Official 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Thread ***SPOILERS***

Official 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Thread ***SPOILERS***

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BigBen

10,567 posts

194 months

Friday 2nd April
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leef44 said:
That is a perfect definition of Kimi's mentality. He loves driving at the pinnacle of motorsport and in low profile Alfa, he doesn't have to deal with the media bullst and pressure.
Not true he has to do those inexplicable Alfa adverts.

leef44

2,149 posts

117 months

Friday 2nd April
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BigBen said:
leef44 said:
That is a perfect definition of Kimi's mentality. He loves driving at the pinnacle of motorsport and in low profile Alfa, he doesn't have to deal with the media bullst and pressure.
Not true he has to do those inexplicable Alfa adverts.
But still a much simpler life than the high profile pressure at the front of the grid.

BigBen

10,567 posts

194 months

Friday 2nd April
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leef44 said:
BigBen said:
leef44 said:
That is a perfect definition of Kimi's mentality. He loves driving at the pinnacle of motorsport and in low profile Alfa, he doesn't have to deal with the media bullst and pressure.
Not true he has to do those inexplicable Alfa adverts.
But still a much simpler life than the high profile pressure at the front of the grid.
True, I was more remarking on how s**t those adverts are!

TheDeuce

8,857 posts

30 months

Friday 2nd April
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BigBen said:
leef44 said:
BigBen said:
leef44 said:
That is a perfect definition of Kimi's mentality. He loves driving at the pinnacle of motorsport and in low profile Alfa, he doesn't have to deal with the media bullst and pressure.
Not true he has to do those inexplicable Alfa adverts.
But still a much simpler life than the high profile pressure at the front of the grid.
True, I was more remarking on how s**t those adverts are!
That's about the only thing Kimi has done for the brand since he went to Alfa - I've spent the last 15 years in TV and I'm going to guess that he got his contribution to that advert done within a single 10 hour day. I also imagine he would have understood what the fk was going on in the advert even less than those of us who have watched it at least 50 times.

I think Kimi is literally just Kimi, very relaxed as a result of never trying to be anything other than 'Kimi'. He says he just wants to race... Alfa allows him to pretty much do nothing other than race. He'll do that until they say no more, at which point I don't think he'll have much of a reaction other than to transfer all his attention to his family and say a polite goodbye smile

What a nice guy. Shows how easy life can be when you're humble and honest. He's pretty much avoided all of the typical F1 bullst since day one by never having anything to say unless he genuinely feels there is something worth saying.

Flooble

2,905 posts

64 months

Saturday 3rd April
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He even got his other half in the advert, so it would have been more like a day out for them than going to work.

leef44

2,149 posts

117 months

Saturday 3rd April
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TheDeuce said:
That's about the only thing Kimi has done for the brand since he went to Alfa - I've spent the last 15 years in TV and I'm going to guess that he got his contribution to that advert done within a single 10 hour day. I also imagine he would have understood what the fk was going on in the advert even less than those of us who have watched it at least 50 times.

I think Kimi is literally just Kimi, very relaxed as a result of never trying to be anything other than 'Kimi'. He says he just wants to race... Alfa allows him to pretty much do nothing other than race. He'll do that until they say no more, at which point I don't think he'll have much of a reaction other than to transfer all his attention to his family and say a polite goodbye smile

What a nice guy. Shows how easy life can be when you're humble and honest. He's pretty much avoided all of the typical F1 bullst since day one by never having anything to say unless he genuinely feels there is something worth saying.
I totally agree thumbup

I have so much respect for him on this front. Given his high profile F1 portfolio which can really get to anyone as a top driver, he has been so cool throughout.

cuprabob

9,739 posts

178 months

Saturday 3rd April
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leef44 said:
TheDeuce said:
That's about the only thing Kimi has done for the brand since he went to Alfa - I've spent the last 15 years in TV and I'm going to guess that he got his contribution to that advert done within a single 10 hour day. I also imagine he would have understood what the fk was going on in the advert even less than those of us who have watched it at least 50 times.

I think Kimi is literally just Kimi, very relaxed as a result of never trying to be anything other than 'Kimi'. He says he just wants to race... Alfa allows him to pretty much do nothing other than race. He'll do that until they say no more, at which point I don't think he'll have much of a reaction other than to transfer all his attention to his family and say a polite goodbye smile

What a nice guy. Shows how easy life can be when you're humble and honest. He's pretty much avoided all of the typical F1 bullst since day one by never having anything to say unless he genuinely feels there is something worth saying.
I totally agree thumbup

I have so much respect for him on this front. Given his high profile F1 portfolio which can really get to anyone as a top driver, he has been so cool throughout.
... and not forgetting his response to Martin Brundle on the grid when asked about Michael Schumacher retirement smile

talksthetorque

8,835 posts

99 months

Saturday 3rd April
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Was just going to post something similar. I imagine he'd be delighted if some sort of retirement gathering was organised and all the other drivers apologised for not being there by video link from their respective thrones.



tertius

6,017 posts

194 months

Monday 5th April
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Anyone know why the highlights are not on All4? Just shows “Formula 1: unavailable”

ChemicalChaos

9,205 posts

124 months

Monday 5th April
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tertius said:
Anyone know why the highlights are not on All4? Just shows “Formula 1: unavailable”
I think the C4 highlights only last for a week on catchup. It worked when I watched it midweek

kiseca

8,837 posts

183 months

Monday 5th April
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I don't think F1 has much longer on Channel 4. They seem to be strangling it a little bit more each season, and then for the past 1 - 2 seasons Sky have been advertising their live coverage in the Channel 4 broadcasts.

