F1 racing is the most popular motor sport in the world and is watched by 10′s of millions of people every time it is televised. Popular in the world…except the U.S.; just like soccer is huge everywhere in the world except here in the States. The same could be said about F1 onroad racing in the RC world; I think all that is about to change. With the construction of Circuit of the Americas Track in Austin, Texas, the sleeping F1 giant is about to awaken and take America by storm. Onroad racing is where I got my start and F1 was one of the first classes I was exposed to. The rc F1′s back then were pretty good, but the F1 racers of today are far superior, giving you more suspension adjustments, aerodynamic adjustment and what most people consider most important; scale realism. With parking lot racing making a come back here in San Diego where I live, I’m salivating on getting my hands on a F1 rig from one of the many RC companies making one. Many of the off-road racers I run with, who are trying on-road racing for the first time are loving it! One of the many comments I hear on the drivers stand is “wow I didn’t realize how forgiving off-road racing is, this is way more precise!”…my thought exactly! See you on the track! - Joel Navarro
What do you guys think about F1 making a come back? Please feel free to leave your feedback whether its a comment, to let us know where we can race F1 in your area, or to share racing memories/good times!
Here’s a Redbull video promoting Redbull and the new Circuit of Americas Track in Austin, Texas…so sick!
Here’s a recent race video with F1′s running at TQ Raceway in Chino, Ca. Most places are running 21.5 turn motors with no boost and can easily make 15 minutes using a shorty pack. Do you think you can handle 10 minutes of intensity with mandatory timed pit stops??