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Have you ever been to a Formula 1 race?

Discussion in 'F1' started by kizdan, Mar 29, 2004.

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Have you ever been to a Formula 1 race?

  1. Yes, have been to a race.

  2. Yes, have been to more than 1 race.

  3. No, never been to a race, but would like to go.

  4. No, never been to a race, and have no desire to.

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  1. kizdan

    kizdan F1 Veteran

    Dec 31, 2003
    5,283
    USA
    Full Name:
    Dan
    Have you ever been to a Formula 1 race?

    I've seen 8 or 9 races, all in Montreal (my hometown). I saw 8 races leading up to the year that Senna was killed, and then had little desire to ever return. I did end up going again, when Hill and Villeneuve were paired on the Williams team, but only because I had won the tickets.

    I would like to go see a race again, perhaps in Indianapolis. I would also like to go to Malasia, Monza, and my all-time favorite Belgium.
     
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  3. Hubert

    Hubert F1 Rookie

    Jan 3, 2002
    2,642
    The Left Coast
    Yah, I was @ the 2003 monaco GP. Great deal of fun.
     
  4. BigTex

    BigTex Seven Time F1 World Champ
    Rossa Subscribed Owner

    Dec 6, 2002
    74,351
    Houston, Texas
    Full Name:
    Bubba
    I saw the first F1 at Indy. Great feel of history to the place.

    I had such a good time I knew I'd never repeat it, so I never went back!

    Of course we had CART here in Houston for the next four years, so I was busy!

    1998 Texaco Grand Prix of Houston, Racing for Children Sprint
    Alan Leach - Pole Position Qualifier
    Alan Leach - Winner

    1999 Texaco Grand Prix of Houston, Racing for Children Sprint
    Alan Leach - Pole Position Qualifier
    DNF- Throttle, clutch
     
  5. Bertus

    Bertus Formula 3

    Mar 1, 2004
    2,099
    Belgium
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    Bert S
    I often go to the circuit of Francorchamps not only for F1 and i just love it !
    It was there i saw my first F1.
    Last year i felt really bad that Francorchamps was not on the F1 calendar but this year i'll be there , no doubt !!
    To compensate i went to the Nürburgring for F1 but it wasn't the same

    Francorchamps RULES !! :)
     
  6. beast

    beast F1 Veteran

    May 31, 2003
    8,965
    Lewisville, TX
    Full Name:
    Rob Guess
    I have been to every USGP in Indy and Phx Also been to 76 german GP and the 98 Canadian GP.
     
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  8. Bill Sawyer

    Bill Sawyer Formula 3

    Feb 26, 2002
    2,108
    Georgia
    I've been to over two dozen GPs. At Watkins Glen, Mosport and Detroit.
     
  9. Kevallino

    Kevallino Formula 3

    Feb 10, 2004
    2,248
    Los Angeles
    Full Name:
    Kevin
    Been to Melbourne F1 twice - '98 and '99. Both years competing in the Dutton Grand Prix Rally in a (gasp!) 1989 Mustang (see http://mustangs.harmonic.org/8990/kh89.html ) As the GP Rally is one of the support events for the F1 race, we got to do parade laps around Albert Park - can't even begin to describe how cool it is to go past the Start/Finish line and main grandstands on an F1 track.... I have pix but in storage (as is the car) in Sydney.
     
  10. Maximo_Tifoso

    Maximo_Tifoso Karting

    Jan 8, 2004
    222
    Houston TX
    I've been to all four indy races thus far. Too bad I won't be able to attend this years race....
     
  11. Gary(SF)

    Gary(SF) F1 Rookie

    Oct 13, 2003
    3,637
    Los Altos Hills, CA
    Full Name:
    Gary B.
    Attended every Long Beach F1 (as well as every CART).

    Monaco 1973

    Silverstone 1991
     
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  13. PSk

    PSk F1 World Champ

    Nov 20, 2002
    17,673
    Tauranga, NZ
    Full Name:
    Pete
    Cool I want to do that event in my Alfa one day. Does it still happen?

    Anyway, been to 1 Adelaide and 2 Melbournes.

    Pete
     
  14. Gatorrari

    Gatorrari F1 World Champ
    Silver Subscribed

    Feb 27, 2004
    14,190
    Georgia
    Full Name:
    Jim Pernikoff
    Not to blow my horn too loudly, but here's my GP history:

    Watkins Glen - 75, 76, 77, 78, 80

    Long Beach - 79, 80

    Montreal - 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 98, 01

    Detroit - 87, 88

    If you notice my participation dropping in recent years, it is due to: increased prices (tickets and lodging); less pleasant-sounding cars (that all sound alike); more restricted access around the track; and much improved TV coverage.

    I planned to go back to Montreal this year, but the lodging prices were prohibitive. If I ever go to another GP, it will probably be at another venue. (My first choice? Monza!)
     
  15. Gilles27

    Gilles27 F1 World Champ

    Mar 16, 2002
    13,337
    Ex-Urbia
    Full Name:
    Jack
    Long Beach '82
    Austria '83
    Hockenheim '83
    Detroit '84
    Montreal 85, 93-Present

    I'm still really on the fence with what to do this year. With only a week between Montreal and Indy, I'm leaning towards staying home and then going to Indy. It will be real hard not being in Montreal, but definitely a LOT cheaper. Plus, we've lost almost $.10 on the exchange rate, so even more expensive. Although, it's also hard to break tradition. We'll see.

