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The 2018 F1 Thread

Discussion in 'off topic' started by Tony Lockhart, Nov 30, 2017.

  1. Ryonan

    Ryonan pfm Member

    cockpit of spaceship:(
  2. cutting42

    cutting42 Heading to Fish Hacker Erg \o/

  3. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    Cool, that’s fine for me. I don’t really mind if it is live or not as long as I avoid the news/this thread before the replay, I just don’t want to help finance Murdoch. I guess this is the last year though. I’ll just give it up when it goes from terrestrial TV.
  4. seyles

    seyles Retired Child

    Is it going from terrestrial completely, or moving to highlights only like match of the day?
    I can live without the live races, catching up will be fine.
  5. cutting42

    cutting42 Heading to Fish Hacker Erg \o/

    Per the link, 10 races are full live coverage and the rest of them are highlights recorded and shown later.
  6. seyles

    seyles Retired Child

    I meant in 2019

    "This is the final year of Channel 4's three-year F1 broadcast deal, with the championship to be shown exclusively on Sky from next season."

    I was wondering if anyone knew what, if any, plans there were for terrestrial coverage in the UK in the future?
  7. Patrick Dixon

    Patrick Dixon Imagineer

    See BBC
  8. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    In the UK, that question has already been answered. Under a deal struck by F1's former boss Bernie Ecclestone before he was ousted by Liberty, Sky will take on exclusive rights to F1 from 2019.

    There is a stipulation in the deal that the British Grand Prix is shown live on free-to-air, as well as highlights of all other races and qualifying sessions. But so far any stipulations that contract contains as to which channel it will be on, and whether it has significant reach, have not been made public. F1 has so far not responded to BBC Sport's questions on the matter.

    Looks like highlights shows are still up for grabs if C4 or the BBC want them. As I say I’m really not bothered whether it is live or not, in many ways I actually prefer the highlights shows as they are edited and more concise. The live shows with all the build up and post analysis are very lengthy and eat up much of a weekend.
  9. Tony Lockhart

    Tony Lockhart Avoiding Stress, at Every Opportunity

    Entry fees for 2018

  10. Tony Lockhart

    Tony Lockhart Avoiding Stress, at Every Opportunity

  11. cutting42

    cutting42 Heading to Fish Hacker Erg \o/

    He needs to ease up on the chest presses
    Rack Kit and Tony Lockhart like this.
  12. martin dawson

    martin dawson pfm Member

    Love that one Tony,


  13. Copperjacket

    Copperjacket pfm Member

    Can't be Lewis - he is a vegetarian!
  14. Bob McC

    Bob McC Living the life of Riley

    I thought the shark fin had gone?

    Seems it’s just been reduced.

    Shame. I think they look better without.
  15. s33k3r100m

    s33k3r100m pfm Member

    3 engines for the season. The rule will make the drivers to drive slower to preserve their engines.
  16. Tony Lockhart

    Tony Lockhart Avoiding Stress, at Every Opportunity

    I can't get over how hideous the '18 cars are. The teams are doing their best to paint over it, but that halo is horrible.

    So. Hideous cars. Horrible sounding engines. No grid girls. 17 meh tracks. Restricted access to live races on telly. 'Highlights' are still poorly put together.

    Please tell me that Eddie Jordan has left? Please!
  17. Patrick Dixon

    Patrick Dixon Imagineer

    Nevermind Tony, here's a photo to cheer you up.


    Rene Arnoux at Brands Hatch testing in 1984 (I think it's the exit of Druids)
    Tony Lockhart likes this.
  18. Rack Kit

    Rack Kit pfm Member

    Apart from all that what’s not to like? ;)
  19. Stunsworth

    Stunsworth pfm Member

  20. Bananahead

    Bananahead pfm Member

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