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#151 Jovanotti

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 13:43

Don't you all just love back to back race weekends? :)

Not when followed by a 3 week gap.

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#152 OO7

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 14:26

It's blasphemy to even question that.

I'm in quite the blasphemous mood today Diderlo. :p

#153 vas04614

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 17:46

Didn't knew sauber do it but here's their Malaysian race preview

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#154 f1rookie

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 17:51


Thursday in Photos - 2013 Malaysian GP

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#155 eronrules

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 17:57

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someone is missing.... :o must be boullier ...

Edited by eronrules, 21 March 2013 - 17:59.


#156 chumma

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 19:36

@sepangcircuit7m



Not expecting crowds!!

Its free every year

#157 Skinnyguy

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 19:45

I´ll say it again: it´s ridiculous that a F1 GP gets the schedule moved to help Euro lazy guys to watch the race, at the cost of the event maybe not being completed. It´s absolute madness. Shocking decission.

#158 charly0418

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 19:51

I´ll say it again: it´s ridiculous that a F1 GP gets the schedule moved to help Euro lazy guys to watch the race, at the cost of the event maybe not being completed. It´s absolute madness. Shocking decission.


Yeah it sucks, specially for people on the Americas, the race starts at 2:00 am here :(

#159 Skinnyguy

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 19:59

Yeah it sucks, specially for people on the Americas, the race starts at 2:00 am here :(


:lol: I think you didn´t get my point. It´s not about the change bothering other people (sorry, BTW, as I´m European and this is done because of us :| ). It´s about making changes taking the schedule out of its sweetspot in the sporting aspect, for whatever reason. And when you take it so far from its ideal time that the event is under threat, especially in a place with such certain afternoon storms, it just becomes a ****ing joke. I know some don´t think so anymore, but this is still a competition, not a show, so make sure the guys compete and we´ll watch if we´re really interested, no need to make it easier for us.

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#160 Claudius

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 20:06

I´ll say it again: it´s ridiculous that a F1 GP gets the schedule moved to help Euro lazy guys to watch the race, at the cost of the event maybe not being completed. It´s absolute madness. Shocking decission.


It's not as if us Euro lazy guys voted for the change of schedule or something like that.
It's Bernie who's doing it for his own reasons.


#161 jrg19

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 20:09

Has nothing to do with every team being based in Europe.

#162 GodHimself

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 20:16

And majority of tv audiences being based in Europe, and sponsors, and other companies involved...

Edited by GodHimself, 21 March 2013 - 20:17.


#163 Guizotia

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 20:19

I´ll say it again: it´s ridiculous that a F1 GP gets the schedule moved to help Euro lazy guys to watch the race, at the cost of the event maybe not being completed. It´s absolute madness. Shocking decission.


I think it's great! :wave: :up:

#164 JeanClaude

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 20:21

I´ll say it again: it´s ridiculous that a F1 GP gets the schedule moved to help Euro lazy guys to watch the race, at the cost of the event maybe not being completed. It´s absolute madness. Shocking decission.

I'm all for that
I hate waking up at ridiculous times to watch a race, Australia should soooo become a night race imo
Maybe they should just find another time of the year for the Sepang race

JC

#165 eronrules

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 20:29

it doesn't bother me anyway, i never watch races live, cause i can't , got no TV. so i always DL the FPs, qualis and races. (Deus bless P2P and DSL :love: ) i think it's good without commercial breaks, also u can rewind.

the only downside is that i can't come to this or any motorsport site for SAturdays and sundays, and take part in live chats .... :cry:

but that's a small price to pay. :wave:

i wonder how many of u guys DL races from the net ...

Edited by eronrules, 21 March 2013 - 20:30.


#166 ApexMouse

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 20:31

Me, though I watch on a friends sky go account in the first instance.
Many illegal places to get onboard races and 50fps 720p torrents. I pirated the timing app as well, but when i realized how fantastic it is I paid for it. Brilliant App.

Edited by ApexMouse, 21 March 2013 - 20:34.


#167 JeanClaude

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 20:34

i wonder how many of u guys DL races from the net ...

