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(BBC-US)   Superstar F1 driver Lewis Hamilton is going vegan for health and ethical reasons, hopes to set example for other athletes that you don't need meat to be elite   ( bbc.com) divider line
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2017-10-24 12:21:42 AM  
Because when I think "the physical pinnacle of athletic abillity" I think guy driving a car.
 
2017-10-24 12:44:25 AM  
You know how you can tell if someone is a vegan?

They'll tell you.
 
2017-10-24 01:46:47 AM  
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2017-10-24 03:57:15 AM  
So, I can go ahead and take him off next years top three list. "Oh, I drive a car fueled by dead animals, Hurr, hurr,I don't eat meat."
 
2017-10-24 03:59:15 AM  

tjsands1118: Because when I think "the physical pinnacle of athletic abillity" I think guy driving a car.


It's actually a pretty physical activity. Notsomuch in F1,that's mental. But in other series it can be quite physically challenging.
 
2017-10-24 04:36:28 AM  
Subby packed two pieces of bait into one sentence, well done.
 
2017-10-24 04:53:48 AM  

WoodyHayes: Subby packed two pieces of bait into one sentence, well done.



Slow down. Just because he and Tony Stewart hang out together doesn't mean anything.
 
2017-10-24 05:10:21 AM  
Great, as if he needed to give folk more spurious reasons to hate him.
 
2017-10-24 05:37:05 AM  

ThisIsntMe: tjsands1118: Because when I think "the physical pinnacle of athletic abillity" I think guy driving a car.

It's actually a pretty physical activity. Notsomuch in F1,that's mental. But in other series it can be quite physically challenging.


Oh shut up they drive a car for like 5 straight hours.  What's the demand that they don't shiat themselves?

They're SITTING ffs it's not like they're pedaling the car
 
2017-10-24 05:49:38 AM  
Nico Rosberg disagrees. F1 drivers are notoriously fit these days. Schumacher was a game changer. He realised that you needed to be fit to drive an F1 car and exercised and trained a lot.
 
2017-10-24 06:01:47 AM  
World famous professional is not an athlete
 
2017-10-24 06:20:56 AM  
No way in hell he can keep up the level of fitness needed to stay on top.

Next year, MB is Bottas to be on top of
 
2017-10-24 06:27:18 AM  

Super_pope: ThisIsntMe: tjsands1118: Because when I think "the physical pinnacle of athletic abillity" I think guy driving a car.

It's actually a pretty physical activity. Notsomuch in F1,that's mental. But in other series it can be quite physically challenging.

Oh shut up they drive a car for like 5 straight hours.  What's the demand that they don't shiat themselves?

They're SITTING ffs it's not like they're pedaling the car


You , and I say this with all due respect, are an idiot. It's not your Ford Festiva on a holiday down to the beach. It's sitting in the enclosed cockpit of a ground bound airplane for 4 hours dealing with 2 to 3Gs  on various parts of your body. On some circuits you deal with off road conditions. On some you deal with 120 degreesF. Oh and you are driving at excessive speed sometimes over dangerous paths. But hey you go get in your minivan and drive to the nearby market, shop and go home. See you after your nap.
 
2017-10-24 07:27:36 AM  
Health reasons-fine
"Ethical" reasons-asinine
 
2017-10-24 07:43:54 AM  
Sounds like my crazy friend here has never heard of the food chain.

/obviously he did not graduate from Bovine University
 
2017-10-24 08:10:56 AM  
Andy Lally did this a long while ago. He's in amazing shape, cycles, rides street luge, runs, and skateboards on top of sports car racing.
 
2017-10-24 09:09:02 AM  
Just wondering how much roadkill F1 drivers are responsible for each year (on and off the track), and whether that would be an ethical problem for vegan drivers (professional or amateur).
 
2017-10-24 09:17:56 AM  
He's a self-righteous, sanctimonious, pompous jackhole in every other aspect if his life.  Why not his diet?

If he was really doing this for any reason other than to draw attention to it, we wouldn't know about it.

//shut up with the "he was asked" defense.  I tell people to ask me about things I want known all the time.  SO do you.
 
