02, 2014, 03:41:21 PM
It was good to see a race in America that didn't turn left all the time.  O0
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on November 02, 2014, 04:11:12 PM
no shit!  I do miss the Miami Grand Prix though.  :'(
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on November 02, 2014, 04:12:28 PM
Austin and Russia are excellent tracks.  high speed straights and twisty parts and  you can see it all because there arent old growth trees everywhere.