Formula 1

Formula 1 is the most exciting/intriguing current motor sport in my opinion. (I am a bit of a gear head which you’ll find out if I keep making posts and if “you” whoever “you” are decide to read them…) I think that there a number of reason for why it is the most exciting/intriguing motor sport today. Here are a few that come to mind:

– The drivers race on tracks that have RIGHT handed turns.

– There is a ton of history and prestige within the sport.

– The teams race on tracks around the world in various weather conditions.

– The drivers experience more g’s than a damn astronaut.

– The cars are like spaceships that have been grounded and equipped with wheels.

– The key to a winning F1 car is not just in the driver but rather the entire team including the driver. The pit crew must have blistering fast stop times. The engineer must have all of his maths done accurately. The mechanics must have the car put together in the most precise way. The strategist must always be watching and adapting the teams overall race strategy to try and gain that crucial tenth of a second. Most importantly all of these areas of an F1 team must be cohesive and operate as a unit.

I’ll stop there but if you’d like some actual F1 facts I have found a list:

http://www2.cs.uh.edu/~rekharao/F1.pdf

The whole reason I even got on this subject and thought it worthy of some type is because I very much want to go to the Circuit of Americas. For those of you who do not know this is the new American road course that hosts F1 in the United States. The course is in Austin, Texas and tickets last year were around 1,000 buckaroos. This year I’d like to use what little tax refund money that I receive to go to this race. I was trying to find some ticket prices to see if this little dream of mine could even leave the ground but it turned out to be an exercise in futility. The Circuit of the Americas’s organization has not yet release prices for 2013. I signed up to be notified via email the moment that ticket pricing becomes available but that was the best I can do. I did check else where on the world wide web but didn’t find anything. It seems that for now I wait, save my refund money, and hope that the tickets will be less than 1,000 dollars this year.

Here is a fun video of Vettel putting his foot down at Circuit of the Americas..

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