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Old 11-28-2018, 10:52 AM
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Location: The beautiful Rogue Valley, Oregon
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Liberty Media is supposedly going to host their own broadcast (ie: expect commercials back during the race, something it has been very pleasant not to have). They already control the video feed anyway.

Will Buxton works for Liberty Media (or did at the start of the year, anyway), so expect him to be involved again. My guess is that Liberty will want younger people in the booth as part of their push to aim F1 at younger viewers, so no Hobbes, Varsha or Matchett. Not sure who that leaves for color commentary - Nico Roseburg, maybe, although he isn't my favorite and I doubt Liberty can offer him enough money to make it attractive to him.

There is sort of an "over the hill" stigma to being a broadcaster.
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Old 11-29-2018, 06:37 AM
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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Liberty Media is supposedly going to host their own broadcast (ie: expect commercials back during the race, something it has been very pleasant not to have). They already control the video feed anyway.

Will Buxton works for Liberty Media (or did at the start of the year, anyway), so expect him to be involved again. My guess is that Liberty will want younger people in the booth as part of their push to aim F1 at younger viewers, so no Hobbes, Varsha or Matchett. Not sure who that leaves for color commentary - Nico Roseburg, maybe, although he isn't my favorite and I doubt Liberty can offer him enough money to make it attractive to him.

There is sort of an "over the hill" stigma to being a broadcaster.



That would seem a tall order considering most of what I read portrays the younger generation as not even being interested in getting a driver's license. I have the uneasy feeling Liberty will begin making what 'celebrities' appear at the races and 'grace' the team garages more important than the racing itself. I never thought it'd be the case but I think I'm gonna miss Bernie, love him or hate him, racing rather than entertainment was his concern.

I miss the days when racing was much more a sport than a business.

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Old 11-29-2018, 03:59 PM
 
Location: BFE
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I wish the announcers would shut up once and a while.
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Old 12-02-2018, 04:59 AM
 
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I wish the announcers would shut up once and a while.
Thats easy,just turn the sound off.
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Old 12-02-2018, 11:26 AM
 
Location: Island of Misfit Toys
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Then you don't hear the cars. That's half of racing.
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Old 12-02-2018, 01:19 PM
 
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Then you don't hear the cars. That's half of racing.

It was much better when the number of cylinders and red-line weren't by rule.
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Old 12-03-2018, 12:05 PM
 
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It was much better when the number of cylinders and red-line weren't by rule.

Oh no doubt
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Old 12-03-2018, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Baker City, Oregon
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Max Verstappen just got his motorcycle license and bought a Harley. Now he wants to test a MotoGP bike, "But they say no chance. They said absolutely no. They think it's too dangerous. So that's it," the Dutchman revealed.
…............
Max hasn't done it, but Lewis Hamilton just tested a Superbike at Jerez. Superbike is one step below MotoGP in performance, but not by much.

He crashed once but wasn't hurt so he continued with the test.

“Following his Superbike run, Hamilton posted on Instagram saying how much he had enjoyed his Yamaha experience.
He wrote: Good morning. Woke up feeling great today, miss riding the super bike [sic] already. FYI I’ve always loved 2 wheels more than 4.”

https://www.motorsport.com/motogp/ne...jerez/4308041/

Valentino Rossi invited Hamilton to his training (and fun) ranch in Italy. Yes, one of the best ways to train for road racing bikes is to slide around on dirt or gravel:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmuUy-6ougU
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