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Indy Car Vs Formula One-F1  
User currently offlineG-KIRAN From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2000, 736 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2476 times:

Which do you prefer?Indy cars or Formula 1?
For me its F1!

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User currently offlineStretch 8 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 2568 posts, RR: 16
Reply 1, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2452 times:

I have been a fan of both for years, having attended races in person on both circuits in the U.S. and Europe. I believe there is more competition in Indycar racing, given the oval and road course venues. The Brazilians are currently dominating Indycar racing, as they did in F1 in the 1980s.

F1 need to be liberated from the grip of Eccelstone. And costs are much too high. Nonetheless, it is the premier racing series. Schumacher is a master. But we need an American in the series. I think NASCAR's Jeff Gordan, or the IRL's Tony Stewart, could be successful. I was glad to see Bobby Rahal cross the pond to run the Jaguar team.



Maggs swings, it's a drive deep to left! The Tigers are going to the World Series!!!
User currently offlineB737-700 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2452 times:


F1 for sure !


User currently offline767-322ETOPS From United States of America, joined May 2001, 324 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2450 times:

NASCAR!!

User currently offline174thFWff From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2451 times:

Formula One, 100 times less hick fans at the races, better sounding cars, and yes it is expensive, so it limits out alot of people who wouldn't be as good in the sport. I love watching it on TV.

Thanks
J.P.


User currently offlineLY744 From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 5536 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2439 times:

I'm an F1 fan, but what I really like about CART and IRL is that there is more competition, it is very hard to predict who will win a race. But, F1 cars are more technologically advanced because of the larger sums of money involved in F1.
Derek Hill is currently competing in F3000, isn't he? So, he is likely to be the first American in quite a few years to compete in Formula1. If he does make it, it will probably make the series more popular in the US.

P.S. Ferrari and McLaren suck!!!

LY744.



Pacifism only works if EVERYBODY practices it
User currently offlineCstarU From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2435 times:

CART and IRL emphasis are on the drivers, while F1 on racing teams.


Hmmm, sounds like Boeing v. Airbus.  Big grin


User currently offlinePendrilsaint From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 685 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2434 times:

CART and IRL ...yep... although F1 does take gobs of money...just isnt the same=P ..but...the comment about Gordon being successful...please..no...anyone but that guy..=P blah...pretty boy

User currently offlineWatewate From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 2284 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2432 times:

It seems to me that there aren't many passes at F1 races.

User currently offlineAlle From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2430 times:

F1!!!!!!

Alexander


User currently offlineLY744 From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 5536 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2430 times:

Yeah, there aren't many overtakes in F1, but it only makes the ones you do see better. Like David Coulthard's pass on Michael Schumacher in the 2001 Brazillian GP.

LY744.



Pacifism only works if EVERYBODY practices it
User currently offlineJoona From Finland, joined May 2001, 1038 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2426 times:

F1 = sucks, you can almost always guess the first three drivers of the race. Cars driving in a line and passing sometimes, never watch it, so damn boring.

CART = God I love this!!!!! Competition, passing, something happening ALL THE TIME. Haven't wathced in a years though  Sad You can only watch it from Eurosport here and it costs $1/month/1 person. We have two people living here, so it would cost 2$/month....what's the point of that? Maybe I should get it  Big thumbs up

Joona  Smokin cool



1740 days idle. Beat that.
User currently offlineCfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2427 times:

Imagine an F1 car being entered at the the Indy 500. The same power, but half the weight!


Differences:
F1 is-
Very hi-tech. This is where you find technologies that make it into street cars 10-20 years later. ABS, Traction Control, Wet tires, clutchless trannies, active suspension, independant suspension, turbochargers, etc. etc. were all pioneered in F1 long before they appeared on the road.

Indy cars, as far as I know, have evolved very little in the past 10-20 years. A little tweaking here and there. But I haven't followed it that closely, so maybe someone can tell me different.

F1 cars are constantly evolving. In the 1980's, turbos were allowed, and these little cars weighing only 1000 or 1200 pounds were producing 1300 to 1400 horsepower during qualifying!!! They had big slick tires, big wings etc. Today, turbos are gone, and their power is limited to around 700-800 hp. Their wing size have been reduced, ground effects have been limited, and slicks are no longer allowed, but todays F1 cars are faster than the ones with all the toys in the 80's.

F1 is geared to road courses. While visually more interesting, it's true that it it makes passing difficult. That's where skill comes to play. On a big banked oval, if you have a faster car, you're going to win. In F1, having a fast car helps, but the driver's skill, and the speed and effectiveness of the support team is critical.

The nice thing about F1 is that it is so varied, and not U.S.-centric. The mentalities and styles between drivers are so different. I used to love to watch drivers like Alain "the Professor" Prost. Always exact, no mistakes, always perfect, and holding the car stable. M. Schumacher is a bit like that. Ayrton Senna was his complete opposite - hanging the car on the ragged edge, and sometimes beyond, winning because he was willing to push himself harder than everyone else. Watching him in a race under heavy rain was amazing - within a few minutes he would have lapped the slower drivers, and would be miles ahead of anyone behind him. I miss watching Senna. In fact, I stopped watching F1 for several years after I saw him die in 1994.

Also F1 races are generally shorter with a maximum 2-hour time limit, and slower because of all the turns. I think 2-3 hours of constant high speed is boring.

IMHO

Charles


User currently offlineDropkick From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 2419 times:

F1 all the way! Mika Häkkinen rules.

User currently offlineNa From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10804 posts, RR: 9
Reply 14, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 2419 times:

Formula 1 is a worldwide legend, CART a local event.
Formula 1 has the big brands, CART has backyard shops.
Formula 1 has the stars, CART the Youngsters and F1-pensioners.
F1-drivers go everywhere, CART-drivers are even afraid of the rain.
A F1-race lasts between 1 1/2 - 2 hours, a CART race longer, but half of it is a boring safety-car-phase.

For me the F1 is the clear winner, because the Focus is on the Drivers AND on the Teams. There maybe less fights, yes, but that is the only drawback. As a Ferrari-Fan, that is a minor drawback.



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