Is Formula One A Proper Sport? A ninety minute sprint of dullness or an exciting thrilling sport?
Posted Mon Jul 26, 2010 03:30 AM
How can you reconcile a team sport like Formula One?
Posted Mon Jul 26, 2010 12:15 PM
Rob Smedley: Ok, so Fernando is fater than you. Do you understand?
Felipe Massa: Understood. If he's faster than me, then he can try and overtake. But I aint moving.
In answer to your subtitled question, it is a sport. In fact, Ernest Hemingway once said, "There are only three sports; Bullfighting, Motor Racing and Mountaineering. The rest are merely games." Drivers put everything on the line in a sport where the smallest changes make the difference, where bravery can be rewarded up to a point, and is then heavily punished. The drivers have to be incredibly fit to withstand the forces of 3/4G round most corners.
I certianly think it is more deserving of 'sport' status than most other events such as football (either American or British).
By the way, I'm a big F1 fan. Can you tell?
Posted Mon Jul 26, 2010 12:51 PM
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Posted Mon Jul 26, 2010 06:27 PM
On the other hand a 3/8 or 1/2 mile dirt track is exciting. Wing Sprints, Non Wing Sprints , Modifieds, and Latemodel Stock cars are exciting to watch.. so that's where I am most Saturday nights..
Posted Mon Jul 26, 2010 10:22 PM
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Posted Mon Jul 26, 2010 10:29 PM
Atleast Rally will be on ESPN with the X Games coming up this week. Its not the same thing, but better than nothing.
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Posted Thu Jul 29, 2010 02:15 PM
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Posted Sat Jul 31, 2010 05:12 AM
you tube my friend
Posted Sat Jul 31, 2010 05:53 PM
They are good.
Posted Sun Aug 01, 2010 06:37 PM
Looks like its just you and me as F1 fans on the forum. What did you think of todays race? Was absolute mayhem at what is supposed to be a boring circuit.
I reckon there should be more heavy fines, for Mercedes (losing his wheel could have been so much more dangerous and caused more injuries), Renault and certainly Schumacher. He has shown he is out of his depth with his risky, almost kamikaze, defensive driving.