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24th May 2017, 19:32 at 7:32 pm
Here’s the latest official renderings of IndyCar’s new 2018 superspeedway and road course bodywork:
23rd May 2017, 8:54 at 8:54 am
@ronanskie Nope, that’s not it.
As a hint, the next in the sequence is that last in the sequence.
22nd May 2017, 0:17 at 12:17 am
Qualifying is done and we have Scott Dixon on pole position, he’ll share the front row of the grid with Ed Carpenter and last year’s winner Alexander Rossi.
Fernando Alonso will line up fifth behind Takuma Sato, making it three Andretti-Hondas in the top five. Here’s how the rest of the field will take the start. James Davison will take the place of the injured Sebastien Bourdais:
1. Scott Dixon – 232.164mph
2. Ed Carpenter – 231.664mph
3. Alexander Rossi – 231.487mph
4. Takuma Sato – 231.365mph
5. Fernando Alonso – 231.3mph
6. JR Hildebrand – 230.889mph
7. Tony Kanaan – 230.828mph
8. Marco Andretti – 230.474mph
9. Will Power – 230.2mph
10. Ryan Hunter-Reay – 231.442mph
11. Ed Jones – 230.578mph
12. Oriol Servia – 230.309mph
13. Mikhail Aleshin – 230.271mph
14. Graham Rahal – 230.253mph
15. Max Chilton – 230.068mph
16. Charlie Kimball – 229.956mph
17. James Hinchcliffe – 229.86mph
18. Juan Pablo Montoya – 229.565mph
19. Helio Castroneves – 229.515mph
20. Jay Howard – 229.414mph
21. Sage Karam – 229.38mph
22. Josef Newgarden – 228.501mph
23. Simon Pagenaud – 228.093mph
24. Carlos Munoz – 227.921mph
25. Gabby Chaves – 226.921mph
26. Conor Daly – 226.439mph
27. Jack Harvey – 225.742mph
28. Pippa Mann – 225.008mph
29. Spencer Pigot – 224.052mph
30. Buddy Lazier – 223.417mph
31. Sebastian Saavedra – 221.142mph
32. Zach Veach – 221.081mph
33. James Davison – No time
20th May 2017, 18:18 at 6:18 pm
Very well then.
Who comes next in this sequence:
10th May 2017, 15:00 at 3:00 pm
5th May 2017, 22:40 at 10:40 pm
Here’s an interesting historical one featuring a few ex-F1 drivers. This is an advert for the 1996 CART US500.
For those who may not know the history, IndyCar racing split at the end of 1995. The breakaway series, IRL, refused to allow all but a tiny number of entries from the rival CART series to contest the Indianapolis 500, which then as now was the biggest race in the USA. CART’s answer was to instigate a rival 500-mile race held on the same day at the Michigan superspeedway. Here’s their advert for the US500:
5th May 2017, 7:20 at 7:20 am
F1 fans in France note Liberty are keeping the broadcast on the Canal network until 2020 having recently signed a new deal. Note the is also “a Free-To-Air partnership still to be concluded” according to the official release:
Formula 1®, the pinnacle of motorsport, has today agreed a multi-year media deal with CANAL+, a Vivendi Group company for the right to broadcast all Grand Prix events, also including Formula 2 and GP3, on CANAL+, CANAL+SPORT and associated channels.
The deal will begin in March 2018 and marks the first major media rights agreement to be made under the new ownership of Formula 1.
CANAL+, the premium pay TV broadcast service, has covered Formula 1 since 2013 and the new deal underlines the channel’s longstanding association with motorsport.
This deal follows the recent announcement that the French Grand Prix will return to the Formula 1 calendar for the 2018 season after an absence of ten years.
France has a strong heritage in Formula 1 and the involvement of Renault as a constructor and Frenchmen Romain Grosjean and Esteban Ocon as drivers in the current season reinforces this fact.
