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#1 Paul Rochdale

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 08:48

"I didn't have vision of the apex of Turn 4" - I couldn't see.

 

"For sure" - certainly.

 

"Pee Wun" - First practise.



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#2 Kobasmashi

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 09:02

"For sure" - pretty much everything, can be used to replace adverbs, the word yes, punctuation, spaces....

I think a Ronspeak thread would be more fun

#3 SpartanChas

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 09:50

Yeah, I mean...

#4 tmzxaar

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 09:50

''Obviously''...



#5 Zoetrope

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 09:56

" <random complaint and excuse> But it's the same for everybody..."



#6 DutchQuicksilver

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 10:04

"For Sure" is Massa's usual catch phrase.

 

"Basically" and "Honestly" is Schumacher's.

 

"But that's racing" is Kimi's.

 

"You know" is Fernando's.

 

"Obviously" is Seb's.



#7 superdelphinus

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 10:29

"Extracting the maximum"

#8 DaddyCool

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 10:32

For sure we could have done better in qualifying, but we didn't have a great track position when the rain had started falling, but that's racing and we have to accept it. We have to remain calm and focused on our job, the race is tomorrow so anything can happen. Obviously this is not an ideal situation but sometimes these things happen andyou can't really do anything about it.


Edited by DaddyCool, 09 September 2013 - 10:33.


#9 grandmastashi

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 10:34

"The tricky thing is..." - Jenson Button



#10 goingthedistance

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 11:22

A "mega" effort, lap etc, said by everyone.

"he's sat in the car" - Croftism. This abuse of the English language drives me balmy. I know it's common, but people of Britain why must you misuse your own language?

#11 DutchQuicksilver

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 11:29

BBC commentators when a driver will soon be overtaken: "He'll be a sitting duck"



#12 Disgrace

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 11:47

"The race is tomorrow."



#13 David Lightman

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 11:57

"It is what it is" - I've heard this a lot from drivers, but I think DC used it first. Think it was the title of his book too?



#14 Abzo

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 13:14

"In Hindsight" - Martin Whitmarsh 



#15 Vitesse2

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 13:19

"Mighty" © M Brundle



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Posted 09 September 2013 - 13:21

"Yutaw taw" - Flavio Briatore, 2008

 

What the f... did that mean? Did we ever get an answer?



#17 pingu666

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 13:29

critical.

critical part of the season, critical lap in practise, lol

 

its abit of a joke as all races score the same, and there's no chase system



#18 danmills

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 13:59

Tyres. Tyres. Tyres.



#19 BRG

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 14:07

I know it's common, but people of Britain why must you misuse your own language?

Well, everybody else is misusing our language, so the least we can do it is join in, so as not to look stand-offish.

 

It is of course a common idiomatic usage in the north of England.  Not everyone in the UK speaks like wot they do in Kensington.



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#20 Buttoneer

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 14:12

"You guys are geniuses.  Mama Mia." = "You guys are not geniuses.  FFS."



#21 EthanM

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 14:15

"Yutaw taw" - Flavio Briatore, 2008

 

What the f... did that mean? Did we ever get an answer?

 

 

it's not so much what it meant. It's that in pages of transcripts of the radio conversations  filled with "intelligible"  somebody in an office in Paris heard and understood yutaw taw



#22 goingthedistance

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 14:38

Well, everybody else is misusing our language, so the least we can do it is join in, so as not to look stand-offish.

 

It is of course a common idiomatic usage in the north of England.  Not everyone in the UK speaks like wot they do in Kensington.

 

 

As an Australian we mangle the English language something terrible at times, but to see you Brits constantly and deliberately getting the tense of sit wrong always makes me laugh. I think it's spreading too, it's almost a badge of ordinariness now?  :drunk:



#23 Kobasmashi

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 14:47

I think "sat" in that instance is used as a statial adjective rather than a verb, so it seems correct to me, or at least not horribly wrong.

#24 g1n

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 15:23

"Good Job", "everyone working very hard" - I get bored of hearing this all the time.



#25 Buttoneer

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 15:30

"I gave it 110%" = I was never really very good with numbers.  Good job I drive cars for a living.



#26 Vitesse2

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 15:35

"I gave it 110%" = I was never really very good with numbers.  Good job I drive cars for a living.

Drivers always talk in the plural these days, so obviously for sure that should be "We gave it 110%" - presumably referring to himself, the car, the pit crew, the truckies, the tea lady ...



#27 JHSingo

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 15:38

"Picking the line of least resistance." - David Coulthard = "Driving on a flat out part of the track."

 

Or something like that.


Edited by JHSingo, 09 September 2013 - 15:39.


#28 Lights

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 15:40

"Picking the line of least resistance." - David Coulthard = "Driving on a flat out part of the track."

 

Or something like that.

 

Well there still is some truth in that... 



#29 superdelphinus

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 15:52

'He's sat' is just a mixing up of tenses, and is an idiom of certain bits of England (I actually think this is more of a south eastern thing than northern, actually)

Back on topic, brundle has millions of these. What's that one about being a dollar short that he's always saying?

#30 joshb

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 16:13

Christian Horner always answers a question with "Yeah no"- make up your mind then!

and he always describes a good result as "a great team performance"



#31 Buttoneer

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 16:32

He's right with that too.If the pitstop guys were 1s slower, or the strategists a lap out with their predictions, or the engineers a mm out on their measurements or the CFD designers a decimal place out on their calculations then they would fail.  Vettel could drive out of his skin and not win.  Horner is quite rightly acknowledging the efforts of everyone when he says that.



