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post #4201 of 4793
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Originally Posted by BGLeduc View Post

FYI, Hobbs just tweeted that Quali for the last three races will be on CNBC.

Consider yourself warned. Any kvetching about missing quali will be referred to the stewards. :-)

He also said that the races would be on either NBCS or NBC…..I have not looked to see which would be where.

Brian
You de man! Thanks for the heads up. I hope the races are on NBC. Better pq and sq.
post #4202 of 4793
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Originally Posted by gwsat View Post

he doesn't take s*it from anyone.smile.gif
NO ONE should.wink.gif
post #4203 of 4793
My guide is showing that practice is on NBCSN at 9a.
Quali is on CNBC at 9a and NBCSN at 1:30p.
Grand Prix is on NBCSN at 7:30a.
post #4204 of 4793
Another race in Klendathu. I hope they put a girl on the podium again.
post #4205 of 4793
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Originally Posted by BGLeduc View Post

FYI, Hobbs just tweeted that Quali for the last three races will be on CNBC.

Consider yourself warned. Any kvetching about missing quali will be referred to the stewards. :-)

He also said that the races would be on either NBCS or NBC…..I have not looked to see which would be where.

Brian

Thanks for the info, but this is such crap, never knowing what channel the stuff might be on. Pain in my arse.
post #4206 of 4793
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Originally Posted by Bond 007 View Post

My guide is showing that practice is on NBCSN at 9a.
Quali is on CNBC at 9a and NBCSN at 1:30p.
Grand Prix is on NBCSN at 7:30a.
They sure like to mix it up,keeps things interesting eek.gif.
post #4207 of 4793
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Originally Posted by BGLeduc View Post

FYI, Hobbs just tweeted that Quali for the last three races will be on CNBC.

Consider yourself warned. Any kvetching about missing quali will be referred to the stewards. :-)

He also said that the races would be on either NBCS or NBC…..I have not looked to see which would be where.

Brian

Jesus! The TV boys don't make it easy for us, do they? According to my To Do list this week's practice, qualifying, and the race from Abu Dhabi are all supposed to be carried by NBC Sports. Is that still right?
post #4208 of 4793
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Originally Posted by gwsat View Post

Jesus! The TV boys don't make it easy for us, do they? According to my To Do list this week's practice, qualifying, and the race from Abu Dhabi are all supposed to be carried by NBC Sports. Is that still right?
Yes. But quali is tape delay. If you want to watch it live its on CNBC.
post #4209 of 4793
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Originally Posted by yankeeman View Post

Thanks for the info, but this is such crap, never knowing what channel the stuff might be on. Pain in my arse.

I agree, super annoying.

-JR
post #4210 of 4793
List for final 3 qualifying sessions. http://www.racer.com/nbc-to-offer-live-qualifying-for-final-three-f1-races-on-cnbc/article/318610/
post #4211 of 4793
Just watched the MotoGP race at Australia.
WOW! Marquez blew his chance to clinch the World Championship because he didnt pit within the mandatory number of laps. On to Motegi.
Kinda cool hearing Dave Despain do some of the commenting.
post #4212 of 4793
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Originally Posted by Bond 007 View Post

Just watched the MotoGP race at Australia.
WOW! Marquez blew his chance to clinch the World Championship because he didnt pit within the mandatory number of laps. On to Motegi.
Kinda cool hearing Dave Despain do some of the commenting.
Catch the start of the Motegi MOTO2 race.Dave is a former racer,I raced a few races with him back in the day,Way ,way back. :-)
post #4213 of 4793
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Originally Posted by stevew24963 View Post

Catch the start of the Motegi MOTO2 race.Dave is a former racer,I raced a few races with him back in the day,Way ,way back. :-)
I knew Dave had done some racing but that is VERY cool.
post #4214 of 4793
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Originally Posted by stevew24963 View Post

Catch the start of the Motegi MOTO2 race.Dave is a former racer,I raced a few races with him back in the day,Way ,way back. :-)
I actually watched just the beginning of that the other day. In fact thats when I posted about getting beaten with a ball bat. When you see those guys tumble like that theres a good chance theyre hurt.
I was kinda busy doing other stuff when I watched it before thats why I stopped it. But I just watched the start again. DAMN...I didnt see that guy get hit in the face by that guys bike before. I cant believe that didnt break his freakin neck!
post #4215 of 4793
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Originally Posted by stevew24963 View Post

