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      frizzby5
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      Re: Formula 1
      Reply #4590: Oct 07, 2018 11:32:29 am
      Been a big fan since watching Hunt & Lauda chase each back in the 70's, can't see Hammy being beaten to the title and think he'll outdo Schumi in the title stakes eventually as well!
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      Reply #4591: Oct 07, 2018 11:32:54 am
      The neutrals may say boring race. However, if your a Hammy fan it was perfect.  ;D Apparantly 8 more points needed than Vettel in next race and Lewis is crowned World Champion.

      May have to change Hammy time to (( 5 Times  :D ))

      I thought there was some great midfield action that certainly grabbed my attention for most the race. Not a classic by any means but alright.

      It's incredible how things have changed dramatically since that moment Vettel slid into the barriers in Germany. Not many back then would have betted that the title would be more or less over with a handful of races to go. But for me the relentless performance of Lewis and his team has broken Vettel and Ferrari. Desperate decision making like putting the wrong tyres on for quali yesterday and then Seb's slightly bizarre move on Max today has highlighted that further.

      For Lewis, he's never driven better and with the possible exception of Max, it's hard to see another driver on the grid who will operate on this level of performance in future. I think Max will get there but it will be a few years yet. Schumacher during the Ferrari peak years at the start of the millennium was probably the last man to do it.

      Lewis deserves to be held in the same debate and breath as Michael and Senna now. That in itself is astonishing.
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      Re: Formula 1
      Reply #4592: Oct 07, 2018 11:33:05 am
      Lewis yah beauty..

      Bring it home kiddo..
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      Reply #4593: Oct 07, 2018 04:15:38 pm
      Switch it off. It's done.
      Vettel nobody to blame but himself.
      Hamilton applied the pressure all year and Vettel consistently cracked.
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      Re: Formula 1
      Reply #4594: Oct 07, 2018 06:48:02 pm
      How good was he this weekend he won it without breaking sweat he has never driven better
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      Reply #4595: Oct 08, 2018 08:25:01 am
      How good was he this weekend he won it without breaking sweat he has never driven better

      We discussed this before, Vettel under pressure blows it time and time again.

      Hamilton just gets better and better.
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      Reply #4596: Oct 10, 2018 11:54:24 pm
      The great Murray Walker turned 95 today. In my opinion, simply the greatest sports broadcaster that has ever lived.

      My favourite Murray commentary? The two minutes of the 1998 Italian Grand Prix (from 5.50 to 7.45) where from the lead Coulthard's engine blows, Hakkinen takes the lead briefly and Schumacher in the ensuing chaos overtakes Mika at the chicane moments later with the tifosi going wild and it all being topped off perfectly by Murray's commentary which sweetly reflected the drama of the situation. For me, it's an accumulation of all that I loved about the sport - Schumacher taking the lead in his Ferrari in front of the tifosi going nuts with Murray doing so as well.

      https://youtu.be/gT43w0EDBPU?t=350

      I only became a fan of f1 towards the end of Murray's commentary career but it strikes me just how unique and special he really was when watching those old videos. His partnership with Martin Brundle in the comms box on ITV was a particular highlight and the soundtrack to my childhood and so far away from the cringey/forced 'banter' and 'discussion' that passes for sports commentary these days (Guy Mowbray and Danny Murphy anyone?)

      He just captured the sport perfectly, his exuberance always sincere and his passion always genuine, sourced from his vast encyclopedic knowledge of the sport.

      Many happy returns old pal.
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      Reply #4597: Oct 11, 2018 12:01:51 am
      The great Murray Walker turned 95 today. In my opinion, simply the greatest sports broadcaster that has ever lived.

      My favourite Murray commentary? The two minutes of the 1998 Italian Grand Prix (from 5.50 to 7.45) where from the lead Coulthard's engine blows, Hakkinen takes the lead briefly and Schumacher in the ensuing chaos overtakes Mika at the chicane moments later with the tifosi going wild and it all being topped off perfectly by Murray's commentary which sweetly reflected the drama of the situation.

      https://youtu.be/gT43w0EDBPU?t=350

      I only became a fan of f1 towards the end of Murray's commentary career but it strikes me just how unique and special he really was when watching old videos.  His partnership with Martin Brundle in the comms box on ITV was a particular highlight and the soundtrack to my childhood and so far away from the cringey/forced 'banter' and 'discussion' that passes for sports commentary these days (Guy Mowbray and Danny Murphy anyone?)

      He just captured the sport perfectly, his exuberance always sincere and his passion always genuine, sourced from his vast encyclopedic knowledge of the sport.

      Many happy returns old pal.

      A true legend mate.

      I loved Murray's commentary and miss it even now. His passion for the sport always shone through and I did love it when he mixed drivers up from time to time and all his other Murrayisms.

      "With half the race gone, there is half the race still to go."
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      Reply #4598: Oct 11, 2018 12:07:12 am
      A true legend mate.

      I loved Murray's commentary and miss it even now. His passion for the sport always shone through and I did love it when he mixed drivers up from time to time and all his other Murrayisms.

      "With half the race gone, there is half the race still to go."

      I'll never tire of the legendary Murrayisms! I don't think the spontaneity and adrenaline rush of his job can ever be captured better. 

      'The car in front is absolutely unique except for the one behind it which is identical'
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      Reply #4599: Oct 11, 2018 12:13:49 am
      I'll never tire of the legendary Murrayisms! I don't think the spontaneity and adrenaline rush of his job can ever be captured better. 

      'The car in front is absolutely unique except for the one behind it which is identical'

       :D


      "There are 7 winners of the Monaco Grand Prix on the starting line today and four of them are Michael Schumacher."


      Never tire of them. My missus never watches a minute of F1 when I have it on now but back when Murray was on she always enjoyed his commentary.

      One of a kind.
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      Reply #4600: Oct 11, 2018 08:59:59 am
      Without doubt the greatest sports broadcaster that F1 has ever had. He could make ( according to some ) a boring race look exciting with his comments. 95 years young and still going well. Good old Murry.  :)
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      Re: Formula 1
      Reply #4601: Oct 11, 2018 09:14:14 am
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      Reply #4602: Oct 13, 2018 05:21:05 pm
      Done his father proud there. Hopefully we'll get to see him in f1 sometime in the future.

      https://twitter.com/Motorsport/status/1051129605581664256

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