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    Thread: Formula one NOT on Speed next year.

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      10-12-2012 11:53 AM #1
      Like the commentators or not, Speed has given us one practice, quali, and 2.5 hours of race day coverage. With the exception of the compressed, delayed Fox broadcasts, they have all been live.

      http://bigstory.ap.org/article/ap-so...1-after-season

      Looks like FOM is talking with NBC. If NBC wants it, let's hope they throw it on one of their sports networks and we can still get the same coverage of the race.

      Bob, Steve, and David would be an added bonus.
      Last edited by McBanagon; 10-12-2012 at 11:59 AM.

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      10-12-2012 11:57 AM #2
      Nooooooooooooooooo

    3. 10-12-2012 11:58 AM #3
      Well I know at least one race I will get to watch live.

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      10-12-2012 12:02 PM #4
      That is bad news, the commmentators for Speed were the best at calling the action. I don't know who NBC will use to call the action but they should look at hiring the same crew as they are very knowledgible, call it with much so much insight, and pull no punches.

      Jimbo

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      10-12-2012 12:03 PM #5
      So SPEED is basically going away...that's a bit depressing despite the fact it has more recently been NASCAR TV. No more F1 in the states unless NBC picks it up then? It would be better if Discovery's Velocity channel got F1 and Le Mans as they already have some WRC coverage. Plus SPEED hasn't had a lot of good programming beyond coverage of live events. So Velocity wins that area too. It would be nice to see live F1 races next year...
      Regarding DD'ing a tuned Evo:
      Quote Originally Posted by SchrickVR6 View Post
      It's composed at all speeds and at all times...it just feels like you're holding the leash on a 150lb pit bull and praying you don't see a squirrel.

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      10-12-2012 12:11 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by Air-over-water View Post
      Well I know at least one race I will get to watch live.
      2 next year. Jersey was added to 2013's calendar

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      10-12-2012 12:14 PM #7
      Move it to Velocity.

    8. 10-12-2012 12:18 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by absoluteczech View Post
      2 next year. Jersey was added to 2013's calendar
      But I do not want to drive to Jersey.
      I can watch the Austin GP(well parts of the track) from my house.

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      10-12-2012 12:19 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by Air-over-water View Post
      I can watch the Austin GP(well parts of the track) from my house.
      and how many TCLers are going to be lodged at this house.
      Regarding DD'ing a tuned Evo:
      Quote Originally Posted by SchrickVR6 View Post
      It's composed at all speeds and at all times...it just feels like you're holding the leash on a 150lb pit bull and praying you don't see a squirrel.

    10. 10-12-2012 12:21 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by compy222 View Post
      and how many TCLers are going to be lodged at this house.
      Already have 2 plus the wife and myself this year, we might be lodging another 2 though.
      I have some friends that live in a small house in town and they have rented it out for the weekend at a ~$20k rate for the 3 days.

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      10-12-2012 12:24 PM #11


      I've watched (at least parts of) nearly every F1 race for something like 25 years. Someone better pick this up, and air every freaking race, along with qualifying. I expect to see Varsha, Hobbs and Matchett there as well. Anything less would just plain suck.

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      10-12-2012 12:25 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by Air-over-water View Post
      Already have 2 plus the wife and myself this year, we might be lodging another 2 though.
      I have some friends that live in a small house in town and they have rented it out for the weekend at a ~$20k rate for the 3 days.


      nice. my dad and i planned on going, but changed plans after realized everything was booked and even crappy hotels wanted $400+ a night with 3 night minimums. I'll watch it from the comfort of my house and be a few grand richer

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      10-12-2012 12:28 PM #13
      Oh boy. I can't wait to hear the lengthy explanations of basic F1 stuff for the Nascrap audience who tuned in by accident.
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      10-12-2012 12:29 PM #14
      If NBC treats this like their ALMS coverage or Fox's F1 coverage and tape delay everything, I might as well not watch F1 at that point....

      Sucks for all the other racing series Speed carries, though at least something like Le Mans you can find online streams relatively easily, F1 is hard to do...

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      10-12-2012 12:29 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by Crimping Is Easy View Post
      Oh boy. I can't wait to hear the lengthy explanations of basic F1 stuff for the Nascrap audience who tuned in by accident.
      yea its pretty annoying when fox (local) broadcasts 3-4 f1 races in the summer and the commentators need to explain everything over and over again

    16. 10-12-2012 12:33 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by absoluteczech View Post
      yea its pretty annoying when fox (local) broadcasts 3-4 f1 races in the summer and the commentators need to explain everything over and over again
      i despise the fox coverage of the races. not only does the explaining suck, the cut out the pre and post race stuff.

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      10-12-2012 12:33 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by absoluteczech View Post
      yea its pretty annoying when fox (local) broadcasts 3-4 f1 races in the summer and the commentators need to explain everything over and over again
      "Now in formula one, the wheels are center locking, unlike in Nascar where there are five lug nuts, there is only one big one in the middle of an F1 wheel. That means that there are less lug nuts to undo, which means that the pit stop takes less time. In addition, formula one engines do not have carburetors, unlike in Nascar engines which do have carburetors."
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      10-12-2012 12:35 PM #18
      I assume that all of the races will be on NBC Sports Network, not the over-the-air NBC. When NBC Sports Network had the Tour de France this year, they did broadcast coverage of the first Saturday on regular NBC as a "commercial" for NBC Sports Network, and then didn't offer any other weekend coverage on broadcast NBC. They might follow the same formula with an early race or two on broadcast tv?

