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F1 Ho hum.....

Postby ozchick » Sun, 28 Sep 2008 6:12 pm

And that's all I've got to say about that ! What a load of over-rated .... :-|
And don't even TRY to get me to see another point of view.......... :roll:
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Postby Matney » Sun, 28 Sep 2008 7:40 pm

Well, not everyone is into motor racing. :(

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Postby EADG » Sun, 28 Sep 2008 11:04 pm

I was pretty much of the same opinion, but must admit watching it on TV made me half want to be there
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 28 Sep 2008 11:57 pm

I spend Friday evening & Saturday evening at the races (free tickets from my boss - he went to the race tonight) and decided that it was much better watching it from the comfort of home. And I was right. Although my ears, even with protectors, are still ringing from Fri & Sat!

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Postby bigfilsing » Mon, 29 Sep 2008 10:47 am

the only thing that would motivate me to go to next years race was the awful commentary on TV. Where the hell did they get that Paula *&^%^ she is really terrible and obviously doesn;t know a thing about racing.

The coverage was OK but way too many adverts . Including a couple for star TV's own football programs. I mean!!!bloody hell...you've got the world premiere motor sport event in town. First night race bla bla. and you show ad's of football programs ( non revenu generating) gimme a break.

It's also a pity that F1 isn;t racing anymore. The winner is determined on accidents ( safety car) and pit stops not by which driver and car are best.
crap motor sport

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Postby micknlea » Mon, 29 Sep 2008 11:30 am

:D :D :D Well I disagree with all of that... I loved it. Brilliant to be there, nothing better in my opinion. It needs a few tweaks here in Sing, but that is to be expected with the first race, it can only get better.

As for the comment about accidents and safety cars and the like determining the winner,bit of a weird comment. Not as though every race has that happen, nor did this one finish under a yellow/safety car either. It is all part of racing, and er, the drivers still have to drive, and they had to drive their a**es off at that track.

As for the comment on Paula whatsername, she always does the F1 on Star...(not saying she is any good mind) So obviously this is the only one you have seen.
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Postby eyeFone » Mon, 29 Sep 2008 12:16 pm

Also, F1 is only 50% about the race itself. the whole circus that surrounding it is surreal! The parties were fantastic, the vibe was there and I met some really great people.

And the cars themselves, the more you discover about them the more amazing they are! 0-100kph-0 in under 4 seconds....

Ok, the race it self can be a bit prosessional but although I'm not a motorhead - I love the the wider scope of the whole F1 shabang.

but I guess, if you just watched the race with no interest in any drivers, technology etc it would be a bit of a bore - which goes for most sports!

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Postby bigfilsing » Mon, 29 Sep 2008 1:31 pm

micknlea wrote::D :D :D Well I disagree with all of that... I loved it. Brilliant to be there, nothing better in my opinion. It needs a few tweaks here in Sing, but that is to be expected with the first race, it can only get better.

As for the comment about accidents and safety cars and the like determining the winner,bit of a weird comment. Not as though every race has that happen, nor did this one finish under a yellow/safety car either. It is all part of racing, and er, the drivers still have to drive, and they had to drive their a**es off at that track.

As for the comment on Paula whatsername, she always does the F1 on Star...(not saying she is any good mind) So obviously this is the only one you have seen.


So how do you disagree with the TV coverage if you were at the race itself. :???:

Mmmmmh so Alonso 15 th on grid coming to win and pole postion Massa finishing 13th is motor sport. Come on please. Its a sham and a disgrace to motor sport. That goes for all F1's silly rules at all races not just the Singapore event.

I completely agree that the whole circus is fantastic and has really put Singapore on the map and the whole nation should be very proud of what has been achieved! Despite filling the coffers of eccelstone even further, the risk taken by OBS and the Goverment has to be respected.

I might be naive but i'd like to see the best team ( car + driver) win. Isn;t that the core definition of (motor) sport. Not see the sport driven by commercial gain and silly rules.

