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#1301 ACJimClark

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Posted 10 May 2017 - 20:25

I'm just checking in. Have been an F1 fan for more years decades than I care to admit. My sign is a bit of a give away though. Have been a Jenson fan for many years and have added 'Smiler' Ricciardo. Just love that guy's style.

 



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#1302 MegaBob

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Posted 27 May 2017 - 06:12

Hello, all.

 

I live in Johannesburg, South Africa. I got interested in F1 many years ago when I got a subscription to a magazine and that magazine ran a lavish photo spread of the 1972 South African Grand Prix. Who could resist the John Player Special?

 

Then I lost touch for a while for various reasons, though I remained interested. I took a peek in the late 70s and blimey! JPS were still winning.  I got more seriously in touch again during the Senna/Prost days. 

 

Never raced. Been to races, but never F1.

 

 



#1303 bruznic

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 13:46

Hi, I'm bruznic. Discovered this forum thru a friend, who gave me the Vettel vs Hamilton thread link after the Canadian gp. I was thoroughly impressed with the quality of the discussion. Reminded me of the olden days at the judge 13. Before the trolls. Decided to stick around a browse a bit, and comment of course.

I'm a Belgian who is currently in his 20th full season f1. By that I mean hardcore addicted to f1. Before that it was on and off again thru various reasons.

I write f1 related articles myself, past, present and future.

I'm a huge Jacky Ickx fan. Same goes for Villeneuve (Sr) and currently Vettel. But most of all I just love f1. Watched the sport for years without having an active favorite driver.

#1304 Norsemaid

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Posted 25 June 2017 - 22:41

Hi I'm Norsemaid . Thank you for adding me to the forum .
I have been an F 1 fan for two and a half decades . Been not as up to date as I would have liked due to various reasons , but still follow online news .
Over the years I have been a fan of Damon Hill, Jenson Button in particular , but enjoy watching the youth make their way in the sport as well .
I have followed Maclaren, Williams , Mercedes and Red Bull.
I have enjoyed commentators too , the legendary Murray Walker , Martin Brundle and just working out who o enjoy now .

#1305 NixxxoN

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Posted 28 June 2017 - 08:55

Hi there!

I'm from Barcelona, Catalonia

 

I've been an F1 and racing fanatic for so many years... Not only for watching but also for racing myself (in a videogame simulator thats all I got)

 

I support Alonso in F1, Marquez and Viñales in MotoGP



#1306 CC2650

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Posted 07 July 2017 - 18:28

Hi all,

 

I'm from Salento (Italy). 

Ferrari fan since 1996 :)



#1307 Eff1

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Posted 11 July 2017 - 17:54

Hi,

I'm from London, living in Holland at the moment.

 

Been watching F1 since 1998 (also a Ferrari fan).



#1308 Valeo

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Posted 05 October 2017 - 13:03

Hello , I am from Egypt , I am not able to find the topic about Advice in attending grand prix and what to expect ? I remember it was a pinned topic and contained useful info from fellow members about each gp



#1309 f1paul

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Posted 05 October 2017 - 15:01

Hello , I am from Egypt , I am not able to find the topic about Advice in attending grand prix and what to expect ? I remember it was a pinned topic and contained useful info from fellow members about each gp

http://forums.autosp...rix-travelling/



#1310 thermonuclear

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Posted 27 October 2017 - 01:49

Greetings All,

 

Thought I'd give f1paul a break from being at the end of the chain and post something in here.

 

About myself, Kiwi, male, 51 years young.  I'd like to say more money than brains but I'm not sure I have either in particularly great supply!  Inherited a love of F1 from my dear old Dad who passed away a couple of years ago now.  He always held out hope of seeing another NZ'er behind the wheel after the true glory days of McLaren, Hulme and Amon so I'm sorry he's not around to witness Hartley be given a chance to stake a claim and make a name for himself.

 

Watched a bit of local single-seat action live at Manfield over the years but never had the pleasure of seeing F1 in person.  This is the decade I hope to get that sorted though.

 

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#1311 lion55

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Posted 01 November 2017 - 14:17

Hi,

 

I'm new on this forum. I follow F1 since 1992. I hope I will be accepted here, I used to appreciate Michael Schumacher and now I support Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari.



