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Formula One / Re: F! 2023 Season
« on: August 12, 2022, 11:35:54 AM »
Has their been any official announcement that the team Piastri has signed for is, in fact, McLaren??

No formal word yet.

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Formula One / Re: F! 2023 Season
« on: August 06, 2022, 11:07:39 AM »
His marketability likely plays a part. He's one of the top 3 known drivers (alongside Hamilton and Verstappen) thanks to Netflix.

It's funny. Netflix did wonders for his popularity, but did nothing for his results... and yet might be the reason he holds onto a drive.

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Repco Supercars Championship / Re: Silly Season 2023
« on: August 06, 2022, 10:37:06 AM »
Sladey's on the move? I haven't seen that one..

I did see one report that said Holdsworth might be lined up for the seat, but that was about it.
I am assuming you mean Holdsworth for Slade's seat?

Not Slade for Lee's seat?

Payne has pretty well wrapped up that second seat at Grove:
https://www.speedcafe.com/2022/07/16/plans-firming-for-2023-grove-supercars-line-up/

Slade to PremiAir?
https://au.motorsport.com/v8supercars/news/slade-blanchard-racing-team-premiair/10348808/

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Formula One / Re: F! 2023 Season
« on: August 03, 2022, 03:44:03 PM »
Alpineā€™s option with Piastri expired on 31 July.
They were busy trying to convince Alonso to stay on for 2023,farming Oscar out to Williams and then moving Oscar in for 2024.
Oscar had offers from McLaren,Alpine,Williams and Alpha Tauri followed by Red Bull( so half the grid).He decided McLaren was the best option.
Alpine stuffed around and finished losing both Alonso and Piastri.Heads will roll I think.

The old heads of Webber and Alonso got together :D :D.

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Formula One / Re: F! 2023 Season
« on: August 03, 2022, 08:31:17 AM »
Another rumour getting around is Oscar to Alpha Tauri with a future at Red Bull Porsche, given Webber's strong ties to Porsche.

I would like this. But Red Bull don't suffer fools, the acid would be on from day 1.

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Thanks Mike, yes those in the 'tower of power' rely on the TV coverage, next time these nay-sayers watch and they cross to the 'tower of power' have a look at how many TV screens are in there

Why do they have so many TVs?  There is only one telecast, so according to you they only need one TV.  ???
sarcasm is the lowest form of wit

I am sorry if I am critical of your gods, but seriously get your head out of your arse and look around.  This circus is 'made for TV' nothing more

As I said I have been an insider so probably know a little more than the casual observer

And yet you give no more insight or evidence than the casual observer.

Your post wasn't being critical. Alan was being critical, and I agree with everything he says. The commentators (whoever they are) toe the Supercars line almost exlusively, there's never any real reporting.
Your post places the commentators as perpetrators trying to dish out penalties, and then you further support this by the additional post you quoted from elsewhere.

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Please tell me what roles Skaife ad Crompton have with Supercars TV and don't just say 'they just talk to the screens'

Let's stop beating around the bush. If you know something, say so. Otherwise my question is still left unanswered:

Do you really think the "commentators" (a) make the decision to cut to a scene and (b) for the purpose to penalise?

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oh yeah, it was great to see the commentating team up to their old antics, showing footage of the BJR driver using a windscreen cleaner.  As soon as I saw it I thought 'here we go, penalty soon' and then that piece of **** James Taylor gives him a whack
I was hoping whoever turned Davison around was going to get penalised. I don't recall seeing a replay of that. Perhaps cameras weren't aimed at the back of the field.

Mostert whilst having a fantastic dice that lasted half a lap or so.

They do a bloody good job for a two man effort! Do they handle the cameras too? :D
sarcasm is the lowest form of wit

Commentators and the whole TV thing is owned by Supercars, NOT Ch 7 - wake the **** up

1. Do you really think the "commentators" (a) make the decision to cut to a scene and (b) for the purpose to penalise?
2. You'd have to be living under a rock to think Ch7 has anything to do with the production of Supercars. So yes, I'm awake.

Mike and yourself make a good point of penalties based on TV vision, but to suggest that the commentators are behind it, and deliberately?
Blame the need for cameras in the car and a fantastic (you might think over the top) telecast, rather than the two guys who just talk to the screens.

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oh yeah, it was great to see the commentating team up to their old antics, showing footage of the BJR driver using a windscreen cleaner.  As soon as I saw it I thought 'here we go, penalty soon' and then that piece of **** James Taylor gives him a whack

They do a bloody good job for a two man effort! Do they handle the cameras too? :D

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V8 Supercar Fantasy League / Re: 2022 V8CFL - General Chat
« on: August 01, 2022, 03:33:35 PM »
Finally a podium!

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Formula One / Re: F1 2022 season
« on: August 01, 2022, 10:04:35 AM »
Mercedes are building too, I can see a win on the horizon..

McLaren aren't just giving Dan the Plan B, they seem to be getting to Plan XYZ hoping for something.

I'm really loving George taking it to Lewis, he's closer than Bottas was. I feel Lewis got dudded by a few safety car calls early in the year for George to have that run. Tide is turning.

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why is the teams championship over? still rounds to go? and only a small gap.

Manufacturers (refer Albert's comment) Championship, not Teams Championship.

Glad to see both Andre and Randle avoided serious injuries, testament to the safety of these things, which lately have really proven themselves.
Shame that Mostert knocked Davo off, both had pace to challenge for the podium. Chaz put his hand up afterwards too (it was pretty clear), despite what was otherwise a great drive.

Brodie Kostecki always impresses in the rain - and when you compare that to his cousin over in the fantastic Tickford car...

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Both moved, although I thought Best still was moving. Obviously not.



Not the first time this has happened, taking absolutely nothing away from Best:
https://www.speedcafe.com/2022/07/30/controversy-over-supercars-wildcard-tyre-batches/
It was wet tyres when this issue was previously raised.

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Unbelievable!
Good on him.
The first lap could be very interesting.

I'd imagine that SVG will give him the elbows, and Waters didn't seem too stoked about being behind either.
Good luck to the young man, will be interesting to watch.



I reckon Best jumped the start. He creeped a few times and looked to be moving when the lights went green.
...He's been cleared, very close.

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WOW.. Zak Best has been very impressive!

Just fantastic. To beat Courtney and Waters in the same car (along with the rest of the field!), what the hell! Congratulations.

When was the last time we had a wildcard (privateer) on pole, in a blank car!

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