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      10-12-2012 12:39 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by robhurlburt View Post
      i despise the fox coverage of the races. not only does the explaining suck, the cut out the pre and post race stuff.
      yea i hate not having the post race stuff

      Quote Originally Posted by Crimping Is Easy View Post
      "Now in formula one, the wheels are center locking, unlike in Nascar where there are five lug nuts, there is only one big one in the middle of an F1 wheel. That means that there are less lug nuts to undo, which means that the pit stop takes less time. In addition, formula one engines do not have carburetors, unlike in Nascar engines which do have carburetors."

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      10-12-2012 12:41 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by Crimping Is Easy View Post
      Oh boy. I can't wait to hear the lengthy explanations of basic F1 stuff for the Nascrap audience who tuned in by accident.
      what is DUUURRRRRRRSSSSSS?
      Regarding DD'ing a tuned Evo:
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      It's composed at all speeds and at all times...it just feels like you're holding the leash on a 150lb pit bull and praying you don't see a squirrel.

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      10-12-2012 12:42 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by Crimping Is Easy View Post
      "Now in formula one, the wheels are center locking, unlike in Nascar where there are five lug nuts, there is only one big one in the middle of an F1 wheel. That means that there are less lug nuts to undo, which means that the pit stop takes less time. In addition, formula one engines do not have carburetors, unlike in Nascar engines which do have carburetors."
      also, Nascar motors aren't carb'ed any more. they switched to a novel throttle body injection, just as inefficient.
      Regarding DD'ing a tuned Evo:
      Quote Originally Posted by SchrickVR6 View Post
      It's composed at all speeds and at all times...it just feels like you're holding the leash on a 150lb pit bull and praying you don't see a squirrel.

    22. 10-12-2012 12:45 PM #22
      As long as the races are live and they broadcast qualy and the race I am okay with it.

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      10-12-2012 12:48 PM #23
      When NBC Sports Network took over the TdF, I believe they brought in all of the good commentators from what used to be OLN and Versus. But maybe those channels were part o fthe NBC family. I don't know, I haven't had cable in 10 years.

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      10-12-2012 12:50 PM #24
      This is a bummer if it's true. I actually like the current setup and commentators. Having actual former drivers and engineers is a big plus in my book. I just hope that someone else picks it up and keeps it pretty close to what they have now.

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      10-12-2012 12:51 PM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by RacingManiac View Post
      though at least something like Le Mans you can find online streams relatively easily, F1 is hard to do...
      Maybe if you're computer illiterate.

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      10-12-2012 12:54 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by The Ninja View Post
      As long as the races are live and they broadcast qualy and the race I am okay with it.
      Me too. Hopefully whoever picks up F1 will still have a good pre and post race show. I would also like to see F1 Debrief carry on. I enjoy watching that before the race waiting for my wife to get out of bed.

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      10-12-2012 12:56 PM #27
      anyone know what will happen to Practice & Qualy coverage? if they only air the races now and not Qualy then i may lose some serious interest as an enthusiast.
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      10-12-2012 12:57 PM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by G0to60 View Post
      This is a bummer if it's true. I actually like the current setup and commentators. Having actual former drivers and mechanics is a big plus in my book. I just hope that someone else picks it up and keeps it pretty close to what they have now.
      FIFYT...

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      10-12-2012 12:59 PM #29
      boy I'm glad TSN still has F1 and Auto Racing

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      10-12-2012 01:01 PM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by drhavoc View Post
      boy I'm glad TSN still has F1 and Auto Racing
      Yump. And their announcers don't bother the ever loving **** out of me like Speed's do.

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      10-12-2012 01:07 PM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by 10Ten View Post
      anyone know what will happen to Practice & Qualy coverage? if they only air the races now and not Qualy then i may lose some serious interest as an enthusiast.
      Great point. I've been watching F1 on SPEED for as long as they've been showing it and am just as interested in Sat Qualy as I am the race sometimes...as it dictates so much of it.

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      10-12-2012 01:15 PM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by Woodski View Post
      Maybe if you're computer illiterate.
      Live stream? I had a lot of trouble finding reliable ones, without resorting to a UK proxy,

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      10-12-2012 01:24 PM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by absoluteczech View Post
      yea its pretty annoying when fox (local) broadcasts 3-4 f1 races in the summer and the commentators need to explain everything over and over again
      Is this television-watching snobbery? Interesting.
      Quote Originally Posted by phryxis View Post
      sprayed it on, waited some time, and proceeded to go at it with a scraper, some pliers, and a lot of f-ing hard work.

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      10-12-2012 01:35 PM #34
      SPEED needs to not exist.

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      10-12-2012 01:39 PM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by absoluteczech View Post
      yea its pretty annoying when fox (local) broadcasts 3-4 f1 races in the summer and the commentators need to explain everything over and over again
      Quote Originally Posted by robhurlburt View Post
      i despise the fox coverage of the races. not only does the explaining suck, the cut out the pre and post race stuff.
      To be fair, Fox does this with motorcycle roadracing and motocross too. One commentator does Speed and Fox's motocross coverage and you can see he's visibly wondering "WTF" when he's on Fox. On Speed, cues are hit and banter back and forth just flows. On Fox, they're either talking over one another or there are long pauses where they're trying to wait for each other to speak. Sometimes the local affiliates have the races on at weird times or NOT AT ALL!!! Talk about losing one's shat on a Sunday.
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