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#1 Madras

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Posted 30 October 2011 - 10:25

I used you "View schedule in your timezone" thing and it said the race started at 10.30am in the UK. You forgot about the clocks going back!

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#2 Ali_G

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Posted 30 October 2011 - 10:26

No.

When you checked, your timezone was GMT+1.

The race started at 10.30 GMT+1.

Very confusing I know.

At 2AM GMT+1 today, the UK switced to GMT and so the time was reclassified as 1AM GMT in the UK. Hence, the race time was still 10.30 GMT+1 or 9.30 GMT.

Edited by Ali_G, 30 October 2011 - 10:28.


#3 Madras

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Posted 30 October 2011 - 10:26

Pain in the ass.

#4 DS27

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Posted 30 October 2011 - 10:34

You didn't miss much...

#5 justin14100

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Posted 30 October 2011 - 10:35

I always use the f1 website, lesson learnt!

#6 spacekid

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Posted 30 October 2011 - 10:35

I used you "View schedule in your timezone" thing and it said the race started at 10.30am in the UK. You forgot about the clocks going back!


You missed Hamilton and Massa colliding and a hilarious reaction from Rowan Atkinson. And that really is all, don't worry.

#7 MrAerodynamicist

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Posted 30 October 2011 - 10:36

It's quite easy; change your alarm clock before you go to bed. Read TV guide to work out what time to get out of bed/turn on the TV.

#8 Fastcake

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Posted 30 October 2011 - 10:41

I've just noticed these boards are still an hour ahead...

Clue, just check the TV.

#9 Ali_G

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Posted 30 October 2011 - 10:45

I've just noticed these boards are still an hour ahead...

Clue, just check the TV.


Well, the boards did correct for me.

You musn't have DST adjustment ticked under Board Options.

#10 Fastcake

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Posted 30 October 2011 - 10:56

Well, the boards did correct for me.

You musn't have DST adjustment ticked under Board Options.

Huh you're right. Cheers, no idea why it wasn't.

#11 jonnoj

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Posted 30 October 2011 - 10:56

I used you "View schedule in your timezone" thing and it said the race started at 10.30am in the UK. You forgot about the clocks going back!


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#12 goldenboy

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Posted 30 October 2011 - 11:49

I always use the f1 website, lesson learnt!

yep! theres no way i could rely on anything else

#13 bourbon

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Posted 30 October 2011 - 12:28

Best way is to check the countdown at F1.com at some point in the week before the race and figure it for yourself. You can click the "check my local time" button and it does the work for you, no matter where you are. :up:

Edited by bourbon, 30 October 2011 - 12:28.


#14 Ali_G

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Posted 30 October 2011 - 13:35

Best way is to check the countdown at F1.com at some point in the week before the race and figure it for yourself. You can click the "check my local time" button and it does the work for you, no matter where you are. :up:


Yes. But autosport has exactly the same thing.

However, Autosport didn't assume you'd want the race time in GMT instead of GMT +1 which was the timezone the OP was in when he checked the time of the race start.

#15 panzani

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Posted 30 October 2011 - 16:38

Two weeks ago we entered Brazilian Summer (Saving) Time and formula1.com was the only one correct when View schedule in your timezone was used. Funny both are BST, isn't it, even though one went forward and the other behind this weekend. That means I would have just awake 1 our before the race, not 1 hour after, and that's a big difference for sure.I think Em got it right in the live portion of the site. I've warned some Atlas friends in FB as well, Ali_G.

Why formula1.com can correctly manage it and autosport.com can not is a mystery any programmer would solve in some 30 seconds, isn't it?