Not races but FPs sure
I'll do so tomorrow morning

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#168 CookinFlatSix

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 20:36

I´ll say it again: it´s ridiculous that a F1 GP gets the schedule moved to help Euro lazy guys to watch the race, at the cost of the event maybe not being completed. It´s absolute madness. Shocking decission.


yeah its really bad, i wish they would just move the first 2 races back an hour, I hate not wtaching in bed and having to get out of bed and move over to the sofa to avoid waking the wife.

#169 eronrules

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 20:37

Me, though I watch on a friends sky go account in the first instance.
Many illegal places to get onboard races and 50fps 720p torrents. I pirated the timing app as well, but when i realized how fantastic it is I paid for it. Brilliant App.


bachelor life ... student ... sigh :(


P.S even if i had money, idn't buy a TV and cable, inTORnet is the way man, i even forgot the last time i sat before a TV, 4 yrs IIRC :smoking:

Music, Anime and Motorsport is all the entertainment i need. :o

Edited by eronrules, 21 March 2013 - 20:38.


#170 DutchQuicksilver

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 20:38

Bernie just doesn't learn does he? If this weekend's race gets shortened again because of showers and incoming darkness it's the third time in five years.

#171 MortenF1

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 20:39

I know there is a lot of uncertainty around the weather and the weather forecast, but it now looks like dry running on Saturday and Sunday will be a bigger surprise than the opposite.
I think with the McLaren being as it is - if that is right then - a bit loose, then Button should be a contender for the win.
Based on Rosberg's running in the wet in Melbourne, it's tempting too to say that the Mercedes looks handy, but he was probably alone in going for a rear wing angle tuned to take rain into account.

If dry I think Alonso will win again.

#172 stanga

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 20:53

it doesn't bother me anyway, i never watch races live, cause i can't , got no TV. so i always DL the FPs, qualis and races. (Deus bless P2P and DSL :love: ) i think it's good without commercial breaks, also u can rewind.

the only downside is that i can't come to this or any motorsport site for SAturdays and sundays, and take part in live chats .... :cry:

but that's a small price to pay. :wave:

i wonder how many of u guys DL races from the net ...


No, I hate thieves.

#173 eronrules

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 20:54

No, I hate thieves.


Runs .... :smoking:

#174 Alx09

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 20:56

http://imgur.com/a/dxUq2#0

#175 ApexMouse

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 20:59

No, I hate thieves.


Depends how absurdly overpriced the product is.

#176 Skinnyguy

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 21:07

I'm all for that
I hate waking up at ridiculous times to watch a race, Australia should soooo become a night race imo


You can either sleep or watch the race, you choose. If you prefer to stay bed, it´s no wise risking screwing a sporting event so you could watch. And it´s not your fault, it´s the guy doing this ridiculous decission fault. The decission is smart for the bussiness side (he knows I´m going to watch regardless, and you´ll watch too wih the change) but a ****ing joke from the sporting side, and an insult to the fans. The worst part is that this particular event is especially likely to get shortened and they just don´t do anything after having had that already.

#177 Zoetrope

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 21:14

i wonder how many of u guys DL races from the net ...


Can't stand my national broadcaster so much that I stick with Sky (BBC in the past) It is always fun avoiding the results :)

#178 sharo

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 21:32

No, I hate thieves.

Oh, I hate Bernie too.

#179 eronrules

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 21:49

if bernie had the brains to broadcast the race in Youtube 2/3 hrs after the actual one with Ads, he'd earn heck of a more money than the TV deals IMO. when Formula 1.com charges you money for live timing apps (and a lot of it), u know these people are still stuck in the good ol TV days .

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#180 GodHimself

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 21:54

The app is actually very, very good and I happily payed for it. I am willing to pay if I get quality service in return. That said I agree with you that there still is a lot to be done.

#181 ApexMouse

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 22:00

The app is absolutley excellent, and its about £1.30 a race. Well worth paying for.

#182 rodlamas

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 22:59

DRS zones, anyone?

#183 eronrules

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 23:11

DRS zones, anyone?


2 zones

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they should've moved DRS2 activation zone further back, maybe at the starting line. it's too early.

Edited by eronrules, 21 March 2013 - 23:17.


