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      Re: Formula 1
      Reply #4725: Mar 08, 2019 11:16:28 pm
      What do we think of the extra point for fastest lap then folks?

      I think I like the idea.

      Off to watch some of 'Formula 1 Drive To Survive' on Netflix.

      Watched the first episode of Drive To Survive just earlier. I'm undecided on it - I could do without the commentary snippets which on the large part are so obviously scripted for the documentary. I definitely think they could be a bit braver and have a no holds barred approach to it because we all know the sorts of politics and drama that goes on every weekend. That said I did like the personal touches to Ricciardo's story especially hearing his mum's perspective. But Guenther Steiner telling Gene Haas on the phone 'we fu**ed up' is not exactly anyone's idea of juicy inside action but seeing as it has been commissioned by Liberty I think the last thing they'd want is something that looks like a political circus (which it is!). If they pushed the door open any further they'd probably get accused of doing an expose on the very sport they own! Will definitely watch episode 2 to see how this goes though before settling on a definite opinion.
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      Reply #4726: Mar 08, 2019 11:23:53 pm
      Watched the first episode of Drive To Survive just earlier. I'm undecided on it - I could do without the commentary snippets which on the large part are so obviously scripted for the documentary. I definitely think they could be a bit braver and have a no holds barred approach to it because we all know the sorts of politics and drama that goes on every weekend. That said I did like the personal touches to Ricciardo's story especially hearing his mum's perspective. But Guenther Steiner telling Gene Haas on the phone 'we fu**ed up' is not exactly anyone's idea of juicy inside action but seeing as it has been commissioned by Liberty I think the last thing they'd want is something that looks like a political circus (which it is!). If they pushed the door open any further they'd probably get accused of doing an expose on the very sport they own! Will definitely watch episode 2 to see how this goes though before settling on a definite opinion.

      I'm on Episode 3 now mate and pretty much agree with you and it's as I expected. Pretty tame with no huge insight but great to get those more personal touches with the drivers.

      This Episode brings Williams into it more and for me Lance Stroll sounds a little like a spoilt brat and seems to play up to Daddy when on radio. Not sure if I'm reading too much into it so be interested to see what others think.

      I'll watch it all as I do still love the sport but not expecting any groundbreaking stuff along the way.
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      Reply #4727: Mar 10, 2019 07:05:15 pm
      Watched the highlights of the Hong Kong round of the Formula E Championship. Have to say I enjoyed it very much after dipping in and out of it the last few years and coming out largely unimpressed.

      Question being - will Formula E displace F1 as the premier motor racing category in the coming years and decades?
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      Reply #4728: Mar 14, 2019 07:38:47 pm
      It's really shocking and so sad to hear that Charlie Whiting passed away yesterday so unexpectedly. He was in a position of much power and responsibility to make the sport as safe as it is and there's no doubt he carried out that duty to the highest level. He's been a name associated with the sport for as long as I've watched it (always heard about him, rarely saw him!) and that he continued to hold such a prominent and important position in the sport right up until the very end speaks volumes for just how respected he was. Given how rapidly that sport changes and the intricacies and impossibilities of trying to interpret and implement the rules, you have to say that is remarkable. But it's another thing altogether being tasked with the responsibility of keeping the drivers safe. That he did that for so many years means that there are a lot of drivers out there who owe him so much.

      It will be a very sombre few weeks for the sport.
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      Reply #4729: Mar 14, 2019 08:26:43 pm
      We got everything free (all practice sessions, quali, race) on the BBC with no ad breaks.

      You're quite frankly an idiot if you're paying that money for 20 odd races a year.

      Sky want £120 per year for their F1 channel, on top of the usual subs. The Live F1 Sport dead in this country.
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      Reply #4730: Mar 15, 2019 05:54:28 pm
      How can one still follow this sorry piece of sport? It died when Senna died and 5 left. Done.
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      Reply #4731: Mar 15, 2019 06:34:30 pm
      How can one still follow this sorry piece of sport? It died when Senna died and 5 left. Done.

