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Old Oct 8th 2012, 8:34 pm   #61
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Yep... Already got the DVR set up.

I love it when there is only a week between races. Looking forward to Austin as well. It looks to have some good elevation changes.
Hopefully Tilke has managed to make a couple of interesting corners ( for a change).
I'm all set for Korea - should be able to watch qualifying live on Saturday, but I'm nights this weekend, so will need to avoid everyone on the way home

DV - you watching?
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Old Oct 14th 2012, 3:02 am   #62
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So, No more F1 on Speed after this season.

Right now it looks like it will be going to NBC. Dunno how bad that will turn out. If it's anything like the way they treated the Olympics, it's gonna blow chunks.
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Old Oct 14th 2012, 6:49 am   #63
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So, No more F1 on Speed after this season.

Right now it looks like it will be going to NBC. Dunno how bad that will turn out. If it's anything like the way they treated the Olympics, it's gonna blow chunks.
Are you watching today?

Just finished a night shift so only just starting to watch here
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Are you watching today?

Just finished a night shift so only just starting to watch here
Just finished watching on my DVR. I wont post spoilers.
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Just finished watching on my DVR. I wont post spoilers.
I kept falling asleep this morning so gave up and went to bed

I had it recording as well, so I've watched it all this afternoon so I know all the results
Not the best race for some
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I kept falling asleep this morning so gave up and went to bed

I had it recording as well, so I've watched it all this afternoon so I know all the results
Not the best race for some
Crappy results in a crappy race at a crappy circuit.

Oh well... Onward.
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Crappy results in a crappy race at a crappy circuit.

Oh well... Onward.
Well summed up ...
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Crappy results in a crappy race at a crappy circuit.

Oh well... Onward.
Ain't that the truth but things can only get better - maybe
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Ain't that the truth but things can only get better - maybe
I hope so. that was pretty dire. India next. Not thrilled about that one either really but it couldnt be much worse.

The Austen circuit looks interesting. Anything with some elevation changes adds something for me. makes it less parking-lot like. I wish there was less run-off everywhere though. yeah.. yeah.. saftey etc, but there needs to be consequences for going off.

Lasers or something.

I was thinking more about the possible NBC thing. Right now there is no American driver, but what will NBC be like if one comes along?
Will we see anyone else? Will the whole race be full of crappy softtly played piano pieces with a voiceover telling us all about his struggle to "be the best" and his family not having rent money...

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ugh..

"NBC Sports Group has agreed a four-year deal with Bernie Ecclestone to broadcast Formula 1 from the start of the 2013 season. The first campaign of coverage will start with four live races on free-to-air channel NBC next year, with the remaining 16 being shown live on pay-per-view package NBC Sports Network."

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ugh..

"NBC Sports Group has agreed a four-year deal with Bernie Ecclestone to broadcast Formula 1 from the start of the 2013 season. The first campaign of coverage will start with four live races on free-to-air channel NBC next year, with the remaining 16 being shown live on pay-per-view package NBC Sports Network."

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So only marginally worse than the BBC/Sky split back here in Blighty then.
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So only marginally worse than the BBC/Sky split back here in Blighty then.
Similar. We will get bonus amounts of patriotic flag scenes and stories of hardship and sacrifice sandwiched between the comercials and "previews" of other upcoming "events".

Edit to add that we already had to pay ( not like the uk losing the "free" bbc coverage).

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Similar. We will get bonus amounts of patriotic flag scenes and stories of hardship and sacrifice sandwiched between the comercials and "previews" of other upcoming "events".

Edit to add that we already had to pay ( not like the uk losing the "free" bbc coverage).
I love having SkySportsF1 channel, even though I only really watch the races on it. It's a massive improvement over the BBC.
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I love having SkySportsF1 channel, even though I only really watch the races on it. It's a massive improvement over the BBC.
I could be completely off-base and the NBC coverage might be great, but past experience ( such as the olympics) would suggest that it is gonna suck.

F1 is the only sport i watch, so the rest of the lineup is wasted on me.

Hoping it turns out ok.

Speed was not perfect ( too many comercial breaks), but I will miss David Hobbs though. I liked him.
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