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31st January 2014, 16:09 at 4:09 pm #248170
France basically says that casual fans are too stupid to understand point racing, even though the system worked great since NASCAR’s inception and through its rise in popularity:
“‘Secondly, we want to make competing and running for a championship much simpler to understand’…France also said that casual fans (and drivers) don’t understand point racing, which will be de-emphasized with the new format.”31st January 2014, 4:00 at 4:00 am #248168
This is a really good article by Bob Pockrass on the problems this new Chase format could cause for NASCAR officials:
If you enjoyed garage fist fights, intentional wrecks, over-aggressive driving, officials determining race results through penalties, and cheating teams, you’ll love the new format.
This is the continued “NASCARization” of NASCAR. It’s become a joke.14th January 2014, 17:13 at 5:13 pm #247718
@steevkay “I think it’s difficult to make a really comprehensive racing movie without making it a multi-part series or just really long to begin with.”
You’re exactly right, and that, I think, is the problem with this movie. It tries to be a comprehensive racing movie, with an underlying theme of safety. It would have been much better if it had been more focused on the safety aspects of F1. A positive aspect of both Rush and Senna is that they both focused on a narrow topic. “1″ doesn’t seem to have any specific focus, and wanders from topic to topic.7th October 2013, 11:26 at 11:26 am #242800
Chinese GP trophy is nice -
But a giant Panda would be epic.7th October 2013, 5:43 at 5:43 am #2427966th October 2013, 20:53 at 8:53 pm #242793
Wow, now THAT is a bad trophy! I saw a picture of that while doing Google searches for trophies, and I though it was a joke or a photoshop job. What race was that from?6th October 2013, 11:43 at 11:43 am #242766
@fer-no65 If by “not up to standard” you mean it doesn’t meet FIA standards with huge asphalt run-off areas and gravel traps at every corner, then yes, it is not up to standard. However, VIR is a beautiful track that produces great racing.6th October 2013, 11:21 at 11:21 am #242786
Agreed @force-maikel – a classic track like Spa ought to be giving out better trophies than this:6th October 2013, 10:43 at 10:43 am #242784
Yeah, those are pretty bad. Very bland. I think those are the second, third, and constructor’s trophies from the British GP. At least the winner gets the nice gold ones. The German GP also has Santander-style trophies:28th September 2013, 22:54 at 10:54 pm #240929
No, that incident didn’t really happen. From what I’ve read, punching someone would have been very out-of-character for James Hunt.
Here’s a pretty good comparison of the movie with reality:28th September 2013, 21:27 at 9:27 pm #240927
I saw Rush last night, and thoroughly enjoyed it. Having read so many other reviews from F1 fans that gushed over the movie, my expectations coming in were pretty high. I’d say those expectations were definitely met, if not exceeded.
From an F1 fan perspective, I especially enjoyed the outstanding detail in the cars, and the sound. It was definitely worth the price to see it in the theater. I wanted to just watch the entirety of the races! Of course, that’s not feasible, but it’s a testament to the great effort that was put into making the movie as authentic as possible. Yes, it’s obvious that they are not racing on the actual circuits, but that is easily overlooked. Just look at the great-looking cars instead.
I also appreciated that there was no good vs. evil plot, as is typically done by Hollywood. Both Hunt’s and Lauda’s strengths and weaknesses were put on display, and one was not pushed on the viewer as the hero or the villain.
I took my wife with me to see it. She has absolutely no F1 understanding, and is one of those people who things racing is just cars going in circles. Even so, she enjoyed the story of Hunt vs. Lauda, their contrasting personalities, and different motivations in life. She even told me that the movie gave her a greater appreciation for auto racing, and she can now understand a little better why I enjoy it so much. I think that is probably the highest compliment I can give to the movie.1st September 2013, 8:33 at 8:33 am #240899
Will Buxton had a pretty good solution for the chicane – http://willthef1journo.wordpress.com/2013/08/31/itll-never-fly/31st August 2013, 10:32 at 10:32 am #240892
It’s not a bad circuit overall, except for that horrible chicane. I understand the reason for it – there are railroad tracks crossing the road, and they want to slow the cars down for it. But surely they could work out something better.26th August 2013, 2:23 at 2:23 am #240740
The penalty on Dixon was an absolute joke. What did race control expect him to do differently? The guy with the tire practically walked into his car, and clearly wasn’t paying attention. If Indycar wants to be taken seriously, it has to stop making stupid calls like this. They also need to make markings for the pit boxes more clear.1st May 2013, 14:26 at 2:26 pm #236210
During his career, he was the driver I loved to hate (maybe hate is too strong a word, but I actively rooted against him). I thought he was aloof and raced dirty. Since then, I have learned much more about him and his personality (the movie “Senna” was outstanding), and have come to respect him and his abilities, and his approach to racing and life. I just read a great article about him here -