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  1. MBKF1

    Non F1-racing discussion

    I really hope Ticktum has a rubbish year in Super Formula, meaning he doesn't get the Toro Rosso drive next year. The guy is a 5 star ********, and I'm not just saying that because of his Silverstone safety car meltdown (resulting in his ban), but watching and listening to him over his career, he's just a total self-centred arrogant piece of ****.
  2. MBKF1

    The Formula 1 Stuff Thread

    Steve Jones has grown on me a lot. I wasn't sure at first but he's a breath of fresh air I think. I used to really like Will Buxton but not so much anymore... He seems to have gone more 'clickbaity' in his opinions and expressions, and I wish he went back to being a good old proper journo who happens to be good on camera! Also, it sounds silly for me to say this, but I find the way he speaks really irritating...?! He's so gushy and lavish in the way he speaks and it's started to really grate on me for some reason. Sounds weird I know. Yeah Lee is fantastic. I can't remember another reporter who had such a natural rapport with the drivers. She's leaps and bounds better than Rachel Brookes. Heck, ANYONE is better than Rachel Brookes. She never seems to show any emotion, and the way she asks questions sounds so forced and un-natural, and you can clearly see that most of the drivers don't really enjoy talking to her...
  3. MBKF1

    The Formula 1 Stuff Thread

    My dad happened to meet some of the Sky F1 team recently and he said that Crofty was by far the nicest and chattiest of those he spoke to, said he was a top bloke. But I agree, his commentary is starting to get on my nerves a bit... Ben Edwards is a gem, in my opinion he's the best motorsport commentator around at the moment, he's so passionate and it really comes across naturally in his voice. To be honest, the entire Channel 4 show is leaps and bounds better than Sky's. I could write a whole proper post about why the Sky coverage has got worse in recent years, but I'll resist for now. But Channel 4 just seems so laid back and relaxed, and the drivers seem to open up more with Steve Jones / DC / Webber than they do with Sky. It is a travesty that they only have highlights this year, otherwise I would watch C4 every single time. Dream line up would be: - Jake Humphrey (I miss Jake so much, he was such a good presenter) - Coulthard / Brundle / Davidson for pundits - Ben Edwards / Brundle / Coulthard for commentary - Ted Kravitz / Chandhok / Lee McKensie in the pit lane / interview pen
  4. MBKF1

    Silverstone 2019

    Yeah the live stage / fan forum events are free I believe. And as f1since08 said, the best chance to see the podium is to get to a gate and run!
  5. MBKF1

    The Formula 1 Stuff Thread

    Despite the two Mercedes 1-2 finishes, I'm so looking forward to seeing how this year pans out because it doesn't look like there's a true runaway favourite yet. I think we'll need to take another 3 or 4 races to really see who's strongest. What a bummer for Leclerc, so disappointed for him.
  6. MBKF1

    Silverstone 2019

    Nice, you'll have a great time! I've been to the Grand Prix the last couple of years so here are my tips: What to take to the track: - Comfortable walking shoes. Silverstone is MASSIVE, and every time I go, I forget just how long you have to walk to get around, so make sure you bring proper footwear that is gonna be comfortable to wear all day, on rocky paths and other surfaces. - If the weather is definitely forecast for rain, then make sure you bring a proper winter coat + gloves + hat, because Silverstone is so windy and generally unpleasant in the rain and cold. I remember sitting in Club corner grandstand during the long red flag period of the 2012 British GP qualifying, just freezing my arse off because I didn't bring a proper coat. - If it's hot, sun cream and a cap. It's so easy to catch the sun. Also, even if it is sunny weather, still bring a waterproof jacket anyway because Silverstone weather can suddenly turn and you can never be sure which it's going to be! - Binoculars, but make sure they're light enough to carry around. I always bring these because very often the viewing areas and grandstands are quite far from the cars as Silverstone's run off areas are just huge. They're also good for general looking around. - Bottle of water and snacks, because all food and drink at the Grand Prix is DISGUSTINGLY expensive. I normally buy a lunch there, but rely on my own snacks for the rest of the day. - I'd also suggest a small cushion that you can sit on in your grandstand seat. If you're there for all 4 days, sitting in those uncomfortable plastic seats can get pretty painful for your backside, so a small cushion could do you good. Just don't lose it down the back of your seat when you leave, which I did in 2008 and my dad had to go through the grandstand scaffolding to fetch it. Best place to meet drivers... realistically you're pretty unlikely to meet any with a standard grandstand / admission ticket, but you may get a chance at the live stage events they do each day. Other than that, a paddock pass / hospitality ticket would be your best bet to meet drivers. Apart from that, not much else I can think of. Hope you have an amazing time!
  7. Happened to watch that video earlier in the week, and you're absolutely right, this is what Top Gear really needs. Superb video.
  8. MBKF1

    The Stuff Thread

    Sometimes bad **** happens to good people and it's just incredibly unfortunate and unlucky. Sorry to hear your brother is having a rough time. By the sounds of it he needs to try and get her out of his life, she's causing far too much harm and stress than good. @McStanley Not all relationships are controlling and horrible, they can be good I promise!
  9. MBKF1

    The Stuff Thread

    Right, that's it boys, pack it up, we've done it. 😛
  10. But they're so easy to get in and out of you know!
  11. MBKF1

    The Stuff Thread

    If you had to put together a top 3 of the buses you saw yesterday, which ones would they be? Mine would be: 1) Alexander Dennis Enviro 400, YN60 AEA, in Stagecoach WiFiBus livery (Visiting) 2) Alexander Dennis Enviro 400, SF10 CCN, in Stagecoach greener • smarter • travel livery (Local) 3) Alexander Dennis Enviro 400, SF10 CCO, in Stagecoach livery (Local)
  12. For me, series 8 - 15 have to be the absolute greatest, between 2006 - 2010. This is a list of my absolute favourite challenges: - Convertible people carrier - BBC Three Counties radio - Amphibious cars - Van man challenge - Stretch limos - Peel P50 around the BBC offices - British Leyland - Britcar 24h - Police cars - Top Gear UK v Germany (and Australia) - Lorry challenge - Car for 17 year olds - VW Scirocco adverts - Electric car challenge - Art gallery takeover - Building motorhomes Actually, that's a really long list... but it shows how amazing it was! And all those challenges were done in that 4 year time frame!
  13. MBKF1

    The Stuff Thread

    Interesting. So how many extra seats do you think would be able to fit in if the staircase was closer to the cab? And therefore I guess you could ask the question exactly how much more profit would come from having x amount of extra seats?
  14. MBKF1

    The Stuff Thread

    How many seats do the buses you usually take have on them? Do they also have standing capacity?
  15. MBKF1

    The Stuff Thread

    Thank you! You can do that! There's a black dot on the left side of a thread when it has new posts (black star for stickied threads like this one). Just click that and it takes you to the last comment you read.
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