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F1 2003/04

Discussion in 'TV Show Forum' started by Lex, Feb 26, 2003.

  1. Lex

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    Hi all,

    So anyone got any thoughts about the new season? I don't know a lot about how these rule changes are going to affect things, but I hope they do something to make it more competitive. Last couple of years have been a real disappointment - I really want to like F1, but couldn't help being bored by it last season...

    ITV are advertising "Exclusive Coverage" - does this mean that the Sky pay-per-view channel is no longer available? Would be a shame if all the interactive features are lost - perhaps ITV will have them? (although they don't really work closely with Sky do they).
     
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    Touring car and GT racing is 1000% better!!! :D :D


    F1 - :boring: :boring: :boring: :boring: :boring:
     
  3. gringottsdirect

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    Moto GP, World Superbikes and British Superbikes are 1 billion % better than cars.
    GTs are good, last year went to most rounds, TOCA is getting better again, F1 is F1, if you are a petrolhead ( hi petrolhead !) it's good even when it's bad, last year was pretty bad but still it was good !
    I will miss F1 Digital but some of the Bernievision camerawork will now be seen on ITV, as it was at Indianapolis last year, wish they would dump Louise big-bird, she is most irritating, the others I can cope with, even James ( GO !!!!!!!!!! ) Allan , Martin Brundle is tops :smashin:
    With regard to the racing, Massa is stunning testing Ferrari, be interesting to see how Jenson and Jacques get on ( they don't ! ), plus a few new driver/car combos to follow.
    If the new Williams stays together for Juan Pablo and Ralph maybe Ferrari will face more of a challenge, hope so anyway :suicide:
     
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    Forgot, I like superbike racing as well. :D
     
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    I pretty much only watch the Rallies these days.

    MuFu.
     
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    Every time I read something about F1 there is anther rule change in there that I hadn't heard about before. The last one was "no refueling between saturday qualifying and the race".... what the fudge? I think I'll wait for one of Martin Brundles excellent guides :)

    Anyway, should make it interesting. Although there is a part of me that thinks whats the point in calling it forumla one if the cars aren't using the absolute newest and best technology?
     
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    RE the enhanced coverage, I read somewhere that Bernie had closed the company and fired all the staff, so the coverage would revert to standard ITV fare this year. Still, hope I'm wrong !
     
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    i think one of the new rules is that you only have one qualifying lap:rolleyes: so the starting grid on sundays could be all over the place.
    this is supposed to make it more exciting, but on the flip side it could make it more dangerous with potentially more accidents.
    one thing would make it much more exciting and much more about driver skill - loose the traction control. they did it a couple of years ago and the cars were nearly powersliding around the corners:)
     
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    Adox, you'll like this: electronic aids will be turned off this season! Details rule change list

    But I think Bernie has pulled the plug on his digital coverage.
    But I'd be surprised if his video facilities still didn't travel to each circuit. It is a bit confusing.
     
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    excellent news kevinh.
    even if schumaker runs away with the title again, and lets face it, he`s the best driver by a long way, at least we will see some decent racing. drivers will be more prone to errors with the new rules. it will be like driving on a slightly damp track for them:)
     
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    Rule changes look pretty good to me, but electronic aids won't be banned until Silverstone.

    Looking forward to the new season, but it won't be the same without Eddie Irvine, as he wasn't a robot like most of the others.

    For the record, I think Schumacher & Ferrari will run away with it again this year, with McLaren as the second best team.

    Regards
     
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    Enjoyed today, best race for a good while :smashin: .
     
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    1.1 KPH above pit lane speed limit resulted in drive through penalty trashing KIMIKA's race, rules is rules but still :(
     
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    Yup. There's nothing finer than waking up to Jim Rosenthal! :eek:

    Definitely the best race in a long time... Wont it be great if Ferrari really have fallen back into the pack.

    And who put a stick up Jacques Villeneuve's backside? What a complete **** **** ****** ******er - I hope Button trounces him this year. :smashin:
     
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    The best race in a long, long time.
    Nice to see no red in the top three.:clap:
    The qualifying rules will have to be changed though: I want to see them qualifying on Saturday with the least amount of fuel as possible (like they used to).
    The qualifying was still exciting but it was a bit complicated, especailly when the commentators didn't even know what was going on.
     
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    I recorded it on Sky+ & watched it when I got up.

    Best race I've seen for over a year. I like the 1-shot qualifying. One mistake and you're 14th on the grid having to overtake the slower cars at the start of the race :).

    Agree that JV was an a**e. Hopefully the BAR team bosses will be wondering whether it's worth having one driver hindering the chances of their best driver... Also nice to see Heinz-Harold Frentzen coming in a couple of places ahead of his old team-mate :D.

    Cheers,
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    Cracking race - delighted to Barrichello crash out (again) and Michael finish off the podium. :clap:
     
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    i thought the new qualifying system is as simple as it comes. you have one lap to record as fast a time as possible and that determines your place on the grid.
    the real beauty of it though is that it is still hard to call the race because the cars have to carry the fuel that they are going to start the race with, when qualifying, so the grid positions can be misleading depending on strategdy.
    of course having only one lap to qualify can distort the grid anyway.
    i think mr montoya will have a good season:)
     
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    Second race, another cracker :smashin:
     
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    It was good, but not as good as the Australian race.
    Nice to see different drivers at the front.
    Roll on the next race: Brazil:clap:
     
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    For several years I've been muttering to my F1 loving mates that it needed something like superpole to spice things up, and lo and behold that's whats happened.:smashin:
    Bikes are still so much more interesting to watch, and having binned the rule book in MotoGP, more interesting from a petrolhead's point of view.:devil:
     

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