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#51 goingthedistance

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 22:32

I thought Mark was pretty funny, although Clarkson really did hog 80% of the conversation. I got the impression Webber went on the show purely for the opportunity of beating Lewis and Seb's times, that's all he was really interested in!


Agreed. Mark was pretty checked out, only got excited for his lap!

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#52 Mandzipop

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 23:31

Posts removed for being off topic. It is Top Gear. It is light hearted fun. Can we keep it at that?

Interesting lap by Mark. It was quite funny.

#53 Sakae

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 23:55

You're just angry he trashed Vettel's time. :smoking:

Not at all. In fact I do not care about timing, whatever one wants to conclude of it. Trashy part characterization is related to what were deliberately incendiary, and unnecessary questions. I am sorry for I am missing that "funny" part of it.

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#54 bourbon

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 00:09

In my opinion, Clarkson and Mark's comments about punching Seb weren't light-hearted or funny.

Edited by bourbon, 05 August 2013 - 00:16.


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Posted 05 August 2013 - 00:14

This confirms Riccardo will be Vettel's teammate next year :rotfl:

#56 AJFIN

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 00:15

Clarkson and Mark's comments about Seb weren't funny.

Oh yes, they were!

#57 Rybo

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 01:02

In my opinion, Clarkson and Mark's comments about punching Seb weren't light-hearted or funny.


It's all in good fun, no reason to take it so seriously. If you take anything serious on Top Gear then your missing the point entirely.

#58 911

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 01:04

The interview in youtube for those who couldn't watch it

You can see how concentrated he was while doing the lap :lol:


Thanks for posting the link!

#59 karne

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 01:57

In my opinion, Clarkson and Mark's comments about punching Seb weren't light-hearted or funny.


Oh for crying out loud, really?

I think what was far more telling were the number of people in the crowd yelling "YES!" when he asked...

Seriously Mark has had multiple occasions where I would not have blamed him one jot for punching Vettel in the face. But he's a bigger man than that.


Anyway, Mark was faster than Vettel, yes yes yes yes yes. That was ALL I wanted. :clap:

Also, yay Mitch sighting!

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#60 Thomas99

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 02:05

In my opinion, Clarkson and Mark's comments about punching Seb weren't light-hearted or funny.

Obviously not for a Vettel fan. As the high majority of F1 fans would love to see Vettel get hit I think they were hilarious.

#61 George Costanza

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 02:14

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Mark's humor... :lol:

#62 Winter98

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 02:20

I still want to see Seb & Mark fight... c'mon give us girls something to watch... topless of course :p....


Wow, I'm shocked! What a sexist comment! You should be ashamed....

... the topless part should be saved for when their girlfriends join the fray. :p

Edited by Winter98, 05 August 2013 - 04:47.


#63 Brother Fox

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 02:55

You know sometimes I really DO wanna see Mark & Seb fight it out like the guys in school, with fists... maybe would relieve them both a little



Wow, I'm shocked! What a sexist comment! You should be ashamed....


I dont see it as sexism, just a little good old fashioned homo-erotic bloodlust :p



I also think most people who work at Top Gear would get a little laugh out of people actually taking it so serious.


#64 Winter98

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 02:56

I dont see it as sexism, just a little good old fashioned homo-erotic bloodlust :p


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Posted 05 August 2013 - 03:42

A few more posts removed because of people getting too mad about Top Gear and/or each other.

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 04:28

I've seen it all now. People taking Top Gear to be a serious social commentary...!



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Posted 05 August 2013 - 04:36

Webber just confirmed that he is everything what I thought about him, which is not much. Top Gear is becoming nothing more than a trashy program.


Yes, cause getting to the F1 without shitload of cash and only by sheer talent is not quite an achievement, back then when F1 was still about having a skill not a big bucket or being a protegee of Red Bull.
No doubts that when Mark will read your comment, his dreams will be shattered and he will disappear in the void.

#68 Winter98

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 04:46

Lewis still the fastest man in F1 then.


