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  • #151315
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    - You leave your Christmas Staff Party early without drinking much so you can watch the final race properly (yes I did!)

    - When you watch the race (or Qualifying) you have your computer next to you with the F1 Live Timing, the F1F Live Blog and Twitter windows all open next to each other.

    - You keep going back to the Championship Calculator to try to work out other outcomes

    #151313
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    @ Dan Thorn – Hahaha, so true! I think I’ve been walking/pushing the trolley etc etc along a racing line for years! I can’t help it!

    Actually, if my wife is ever in the car with me, she’ll will occasionally ask why I drove around the corner that way (“Because it’s the fastest line…. it’s okay there aren’t any other cars around….”)

    #150336
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    @ Hare

    YES! You beat me to it. That is the one major annoyance for me. If you glance away from the console for a bit you can return only to have to scroll up, then skim read as more comments keep coming in.

    But this too may not be ‘Keith Based’ .. ? But it’s still a wonder why the box is so small.

    #147525
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    Hahahaha…

    Very funny, well written and (in my mind) obviously a joke.

    And I’ve also learned something new today too – “Poe’s Law” !

    #146737
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    Melchior that is just what I was going to post.

    I hate it when they don’t show the post race conference. It’s just left feeling so un-complete.

    You can still read it online, but you can’t really see the drivers’ emotions etc. Someone was saying in the comments that Webber seemed a bit subdued as if there was something going on, but you can’t pick that up by reading the transcript.

    #146728
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    Speaking of Australian sports, do any of you guys (other Australians) here watch or follow any other sports?

    I hate AFL yet live in Melbourne. I grew up in Sydney yet hate Rugby League (ARL) even more. My father is big into Rugby Union and tried numerous times to get me to follow it too, but I think he gave up and he tries to follow the F1 instead.

    Funny because I remember first watching it with him when I was a kid – it must have been an Adelaide race though, that’s all they would have telecast back then!

    #146719
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    Haha what a list PM. I’m so sure everybody here has loads more. The one I put at the start of this thread about them announcing Schumacher’s retirement is my personal favourite (or rather most hated moment).

    I remember watching one of the “pre-race’ shows and soon discovered it was just news that has been on here and other F1 sites during the week.

    I guess they do a good-ish job for the non dedicated F1 fans. My dad tunes in to the F1 now and again and I think he likes the guys. Then again, that is probably a bad thing as he’ll value their opinions.

    I only wish they’d do another live show and we could somehow get tickets (I think that one was invite only for Mercedes customers though) – it’d be worth it to even get kicked off set for proving these guys idiots.

    Going straight to the BBC would be much better. But I doubt Channel 10 would ever do it.

    #146703
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    Melbourne.

    Damn I’m just going by the online TV guide, but I think my EPG will be the same……..

    Yes it is on ONE live !

    Okay, crisis averted. The online guide must be wrong.

    This is the happiest I’ve been in the past half an hour!

    #146576
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    @PM Yes sorry I misread your post the first 10 times I read it. I’m more awake now..

    #146633
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    All good. I agree with most of what has been said, in particular PM’s point 8 and what Maksutov said about length.

    Yes it’s Keiths party and I’ve noticed since coming to the site more frequently that there is almost a family vibe here when you can almost tell what somebody’s reaction will be to something. It’s such a damn shame we all can’t hang out in person during a race weekend!

    And yes 100% agree with Maksutov on length. I’m incredibly busy with work and family and often skim past longer posts. Mind you, your response to say that long posts were zzzZZZZzzzZZ was quite long itself, and I didn’t actually read past point 1 :P

    #146572
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    Yes, I thought they lit up one by one, then there was a delay before all going out and the race starts.

    But that still doesn’t answer why there are 5…

    They could have it with 3 like at running race events (On you marks. Get set. *BANG*).

    #146569
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    Okay I’ve wanted to know something for a while too, but instead of starting a new thread I’ll just keep going with this one.

    It can be the ‘Something I’ve Wanted Explained’ thread :)

    Why are there 5 lights at the start/finish line. Why not 1? Or 3? Is there some significance of 5 or are there different light combinations for different things?

    #144173
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    ‘… I liken most of their support to that of Manchester United ..’

    Hahaha, this is just like how my wife supports Brazil when the World Cup is on!

    There are a lot of Ferrari fans out there, but in my mind only about 75% of them are true supporters like you are Rampante.

    I dont think that Alonso is guilty by association, I just dont think he’s a nice person in general. I love (to hate) his response in the press conference yesterday in regards to what makes a champion. It’s almost the exact opposite to something that Barrichello said just after the whole incident – that if you win the championship by the number of points that you received by being allowed to overtake a teammate, then you haven’t really won anything.

    #144169
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    An interesting discussion, and I’m glad it really hasn’t heated up too much!

    I tend to agree with Rampante on a lot of his points.

    I am not, and have never been a team supporter and am quite neutral to most of them. I am a driver supporter and have my favourites amongst different teams.

    I always enjoy talking to my boss’s father as he is a big Ferrari supporter (he is Italian in his late 60′s, been watching the race since he was a child), and it’s interesting to get a perspective from someone who is such a strong team supporter. I was talking to him the day before the announcement and his view was that Ferrari were idiots for making it so obvious. The team order didn’t bother him at all, and that teams have been giving drivers orders forever and that Ferrari just made the mistake of making it obvious.

    Then again I know his love of the team blinds him a bit and I guess, like football supporters, they just want their team to win no matter what. For example, when Raikkonen won the WDC he loved him, yet when he was in his final year he hated him, and the incident with him eating an icecream in shorts in pitlane infuriated him (I remember having a coffee with him the morning after, quite funny for me… “He just gave up! The race could have still continued!” etc etc).

    I guess the point I’m trying to make is that people will always be blinded a bit by their support for their team.

    For me personally, my view has not changed for Ferrari. Team orders do not usually bother me when it’s nearing the end of the season and there is one driver with an advantage. I was a big Raikkonen fan and watching him let Massa pass in 2008 didn’t bother me at all, it was almost obvious it would happen anyway. And they aren’t the only team to do it.

    I do hate it when it is mid season and there is no real difference between drivers’ points.

    But back to Rampante’s comments about the individual driver being responsible, I agree.

    And I too agree with Icthyes suggesting it could be Alonso.

    I started by saying that I am a driver supporter, and at the bottom of my list, perhaps even a bit lower then the end of the page and down, underneath the earth somewhere, is Alonso.

    (And funnily enough my boss’s father said he’ll only really like Alonso if he can help win Ferrari a Championship ;) )

    #143467
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    I didnt post on the introduction thread either so add 1 more Australian.

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