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Author:  Tufty [ Sat May 17, 2014 10:43 pm ]
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Welcome to the MadHouse :D

Author:  CrazyIvan [ Thu May 29, 2014 7:11 am ]
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Hi all, F1 fan since 1999, McLaren all the way. Currently in school in Los Angeles. Favorite driver ever is Senna, favorite current is Raikkonen despite the colors, favorite track is Spa. Cheers!

Author:  MarkieM [ Fri May 30, 2014 4:16 am ]
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Been a fan of F1 since about 95ish. Had opinions on allot of posts here over the years so finally decided to join in.

I like the British drivers and to be honest, particularly LH. Not a fan of his latest sulk but he's one quick driver. No real affiliation to a team. See you in the threads :-P

Author:  sherm300m [ Fri May 30, 2014 5:01 am ]
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Hi, my old handle was frozen cause I took a break from posting..which is b.s. Anyhow, been going to a track a year. This year Japan.

Author:  DarkoA [ Fri Jun 13, 2014 10:26 am ]
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Hey guys. Darko here.

A Croatian, living in South Africa. Been watching since 1994.

Author:  Rekonizakilla [ Sun Jun 15, 2014 3:06 pm ]
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Hello, Planet-f1 forum.

I'm always browsing this forum. Never got around to joining for one reason or another, but I find some of the posters pleasantly educated, and must also say there seems to be far less trash allowed when compared to other f1 sites.

My favourite racer is Hamilton. One way or another, you usually get an exciting race out of him. I have huge respect for Alonso and used to respect Seb, but feel he's damaging his stock at the moment.

Author:  RockRosen [ Mon Jun 16, 2014 10:07 pm ]
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Another newbie here who wanna say hi before going off in the threads.

The important stuff:
Fav driver of all time is Schumi.
Amongst the active ones it's Vettel, but do also support Rosberg.
Fav team is Mercedes, followed by Red Bull. Third in all of this but still notable is Alonso and Ferrari.

Been to one race live so far.

Hope to seeya around.

RR

Author:  DirtyMike [ Sun Jul 13, 2014 12:38 pm ]
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Hey y'all,
Brief introduction:
Living in Melbourne and been following f1 since i was around 10 (2000) so a relative newbie compared to the stalwarts.
Being Australian i obviously follow/ed Mark Webber (so much heartbreak) and now Danny Ric.
In awe of Alonso and a huge fan of Hulkenberg, Kamui and Massa.
Not too hot on Lewis Hamilton, great driver but out of the car he always seems so fake to me.

Williams is my favoured team and hoping they can grab a win at some point soon.

Looking forward to being involved!

DM

Author:  smalltime [ Thu Jul 17, 2014 2:05 am ]
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Hey all,
Greetings from Missouri. (AKA F1 wasteland)

Looking forward to a lively discussion and debate.

Also I like to talk with folks that understand the sport and it's nuances.

Thanks for the chance to banter.

Sincerely,
smalltime

Author:  AngusWolfe [ Thu Jul 17, 2014 2:31 pm ]
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Tufty wrote:
Welcome to the MadHouse :D

Author:  Tufty [ Thu Jul 24, 2014 1:09 am ]
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As quoted by Angus: Welcome to the MadHouse everyone :D

Author:  JenF1 [ Mon Jul 28, 2014 8:51 pm ]
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Hi,
Been lurking for a while now and decided to join up so that I could ask all the f1 related questions that I need answers to!
Jenson fan for ages but that is a source of frustration at the moment. Keeping a keen eye on Mercedes.

Author:  perfectlyGoodInk [ Tue Jul 29, 2014 4:43 pm ]
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Hello y'all!

Been lurking here for a little bit this season and last, and used to participate on the Speed F1 forum. Been an F1 fan since about 2002, when someone gave me as a birthday present a computer racing wheel bundled with Ubisoft's F1 Racing Simulation. I will refrain from saying too many strong things about Michael Schumacher, but suffice to say that I was not a fan of his behavior, and thus I rooted for Juan Pablo Montoya (having watched a couple of CART races on TV, his was pretty much the only name I recognized anyway).

