What they say
I haven’t seen the Netflix series. I don’t really watch TV series so I haven’t seen it. The only series I’ve watched is “Stranger Things”, and I can’t wait for number three to come out. I haven’t really got into the series, maybe I need to.
I had an opportunity with them a long time ago, before that all came out and it was an individual thing. I didn’t end up doing it. And then the team were, I think, going to do something and that didn’t end up happening, Formula 1 ended up doing something.
But I’ve heard mixed reviews. More have been more positive. I think it’s been, so far, I can imagine it’s been good for the sport. People that don’t understand why would you watch Formula 1 grand prix see it on Netflix, I think it’s been good. So I hope they keep pushing it, even though I’ve not seen it, and I look forward to series two and all the things continuing on.
Quotes: Dieter Rencken
Read RaceFans’ reviews of all 10 episodes – with spoilers hidden by default – here:
- “Episode 1: All to Play For” – “As an opening salvo, “All to Play For” sets the bar high”
- “Episode 2: The King of Spain” – “Proves there is ample drama in F1 even without the involvement of the two big teams”
- “Episode 3: Redemption” – “The testy exchanges between Williams and backer Lawrence Stroll are positively excruciating”
- “Episode 4: The Art of War” – “The take-no-prisoners Horner and Abiteboul exchanges make this the pick of the 10”
- “Episode 5: Trouble at the Top” – “It’s curious that McLaren’s plight is not shown against the rising form of Toro Rosso”
- “Episode 6: All or Nothing” – “I’d recommend skipping this one”
- “Episode 7: Keeping Your Head” – “If your name is Romain Grosjean, it will feel like five hours”
- “Episode 8: The Next Generation” – “The programme-makers felt the need to get creative with the facts”
- “Episode 9: Stars and Stripes” – “Contrived at best and artificial at worst”
- “Episode 10: Crossing the Line” – “Its faults notwithstanding, an essential watch for all F1 fans”
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Takuma Sato bounced back from a crash in practice to lead a surprise one-two for RLL in qualifying for today’s IndyCar race at Barber Motorsport Park.
None of the three Penske cars reached the top six shoot-out for pole position. Championship leader Josef Newgarden was eliminated in the first round.
Notable posts from Twitter, Instagram and more:
Had a chance to give it some for this Silver Arrow from 1937 🏁
Awesome!#MBClassic event today celebrating 125 years of @MercedesBenz motorsport history. Lucky to drive so many cool cars from the past 🙏🏼#VB77 @MercedesAMGF1 #motorsport #history pic.twitter.com/NDe61wQR9Z
— Valtteri Bottas (@ValtteriBottas) April 6, 2019
— Fernando Alonso (@alo_oficial) April 6, 2019
- Find more official F1 accounts to follow in the F1 Twitter Directory
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From the forum
Happy birthday to Macleod, Josie Maunders, Bob and Bob!
On this day in F1
[retromputoleman01]On this day 35 years ago Niki Lauda led an emphatic one-two for McLaren in the second race of the 1984 season at Kyalami in South Africa. Derek Warwick was third for Renault behind Alain Prost, the driver he replaced at the team at the end of the previous season.
Nelson Piquet started from pole position at the track where he clinched the 1983 world championship six months earlier, but his Brabham-BMW let him down. Riccardo Patrese brought his Alfa Romeo home fourth followed by the Ligier of Andrea de Cesaris.
Rookie Ayrton Senna finished sixth and therefore claimed his first point in his second start. He had to be lifted from the cockpit of his 1983-specification Toleman after the race, suffering dehydration and severe muscle cramps after hitting a piece of debris early in the race which caused his steering to go heavy.
Toleman’s lap chart originally told Senna he’d finished seventh, out of the points, but speculation Prost could be disqualified gave him a hope of a points finish. In the end Prost was not disqualified but Senna discovered he had in fact scored his first point anyway.