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Re: The Formula One Thread
« Reply #280 on: September 22, 2012, 09:00:57 AM »
That demon driver Maldonado sneaks into second place on the grid.  Maybe it's because he's so fast that he keeps crashing into everybody.   :P

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Re: The Formula One Thread
« Reply #281 on: September 27, 2012, 11:42:26 PM »
Hamilton replaces Schumi. Perez takes Hamilton's place.

Schumi pushes out Massa? Hm...
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« Reply #282 on: September 28, 2012, 01:40:57 AM »
Schumi pushes out Massa? Hm...

I wouldn't certainly be annoyed by that.....
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Re: The Formula One Thread
« Reply #283 on: September 28, 2012, 07:58:11 AM »
Perez takes Hamilton's place.
Schumi pushes out Massa? Hm...

They could have got Di Resta for the seat, and I wish they had.  But the minxy Mexican is going to turn a few heads in the McLaren, that's for sure.  Good luck to him.  Maybe Di Resta can push out Massa instead.  Then Alonso would really have a job on his hands.
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Re: The Formula One Thread
« Reply #284 on: November 25, 2012, 04:04:47 PM »
What a fantastic final race!!!

Great way to finish the season. If I had to give the Driver of the Year award, it had to be Alonso, who had less than ideal car at his disposal but somehow almost won the championship. Runner-up would be Kimi who finished out of the points only once, again in a less than ideal machine. Of course, quote of the year:"Leave me alone, I know that I'm doing!" is something I will be hearing more and more from MY KIMI at home.
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Re: The Formula One Thread
« Reply #285 on: March 13, 2013, 08:09:30 AM »
The count-down begins.

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Re: The Formula One Thread
« Reply #286 on: March 13, 2013, 08:13:03 AM »
The count-down begins.



Go Kimi! Can't wait!
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Re: The Formula One Thread
« Reply #287 on: March 13, 2013, 08:28:27 AM »
So the BBC cover Formula One for donkey's years in the UK.

Last year Sky TV cover all races, the BBC having around half.

Don't know what's happening this year but it looks like Sky TV are charging £5 per race!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Disgraceful...if we don't pay enough for our TV, full monthly subscription covering everything and now, er, sorry but it looks like you will have to pay £5 a race.

Does this happen in all your beautiful countries....or are we just the unlucky ones in the UK??

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Re: The Formula One Thread
« Reply #288 on: March 13, 2013, 09:01:35 AM »
So the BBC cover Formula One for donkey's years in the UK.

Last year Sky TV cover all races, the BBC having around half.

Don't know what's happening this year but it looks like Sky TV are charging £5 per race!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Disgraceful...if we don't pay enough for our TV, full monthly subscription covering everything and now, er, sorry but it looks like you will have to pay £5 a race.

Does this happen in all your beautiful countries....or are we just the unlucky ones in the UK??

There is no pay-per-view in China now.

They tried it with EPL about 6 years ago. The company that out-bid the State TV and won the rights almost went broke as they had only 2,000 subscribers from a country of 1.3 billion. That's a grand total of about $200,000 for the year. I think the contract costs about, what, 50 million?
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Re: The Formula One Thread
« Reply #289 on: March 13, 2013, 09:24:01 AM »
There is no pay-per-view in China now.

Same here.
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Re: The Formula One Thread
« Reply #290 on: March 13, 2013, 11:10:27 AM »
So the BBC cover Formula One for donkey's years in the UK.

Last year Sky TV cover all races, the BBC having around half.

Don't know what's happening this year but it looks like Sky TV are charging £5 per race!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Disgraceful...if we don't pay enough for our TV, full monthly subscription covering everything and now, er, sorry but it looks like you will have to pay £5 a race.

Does this happen in all your beautiful countries....or are we just the unlucky ones in the UK??

Hey Tony,

BBC is still only covering 9 races Live for the 2013 season, all the rest are highlights only again. Full details here :

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/formula1/21682493
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Re: The Formula One Thread
« Reply #291 on: March 13, 2013, 11:14:43 AM »
The F1 has been on a "standard" channel in France for years as well and is moving to a crypted chargeable channel this year... not just us, well England I mean....  ;D
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Re: The Formula One Thread
« Reply #292 on: May 30, 2013, 08:49:53 PM »
Anyone catch the Monaco Gran Prix that just finished up?  Caught the entire race tonight on a replay.  Always fun to watch and neat to see Mercedes get back on the podium with a historic finish.

 
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Re: The Formula One Thread
« Reply #293 on: May 15, 2016, 05:02:23 AM »
Old and grey (yet legendary) Plácido Domingo just interviewed the youngest ever Formula One winner in history: Max Verstappen. Verstappen, the 18-year old son of 'Jos the Boss', is also the first Dutchman to win a Grand Prix in F1.

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Re: The Formula One Thread
« Reply #294 on: September 26, 2019, 01:36:05 PM »
Bump :)

There aren't too many F1 fans in the US, but I am definitely one -- I've been watching for about 5 years, and have even managed to get my wife into the sport.

Any current F1 fans here?  If so, what do you think of the state of things, now that Bernie's no longer in charge?
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Re: The Formula One Thread
« Reply #295 on: September 26, 2019, 04:02:54 PM »
The emergence of Leclerc is making things rather exciting. I am tired of Hamilton and never that excited about Vettel.

Kimi Raikkonen is still amazing, even on a below average car.
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« Reply #296 on: September 27, 2019, 02:00:28 AM »
Yes, I'l be curious to see how Leclerc and Vettel get along for the rest of the year.  Vettel is frustrating to watch these days... hard to say if the Ferrari just doesn't suit him, or if he's just lost his touch.  It's hard to picture him sticking around in a supporting role, as Kimi did for him.

I have nothing against Hamilton or Mercedes really, but honestly they've had a huge lead in the championship for the entire time I've been watching the sport... would be nice to see someone else for a change.

Pity about Hulkenberg... doesn't look like he'll get a seat for next year at this rate.  One suspects he might have been really good, had he ever made it to a top car. 
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