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by Herb Tarlik
Thu Nov 30, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The End of an American Motorsports Broadcasting Institution
Replies: 78
Views: 65986

Re: The End of an American Motorsports Broadcasting Institut

mcdo wrote:

Actually you know what, stick to what you know. Enjoy ESPN
You missed an important point in my posts. I dont get ESPN and never will.

Clear enough?
by Herb Tarlik
Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The End of an American Motorsports Broadcasting Institution
Replies: 78
Views: 65986

Re: The End of an American Motorsports Broadcasting Institut

I've been 'treated' to the NBC coverage a few times this year, the most recent being Mexico (and that's the one that's fresh in the memory) and I really don't see the massive loss here. The commentary was all over the place, from talking about scenarios that were not playing out in front of us to b...
by Herb Tarlik
Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The End of an American Motorsports Broadcasting Institution
Replies: 78
Views: 65986

Re: The End of an American Motorsports Broadcasting Institut

If you're a hardcore fan of F1 in the US you'd be keen on how many people were extremely disappointed in the loss of Bob Varsha and the sting felt when they appointed Diffey in his place to anchor the US Broadcast Team, to the point a great number of fans simply stopped watching the NBC telecast an...
by Herb Tarlik
Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The End of an American Motorsports Broadcasting Institution
Replies: 78
Views: 65986

Re: The End of an American Motorsports Broadcasting Institut

I've been 'treated' to the NBC coverage a few times this year, the most recent being Mexico (and that's the one that's fresh in the memory) and I really don't see the massive loss here. The commentary was all over the place, from talking about scenarios that were not playing out in front of us to b...
by Herb Tarlik
Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alfa Romeo name back to F1
Replies: 83
Views: 35356

Re: Alfa Romeo name back to F1

IIRC although Ferrari is now separate from FCA most of the stock and positions of power are still held by those who held it before. So although different entities they're controlled by the same people. This is only partially correct. The shareholders of Fiat Chrysler own 90% of Ferrari, but the com...
by Herb Tarlik
Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alfa Romeo name back to F1
Replies: 83
Views: 35356

Re: Alfa Romeo name back to F1

IIRC although Ferrari is now separate from FCA most of the stock and positions of power are still held by those who held it before. So although different entities they're controlled by the same people. This is only partially correct. The shareholders of Fiat Chrysler own 90% of Ferrari, but the com...
by Herb Tarlik
Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton doesn't really rate Ricciardo
Replies: 66
Views: 25501

Re: Hamilton doesn't really rate Ricciardo

Ennis wrote:Well, once again the actual quotes carry a completely different tone to those in the original post.
Yep, well said. Plenty of people want to paint Hamilton in the worst possible light as often as they can.
by Herb Tarlik
Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alfa Romeo name back to F1
Replies: 83
Views: 35356

Re: Alfa Romeo name back to F1

Hypothetical question for you all - do we think this is the first step to Maranello [or some other part of the company] buying the team outright to make it a second works team, a direct junior to Ferrari? Which in turn begs the question what happens with the Haas arrangement, although that's probab...
by Herb Tarlik
Wed Nov 29, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alfa Romeo name back to F1
Replies: 83
Views: 35356

Re: Alfa Romeo name back to F1

Alfa Romeo gets top billing? That's pretty amazing, isn't it? Money talks. After all, McLaren went through a period where they were named Vodafone McLaren Mercedes, not McLaren Vodafone Mercedes Yeah, I guess my memory isnt that good. I was thinking as Alfa being part of the team, like an engine su...
by Herb Tarlik
Wed Nov 29, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The End of an American Motorsports Broadcasting Institution
Replies: 78
Views: 65986

Re: The End of an American Motorsports Broadcasting Institut

I've been 'treated' to the NBC coverage a few times this year, the most recent being Mexico (and that's the one that's fresh in the memory) and I really don't see the massive loss here. The commentary was all over the place, from talking about scenarios that were not playing out in front of us to b...
by Herb Tarlik
Wed Nov 29, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The End of an American Motorsports Broadcasting Institution
Replies: 78
Views: 65986

Re: The End of an American Motorsports Broadcasting Institut

Blinky McSquinty wrote:Time moves on, nothing stays the same. I'm sure some recall Murray Walker, and others remember this.
Nothing stays the same, but the artificial ending of Hobbs & Machett's career still stinks pretty bad.
by Herb Tarlik
Wed Nov 29, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The End of an American Motorsports Broadcasting Institution
Replies: 78
Views: 65986

Re: The End of an American Motorsports Broadcasting Institut

I've been 'treated' to the NBC coverage a few times this year, the most recent being Mexico (and that's the one that's fresh in the memory) and I really don't see the massive loss here. The commentary was all over the place, from talking about scenarios that were not playing out in front of us to b...
by Herb Tarlik
Wed Nov 29, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 logo to change in 2018
Replies: 117
Views: 53945

Re: F1 logo to change in 2018

Exediron wrote:

I strongly disagree that the previous logo was not memorable, and I strongly disagree that this one is. It looks like any other bland, overly rounded and simplified logo of the social media age.
Completely right. 100% spot on.

