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#251 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 19:19

Is it purple?

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#252 jrg19

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 19:32

Unfortunately not.

#253 ApexMouse

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 19:35

Georgie Thompson has left Sky's F1 team.

:well:

And lewie's facial hair stylist apparently.

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#254 WonderboyF1

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 19:39

Georgie Thompson has left Sky's F1 team.

Gutted! Not only something good to look at, but she was a decent enough presenter, done her homework surprisingly well. Not a fan of Pinkham.

#255 goingthedistance

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 20:50

Georgie Thompson has left Sky's F1 team.


Oh no. One of the more able members of the team. I presume we're still stuck with Simon.

#256 Longtimefan

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 20:54

Georgie Thompson has left Sky's F1 team.


Best news I've had for ages. :up:
Now, if only Simon would go.;)

Edited by Longtimefan, 15 February 2013 - 20:55.


#257 Xeriks

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 23:20

I'm not sure why Sky got rid of Georgie Thompson, yet it looks like they're keeping Simon, he is clueless and even at Interlagos, he didn't show any signs of improvement from the beginning of the season.

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 23:25

Georgie wasn't all that useful, she just prompted Davidson on practically his own material. One presenter is enough. Either her or Simon could have left.

#259 Massa_f1

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 14:01

Georgie Thompson has left Sky's F1 team.


Did she leave because she wanted to, or did Sky just get rid?

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#260 Jon83

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 14:29

I watched the F1 show. Natalie was pretty awful I thought. The 'well said Max' line (which Ted actually spoke over) was cringeworthy.

#261 JimmyTheFox

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 14:55

She's probably gone to BT Sport to front the women's tennis as well as picking up a bumper pay rise.

#262 Dalton007

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 15:08

I watched the F1 show. Natalie was pretty awful I thought. The 'well said Max' line (which Ted actually spoke over) was cringeworthy.


I agree. Pretty, but she's not F1 presenter material yet. I'm sure she will get better, though, let's see how she does when the season gets underway. She's more suited to soundbites.
I found the show redundant. Breaking news that Lewis crashes in F1 testing? BIG DEAL. Does everything have to be made a big deal of these days?

#263 tomjol

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 16:02

I agree. Pretty, but she's not F1 presenter material yet. I'm sure she will get better, though, let's see how she does when the season gets underway. She's more suited to soundbites.
I found the show redundant. Breaking news that Lewis crashes in F1 testing? BIG DEAL. Does everything have to be made a big deal of these days?


They have a whole channel to fill/justify so yes, sadly, every little thing has to be a huge deal!

Agree that she's not brilliant, but she's not terrible and (correctly) let Ted lead...no doubt her presenting will improve with more experience. Plus, she's nice to look at ;)

Edited by tomjol, 16 February 2013 - 16:04.


#264 svalgis

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 16:15

i'm sure she is incredibly greatful that her looks are up to your standards. that's what every professional (woman) wants to hear.

#265 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 16:30

She's practically the Hillary Clinton of F1.

#266 ApexMouse

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 16:36

i'm sure she is incredibly greatful that her looks are up to your standards. that's what every professional (woman) wants to hear.


This is Sky were talking about. It's set up to appeal to dribbling bimbo-gawping football types.

#267 svalgis

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 16:44

judging by this thread they have succeeded.

#268 Dalton007

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 16:48

Sky Sports has this tacky feel to it. Lots of WOOOOSHHHHESSSS and self-importance. The BBC are just so much more professional with their sport coverage.

#269 ApexMouse

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 17:02

judging by this thread they have succeeded.


s'funny, I was just having the same thought,

Sky Sports has this tacky feel to it. Lots of WOOOOSHHHHESSSS and self-importance. The BBC are just so much more professional with their sport coverage.


Like EJ. And Benson.

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 17:23

Sky Sports has this tacky feel to it. Lots of WOOOOSHHHHESSSS and self-importance. The BBC are just so much more professional with their sport coverage.


Yep, the BBC is a very professional organisation...


Edited by olliek88, 16 February 2013 - 17:24.


#271 ExFlagMan

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 17:33

Yep, the BBC is a very professional organisation...

Not sure what that has to do with BBC Sports coverage? For your own safety please try not to lean too much further into the barrel :drunk:

#272 rhukkas

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 18:31

Sky Sports has this tacky feel to it. Lots of WOOOOSHHHHESSSS and self-importance. The BBC are just so much more professional with their sport coverage.


