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Vincero

April 04, 2016 2:02 PM

F1 » Flawless debut yields point for Vandoorne


Qualifying was good - he delivered a lap when it mattered, would be interesting to see if things would have been different with other qualifying format - the current one is very luck based. Not sure about making a good start - baulked Button and ended up 2 cars behind during first couple of laps. Shame for Mclaren really both cars didn't make it to end as I think Button was running faster until car died. Nice to see a rookie not scared of the other nut cases out there.

Vincero

March 11, 2016 6:01 PM

F1 » Toto Wolff ‘emotional’ after selling last Williams shares


theeagle: Its not a good sign when the Mr Big's sell their shares. Its a sign of "the beginning of the end" . If they (shares) were worth holding on to, thats what they do (and even buy more). When all is said and done, I have the utmost respect for Williams (Frank) and wish him well. He did not take the easy way out of it like Jordan (Eddie) did when times got tough and sold up.
Erm.... the Mercedes bosses kind of told him to... potential conflict of interest I would guess. To be fair I can't see why he didn't just 'give' them to his wife... problem solved and she may even get to have a few more goes in the cars....

Vincero

March 24, 2016 12:25 PM
Last Edited 7 days ago

F1 » Sky Sports secures exclusive F1 broadcasting from 2019


Hypoc: Since you get the package to watch F1 in the first place, the other 6 channels are a free bonus. Same as you would get the package to watch soccer you'd get F1 for as a bonus.
The other channels are perhaps a 'bonus', or 'baggage', but I refuse to (and you shouldn't either) accept them as free - even Sky wouldn't say they are 'free' and you are paying for them - what if they turned them off and you complained and they said "Why are you complaining? They were free". If you buy a car and the dealer throws in an extra like floor mats at no cost, that is free. If they put the price up £30 and then say they are now included "for free", that is not free. As for channel unbundling, we can only dream - it may end up more expensive per channel, but if I'm buying only 1 out of 10 in every package I'd save... I think this is the biggest problem - there is no consumer choice beyond yes/no

Vincero

March 24, 2016 11:32 AM
Last Edited 35 days ago

F1 » Sky Sports secures exclusive F1 broadcasting from 2019


Hypoc: 7 hours of live racing (FP, Q, R) per event and tons of extra's not even talking about the 6 other channels you get with sports you may or may not like but dang their free.
How can they be free if you've paid for them?? If you buy the 'movie package' and get a classic movie channel you don't watch is it free?? And also, really, where is the choice in that?? Why should I fund football coverage if I want to watch F1?? Most of their other non race weekend stuff is typical sky 'pub' telly, much like their football crap, or just re-runs. This is something that the broadcasting watchdog should really clamp down on with Sky, Virgin, BT, TalkTalk, etc. - this bundle s**t is becoming ridiculous. Ironically, when Sky did get F1, if you had the HD package, it literally was free - if you change your packages now and don't get the 'sports' package you get no F1 - hell of a way to reward your customer base and a clear 'money' grab to fund football.

Vincero

March 24, 2016 11:20 AM

F1 » Sky Sports secures exclusive F1 broadcasting from 2019


Ah well... I hope eventually Renault and Mercedes pull out of the sport - nobody except the biggest Ferrari fans would watch - and even that would possibly even force Ferrari out and at that point really there would be no F1 as it is now. I actually don't mind the idea of paying to watch F1... to a limit. Unfortunately I despise Sky as a company - there is literally nothing they could do in the world to change that so I refuse to fund them. If the option of another provider was there I would consider it. It would likely be cheaper too as Sky divert a very high amount of their income to football rights alone. If Bernie had any sense, he would not have negotiated an exclusive deal, or cleverer still only allow TV broadcast rights and take ownership of live internet feeds via Formula1.com and sell them off at a nominal rate / competitively priced season pass or something.

Vincero

March 10, 2016 10:41 AM

F1 » Vettel: The halo can be as ugly as possible...


richard: well, all the acknowledged experts seem to agree with seb! and as for surtees incident...a wheel came off a car and hit him on the head. it had nothing to do with the strength of the car!
The strength of the halo comes from it being engineered to meet certain criteria - I expect in F1 the strength of it will be far higher than would be provisioned for in any lower series. Additionally, the strength of the halo will come from the strength of the car - if mountings on the car can deform freely then the halo will not stand up to much hitting it. It would be easier to close off the wheels and ensure all bodywork openings are restricted / covered with a mesh to stop parts escaping the car - probably cheaper too - this looks just one step closer to the end of open-wheel racing because the world has become a place run by soft panzies.

Vincero

March 11, 2016 1:03 PM

F1 » Red Bull boss: The driver not delivering goes


Shame the management team not delivering operates risk free. I mean, really, did they actually 'secure' an engine 'deal' or just carry on with the only option available which they already had signed for...? Still I guess seeing as the Honda project is still down on power and seems equally reliable to the Renault option, I guess they 'successfully' dodged that bullet by not managing to get a Honda supply (for this season anyway).

Vincero

March 10, 2016 10:47 AM

F1 » Boullier: Communication with Hasegawa easier


Taz:
kevpmc: Classic "Ron-speak"...something Boullier has become quite good at.
Oh, Eric was a master already, probably why he got the gig. Eric: "Kimi has been fully paid" Kimi: "I haven't been paid a penny" Guess who was lying....
Hey, nobody stated which payment period. Eric was probably referring to the last full financial year numbers.... I don't think the guy at the top really makes a massive difference - Honda need to engineer a solution to the problems they have. You can't 'manage in' an extra .5 seconds in a few months.

Vincero

March 04, 2016 3:19 PM

F1 » Vettel: The halo can be as ugly as possible...


there would be at least two drivers that I remember who would still be around, Henry Surtees and Justin Wilson
Without crash test footage of a tyre, wheel and hub assembly being fired in to it at say 150 mph (better yet 200 mph), and it not deforming (much), that's a bold statement. Yes, Surtees crash was lower speed, but also in a lower formula where things tend to be built to a lower standard of resistance.


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