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#251 john winfield

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 14:46

Could've been worse. Irischer Fahrer?

 

Ho ho, Michael O'Ferner.    ;)



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#252 Vitesse2

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Posted 12 July 2019 - 06:56

The Tellygaffe rewriting history again:

 

 

The British Grand Prix is the sport’s oldest race ...

It's from a story called Migrant stowaways found inside truck of Ferrari F1 team after arriving at Silverstone for British Grand Prix. Bylined as by a 'sports news correspondent'.



#253 2F-001

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Posted 12 July 2019 - 07:53

But to them, of course, (as much of the mass media - if not the public), "F1", and specifically the World Championship - is a sport all on its own.

 

How shocking for the FIA though: folks getting into the paddock without a pass. Disgraceful...


Edited by 2F-001, 12 July 2019 - 07:53.


#254 Tim Murray

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Posted 11 August 2019 - 18:29

From this report on the BBC Sport website about the final round of the W Series at Brands Hatch, where Jamie Chadwick clinched the inaugural championship:

The race came alive as Powell attacked on the inside at turn one. At turn two, Chadwick uncharacteristically dropped to third as Powell slipped through the gap to take the lead and Kimilainen followed into second.

Coming out of turn three, Visser attacked Chadwick for third place as the Briton struggled for pace, but she could not pass until two-and-a-half minutes plus one lap to go.


This is Brands Hatch. These corners have had iconic, evocative names since time immemorial (well, nearly). Why the **** don’t they use them? :mad: :mad:

Anyway, congrats to Jamie, and I sincerely hope that this will lead to greater things for her.

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#255 Sterzo

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Posted 11 August 2019 - 20:52

This is Brands Hatch. These corners have had iconic, evocative names since time immemorial (well, nearly). Why the **** don’t they use them? :mad: :mad:
 

I agree with your point, but if you were a proper grumpy old man you'd join me in deploring the use of silly names like Graham Hill Bend. It's still Bottom Bend as far as I'm concerned.



#256 Ray Bell

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Posted 11 August 2019 - 21:03

"Two and a half minutes plus one lap"...

What does that mean?

#257 john winfield

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Posted 11 August 2019 - 21:24

"Two and a half minutes plus one lap"...

What does that mean?

 

It was a time-limit race, Ray: 25 minutes plus, I think, one more lap in addition to the part-lap remaining when 25 minutes were up. So I think the journalist meant Visser took Chadwick at around the 22.30 mark, approximately three laps from the end. (Fastest lap was 1.23.30).



#258 cpbell

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Posted 11 August 2019 - 22:19

It was a time-limit race, Ray: 25 minutes plus, I think, one more lap in addition to the part-lap remaining when 25 minutes were up. So I think the journalist meant Visser took Chadwick at around the 22.30 mark, approximately three laps from the end. (Fastest lap was 1.23.30).

Half an hour plus one lap, IIRC.  Seems daft to me, though!



#259 john winfield

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Posted 11 August 2019 - 22:55

30 minutes. You're right. Good job I wasn't racing.....

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#260 Ray Bell

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Posted 11 August 2019 - 23:11

Out of fuel again?

You have to watch that...

#261 Stephen W

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Posted 12 August 2019 - 07:15

I watched both the W Series finale and the DTM race. I was appalled at the pathetic commentators for both races. The lady commentator was useless, had no idea about the points situation in the championship and kept contradicting herself and David Coulthard. The bloke doing the DTM appeared to think that there was a Derek Milner Straight. :mad:  :down:  



#262 glyn parham

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Posted 12 August 2019 - 20:14

I am pleased to report that the commentators at the circuit were very well informed and kept us all up to date with championship positions during the W Formula race.
The same applied to all races yesterday, really showed the difference between the real experts versus the TV "experts"
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#263 BRG

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Posted 13 August 2019 - 15:31

I am pleased to report that the commentators at the circuit were very well informed and kept us all up to date with championship positions during the W Formula race.

Sadly, that was about the only thing the TV commentator (Cottingham) had to say and so she repeated it at 30 second intervals throughout the race. Ad nauseam.



#264 glyn parham

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Posted 13 August 2019 - 17:41

BRG, I'm so glad I was track side rather than having to throw my rubber bricks at the TV!
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#265 Gary C

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Posted 13 August 2019 - 18:06

......I think going to have to go and re-check my captions and graphics for my Lotus 72 documentary before I finally release it!