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Topic # 164368 7-Feb-2015 10:54
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Bout that time of year

On websites that have "alternative" options for downloading......... search for Teds Notebook or Formula 1, there are 4 short videos re the test days at Jerez.

Not much to see or hear, but the last one goes into real detail on the aero changes the teams have made, pretty darn interesting, with close-ish ups

I also liked the front wing comparison from the late 90's West McLaren to now. One looks like a single flat piece, the other is architecture to the max.

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  Reply # 1232504 7-Feb-2015 11:58
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Teds notebook is great, he gets so in depth walking up\down the back of the pits after races.
Thanks for the reminder, I'll grab the testing vids now.

Have you been following the Formula E?




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  Reply # 1232507 7-Feb-2015 12:20
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Amosnz: Teds notebook is great, he gets so in depth walking up\down the back of the pits after races.
Thanks for the reminder, I'll grab the testing vids now.

Have you been following the Formula E?


Ive tried to watch Formula E, but struggled. Its like wanting a raspberry ice-cream, but I got given vanilla. How many races have been run? I might give it another crack 

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  Reply # 1232511 7-Feb-2015 13:16
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4 so far.  Beijing, Putrajaya, Uruguay, Buenos Aires.

There's a few former f1 drivers in it, and due to the standardized cars the racing is quite close like A1GP.  It also has some unique points like #fanboost and swapping to a 2nd car in the pit stop.  I've been enjoying the series so far, although the top speeds are well down on F1.

It's another month+ till the next race.




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  Reply # 1232513 7-Feb-2015 13:44
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While I'm a Mercedes fan and love the fact they've done so well, I'd also like to see the other teams to be a little stronger this year. Much like the Ferrari era it's a lot more exciting when the sport isn't dominated by a single team.


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  Reply # 1232514 7-Feb-2015 13:57
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I think this year will be a lot closer with a revised Renault engine, more teams running Mercedes engines and Honda back in the mix.
Last season would have been a lot more boring if they hadn't let Hamilton\Rosberg race each other too.




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  Reply # 1232516 7-Feb-2015 14:06
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Amosnz: I think this year will be a lot closer with a revised Renault engine, more teams running Mercedes engines and Honda back in the mix.
Last season would have been a lot more boring if they hadn't let Hamilton\Rosberg race each other too.


They didn't imo. Bahrain was great, then I think the next race they pitted Rosberg, then they were kept separate, and he missed out. From then on "strategic " moves usually kept them apart mostly. There has been much talk of boring, losing attendances, but I thought last year was great as the rest of the pack raced together. If the Mercedes team had given a blessing towards racing each other, we would have had damn exciting stuff going on. Tight racing, controversial comments, the occasional contact. That is racing

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  Reply # 1232548 7-Feb-2015 15:50
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(i dont have sky)  Does Sky NZ have a Dedicated F1 channel like Sky UK?

i might sign up to Starsports.com/unotelly this year, pretty cheap f1 coverage, in addition to the alternative ways i watch it

Dan Ricc is on the next top gear UK episode

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I'm excited this year purely to see Honda and Mclaren reunited. I was a little disappointed by the livery though.



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  Reply # 1232598 7-Feb-2015 17:07
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dan: (i dont have sky)  Does Sky NZ have a Dedicated F1 channel like Sky UK?

i might sign up to Starsports.com/unotelly this year, pretty cheap f1 coverage, in addition to the alternative ways i watch it

Dan Ricc is on the next top gear UK episode


They have pop up channels for the pitlane but imo for me, not much interest

The alternate ways are an option.

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  Reply # 1232661 7-Feb-2015 19:24
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Is SkyNZ going to provide us with live ad free coverage this year?



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  Reply # 1232731 7-Feb-2015 22:14
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Zippity: Is SkyNZ going to provide us with live ad free coverage this year?


Anti-Sky comment or genuine? No idea, it may be Sky related or FIA related. 

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tdgeek:
Zippity: Is SkyNZ going to provide us with live ad free coverage this year?


Anti-Sky comment or genuine? No idea, it may be Sky related or FIA related. 


A genuine question.

I have emailed Sky asking them the same question.

I will post their reply here once I receive it.





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  Reply # 1232805 8-Feb-2015 08:51
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Zippity:
tdgeek:
Zippity: Is SkyNZ going to provide us with live ad free coverage this year?


Anti-Sky comment or genuine? No idea, it may be Sky related or FIA related. 


A genuine question.

I have emailed Sky asking them the same question.

I will post their reply here once I receive it.




Re thinking this, it may be that the costs was too high, and ads needed to cover some cost. 

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  Reply # 1237181 13-Feb-2015 12:28
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Reply just in from Sky.

 

We are pleased to advise that we have coverage of the F1 season. The following link will give you the details of the sports we have coming up in 2015:

 

 

 

Answer Link:SKY Sports Calendar 2015

 


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  Reply # 1237210 13-Feb-2015 12:47
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Zippity: Reply just in from Sky.

We are pleased to advise that we have coverage of the F1 season. The following link will give you the details of the sports we have coming up in 2015:   Answer Link:SKY Sports Calendar 2015
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Cool. Going to be super interesting, the first race, we should do a friendly sweep on it.



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