    My wife and I are considering a European trip this year, and she's all for including a race, so maybe Spa. That would be awesome.
     
  16. Kevallino

    Kevallino Formula 3

    Feb 10, 2004
    2,248
    Los Angeles
    Full Name:
    Kevin
    Pete - Yep, it is still on. Now run by Octagon Motorsports, who also put on the Targa Tasmania (I want to run this so badly.....!) There are news stories for this year and back to 2000 at http://www.grandprix.com.au/cars/news/news_list.asp?zoneID=6

    Do it - really good event. Sir Jack was running the first year I went - met his boy Geoff the next year, plus Jim Richards...etc. Fun to be a part of the whole F1 thing, too.

    Cheers
    Kevin
     
  17. rsrx

    rsrx Karting

    Dec 11, 2003
    59
    Encinitas, CA
    Full Name:
    Alphonse
    My wife and I went to the 2003 USGP as a 1 year anniversary gift to each other. I got to meet and take pictures with the Ferrari Girls. WOW!! ;-)

    She got her pictures with some of the Jordan Crew, Justin Wilson, and Alan McNish ( he is a very nice person).

    Next is the 2005 Canadian GP (if its held in 2005) and another USGP.
     
  18. Gilles27

    Gilles27 F1 World Champ

    Mar 16, 2002
    13,337
    Ex-Urbia
    Full Name:
    Jack
    Post some pictures if you can.
     
  19. WJHMH

    WJHMH Two Time F1 World Champ
    Silver Subscribed

    Sep 5, 2001
    22,699
    Panther City, Texas
    Full Name:
    Preferred Pronouns: Lord/Master
    My first & so far only F1 race was the Dallas Grand Prix in 1984. took a ton of pics, I need to have them put on a CD & post them.
     
  20. moretti

    moretti Four Time F1 World Champ
    Lifetime Rossa

    Nov 1, 2003
    48,382
    Australia
    Full Name:
    John
    Kev,

    Lots of people do it badly, :) you need to do it good(ly) :)

    I'm waiting for my boy to be old enough to do it with me in whatever Fcar I have at the time.

    btw having done Monza GP in 89 I highly recommend that if you are an Fcar tifosi you MUST do at least one Monza or San Marino
     
  21. joopjoldersma

    joopjoldersma Formula Junior

    Dec 6, 2003
    364
    Holland
    Full Name:
    Joop Joldersma
    Yes I have.

    In older days Zandvoort (Holland), Watkins Glen (USA), Mosport (Canada) and Mont-Tremblant (Canada).
    In more recent years Nurburgring (Germany) and Indianapolis (USA).

    Joop
     
  22. Anthony_Ferrari

    Anthony_Ferrari Formula 3

    Nov 3, 2003
    2,187
    Sheffield, UK
    Full Name:
    Anthony Currie
    Monza - 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03
    Britain - 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03
    Spain - 99, 00, 02
    Imola - 03

    I think that's it!
     
  23. tifosi12

    tifosi12 Four Time F1 World Champ
    Lifetime Rossa Owner

    Oct 3, 2002
    46,963
    @ the wheel
    Full Name:
    Andreas
    Hockenheim 79
    Brands Hatch 80
    Hockenheim 81
    Monaco 83
    Monaco 84
    Montreal 93
    Interlagos 97
    Monza 98
    Indianapolis 00, 01, 02, 03
    Imola 03
     
  24. Wolfgang5150

    Wolfgang5150 F1 Rookie

    Oct 31, 2003
    4,702
    Watkins Glen - 1976,1977,1978,1979, 1980
    Montreal - 1996, 1999, 2003
    Indy - 2000, 2001

    On the to-do list - Monaco (Good one for the wife); Monza; Spa (only if it's overcast & damp - very reminiscent of the Glen in the fall!)

    Honestly F1 needs to revert back to the schedule of the fifties - a race in the Carribbean!

    Montreal is truly a great place for the race - very cosmopolitan city and picturesque track location......................
     
  25. GeorgW

    GeorgW Karting

    Jan 31, 2004
    102
    Germany
    Full Name:
    Georg
    3 times Monaco
    2 times Hockenheim
    1 time Buenos Aires

    Monaco is the greatest !
     
  26. gary308gtb

    gary308gtb Rookie

    Oct 9, 2003
    41
    Formula races I have watched : Malaysian G.P. 2001, 2004
    (Super Hot ! - the weather I mean), U.S. Grand Prix - Indianapolis 2001
     
  27. ross

    ross Three Time F1 World Champ
    Silver Subscribed Owner

    Mar 25, 2002
    32,765
    houston/geneva
    Full Name:
    Ross
    i went to my first formula one race in 1973 (monaco), and have been going to 1-2 every year since.
     
  28. matkat

    matkat Formula 3

    Mar 18, 2003
    1,840
    Scotland
    Full Name:
    Dave McGuire
    Donnington 1993 grand prix of Europe Ayrton Senna won but can"t remember any other finishers or places weather was awful and vowed only to go back to one in Britain if facilities were improved(not been back yet!)
     

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