When was the last F1 race you missed?
20th July 2011, 17:37 at 5:37 pm #129781
Missing an F1 race is one of the worst things that can happen to me, but sometimes it does. Fortunately I can watch the races a few hours later on our broadcaster’s site, but I always know the result by then. Anyway, I dream the day I’ll tell my kids “I’ve watched all F1 races since 2000-something”, so, just out of curiosity, when was the last F1 race you didn’t watch, and for what reason?
Mine is the 2008 Belgium GP, as I wasn’t at home and there wasn’t any television or internet connection where I was. I also missed the 2010 Monaco GP, due to some rather tragic circumstances, and to my great shame I didn’t watch this year’s Malaysian GP because I was so tired after a stressful week that I couldn’t wake up (the race was at 4am here), even though the alarm clock was set just beside my bed! But I watched those two races shortly afterwards.20th July 2011, 17:40 at 5:40 pm #174993
last race I didnt watch was the 2010 Adu Dhabi race, so in my eyes Alonso is champion lol, I was at work and heard the result so never bothered watching it
I missed most of the 2010 season due to work but in the closed season I changed jobs to one that doesnt include sundays :D20th July 2011, 17:47 at 5:47 pm #174994
i missed Hungary 2010 because i was on holiday and we had no TV. Probably i’ll miss it again for the same reason…20th July 2011, 18:01 at 6:01 pm #174995
I miss a few races every now and then because of work but I watch them on iplayer not long after they finished but the last race I missed completely was Bahrain 2008 when I was in Canada20th July 2011, 18:06 at 6:06 pm #174996
I missed silverstone this year except for the final 7 laps.20th July 2011, 18:10 at 6:10 pm #174997
2007 European Grand Prix, starting from Hungary (the following race) I became a fully fleged F1 fan, before then I just watched it when it happened to be on. I’ve missed a few qualifying sessions however including Abu Dhabi 2010 when I had a friend around, and Italy 2009 when I was hungover from a party the night before.20th July 2011, 18:11 at 6:11 pm #174998
I’ve only been watching since the start of 2008, but since then I’ve missed Spain 2009 and Turkey 2009 due to badly scheduled lunches, Monaco 2009 due to a school trip to Normandy, and luckily Germany last year because I was on holiday20th July 2011, 18:12 at 6:12 pm #174999
I started watching in 2007, and i have never missed a minute of F1 qualy or race since then and seen most of the practice sessions, but tragedy…. Silverstone 2011, on the motorway, 11:30, horror ensues… … … Traffic jam, i listened to the first hour on 5 live, and as much a murry walker is amazing as a commentator, its not the same, and i counted it as a miss :(20th July 2011, 18:12 at 6:12 pm #175000
Nice idea for a thread. Apparently Keith has not missed a single race since the early 90′s or something crazy, so beat that someone!
I quite often don’t watch a race live, because I’m asleep, or busy, or whatever. But, in those cases I simply record it to watch later, and make sure I don’t find out what the result is until I’ve seen it, so I’m effectively seeing them live
I could possibly even count on one hand the races I’ve missed completely since 2001, when I became a true fanatic. Off the top of my head, there’s Hungary 2002, Germany 2005, Malaysia 2007, and probably a few more I can’t think of right away.
Unfortunately, I am going to have to add to that tally shortly. I’m scheduled to be on a 24 hour train in Turkey during the Singapore GP. This doesn’t actually frustrate me as much it would have done a few years ago- I hope that’s not a sign my F1 obsession is slipping?…20th July 2011, 18:18 at 6:18 pm #175001
I often miss the races at Malaysia, China and so on, because I just dont’ want to wake up at 3 in the morning, watch them, and sleep again. They repeat them at 9 am anyway, so I just wake up and don’t read anything about the result because I watch them.
I do watch those flyaway races on the last bit of the season, as big things are played (I watched Korea last year… sadly for me).
Other than that, the last time I properly missed a race was Australia 2010, because I attended a race at Buenos Aires. It was the first race I had missed since Australia 2003!!20th July 2011, 18:22 at 6:22 pm #175002
I missed Germany and Hungary 2010 (don’t make me remember it!) because where I was the TV wasn’t working as the region was switching from analog to digital TV and the television set didn’t support it – but sometimes it worked, sometimes not.20th July 2011, 18:30 at 6:30 pm #175003
Canada 2010. And… the good part of Canada 2011, as Brazilian broadcaster switched to regular schedule after ~2.5 hours.20th July 2011, 18:38 at 6:38 pm #175004
I missed Silverstone this year and was quite disappointed because I knew it was going to be a good race. It wasnt my fault since I went camping with the family and friends.20th July 2011, 18:41 at 6:41 pm #175005
The last one I missed was Valencia this year. I was out. As I’m 15, I have a lot of school trips/youth groups/parent outings which means I miss a few. But if I do miss a race, I watch the highlights on BBC 3, and if it’s a real real good one (and I don’t remember missing a great one) then I’ll watch it all on the iPlayer.
Although I have watched every race bar Spain and Valencia this year. I wqtched the BBc 3 highlights of those.20th July 2011, 18:42 at 6:42 pm #175006
Vinicius, why didn’t you get a BBC stream link at F1F Live at the Canadian GP? Thank God there was a working stream, or else I’d still be damning Globo to this day!
Too bad football is much more important to them than F1…
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