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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

2011 BRAZILIAN GRAND PRIX

2011 BRAZILIAN GRAND PRIX.


BRAZILIAN GRAND PRIX.
Venue: Interlagos, Sao Paulo.
Date: Sunday 27 November. 2011.
Lap length: 2.677 miles.
Race laps: 71.
2010 winner: Sebastian Vettel. (Red Bull).
First grand prix: 1972.

Webber - Vettel - Button.

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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

2011 ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX

2011 ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX.

ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX.
Venue: Yas Marina.
Date: Sunday, 13 November. 2011.
Lap length: 3.451 miles.
Race laps: 55.
2010 winner: Sebastian Vettel. (Red Bull).
First grand prix: 2009.


2011 Hamilton - Alonso - Button!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

2011 INDIAN GRAND PRIX

2011 INDIAN GRAND PRIX.


INDIAN GRAND PRIX.
Venue: New Delhi.
Date: Sunday, 30 October. 2011.
Lap length: 3.31 miles.
Race laps: 61.
2010 winner: N/A. NEW RACE VENUE!
First grand prix: 2011.

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London will stay on BST until Sunday, October 30, 2011 at 2:00 AM
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Indian Grand Prix
Greater Noida, 28-30 October. 2011.

How the track looked back in 2010. K Chandhok did say that he hoped to be racing this new track in his home country. (The track is even built on the site of Chandhoks grandmother's village).  














Trivia - Its Bernie Ecclestone's birthday, aged 81 today 2011 Oct 28th!

Below:- Is this how we might see the new Indian track? Wonder what the lap times will be?














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Getting ready for the Race #Practice Session 1.


Fri 28 October 2011: Practice One -Lost Race Stats Due to Server Error!

(I was here from 5am and watched the P1 session both following on BBC Red Button and online stats from EnterF1, but then a dropped internet connection meant I could not get the practice session one lap times)!
Formula1Race.co.uk Pics 2011_Race17_Indian_F1GP_Practice1 Courtesy
BBC Sport http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsport/formula_one



Fri 28 October 2011: Practice Two Results.
Formula1Race.co.uk Pics 2011_Race17_Indian_F1GP_Practice2 Courtesy EnterF1.com
 
Sat 29 October 2011: Practice Three Result.
Formula1Race.co.uk Pics 2011_Race17_Indian_F1GP_Practice3 Courtesy EnterF1.com
All thedrivers are basically praising this new track. It certainly has been designed well, from a layout perspective, offering plenty of challenges to the drivers. I suspect that some of the kerbs could do with a little tweaking to reduce their height or smooth them over.

Ferrari's Felipe Massa, wrecked his right front steering and suspension by simply going over a kerb. The kerb was described as 'a full loaf of bread' by BBC Sport commentator and ex F1 driver Martin Brundle. I totally agree, some of the kerbs beggar belief, considering that you could launch and flip a car by the looks of some of them.

Apart from the kerbs, this track has a unique dust-element to it. The dry and dusty conditions promote soil-dust to be blown all over the track. This also creates an air quality issue, not necessarily just for the spectators, drivers and their teams, but also for the engines. It might be that air filters clog more rapidly and reduce engine performance or overheating.

Sat 29 October 2011: Qualifying Results.
Formula1Race.co.uk Pics 2011_Race17_Indian_F1GP_Qualifying_Result Courtesy EnterF1.com



Sun 30 October 2011: Race Result - Vettel - Button - Alonso

Formula1Race.co.uk Pics 2011_Race17_Indian_F1GP_Race_Result Courtesy EnterF1.com


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Monday, October 17, 2011

Dan Wheldon dies in IndyCar race in Las Vegas

Sad news today:

Dan Wheldon dies in IndyCar race in Las Vegas.

I won't go into the details, but just point you toward a few very detailed news articles I found and tweeted.


British driver Dan Wheldon killed in huge IndyCar pile-up at Las Vegas Motor Speedway circuit.




