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  1. Hahaha! Oh dear! 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. I keep finding myself wondering how they'd be doing right now if they'd stuck with Mercedes power. Top three?
  4. That was a GREAT race IMO, and I think this is going to be a fantastic season. But it's all fun and games until one of these t-wings comes off and hits someone in the eye. I wonder how long it'll be before they're gone.
  5. Looking forward to seeing him back in the car, even if it is THAT car, and only for one race. Who knows? Maybe it'll rain and he'll make the top 10.
  6. Oh man. Can you imagine the first lap, first turn skirmishes between those two? Imagine Seb's race radio then! 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.
  7. I would agree with that speculation.
  8. 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!
  9. It wasn't, and I still don't really see how the comment could be applied to him in any way. I was just saying that had Rosberg had a junior or rookie teammate, it would have probably been easier to dismiss this title.
  10. 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.
  11. I loved it. Just kidding, it was horrible. So bad in fact that I probably won't record quali anymore until they change it back. It'll save DVR space, which will make my record-a-holic wife happy.
  12. It says 2016 on the pic, so I assume it's this years.
  13. I don't see it posted yet, so... Looks pretty good!
  14. This is super sad. I really liked seeing his smiling face in the pits during the races. At least he got to see his son win his WDC.
  15. Eh, I'm not crazy about the whole driving at 8/10ths for the entire race because the tires are constantly falling apart, or they measure the fuel down to the ml and have to nurse the car at the end of the race. I say stick some tires on there that will hold up for half the race at full bore, and let them hammer.
  16. Was it me, or did Vettel get some boos when interviewed on the podium? Alonso seemed to get the most cheers, but I dunno... not sure if Vettel is popular down under.
  17. 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
  18. This was a pretty good race for me. Even though Jenson languished in the bottom of the points, Kimi (who I also like a lot) did fantastic. And I liked seeing Sutil doing so well. Might stop him from glassing someone in the post-race party.
  19. It turns out I won't need to see quali as I just stumbled across a spoiler while web surfing. Plus, with another snoozefest RB front row, I probably wouldn't be able to keep my eyes open for it.
  20. 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.
  21. All this jumping around between channels. I tried to set the first race to record, but was told I can't set up anything until 10 days before the event. But round 1 is March 17, and it's the 9th, so that's 8 days. Hmmmm...
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