Stop moaning about Vegas | Podcast Ep 862

Formula 1 Podcast
The Parc Fermé F1 Podcast

Join Grace and me as we discuss all the negativity about the Vegas GP and the manufactured issues. The race hasn’t even happened yet and the outrage is tangible. We cover some “No S$&% headlines” and read our listener mail.

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Xean Drury

Regarding the track limits violations, I think the befalling is the same problem plaguing most other professional sports. The technology is too good. The expectation is too high. Remember when a ref would make a bum call? You complained about it, called him blind, then moved on with your life. The problem is that we can’t forget anymore. When the sport provides the medium by which any arm-chair quarterback can review/replay/re-analyze, in Slow Mo (which Formula 1 does actually really like), then the angry mob quickly comes to the door. Now that the technology has been given, then every corner… Read more »

Fabio

I listen to the pod on my commute to and from work, so it generally takes a day or two to finish it, while I listen, I think ‘I could comment on that’ and then I forget everything and have nothing to say, other than it’s an interesting pod as always. This time I’ve remembered some things: Vegas is not the first time that the F1 owners have been the promoter (Bernie previously) can’t think of the race though. I had no idea there was a strike in relation to the GP, so, yes, it is country specific. Track limits,… Read more »

Worthless Opinion

I think it’s appropriate to complain about Vegas, for the simple reason another overpriced parking lot track is the last thing f1 needs. If you think of tracks like Malaysia and Paul Ricard and China leaving the calendar, replaced with autocross tracks, tracks in alleys and tracks with deadly heat and walls we’re getting close to half the calendar on joke tracks. Mexico and Monaco, say what you want about tradition they’re not suitable tracks. They can have ‘races’ in all these gokart tracks as long as there’s one drs straight. It’s a bad direction to be headed.

MIE

Out of curiosity, how much was a Friday ticket? To see a whole 8 minutes of F1 action.

Lars Nielsen

I believe the cheapest seats were about 25$ per minute… but at least it started with a lot of drama and excitement