Disaster Grid Walk

Disaster Grid Walk

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cuprabob

11,062 posts

191 months

Wednesday 11th May
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thegreenhell said:
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).
Didn't he also hand out a trophy on the podium?

cgt2

2,923 posts

165 months

Thursday 12th May
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thegreenhell said:
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).
He was transport minister at the time and was unkindly known as ''Fatty Two Jags'' smile

Gary C

9,592 posts

156 months

Friday 13th May
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cgt2 said:
He was transport minister at the time and was unkindly known as ''Fatty Two Jags'' smile
it was 50% true

I don't think he had two Jags at that time wink

paulguitar

15,543 posts

90 months

Friday 13th May
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Gary C said:
cgt2 said:
He was transport minister at the time and was unkindly known as ''Fatty Two Jags'' smile
it was 50% true

I don't think he had two Jags at that time wink

Jasandjules

67,456 posts

206 months

Friday 13th May
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Why is it a "disaster"? Only for Liberty as it shows the vacuous morons who get better access than those of us who have watched F1 for 30 years or more have no clue and don't care about the sport.

Pretty much says f**j you to those of us to pay lots of money to follow the sport IMHO.


Hungrymc

5,851 posts

114 months

Friday 13th May
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romeodelta said:
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.
I'd like to think you are right. But I assume he's on fairly strict instructions to be respectful to them all even when they are rude and ignorant.

I'd like to see him walk off laughing and shaking his head instead of persevering with them.



EDLT

15,367 posts

183 months

Friday 13th May
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Unless I'm missing something, Brundle doesn't work for F1 or Liberty Media he works for Sky. Maybe send your complaints in that direction if you want them to show something else.

LukeBrown66

2,243 posts

23 months

Friday 13th May
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Sorry but more fool anyone who spends lots of money following F1, you are not wanted, cared about or treated fairly, you are fodder to be bled dry, pure and simple.

I feel sorry and bad for people that do so, as you are being exploited beyond belief.

But as everyone says, it's your money, if you want to waste it on F1, then off you go.

808 Estate

1,486 posts

68 months

Monday 16th May
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Muzzer79 said:
"But this is Americanised fluff!" people will cry.

Yes it is, but that is what people want.
No we don't.

PhilAsia

975 posts

52 months

Tuesday 17th May
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808 Estate said:
Muzzer79 said:
"But this is Americanised fluff!" people will cry.

Yes it is, but that is what people want.
No we don't.
No, WE don't....but with programs like D2S, etc, it does seem as though many new to the sport do, sadly!

blueg33

29,693 posts

201 months

Tuesday 17th May
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I thought the grid walk was funny. Demonstrated the vacuous arrogant celebrities for what they are. Martin was good, clearly restrained himself from saying what he thought, whilst making it totally obvious what he thought.

Prefer it though when he chats to drivers and celebrities that care about F1.

TheDeuce

13,916 posts

43 months

Tuesday 17th May
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LukeBrown66 said:
Sorry but more fool anyone who spends lots of money following F1, you are not wanted, cared about or treated fairly, you are fodder to be bled dry, pure and simple.

I feel sorry and bad for people that do so, as you are being exploited beyond belief.

But as everyone says, it's your money, if you want to waste it on F1, then off you go.
If you believe that then the answer is to not follow F1 at all surely? Spending money on it would just make it worse.

Yet here you are on the F1 forums. Also always in the EV forums telling people they're idiots for giving rich car manufacturers money for new technology.

What would you call a person that invests all their spare time in forums talking about things they don't like?

rdjohn

5,260 posts

172 months

Tuesday 17th May
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I read that there were something like 55,000 paying fans and 30,000.VIPs.

Las Vegas will be the same, perhaps worse, but its the future. If you don't like it, then better turn off from 45 - 15mins before the race.

Monaco is the prototype.

paulguitar

15,543 posts

90 months

Tuesday 17th May
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rdjohn said:
I read that there were something like 55,000 paying fans and 30,000.VIPs.

Las Vegas will be the same, perhaps worse, but its the future. If you don't like it, then better turn off from 45 - 15mins before the race.

Monaco is the prototype.
That's what I do, I watch if possible from the point they are completing the parade lap, and lining up on the grid. I also tend to mute the sound for at least the first lap, as I can't tolerate Croft's screaming.

I am actually genuinely thinking of missing Monaco this year, the first time I have ever thought of doing that with a GP. I really wish they would drop Monaco...




