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#1 Bakeryman

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Posted 24 April 2009 - 12:49

Years ago I saw in a programme of TV out takes one showing a commentator waiting to do a piece to camera from a motor racing event via a satellite link. The limited satellite window had clearly opened and you heard the director telling the commentator through his earpiece to GO. Although we could hear the director, the commentator could not. What ensued became ever more heated as the increasingly frantic director alternated between pleading and swearing while the baffled commentator kept asking whether it was time to start yet. Finally, with the air by now thoroughly blue, the commentator got the message from a bystander. As he uttered his first word, the satellite link closed and he was replaced by the familiar row of colours.

Does anyone remember this hilarious piece, and can it be found on YouTube? What was the event and who was the commentator?

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#2 Stephen W

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Posted 24 April 2009 - 13:05

It was from the Swedish GP, Andy Marriot was the commentator and I think Mario Andretti was waiting to be interviewed.

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#3 markpde

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Posted 24 April 2009 - 13:17

Originally posted by Stephen W
It was from the Swedish GP, Andy Marriot was the commentator and I think Mario Andretti was waiting to be interviewed.

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He's still waiting! :lol: I'm sure I've seen the video on YouTube but I can't find it - just a question of using the right tag(s) in the Search, although IIRC whoever posted the video didn't mention Mario or the location in the title so it might be hard to find. Maybe somebody on here will know where to look.

#4 Garagiste

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Posted 24 April 2009 - 17:05

I'd like to find one, but my memory is a bit vaugue to search for it effectively.
Was certainly in the itv era and was a paddock interview with a Jordan team member (can't recall who).
Interrupted by a very loud CLANG! followed by OW! from off camera.

#5 Paul Taylor

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Posted 24 April 2009 - 17:13

Originally posted by Garagiste
I'd like to find one, but my memory is a bit vaugue to search for it effectively.
Was certainly in the itv era and was a paddock interview with a Jordan team member (can't recall who).
Interrupted by a very loud CLANG! followed by OW! from off camera.


During an interview with Gary Anderson about Ralph Firman's crash in qualifying for the 2003 Hungarian GP.