Grand Prix 2012 United States Grand Prix Practice, Qualifying & Race Discussion

FB

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http://www.usatoday.com/sports/motor-sports/ Quite easy to find on USA Today

http://stats.nypost.com/racing/front.asp?series=FORM1 Hidden away on the NY post - NASCAR the headline story

http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/sns-rt-us-motor-racing-prix-austinbre8ah0ee-20121118,0,2585575.story 11th story on the Chicago Herald Tribune

http://www.statesman.com/ Front page of The Statesman (in Austin)

http://www.austinchronicle.com/blogs/news/2012-11-19/united-states-grand-prix-roars-off-into-the-sunset/ 2nd lead in the Austin Chronicle

Other than USA Today, I don't think there is such a thing as a national newspaper in the US. Add to that the fact that NASCAR is more popular and you can see why it falls down the order - newspapers have to appeal to their readers. Unless a Brit wins the British GP I bet you dollars to donuts that football would be the main story on the back page of most national newspaper here.
 

F1Yorkshire

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Ok in response to USA's comments on our sport imposed in their country what about their sport in our country? How much publicity did the recent American Football matches at Wembley get?
 

Brogan

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A lot of people seem to be confusing websites with newspapers.

Feel free to tell Benson he's wrong though, I'm sure it won't be the first time...
 

FB

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No confusion on my part Mr B, just thought I'd have a look at the newspaper websites. I would assume the NY Times and Chicago Herald Tribune wouldn't have run the story given the importnace, or lack of importance, on their website.
 

Brogan

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I'm not fussed FB, I was just reporting what Benson said.
It's worth noting however that James Allen invited comments specifically from Americans prior to the GP asking them what the coverage was like in the media, and a significant number said they had seen almost nothing.

Just a shame for the sport if that's the case.
Especially after a race such as we just witnessed.
 

Hamberg

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racecub I know he's personable but when things don't go his way he's a sulky brat. And I think Alonso has driven better this year. Hence agreeing with Meph and being disappointed sulky brat will get another record.
 

Il_leone

Champion Elect
It might actually help to get Nicole to promote the race next year because of her relationship with Hamilton... sad but surely one of the sponsors will think about it next year if that is the case
 

Il_leone

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If someone does that then I ain't watching it......
Hey its America where they oversell things and if that is what it will get crowds to go and also watch it on tv then its obvious some company (including Lewis management) will do something like that... even Bernie would do it
 

Brogan

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I had to Google that as I hadn't heard of it - apparently he used the same initials at Spa.
Some reports suggest it means "Hard as a Mother****er".

Whilst Googling, I found this though:

Pole sitter Sebastian Vettel also had to modify his special US-themed ‘wooden’ helmet livery in Austin, to remove the words ‘Gives you wings’ from the top.

Bernie Ecclestone forbids drivers or teams from advertising on the very top of the helmets, so as not to spoil the onboard camera view.

Who knew?

http://totalf1.com/full_story/view/436095/Hamilton_and_Vettel_told_to_modify_their_helmet_liveries_in_Austin/
 

Westy

Pole Sitter
Just got to watch the race and I was really impressed. I, as my posting history suggests, am not a fan of the majority of Tilke's tracks. However, Austin works! The racing was fast and furious. I'll reserve judgement, but we could have just seen the birth of a legendary track.
 
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