If there is an organisation in the world that has issues with self-importance it's the BBC. you get 'national treasure' & 'this alone justifies the licence fee' rammed down your throat every 5 minutes.

#273 D.M.N.

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 18:51

...and let's not bring the licence fee into this please. Back to BBC F1 and Sky F1. Thanks. :)

#274 Wiggy

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 20:25

Even if its not the greatest show in the world, something F1 related pre-season can't be a bad thing. When I was 14 and started watching F1, pre Internet, the off season seemed so so long, I'd have loved stuff like this.

#275 Jon83

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 20:39

I agree. Pretty, but she's not F1 presenter material yet. I'm sure she will get better, though, let's see how she does when the season gets underway. She's more suited to soundbites.
I found the show redundant. Breaking news that Lewis crashes in F1 testing? BIG DEAL. Does everything have to be made a big deal of these days?


It is typical Sky Sports IMO. They are the same with football.

#276 rhukkas

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 22:08

Even if its not the greatest show in the world, something F1 related pre-season can't be a bad thing. When I was 14 and started watching F1, pre Internet, the off season seemed so so long, I'd have loved stuff like this.


but the way the BBC doesn't do this stuff... have these shows pre-season yet...or anything worthwhile.... It's just more classy than Sky. Not so 'look at me here's some F1 coverage you weren't getting before' in your face style like Sky. Less is definitely more with the BBC, which makes is so much better.





.... that's sarcasm for those who struggle with it. :)



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Posted 17 February 2013 - 13:01

Sky Sports has this tacky feel to it. Lots of WOOOOSHHHHESSSS and self-importance. The BBC are just so much more professional with their sport coverage.


Yeah, Colin Murray.

#278 chrisblades85

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 13:02

This is Sky were talking about. It's set up to appeal to dribbling bimbo-gawping football types.


Too right, I don't want to watch Clare Balding thanks.

#279 MinT

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 15:18

Claire balding doing F1..shudder.

Bet its not that far off a reality tbh with the Beeb.

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#280 Juggles

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 15:19

Too right, I don't want to watch Clare Balding thanks.


Might I suggest you listen to her instead? I think eye candy on TV is a tired and frankly redundant concept. There are oceans of more attractive and more scantily clad women than Georgie Thompson on the internet if you're that desperate for bare flesh. In the words of Randy from South Park, "once you jack off to Japanese girls puking in each other's mouths, you can't exactly go back to Playboy."

When I watch TV I'm looking for a certain level of intelligence and insight. I'll watch Clare Balding for three hours on the day of the Grand National, talking about a subject she's an expert in, over Natalie Pinkham spouting endless puns about how she "wouldn't mind riding that stallion." Yet another reason the decline of the radio in favour of TV is so tragic.

#281 D.M.N.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 16:46

Claire balding doing F1..shudder.

Bet its not that far off a reality tbh with the Beeb.

Not likely considering she is now doing work for BT, BBC and Channel 4, not sure how she'd fit F1 in. Besides, I would imagine that Suzi Perry is on a multi-year contract.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 16:54

Moreover, what on earth has the presenters aesthetic appeal got to do with the quality of the show? Gah. I'd rather see a show packed with experts, with one decent, knowledgeable presenter (i.e not anything the BBC or sky have chucked at us the past 4 years, perry might be alright) than three experts and some eye-candy.

Or are we back to the sky - football morons - proper fit leggy birds point?

Edited by ApexMouse, 17 February 2013 - 16:54.


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Posted 17 February 2013 - 16:56


I never watch the pre/post race/qualifying stuff so can't comment on the presenters

However does anyone know if Sky are going to be showing GP2 and GP3 again this year?

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 17:01

I never watch the pre/post race/qualifying stuff so can't comment on the presenters

However does anyone know if Sky are going to be showing GP2 and GP3 again this year?

Yes (also mentioned in post 1) :)

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 17:08

I never watch the pre/post race/qualifying stuff so can't comment on the presenters

However does anyone know if Sky are going to be showing GP2 and GP3 again this year?


Can't find anything that say's either they do or don't have it but they only signed up to GP2/3 only 12 months ago and one would presume they signed a multi year contract and are still showing it on their F1 channel, i'm sure we'd have heard something by now if GP2 & 3 didn't have any television rights in the UK.

