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#1 F1Gui

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 00:33

Despite bringing their online F1 coverage to an end at the end of 2011, they still kept the site in place which had been going for about 12 years I think.

I have checked it on and off through out this year and it was still in place, until I noticed it gone today. Which for me marks the complete end of their involvement in F1 never to be seen again.

Just thought id mention it and see what any1 else had 2 say about it.

I personally was glad F1 went back to the BBC as James Allen is the worst commentator ever and the ad breaks were crap but I always enjoyed their website.

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#2 Juan Kerr

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 00:37

Despite bringing their online F1 coverage to an end at the end of 2011, they still kept the site in place which had been going for about 12 years I think.

I have checked it on and off through out this year and it was still in place, until I noticed it gone today. Which for me marks the complete end of their involvement in F1 never to be seen again.

Just thought id mention it and see what any1 else had 2 say about it.

I personally was glad F1 went back to the BBC as James Allen is the worst commentator ever and the ad breaks were crap but I always enjoyed their website.

Only one problem.....James commentates on the BBC now lol

#3 Fastcake

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 00:38

Really I thought the website was shut down last year? Shrug, never went there anyway..

#4 RedBaron

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 01:23

I did one days work experience with itv-F1 back in 2002. They gave me an Arsenal mouse mat as a gift, how odd and unfitting.

#5 oetzi

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 02:04

Only one problem.....James commentates on the BBC now lol

I'll see your one and raise you a Humphrey.

#6 hijinx

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 02:10

Damn, I've not really gone to the site except when some comparisons were made so that I could watch the replays to refresh my memory of a certain GP. This is not good news at all. Thanks for telling us... now I gotta find some other way to be able to watch replays. I was intending to watch some seasons all over again when I complete my thesis but now... :cry: :cry: :cry:

#7 Amin

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 11:44

I actually tried looking for it about a week ago (I hadn't previously been on it for a few years) just to see if it was still going but I couldn't find it. I assumed they had ended it ages ago.

#8 ensign14

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 12:18

Pfft. If you want a real cobweb, check here...

#9 Jimisgod

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 12:40

Pfft. If you want a real cobweb, check here...


That is like walking in an ancient Mayan temple or something.

Edit: this is actually one of the oldest pages on the internet if it hasn't been edited since 1995.

Edited by Jimisgod, 17 November 2012 - 12:43.


#10 noikeee

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 12:42

Pfft. If you want a real cobweb, check here...


What the f...

#11 Don_Humpador

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 13:29

Pfft. If you want a real cobweb, check here...


I wonder which F1 team was the first to have a website?

Would be an interesting thing to find out about actually, maybe worthy of a thread

Edited by Don_Humpador, 17 November 2012 - 13:29.


#12 RedBaron

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 13:34

What was that F1 website based in Monaco?

#13 BullHead

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 13:47

Pfft. If you want a real cobweb, check here...


Wow. This was before there was much at all on the world wide web anyway....
Nice to see it left on the server.
Some old sites should be preserved as is/was just for historical web interest.

Edited by BullHead, 17 November 2012 - 13:49.


#14 BullHead

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 13:52

Damn, I've not really gone to the site except when some comparisons were made so that I could watch the replays to refresh my memory of a certain GP. This is not good news at all. Thanks for telling us... now I gotta find some other way to be able to watch replays. I was intending to watch some seasons all over again when I complete my thesis but now... :cry: :cry: :cry:


The bbc is building up a good historical archive through their classic gps uploads.
Not so easy to navigate / find though without this chap's useful index:

http://www.huwselby.com/f1/f1vids.htm

#15 RedBaron

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 13:53

Wow. This was before there was much at all on the world wide web anyway....
Nice to see it left on the server.
Some old sites should be preserved as is/was just for historical web interest.


They are... http://archive.org

Autosport back in 2001 http://web.archive.o...ww.atlasf1.com/

#16 Fastcake

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 13:54

Pfft. If you want a real cobweb, check here...


I wonder who is still paying to keep that up? Quite impressive it's still survived.

#17 Ali_G

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 13:56

People so easy forget.

There was night and day between ITV's coverage in 1997 over the BBC's in 1996. ITV gave us the biggest revolution in terms of F1 coverage, even more so than BBC and Sky have given us in recent years.

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 13:56

They are... http://archive.org

Autosport back in 2001 http://web.archive.o...ww.atlasf1.com/


There was a headline "RON DENNIS ADMITS ENGINEERING FAULTS", nice to see things have moved on McLaren...

#19 F1Gui

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 14:30

People so easy forget.

There was night and day between ITV's coverage in 1997 over the BBC's in 1996. ITV gave us the biggest revolution in terms of F1 coverage, even more so than BBC and Sky have given us in recent years.

Indeed the BBC pre/post race coverage was rubbish. But itv had loads of ad breaks and annoying james allen after Murray retired. Also louise whatshername was so bloody annoying and they ran some seriously stupid pre race features. Can everyone remember the one about some famous hair dresser enjoying his sunday roast while watching F1? WTF was that about? started tunning in 10 mins before the race start after that!

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#20 Disgrace

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 14:44

Not as much of a loss as F1-Live was.

#21 Tenmantaylor

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 16:59

The sky sports f1 site is more than a worthy replacement.

#22 Ali_G

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 17:44

Indeed the BBC pre/post race coverage was rubbish. But itv had loads of ad breaks and annoying james allen after Murray retired. Also louise whatshername was so bloody annoying and they ran some seriously stupid pre race features. Can everyone remember the one about some famous hair dresser enjoying his sunday roast while watching F1? WTF was that about? started tunning in 10 mins before the race start after that!


Sadly I actually do. I think it was Beverly Turner who did that skit. Awful.

#23 Coops3

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 17:51

Used to use the forum there, what a pity.

#24 Clatter

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 17:53

Haven't visited the site since ITV dropped F1. There are plenty of other sites out there so don't view this as any loss.