"F1 FAN" to "Don't Give a Damn"

"F1 FAN" to "Don't Give a Damn"

Post by Douglas Elliso » Tue, 31 Aug 1999 04:00:00


I missed today's race, I was at work.

I had set the video to record the race, but for some reason, when I got
home, it hadn't recorded.

Back in '92 - '96 I would have been a little upset, and  then I would have
waited up to watch the ITV re-run later that night.

However, I really don't care anymore.

Formula One has become so damned boring, that it's no longer something I
give a damn about

Don't get me wrong - 180 through Eau Rouge is far from Boring, but to watch
on TV, it's fairly dull.

The most exciting bits are when it goes horribly wrong (BAR on Sat.)

Max Mosley is half way there when he says that Strategy is more exciting
that Overtaking.  The fact is that the Strategy is the only thing of any
interest left.

It's a shame.

Doug

 
 
 

"F1 FAN" to "Don't Give a Damn"

Post by Bugs Bunn » Tue, 31 Aug 1999 04:00:00

You missed nothing this time, mate, absolutelly nothing

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Quote:
> I missed today's race, I was at work.

> I had set the video to record the race, but for some reason, when I got
> home, it hadn't recorded.

> Back in '92 - '96 I would have been a little upset, and  then I would have
> waited up to watch the ITV re-run later that night.

> However, I really don't care anymore.

> Formula One has become so damned boring, that it's no longer something I
> give a damn about

> Don't get me wrong - 180 through Eau Rouge is far from Boring, but to
watch
> on TV, it's fairly dull.

> The most exciting bits are when it goes horribly wrong (BAR on Sat.)

> Max Mosley is half way there when he says that Strategy is more exciting
> that Overtaking.  The fact is that the Strategy is the only thing of any
> interest left.

> It's a shame.

> Doug


 
 
 

"F1 FAN" to "Don't Give a Damn"

Post by Stuart Smit » Tue, 31 Aug 1999 04:00:00

Quote:

>I missed today's race, I was at work.

>I had set the video to record the race, but for some reason, when I got
>home, it hadn't recorded.

>Back in '92 - '96 I would have been a little upset, and  then I would have
>waited up to watch the ITV re-run later that night.

Thank God you don't really care then, why do you even bother with the VCR?

 
 
 

"F1 FAN" to "Don't Give a Damn"

Post by Mar » Tue, 31 Aug 1999 04:00:00

On Mon, 30 Aug 1999 00:26:22 +0100, "Douglas Ellison"
<snip>

Quote:
>Don't get me wrong - 180 through Eau Rouge is far from Boring, but to watch
>on TV, it's fairly dull.

>The most exciting bits are when it goes horribly wrong (BAR on Sat.)

Well, we went on-board through the center section of the track with
Frentzen a couple of times, so you did miss "something".

<sigh>

- Mark Jones
Paint it black

 
 
 

"F1 FAN" to "Don't Give a Damn"

Post by Douglas Elliso » Wed, 01 Sep 1999 04:00:00

A couple of on-boards a 3 hour show doth not make.

Doug

Quote:

>On Mon, 30 Aug 1999 00:26:22 +0100, "Douglas Ellison"

><snip>
>>Don't get me wrong - 180 through Eau Rouge is far from Boring, but to
watch
>>on TV, it's fairly dull.

>>The most exciting bits are when it goes horribly wrong (BAR on Sat.)

>Well, we went on-board through the center section of the track with
>Frentzen a couple of times, so you did miss "something".

><sigh>

>- Mark Jones
>Paint it black

 
 
 

"F1 FAN" to "Don't Give a Damn"

Post by Michae » Wed, 01 Sep 1999 04:00:00


Quote:
> I missed today's race, I was at work.

> I had set the video to record the race, but for some reason, when I got
> home, it hadn't recorded.

> Back in '92 - '96 I would have been a little upset, and  then I would have
> waited up to watch the ITV re-run later that night.

> However, I really don't care anymore.

I'm with you - my recording didn't work either, and I missed my first
race for about 5 years. Strangely I found I didn't care.

As soon as I read the race had been run in dry, sunny weather I knew that
it would have been tedious.

Quote:
> Formula One has become so damned boring, that it's no longer something I
> give a damn about

> Don't get me wrong - 180 through Eau Rouge is far from Boring, but to watch
> on TV, it's fairly dull.

It's strange isn't it - it doesn't matter how many times the commentators
tell you the cars are doing 180 and pulling 4Gs through the corners, Jim
Clark looked more exciting in 1967 doing probably only 120mph!

Quote:
> The most exciting bits are when it goes horribly wrong (BAR on Sat.)

> Max Mosley is half way there when he says that Strategy is more exciting
> that Overtaking.  The fact is that the Strategy is the only thing of any
> interest left.

> It's a shame.

> Doug

It really says something when even a great track like Spa looks dull.
Watch the Indycars around somewhere like RoadAmerica at Elkhart Lake and
they look pretty exciting even when they're spread out.

- Michael

 
 
 

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Post by Prefect Bei » Wed, 01 Sep 1999 04:00:00



Quote:
>On Mon, 30 Aug 1999 00:26:22 +0100,

>>The most exciting bits are when it goes horribly wrong (BAR on Sat.)

>Oh yeah, forgot to mention Barrichello's ``pass.''  Brundle surmised
>that Barrichello attempted to pass another car and went too deep into
>the corner.

??? The previous turn is Eau Rouge. If he went too deep there he
wouldn't have made it to Les Combes.

And he was passed, he didn't pass.

Quote:
> The result was a three car wide pass at the next corner.
>The ITV commentators nearly had heart attacks from the e***ment.  

Did they? IIRC Murray was a tad "oh look, there's Alesi going through"
- he didn't seem to register. I cracked up - the producer had been
following Coult*** his own up front and then cut to the three cars
side-by-side; they looked like they'd been having a good time and we
nearly missed out.

Quote:
>Of
>course, Brundle pointed out that such a pass was more like a pass at a
>super speedway.  Of course, one can see such things at super speedways
>any day, if one wanted.

Don't wish to be picky but I don't recall many, if any, three-a***
moves at Michigan this year.

Quote:
>Too bad this was for ninth or tenth position, though.

Indeed.