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Re: The F1 Thread

Posted: Sat Mar 02, 2024 12:23 pm
by bodacious benny
overseasTOON wrote:
Sat Mar 02, 2024 11:40 am
Bodacious Benny wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2024 11:57 am
I'm not a gamer really, but went to the F1 arcade in Birmingham yesterday and it was really decent - full racing sim experience: https://f1arcade.com/
We've got one in central London and been thinking of booking something with miniOT and a few mates or head off to a go kart track for an afternoon to physically race stuff.

Is the SIM experience good and how long does it last?
It’s a really good experience. You can do a 3 race package or 5 races. We did 3 and it look around 30/35 mins. They’ve loads of tvs showing old races etc too.

Re: The F1 Thread

Posted: Sat Mar 02, 2024 1:47 pm
by ALF
overseasTOON wrote:
Sat Mar 02, 2024 11:40 am
Bodacious Benny wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2024 11:57 am
I'm not a gamer really, but went to the F1 arcade in Birmingham yesterday and it was really decent - full racing sim experience: https://f1arcade.com/
We've got one in central London and been thinking of booking something with miniOT and a few mates or head off to a go kart track for an afternoon to physically race stuff.

Is the SIM experience good and how long does it last?
Not F1 but I went to SIM Motorsport in Gillingham in December. Really good experience. We had a 90 minute endurance race and 30 minute qualifying. Teams of 3 so got about 40 minutes in the seat each. Was a genuine workout trying to battle with the car at times.

Re: The F1 Thread

Posted: Mon Mar 11, 2024 10:37 am
by bodacious benny
This might sound stupid, but I wonder if Verstappen is just bored out of his brain when racing?

He's comfortably quicker than everyone else, including his own team mate. He can do whatever strategy he wants and pit when he wants as he's so far in front. He can manage his pace as he wishes for the entire race. He rarely has to overtake anyone or get into a scrap. He can sit on autopilot for 99% of the time. Don't get me wrong, I'm sure you get a buzz from winning multiple world championships, but it's like playing FIFA on a level that's too easy for you and you just win every match 10-0. It's boring as hell.

Re: The F1 Thread

Posted: Fri Mar 22, 2024 5:18 pm
by bodacious benny
Sargent is s***, but harsh as f*** to give his car to Albon for the rest of the weekend after Albon put his own car into the wall!

Can't recall that ever happening before since I've been watching F1. Obviously they used to have a spare car back in the day, but can't remember a driver having to give his car to a team mate at the expense of him being able to race.

Re: The F1 Thread

Posted: Sat Mar 23, 2024 11:36 am
by overseasTOON
I suppose the only justification is that Albon is more likely to do something in the Williams and with some added luck, maybe get a point.

It is very harsh on Sargent though.

Re: The F1 Thread

Posted: Sun Mar 24, 2024 9:12 am
by bodacious benny
Sainz <applause>

Russell mongs it on the last lap once more <laugh>

Re: The F1 Thread

Posted: Sun Mar 24, 2024 11:39 am
by overseasTOON
Perfect drive by Sainz again and thought that McLaren had a great race as well.

Was happy to see Tsunoda get points on the board.

Alonso/Russell incident seems to be stewards can't 100% state that a brake test happened but Alonso did something unexpected and strange so gets a punishment.

Re: The F1 Thread

Posted: Sun Apr 07, 2024 8:35 am
by bodacious benny
Quite a decent race considering it was another routine red bull win.

Re: The F1 Thread

Posted: Sun Jun 09, 2024 7:29 pm
by bodacious benny
Canada always delivers! Hard to call this.

This is why it’s so bollocks to have so many “money races” rather than going to circuits where we get great racing and challenge the drivers to the fullest.

Re: The F1 Thread

Posted: Sat Jun 22, 2024 3:05 pm
by bodacious benny
Lando! He’s so bloody good - defo got a title in him one day.

Re: The F1 Thread

Posted: Sun Jul 07, 2024 3:41 pm
by bodacious benny
Hamilton winding the clock back!

Back-to-back wins for Merc too.

Perez really is awful, he could actually cost Red Bull the constructors title.