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    commentary takes a lot of effort to make it sound good, if they get it wrong it’ll sound like this

    @Ratboy – “You’re right there Murray.”

    #195089
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    I’ll be there. Looking forward to that awkward feeling again of walking up to strangers and asking them if they’re fanatics. Thanks to DS’ article last year, there are a few more names I can match to faces which should make it easier, so hopefully we’ll get everyone together in one big group this time rather than two.

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    (Heidfeld had a great start but suffered a fair bit of damage…)

    Glad to hear there may have been a reason for his lack of pace. As a fan, I was bitterly disappointed to see him lapped but his teammate, which from memory may have been as early as lap 45(?).

    #162674
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    Discussions of this caliber are why I love F1F and I think Curly’s made some excellent points.

    Statistics need to be free of subjective bias and follow clear and simple parameters; otherwise year to year comparisons become very difficult, particularly if you attempt to make allowances for rule changes each year.

    I disagree that first lap overtakes are not a demonstration of skill, but understand that they would misrepresent the statistic across an entire race distance.

    For that reason, I would measure (similar to the position change at end of lap one chart) position changes through the first, or first two sectors and then measure passing moves from that point (using the same point on each track for consistency). That way, we can measure overtakes between races or between drivers, without it being skewed by – but also identifying – which tracks are essentially over after the first sector.

    Position changes resulting from pit stops, crashes, mechanical failures & blue flags should not count as passes.

    The Oxford definition of overtake (yes, someone had to do it) is to “catch up with and pass while travelling in the same direction.” This implies a speed differential that you should maintain out of the corner. So, Curly’s concept of the pass needing to ‘stick’ has real merit. I.e. If you dive into a corner, severely affecting your exit speed, and are re-passed on the run to the following corner, I would consider that a pass that did not stick.

    #150342
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    Icthyes, are you kidding!?! Two years I’ve been following the live blogs for two if not three sessions a weekend, all the while cursing the small window, and have never noticed the full screen button. You’ve made my day!

    The only problem I’ve found is that since the introduction of avatar images, the live blogs started to ‘not responded’ mid way though the session while it ‘catches-up’ on new comments. But that could be co-incidental timing and just due to increased traffic, or because I’m running IE on vista(?). Anyone else have the same issue?

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