Beyond CANAL+ broadcast, Vivendi Group Major companies will also strive to develop transverse partnerships with Formula 1 in digital, gaming, music and entertainment.
Sean Bratches, Managing Director, Commercial Operations at Formula 1 said:
“We look forward to the continuation of our long-standing relationship with CANAL+ and the Vivendi Group that resets the marketplace for integrated media and marketing partnerships, which stand to support and build our respective businesses and provide value for both Formula 1 fans and CANAL+ customers.
“Formula 1 fans are the big winners with the planned marketing and brand building integration opportunities, utilising Vivendi’s far-reaching leadership in music, film, long and short form TV, digital and gaming.
“We are pleased to have completed this deal in time for the return of the French Grand Prix to Formula 1 in 2018 and look forward to putting on a great show for our fans in France.
Ian Holmes, Global Director, Media Rights at Formula 1 said:
“CANAL+ offers Formula 1 an unrivalled platform in the French market. The depth and breadth of their coverage combined with their editorial standards and presentation makes them a perfect partner for us as we continue to grow the brand.
“We welcome the opportunity to further explore and develop innovative ways to bring the Championship to the fans and believe that the wider Vivendi Group of companies can help us achieve that aim.
“This agreement, combined with a Free-To-Air partnership still to be concluded, marks a great step forward in this key Formula 1 market.”
“We are delighted to extend and strengthen our partnership with Formula 1 for the 2018-2020 period. French fans are famously passionate about motorsport and we are honoured to deliver the FIA World Championship to CANAL+ viewers for the foreseeable future.”
Maxime Saada, CEO, Group CANAL+ said:
“CANAL+ Group is pleased to have won the Formula 1 rights until 2020 and be able to continue to offer its subscribers 100% of this world-class event exclusively.
“This successful outcome will come as a reward to the efforts of the CANAL+ Sports team headed by Thierry Cheleman. They demonstrated their ability to innovate in the coverage of this major event, which earned CANAL+ the prize for the best broadcaster in 2014.
“The deal will reach a whole new dimension within the Vivendi Group, which will strive to extend the partnership with FOM on digital with Dailymotion, gaming and music.”
3rd May 2017, 20:27 at 8:27 pm
@davidnotcoulthard That does indeed connect all four of them, despite the fact it’s not what I had in mind!
The connection I was going for was that they all scored their first two wins consecutively – a feat Valtteri Bottas can emulate at the next race in Spain.
But as we’ve got another perfectly good connection it’s over to you @davidnotcoulthard…
3rd May 2017, 13:46 at 1:46 pm
@wpinrui Afraid you’re not on the right track there! There’s something much more unusual which connects them…
2nd May 2017, 9:10 at 9:10 am
the commentators have to get excited and hype up the most simple of things
But this is what I’m getting at: do they really have to?
The commentators do not work for Formula One, they work for their television channels. So should they be calling the race the way they genuinely see it, or should they be doing a free PR job for F1 and pretending it’s more exciting than it really is?
I’d be interested to know what it’s like in other sports. Do football/tennis/cricket/rugby/golf commentators ever pretend dull matches are exciting?
1st May 2017, 10:19 at 10:19 am
OK as @eurobrun hasn’t replied yet I’m going to be cheeky and throw out another one. What connects these four drivers:
30th April 2017, 20:18 at 8:18 pm
30th April 2017, 20:17 at 8:17 pm
Hi @denboy. The one second gap for DRS activation is measured at two different points on the track at Sochi: one approaching turn one and another approaching turn ten. The gap between Vettel and Bottas you saw could have been mentioned at some other point on the track at a time when it happened to be larger.
Also, drivers can use DRS when they are within one second of any car, even one which is a lap behind. Bottas and Vettel were lapping a lot of cars towards the end of the race. It’s possible Vettel was within a second of one of those at a DRS detection point, and was therefore able to use DRS.
Hope that clears it up!
30th April 2017, 16:44 at 4:44 pm
29th April 2017, 21:26 at 9:26 pm
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