Well, he will be if he can convince Bernie that everyone needs to race in Liana's :D

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 05:13

You know sometimes I really DO wanna see Mark & Seb fight it out like the guys in school, with fists... maybe would relieve them both a little

also *primal instincts*


No you don't. Mark is taller and heavier than Vettel and he does kickboxing. The little boy wouldn't stand a chance.;)

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 05:36

No you don't. Mark is taller and heavier than Vettel and he does kickboxing. The little boy wouldn't stand a chance.;)

Nad you cant forget also how impossible fit Mark is. With all due respect, manliness contest is won by Mark hands down.

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 05:54

Lol funny interview. Will miss him in F1. Thats all I need to know. Smashes Seb in the same car without any stupid "mysterious" car issues interfering. :clap:

Edited by gowebber, 05 August 2013 - 05:55.


#72 seltaeb

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 05:55

Mark is awesome. Great to see him have a bit of fun on Top Gear.

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 06:28

Webber just confirmed that he is everything what I thought about him, which is not much. Top Gear is becoming nothing more than a trashy program.


:rotfl:

Oh Boo Hoo Sakae. :cry: The bloody commonwealth must be to blame i'm sure. :rolleyes:

Must be tough living your whole life without having a sense of humour.

#74 aditya-now

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 06:43

I'm sure that any result can be interpreted in favour or against Hamilton, Vettel and Webber depending on what you like to see. :p


From what I see it's clear cut: Lewis is the fastest - but we knew that, didn't we? And Seb is certainly flattered by the RBR intra-team situation. In equal material he is not faster than Mark.


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Posted 05 August 2013 - 07:04

From what I see it's clear cut: Lewis is the fastest - but we knew that, didn't we? And Seb is certainly flattered by the RBR intra-team situation. In equal material he is not faster than Mark.


what a huge pile of nonsense based on assumptions... you don't know anything... nobody knows anything... :p and thus it isn't clear at all

#76 Shiroo

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 07:28

I will miss him so ****in much... probably one of the last.drivers that had any personality that wasnt.boring and doll like and liking arses. When he.didnt like smt he said that, when he wanted to.curse.he cursed. Straight forward guy that was geniuly amusing especially with his mimic for szampon press Conference in uk
He shouldnt.leave F1, only join Lotus, he would fit there. And with kimi and perfect pr that woulf be most likeable team





#77 Thomas99

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 07:39

Nad you cant forget also how impossible fit Mark is. With all due respect, manliness contest is won by Mark hands down.

To be fair I think every driver is more manly than Vettel, including Chilton.

Edited by Thomas99, 05 August 2013 - 07:44.


#78 Sin

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 08:41

I think you underestimate Seb... if you compare pictures of him with 19 and him now he seems to look much stronger... and you do not know how much training Seb does, nor do I, cause he doesn't tweet about it or write about it elsewhere like other drivers do

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 08:57

People actually discussing which driver could beat up another and how 'manly' they are? Are we in high school again?

This lap time shows Top Gear is or messing around with the times or the Liana is way faster than last year because of circumstances. The difference between Hamilton and Webber is acceptable, but the difference between Vettel and those 2 is too silly to accept as reality. Judging how Vettel is mostly a few tenths faster than Webber, he would be able to match or beat Hamilton's time if driven under the same circumstances. Unless Top Gear is really messing with the times because it is an entertainment show in the end.

The real test would be the ROC event where every driver competes with each other at around the same time in the same cars in similar circumstances. But for some reason or another, people like Alonso, Hamilton and Webber decline to go there to properly be tested against the best drivers in motorsport.


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#80 Thomas99

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 08:59

People actually discussing which driver could beat up another and how 'manly' they are? Are we in high school again?

This lap time shows Top Gear is or messing around with the times or the Liana is way faster than last year because of circumstances. The difference between Hamilton and Webber is acceptable, but the difference between Vettel and those 2 is too silly to accept as reality. Judging how Vettel is mostly a few tenths faster than Webber, he would be able to match or beat Hamilton's time if driven under the same circumstances. Unless Top Gear is really messing with the times because it is an entertainment show in the end.

The real test would be the ROC event where every driver competes with each other at around the same time in the same cars in similar circumstances. But for some reason or another, people like Alonso, Hamilton and Webber decline to go there to properly be tested against the best drivers in motorsport.


Its a car. Condition of tyres, condition and servicing of the engine, track temperature, air temperature would make big differences.

