Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by idfnl, Feb 6, 2012.
We will never know...
Really? The radios are open, so I'm sure that there is a recording somewhere. It's not the first time the TV broadcast has cherry-picked radio conversations to heighten the drama.
Must be some much politics behind all these races...
I don't think the broadcast stuff is politics, just artificial drama. There's a narrative that develops over the course of a season or a driver's career, and the director can choose to highlight elements which reinforce that narrative. For instance, do you think Hamilton is always worked up on the radio? Of course not, but you're likely to hear any amped-up exchange he has with the team because it plays into the conventional wisdom about his character.
I knew it! It's all staged, like the WWF, Tour de France, the Men's 100metres, ...
Apparently the teams are talking about banning some forms of radio communications between the pitwall and drivers. Basically to limit instructions on how the driver should drive.
One element in particular was called out for restriction: Telling a driver where his teammate is quicker.
Tour de France ,F1 are team sports to a point we like it or more...
Politics are always in the background..
I don't mind the radio communication honestly - the faster/better driver usually still prevails so it's not like it really assists the undeserving. However, if the sport can properly police or adhere to it, I'm intrigued as to how/if it makes the racing more interesting - more mistakes, better ability to observe strong drivers properly reading races.
My buddy has been advocating *no* pit-to-car radios for years. Pit boards only. Initially, I thought it was a bit Luddite, but I've come around on it. The argument that the cars are too technical for the driver to manage unaided comes up, but they can either make the cars more foolproof or put some big-ass dashboards in there so that the driver can monitor what he needs.
Montezemolo out at Ferrari: http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/115788
It's time for a new start..
I haven't cared for him lately. But you've got to admire his achievements given that he's been around the block for a good while.
Impossible to police.
Either eliminate the radio, ala MotoGP or deal with it.
Montezemolo has turned Ferrari into a serious money maker. The only people who care if they win in F1 are Italian, and they'll support them no matter what. Marchionne wants to pimp out Ferrari to shore up the shitty bottom line at Fiat. Did you see that he has Chrysler making engine blocks for Maserati?
The radio thing is really dumb, and yet another mid-season rule change. The FIA sucks.
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