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Old 2 Aug 2020, 00:37 (Ref:3992191)   #76
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Aren’t they all uninteresting races?

That could be the title of the thread.
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Aren’t they all uninteresting races?
That sounds interesting.
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Old 2 Aug 2020, 02:03 (Ref:3992194)   #78
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Well would probably not go that far but it does look like we are going to have two races, lewis v bottas and then everyone else in their own race for third
Watching Bottas take on Lewis is a bit like watching a fight between a german shepherd and a chihuahua.
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Old 2 Aug 2020, 04:20 (Ref:3992201)   #79
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Watching Bottas take on Lewis is a bit like watching a fight between a german shepherd and a chihuahua.
Yup, because Lewis was so much faster on the preferred race tires than Valteri was today. Or did you not watch any part of practice and the first 2 rounds of quali?
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Old 2 Aug 2020, 08:52 (Ref:3992227)   #80
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Disappointing that Russell has a five place grid penalty, but those are the rules. But it seems Williams can't catch a break atm
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Old 2 Aug 2020, 09:32 (Ref:3992233)   #81
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People used to same the same with Rosberg vs Lewis. Nico was clearly not on Lewis level. And then he dug really deep and pulled out a World freaking Championship.

Bottas has managed some excellent performances too. He can do it. It's whether or not he can dig as deep as Nico did.
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Old 2 Aug 2020, 09:57 (Ref:3992237)   #82
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Well let us hope Valteri can find something and make a race of it, if he can beat Lewis then there is hope for the championship, if not i fear interest will slowly ebb away and F1 will suffer.
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Well let us hope Valteri can find something and make a race of it, if he can beat Lewis then there is hope for the championship, if not i fear interest will slowly ebb away and F1 will suffer.
I never understand this attitude. In virtually all other forms of sport when you see an athlete or team on top of their game, showing mind blowing skills, they are celebrated....in F1 people somehow think it’s boring?

Surely we should be in utter admiration and celebrating the best driver of this generation and the best engineers in Motorsport right now.
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Old 2 Aug 2020, 11:39 (Ref:3992263)   #84
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Because F1 is not a real sport, at least not in the eyes of many.

"They just drive cars around the track!"
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And footballers just kick a ball around a field. Tennis players just hit a ball back and forth. Darts players just throw little missiles at a board. Rugby players just carry an egg about. Runners, literally, just run.

Every sport sounds stupid and non-sport like when you deliberately dumb it down into simple language.
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Im pretty excited for the race!
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Unfortunately all sports have to live in the real world these days, if they are not entertaining they do not attract audiences, if they do not do that they do not get sponsors and gate money and if they do not do that they they slowly die. Domination of a sport by one person/car/team etc is ok short term but never good long term.
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And footballers just kick a ball around a field. Tennis players just hit a ball back and forth. Darts players just throw little missiles at a board. Rugby players just carry an egg about. Runners, literally, just run.

Every sport sounds stupid and non-sport like when you deliberately dumb it down into simple language.
I think its because you can actually see the effort during the performance of a runner, a football player, etc. while a F1 driver is pretty much hidden away inside a cocoon with only a helmet and occasionally some hands to be seen, the cars themselves look like they ride on rails as well.

I think this is also why F1 in the past had looked so interesting, because you could actually see the drivers struggling inside their cars while the cars themselves seemed to be alive, bucking, oversteer, understeer, powerslides, etc.

Plus the enormous disparity between one team and the rest doesn't help either.
In other sports it's usually because one athlete/team found a way to use PED's that are not yet traceable.


But that's another discussion.
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Pretty sure sponsors gravitate towards the dominant athletes.

Long term i suspect more people watch the sport because they once loved,admired, followed that person who dominated.

For me i cant saw i watch sports because everybody was average.
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In other sports it's usually because one athlete/team found a way to use PED's that are not yet traceable.


But that's another discussion.
If you truly believe that then maybe sports isnt your thing?
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