#184 Fastcake

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 00:13

if bernie had the brains to broadcast the race in Youtube 2/3 hrs after the actual one with Ads, he'd earn heck of a more money than the TV deals IMO. when Formula 1.com charges you money for live timing apps (and a lot of it), u know these people are still stuck in the good ol TV days .


He'll lose a lot of money running the races free online with ads once the exclusivity deals with TV broadcasters are gone. There's a reason most online streaming services are subscription only, and even that doesn't bring in anywhere near the amount of revenue TV does. Despite what some may say, the internet is still tiny next to television.

#185 BillBald

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 00:36

they should've moved DRS2 activation zone further back, maybe at the starting line. it's too early.


Post removed - I misread the post I'm quoting.


Edited by BillBald, 22 March 2013 - 00:38.


#186 eronrules

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 00:40

He'll lose a lot of money running the races free online with ads once the exclusivity deals with TV broadcasters are gone. There's a reason most online streaming services are subscription only, and even that doesn't bring in anywhere near the amount of revenue TV does. Despite what some may say, the internet is still tiny next to television.


that's why i said 2-3 or maybe 6 hrs later, not live streaming.

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 01:04

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someone is missing.... :o must be boullier ...

If you mean Romain's race engineer, it's said that he's awaiting the arrival of his baby. Pilbeam is doing the job this weekend.

#188 eronrules

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 01:05

If you mean Romain's race engineer, it's said that he's awaiting the arrival of his baby. Pilbeam is doing the job this weekend.

that was a sarcasm ... one lotus driver on track walk, one is never there.

you know who i meant ;)

btw, has anyone mentioned that pilbeam seems to be the long lost brother of newey ... they have the exact same style of talking :p

compare

ciaron
newey

also, ciaron pilbeam is a really weird name for a brit.

Edited by eronrules, 22 March 2013 - 01:11.


#189 Fastcake

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 01:09

that's why i said 2-3 or maybe 6 hrs later, not live streaming.


I know what you said, it'll still be a net loss. Broadcasters won't pay out as much if the races were broadcast for free later.

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 01:12

that was a sarcasm ... one lotus driver on track walk, one is never there.

you know who i meant ;)

Ah, OK. To be honest, I wasn't quite sure what you were trying to say and I wondered why Komatsu wasn't there. :)

btw, has anyone mentioned that pilbeam seems to be the long lost brother of newey ... they have the exact same style of talking :p

compare

ciaron
newey

also, ciaron pilbeam is a really weird name for a brit,

I finally learned how to pronounce his name last week. :o It's 'Ki-', not 'Si-'.

Edited by plumtree, 22 March 2013 - 01:20.


#191 Grundle

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 01:20

Karma will see to Bernies greed. May tears of anger rain on his parade.

#192 Watkins74

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 01:26

someone is missing.... :o must be boullier ...

Some people are smart enough to find the locked gates....other driver's.....not so much.  ;)

#193 Menace

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 01:31

Some people are smart enough to find the locked gates....other driver's.....not so much.;)


I thought that was absolutely hilarious.

"Not smart enough" seems like a bad choice of words to describe Kimi though. :)

Edited by Menace, 22 March 2013 - 01:32.


#194 Watkins74

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 01:36

I thought that was absolutely hilarious.

"Not smart enough" seems like a bad choice of words to describe Kimi though. :)

True. I was just joking around and I wanted to avoid using "motivated". :lol:

#195 SpaMaster

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 18:00

I think the early season back-to-back race sets are misleading in the enthusiasm they create. Invariably a three week break follows both times and it becomes an average of one race per two weeks. I think it is just designed for easier logistics and arrangement. The team personnel don't have to spend the whole weeks on the fly. They can get their work done quickly and go back to their nests. I would prefer 'race-1 week-race-2 weeks-race-2 weeks-race-3 weeks' break format over the current 'race-1 week-race-3 weeks-race-1 week-race-3 weeks' format.

#196 darkkis

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 21:09



:lol:

#197 kartinhero

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 21:11



:lol:



KERS needs to be renamed

#198 dave34m

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 21:57

KERS needs to be renamed

I think Wayne named it