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If All Motorsport Is Cancelled For The Year, What Will You Watch? [merged]


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#1 Gambelli

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Posted 11 March 2020 - 22:03

Just a bit of a light hearted topic now, as things around the world unfold with this terrible virus.

 

Say all motorsport was cancelled, and you could bring a more obscure sport/activity to the mainstream, and have it replace the timeslots for F1, what would it be?

 

This is meant to be a bit tongue in cheek, so be creative and have a bit of fun with it, show fellow forumers something that you think would keep people entertained.

 

Only rule is, it has to still involve some form of racing...

 

Here's my vote!

 

 

 

 



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#2 Collombin

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Posted 11 March 2020 - 22:13

Don't mock, but I know three of the people featured in that video.

#3 boomn

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Posted 11 March 2020 - 22:14

UCI downhill mountain biking racing is already the only other sport I watch live.  But those are getting cancelled/postponed as well  :well:

 

If 2020 F1 and mountain bike races are all cancelled, I will just watch replays of classic races from either one


Edited by boomn, 11 March 2020 - 22:17.


#4 pdac

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Posted 11 March 2020 - 22:15

There's only a limited number of Only Connect episodes available in the UK. I'll have to figure out what else there is.



#5 Gambelli

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Posted 11 March 2020 - 22:15

Don't mock, but I know three of the people featured in that video.

 

Okay, thats pretty awesome!!!!



#6 Ben1445

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Posted 11 March 2020 - 22:19

Probably old race broadcasts of CART, IMSA GTP or similar that lurk around the quiet corners of YouTube. Or rewatch every FE Race to date, they’re all available too...

#7 Sterzo

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Posted 11 March 2020 - 22:24

Easy one. Might not have time to watch the race live, but I'd go for the highlights:

snail-racing1.jpg?dl=1



#8 JHSingo

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Posted 11 March 2020 - 22:25

Since it got a mention in the other topic...

 



#9 F1 Mike

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Posted 11 March 2020 - 22:27

Stupid cat videos

When watching such items on YouTube, time seems to pass more quickly - it'd be 2021 in no time

#10 pdac

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Posted 11 March 2020 - 22:29

Easy one. Might not have time to watch the race live, but I'd go for the highlights:

snail-racing1.jpg?dl=1

 

We did that at school. My entry came 4th (it would have been higher if it were not for one of the other entries trying to mount mine half way down the course)


Edited by pdac, 11 March 2020 - 22:30.


#11 Sterzo

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Posted 11 March 2020 - 22:32

We did that at school. My entry came 4th (it would have been higher if it were not for one of the other entries trying to mount mine half way down the course)

Typical racing driver excuse.



#12 noikeee

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Posted 12 March 2020 - 00:48

There's a reason why I haven't cancelled F1TV yet. Old races.

It really ****ing sucks that F1 and football won't be around this time when we need it the most to lighten the mood. Comedy shows might be a solid alternative, to get in those laughs we'll miss from the socialising. Will probably re-watch Archer from the beginning again, maybe try to get into Seinfeld.

#13 HeadFirst

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Posted 12 March 2020 - 00:49

I have all of the 2019 F1 races (except for France and Spain) and numerous ski races on my HD, but when I am tired of those, I think I'll watch reruns of "The Great British Baking Show".  :clap:



#14 crooky369

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Posted 12 March 2020 - 00:58

Already bought a box set of series 1-5 of Michael Portillos ‘Great British Train Journeys’

 

At a mighty 3365 minutes long it will not be the work of a few evenings!

 

But to be honest I’ve got a load of stuff to watch that I’ve had for years and just never got around to watching so it’s a good reason or actually start working though the massive backlog I’ve got. Still never watched that F1 2014 season review nor a load of others... and I’ve got all the Le Mans reviews from 1980-2001 on the back burner as well. And that’s just the tip of the iceburg.


Edited by crooky369, 12 March 2020 - 01:02.


#15 Rob G

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Posted 12 March 2020 - 01:31

Benny Hill being chased by angry, scantily-clad women. That counts, right?