2017-10-24 09:33:07 AM  
Just another reason to hate Hamilton.
 
2017-10-24 09:44:35 AM  
And in a form of racing where the battle for the first turn of the first lap doesn't decide the winner

static.nascar.com
 
2017-10-24 09:45:10 AM  
Another social media vegan tard.  went vegan yesterday, blabs about it all over the internet, next week when he feels like crap and his health starts failing, he'll be secretly chomping om steaks while still tweeting pictures of his salads.
 
2017-10-24 12:07:31 PM  

Swiss Colony: Nico Rosberg disagrees. F1 drivers are notoriously fit these days. Schumacher was a game changer. He realised that you needed to be fit to drive an F1 car and exercised and trained a lot.


Nico Rosberg is a petulant quitter. fark him.
 
2017-10-24 12:45:43 PM  

ThisIsntMe: Super_pope: ThisIsntMe: tjsands1118: Because when I think "the physical pinnacle of athletic abillity" I think guy driving a car.

It's actually a pretty physical activity. Notsomuch in F1,that's mental. But in other series it can be quite physically challenging.

Oh shut up they drive a car for like 5 straight hours.  What's the demand that they don't shiat themselves?

They're SITTING ffs it's not like they're pedaling the car

You , and I say this with all due respect, are an idiot. It's not your Ford Festiva on a holiday down to the beach. It's sitting in the enclosed cockpit of a ground bound airplane for 4 hours dealing with 2 to 3Gs  on various parts of your body. On some circuits you deal with off road conditions. On some you deal with 120 degreesF. Oh and you are driving at excessive speed sometimes over dangerous paths. But hey you go get in your minivan and drive to the nearby market, shop and go home. See you after your nap.


It's even higher this season, it's 2 to 3g while accelerating.  Braking is up to about 5g and cornering can be higher than 6g.

https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/fe​a​tures/2017/3/f1-video-2017-vs-2016-g-f​orce-comparison.html
 
2017-10-24 12:53:46 PM  

doubled99: Health reasons-fine
"Ethical" reasons-asinine


Both reasons asinine.
 
2017-10-24 02:41:21 PM  
So he's trying to get in pants of a vegan chick?
 
2017-10-24 02:58:37 PM  
i eat meat, but i do ponder if i'm supposed to.

There isn't a meat on the planet that taste good without adding salt or butter or steak sauce.    Like, take the finest NY strip steak.... it would be like eating your shoe, until you add seasonings.

But then, on the other hand, take an orange or a grape.... and how good those things taste, naturally.  it makes me ponder. thats all i'm saying.
 
2017-10-24 03:14:08 PM  

T.rex: i eat meat, but i do ponder if i'm supposed to.

There isn't a meat on the planet that taste good without adding salt or butter or steak sauce.    Like, take the finest NY strip steak.... it would be like eating your shoe, until you add seasonings.

But then, on the other hand, take an orange or a grape.... and how good those things taste, naturally.  it makes me ponder. thats all i'm saying.


So, we need to start hybridizing animals for spice?   Natural oranges were very bitter,   Grapes are grown for sugar content.   Can you deal with food that isn't sweet?  Now, given a choice between either of those fructose bombs and a nice sliver of fresh ahi, I know where I'm going.    Too be fair, try bread without salt, or maybe potatoes?
 
2017-10-24 03:39:32 PM  

T.rex: i eat meat, but i do ponder if i'm supposed to.

There isn't a meat on the planet that taste good without adding salt or butter or steak sauce.    Like, take the finest NY strip steak.... it would be like eating your shoe, until you add seasonings.

But then, on the other hand, take an orange or a grape.... and how good those things taste, naturally.  it makes me ponder. thats all i'm saying.


Name does NOT check out.
 
2017-10-24 03:59:52 PM  
with no soccer thread, is this where we make fun of Arsenal for trailing to Norwich?
 
2017-10-24 04:31:02 PM  

ThisIsntMe: tjsands1118: Because when I think "the physical pinnacle of athletic abillity" I think guy driving a car.

