Formula 1 The F1 jibber jabber thread.

Discussion in 'The Front Room' started by ECA, Jul 29, 2009.

  1. Jupitus

    Jupitus Old and short, no wonder I'm grumpy! Staff member Moderator FH Subscriber

    Well, on the one hand, as a fan, I'd love it even from the comfort of home... on the other hand we should all consider concerns of others....


    View: https://youtu.be/z-TO9BvrAwI


    (BTW - highly recommend that chap if you don't follow him on YT already) :)
     
  2. ~Yuckfou~

    ~Yuckfou~ Lovely person

    Agreed, social distancing and so on. Would be kind of weird to see Martin in gloves and a mask. Don't know how it's going to work, the presenters may even be in their own homes.
    I'll have a look at that channel.
     
  3. Jupitus

    Jupitus Old and short, no wonder I'm grumpy! Staff member Moderator FH Subscriber

    He's ex F1 mechanic for McLaren, and spent a while working with Sky F1 production stuff - very insightful.
     
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  4. Moriath

    Moriath I am a FH squatter FH Subscriber

    What about all the marshalls. They have to work close to each other to get cars off the grid etc. And usually they camp in the middle of the track and are from all over the place.

    If it was just the teams thats one thing. But theres a requirement for medical teams, security, press, camera operators.

    i dont think they would get 2 meters between the wheel changers haha.
     
  5. Job

    Job The Carl Pilkington of Freddyshouse

    Luckily its safe enough now that the mist likely injury would be whiplash from the cornering and braking forces
     
  6. Embattle

    Embattle It's my birthday today!

    The venues will have a problem with no fans being at the track simply because of the revenue loss.
     
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  7. Moriath

    Moriath I am a FH squatter FH Subscriber

    The venues pay the fia to hold the races dont they?

    so yeah they have to provide all the facilities with no income stream
     
  8. Gumbo

    Gumbo FH is my second home

    Yes, the venues buy the rights to hold the race from F1dfg aergcegteqctect

    Dammit Moriath, you wait almost 3 hours, then I start typing the same response and you swoooop in without so much as a by your leave!
     
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  9. Jupitus

    Jupitus Old and short, no wonder I'm grumpy! Staff member Moderator FH Subscriber

    There seems to be some discussion going on about a compromise for circuits to offset the revenue loss... that will be on a case by case basis, of course.
     
  10. ~Yuckfou~

    ~Yuckfou~ Lovely person

    I've always thought the circuits "paying for the privilege" was a joke, should be the other way around. Ecclestone was a very good (hard) negotiator though.
     
  11. Moriath

    Moriath I am a FH squatter FH Subscriber

    Type faster slow poke ;)
     
  12. DaGaffer

    DaGaffer Down With That Sorta Thing

    F1 wouldn't exist if it was the other way round.
     
  13. ~Yuckfou~

    ~Yuckfou~ Lovely person

    It just "seems" the wrong way around.
    I can't see the circuits being onboard with holding races with no income from it. Either F1 or the FIA will have to spunk up some cash for them.
     
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  14. Moriath

    Moriath I am a FH squatter FH Subscriber

    Well there is the not inconsiderable tv revenue
     
  15. ~Yuckfou~

    ~Yuckfou~ Lovely person

    Yup, some kind of split with the circuits would probably do it. There's no incentive otherwise for the circuits to hold a race, they'd make a huge loss. I'm sure all of this has been discussed and boxed off though otherwise they wouldn't be scheduling races.
     
  16. Moriath

    Moriath I am a FH squatter FH Subscriber

    To be fair they are not really scheduled yet. They kind maybe wanna do it. They still have to get governments go ahead.
     
  17. Job

    Job The Carl Pilkington of Freddyshouse

    As an eco warrier myself ..the only way forward for F1 is to use Teslas charged by wind turbines and only allow it to watched by people who live in off grid houses by solar powered wifi.
     
  18. ~Yuckfou~

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  19. Jupitus

    Jupitus Old and short, no wonder I'm grumpy! Staff member Moderator FH Subscriber

    Totally agree - what I am impressed with is how fast he is - with almost no experience - in online racing. I will also say I'm a big fan of Jimmy Broadbent :) NO PUNTERINO, JIMMER!
     
  20. ~Yuckfou~

    ~Yuckfou~ Lovely person

    Been watching some Broadbent before this became mainstream. There's another guy, American, on lots of the twitch clips compilations who cracks me up. I'll have to get back to you with his name.
    Leclerc beating Lando and Max online was surprising to say the least.
     
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  21. ~Yuckfou~

    ~Yuckfou~ Lovely person

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  23. Job

    Job The Carl Pilkington of Freddyshouse

    They should get the fans to send their pictures in and digitally create a crowd.
    You could charge more to be at the 'front'.
     
  24. ~Yuckfou~

    ~Yuckfou~ Lovely person

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  25. caLLous

    caLLous I am a FH squatter

    On the one hand I've liked him much more as a Ferrari driver than a Red Bull one but on the other he's made so many costly mistakes and what he did at Baku (I think? Hamilton under the safety car) was just unacceptable. He's also clearly the second best in the team behind Leclerc and he won't like that.
     
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  26. Jupitus

    Jupitus Old and short, no wonder I'm grumpy! Staff member Moderator FH Subscriber

    It's a whole host of screw ups... Baku (yes, that was right Cal), Germany from the lead, Monza last year was a total balls up, effectively taking out 2 other cars, the incident with Leclerc... I doubt it's the money alone - I think they might be telling him equal status at best but Leclerc is priority and his ego can't take it. I really hope he doesn't lead to Sainz leaving McLaren though - that team is looking so promising right now ...
     
  27. Embattle

    Embattle It's my birthday today!

    I could easily see him retiring, since he has a number of reasons not to race. These include a family, plenty of money and quite honestly a very slim chance of winning the title again but if he wants some more money then I can see another tie up with a team.
     
  28. ~Yuckfou~

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  29. Embattle

    Embattle It's my birthday today!

  30. Moriath

    Moriath I am a FH squatter FH Subscriber

    I wouldnt have put Sainz as a vettel replacement. Will have to wait an see. I guess he will be the number 2 in the team and no more le clerc fights.
     

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