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 Daniel Clive "Dan" Wheldon (22 June 1978 – 16 October 2011) was an English auto racing driver. He was the 2005 Indy Racing League IndyCar Series champion, and winner of the Indianapolis 500 in 2005 and 2011. Wheldon died during a racing accident at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on 16 October 2011, at the age of 33. 


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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

2011 SOUTH KOREA GRAND PRIX

2011 SOUTH KOREA GRAND PRIX.


SOUTH KOREA GRAND PRIX.
Venue: Yeongam.
Date: Sunday, 16 October. 2011.
Lap length: 3.39 miles.
Race laps: 55.
2010 winner: Fernando Alonso. (Ferrari).
First grand prix: 2010.

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Korean Grand Prix.
Korea International Circuit, Yeongam, 14-16 October. 2011.

Typically, its raining as we go into practice session one. I have been twittering about the rain, mainly because I am glad to be watching from the comfort of my arm-chair. I noticed that most of the spectators in the seated areas are actually having to stand because of the rain!

So, imagine the reality of having to pay for a seat, only to find; it is out in the rain and has no drain-holes to let out the puddle of rain-water that has collected! Then, you find you cannot actually see any of the cars going by at high speed, due to the ploom of rain water spray kicked up from the tires.

Yes, I am glad to be watching from home! Initially, the feed to the BBC website was faulty, but we could still watch on the BBC Red Button service, (Channel 301 Freeview). We have the picture back online now. (Time now 3.15am).

The BBC commentary team seem to be on-the-ball with lots of great news and info about what is happening on the track and in the wings behind the scenes! (Like Schuey is officially the oldest F1 driver to drive in an F1GP! - I did not quite hear or understand the whole story, I had two commentaries running and was chatting on Skype. I will look out for that story again later).


Friday 14 October: Practice One Result.
Formula1Race.co.uk 2011_Korean_F1GP_Race16_Practice1 courtesy of EnterF1.com


Incidentally, if you haven't already bought F1 2010, you might want to to get F1 2011 instead, or, if you are a tight-wallet, (like me), buy a second-hand copy of F1 2010 as the second-hand price should have plummeted after the release date of F1 2011.

http://formula1race-andygold.blogspot.com/p/codemasters-f1-2010-xbox-ps3-pc-racing.html

Going back to the great BBC commentary today, you know you have good commentators when they do things like hold on a few seconds after a report from the pits, so that we can see or hear the sound of a car pulling away. Great petrol-head stuff!


Friday 14 October: Practice Two Result.
Formula1Race.co.uk 2011_Korean_F1GP_Race16_Practice2 courtesy of EnterF1.com

Saturday 15 October: Practice Three Result.
Formula1Race.co.uk 2011_Korean_F1GP_Race16_Practice3 courtesy of EnterF1.com


Saturday 15 October: Qualifying Result.
Formula1Race.co.uk 2011_Korean_F1GP_Race16_Qualifying courtesy of EnterF1.com

Sunday 16 October: Race Result.
Formula1Race.co.uk 2011_Korean_F1GP_Race16_Race courtesy of EnterF1.com


Petrov took out Schuey on lap 19 / 20, until then Schuey was climbing up the positions reaching 9th from starting 12th on the grid.

There was a great battle for second between Hamilton and Webber, great racing!

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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

2011 JAPANESE GRAND PRIX

2011 JAPANESE GRAND PRIX.

JAPANESE GRAND PRIX.
Venue: Suzuka.
Date: Sunday 9 October. 2011.
Lap length: 3.608 miles.
Race laps: 53.
2010 winner: Sebastian Vettel. (Red Bull).
First grand prix: 1987.


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Japanese Grand Prix.
Suzuka, 7-9 October. 2011.

Friday 7 October: Practice One - Result.
EnterF1.com 2011_Race15_Suzuka_F1GP_Practice1 www.Formula1Race.co.uk
Up all night like me? I do not have to be at work, (I already am at work), working from home! How can you get time and money free too? The secret is to be found elsewhere on this blog, see the Law of Attraction!

