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supertouring

1,629 posts

120 months

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Saturday 21st April 2012 quote quote all
As I work from home I miss watching the full Friday practice sessions as I pick up what is going on behind the scenes, which I enjoy.

However, the race last week was fantastic and the only one to have me on the edge of the seat since Canada last year. Lots of racing and overtakes, very enjoyable.

Just wish there were more on BBC and less on Sky.

TheHeretic

73,668 posts

142 months

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stephen300o said:
Not at all, it's been a great season so far. Though I did lose touch with whats going on in kabaddi when channel4 stopped covering it.
Kabaddi was awesome! The Indians on our vessel and I used to play it. Most of the time I gave up from giggling.

Gaz.

50,392 posts

138 months

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llewop said:
Has the potential to be a classic season: 6 world champions, 3 winners so far and the prospect of more seems highly likely.

The tyres, DRS and KERS mean that it isn't a case of the order at the end of the first lap being more or less the finishing order as it was a few years ago.

So - OP - to answer your question - nope! maybe it is just you!
Agreed. 2010 was stonking but I think 2012 will be even better.

Bedazzled

8,191 posts

108 months

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I haven't enjoyed F1 nearly as much this season, several races have been spoiled by various factors and I'm getting bored watching them nursing fragile tyres for 3/4 of the race. I'm looking forward to the European season starting though.

I thought I'd lose interest in F1 with Sky getting half the races but it's easy to find a live feed on the internet, so there's no reason to miss anything. And it's quite good fun taking the p*ss out of Sky's appalling coverage.

Meanwhile I've got into some other motorsport this year, in particular Nascar and British Touring Cars, both of which have been more fun to watch than F1. Moto GP has gone off the boil a bit but the Moto 2 class has some excellent racing.

Great Dane

1,749 posts

53 months

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Fast Fuse said:
As a guy who used to get really annoyed if I missed any race or qualifying session (regardless of what unholy time it was on in the morning!), I've found I've lost a bit of interest. I'm certainly not going to be getting up early anymore - I can't watch half the races live, so what difference does it make adding a couple more to that list?

Don't get me wrong, I still absolutely love F1. The real test is going to be when it clashes with the BTCC coverage - that decision used to be a no-brainer, F1 always won. This year I'm not so sure.... scratchchinfrown
Got up evry morning never missed a race... now I have seen two laps.... as I was zapping through for something else... forgot China was on...
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F1GTRUeno

2,543 posts

105 months

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Seen at least some of every practice and quali session so far, seen all of the races. Watch the F1 show (mainly for Georgie). Pretty damn happy with Sky's coverage so far if I'm honest. Think it's worth getting a basic package of some kind (whether it's with Sky/Virgin/Freesat/whatever) that has the F1 channel, surely can't cost too much.

As for the actual racing, all three races have had different winners, plenty of overtaking, close racing and lots of incident and interest. Shaping up to be a fantastic season.

JWarren98

115 posts

34 months

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Lost a bit of interest in it all due to the TV channel fiasco.
But, in all fairness it's worked out quite well, the BBC highlights are so well put together that I can't tell when they've skipped laps, so to me it's like watching a really exciting sprint race. In fact I enjoyed the Aus/Malaysia highlights so much I didn't bother with the live race last weekend.

I still keep up to date with all the going ons during the week on websites etc and I'm no less of an F1 fan than I've ever been, but the highlights format means I spend less of my Sunday sitting around doing nothing, I don't have to get up early for non-euro races, I don't have to watch X amount of laps of non action and I've stayed with the broadcasting team/format I liked.

ewenm

27,006 posts

132 months

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Not at all.

I'm generally unable to prioritise F1 on a Sunday so avoiding the results and watching highlights/recorded is not a problem.

Pints

16,177 posts

81 months

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Before the season started I was concerned I'd feel that way. However, now that things are underway and the races have been incredibly exciting and varied, I'm as committed as I ever was.

Allyc85

5,014 posts

73 months

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Nope im loving it biggrin

Chrisgr31

8,951 posts

142 months

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I am quite enjoying the higlights on the BBC, they are not as disruptive to the rest of the day as the full race is!

zac510

5,529 posts

93 months

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I don't find that interest correlates with the quality of the F1 season. As much as I love F1 I'd be disappointed if nothing else in life was able to grab my attention or enthuse me in any way. It'd be quite a shallow life. Thus I think it's normal and not a negative reflection for one's interest to ebb and flow.

dtrump

1,546 posts

78 months

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you're all alone tumbleweed











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DanDC5

9,046 posts

54 months

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IforB said:
F1 doesn't need to worry about hardcore fans, they'll watch it no matter what, but make life difficult for the majority who are less committed and viewing figures will soon start tumbling and that is a big problem for F1.
Though they seem to not give a monkeys about it.
The combined viewing figures between the BBC and Sky last weekend were the highest TV numbers that F1 has had for a long time.

Scuffers

14,639 posts

161 months

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DanDC5 said:
The combined viewing figures between the BBC and Sky last weekend were the highest TV numbers that F1 has had for a long time.
really?

what were they? (and do you have the previous race numbers?)



Jasandjules

51,836 posts

116 months

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Losing interest? Not really, I still want to watch it. TBH I've rarely had the ability to take a weekend where I can just sit down and watch the full quali and then the full race, that's a lot of hours out of a weekend... But at the same time I am not pleased to only watch Highlights!

ThePlanner

5,157 posts

154 months

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There are plenty of online streams of f1 live.


Tyrewrecker

6,419 posts

41 months

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ThePlanner said:
There are plenty of online streams of f1 live.
Time is it on? 1300?

0000

11,153 posts

78 months

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S10 GTA said:
I think the change in times is the problem. It almost always used to be on at 1pm on Saturday and Sunday, now I never know when its on.
At least 3 hours after every BBC News outlet has broadcast the results of the session. ranting

I'm usually working while the F1's on and it's so frustrating to try and follow it when they cut out chunks. I wish they at least indicated when they were going to skip sections so I didn't keep finding myself confused at how things had suddenly changed and wondering whether I'd missed anything or they'd cut something out.

shirt

16,149 posts

88 months

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i watched the chinese race on african tv. normally i get it on arabic tv, be thankful you have the beeb at least for the commentary, outside of europe they [the pundits] are dire.


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