The new logo is utterly generic.
by Herb Tarlik
Wed Nov 29, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alfa Romeo name back to F1
Replies: 83
Views: 35356

Re: Alfa Romeo name back to F1

Alfa Romeo gets top billing? That's pretty amazing, isn't it?
by Herb Tarlik
Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alfa Romeo name back to F1
Replies: 83
Views: 35356

Re: Alfa Romeo name back to F1

I'm trying to think of anything noteworthy Alfa-Romeo has accomplished in the automotive industry in this century and I can't because they've been almost non existent. The 4C looks like a very fun car. Were it available with a manual gear box, AND I didnt have two college educations to pay for, I'd...
by Herb Tarlik
Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 logo to change in 2018
Replies: 117
Views: 53945

Re: F1 logo to change in 2018

I guess i'll be the exception and say that I prefer the NEW logo over the old one. I am not necessarily fond of the font they chose though. Personally, I have never been fond of the current F1 logo... not sure what so many of you like in it, but to each his own. I never gave the old logo much thoug...
by Herb Tarlik
Tue Nov 28, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 7 Tyres for 2018 - A Pirelli Rainbow...
Replies: 38
Views: 17615

Re: 7 Tyres for 2018 - A Pirelli Rainbow...

Blinky McSquinty wrote:In the 60's hippies took LSD to see so many colors.
And the tires back then lasted several GP's. No need for hyperultraincredibly soft tires back then.
by Herb Tarlik
Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Top 10 Rated Drivers
Replies: 13
Views: 4862

Re: Top 10 Rated Drivers

Everyone has chosen the same 10 drivers thus far. True, with different order, but there's no one else that really deserves to be in this list, is there? Personally I still think Kimi would give anyone between pos. 6-10 a run for their money. Wow, I didn't even register that Kimi isn't in the list. ...
by Herb Tarlik
Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 2017 in a rearview mirror - thoughts and analysis
Replies: 23
Views: 9136

Re: F1 2017 in a rearview mirror - thoughts and analysis

Last season without the Halo, the cars will look rubbish. Imagine people who are not big fans seeing those cars on the news etc, they are laughable. The new engines put me off going to F1 again, now with the halo it has cemented my decision. Next year will come as quite a shock to those who arent f...
by Herb Tarlik
Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 logo to change in 2018
Replies: 117
Views: 53945

Re: F1 logo to change in 2018

With the halo, 3 engines, grid penalties, inconsistent stewarding, and now this ugly new logo, I am seriously thinking of giving up watching F1 after 35 years. My brother doesn’t watch anymore. Neither does my dad. Both used to be very passionate and they got me into the sport. Most of my friends s...
by Herb Tarlik
Tue Nov 28, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 logo to change in 2018
Replies: 117
Views: 53945

Re: F1 logo to change in 2018

With the halo, 3 engines, grid penalties, inconsistent stewarding, and now this ugly new logo, I am seriously thinking of giving up watching F1 after 35 years. My brother doesn’t watch anymore. Neither does my dad. Both used to be very passionate and they got me into the sport. Most of my friends s...
by Herb Tarlik
Tue Nov 28, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 logo to change in 2018
Replies: 117
Views: 53945

Re: F1 logo to change in 2018

F1 was the pinnacle, the best, unmatched in prestige and history. And now it is represented by a 3rd rate logo that looks like it belongs on a Sega Mega Drive game... It's amazing how far Formula One has fallen. The hybrid engine era has been an unmitigated disaster. Watching the NFL implode upon i...
by Herb Tarlik
Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alfa Romeo name back to F1
Replies: 83
Views: 35356

Re: Alfa Romeo name back to F1

I meant to say 10 competitive teams. Or at least 10 teams with the potential to be competitive. But it shouldn't come at any price. We don't need F1 budgets slashed and get to the point where the cars are GP2 level just so anyone can have a go. It should be the absolute pinnacle of motorsport with ...
by Herb Tarlik
Mon Nov 27, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Haas F1
Replies: 85
Views: 35137

Re: Haas F1

Two miserable drivers....not much to get excited about.
by Herb Tarlik
Mon Nov 27, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2017 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
Replies: 43
Views: 15316

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2017 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

