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cosworth151

“You can search the world over for the finer things, but you won’t find a match for the American road and the creatures that live on it.”
Bob Dylan


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To give

Did I read that right the race starts at 10pm? Or is that
a historic race.

“It’s often said truth is the first casualty of war,”


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Jericoke

Did I read that right the race starts at 10pm? Or is that
a historic race.

No, the race is at 10 PM on Saturday, local time. Historic that it’s starting so late, and on a Saturday.

The time may sound strange, but I guess it lines up with Australian and Japanese race start times, so not especially inconvenient to long time F1 fans… though very inconvenient to most American casual fans.


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To give

So the UK viewers will get a 2am race. And a lousy one
at that

“It’s often said truth is the first casualty of war,”


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Robem64

Isn’t Las Vegas 8 hours behind the UK making it a 6am Sunday start time for UK?

“I’m not a pessimist, I’m an optimist with experience”


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John S

That’s still too early for me, I don’t function properly til 9am. :DD

I’m a real night owl. :-* Mind you I have to fight sleep during build up to some races starting late, so repetitive from talking heads beforehand.

Racing is life – everything else is just waiting. (Steve McQueen)


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To give

Isn’t Las Vegas 8 hours behind the UK making it a 6am Sunday start time for UK?

That’s even worse.

“It’s often said truth is the first casualty of war,”


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cosworth151

That’ll be midnight back here, Dare. Not exactly prime time TV for most Americans. Did somebody at Liberty actually think this was a good idea?

If the race is on Saturday, I wonder how the rest of the weekend will be scheduled.

“You can search the world over for the finer things, but you won’t find a match for the American road and the creatures that live on it.”
Bob Dylan


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Jericoke

That’ll be midnight back here, Dare. Not exactly prime time TV for most Americans. Did somebody at Liberty actually think this was a good idea?

If the race is on Saturday, I wonder how the rest of the weekend will be scheduled.

Bill Pullman explains (language warning):


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willy

All start times aside, I usually watch a recorded version of races when I am available, not live.
I did find it interesting that all 3-day general admission passes include food and non-alcoholic drinks. This is so Vegas, as food is cheap there and used as an incentive in many places.
At least it was when I was last there, waaaay back.


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lkjohnson1950

I haven’t been to Vegas since the last GP there.

Lonny


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Alianora La Canta

Let’s put it this way – I know someone who’s decided to go watch a F1 race in Baku because she’s been priced out of her home city’s race to the point where Baku is cheaper.


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Monty

I’ve done Spa & Hungary because they are cheaper than Silverstone! I could also include Shanghai but it coincided with a business trip so work paid for the flights 😁


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Alianora La Canta

I’ve done Spa & Hungary because they are cheaper than Silverstone! I could also include Shanghai but it coincided with a business trip so work paid for the flights 😁

I’ve also done Hungary due to it being cheaper than Silverstone. (Although given I ended up in psychiatric hospital due to overheating, that may have been a false economy).


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Monty

I’ve also done Hungary due to it being cheaper than Silverstone. (Although given I ended up in psychiatric hospital due to overheating, that may have been a false economy).

It does get crazy hot there! I used to work in Kecskemet (about 25km from Budapest) so was used to it.



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