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JACKBEE

April 29, 2016 8:08 AM

F1 » Alonso: Overtaking is not as real as before…


btr100....dead right, so much of F1 now is artificial. Stupid, ugly, expensive front wings...ridiculous tyre changes that can mean a "race" is won by the pit crew...the necessity to incorporate DRS to facilitate overtaking...and on and on. The sport I have supported and watched since the days of Jimmy Clark is a shadow of it's former self. My solutions: No tyre changes unless a puncture or fault (surely this must even appease even The Greens!) No pit to car radio except in emergency...definitely car to pit radio though. Standard front wing (I do hate restrictions in F1, but in this case they are just so ugly and expensive) Steel brakes. F1 often and rightly justifies itself as a way of improving road cars, but Carbon brakes have no place on road cars. I will concede though that the cars are more reliable now, but so are domestic cars and appliances, that's just progress.

JACKBEE

April 21, 2016 7:49 AM

F1 » Hamilton: F1 drivers-turned-pundits should let go already


IvorBueb: I think Stewart and Hunt were the best pundits, I disagree with Lewis. Also in bike racing IMO Mamola and Whitham, former racers, have been the best pundits. It is likely that a knowledge of the sport is going to help explain that sport.
James Whitham....are you kidding?? The man with the most irritating voice in motorsport, and as for that stupid Hehehe laugh....well

JACKBEE

March 24, 2016 8:04 AM

F1 » Sky Sports secures exclusive F1 broadcasting from 2019


valsp....your argument would have some validity if we were back in the 60's when the cars had no sponsors, but, now the cars and teams are absolutely swamped with millions of pounds worth of advertising. I can tell you this, that if I were a major sponsor I would want maximum exposure for my money, and that only comes with "free to air" TV. I forecast an exit of these major sources of money when the Chairmen of these companies realise that they can no longer carry the board with them with such poor returns. Sadly F1 will go the way of WRC that almost totally dropped off the radar. Oh, and by the way, I'm not sure if you are British, but in the UK watching TV is not free, there is a licence fee to pay.

JACKBEE

February 08, 2016 5:45 PM

F1 » Suzi Perry rules out Channel 4 F1 move


Like it or not Lads, there is a move to get more women involved in motorsports (and a good thing too). One of the ways to do this is of course to have more female presenters of which Suzy was one, she probably had the highest recognisable TV presence of all the current motorsports females. Although Jody Kidd would also figure. Suzy is no airhead, I well remember the most searching, no holds barred interview she conducted with the boss of Pirelli motorsport when she presented WSBK. Absolutely brilliant, wiped the floor with his squirming.

JACKBEE

March 05, 2016 9:49 AM
Last Edited 54 days ago

F1 » Adamant Hamilton ‘will not race’ with halo canopy device


Now you're talking Lewis! Many times on here I have disagreed with Lewis, but, not this time. This is a subject that Lew should use his influence and fan base as World Champ to good effect. Sadly Richard on this subject we disagree (our first tiff!) Our poor sport has been sanitised, politically corrected, and generally turned into a fairly mediocre safety obsessed fun run. Whatever you do Richard, DO NOT under any circumstances watch a MotoGP race, or even worse a lap of the Isle of Man. If you do dare to, then put the local cardiac unit on alert, cos' you're going to need it. Young men enjoy danger, they fight wars, fly fighter planes, downhill ski, race motorbikes knowing full well the consequences. No one, but no one puts a gun to their head and says "get in and drive this"

JACKBEE

March 04, 2016 7:47 AM
Last Edited 58 days ago

F1 » Ferrari debuts 'halo' cockpit protection concept


Oif, Totally agree, and if you want to go even more extreme what about the Isle of Man and the North West 200? As far as I am aware no one holds a gun to F1 drivers heads and says that they have to drive the current cars. Sadly, in my opinion, even in the recent past for me F1 has lost it's appeal, it's charisma and it's excitement. I have said before on here that a lot of the "fans" now are as interested in the private lives of the drivers and their lifestyles as they are in the racing. Even on the technical front the series has been castrated (unless of course you are interested in the latest 5mm aero mod to the front wing) Where are the V12, flat8, H16, V10 etc engines?


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