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  1. VetteIfan

    Motorsport Stuff thread

    It's not the end of the world. Audi have given a lot to the WEC but the LMP1 class has survived with only two teams before and has had many great Le Mans in recent times with only two teams in the mix - such as the classic race in 2011 which was just Audi vs Peugeot.  With Porsche now in prime position to extend their advantage in the Le Mans 'all time wins' list and Toyota just utterly desperate to win it for the first time after getting screwed this year, the fight between those two should still be a good one presuming they stay evenly matched. 
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    Formula 1 TV Coverage Thread

    This is correct.  Personally I can't stand Di Resta. He's more boring than a toothpick and only has one emotional tone to his voice - depressed. You wouldn't know that he supposedly has a passion for the sport. It's going to be a painful weekend. 
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    Motorsport Stuff thread

    So, the 6 hours of Spa was something. Real race of attrition, once again a private LMP1 team ended up on the podium. LMP2 was also brilliant, after six hours of racing the 4 leading cars in class were separated by less than 6 seconds at the flag. The lead was also decided with just 5 minutes to go with a fabulous move involving the two cars going either side of a backmarker in to the Fagnes chicane.  Judging by the first two races it's going to be a pretty wild Le Mans. 
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    Motorsport Stuff thread

    Arghh, it burns. Awesome photos though. The LMP2 cars look gorgeous this year. Consider me jealous. 
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    Motorsport Stuff thread

    You do know that no racing takes place in practice right? :p Should be fun though. Hope you get a clearer day than is forecast. And try not to stare at the Audi too long, that thing is ugly as hell this season. 
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    Formula 1 TV Coverage Thread

    Sky don't really care about viewership, more just subscription numbers. While they might be experiencing lower viewership now, the initial bout of new subscriptions from having F1 as a part of their service is what they want. And now just because people maybe stop watching F1, it doesn't mean they've removed their subscription, as people find other things they still like to watch on Sky Sports.  But other than that, I agree. Bernie's position right now within F1 kind of reminds me of George Lucas with Star Wars. He created something wonderful and made the world embrace his sport/sci-fi film series in a way no other man could've done, but it's just not safe in his hands any more.  Perhaps the the thing that best reflects that fact is these comments from the man himself 5 years ago: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/motorsport/formulaone/8501431/Turkish-Grand-Prix-2011-Bernie-Ecclestone-says-television-rights-deal-with-Rupert-Murdoch-would-be-suicidal.html
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    Formula 1 TV Coverage Thread

    It looks good but I don't see why they felt the need to draft in Nic Hamilton, especially when they've already got 7 other capable pundits. Also, Karun Chandhok technical reporter? I was hoping C4 might've undone BBC's mistake of getting rid of Gary Anderson given he was the best technical mind on TV. Chandhok seems like a strange choice for that role.  Anyway, at least Suzi Perry is gone. 
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    Formula 1 TV Coverage Thread

    Blasphemy. The line "Ooh there's a problem there" will go down in F1 folklore and be immortalised forever.  In all seriousness though, I like Allen too, but I'd prefer to have him as the commentator than the pit lane reporter. He's got a great voice for commentary. Plus he wins on pure nostalgia points for me. It'll be weird not hearing his voice accompanied by the sound of V10 (and V8 too, but I more associate him with V10 because that's when I first started watching). 
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    Formula 1 TV Coverage Thread

    Martin Whitmarsh as a pundit? I know tis the season to be jolly, but how much have you drunk?
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    Formula 1 TV Coverage Thread

    The one good thing about this piece of news is ITV might actually make Sky look unbiased and neutral.  And yeah, the less said about mid race ad breaks the better. Spa '05 was one that stuck particularly vividly in my mind. In one ad break ITV managed to miss Fisichella's big accident and most of the safety car period which would go on to affect the rest of the race. Great race btw, no thanks to ITV's incompetence. 
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    The F1 2015 Grand Prix Predictor Forum Game

    Probably the first guy in the history of anything to simultaneously be the best in stats' titled "most wins" and "highest place without a win". My brain hurts.  Anyway, congratulations Prawn. Deserved winner :p  
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    The F1 2015 Grand Prix Predictor Forum Game

    Of course ;) I'm not going to add up everyone's score but I feel fairly sure we got 2nd in the team's championship. So we didn't do too bad :p   Unfortunatly I think I saw someone say here that Lee has left Codies or something, so it doesn't look like the top 3 teams will be getting a prize anymore :(
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    The F1 2015 Grand Prix Predictor Forum Game

    Q 1. Rosberg 2. Hamilton 3. Vettel R: 1. Rosberg 2. Hamilton 3. Vettel 4. Kvyat 5. Bottas 6. Raikkonen 7. Perez 8. Hulkenberg 9. Verstappen 10. Grosjean Got to get a 30+ point swing over Prawn this weekend to win, and also quite heavily out score afrodude and AMS. So I've gone as risky and mixed up as I dare :P Sadly Abu Dhabi rarely likes to give us mixed up races.
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    Formula 1 TV Coverage Thread

    If they could just replace Crofty it would fix a lot of things. The Sky pre and post race shows are unwatchable Hamilton or no Hamilton, because Johnny Herbert couldn't offer "insightful analysis" if his life depended on it. But during the race, for the most part Brundle and Kravitz aren't too bad, so without Crofty the Hamilton circle jerk would be mostly absent.  Although it's also quite obvious that Ted Kravitz has quite a big thing for Kimi. He always tries to hype up his race when in reality it's most of the time going nowhere. He also wrote in a recent article that he's around a tenth behind Vettel, and around 2-3 tenths behind Alonso. You don't need me to tell you that both those figures are very fictional. 
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