Also I think its pretty clear Vettel is only faster than Mark is a certain type of car. 2012 showed us when you add in instability Seb really struggles.

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 09:01

did I see all 4 wheels outside of the white lines?

the stewards should investigate that...


anyway, that old Suzuki is aging well, laps keep getting faster.

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 09:03

Its a car. Condition of tyres, condition and servicing of the engine, track temperature, air temperature would make big differences.

Also I think its pretty clear Vettel is only faster than Mark is a certain type of car. 2012 showed us when you add in instability Seb really struggles.


2012 Seb won the WDC too tho... ahead of Mark... and it isn't so clear as you make it out to be... after all we could say everyone is better in certain cars than others are in the same..

I think you need to look less at Seb but more at Mark who wasn't able to deliver the same performance as Seb over the last years

Edited by Sin, 05 August 2013 - 09:03.


#83 Sakae

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 09:03

I think you underestimate Seb... if you compare pictures of him with 19 and him now he seems to look much stronger... and you do not know how much training Seb does, nor do I, cause he doesn't tweet about it or write about it elsewhere like other drivers do

Sin, I think that you are fighting a battle that has been lost before even it started with some people around here. It is ideology, not facts or a reason based exchange.

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 09:12

Sin, I think that you are fighting a battle that has been lost before even it started with some people around here. It is ideology, not facts or a reason based exchange.

I thought we were here to have a bit of a laugh in a light-hearted thread, not fight battles LOL.

Topic: I never noticed before how early the professionals chuck the car sideways into the second last corner (Gambon?).

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 09:20

I wonder if Mark asked about tyre pressures etc like Seb did?

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 09:29

Sin, I think that you are fighting a battle that has been lost before even it started with some people around here. It is ideology, not facts or a reason based exchange.

Battle? mate, these are light hearted jokes. No one would like to seem them fight. It is just a matter of fact that Mark would smash him if such fight would happen. And he is way more manly, cause he is like Professor Badass in Formula 1.

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 09:31

Battle? mate, these are light hearted jokes. No one would like to seem them fight. It is just a matter of fact that Mark would smash him if such fight would happen. And he is way more manly, cause he is like Professor Badass in Formula 1.


Manly? If he was manly he wouldn't whine all the time... :p if he was manly, he would stand up for himself instead of utilizing his popularity to bash on Seb, if he was manly he would act instead of just talking...

being manly or not is not only a question of size, muscles or a beard

Edited by Sin, 05 August 2013 - 09:34.


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Posted 05 August 2013 - 09:37

Great interview, but you can notice how edited it was if you watch closely where Mark maybe elaborated on things, but they just got the main quotes they were after.


I liked when they started talking about the gear going into Gambon, and you get rare insight into the mind of a racing driver.


my ultimate wish would be that top gear get both seb and mark on and do a head to head race in the suzuki's (they have more than one), and they destroy both of them in the same vein as days of thunder hire car scene!

Or maybe Red bull themselves steal that idea and do a video of it at the end of the season!





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Posted 05 August 2013 - 09:51

Manly? If he was manly he wouldn't whine all the time... :p if he was manly, he would stand up for himself instead of utilizing his popularity to bash on Seb, if he was manly he would act instead of just talking...

being manly or not is not only a question of size, muscles or a beard

then what he should do? beat him? or beat Horner and Helmut? Or beat all of them, including Seb's garage? If you can say one thing what he could do about "gremlins" in the car or Seb going deaf during a race then give it a shoot :)

and about whine... well rewatch last race for example with Seb trying to overtake Kimi, or Barcelona or plenty of other races. Webber never whined about Seb having superior car, he just said it is ****in retarded, and I agree with him, that all these gremlins and shit happening to the car are pathetic.


If we talk about whining during a race, then he could take some lessons from his teammate, cause I can't recall Webber saying smt along: "OMG DO SMT"

Edited by Shiroo, 05 August 2013 - 09:53.


#90 GeoffR

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 10:02

So many posters are here are taking Top Gear WAY to seriously. If you've ever been a regular watcher of TG you would realise that particularly the celeb interviews and hot laps are a 'beat up'. Clarkson asked the questions he knew would get the desired audience response and MW played along, nothing to get worked up about. MW will be missed from F1 though, one of the last guys with his feet on the ground and a genuine sense of humour in response to some of the stupid questions they get asked. Would love to see him in an F1 commentary role at some stage in the future.

