How many Grand Prix have you watched?

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Sutton
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How many Grand Prix have you watched?

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Worked out as 456.
From British GP of 1993, until 2 days ago.

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Never counted, but I remember first one very good. 1994 Adelaide... Schumacher introduced me to the sport with his epic move on Damon Hill :) Didn't watch regularly mostly during Schumacher Ferrari and Vettel Red Bull era as it was too boring, but for sure there is few hundreds on the counter.

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First for me was 1985 European GP at Brands Hatch. Mansell's first win too.

Missed a few between then & now mostly due to time zone issues & work clashes.

Say 33 yrs, maybe watched 550 odd GP's.
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First race attended was the 1964 British GP. About the same time we got our first television so started watching from about that time. Although from memory it was only the British and Monaco races that were shown in full. The rest were shown late evening for about 20-40 minutes. Missed a few years mid 70s, and again for a few years when Alonso was winning championships. So if we count the edited highlights package from the 60s and early 70s, I'd guess about 700-750?

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First race I probably viewed on TV was late 90's early 00s. I wasn't fully sucked into the sport until I went to my first race at Silverstone. I can still feel the shaking the V10 Williams gave me. Became a JPM fan that day. I rarely miss a race and I think from about 2005/6 I have missed maybe 10 races being generous. With smart phones and now I have Sky Sports on my phone I rarely miss a session. Doesn't matter if I am at work or a wedding. I'll catch it on my phone at the very least

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Early 1994, and don't think I've missed more than two races in that time.

So, well over 400
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I'm not sure I would be able to count. I originally started 'watching' F1 back in the late 80s. I was born in 1986 and my parents would sit me down in front of the TV when the F1 was on because it was apparently something that shut me up for an hour and a half :lol: and as I've said on here in the past, it's actually one of my earliest memories. But it has always made it difficult to know when I stopped just being sat in front of the TV when F1 was on and actually started vaguely understanding it, if that makes sense? I definitely had some comprehension of what was going on by the mid-90s, and I recall producing a project for school based on the 1998 F1 season, so by that point I was watching every race. But as it has been a part of my life for literally as long as I can remember, it's difficult to say exactly when I would've really known what was going on. Possibly 93 or 94.
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Thought this would be how many GP's have you attended, I know I definitely started watching every GP from 1984, I watched before that but can't remember if it was every one, also does it count if you didn't watch all the race because back when I first started watching they didn't show all the race?
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Everything from the late 80s to now basically. I also saw a lot of the mid 80s on tape.

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I couldn't provide an accurate figure but I started at around 1975-1976 when I was 2-3 years old being as my mom's uncle was a huge F1 fan and watched all the races on his beige RCA TV,
and I was always with him. There was a stint here and there where races were simply not televised in the states, but ESPN began airing the races somewhere in 1991-1992-ish and then came along SPEEDVISION!… and thankfully, I've not missed a race since. Oh how I miss SpeedVision!…

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Earliest memory of F1 is watching a bit of Brazil '94, first full race was Adelaide '94, fostering a lifetime's worth of angst against Schumacher :twisted:

Not missed too many since then, watched the British GP twice in the flesh too. Will certainly go to a few more as I get older and the kids aren't such a money drain, Spa is deffo on the bucket list, and my best friend has ties to Hungary so i'd like to go there one year with him too.
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2002 Spanish Grand Prix was the first one. That works out to be 314?

I have missed a few in that time, but I always watch the full race back again.

I have horrible luck. Almost every single race I ever miss turns out to be a classic or at least a memorable race.

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I've watched easily 400+ but I am not as bothered watching them live so much anymore, I probably only watched half of this season's races live. When I don't watch them live, I find myself fast forwarding through the parts of the race where I can tell that not much is happening, or is going to happen, over the next few laps or so.

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The earliest I can remember would have been around 1984, Mansell in Dallas - and barely missed one since.

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I watched avidly from 1994

Mentally switched off 2002-ish to 2006

Watched avidly from 2007 until now

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90% of them since 1991.

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KingVoid wrote:I have horrible luck. Almost every single race I ever miss turns out to be a classic or at least a memorable race.
Ditto! Started watching Australia 2003 and the only race I missed from then to about 2014 was Hungary 2006. Judging by my user name, you can imagine why I was irate at that. :lol:
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