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  • Mekanik 6 Jul 2014 19:02:26 3,469 posts
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    Finally got to watch this.

    Awesome result. Could only have been netter if Button had got third. A shame but great stuff for the championship. Brings it all that much closer.

    Game on!
  • altitude2k 6 Jul 2014 19:37:48 4,129 posts
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    Just found us on the TV, ha!
  • Jono62 6 Jul 2014 20:05:34 14,073 posts
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    Think Ricciardo is fast becoming my favourite driver. Good skilful driver, always smiling and is getting the most out of his race car.

    Edited by Jono62 at 20:06:14 06-07-2014
  • TheSaint 6 Jul 2014 20:17:30 14,315 posts
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    Good weekend and great to see Lewis win. Although they really do sound rubbish now.

    Prost ragging last seasons Red Bull around to remind everyone how good they used to sound wasn't the best idea.

    Anyone else see the guy in the electric wheelchair pulling some moves on the track when they let the fans in for the podium?
  • gang_of_bitches 6 Jul 2014 20:23:13 5,493 posts
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    Jono62 wrote:
    Think Ricciardo is fast becoming my favourite driver. Good skilful driver, always smiling and is getting the most out of his race car.
    He does seem like a genuinely nice guy, let's hope he doesn't become jaded.
  • altitude2k 6 Jul 2014 20:23:51 4,129 posts
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    I disagree. I loved the sound at the track. Still loud enough to have to shout over, but as I've said before, there are loads of interesting sounds in F1 and it's great that the engine doesn't have a monopoly over it any more.
  • Kostabi 6 Jul 2014 20:29:39 4,911 posts
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    gang_of_bitches wrote:
    Jono62 wrote:
    Think Ricciardo is fast becoming my favourite driver. Good skilful driver, always smiling and is getting the most out of his race car.
    He does seem like a genuinely nice guy, let's hope he doesn't become jaded.
    He's also the only one who ever seems happy to actually be an F1 driver.
  • thedaveeyres 6 Jul 2014 21:59:54 10,924 posts
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    Watching the replay... Massa deserves a beer or ten from Kimi for avoiding the T-bone.

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  • TheSaint 6 Jul 2014 23:24:25 14,315 posts
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    altitude2k wrote:
    I disagree. I loved the sound at the track. Still loud enough to have to shout over, but as I've said before, there are loads of interesting sounds in F1 and it's great that the engine doesn't have a monopoly over it any more.
    I think we'll just have to agree to disagree. I was expecting to hear more sounds from the tyres etc. but maybe I was a bit far away from the track.

    One thing you could unfortunately hear more of though was Silverstone Radio commentary which is just appalling. Those guys make Partridge seem like Paxman. My favourite was their claim that after the red flag all the cars were going to be pushed back into their original grid slots.

    They are pretty harmless most of the weekend but the race really deserves proper commentary. It's a shame they can't get the audio from BBC, Sky or even 5Live.
  • Mekanik 6 Jul 2014 23:27:46 3,469 posts
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    My favourite was their claim that after the red flag all the cars were going to be pushed back into their original grid slots.
    To be fair Brundlefly also said the same thing. First lap red flag then cars get reset to original positions. Think as it was actually lap 2 of the race (they counted the first lap) so current positions were held.

    Or something.
  • Bremenacht 7 Jul 2014 00:11:49 17,852 posts
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    thedaveeyres wrote:
    Watching the replay... Massa deserves a beer or ten from Kimi for avoiding the T-bone.
    Yeah. Good thinking.

    Enjoyed that race. Very entertaining, as F1 goes. Loved Lewis's attitude all weekend. Pleased for him - about time he got some luck. Bit of a shame we were denied what would definitely be a real battle with Nico.
  • Bremenacht 7 Jul 2014 00:26:56 17,852 posts
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    thedaveeyres wrote:
    Suzie Perry's legs are a national treasure.
    I managed to sneak into the paddock at the Nurburgring last year, and snapped a bit of cheeky Perry-arse while I was there.

    [#arse1]
    [#arse2]

    Top, top arse.

    Edited by Bremenacht at 18:05:01 14-07-2014
  • Bremenacht 7 Jul 2014 00:27:59 17,852 posts
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    And legs.
  • altitude2k 7 Jul 2014 05:39:18 4,129 posts
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    TheSaint wrote:
    One thing you could unfortunately hear more of though was Silverstone Radio commentary which is just appalling. Those guys make Partridge seem like Paxman. My favourite was their claim that after the red flag all the cars were going to be pushed back into their original grid slots.

