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Sometimes I just don't/can't sleep......

(24 Posts)
laidback Sat 13-Apr-13 04:12:36

Thank goodness for some Formula 1 on the beeb.

Enviousamerican Sat 13-Apr-13 04:22:32

? Im clueless hmm

Enviousamerican Sat 13-Apr-13 04:27:25

Oh,I get it! Racing!

laidback Sat 13-Apr-13 04:33:46

Its so very addictive, the more you know the more you want bbc coverage is very informative. Knowledgable!its great fun...

laidback Sat 13-Apr-13 04:37:39

Its likes horse racing(which I love) but with tyres!

Enviousamerican Sat 13-Apr-13 04:40:17

Which race is it? In the US?

Enviousamerican Sat 13-Apr-13 04:44:39

I don't mind the car crashes but don't like seeing legs being broken on tracks or fields.

laidback Sat 13-Apr-13 04:47:28

Its the chinese grand prix! Its the v beginning of the season if you get interested!

Enviousamerican Sat 13-Apr-13 04:48:54

Ever see a soccer players leg break? Not a forgetful sight.

Enviousamerican Sat 13-Apr-13 04:52:10

That would be interesting to see! Didn't know they raced.Only get BBC America,which is a laugh. You get all kinds of great TV and good and bad stuff from us. wish I could get a swing box and see what you get to see.

laidback Sat 13-Apr-13 04:52:11

Actually v few drivers seem to get injured these days. Its Seems to be a safe but an exciting sport.

Enviousamerican Sat 13-Apr-13 04:55:41

They do flip over easily,don't they? I like to watch races like the INdy 500 those long races are a lot more dangerous.

Enviousamerican Sat 13-Apr-13 05:00:06

Ever see a demolition derby or a monster truck race? I find it quite funny.

laidback Sat 13-Apr-13 05:01:15

My boyfriend is a soccer/Football player. He's a wimp!!

Enviousamerican Sat 13-Apr-13 05:03:34

Does he know you feel that way?

Enviousamerican Sat 13-Apr-13 05:04:30

Hey at least he is in shape.

laidback Sat 13-Apr-13 05:12:16

I've never seen a monster truck race or an indy? They snd dangerous!

laidback Sat 13-Apr-13 05:14:47

He is in shape, he's a yummy!

Enviousamerican Sat 13-Apr-13 05:18:06

Indy500 race is. A monster truck race is just for fun. Trucks on steroids with HUGE tyres. Demolision Derby are old cars racing around in different circles running into each other.The last one standing wins or I should say running and able to move.

Enviousamerican Sat 13-Apr-13 05:25:34

Just asked hubby about the race your watching. He said they have improved the aerodynamics and the race cars don't flip over like they use to. moon

laidback Sat 13-Apr-13 05:28:09

Snds fun, is it? Hope no one gets injursd?

laidback Sat 13-Apr-13 05:32:12


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Greatnan Sat 13-Apr-13 19:59:38

I used to live in Monaco, just above the start of the GP on Boulevard Albert 1er. I hated it because they started practising on the Thursday and the noise was deafening. I had to have a pass to get to my own flat and all the bars and restaurants were full. My daughters, who were teenagers, loved it, and used to watch the race from the harbour -they knew all the boys who worked on the yachts.