Ibrahim

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  • #324238
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    Chris Evans was a nightmare from the get go. You could notice around episode three, they had already started using him less in the episodes. Absolutely grating he was. His insane twitter “defenses” were quite telling. People that didn’t mind him? You didn’t MIND HIM? Do you also enjoy his radio show’s?
    I was impressed with the Extra Gear segment that showed him in the McClaren f1 and he was getting teary eyed, felt real, but that was the only time I enjoyed anything he did out of six episodes. Sabine is a mess as well. Sometimes I have no idea what she is saying and she just doesn’t have charisma. I am a die hard fan, so I am gonna watch it whoever is on it, the core of it, it still is something I enjoy. Like f1, no matter how much they destroy it, I will still always watch it.

    I have been pleasantly surprised with LeBlanc. I HATED the TV show friends and was prepared to dislike him, but he has grown on me and he has some of that good deadpan humor, almost British I would say, though many of his detractors say he is too American? We all have our opinions, but the consensus showed that Chris Evans was a horrible choice and we celebrate his departure. Hopefully Chris Harris can get more involved as it seems he was already. I think he is still just trying to figure out himself being in the big times and working with more of a script, but I think he will shine as he has done on his Youtube shows.

    Yeah we don’t need MORE Eddie Jordan, please, please. The other Chris is OK.

    #301268
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    Any links to the TV spot? I heard there is a newish documentary about him? But could only find one from few years ago. Am I confusing this with this new tv interview?

    #293933
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    Hey @kjok
    anyone take you up on sharing a taxi? Me and a friend might be interested as well

    #290257
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    I was at the Malaysian GP last year, trying to spot the difference between helmets of ricciardo and vettel, especially since the latter is always changing was difficult at best. Forget about even bothering to make out the red numbers on the side as they went past. Even making out anyones helmet is not that easy trackside unless they are really easy to spot (Alonso for example). I think the number should be on the sidepod or rear wing with a white square, black number on it. Easy.

    #290256
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    @broke84

    Fantastic history lesson, I had never seen this. ^^

    #289970
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    Who the heck was Hector Rebaque?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DyPRnpqRRA4

    #289916
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    @sato113

    For every one story I have heard of that working out well, I have heard three nightmare stories involving anything with public transportation. I have only been once myself, so I am by no means a expert.

    #289597
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    Just watched all the Mario Muth RAW interview series on Youtube. If you have not seen, please do so, asap. You will not be dissappointed. So far he has done Murray Walker, Gary Harstein (former f1 doc), Darren Heath (photog) Coulthard, Maurice Hamilton and Derek Warwick. Muths style of interview is fabulous, the people just speak. The Warwick interview is the best racing driver interview I think I have ever seen.

    Also getting caught up on the F1 Legends series from Sky.

    Gonna try digging around and finding DTM from this year, I realized, I don’t know who won the title! so could be fun. Finding them with english commentary was a challenge in the past though.

    #289436
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    The Derek Warwick RAW interview. Perhaps the greatest interview of any racing driver I have ever seen. This interview was from this year, so yes, doesn’t quite fit into the parameters of this thread, but, since 95% of it deals with his time racing all prior to 2004 I think it is a perfect fit.

    Incredibly candid, emotional and tear filled at times, this is just him talking (with clips interspersed) and I can’t think of anything better done in this same style. Whoever this young guy is who is doing these RAW interviews, BRAVO!

    You learn a thing or two about Senna, his younger brothers tragic short career, the kindness of Jean Todt (Yes, I know!!!) and the craziness of how Silverstone gets no help from the UK for the gp. Please enjoy this.

    #289252
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    Targa Florio, The Speed Merchants. This is just part 1, the whole thing used to be up, can’t find it now. Real cars, real men, real roads.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eles2jD3VYs&index=4&list=PLiKEfgBVmb84SeDBLV3_ljdlPYQ5rCcV2

    #288445
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    I love Japan and the Japanese for many reasons, but one of em is for things like these. An old test of one of Kevin Schwantz Pepsi Suzuki 500cc bikes at the Suzuki test course. Who filmed this and why? I don’t know but it’s awesome. Comparing the sound of these bikes to the new MotoGP is the same as comparing the new F1 to older generations. Just no comparison.

    When it switches to the on board view, at around the 2:00 minute mark, exiting the right hander, the roll on acceleration all the way to almost top end is just staggering. The short interview of the test rider at the end, you do not need to know Japanese or have subtitles to know what this guy is expressing.

    (Whoever put up this video, they also have their own channel on Youtube. I started digging, and if you go into his playlists, he has hundreds of rare Japanese only short clips, demos, race reports from the late 80’s, stuff I had no clue about.)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-IKNwdNcZo

    #288273
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    Something is seriously amiss is all that I can conclude. It all started with Checo, lol.

    #288270
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    W.O.W.
    especially 1:53, go on son!

    Nice to hear the commentators into it as well. Nowadays Crofty would probably say, “Well, that is certainly not the quickest way around the circuit.”

    #288269
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    Great part of this interview. What a sense of humor! I was watching this race live with my father and it was the first time I ever had the drop in the pit of the stomach feeling. I remember saying to my dad, “he’s dead isn’t he?” My dad said lets just wait and see. The amount of time it took for them to get to the car seemed like an eternity.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-dYPXp24sE

    #288268
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    I went to the F1 race last year, and I wouldn’t consider taking any other means of transportation to the track other than a taxi, rideshare, or rent your own car. The lines for buses, and even the taxi line, (you have to line up your taxi ahead) were very very long. I found a rideshare last year just by going on fb and going to the sepang page and made a post. A young Malay guy and his buddy took me, my brother, and a german guy that they knew to the track on Saturday. On Sunday, my brother and I took a taxi straight from the hotel to the track and had the guy pick us up after at a specific spot. We spent probably 120usd total for the taxi, but it was well worth it. If you can get like 4 people to chip in on it, it wouldn’t be too bad.

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