Catch the start of the Motegi MOTO2 race.Dave is a former racer,I raced a few races with him back in the day,Way ,way back. :-)
btw You know I have to ask. Who finished first most of the time? You or Dave?
post #4216 of 4793
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Originally Posted by Bond 007 View Post

btw You know I have to ask. Who finished first most of the time? You or Dave?
He beat me at Road Atlanta in a Suzuki Cup race in 87 and he fell at Daytona and broke his arm later
That year. Neither of us were contenders. Just try not to finish last. :-)
Edited by stevew24963 - 10/31/13 at 2:41pm
post #4217 of 4793
FROM James Allen's site:


The F1 driver market is starting to kick into gear for next season with the logjam over who will drive for Lotus appearing close to clearing.

Although Pastor Maldonado remains tight lipped, it seems that he has signed or is about to sign for Lotus for next year, Venezuelan oil backer PDVSA having reached an agreement with Williams over severance.

“At the moment I don’t have any confirmation. We will see later. I hope to have a clearer idea before the end of the season,” said Maldonado in Abu Dhabi this afternoon.

“There is a lot of speculation. It’s not signed. It’s still quite early.

“I want to be competitive, to have a competitive car and get good results like we did last year.”

Most sponsor contracts have performance clauses in them and with Williams have scored only one point in 2013, which is likely to be short of the baseline expectation. The suggestion is that PDVSA will be able to exit the deal without paying a significant amount of compensation.

Williams is in talks with Felipe Massa among others, while Valtteri Bottas looks set to stay with the team.

Lotus boss Eric Boullier said in India that either Maldonado or Nico Hulkenberg will occupy the seat next to Romain Grosjean. Hulkenberg’s other option is Force India or staying where he is at Sauber.

He’s had a strong season, but his bodyweight has been cited as a disadvantage next season with the advent of the new hybrid turbo powertrains, which add a lot of weight to the car. Hulkenberg’s signature was dependent on the investment coming in from the Quantum Group, which has turned into a protracted saga. Boullier has been anxious for his board to make a decision so he does not lose the chance to hire the highest quality driver available.

Meanwhile Max Chilton could be on the move. The Marussia team would like to keep him, but he is also in talks with Force India for whom he has driven in Young Driver tests before making his race debut this year.

Paul di Resta is in an anxious position as the Force India seat looks an attractive option to several drivers with budget. His strong relationship was via Mercedes and former motorsport director Norbert Haug, who was replaced in that role by Toto Wolff last Christmas.

The Force India team has always prided itself on taking drivers on merit rather that for budget reasons, although Adrian Sutil brings some funding from Medion and Capri Sun.

Marussia meanwhile, already has Jules Bianchi under contract for next season, a supply of Ferrari powertrains and now some commercial income from the central F1 prize fund thanks to tying up a bilateral agreement with Bernie Ecclestone and CVC last week.
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Originally Posted by oink View Post

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That is insane! eek.gif
post #4220 of 4793
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Originally Posted by oink View Post

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Ah,the perks that go with being a world champion.
post #4221 of 4793
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Originally Posted by stevew24963 View Post

Ah,the perks that go with being a world champion.

David Coulthard was a world champion?
post #4222 of 4793
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Originally Posted by oink View Post

FROM James Allen's site:


The F1 driver market is starting to kick into gear for next season with the logjam over who will drive for Lotus appearing close to clearing.

Although Pastor Maldonado remains tight lipped, it seems that he has signed or is about to sign for Lotus for next year, Venezuelan oil backer PDVSA having reached an agreement with Williams over severance.

“At the moment I don’t have any confirmation. We will see later. I hope to have a clearer idea before the end of the season,” said Maldonado in Abu Dhabi this afternoon.

“There is a lot of speculation. It’s not signed. It’s still quite early.

“I want to be competitive, to have a competitive car and get good results like we did last year.”

Most sponsor contracts have performance clauses in them and with Williams have scored only one point in 2013, which is likely to be short of the baseline expectation. The suggestion is that PDVSA will be able to exit the deal without paying a significant amount of compensation.

Williams is in talks with Felipe Massa among others, while Valtteri Bottas looks set to stay with the team.