Friday 7 October: Practice Two - Result.
EnterF1.com 2011_Race15_Suzuka_F1GP_Practice2 www.Formula1Race.co.uk


Saturday 8 October: Practice Three -Had to miss! I could not get to bed on time, to get up at 3am, (guests visiting), friends and family take precedence over F1! So, sorry about that. Massive apologies to everyone!

To me, this is the advantage of F1 viewing at home. Sure, it is nice to visit the race venue, but friends have just come back from Motor Cycling GP, said they have had a terrible time and did not get to see much of the race due to accommodation and fatigue. But, I was curled up warm in bed, fast asleep, not counting sheep!

Saturday 8 October: Qualifying - Results.
EnterF1.com 2011_Race15_Suzuka_F1GP_Qualifying Results. www.Formula1Race.co.uk

I've just been debating whether to leave the posting of the race result till after the lunchtime re-run, but since I have got up early to see the real time race, that's what you should have done first. Anyway, if you have not seen the race yet, then 'more-fool-you' for visiting an F1 blog!  Like when you don't listen to any news programs or watch any other sporting programs if you don't want to know the result of a match!

Sunday 9 October: Race - Result.
EnterF1.com 2011_Race15_Suzuka_F1GP_Race Result. www.Formula1Race.co.uk
Surely there is no doubt that Vettel deserves to be the world Champion. He has just said that his next target is just Korea! This is how you win world championships, one-step-at-a-time!

The BBC team said he will be also thinking about the possibility of matching and finally beating Schumachers seven times world championships. I think he possible can, but I don't think he will be considering that goal just yet. Perhaps he will after he's won another three or four world championships consecutively.

I wonder, that if he does do it, whether people will be as cruel and harsh with comments as they are toward Schuey these days?

I agree with a comment that was text-in to the BBC, they said someone pointed out regarding Vettel squeezing Button off the track at corner one at the start of the race. They said, 'If that had been Schumacher forcing Button off, then Schuey would have got a 10 second penalty or worse'! I agree!

I hope and do think that Schuey will get to hear of that comment and know that many people believe that would have been the case and that there are a lot of Schuey fans out there.

Anyone is free to join and follow this blog and Twitter!

I had a comment in on Twitter DM, asking why I do not give any race commentary. Well, I don't see the point, do you? You are a fan and you should be watching the race yourself, I love to watch from the comfort of home. I like to give a comment or two and talk to my F1 buddies, keep the results for future reference and just enjoy the technical side of the race.

Anyone is free to join and follow this blog and Twitter group, so long as they remain friendly and amicable, we just enjoy our F1 racing and talk about drivers, the tracks and the cars. 

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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

2011 SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX

2011 SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX.

SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX.
Venue: Marina Bay.
Date: Sunday 25 September. 2011.
Lap length: 3.148 miles.
Race laps: 61.
2010 winner: Fernando Alonso. (Ferrari).
First grand prix: 2008.

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Singapore Grand Prix.
Singapore, 23-25 September. 2011.

Practice Session One.
I am well annoyed at the condition of the Singapore circuit. It is supposed to be and F1 quality track, yet kerbs are loose and have had to be removed. This has delayed the start of practice session one by 30 minutes.

F1 rules say that there has to be 2 hours between the practice sessions, so the end of practice one is not being extended. Someone should be taken to task and fined by the FIA, to stop this happening again in the future. My suggestion is to fine the race track owners. It is a real farce, currently as I write, we, (the fans around the world), are just sat waiting, watching nothing!

The FIA should at least, move practice-two forward accordingly, if they and the drivers insist upon the two hours between sessions, rule being enforced. I would have thought, (as would any sane person), that is it important to not let down the spectators and fans around the world!

Bad show! Not happy!

I thought I would give you a results picture from the BBC Sport site for practice one. (See Practice1 results picture, immediately below). However, it is not as detailed as the official full race information from Enter F1. (See Practice2 results picture).

Friday 23 September: Practice One Results.
2011_Race14_Singapore_F1GP_Practice1_BBC_Sport_http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsport/formula_one/
I enjoy following the timing-stats and constant track positions, (as in the picture below from EnterF1.com), making the tech stuff really come to life. You cannot easily get this track-side as you spectate the race, you usually spend more time trying to see a few cars go by in the rain, whilst peering round the ten-foot square idiot banner waver in the seats in front of you! Its definitely home spectating that beats track side viewing.

