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Old 05-27-2018, 11:51 PM
 
Location: Baker City, Oregon
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It was live here. Strange.
It was live on Charter cable here in Eastern Oregon.
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Old 05-28-2018, 06:45 AM
 
Location: 59N
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Monaco GP: Lewis Hamilton calls for changes to Monte Carlo circuit

The Monaco GP has "always" been boring, Lewis.
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Old 05-28-2018, 08:41 AM
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Location: The beautiful Rogue Valley, Oregon
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I suspect what happened for me was a glitch between ESPN and DirecTV - I have the "series" scheduled to record but the DVR has to get the right programming feed to tell it to record. When it was on NBCSN, it actually did a pretty good job of following across the various channels (NBC, NBCSN, etc). And, lol at getting those commercials in there finally, particularly the on-air woman saying "Don't worry, we'll come back exactly where we left!"

I'm not fond of Croft, but, to my surprise, he and Brundle and DiResta and Herbert (?) did a pretty good job of selling me on Monaco, my least favorite race of the series. The F1 camera feed was pretty good at conveying the absolute lunacy of going that fast on the edge on the street circuit.
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Old 05-28-2018, 08:47 AM
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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Monaco GP: Lewis Hamilton calls for changes to Monte Carlo circuit

The Monaco GP has "always" been boring, Lewis.

And is likely the least likely race on the calendar to ever lose its position. $$$ drives big time racing and what better place to 'romance' your sponsors?
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Old 05-28-2018, 08:59 AM
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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I suspect what happened for me was a glitch between ESPN and DirecTV - I have the "series" scheduled to record but the DVR has to get the right programming feed to tell it to record. When it was on NBCSN, it actually did a pretty good job of following across the various channels (NBC, NBCSN, etc). And, lol at getting those commercials in there finally, particularly the on-air woman saying "Don't worry, we'll come back exactly where we left!"

I'm not fond of Croft, but, to my surprise, he and Brundle and DiResta and Herbert (?) did a pretty good job of selling me on Monaco, my least favorite race of the series. The F1 camera feed was pretty good at conveying the absolute lunacy of going that fast on the edge on the street circuit.

I've thought for many years it was a really stupid place to hold a race, and I love every minute of it. The one race I wish got more TV attention is the vintage race held there in even-numbered years. These are priceless old race cars driven not as a parade of antiques but with reckless abandon.

It also quickly taught me how cruel racing could be. First F1 race I ever attended was the '66 USGP. What first got my attention was during the 'reconnaissance lap', while most maintained a somewhat relaxed pace, along came a screaming blood-red Ferrari driven by Lorenzo Bandini. I mean really, could there possibly be a better name for an Italian driver in an Italian F1 car? Sadly he was killed in Monaco the following year, crashed in the chicane near the harbor, arguably one of the most dangerous spots on the track then and there were no fire extinguishers nearby, he was trapped in a burning car.
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Old 05-28-2018, 09:45 AM
 
Location: Island of Misfit Toys
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I suspect what happened for me was a glitch between ESPN and DirecTV - I have the "series" scheduled to record but the DVR has to get the right programming feed to tell it to record. When it was on NBCSN, it actually did a pretty good job of following across the various channels (NBC, NBCSN, etc). And, lol at getting those commercials in there finally, particularly the on-air woman saying "Don't worry, we'll come back exactly where we left!"

I'm not fond of Croft, but, to my surprise, he and Brundle and DiResta and Herbert (?) did a pretty good job of selling me on Monaco, my least favorite race of the series. The F1 camera feed was pretty good at conveying the absolute lunacy of going that fast on the edge on the street circuit.

No commercials live! It is a silly place to have a race and it is fairly boring as a race. But as spectacle it is fairly unmatched in F1. I've been to Monaco a few times during race week and it's super interesting to walk the track or parts of it (never managed see the race though heh). Those streets were definitely not supposed to be raced on.
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Old 06-01-2018, 11:19 AM
 
Location: North York
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Monaco has always been a boring race from a NASCAR point of view. When the camera is, literally, at track level, Monaco is spectacular. That's when you realize that these guys are really the best in the world. Watching Lewis Hamilton hurtling through the swimming pool section lap after lap seeing his front tire millimeters away from the Armco. Consistently the same distance every time. Mind blowing in slo-mo. Knowing that just one slight movement of the wheel or the pedal and you'll be in the wall.


That's what makes Monaco special. It's a driver's track. Separates the men from the boys. Like Spa and Suzuka.
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Old 06-01-2018, 01:23 PM
 
Location: Baker City, Oregon
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Monaco has always been a boring race from a NASCAR point of view. When the camera is, literally, at track level, Monaco is spectacular. That's when you realize that these guys are really the best in the world. Watching Lewis Hamilton hurtling through the swimming pool section lap after lap seeing his front tire millimeters away from the Armco. Consistently the same distance every time. Mind blowing in slo-mo. Knowing that just one slight movement of the wheel or the pedal and you'll be in the wall.


That's what makes Monaco special. It's a driver's track. Separates the men from the boys. Like Spa and Suzuka.
It's not just the TV viewers who find it boring, the drivers also do.

Several drivers said this after Sunday's race. They said all they were doing was cruising around, never pushing.
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Old 06-01-2018, 01:28 PM
 
Location: North York
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It's not just the TV viewers who find it boring, the drivers also do.

Several drivers said this after Sunday's race. They said all they were doing was cruising around, never pushing.

I was commenting on what makes Monaco special. Not about the race itself.
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Old 06-02-2018, 08:50 AM
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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It's not just the TV viewers who find it boring, the drivers also do.

Several drivers said this after Sunday's race. They said all they were doing was cruising around, never pushing.

And that's the track's fault because?
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