Lotus boss Eric Boullier said in India that either Maldonado or Nico Hulkenberg will occupy the seat next to Romain Grosjean. Hulkenberg’s other option is Force India or staying where he is at Sauber.

He’s had a strong season, but his bodyweight has been cited as a disadvantage next season with the advent of the new hybrid turbo powertrains, which add a lot of weight to the car. Hulkenberg’s signature was dependent on the investment coming in from the Quantum Group, which has turned into a protracted saga. Boullier has been anxious for his board to make a decision so he does not lose the chance to hire the highest quality driver available.

Meanwhile Max Chilton could be on the move. The Marussia team would like to keep him, but he is also in talks with Force India for whom he has driven in Young Driver tests before making his race debut this year.

Paul di Resta is in an anxious position as the Force India seat looks an attractive option to several drivers with budget. His strong relationship was via Mercedes and former motorsport director Norbert Haug, who was replaced in that role by Toto Wolff last Christmas.

The Force India team has always prided itself on taking drivers on merit rather that for budget reasons, although Adrian Sutil brings some funding from Medion and Capri Sun.

Marussia meanwhile, already has Jules Bianchi under contract for next season, a supply of Ferrari powertrains and now some commercial income from the central F1 prize fund thanks to tying up a bilateral agreement with Bernie Ecclestone and CVC last week.
It's a shame it all comes down to money,but that's racing.There are a few second tier drivers that should have a shot at a good seat but it all comes down to who has the bucks.I hope Hulkenberg and di Resta can find a good ride next year.With the new regs,it's wide open.
post #4223 of 4793
Who is leaving Force India? DiResta? Or is it just that nothing has been signed for next year?
post #4224 of 4793
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Originally Posted by stevew24963 View Post

It's a shame it all comes down to money,but that's racing.There are a few second tier drivers that should have a shot at a good seat but it all comes down to who has the bucks.I hope Hulkenberg and di Resta can find a good ride next year.With the new regs,it's wide open.
Most likely Maldy will get Lotus due to his $$$, in spite of the fact he is not in the same league as The Hulk driving wise.

As for di Resta, his lack of maturity has damaged his chances for next year somewhat.

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Originally Posted by TeflonSoul View Post

Who is leaving Force India? DiResta? Or is it just that nothing has been signed for next year?
I think the later.
post #4225 of 4793
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Originally Posted by stevew24963 View Post

He beat me at Road Atlanta in a Suzuki Cup race in 87 and he fell at Daytona and broke his arm later
That year. Neither of us were contenders. Just try not to finish last. :-)
If I was racing one of those bikes I would feel like a winner if I finished without maiming myself.
post #4226 of 4793
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Originally Posted by zeus33 View Post

David Coulthard was a world champion?
No
post #4227 of 4793
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Originally Posted by oink View Post

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Very cool!
post #4228 of 4793
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Originally Posted by stevew24963 View Post

It's a shame it all comes down to money,but that's racing.There are a few second tier drivers that should have a shot at a good seat but it all comes down to who has the bucks.I hope Hulkenberg and di Resta can find a good ride next year.With the new regs,it's wide open.

Money is bad enough, but now they also have to be built like a little girl. How many larger people who possibly have the skills to be an F1 champion will we never know about? Fangio wouldn't qualify for a position as an accountant at an F1 team let alone a driver.

They are leaving a huge slab wink.gif of talent on the table IMO. If Nico gets bumped because of his size (and he's not what you would call a big guy) I may quit following F1, and I've been following for a long ass time.
post #4229 of 4793
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Originally Posted by Tack View Post

If Nico gets bumped because of his size (and he's not what you would call a big guy) I may quit following F1, and I've been following for a long ass time.
lol Have another!
post #4230 of 4793
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Originally Posted by Tack View Post

Money is bad enough, but now they also have to be built like a little girl. How many larger people who possibly have the skills to be an F1 champion will we never know about? Fangio wouldn't qualify for a position as an accountant at an F1 team let alone a driver.

They are leaving a huge slab wink.gif of talent on the table IMO. If Nico gets bumped because of his size (and he's not what you would call a big guy) I may quit following F1, and I've been following for a long ass time.
Big guys need not apply. http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/formula1/24568089
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