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.
Mmmatt - no I don't watch the Tour.
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.
Sussex Runner (NLR) wrote (see)
So cycling is the biggest spectator sport? Well you learn something everyday!
Is it? I suppose it's possible ...
Mmmatt wrote (see)
Sussex Runner (NLR) wrote (see) So cycling is the biggest spectator sport? Well you learn something everyday! Is it? I suppose it's possible ...
without being too pedantic, he did say the Tour de France was the biggest spectaor event, which apparently it is, with 15 million regualr spectators each year (only 3 of which actually understand what's going on )
Motor sport is not really interesting in any way once the Teams have got hold of it. Lower end racing where the amateurs can get involved is more interesting
Cav wouldn't have been allowed to join the break. He wasn't assuming the main bunch would help him - he was hoping that it wouldn't be left entirely to GB because some other teams had sprinters who might have won had the bunch brought the break back.
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