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24/03/2013 at 17:51

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.

24/03/2013 at 18:08

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?

kittenkat    pirate
24/03/2013 at 18:09

It's team tactics, it actually was the first F1 I watched that I was entertained by because of the tussle at the front.

kittenkat    pirate
24/03/2013 at 18:10
oi.you wrote (see)

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?

24/03/2013 at 18:15

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'.

24/03/2013 at 18:17

glad to see that Vettel has apologised for any viewer inadvertently entertained.

24/03/2013 at 18:20

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.

Edited: 24/03/2013 at 18:21
24/03/2013 at 18:20

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.

 

 

Dave The Ex- Spartan    pirate
24/03/2013 at 18:21
Senna must be looking down from his cloud pissing in his nomex
24/03/2013 at 18:36

Mmmatt - no I don't watch the Tour.

24/03/2013 at 18:43

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.

 

24/03/2013 at 19:20
So cycling is the biggest spectator sport? Well you learn something everyday!
24/03/2013 at 19:35
Any sport where the most exciting bit is watching a car getting it's tyres replaced is bound to be shite.
24/03/2013 at 19:36

Bernie Ecclestone says he has a billion reasons why he loves F1.

 

24/03/2013 at 21:05

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.

24/03/2013 at 22:38
Bunch of playboys playing with expensive toys and a bunch of plebs paying good money to allow them to do so. Like Peter I prefer a sport where a poor person in Ethiopia can kick the ass of anybody regardless of their wealth or background.
cougie    pirate
24/03/2013 at 22:43
Cav wasn't wrong in his assessment of the Olympic road race.
A small break got away. They could have been pulled back if the big teams worked
- but they didn't want to. Cycling is a fascinating sport.

One man cannot win against the whole bunch.
24/03/2013 at 22:47
Sussex Runner (NLR) wrote (see)
So cycling is the biggest spectator sport? Well you learn something everyday!

 

Is it? I suppose it's possible ...

24/03/2013 at 22:47
Absolutely true Cougie. Cycling is a team sport. It ain't the 100 metres.
24/03/2013 at 22:55
No ticket. You said it was the biggest spectator sport on the planet. I questioned it. Ticket!
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