And yet again another thread from one of the people who go to the race track to listen to the cars. Well, and please focus, most people, strange as it may seem to you, prefer watching the races rather then listening to them, and the universally agreed best way to do so is not on a screen in front of the grand stand but rather on a TV in your own living room. That way you can actually follow what happens with the race and not just contemplate how good or bad the cars sound. I do not mind your hobby a bit, but I don't care. The same way I do not mind the train spotters at all, but when I am travelling by train I do not care about those steam engines and how much cooler they were.
Whoa. I've been to 42 F1 races, and I don't go there to shut my eyes, pinch off my nose, isolate the soles of my feet and just listen! C'mon. When you go to a live race you experience a range of sensations, sound is just a part of it whether you like the sound of not. TV is ok but one doesn't get a true impression of speed from watching TV while a long TV lens zooms in as a car travels the track. Neither can you appreciate the different cornering approaches the drivers try as they practice, etc. Besides, I get to one, maybe two races a year, the rest I watch on TV and it can be very boring compared to watching live. So, I don't see it as "universally agreed" that TV is better. No, I don't mind your hobby of avoiding live races, but please don't presume so much.