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11th July 2011, 21:35 at 9:35 pm #173802
I hope some of the “scum” get to see a repeat of Sunday night’s Top Gear, because Vettel came across really well on that I thought.27th June 2011, 14:21 at 2:21 pm #171705
“send one up the inside”
“a wall of death around the outside”
and he does go on about DRS…have a drink each time he mentions the “activation zone” and you’ll be refreshed as a newt, long before the second round of pit stops!24th June 2011, 22:29 at 10:29 pm #171685
Straight to the scene of the accident!23rd June 2011, 20:54 at 8:54 pm #158867
Liking the orange Jäger-bomb car TommyB89! Never seen that one before, it must have looked better than it went.
Here’s my one for all you young ‘uns: http://bit.ly/lfntDB14th June 2011, 18:49 at 6:49 pm #166614
“Sweet as you like! Cream and almonds!” (eh?) as someone left the Montreal pits after a particularly quick stop…12th June 2011, 22:53 at 10:53 pm #171071
Best Driver: Button
Worst Driver: Hamilton
Best Team: er, no-one stood out…Hispania! Good result for them.
Worst Team: Ferrari. Couldn’t keep up with leaders; seemed to get caught on wrong tyres; silly mistakes from both drivers
Best Overtake: Schumacher on Kobayashi and Massa
Best Funny-moment: nervous laughter, rather than LOL, at the marshal falling over while picking the bits of Heidfeld’s wing up
Most Surprising Result: Button, awesome speed late in the race
Least Surprising Result: early bath for Hamilton – becoming a bit predictable…
Special Mention to: Schumacher for a great fighting drive without the car advantage.
Race Rating: 8/10. Would’ve been higher but too much health & safety.
Best BBC commentator/presenter: Brundle, another great job filling a long wait entertainingly.
Worst BBC commentator/presenter: Eddie Jordan, more irrelevant rants than ever.
Best Commentary moment: Coulthard on about the cameraman falling over in front of Rihanna, “trying to get a cheap shot”… and Brundle “almonds and cream!” (eh?)
BBC Coverage rating: 9/10 – way better than usual Sunday evening telly!7th May 2011, 21:38 at 9:38 pm #168259
Did they have pit stops for tyres in 1976 & 77? Are there any videos of a six-wheeled Tyrrell one? Surely there was at least one wet/dry race?29th March 2011, 21:11 at 9:11 pm #157575
Brawn stood for something, a proper underdog winner. Particularly liked the Canon logos in Singapore, a nice throwback to the Williams days. I’ve tried to like the Mercedes but i can’t, despite nice touches like the retro numbers. Like Jaguar it’s a bit of a cynical exercise in reflected glory I guess. This year’s Merc’s an attractive shape (before it gets hit) though.
Favourites? The Lotus in 1978 and 1986, Jordan 191 and ’95 Ferrari.27th March 2011, 22:15 at 10:15 pm #165182
At Sepang there’s plenty of overtaking already on those two straights. Why not have the DRS area somewhere else? Maybe the straight leading into the slow left out the back of the circuit (after the fast double right-hander) if it’s long enough.27th March 2011, 12:53 at 12:53 pm #165139
Best Driver: Petrov. Amazing start and kept his head.
Worst Driver: Barrichello. Fought a losing battle with turn 3 all weekend. Insane assault on Rosberg, shame as the Williams looked quick.
Best Team: Red Bull. Let the KERS non-story develop nicely!
Worst Team: Hispania, how long do they need to get ready?!
Best Overtake: none stood out but Alonso made some good ones early on.
Best Funny-moment: Coulthard vs Jordan: DC pointing out there weren’t any cars in the Red Bull garage
Most Surprising Result: Petrov 11 places ahead of Heidfeld
Least Surprising Result: Vettel winning
Special Mention to: Perez
Race Rating: 7/10
Best BBC commentator/presenter: Well impressed with Brundle but gonna give this to David Coulthard on his birthday. Sharp-eyed and more insightful than I expected, did a fine job winding Eddie Jordan up, and handled his 40th celebrations on live TV well.
Worst BBC commentator/presenter: Eddie Jordan
Best Commentary moment: Between 99% and 100%, how much was that Barrichello’s fault?
Overall BBC coverage rating: 8/1026th March 2011, 16:20 at 4:20 pm #165034
The beauty of the DRS is we can all see when it’s working, not just when it’s an onboard shot with a TV caption. I too would like to see it available throughout the race, so drivers are free to do stupid things with it like Sutil… but I guess we should see how much it aids overtaking first.
I wonder how much the sponsors like it, as their name keeps disappearing off the rear wing…26th March 2011, 12:32 at 12:32 pm #164961
Nope, I had him down for a low 24…
These Pirellis must be really grippy (while they last), as in theory the cars have lost downforce with the new diffusers.
Anyone know if they’re much faster down the straight with the adjustable wings?26th March 2011, 12:27 at 12:27 pm #164918
Really good – loads of enthusiasm, as inventive and insightful as ever, never patronising or cliched. And two mates (rather than “co-workers”) always works better.
Encouraging too that Martin Brundle’s never satisfied – “Need to sharpen up some aspects”, he says on Twitter, so he should get better and better.
Bit of a wobbly introduction for me before the action got under way – the words were fine, just need to work on delivery. Jonathan Legard was always good at this bit, that’s the benefit of experience, I guess.
Nice one David Coulthard for explaining the “delta time” display on the steering wheels! Didn’t know that. We can see straight away if a guy’s up (-) or down (+) on his best lap time.