I assume Verstappen fans think Hulk's move was okay because it was exciting? Well, since you ask, Hulks move was illegal and it shouldn't even be allowed to stand. They should have decided within the lap, forcing him to serve it within 3 laps as is per regulations, which would have left him with a ...
by Herb Tarlik
Mon Nov 27, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2017 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
Replies: 43
Views: 15316

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2017 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

I assume Verstappen fans think Hulk's move was okay because it was exciting? Well, since you ask, Hulks move was illegal and it shouldn't even be allowed to stand. They should have decided within the lap, forcing him to serve it within 3 laps as is per regulations, which would have left him with a ...
by Herb Tarlik
Sun Nov 26, 2017 11:53 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The End of an American Motorsports Broadcasting Institution
Replies: 78
Views: 65986

Re: The End of an American Motorsports Broadcasting Institut

NBCSN *doubled* the viewership of F1 during their time as the broadcasting network. ESPN is going to flush all that down the drain. I'm not paying for their substandard nonsense.

This is truly horrible for F1 fans in the US.
by Herb Tarlik
Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The End of an American Motorsports Broadcasting Institution
Replies: 78
Views: 65986

Re: The End of an American Motorsports Broadcasting Institut

I dont get the fascination with Will Buxton. He's not very interesting at all.

But losing Hobbs & Machett is a profound loss for American F1 fans. It's really incalculable. A horrible, horrible mistake by all involved.
by Herb Tarlik
Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 146
Views: 55294

Re: 2017 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Race Thread

Hamilton wins, he is given full credit for a fantastic performance. Anyone else wins, it is because Hamilton had mechanical problems, or something broke, or some other excuse. Nonsense. Hamilton gets a grand chelem and people come out of the woodwork with all kinds of reasons why he isnt driver of ...
by Herb Tarlik
Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ferrari are losing Santander
Replies: 30
Views: 15513

Re: Ferrari let losing Santander

Could Santander become a more prominent partner of McLaren now Alonso is still there for next season? Zak did confirm he has signed 2 partners for next season which are not confirmed and with no JB at McLaren for the UK side for Santander could Alonso replace him? That would be quite a coup for McL...
by Herb Tarlik
Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 logo to change in 2018
Replies: 117
Views: 53945

Re: F1 logo to change in 2018

God the new logo is simply horrible; perfect for the start of the halo era next year.
by Herb Tarlik
Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alfa Romeo name back to F1
Replies: 83
Views: 35356

Re: Alfa Romeo name back to F1

In an absolutely ideal world, we would have 10 teams all trying to beat each other. But that just isn't realistic in this day and age. Why not? I think it absolutely is realistic and the sport should be making the appropriate changes to its governance and structure to move in this direction. Now th...
by Herb Tarlik
Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 146
Views: 55294

Re: 2017 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Race Thread

Hamilton wins, he is given full credit for a fantastic performance. Anyone else wins, it is because Hamilton had mechanical problems, or something broke, or some other excuse. Nonsense. Hamilton gets a grand chelem and people come out of the woodwork with all kinds of reasons why he isnt driver of ...
by Herb Tarlik
Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 146
Views: 55294

Re: 2017 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Race Thread

Badgeronimous wrote:Yas Marinas, a track where money was no object..... made absolutely soulless and nearly always boring.

It is a terrible choice for season finale.
Or a season opener, or anywhere else in the season. What a dreadful race.
by Herb Tarlik
Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 146
Views: 55294

Re: 2017 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Race Thread

BMWSauber84 wrote:Did Raikkonen have any mechanical issues? He was miles behind Vettel when both had clear races. If that is pure performance then it's embarassing.
Raikkonen has been utterly embarrassing for years now. Today is nothing different.
by Herb Tarlik
Sun Nov 26, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 146
Views: 55294

Re: 2017 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Race Thread

Post count in this thread is almost non existent. Not many people watching this race.
by Herb Tarlik
Sun Nov 26, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 146
Views: 55294

Re: 2017 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Race Thread

lucifers wrote:Stroll vs grojean giving us some entertainment cause the Mercedes boys sure as hell won't
Why isn't Ferrari doing anything?
by Herb Tarlik
Sun Nov 26, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 146
Views: 55294

Re: 2017 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Race Thread

Possibly the last race called by David Hobbs. I'm gonna miss the ol' sod. You and me both......... :thumbup: And the manner in which he has been ousted, along with Steve Matchett and Will Buxton means the end of American broadcasting F1 coverage.........., and that really sucks, as noted by Hobbo h...
by Herb Tarlik
Sun Nov 26, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 146
Views: 55294

Re: 2017 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Race Thread

pokerman wrote:I don't agree with the 5 second penalty for the Hulk, he should give the place back, this is like tactical penalties.
He had the chance to give the place back and declined to do so. It's all his fault that he has a time penalty.