The benefit of EnterF1 results is that you get each of the sector times and gap during the sessions. It is a shame that they do not keep them on record for viewing after the race! (As far as I know). If they do keep them, they have not made the link to them obvious to visitors.

Friday 23 September: Practice Two Results.
EnterF1.com Singapore F1GP, via http://www.Formula1Race.co.uk
It seems like the track is a pile of crap, what's more, it is dangerous!

Saturday 24 September: Practice Three Results.

EnterF1.com Singapore F1GP, Practice 3 results via http://www.Formula1Race.co.uk

Saturday 24 September: Qualifying Results.
2011_Singapore_F1GP_Qualifying. EnterF1.com
 I don't quite understand what went on at the end of qualifying, what happened to the timing results for Schumacher, Sutil and Di Resta? (See Picture of Qualifying Results Above).

Vettel, Button and Webber! Seems like you need double letters in the middle of your surname to get on the podium today!

Isn't it an unusual sport, to have so many sporting surnames with double letters? Massa, Liuzzi, Senna, Trulli. If only this could be the mark of a great F1 driver, then Barrichello would be the world champion!  Perhaps that is a Red Bull secret deal with the Devil. Having two drivers with double letters in the middle of their surnames. (Ha ha ha).

Anyway, joking aside, it was a great race today. There's a feud brewing between Massa and Hamilton, with Massa feeling like Hamilton is not engaging his brain when driving. I cannot wait to see how this one turns out. I bet their teams will have them making public apologies to each other by the next race meeting!

Schumacher made a devastating mistake and put himself out of the race. I was very surprised at such a stupid mistake by the great Schuey. What was he thinking? Where did he think he was going with that move?

Sunday 25 September: F1 GP Singapore Race Result.
F1 Singapore Race Result, courtesy of EnterF1.com via Formula1Race.co.uk



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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

2011 ITALIAN GRAND PRIX

2011 ITALIAN GRAND PRIX.

ITALIAN GRAND PRIX.
Venue: Monza.
Date: Sunday 11 September. 2011.
Lap length: 3.510 miles.
Race laps: 53.
2010 winner: Fernando Alonso. (Ferrari).
First grand prix: 1922.


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Italian Grand Prix.
Monza, 9-11 September.  2011.

Friday 9 September: Practice one - 0900-1030. DONE!
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Friday 9 September: Practice two - 1300-1430. DONE!
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Yes, I agree with the BBC commentators, that Schumacher is in a good position to maybe get in the points here. He knows this track well, they said!  That's not exactly the point though. Schuey knows all of the tracks well. He is up there with Barrichello in having raced them all for many years and been there when any alterations to tracks have been made. 


So what is the point?
Well, the point is, that it is not down to just Schuey. (And you all know that I am a big Schumacher fan). This is what I have said; "It is about the team and the package as a whole". 

You cannot win races, if any aspect of what each part of the team does, is failing or not measuring up to the high standards set by the other competing teams!  

You cannot push a tire past its set limits!

For example, I believe that because F1 is now restricted to one tire manufacturer. That each team has to design and run its other engineering on the car, to suit the tires!  Some race set-ups, things like gear ratios and brake balance cannot be too far different from team to team, if they have to look after the same tire type.


You cannot push a tire past its set limits! If you manage to use the maximum braking, without making any mistakes, for the maximum number of laps that the tire can take. And if everyone else does that, then you will have all the cars coming in at the exact same time. That's when you get your processional races.


In days of old, when Schuey was always on top. The processional races were more to do with race packages. If team one is simply better and faster than team two and team two is faster and better than team three, and so on, you will nearly always get a processional races!  

Its all about the package as a whole and how the various pieces come together!

The thing I used to like more about F1 in the 1970's and onward, was that the teams could switch tire manufacturer from season to season. A heavier car, with a different down-force, brake balance and driving style, might lend its-self to using a harder tire than a lighter car with different down-force, brake balance and driving style.  

