The F1 2018 thread - #Blessed

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PostRe: The F1 2018 thread - #Blessed
by Robbo-92 » Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:01 am

Personally I never actually bet on any sport, nevermind Motorsport where all it could take is a drivers engine to breakdown to potentially lose a decent amount of money.

Saying that haven't Sky always allowed you to bet on F1 anyway? What does this announcement actually mean? More companies will be able to take F1 (and other series down the line) bets?

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PostRe: The F1 2018 thread - #Blessed
by Vermilion » Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:03 am

Seems pretty pointless, as although you'd get great odds on Lance Stroll winning the race, there ain't a hope in hell that it would ever happen.

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PostRe: The F1 2018 thread - #Blessed
by Ad7 » Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:06 am

Bernie coming back as a race fixing consultant.

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PostRe: The F1 2018 thread - #Blessed
by Saint of Killers » Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:00 am

Looking forward to seeing Ray Winston crammed in to a F1 car during the ad breaks.

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PostRe: The F1 2018 thread - #Blessed
by Vermilion » Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:08 am

Ad7 wrote:Bernie coming back as a race fixing consultant.


With his assistant, Flavio Briatore.

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PostRe: The F1 2018 thread - #Blessed
by Pancake » Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:11 am

Vermilion wrote:Seems pretty pointless, as although you'd get great odds on Lance Stroll winning the race, there ain't a hope in hell that it would ever happen.

Presumably they'll be more creative with the options than just betting on the winner. Fastest lap, most overtakes, number of safety cars, in race betting (X to overtake Y within Z laps), there's all sorts they could do! People love that sort of gooseberry fool to be fair, it's a big market.

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PostRe: The F1 2018 thread - #Blessed
by floydfreak » Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:43 pm

Saint of Killers wrote:Looking forward to seeing Ray Winston crammed in to a F1 car during the ad breaks.


Place your bet now to see the next 10 laps!

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PostRe: The F1 2018 thread - #Blessed
by Vermilion » Tue Sep 25, 2018 3:02 pm

https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/13894 ... -f1-season

Looks like Ericsson's being demoted for 2019.

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PostRe: The F1 2018 thread - #Blessed
by floydfreak » Tue Sep 25, 2018 6:59 pm

On the rumour mill & according to Joe Saward, David Croft is going to be sacked by Sky Sports. Brundle will move to lead commentator and Webber will join as co-commentator.

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PostRe: The F1 2018 thread - #Blessed
by captain red dog » Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:21 pm

Brundle did quite well as lead commentator last time he did it, I guess he has been out of the sport long enough that it needs someone fresher as the colour commentator.

Brundle was a superb choice when ITV first took him on. He has improved to the point that he really should be the voice of the sport in the way Murray Walker has been.

Sucks for Crofty. I actually quite liked him as he has a good voice. But the dynamic needs to change and I think Webber could be a good choice to keep even the most boring race exciting.

The commentary this year hasn't been so great with Crofty and Brundle both getting a bit too negative during some of the duller races. Their job is partly to sell the sport to the viewer.

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PostRe: The F1 2018 thread - #Blessed
by darksideby182 » Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:43 pm

Looks like Crofty has been signed for next season.

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PostRe: The F1 2018 thread - #Blessed
by Vermilion » Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:50 pm

Brundle was great when he was partnered with DC, shame the crappy TV deals that followed spoiled things.

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PostRe: The F1 2018 thread - #Blessed
by floydfreak » Sat Sep 29, 2018 2:33 pm

Hamilton wins the Russian GP

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by Vermilion » Sat Sep 29, 2018 2:52 pm


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PostRe: The F1 2018 thread - #Blessed
by Jam-Master Jay » Sun Sep 30, 2018 12:09 pm

Apparently some light showers in and around the circuit so we could have some drama... oh who am I kidding? Hamilton will no doubt pass Bottas by lap 5 and cruise to victory.

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PostRe: The F1 2018 thread - #Blessed
by Ad7 » Sun Sep 30, 2018 1:00 pm

Damn I feel bad for Bottas.

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PostRe: The F1 2018 thread - #Blessed
by Ad7 » Sun Sep 30, 2018 2:00 pm

Well that was a funeral of a podium :lol: :dread:

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PostRe: The F1 2018 thread - #Blessed
by Death's Head » Sun Sep 30, 2018 2:32 pm

Really isn't disappointing to no longer have access to the races on terrestrial TV. I think that in the next 5 years I'll have zero interest in the "sport".

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PostRe: The F1 2018 thread - #Blessed
by Robbo-92 » Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:02 pm

Well, barring Max and the opening few laps this race was as dull as dishwater. I really hope the changes being fast tracked for 2019 actually help promote overtaking.

Got to feel for Bottas as well, lost out on challenging for the win due to team orders for a championship Hamilton and Mercedes had pretty much already got covered.

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PostRe: The F1 2018 thread - #Blessed
by Pancake » Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:04 pm

Always a shame for a race to be decided by team orders, I feel bad for Bottas, but it was the right decision from Merc. At least there was a bit of on track action between Hamilton and Vettel.


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