Official 2020 Austrian Grand Prix Thread ***SPOILERS***

Official 2020 Austrian Grand Prix Thread ***SPOILERS***

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Fundoreen

1,494 posts

38 months

Saturday 27th June
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F1. How we missed it. Will be a race a week starting next week for at least 5 races.
Something else to talk about may happen at last!

suffolk009

4,085 posts

120 months

Saturday 27th June
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TheDeuce said:
TwentyFive said:
Monaco as a race is one of the worst but it’s still far better than somewhere like Paul Ricard because at Monaco you make one error and you are out. That is still great to watch.

For me the real appeal of Monaco are the camera shots of them Climbing up towards Massenet, the hairpin and the awesome footage into the swimming pool. Maybe it just reminds me of the older days? Racing wise it’s rubbish!

That being said, you just can’t beat seeing an F1 car at a classic track where the car can stretch it’s legs. Silverstone and Spa are awesome places to watch a modern day F1 car. Becketts and Pouhon are my favourites to stand and watch the direction change and commitment. It never gets old.
Quite, there is justification for Monaco. It's easy to point to it's flaws, but that misses the point.

Also a great thing about F1 is the variety of track types. Monaco is ridiculous but it's basically an F1 pilgrimage to head there each year anyway. Silverstone and Spa are 'proper circuits'. Then places like Baku which offer some wild results and Singapore because 'lets have a night race'. Variety is important, none of us are going to like em all!

Except Paul Ricard. No one likes that, Paul Ricard can go.
I have always enjoyed watching Monaco race weekend. My first memories of motor racing would have been mid 70s watching the cars go down through the hairpin. It was mesmerising.

Unfortunately I've just been watching that 3 part series on Monaco. It doesn't seem like a very pleasant place.

Stan the Bat

5,478 posts

167 months

Saturday 27th June
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TheDeuce said:
Dunno guys.. I've got a lot of time for C4's production and team but it's hard to trump watching a race live! (and almost impossible these days to avoid hearing the results ahead of watching later if you don't).

Anyway, however you watch.. just 6 days to go smile
I find it easy to avoid hearing the results.

Am I strange ?


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TheDeuce

5,467 posts

21 months

Saturday 27th June
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suffolk009 said:
TheDeuce said:
TwentyFive said:
Monaco as a race is one of the worst but it’s still far better than somewhere like Paul Ricard because at Monaco you make one error and you are out. That is still great to watch.

For me the real appeal of Monaco are the camera shots of them Climbing up towards Massenet, the hairpin and the awesome footage into the swimming pool. Maybe it just reminds me of the older days? Racing wise it’s rubbish!

That being said, you just can’t beat seeing an F1 car at a classic track where the car can stretch it’s legs. Silverstone and Spa are awesome places to watch a modern day F1 car. Becketts and Pouhon are my favourites to stand and watch the direction change and commitment. It never gets old.
Quite, there is justification for Monaco. It's easy to point to it's flaws, but that misses the point.

Also a great thing about F1 is the variety of track types. Monaco is ridiculous but it's basically an F1 pilgrimage to head there each year anyway. Silverstone and Spa are 'proper circuits'. Then places like Baku which offer some wild results and Singapore because 'lets have a night race'. Variety is important, none of us are going to like em all!

Except Paul Ricard. No one likes that, Paul Ricard can go.
I have always enjoyed watching Monaco race weekend. My first memories of motor racing would have been mid 70s watching the cars go down through the hairpin. It was mesmerising.

Unfortunately I've just been watching that 3 part series on Monaco. It doesn't seem like a very pleasant place.
That was my first memory of F1 too I think, the hairpin. And when I first visited Monaco for work it was quite something to encounter it first hand, and walk down it.. (It's seriously steep..).

As for the place itself... Well, it's soulless and basically ugly, other than the sparkling main harbour and areas such as casino square. All the rest you know from the documentary.

As a petrol head though.... Where else would you go to see a bloke looking smug as he climbs out of his Lambo, only to be put in the shade as three members of the Bugatti Chiron owners club pull up next to him smile In the end, as a short flight sunshine weekend destination I'd recommend it to any F1 or car fan. More than a weekend and the thrill definitely wears off imo and the expense of just buying a pint of beer is pretty crushing!!

