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New F1 podium design

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  • #131641
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    fishfingers
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    Not sure if this has been posted but I was browsing through the gallery of Silverstone Wednesday images on the Sky Sports website and noticed this:

    http://i50.tinypic.com/15fuxh.jpg

    Looks like the podium has been redesigned.

    #205081
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    Keith Collantine
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    @fishfingers No, that’s where it was last year when they built the new pits. The plan is to build large new grandstands opposite so lots of fans have a good view of it.

    #205082
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    fishfingers
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    I mean the actual platform they stand on, it’s all curved and has this shiny metal around it. Last year it was the usual cardboard/wood background (Santander) that we are used to.

    Look at the picture – there is a free standing part with some sort of roof that was definitely not there last year.

    Last year reference photo:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/silverstonecircuit/5956877677/

    #205083
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    Slr
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    The new podium looks okay, though I wait to see the actual podium ceremony to see if it better. The positioning of it is stupid.

    By the way, I never realised on the royal family members was there last year. I’m not sure of his name however as I’m not really interested in the royal family.

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    #205085
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    fishfingers
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    Here is the best picture yet:

    https://p.twimg.com/AxC7jZGCIAIO0h3.jpg:large

    Looks like a new podium design for all races going forward.

    #205086
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    the_sigman
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    Fantastic podium.

    #205087
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    robk23
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    There appears the the podium ceremony has been changed as well. For the GP2 Feature Race there was music played as the drivers came onto the podium (which I found a bit cheap) and the audio by Bob Constanduros was part of the official TV feed (Will Buxton and Jerome d’Ambrosio went quiet for a good few minutes as a result). I would prefer to hear the commentators and the interviews on the podium were not something I would want to see again (that didn’t feature in the GP3 race).

    #205088
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    katederby
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    I missed the real flags… nothing like seeing your nation’s colours being raised.

    #205089
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    robk23
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    @katederby Agreed, a picture of a flag on a screen has no soul.

    #205090
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    matt90
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    Agreed

    #205091
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    Lin1876
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    I’m not a fan of the new podium. I find the current arrangements to be a bit bland, and having the flags on screens makes the situation worse, not better. Still, it makes the podium at Monaco more special, so I guess we can’t complain.

    #205092
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    I think FOM are trying a few new things. They did that seemingly impromptu interview with Charlie Whiting yesterday which I have never seen before in my years of watching Formula 1, now they’re possibly adding a small bit of commentary to the world feed for the podium ceremony… Will they one day have world feed commentary? Will FOM have its own premium channel at a cost with its own commentators and unrivalled access and coverage? Am I reading too much into this?

    By the way, does anyone have a video of this ceremony?

    #205093
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    I think thet it’d be nice should the podium be placed on top of the silverstone wing

    #205094
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    pwaa
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    Apart from the lack of actual flags, and the guy that doesn’t know when to stop saying Champagne, it looks good. Going by the GP2/3 races, anyway.

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