I continued rooting for Montoya after his move from Williams to McLaren, but I was not particularly pleased by the move. But when he left F1, I couldn't bear to start watching NASCAR. I also couldn't stand Alonso's personality (and also that he had made Montoya look bad), so it seemed natural to root for Hamilton to make Alonso look bad. So I've been a Hamilton fan ever since, although I still have a soft spot for Williams, and somewhat less so for McLaren.

My perspective on NASCAR's a little different these days, having moved to Texas four years ago to realize that there's a bit of redneck in me despite being Asian. Yes, we quite luckily settled in Austin, more to do with Burning Flipside than F1. I actually had no idea it was getting an F1 track until we'd been there a couple of years. Yes, I did jump up and down many times when I did find out.

Yes, I did attend the race to see Hamilton win! I wore my ugly orange Vodafone Lewis Hamilton hat, and it now has a Mercedes patch visibly stitched onto it, where the "Vo" and "ne" are still quite visible. Austin was also a fortunate choice for my career, as I'd previously been a software engineer, was trying to switch into economics education, and lo and behold, Austin's a great place for EdTech. I also didn't realize that until having lived here a couple of years, but I didn't jump up and down as much as when I found out about the F1 track.

I've also softened a bit on Alonso because (sigh) he's my 3yo son's favorite driver. But I am quite sure he only likes him because my wife likes to needle me by rooting for Alonso even though she isn't an F1 fan. So I guess Vettel's becoming the guy I root against. Sure, I'm not particularly keen to see Rosberg score a lot of points, but I can't say I dislike the guy.

Anyway, thanks for reading all of that.

Author:  briggsiboi [ Sun Aug 03, 2014 3:15 pm ]
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Hi guys, been reading for some time I thought it was about time to get registered. Looking forward to it! :smug:

Author:  Darth Vapour [ Mon Aug 11, 2014 11:24 am ]
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Afternoon guys, first time poster long time reader.

I'm 31, from Middlesbrough in the UK, have been watching f1 & a lot of other forms of motorsport for as long as I can remember. Spend a lot of time on my trials bike outside of work & my interest in Motorsport.

I'm a Hamilotn & Alonso fan in f1. Other favourite drivers are Loeb, Mcrae, Senna, Ken Block & Travis Pastrana.

Author:  yesman [ Sun Aug 17, 2014 9:54 am ]
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Hi guys, been lurking for ever finally decided to join the conversations. Been watching f1 since 1990, and have only ever missed 3 races. I'm don't have any favourite team or drivers I just enjoy the racing, as I feel who ever done the best job over the winter should be up front, be it Ferrari , Red Bull Mercedes ect. I'm from South Africa, so we are pretty much in the dark when it comes to news about F1 and have to rely on the internet. So that's me looking forward to having some great conversations on here with you guys. Cheers. :thumbup:

Author:  Tufty [ Sun Aug 17, 2014 11:09 pm ]
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I've been neglecting my duties... Welcome to the MadHouse all!!

Author:  Katie PI [ Mon Aug 25, 2014 9:27 pm ]
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I am new to F1.I have watched for 1 year, Where I come from it is not popular but since being in UK full time I have grown to love it.
It is nice to have a forum to all share our views.

Author:  Tufty [ Wed Aug 27, 2014 1:59 am ]
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Welcome to the MadHouse :D

Author:  drallim [ Wed Aug 27, 2014 8:23 am ]
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I've also been lurking a long time and figured it was time to join in :)

Author:  Tufty [ Fri Aug 29, 2014 10:58 am ]
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Welcome to the MadHouse :D

Author:  lord byron [ Sun Aug 31, 2014 10:52 am ]
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Hello all, long time lurker so I thought I'd finally sign up with the season fast approaching :)

Author:  Tufty [ Sun Aug 31, 2014 1:26 pm ]
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Approaching? We're over halfway through! :P Welcome to the MadHouse :D

Author:  expatbrit [ Fri Sep 19, 2014 8:55 pm ]
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Hi all;

Expatriate euro-dude living in sunny Seattle (it actually IS sunny outside right now) and looking for a place to gossip about the latest driver drama and talk tech on the latest rule and reg changes. I've been following F1 more and more fanatically over the past few years, and just bought my ticket for Austin. Yay!

