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Re: Formula 1/Motorsports

Post by Mr Bear » Sun Jul 11, 2010 12:06 pm

I don't know why, but I've got a feeling, perhaps more in hope than expectation, that it's going to be a fantastic race today.

There's something I really don't like about the Red Bull team. I don't know what it is, but I just find them a bit po-faced and joyless, collectively rather than individually (though Webber is a bit of a wanker sometimes). Maybe it's because they keep qualifying on the front row, I'm just bored of it.

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Post by a layer of chips » Sun Jul 11, 2010 12:11 pm

Yeah. it's always nice to see them fuck it up in the race, mind.

Can't wait for today's race!

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Re: Formula 1/Motorsports

Post by mkgleeds » Sun Jul 11, 2010 5:12 pm

a layer of chips wrote:Yeah. it's always nice to see them fuck it up in the race, mind.

Can't wait for today's race!
That was pretty good.
Alonso must be the unluckiest bloke in the world at the moment

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Re: Formula 1/Motorsports

Post by a layer of chips » Sun Sep 12, 2010 12:45 pm

Brundle: "I'm fast becoming a hate figure on the grid."

Don't worry, mate, you've just run into Kasabian.

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Re: Formula 1/Motorsports

Post by Big Nose » Sun Sep 12, 2010 3:15 pm

a layer of chips wrote:Brundle: "I'm fast becoming a hate figure on the grid."

Don't worry, mate, you've just run into Kasabian.
Please tell me he was driving a really fast car at the time.
My apple pies go off today.

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Post by a layer of chips » Sun Sep 12, 2010 3:16 pm

Alas, not.

Just after Kasabian he came across that cunt from Stereophonics.

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Re: Formula 1/Motorsports

Post by Mr Bear » Sat Nov 13, 2010 2:12 pm

I can't stop watching this - Alonso's face when it gets going!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsp ... 186716.stm

Should be a good race tomorrow, eh?

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Post by a layer of chips » Sat Nov 13, 2010 3:02 pm

I'm pretty sure near the end there he reaches to put the hand brake on.

I hope it's not an anti-climax tomorrow, yeah. Really looking forward to it.

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Re: Formula 1/Motorsports

Post by Mr Bear » Sun Nov 14, 2010 2:27 pm

I hope there's some kind of incident in the last 10 laps of the race, otherwise it'll feel like a bit of an anticlimax.

I like Vettel - he's a nice guy and clearly an extremely talented driver - but you can't help feeling that there's an element of 'the chosen one' about him, that the powers that be in Red Bull and the FIA have long been determined for him to be the new Schumacher. Not that I'm suggesting that there's been any intervention, but I would imagine that a lot of people are quite happy about the way it's panning out.

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Post by a layer of chips » Sun Nov 14, 2010 3:31 pm

Did you see Alonso giving Petrov the finger at the end? Wanker.

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Post by johnkell » Sun Nov 14, 2010 3:36 pm

Well, Vettel probably deserved that. Without reliability problems, which seemed to strike him more than the other contenders, he would have been champion several races earlier. Even though he drove like a twat in Spa and Turkey.

Would have loved to see Webber do it, but he's more often than not been out-paced by Vettel. A Berger / Barrichello / Coulthard style race-winner rather than a champion? Will he be at RBR next year, I wonder?

Alonso.... hahahahaha!

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Re: Formula 1/Motorsports

Post by Mr Bear » Tue Jan 11, 2011 7:08 pm

Brundle and Coulthard to be commentary team for 2011, Legard dropped.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsp ... 355081.stm

This, in my opinion, is A Good Thing.

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Post by Mr Bear » Fri Feb 04, 2011 12:14 pm

This is bloody lovely. I really like this time of year, when the teams are all revealing their new cars:

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Re: Formula 1/Motorsports

Post by Colin » Fri Feb 04, 2011 1:03 pm

Mr Bear wrote:Brundle and Coulthard to be commentary team for 2011, Legard dropped.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsp ... 355081.stm

This, in my opinion, is A Good Thing.
I like David Coulthard but Martin Brundle comes across as utterly charmless and unpleasant, I think.