My favorite Paula whatshername comment. " he's really taking that corner at speed" ....no s^&t Sherlock !!! 8-)

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Postby Saint » Mon, 29 Sep 2008 1:44 pm

bigfilsing wrote:Mmmmmh so Alonso 15 th on grid coming to win and pole postion Massa finishing 13th is motor sport. Come on please. Its a sham and a disgrace to motor sport. That goes for all F1's silly rules at all races not just the Singapore event.


And obviously Hull beating Arsenal over the weekend was a complete and utter disgrace to Football and shouldn't be allowed to happen as well :roll:


bigfilsing wrote:I might be naive but i'd like to see the best team ( car + driver) win. Isn;t that the core definition of (motor) sport. Not see the sport driven by commercial gain and silly rules.


Haven't got a clue what race you were watching but the best team/driver did win yesterday!

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 29 Sep 2008 2:26 pm

The guy who really won got a gimmie! Hamilton was the big winner yesterday bar none. He's now got a 7 point lead again after Massa tried to take the petro kiosk with him onto the track. I'd say he was the big winner of F1 Singapore.

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Postby boffenl » Mon, 29 Sep 2008 3:45 pm

Sorry, but what was up with all the crap on the track/road? Plastic bags and leaves--one of the commentators actually said the autumn leaves are falling. My husband and I fell out of our seats laughing. Where was he watching from? New England?

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Postby durain » Mon, 29 Sep 2008 6:56 pm

well done...

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Postby ScoobyDoes » Tue, 30 Sep 2008 10:17 am

boffenl wrote:Sorry, but what was up with all the crap on the track/road? Plastic bags and leaves--one of the commentators actually said the autumn leaves are falling. My husband and I fell out of our seats laughing. Where was he watching from? New England?


Actually were here, but came in from England...... not New England, the real one.

So of course its Autumn in Europe now and anybody just flying in and out has no idea of seasons etc. so for him it would ne natural that when leaves are on the ground in September it must be Autumn.

Of all the things to moan about.

You obviously missed the bit when he said "here in Valencia" but over all was not so bad.

Well done to Briatore for having the guts to tell Piquet to bin it into the wall at the perfect time for Alonso, a masterstroke!

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Postby micknlea » Tue, 30 Sep 2008 1:04 pm

Well you have lost me totally. So what driver do you think should have won? The one that couldn't qualify at the top of Q3 session, or the one that did but stuffed up their pitstop, or the next few down the list who did OK but didn't qualify as well, or the one that did brilliantly in Qualifying but was let down by a car problem and didn't get to the final session? All good teams and drivers, all in with a chance. One of them won the race.

Not sure what sort of motor sport you want to watch, but it is all driven by commercialism and rules. It is motor sport and things like that happen, cars break, people have accidents and safety cars and the like are there for safety. It will always happen. It is unpredictable. As for it being a sham and disgrace, far from it.

Um and just because I was there didn't mean that I didn't see the telecast, there is such a thing as recording and watching later. I did see the telecast...and still disagree with you.


Re the autumn leaves bit, for those who don't live in the tropics they don't realise that the leaves fall off the trees here at very strange times of year, almost all year isn't it? I might add that locals and other people who live here talk about "seasons" like spring and summer etc, just check out the shops with their winter wear and summer wear seasonal changes, it always cracks me up. So someone making that mistake on TV is to be expected, funny but still expected.
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Postby bigfilsing » Tue, 30 Sep 2008 8:40 pm

i seem to remember the commentator saying "leaves and crisp packets".In probably the cleanest city in the world. I thought these guys were proffesionals and as such we could expect them to do their home work.
That Slater guy and Paula whatshername should be fired immeidately and let the Alex Yung ( spelling) commentate. At least he knows what he's talking about.

Here's a good un :???: Would they have stopped the race if it had rained ?????
Well having walked past the Cricket Club today during the downpour i would have hoped so. Fundamental design flaw in the barrier system. As they are put in place some days before the race dust and debris ( leaves etc) collect under them effectively sealing them to the road. During the down pour 2 inches of rain water was swilling along them looking for a drain to go in!! Can't imagine an F1 car even on full wets would have dealt with that kind of water.

You wanna see proper racing ...watch any Moto GP, 125, 250 or world superbikes.

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