#1312 skyeladder

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 17:30

Hello, New here. I support Lewis and all British drivers, er except there aren't any others in F1 now so I'll just have to support the one. On the other hand, F2 and GP3 have a few good British drivers so hopefully, soon there'll be a few more in F1 for me to cheer on.

 

A bit about myself, I'm a musician, songwriter and definitely NOT a singer! I have a band (Skyeladder - see where my UN comes from) and we play lots of festivals throughout the UK Europe and America.

 

I'm married, had, until recently 2 dogs, now sadly, just one and am from North England

 

Thank you  :clap:



#1313 FJuan

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Posted 04 December 2017 - 13:50

Hey guys!

 

Until recently, I've just been reading this forum. Not much, just every night before I go to bed.

 

However, a new passion for racing photography has risen, and I decided to act upon this urge. If you look at some of my recent posts, you will see the standard that I am currently at.

 

Other hobbies include: throwing microwaves; jumping in muddy puddles; kicking backpacks; visiting my brother in prison, and living life to the max!

 

Favourite TV shows: Jim'll fix it; Sky sports super Sunday, and Question Time (David Dimbleby is my g)

 

Favourite drivers - Kyle Busch; Joey Logano and, Niko Rosberg

 

By the way, in my opinion, Cricket is a much better sport than Formula One! (but I have a strong passion for NASCAR) I'd love you to message me or reply to this with your opinion.



#1314 RoseTinted

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 18:25

Hello, longtime general Motorsport fan, although after 30 plus years of following it I admit I haven't watched F1 with any interest for a number of years now. I hope to participate in the quizzes (if I've got the knowledge) and prior to joining I've enjoyed following the threads that are more light hearted than those that divide opinion.

#1315 CborG

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Posted 21 March 2018 - 21:17

Hello all!

 

Long-time lurker here. I love to read the passion and fury in the discussions here and decided to make an account so I can participate and make a modest attribution. Been watching F1 since 1999.

 

greets,

 

CborG



#1316 JosefStatin2

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Posted 23 March 2018 - 09:33

New member here, though I have been reading the forums for a number of years, I have now joined up; strikes me there is a lot of knowledge on here, now I shall be able to ask the odd question when I get an "I wonder..." moment (that's the plan, at any rate!) Have followed F1 on the TV since the late 80s, and seen 18 races, starting with Silverstone in '96. I appreciate that the racing is not all that it could be a lot of the time, but I don't think I shall ever tire of the spectacle, and the crazy level of engineering that is behind this sport. Hope to be in communication shortly! :wave:



#1317 Joss

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Posted 29 March 2018 - 13:25

Hello

 

I'm a motorsport fan. I'm ready to read and write.



#1318 HerbieMcQueen

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Posted 30 March 2018 - 16:11

Morning all,

 

Long time student and aficionado of F1 here. Born somewhere on the European continent, grew up in the British Isles and now find myself living in the southeastern part of the United States. Have been glued to the sport since the early 90's, and despite a few bumps in the road will continue to be glued for the foreseeable. I tend to gravitate towards the less flashy type of driver, those who just enjoy racing and don't care so much about the camera or the microphone. Looking forward to chatting over the latest issues du jour!

 

- Herbie


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#1319 Galoredk

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Posted 14 April 2018 - 13:05

43 year old Dane Ulrik, who likes F1. I of course like Kmag, but also anyone who challenges the Merc dominance. I'm tired of the ar meaning more than the driver to the end result.

Professionally I am doing 2 things. I am a CDO in a digital consultancy and I am building a tech start up.

I have 2 kids 3 & 1 and live in Copenhagen.

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#1320 Rubicon

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Posted 01 July 2018 - 01:30

Jay here.  Long-time follower of the forum, but this is my first post.  I'm a fan of the sport in general-much less painful than getting attached to any one driver or team.  I live on the US East Coast, and it's exciting to have three races in North America!



#1321 SouthernCross

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Posted 05 August 2018 - 03:00

G'day all. Guess it won't come as a surprise that as an Aussie, I'm a huge Dan Ricciardo fan. Been reading the forums for a while, but his latest news has prompted me to finally join  :up:



#1322 Damsel

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Posted 08 August 2018 - 11:07

Hello all, new member here, and I'm guessing one of the few ladies.  I've been reading voor some time, but was just a bit to lazy to actually register myself. Had some free minutes, so finally did so.

