Model Boat Mayhem - Forum

Mess Deck: General Section => Chit-Chat => Topic started by: BFSMP on March 18, 2016, 09:51:11 AM

Title: Formula 1
Post by: BFSMP on March 18, 2016, 09:51:11 AM
I see that F1 is starting again this Saturday on Channel four.

Thank goodness that RedBull Soap box Derby racing starts the week after.

Far more exciting and far more entertaining, and infinitely more entertaining.

Jim.
Title: Re: Formula 1
Post by: Bob K on March 18, 2016, 10:31:05 AM
With BBC dropping F1 coverage and Channel 4 only doing partial highlights (so far) It will be hard to follow this year.  I am certainly not paying an extra £25.50 per month to SKY just to watch motor racing.
Title: Re: Formula 1
Post by: reg on March 18, 2016, 10:50:13 AM
Is anyone showing MOTO  GP this year  ?
Thats much better to watch
Title: Re: Formula 1
Post by: TomHugill on March 18, 2016, 11:02:10 AM
With BBC dropping F1 coverage and Channel 4 only doing partial highlights (so far) It will be hard to follow this year.  I am certainly not paying an extra £25.50 per month to SKY just to watch motor racing.

Channel four are doing full coverage of some races and highlights of the rest.
Title: Re: Formula 1
Post by: craggle on March 18, 2016, 11:08:26 AM
Have to agree, I love the soapbox racing!  {-) 
Only motor racing I really watch these days is the 24hr Le Mans.

Craig
Title: Re: Formula 1
Post by: Arrow5 on March 18, 2016, 02:14:14 PM
How do we get to see "soapbox racing" ? Is it the same as Gravity Races , or "Kairties" in Scotland, (carts) not Karting ?
Title: Re: Formula 1
Post by: craggle on March 18, 2016, 02:22:16 PM
Dave TV so you need sky or some kind of digital box. Not sure if you have to pay for it?

Seems the first episode is from Holland and shown on the 27th of March. I'll be recording that on my Sky box.  :-)
http://dave.uktv.co.uk/shows/red-bull-soapbox-race/ (http://dave.uktv.co.uk/shows/red-bull-soapbox-race/)

Craig.
Title: Re: Formula 1
Post by: BFSMP on March 18, 2016, 02:25:33 PM
No, its free on freeview tv........just tune your digibox to receive DAVE  on channel 12.

The new series starts on Monday, 28th march.it is a real hoot to watch, and I really am serious when I say much more entertaining than F1.

Jim
Title: Re: Formula 1
Post by: essex2visuvesi on March 18, 2016, 03:27:31 PM
No, its free on freeview tv........just tune your digibox to receive DAVE  on channel 12.

The new series starts on Monday, 28th march.it is a real hoot to watch, and I really am serious when I say much more entertaining than F1.

Jim

Finland has a channel just for you
http://www.jimtv.fi/

Title: Re: Formula 1
Post by: Brian60 on March 18, 2016, 03:33:38 PM
Well as an avid follower of F1 I was awake at 2am this morning to watch first free practice, and I can definitely say that it lived down to all expectations!

After so many changes that nobody wanted least of all the drivers, they have managed to turn it into a non event that even the likes of Martin Brundle Johnny Herbert and Ted Kravitz can't hype up. Let's hope things improve.
Title: Re: Formula 1
Post by: Netleyned on March 18, 2016, 03:39:35 PM
Well as an avid follower of F1 I was awake at 2am this morning to watch first free practice, and I can definitely say that it lived down to all expectations!

After so many changes that nobody wanted least of all the drivers, they have managed to turn it into a non event that even the likes of Martin Brundle Johnny Herbert and Ted Kravitz can't hype up. Let's hope things improve.


The rain and wind didn't help much either.


Ned

Title: Re: Formula 1
Post by: deepstar on March 18, 2016, 04:58:07 PM
hi
given up all hope
re f1
its like watching paint dry
deepstar
Title: Re: Formula 1
Post by: Bob K on March 18, 2016, 05:06:02 PM

its like watching paint dry


You mean, a bit like enforced pauses in building model boats ?
Title: Re: Formula 1
Post by: Danny on March 18, 2016, 05:44:25 PM
Dave TV so you need sky or some kind of digital box. Not sure if you have to pay for it?

Seems the first episode is from Holland and shown on the 27th of March. I'll be recording that on my Sky box.  :-)
http://dave.uktv.co.uk/shows/red-bull-soapbox-race/ (http://dave.uktv.co.uk/shows/red-bull-soapbox-race/)

Craig.


The Dave channel is showing the 2015 series (pretty recent for Dave) so we will have to pay Sky or learn Finnish!
I know which I'm doing .....
Hei kaikki. Kuinka voit tänään?


 %%
Title: Re: Formula 1
Post by: essex2visuvesi on March 18, 2016, 07:52:30 PM

The Dave channel is showing the 2015 series (pretty recent for Dave) so we will have to pay Sky or learn Finnish!
I know which I'm doing .....
Hei kaikki. Kuinka voit tänään?


 %%


Or you could say
Hei!.. Miten Mene?
Title: Re: Formula 1
Post by: meechingman on March 18, 2016, 08:42:20 PM
Alas, not all areas get the full range of Freeview channels. We get the bare legally required minimum and Freeview say that's all we'll ever get. So no Dave.


