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Re: The Motorsport Thread (Part 2)
« Reply #720 on: March 17, 2021, 12:00:22 PM »
Sad news that Sabine Schmitz has died, seems to be related to a cancer diagnosis a few years ago.

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Re: The Motorsport Thread (Part 2)
« Reply #721 on: March 17, 2021, 01:19:57 PM »
Damn. A great drivers, and by all accounts, a nice person off the track too.

Seen this vid posted:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qnJOC_dDXzM

Even though she's starting behind lower league cars, and wafts past them with ease, once she's up with fellow GT class car, she's still cutting through, in wet conditions, with barely a slip.

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Re: The Motorsport Thread (Part 2)
« Reply #722 on: March 17, 2021, 10:38:41 PM »
Cheers, I loved the early overtakes down the outside, keeping her foot in when the space was narrowing.


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Re: The Motorsport Thread (Part 2)
« Reply #724 on: April 03, 2021, 10:34:54 PM »
New electric racing series, Extreme E, is on ITV1 at 1200h tomorrow (Sun)

A lot more interesting than Formula E.




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Re: The Motorsport Thread (Part 2)
« Reply #725 on: April 04, 2021, 08:02:57 AM »
Looks like we might have a close title fight with 2 evenly match teams at the front and a nip and tuck fight for 3rd as well. Would be typical if we have the most interesting season for 7 or 8 years just before a load of new rule changes come in.

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Re: The Motorsport Thread (Part 2)
« Reply #726 on: April 04, 2021, 09:17:29 AM »
New electric racing series, Extreme E, is on ITV1 at 1200h tomorrow (Sun)

A lot more interesting than Formula E.





oh they should totally get Mr C to do a big THIS IS FORMULA ONE intro for them

either that or do whatever to get Limmy to do that voice

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Re: The Motorsport Thread (Part 2)
« Reply #727 on: April 04, 2021, 06:08:00 PM »
Did anyone watch Extreme E then? I watched all the qualifying (3+ hours of it) yesterday and the semi-final races this morning as live streams on youtube and really enjoyed it all. I was wondering how the TV broadcast came across though.... was it just the final with 3 teams driving for 10 minutes? Did it show much of the qualifying etc? I missed it on ITV and had to use a VPN to watch the final on youtube (which was annoying).

It was fun getting to know the drivers, most of whom i was unfamiliar with. The mix of male and female is welcome as it's often the women who have a bit more personality. Only one team over the whole weekend chose not to use their male driver first which was a bit disappointing but it's probably just tactical as there does seem to be quite a speed difference between the guys and girls (understandable as there just aren't female equivalents to Sebastian Loeb or Carlos Sainz...yet).

My favourite bits were Cristina Gutierrez taking over from Loeb on the very first qualifying lap (the first run in anger in the cars for anyone) and driving like a bad-ass, and Catie Munnings getting a flat tire near the start of her lap and continuing to absolutely cane it around the course.

Some of the screen graphics and choice of camera-shots etc. during the racing were just confusing and annoying, i hope that will all settle down a bit as the season continues. Even the commentators didn't really know what was going on at some points. Also, when each race is only 12 minutes long, just show the whole thing, not some crappy highlights, especially if the race contains the most exiting example of wheel-to-wheel racing of the whole weekend (the losers race or whatever it was called). And cutting away from the second driver (usually female) embarking on their lap to interview the first driver (usually male) who has just got out the car was frustrating and can wait until after the race. Its only 5 mins ffs.

But yeah, i enjoyed it and will watch the next one in Senegal at the end of May.

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Re: The Motorsport Thread (Part 2)
« Reply #728 on: April 05, 2021, 12:59:31 AM »
Yeah, the TV broadcast was a bit limp, only showing that final race and not really going into details of the previous sessions. Looks like this will be best viewed on the streams for the whole weekend.

Worse still, the race itself was a bit of an anticlimax, as X44's car had an issue that dragged it out of contention. +0:23 2nd and +1:38 3rd for a 12 min race is shocking.

In general, what the absolute fuck is up with their graphics!? Massive sodding things taking up most the screen to give you not much info. Worst offender was some big circle thing that showed you... not sure exactly, accelerator/brake state of the car? But not only did it obscure the view of the actual race, but it also shook around the screen itself so you could barely focus on it either. Utter stupidity!

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Re: The Motorsport Thread (Part 2)
« Reply #729 on: April 05, 2021, 01:41:34 PM »
Yeah, one graphic was like a massive 'X' that took up the whole screen and displayed Throttle, Brake, Torque and..... Stability? Ridiculous. Their version of the G-force graphic was good though as it showed you how off-balance the cars were getting over the more bouncy terrain... this was necessary as the camera angles didn't always show that.

The fact that this first race was in the desert basically meant that no car could follow less than 30 seconds behind another car due to visibility through the sand. The one time someone tried it they ploughed straight into the back of the other car and neither could carry on. I hope the terrain at the next venue wont have this problem.... it's the Ocean race..... next up Aztec and Futuristic.