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Grand Prix Boredom

Post by Hubert on Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:10 am

Just watched what must have been the most boring formula one race.
 On the street circuits, they have become processional parade laps.
When the commentators and the directors are having to get excited about cars battling for 15th position, you know something needs to change.

Bring back the old days, when drivers had no radio, no electronics, no blue flags etc.

Yes, I am a Luddite  hugegrins

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Re: Grand Prix Boredom

Post by Dare-devil-dennis on Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:24 am

Not the most fun I've had on a Sunday afternoon! Would have been better on Sky (I don't have Sky smile! )

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Post by chrisk on Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:34 am

Was a bit boring but I think Monaco is more boring. But Lewis won.
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Post by Peter Brown on Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:54 am

I personally enjoyed it as I have done most of them since I first had control of my own TV in 1974.


I had volunteered to forgo this one live as a few days ago, good weather was forecast for today. As it happens we can only see blurred ferries out of the windscreen through the rain on Mull.

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Post by willy eckerslike on Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:39 am

The nail in the coffin of formula one for me was when they started saying that a driver had overtaken another after the other had pulled in for a pit stop. (It was already losing it’s appeal)

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Post by RML on Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:08 am

Try MotoGP........
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Post by groundhog on Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:24 am

Touring car championship was on later, much more exciting!  I just record the GP now and fast forward through to the interesting bits!

Mind you Formula E is even more boring as far as I am concerned.
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Post by bikeralw on Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:50 am

I've followed F1 for more years than I care to remember. Even going to the Hungarian round when we were touring that country. But in recent years it's lost it's appeal to me, as Hubert says, it's become little more than a procession.
As this is the last year it's going to be shown on free-to-air TV and I don't have Sky TV, that'll be it for me.
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Post by PLOUGHLIN on Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:23 am

Ch4 will be showing their highlights of all F1 plus live British GP in 2019.

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Re: Grand Prix Boredom

Post by willy eckerslike on Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:40 pm

PLOUGHLIN wrote:Ch4 will be showing their highlights of all F1 plus live British GP in 2019.
That should just about fill half an hour then (with adverts)  Whistle1

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Post by burlingtonboaby on Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:00 pm

groundhog wrote:Touring car championship was on later, much more exciting!  I just record the GP now and fast forward through to the interesting bits!

Mind you Formula E is even more boring as far as I am concerned.
Love the BTC, used to go to Knockhill back in the 80/90s, look forward to watching the highlights.
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Post by Heanorboy on Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:48 pm

Watched the Highlights last night (didn't see many) says a lots when the commentators get excided about a change to the TYRES next year.
Yes not as good as it use to be but that track (infact any road track) should be taken out of the programme, they are not wide enough for passing safely 

Anyway shortly afterwards on Sky came highlights of World Superbikes followed by British Superbikes no messing around here, and only time they overtake is with pit stop decisions not in question

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Post by Bad Penny on Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:56 pm

It's like watching paint dry!!!
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Post by bikeralw on Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:24 pm

PLOUGHLIN wrote:Ch4 will be showing their highlights of all F1 plus live British GP in 2019.
So it's Sky only a year later then in 2020? Highlights are all very well, but unless you lock yourself away for hours, the result is usually known beforehand. Like watching the Titanic movie and hoping it might end differently.. 
Whatever, my interest has waned already.
As has been said, MotoGP has far more excitement.
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Post by dbroada on Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:40 pm

I've followed GP racing since the late 60s and still watch it out of "brand loyalty" but the reality is, I can't remember many seasons that have been exciting. There have been a few races that stick in the mind but not many seasons. Since the cars have become safe there has not been the turn over of talent and since they have become reliable the result is pretty much fixed once qualifying is over.

Ever since I started watching it was clear that the better racing has always been in the "lesser" classes. IN much the same way that you are just as likely to see a good non-league football match than a league match. Less talent but much more passion.

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Post by mikethebike on Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:45 am

PLOUGHLIN wrote:Ch4 will be showing their highlights of all F1 plus live British GP in 2019.
That will be OK for me.
Cut out the boring follow my leader laps.
Not happy with the quality of the comments. for instance this Singers event, nothing said about Bottas and lack  of movement to attack Verstatan. Remember Hammy was lapping at a reduced rate. Did anyone overtake on the straight?

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Post by Peter Brown on Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:41 am

bikeralw wrote:
PLOUGHLIN wrote:Ch4 will be showing their highlights of all F1 plus live British GP in 2019.
So it's Sky only a year later then in 2020? Highlights are all very well, but unless you lock yourself away for hours, the result is usually known beforehand. Like watching the Titanic movie and hoping it might end differently.. 
Whatever, my interest has waned already.
As has been said, MotoGP has far more excitement.
Al.
For the last few years I've been watching live on RTL when not live in UK and when abroad. It was nip and tuck whether RTL continued in 2018 but they did. I hope they carry on in the future.

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Post by landyman on Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:47 am

When it first went to sky I streamed every race live on pc connected to tv.
But these days is so boring I am happy to watch just the highlights.
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