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by dobyblue
Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How many Grands Prix have you attended?
Replies: 44
Views: 14746

Re: How many Grands Prix have you attended?

17 for me, every Montreal GP since 2001 and they didn't have a race in 2009. So 2001~2008, 2010~2018 Sitting dead in line with the apex of the hairpin in the front row of Grandstand 24 these days. Kubica's accident in 2007 was probably the scariest moment on track I've witnessed from just a few feet...
by dobyblue
Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: ESPN Failed already
Replies: 179
Views: 62917

Re: ESPN Failed already

No commercials? You lucky ducks! We've been suffering through commerical breaks framed for 4:3 in Canada for years. TSN = worst F1 provider ever. This week-end they finally framed in 16:9 for the split screen commericals after I complained to Liberty Media's Digital Rights head, I've been sending TS...
by dobyblue
Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Attending a GP
Replies: 684
Views: 604060

Re: Attending a GP

Maybe someone else who has attended Hungary can chime in, but I wouldn't be waiting to call to verify the wording.
by dobyblue
Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Attending a GP
Replies: 684
Views: 604060

Re: Attending a GP

This is Brabham, less fence and a nice view of apex at turn 1, where the ovetaking occues. You can also see a screen from here which is crucial. https://i.ytimg.com/vi/74jYaUmc9SI/maxresdefault.jpg source, twitter I loathe these invasive new FIA-mandated fences. Drives me batty and even made me mov...
by dobyblue
Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mercedes W09 Unvieled!
Replies: 52
Views: 23662

Re: Mercedes W09 Unvieled!

Can someone please tell me the name of the presenter who often does Mercedes bits (like interviewing Lewis last year while he drove a Mercedes production car around Malaysia) who did the interviews at the can unveil? She often does the driver interviews during the driver parade too. Mercedes never h...
by dobyblue
Tue Mar 14, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: For all you loud engine lovers
Replies: 69
Views: 16913

Re: For all you loud engine lovers

lol, I have a pretty good idea what that is remembering blu tack from UK boarding school days holding up all my posters in my dorm room.

Yeah, that's not going in my ears! 8O
by dobyblue
Tue Mar 14, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: For all you loud engine lovers
Replies: 69
Views: 16913

Re: For all you loud engine lovers

I dont know why but I thought of music venues. Where there is a good band, there is good sound. Where the band is anot very good, they crank it up as far as they can to try and compensate :D Some of the best concerts I've ever been to have been ear shatteringly loud. My audiologist's motto is if yo...
by dobyblue
Mon Mar 13, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: For all you loud engine lovers
Replies: 69
Views: 16913

Re: For all you loud engine lovers

I miss the old engines that would put the fear of God in you when they'd come screaming by...but even back then you're kidding yourself if you think the noise from the cars at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve were louder than the traffic you're walking around. Of course you could hear them (I used to skip ...
by dobyblue
Mon Sep 19, 2016 2:12 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Upcoming TV F1 shows
Replies: 226
Views: 357880

Re: Upcoming TV F1 shows

Not TV but didn't see a subforum for "upcoming DVD/BD releases" and this release looks pretty cool: https://cdn.dukevideo.com/images/productimages/1/3728N.jpg Formula One: The Way It Was From Duke Video: F1 'How it Was' takes you to the centre of iconic moments, with insight from the men who made th...
by dobyblue
Thu Sep 08, 2016 6:16 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: sold to the man in the dirty raincoat.
Replies: 105
Views: 19007

Re: sold to the man in the dirty raincoat.

I really don't miss those venues, but I miss exciting tracks like Imola and Magny Cours and I fear for other excellent tracks like Monza, Silverstone, Gilles Villeneuve, were the current model to stay in place. Something's got to give, rich oil nations shouldn't be the only ones hosting GPs that fan...
by dobyblue
Wed Sep 07, 2016 4:55 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: sold to the man in the dirty raincoat.
Replies: 105
Views: 19007

Re: sold to the man in the dirty raincoat.

