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Old 18th Feb 2019, 16:49
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G-CPTN,

So was I. And I met him in the bar after a race, he was so modest - a very great driver and a good man.
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Old 18th Feb 2019, 17:06
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McLaren 2nd only 0.4 behind Ferrari, shome mistake surley
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Old 18th Feb 2019, 19:07
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Originally Posted by Bergerie1 View Post
G-CPTN,

So was I. And I met him in the bar after a race, he was so modest - a very great driver and a good man.
Yes. those were the days when you could be quite literally shoulder to shoulder with drivers and team chiefs - and there was no 'autograph demands'.


Brands Hatch and in the bar with John Webb holding court . . .
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Old 6th Mar 2019, 20:26
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Paddy Lowe takes a bit of leave................
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Old 6th Mar 2019, 21:00
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Twelve days to go. For those who need a motorsport fix, Sky Sports F1 (UK) are also showing Indy Car racing live this year. First race on Sunday 16:30-20:30.
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Old 9th Mar 2019, 19:34
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The F1 we watch on Pay TV is pretty sanitised. It may have been mentioned here before but if afficiandos would like to watch the teams and drivers with all their raw emotions on show and you have access to Netflix, Formula 1: Drive to Survive shows it how it really is.

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Old 9th Mar 2019, 21:18
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Originally Posted by clareprop View Post
The F1 we watch on Pay TV is pretty sanitised. It may have been mentioned here before but if afficiandos would like to watch the teams and drivers with all their raw emotions on show and you have access to Netflix, Formula 1 shows it how it really is.
How so please clareprop? Genuinely curious and would like to know more

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Old 9th Mar 2019, 21:54
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How so please clareprop? Genuinely curious and would like to know more
I've just watched the press conference with Christian Horner and Cyril Abiteboul that happened just after Daniel Ricciardo announced his departure. I can assure you that those emotions and the off press camera comments are not shown on the normal feeds.
It's also interesting to watch Daniel and his management struggle with his decision making and face up to the hostility within Red Bull. Watching Carlos Sainz receive the bad news he's losing his seat and Clare Williams deal with total failure is also very emotional. However, for me the really interesting things are the driver/team comments over the radio and the asides. There is obviously some stunning censorship that takes place on race day because the understandable effing and blinding never gets heard yet is both magnificent, constant and of the highest vulgarity.
It's all a hell of a lot more interesting that the racing was last year.
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Old 10th Mar 2019, 04:31
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Just announced, they will award one championship point for fastest race lap - provided they finish in the points:

https://www.roadandtrack.com/motorsp...paign=16227829
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Old 10th Mar 2019, 05:42
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Originally Posted by tdracer View Post
I was watching the new season of "Grand Tour" on Amazon Prime the other night - in episode 5 Hammond does a very nice tribute to the late, great Jim Clark.
Well worth the watch if you have the opportunity.
That segment will stand repeated viewing!
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Old 10th Mar 2019, 06:58
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Originally Posted by cargosales View Post
How so please clareprop? Genuinely curious and would like to know more

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What Clare is referring to is a netflix series called "Formula 1: Drive to Survive" - it's a documentary series about last year's F1 season with lots of "candid" footage. I'm not sure I'd go into quite such a rhapsody over it as Clare does, but it is undoubtedly interesting if you are interested in F1, especially if you haven't had access to the Sky coverage. Fortunately I do because when sky's F1 channel first started they bundled it with the HD package, so I get it without having to pay extra for the sports channels (in which I have no interest).