TheDeuce

13,916 posts

43 months

Tuesday 17th May
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rdjohn said:
I read that there were something like 55,000 paying fans and 30,000.VIPs.

Las Vegas will be the same, perhaps worse, but its the future. If you don't like it, then better turn off from 45 - 15mins before the race.

Monaco is the prototype.
That's how to break the American market, make sure there are famous faces and influencers in every shot. Vegas will be the same turned up to 10, it'll be unlike any other GP build up I have no doubt. We'll probably have build up start on the Monday and run all week in various forms.

I don't mind tbh. Happy to pootle about with a beer and getting food ready for the race with the build up on in the background. I do find a lot of the banal chatter and BS helps me feel more sophisticated personally.

Zetec-S

4,662 posts

70 months

Tuesday 17th May
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paulguitar said:
I am actually genuinely thinking of missing Monaco this year, the first time I have ever thought of doing that with a GP. I really wish they would drop Monaco...
For some reason I've loved Monaco for as long as I've been an F1 fan. My earliest memory was 1992, cheering on Mansell in the final few laps. Since then I've always enjoyed it, and it's always been my go-to track in any F1 video game as well. But more recently, I'm almost at the point of agreeing, it doesn't seem to add anything these days.

Muzzer79

6,367 posts

164 months

Tuesday 17th May
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808 Estate said:
Muzzer79 said:
"But this is Americanised fluff!" people will cry.

Yes it is, but that is what people want.
No we don't.
It's not what you want. Or I want.

But "we" are not people. We are F1 fans.

The casual viewer, I'm afraid, wants Americanised fluff.

Muzzer79

6,367 posts

164 months

Tuesday 17th May
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paulguitar said:
rdjohn said:
I read that there were something like 55,000 paying fans and 30,000.VIPs.

Las Vegas will be the same, perhaps worse, but its the future. If you don't like it, then better turn off from 45 - 15mins before the race.

Monaco is the prototype.
That's what I do, I watch if possible from the point they are completing the parade lap, and lining up on the grid. I also tend to mute the sound for at least the first lap, as I can't tolerate Croft's screaming.

I am actually genuinely thinking of missing Monaco this year, the first time I have ever thought of doing that with a GP. I really wish they would drop Monaco...
I watch qualifying at Monaco.

The race itself? After lap 1, it's on in the background.



TheDeuce

13,916 posts

43 months

Tuesday 17th May
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Zetec-S said:
paulguitar said:
I am actually genuinely thinking of missing Monaco this year, the first time I have ever thought of doing that with a GP. I really wish they would drop Monaco...
For some reason I've loved Monaco for as long as I've been an F1 fan. My earliest memory was 1992, cheering on Mansell in the final few laps. Since then I've always enjoyed it, and it's always been my go-to track in any F1 video game as well. But more recently, I'm almost at the point of agreeing, it doesn't seem to add anything these days.
It's just tradition and an annual celebration of the sports history there. Enjoy quali which is normally great fun, then relax with the rest and accept it for what it is.

I don't know why people get so worked up about it. Fine, the racing is crap these days but it's not a hardship to enjoy what is essentially a celebration of F1 even if it just background noise for most of the race.

Muzzer79

6,367 posts

164 months

Tuesday 17th May
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TheDeuce said:
Zetec-S said:
paulguitar said:
I am actually genuinely thinking of missing Monaco this year, the first time I have ever thought of doing that with a GP. I really wish they would drop Monaco...
For some reason I've loved Monaco for as long as I've been an F1 fan. My earliest memory was 1992, cheering on Mansell in the final few laps. Since then I've always enjoyed it, and it's always been my go-to track in any F1 video game as well. But more recently, I'm almost at the point of agreeing, it doesn't seem to add anything these days.
It's just tradition and an annual celebration of the sports history there. Enjoy quali which is normally great fun, then relax with the rest and accept it for what it is.

I don't know why people get so worked up about it. Fine, the racing is crap these days but it's not a hardship to enjoy what is essentially a celebration of F1 even if it just background noise for most of the race.
If it's just a celebration of F1, it should be a compulsory non-points race or similar.

It just seems like a bit of a waste when the slot could be taken by a race that produces actual racing.

Saying that, Monaco has enough money that it should solve the problem by improving the track - I may be mistaken, but I think they're doing that at some point by reclaiming land from the sea?