#32 Ravenak

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 16:37

Massive

Massively

 

Hamilton and others



#33 Vitesse2

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 17:08

'He's sat' is just a mixing up of tenses, and is an idiom of certain bits of England (I actually think this is more of a south eastern thing than northern, actually)

Back on topic, brundle has millions of these. What's that one about being a dollar short that he's always saying?

A day late and a dollar short.

 

It's the title of a novel by Terry McMillan, but I suspect Martin probably lifted it from a song, also with that title, which was one of two new tracks on a 2011 Scritti Politti compilation album called Absolute

 

I thought Dylan put it better: One too many mornings and a thousand miles behind. :)



#34 sopa

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 17:16

"Yutaw taw" - Flavio Briatore, 2008

 

What the f... did that mean? Did we ever get an answer?

I suspect it was actually "you" and taw-taw or ta-ta can be anything. 

 

I think the people who made the transcript misunderstood.



#35 R Soul

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 17:32

Christian Horner always answers a question with "Yeah no"- make up your mind then!

I was just about to post that "yeah no" comment. It might be like when we say "errr" while we buy the time to think of what to say.

 

I hear these a lot:

 

"It's a big ask."

 

"That was a great overtake."



#36 skyfolker

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 17:33

Unlocked potential-usually from Whitmarsh,but last weekend I heard Button saying something similar.



#37 gm914

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 17:34

"Well" -David Coulthard

"Indeed" -David Coulthard 

"Well, indeed" -David Coulthard  

 

90% of the time it's how he begins a sentence. I can't unhear it now.  :stoned:



#38 BRG

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 17:42

Of course, if the me-jah asked less obvious questions, they might not get these obvious and hackneyed replies. 



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Posted 09 September 2013 - 17:45

"Driver went purple in sector 1" = "Driver was fastest in sector 1"

 

I know purple is colour shown on the timing screens, but the phrase sounds stupid. Like a lot of jargon, it has no purpose other than to create an exclusive phrase amongst one group of people. Those who use it are either conformists or they hope normal people are impressed by phrases that don't make sense.

 

One low point was when Johnathan Legard was commentating on a driver going very fast. He was doing a good job but suddenly he exclaimed "purple, purple, purple!"


Edited by R Soul, 09 September 2013 - 17:55.


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#40 Amphicar

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 17:46

A day late and a dollar short.

 

It's the title of a novel by Terry McMillan, but I suspect Martin probably lifted it from a song, also with that title, which was one of two new tracks on a 2011 Scritti Politti compilation album called Absolute

 

I thought Dylan put it better: One too many mornings and a thousand miles behind. :)

I'm sure the expression "a day late and a dollar short" (meaning inadequate or poorly prepared) is much older than either the Terry McMillan novel or the Scritti Politti song. I first encountered it back in the 60s, in an article in either Road & Track or Sports Car Graphic. However, I strongly suspect the phrase goes even further back than that.



#41 MikeV1987

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 17:49

"we have to move forward" - every driver after DNFing



#42 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 17:50


"Driver went purple in sector 1" = "Driver was fastest in sector 1"
 
I know purple is colour shown on the timing screens, but the phrase sounds stupid. Like a lot of jargon, it has no purpose other than to create an exclusive phrase amongst one group of people. Those who use it are either conformists or they hope normal people are impressed by phrases that don't make sense.


See also Lap Delta, Coanda, Tire Deg, etc, et al.

Edited by Ross Stonefeld, 09 September 2013 - 17:50.


#43 sock22

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 18:05

I've noticed Vettel says 'nevertheless' a lot



#44 eronrules

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 18:52

M.brundle before the start of every race

 

 

 

Look but never stare 

what does he mean exactly???  :confused:



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Posted 09 September 2013 - 19:01

M.brundle before the start of every race

 

Look but never stare

 

what does he mean exactly???  :confused:

It means if you're standing in the bushes watching the neighbor lady getting undressed for bed, your chances of getting lucky decrease the longer you fail to break eye contact.


Edited by Andrew Hope, 09 September 2013 - 19:21.


#46 gm914

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 19:24

I am both fearful and fascinated at what goes on in that head of yours, Hope.  :wave:



#47 spacekid

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 19:28

I like Martin's 'Hug the apex like its your favourite granny'.

 

I know its not F1, but I also like Charlie Cox's 'Storming his way to the back of the grid' and 'He needed that like he needs a third armpit'.

 

Guess who this is 'Mmmph urrm you'll have to ask the team mumble mumble'

 

Edit - I also liked, and guess who this is (or was, as he hasn't been around for a while) - when given a question, replies with a long pause, 'Yes' or 'No' single word answer. Pause. Slight smile.


Edited by spacekid, 09 September 2013 - 19:31.


#48 P0inters

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 19:29

Hindsight is a wonderful thing - Martinn Brundel

 

You know  ,  obviously    ,   nevertheless  - Sebastian Vettel

 

Yes.   No. - Kimi Raikkonen


Edited by P0inters, 09 September 2013 - 19:30.


#49 Wanderer

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 19:33

Formula One: It's a long race tomorrow, Vettel says.



#50 F. Scaramanga

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 20:04

"As long as the car is not red, I wish you the best"  

 

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