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The 2018 F1 Thread

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

  1. Rack Kit

    Rack Kit pfm Member

    Read all 5 parts so far, some great insight into his career and wrong moves at the wrong time.
  2. peter bj

    peter bj pfm Member

    Yes very interesting read
  3. windhoek

    windhoek The Phoolosopher

    I was sure Mercedes had made a blunder when they pitted Hamilton so early, but hey, what do I know about strategy lol

    Also, well done Ham and Vet for giving Alonso a guard of honour - nice touch by both drivers there :)
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  4. Tony Lockhart

    Tony Lockhart pfm Member

    And here’s me keeping my fingers crossed now for my mate getting Sky Sports for next year and still letting me use his Sky Go login on my lappy. Otherwise, I won’t be watching many races.
  5. windhoek

    windhoek The Phoolosopher

    Didn't Channel 4 get agreement to show highlights?
  6. Tony Lockhart

    Tony Lockhart pfm Member

    But highlights are effin’ awful programmes. Little continuity, still ‘missing’ incidents. It’s just a chopped up version of the live event.
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  7. Rack Kit

    Rack Kit pfm Member

    I thought the exact same thing but the Hamilton of 2018 seems able to handle anything.

    Enjoyed the triple doughnuts from the last 3 World Champs at the end.

    A nice way for FA to bow out.

    Thought the C4 team went hard on Bottas post race. Mercedes know he’s been the perfect team mate for Lewis. They’ve had to use him as a foil for Lewis at important times so it’s been the correct pairing from the teams POV.
  8. Rack Kit

    Rack Kit pfm Member

    Just realised that this was the last ever free to air live F1 race. For now at least...
  9. matthewr

    matthewr spɹɐʍʞɔɐq spɹoɔǝɹ ɹnoʎ sʎɐld

    Now TV is very cheap. I subscribe during the NFL season to watched blacked out games.
  10. IanW

    IanW pfm Member

    That only works when Lewis is at his best and Ferrari and Vettel make too many mistakes.

    Over the season Ferrari had the fastest car in qualifying, it was closer in the race, but overall they were a bit faster.
  11. The Chronicals

    The Chronicals Disruptor

    I wasn't aware of that...what a crappy thing to do, I imagine Now TV/Sky will put up there pay per race rate as well, can see it going from £8 to £10..so essentially £210=220 stretching to £420-440 if you want to watch the qualifiers..
  12. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    I think I actually prefer the highlights show assuming I can avoid the news and this thread before it is broadcast. The full live thing plus build-up just drags on for hours!

    PS Today was another clear win for the ‘halo’ IMO. I suspect Nico H’s airborn exit may have been rather more painful without it.
  13. Tony Lockhart

    Tony Lockhart pfm Member

    Just find a friend with Sky Sports who has a spare login for Sky Go. Use it on any device you have.

    The roll bar saved Nico, as far as I could see. Had them for years.
  14. Rodrat

    Rodrat pfm Member

    As one of the commentators said it the car had gone up in flames the halo would have prevented him getting out.
  15. Tony Lockhart

    Tony Lockhart pfm Member

    Charlie Whiting has said that the standard procedure now is to wait until an upturned car is righted before attempting to remove the driver. He also says that the Halo gave Nico more space while upturned, and that was one of the requirements during the development of the Halo.

    Live and learn!
  16. Aethelist

    Aethelist pfm Member

    Charlie Whiting is the new God? All hail.

    Tbh I fell asleep watching that so called "race" today

    Nice to see George winning the GP2 title earlier though.

    I like George. Found way more interest watching what went on in that this year. As much as I have my doubts about how well he'll do next year.
  17. clivem2

    clivem2 pfm Member

    If using NowTV for live races next year don't get a NowTV stick....they have a serious issue where the quality drops to make viewing impossible, I believe a chip overheats. I've reverted using a PC connected to the TV why I need Sky coverage. Good to see Jenson on the Sky team next year, they need to deliver better commentary.
  18. Tony Lockhart

    Tony Lockhart pfm Member

    No, he’s an expert in his field who has probably forgotten more about F1 than you’ll ever know.
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  19. peter bj

    peter bj pfm Member

    Channel 4 did really lay into Bottas , you would think he was the worst driver on the grid !
    He has done a good job imo and it is just that Hamilton has been on another level .
    Channel 4 seemed to have an Occon bias ,overated imo as he is basically on a par with Perez ,I think they were pushing for him to have Bottas drive .
    I think Occon would be a bad fit as he has proven to be too agressive towards his teamates and not toe the line , no good if the no 2 takes out the world champ !
  20. IanW

    IanW pfm Member

    He has been a really important part of F1 for a very long time as the sometime developer (with the teams or others) but generally the arbiter of the rules. Very well respected within F1 as he has done such a good job.
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