Love the GP though, and I can only imagine how joyful it must be to invite all your mates on to the balcony of your home and watch F1 cars scream past a few metres away. Must have been a very strange weekend for the residents when it didn't happen this year.

TheDeuce

5,467 posts

21 months

Saturday 27th June
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Stan the Bat said:
TheDeuce said:
Dunno guys.. I've got a lot of time for C4's production and team but it's hard to trump watching a race live! (and almost impossible these days to avoid hearing the results ahead of watching later if you don't).

Anyway, however you watch.. just 6 days to go smile
I find it easy to avoid hearing the results.

Am I strange ?


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In all honesty since Brexit stories took over I have basically avoided the news/media, hardly even watch TV these days and am much happier for it! So yes I could easily avoid hearing the results too.. Apparently several people can't as it's been commented on this site on the never ending threads about Sky vs C4.

I would struggle though, I'm typically on the forums and chat etc as I watch the race live. If I was watching a re-run, it mostly wouldn't be possible to risk logging in here before hand as there are always threads that the title of alone gives away what happened.

Mr Dendrite

1,477 posts

165 months

Saturday 27th June
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Stan the Bat said:
cuprabob said:
Deesee said:
cuprabob said:
For those of us with council TV, CH4 coverage is as follows;

Qualy: Sat 4th July @18:45
Race: Sun 5th July @ 18:30
Sky F1 is 10£ a month on a rolling 31 day contract at the moment, so £20 For the first 8 races.. granted you do need a base pack for that.

Or get F1 tv access (£2 a month), and point a VPN at the states and watch the full race, with all the onboards and team radio as soon as it’s finished.
Thanks for the info but I'm happy just watching the CH4 coverage smile
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A reminder that if you have a Tesco club card and a Now tv box, Tesco do Now tv vouchers, so £11 of Tesco vouchers will get you a Month of sky sports on Now tv, which is still cheaper than the Sky promotion. With 4 races for July and 3 for August that’s me sorted for £22 of Tesco pretend money and hopefully another load following On with Italy in September.

Derek Smith

36,439 posts

203 months

Saturday 27th June
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Mr Dendrite said:
A reminder that if you have a Tesco club card and a Now tv box, Tesco do Now tv vouchers, so £11 of Tesco vouchers will get you a Month of sky sports on Now tv, which is still cheaper than the Sky promotion. With 4 races for July and 3 for August that’s me sorted for £22 of Tesco pretend money and hopefully another load following On with Italy in September.
Currys do them for £10.

TheInternet

3,141 posts

118 months

Saturday 27th June
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Derek Smith said:
Currys do them for £10.
As far as I can see that's only for one week, not one month.

Derek Smith

36,439 posts

203 months

Sunday 28th June
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TheInternet said:
Derek Smith said:
Currys do them for £10.
As far as I can see that's only for one week, not one month.
My mistake. Thanks for that. I misread the first post on the matter.

HTP99

16,511 posts

95 months

Sunday 28th June
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Mr Dendrite said:
Stan the Bat said:
cuprabob said:
Deesee said:
cuprabob said:
For those of us with council TV, CH4 coverage is as follows;

Qualy: Sat 4th July @18:45
Race: Sun 5th July @ 18:30
Sky F1 is 10£ a month on a rolling 31 day contract at the moment, so £20 For the first 8 races.. granted you do need a base pack for that.

Or get F1 tv access (£2 a month), and point a VPN at the states and watch the full race, with all the onboards and team radio as soon as it’s finished.
Thanks for the info but I'm happy just watching the CH4 coverage smile
yes
A reminder that if you have a Tesco club card and a Now tv box, Tesco do Now tv vouchers, so £11 of Tesco vouchers will get you a Month of sky sports on Now tv, which is still cheaper than the Sky promotion. With 4 races for July and 3 for August that’s me sorted for £22 of Tesco pretend money and hopefully another load following On with Italy in September.
It's a shame that the £10 pm, monthly rolling contract for F1 on Sky isn't available through Virgin, I'd sign up if it was. Looks like I'll be watching the race on my tablet through my friends Sky Go account.

