Author Topic: Forumla 1  (Read 280 times)

Offline Dean Rose

  • Guzzi Hero
  • *****
  • *
  • *
  • Posts: 12221
    • Twin Valley Riders
  • Location: Claytor Lake Virginia
Forumla 1
« on: October 13, 2018, 05:09:27 PM »
The announcing on this years F1 really sucks. It's being done by Sky Sports on ESPN. Bring back Leigh Diffey, David Hobbs and Steve Matchett.

Magnolia '02 EV
Sophia '06 Breva 1100 
"Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity."

Offline kingoffleece

  • SplitWeight(tm) seat covers
  • Guzzi Hero
  • *****
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • Posts: 1770
  • Rated 5 STARS Motorcycle Consumer News
    • King of Fleece LLC SplitWeight(tm) seat covers
  • Location: Western New York
Re: Forumla 1
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2018, 07:47:37 PM »
While your at it, bring back some real racing.
I'm a life long fan, been to three races at two different track, and gotta say it stinks now.
« Last Edit: October 14, 2018, 09:39:36 PM by kingoffleece »
SplitWeight(tm) seat covers. A King of Fleece LLC product.

Offline Devildog

  • Guzzi Mentor
  • ****
  • Posts: 384
    • Atherston Hall
  • Location: Urbanna, VA
Re: Forumla 1
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2018, 09:11:46 PM »
Martin Brundall is the best of the Sky team, also the oldest....
'93 Daytona 1000
'95 Sport 1100
'98 Ducati 900 SS Final Edition
'84 V65
'10 GasGas e250 FE

Online Aaron D.

  • Guzzi Hero
  • *****
  • Posts: 5451
Re: Forumla 1
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2018, 10:24:39 PM »
Well, I miss Hobbs, Diffey and Matchett, heck Bob Varsha too, but Sky is the world feed  and NBC could see what is coming.

When Bein disappeared from DirecTV I got the MotoGP app and it's great. F1 will likely go that way, you can actually get it now but since ESPN doesn't run ads since the Australia there's no point.

I do like the camera work this year and frankly I don't pay much attention to the announcers anyway. Racing isn't too bad, maybe next year will be better.

Offline Stevex

  • Guzzi Hero
  • *****
  • Posts: 568
  • Location: North Yorkshire, England.
Re: Forumla 1
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2018, 01:55:34 PM »
Sky has a contract to be sole provider for F1 coverage in UK 'til about 2025. Thanks Ecclestone, you fkwit! (agreed before he sold the franchise).
At the last minute however, UK Channel 4 will provide a highlights programme, which is what I'll be watching.
Part of the Sky agreement is that F1s own coverage of practice, qualifying and the race will not be available on the internet in the UK.
Not sure what Skys agreement is in the US; can you access F1s web site for coverage?
« Last Edit: October 14, 2018, 01:56:36 PM by Stevex »
1980 Le Mans II
2009 Honda CB1300S
2005 Aprilia Tuono
Chief mechanic to wife's 696 Monster

A 'gnat's cock' is an accurate unit of measurement.

Online LowRyter

  • Guzzi Hero
  • *****
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • Posts: 10876
Re: Forumla 1
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2018, 05:23:59 PM »
ESPN is spending nothing on F1 and only providing air time.

NBC dropped it when they determined that F1 wanted to keep all online content rights in competition with NBC online.  I think the ESPN deal is temporary until a permanent US broadcast scheme can be worked out.
« Last Edit: October 14, 2018, 05:26:59 PM by LowRyter »
John L  (Guzzi's Chime at 9AM & Midnight)

Offline Rod

  • Sunday Rider
  • **
  • *
  • Posts: 77
    • My Rideouts Website
  • Location: Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Re: Forumla 1
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2018, 07:55:44 AM »
I used to live near Silverstone and went to several races when Damon Hill in the Williams was duelling with Michael Schumacher for Ferrari, of course, usually in the rain. It was Murray Walker and Martin Brundle announcing, and the fun was waiting for a mis-quote from Walker, who's commentary nevertheless infused the sport with much needed excitement. Walker/Brundle were the best. I started losing interest when Murray Walker retired.
1970 Moto Guzzi Ambassador
1974 Moto Guzzi Eldorado Police


Please consider white-listing this site in your Ad Blocker settings. White-listing this site helps the forum financially and reduces the need for donations. This site is 100% donor based. I've taken great strides and effort to ensure there are minimal ads displaying so not to be too intrusive and to find a good balance. The ads are region specific and could actually benefit you as well. Thank you. Look to the very top right of your screen for the "X" to close this message.
Flying Tiger Motorcycles
Moto Guzzi, Royal Enfield, Zero Electric Motorcycles
Advertise Here