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I know, and it's a damn shame Ford quit! The Ford Cosworth DFV in Formula 1 and the DFX in CART was a force to be reckoned with from 1968 to 1987. Ford can do it again! With the the new rule changes in Formula 1.. Now's the time @Ford Motor Company check out this article with a sweet video I found.. Oh the good ol' days!

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Yepper, I've been to Indy back in like 2001, 2002, and 2003 and was there when Michelin screwed up their tires and those with Michelin tires couldn't race. Also, I've been to one Montreal once.

Anyway, it's been a great season so far and the title competition is pretty intense!
 
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Yepper, I've been to Indy back in like 2001, 2002, and 2003 and was there when Michelin screwed up their tires and those with Michelin tires couldn't race. Also, I've been to one Montreal once.

Anyway, it's been a great season so far and the title competition is pretty intense!
What year did you go to Montreal? That circuit always seems to have the BEST races every year. Love that race and hope to go one day
 

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I used to only watch NASCAR, but I got interested in F1 when Shumacher and Ferrari were dominating the sport. I have an appreciation for the technicality of F1. Not to say NASCAR is not just as technical, F1 is just different and a lot of Cup fans are not into it. I enjoy all of the tracks F1 races on as well. I have wanted to go to the F1 race at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin. Maybe a road trip when I get my Bronco.
 

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What year did you go to Montreal? That circuit always seems to have the BEST races every year. Love that race and hope to go one day
I'm guessing like 2005-2007.
 
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Anybody going to the race this weekend? I've been following F1 since I've been a kid but I've never been to a race, never had the money, but I finally get to go! Anyone else going?
 

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Anybody going to the race this weekend? I've been following F1 since I've been a kid but I've never been to a race, never had the money, but I finally get to go! Anyone else going?
I went to the inaugural race at COTA in 2012, it was a great time!

The track is not as close to Austin as it sounds, if you take a pay-for-time taxi it will get expensive very quickly. The final few miles are a narrow 2-lane road that is a parking lot. Get a fixed-fee delivery or some hotels are offering shuttles to the track, take them up on that!

Suggest you plan on arriving at least an hour before the gates open. But at least you'll already be used to Texas insane winter temperatures. I was melting as temps were in the upper 90's (our normal temps are 50-55 degrees this time of year).

Hope to see some pics!!!!!
 
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I went to the inaugural race at COTA in 2012, it was a great time!

The track is not as close to Austin as it sounds, if you take a pay-for-time taxi it will get expensive very quickly. The final few miles are a narrow 2-lane road that is a parking lot. Get a fixed-fee delivery or some hotels are offering shuttles to the track, take them up on that!

Suggest you plan on arriving at least an hour before the gates open. But at least you'll already be used to Texas insane winter temperatures. I was melting as temps were in the upper 90's (our normal temps are 50-55 degrees this time of year).

Hope to see some pics!!!!!
We got an airbnb about 20 minutes from COTA and got parking passes so we don't have to mess with taxis or uber.

About the weather... yes, as a Native Texan I am very familiar with Octobers in Texas. I'll be taking an array of clothing but we should be mid-80s, which is absolutely gorgeous weather around here.

And you're definitely going to see some pics. Photography is kind of a hobby of mine and I went out and got myself a new lens just for this occasion. I usually do landscapes and look for light and color, this will be my first dive into action photography so no promises on good photos but I've been practicing on my dogs 😂
 

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I used to only watch NASCAR, but I got interested in F1 when Shumacher and Ferrari were dominating the sport. I have an appreciation for the technicality of F1. Not to say NASCAR is not just as technical, F1 is just different and a lot of Cup fans are not into it. I enjoy all of the tracks F1 races on as well. I have wanted to go to the F1 race at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin. Maybe a road trip when I get my Bronco.
Late to the thread but I have been a fan of all types racing. Grew up on Fireball Roberts, John Fitch, Lee Petty, Wood brothers, etc. Even became an early fan of SCCA due to kindergarten classmate Bobby Rahal's dad Mike and his RHD Lotus he drove on street and track
 
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Got some decent shots today. My camera and phone are currently having relationship issues and I didn't bring a laptop but was able to get a few off the camera.
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