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 Post subject: Formula 1 2019
PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:16 
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There is one race live on free TV this year, and that's Silverstone, all the rest are highlights.
Only 50% of the channel 4 show is allowed to be on track action, not allowed to do interviews with the drivers post race in "the pen", not allowed to do a grid walk, Karun chandock has left to join sky. JB has joined sky as a pundit.

What a load of shite.

Sky have generously split the F1 channel away from the sports package for a bit, so you only need to pay £10 a month to watch the races, rather than £33...so that's alright then...


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 Post subject: Re: Formula 1 2019
PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:18 
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https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2019/ ... es-aged-66

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 Post subject: Re: Formula 1 2019
PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:20 
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https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/formula1/47542802


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 Post subject: Re: Formula 1 2019
PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:21 
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MaliA wrote:
https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2019/mar/14/charlie-whiting-formula-one-race-director-dies-aged-66


Yeah, that's a bit of a shock!


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 Post subject: Re: Formula 1 2019
PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:53 
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Trooper wrote:
Sky have generously split the F1 channel away from the sports package for a bit, so you only need to pay £10 a month to watch the races, rather than £33...so that's alright then...

If you already have Sky. It's £33 on Virgin, which is actually more than a Sky subscription (£22) and the £10 extra for F1!

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 Post subject: Re: Formula 1 2019
PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:55 
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Fuck that noise. What's the best way to watch it for free?


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 Post subject: Re: Formula 1 2019
PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:57 
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Also the Netflix documentary is really good. It's got me quite hyped for the new season. Just not nearly hyped enough to pay thirty odd quid a month.


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 Post subject: Re: Formula 1 2019
PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:59 
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Fuck that noise. What's the best way to watch it for free?

There’s a motorsport streams Discord server I’m a member of. I could try to invite you?

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 Post subject: Re: Formula 1 2019
PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:00 
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I used to watch every race avidly back in the day, and I don't even know who won the championship last year. That's how pointless and boring F1 has become.


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 Post subject: Re: Formula 1 2019
PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:04 
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I used to watch every race avidly back in the day, and I don't even know who won the championship last year. That's how pointless and boring F1 has become.

It seems to be cyclical. I watched avidly in the late 80s/throughout the 90s, then lost interest during the dull Schumacher domination years. I started watching casually again when Alonso won his double, and got back into it when Hamilton first appeared. Then lost all interest again when it was the Vettel procession show. I came back to it once they changed to V6 turbos but after Mercedes became dominant I lost interest again.

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 Post subject: Re: Formula 1 2019
PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:11 
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markg wrote:
Fuck that noise. What's the best way to watch it for free?

Well, the Race Director position just opened up.

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 Post subject: Re: Formula 1 2019
PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:12 
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markg wrote:
Fuck that noise. What's the best way to watch it for free?

There’s a motorsport streams Discord server I’m a member of. I could try to invite you?

Hello!

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 Post subject: Re: Formula 1 2019
PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:44 
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https://discord.gg/RSjZDh

Caveat: I don't know how good it is for F1 as I haven't watched in a few years.

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 Post subject: Re: Formula 1 2019
PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:01 
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Cool, ta.


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 Post subject: Re: Formula 1 2019
PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:41 
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There's also https://www.reddit.com/r/MotorsportsReplays/

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 Post subject: Re: Formula 1 2019
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Reddit appear to be cracking down on these as r/soccerstreams and r/cricketstreams have been shut down recently. It’s all moving to Discord for now (until they start banning them of course).

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 Post subject: Re: Formula 1 2019
PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 15:13 
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I'm going to stick with Channel 4, and the occasional race on live Sky 1, as they like to do that once in a while, to try and get folks to spend extra money.

I love the idea of F1, I like all the buildup and chat and rule change reviews, driver shenanigans etc... I usually fall asleep during the race though, so just highlights is probably a good thing for me! Assuming I can stay away from spoilers.


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 Post subject: Re: Formula 1 2019
PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 15:33 
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Yeah that's it, I always forget and check the news feed on my phone at some point during the day.


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 Post subject: Re: Formula 1 2019
PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 15:39 
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I used to love F1 on a sunday when I was young, free and single. I could sit my ass down for 4 hours with Murray Walker and watch Damon Hill duke it out with Schumacher in peace.

Ah, good times.


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 Post subject: Re: Formula 1 2019
PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:28 
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Damn it! I woke up and checked the news as usual. I now know who is on pole...


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 Post subject: Re: Formula 1 2019
PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 1:14 
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Seven tenths.

That's a rather large amount.

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