      Same as one follows football!! It's in the blood. If you don't like it then ignore the thread as let us enthusiastic sorry piece of fans enjoy posting on it.
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      Reply #4732: Mar 15, 2019 06:38:17 pm
      How can one still follow this sorry piece of sport? It died when Senna died and 5 left. Done.

      If you don't care about it then kindly leave the nonsense you spout for other threads.

      Some of us come in here to discuss the sport with like-minded people.
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      Reply #4733: Mar 15, 2019 06:38:59 pm
      How can one still follow this sorry piece of sport? It died when Senna died and 5 left. Done.

      'It died when Senna died' ie the most cliched bullshit spouted by total n*b heads who seek an opinion on everything even if they are coming at it from the most uneducated/ignorant position.

      But then again, coming from you I can't say I'm surprised.
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      Reply #4734: Mar 15, 2019 09:04:38 pm
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      Reply #4735: Mar 15, 2019 10:55:47 pm

      How can one still follow this sorry piece of sport? It died when Senna died and 5 left. Done.

      Gave you the benefit of the doubt on negative posting vs WUM already but that's line crossed for me.
      Nothing but pure WUM in that post.
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      Re: Formula 1
      Reply #4736: Mar 16, 2019 06:26:43 am
      Decent first qualifying session for Hammy. However, gloves yet to come off just yet as plenty of sand bagging going on.  :lmao:
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      Reply #4737: Mar 16, 2019 06:45:55 am
      Qualifying 2

      Both Renaults out  :f_doh:
      Red car so far not backed up pre testing (( sand bagging? ))

      Mercs looking good so far.

      Q3. Now let's take the breaks off.  ;D
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      Reply #4738: Mar 16, 2019 07:03:30 am
      NORMAL SERVICE RESUMES  :lmao:

      GET IN THERE HAMMY LAD.  :drinking:
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      Reply #4739: Mar 16, 2019 08:27:35 am
      Mercedes looks on a knife edge compared to Ferrari,
      but it's also hella quick. Hamilton ragging it and Lando in 8th is impressive.
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      Reply #4740: Mar 16, 2019 09:35:49 am
      Mercedes looks on a knife edge compared to Ferrari,
      but it's also hella quick. Hamilton ragging it and Lando in 8th is impressive.

      I got on Hammy at 5/2 for championship  yesterday. He's now odds on.  ;D
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      Reply #4741: Mar 16, 2019 09:57:43 am
      So much for Ferrari holding back and with Merc 1 & 2its clearly advantage Merc for this early part of the season. Unless Ferrari have much better race pace and with Vettel along side Max they may struggle to get a podium tomorrow.
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      Reply #4742: Mar 16, 2019 01:02:53 pm
      Just watched the highlights and an interesting session.

      Lando Morris impressive but Renault won't be happy going out in Q2.
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      Reply #4743: Mar 16, 2019 03:39:43 pm
      It must have been morale shattering for the paddock when Lewis set that lap. Ferrari being that far back was not in the script especially after their form in pre season.

      Delighted for Lando on his debut weekend - a serious talent. Really excited for him!
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      Reply #4744: Mar 17, 2019 01:20:06 am
      Seems strange Alonso not being part of it now.

      Think it’s clear it’s going to be another title for Hamilton. I remember saying the same a year ago, seems to be becoming a theme.
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      Reply #4745: Mar 17, 2019 05:47:12 am


      Think it’s clear it’s going to be another title for Hamilton. I remember saying the same a year ago, seems to be becoming a theme.

      Certainly hope so but got off to slow start  and Bottas driving like Hammy at the moment.  :f_doh:
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      Reply #4746: Mar 17, 2019 06:42:39 am
      Team orders already with the red car!! Vettel a c**t  :f_steam:
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      Reply #4747: Mar 17, 2019 04:58:27 pm
      Turns out Hamilton had floor damage to his car which explains why Bottas won so far.
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      Reply #4748: Mar 17, 2019 10:30:37 pm
      Turns out Hamilton had floor damage to his car which explains why Bottas won so far.

      It was certainly an alarming lack of pace compared to his team mate.
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      Reply #4749: Mar 17, 2019 11:24:36 pm
      all the talk of Ferrari being a cut above at the beginning is bullshit then they could not beat Hamilton who had a damaged Car

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