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Who Likes the New Podium Ceremony [merged]


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Do you like it?

  1. Yes (218 votes [34.71%])

    Percentage of vote: 34.71%

  2. No (410 votes [65.29%])

    Percentage of vote: 65.29%

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#1 chrisblades85

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 13:47

Not for me thanks

I did a poll but it didnt come up straight away.

And the title should say "likes"

Jesus christ, Ive had a nightmare :lol:

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#2 sharo

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 13:48

You could start a poll at least.

#3 Zava

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 13:48

totally liked it!

#4 DutchCruijff

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 13:49

As long as the new podium is accompanied by a life size figurine of Ken Clarke to be championed about.

#5 Bouncing Pink Ball

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 13:49

I liked. But then I'm from North America, and it feels a bit familiar to our style.

#6 TheManAlive

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 13:49

Didnt like it. A little bit too much show biz for me. I vastly prefer the normal interviews.

#7 Jejking

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 13:50

Not sure.. I think it's about the same level as the normal pressco + it brings F1 closer to the real fans. A carefully chosen Like from me.

Btw: poll option please: 'I'm not sure yet'.

Edited by Jejking, 08 July 2012 - 13:50.


#8 jrg19

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 13:50

I think it depends who does the interview, maybe if its a set question man for each GP.

#9 Lights

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 13:51

It's one of those 'get them when emotions are still high' strategies. Seems like a one-off.

#10 King Six

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 13:51

I liked it. Better than the press room, which I always found boring and never watched. It might only work better on certain tracks though, it wouldn't work at an empty Bahrain or Korea.

#11 PayasYouRace

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 13:51

As I said in the race thread, I love it. "Much better than the stuffy press room. Just like the old days of James Hunt and Co, more natural and informal."

#12 Coops3

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 13:51

I'm from Yorkshire... We don't like change. :)

#13 King Six

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 13:52

The press room was so formal and corporate, and the media are so boring. Including you, Autosport. People like Lee also bore me. The only people I find interesting in F1 media are Brundle and Jordan.

edit: formal, not informal :stoned:

Edited by King Six, 08 July 2012 - 13:53.


#14 KWSN - DSM

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 13:52

Stupid, contrived, playing to lowest common denominator.

Voted I do not like it.

:cool:

#15 MrAerodynamicist

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 13:53

The interviews are okay. Certainly better for the people who turn up in person. NBot sure about the structure that is going to be shipped to each venue; Grand Prix need more individualism not less. Drop the music and exploding gold strips.

#16 chrisblades85

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 13:53

I'm from Yorkshire... We don't like change. :)


Aye, too reight.  ;)


#17 Nonesuch

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 13:53

I have no idea what happened, but I take it they asked the drivers some of those standard questions on the podium rather than in the press room?

I don't care either way - but I suppose it's nicer for those on the track. :)



#18 Baddoer

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 13:54

crap

#19 King Six

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 13:54

The interviews are okay. Certainly better for the people who turn up in person. NBot sure about the structure that is going to be shipped to each venue; Grand Prix need more individualism not less. Drop the music and exploding gold strips.

And the **** who shouts "and now the champaaaagne" everything else is ok (clapping girls also look awkward)

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#20 PayasYouRace

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 13:54

In fact this is exactly what I was remembering.

#21 Longtimefan

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 13:54

I'm from Yorkshire... We don't like change. :)

Hear hear

#22 gm914

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 13:55

Stupid, contrived, playing to lowest common denominator.

Voted I do not like it.

:cool:

But if your driver won...?

#23 BigCHrome

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 13:55

No I didn't like it.

#24 bourbon

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 13:56

I think it is fantastic and sir jackie was the man! I love the sit down interviews too, but changing up now and again is a very good thing! :D

#25 sumpthy

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 13:57

The music is dumb, so are the flags, the gold streamers and the announcer. The interview is an improvement though.

#26 Risil

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 13:59

It was pretty awkward, but the new "winner" music was the pits. Is it going to be standard for now on for chummy local politician to plant himself in front of the winner's step on the podium? Not even the king of Monaco does that. :drunk:

Edited by Risil, 08 July 2012 - 14:01.


#27 andresitoiniesta

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 14:01

Quite ridiculous. But I´ll bear anything to get a trophy like this...

#28 F1EC

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 14:01

It might work with someone else interviewing. Jackie Stewart was a mistake - he can't resist mentioning his own achievements, and he shouldn't be allowed to address these talented and successful drivers as "young man". He might be a good guy behind the scenes, but he came across as egotistical and patronising, and he didn't show the respect that these winners deserve.

The podium should be all about the drivers, and their celebrations. Can't we just let them relax and enjoy the moment?

#29 fatd

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 14:02

I liked it. Better than the press room, which I always found boring and never watched. It might only work better on certain tracks though, it wouldn't work at an empty Bahrain or Korea.


Second that. Works well with the crowd.

#30 garoidb

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 14:03

I also think that it will depend on the interviewer, and Jackie Stewart was perhaps not the best choice. If it was Murray Walker, then maybe it would have worked.

