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Mort Canard
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Hello folks,
Another 'murican here from Kansas. Have been seriously following F1 since the battles of Prost/Senna back in the eighties.

I am a retired SCCA flag and comm. worker and have worked a number of pro events but never a F1 race. I have spent a lot of time watching race cars and motorcycles go around the track.
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MB-BOB
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Hello, MB-BOB here. I've followed F1 since the mid 1960's, since Jimmy Clark and Graham Hill first appeared at the Brickyard. I was intrigued with the rear-engine Lotus, and it pegged my interest in learning about F1.

Back then, all we could watch in the US was taped delay broadcasts of the Monaco GP. It was a good showcase then and more or less remains so today.

With the advent of consumer grade recording media (VHS followed by DV-R), I began recording the races in May 1982, the first being the unfortunate weekend in Zolder where Gilles Villeneuve died. With the exception of three races missed due to technical difficulties, etc, I have made it a habit to record every race since.

I live in the Dallas, TX area, USA... home of the one-off (thankfully) and completely forgettable 1984 Dallas Grand Prix. :(

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Welcome to the forum! Sounds like quite the archive you've got yourself there.

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Mod Yellow wrote:Welcome to the forum! Sounds like quite the archive you've got yourself there.
Nowadays, I feel more obligated to record a race than desiring to tape a race... can't break the chain...

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Hey everyone. Happy to be on PlanetF1. I have been watching F1 since 1996 (roughly) & can't wait to share my views on F1 with everyone in here.

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Hi all hope all are well

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Hey all. Have been reading through this forum for a couple of years now daily and thought it was about time I got involved! Look forward to posting and getting involved in a couple of forum games. I'm a McLaren and Fernando Alonso supporter.

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Mod Edit: Should probably have read it before I approved the post

Geckko65
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Hi, newbie here (long time stalker).


Any chance of unlocking my posting power Mods?

Tim4266
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Hello One and All


Been an F1 fan for a long, long time thought it was about to join in the forum.

Tim4266

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Hello Everyone,

Huge F1 fan from Canada. Huge fan of Schumacher, Vettel and Ferrari.

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Thebusinessmuppet wrote:Hello Everyone,

Huge F1 fan from Canada. Huge fan of Schumacher, Vettel and Ferrari.
I like this man already!


Welcome

Racechick
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Hi there,
Im new. I’m just back from Monza. What a race! Has to be one of the best live ones I’ve seen. I was going a bit mad. 😁
Been an F1 fan for ages, attended Silverstone every year since the mid 90’s. Been to a few other races too.
I’m currently a Hamilton fan. :uhoh: I guess I just alienated half the forum? Can’t be helped, I don’t choose my drivers, they choose me. He chose me in 2007 when he was in GP2 . I watched him live at Silverstone that year and again in Istanbul Parc. I was sold!
Before Lewis it was Montoya, and before that Damon Hill. Senna remains a favourite too.
Okay, I’ve rabbled too much already. I hail from the UK and look forward to some good F1 discussions.

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Racechick wrote:Hi there,
Im new. I’m just back from Monza. What a race! Has to be one of the best live ones I’ve seen. I was going a bit mad. 😁
Been an F1 fan for ages, attended Silverstone every year since the mid 90’s. Been to a few other races too.
I’m currently a Hamilton fan. :uhoh: I guess I just alienated half the forum? Can’t be helped, I don’t choose my drivers, they choose me. He chose me in 2007 when he was in GP2 . I watched him live at Silverstone that year and again in Istanbul Parc. I was sold!
Before Lewis it was Montoya, and before that Damon Hill. Senna remains a favourite too.
Okay, I’ve rabbled too much already. I hail from the UK and look forward to some good F1 discussions.

hello & welcome..
Many will be jealous as Monza was quite the race this year
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F1 Racer
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Hi everyone,

I am a new poster on this forum and I look forward to debating F1 topics with you all.

Kind regards

F1 Racer

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Hey there. Been mooching around here for longer than I can remember so decided to take the plunge and contribute, better late than never I suppose. Looking forward to the view from the inside. Cheers.

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This has to be some sort of record... stats say I joined ELEVEN years ago... and this is my FIRST post!! Going to assume the forum was updated / reset sometime with in the last decade or so. Yes, it really has been years since I last logged in.

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Been an F1 fan since the 60s, watching Jim Clark, Bruce McLaren, John Surtees, Graham Hill, Jack Brabham, etc, at Silverstone, my local circuit. Now live abroad and decided to become a member to keep in touch with current events.
Also a great fan of the LeMans race, which I first watched, whilst at school, when Ford were winning it for years.

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Hi!