 

I love the really aggressive drivers, the ones that can just get a little bit dirty, the on/over the edge guys that really get their elbows out, like Verstappen, Vettel, Alonso, Magnussen, sometimes Ricciardo. These are just the guys that make things happen during a race, wether it's a spectaculair overtake or a stupid crash. Nothing but respect for good and clean racers, like Hamilton, Bottas, Leclerc, but they just have a little less of entertainment value, from my pov. Watching someone put in de perfect qualifying lap doesn't do that much for me, I love 'em fighting tooth and nail :cool:



#1323 Rors

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 16:45

Left PF1 to come here - seems all the buzz is here. Looks like a good time for me to post as I am home bound for months after an operation and I have A LOT  of time and A LOT TO SAY ;)

 

Drivers I really like Max, Vettel, Lewis, Alonso, Gasly, Perez, Hulk, Leclerc and Bottas  I am indifferent to the others, 



#1324 jonpollak

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Posted 13 August 2018 - 20:35

Damsel: You sound like a good candidate for watching Indycar... And joining our hilarious and enthralling Indycar threads on the forum. Welcome !!!

#1325 Damsel

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Posted 17 August 2018 - 23:48

Damsel: You sound like a good candidate for watching Indycar... And joining our hilarious and enthralling Indycar threads on the forum. Welcome !!!


Never ever seen Indy! I don’t even know when and how often they race.... I’m gonna do some research!

#1326 jonpollak

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Posted 18 August 2018 - 21:09

What's your location? ... I can tell you where to find coverage.

#1327 bibliophagos

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Posted 14 September 2018 - 12:18

Good day people! :)

 

Long time lurker here on the forums, finally decided to create an account to join in sometimes. (Allthough the admins didn't make it easy for me: I created my account the 7th, and only today I was finally able to post something).

 

Started watching Formula 1 at my grandmothers house when we visited in the late 70's. My parents thought a television was unnecessary and a distraction to family life, so I didn't see a lot of races then. Started really watching after my parents caved, and bough a tv in 1988, and was mainly a Mansell supporter in that time.

I started watching with my son when he was about 6 months old, it was one of the few things that got him to calm down a bit (we later found out he's mildly autistic), but he lost all interest when he was able to walk (away...). Had a period from about 2005 - 2015 that I didn't follow it closely, because I had better things to do in the weekend (and my wife wasn't too interested in watching with me), but the last couple of years I try to see every race, now with my daughter and wife (who're suddenly very interested now they have a competitive dutchman to cheer for).



#1328 Ruudbackus

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Posted 12 November 2018 - 18:16

Hi there,

I’m Ruud (how would you know) and I’ve been around on this site for a long time, finally decided to join the (sometimes heated) discussions. I started following f1 ever since Jos Verstappen made a nice salto on his debut. I’m now 37 and haven’t missed a race since that one.

In the beginning I was a huge Michael fan, and to a degree I still am. Unfortunately I only got to see Senna a few times, I’ve seen plenty of races and docus about f1 in the 70s and 80s but it’s different from watching f1 live.

Drivers that are on my favorite list besides Michael are currently Lewis, Kimi, Fernando, Daniel, Max, Charles as they make some excitement in f1 (being it good or bad :))

#1329 dn12005

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Posted 21 January 2019 - 01:13

Hello All,

 

Like many here, I've been lurking on this forum for a little while now and recently joined as a forum member.  I was born and raised in Mississippi and spent time in the USAF (after one year of college at the Univ. of Southern Mississippi) which allowed me to see a lot of the world.  I now live in Maryland, about 30mi southeast of D.C.  I have been an (American) football fan for all my 43 years of living...which is almost a birthright growing up in the South (USA).  Football had always been my #1 sport (I enjoy most sports in general)............until about 2014.

 

So as fate will have it, I'm here on a Formula 1 (racing) forum introducing myself to a very fine group of people...not to talk about football, but how F1 quickly punted football off of my sport pedestal.  I still consider myself very green in my F1 fandom.  So how did I become a fan of F1? 