Its all about the package as a whole and how the various pieces come together! Going back to Schumacher, he has just changed engineer and also has been developing his car set-up throughout the whole season. It took him years to get to his winning streak with Ferrari. Then once you have a winning package, it is just about constantly tweaking it, to keep it in tip top condition.

The real test is yet to come. Qualifying! So lets not count our chickens before they have hatched!

Saturday 10 September: Practice three - 1000-1100. DONE!
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It is all about race packages.

Again, the commentators at the BBC have been saying that Schuey is now loosing places. This is not the case, he has not got any places yet! No-one has! What the heck are they on about, positions can only be seen and will emerge in qualifying! Simple as that! That's why its called qualifying!

Schumacher come through the pack (in Belgium), from last on the grid to finish 5th.

I was talking about Schuey, (or any one driver), not being 100% responsible for any outcome. Since it is all about race packages. What we saw in the Belgian GP, was that Schumacher come through the pack from last on the grid to finish 5th and this is exactly the kind of thing I am talking about.

It wouldn't have mattered if Schuey had have had 30 more laps available to him, he probably would have not taken any more positions! If you look back through the past races, practice sessions and qualifying this year. You will see that Schuey's average highest position is about 5th.  This is down to the package as a whole.

So, not counting ordinary racing incidents, that will happen every race, Schuey will average 5th, but might come in higher (or lower), if there is a racing incident that reduces another drivers chances, or sets them back. Other than that, Schuey, just like all the other drivers, will continue to tweak his car, with the aim of increasing that final position. It is rocket science, it really is! 


Saturday 10 September: Qualifying - 1300-1400. DONE!
EnterF1.com F1 Italian 2011 Qualifying
F1 Italian GP RACE DAY!

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Did you just hear the fans on the starting grid, behind the commentators, 
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Thank You Coulthard!
David Coulthard commentary on Michael Schumachers first five or ten laps, dead on the ball. Matching perfectly to what I was saying yesterday, (text above). About the fact that Schuey is not the only reason that the team is currently in third position as I write.

Yes, the final part of the equation is the skill of the driver, but it is just as important to have the car set-up, brake balance bias, engine tuning, gear ratios, tire compound choice, (and I would have said tire manufacturer choice and fueling, but they have taken all that away away from us. Silly FIA).


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Schuey yielded to Hamilton on Lap 28. Great, Schuey's tires must be going off. 
Plus he knows Hamilton now has a faster package! , ,

So, this is what happens!  Throughout the race the package is under constant change, not only is the car getting lighter all the time, as the fuel is used up, but tires and brakes come in to their top condition and the start to go off and lose effectiveness.

The fuel, refueling point I like to make, is that Schuey and other top drivers like Barichello would have a better chance if refueling was brought back.  Refueling gives us better and more unpredictable  races and more complex race strategies are needed from the F1 teams.

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Did you just hear the fans on the starting grid, behind the commentators, 
Chanting NO MORE SKY! NO MORE SKY! 
Get the message!

Drivers like Barichello, Alonzo, Massa and of course Schumacher and many other racing dinosaurs can deal with a car suddenly getting heavier as fuel is added, whilst still having to use brakes that are well past their sell-by-date! This is what makes racing unpredictable and interesting.


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We love David Coulthard and Eddie Jordan, for pointing out that 
Schuey is simply a great racing driver. VIVA Great commentary.

Race Day!
Sunday 11 September: Race - 1300.UK BST.
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P.S. - And I just thought I'd point out, what I said yesterday, about Schuey! 
 The highest we could expect was 5th, I said!

"Schuey will average 5th!"
Well, there you go! (Co-inky-dink)?


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Thursday, August 4, 2011

How to Watch F1 Online

To watch online, you will need the BBC Sport website, (the first link below), when you get to the site, if there is a current live broadcast it will say 'live' in the red box, top left of the picture!

ONLY ON SELECTED RACES - COVERED BY THE BBC.




