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  1. 375+

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    Horrible.
     
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  2. jpalmito

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    I was absolutely shocked by his accident’s picture.
    No words really.
     
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  3. 11506apollo

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    Should FIA and/or Liberty Media manage to remove Minaco from the calendar, Monaco's Prince should seriously consider hosting an annual F1 car race on the same day as usual but with classic F1 cars
    There are lots of owners whom would race there
    Give them big prizes and donate the money the Principality would have to pay FIA. Make it a big deal and steal the show from Miami's Paking lot and Vegas's instagram influencers.
     
  4. jcurry

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    C5 tires only. All weekend (except for inters/wets as req'd).
     
  5. 375+

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    I have a friend who witnessed the accident.
     
  6. jpalmito

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    Shocking experience I guess ..
     
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  7. Whisky

    Whisky Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Nice idea, but will never happen.
    Because it just won't...
    You want an event when 'all eyes' are on you, even if just a vintage race, it's different
    with the European crowd/rich people/hierarchy.

    If you walk down the street and ask random people to name a Grand Prix race, chances are they will
    say Monaco or Monte Carlo, and not Miami or Vegas - *IF* they can even think of one.
    Even if a not very good RACE, it's still an EVENT that attracts people.

    Remember the CART/IRL split?
    I know what you are suggesting is vastly different, but CART tried to run a race the same day as the Indy 500
    in 1996, ,and it didn't end well...
     
  8. 67bmer

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    Wait - wasn't there a safety car mistake at Miami? I wonder where that trophy is sitting now?
     
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  9. 375+

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    Well it did for Jimmy Vasser?
     
  10. steved033

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    Like the Monaco Historique the week before? Think they'd turn it into goodwood revival?
     
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  12. steved033

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    'MERICA!!!
     
  13. Whisky

    Whisky Two Time F1 World Champ
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    SMH.....
     
  14. Whisky

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    Yes, but again, I also point out that everything a driver does is a button, paddle or switch
    on the steering wheel, with no chance of pressuring a driver into missing a shift, things
    like that don't happen anymore.
    All that junk makes it harder to pass.
     
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  15. johnireland

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    The picture says it all. Go back to the car size of 1990. Period.
     
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  16. Giallo 550

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    Not something I would ever want to see.
     
  17. william

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    Too true.
    The only thing complicated on today's F1 car is the steering wheel, with to many different settings, functions and adjustments possible.
     
  18. 375+

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    And is that driving, is that sport?
     
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  19. Whisky

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    The F1 steering wheel alone today costs more than an entire F1 car and motor did back in the 70's.
     
  20. piolaxo

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  21. Whisky

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    No.
    We should cancel F1 completely (sic)
     
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  22. jpalmito

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    Absolutely !
    Totally ridiculous.
     
  23. Anthony_Ferrari

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    They already do this. The Monaco Historique happens every 2 years and takes place 2 weeks before the Grand Prix. It's a fantastic event that I really enjoyed. However, it will never be as popular as a 'real' F1 race. It's great to see the cars of the past racing, but there is so little at stake. I have no idea if the drivers at the event were awarded points. They were just racing for the glory. This is all very entertaining as a one off, but it's all a bit like the Porsche SuperCup or other support races when you attend a Grand Prix. You pick a car on the formation lap and cheer for it. You have no idea who the driver is and you only care for the duration of the race. Once it's over you don't then follow the driver for the rest of the season.
    All classic racing events are great to attend, but it does feel like the racing is less consequential than a championship event. Also, you see the same cars every year. Nobody is working in the wind tunnel to make their 1973 Tyrell create more downforce!

    Something does need to be done. The F1 race in Monaco has been saved by the weather in previous years. This year there was no rain and no overtaking. I enjoyed every second as I love seeing F1 cars in Monaco, especially when it's a Ferrari in the lead. If I worked for Liberty though I'd be calling some urgent meetings to find a way to allow racing or to replace the race. I hope they do manage to save the race.
     
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  24. swift53

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    Why are F1 cars so long wheelbased, is it speed? Or the abilty for a luggage rack?
    Seriously, aero is it. Railroad tracks, or Scalextric?

    Why was F1 so entertaing it the old days, clearly not to the poor dead pilots...those were real drivers. Ivor Bueb?
    I can just see him having a chat with Stro...nzino after listening to his whining on radio. Pretty sad

    I know my opinion is moot, but this F1 is boring, and all about $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$. Never watch, only a few reprises.
    GPMoto, now, that's fun!

    For us, 25 years ago, short wheelbase was the way to go, and not slowly at all.
    If I can manage to convert my drive in what was the cat's meow in the early '80 from 8mm video to modern whatever,
    I will post it. Amazing...

    Regards, Alberto
     
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  25. GrigioGuy

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    The drivers' feet now have to be behind the front axle, so there's length there. And the power unit is no longer a small engine, but instead an engine and a battery and a turbo and all the remainders of the hybrid systems. And the thing has to carry enough fuel for a full race.

    So they just cannot be as small as they once were.
     

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