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  • F1 2022 (CONTAINS SPOILERS)
  • the-muffin-man
    Full Member

    Just been reading this on Twitter…

    …what is this sport becoming!? What’s wrong with setting a ticket price and sticking to it. I’m slowly losing the love for it.

    Silverstone should be ashamed.

    Along with the increased reports of abuse at circuits. It doesn’t have the same feel and I no longer bother about missing a GP.

    thols2
    Free Member

    The Herta thing was never more than an attempt to distract from the bigger news about Red Bull splitting with Porsche. There was never any serious possibility that he would get a Super Licence.

    shermer75
    Free Member

    So they are keeping Gasly and Tsunoda?

    andrewh
    Free Member

    I would guess Gasly will off to alpine, his career isn’t going anywhere at AT, and he’s unlikely to go back to RB. Just a question of getting out of his contract.
    I’ve been impressed with Tsunoda this year. He was underwhelming last year but seems to have stepped up a bit this year, I don’t know if it’s due to more experience or if the car suits him better or what

    escrs
    Free Member

    Seems 2007 at Mclaren was worse than we knew, not only were Mclaren caught with the Ferrari documents and disqulified with a fine of 100 mil, it now seems Alonso tried to bribe everyone who wasnt working on Lewis’s car

    https://www.gpblog.com/en/news/137172/former-mclaren-mechanic-revealed-alonso-handed-out-bribes-in-2007.html

    Kryton57
    Full Member

    I believe I’ve met Mark Priestley and in the limited five minutes of exposure I had he came across as a bit of a nasty chap.

    sturdylad
    Free Member

    I have a (thankfully) former colleague who reckoned Priestley was a good bloke they worked together at Mcl), that’s enough to cement him as definitely NOT a good bloke in my eyes. I may be doing him a disservice who knows.
    Pretty bad of the Alonso bung story is true…
    Really though I doubt it would have made any difference.
    The mechs work for the team not the driver. Not a lot they can do to upset the running of the other car

    scotroutes
    Full Member

    Surely the “bribes” would have been better directed at the folk working on Hamiltons car?  That not being the case it looks like a “thank you” rather than a bribe.

    the-muffin-man
    Full Member

    @nickdavies

    What VPN are you using?

    I’ve been looking into this and it seems F1 TV actively try and block VPN created IPs. So I don’t want to shell out ££s and find I have to keep switching VPN suppliers.

    I cancelled NOW over the weekend. £34 a month is just rubbish for what they are offering.

    sobriety
    Free Member

    @the-muffin-man

    I use Nord, and then VPN to RTL Luxembourg, as they have it on free-to-air with no login needed, it mneans I have to watch it in a foreign languagem but I can live with that as the commentary is pretty terrible anyways.

    the-muffin-man
    Full Member

    F1 NASCAR announces 24 race calendar for 2023…

    FIA approves record 24-race F1 calendar for 2023 including races in China and Monaco

    mashr
    Full Member

    24 races, 3 engines (etc), budget cap. Choose all of them, apparently. I can see some interesting comments from the teams coming soon, wouldn’t be the first time that burnout (people, not tyres) has come into it

    afrothunder88
    Free Member

    I’ve been using PIA’s VPN to a Turkish IP with F1 TV with no issues, £5.99 per month for the Pro package.

    nickdavies
    Free Member

    @the-muffin-man

    Nord here too. No issues though you need a credit card of the country you go for.

    (Or Apple Pay 😉)

    Tbh I paid for nowtv last year, it was shite but it was a brilliant second half of the season. F1tv’s coverage is superior in every way apart from missing out on brundle’s grid walk – it’s just ridiculous how bad sky coverage is for the money and how licensing restrictions force us into paying through the nose for sub par content.

    the-muffin-man
    Full Member

    Thanks folks. I’ll try a VPN for next season.

    Not going to bother for now – season is done and dusted so I’ll just have to watch C4 highlights and DC in his tight trousers! 🙂

    Twodogs
    Full Member

    For all the Christian Horner fans, the latest Beyond the Grid podcast has a whole hour of of him for your enjoyment 😂

    (Where’s the tumbleweed emoji?)

    the-muffin-man
    Full Member

    Oh wow! Didn’t see that coming! 🙂

    Williams confirm Latifi will not drive for team again in 2023

    P20
    Full Member

    Thank god! Williams deserve better than Latiffi. He doesn’t need to see out his contract for me

    mashr
    Full Member

    He’ll see it out as it’ll likely be his last ever chance to drive an F1 car

    Bez
    Full Member

    To be fair to him, he’s been winning Williams a lot of wind tunnel time.