I've watched F1 since the late '80s, and been lurking for a long time. Then... I finally sorted out the account creation process, so hi.

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Drat!

I was going to make my first post about how I was the first new registration since 19 Sept 2019 but FrogInARaceCar has now ruined that :frown: :-D

I've been interested in most forms of Motor Racing since my parents bought me my first copy of Autosport as a (starting to be) moody teenager in June 1968. That stopped me moaning at a not very exciting visit to Herne Bay one Sunday. Given that Bruce McLaren had just won the Belgian GP in a car with his own name, and given that his initials were similar to mine (different middle one) I was hooked. Naturally, I still have a very soft spot for that marque.

Don't think Max Verstappen will ever be a World Champion. In fact looking at the current (good) crop of drivers, the only one who I can see in that role is George Russell. But he needs a MUCH better car. And I don't see Williams lasting for more than 3 more seasons under the stewardship of the "Money Men" (I'm with Adrian Newey's opinion of that sort of takeover).

Not sure how many times I'll post as life has a habit of getting in the way. 8)

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Welcome Barkilphedro!

And not the first new registration since then - just the first to introduce themselves in this thread :D

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I've been registered here since like forever. Was never keen on Schumacher (Ralf even less than his brother), was pleased when LH won in '08 (looking back, I wish Massa had got it), even more pleased when Button won in '09, and Canada '11 was a bloody brilliant race!

Who do I follow now? Well, Danny Ric is my favourite driver currently, and looking forward to his partnership next year with Lando - McLaren will be a great team to work with next year with those drivers together! Not keen on the likes of Vettel or Verstappen, and that is more down to attitude more than anything else. It's good to see a British driver doing so well, however I think his success has gone to his head a bit (although it's not really surprising I guess!)

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Mod Blue wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 2:50 pm
Welcome Barkilphedro!

And not the first new registration since then - just the first to introduce themselves in this thread :D
I'd guessed :D

Actually I'd been reading these boards for a while before registering and was waiting for the 1st anniversary of the 2019 post before I wrote anything.

Dammit! :lol:
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Hi everyone

I'm very pleased to join planetf1 and really looking forward to discussing our amazing sport with you all.

I'm a long time passionate Ferrari fan and I raced karts during my late teens and 20s. Rotax Max 125 was the series I raced in.

Best wishes RM

Walter White
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Great I finally found this section!
I'm from Switzerland and love F1. Let's see if this forum gives me a positive environment where to discuss about F1.

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Hi I m a new member long time lurker. Happy to be here but not quite sure how things work.

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karas wrote:
Thu May 13, 2021 8:56 am
Hi I m a new member long time lurker. Happy to be here but not quite sure how things work.
Welcome!

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Walter White wrote:
Fri Jan 29, 2021 6:17 am
Great I finally found this section!
I'm from Switzerland and love F1. Let's see if this forum gives me a positive environment where to discuss about F1.
After all these months.....does it? :)

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Hello everyone.

I am a new member and excited to be part of this community. I just recently started watching Formula 1 about a few months ago and I have to say I got hooked quickly. What an unbelievably cool sport!

I have so many questions and I am still learning so many things. I've been reading around this forum for a while now and must say I have learned a lot and I am excited to be joining in the conversation.

I am from Boston, USA but grew up near Zandvoort, the Netherlands. So naturally I am rooting for Max. But to be honest, I like many of the drivers and have a lot of respect for all of them!

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Ron33 wrote:
Fri May 21, 2021 1:38 am
Hello everyone.

I am a new member and excited to be part of this community. I just recently started watching Formula 1 about a few months ago and I have to say I got hooked quickly. What an unbelievably cool sport!

I have so many questions and I am still learning so many things. I've been reading around this forum for a while now and must say I have learned a lot and I am excited to be joining in the conversation.

I am from Boston, USA but grew up near Zandvoort, the Netherlands. So naturally I am rooting for Max. But to be honest, I like many of the drivers and have a lot of respect for all of them!
Welcome, Ron - nice to see more Americans tuning in to the sport! :thumbup:

Looking forward to some of the famous Bostonian directness :]

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Hi All,

New member here from Massachusetts, USA. I started watching F1 in 1998, was a huge Mika Hakkinen fan then. Those days it was hard to watch races in the US, I remember NBCs VS channel started broadcasting them, and not everyone had access to that channel. Thank god ESPN has now made it much easier.

I don't have a favorite driver as such, but I would love to see Ricciardo win some races. I still have a soft corner for McLaren.

I have been browsing these boards for few years now, but just recently decided to start contributing and taking part in these fun discussions and debates in what looks like an exciting season.
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