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April 02, 2009

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H. B. Donnelly

I really hate Bernie Ecclestone for timing all of the F1 races so that he could watch them in his PJ's at a decent time back in Britain. From what I read after the Australia race, the drivers were all pissed that they had to stare at the sun for half the lap and drive in and out of shadows. Worst of all, though...I can't even watch the race unless I pull an all-nighter! I stayed up until 5 last weekend in order to watch the Oz race, but the Malaysian race will just be starting at that time.

To add insult to injury, Speed is playing the replay opposite the IRL race. I just can't win, can I?

AGRfan26

Doesn't the Indycar race start at 2pm ?

pressdog

yes, IndyCar race is from 2 to 5 p.m. Eastern. The earlier post was in ERROR and have corrected the time.

pressdog

H.B. -- being an F1 fan clearly requires a DVR or other recording device, especially here in the colonies. I thought it was goofy to make the F1 drivers drive at dusk as well. He wanted the race to be at night, but the organizers thought losing EVEN MORE on the race by putting up lights wasn't the way to go.

Pat W

H.B. you could get up at 5 instead of stay up, I did that for Australia. At least for us Malaysia is at a leisurely 10am!

But yes, racing to dusk only works on floodlit ovals and in sportscar racing. Part of the charm of Melbourne for us UK fans was getting up / staying up at 3am for the race - although this year it was nice to be able to watch with a clearer head.

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