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Grand Prix Boredom

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Post by Roopert Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:34 pm

But Roger, it's the future!

I confess that I've been put off watching Formula E by the silly sound effects (not from the cars, but from the TV studio) and stupid features like "Fan boost" - which is essentially turning the race into a popularity contest. Unfortunately some of that is filtering back into Formula 1, where we seem to be getting silly sound effects too!
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Post by Roger G Wed Mar 27, 2019 11:41 am

They have also added the power boost this year, to desperately try to add some interest. The cars drive off line on a corner through a marked area to gain 12% more power for 4 minutes. They usually lose a place or two whilst doing that, then spend the next 4 minutes trying to gain back the places that they just lost  shrugg  

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Post by Peter Brown Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:30 pm

I've quite enjoyed formula E this season (when I remember to watch it) now they don't have to change cars half way through. I did really admire the way Sam Bird punctured the leaders tyre on the penultimate lap so he could win AND got away with it!
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Post by bikeralw Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:50 pm

I enjoyed that round too Peter. The only thing I hate is the sound they make, a cross between my sister's electric sewing machine and a washing machine going on to full spin.
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Post by Guest Thu Mar 28, 2019 4:25 pm

I love F1, and its evolutions, not that I think Hybrid was the way to go
However, you'd have to pay me a large hourly rate to even thing about watching Formula E!!!!
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Post by Peter Brown Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:09 pm

Far from boring today - I won't spoil it for those waiting for the highlights.
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Post by groundhog Sun Mar 31, 2019 10:42 pm

One of the best races I have seen for ages, actually ENJOYED it up!
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Post by Kingham Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:49 am

Ditto allthumbz   A very enjoyable race !

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Post by mikethebike Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:45 am

Yes an exciting race. Great for Hammy with a bad start,poor tyre choice but was always going to be second.
Particularly when he forced Vettel to make a mistake!

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Post by Roger G Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:31 pm

Agreed, best race for a long time  smile! Nice to see Hamilton very gracious over the final result and a great disappointment for a certain young driver. I enjoyed watching Vetel make a self inflicted mistake and all bodes well for the coming season.

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Post by burlingtonboaby Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:45 pm

British touring car racing starts next weekend, real seat of yer pants racing. Highlights on ITV 4
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