2008 is on! First F1 session starts…

The 2008 Formula 1 season is finally under way as the first free practice session at Melbourne begins.

I’m watching the session on ITV’s new live stream. Leave a comment if you’re watching it as well – especially if you got it working outside Britain!

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72 comments on 2008 is on! First F1 session starts…

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  1. Keith Collantine (@keithcollantine) said on 13th March 2008, 23:06

    Playback very stuttery so far and has dropped the connection once or twice – this on an 8Mb connection. Hopefully just teething problems…

  2. Watching as well =) The feed went a bit funny for a few minutes, but it looks like it’s going again now. Love the idea of the live feeds though.

  3. Robert McKay said on 13th March 2008, 23:07

    It’s very flakey and stuttery so far.

  4. D Winn said on 13th March 2008, 23:09

    Its like Sky on a windy rainy day !

  5. Mark said on 13th March 2008, 23:10

    Not aloud to get it here it Sydney, Bugger!

    Will be firing up the LCD for 2pm.

  6. D Winn said on 13th March 2008, 23:12

    I think ITV are using one of those time-lapse video recorders

  7. Robert McKay said on 13th March 2008, 23:12

    Other people on t’internet saying there’s issues at both ITV’s and FOM’s ends?

    But got a clear patch for a minute, can hear all the pit guys talking to DC!

  8. Keith Collantine (@keithcollantine) said on 13th March 2008, 23:14

    Yes that’s very cool. It looks like the basic picture quality is good and if they’d just clear up the stuttering it’s be excellent.

  9. teamorders said on 13th March 2008, 23:15

    Is kimi awake yet?

  10. Scootin159 said on 13th March 2008, 23:15

    Can’t get the live video feed to work at all here (USA)… tried a few proxy servers, but none were nearly fast enough to handle the challenge.

    I am watching via F1 live timing however…

    Looks like Bourdais was the first to complete a flying lap.

  11. BMW-Brent said on 13th March 2008, 23:17

    How is BMW’s pace in the early session so far?  This Canadian living in the US has no access to live feeds of the action      

  12. Leslie said on 13th March 2008, 23:17

    As usual FOM is trying to keep F1 to itself!  No ITV in Australia…Live Timing not working.  I suppose they think I’ll jump in the car and drive six hours to put some money in Ron (I’m Bernies best friend) Walkers back pocket.

    IF he’s Bernies best friend why is he getting such a hard time from Mr E?

  13. Keith Collantine (@keithcollantine) said on 13th March 2008, 23:23

    So far only Vettel and Bourdais have done timed laps – everyone else bar the Ferraris and Williamses have done installation runs. Can you not get the live timing on F1.com Brent?

  14. BMW-Brent said on 13th March 2008, 23:25

    Keith,

    Thanks for the tip… it wasn’t working before, and then when only Vettel and Bourdais were the only two showing up I figured it still wasn’t working right, but since you confirmed they’re the only 2 doing hot laps I guess it is working after all… thanks!     

  15. Go Alonso GO!!!! Hes gonna win this championship!!! Thanks god i finish my work at 4:00 am, sooooo im gonna watch it… good luck alonso!!! cheers

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