JonChalk

2,904 posts

65 months

Sunday 28th June
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Mr Dendrite said:
A reminder that if you have a Tesco club card and a Now tv box, Tesco do Now tv vouchers, so £11 of Tesco vouchers will get you a Month of sky sports on Now tv, which is still cheaper than the Sky promotion. With 4 races for July and 3 for August that’s me sorted for £22 of Tesco pretend money and hopefully another load following On with Italy in September.
Thanks for the heads up - will do this beer

JonChalk

2,904 posts

65 months

Sunday 28th June
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JonChalk said:
Mr Dendrite said:
A reminder that if you have a Tesco club card and a Now tv box, Tesco do Now tv vouchers, so £11 of Tesco vouchers will get you a Month of sky sports on Now tv, which is still cheaper than the Sky promotion. With 4 races for July and 3 for August that’s me sorted for £22 of Tesco pretend money and hopefully another load following On with Italy in September.
Thanks for the heads up - will do this beer
..oh and, NowTV doing a 25% offer for next three months for existing members; so even cheaper. So theoretically 3 months of F1 for £25 quids worth of Tesco club card vouchers? Will try this a bit later when I can find the CC vouchers!!

edit: deal also adds 7 days of free trial of Boost, which adds 1080p, 50fps and 5.1 sound - so worth a go for Austria 1 to see if NowTV streaming quality improves.


Edited by JonChalk on Sunday 28th June 08:28


Edited by JonChalk on Sunday 28th June 08:31

andburg

3,744 posts

124 months

Sunday 28th June
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I just wish I could get an f1 only nowtv pass or watch on f1tv

TheDeuce

5,467 posts

21 months

Sunday 28th June
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https://youtu.be/FH-ulVsTDUw

From 40 mins in Will Buxton talking about what it's going to be like turning up at the races (personally). That's interesting as I really wasn't sure if anyone familiar was going to be there in such a role. I wonder how much of the sky team will be admitted?

At one point he goes on to say it'll be odd interacting with team members from 2m apart - so it rather sounds as if pre race build up could be fairly normal, other than the 2m distance.

All fine by me, might as well crack on at this point. But I am mildly surprised nonetheless.

TwentyFive

90 posts

21 months

Just wanted to say it was so good to wake up this morning, make a coffee and then suddenly remember 'it is race week' biggrin

It has been a while!

paulguitar

5,925 posts

68 months

TwentyFive said:
Just wanted to say it was so good to wake up this morning, make a coffee and then suddenly remember 'it is race week' biggrin

It has been a while!
yeswoohoo

TheDeuce

5,467 posts

21 months

It's been a VERY long time since pre season testing to find out how the cars actually stack up!

Weather for the weekend still looks wet too smile

TwentyFive

90 posts

21 months

TheDeuce said:
It's been a VERY long time since pre season testing to find out how the cars actually stack up!
Yes and it seems a lot of teams are bringing significant upgrade packages too.

I am particularly interested to see if Racing Point are indeed as quick as they looked in winter testing come this weekend. It would be nice to see them ruffle the feathers of some of the bigger teams and Perez is known for sneaking podiums when given a chance.

TheDeuce

5,467 posts

21 months

TwentyFive said:
Yes and it seems a lot of teams are bringing significant upgrade packages too.

I am particularly interested to see if Racing Point are indeed as quick as they looked in winter testing come this weekend. It would be nice to see them ruffle the feathers of some of the bigger teams and Perez is known for sneaking podiums when given a chance.
Let's just say... It wouldn't totally amaze me if Racing Point are faster than expected, Ferrari slower than usual and the two end up meeting more often than we're used too. And I'm all but convinced Red Bull will be superior to Ferrari this season.

I can see a fair few teams battling with teams they haven't been close to before - I hope I'm right as that would make this season fascinating from day one, in spite of the fact that Mercedes likely remain the team at the very top.


BrettMRC

1,486 posts

115 months

I'm wondering who will be a back...Williams or Haas?