    They are pretty harmless most of the weekend but the race really deserves proper commentary. It's a shame they can't get the audio from BBC, Sky or even 5Live.
    Ugh...yeah. Those guys are terrible every year. It just makes the whole event seem cheap, like I could be watching stock car, or something. They should really make Sky commentary available, somehow.

    My favourite on Friday was them skating on very thin ice, talking about how women can't compete with men on the golf course, followed up with a painful minute or so about how attractive Suzie Wolff is.

    The race was fine, though. Was listenening to the 5Live Extra commentary, which wasn't amazing, but was infintely better than those old boys.
  • altitude2k 7 Jul 2014 05:42:19 4,129 posts
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    thedaveeyres wrote:
    Watching the replay... Massa deserves a beer or ten from Kimi for avoiding the T-bone.
    Like Raikkonen would freely give up alcohol.

    That accident, yet again, proves to me how shit he really is right now. What a stupid thing to do to floor it over the curb.

    Max Chilton's interview at the end, about what happened, was really good.

    Edited by altitude2k at 05:59:21 07-07-2014
  • Raiko101 7 Jul 2014 22:40:37 6,223 posts
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    Can I just say I do not deserve to be leading the Grand Prix Predictor. I've not been able to change my predictions for the past 3 races! D'oh!

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  • Psychotext 7 Jul 2014 23:24:27 53,999 posts
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    I feel slightly less pleased about my second position.
  • Psychotext 9 Jul 2014 02:27:35 53,999 posts
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    So much for those improved viewer numbers: http://f1broadcasting.wordpress.com/2014/07/07/british-grand-prix-drops-to-eight-year-low/
  • Mekanik 9 Jul 2014 08:25:05 3,469 posts
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    What actually surprises me with those figures is just how low the audience total is for the Sky F1 coverage. I thought that there would be at least a Million or so. Thats terrible.

    Scheduling is obviously an issue, what with Wimbly and the world cup, but that just shows the poor planning when setting the dates for races.
  • Great_Googly_Moogly 9 Jul 2014 09:08:52 725 posts
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    @thedaveeyres

    Yeah i just caught up with the race, could have been horrific. Did extremely well to avoid a t- bone.

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  • X201 9 Jul 2014 09:45:05 15,277 posts
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    Mekanik wrote:
    What actually surprises me with those figures is just how low the audience total is for the Sky F1 coverage. I thought that there would be at least a Million or so. Thats terrible.
    Not really, when any sporting event is not exclusive the BBC always get the bigger audience. Have a look at the World Cup final figures on Monday.

    Sky's figures for all their stations are low, eg. this week their most watched channel got the same % share of viewing as 5 USA.
    Sky's advertising always plays to the same angle as The Sun. "We're a family, everyone has got Sky, look what you're missing out on, everyone else is watching...etc" When in actuality, very few people are watching them.

    Edited by X201 at 09:45:35 09-07-2014
  • altitude2k 9 Jul 2014 17:43:36 4,129 posts
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    High attendance at the event itself, plus Wimbledon men's final at the same time both played a part.
  • dsmx 9 Jul 2014 18:04:47 7,589 posts
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    Probably didn't help that the race was delayed for an hour to fix a fence that didn't need fixing.

    "If we hit that bullseye the rest of the dominoes will fall like a a house of cards, checkmate." Zapp Brannigan

  • altitude2k 9 Jul 2014 18:24:01 4,129 posts
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    dsmx wrote:
    Probably didn't help that the race was delayed for an hour to fix a fence that didn't need fixing.
    Yeah, I don't agree with that. I can't believe Lauda said that no one else would hit the same place. Until they do, Niki, then they're literally dead.
  • superdelphinus 9 Jul 2014 18:40:13 8,051 posts
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    Yep the delay put it right in the jaws of the Wimbledon final, so no surprise whatsoever the viewing figures were down
  • Psychotext 9 Jul 2014 18:56:30 53,999 posts
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    Shouldn't have affected the peak viewership anyway, which is usually at the start of the race.
  • superdelphinus 9 Jul 2014 20:14:09 8,051 posts
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    To be honest I have almost no interest :)
  • Psychotext 9 Jul 2014 20:34:26 53,999 posts
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    Keep yer bloody mouth shut then!

    /slaps with a wet fish
  • Kostabi 13 Jul 2014 19:53:55 4,911 posts
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    Subaru hot lap around Isle of Man TT course.



    Even with the added benefits of a roof it seems scarier in places as the car helps to make everything that little bit more claustrophobic.

    New pants please.
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