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Old 26 Mar 2018, 06:26 (Ref:3810811)   #31
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First GP i recall seeing on tv was possibly '79 BGP. I had a few magazines in '81 that had F1 reports but was a passing interest. I was more into BSCC Capri's!

The one that got me going was the '82 BGP at Brands. Then my wider interest kind of exploded from there.

Have to say that it has been diluted by the huge money and technical necessities required nowadays. F1 is more of an old habit than the real passion that it once was for me.
And touring cars? - afaiac it is a disgrace to the name.

So nowadays other than watching F1 on box and having a few people i know working in F1 who know what's actually happening, my main interests are F2, GT3, V8 Supercars and Classic Group 1 and Group A saloons
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Old 26 Mar 2018, 06:50 (Ref:3810816)   #32
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Pretty much what I expected but it shows that if there was a substantial under 25 base then they would have some presence here even in a low traffic site like this. I can't help but think that the average age is quite high and rising all the time and it does not bode well for motor sport in general and F1 in particular.
Look on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat etc etc and I bet you'll find the average age drops as you go down that list.

There are two different questions really that you need more stats to get a clear answer on. Whether the age is related to the platform or the sport.
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Old 28 Mar 2018, 17:51 (Ref:3811557)   #33
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Am still iin my thirtysomething, with thirty years of loyalty behind F1 (bar 1992-93 due to the demise of my father and the fake independence of my brother).
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Old 1 Apr 2018, 06:02 (Ref:3812198)   #34
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Heehee....this is me attendening my first Grand Prix,the 1961 New Zealand International Grand Prix at Ardmore...Moss,Brabham,McLaren,Hill & co.
Thats me Mum hanging on to me and the others are a couple of relatives.Its obviously beer o'clock and hopefully wearing socks in roman sandals wont make a come back...
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Old 1 Apr 2018, 07:34 (Ref:3812209)   #35
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I feel that if we ran a poll to 'Name Your Favourite Driver', this would give a fairly good idea of the age ranges that post here.

For instance; Fangio, Moss, Hawthonn, Ascari would indicate the likes of me 80 years.

Clark, Surtees, G Hill, 60-70ish

Senna, Prost, Mnasell mere children.

Schumacher, Alonso, babes in arms.

I don't think we need to go any further.

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Old 1 Apr 2018, 09:49 (Ref:3812230)   #36
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Age from favourite drivers....okay.

Jochen Rindt,
Jim Clarke,
Pedro Rodriguez,
Ayrton Senna,
Clay Regazonni,
Ronnie Petersen.

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Old 1 Apr 2018, 10:04 (Ref:3812240)   #37
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Heehee....this is me attendening my first Grand Prix,the 1961 New Zealand International Grand Prix at Ardmore...Moss,Brabham,McLaren,Hill & co.
Thats me Mum hanging on to me and the others are a couple of relatives.Its obviously beer o'clock and hopefully wearing socks in roman sandals wont make a come back...
And a c1956 Vauxhall Velox?
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I suppose starting work at 15 in 1962 at Alan Frasers garage got me interested in "competition" cars as it had a "Comps Department".
Back then it was a Rootes Group main agent and they used to be involved in Rally and race cars using mainly Sunbeam Rapiers and Alpines and later Imps.
They would do the Monte Carlo as well as big circuit races like the 6hr at Brands.
When I was old enough to get a motor bike licence I would go to meetings at Brands and Chrystal Palace to see all the top line drivers of the day perform in various types of cars at the same meeting BRILLIANT !!
I think that Sunday opening of shops and huge shopping centres open all hours started to make an impact on the crowds as up to then there was not a lot to interest people and it was a release to their working week.
The fact that it was "dangerous" certainly attracted crowds as well !
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Age from favourite drivers....okay.

Jochen Rindt,
Jim Clarke,
Pedro Rodriguez,
Ayrton Senna,
Clay Regazonni,
Ronnie Petersen.

We only agree on Pedro, in 1970 he won the Belgium Grand Prix at some 149.92 mph the fastest race to date. Still in the top ten I believe.

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Old 1 Apr 2018, 14:40 (Ref:3812309)   #40
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We only agree on Pedro, in 1970 he won the Belgium Grand Prix at some 149.92 mph the fastest race to date. Still in the top ten I believe.
And in what car bauble?
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Why a BRM ......... of course.
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Ronnie. Got to be Ronnie. Lotus 72, Tyrell P34, Lotus 78/9, BMW saloon car. Pure gold.

And that dates me. It was watching Ronnie on the BBC news that introduced me to F1. I'd grown up with it of course, being from a petrol head family, but 1973 brought it to my consciousness. I remember the item about his first ever win (at last!) at the French GP like it was yesterday, and the shot they showed of the Lotus 72 really inspired me.

And now the main 10/10 Forum I inhabit is Historic Racing Today, where the same cars are cropping up. Ah the privilege of getting old I suppose.



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Ronnie. Got to be Ronnie. Lotus 72, Tyrell P34, Lotus 78/9, BMW saloon car. Pure gold.

And that dates me. It was watching Ronnie on the BBC news that introduced me to F1. I'd grown up with it of course, being from a petrol head family, but 1973 brought it to my consciousness. I remember the item about his first ever win (at last!) at the French GP like it was yesterday, and the shot they showed of the Lotus 72 really inspired me.

And now the main 10/10 Forum I inhabit is Historic Racing Today, where the same cars are cropping up. Ah the privilege of getting old I suppose.



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Funny old cars. Never did like them that much.

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I'm 38 and was 26 when I created this account - there was another one before this one, though.

The first F1 season I watched fully was 1997 but I was still mostly into Nascar at that time. Speedvision and the internet opened up a whole new world to me.
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