Watching F1 on my own

Watching F1 on my own

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garythesign

Original Poster:

640 posts

27 months

Friday 15th March
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I have watched F1 and various other motorsport for 50 years.

I have tried watching with mates but they will not keep quiet during the race.

As I get older, and the cars become quicker, I find it harder to keep track, particularly with pit stops.

Anybody else watch on their own, and happy to do so?

DS240

2,705 posts

157 months

Friday 15th March
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Yep, preferred option!

I can follow it, absorb the info and enjoy without distractions.

Kizmiaz

171 posts

27 months

Friday 15th March
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One of my mates nick name is 'talks through sport'.
Won't be seeing him till Monday.

AllyBassman

496 posts

51 months

Friday 15th March
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Yes,

always try and watch it on my own. Although now I have a toddler, those days are pretty much over for now. :-(

This weekend will be fine though as Quali and the Race are on early!

Joey Deacon

1,437 posts

115 months

Friday 15th March
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On my own, usually watch the first ten laps, fall asleep on the sofa and then wake up with five laps to go.
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Doink

1,204 posts

86 months

Friday 15th March
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Like to be left alone, my mrs has a nasty habbit of finding anything to talk about from how nice her mums hair looked when she had it done 4 days ago to my thoughts on taking the dogs to be bathed at some point next month

TheDeuce

616 posts

5 months

Friday 15th March
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Watch on my own, sometimes with a bit of social media interaction, or on here of course.

Wifey occasionally pays a little attention, asks a few questions, declares it's all bks and then leaves the room smile

It's the thinking mans sport I say!!! - You're a nob, she says... frown

shirt

18,760 posts

140 months

Friday 15th March
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Yes, although not entirely by choice. Sunday is a workday and European races have a 5:10 start time for us here in the UAE which is rush hour/home time/family time. I’m out the office at 4:30 and in the pub by 5, but rarely can any of my interested friends make it.

MitchT

12,274 posts

148 months

Friday 15th March
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Watch it on my own. Used to watch it with a mate but he'd never shut up! Gave up on that after a while. Usually follow the PH thread though it can be tricky if I'm watching a re-run and not the live coverage!

TheDeuce

616 posts

5 months

Friday 15th March
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shirt said:
Yes, although not entirely by choice. Sunday is a workday and European races have a 5:10 start time for us here in the UAE which is rush hour/home time/family time. I’m out the office at 4:30 and in the pub by 5, but rarely can any of my interested friends make it.
That's harsh. And instead of Sunday, you get Friday off I assume? At least you get to see practices and quali biggrin


2 sMoKiN bArReLs

21,858 posts

174 months

Friday 15th March
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'er indoors won't be up 6am tomorrow or 5.10am Sunday biggrin

Turbotechnic

496 posts

15 months

Friday 15th March
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I hate distractions during a race, so always try to watch it on my own.

Simes205

3,138 posts

167 months

Friday 15th March
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I always used to watch on my own or at least in silence.
A 3 and 6 year old stopped that.
Hopefully they won’t be up at 5:45am tomorrow.

ELUSIVEJIM

4,857 posts

90 months

Friday 15th March
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I have been watching F1 as long as I can remember and had some great times watching with my mates. Especially the very early GP's after a night out. Not easy to stay awake after a few in the pub.

Obviously, life can get in the way but just about all of my mates who I would always sit down and watch with religiously are no longer interested in F1. The only one who now does was only watching the highlights and that was at a push.

You would think it was due to them having a family or just too busy but the simple fact is they have lost interest.

If would be great if a bunch of us on Pistonheads lived close and watched the races together but geographically it would be very unlikely.

Now it's a crap free live stream by myself frown

Sheetmaself

3,970 posts

137 months

Friday 15th March
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I’m one of those annoying crap people who its okay when i talk when the racing is on but if someone else does i get mardy.

In my defence i, nah I’m just genuinely a dick about it!

Stan the Bat

4,590 posts

151 months

Friday 15th March
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Turbotechnic said:
I hate distractions during a race, so always try to watch it on my own.
This.

shirt

18,760 posts

140 months

Friday 15th March
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TheDeuce said:
shirt said:
Yes, although not entirely by choice. Sunday is a workday and European races have a 5:10 start time for us here in the UAE which is rush hour/home time/family time. I’m out the office at 4:30 and in the pub by 5, but rarely can any of my interested friends make it.
That's harsh. And instead of Sunday, you get Friday off I assume? At least you get to see practices and quali biggrin
Yeah Friday’s off. Monaco usually falls on a bank holiday though which is nice.

Tbh I make up for it at yas. Not a spectacle for you at home but last year I scrutineered gp3 so watched f1 quali from the FIA pit box apron and the race from the back of a yacht. My mate was in the mclaren pit but at least I had an endless supply of free g&t’s. Hopefully will be on f1 duties this yr

NoddyonNitrous

1,077 posts

171 months

Friday 15th March
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I'm going to Silverstone on my own - does that count?

red_duke

730 posts

120 months

Saturday 16th March
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I have to watch alone as I fast forward through 80% of the race. Assuming I can stay awake.

_Leg_

2,351 posts

150 months

Saturday 16th March
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garythesign said:
I have watched F1 and various other motorsport for 50 years.

I have tried watching with mates but they will not keep quiet during the race.
When I built my garages I included a games room with a big screen with the intention on having a bunch of mates up for each race.

I tried it twice and they just talked all the way through so now I refuse to watch F1 with anyone other than the dog, she knows how to keep quiet. We have a lot of space. :-)

My sons, aged 18 and 21, don't watch as they aren't interested in cars, racing or rallying. I had DNA tests done and it seems they are actually my kids. Bizarre.


Edited by _Leg_ on Saturday 16th March 13:05