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  #2437824 14-Mar-2020 08:56
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MikeB4:

 

On a different note how do folks feel about the notion of Formula 1 being replaced with an expanded Formula E? I for one would be OK with this. It just seems wrong having ICE races when we are trying to save the planet. I know this wont save the planet but it helps drive the message home.

 

 

I wanted to get into Formula E, as yes its EV the way of the future and it also includes many well known drivers. But time and time again it was too boring to me. They race on Indy type street tracks, narrow as. Its not exciting to watch. Ive given it a go a few times. If the tracks were wider, the racers can race, but its just a procession 


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  #2437825 14-Mar-2020 09:01
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tdgeek:

 

 

 

I wanted to get into Formula E, as yes its EV the way of the future and it also includes many well known drivers. But time and time again it was too boring to me. They race on Indy type street tracks, narrow as. Its not exciting to watch. Ive given it a go a few times. If the tracks were wider, the racers can race, but its just a procession 

 

 

I agree about the tracks currently being used but what if the races were being raced on the Formula tracks with the same hype, promotion and investment?


 
 
 
 


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  #2437829 14-Mar-2020 09:10
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MikeB4:

 

tdgeek:

 

 

 

I wanted to get into Formula E, as yes its EV the way of the future and it also includes many well known drivers. But time and time again it was too boring to me. They race on Indy type street tracks, narrow as. Its not exciting to watch. Ive given it a go a few times. If the tracks were wider, the racers can race, but its just a procession 

 

 

I agree about the tracks currently being used but what if the races were being raced on the Formula tracks with the same hype, promotion and investment?

 

 

Yes. I would go with that for sure. I wouldn't even be concerned re extra hype and investment, if the racing is "racing" that's enough for any fan


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  #2437854 14-Mar-2020 10:41
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oh no, no racing till end of May....China, Bahrain, Vietnam all postponed.   


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  #2437857 14-Mar-2020 10:46
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oh no, no racing till end of May....China, Bahrain, Vietnam all postponed.   

 

 

Yep, dont bother filling in the gap with any other sport, everything has pretty much stopped. Not in Australia though for the moment.


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  #2437871 14-Mar-2020 11:01
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I was considering subscribing to Spark Sport but think I will flag that now.

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  #2437873 14-Mar-2020 11:09
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slightly off topic but the cricket last night was so boring. Not having a crowd react to the game made it very odd, felt like a local cricket game. The best i think we can hope for is games or races being held in crowd-less stadiums it will be a very bizarre few months. The far wider impact of this will be felt for years to come. Its really going to suck.


 
 
 
 


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  #2437878 14-Mar-2020 11:27
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langi27:

 

slightly off topic but the cricket last night was so boring. Not having a crowd react to the game made it very odd, felt like a local cricket game. The best i think we can hope for is games or races being held in crowd-less stadiums it will be a very bizarre few months. The far wider impact of this will be felt for years to come. Its really going to suck.

 

 

I watched half of that, I didn't mind it. I did mind Jamieson not playing, dumbest thing ever


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  #2437879 14-Mar-2020 11:28
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MikeB4: I was considering subscribing to Spark Sport but think I will flag that now.

 

Im watching CNN, all sport os pretty much over. Then Sky play a long ad on all the cool sports playing in April!


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  #2437892 14-Mar-2020 12:02
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I’d expect the same for all sports, even NZs favourite rugby.

Can’t see super 12 (or whatever number it’s at now) continuing for long.

Both in terms of flying to international matches, and having people attend those matches in bulk numbers.

Intermediate option is playing without fans in stadium but may move into the games themselves like basketball in America has etc.

Going to be very hard to justify a paid sports subscription service in the short term...

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  #2437959 14-Mar-2020 14:47
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If you need a racing fix, I found this alarmingly addictive viewing.

 





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  #2437960 14-Mar-2020 14:50
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Think that e sports sim racing will take off.

Several F1 drivers already participate in those events from time to time.

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  #2438024 14-Mar-2020 15:41
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kiwifidget:

If you need a racing fix, I found this alarmingly addictive viewing.




I watched this yesterday. Was great. And the Ferrari one.




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  #2438273 14-Mar-2020 20:54
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MikeB4: I was considering subscribing to Spark Sport but think I will flag that now.

 

Tomorrow I'll go online (or on the phone if I have to) and suspend my Spark Sport subscription. I guess March is a loss ($20 wasted! 😒) but if there's no F1 in April or May then I can save $40 there.
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  #2438278 14-Mar-2020 21:21
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I did that earlier, with potentially no EPL or F1 for some time, I have no need for Spark Sport... Suspended just in time as my renewal was tomorrow!


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