Still don't believe the Austin F1 race will be an excessive excessfest of excessiveness? A 24-karat gold clusterfuck of decadence? Here's a small anecdote from Austin's public radio station about a guy trying to airlift a massive yacht into Austin's tiny Lady Bird Lake.
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Formula One, the world's premiere motorsport, is returning to the United States this weekend after a five year absence. Watching F1 is different than watching any other form of motorsport. It's faster. It's technical-er. And to the outsider, it's boring-er.
The United States hosts a Formula One race again this year, and two are scheduled for next year. While the US has a longhistorywithF1, there are serious concerns about whether the modern series can find a sustained popularity in the American media market.