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Old 14th September 2010, 18:41   #61
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I once missed a race and had to download the british broadcast.
The commentators were Martin Brundle and David Coulthard.
The difference in quality was massive, to say the least.
The comparison of driving styles, racing lines from qualifying, analysing the aero on the paddock, interviewing the drivers while they're hydrating minutes before the start of the race,... I could go on.

Steve Slater is an excited elementary school boy in comparison.
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Here we go ! I knew this was coming. OK lets have hindi commentary for the Indian GP for the aam Janta..
If that was the case currently.. Karun Chandhok & Co would be the happiest men alive!
Companies across the spectrum would be lining up to sponsor his drive!

hope you dont move onto UK vs India on cars, roads, pollution.. etc
i'm sure ure very disappointed there too
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I once missed a race and had to download the british broadcast.
The commentators were Martin Brundle and David Coulthard.
The difference in quality was massive, to say the least.
The comparison of driving styles, racing lines from qualifying, analysing the aero on the paddock, interviewing the drivers while they're hydrating minutes before the start of the race,... I could go on.

Steve Slater is an excited elementary school boy in comparison.
Brundle is certainly among the best there is..
ex F1 driver and very comfortable in front of a camera

he doesnt mumble like gary anderson!
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Old 14th September 2010, 19:02   #64
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Actually its Martin Brundle and Jonathan Legard who do the commentary. DC is pundit along with Eddie Jordan in the pre race and post race show. And yes, the quality difference is huge!

I always try to get the BBC stream when I watch F1 (there's one benefit to watching it online instead of the TV!!). They have an excellent team and the clout of the BBC is such that almost every team boss is interviewed before and after the race. They also have a pitlane reporter during the race who talks to the team bosses to know what's going on behind the scenes when an incident happens. For instance, anyone watching the BBC commentary knew what had happened to Vettel within a lap of the incident. And the best bit? No commercials at all.

Star Sports just doesn't cut it.
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Old 14th September 2010, 23:45   #65
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I too like his exuberance and his enthusiasm for F1, he has his share of faux pas moments but not as many as George Bush did !
c'mon lets give him his due : he's been the voice of F1 in India for a while.
Agreed its time to improve the quality of commentary, but lets not run down Steve Slater.

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I too like his exuberance and his enthusiasm for F1, he has his share of faux pas moments but not as many as George Bush did !
c'mon lets give him his due : he's been the voice of F1 in India for a while.
Agreed its time to improve the quality of commentary, but lets not run down Steve Slater.
I think Steve Slater has more faux pas moments in one race than George Bush had in his entire 2 terms as US president . I like his enthusiasm too, but that doesn't mean he can keep making stupid mistakes every race and keep getting away. For a guy who has been commenting for so long, it is unacceptable that he cannot distinguish between a Mclaren and a Spyker or a Virgin and a Ferrari.

The funny thing is that they have a section where users send in questions and Steve Slater answers them. I remember one user sent a question asking what was the top speed achieved at Monza in an F1 car and he answered it as 320 KMPH. The topspeed achieved at Monza was around 370 KMPH.
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What a royal goof up by McLaren. Lewis should have known better than take the lunge at a corner desiged for 2.
Ferrari deserved to win though, they had the best car and driver package for the track.
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Few pictures of that awesome pitstop and team celebration!

Source: TheScuderia.net
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Old 18th September 2010, 22:03   #69
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Quote by Button :
"We’re racers, so we’ll always be racing - but the pressure’s now on all of us, because none of us can afford another non-finish or a mistake. And the guy who cracks least will be world champion."

Lewis for one is likely to be very very cautious in Singapore. As overtaking on the street circuit will be tough, a lot will depend on qualifying and race strategy.
Difficult to imagine that none of them will 'crack', and given the current standings, the one who does 'crack' will affect his own as well as the chances of the other contenders. The 5 contenders not only have to avoid any mistakes but also be wary of being taken out by anothers over enthusiasm.
Expecting & hoping Alonso will be the master of the situation.
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