watched a formula one race for the first time in years. astonished to see a driver apologising for overtaking. i think that explains why I haven't watched it in so long.
Not good is it?
2 drivers from the same team get the same instruction - one obeys & one doesn't. Obviously (to my mind) if you're the guy in front you'll be delighted to follow orders. The guy in P2 will be somewhat less thrilled.
Not proper racing either way.
What's the answer - driver per team?
It's team tactics, it actually was the first F1 I watched that I was entertained by because of the tussle at the front.
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Not good is it? 2 drivers from the same team get the same instruction - one obeys & one doesn't. Obviously (to my mind) if you're the guy in front you'll be delighted to follow orders. The guy in P2 will be somewhat less thrilled. Not proper racing either way. What's the answer - driver per team?
You're talking about 3rd and 4th now right?
my sister-in-law told me 'I don't understand the sport'. that's for damn sure.
the racing aspect was actually halfway diverting. amusing then to discover 'that wasn't supposed to happen'.
glad to see that Vettel has apologised for any viewer inadvertently entertained.
Have any of you watched the Tour De France?
8 guys that won't overtake their leader (except when it'll save him some effort) - it's the biggest spectator event on the planet. Recommended.
It is hilarious, but the real issue is that it wasnt a fair fight. Both drivers had been told to hold to preserve their tyres, so Webber had deliberately gone slower ......... Vettel took advantange of that knowing full well that Webber was going to be slower.
So its nothing more than cheating by Vettel. Had both drivers been allowed to race, its very doubtful Vettel would have passed so easily if at all.
Mmmatt - no I don't watch the Tour.
Cycling makes me laugh. Here is an actual quote from Mark Cavendish after he failed to win gold at the Olympics in the Mens Road Race.
""The crowd was tremendous, but the Aussies just raced negatively."
So it was nothing to do with him, it was Australias fault he didnt win ......... the fact Australia is a different country and probably didnt show up to help Great Britain win gold is something that probably passed him by.
Bernie Ecclestone says he has a billion reasons why he loves F1.
I was switching back and forth between the F1 and the world cross country championships - in the latter, everyone was trying as hard as possible to finish as far up the field as possible, regardless of who was in their team or not. The contrast could not have been starker: F1 is weird.
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So cycling is the biggest spectator sport? Well you learn something everyday!
Is it? I suppose it's possible ...
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