Disaster Grid Walk

Disaster Grid Walk

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romeodelta

780 posts

138 months

Monday 9th May
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Brundle knew exactly what he was doing.

He hates doing it and knew Miami would be worse than anywhere before for 'celebrities' so turned it into a kind of parody.

Bravo.

blackmme

164 posts

60 months

Tuesday 10th May
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Ian974 said:
I think it would actually be quite good during the walk if Martin occasionally instead of finding drivers or celebrities just goes up to some random people on the grid to ask who they are and who they're supporting
He does exactly that. My absolute favourite was when he talked to a ‘random’ only to learn that she was Lisa Su, CEO of AMD (she was gracious).

Sandpit Steve

5,849 posts

51 months

Tuesday 10th May
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blackmme said:
He does exactly that. My absolute favourite was when he talked to a ‘random’ only to learn that she was Lisa Su, CEO of AMD (she was gracious).
The ‘randoms’ on the grid are all going to be high-profile people in their own way. You can’t buy tickets for the grid, so everyone there is going to be a guest of the promotor, F1 itself, or one of the teams.

Sponsors would actually be good interviews, they’ve spent a lot of money to raise their profile, and are more likely to have something interesting to say than a random sportsperson or coked-up ‘celebrity’.

GTO-3R

6,781 posts

190 months

Tuesday 10th May
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g4ry13 said:
I liked that the Bahrain royalty was some fat guy in a plain t-shirt who was happy to acknowledge Martin and speak with him. Whereas the celebs were all dolled up and weren't polite enough to acknowledge another human being.
Exactly what I said to my wife as it happened. He's probably worth a few billion yet just casually wandering about in shorts and polo shirt with no massive minder barging people out the way or being rude. Made the "celebs" look even more like dicks imo.

MikeStroud

3,697 posts

71 months

Tuesday 10th May
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Well I'm at odds with most. I liked the circuit a lot. I liked the enthusiasm of the fans.

I also liked the grid walk, they show the character of a country. I particularly liked when MB asked one ponced up fellow who he was and the reply was along the lines "I'm a social media sensation" to which MB immediately replied "and modest with it" and walked off. Brilliant, MB at his best.

Jenny Tailor

1,028 posts

14 months

Wednesday 11th May
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MikeStroud said:
Well I'm at odds with most. I liked the circuit a lot. I liked the enthusiasm of the fans.

I also liked the grid walk, they show the character of a country. I particularly liked when MB asked one ponced up fellow who he was and the reply was along the lines "I'm a social media sensation" to which MB immediately replied "and modest with it" and walked off. Brilliant, MB at his best.
Yep.

Not sure if Liberty ever get to see the Sky gridwalk footage. - but if they did - there must be a facepalm at the who fiasco.

markbigears

1,969 posts

246 months

Wednesday 11th May
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Martin did what he does best, showing “celebs” to be the rude, uneducated idiots they are. How disgusting those people are.
I just wanted to slap them with a wet haddock.

bigbadbikercats

610 posts

185 months

Wednesday 11th May
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Swampy1982 said:
Did anybody else see Damon Hill’s response to this?



Priceless… :-)


Edited by bigbadbikercats on Wednesday 11th May 11:12

Eric Mc

117,439 posts

242 months

Wednesday 11th May
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The Damon Hill quote has had its ends chopped off.

thegreenhell

10,701 posts

196 months

Wednesday 11th May
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Eric Mc said:
The Damon Hill quote has had its ends chopped off.
It was working previously, but the poster's edit broke it for some reason.


Eric Mc

117,439 posts

242 months

Wednesday 11th May
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Some people just can't get no satisfaction when out on a grid walk.

Did Damon shout "Hey, you - get off of my wing".

Far Cough

1,772 posts

145 months

Wednesday 11th May
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Bring back Dennis Pennis for these occasions. He would rip them to shreds !!

Eric Mc

117,439 posts

242 months

Wednesday 11th May
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I read that as Dennis Potter wobble

Otispunkmeyer

11,796 posts

132 months

Wednesday 11th May
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entropy said:
I try to avoid the gridwalks precisely to avoid having to watch Brundle interact with supposedly vacuous non-entities creating car crash television.

They're only interesting when Martin bumps into and learn a celeb with genuine F1 interest. Unless the race is wet or changeable conditions the driver/team interviews are pointless as you learn nothing new, the drivers have done a load of interview over the weekend answering similar questions.

Nowadays I start watching F1 when the race coverage begins and all the pre-race BS has stopped. Most weekends I don't feel like I've missed out on anything.
Yep. Tuned in at 2 minutes to go. Tune out as the first 3 cross the finish line.

Sandpit Steve

5,849 posts

51 months

Wednesday 11th May
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Far Cough said:
Bring back Dennis Pennis for these occasions. He would rip them to shreds !!
yes

I did think about that one, for the more silly races replace Martin with a comedian.

The alternative is for Martin to have a list of technical questions that he asks in order. So, Pharrell Williams, what is your view on the outwash vortices from the canards on the new floor?

911r

48 posts

2 months

Wednesday 11th May
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just watched it on you tube

wow just wow

Americans are tards ! and they can keep Beckham to boot !

C Lee Farquar

3,761 posts

193 months

Wednesday 11th May
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Sandpit Steve said:
So, Pharrell Williams, what is your view on the outwash vortices from the canards on the new floor?
Is it Richard Mille?

cuprabob

11,062 posts

191 months

Wednesday 11th May
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Farrell Williams didn't look particularly happy. Possibly because his sisters Venus & Serena done a runner a left him with Richard Mille, for the thousandth time.

ArnageWRC

1,540 posts

136 months

Wednesday 11th May
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As somebody already said, it's what Liberty want - and it's successful in getting 'views', etc It's modern F1, and all about celebrity, and falseness......style over substance.

However, I did see a comment from a well known MotoGP writer who both bemoaned all the show, but how successful it is in reaching new followers - and what are Dorna doing to sell MotoGP to a wider audience. This horrified most of his followers who had no wish for MotoGP to go down this route.

thegreenhell

10,701 posts

196 months

Wednesday 11th May
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This has been going on for far longer than Liberty's ownership. I remember a clueless John Prescott being interviewed on the grid of the British GP one year saying that he was there to support Damian (Hill).