Edited by Rob G, 12 March 2020 - 01:32.


#16 Darnswim

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Posted 12 March 2020 - 01:46

Sucks that both football and F1 will most likely be cancelled. So, I most likely will watch old TV shows, and hope that the competitive scene of the videogame I follow doesn't get cancelled as well. 



#17 TTM0TION

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Posted 12 March 2020 - 02:13

Id say the Premier League but sadly if the one goes I fear the other will. Being a massive Liverpool fan it’s just like us to dominate the season that won’t count.

#18 Flasheart

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Posted 12 March 2020 - 03:34

Just some light entertainment. Might start with a movie. 28 Days Later, maybe. After that I might binge watch a series. The Last Ship wasn’t too bad. No idea why these two come to mind, any clues?

#19 mgs315

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Posted 12 March 2020 - 03:57

Methinks I’ll buy myself a PS4 or something to keep myself busy. I’ve also yet to pull the trigger on a Netflix and Amazon Prime subscription too. Might as well use a free trial if I’m stuck indoors.

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#20 teejay

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Posted 12 March 2020 - 05:44

NBA! 

 

 

Oh :/



#21 thegforcemaybewithyou

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Posted 12 March 2020 - 06:42

I heard monkey racing will be the next big thing.

#22 Knowlesy

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Posted 12 March 2020 - 07:45

I have several books I need to finish on my Kindle so no real concerns here.

Loads of podcasts and records otherwise.

Bit gutted there will be no Euros. I finally got tickets to an international tournament after years of trying. :lol: And my Jarvis Cocker gig is looking pretty shakey as well, along with Formula E. But somehow I think I will survive quite easily (if the virus doesn't kill me, like).

What will be a killer is if this garbage weather carries on into summer. I at least want access to the garden!

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#23 pitlanepalpatine

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Posted 12 March 2020 - 07:58

Since it got a mention in the other topic...

 

 

I'm actually enjoying that and there's no griping about the fuel flow rate of the marbles. :rotfl:



#24 Pimpwerx

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Posted 12 March 2020 - 08:08

NBA! 

 

 

Oh :/

This. My backup plan has been scuttled. So, I'll be watching the beautiful beaches of Krabi. I don't exactly lack for options at present.



#25 CoolBreeze

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Posted 12 March 2020 - 08:20

Prison Break  :clap:



#26 Bartonz20let

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Posted 12 March 2020 - 08:21

UCI downhill mountain biking racing is already the only other sport I watch live. But those are getting cancelled/postponed as well :well:

If 2020 F1 and mountain bike races are all cancelled, I will just watch replays of classic races from either one


Out of interest, where do you go for live coverage of DH MTB?

#27 Andy35

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Posted 12 March 2020 - 08:27

Certainly not the F1 2019 season on video    :p


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#28 Flasheart

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Posted 12 March 2020 - 08:45

Since it got a mention in the other topic...

https://www.youtube....h?v=55iTYdRDG4s

Haha, this is brilliant! 😂

#29 Flasheart

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Posted 12 March 2020 - 08:53

Out of interest, where do you go for live coverage of DH MTB?


I’m not sure where you are, but in Australia Eurosport carried UCI, and FIS etc., except Foxtel recently dropped the channel from its lineup.

#30 Sterzo

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Posted 12 March 2020 - 09:31

Benny Hill being chased by angry, scantily-clad women. That counts, right?

You may have revealed enough personal information about yourself to count as a breach of GDPR.



#31 68targa

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Posted 12 March 2020 - 09:39

Finish the Tamiya model kit I started in 1990



#32 rolf123

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Posted 12 March 2020 - 09:53

esports.

 

 

There is a ton of great racing with F1 2019 game you can find on YouTube.

 

It's often better than the real thing!

 

Also check out the iracing channel. Not F1 but really good.



#33 DukeSpecial

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Posted 12 March 2020 - 09:59

Easy one. Might not have time to watch the race live, but I'd go for the highlights:

snail-racing1.jpg?dl=1

I used to race my own snails.  I experimented with aerodynamic improvements, specifically removing the shells.  If anything, it made them more sluggish.



