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23rd July 2015, 15:14 at 3:14 pm #30224022nd July 2015, 17:04 at 5:04 pm #302203
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 #297806
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/boukesbunnik13th August 2014, 13:33 at 1:33 pm #270356
Thanks Matthijs, that is a useful Evaluation of consequences of Verstappens move.22nd February 2013, 12:30 at 12:30 pm #225023
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 #216006
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 #196329
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 #209027
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 #203659
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 #202546
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 #202201
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 :-p22nd May 2012, 8:58 at 8:58 am #202105
Now that sounds like an interesting change @keithcollantine. Let’s indeed hope that it works well so that the FIA, the teams and Pirelli have something to consider about those F1 tyre rules as well.22nd May 2012, 8:43 at 8:43 am #202071
Being a bit late to the thread, there isn’t much more for me to do than echo the concerns of all you who came before me about why this isn’t the solution to what we saw last year in Monaco. If MSC is punished for actions in an F1 FP3, how can’t they make clear to drivers that impeding others will have a harsh penalty in this tight qualifying.
Let’s hope track it rains consistently so no rubber is usefully left after F1 in both sessions. Or maybe that it goes exactly as we fear and gives unreal results to make the organisers realise their mistake :-/ That would mean a wasted quali for GP2.5th May 2012, 17:27 at 5:27 pm #200602
Coming in for the last hour, I agree with what @bullfrog says, FIA WEC site is very nice to have, and I just heard bit of commentary about how FIA is doing a lot to make it easy for (local) tv as well as on-track audiences to catch the race and have something to do (if there’s a caution or you are with someone who’s a bit less of a fan :) next to the track etc. Sounds like FIA is doing a lo of good things they failed to do with F1 in terms of reaching out to fans!24th March 2012, 9:46 at 9:46 am #182702
On the Pepe jeans one: the wooden delivery and sort of wry tone in it is what saves it from being absolutely silly.