F1 2019 - Round 7 - Canada - Queens Birthday Long Weekend - 4am race start


#2082

I have volunteered at the GP a few times. My thoughts are that the Sat is better for the non rev head. It has many support classes racing, you see the F1 cars a few times when they are really trying and the GP entertainment is in full swing. On Sun the GP and the teams race strategy can be hard to follow plus the public transport leaving after the race can be a pain.


#2083

Hoping that Ricciardo hasnt done an Alonso. Choosing the wrong team can damage a career.


#2084

Yep prefer Saturdays.

I like to watch the race on TV on Sunday, you miss alot of stuff without the Sky coverage and commentators etc I find with a sport like F1.


#2085

Sat is the generally the best day, as qualifying is an exciting time. Loads more to see on Sat, as Sun is all about the race.


#2086

Yep sat the best day at the track, like to follow the race on tv.

Anyone watching the Netflix F1 doco that’s just been released?


#2087

Mate of mine couldn’t recommend it more when I caught up with him yesterday.

Going to have to take a look.


#2088

Never been other than on the Sunday. TV coverage is far far better than what you would see at the track, in terms of coverage of the whole track, the leaders and the passing. You would be lucky to see a car being passed at the track.
What you absolutely do not get in front of the TV is the atmosphere, the noise, and any idea of how fast these cars really are.


#2089

Just finished watching it, really good, highly recommended


#2090

Charlie Whiting has died suddenly at age 66 while here for the GP


#2091

Geez, that sucks


#2092

FIA F1 Race Director Charlie Whiting passes away

2 hours ago

FIA Director of Formula 1 Charlie Whiting sadly passed away this morning in Melbourne, aged 66, as the result of a pulmonary embolism, three days before the Australian Grand Prix which will open the F1 season.

He began his F1 career in 1977 working at the Hesketh team, then in the 1980s at Brabham. He has been an integral part of the organisation of the FIA Formula 1 World Championship since he joined the Federation in 1988, and has been the Race Director since 1997.

FIA President Jean Todt said: “It is with immense sadness that I learned of Charlie’s sudden passing. I have known Charlie Whiting for many years and he has been a great Race Director, a central and inimitable figure in Formula One who embodied the ethics and spirit of this fantastic sport.

"Formula 1 has lost a faithful friend and a charismatic ambassador in Charlie. All my thoughts, those of the FIA and entire motor sport community go out to his family, friends, and all Formula 1 lovers.”

Ross Brawn, Managing Director, Motorsports, Formula 1 said: “I have known Charlie for all of my racing life. We worked as mechanics together, became friends and spent so much time together at race tracks across the world.

"I was filled with immense sadness when I heard the tragic news. I’m devastated. It is a great loss not only for me personally but also the entire Formula 1 family, the FIA and motorsport as a whole. All our thoughts go out to his family.”


#2093

Will be a very somber F1 paddock this weekend.


#2094

Pulmonary embolism. Possible victim of DVT on the flight in to Melbourne .

Something that we all need to be aware of on long haul flights.


#2095

Gee, Chris you are one for taking wild guesses.


#2096

Just back from the track, so much sun fk me.

Desn’t bode well for the season seeing Mercedes dominant in Qualifying today.

Hopefully Grosjean loses his head in the first turn and livens up this race tomorrow.


#2097

was thinking of going tomorrow, but with the public transport works and the free skin cancer, might cold bev and tv it.


#2098

I will be watching Kubica closely in the first few races - He’s seem to be struggling with his damaged hand - The Mercedes appear frighteningly quick.


#2099

Toilet or a start from Dan, race is basically done within the first 5 seconds


#2100

Sainz’s McLaren caught fire and took ages for officials to get to him


#2101

No it didn’t, they were right there as soon as he stopped.