It's actually a pretty physical activity. Notsomuch in F1,that's mental. But in other series it can be quite physically challenging.


assuming that's hella trolling , but i'm guessing pulling +5gs corner after corner can get to wear on you
the ol neck stretcher
 
2017-10-24 04:57:27 PM  
Helps to be lightweight and slim to fit into those F1 cars.
 
2017-10-24 05:13:31 PM  

medius: with no soccer thread, is this where we make fun of Arsenal for trailing to Norwich?


knew I had to post that before Ars scored.

did anyone make a Schumacher/vegetable joke yet?  because that would be wrong.  he was the greatest.
 
2017-10-24 06:18:28 PM  

inner ted: ThisIsntMe: tjsands1118: Because when I think "the physical pinnacle of athletic abillity" I think guy driving a car.

It's actually a pretty physical activity. Notsomuch in F1,that's mental. But in other series it can be quite physically challenging.

assuming that's hella trolling , but i'm guessing pulling +5gs corner after corner can get to wear on you
the ol neck stretcher


Fernando Alonso cracks nuts with his neck!
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2017-10-24 09:56:58 PM  

Pinko_Commie: ThisIsntMe: Super_pope: ThisIsntMe: tjsands1118: Because when I think "the physical pinnacle of athletic abillity" I think guy driving a car.

It's actually a pretty physical activity. Notsomuch in F1,that's mental. But in other series it can be quite physically challenging.

Oh shut up they drive a car for like 5 straight hours.  What's the demand that they don't shiat themselves?

They're SITTING ffs it's not like they're pedaling the car

You , and I say this with all due respect, are an idiot. It's not your Ford Festiva on a holiday down to the beach. It's sitting in the enclosed cockpit of a ground bound airplane for 4 hours dealing with 2 to 3Gs  on various parts of your body. On some circuits you deal with off road conditions. On some you deal with 120 degreesF. Oh and you are driving at excessive speed sometimes over dangerous paths. But hey you go get in your minivan and drive to the nearby market, shop and go home. See you after your nap.

It's even higher this season, it's 2 to 3g while accelerating.  Braking is up to about 5g and cornering can be higher than 6g.

https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/fea​tures/2017/3/f1-video-2017-vs-2016-g-f​orce-comparison.html


I will say Formula 1 races are rarely over 2 hours of intense physical activity.  The thing to realize about racing as well is that there really isn't a time out from it.  For Formula 1, there are rarely safety cars and pit stops last seconds so they are on it from flag to flag.  Same goes for Indycar, but the yellows are a bit more frequent and tend to be full course providing some relief.  NASCAR races tend to be longer, but again, the yellows do provide a spell of relief.  WEC have longer spells, but the drivers do switch out so they aren't doing the full event.

The point is, soccer is running for 90 minutes with a spell in the middle.  Football is intense bursts of activity, then relaxing for a minute and working only half the time.  Baseball is relatively relaxing with intense bursts of activity.  Basketball is somewhere between Soccer and Football as there is a general activity level, but spread between is intense bursts and frequent downtime.
 
2017-10-24 09:57:31 PM  
Er, the point is, in terms of physical activity, racing is right up there with most sports when you evaluate them.
 
2017-10-25 01:23:42 PM  

ThisIsntMe: tjsands1118: Because when I think "the physical pinnacle of athletic abillity" I think guy driving a car.

It's actually a pretty physical activity. Notsomuch in F1,that's mental. But in other series it can be quite physically challenging.


In NASCAR it's VERY challenging because they don't have power breaks or power steering.
Not to mention the mental strain of keeping perfect concentration on what your doing for hours, one small slip and you're into the wall or another car.
 
2017-10-25 02:21:30 PM  

Daedalus27: Er, the point is, in terms of physical activity, racing is right up there with most sports when you evaluate them.


I once did a 90 minute enduro karting race at Buckmore Park (where Lewis Hamilton started his racing career in karts), the next day I could barely move my upper body.

It was brutal, my neck, shoulders and upper arms and chest muscles all hurt, as did my fingers from gripping the wheel for that length of time.

I can't imagine the sort of workout you get from high level motorsports.
 
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