    (Though once he leaves then they’ll probably claw that time back by no longer having to cover the wind tunnel floor with gravel and mount the model on a rotating turntable.)

    windyg
    Free Member

    20 cars on the grid and Latiffi is 21st in the drivers standing with only Hulkenberg behind him says it all really

    multi21
    Free Member

    Latifi’s not been that bad compared to the pay drivers of old, Karthikeyan etc.

    andrewh
    Free Member

    He can’t be that bad.
    2nd in F2 behind De Vryes isn’t anything to be ashamed of. Just getting into F1 is a massive achievement, even for someone with financial backing they still need the skill to get a superlicence.
    However, ‘very good’ just doesn’t cut it at that level and he’s clearly not ‘the best of the best’ Being not as good as Russell Albon or De Vryes still isn’t bad

    the-muffin-man
    Full Member

    Looks like McLaren are doing a Red Bull/Ferrari hybrid sidepod upgrade for this weekend. Rumoured to be heavily updated floor too. This style of sidepod seems to be favoured by most teams now. Wonder if Merc will experiment with it before the season is out?

    WorldClassAccident
    Free Member

    High speed R&D = Rip-off & Duplicate
    🙂

    multi21
    Free Member

    the-muffin-man
    Full Member

    Looks like McLaren are doing a Red Bull/Ferrari hybrid sidepod upgrade for this weekend.

    Yes looks quite a big update.

    However, it’s for Lando only, I’m getting these vibes:

    PJM1974
    Free Member

    Yep – Lando is getting first crack that this.

    McLaren need to pull something special out of the bag if they’re going to claim fourth in the constructors standings this year, Alpine have been over-delivering of late.

    multi21
    Free Member

    🙏 for redbull DQ 😉

    nickc
    Full Member

    It’ll be a fine, not a DQ

    multi21
    Free Member

    nickc
    Full Member

    It’ll be a fine, not a DQ

    I know, I was joking. But there is a serious point- a fine doesn’t help, they’ve got money to burn. They’ve gained an advantage which has won them both championships (assuming the rumour is correct & it is red bull) and the performance advantage will continue to be an advantage next year.

    It would be good to dock them wind tunnel time or something.

    nickc
    Full Member

    Yeah agreed, it’s not much of a deterrent, I’d bet money teams have any fine built into the budget anyway. It’s what I’d do.

    mashr
    Full Member

    Or they’ve just spent too much on marketing and not really gained anything. Will be interesting to see what comes out though. A fine taken out of next years budget would work

    the-muffin-man
    Full Member

    Just one more nail in the coffin for my love of F1.

    Why is this news coming out 10 months after the season has ended? Overspend last season was more likely for gain this season. Was it not being monitored during the season in some way?

    Let them piss money up the wall if they have it, chuck as many engines in as they want and go back to the 80s style of racing! 🙂

    Only way to truly control costs is to make it a spec series.

    scotroutes
    Full Member

    Why is this news coming out 10 months after the season has ended?

    It’s not news, it’s speculation.

    the-muffin-man
    Full Member

    Only speculation if it’s reported on PlanetF1! 🙂

    It’s being reported on a proper F1 site too…

    Red Bull one of two teams believed to have broken budget cap

    Good chance Red Bull will be collared for overspend this season too. There’s been rumours for a while now they’ve blown the budget and have been using Alpha Tauri for R&D work too.

    stumpy01
    Full Member

    I wonder if Team Redbull……erm, sorry I mean David Coulthard & Mark Weber will ask Karen about the budget cap?

    andrewh
    Free Member

    A fine taken out of next years budget would work

    Would it? Or would teams then spend £300m this year to make sure of the championship and just write off next year?

    andrewh
    Free Member

    They have designers, engineers, drivers, etc who are all pushing right to the limit of what rules allow and will find and exploit any loophole they come across.
    I’m pretty sure they have accountants doing exactly the same

    multi21
    Free Member

    the-muffin-man
    Full Member

    Aaaaah shit!… 🙁😀🤬🤬

    https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/f1-extends-sky-tv-broadcast-deal-until-2029/10376571/
    Posted 21 minutes ago

    **** SAKE I WANT F1 TV PRO STUPID ****

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