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  • The Race is On

    The Race is On

    Published: Nov. 13, 2012

    As the rubber hits the road at Austin’s Formula One racetrack this week, check out the contributions of Longhorns and read about technology behind really fast cars.

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      diooda said on Nov. 29, 2012 at 9:23 p.m.
      before you cry about the environmental impact, remember that the greatest damage will be done by people who were transported to the race. That is, lover envirofriendly ACL and SXSW (I'm just assuming you're into this event ... tell me I'm wrong) is about as much (if not more) damage to the environment due to any major sporting event.
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      Vidhu said on Nov. 22, 2012 at 10:12 a.m.
      I agree with Jim (Nov. 14 at 06:20 PM). The money wasted on this frivolous excitement could be better used and channelized. Kevin, common sense is always better than 'educated' debate : feeling privileged to have the worlds most POPULAR sport come to our hometown is not a matter of pride. Something being POPULAR makes it all right ? And what do you mean by WORLD's most popular ? Obviously, your 'world' is made of America and Europe, the rest of the world being the third world at another plant somewhere. The temporary trickling down of some percentage of the big money (a gross waste otherwise) to our city's small businesses is not a permanent, long term solution to their problems. We must create better, constructive reasons to attract people to Austin like film / TV shootings, healthy sports, music, art etc. The 'money will come' is a weak rationale many of us seem to using to justify this wasteful excitement wrongly called 'sport'.