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6th November 2013, 20:31 at 8:31 pm #244635
I have experienced that a few times.
I started watching the sport in 1993 and found myself backing Hill in his attempt to get his first win. When he succeed he had a fan and naturally I became a Williams fan as a result. The next few years were about getting that championship!
Eventually Hill left the sport leaving just the Williams team to support, but I’ve generally struggled to find a passion for them most years.
I tend to watch as a neutral now and really respect all the guys and teams and think people are far too harsh in their criticisms, especially the world champions on the grid. They all have their individual skill-sets, it’s great.
I guess I became a Williams fan again last year with Bruno Senna being in the team, but that was a nostalgia thing having been a Williams fan when Senna died.3rd April 2013, 12:37 at 12:37 pm #230969
Yeah, 2012 is a massive improvement on 2010 and 2011. It’s a lot more fun.11th February 2013, 11:40 at 11:40 am #224807
I’ve got tickets to the England v France game. It’s been a great tournament so far. I can’t wait. :D25th January 2013, 13:52 at 1:52 pm #224322
They have just posted this reply:
Caterham F1 Team @MyCaterhamF1
…previous tweet should have said “future F1 games”. We don’t know yet which installment the new CGI will be for25th January 2013, 13:51 at 1:51 pm #224321
That’s what makes me think it’s for next-gen (probably F1 2014 instead of F1 2013). Nearly every studio in the industry at the moment are creating little videos like this to test out the tech and create a viable target for the new console hardware.25th January 2013, 12:11 at 12:11 pm #224319
Actually, probably not. I forget it’s an end of September release, that would make it a possible launch title but we might not have seen the new consoles by then. Although there are dev kits out there, so I’d imagine they are working towards the next gen now, even if 2014 is the first title on them.25th January 2013, 12:03 at 12:03 pm #224318
Ha, that’s not just confirmation of F1 2013, but that’s also got to be confirmation of F1 2013 being available on next-generation consoles too.18th January 2013, 11:08 at 11:08 am #211282
F1 Race Stars came out in November which means the team was probably working on something new which has been cancelled before going into full production.18th January 2013, 11:03 at 11:03 am #211281
I work in the games industry and Codemasters are known for letting entire teams go at the end of projects. They closed down their Guildford studio not too long ago.
I’ve asked around and apparently it’s the F1 Race Stars team that has been given the push. Apparently there was no new project for them to move on to.17th December 2012, 11:07 at 11:07 am #219257
Time is definitely important, and plays a big part in my negotiations for work, I battled hard for an extra 5 days paid holiday last time I moved job, in the end they couldn’t give it to me, but offered me more money instead which I felt compensated for that time lost.
However, I find it hard to not laugh at these reports. They earn £15 million and have to work over 100 PR days a year? How horrible for them. David Couthard once said he saw himself as being paid for PR work and he gets to drive the car for fun. So that’s 100 days PR for £15 million, which is £150,000 a day. Ha.
Of course, there is always more to a job than meets the eye and I have no doubt they work damn hard, it just seems like a funny thing to complain about, in the real world it’s not an issue, but I know I’d give everything to get the best deal for me if I was in their shows too.8th October 2012, 15:58 at 3:58 pm #211807
Senna on Grosjean for me. Really cool. :D3rd October 2012, 10:53 at 10:53 am #211625
I’ve been watching the sport since 1992 and I’ve found my views changing a lot over those 20 years. I initially started supporting Nigel Mansell and then Damon Hill, but you eventually learn that teams are really the heart of the sport as drivers retire and move around. McLaren will still be there once Hamilton has retired. So I found myself supporting Williams. Now days I still support Williams but I’m more interested in a great race and just love the whole paddock. I’d rather watch an exciting Grand Prix than a boring one where a Williams driver races off into the distance.
So I guess I’ve gone from supporting a driver, to a team, to eventually just the sport. :D1st October 2012, 12:02 at 12:02 pm #211389
I guess we’ll have to just disagree with each other here. :D
Points are how championships are decided, and how financial rewards are decided in the world of formula 1. Points are everything ultimately, and I honestly believe that three years worth of points between two drivers in identical cars is a great way of judging how a driver has done. Yes some drivers suffer misfortune and that reflects how many points they score, but over that period that long (in the F1 world) it’s just tit for tat stats, it’s the points that decide championship positions after all.
History will show that Button and Hamilton were evenly matched and that as team mates neither of them won a world championship (depending on the end of this season obviously).1st October 2012, 10:15 at 10:15 am #211387
I appreciate points aren’t always the best comparison, but I do feel the points comparison in this case is valid. This points comparison is over three seasons. I’d say that is long enough for reliability randomness and other unfair events to be smoothed out due to the passing of additional races. Hey, that three year period is half of Hamilton’s own career! The reality is that 609 points to 603 is bloody close, it’s nearly identical, and much closer than many of us expected.1st October 2012, 9:00 at 9:00 am #211384
It is fun to speculate on these things. It’s never as simple as it first appears.
I honestly thought Hamilton would perform a lot better than Button when they joined up at McLaren, but it hasn’t turned out that way. In the near three years together Hamilton has scored 609 points to Button’s 603 points. There’s only a 6 point difference since the start of the 2010 season. That means in the 52 races that Button and Hamilton have raced in identical cars Button has scored over 99% of the points that Hamilton has. Which is incredible.
However I still want to say Perez will be faster than Button. Ha, it will be an interesting year.