Hamilton fan, really, but perfectly happy to root for Button when Hamilton's car has broken or burned or the brakes have exploded or whatever. Loving this season so far despite the engine sounds, everything else has been a surprising improvement.

Author:  Doctor_Dread [ Tue Sep 23, 2014 4:14 pm ]
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Ok here we go:
Been around as a guest for a couple of years now I guess, so I felt it´s about time to
go official.

As a Finn I naturally keep my fingers crossed for Kimi and Valtteri, but generally enjoy
any good on track battle no matter who is envolved!

I´ve been an f1 fanatic since the days of Keke Rosberg, Ronnie Petterson etc. and still
watch every race if possible.

That´s about it for now, looking forward to some good reasoning with you guys,

over and out

Author:  Shia Luck [ Thu Sep 25, 2014 1:25 am ]
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Hi all :)

Shia (sheer) Luck....... for computer games when it says "you were passed or killed BY Shia Luck" (Yes I made that name as a teenager *grin*)

A few of my BFs were into F1 and I LOVE fast cars and bikes. SO I think I started watching about 2006 maybe, but just a few rces .. and if it was on in the pub etc.. but then got more and more interested

In 2009 My new BF asked me/us in a sunday morning brunch meet with friends, who was going to win the title this year and 'cos I had just read about Honda I said Button on the last race of the season (to be silly *grin*)

My BF put a bet on for me for him to win in Brazil at ridiculous odds ('cos he thought brazil was the last race cos it usually is/was etc)

It became a tense season with us watching every race fanatically *grinning*.

The Brazil race was partcularly tense *laughing* .

Anyway, despite a change in BFs, I remain a committed F1 fan (tho thinking it is losing its way a bit these days with pay drivers forcing out talent) and look forward to some fun chats :)

Author:  NateF1 [ Sun Nov 16, 2014 9:20 pm ]
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Hello F1 Forumers :-)

Another lurker here, I first recall following the forums during the 2009 preseason when I was suffering mega F1 withdrawal symptoms. There was rather a lot of discussion about a certain team called Brawn GP rocking up in testing and tearing up the time sheets. Amazing stuff :-) As with the member who posted above, Brawn's remarkable year turned out well for me at the bookies!

As a Brit, it was Hamilton who got me into the sport in 07/08 and I've always followed him since. Has his flaws, but for me still brings a lot of excitement to the track. Also being won over by Ricciardo. Team-wise quite flexible, but fond of Williams!

Myself and another F1 nut also write pieces of analysis and occasional satire at http://formulaoneanalysis.blogspot.co.uk/ I'll post on the forums when there's something interesting we've come up with! It's also the home of a great F1 Prediction League.

Look forward to some good discussions on the forum!

Author:  Ploki [ Thu Dec 04, 2014 11:39 am ]
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From Alicante (Spain) here.

Lurking the forum for a while. Watching F1 since the eighties, my child memories go to Lauda and Prost. Big fan since the Schumi-Benneton times.

Current times more fan of Hamilton than Alonso (I think they a clearly the two best) but Alonso reminds me too much of Prost... more professional than a racer if you follow my thoughts.

Hamilton would be a better version of Montoya (lot better)

Author:  Need4Naiim [ Tue Dec 09, 2014 11:43 am ]
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Ladies and Gentlemen,

I'm from Turkey, i have been reading, watching and talking about F1 since July 1998. My enjoyment of races turned into analyzing the whole weekend data, especially races over the years.

I am looking forward to share feelings, information and on top of that, fun chatting. :D

Author:  KingVoid [ Tue Jan 20, 2015 7:10 pm ]
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Hello. I'm KingVoid, big fan of F1 from Canada. I support Alonso, Rosberg, and Ferrari as always. I also have a soft spot for Perez. I've been watching F1 since 2002, and have lurked on this forum for some time now before registering.

