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30th June 2015, 18:04 at 6:04 pm #30125930th June 2015, 0:22 at 12:22 am #301187
I just hope they come back to Punta del Este. I was eager to attend, but money issues prevented my family to go (Punta del Este is quite far away from the capital city Montevideo, and the coach ticket is a bit expensive, not to mention general admission was $600, which is USD22 but is a lot of money for our economy). However, I’d love to see them on Australia’s Surfer’s Paradise (or Gold Coast), on Adelaide or maybe on Pau in France. Macao is also an awesome track but the fast main section would make the cars look a bit silly.
As for drivers, I’d like people fully comitted to the championship. I hate teams swapping drivers every race. It’d be awesome to see Susie Wolff there, just to see if she still has what it takes to race. But preferably, less F1 rejects and more young up-and-coming drivers. Alex Fontana was a nice addition, for instance.24th May 2015, 0:31 at 12:31 am #298905
I have an old F1 Racing mag in which Max Mosley says “People love crashes but they also love seeing the drivers jump out a few seconds later” I think that’s the situation. It’s part of the excitement. Ask NASCAR.
However I’m still very much worried. If Hinch was stabbed in his crash there is a serious flaw in those safety cells. God knows what can happen if a car takes off mid race.13th May 2015, 1:20 at 1:20 am #298275
I’m massively excited, but I only hope everyone stays safe, drivers and spectators. We saw what happened in the GT3 race. I don’t think the WTCC cars can fly like that but still. It’s the Green Hell, after all.27th February 2015, 19:55 at 7:55 pm #293168
Please Mr. Agag, you’re doing FAR better than Bernie, your series is awesome and though it doesn’t have our beloved engine roar, it has our also beloved epic racing and fan accessibility. Don’t, just plese don’t ruin it with things like this.27th January 2015, 14:58 at 2:58 pm #290894
I’ve submitted info about my country (Uruguay) in the form. Curiously, we get exactly the same coverage as Argentina and most of Latin America, but cheaper because the SD channel is included with the base pack.
Prices vary between providers, but I’ll put what I pay so you get an idea:
Monthly fee: Around $U 1000, which is USD 45 or €35
Extra fee for HD base pack: Around $U 250 which is USD 11 or €9 (This grants you access to HD race and qualy broadcasts only, not FPs. To get HD FPs, you need another HD pack which costs more or less the same)
This is what my family pays, other providers offer other prices, but ours is one of the cheapest here. Still pretty good quality but utterly horrid commentary.
I realise now how cheap our fee is compared to many European countries. Still, to our home economy, 45 dollars is A LOT. But it’s not only F1 we pay for, we get many other channels and with the base HD pack, we get HD IndyCar, Formula E and lots of Football matches. With the additional pack that gets you HD FPs, you get HD broadcasts of GP2, GP3, NASCAR, WTCC, DTM and F3 euroseries (the latter not live). For a petrolhead family like mine, this is more than enough.3rd January 2015, 14:45 at 2:45 pm #289981
One that shows not much has changed in F1 internal affairs in 24 years:
“Welcome to the piranha club”
Ron Dennis to Eddie Jordan, 1991.14th December 2014, 2:41 at 2:41 am #289085
It was bloody awesome. I spent all day sad because I couldn’t go, but judging from your opinion, it’s very likely they’ll return (and I’ll be there for sure this time!)16th November 2014, 1:04 at 1:04 am #285657
THIS for God’s sake. My firsts memories of racing. I was only 4, imagine me with huge eyes on the edge of my seat while watching these warriors and those freaking awesome cars! (To this day, they’re still one of my favourites)15th November 2014, 0:09 at 12:09 am #285626
Great. We pay 60 dollars a month mainly because of F1 and now this. Terrific.9th September 2014, 0:53 at 12:53 am #274092
Facu Regalia deserves the spot. I don’t really know if he was sacked from or left Hilmer because of their erratic performance.
Anyway, Canamasas should take a page out of Cecotto Jr.’s book and learn how to race properly. Grosjean was banned and now look at him, he fought for podiums last year and now he’s pulling off wonders with that car-ish Lotus thing. And Maldonado… umm… nevermind forget it. ;)31st August 2014, 19:58 at 7:58 pm #272723
I feel obligated to have my say, so here’s my top 5
1- Ferrari 412T2: The last V12, with a noise straight out of hell, a beautiful simple shape and those AWESOME golden rims! It might not have been successful but it was indeed spectacular.
2- Williams FW26 (late season version): Yeah, I hated the walrus nose. But with the fix it looked (and sounded) incredible. Mind-blowingly fast, sadly the Ferrari was better overall.
3- Benetton B186: Create F1 car. Add BMW Turbo engine with 1000bhp. Paint it with beautiful colours. Have Gerhard Berger drive it. Profit!
4- Arrows A21: My god that orange and black livery. Sadly it rarely got screentime. All of the orange Arrows cars were awesome but the A21 was special. I think the shape helped a lot.
5- Super Aguri SA06: I absolutely adored the tribal red stripes. A true example of what to do with your car when you have no sponsors.
Special mentions to: Jordan 197, Benetton B196, Ferrari 312B, Lotus 72D, McLaren MP4/20 and Prost AP02. It was really hard to pick just five!23rd August 2014, 2:11 at 2:11 am #271178
@magnificient-geoffrey That. Was Brilliant.
The FIA will need to double chech those high kerbs now, I know they are meant to stop corner-cutting, but if it happened in GP3, it can happen on any other race this weekend. Maybe they aren’t safe on some corners, when arriving at high speed and spinning. Perhaps the ones in the 1st chicane at Monza could have the same risk?4th July 2014, 0:32 at 12:32 am #265310
I don’t know what you are expecting from a bunch of electric cars, but I think they are awesome. Why? If you are into cars you won’t go watch a category like this because of the sound. It is obvious they are going to sound like giant Traxxas cars. What is really exciting me is the level of racing these things can produce. The mix of young and old blood. We have Quick Nick and Jarno Trulli. Hell, we have Prost and Senna! (2nd gen XD). All great drivers. And the car, as silent and silly-sounding as it may be, looks pretty powerful. That start was unique, and they seem to produce all the freaking torque instantly!
I will be attending the Punta del Este race for sure. And I will certainly follow the rest of the season closely. I think this series has huge potential, and doesn’t deserve to be ditched just because they sound like ghosts screaming ;-)
I think I became the greatest FE fan on this site, LOL.29th April 2014, 7:30 at 7:30 am #258441
JPM is, from a very personal point of view, a driver who I despise as a person but admire his reckless style. Today he taught F1 a huge lesson, first by saying what we all think of DRS, then demonstrating how to overtake with a very angry car, on a bad surface, without any gimmicks. Hats off.
It was another hell of a race, IndyCar is beating F1 in almost everything this year. Action, sound and mostly, how close to the fans the series is. Last year there were lots of requests for onboards, and now we have the In-car Theatre. If only FOM and other series were like this…