To me it looks like there is slow pressure to try shut it down and have it exclusively on Sky. And if Sky can't get that in contract, possibly they're gradually adding pressure to the point where it becomes unviable for Channel 4 and they shut it down of their own accord. David Coulthard keeps threatening to leave every time the stewards make a daft decision anyway...

But that's all speculation. Maybe Sky have nothing to do with how long the race is available on All 4.

HustleRussell

19,065 posts

124 months

Monday 5th April
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HustleRussell said:
Dying to hear what, if anything, this diff issue was costing Max.
Three tenths a lap apparently! Massive...

kiseca

8,837 posts

183 months

Monday 5th April
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HustleRussell said:
HustleRussell said:
Dying to hear what, if anything, this diff issue was costing Max.
Three tenths a lap apparently! Massive...
That would have given him the race comfortably, but it's also pretty much the qualifying gap. So either Helmut has used that as the reference, or both drivers hit about the same level of perfection on their qualifying.

HustleRussell

19,065 posts

124 months

Monday 5th April
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...and Perez too, apparently.

HighwayStar

3,315 posts

108 months

Monday 5th April
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kiseca said:
I don't think F1 has much longer on Channel 4. They seem to be strangling it a little bit more each season, and then for the past 1 - 2 seasons Sky have been advertising their live coverage in the Channel 4 broadcasts.

To me it looks like there is slow pressure to try shut it down and have it exclusively on Sky. And if Sky can't get that in contract, possibly they're gradually adding pressure to the point where it becomes unviable for Channel 4 and they shut it down of their own accord. David Coulthard keeps threatening to leave every time the stewards make a daft decision anyway...

But that's all speculation. Maybe Sky have nothing to do with how long the race is available on All 4.
Ch4’s deal runs until 2024, same as Sky’s. Hopefully Sky will lose it after that.
https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/channel-4-multi...

Stan the Bat

6,325 posts

176 months

Monday 5th April
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HighwayStar said:
kiseca said:
I don't think F1 has much longer on Channel 4. They seem to be strangling it a little bit more each season, and then for the past 1 - 2 seasons Sky have been advertising their live coverage in the Channel 4 broadcasts.

To me it looks like there is slow pressure to try shut it down and have it exclusively on Sky. And if Sky can't get that in contract, possibly they're gradually adding pressure to the point where it becomes unviable for Channel 4 and they shut it down of their own accord. David Coulthard keeps threatening to leave every time the stewards make a daft decision anyway...

But that's all speculation. Maybe Sky have nothing to do with how long the race is available on All 4.
Ch4’s deal runs until 2024, same as Sky’s. Hopefully Sky will lose it after that.
https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/channel-4-multi...
I'm sure Sky have throttled CH4 as much as they can.

Can't wait for Sky to lose the rights.

Teddy Lop

4,689 posts

31 months

Monday 5th April
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Stan the Bat said:
I'm sure Sky have throttled CH4 as much as they can.

Can't wait for Sky to lose the rights.
I'm mixed on that, for all skys faults having a broadcaster with the capacity/willingness to broadcast everything is nice, gotten quite into the f2&3

  • memories of itv cutting the coverage before the podium for Hamilton's first ever win*

sparta6

2,502 posts

64 months

Monday 5th April
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leef44 said:
TheDeuce said:
That's about the only thing Kimi has done for the brand since he went to Alfa - I've spent the last 15 years in TV and I'm going to guess that he got his contribution to that advert done within a single 10 hour day. I also imagine he would have understood what the fk was going on in the advert even less than those of us who have watched it at least 50 times.

I think Kimi is literally just Kimi, very relaxed as a result of never trying to be anything other than 'Kimi'. He says he just wants to race... Alfa allows him to pretty much do nothing other than race. He'll do that until they say no more, at which point I don't think he'll have much of a reaction other than to transfer all his attention to his family and say a polite goodbye smile

What a nice guy. Shows how easy life can be when you're humble and honest. He's pretty much avoided all of the typical F1 bullst since day one by never having anything to say unless he genuinely feels there is something worth saying.
I totally agree thumbup

I have so much respect for him on this front. Given his high profile F1 portfolio which can really get to anyone as a top driver, he has been so cool throughout.
Kimi is much smarter than most people realise.
Can enjoy a proper party, and has a balanced home life too smile

10/10


Oilchange

6,788 posts

224 months

Monday 5th April
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Teddy Lop said:
Stan the Bat said:
I'm sure Sky have throttled CH4 as much as they can.

Can't wait for Sky to lose the rights.
I'm mixed on that, for all skys faults having a broadcaster with the capacity/willingness to broadcast everything is nice, gotten quite into the f2&3

  • memories of itv cutting the coverage before the podium for Hamilton's first ever win*
No way! I wonder why they did that.

mw88

217 posts

75 months

Monday 5th April
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Teddy Lop said:
I'm mixed on that, for all skys faults having a broadcaster with the capacity/willingness to broadcast everything is nice, gotten quite into the f2&3

  • memories of itv cutting the coverage before the podium for Hamilton's first ever win*
F1 have got to be looking at cutting out the middle man, and bringing it all into their own F1 TV subscription once the deal with Sky ends. (With highlights still on free-to-air).

I think they'd probably get similar revenue to Sky from subscriptions (And ad space) - Just checked the US pricing and it's $80 per year! Would something like £7 a month entice those who usually wait for FTA highlights? Beats paying £30 for Sky Sports!

Sky carry a lot of production costs, but F1 already have their own people at the track anyway doing Youtube/F1 TV so additional pre/post race programmes shouldn't cost too much more.