Anyway I've got Sky sports for the tennis (wife is huge Murray fan) so F1 is a bonus for me. Good fun when it clashes with the tennis though. Who gets priority? If quali is boring and the races predictable, I may just watch the highlights.
Title: Re: Formula 1
Post by: Danny on March 18, 2016, 08:43:54 PM

Or you could say
Hei!.. Miten Mene?


Mitä? Olen vasta sivulla yksi :)  Autoni on täynnä ankeriaita!
Title: Re: Formula 1
Post by: derekwarner on March 18, 2016, 08:45:10 PM
Well deepstar......'its like watching paint dry'...sometimes I think it would be far more relaxing and definitely more interesting watching that paint dry rather than watching & listening all of that dribble spoken about F1................Derek  :-X
Title: Re: Formula 1
Post by: essex2visuvesi on March 18, 2016, 09:19:46 PM

Mitä? Olen vasta sivulla yksi :)  Autoni on täynnä ankeriaita!


Lol Google translate does not work well for Finnish  ;D
Title: Re: Formula 1
Post by: BrianB6 on March 18, 2016, 11:36:54 PM
The F1 may be in my home town but I am going boating tomorrow.  %%
Title: Re: Formula 1
Post by: cbr900 on March 18, 2016, 11:52:18 PM
If you want to watch some real racing Moto GP also starts this weekend.......................



ROY
Title: Re: Formula 1
Post by: Brian60 on March 19, 2016, 07:07:28 AM
CHAOS RULES!

The new qualifying system is rubbish FACT. You can't have cars sat in the pits and not being given enough time to go out and set a quali time. How can the session finish 4 minutes early because 2 of the last 4 cars don't even bother to leave the pits?

Absolute shambles, it needs to be looked at and quickly.
Title: Re: Formula 1
Post by: Netleyned on March 19, 2016, 07:54:56 AM
Seems to be the general consensus across the pitlane.
Utter Rubbish <*<


Ned
Title: Re: Formula 1
Post by: canabus on March 20, 2016, 07:01:07 AM
Finish Order

Removed. Don't do that again.  <*<
Title: Re: Formula 1
Post by: Brian60 on March 20, 2016, 07:47:11 AM
Hell of a race! Mercedes lucky to get the 1 - 2 after such an appalling start. Poor judgement by Ferrari  on tyres.

But the talking point has to be what MASSIVE accident Fred (Alonso) had. There was nothing left of that car at all. A sure testament to how well constructed these cars really are.

Haas in their first grand prix finishing 6th well done to them. What does the future hold? Well I predict big fireworks in the Toro Rosso team with their two young hotheads, really surprised they both managed to stay on the track.

Roll on the next race - April 1st %%
Title: Re: Formula 1
Post by: Netleyned on March 20, 2016, 08:41:13 AM
It was worth getting up for  :-))


Ned
Title: Re: Formula 1
Post by: Brian60 on March 20, 2016, 11:13:54 AM
Video link to the accident....


http://www.skysports.com/f1/news/12433/10212713/fernando-alonso-and-esteban-gutierrez-crash-out-of-the-australian-gp
Title: Re: Formula 1
Post by: essex2visuvesi on March 20, 2016, 12:30:20 PM
FINISH ORDER



Please don't do this again
Not everyone watches it Live
Title: Re: Formula 1
Post by: Martin [Admin] on March 20, 2016, 04:00:19 PM
 
Agreed. NO spoilers for at least 24 ,hours please
.    >:-o

Most say, Channel 4 did an Excellent job.
Title: Re: Formula 1
Post by: Brian60 on March 21, 2016, 04:18:14 PM
Just thought I'd post a couple photo's of the accident involving ALonso. Somebody was truly looking after him on sunday!

You can see in photo 2, he's sat there thinking how the **** did I get out of that.

Title: Re: Formula 1
Post by: Brian60 on April 17, 2016, 01:50:52 PM
Well todays episode from China was well worth watch. Plenty of action and a well mixed up field until the later stages.

You do have to ask what has happened to Hamilton's luck though. Two collisions in the first two rounds and then this one where he had to start last because of a gearbox change.

Then what happens? Starting last you would think he was well clear of trouble, not so. Making up 5 places before the first corner he gets hit again, this time by The Sauber of Felipe Nasr, almost a carbon copy of two weeks ago when he was hit on the other side of the car by Bottas in the Williams.

Seems the only luck on offer for him is of the bad variety. Roll on Russia in two weeks time..

NOTE: I HAVE NOT PRINTED ANY RESULTS FOR THOSE WHO HAVE NOT WATCHED IT YET. :-))
Title: Re: Formula 1
Post by: Martin [Admin] on April 17, 2016, 03:14:19 PM
 
          :-))
Title: Re: Formula 1
Post by: imsinking on April 17, 2016, 06:52:48 PM
Hamilton's race woes are all down to him, the first two races anyway , until he masters the driver set launch off the line he's just throwing away hard won grid positions . . . . he's fought his way into contention in all the races up to now so he's not lost his edge . . . .
Also RED BULL are on the way back it seems , should be an interesting season . . . . .
AND they've finally got rid of those STUPID Qualifying rules & reverted back to normal . . .
Bill