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4th July 2012, 13:54 at 1:54 pm #204019
And now this has been picked up by the Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2012/07/04/evolution-of-the-f1-car-i_n_1648636.html?utm_hp_ref=uk-tech20th March 2012, 21:06 at 9:06 pm #196587
BBC when they have it live – partly because I’ll get it in HD, unlike SD on SkyGo. And I preferred the BBC’s commentary team, they actually had some tactical analysis during the race. BBC is much better post race too, even with the short time they had in the highlights show. When they have a live race then Sky won’t be able to touch the BBC’s coverage.18th March 2012, 15:01 at 3:01 pm #196255
Watching the BBC’s highlights programme after I got up early to see the race live on Sky. David Coulthard and Ben Edwards feel a better team than David Croft and Martin. Sky made little to no strategic comments or notice Vettel stayed on soft tyres at his first stop versus McLaren moving onto mediums. And where was Natalie interviewing Schumacher when he got to the paddock?
The `Skypad`is an appalling name and is very disjointed from the rest of the post race show. I thought Sky were going to be much more in depth, but it was left massively wanting and not as good as the BBC delivers. Based on what we’ve seen this weekend, I’ll certainly be watching the BBC when they’re both showing the same live race.
And congratulations Jenson – always makes it better waking up early to watch a race when he wins.12th April 2011, 21:45 at 9:45 pm #166703
After reading the reports about Red Bull’s flexing wings, I was keen to see how much it could be seen on TV, so I was intently watching in qualifying. Although not easy to see the wing gradually flex down, sure enough, at the end of Malaysia’s long straights, it was easy to see them rise up. BUT, they were not the only ones for whom this happened (Toro Rosso (maybe a given) and Mercedes if I remember rightly, there may have been others too). McLaren’s were rigid though, with no visible movement.
I agree with the comments above too, how does the rake angle make a front wing, which is supposed to be a certain measurement off the ground ‘appear’ closer? All I can see is it makes the lower section of the chassis (the ‘tongue’) appear to be very close to the track.26th October 2010, 16:56 at 4:56 pm #149101
I was going to post something about this too. I read on the BBC pages quotes from Gerhard Berger:
‘Another ex-Formula 1 driver, Gerhard Berger, who drove for both Ferrari and McLaren, has accused Mark Webber of trying to take out his title rivals during the race in Korea.
In an interview with Austrian TV, Berger said: “He took out Rosberg, but it was the wrong one. I think in his mind he would have preferred Alonso or Hamilton.” Asked to clarify whether he thinks Webber’s move was deliberate, Berger added: “Yes, I think that’s very clear.” ‘
I have to say, even before reading some of the posts in here that this is ridiculous. Why would Webber try and take out an opponent when, at the time, he was heading for 18 points?! He might have subsequently thought it would have helped if he’d collected Alonso or Hamilton, but certainly not during the race!!18th October 2010, 16:58 at 4:58 pm #138742
It IS what Paul said – his turn.
My picture was a definite help.18th October 2010, 7:01 at 7:01 am #138736
Spot on with the races, but not the reason yet (well, not the one I’m looking for)17th October 2010, 22:46 at 10:46 pm #138732
Here goes – following in recent tradition, what’s the link between these races:17th October 2010, 17:42 at 5:42 pm #138730
Qualifying? All three grids started with a 1-2 for a team (Williams – Renault in 93, Renault in 05 and Ferrari 94).
Or all 3 had a car which ran out of fuel (Senna in 93, Coulthard in 94 and Doornbos in 05).17th October 2010, 16:01 at 4:01 pm #138728
They were all won by the drivers and teams who then went on to become the drivers’ and constructors’ champions that year – Prost & Williams Renault @ Silverstone 1993, Hill & Williams Renault @ Monza 1994 and Alonso & Renault @ China 200516th October 2010, 18:46 at 6:46 pm #134490
The driver – that’s an easy one (and you could tell it from my picture) Jenson. I still have the newspaper clippings from the announcement that he was coming into F1.
I was desperate to see him win a race and the fact that he won the championship last year was awesome. And his constant front running form this year underlines how unappreciated he was before (he and Alonso are the only drivers on the current grid to have won for 3 different teams).
As for teams, well, McLaren, because JB’s there and I was able to spend some time with them at Silverstone (when testing was allowed during the season). And Lotus, as they’re the local team. The Lotus celebration at Snetterton was so much fun.13th October 2010, 23:40 at 11:40 pm #138682
Monaco 1980 wasn’t a 1-2 finish (1 = Reutemann (Williams) and 2 = Laffite (Ligier))12th October 2010, 20:05 at 8:05 pm #138669
They were all 1-2 finishes for teams:
China 2010 – Button & Hamilton for McLaren
Bahrain 2010 – Alonso & Massa for Ferrari
Malaysia 2007 – Alonso & Hamilton for McLaren
Germany 2009 – Webber & Vettel for Red Bull10th October 2010, 22:34 at 10:34 pm #147002
Silverstone and Monza off?!? Those are just the kind of historic and classic venues we need to keep on the F1 calendar.
No country in Europe needs to have two grand prix per year. If there are two circuits Bernie wants to go race at, then it has to be in rotation (or bring back non-championship races in the pre-season as part of testing).
Of the tracks currently in the championship – Barcelona and Bahrain would be mine to ditch. And I’m looking forward to Austin, but with fingers crossed it delivers on what it’s promising so far.4th October 2010, 19:08 at 7:08 pm #146550
Track – Spa (I sense that being a popular one)
Season – 2009 (following JB for 10 years, it had to be this one)
GP – Brazil 2008 (I might not have liked the result, but how much more drama do you want?)