The F1 2018 thread - #Blessed

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by Captain Kinopio » Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:42 pm

Ad7 wrote:Amazing, I've just heard someone (who watches every race) say "Hamilton won again without overtaking anyone. I don't think he's overtaken a single person this year has he? It's the car that's won the races, he's just been sitting in it".

Casual f1 fans everyone.


Sadly that's not just causal F1 fans, some people who follow the sport faithfully have such a bee in their bonnet about him not having fought up from the smaller teams or his personal antics, that they refuse to acknowledge how good he is.

I'm not sure I'd be able to be his best mate or anything but I think in terms of his talent in his field, for this generation, it's pretty much just him and Mo Fatah at the highest level when it comes to British Sports persons.

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PostRe: The F1 2018 thread - #Blessed
by Peter Crisp » Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:28 am

Formula E will be on the BBC from December.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/motorsport/46191581

Worth a watch at the least as Gen 2 cars are on the way so no more car swapping mid-race.

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PostRe: The F1 2018 thread - #Blessed
by Vermi-Claus » Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:18 pm

Tried watching it a couple of times, the tracks always seem so narrow.

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PostRe: The F1 2018 thread - #Blessed
by darksideby182 » Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:07 pm

The few races i have watched have been pretty entertaining.

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by Rob-Ho-Ho-92 » Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:17 pm

Yeah the few races I've watched have always been ok, in an ideal world this would signal the BBC's intent to get the F1 coverage back but I think that ship has long sailed :( Reckon the only hope is when Sky's (almost) exclusive deal runs out they introduce F1 TV in the UK which while a paid subscription is a lot cheaper than Sky if all you want to watch is the F1.

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by floydfreak » Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:26 pm

F1 says it will drop races with 'unattractive' deals from its calendar

Formula 1 boss Chase Carey says he will drop races that have "unattractive" agreements with the championship, and replace them with deals negotiated by the new management.

The only new race confirmed on Carey's watch is Vietnam, which is scheduled for 2020. However, he has regularly stated there's extensive interest from potential hosts, and that the calendar could extend to up to 25 races in the future.

Meanwhile the futures of several classic events, including the British Grand Prix at Silverstone, remain in doubt once deals negotiated by Bernie Ecclestone run out.

Speaking during a conference call for Liberty investors, Carey stressed the new owners are working more closely with race promoters to put on a good show, suggesting that in the past events were "stale".

"The promotion end of our business has been viewed as more mature than other revenue streams in F1," he said.

"This perception was fuelled by a lack of investment or freshness by the prior regime in our events.

"Quite simply our events became stale, which led promoters to focus on costs as opposed to growth.

"Events today are more valuable than ever, and we have a world class premium event.

"We need to focus on maximising the value of our events, and communicating that to host locations.

"We're encouraged that the message is getting through to both existing and potential new host cities."

He stressed that a strong demand for new races to join the calendar will allow F1 to make better deals.


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"We believe there is still potential growth, significant growth, in the promotion segment, during the next few years," he said.

"The growth will be driven by three factors. First, we expect to expand our calendar beyond our current 21-race schedule.

"The expansion will be modest, but we have been excited by the number, quality and diversity of new locations interested in hosting a race. We are on the right side of the quality of races or fees.

"Every race needs to be great for fans, and be an attractive business proposition.

"The race we announced in Vietnam last week is a prime example of an event that will provide a great track for racing in a location that captures the world's imagination.

"Second, we expect to replace a few existing races where we inherited unattractive agreements, with new events or agreements, that are better for racing and provide more value.

"Third, there is significant long-term value in our higher-end hospitality experience.

"Major events today increasingly rely on those customers willing and able to pay for unique and tailored experiences, both in the corporate and retail end."

A future 25-race schedule is not popular with the teams, and one option that has been discussed in recent meetings is to hold most events over just two days, with only a limited number including a Friday of testing, probably at venues that traditionally pull a full crowd every day.

Those Fridays could also replace the current four days of in-season testing. Another suggestion is to move more of the current Thursday activity into Fridays.


https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/14008 ... 1536223968

25 races would be overkill for F1 far to many F1 is not Nascar

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PostRe: The F1 2018 thread - #Blessed
by Advent7 » Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:58 am

strawberry float me :dread: :dread: :dread:


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PostRe: The F1 2018 thread - #Blessed
by floydfreak » Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:44 am

holy gooseberry fool :dread:

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PostRe: The F1 2018 thread - #Blessed
by Roonmastor » Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:25 am

:shock: any news on the driver? Looks like the car has crumbled against the wall, would have thought maybe it would have impaled the wall.

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PostRe: The F1 2018 thread - #Blessed
by Jam-Master Jay » Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:47 am

Tweets indicating she is conscious in hospital but has a spinal fracture.

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PostRe: The F1 2018 thread - #Blessed
by satriales » Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:06 pm

That is horrible. :dread: Incredible that she wasn't instantly killed.

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PostRe: The F1 2018 thread - #Blessed
by floydfreak » Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:11 pm

This tweet has different angles of it crash


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PostRe: The F1 2018 thread - #Blessed
by Rob-Ho-Ho-92 » Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:27 pm

That's a terrible crash, don't mean to sound insensitive but have they said how it happened? Car didn't seem to slow down much (if at all) before the impact :dread:

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PostRe: The F1 2018 thread - #Blessed
by floydfreak » Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:28 pm

launched off one of the sausage kerbs

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PostRe: The F1 2018 thread - #Blessed
by Rob-Ho-Ho-92 » Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:48 pm

Nasty, they're big kerbs though so I guess this was always a potential risk, however small.

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PostRe: The F1 2018 thread - #Blessed
by Xeno » Sun Nov 18, 2018 4:15 pm

She was kind of lucky she was going backwards so the rear of the car protected her from any debris or possible head injuries.

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PostRe: The F1 2018 thread - #Blessed
by Return_of_the_STAR » Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:34 pm

Bloody hell, the speed of that accident :shock:

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PostRe: The F1 2018 thread - #Blessed
by floydfreak » Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:36 pm

is lucky as well that she crashed going in backward's if it was a frontal crash it could of been a different story all together.

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PostRe: The F1 2018 thread - #Blessed
by Advent7 » Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:43 pm

If you look at what it hit, its a scafolding tower for a couple of cameras.

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PostRe: The F1 2018 thread - #Blessed
by Peter Crisp » Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:53 pm

Maybe the throttle was stuck.
I hope she recovers quickly and has no lasting problems as back pain is the worst.

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