 

The short of it is, I've always considered Nissan as my favorite car brand when growing up.  I've owned two Maximas and felt like I wanted more out of a car than what those models provided.  Therefore, I graduated up to an INFINITI G37 Coupe (LOVED that car) back in 2010.  I followed all-news/forums INFINITI.  So in 2012, I heard about this INFINITI FX50 "Vettel Edition".  I had not the slightest clue who Sebastian Vettel was and why was he getting his own edition.  I researched him and found he was (at the time, a two-time WDC in F1).  So, I thought - how cool?  Then in 2013, Vettel was announced as INFINITI's Brand Ambassador of Performance.  At this point, my interest in Vettel has moved from a simple inquiry to full blown interest.  

 

Unfortunately, the 2013 F1 season went by and I never remembered :cry:  to find any race on TV.  Then, In early 2014, INFINITI announced that it was exploring the production of the Q50 Eau Rouge.  I did not know what the heck an "Eau Rouge" was but the car sure did look pretty in its NAIAS debut.  Come to find out, Eau Rouge means Red River and its also a reference point to one of the most acclaimed section of any race track in the world.  Again my F1 interest is beckoning (and it was because of INFINITI, then Vettel, and lastly, Eau Rouge).  I almost forgot to tune in to the NBC-Sports broadcasts and missed the first six races of the season....finally catching the seventh, Canada.

 

Reserved in my mind that I'm not going to miss my inaugural F1 race, I tuned-in to catch all of the pre-race studio talk; the grid walk with Will Buxton; and saw my first lights-out start.  My emotions were wrapped-up in Vettel (who started from the back) and secondly, in Red Bull.  They were the only knowledge I had at this point.  LOL...the leader board, time-splits, tire usage might as well have all been foreign language to me because I did not understand one lick of it.  The commentators kept my interest at a high peak because they kept saying Vettel should push his way to the front.....GOOD, I'm gonna see what this guy's hype is all about.  But it never happened.  What did happen was, the commentators stopped talking about this Vettel guy and really started to focus on this Daniel Ricciardo guy in the other Red Bull car. 

 

I'm thinking at this point, Well this sucks!  I didn't watch this race to see this Ricciardo guy win...I wanted Vettel to win....and furthermore, what was all this talk about Mercedes AMG-Petronas crap.  All I know was, Vettel is the champion and he was being out shined by his teammate that I had no clue of and didn't want to invest any emotions into him.....That is, until the podium celebration and saw that shear jubilant smile of his.......................................................and I've been hooked on DannyRic since.

 

To wrap my little story up, 2015, and 2016 happened and INFINITI took their sponsorship over to the parent and its own constructor....so my allegiance switched from Red Bull to Renault.  But DanRic remains my No.1 driver and it's not even close.  I've become more versed in F1 since 2014 but I feel like I missed out on a love for the majority of my life.  2017 happened, and the Renault, TR, Sainz thing occurred....but we all got a little inclination then that Renault coveted Daniel. 

 

So, throughout the early 2018 season I'm thinking a hybrid of Lloyd Christmas/and The Notorious B.I.G. "there's a chance/one more chance.  Needless to say, I became a very happy man on 3 August and I'm thinking "I've had so much fun catching up to a love (F1) I never knew existed prior to 2014.  I took in my first live race last year at Circuit de Catalunya....I've have not missed a race (on TV) since Canada 2014....and I'm glad I've found this forum.  There is a lot of knowledge here....all of you have helped me catch-up in the world of F1....it's been like drinking water from a fire hose, but I've been very thirsty at the same time.

 

Thx again for having me!!!!



#1330 MobileChicane1

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Posted 01 February 2019 - 20:11

Hi all :)

 

Been following motorsports (primarily f1) for about 15 years now, recently branching out into watching more and more series. I had no idea Autosport had a forum, or I'd have been here years ago!



#1331 10Ten

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Posted 16 February 2019 - 02:03

I've come the to end of using my car forum's F1 thread for discussion. eesh

I'm a fan since the 70's but an avid follower only since 2009. I'll be watching from the background for a while. thank you.

#1332 church

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Posted 01 March 2019 - 19:43

Greetings and salutations.

 

I'm Church. Born and raised around the drag strips of California, but essentially a racing fan through and through. Here to observe and learn to get my feet wet, then looking forward to participating with fellow fans.

