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#1701 Mart280

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Posted 07 November 2014 - 16:56

Does anyone else have to constantly refresh the official F1 live timing site to get it to update ? it never used to be like this

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#1702 Exb

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Posted 07 November 2014 - 21:15

Qualifying is being shown live on Sky1 at 15.00 - 17.45 on Saturday (as well as on SkyF1) for anyone who doesn't have the sports channels but can watch Sky1 :up:



#1703 Kraken

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Posted 08 November 2014 - 13:33

Watching Sky at brother in laws house. Do they always talk about things such as politics so much when the cars are on track? 

They should just commentate on what's happening. I have no interest in their opinions while the session is underway, they've got hours of build up, cool down to talk about that stuff.

 

What the heck? Now they've gone to adverts! People pay for this..........


Edited by Kraken, 08 November 2014 - 13:35.


#1704 AlexanderF1

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Posted 08 November 2014 - 13:35

Watching Sky at brother in laws house. Do they always talk about things such as politics so much when the cars are on track? 

They should just commentate on what's happening. I have no interest in their opinions while the session is underway, they've got hours of build up, cool down to talk about that stuff.

 

and also ad breaks even in practise session is unacceptable especialy for people who have payed for it.
 



#1705 TomNokoe

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Posted 08 November 2014 - 13:36

Crofty just mistook a lockup for spray :up:

#1706 pdac

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Posted 08 November 2014 - 14:31

Qualifying is being shown live on Sky1 at 15.00 - 17.45 on Saturday (as well as on SkyF1) for anyone who doesn't have the sports channels but can watch Sky1 :up:

 

Thanks for the heads-up



#1707 FredF1

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Posted 08 November 2014 - 16:03

Watching Sky at brother in laws house. Do they always talk about things such as politics so much when the cars are on track? 

They should just commentate on what's happening. I have no interest in their opinions while the session is underway, they've got hours of build up, cool down to talk about that stuff.

 

What the heck? Now they've gone to adverts! People pay for this..........

 

 

There's far too much waffly padding for my liking. That Lewis v Nico "STAT ATTACK" rubbish wouldn't go away. Oh, we've just been told again about poles. Picture quality is rubbish as well when you're used to BBC in HD.



#1708 le chat noir

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Posted 09 November 2014 - 00:01

Does anyone else have to constantly refresh the official F1 live timing site to get it to update ? it never used to be like this


Yes! And I don't know why! Reinstalled Java, changed settings, tried in different browsers, turned off firewall. All no help!

Anyone have the answer?!

#1709 pdac

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Posted 09 November 2014 - 09:29

Watching Sky at brother in laws house. Do they always talk about things such as politics so much when the cars are on track? 

They should just commentate on what's happening. I have no interest in their opinions while the session is underway, they've got hours of build up, cool down to talk about that stuff.

 

What the heck? Now they've gone to adverts! People pay for this..........

 

I saw the qualifying session on Sky 1. I turned on when the coverage started and after 5 minutes decided to go do other stuff until the session actually started. I do miss having all races covered live, but I'm glad I didn't fork out extra money for this presentation. The words "oh, how the mighty have fallen" came to mind as I watch Brundle.



#1710 Exb

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Posted 18 November 2014 - 21:17

For the final time in 2014! (and back to being live on the BBC  :clap: )

All the TV times for the Abu Dhabi GP (GMT) 
 

BBC

Classic title deciders (Red Button) Wed/Thurs 06.00-07.00, Fri 14.30-15.35, Sat 11.05-12.05, Sun 16.30-17.30

Thursday

Preview (Radio5live) 20.00-21.00

Friday

Free Practice 1(BBC2) 08.55 - 10.35 (replay Sat 06.40)

Free Practice 2(BBC2) 13.00 - 14.35 (replay Sat 08.20)

Saturday

Free Practice 3(BBC2) 09.55 - 11.05

Qualifying: (BBC1) 12.10-14.15

Sunday:

Race (BBC1) 12.20-15.30

Forum (Red Button) 15.30 – 16.30

Highlights (BBC3) 19.00-20.00

Monday

Review (Radio5live) 04.35-05.00

 

SkyF1 Channel
Build up: Classic Title deciders at 21.00 (Tues=2012, Weds=1994, Thurs=2010, Fri at 18.00=1982, Sat at 16.05=1986)
Drivers Press Conference
Live Thurs 11.00 (replay 18.45 )

Friday
Free Practice 1
= 08.45- 11.00
(replay 18.45, Sat 01.35)
Free Practice 2 = 12.45 - 14.55 (replay 21.00, Sat 03.50)
Team Principles Press Conference Live Fri 16.00
F1 show
= Live 17.00  (replay 23.10 Sat 06.00)
Saturday
Free Practice 3
= Sat 09.45 - 11.15
Qualifying show
= 11.15 - 14.35 (session starts at 13.00) (replay 16.50, 20.40, Sun 02.30)

Also live on Sky1= 12.00 - 14.35

Teds Qualifying Notebook = 20.10-20.40 (replay Sun 08.20)
Sunday

Race shows: Track parade 11.30, Main Show = 12.00 – 15.30 (race starts at 13.00) Paddock  live 15.30 - 16.15 (full replay Mon 16.45)

Race highlights Sun: 17.45 – 18.45 (replay 19.00, 20.30, 22.00)

Teds Notebook: 18.45

GP2
Practise: Fri 07.15-08.05
Qualifying: Fri 14.55 - 15.35

Feature Race: Sat 14.35 - 16.05 (replay Sun 00.00)
Sprint race: Sun 10.15 - 11.30
(replay 20.15)
 

GP3
Qualifying: Fri 11.00 – 11.35

Race 1: Sat 08.00 – 09.00 (replay Sun 01.30)
Race 2: Sun 08.55 – 09.55 (replay Sun 21.30)


Edited by Exb, 18 November 2014 - 21:19.