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Re: Formula 1/Motorsports

Post by Mr Bear » Fri Feb 04, 2011 3:17 pm

Colin wrote:
Mr Bear wrote:Brundle and Coulthard to be commentary team for 2011, Legard dropped.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsp ... 355081.stm

This, in my opinion, is A Good Thing.
I like David Coulthard but Martin Brundle comes across as utterly charmless and unpleasant, I think.
Oh yeah, don't get me wrong, I don't think Brundle's a great bloke or anything, but he doesn't half know his stuff. Also, I always found Legard infuriating.

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Re: Formula 1/Motorsports

Post by Colin » Fri Feb 04, 2011 3:22 pm

Mr Bear wrote:
Colin wrote:I like David Coulthard but Martin Brundle comes across as utterly charmless and unpleasant, I think.
Oh yeah, don't get me wrong, I don't think Brundle's a great bloke or anything, but he doesn't half know his stuff. Also, I always found Legard infuriating.
I'm maybe in the minority in that I'd take a slick-but-boring TV guy over an unpleasant expert most of the time.

It maybe comes from being exposed to the legion of football pundits who used to be great players but are totally horrible to listen to.

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Re: Formula 1/Motorsports

Post by Mr Bear » Fri Feb 04, 2011 3:40 pm

Colin wrote:
Mr Bear wrote:
Oh yeah, don't get me wrong, I don't think Brundle's a great bloke or anything, but he doesn't half know his stuff. Also, I always found Legard infuriating.
I'm maybe in the minority in that I'd take a slick-but-boring TV guy over an unpleasant expert most of the time.

It maybe comes from being exposed to the legion of football pundits who used to be great players but are totally horrible to listen to.
I don't want to get into a big defence of Brundle, as I do agree that he's not pleasant, but I never found Legard to be slick - I appreciate that it must be a difficult thing to commentate on, but the amount mistakes he used to make did my head in.

"IT'S VETTEL! IT'S VETTEL!

IT'S VETTEL...


...it's...

...IT'S WEBBER!"

Also, while I know what you mean about football commentators/pundits, I think football is fairly unique in sport in that half of the people playing and commenting on it don't seem to understand half of the rules. It's a shame we can't get better pundits though, isn't it. I, like many people, have wanted to see people like James Richardson, Gabriele Marcotti and Tim Vickery on prime time football coverage for ages, but it doesn't look like it's going to happen any time soon.

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Re: Formula 1/Motorsports

Post by islandhopper » Fri Feb 04, 2011 3:49 pm

Mr Bear wrote:Also, while I know what you mean about football commentators/pundits, I think football is fairly unique in sport in that half of the people playing and commenting on it don't seem to understand half of the rules. It's a shame we can't get better pundits though, isn't it. I, like many people, have wanted to see people like James Richardson, Gabriele Marcotti and Tim Vickery on prime time football coverage for ages, but it doesn't look like it's going to happen any time soon.
"The secret footballer" they have writing in The Guardian seems to think they just don't bother
http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2011 ... ay-pundits
With top-level football being so complex, it is very difficult to deconstruct a live game within a couple of minutes of it being over, and because of this the "analysis" is usually reduced to goals and individual performance. But the fact that many pundits don't even try to scratch beneath the surface, despite knowing what it takes to win a match at this level, annoys me. It's the trivialisation of what we do by people that we used to call our own and, more importantly, deprives the viewer of some very interesting tit-bits that would, I feel, add to the entertainment.

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Post by graysonscolumn » Fri Feb 04, 2011 5:47 pm

Colin wrote:
I'm maybe in the minority in that I'd take a slick-but-boring TV guy over an unpleasant expert most of the time.

Ask nicely and I'll do boring AND unpleasant on the radio tomorrow. ;-)

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Re: Formula 1/Motorsports

Post by johnkell » Sun Feb 06, 2011 11:01 pm

Never really felt Brundle to be unpleasant - articulate, interesting and funny spring to mind. Absolutely one of my favourite broadcasters.

More seriously though - what awful news about Robert Kubica. Shocking when words like "amputation" suddenly start appearing, even if followed by "not necessary". Hope we see him back in F1, even if it's in 2012.

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