 



#1333 simshadyracing

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Posted 03 March 2019 - 11:59

I am mr. Sim Shady and I will as my introduction share with you the legendary Robert Kubica and Mad Max rap song, Simulator Champion, which won the DHL fastest rap award: 

 

 

 



#1334 jonpollak

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Posted 13 March 2019 - 22:38

I prefer Mr.church’s approach.
Lions drag strip was my 10 year old stomping ground.
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#1335 MichaelBrierley

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Michael, F1, 1986 -

 

I first started watching F1 in 1986, my earliest memory the Nigel Mansell tyre blow out in Australia. Although I must have seen races earlier that season, if not before, I always consider that to be my day, or moment.

 

Although more a fan of F1 in general, rather than any specific team or driver, it was the exploits of Nigel Mansell, together with the Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost years, that really got me enthralled. Those days morphed into more recent times, Michael Schumacher, Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton, surely my greatest ever. It is the iconic moments that they and their teams, the likes of Williams, McLaren, Ferrari, Red Bull, Mercedes and indeed all who compete, that have provided and left me with some very happy memories.

 

The first race I attended, the British Grand Prix at Silverstone in 2004, not just home of British Motor Racing but also true home of F1, only sought to confirm this passion. The experience and atmosphere which grips you still rings true now and does not diminish each passing year, the many officials, volunteers and vendors that seek to provide an enjoyable weekend of motorsport for all, do it, year in and year out, without fail.

 

I've been very fortunate to have met a number of drivers and F1 personalities over the years. The respect and humility they have for fans that follow and support them is second to none, although the image of Lewis Hamilton twice crowd surfing over my head, being able to shake his hand, are ones that will, quite rightly, live long in the memory.

 

F1 has enthralled countless number of people the world over, the challenge of man and machine, against rivals, in a bid to be the fastest makes it the true essence of both sporting and technical competition.

 

Although a pure nostalgic point of view considers those earlier days as being the finest and happiest, F1 itself, via official yearly reviews and TV coverage, deserves much credit. Without that, I wouldn't be here today.

 

Only F1 is able to create precious memories which can, should and will be treasured, not just for years to come but for ever. Perhaps only a book, or such, could and would do it justice.

 

I hope F1 continues to enthral, excite and gives me joy and cherished moments, in the same way it has done ever since that day in 1986.

 

After 34 seasons, I remain as committed to F1 as ever but am now left wondering how to take my interest and passion just that one step further.



#1336 TheJammin

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Posted Today, 15:28

Hello everyone! 31 year old F1 fan here, Formula E flag-waver, casual DTM and BTCC fan, with a growing love for IndyCar and Endurance racing. In fact I have probably watched every IndyCar race since Alonso's Indy venture, with a couple of races viewed before that.

First GP I went to was the 2008 British GP, and then attended 2010 Australian, 2011 Belgian, 2012 Hungarian, 2013 German, and 2017 Spanish. Off to the German GP this year and hopefully an FE and DTM race.

Long time reader of the forum and wanted to contribute, now taken the dive! No particular favourite driver or team, though I have soft spots for quite a few. If push came to shove, Ham and Ric would be my two, though reckon I'd get on with Vettel the best outside of the car for some reason.

Anyway, I look forward to chatting with you all in the future!

Jammin

#1337 ElectricBoogie

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Posted Today, 18:35

42 year old here. Sucks to say that.
Went to my first F1 GP in 1994. Have been watching from the time Senna would get pole only for Prost to win it, seemingly every time.

Not a fan of Red Bull as a brand, but love their racing, which causes internal short circuits of the bad kind :-)

Fan of the sport, other categories and very curious about the journey from ICE to BEV. 
I do follow Formula E a bit, but feel it's the equivalent of a Jaguar I-Pace. Pretty but could have been SO much better.
My vision, at current tech level, is a car that looks more like an LMP/Group C, features swappable batteries and laps around the F2/LMPH level. It might not do a who GP on a battery, but the LMP doesn't get very far in a tank either. How fast could a car be that achieves a 30-45 minute stint? Let's find out! Wide slicks, really efficient aero, cleverly spec'd electric bits.
Please don't make me put one together myself!