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That... was a boring race. I've come to the conclusion that I miss the unpredictability of who's actually going to finish the race. I think the FIA are holding back F1 technology development so far that teams and engine manufacturers now have no more room to gain performance, so have been able to focus more of their attention on reliability. You're not pushing boundaries if you're not breaking something, and I think F1 has lost that philosophy somewhere along the way.
Great results for Bottas and DiResta but, oh Button, you're testing my faith. Come on mate, I want another championship from you! Massa did well to claw back so many places, but I think 3 crashes in two race weekends might be the final nail in his coffin with Ferrari. Poor fella'.
If anyone is in the SoCal area, I recommend the coverage by channel 46-1 over the air. Seems to be the same 1080i feed as 4-1 but:
1. NO COMMERCIALS.
2. It's in Spanish.
Today this meant I did not have to watch crucial parts of the GP in a small box (NBC think they are doing viewers a favor...) and I did not have to listen to rambling. I put both channels on A-B and if the English speaking coverage got out of line or if they interrupted to try and sell rubbish, presto I've got the GP on again.
Why are the RBRs so quick nowadays?
Montreal looks a great venue. If I were to catch a GP in person somewhere in North America this would be it. Sorry, Texas. Montreal is a bit longer on the plane but not far enough to break the deal, and its much more historic and just plain looks pleasant.
McLaren have some work to do. Ferrari can fight and I don't know if the head of dev is still a Hellene but even so, Alonso is so hard to stomach that I find myself cheering on everyone and anyone else.
I agree with the boring statement though.
But, I do like some commentary, even if it has to come from these three we currently have on NBC (Will Buxton excluded), so watching in Spanish is out for me.
I believe there are several drivers that can challenge Vettel and it is with regret that I concede Alonso is one of them. However he doesn't play well with others it seems. For example, McLaren, who have a history of "Two Number 1" drivers simultaneously on the team -- think of Lauda and Prost, then Prost and Senna for example -- had an exciting time with Alonso and Hamilton together... Anyway, suffice to say I'm not an Alonso fan.
However you not liking Alonso I can respect that. Many dont. However, it's tuff to find a reason too.
I dont like Vettel. I have a multiple reasons for that
His commentary and inside information through the paddock is awesome. He has my dream job. ha!
I must say they cover much more on NBC F1 wise then Speed Channel ever did.
I believe they've standardized on English in an effort to pay the bills. I can't say I like it. I was much happier listening to translated or dubbed interviews because the various languages gave things a more cosmopolitan flair. Now it sounds like air traffic controllers talking a standardized lingua franca and it comes across as much more sterile.You know his speaks English too. lol
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Ooh,hang on. That is the throb of a turbocharged flat four engine. A sound which,all over the world,heralds the imminent arrival of a moron - JC.
I admire Alonso's skill as a driver, but am a little poisoned by the whining he did, years ago, when things wouldn't go his way. At this point, I'm trying to keep in mind that he was very young at the time, and has perhaps matured in the interim.
"Bro ima get Bimota BB3 because expert. My parents have 911 turbo but awd won't let me launch, ima get 962 twin turbo Group C bro." -- SD_GR
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Now his teammate Massa whined incessantly last year and came off as a petulant child. Massa won't be at Ferrari next year, and I doubt he'll be in F1, he doesn't seem like the type of guy to take a job at Caterham. He just hasn't been the same since taking that spring from Rubens Barichello's car to the head at 150mph.
Ferrari would be smart to swoop up Webber for the 2014 year. He is Mr. Consistent. He is not the fastest driver on the grid, but he finishes races consistently in the top 5 and scores valuable constructor points. While Seb may have been #1 the last 3 years, without Webber, RBR would not have won the Constructors title any year.
I doubt Vettel will leave RBR for Ferrari in 2015 unless Newey and Horner go too.
If Kimi lands at RBR and Vettel pulls Webber-esque **** on him, I think Kimi will knock him out. It would be fun to watch.