As the British F1 fans have known for some time, we have lost a lot of the 2012 live F1 coverage.
For whatever reasons, there is no-point crying over spilled-milk, we will just have to roll with it.
If you have BBC Red Button or HD / Online you will be able to see most of the F1 2012 coverage, all be-it not always live.

BBC's LIVE F1 TV Grands Prix Coverage.

    * 15 April: China
    * 13 May: Spain
    * 27 May: Monaco
    * 24 June: Europe
    * 8 July: Britain
    * 2 September: Belgium
    * 23 September: Singapore
    * 14 October: Korea
    * 4 November: Abu Dhabi
    * 25 November: Brazil


Click on the big picture and then once that loads, click the big picture again! This is the PLAY link, during a live session.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

2011 BELGIAN GRAND PRIX

2011 BELGIAN GRAND PRIX.

BELGIAN GRAND PRIX.
Venue: Spa-Francorchamps.
Date: Sunday. 28 August. 2011.
Lap length: 4.352 miles.
Race laps: 44.

Monday, August 1, 2011

BBC F1 2012 Coverage Reduced

Is Bernie thinking too-big for his boots? 

You cannot liken F1 to football, when it comes to audience numbers or following.

F1 is a smaller niche sport than football, as much as we love it, it has to be said that F1 is not every-ones cup-of-tea.  I think, (well, at least it sounds to me like), that Bernie Ecclestone thinks he should get the same type of deal from the BBC that football coverage gets.

He does not care about the F1 fans and he would rather that they turn-up track-side and pay the extortionate prices for tickets, food and amenities.

He probably has never had to think about if he could afford to pay his mortgage this month, or if other family members are as enamored with the thought of spending their summer holidays watching one F1 race, because dad wants to have an F1 experience at least once a year.

That's all most of us working-class F1 fans can afford Bernie!




The BBC should say, "Look Bernie, you are still a small niche sport, the BBC do loads to forward F1 through-out the whole world with their coverage and you need to recognise that, by giving the BBC unlimited access and any special deal that they need.

This sport is getting too expensive all round, not just for the teams, but the fans too!

What do you think F1 fans? 


Please take part in the Poll in the sidebar!

Are F1 Tickets too expensive?

I certainly will not be getting Sky just to watch F1 alone, because that is all I would need it for!
I / we do not watch much TV as it is, due to too many repeats and reality TV programs, that are, (lets face it), cheap palm-offs for real TV programs.

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BBC F1 Coverage

F1 on BBC Three and BBC Four?

Addition to this post on 26th Aug 2011.
Adding to this post from the start of the season, about BBC3 and BBC4 channels being unused during F1, or where the BBC have to take off the F1 or move F1 to BBC2 to cover other sporting events like tennis or golf.

My addition is due to the notice that we will loose half the F1 coverage on the BBC for 2012, to Sky TV. We F1 fans are very annoyed with the BBC for letting this happen. We are also annoyed with Bernie Ecclestone for his greed.



Saturday, July 30, 2011

Istanbul F1 Gone!

The Turkish F1 Grand Prix has been dropped from the F1 Calender for the 2012 season.

This is a real shame since we enjoy a varied calender, Istanbul was a great circuit.
The reports are saying that F1 never got a grip with the local population, but they have this the wrong way round. F1 'BRINGS' its own fans with it;

Friday, July 29, 2011

How to Watch the F1 GP Online

To watch online, you will need the BBC Sport website, (the first link below), when you get to the site, if there is a current live broadcast it will say 'live' in the red box, top left of the picture!

Click on the big picture and then once that loads, click the big picture again!  This is the PLAY link, during a live session. 

There are also boxes along the lower edge of that picture or live streaming broadcast, during F1 sessions. These are links to the driver tracking and other commentary and selected videos of the past sessions. 

Here's the link to watch online!

Live Video
TV + 5 LIVE Sport Extra







This is the link to get the live timing on your PC! It is only available during the live session times!
F1 LIVE TIMING
on your PC






Please try to keep this site open and refresh the page from time to time during the race.

You will also want to follow Formula1Race on Twitter. I will try to stay ahead of the news for you.


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