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On 13/12/2018 at 16:04, mexos said:

 

It was a massive mistake. I think Liberty will reverse this to an extent. And by providing a tired streaming service I think they can start to reverse some of the damage. 

 

Yeah, I feel a little tired of F1 too. 

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Ross Brawn claiming "20% better racing" in 2019. In the sense that his numbers show overtaking/following another car should be easier by that much a lap.

 

The teams, especially Ferrari who tested the new wings, say otherwise.

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It's the annual Lewis Hamilton faux pas, last year it was the whole thing about his nephew wearing a princess outfit,, this year he has referred to Stevenage as "the slums" and people are more than willing to get their knickers in a twist.

 

He immediately backtracked on it this time, but you can't help but think he does this shit on purpose :lol:

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"Sorry guys... you'll have a hangover tomorrow... because we won!111oneoneone!"

 

Meanwhile...

 

Grosjean sits in the pits with his head in his hand. "I could have done that" he mumbles. Pastor, a multiple WDC tries his best to console him "

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One of the worst things about the BBC not having the F1 is where is the end of season review? C4 doesn't seem to be doing one and the Sky never does.

 

I remember when it used to be a few mins of F1 footage and interviews on the Sports Personality of the year and then (if they did it) the season review. And that was your lot till Melbourne.

 

 

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Happy with that, hopefully this will mean an improvement in management next season. Also hope Binotto will end Arrivabene's ridiculous approach towards the media as well.

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9 hours ago, JPR said:

Happy with that, hopefully this will mean an improvement in management next season. 

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It's more likely to have set them back in the short term. There has probably been some turmoil behind closed doors. And now the new guy gets to make his changes which cause more turmoil before (maybe) bearing fruit in a few years time.

 

 

RB 2019 constructors runner-up confirmed.

 

 

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Reading this it seems even more the right decision, an autocrat who treated the team how he treated the press, doesn't sound like the way to get the best out of the Ferrari team. Looks like this was Marchionne's plan anyway, the board had been informed and would have happened in the Summer but his death delayed that.

 

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During last year’s Chinese Grand Prix weekend the renowned F1 technical illustrator Giorgio Piola photographed the steering wheel that Sebastian Vettel had placed atop of the Ferrari’s cockpit when in the pitlane.

 

Giorgio then drew the wheel and wrote about the extra control that it featured. The following day Arrivabene accosted Piola, growled menaces at him, drew himself close up to his face and promised that he would see to it Piola would lose work. The incident gave a good measure of the man.

 

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As Arrivabene ran the race team through a culture of intimidation and fear, his opposite number in the technical group Mattia Binotto had convinced Marchionne of how the removal of fear could unleash much of the creative talent of the people within. Marchionne acted upon the suggestion and applied management science to making it happen – lo and behold Ferrari became the most creative technical group on the grid after years of just following the lead of others.

 

So we eventually arrived at the position in 2018 where the worst race team was running the best car. It wasn’t the worst race team because of the people within it – but because of how it was being led. This also seeped through to the mindset of its lead driver.

 

It does sound like there has been infighting recently between Arrivabene and Binotto and a choice had to be made. If they kept Arrivabene then it's likely Binotto would go, a man whose been at the team since 95 and in charge of the technical developments over the last couple of seasons which have been pretty handy.

 

Bring on the racing, just got a bit more excited about the season ahead.

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I always thought Arrivabene looked like a bit of a c%*t. Tried not to as it was obviously just prejudice based on how he looks. It was true then?

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Verstappen to observe Formula E stewards as part of "public service" punishment

Formula 1 driver Max Verstappen will be at Marrakesh - serving part of his punishment for shoving Esteban Ocon after the Brazilian Grand Prix in November.

 

 

Pretty draconian punishment IMO. Attending Formula E. Who would do that to someone? Animals I tells ya.. 

 

 

 

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15 hours ago, Bushtopher said:

Looks like we’re off to Hockenheim this year!

 

Has anyone been? Any recommendations for a good grandstand seat?

 

Yes! We went in 2016 and it was great. And we are going again this year. :D I can give you loads of info. 

 

We sat in C last time and this time we are in Mercedes. C gives a good view and you can run along the straight to see the podium / pit lane after race stuff. We were hanging off the pitwall watching Lewis do the team pic etc.  The view from Mercedes tho is incredible (we went in there for qualifying), you can see a huge portion of the circuit. Will post some pics later so you can see what the views are like.

 

hockenheim-grandstand-map.png

 

 

 

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