Edited by GeoffR, 05 August 2013 - 10:03.


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Posted 05 August 2013 - 10:12

Oh for crying out loud, really?

I think what was far more telling were the number of people in the crowd yelling "YES!" when he asked...

Seriously Mark has had multiple occasions where I would not have blamed him one jot for punching Vettel in the face. But he's a bigger man than that.


Anyway, Mark was faster than Vettel, yes yes yes yes yes. That was ALL I wanted. :clap:

Also, yay Mitch sighting!


The same - or even more - can be said about Seb, but he has been the bigger man all the time.

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 10:53

Nad you cant forget also how impossible fit Mark is. With all due respect, manliness contest is won by Mark hands down.


I'd say Seb would take Mark, Webber looks tougher but that doesn't mean anything and Vettel has already proved he is tougher, besides character defines a man and Vettel has a much stronger character than Webber, Mark is a choirboy who talks a good fight. :p

I will miss him so ****in much... probably one of the last.drivers that had any personality that wasnt.boring and doll like and liking arses. When he.didnt like smt he said that, when he wanted to.curse.he cursed. Straight forward guy that was geniuly amusing especially with his mimic for szampon press Conference in uk
He shouldnt.leave F1, only join Lotus, he would fit there. And with kimi and perfect pr that woulf be most likeable team


Webber is the biggest arse kisser in the sport, I do like Mark though and he was funny and it is good to have people like him in the sport.

Edited by ebc, 05 August 2013 - 10:54.


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Posted 05 August 2013 - 10:56

I will miss Mark when hes left F1... I'll also miss Top Gear now this series is gone.

Sin, I think that you are fighting a battle that has been lost before even it started with some people around here. It is ideology, not facts or a reason based exchange.


I think its amusing anyone could see this as a 'battle' and then talk about 'reason based exchanges' in the same sentence....

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 10:57

People actually discussing which driver could beat up another and how 'manly' they are? Are we in high school again?

Sometimes it seems that the level of 'discussion' barely gets beyond kindergarten, let alone high school (Ducks down behind sofa) :rolleyes:

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 11:00

I'M SURE Seb would beat Mark at Tetris..... let them battle it out Gameboy Style :D

Clearly he would also beat him in Pokémon ! ... And Mario Kart for that matter!

Edited by Sin, 05 August 2013 - 11:05.


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Posted 05 August 2013 - 11:06

I wonder if Mark will be handing out T-shirts in the paddock?

I wonder if he'll reserve a special one for Seb?

This was a very typical Clarkson interview and I felt like Webber wasn't anything like as into it as some people think. I don't believe Webber would have volunteered a comment about hitting Seb. I don't think he was on the show to put the record straight or particularly beat Seb so much as beat everybody. These are competitive people.

Anyone getting upset about this show are not really part of the intended audience demographic. It has always taken pot shots at the French, Germans, Americans (Mexicans, truckers, Albanians, Italians, Russians, Australians, ecologists, cyclists, caravan owners etc...) and this episode was no different from those that have gone before. If there's real offence, probably best to write and complain formally to the BBC.

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 11:15

The one thing that made me go "you moron" was when Clarkson said that punching Vettel would be "revenge for Gallipoli". We didn't fight the Germans at Gallipoli, we fought the Turks, and if the Aussies were going to bash up anyone, it'd be the stupid f*cks in the British command that threw us onto the wrong bloody beach.

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 11:16

I'M SURE Seb would beat Mark at Tetris..... let them battle it out Gameboy Style :D
Clearly he would also beat him in Pokémon ! ... And Mario Kart for that matter!


Yep :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

#99 1Devil1

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 11:25

Lewis Hamilton still the fastest Formula One driver in a reasonably priced car :up: Bernie should think about giving extra points for the best drivers at TOP GEAR. Pure motorsport.

Edited by 1Devil1, 05 August 2013 - 11:26.


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#100 chrisblades85

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 11:27

Some people take Top Gear and driving a pile of poo Suzuki way too far.

The bit at the end of the programme was quality though.