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F1 to Texas

Post by Coffeemachine » 25 May 2010, 18:24

haha cool!

http://www.formula1.com/news/headlines/ ... 10824.html

i especially like the list where they try and bring up how good Austin is ;) !
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should be nice with a purpose built track, but its somewhat mixed feelings - i would have loved to have a new york race, which would have been quite accessible as well (quite easy to catch a cheap plane over there). I wouldn't dare visit texas i'm afraid :)
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Post by dutch power » 25 May 2010, 23:30

I hold my hart, what the heck has F1 to do in Texas?????? Always hot in the desert ahhh sshh ok i say nothing. I just think that Bernie was eager to have a USA race on the calendar again so tried to push it trough asap it seems. What track we race on,.. ahh ok lets guess Tilke will visit Texas to now, he was in the US anyway for a visit in New York.
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Re: F1 to Texas

Post by Craig Cookson » 25 May 2010, 23:54

Yes we don't want another Tilke track.

Is he the only human being qualified to design an F1 circuit or something? Sepang is the only decent track he came up with, and perhaps turn 8 in Istanbul.

Bahrain and China? Shove 'em up your arse Tilkeman. Especially the new Bahrain layout... what an absolute joke. I still haven't stopped laughing at that one.

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Re: F1 to Texas

Post by Bilbo » 26 May 2010, 01:20

Actually, having visited Austin twice (about 15 years ago though, on business), it's actually quite a nice place. People were overall very friendly and most of the city is quite nice. I gotta agree that, compared to New York, yes, it was actually pretty relaxed there (or it would have been if I had not been there on business, a co-op CS student hanging out with top management people).
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Post by Craig Cookson » 27 May 2010, 18:20

http://blogs.espnf1.com/editor_blog/arc ... oredom.php

Looks like he's been given the job. Again.
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Re: F1 to Texas

Post by timothy harrison » 01 Jun 2010, 01:08

I'm just happy that F1 has returned to the US! Texas is a curious choice, it has nice areas, but it is hot as hell! And occasionally has hurricanes and tornado's. I think it would have been awesome to add a grand prix to Laguna Seca. But once again, I'm just happy that the series has returned to the US. Hopefully it will stay for many years. When I was growing up television mostly televised F1 races, particularly Long Beach. These were the days prior to NASCAR being on every 20 seconds.

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Re: F1 to Texas

Post by carrera » 01 Jul 2010, 16:11

Hi all,
I agree with the f1 coming back to the United states.
The whole Indianapolis farce screwed everything up for diehard f1 fans in the United states which was very disappointing.
Somehow I almost think the FIA just didn't care if it was in the states or not.
As for Michelin?...Glad they are out....and the Texas track looks cool as well.
I hope they stay there for quite some time and we get back to 2 races in North America once again.
I stlll remember Ayrton Senna driving in Phoenix.Now those were the good old days.
Gone but not forgotten.
Congrats Texas...You deserve this...Now if they time it right ...they may not have a hurricane happening at the same time as the race.
Although it would be cool to watch a 120 mile and hour wind flip a f1 car...LOL.....
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Re: F1 to Texas

Post by Bilbo » 01 Jul 2010, 18:58

carrera wrote:and the Texas track looks cool as well.
I'd like to know how you can say that before the plans for the track are drawn (unless I missed some news). Are you confusing the future Austin track with the "Monticello Motor Club" track that was considered before Uncle Bernie decided to go to Austin? :wink:
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