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#1 Ben1980

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Posted 01 August 2022 - 20:39

So what we going to talk about? Where are you going on holiday?

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#2 aportinga

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Posted 01 August 2022 - 20:42

Okay everyone pick one year to go back and watch that season...

 

What year are you picking?

 

I'm going with 2006.



#3 PayasYouRace

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Posted 01 August 2022 - 20:47

Still plenty of racing in the next few weeks. Indycar is heading into the juicy part of the season. I’ll be at Thruxton for the BTCC.



#4 Izzyeviel

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Posted 01 August 2022 - 20:47

Vuelta starts soon



#5 FirstnameLastname

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Posted 01 August 2022 - 20:54

It’ll be over before you know it… and then it’s a triple header! Couple doublers as well on the final run down.

Mercedes 1-2’s til the end of the season. Hamilton to snatch it on the last lap in Abu as Latifi takes out Verstappen to complete his story in F1 after Williams dump him for 2023

#6 Jovanotti

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Posted 01 August 2022 - 20:57

Title fight is over so I'm not terribly anticipating the next race tbh.

#7 smitten

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Posted 01 August 2022 - 21:11

AD thread is back at the top. Should keep some entertained/annoyed/despairing until the next race.

#8 ANF

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Posted 01 August 2022 - 21:23

Indycar's at Nashville this weekend! And IMSA at Road America.



#9 ARTGP

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Posted 01 August 2022 - 21:25

Title fight is over so I'm not terribly anticipating the next race tbh.

 

Spa will be as close as it gets to a reverse grid I suspect...Rumor is the reds and the bulls will be taking engine penalties.



#10 LolaB0860

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Posted 01 August 2022 - 21:31

There are quite a few rounds in IndyCar that really do not interest me that much, even to the point where I don't even watch the race, but next weekend's event especially is another case altogether. I'm looking forward to that and the supports (and later Gateway) more than the rest of the GP schedule

 

 

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#11 RPM40

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Posted 01 August 2022 - 21:35

I will enjoy a few weeks of Ferrari not throwing a win away  :lol:

 

But probably just watch other motorsports, MotoGP should be back soon, and the V8 Supercars is still entertaining. 



#12 ThrottleBlib

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Posted 01 August 2022 - 21:57

Title fight is over so I'm not terribly anticipating the next race tbh.

So sad to read those comments.. 

Back to OP's topic: I'll watch some classic races on F1TV (including 2021..) check my energy bills (I'm on variable costs), considering a third screen for mentioned F1TV, no holiday planned... and check Spotify to hopefully find something new that's interesting. 

Was hoping to do some Sim Racing but need to sort some things out.. No reason to replace my 1080TI, it seems..(new cards give 1.8 performance for triple price and double TDP..) 



#13 Ruusperi

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Posted 01 August 2022 - 21:59

No race? What do you mean? The best rally on Earth, Rally Finland starts on Thursday.

 

Finnish Broadcasting Company will have a 14-hour non-stop coverage for each day.  :eek:  I need to charge myself up.

EDIT: These links should work with Finnish VPN

Thursday: https://areena.yle.fi/1-63090126

Friday: https://areena.yle.fi/1-63090166

Saturday: https://areena.yle.fi/1-63090187

Sunday: https://areena.yle.fi/1-63090218


Edited by Ruusperi, 01 August 2022 - 22:01.


#14 Atreiu

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Posted 01 August 2022 - 22:04

I’ll go the gym some more.

#15 Alan Lewis

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Posted 01 August 2022 - 22:49

Four weeks???

As several others have pointed out, there are barely four days this month without some sort of motorsport to watch. Formula 1 is just one more series.

#16 TheAviator

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Posted 01 August 2022 - 22:49

As a Ferrari fan...thank God.

#17 Ali_G

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Posted 01 August 2022 - 22:52

I’m currently working through the 94 season. As others have said, plenty of other series to watch. Indycar in particular will give me my open wheel fix on a Sunday.

#18 azza200

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Posted 01 August 2022 - 23:04

4 weeks i remember one year it was 6 weeks after Australia before the next race and the build up anticipation for the next race was more intriguing. Rare though to have such a big gap between races in the over saturated calendar with



#19 pdac

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Posted 01 August 2022 - 23:28

I'm going to have 4 weeks off. My interest in F1 is not what it used to be now, so I doubt I'll be feeling any withdrawal symptoms in that length of time.



