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Despite Vijay Mallya's Force India team finishing second in the Belgian Grand Prix, Sports Minister M S Gill dismissed the achivement, calling F1' expensive entertainment" not a sport. Formula 1 - serious sport or expensive entertainment??

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Asked by cyrus irani, 02 Sep '09 07:04 pm
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It\'s definitely a very serious sport which is very expensive. Y? A search on the web for the definition of sport gave me the following result: an athletic activity requiring skill or physical prowess and often of a competitive nature, as racing, baseball, tennis, golf, bowling, wrestling, boxing, hunting, fishing, etc. (dictionary.com) And a close look at F-1 racing tells us: The levels of fitness a F-1 driver needs can be imagined from the facts that 1) their bodies are subjected to up to 3.5G\'s of force during racing 2) they can lose up to 3kg weight during the course of a race due to loss of fluids 3) and they can maintain a heart rate between 150-170 bpm for about 1 hr 45 min approx duration of a race. Levels of concentration and agility required for driving and racing at speeds up to 330 kmph while simultaneously coordinating with the pit crew and the skill and courage required to drive at such speeds, anyone who has ever driven a car can well imagine. Little wond ...more
Answered by Global Solutions, 03 Sep '09 11:49 am

 
  
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Its a serious sport which is really expensive!!
Answered by dharamender nebhnani, 02 Sep '09 07:29 pm

 
  
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It is a very very very expensive entertaiment.
Answered by iqbal seth, 02 Sep '09 07:20 pm

 
  
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The politician in him hates the business tycoon n the tycoon in maly hates the politician.Both want to take the credit for the success.That is the main difference.
Answered by Damodar Biswal, 02 Sep '09 07:13 pm

 
  
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