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  1. #1
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    Default F1 coming to Vegas !

    I'm not sure how big an impact Formula1 motor racing has had so far in the USA but it's a huge global sport/brand and it's coming back to Vegas after many years of trying to get a deal done ! I'm pretty sure that(in true Vegas style) this is going to be a massive event. I hope it doesn't cause too much disruption to our resident Las Vegans !! Its scheduled for November 2023.

    If you want to book a table at a local bar/restuarant, here's the proposed lay out of the track ! ;-)



    Who knows, might see you there !! Haha

    Dave.

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    Default Long Ago and Far Away

    When I was younger and living on the East Coast, I would make an annual pilgrimage to Watkins Glen, NY for the Formula 1 races there. It was an experience to say the least. Jackie Stewart, Stirling Moss, Phil Hill and other racing legends competing in open-cockpit, open-wheeled vehicles on a real road circuit. None of this all-left-turns confined oval nonsense, but real racing. Indeed the track is what makes F1 unique. While there were stands near the start/finish line at The Glen, many fans simply wandered back and forth between the infield and outfield(?) through a tunnel under the raceway and saw the race at different points and from different angles. There were corners such as 'The Toe' where well-timed hard braking rather than simple pedal-to-the-metal was part of finding the best line through. This ain't NASCAR but for those who enjoy racing there are few formats that top F1. If you get a chance, go.

    AZBuck

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    Default They are racing again !

    Jackie Stewart, Stirling Moss, Phil Hill
    Some great historic names there that helped put F1 on the map and at a time when they put their lives on the line everytime they climbed in the cockpit with the limited safety procedures and run off areas todays racers benefit from. I must say that this years new regulations have really shaken things up so far, with closer fought battles and much more overtaking than we have seen in recent years, they are racing again !(The aim was to alter the aerodynamics and get rid of the dirty air that was making it hard for cars to follow and overtake those in front)

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    Default Can you imagine what this might be like?


    Photo credit: formula1.com

    Can you imagine what this might be like.

    Yes, I think we'd better have a significant RTA Contributors viewing section someplace.

    and a bunch more renderings of the Strip here.

    Wow.

    Mark

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    Default Trying very hard to imagine it ! WOW !!

    Very hard to imagine these machines going past the Bellagio at 200mph !! Great image.

    Yes, I think we'd better have a significant RTA Contributors viewing section someplace.
    Now that would be something !

    Dave.

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