So...V10 cars for the 2018 season?
Yeah baby!! :thumbup: :thumbup:
by dobyblue
Wed Jun 08, 2016 3:09 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Canadian Grand Prix - Interesting Factsheet!
Replies: 19
Views: 4082

Re: Canadian Grand Prix - Interesting Factsheet!

Okay well aside from the tropical storm effects taking Montreal from a lovely 28C recently to what looks to be 16C/61F and rain for Sunday's race, the cooler thing seems to be a non-issue. I don't know why they woudln't state this in their e-mail, but they've said they will allow a few inches varian...
by dobyblue
Mon Jun 06, 2016 7:00 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Canadian Grand Prix - Interesting Factsheet!
Replies: 19
Views: 4082

Re: Canadian Grand Prix - Interesting Factsheet!

Been attending Montreal since 2001, so this year is my 15th race (no race in 2009). That rain delay, was still sitting in Grandstand 21 which was the best section IMO until they brought in the ridiculous new fence, three times as thick, literally three times as tall too, completely ruining the view....
by dobyblue
Mon Apr 04, 2016 2:51 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vote on a Qually format, warning,you will have to read them!
Replies: 64
Views: 8713

Re: Vote on a Qually format, warning,you will have to read t

Out of the options I prefer #4 just slightly ahead of #2. I don't mind the option they're tabling for a vote, aggregate of two best laps. Doesn't that shake up the grid a little if you mess up one of your laps? Or rather don't you get out there more quickly to ensure if it does happen, that you can ...
by dobyblue
Fri Mar 18, 2016 3:26 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Paul Di Resta to become Williams Reserve Driver for 2016
Replies: 45
Views: 5931

Re: Paul Di Resta to become Williams Reserve Driver for 2016

Happy to see Paul back, he's a nice lad and I hope he may get another seat one year.
by dobyblue
Thu Jun 27, 2013 3:53 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Are the Breaks in F1 Too Long?
Replies: 86
Views: 9811

Re: Are the Breaks in F1 Too Long?

People keep bringing up the Canada/Europe thing but realistically it's the only time that Canada can be held because of the temperature and weather. As for the 3 week gaps, I do agree it seems a long time to wait for the next race. Maybe with the extra race proposed on the calendar we'll see a more...
by dobyblue
Mon Jun 03, 2013 2:42 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Attending a GP
Replies: 684
Views: 604060

Re: Attending a GP

It's super last minute, but does anyone have any suggestions for decently priced accommodations that are near the Montreal GP or at least near a metro line? I had a place to stay, but an emergency on their end makes that no longer an option. I've seen one or two almost decently priced hotels, but t...
by dobyblue
Wed May 08, 2013 1:44 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: New Member introduction thread
Replies: 864
Views: 618208

Re: New Member introduction thread

Hello, I've been watching F1 off and on since Senna was in a Black JPS Lotus, but was just a youngster at the time. I started watching with more commitment around 1997 living in Canada with Villeneuve's title challenge and have been hooked since. There aren't many drivers I don't like, but Schumi ha...
by dobyblue
Wed May 08, 2013 1:37 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Attending a GP
Replies: 684
Views: 604060

Re: Attending a GP

Just got my tickets this morning for Montreal (Grandstand 11, Section 2) and booked my plane tickets over the weekend. Which brings me to my next step... booking hotel rooms. I understand transportation to the circuit is good, so lots of options as far as places one could stay... any suggestions on...
by dobyblue
Wed May 08, 2013 1:24 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Attending a GP
Replies: 684
Views: 604060

Re: Attending a GP

Does anyone know of a good venue for selling tickets? We have an extra pair front row hairpin for Montreal right on the apex and usually eBay is the place where I list, but I wonder if there's a place more F1 folk would look for tickets? We buy a pair beside ours every year for the odd time the spou...