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« on: May 17, 2020, 02:55:20 pm »
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Re: Sports Culture
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2020, 03:16:08 pm »
Is driving a car really a sport? Maybe if hunting is one, I guess.
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« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2020, 03:38:46 pm »
Is driving a car really a sport? Maybe if hunting is one, I guess.

Have you ever driven a car for a long time?  My back starts to hurt!  #Olympians.
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« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2020, 03:48:06 pm »
So mowing the lawn and gardening counts too then?
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« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2020, 03:52:56 pm »
This thread didn't go as I had hoped.
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« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2020, 04:07:29 pm »
They never do.
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« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2020, 04:14:15 pm »
So mowing the lawn and gardening counts too then?

I'd watch a gardening event.  It would take months, but wow!
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« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2020, 09:08:54 am »
Have you ever driven a car for a long time?  My back starts to hurt!  #Olympians.

F1 drivers experience up to 7G cornering and 5G braking multiple times a lap in cockpit temperatures up to 50 C while driving 1000hp cars that weigh about 1500 lbs at the limit for two hours without a break while wearing multiple layers of fire proof clothing.  They lose an average of 4KG in a race. So ya, to do that, you have to be an athlete and a damn fit one at that.
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« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2020, 12:59:57 pm »
Has anyone watched F1 on Netflix? It is a great series on the inner workings of the teams and the sport's personalities, the pressures of performing in a megabuck sport where the top teams have over 400 million dollar budgets to put two cars on a grid and wrecks can cost millions, plus the intense competition to be one of the 20 people in the world who can sit on a Formula 1 grid. I was quite surprised Netflix got that kind of access.
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« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2020, 01:05:05 pm »
Has anyone watched F1 on Netflix? It is a great series on the inner workings of the teams and the sport's personalities, the pressures of performing in a megabuck sport where the top teams have up to 300 million dollar budgets to put two cars on a grid and wrecks can cost millions, plus the intense competition to be one of the 20 people in the world who can sit on a Formula 1 grid. I was quite surprised Netflix got that kind of access.

Yeah, I liked it a lot.   Very interesting.  Guenther Steiner makes for great TV! 

Just watching race re-runs on YouTube this a.m. 

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« Reply #10 on: May 18, 2020, 01:14:35 pm »
Yeah, I liked it a lot.   Very interesting.  Guenther Steiner makes for great TV! 

Just watching race re-runs on YouTube this a.m.
He's a larger than life character alright.

Did you hear that Vettel has left Ferrari, maybe to retire, Sainz is going to Ferrari and Riccardo to McLaren. There is also a lot of talk Alonso will be going back to Renault.
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« Reply #11 on: May 18, 2020, 02:25:00 pm »
He's a larger than life character alright.

Did you hear that Vettel has left Ferrari, maybe to retire, Sainz is going to Ferrari and Riccardo to McLaren. There is also a lot of talk Alonso will be going back to Renault.

Yeah, I've been keeping up with it.  Interesting.  Would be a strange move for Alonso to come back.  Can't see Vettel going to a small team...  maybe Renault if Alonso doesn't go there.

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« Reply #12 on: May 18, 2020, 03:05:09 pm »
Has anyone watched F1 on Netflix? It is a great series on the inner workings of the teams and the sport's personalities, the pressures of performing in a megabuck sport where the top teams have over 400 million dollar budgets to put two cars on a grid and wrecks can cost millions, plus the intense competition to be one of the 20 people in the world who can sit on a Formula 1 grid. I was quite surprised Netflix got that kind of access.

Season 1 was ok but ... watching guys angling for 5th place seems a little weird ...
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« Reply #13 on: May 18, 2020, 03:23:38 pm »
Season 1 was ok but ... watching guys angling for 5th place seems a little weird ...

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« Reply #14 on: May 18, 2020, 03:26:56 pm »
Season 1 was ok but ... watching guys angling for 5th place seems a little weird ...

The financial inequity is something they are trying to change. The top three teams, Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull have budgets of well over 400 million, the next two, around 250 and the rest less than 200, some, much less. Fourth place is a win in a system like that. Teams that have dominated in the past like McLaren, Williams  and Renault are at a real disadvantage these days.
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