or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Culture › Entertainment, Culture, and Sports › Formula 1 - F1 - Current Season Discussion
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Formula 1 - F1 - Current Season Discussion - Page 110

post #1636 of 2326

Also, did anyone else notice that for the second race in succession the Merc essentially wasn't shown during the telecast? I guess Bernie isn't happy with their decision not to supply RBR...

post #1637 of 2326
MB AMG was shown a lot in the beginning. Once Lewis took off with the lead there was no point in showing Lewis driving around by himself.
post #1638 of 2326

I doubt that Mercedes would agree that there's no point in showing LH. They didn't need to focus on him for any length of time, but showing him ever ten or fifteen minutes doesn't seem like that much to ask. They used to show Schumacher...

post #1639 of 2326
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

I doubt that Mercedes would agree that there's no point in showing LH. They didn't need to focus on him for any length of time, but showing him ever ten or fifteen minutes doesn't seem like that much to ask. They used to show Schumacher...

They didn't show Schumi much way back when, nor did they show Vettel when it was his time.

Don't really care about watching a guy driving 1.5s under his race pace in engine mode. I'd rather watch Pastor Maldonado, quite frankly.
post #1640 of 2326
Actually, I seem to recall the TV director's showing the Ferrari's an awful lot during their dominant years. Very happy they've reduced that significantly (although I wouldn't be surprised there's more to the story). Anyway, I thought it was an okay race.

Re Lewis and Putin, I'm not sure what you guys expected him to do. He was being polite as were the other drivers that were on the podium. I think there would be more shit stirred up if he decided to get political and act frosty to Putin (for what issues exactly? and are they really any of his or other driver's business?). Not to mention, are some of you seriously advocating sportsmen mixing their political views with their jobs? To send across what message? And to add, you want Lewis to be rude to Putin/Russians, while being more than happy to race in Turkey (back in the day), China, Bahrain, UAE, U.S.?
post #1641 of 2326
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Joffrey View Post

Actually, I seem to recall the TV director's showing the Ferrari's an awful lot during their dominant years. Very happy they've reduced that significantly (although I wouldn't be surprised there's more to the story). Anyway, I thought it was an okay race.

Re Lewis and Putin, I'm not sure what you guys expected him to do. He was being polite as were the other drivers that were on the podium. I think there would be more shit stirred up if he decided to get political and act frosty to Putin (for what issues exactly? and are they really any of his or other driver's business?). Not to mention, are some of you seriously advocating sportsmen mixing their political views with their jobs? To send across what message? And to add, you want Lewis to be rude to Putin/Russians, while being more than happy to race in Turkey (back in the day), China, Bahrain, UAE, U.S.?

It wasn't on the podium, it was in the drivers room. There was a marked difference in the way Lewis behaved versus how the other drivers acted. Sure, you shake the guys hand, fine, but FFS, the hugs and kisses look at my hat bullshit? Come on. If you can't see the difference then you can't see the difference. It's a pretty big difference, though.
post #1642 of 2326

Joffrey, compare Hamilton's and Vettel's interactions with Putin. Hamilton was chummy and enthusiastic while Vettel was merely polite. I'm not suggesting anyone be rude.

Also, if you see no difference between the US and Russia/China/Bahrain/UAE, I'm not sure we have enough common understanding of the world to have a reasonable conversation. The US certainly has its share of misdeeds around the world, but there is a categorical difference.

post #1643 of 2326
One thing I like about F1 is that they usually don't mix their political views with the sport. I like the fact that they go racing in the U.S., Russia, China, Bahrain no matter what type of government or political event going on at the time. Personally I would rather live in a democracy, but you can't really say one type of gov't is better than another....they're all the same in the end.
post #1644 of 2326
I was referring to the driver's green room too, but I guess I missed something. I only saw them shake hands. But didn't see the hugs and hat stuff. I'm still not sold it's a huge deal. It's not his place at that particular point in time to worry about broader political issues.
post #1645 of 2326
Thread Starter 
It's a racing driver and a dictator. No, its not a big deal. But it adds to the perception I have of Hamilton's character. He's turned into a schmoozer which you see in those instagram posts with glitterati.
post #1646 of 2326
agree that the Russian GP is a very depressing event overall

at least there was some action this year
post #1647 of 2326
According to old Bernie, Red Bull's future is now sorted and their staying for next year. No idea who will supply their engines.
post #1648 of 2326
Quote:
Originally Posted by prozach1576 View Post

agree that the Russian GP is a very depressing event overall

at least there was some action this year

Are you ashamed by the fact that F1 first raced in Hungary in 1986 before the fall of the Soviet Union? Meanwhile F1 raced in the U.S. during the invasion of Iraq (which many countries denounced). Don't hear any complaints about that.
post #1649 of 2326
Quote:
Originally Posted by Joffrey View Post
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by prozach1576 View Post

agree that the Russian GP is a very depressing event overall

at least there was some action this year

Are you ashamed by the fact that F1 first raced in Hungary in 1986 before the fall of the Soviet Union? Meanwhile F1 raced in the U.S. during the invasion of Iraq (which many countries denounced). Don't hear any complaints about that.

 

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post
 

Also, if you see no difference between the US and Russia/China/Bahrain/UAE, I'm not sure we have enough common understanding of the world to have a reasonable conversation. The US certainly has its share of misdeeds around the world, but there is a categorical difference.

post #1650 of 2326
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Joffrey View Post

Are you ashamed by the fact that F1 first raced in Hungary in 1986 before the fall of the Soviet Union? Meanwhile F1 raced in the U.S. during the invasion of Iraq (which many countries denounced). Don't hear any complaints about that.

I don't recall James Hunt and Nikita Kruschev doing hula-hoop together before the podium.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
Styleforum › Forums › Culture › Entertainment, Culture, and Sports › Formula 1 - F1 - Current Season Discussion