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    Just discovered my new favourite commentary duo: Ben Edwards and Karun Chandhok who did the Friday night practice from Bahrain.

    Shame there weren’t any cameras looking back at the drivers’ faces – that’s what night racing’s all about, as anyone would have seen who watched the MotoGP from Qatar, with the riders’ eyes like dinner plates.

    But where’s Tony Dodgins on here?!
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    After the big announcement of hundreds of Channel 4 presenters, it was amusing to hear him back again on Practice 1, as if nothing had changed and the remains of the BBC crew was still covering it.

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    Enjoyed Joe Saward’s announcement this morning:
    Engagement… | joeblogsf1

    Better than the average press release, and maybe not about F1 but it will be bigger than F1.

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    It’s a handsome car, and a great livery from the side – looks like it’s doing 150+ standing still. From the front it looks red and black, like an Audi or Porsche or Rebellion…duh. I guess we need a Renault LMP1 team, to add a bit of colour.

    I’m pleased to see the red and white again – that goes right back through F1 to the previous Toyota sportscars and rally teams. I guess blue is German for green so it kind of fitted the Hybrid marketing, but it never really said Toyota to me.

    The yowling V8s sounded wonderful, but I guess the turbos will be a bit quieter now, so as you suggest the best-sounding cars in a 2016 WEC race may well be the GTE Astons and Ferraris.

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    Why’s DC got wet tyres on?! I bet the bike’s on the right rubber. We shall see after the ad break (better get used to that…)

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    Looking forward to tonight’s Guy Martin & David Coulthard thing. There was not enough about the engineering in F1 on BBC lately, and there’s been surprisingly little TV about the old cars-v-bikes argument.

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    I was hoping Jeremy Paxman would present it…not seen anything of him on 4 since the election last May. Imagine the interviews with team principals, or the Commercial Rights Holder.
    Any amount of Zanardi is time well spent, I feel pretty much the same about Karun Chandhok, and they’ve done well to find an English-speaking driver with experience of the current generation of cars, in Susie Wolff.

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    Pass of the year? Max Verstappen and his driving test.

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    Looks like a McLaren Honda. I hope it doesn’t go like one…

    I’ll miss the third cars in 2016 – it always added an extra dimension to see what unfamiliar drivers from F1, GTE and IMSA could do with those cars, at Spa as well as Le Mans.
    Good opportunity for Rebellion Racing to bag a good result. Or even Nissan! The Toyotas will also be brand new (more likely to break), Wurzless and only two of them presumably.

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    Maybe the F1 drivers should criticize Indycar, while the Indycar drivers get stuck into Pirelli. That would be a way around it.

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    Imola.

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    @debaser91 Haha, I can’t get away with howlers like that among F1 Fanatics! I did mean Dallas – knew it was a street race, and I remember Nigel Roebuck mentioned the early Honda turbo and its all-or-nothing power delivery. The ’83 car was just underpowered I guess, not especially bad – and Rosberg’s Monaco win was all about choosing slick tyres on a drying track, and then disappearing off.

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    Couple of one-off winners worth mentioning.
    Jenson Button’s Honda in 2006, not a disaster but it needed a wet race to be a winner, and was nothing like as good as their 2004 car.

    And the 1984 Williams-Honda. Evil handling and turbo lag, not the ideal combination for Monaco… not really my suggestion – I just remember Nigel Roebuck picked it when asked this question around the time Fisichella won in his Jordan.

    Note the common theme, and keep an eye on those McLarens this year!

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    2003 Brazilian GP podium
    The 2003 Brazilian Grand Prix deserves a mention: only 2 drivers (3rd-placed Alonso was in the medical centre) and they were in the wrong positions! They swapped trophies at the next race…

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    If that slowing down wasn’t a car problem then I hope they ban him – from Formula Renault, F1, everything. For a few weeks, long enough to miss a couple of races.
    Brainless lack of consideration for other competitors – and all the team folks lining the pitwall at the finish of a race.

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    Tiago Monteiro, in 2006.

    Poor Tiago – he must have won something

    I wish they’d put “Welcome to Quebec” on the wall again.

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