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  1. MrPogo

    Formula One - 2020

    “End racism” isn’t really (although it’s calling for generalised social and political changes), “black lives matter” is skirting a bit closer as there’s also a loosely organised movement attached (which I guess is why F1 aren’t using the phrase), but the “arrest the cops...” on Lewis’ t-shirt is specifically criticising/trying to influence a particular case in the US justice system and so undeniably political in nature.
  2. MrPogo

    Formula One - 2020

    I assume most drivers got a “Safety car, pit! No, stay out!” but Ham and Gio didn’t get the latter, which would mean most drivers just listen to the pit wall and so the light really needs to be somewhere they can’t miss it!
  3. MrPogo

    Formula One - 2020

    Yeah. Two drivers missing it (I’m assuming out of two who were instructed to box - do we know if anyone overrode a team instruction?) says they really need more/better placed lights. I don’t know where Giovanazzi (which I’ve probably spelt completely wrong!) was before the safety car, but I’m assuming he also had the added clue of several cars ahead of him not taking the “free” pit stop and still didn’t work it out.
  4. It’s a common trait with his films, but no others I can remember, so he either deliberately wants stuff to be hard to hear or mixes it so it sounds great only on set ups calibrated to a standard the average cinema doesn’t bother with, which is presumably also a deliberate choice (I’ve not heard this sort of quote applied to cinema, but I assume there’s a similar golden rule to the music industry version of “the final test for the mix is to drive round and listen to it in my shitty old car, because there will be fifty people mainly listening to it like this for every person using a high end stereo”).
  5. The accents didn’t always help, but there were definitely key bits of speech which were barely any louder than the bass heavy “BAAAAUUUUUUM” sound he’s fond of putting in his movies. ”I’m about to explain something very important, as much for the audiences benefit as yours, and I’ll only say it once, BAAAAAAAAUUUUUUM, got it?”
  6. I’m not entirely sure what was happening most of the time, but I’m pretty sure it was really good. The sound was either fucked or deliberately heavily stylised so you couldn’t hear a lot of dialogue.
  7. MrPogo

    Formula One - 2020

    I’m sure the commentators have said in the past that a wet race is defined by at least one car using a wet or intermediate tyre, so theoretically a team could keep one driver on the same tyre all race and stick the other on wets for the final lap, although I’m sure they’d find a reason to punish them for it!
  8. I’ve just booked for opening night in Norwich and we’re the only two seats taken in the screen so far. Things like Star Wars and Endgame were already nearly full at this stage, so it’s not looking too promising in the “massive blockbuster” stakes based solely on that.
  9. MrPogo

    Formula One - 2020

    I seem to remember Eddie saying in his autobiography that to make the jump to F1 he had to gamble his entire personal fortune - including remortgaging his house - by putting it into the team, whilst knowing that if they didn’t finish in a certain spot in the constructors championship he’d have been bankrupt at the seasons end.
  10. MrPogo

    Formula One - 2020

    I thought it was just their usual “leading driver gets the pre-determined optimal strategy, and the other guy can’t pit until after he does” and this was one of the rare occasions the other side of the garage had the opportunity to do something a bit different that worked, in this case by pitting a lot later, cos it turned out Bottas Effectively came in too early.
  11. None of them look anything like they do in my head, but I suppose that was never going to happen!
  12. I assume it will still be on “normal” Disney plus six odd months down the line, so I don’t have too much problem with the concept of paying extra as an alternative to the cinema when it’s brand new, but the pricing is mental considering the local cinemas are £4.99 a ticket (and there are only two of us).
  13. MrPogo

    Formula One - 2020

    I’d imagine the stewards had a finger hovering over the radio button, ready to order Mercedes to stop the car the second it did start flailing bits of carbon fibre everywhere, but it’s pretty standard/common for a driver with a flat to complete the lap as fast as they’re able to, just that’s usually to the pits rather than the finish line. I mean Bottas did it a lap or two earlier and I’ve not seen anyone suggest he was in the wrong.
  14. MrPogo

    Formula One - 2020

    Surely Hamilton’s allowed to park it?
  15. MrPogo

    Formula One - 2020

    Pretty common with F1 books. It usually seems almost every victory is down the the individual brilliance of the author, whereas any loss is due to someone else’s mess up.
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