For all the arguments about payTV vs free-to-air TV, I have to say that IMHO Sky do a very goof job of covering F1. They've put a lot more effort into it than previous TV franchise holders. Their commentators & pundits are enthusiastic and highly knowledgeable (as well as Martin Brundle and Damon Hill from this year they will include Jenson Button), and they do far more than just screen the races. If we didn't have it anyway I would probably decide to oat the ~200 it costs to get it on NowTV. If you don't have it then it's worth keeping an eye on the SkyF1 website once the season starts. On the videos page they usually show the 15-30 minute analysis and general background pieces done by their pit-lane/paddock reporter Ted Kravitz called "Ted's Notebook" - he usually does one at the end of free practice day, one after quali and another after the race. They can be a bit quirky, especially if nothing much happened in the session, but they often discuss technical details and lots of snippets about internal happenings in the teams and the F1 organisation.

I resented it when BBC lost F1 to Sky, but I had to admit that Sky's coverage was so much better. In the period when Sky shared it with the BBC i would sometimes watch both versions, and even just the race commentary was vastly better on Sky, so I would now resent it if they stopped!!

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Old 10th Mar 2019, 08:25
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Link to 5 favourite moments from Netflix Drive to Survive;
https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/a...lUTVulPyX.html
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Old 10th Mar 2019, 09:48
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What Clare is referring to is a netflix series called "Formula 1: Drive to Survive" - it's a documentary series about last year's F1 season with lots of "candid" footage. I'm not sure I'd go into quite such a rhapsody over it as Clare does, but it is undoubtedly interesting if you are interested in F1, especially if you haven't had access to the Sky coverage. Fortunately I do
Thank you for taking it upon yourself to explain on my behalf but you're missing my point about one of today's current critically acclaimed motor racing documentary producers. I actually think it is particularly interesting if, as I and many others do, you have had access to F1 on tv because in the documentary you see the raw side rather than the sanitised, 'How do you feel today?' media questioning. Don't take my word for it, here is a description of Horner's attitude which you definitely won't see on race-day or on any of the TV feeds to because they know if they did show it, they would lose all access to the teams and drivers.: https://www.news.com.au/sport/motors...1a64bb42663ef7
The big teams are all-powerful, that is why you won't see any live interviews with Mercedes or especially Ferrari on race day. In this documentary, James Gay-Rees (Senna & Amy) has wormed his way into the confidence of some key personalities to produce something totally different to the mind-numbingly boring talking-heads we see on race day.
goofer3 - thanks for the links

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Old 12th Mar 2019, 01:28
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To those who complain about F1 only being on your Pay TV channels all I can say is that you are very lucky.
SKY TV here in NZ no longer have the rights so they won't be showing any of it. I have been told that my internet
supplier now has these rights but A) my broadband quality isn't very good so it will probably suddenly freeze and then
start saying the dreaded "buffering" B) my computer VDU screen isn't big enough to get a decent viewing size picture
suitable for F1 and finally C) they are expensive enough as it is so I can't afford the extra in addition to my SKY Pay TV
channels.
In addition I would like to add that even though I live in a large city ( for NZ ) I am unable to use my mobile phone in or around
my home due to the non existent signal.
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Old 12th Mar 2019, 03:56
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Why is your broadband so atrocious?
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Old 12th Mar 2019, 06:39
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Something called DAZN here which offers qualifying sessions and races live, for a monthly fee, with Japanese commentators. Their thoughts are generally acceptable, although frequently off the wall, sometimes irritatingly so, but any footage is better than none.
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Old 12th Mar 2019, 07:12
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Why is your broadband so atrocious?
When we exceed our monthly download limit it tends to slow down, of course if we spent even more
of our old age pension money we could increase the limit.
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Old 12th Mar 2019, 12:46
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Originally Posted by Nervous SLF View Post
When we exceed our monthly download limit it tends to slow down, of course if we spent even more
of our old age pension money we could increase the limit.
What's a "monthly download limit"?

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Old 12th Mar 2019, 13:08
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I would prefer to watch 'Caught on Dash Cam' on free to air tv. More overtaking in one show than a whole season of F1

Have managed to ditch Sky Sports 2 years ago and still have F1 on tinterweb with no buffering . However prefer the highlights so get all the meaningful action at a time to suit me

Same with Premier League ...
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