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  1. 6 hours ago, Ruslan said:

    On the other hand....watching the race may not have been the best use of two hours. I watched it with a friend, so we had lots to talk about.

    Hahaha! Oh dear!

    6 hours ago, Ruslan said:

    We are both still missing Hobbs, Steve Matchett and Will Buxton. The new Sky Sports coverage is not bad (the graphics are great), but the old commentators were much better.

    Yeah! I've literally had Hobbs as my F1 commentator since the 80s! He used to be with Bob Varsha and Peter Windsor back then. They were always familiar voices. I guess the new deal probably saves them money or something.

    Anyway, I changed my recording setup to catch repeats, and I think it caught the race last night. We'll see how that works. Thanks!

  2. I don't know what's going on this year. Ever since the change to ESPN, I can't seem to consistently record F1 coverage. I always seem to get free practice, but I either miss the race or qualifying.  I missed Monaco today, even though it was set to record on all channels. It's really annoying. So far Spain is the only race I've caught all of.

    Is anyone else having this problem?

  3. 2 hours ago, Quiet One said:

    Vettel is great in a great car (not so much when the car isn't great, surprisingly). If he can adapt, he can run circles around Hamilton. Hamilton has the advantage of being great no matter what kind of car he gets, when his mood allows him to.

    Oh man.  Can you imagine the first lap, first turn skirmishes between those two?  Imagine Seb's race radio then! :lol:

    I'm actually starting to wish for this to happen. It's probably the best way to keep Hamilton from running away with the 2017 title, and boy would it be fun to watch.

  4. 2 minutes ago, Sakae said:

    If I have to speculate, based on optics and how Mercedes was protecting Hamilton since 2014, Nico might feel that he would be under pressure to play second fiddle to Hamilton next year, which probably was one of the factors in his decisions. 

    I would agree with that speculation.

  5. I think it's a combination of things.

    Another long, grueling season alongside Lewis looming before him, with all the accompanying drama that brings. Wanting to spend more time with his wife and daughter, and having other career opportunities that allow that.  I'm sure it feels a lot better go to out on top like this.

    For me, 2017 is looking very interesting!

  6. 10 minutes ago, Insider said:

    JB is a cost-effective, reliable and super-experienced option.

    I'm a fan of JB and would love to see him back in a competitive car. I'll admit I've never been a huge LH fan, but I'm on the fence about his behaviour in that last race.  I guess I can see his side of it where he's watching the championship slip away lap by lap. Tough break.

    If anything, the fact that Rosberg won the WDC with Hamilton in the same car makes it even more impressive.  It's easy if you've got the fastest car and a slow poke teammate.  Quite different when you're up against a multiple WDC.

  7. I was very impressed. They all did a great job. F1 has found a wonderful home in the United States. smile.png

    Yeah I was pretty impressed too. In fact the only thing I could find to criticize (and it's a small one) was that they didn't take us on a full in-car lap for the circuit overview in the beginning. That was something I liked. And a couple of times, the sound was out of sync (the sound we heard was not from the car we were sitting in).

    But overall, better than Speed, and I still have my fav announcers :)

  8. Yeah so far no complaints here. I was finally able to schedule my recordings, and despite some growing pains (Bottas listed twice on the list of drivers making it to Q2), I'm pleased. It'll be nice to finally be able to watch F1 in HD. My big TV is only 720, but it's more than adequate for me.

    I'm wondering if the postpones quali will get picked up by the DVR, or if it'll air at all.