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  • #367038
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    Thanks, even with a quick look around some of these things should be a bit more obvious.

    I think the content is promising, especially if they keep adding it.

    #367036
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    Signed up just now on the F1 TV Pro Monthly plan here in the US.
    Watching the 2017 Spanish GP at the moment. It is the FOM feed with no commentary. Looked at the Archives and it contains the 2017 season races. At the top of the archives is an Editor’s Pick section with three choices available – 2005 Monaco, ’98 Spa and 2005 Japanese GP. They also have 2018 season replays and highlights.

    We’ll see how it goes for FP, Qualy and race sessions.

    #339864
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    Marchionne demonstrates a lack of class way too often considering he is the head of one of the most classy car marques ever. Also shows a style of leading by fear rather than by inspiration and charisma. Much like last season when he threatened essentially the whole team unless they started winning right away. Looks like Kimi is his new target of attempted intimidation. While I’m sure everyone including Kimi would like to see some improvement there, the public humiliation by the big boss is certainly not conducive to producing better results.

    #334043
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    @keithcollantine – Thanks for the info, much appreciated! Hope they do follow through. Also hope the film makes it over here to the states or at least on streaming media.

    The article they posted on their Facebook page today brought it to mind again.

    #334038
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    Sure wish someone who can go see this film would report back on it. It really sounds intriguing to me. Here is another review article:
    SEX, DRUGS AND FORMULA 1: TOMMY BYRNE’S WILD RIDE

    #298401
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    Update, my previous avatar and explanation was regarding a Jim Clark photo because Clark was best.

    Current avatar is me on my Rickman 125 motocross bike. This was back in the mid to late 70s. Never raced, but Rickman motocross bikes were built to race. For those who aren’t familiar, Rickmans were built in Great Britain by the Rickman brothers. Their frames were stainless steel with incredibly fine welds. They used Sachs and Zundapp 2 cycle motors. Mine was equipped with a Zundapp 125cc. It was incredibly peaky with nearly all the power in the last 2,000 rpm. Note, keep the R’s up at all times, do not let it bog down. Low end torque was pretty much non existent. Fun, fun bike. Did a lot of dirt riding not too far from home. The only true racing machine I’ve ever owned. So, there it is.

    #295654
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    Breaking news from Trumours.crazy/motorsports:

    Bernie Pulls Switcheroo With Raikkonen
    – Mr. Ecclestone, fed up with all the whining from rich teams and begging bowls from the poor teams turned his stake in F1 over to driver Kimi Raikkonen in order to take over his seat at Ferrari. Bernie claims he can do the job and that a friend once told him any taxi driver can drive in F1. He also went on to say that Raikkonen is almost as old as him anyway and that he weighs less than Kimi so the car is bound to go faster and he’ll beat that boring Vettel. When Kimi was approached regarding this astounding news, he said leave me alone, I know what I’m doing.

    #277717
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    Thank you @keithcollantine , very respectful.

    Another F1 journalist on Twitter was tweeting about the “driver of the race” as though this were any other Grand Prix. I wasn’t going to respond because the whole topic seemed so disrespectful. I decided to respond; “Jules Bianchi, because I cannot think about anyone else right now.”

    Sad when our fun turns to tragedy. The least we can do is show respect. Continued prayers for Jules and his family.

    #277296
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    I’m here in the states without access to cable or satellite to watch races or replays. I usually watch online and try to look for Sky because Brundle is my current favorite commentator for F1 and the Sky reporting is usually pretty decent.

    During the actual race I thought Sky handled it fairly well and tried to be as respectful as possible while still doing their job. They suspected something was up at that corner pretty quickly after it happened and instantly shifted their reporting toward respectfully getting whatever information they could. Brundle was obviously affected by this incident and had even earlier spoke about his frighteningly similar accident that occurred in 1994. I appreciated the fact that they all maintained a level of professionalism while reporting on a tragic situation as it unfolded.

    I realize that this may not be exactly what you were asking, but I felt it needed to be said.

    Locally I have yet to hear any reports about Bianchi, the Japanese Grand Prix or anything F1 at all. Thanks good ness for the internet where I have been able to follow whatever reports are available. And thanks for your site, @keithcollantine for providing updates and for the commenters adding their news, thoughts and prayers.

    #277260
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    Watching Jim Clark on ABC Wide World of Sports F1 coverage in the mid 1960s. This was long before there was live coverage here in the states. I was just a kid and already into racing. I followed stock car racing and Indy Car racing too. Clark raced in the Indy 500 and that got my attention. I started watching F1 after that and at some point got a Jim Clark poster for my bedroom wall. Then it was a progression from Clark into Gurney, McLaren, Graham Hill, Jackie Stewart and on and on. The TV coverage got progressively better over the years and that helped.

    #274665
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    Prost to receive a 10 place grid penalty for the next race. Heidfeld says he believes Prost did not crash on purpose as they are friends. Prost accepts blame for causing the crash after watching video. He says he did not see Heidfeld.

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/115856

    Anyways, seems a bit light on the penalty, but better than nothing. Still disappointed for Heidfeld though.

    Looking forward to the next race. The next track looks much more promising. Hope the powers that be listen to the race fans and make the most important improvements soon. Final note, it was good to hear Dario Franchitti on the race broadcast. Thought he did a good job and it’s good to have that real race car driver’s perspective.

    #274563
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    Very good start to a truly groundbreaking series. Decent action and overtaking through most of the race. The pit stops/car changes went better than what I had anticipated. This race proved again that great racers are great racers no matter what they are driving. Prost did well to maintain his lead through the race, until his last lap debacle that deserve a race ban. Heidfeld and Montagny moved up nicely. It held my attention throughout and there were very few glitches for a brand new series and racing technology.

    Bad points, as others have mentioned:
    Fan boost, although it seemed mostly forgotten once the race began.
    FIA Formula E needs to beef up their website servers to handle the traffic. Makes them look rather unprofessional to be essentially offline for about 24 hours during qualifying and the race.
    The soundtrack music is utterly stupid. It’s like adding a really annoying laugh track to a funny TV show. Not needed! Lose it, now!
    The track itself was absolutely horrible. Can’t wait to see better facilities.

    Fascinating beginning, looking forward to more!

    #135091
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    Easy, Clark was best!

    I rather like this shot of Jim Clark getting some air at the Nurburgring.

    #246442
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    What LdM fails to realize is that this will hurt Ferrari far more than anything Alonso could ever say. Censorship is the worst PR move ever.

    #240483
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    JPM cannot forget how to drive an open wheel racing car because he still has the same attribute he started with, instinct. He can learn the the current nuances of IndyCar. He will win races. One of my favorite open wheel racers from CART to F1, it is fun to watch JPM drive. This is a step in the right direction for him.

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