I was just glad they didn't go back to eurosport, they were a massive pain the the a**! They were either missing the start or cutting to adverts at an inappropriate time or just not showing it at all even though it was scheduled. Will Buxton's over the top, overly enthusiastic style some what suits the usually reckless nature of GP2 & GP3 IMO, he's better than Martin "interrupt you even though i'm wrong" Haven that's for sure.

EDIT: Ah, thanks D.M.N.!

Edited by olliek88, 17 February 2013 - 17:09.


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Posted 18 February 2013 - 12:30

F1 Broadcasting ‏@f1broadcasting
*Rumour* New Sky customers will only be able to view @SkySportsF1 via the Sports pack

http://www.skyuser.c...oming-soon.html

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 15:53

F1 Broadcasting ‏@f1broadcasting
*Rumour* New Sky customers will only be able to view @SkySportsF1 via the Sports pack

http://www.skyuser.c...oming-soon.html


Press Release

Doesn't say anything about F1.

#288 Imperial

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 16:38

Can't confirm either way for entirely new customers, but the Sky website today is offering existing customers the HD pack at half price for 6 months and they are specifically using the F1 channel in their website promotion as a reason to upgrade to the HD pack.

I would find it doubtful they'd be offering this deal to existing Sky customers and suddenly announce new customers have to take the Sports pack. Sky's marketing model is based on new customers always getting a better deal than those already with them.

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 18:25

Press Release

Doesn't say anything about F1.

Sky advisor unsurprisingly couldn't comment when I asked.

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 18:35

Sky have also stopped the big discounts if you say your cancelling as well. I only got 10% off this time instead of the usual half price for 6/9 months.

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 18:49

I cancelled Sky Sports due to loss of IndyCar coverage and my bill has hardly gone down, but I think I was on a previous offer thing anyway. I have HD so will still get the F1.

Edited by chdphd, 18 February 2013 - 18:50.


#292 dank

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 08:48

Craig Slater, eh? http://youtu.be/nzT8J_O9RKY?t=7m15s

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 11:14

It was both a fair question(ie not any worse than anything else these people ask) and an amazing response by Kimi. I'd have done the same, but with a hell of a lot more disdain.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 12:45

Craig Slater, eh? http://youtu.be/nzT8J_O9RKY?t=7m15s


That's straight from the football coverage question bank, where they waffle on about "desire", "hunger" and "wanting it" endlessly.

#295 Imperial

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 13:37

Craig Slater, eh? http://youtu.be/nzT8J_O9RKY?t=7m15s


That "interview" should be shown in F1 Journalism School in what not to do. That way, down the line, we might finally start to hear some intelligent questions being asked of what are actually intelligent people.

It takes intelligence to treat a question and indeed a person like Slater with contempt.

#296 D.M.N.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 17:46

Sky are to screen 5 classic full races before each race weekend. Australia will have 1994, 1999, 2003, 2007 and 2010 - the latter four will be the entire race.

Sat 9 Mar:
8.30pm to 10.30pm - F1 Classic race: Australia 1994

Sun 10 Mar:
8.30pm to 10.30pm - F1 Classic race: Australia 1999

Mon 11 Mar:
8.30pm to 10.30pm - F1 Classic race: Australia 2003

Tue 12 Mar:
8.30pm to 10.30pm - F1 Classic race: Australia 2007

Wed 13 Mar:
8.30pm to 10.30pm - F1 Classic race: Australia 2010

#297 goingthedistance

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 17:51

That's great news.

#298 inca_roads

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 17:54

Sky are to screen 5 classic full races before each race weekend. Australia will have 1994, 1999, 2003, 2007 and 2010 - the latter four will be the entire race.

Sat 9 Mar:
8.30pm to 10.30pm - F1 Classic race: Australia 1994

Sun 10 Mar:
8.30pm to 10.30pm - F1 Classic race: Australia 1999

Mon 11 Mar:
8.30pm to 10.30pm - F1 Classic race: Australia 2003

Tue 12 Mar:
8.30pm to 10.30pm - F1 Classic race: Australia 2007

Wed 13 Mar:
8.30pm to 10.30pm - F1 Classic race: Australia 2010


2003 was one of the best races, or at very least seasoning opening races, I can remember. It'll be good to see that again.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 22:02

Can't wait for the 1999 race. I fell asleep for a chunk of it and never have seen it fully.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 22:12

Great stuff! I wish they showed also 1994 in full, but it's great anyway.