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#20 noikeee

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Posted 01 August 2022 - 23:52

Football is starting early this year, which is convenient.

#21 MKSixer

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Posted 02 August 2022 - 00:00

Vacation.  More exercising.



#22 HerbieMcQueen

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Posted 02 August 2022 - 00:23

I'm going to the Indycar this weekend in Nashville. So that and football for the next month.



#23 juicy sushi

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Posted 02 August 2022 - 00:39

So what we going to talk about? Where are you going on holiday?

Why? All the fun series still have races on.

#24 OvDrone

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Posted 02 August 2022 - 01:03

Dude, what are you talking about ? This is called RACING Comments for a reason.

We have *checks list, snaps paper* Rally Finland ( best rally of the year ), WTCR finale somewhere in the East of France, MotoGP at Silverstone, the Suzuka 8 Hours for bikes, MXGP in Sweden, Nascar at Michigan, IMSA at Road America and the cream of the crop for this week - the Music City Grand Prix, aka entropic entertainment courtesy of Indycar on the streets of Nashville.

And that's just this week.

This ain't stoppin' - the Race goes on.



#25 CoolBreeze

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Posted 02 August 2022 - 01:57

after Ferrari's shitshow, a month of no racing is definitely welcomed.



#26 YamahaV10

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Posted 02 August 2022 - 02:25

The summer break is so bad. As if these high rollers need a month off. Get rid of it.

Edited by YamahaV10, 02 August 2022 - 02:26.


#27 Paths

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Posted 02 August 2022 - 05:01

So what we going to talk about? Where are you going on holiday?

 

I'm going to talk about the million (about 10) other sports I enjoy elsewhere and then all the myriad interests I have outside of sport while engaging in various creative hobbies in the time available. Fun times.

 

Before it even registers, the next race will be upon us and I'll have missed FP1.



#28 Sparky68

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Posted 02 August 2022 - 05:01

It's not a month off though, it's 2 weeks a bit like your vacations?

#29 Okyo

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Posted 02 August 2022 - 05:10

So what we going to talk about? Where are you going on holiday?

In the words of my significant other:

 

"THANK GOD, FINALLY"  :lol:

 

After me moping around for multiple weekends I kind of get where she's coming from.

Gonna zone out from the sport and forums for most of it. 


Edited by Okyo, 02 August 2022 - 05:13.


#30 absinthedude

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Posted 02 August 2022 - 05:56

Oh gods how did we survive the 1990 season when there were six whole weeks between the Brazilian GP and San Marino?

 

Think I'll wallow in nostalgia and watch my videos of 1978. 



#31 Peat

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Posted 02 August 2022 - 06:41

The summer break is so bad. As if these high rollers need a month off. Get rid of it.

 

It's not for them!

It's for the poor souls who do all the grunt work keeping the circus moving. Let them see their friends & families. 



#32 Ben1980

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Posted 02 August 2022 - 06:44

While I'm sure there are plenty of other motorsport events, I'm not sure the wife will put up with me going all in on Rally Finland. She has just about accepted every other weekend is generally lost in the afternoons anyway. And isn't to happy that my boy (8) is able to name the teams and drivers, even if a race doesn't keep his attention.

But football season has now started, up the Chairboys!

#33 Ben1980

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Posted 02 August 2022 - 06:47

I have started to take an interest in indycar over the last year or so. From afar, as Sunday evenings getting that on TV is far from easy. Who wants to miss Murder in Provence!

#34 DS27

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Posted 02 August 2022 - 06:47

Unpopular opinion, but I wish there was 4 weeks between every race. There's too damn many by far.


Edited by DS27, 02 August 2022 - 06:48.


#35 Okyo

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Posted 02 August 2022 - 06:49

While I'm sure there are plenty of other motorsport events, I'm not sure the wife will put up with me going all in on Rally Finland. She has just about accepted every other weekend is generally lost in the afternoons anyway. And isn't to happy that my boy (8) is able to name the teams and drivers, even if a race doesn't keep his attention.

But football season has now started, up the Chairboys!

Should be proud!  :smoking:



#36 RedRabbit

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Posted 02 August 2022 - 06:56

I'm still so mad after the last race, I am happy to have no F1 for a few weeks.

Besides, MotoGP is back, and much more satisfying most of the time.

