Saturday, October 15, 2005

Grand Prix

Why MotoGP kicks F1's ass:
..coz there is more action happening on the track
..coz there are more overtaking maneuvers happening every lap than the 2/3 maneuvers which happen in an entire F1 race
..coz bikes are much cooler than cars
..coz the "doctor" Valentino Rossi is much more clinical than any Schumacher/Räikkönen /Alonso
..coz it is infinitely more edge-of-the-seat thrill than F1
..coz the driver’s skill is a more important factor than which car you drive
..coz it is much cleaner environmentally

Then why is F1 more popular around the world? Is it cause people are inherently stupid & just watch what the networks promote more?

P.S. - I am writing this while watching Chinese GP, so yeah, I do watch F1 occasionally.

And good luck George Weah (football great/world footballer of the year 1995), a nation turns its lonely eyes to you. You are a true winner.

3 comments:

PS said...

..coz there is more action happening on the track
..coz there are more overtaking maneuvers happening every lap than the 2/3 maneuvers which happen in an entire F1 race

Going by that argument, NASCAR has so much more overtaking than F1 too, F1 is not about overtaking, its about technology at its pinnacle, and of course strategy too, car aero setup, tyre rubber, pit strategy, no other race can come even close in amount of strategy that goes.

..coz bikes are much cooler than cars

and riskier too!

..coz the "doctor" Valentino Rossi is much more clinical than any Schumacher/Räikkönen /Alonso

This one I have to agree. Rossi is God on the bike.. no questions about that!

..coz it is infinitely more edge-of-the-seat thrill than F1

Did you see Suzuka GP? The last lap overtake of Fisi by Kimi?

..coz the driver’s skill is a more important factor than which car you drive

Thats true. But F1 is not about driver, its about the team. Engine, tyres, Driver skill, strategy, all are equally important.

..coz it is much cleaner environmentally
??? how about Tour de France then?

in short .. F1 rocks!

Nikhil said...

I was comparing F1 & MotoGP, so Tour de France is out of the question.

Apart from that I could see you stating just 1 point: strategy, which I agree F1 has more of.

I think F1 appeals more to geek/slob types than true sportslovers. Haha, Sorry for that cheap shot :)

PS said...

>>I was comparing F1 & MotoGP, so Tour de France is out of the question.

That was tongue-in-cheek. Next time I should enclose it in <sarcasm></sarcasm> tags :D

>> F1 appeals more to geek/slob types than true sportslovers

F1 appeals to true sportslovers, as opposed to slobs who just want cheap thills like overtaking, skidding.. :D

F1 rocks man! :D