#1711 BullHead

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Posted 18 November 2014 - 23:25

Thanks for heads up Exb. Woohoo, red button stuff!



#1712 Alexis*27

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Posted 19 November 2014 - 11:53

Watching Sky at brother in laws house. Do they always talk about things such as politics so much when the cars are on track? 

They should just commentate on what's happening. I have no interest in their opinions while the session is underway, they've got hours of build up, cool down to talk about that stuff.

 

What the heck? Now they've gone to adverts! People pay for this..........

 

4 hours of on-track commentary for the practice sessions would be mind numbingly tedious. They're meant to be more about the banter and gossip. Proper commentary is for qualifying onwards.



#1713 Kristian

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Posted 19 November 2014 - 12:35

4 hours of on-track commentary for the practice sessions would be mind numbingly tedious. They're meant to be more about the banter and gossip. Proper commentary is for qualifying onwards.

 

Exactly. On the odd occasion I'm not at work for practice sessions, I do love listening to the commentary banter - they do it quite well. It is good background TV. 



#1714 DS27

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Posted 19 November 2014 - 17:17

Spot on - I love having the F1 or Moto GP practice sessions on while working from home. It's the banter thats more interesting than whats going on on track. Helps pass the time.



#1715 goingthedistance

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Posted 19 November 2014 - 17:19

I hate Crofty's "banter". It's usually puerile. Call me boring but I'd rather listen to proper F1 talk, like we get on 5 Live. 



#1716 BullHead

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Posted 19 November 2014 - 19:13

Me too, and James Allen and Allan McNish and whoever they have with them in the box are always super informative about both what is happening on the track and elsewhere in the sport.

#1717 BillyWhizz

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Posted 23 November 2014 - 19:57

Is there anything you do like Longtimefan? :)

 

Oh, word up P123! That's pure gold! :clap:



#1718 BillyWhizz

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Posted 23 November 2014 - 20:08

Watched today's complete proceedings on the Beeb (as usual when it's available). Gets a thumbs up from me, and the Forum too was a good laugh.

 

Thankfully, I will be able to compare, as I recorded Sky as well, so when the end of season withdrawal symptoms start kicking in (later this week), I will promise to be a good boy and sit and watch all of their coverage too, so I can have a balanced opinion in the end (that the Beeb is miles better, and EJ is a little genius with a huge boat, and some smaller ones which are still huge to me, which means he's enjoyed a lot more success at high level business than most of us will ever do, and who fraternises with the people who really know what's what in F1).

 

So, Sky doesn't have much to live up to......

 

(Although having said all that, aren't we lucky to be able to nit-pick between two pretty good offerings.)



#1719 pRy

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Posted 23 November 2014 - 20:13

I enjoyed BBC today. Their intro montage with the two kids wasn't as cheesy as I expected it to be and the one at the end was really good. 

 

Post race was fun. EJ getting hit with the pie in particular and dragging Lauda from his live RTL slot. The team seems to work really well together now.

 

Saw our Mr Sith loitering in the Mercedes garage on the red button coverage. 



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#1720 Pharazon

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Posted 23 November 2014 - 20:35

Yes! And I don't know why! Reinstalled Java, changed settings, tried in different browsers, turned off firewall. All no help!

Anyone have the answer?!


Its odd.

It works fine on my laptop but not on my computer and I don't understand why

#1721 d246

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Posted 23 November 2014 - 21:31

Thought the BBC forum was really good. They come across as being part of the whole thing rather than just commenting on it.

 

Bravo!



#1722 sennafan24

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Posted 24 November 2014 - 01:01

I watched the entire BBC coverage. Including the build up and the forum. I think they did a masterful job.

 

Not once was I tempted to turn over to SKY's coverage.. 



#1723 superdelphinus

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Posted 24 November 2014 - 01:16

I've seen most of both and thought sky's was miles better in almost every conceivable way. The only crap thing was that mental thing with the piano and the actor

#1724 superdelphinus

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Posted 24 November 2014 - 01:18

Erm apart from the commentary actually. When Ben edwards is on form he seems to have a much better idea of what's going on than croft/ brundle

#1725 Exb

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Posted 24 November 2014 - 03:13

I've watched both Sky and BBC F1 coverage. I enjoyed both Sky and BBC F1 coverage. Both do some great features on teams and drivers and I will continue to watch both Sky and BBC F1 coverage in the future. I'm glad there is sooo much F1 coverage on my TV  :clap:
(I really need to get a life, or more sleep :p)


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#1726 tifosiMac

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Posted 25 November 2014 - 08:13

Myself and a few friends decided to go to the pub to watch the last race of the season (sadly not with the guys here) and it was surprisingly busy. I asked a few there what coverage we were watching and the barman decided to announce a vote. The BBC got the vote so we watched that and I have to say it was very good indeed. The post race forum was brilliant and as others have said you felt like they were part of the celebrations rather than awkwardly stood there observing it. EJ getting a pie in the face from an old Jordan employee now at Mercedes was a funny highlight. It really soaked up the atmosphere rather than being too serious about analysing the race IMO. I like the BBC interviews too as they ask the more pressing questions without annoying the personalities answering and you get a sense they have a good rapport around the paddock for this sort of thing. 

 

All in all a good year for the BBC and I am happy to say I haven't had the urge to watch the Sky coverage for a long time now. I am sure they are doing a good job for their select audience and hopefully the BBC will maintain this level of quality and will extend their contract as they are the best source for F1 in this country. Long may it continue. :)