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On some PS1 demo disc there was a F1 demo of maybe 2 laps, I loved that...

Couple of years later I got cableTV and immediatly got hooked on the most technologically advanced cars and racing on Earth..F1, I sure miss the screams of a 3.5L V10

Around that time I played the N64 F1 game that was great

At some point played 1 of the Need For Speeds, it was fun, but only cartoon physics/racing

So then I got into Gran Truismo 3,4...loved them, later owned GT4

Then on my own PS2 I had some F1 game, but for some reason was too lazy to learn it...then my PS2 broke of course, I never even got to play once some of the games I was sitting on

No video game racing until now 4 years later and I have this beast rig and got F1 2010 and a dual analog controller 2-3weeks ago....loving it so far, I'm about to start the Monaco weekend

I'm still about 8-10s off the pace at all tracks so far, and all 24ths and 1 22nd so far, but thats just the learning curve, I did pretty good in the past

In real life driving I pushed it to crazy limits a few times considering the cost of car replacements...this land needs a proper track
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Man I just got back from watching Fast 5 and it was ******* epic. Makes me want to play NFS:S2 or something
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Nascar 1 on the PC.
Side note I had to upgrade ye olde pentium 1 rig from 4 MB to 24 MB of RAM to run Nascar 2.

Took a huge break from anything racing related since nobody I knew was really ever into it. Picked up iRacing and a wheel in Jan. and haven't look back. Much fun!
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In F1 2010, I just tried my 1st ~5-6 laps of Monaco since GT4 and they had it in there as Monte Carlo in the license test

The 1st 2 laps were crazy, I just tip toed around, never realized the undulations in the road like in the tunnel

Good lord, and people do that in real life like this

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Been following F1 since the Senna days, have always been into cars/motorsports. My uncle was a big rev head, and was always watching racing when I was a kid, so I guess it just rolled on from there.
 
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I grew up around engines and racing, so it was only natural my first games were racing games. I remember having to ditch an S3 video card and install an ATI Rage 128 of some sort because it wouldn't run Formula 1 2001. Even now I'm still a sucker for a driving game. I bought F1 2010


BTW: Anyone who's looking to get that game, don't. Just get GRID and imagine the Formula 3000 cars are F1 cars. You'll get a better product.

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In F1 2010, I just tried my 1st ~5-6 laps of Monaco since GT4 and they had it in there as Monte Carlo in the license test

The 1st 2 laps were crazy, I just tip toed around, never realized the undulations in the road like in the tunnel

Good lord, and people do that in real life like this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vEszqHAq7HM
Blah. He's got power steering, a flappy-paddle gearbox and aerodynamics that would make NASA wet themselves helping him along.

Want something amazing? Check this out. No power steering. No flappy paddles. No aero to speak of. Just a lot of pure skill and some balls of steel.

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NASCAR series on PC, played them all from 1-2003.
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Been following F1 my entire life! Had racing games forever lol. Nascar Racing to the old Indy Car racing!
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the old Indy Car racing!
Ah, the golden days when a game would fit onto three floppy disks..
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NASCAR series on PC, played them all from 1-2003.
This!
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Ah, the golden days when a game would fit onto three floppy disks..
And this!


Now I'm into iRacing and do pretty well for myself. Led to a legit job as well as friendships with a few NASCAR drivers.
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