Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Corrigan

what's the appeal of f1?

12 posts in this topic

Seriously you're just watching cars drive around in circles at high speeds. What's the big deal? How and why does it entertain you? Not even a troop ting. Genuinely interested cos I've never seen the appeal.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Would understand such a thread more if your talking about Nascar or indie 500 where its going round an oval track hundreds of times. But even then it does appeal to minions of people (albeit dumb yanks) so who are we to argue?

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Trust

 

Was saying this to my brother in law yesterday. Not at all in to them upperclass pseudosports.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I wasn't interested at all until I went to a race. I had the same pre conceptions as you

 

The thrill for me is knowing the speeds that they're racing at...the risk & the decisions they have to make, all whilst under so much physical strain

 

That + the glitz and glamour element + the adrenaline in the air make it exciting to watch

 

 

Also, the machinery and equipment they use/maintain appeals to my inner child

 

Most boys grow up with an inherent interest in cars and the mechanics of right?

 

Most boys enjoy high octane activities like go karting, quad biking etc right?

 

 

F1 is all of that on steroids for me

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I prob couldn't get into f1 now

But early 90s when I was a yute

Big bright cars going around fast overtaking each other and risking death to win

That was the appeal

Used to vcr every race on the Sunday before football and watch it when I got in

But every season they bring in a stupid rule to make it less appealing

The technology and speed is guess for most people now

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

lewis hamilton no holmes

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

probably but him and nico is a compelling sports angle

1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Prefer Moto GP but kudos to F1 for having a storyline outside just the driving itself.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Same as any sport for me, i love the narrative of a match, race, fight. How the momentum swings etc

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

if only you understood the amount of skill required

 

the way every millisecond counts... and thats just the drivers. there's the engineering side as well. i personally don't like it but i can see why other do. 

 

nascar is also very under rated. its not just driving in a circle.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

what mans best track..

 

for me

 

monaco

spa

montreal

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0