The official Formula 1 and general motorsport thread for 2019

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PostRe: The official Formula 1 and general motorsport thread for 2019
by KK » Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:17 pm

More bad news, as neither Channel 4 or Sky will have The Chain as their respective theme tunes this year. Sky managed to bag it for their advertisements and trailers, but Universal Music‘s demands were apparently “not feasible” according to Sky.

Greed, greed everywhere.

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PostRe: The official Formula 1 and general motorsport thread for 2019
by Vermilion » Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:21 pm

I wonder if Moby's Lift Me Up is still available?

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PostRe: The official Formula 1 and general motorsport thread for 2019
by KK » Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:29 pm

Have Sky ever used The Chain before for their programming? Kind of petulant that they’d start a bidding war with Channel 4 this year and ultimately nobody has it (apart from maybe BBC 5Live, who have a different arrangement with PRS for Music).

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PostRe: The official Formula 1 and general motorsport thread for 2019
by floydfreak » Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:58 pm

First time for Sky using The Chain for their coverage. Typical Sky with their restrictions for CH4 the interview pen thing is so petty and ridiculous do they impose similar restrictions like that on Football Golf Tennis etc

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PostRe: The official Formula 1 and general motorsport thread for 2019
by Captain Kinopio » Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:26 pm

:lol:

You can only laugh in the face of such appalling scumbagery

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PostRe: The official Formula 1 and general motorsport thread for 2019
by Ad7 » Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:09 am

Fp1 results:

Driver Team Time
1) Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:23.599
2) Sebastian Vettel Ferrari +0.038
3) Charles Leclerc Ferrari +0.074
4) Max Verstappen Red Bull +0.193
5) Valtteri Bottas Mercedes +0.267
6) Kimi Raikkonen Alfa Romeo +1.217
7) Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso +1.233
8) Pierre Gasly Red Bull +1.333
9) Kevin Magnussen Haas +1.335
10) Nico Hulkenberg Renault +1.416
11) Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo +1.567
12) Romain Grosjean Haas +1.625
13) Alex Albon Toro Rosso +1.631
14) Carlos Sainz McLaren +1.686
15) Lance Stroll Racing Point +1.689
16) Sergio Perez Racing Point +1.899
17) Daniel Ricciardo Renault +2.035
18) Lando Norris McLaren +2.367
19) Robert Kubica Williams +4.315
20) George Russell Williams +5.141

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PostRe: The official Formula 1 and general motorsport thread for 2019
by Ad7 » Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:47 am

Fp2

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United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
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Mercedes Mercedes 33 1'22.600
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Finland Valtteri Bottas Mercedes Mercedes 33 1'22.648 0.048
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Netherlands Max Verstappen Red Bull Honda 33 1'23.400 0.800
4
France Pierre Gasly Red Bull Honda 31 1'23.442 0.842
5
Germany Sebastian Vettel Ferrari Ferrari 35 1'23.473 0.873
6
Finland Kimi Raikkonen Alfa Romeo Ferrari 40 1'23.572 0.972
7
Germany Nico Hulkenberg Renault Renault 37 1'23.574 0.974
8
Australia Daniel Ricciardo Renault Renault 31 1'23.644 1.044
9
Monaco Charles Leclerc Ferrari Ferrari 35 1'23.754 1.154
10
France Romain Grosjean Haas Ferrari 37 1'23.814 1.214
11
Russian Federation Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso Honda 36 1'23.933 1.333
12
Denmark Kevin Magnussen Haas Ferrari 27 1'23.988 1.388
13
Canada Lance Stroll Racing Point Mercedes 38 1'24.011 1.411
14
Spain Carlos Sainz McLaren Renault 26 1'24.133 1.533
15
Italy Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Ferrari 37 1'24.293 1.693
16
Mexico Sergio Perez Racing Point Mercedes 34 1'24.401 1.801
17
Thailand Alex Albon Toro Rosso Honda 40 1'24.675 2.075
18
United Kingdom Lando Norris McLaren Renault 26 1'24.733 2.133
19
United Kingdom George Russell Williams Mercedes 32 1'26.453 3.853
20
Poland Robert Kubica Williams Mercedes 33 1'26.655 4.055


Congratulations to Lewis Hamilton for championship number 6.