Author:  beastlymaiden [ Sat Jan 31, 2015 2:54 am ]
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Hello. I am beastlymaiden. Been watching f1 and following f1 since 1998 I think. Have been reading forums in several f1 sites. Decided to start posting as well !!!
Hope to have fun here.

Author:  ninjabadger [ Tue Feb 03, 2015 2:21 pm ]
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Hi, I'm ninjabadger.

I was into F1 since around the Senna / Prost era, but lost interest around the Schumacher period of dominance.

Got back into it several years ago due to working in a related sector.

I'm British so predictably like McLaren & Williams.

Driver wise I like JB, Hamilton (well he's grown on me in the last couple of years), also like Ricciardo, Seb & Hulk.

Not a huge fan of RedBull or the Red team.

Author:  mysticjim [ Wed Feb 25, 2015 11:38 pm ]
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Hey there everyone, I'm Jim, I've had an on-off relationship with F1 since the mid 80's!(sounds like an Alcoholics Anonymous introduction speech!)

Have got massively back into it these past few seasons, really looking for to the 2015 season, even if it looks like a Mercedes walkover again.

Looking to be more interactive in terms of following the sport this season, have joined a few forums (including this one), a couple FB groups and started an F1 themed podcast.

Bring it on!

Author:  raowords [ Wed Mar 18, 2015 6:14 am ]
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Hi All,

Rao from India, following F1 since 2002. a regular reader of forum, but had never registered until last year, and this my first post on the forum

Author:  hockeynut [ Fri Apr 03, 2015 6:01 pm ]
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I live just outside of Austin TX and have permanent seats at turn 15 Circuit of the Americas. Been to all 3 GPs there plus MotoGP, and the others. Been an F1 fan for about 5 years now so I'm pretty new but still obsessed!

Author:  typaH4okc [ Tue Apr 07, 2015 4:09 pm ]
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Hi all, just signed up. Was reading this forum for a while now on and off. Following F1 for about 6 years now closely. Was watching some back in mid 90s too, but don't remember much from those times. I'm a supporter of Kvyat, glad to see him doing well. Also support Rosberg, sympathize with Ricciardo and Massa.

Author:  mitchmcc [ Thu Apr 09, 2015 7:01 am ]
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Hi all

My name is Mitch McCann. I used to be really active in the rasf1 Usenet group about a million years ago. Used to write a column there and then for Atlas F1 called The Formula One Insider. Haven't been getting involved as much recently but still watching all the races, still rooting for the Brits (even though I became an American last year), still wondering when Bernie will buy a new shirt. Nice to meet you all (except for that one weird guy in the corner that smells like cheese).

Cheers
Mitch

Author:  Frygok [ Sun Apr 12, 2015 10:10 am ]
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Hey guys,

Been lurking all through-out last season, and finally decided to join up. I'm 31 and living in Denmark.

Grew up watching F1 as a kid with Senna vs. Prost, but for some reason ended up liking the Williams with Mansell. Most likely it was due to the brand new "Nigel Mansell's World Championship" computer game for my Super Nintendo.

For some reason F1 faded out of my existance for a number of years, especially during the Schumacher era, but with K-Mag suddenly having a shot at F1, the interest returned and have been watching the last few years of racing, although I am by no means an expert in the world of F1.

As a dane, I of course hope K-Mag returns to F1 (he should show more than he did, though), but apart from that I don't fanatically support any given team or driver. Although the Ferrari victory in Malaysia was definately a welcoming addition to this years F1 races.

Author:  Honda_PD [ Tue May 26, 2015 2:29 am ]
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Hey all,

I'm from Austin, TX and I'm relatively new to the whole F1 thing. I've been a McLaren fan since the F1 track was built in my back yard and I try to get there as often as possible (the US Grand Prix, of course, among other races/concerts). I don't pretend to know a ton about the sport, but I thoroughly enjoy cars.

Looking forward to interesting conversation!

Author:  P-F1 Mod [ Tue May 26, 2015 2:46 am ]
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Since Tufty has gone AWOL recently, I'll say it for him:

Welcome to the Madhouse!

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