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Rhamdev Rhamii - Unregistered

November 11, 2012 1:13 PM

I think this event will be most exciting event and entertaining from that perspective. The winner is open to all drivers, mmaybe not Lowiss if he crashes agianst the barrier again one more time.

Alan - Unregistered

November 11, 2012 6:47 PM

Cant see it being a success, the track is in Texas, thats nascar country, the locals will see a race car turning right for the first time in their lives, be confused and leave the circuit in their droves

renegade - Unregistered

November 11, 2012 7:43 PM

The advantage this track has is that it is close to Mexico, even if the US fans don't embrace it the Mexicans will. They have a driver to follow, possibly 2 next year, and they do have a passion for F1. They are also closer to the track than most Americans so I reckon the race will be a success regardless.

As to whether it will bring in US fans is a different matter, that probably hangs in the balance and depends on how exiting the eacing actually is on the track. we won't know that for another week yet.

renegade - Unregistered

November 11, 2012 8:52 PM

The advantage this track has is that it is close to Mexico, even if the US fans don't embrace it the Mexicans will. They have a driver to follow, possibly 2 next year, and they do have a passion for F1. They are also closer to the track than most Americans so I reckon the race will be a success regardless.

As to whether it will bring in US fans is a different matter, that probably hangs in the balance and depends on how exiting the eacing actually is on the track. we won't know that for another week yet.

zoomboy

November 12, 2012 1:33 AM

I think there is a fan base for F1. I live in Southern California and the Long Beach Grand Prix did well as an F1 event, until the stockholders wanted to make their investment back. This forced race founder Chris Pook to dump F1 beacause of the up front cost, and switch to CART, and now Indy Car.I also agree that an American Team and/or American drivers would help. Maybe Dan Gurney's All American Racers will find the funding to get back in F1.

Ptolomy - Unregistered

November 12, 2012 9:18 AM

The Mexican fans coming to Austin will total about 110. There are great distances involved. A border crossing and a great deal of money for food, fuel, lodging, and race tickets. These things are beyond the means of 99% of Mexicans. Even the ones living right on the border. Mexico's population center is over a thousand miles away near Mexico City. Even if Perez wins the championship next year, there will still be only a few Mexicans at the race.

Ptolomy - Unregistered

November 12, 2012 9:25 AM

There won't be an American F1 team anytime soon. Bernie's "USF1 Fiasco" showed us his intent. If we can't do any better than Scott Speed, then we need to just leave well enough alone anyway. Bernie has a great deal of animosity for Americans and just wants to make a mockery of any US involvement in F1, hence Scott Speed and the stillborn USF1 Team.
But Bernie just LOVES the $ that pours in from US contracts associated with F1.
I think we just need to watch, enjoy and learn how the British and Europeans do it!

piercarlogassolini - Unregistered

November 12, 2012 10:10 AM

I have no reason to hope US GP is a success although if it sustains jobs that's a good thing.

As a predominently armchair viewer of motorsport (and 100% armchair viewer of F1 now) I actually have no interest in where the races are, other than the classic tracks. To me, Malaysia=China=Singapore etc etc, I'm only bothered about whether there will be a good race or not and I wasn't even aware that last weeks race WAS in India until half-way through. Why does it matter?

venomousnsx - Unregistered

November 12, 2012 3:46 PM

I am not entirely positive that Austin is ready this year. Compared to other venues we are just a lil hick town in Texas...capitol of Texas notwihstanding... I am concerned that we do not have enough to offer yet. If this year is a success, perhaps we can accommodate a more eclectic crowd, with better accomodations and the like.

We understand the eyes of Europe are on us now, and we would love to impress. But all in all we are still Texans, and we don't really give two sh*ts what y'all in the EU, AP, or even the rest of the US think!

Welcome to Texas part of the USA, until we secede.

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