Fair play to Honda too. Ricciardo must be pissed off.

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PostRe: The official Formula 1 and general motorsport thread for 2019
by Vermilion » Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:43 am

Looks like Williams have become the new Minardi. :dread:

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PostRe: The official Formula 1 and general motorsport thread for 2019
by Robbo-92 » Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:37 am

Can’t help but feel sorry for Williams :(

Not going to make any comments about who’s currently leading the pack but I’m not surprised that Mercedes look to be challenging for the top 3 along with Red Bull and Ferrari, midfield looks quite close from the FP2 times, be good to see just how close once the weekend is done and dusted.

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PostRe: The official Formula 1 and general motorsport thread for 2019
by Peter Crisp » Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:31 am

I agree that I hope people just decide to not sign on for Sky Sports F1 in protest.
Surely they should look at the fact that just because Match of the Day exists doesn't mean nobody bothers watching football on Sky so I don't think having decent F1 highlights on C4 will help draw in people to watch entire races as opposed to just highlights.

jiggles wrote:Nobody with a VR headset is going to be using it regularly this time next year, let alone in 4 years time.


Posted 16th March 2016. Let's see.
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PostRe: The official Formula 1 and general motorsport thread for 2019
by Vermilion » Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:57 pm

I was never gonna be able to sign up to Sky F1 anyways, too bloody expensive.

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PostRe: The official Formula 1 and general motorsport thread for 2019
by Ad7 » Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:08 am

God damn those times :datass:

Mercedes:
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PostRe: The official Formula 1 and general motorsport thread for 2019
by Robbo-92 » Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:23 am

Yeah pretty much :lol:

It’ll be interesting to see if we get a repeat (in a sense) of 2018’s race, where everyone else was much closer in pace to the Mercedes than in qualifying or if they really have got such a huge performance advantage. On the plus point the midfield is looking very tight which should lead to some good racing for 7th backwards (on a normal weekend where all of the top 3 teams finish).

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PostRe: The official Formula 1 and general motorsport thread for 2019
by Snowcannon » Sat Mar 16, 2019 2:26 pm

Dat sandbagging :datass:

Wasn’t Ricciardo’s move more about 2020/2021 though. Albeit that’s probably a bit naive too

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PostRe: The official Formula 1 and general motorsport thread for 2019
by Vermilion » Sat Mar 16, 2019 2:41 pm

I might be mistaken, but am i right in thinking that Verstappen's 4th is the highest quali position for a Honda car since their return?

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PostRe: The official Formula 1 and general motorsport thread for 2019
by Robbo-92 » Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:08 pm

Button got 2nd at Austria in 2016 if I remember correctly.

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PostRe: The official Formula 1 and general motorsport thread for 2019
by Ad7 » Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:14 pm

Robbo-92 wrote:Button got 2nd at Austria in 2016 if I remember correctly.


But it's button so he gets absolutely not credit.

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PostRe: The official Formula 1 and general motorsport thread for 2019
by Robbo-92 » Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:18 pm

Looking into it Button actually qualified 5th but Rosberg and Vettel had gearbox penalties so he started 3rd, so on pure pace it might be their highest qualifying position, still a good effort from Button to get 5th although I recall the weather was shocking, luckily Button was pretty handy in the wet most of the time.

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PostRe: The official Formula 1 and general motorsport thread for 2019
by Snowcannon » Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:18 am

Bottas on fire, Hamilton absolutely nowhere...

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PostRe: The official Formula 1 and general motorsport thread for 2019
by Snowcannon » Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:32 am

Ferrari :fp: allow Leclerc to close up that whole gap, get in DRS range for an overtake, then tell him to back off behind Vettel. May as well pit Leclerc for fastest lap attempt now


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