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Old 12th Aug 2019, 18:25
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Originally Posted by Tango and Cash View Post
Gasly certainly seemed to be underperforming, but moving Albon up is surprising to me. Strikes me as premature for him career-wise. Hope it works out for both him and RBR.

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I seem to recall similar comments made when Max was elevated to the senior team - e.g. that he wasn't ready. That seemed to work out OK
I agree with Fitter - RB is checking to see if Albon is up to the challenge.
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Old 12th Aug 2019, 18:50
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I have read various rumors to the effect that RB was not helping Gasly to the full extent that they might have and that Albon was a shoe- in from the get go (due to his Thai background).

In any case he will have to deliver the goods.
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Old 13th Aug 2019, 09:21
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There is very little chance for Max to get the tittle, that was even given 2 or 3 races ago (even with his victories). Taking out Gasley is purely to take 2nd in the constructors race.

They needed someone like Leclerc to replace Ricciardo, and given he was taken by Ferrari the viable option (in the paper) was Gasley, it was a big bet (as it was leclerc for Ferrari), it just didn't paid off; similar case is here for Albon.
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Old 13th Aug 2019, 22:12
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Originally Posted by tdracer View Post
I seem to recall similar comments made when Max was elevated to the senior team - e.g. that he wasn't ready. That seemed to work out OK
I agree with Fitter - RB is checking to see if Albon is up to the challenge.
tdracer: Guilty!

RB has nothing to lose at this point, see if Albon is up to the challenge and maybe pick up a few points for the team in the process.

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Old 27th Aug 2019, 10:26
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A bit surprised by Ocon moving to Renault. Does it mean Mercedes has give up on him? Quite frankly if I absolutely HAD to make a choice between VB and SO I would have kept the latter.
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Old 27th Aug 2019, 22:35
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Yes, but isn't Tote's VBs manager?
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Old 29th Aug 2019, 10:30
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Breaking news - Bottas to remain with Mercedes for 2020 season.
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Old 29th Aug 2019, 18:34
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Another free ride for Hamilton next year then with a no-threat team mate.

Good article in the latest edition of Motorsport, Dario Franchitti and Jim Clark.......far more interesting than todays F1 !
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Old 31st Aug 2019, 08:17
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Ocon has a two year deal with Renault and will replace Hulkenburg and it looks like they will all be busy.
22 Races next year, 7 times races will be on consecutive weekends.
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Old 31st Aug 2019, 11:47
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Looks as though, after 60 years, of motor racing interest I can no longer get F1 coverage in the U.K without paying for it. Sky got the contract, but I used to be able to watch on pirate stations. All have been blocked. As I normally only watch 1 hour of TV a week there is no way I'm paying a fortune to Sky. F1 has probaby lost about 250,000 viewers in the U.K since the contract went to Sky. Goodby F1. SAD.
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Old 31st Aug 2019, 19:35
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Could someone please resolve a tyre choice puzzle for me.
If you qualify from Q2 to Q3 your have to use your fastest Q2 tyres to start the race.
What happens if you qualify from Q2 to Q3 but then get pushed down to e.g. P12 due to engine parts changed penalty, can you then change your race start tyres ?
I hope Ive made that clear.
Thanks for your time and trouble.
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Old 31st Aug 2019, 20:19
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If you make it to Q3, you start on the Q2 tyres that you set your fastest time on, whether or not you are subsequently penalised.

Only exceptions are for tyre damage, or if a wet race is declared and you set your time on dry tyres. If vice-versa you get a free choice of tyre.
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Old 31st Aug 2019, 21:19
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Originally Posted by Super VC-10 View Post
If you make it to Q3, you start on the Q2 tyres that you set your fastest time on, whether or not you are subsequently penalised.

Only exceptions are for tyre damage, or if a wet race is declared and you set your time on dry tyres. If vice-versa you get a free choice of tyre.
Many thanks. By vice-versa I take it you mean if by others punishment you are elevated to a top ten start position you retain the option to change your race start tyres as you would for a P11+ qualification?
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Old 1st Sep 2019, 17:28
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TAD, I read it that if you qualified on wet and the conditions were dry, then you had a choice.
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Old 1st Sep 2019, 21:18
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Originally Posted by Pontius Navigator View Post
TAD, I read it that if you qualified on wet and the conditions were dry, then you had a choice.
That would make sense on a safety level if nothing else.
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Old 1st Sep 2019, 21:58
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If it is declared to be a wet race then the teams have a choice of starting on extreme-wet or intermediate tyres unless the race director mandates the extreme wets for the start. For the remainder of the race the teams have a completely free choice of tyres with no compulsion to use multiple types. If a safety car is declared after a wet start and before any competitor has fitted dry tyres then all cars must remain on wet or intermediate tyres until after the safety car returns to the pits.

If qualifying was wet then all cars have a choice of starting tyre, but they must use at least two types in the course of the race as normal.

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Old 1st Sep 2019, 23:28
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Originally Posted by Lancelot37 View Post
Looks as though, after 60 years, of motor racing interest I can no longer get F1 coverage in the U.K without paying for it. Sky got the contract, but I used to be able to watch on pirate stations. All have been blocked. As I normally only watch 1 hour of TV a week there is no way I'm paying a fortune to Sky. F1 has probaby lost about 250,000 viewers in the U.K since the contract went to Sky. Goodby F1. SAD.
Rupert has just launched a streaming service in Oz called Kayo. But subs are still to high if we are interesting in only one sport. Since streaming can cope with pay per view I hope this adopted. How much would we pay to watch a F1 race?
Monthly sub is A$25. Approx 18. So if you wanted to watch every race then an annual subscription is reasonable value. Id still prefer pay per view for say, $4 per event as Im not around to watch every race.

https://kayosports.com.au/
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Old 2nd Sep 2019, 08:46
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Looks as though, after 60 years, of motor racing interest I can no longer get F1 coverage in the U.K without paying for it. Sky got the contract, but I used to be able to watch on pirate stations. All have been blocked. As I normally only watch 1 hour of TV a week there is no way I'm paying a fortune to Sky. F1 has probaby lost about 250,000 viewers in the U.K since the contract went to Sky. Goodby F1. SAD.
I've given the official F1TV a go this year.

21 F1 races, practice and qualifying plus all F2 & F3 /other support races practice and qualifying, press conferences, interviews and many archive GP's....approx 9.50 per race weekend. It's not the slickest of sites yet but is improving all the time and I can't fault the coverage.
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Old 2nd Sep 2019, 08:52
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I've given the official F1TV a go this year.

21 F1 races, practice and qualifying plus all F2 & F3 /other support races practice and qualifying, press conferences, interviews and many archive GP's....approx 9.50 per race weekend. It's not the slickest of sites yet but is improving all the time and I can't fault the coverage.
So do you get it all live on TV and/or computer to watch as it happens? Sounds like it from what you say.
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Old 2nd Sep 2019, 09:14
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So do you get it all live on TV and/or computer to watch as it happens? Sounds like it from what you say.
Yes...live and repeats/highlights. I haven't watched it on TV ( I think you might have to cast to get that) but, I've watched on PC, phone & I-pad - all in HD. For the race, there are a number of feeds: broadcast, pit Lane, driver tracker and helmet cams. Although I haven't tried it, I believe that should you be geeky enough, you can set it up so you can display the different feeds on different devices - a sort of pit wall

Lancelot37 I've just noticed your address. Sorry - you can't get access to the full service because Sky have exclusive rights in UK
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