Keith Collantine

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  • #353921

    Keith Collantine
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    @ben-n @blockwall2 Sounds right to me but I’ll check it before the stats preview goes up tomorrow.

    #353737

    Keith Collantine
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    Here’s Ericsson’s crash:

    #351783

    Keith Collantine
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    Foyt has confirmed Kanaan will join them from Ganassi next year. Not a great shock to see Ganassi let him go – he had a poor season, I think his best result was in Texas but what sticks in the mind was the huge crash he caused there. That and him spinning before the race began at Gateway.

    #351679

    Keith Collantine
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    @vmaxmuffin The legal minimum in Japan is 20, it’s 21 in Texas (so Verstappen can’t drink there until next year!)

    #351580

    Keith Collantine
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    And another Indy 500 driver has been confirmed: Stefan Wilson, who of course made way for Fernando Alonso this year:

    https://www.andrettiautosport.com/news/stefan-wilson-set-for-second-indianapolis-500-start

    #351575

    Keith Collantine
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    The press release just landed:

    Formula 1, the pinnacle of motorsport, today announces a multi-year linear and digital partnership with ESPN, the U.S. cable and satellite sports broadcaster to air the FIA Formula One World Championship™ live.

    The agreement will see the return of the FIA Formula One World Championship to the original US network carrier: the first Formula 1 race ever televised in the U.S. was broadcast on ABC in 1962.

    Starting in March 2018, ESPN and ABC will televise all 21 races of the World Championship.

    Beginning at the season-opening Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix on March 25, coverage will continue until the final race at the Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on November 25.

    It will of course also feature the popular Formula 1 United States Grand Prix that takes place in Austin, Texas on October 21, 2018. This race will also be broadcast on ABC.

    All races will air live on ESPN, ESPN2 or ABC. More than 125 hours of Formula 1 programming, including all practice sessions, qualifying and races, will be shown live and in replay across ESPN platforms in 2018.

    Burke Magnus, ESPN Executive Vice President of Programming & Scheduling said: “ESPN has had a long commitment to motorsports, and Formula 1 is a crown jewel in the sport. There are passionate Formula 1 fans everywhere and we look forward to bring the pageantry, spectacle and excitement to our viewers.”

    Sean Bratches, Managing Director, Commercial Operations at Formula 1 said: “We are excited about the return of the world’s foremost motor racing platform to the ABC and ESPN platforms. ABC’s Wide World of Sports first started airing live Grands Prix in the early 1960’s and this linear and digital partnership with ESPN represents a significant step forward in achieving Formula 1’s aim of broadening the sport’s appeal.

    “The U.S. market is a very important growth opportunity for Formula 1 and we are looking forward to working with ESPN to ignite the growing fan interest.”

    #351512

    Keith Collantine
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    In 1997 they had to use wet weather tyres during qualifying but the race was dry:

    #351311

    Keith Collantine
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    Video from the pit walkabout:

    #351308

    Keith Collantine
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    Another shot of Vettel getting a lift back:

    #351282

    Keith Collantine
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    Here’s the crowd giving a cheer as Sebastian Vettel comes past sitting on Pascal Wehrlein’s car after the end of the race:

    #350800

    Keith Collantine
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    Hamilton’s posted about it on Instagram, which begs an obvious question:

    #350786

    Keith Collantine
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    There’s something fishy about this one. Apparently this is a genuine TV ad for an insurance company featuring David Coulthard which, according to this report, was recently banned for encouraging reckless driving.

    That alone is enough to make you wonder if the whole thing was intentional (there’s nothing like a bit of free national newspaper coverage for your ad being banned). But then the ad itself tries to make out the the couple in the back of the car didn’t know they were being filmed, which is obviously not the case.

    For all that, there’s some skilful driving on display here – it’d be nice to know who was doing the stunts. I wouldn’t be surprised if it was created so it would inevitably be banned and then spread around the internet by people like me…

    #350785

    Keith Collantine
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    Here’s Dale Earnhardt Jnr’s view:

    #350583

    Keith Collantine
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    “It is still unclear how or why the bus was on the track,” said the F4 organisers.

    #350578

    Keith Collantine
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    Fireworks:

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