#34 Anja

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Posted 12 March 2020 - 10:04

Since I don't like watching non-live sports or esports, I guess I'll be able to watch ~300 instead of only ~250 movies in my neverending catching up this year. 



#35 Gambelli

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Posted 12 March 2020 - 10:13

I'm actually enjoying that and there's no griping about the fuel flow rate of the marbles. :rotfl:

 

The McLaren marble took pole but had no race pace......



#36 MrMonaco

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Posted 12 March 2020 - 11:49

Basically everything I've missed up to date especially:
- every Indy 500 rerun on ICS YT channel
- every old WRC highlight from 90' and 00' I could find (and I've found a lot of them)
- full CART races from season 1995 - 1999
- highlights of NASCAR races

#37 balage06

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Posted 12 March 2020 - 11:50

I'd just do more simracing myself.



#38 Spillage

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Posted 12 March 2020 - 11:52

Might have no choice but to watch some sim racing. The entrants can compete even when self-isolating :D

#39 Branislav

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Posted 12 March 2020 - 11:57

What it isn't canceled yet?

 

Is it St. Pete going?



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#40 scolbourne

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Posted 12 March 2020 - 12:19

Online sim racing is the obvious replacement for watching F1 races, but the excitement of sim racing might make it hard to go back to watching real life racing again. You can be either a spectator or competitor safe at home. Video link below has Norris and Verstappen in a public online race.

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=32a-MHsD5nc

 

An alternative is FPV model racing which could be aircraft, cars or even hovercraft. It is easy to stream the live video  feeds.


Edited by scolbourne, 13 March 2020 - 02:25.


#41 BiggestBuddyLazierFan

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Posted 12 March 2020 - 12:23

As usuall

Indycar from the 80s and 90s powered by youtube

And WRC from 90s and 00s also powered by YouTube

Nothing changes for me.

#42 Paco

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Posted 12 March 2020 - 12:24

Darts, a race to 300. Oh yeah, and Golden girl reruns at 9am.

#43 ensign14

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Posted 12 March 2020 - 12:29

From the magnificent prison sitcom Porridge...
 

Ives: Venables has cracked down like a ton of bricks ever since the Earwig Derby.

Fletcher: Earwig Derby?

Ives: Yeah, the Earwig Derby.

Evans: Earwig Derby, yeah, tragic, that.

Fletcher: What's the Earwig Derby, when was that then?

Ives: Last earwig season.

Fletcher: Oh, was it, well, then.

Ives: Organised by Grouty of course, very much on the lines of the Jockey Club. Handicaps, eliminators, and then in September, the finale... the Derby. Eight yards across the laundry. The whole prison was on. Until of course Mackay finds out.  How, we never knew.

Fletcher: What did he do?

Ives: He put his foot down.

 



#44 bargeboard

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Posted 12 March 2020 - 12:31

There are years and years of classic CART races that I'll watch for the eighth time.



#45 cpbell

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Posted 12 March 2020 - 13:03

From the magnificent prison sitcom Porridge...
 

I read that with Ronnie's voice.  They don't make sitcoms like that these days.



#46 LucaP

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Posted 12 March 2020 - 13:21

Right now I am watching the old A1 Nations Cup races... those were pretty good.



#47 SB

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Posted 12 March 2020 - 13:24

Coincidentally I have just ordered this before Christmas  :rolleyes:

 

https://www.dukevide...-Set-Collection


Edited by SB, 12 March 2020 - 13:24.


#48 djparky

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Posted 12 March 2020 - 13:42

What it isn't canceled yet?

Is it St. Pete going?


As of this morning it's still going ahead...albeit I suspect with some alterations eg autograph sessions cancelled.

#49 H0R

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Posted 12 March 2020 - 14:25

Adult movies. Although it is a rather pointless effort considering my age. :-/



#50 RainyAfterlifeDaylight

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Posted 12 March 2020 - 15:28

I will upload my racing games footage on Youtube so others can watch them (to compensate the lack of racing action).