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JohnDier1

October 06, 2011 3:47 PM

F1 » Ecclestone unworried by TV rights ruling


If it is of any use, Setanta have the rights for F1 here in Ireland. Declan Quigley and David Kennedy used to do the comentary up to the end of 2010, but to save money they have gone with the Formula 1 feed with Brundle and gang on the mic. I haven't heard that they don't have the rights for 2012, so if you can get some way of getting either Setanta Sports or Setanta Ireland cheaper than Sky, that could be your answer either.

JohnDier1

April 13, 2011 4:46 PM

F1 » Ecclestone seeks to gain teams' support in F1 engine row


This puts paid to the thought that Jean Todt was going to be a Bernie yes man when he was elected. At the time, I admit I wanted Ari to win so he would be out of Bernie's influence. To be fair to Todt, he is not afraid to call the shots, as is his job, no matter what others want. Due to less money floating around, he may just be thinking of reducing costs to keep F1 alive, not pricing itself out of existance if it refuses to see that there is not an endless supply of money out there.

JohnDier1

April 12, 2011 3:01 PM

WRC » Rally GB confirms new four-day route for 2011


Taz, the full title of Rally Wales GB is as much to do with the WRC organisers as the rally organisers, so to blame the organisers for calling it having GB in the title when it is in only one part is not their fault. Credit is due to the Welsh assembly for sponsoring it when money is tight. I am sure that the Scotish parliament puts in a lot of cash to the IRC Rally Scotland & both the Northern assembly and the Irish Government did for Rally Ireland, so now it seems thet the UK central government is the odd one out not putting any cash in to a world rally event on either of the two championships!

JohnDier1

March 10, 2011 5:54 PM

WRC » McRae flew illegally in fatal helicopter crash


What I can tell you from being involved in the marine sector is that marine law is treated in the same way. A tragic incident happened very close to me a few years back where a charter fishing trip went out and sank due to a boat fault very shortly after leaving port. Six drowned, including two teenage boys. The boat was not licenced from the Irish Dept of Marine for such use, and didn't have enough lifejackets. The owner/skipper, who was the only survivor, is liable for all claims as result of paperwork not being done. Tragic, but the same in Colin's case regretably.

JohnDier1

March 10, 2011 5:48 PM

WRC » McRae flew illegally in fatal helicopter crash


Whatever peoples thoughts about Colin, Tommivo, Richard etc are right. His licence had expired two years previously, and his rating 6 months before that. In the same way a person that had let a hgv licence lapse off their car licence, and then let that lapse went out and caused a fatal crash in an artic was driving illegally twice, so was Colin flying illegally twice. The law is the law is the law, you need a licence, type rated fpr the particular aircraft. While not a flyer myself, it is easy to see that aviation law is treated the same as traffic law.

JohnDier1

January 12, 2011 4:09 AM

F1 » BBC confirms new F1 commentary team


We will have to see how the new team works. Legard to be fair, did a great job on 5 live years ago with Maurice Hamilton as his very knowledge laden sidekick. Maybe the Beeb might bring Maurice on the telly coverage if the new team doesn't work out. He is still heavily involved covering a sport he loves. I have been in the same press room as him on 3 occasions and he still get a huge amount of work done. Dare I suggest John watson & Maurice Hamilton as a team or would that be too many Irishmen?

JohnDier1

December 28, 2010 4:20 AM

F1 » Did Red Bull break resource limits agreement?


107SS, reading your post there saying that GP2 and the likes are nearly becoming better series as far as entertainment and so on, would that extrapulate further at you hinting that F1 should seriously think of going like what Indy are going to do in the next two years? They will be all using the same basic chassis with minor differences in the aerodynamic finish and a choice of what looks like three engine types. Personaly I think there is a lot of merit in that as it might just encourage some of the teams that left due to spiralling cost back and also bring teams from "lesser" formulae into F1 and refresh the whole scene, even if it does upset teams that think they have a divine right to sit at the top table.


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