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Have really got into Formula 1, anything else out there just as exciting?

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  • Registered Users Posts: 26 Mr shmar


    I know I am way too late to this, but I cannot back up the above post enough. I don't agree with the ballerina statement fully, it can just as easily be said that road racers are just chancers, which I would also disagree with. I think it falls somewhere in between.

    Having been to multiple races in of various sorts in Ireland and abroad, including F1 in Silverstone one year and a couple of MotoGP races in Spain and Portugal about a decade back, there is something very different about standing on the side of a country road watching bikes fly by- and you can only that experience by going there in person, it's very different from watching vids of it at home. And I definitely stand by the idea of supporting racing in Ireland, there is always something going on at Mondello and the tickets are always cheap.



  • Registered Users Posts: 24,036 ✭✭✭✭Larbre34


    I went to maybe 5 Grand Prix, before I first went to the Le Mans 24 Hours 18 years ago.

    60 cars, 180 drivers, 250,000 fans, concerts, bars, barbecues, all night parties, overtaking in the woods in the pitch dark at 360 km/h. And the noise. I've been back 7 times.

    F1 is for pussies. Get on a ferry to France, Le Mans is on in 4 weeks.



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,049 ✭✭✭gsi300024v


    If you wanted something a bit different.

    This weekend RedBull TV will be showing the 2nd round of the European DriftMasters season.

    It's quite different from the usually motorsports, might not be for purists, but as you are new ish to motorsport you might not have so much closed to it.

    There are 1000bhp cars that are modified from standard looking cars. Lots of engine variety, v8s, turbos, superchargers, nitros.

    Its a knock out style competition top 32, top 16 etc so the excitement builds and skill level towards the finals. They use road tires, but the stickiest ones you can buy, and the set ups are for grip so amazing speeds while going sideways.



  • Registered Users Posts: 3,449 ✭✭✭HBC08


    Wow,that's mad,your first paragraph is exactly the same story as me......to a tee!

    Both myself and the Mrs got into Drive To Survive during lockdown,I was into it a bit in the 90s like yourself following Jordan and now we're going to the Italian GP in September !



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