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16th August 2016, 2:59 at 2:59 am #326625
Why? Because sponsors and marketing.
On a serious note, I’d really like to see some real footage from this run. The sand being kicked up looked pretty cool. Would like to see some sandy donuts too.16th July 2016, 1:32 at 1:32 am #325031
Well the price is unsurprisingly ridiculous. I can only see pubs going for this, but on a technical level, they say you get all these things in Ultra HD (4k), but realistically how much of their output is genuinely 4k and not just upscaled (which is cheating and not true ultra HD)?
Are FOM 4k equipped yet? End of the day if FOM can’t do 4k, then Sky can’t give you 4k.
Also in their marketing, they say about their 170 football games. That is all their games and I know for a fact that there are fewer than ten 4k equipped OB trucks in the UK (ironically BTW sport has one – it did last year’s British Moto GP) so sounds like you’re gonna be fleeced after they rip you off!
And to think, NHK in Japan want to broadcast the 2020 Olympics in 8k!21st March 2016, 12:52 at 12:52 pm #315883
I though C4 coverage was not too bad. Webber and Coulthard work well together. Still 50/50 on Jones. Not bad, but not great.
Biggest disappointment for me was Ben Edwards. I really liked him back when he did BTCC, but he was worse than Murray Walker at his most befuddled. Edwards didn’t seem to gave a clue bout the new quali rules (so another bonus that we’re reverting again) and i just find myself screaming at the TV correcting him.17th February 2016, 14:16 at 2:16 pm #312434
With three hairpins, all I can think of is that 1st A1-GP in China where they couldn’t make it around that hairpin!16th June 2015, 23:04 at 11:04 pm #300162
I can’t really remember crying tears of joy as such, although I do get over excited and start bouncing around occasionally, but in terms of crying sadness, I’m probably a bit too emotional at times.
For obvious reasons Japan 2014 was very upsetting. My girlfriend came into the room to ask me why the race had stopped and I couldn’t get any words out. That was before we knew any facts other than something was terribly wrong.
I had a similar feeling after Dario Franchitti’s crash at Houston 2013. The impact had me fearing the worst and again shock got the better of me. Before that, seeing Dan Wheldon’s crash.
God how morbid this post has become. Sorry28th May 2015, 22:41 at 10:41 pm #299137
Thank you for posting this. There is so much to love about this video. I would have loved to be alive to witness that era. Yes its very much rose tinted glasses, as there’s no trace of the horrible tragedies of the time. Maybe its the lack of overt marketing or commercialisation of it?
Raidillon and Eau Rouge look magnificent. You can barely imagine La Source used to look like that before the new pits were built (and rebuilt). Blanchimont looks positively demonic with nothing but trees on the outside. Even with only 13 cars, the footage makes it look great, and only 8s in it at the end! (granted, both Mercedes were almost 2 mins ahead of 3rd place – shows how times have changed! lol)
Jean Behra is mental for happily taking over his teammate’s car after crashing his own.
Kinda funny/mental when a car comes past the ‘pits’ in the rain and showers everyone in spray. Gives me memories of walking home in the rain and getting soaked by a lorry through a puddle!
Thanks :)18th May 2015, 23:21 at 11:21 pm #298545
According to IndyCar.com, a Honda spokesman said the right-front suspension failed.28th March 2015, 22:25 at 10:25 pm #295433
Wow. Total Penske domination so far. 1-2-3-5 in Practice 3, followed by 1-2-3-4 in qualifying.
Power is really on it this weekend. New lap record to boot (with the help of the new aero kits).
Looking forward to the race. Really psyched up for this season. Got tickets for Long Beach next month.
In other news, Max Chilton’s Indy Lights career lasted four corners before he collided with Felix Serralles and had to retire. His team mate Ed Jones took an untroubled lights to flag victory.1st March 2015, 22:18 at 10:18 pm #293357
Dunno who it will be, but anyone who is unlikely to be eligible for a super licence in 2016 should seriously think about scraping together the cash for 15 races with Manor (if the team even manages that many races).
Probably easier than earning points by actually driving well in the lower categories.13th September 2014, 10:52 at 10:52 am #274522
Enjoyed the racing except for the last corner crash – heart in mouth until I knew Heidfeld was OK. I noticed Dario go eerily quiet in the commentary box.
I understand the minimum pit stop time in terms of safety, however I disagree with this time being pit in to pit out. It should be garage time only. Heidfeld used a cheeky tactic to leave the pit tent early, but then drive slower than the speed limit, meaning he got track position. Not happy with the gamesmanship there – its fine by the rules, but the rules are wrong in my opinion.
Also the length of the pit out and the need to remain on the limiter all the way caused a massive anti-climax when Sam Bird was ‘racing’ out of the pits, but in reality ended up in 6th (or 7th) by the time he got back to the track.
Lastly, I know the marshals are volunteers, but it was ages before someone actually went up to Heidfeld – by which time he’d clearly decided ‘sod this, I’ll get myself out’.
Will definitely be following the season though, just don’t mention the fan boost…30th August 2014, 9:31 at 9:31 am #272658
Hope Aleshin is ok after that impact. Bang goes my hope of a clean end to the season. Hope the race is clean of major incidents and that the drama is purely fron the racing.
With a bonus point for pole, Castroneves now trails Power by 50 points with 103 points still on offer.
Power will win the championship if:
He finishes sixth or better.
He finishes seventh and earns a bonus point.
Castroneves will win the championship if:
He wins and Power is no higher than seventh (or eighth with a bonus point).
He finishes second and Power is no higher than 16th, with no bonus points.
Power is classified last and Castroneves is no lower than third.
(1 bonus point awarded for leading a lap, 1 for fastest lap, with 2 for Most laps led)24th August 2014, 15:06 at 3:06 pm #271784
Tweet from Townsend Bell says track ok and everything expected on schedule.
Hope so, really looking forward to it.24th August 2014, 10:22 at 10:22 am #271723
According to an article on Autosport:
“F1’s regulations limit teams to using four drivers over the course of the campaign, unless there are ‘force majeure’ reasons for having more.
It means that Caterham would need to apply to the FIA to run both Merhi and Sainz later this season, as it has already used Ericsson, Kobayashi and Lotterer.”13th July 2014, 14:46 at 2:46 pm #266480
A touch late seeing this, but Timo Glock celebrated Germany’s 1:7 against Brazil by re-decorating his usual number 17 this weekend at the Moscow DTM race:
— Timo Glock (@realTimoGlock) July 11, 201413th July 2014, 4:04 at 4:04 am #266465
Really good race. Amazing finish. Lots of real close wheel to wheel action. Hinchcliffe and Pagenaud were side by side for almost 6 laps at one point.
6 yellows (1 that became a red for rain), but generally quite clean racing
10 lap sprint to the end started with Kanaan and Dixon 1-2, Hunter-Reay came from almost nowhere. Think he was 6th at the restart.
Carpenter took out Montoya (for the final caution), who was pretty livid – he’d had a good run up to that point, twice fighting from way back. Newgarden was the biggest mover, grabbing 2nd at the death after starting 21st.
Power went wide and hit the wall with 7 to go from 4th place to end up 14th. Castroneves also dropped from 3rd at the restart to end up only 8th, but takes a slim lead in the championship.