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These are great. I watched the 2009 24 Hours of Le Mans live by TV and Internet streaming. Also, F1 is boring now because of the FIA. Formula One in the 1980s and early 90s was much better than any other motorsport.
    
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Seen as a few LeMans onboards were posted - 6 hours of Spa is still going...

908 Onboards from Spa
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F1 hasn't been what it used to be since schumacher and hakkinen I think. Even so, this season is much better, the Pirellis are still really unpredictable, so it seems fairly open as to what can happen. Also means more overtaking!

I got into F1 originally as my dad used to watch it, so started watching when I was about 5. only watched every other race or so til I was about 10, then watched every race since.

For games, Grand Prix 3 and 4 on the PC (they were very good!), then Colin McRae 2 on PC, on to Forza and Colin Mcrae 4 on Xbox 1. Then Forza 2 and 3 on 360, along with the DiRT games (not nearly as good as the original Colin McRae rally games... ), and F1 2010 now (it's not amazing, but online is good fun and it's still the only modern F1 game, so it'll have to do!)
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I've autocrossed and tracked my own cars for a long time. Watching F1, euro road racing/rally etc. also.

I use games that have the actual tracks of the south east like Road Atlanta and Barber Motorsports Park to practice lines.
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nascar 2000 on PS1 then NFS underground2 came out and ive been inlove ever since
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Back in my day sonny, this is what a real racing game was like
i DON'T WHAT THE HELL THAT WAS, but I'm glad I missed it, reminds me of some nintendo game that was a overhead 2D racer odf some type

F1 2010 rocks, they even got the sound right, unlike some PS2 F! game I tired once

Can't wait for F! 2011 from codemasters, I'll pay full price on drop date
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I've autocrossed and tracked my own cars for a long time. Watching F1, euro road racing/rally etc. also.

I use games that have the actual tracks of the south east like Road Atlanta and Barber Motorsports Park to practice lines.
That just reminded me of a bunch of skiing games I had on a commodore 64 when I was 5???
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Seen as a few LeMans onboards were posted - 6 hours of Spa is still going...

908 Onboards from Spa
bad luck for the nº9
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Um, yes he did know "any different". Following many incidents in San Marino Imola in 1994 (the track where he died afterwards) he put pressure on the GPDA to change their safety measures, but he died before it could materialize. And if you actually knew what you were talking about, you'd know that his incident was caused by the stupid engineers putting a bad steering column on the car. While he was gonna take one of the corners at 190MPH, the car didn't want to turn because of the steering column, which then caused massive understeer. The only thing he could do was to apply the brakes for two seconds, slowing down to 130MPH, before hitting a concrete wall, where he had massive injuries and was announced dead at the hospital.

The problem here, as I see it, is that we have people like you that are worried about everything and are not competitive (therefore can't be racing drivers) and people with a complete disregard for security. A better solution for this would've been to add more safety gear to the current cars at the time and to have made the circuits safer. Of course, the morons at the FIA stepped in and massively lowered the cars' horsepower from 1200HP to 800HP, put a lot more downforce on them(which means less over-taking and therefore less competitive driving), and the the car behind will suck in dirty air if it tries to go behind to cut wind resistance. Then, they also implemented stupid crap like traction control and other electronic BS which made who won the race to be determined by computers rather than the drivers' skill. Of course, due to the outcry of some people, many of these have been removed, but we still have problems like the FIA regulating what tyres the teams will use; again, reducing competitiveness for best results. They need to bring back the older cars with newer safety features. This reminds me of the same crap that went down in Group B rally.

/rant
He wouldn't have died if that incident took place in a modern F1 car, which was my whole point. Just like I can't imagine running in NASCAR in the 70's when there was no safety measures whatsoever.

Oh, and I have raced for real before. There's a difference between being scared and simply being aware.

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Shame you just missed out on the $2k the other night. Nice lap though.
Thanks man! Just got too tight and found a tiny bit of wall.
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I started watching racing around the time I bought GT3. Then I bought GT4, Forza, Toca, Forza 2, Project Gothem ect......Then I finally bought the PS3 with the G25 (owned the madcatz then the MS Wheel before that) and played GT5P.

Finally I built another gaming rig (I wasn't into racing games when I previously owned one years before) and bought GTR2 and realized that racing games on consoles are for children. Then bought rFactor, RBR, and now I am doing iRacing.
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