Croft has to go

Croft has to go

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cgt2

2,316 posts

160 months

Thursday 21st October
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His belly has gone full Tony Soprano on the F1 Show.

Adrian W

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12,307 posts

200 months

Friday 22nd October
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Hopefully Brundle is back to keep him under control this weekend

cgt2

2,316 posts

160 months

Friday 22nd October
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Looks like it's DiResta unfortunately.

The F1 weekend warmup was equally terrible on YouTube, five minutes of inane (and VERY camp) conversation which had nothing to do with F1.

I would pay a lot of money to see James Hunt interviewed by Lawrence Baretto! smile

Edited by cgt2 on Friday 22 October 09:53

EVLATECOMER

102 posts

49 months

Friday 22nd October
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Adrian W said:
Hopefully Brundle is back to keep him under control this weekend
Apologies if this is already answered elsewhere in the F1 section guys, is Brundle only contracted for a set number of races these days or something? Is there a list of which ones or is he winding down towards retirement?

Teddy Lop

6,087 posts

39 months

Friday 22nd October
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cgt2 said:
His belly has gone full Tony Soprano on the F1 Show.
To think people knock Hamilton's costumes, at least he isn't rocking the Matalan maternity range.

My mrs also found his jeans offensive.

dibbers006

7,774 posts

190 months

Friday 22nd October
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cgt2 said:
His belly has gone full Tony Soprano on the F1 Show.
You can't talk about people's weight. It upsets the chunky boys and girls.

cgt2

2,316 posts

160 months

Friday 22nd October
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dibbers006 said:
You can't talk about people's weight. It upsets the chunky boys and girls.
When Croft was standing side on yesterday I was reminded of that episode when the FBI was conducting surveillance of Tony and to focus the camera the agent zoomed in on Tony's belly smile

Sandpit Steve

4,733 posts

46 months

Friday 22nd October
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EVLATECOMER said:
Apologies if this is already answered elsewhere in the F1 section guys, is Brundle only contracted for a set number of races these days or something? Is there a list of which ones or is he winding down towards retirement?
He’s normally missed a couple of races in recent seasons (think his contract is for 18 weekends, which was the season when he joined up), but seems to have been absent for half a dozen or so this year. Maybe he’s happy to wind down a little as the years pass - he’s 62 now, has had a long career as both a driver and commentator, is unlikely to need the money, and would prefer to spend his time on other things in life than racking up air miles and hotel points.

JaredVannett

1,238 posts

115 months

Friday 22nd October
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Sandpit Steve said:
EVLATECOMER said:
Apologies if this is already answered elsewhere in the F1 section guys, is Brundle only contracted for a set number of races these days or something? Is there a list of which ones or is he winding down towards retirement?
He’s normally missed a couple of races in recent seasons (think his contract is for 18 weekends, which was the season when he joined up), but seems to have been absent for half a dozen or so this year. Maybe he’s happy to wind down a little as the years pass - he’s 62 now, has had a long career as both a driver and commentator, is unlikely to need the money, and would prefer to spend his time on other things in life than racking up air miles and hotel points.
I hope not, PDR might become crofty's permanent right-hand man otherwise.

mw88

632 posts

83 months

Friday 22nd October
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cgt2 said:
Looks like it's DiResta unfortunately.
Sky's FP1 program has just started, and Brundle is on so hopefully he's here for the race.

cgt2

2,316 posts

160 months

Friday 22nd October
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mw88 said:
Sky's FP1 program has just started, and Brundle is on so hopefully he's here for the race.
I'm watching, result!

Adrian W

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12,307 posts

200 months

Friday 22nd October
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Does Di resta not like Mercedes, he seems to have a pop at them at every opportunity,

Tommo87

2,587 posts

85 months

Saturday 23rd October
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Adrian W said:
Does Di resta not like Mercedes, he seems to have a pop at them at every opportunity,
Oh yeah. It’s a regular source of discussion on fan sites.



RichB

46,154 posts

256 months

Saturday 23rd October
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Tommo87 said:
Adrian W said:
Does Di resta not like Mercedes, he seems to have a pop at them at every opportunity,
Oh yeah. It’s a regular source of discussion on fan sites.
I wonder what his issue is? Perhaps they turned him down for a sheet in one of their raish cars a few years ago?

MarkwG

3,351 posts

161 months

Saturday 23rd October
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RichB said:
Tommo87 said:
Adrian W said:
Does Di resta not like Mercedes, he seems to have a pop at them at every opportunity,
Oh yeah. It’s a regular source of discussion on fan sites.
I wonder what his issue is? Perhaps they turned him down for a sheet in one of their raish cars a few years ago?
Off topic a bit, I guess, but perhaps it's about Mercedes the F1 team, as he's been part of all the engine supplied teams, & the DTM, but not the factory team at Brackley?

EVLATECOMER

102 posts

49 months

Saturday 23rd October
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Sandpit Steve said:
EVLATECOMER said:
Apologies if this is already answered elsewhere in the F1 section guys, is Brundle only contracted for a set number of races these days or something? Is there a list of which ones or is he winding down towards retirement?
He’s normally missed a couple of races in recent seasons (think his contract is for 18 weekends, which was the season when he joined up), but seems to have been absent for half a dozen or so this year. Maybe he’s happy to wind down a little as the years pass - he’s 62 now, has had a long career as both a driver and commentator, is unlikely to need the money, and would prefer to spend his time on other things in life than racking up air miles and hotel points.
Thanks the 18 race per season thing ind of explains some of his absences, dread to think of the days when he hangs up his microphone.

Saw he was driving a 1975 RS Capri last week I think and an XJR10 or 11 at some historic race, he must have a ball getting to drive such beasts.

Adrian W

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12,307 posts

200 months

Saturday 23rd October
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Stop talking and watch what’s going on in front of you

PaulWoof

1,533 posts

127 months

Saturday 23rd October
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What, you dont like hearing what crofty had for breakfast? are you even an f1 fan?

cgt2

2,316 posts

160 months

Saturday 23rd October
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Danica Patrick's personality makes DiResta look like a standup comedian

Sandpit Steve

4,733 posts

46 months

Sunday 24th October
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EVLATECOMER said:
Thanks the 18 race per season thing ind of explains some of his absences, dread to think of the days when he hangs up his microphone.

Saw he was driving a 1975 RS Capri last week I think and an XJR10 or 11 at some historic race, he must have a ball getting to drive such beasts.
IIRC he’s driven more F1 cars than anyone else, something over 60 different chassis, mostly thanks to the media work.

On his weekends away from F1 he’s usually been spotted driving something somewhere, he did one of the Nurburgring endurance races with his son last year, which is something every father would want to do.

I think he’ll slowly step back over a couple of years, to give the younger drivers a chance to improve themselves in commentary. He’ll leave a big hole in the sport when he finally hangs up the microphone.

The good news is that, from reading his Twitter, it seems he’ll be at all of the last six races.

Let’s hope the championship goes right to the wire, it’s been a while since that happened (and from a purely selfish view I’m going to the last race!).