#37 Ben1980

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Posted 02 August 2022 - 06:58

Should be proud! :smoking:


Car journey the other day, in particular to keep him occupied on the motorway, it was quiz questions between him and the wife. Who can name one of the Canadian drivers...bit of thinking then shouts Latifi! Proud dad moments as he just shouted out driver names. Though struggled on name the French drivers.

#38 jimjimjeroo

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Posted 02 August 2022 - 07:05

Hopefuly my Monza tickets will arrive, then prepare for a week in Italy :D

 

MotoGP is back from their summer break

 

IndyCar 



#39 ExFlagMan

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Posted 02 August 2022 - 07:12

So what we going to talk about? Where are you going on holiday?

 

Same old "my driver is better than your driver 'cos I say so" as the other 48 weeks of the year.... 



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#40 PayasYouRace

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Posted 02 August 2022 - 07:23

Oh gods how did we survive the 1990 season when there were six whole weeks between the Brazilian GP and San Marino?

Think I'll wallow in nostalgia and watch my videos of 1978.


Some pretty big gaps in that season too. Two races in January, then one in March, the next in April, and the fifth race in May. Later on, only one in the whole of September too.

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Posted 02 August 2022 - 07:33

Anyone who hasn’t already, should absolutely listen to the ‘BringBackV10s’ podcast from The Race. Some awesome episodes and insight into 90’s and 00’s F1

https://podcasts.app...es/id1502628252

The MasterCard Lola episode is great

#42 Okyo

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Posted 02 August 2022 - 07:43

Anyone who hasn’t already, should absolutely listen to the ‘BringBackV10s’ podcast from The Race. Some awesome episodes and insight into 90’s and 00’s F1

https://podcasts.app...es/id1502628252

The MasterCard Lola episode is great

Awesome, gonna check it out. 



#43 Henri Greuter

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Posted 02 August 2022 - 07:48

Oh gods how did we survive the 1990 season when there were six whole weeks between the Brazilian GP and San Marino?

 

Think I'll wallow in nostalgia and watch my videos of 1978. 

 

what about 1968?

Staring with a race on new years day no less, won by Jim Clark.

And the next GP was more than a month after his death, the Spain GP of May 12th.....



#44 Alex79

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Posted 02 August 2022 - 07:54

So what we going to talk about? Where are you going on holiday?

Still two weeks, then I am off on a roadtrip through France, Germany and Switzerland. Last weekend I'll watch the DTM on the ring and will probably end up in the traffic jam of fans coming back from Spa.

Meanwhile I'll spend the time playing Gt7 daily racing, badminton on Friday evenings and picking up works my already vacationing collegues have left lying around

Edited by Alex79, 02 August 2022 - 07:56.


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Posted 02 August 2022 - 07:55

I will enjoy a few weeks of Ferrari not throwing a win away  :lol:

 

 


The engineers and strategists will be working hard on fancy new ways to cock-up a race...... :D

#46 LolaB0860

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Posted 02 August 2022 - 08:17

Oh gods how did we survive the 1990 season when there were six whole weeks between the Brazilian GP and San Marino?

Think I'll wallow in nostalgia and watch my videos of 1978.

In the 2014 WEC season, there was 3 months and 1 week gap between Round 3 and Round 4...

Edited by LolaB0860, 02 August 2022 - 08:18.


#47 MinardiCrashDummy

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Posted 02 August 2022 - 08:23

i'm glad for the break.

 

I watched F1 when there were multiple 3 week breaks between races per season, i prefer it that way than having loads of double and triple headers.



#48 Sparky68

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Posted 02 August 2022 - 08:48

Anyone who hasn’t already, should absolutely listen to the ‘BringBackV10s’ podcast from The Race. Some awesome episodes and insight into 90’s and 00’s F1

https://podcasts.app...es/id1502628252

The MasterCard Lola episode is great

Having worked there at the time, It's one I will give a miss :)



#49 ArnageWRC

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Posted 02 August 2022 - 09:08

Still plenty of racing in the next few weeks. Indycar is heading into the juicy part of the season. I’ll be at Thruxton for the BTCC.

 

I agree; there's loads of motorsport to watch in the next few weeks. Also IMSA at Road America this weekend, and the 1,000 Lakes Rally......

 

If F1 is the only thing you watch, you really need to broaden your motorsport horizons.....



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Posted 02 August 2022 - 09:16

what about 1968?
Staring with a race on new years day no less, won by Jim Clark.
And the next GP was more than a month after his death, the Spain GP of May 12th.....


Biggest gap between world championship rounds?