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19th April 2017, 21:13 at 9:13 pm
In general @keithcollantine, I definitely agree that a commentator should report on an event, giving commentary to explain and help the viewer comprehend what’s happening that which isn’t obvious from the screen. I do think there is, as @porchef1 says, a role in showing the viewers where there are interesting events, or possiblilities, when at the surface the race might be stagnant. But, it has to stay grounded in realism. From the times I saw your commentary @keithcollantine, I quite liked the way you gave insight, and background knowledge where appropriate while keeping a keen eye on what’s happening on track.
I didn’t see Sky/CH4 last weekend, instead being confined to RTL Germany, so don’t know what exactly Crofty said, but ‘my’ commentary seemed to be positive about Hamilton catching Vettel for quite a bit after it was clear that he didn’t have enough laps or pace. Still, they did conclude before the end that Vettel was going to win.
Crofty is on the whole too often running away with excitement to pay attention to what’s happening on track, in my opinion. But Sky is a lot more disciplined than RTL in not talking over radio communication (probably bc. they then translate what’s being said for their viewers? sigh), another one of small annoyances!
What is very annoying, and quite unforgivable from commentators or so-called analysts, and I see it from RTL as well as from Sky, is bias in how actions/speed of a driver/team are interpreted based on like or nationality (RTL is a bit more blatant in being pro-Germans/Austrian-team, though not very pro German team Mercedes somehow; Crofty is quite pro Hamilton, but Brundle and others are often more neutral, or rather, less consistently biased). When it happens, it makes all analysis pretty much useless, and it is one of the reasons I don’t often watch the pre- and post- race shows anymore, and instead only read your analysis on F1Fanatic
11th October 2016, 13:55 at 1:55 pm
@brickles, @dragoll, @f1alex interesting points; I thought at the time that Rosberg needed to get on with his race, hoping to see him maybe fight for a podium (I am not really a fan, but do like to see HAM,ROS fight it out on track sometime this year); @brickles that looks very much like the same move indeed.
I still feel Rosberg was a bit clumsy but I am now also wondering, if Raikkonen had reacted like Schumacher, and realised that defending only works up to a certain point, could that collision have been avoided, and might he have been able to stay close to him to fight it out at the end of the race?
23rd January 2016, 11:38 at 11:38 am
LOL, I just didn’t switch on my speakers, that helps. So, is this purely to annoy the USA prosecutors who want him extradited to the USA for a trial? Guess there’s a lot you can do with old footage even if most if your money is frozen.
23rd October 2015, 7:32 at 7:32 am
With no visibility on who got how many votes from where, if the number of respondents is very low on twitter, or via all channels (?), then getting a real correlation might be difficult because it easily changed by just a few votes extra here or there, I’d think.
Does the FIA post a breakdown of the votes – that would help, also to know how popular the fanboost thing really is. Transparency. Guess not then.
23rd July 2015, 15:14 at 3:14 pm
22nd July 2015, 17:04 at 5:04 pm
I found it typical of the sort of rule that Indycar clarifies what new rule means evening after issuing it … though that also only functions to make it less clear as the clarification contradicts the plain reading of the rule. As you say @bascb, reminding of F1 Max Mosley era:
“We feel it’s our responsibility to distinguish between irresponsible statements that damage the sport or its competitors and the intense competitive nature of the series. This rule is to ensure we have authority to act when we feel it is required,” Miles concluded.
right, that really helps make it not arbitrary then. As you say Keith, shameful and sad.
6th May 2015, 15:06 at 3:06 pm
I also don’t have much of anything connected to F1 in my profile (though I am a member of a group, and have it as an interest); but having said that: here’s my profile: https://de.linkedin.com/in/boukesbunnik
13th August 2014, 13:33 at 1:33 pm
Thanks Matthijs, that is a useful Evaluation of consequences of Verstappens move.
22nd February 2013, 12:30 at 12:30 pm
Haven’t decided for myself either. My wife and I aren’t happy with ziggo, were going to switch to Vodafone, so that would rule out on-demand for now.
I liked that Mol is impartial, if a driver goes fast, he is a fan, less tiresome than RTL Germany, but pre race was a joke last few years, and I usually knew much more on what was going on from f1fanatic live than from RTL!
28th November 2012, 13:51 at 1:51 pm
There it was eventually quite clear, that Hamilton’s initial overtake of Trulli (yes, off track) was quite legal (if they hadn’t just goofed up at McLaren and then lied about it, of course). It does seem to indicate that driving past a slowing car under such circumstances might be quite okay.
23rd November 2012, 13:24 at 1:24 pm
Earlier this week I found time to watch the BBC highlights of the race – usually I find that very satisfying, but this time, while I loved to see the race again, I was underwhelmed somehow. Qualifying wasn’t exciting at all (even though it was in actual fact so when viewing live on Sky), and I missed bits of the race that I thought were better than what was there. Did anyone else feel like that too?
Did upgrade my opinion of how good Button and Raikkonen raced.
2nd September 2012, 11:54 at 11:54 am
Oddly, earlier this weekend, theFifthDriver tweeted a link to a blog post on the McLaren site called Talking Telemetry. I answered, saying I was hoping they’d give more. Guess Hamilton obliged :-p
That Wurz’ tweet is brilliant, and says it all, not the smartest tweet by Hamilton. I do like the earlier tweets by HAM saying honestly how disappointed he was (though maybe a bit too disappointed if McLaren is right), but that one, big oops.
I do think McLaren and HAM have to see how they can avoid this sort of thing though, I can’t have been the only one to think “oh, split strategy, there goes HAM’s weekend”, somehow he pics/gets the wrong one of the two it seems (like in Monza 2010 too).
14th June 2012, 8:02 at 8:02 am
Saw an add. yesterday from RTL NL, they are showing the whole race. Yes, with ad breaks undoubtedly (but then again, I am not going to stay up for 24 most likely anyway), but also in HD. Already told my wife I’d find ways for both of us to enjoy me having that on the whole weekend, and she said she’d let me try, so jay! Looking forward to it.
4th June 2012, 7:11 at 7:11 am
Couldn’t be around to watch most of the race, went to bed before restart. Still saw some great racing in between.
And I was reminded again of how different, more open, the pitlane in Indycar is compared to F1. No one complaining (on tv) just saying they’ll have to see, trust the organisers and it is a shame for the crowds etc. And casually naming team/sponsor into conversation smoothly, it all comes over as a friendly track day we could all be at which is very pleasant to watch. It might be partly a facade (is it?), but it is well done nonetheless.
26th May 2012, 7:05 at 7:05 am
Wow, great stuff Adam, thanks for penning it down for us to share in the experience. I didn’t have much time yet to devote to the Indy 500 this year, and you really brought it to live for me. Now I have to argue with my wife to follow up seeing Monaco and then Indy500 all in one go. I had better be on my best behaviour on Sunday morning :-p
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