I definitely think they needed to shake up the post-race interview format as it was very stage managed and, as someone said earlier, corporate. Just like the slowing down lap conversations are these days.

So I welcome the idea of trying something new, but I think the whole thing may need to be less organised and less scripted.

And kudos to Hamilton for the doughnuts.

#31 Massa_f1

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 14:03

Didn't like it. The top 3 press conference was just fine.

#32 P123

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 14:05

Not for me thanks

I did a poll but it didnt come up straight away.

And the title should say "likes"

Jesus christ, Ive had a nightmare :lol:


Don't mind the interviews (why should the fans in the stands not hear what the drivers think post-race) but the whole podium 'pod' design looks pretty awful.

#33 TomNokoe

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 14:07

it was terribly tacky, they didn't even have real flags.

#34 johnmhinds

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 14:07

The podium should be all about the drivers, and their celebrations. Can't we just let them relax and enjoy the moment?


Yeah, kinda ruins the moment if they're going to accost the drivers and force them into corporate bland interview mode right on the podium.

Nice for the fans at the track to see it, but the drivers didn't say anything of interest, and you're only going to get the most generic of interviews if they have people like Jackie Stewart doing it, he isn't going to ask any probing questions....

And imagine Kimi with that kind of interview :drunk:

Edited by johnmhinds, 08 July 2012 - 14:09.


#35 P123

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 14:09

Is it going to be standard for now on for chummy local politician to plant himself in front of the winner's step on the podium?


Noticed it in the GP2 race too. Looked very awkward and out of place- a bit like gatecrashing the winners party.

#36 joshb

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 14:09

I like the idea, but it would be nice if it was linked up to the PA system

#37 KWSN - DSM

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 14:13

But if your driver won...?


Then I would like that there was a podium handing out the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place trophies, that there were no rules mandating that they have to spray champagne, and that the 3 first drivers were interviewed as they have been for many seasons.

'My driver' have zero to do about me disliking a contrived podium procedure.

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#38 zepunishment

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 14:22

The press conference was so dull and gave out so little information that we didn't know already that anything else will get a thumbs up from me.

#39 midgrid

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 14:27

I quite liked it, especially the signatures of the previous winners on each side of the podium. What will they do for Singapore/Abu Dhabi/Korea etc.? I would have preferred to see real flags being hoisted into the air though.

Does the "old" press conference still take place afterwards? I'm also predicting that this ceremony will be in English at every race, which could produce some interesting reactions in non-Anglophone countries.

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#40 johnmhinds

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 14:38

I quite liked it, especially the signatures of the previous winners on each side of the podium. What will they do for Singapore/Abu Dhabi/Korea etc.? I would have preferred to see real flags being hoisted into the air though.

Does the "old" press conference still take place afterwards? I'm also predicting that this ceremony will be in English at every race, which could produce some interesting reactions in non-Anglophone countries.


I don't think they had the normal press conference at all, Mark Webber was doing interviews out in the pen.

Replacing a press conference with something so brief with a non journalist running it isn't that great really.....

#41 Longtimefan

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 15:27

Another part of F1 is dumbed down for the average joe. :down:

Edited by Longtimefan, 08 July 2012 - 15:27.


#42 SirRacer

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 15:30

I loved it, way more informal and close.

But I'd prefer to see it on the next races so I can decide if I get bored of it or not

#43 Spa95

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 15:31

Another part of F1 is dumbed down for the average joe. :down:

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#44 jondon

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 15:33

Absolutely dreadful!

#45 Sausage

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 15:35

It felt a bit awkward, but overall if you're doing a PC anyway why not a bit in front of the crowd? At Silverstone there is always a good and appreciating crowd though so it may not be as effective elsewhere.

#46 rolf123

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 15:36

Awful.

The drivers don't really know what to say in front of others, you won't get very thoughtful answers. They feel as if they have to play to the crowd somewhat.

Although you rarely hear anything truly controversial in the PC, you do occasionally. You will never get Senna like outbursts on the podium. It's a totally different kind of interview. I also noticed idiots in the crowd shouting over Vettel at the end.

Having a few girls on the podium is a great idea though. Reminds me of other racing series where the girls get drenched and get wet. I mean, they say the champagne is a metaphor for a certain biological function, so yeah a great idea :D

#47 ayali

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 15:37

Fun experiment and nice for the punters at the track
Don't really care honestly

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#48 Juan Kerr

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 15:37

Over opinionated self-indulgent people won't like it because its not their idea, positive minded people will always like something that works or might work and it was fine, it worked so therefore it is 'likeable'.

#49 ayali

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 15:39

Another part of F1 is dumbed down for the average joe. :down:

Maybe you need reminding that "average joe" is the target audience of F1

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#50 Jon83

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 15:45

Absolutely awful.

Even before this, it was worse with Ken Clarke totally in the way of the Webber and Vettel. The background music was poor, the setting looked like something from a PS3 and then the driver interviews just capped off a disasterous few minutes.

Hopefully it isn't going to last but I'm sure I heard Ben Edwards saying this is how it would be from now on.

I liked the podiums and then press conference as they were and really don't get why it was changed to this mess.